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Marc Kevin Albrighton | Midfielder | #11

Team: Leicester City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 163

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Leicester City manager Claude Puel has explained why he decided to play winger Marc Albrighton as a full-back in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Thursday.
Puel seized the chance to experiment with different options at the back against Southampton, as Albrighton and Aleksander Dragovic were preferred ahead of regular right-back Danny Simpson and center-back Wes Morgan. While the omission of Simpson came as a surprise, Albrighton put in solid shift on his first appearance of the season at right back. The 28-year-old sent in eight crosses and provided good support for Riyad Mahrez from defense. "I thought it was important for me to refresh some players and try some other players in different positions, like Marc Albrighton," said Puel. "He can provide good crosses and start attacks with the ball. He could give a good help to Riyad for example. This is interesting for the future." Apr 20 - 11:12 AM

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Leicester City started strong but couldn't hold off West Ham and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the the London Stadium on Friday.

Leicester took the lead inside 10 minutes when Jamie Vardy burst through, down the left flank and picked out Marc Albrighton, who slotted home his first Premier League goal of the season. The Foxes were comfortable sitting back absorbing pressure from the hosts with the lead, yet Danny Simpson was unable to clear a Kouyaté header off the line on the stroke of half-time. The second half featured few chances and saw Leicester limited in possession, with a speculative strike from Demarai Gray their only real attempt towards goal. The result sees the Foxes move up to 11th place, even on points and goal difference with Newcastle.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says Marc Albrighton will be available for Tuesday's clash with Sunderland.

Albrighton missed Saturday's 2-0 win over Stoke City after reporting ill on the morning of the match, but has since returned to training and will be fit to face Sunderland. The winger has recorded two his over the course of his last three starts and should regain a place in the starting XI, with Demarai Gray likely to drop to the bench. Speaking to the media on Monday, Shakespeare said: "Marc [Albrighton] trained yesterday (Sunday) with the squad so it was a 24-hour bug. He managed to complete training yesterday but he felt really tired after it. He’s come through today. I spoke with him after and he’s 100 per cent fit."
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Marc Albrighton was fantastic during Leicester's win against Sunderland this past weekend.

Some were questioning whether Albrighton would be as involved in the attack as he was last season due to having a defensive minded coach this year but the wing-back answered all questions in week one. He ended the day with a goal and two assists but what was more important was that he was taking most of Leicester's free-kicks and corners. Being on free-kick duty will allow Albrighton to continue getting assist opportunities and if he can stay on the pitch, he'll likely have a great season from a fantasy perspective.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Nigel Pearson is pleased with the way Marc Albrighton performed near the end of the season.

Albrighton started the season extremely poorly and didn't really make much of his opportunities, to the point where he was in and out of the squad for the majority of the season. About seven matches before the end of the year, he was given another chance and he ran with it. He has played wing-back for Leicester to close out the season and was absolutely instrumental to their success. Pearson is impressed with how Albrighton worked hard on both sides of the ball and he will certainly be rewarded with another chance next campaign. Albrighton is a mid-round pick with a huge upside but definitely carries a risk.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Marc Albrighton continued his hot fantasy streak as he finished with 15 points this past weekend.

Albrighton was great against Sunderland and completed five successful crosses, three passes intercepted, and won two fouls on the way to 15 fantasy points. The winger has been great in the past few weeks and can be trusted in the last week of the Premier League. If he can continue his recent form, he could be a great fantasy pick late in drafts next season.
Mon, May 18, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Leicester City looked to be in store for an unforgettable result after taking a 1-0 lead over Chelsea into halftime, but the Blues responded with three goals in the second half and the Foxes came away empty in a 1-3 final.

With the inevitable title winners as an opponent, it was a tall task for Leicester to get a result, and after losing two players to injury in the first half, Andy King and Robert Huth, their chances seemed all the more slim. They were the better side in the opening frame though, and Marc Albrighton got the goal to credit their efforts. Jamie Vardy chased the ball down the left flank deep into Chelsea territory and crossed it into the area where Albrighton was alone. It was Albrighton's first goal in the top flight since he scored for Villa back in 2011. The Foxes need to put this result behind them with the quick turnaround as they play the early Saturday kickoff at home to a very vulnerable Newcastle United side.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton returned to the squad this weekend and started against Newcastle.

Marc Albrighton had missed a number of games despite being healthy and wasn't even being included in the matchday squad. That changed this weekend with a start against Newcastle but the winger didn't do too much to impress Nigel Pearson. He struck the crossbar early on but failed to cause any other danger in front of Tim Krul. He walked away from the match with five Yahoo! fantasy points but we aren't excited about his future fantasy potential just yet. Stay away for now.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has told the press that it is impossible for him to keep all of Leicester's players happy due to having a large squad.

This is a bit of an odd one but we can't say we didn't see it coming. Pearson complained all summer about his lack of depth and now that the club have provided him with players, Pearson complains that it's hard to keep them all happy. As the season continues, we'd expect injuries and suspensions to give more and more players a chance to prove themselves, but Pearson's job is to keep the players on track and he needs to make sure there isn't too much negative morale in his team.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Marc Albrighton has lost his spot in Leicester's rotation.

Albrighton is a fairly young prospect who has showed flashes of brilliance but has also suffered his share of injuries. He was let go by Aston Villa at the end of last season in what many thought was a horrible move, but it turns out Villa were correct after all as Albrighton can't even break into the Leicester matchdayday squad. He is not worth owning in even the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:34:00 PM

Marc Albrighton has returned to training after missing week one and will likely be available for the match against Chelsea tomorrow.

Albrighton missed week one with a groin injury but has made a quick return to training and will give Leicester a boost after their promising week one result. Albrighton has a fantastic combination of speed and skill and will likely be one of Leicester's best players. We don't recommend him for tomorrow's tough match but if he plays well, we'd suggest you barn-door him during tomorrow's match.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Marc Albrighton is considered a doubt for Leicester's week one match against Everton.

Albrighton picked up a groin injury in one of Leicester City's preseason matches and is now doubtful for week one. This is slightly concerning as Albrighton has a serious injury history, but the fact that he's expected to return in week two is promising. Albrighton has the chance to be a big piece in Leicester's attacking plans and his affordable price can make him a great barn door candidate for this weekend. More on the barn door strategy at the link below.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 08:42:00 PM

Leicester City wrapped up their preseason with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen, though they received an injury scare as Mark Albrighton limped off the pitch late in the first half.

Albrighton is thought to be one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Foxes when they open against Everton next weekend, but he may be a doubt leading up to next Saturday. Kasper Schmeichel put in an excellent shift, including a triple save in the first half to keep the German club out. Leicester racked up over 100 points in the Championship last year, and Schmeichel is one of the big reasons why. He could emerge as one of the better fantasy options from the promoted clubs this season.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Marc Albrighton is set to join newly promoted Premier League team Leicester.

Albrighton received a four year deal. The 24 year old was released from Aston Villa partly because the team wasn't able to afford his wages and partly due to his injury history. Albrighton looked healthy late in the season and was impressive making runs down the flank for Villa. He should be one of Leicester's best players next season and will be a good fantasy option if Leicester can provide him with a good target man.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 30, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Aston Villa have released winger Marc Albrighton after 16 years at the club.

Albrighton has been with Aston Villa since age eight and graduated from the Villa academy. He has 101 appearances and nine goals for the club. The move is somewhat surprising. Albrighton struggled early in his career with injuries and went on a month long loan at Wigan this year to get back his fitness and confidence. The loan seemed to have worked as Albrighton looked impressive after returning and started nine matches for Paul Lambert. The 24 year old has enough quality to play in the Premier League next season if teams can trust him to remain healthy. Leicester seems the favorites to land him at the moment and are reportedly offering up to £30,000-plus per week for his services.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, May 21, 2014 11:42:00 AM