Chelsea loanee worth £12 million criticised by local media after last night’s performance


When Cesare Casadei was loaned to Leicester City in the summer, Chelsea supporters were incredibly hopeful. At the King Power Stadium, the £12 million midfielder has had a somewhat disappointing start, and that trend continued last night..

By thumping Southampton 4-1 at St. Mary’s on Friday night, Leicester reclaimed first place in the Championship and further cemented their status as promotion favourites. For the fourth straight league game, the 20-year-old Cesare Casadei played off the bench for the Foxes. However, the Chelsea loanee struggled to utilise his little more than 30 minutes on the pitch.

The local media didn’t exactly have warm words for Casadei’s cameo appearance against Southampton in the second half. As reported by Leicestershire Live

“He looked a little lethargic went he first came onto the pitch and his passing was sloppy. Picked up a little after 10 or 15 minutes. 5/10.”

Chelsea loanee had a difficult start playing for the Foxes

In Casadei’s defence, it must be very challenging for him to develop any consistency in his game when he consistently gets left out of the starting lineup.

The Italian teenager is a very gifted box-to-box midfielder who is believed to have lot of potential to shine in the Championship. However, he faces challenges attempting to crack a very competitive Leicester starting lineup. The Chelsea loanee made his first league appearance for the Foxes against Cardiff City and scored the game-winning goal. But the coach will still not give him a league start.

Casadei’s opportunities will grow as the fixtures pile up during a busy Championship season. He must be ready to take advantage of them.

A few months back, The Athletic reported that Casadei had impressed while working out with the first squad at Chelsea. Because the teenage loanee has genuine talent, Leicester supporters would be wise to stick with him.

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