The best and worst performers during Leicester and Southampton's 0-0 stalemate

Leicester and Southampton ended in a stalemate at the King Power Stadium, with both teams missing big chances on Sunday afternoon.

The champions have now made the joint second lowest points total by a defending champion at this stage with eight points, a record also held by Chelsea last season.

Southampton meanwhile will be more optimistic with their season, with new manager Claude Puel guiding the Saints to 10th place so far, and looking increasingly better with each game.

Here are the best and worst performers during the 0-0 at the King Power:

Best

Fraser Forster

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The goal-keeper was injured at the start of the campaign, but his return has coincided with an impressive run of form. The man bought from Celtic, who received another England call-up last night, has now kept six clean sheets in a row, a return of 540 minutes without conceding.

Oriel Romeu

Without a doubt the best player on the pitch. The signing from Chelsea was everywhere, stopping Leicester at every opportunity. 100% of his aerial duels won, with a total of 90% of his overall duels won. His ability to stop attacks was demonstrated when he foiled both Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy when they had a clear goal-scoring opportunity on three occasions. Romeu also had a 91% pass accuracy rate, and bought the Saints forward on more than one opportunity, showing his abilities on more than one occasion.

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Worst

Jamie Vardy

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A victim of his own standards, Vardy has not lived up to the lights of last season so far. His finishing doesn’t seem as composed, and this was shown when he was put through on goal and couldn’t seem to make his mind what he was going to do. His desire looks still there, but the Englishman could really do with putting some chances away to start his and Leicester’s season.

Charlie Austin

Harsh due to his scoring record in recent games, but in a 0-0 its difficult not to criticise the strikers. During this game, the Englishman had plenty of opportunities to get the Saints a massive win, but couldn’t finish his chances. His day was rounded off when he chose to chip an effort, rather than just put it into the corner, angering his manager. A player who is in very good form, but this performance will be one he will want to forget in a hurry.

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