Leicester City

Leicester City

Player News - Leicester City

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Nigel Pearson wants Esteban Cambiasso to stay at Leicester next season.

Cambiasso was instrumental to Leicester staying up in the Premier League despite being 35 years of age. The Argentinian midfielder was the team's leader on the pitch and brought much needed experience to a squad not fully familiar with top flight football. He looked good towards the end of the season and seems to have another year left in the tank. If Cambiasso returns, he will be a risky late round pick next season due to a combination of age, lack of goal scoring, and lack of fitness at age 36.
Source: Sky Sports
May 27 - 12:26 PM

Wes Morgan finished the season strong and ended up as the third best fantasy defender in the Yahoo! Premier League fantasy game.

Morgan was spectacular down the stretch, leading Leicester City to a number of important victories to avoid relegation. He finishes the season with 10 clean sheets, 97 passes intercepted, and 46 blocked shots on the way to 316 fantasy points. Morgan will be fairly cheap next season as expectations of a Leicester City defender will always be low, but he can be a top five defender in formats that reward phantom points. Draft him with confidence next season.
May 25 - 3:59 PM

Leicester City defeated QPR 5-1 in the last match of the season.

The Foxes took the lead early and never let go as they scored five goals, one each from Vardy, Albrighton, Ulloa, Cambiasso, and Kramaric. Leicester finish off the season on a hot streak, winning seven of their last nine matches to secure a spot in the Premier League next season. Nigel Pearson will be proud of the effort in the last two months and he's stated there won't be big spending this summer. Look out for Vardy in fantasy drafts next season, as he's shown growth this year and has looked incredible in the past few weeks. QPR, on the other hand, will be relegated as they finish last in the league.
Source: Sky Sports
May 24 - 11:56 AM

Nigel Pearson praised Jamie Vardy, who has established himself as a consistent option for Leicester.

Vardy has been called into the England squad for their upcoming matches against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia and his manager, Nigel Pearson, has praised him. Vardy has been fantastic for the past two months and has earned the call-up. Pearson also noted that he doesn't expect Leicester to spend big this summer and will instead rely on the development of his squad for next season. If that turns out to be true, Vardy will be a solid fantasy pick in drafts next year.
Source: Sky Sports
May 23 - 2:26 PM

Leicester's Danny Simpson will miss the last match of the season due to legal trouble.

Simpson was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at a house in Worsley and could face jail time. He is currently suspended from the club while his legal situation gets cleared up and Leicester City will not make any further comments on the matter at this time. He will be sentenced next month, which will clear up his status for next season.
Source: BBC
May 22 - 6:56 PM

David Nugent will not be ready for gameweek 38 with a nagging calf injury.

Nigel Pearson told the media today that Nugent will not make it for the last match of the season due to an injury but also clarified that the injury wasn't very serious. Nugent would have been in contention would this game have meant anything but considering Leicester City have avoided relegation, Nugent will not be risked. Jamie Vardy and Leo Ulloa will likely start for the Foxes.
May 22 - 6:32 PM

Leicester City kept another clean sheet this past weekend as they secured a place in the Premier League next season.

Leicester have put up a fantastic fight in the past month to secure a spot in the top league next season and they've managed to avoid relegation with a week to spare. Their defense has led the way in recent weeks and they've managed to keep five clean sheets in their past six matches. This week's fantasy stud from teh team was Marcin Wasilewski, who finished with 13 fantasy points and still only costs £ 9.48 M. Use him, or any of the other Leicester City defenders, with confidence in the final week of the season.
May 18 - 3:01 PM

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.
May 18 - 2:51 PM

Kasper Schmeichel kept a clean sheet at the Stadium of Light and the nil-nil draw guaranteed Leicester City a second consecutive season in the Premier League.

Sunderland fought hard and forced a good save from Schmeichel from a Seb Larsson free kick in the seventh minute as they looked to secure their own Premier League future. Schmeichel made additional strong saves from Danny Graham in the first half and Adam Johnson in the second half to keep the clean sheet. The draw, combined with Hull City's loss to Spurs at White Hart Lane means that the Foxes completed their miraculous two-month surge to safety and get another season in the Premier League as their reward.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 12:47 PM

Leicester City defenders have put on a great performance for the past month and continue to be solid fantasy choices in the last two weeks of the season.

Led by Wes Morgan, Leicester City has kept a clean sheet in four of their last five matches, giving their defenders a solid fantasy base. Wes Morgan has added a number of other stats to that as well and has averaged an impressive just under 18 fantasy points per match in his last four. The Foxes have Sunderland and QPR left to close out the season and their defenders are great fantasy options for both of those matches.
May 13 - 2:25 PM

Nigel Pearson will assess a number of players ahead of the trip to Wearside as the Foxes aim to retain their top-flight status with a win over their relegation rivals Sunderland. David Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa and Jamie Vardy are all managing niggling issues while Matty James' season is almost certainly over.

Nugent was making his first appearance in nearly a month on Saturday but following his introduction on 70 minutes the Leicester forward struggled to complete the match after suffering a recurrence of his calf strain; the club have sent the forward for a scan to determine the extent of the problem but it remains unlikely he will return before GW38. Ulloa also complained of injury - a tight hamstring - which will be monitored while Jamie Vardy has a foot injury; although the forward is expected to continue to play through the pain-barrier.
May 11 - 8:14 PM

Nigel Pearson has showered Esteban Cambiasso with praise for adapting to the Premier League.

Cambiasso is one of the most decorated players in Argentina history and has enjoyed a career lasting 17 years. The veteran has adapted well at Leicester City and has even made it known that finding a way to survive in the Premier League will feel as if he's won another piece of silverware. His impact on the club has been immense according to his manager, and it sounds like Cambiasso is the engine in the dressing room. Leicester have put together a fantastic set of results and are a win away from securing another year in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
May 11 - 2:24 PM

Leicester took a massive step towards Premier League survival by securing another 3-points on Saturday but their win was marred by the loss of midfielder Matty James to injury.

James was stretchered off after 13-minutes with a nasty looking knee injury as his studs appeared to catch the turf and the player seems certain to miss the remainder of the season with suspected ligament damage – possibly ACL. Post-match Nigel Pearson didn’t give too much away but the Foxes boss indicated the injury was serious "Matty James' is a knee problem. I'm not prepared to say too much more until we've had it scanned, but it didn't look great." Danny Drinkwater came onto fill the void as an early Riyad Mahrez double caught the Saints cold. Leicester have now won six of their last 7 British Premier League games.
May 9 - 2:08 PM

Leicester City took a step towards safety today with a 2-0 win over Southampton.

Riyad Mahrez scored twice for the Foxes to earn them an extremely important three points. Their battle for safety reminds us of the heroic run Sunderland went through last season to ensure they stayed in the Premier League and it's looking more and more likely Leicester stay up as well. The Foxes have played some great football in the past few weeks and their results have been worthy of staying up in the Premier League another year. They face Sunderland and QPR in the final weeks of the season and have every opportunity to earn six more points.
Source: Sky Sports
May 9 - 12:18 PM

Andy King is the only major absentee for Leicester City this weekend.

King is dealing with a hamstring problem and will miss this weekend's clash against Southampton. Marcin Wasilewski, Jamie Vardy, and Leo Ulloa are all hurt but will be fit enough for the weekend and should be ready to start. David Nugent returns after missing four matches and can provide a boost off the bench.
Source: Sky Sports
May 8 - 2:05 PM



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