Leicester City

Leicester City

Player News - Leicester City

Date: Team: Pos:

Leonardo Ulloa was quiet in Leicester's 0-2 loss against West Ham United.

The striker was red-hot at the beginning of the season and has had a few strong weeks throughout the season but has failed to produce consistent fantasy points. He didn't even start this week and received a yellow card during his 30 minutes on the pitch. He is a non-option in almost all formats at this time.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 21 - 5:35 PM

Wes Morgan finished week 17 with a double digit fantasy score.

The Leicester City defender was able to earn enough phantom points for a solid fantasy return but has no established himself as a consistent source of points. Morgan can be ignored in almost all formats as he is not even the best fantasy defender on his team. Leicester remain without a consistent producer of fantasy points.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 21 - 5:26 PM

Riyah Mahrez had a fairly strong match at home against Manchester City and finished with nine fantasy points.

The Leicester midfielder is one of the best scoring fantasy players on the squad but that doesn't really mean too much. Mahrez has picked it up in recent weeks, getting 7, 5, 12, and 9 points respectively. Despite being somewhat consistent, it's hard to trust Mahrez week in and week out. At that price, you can do better.
Dec 14 - 2:19 PM

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is expected to be out for four to six weeks with a broken foot.

Schmeichel suffered a broken metatarsal and will have surgery to fix the problem. The optimistic view is four to six weeks but he might easily be out for longer. NBA superstar Kevin Durant suffered a similar injury earlier this year and missed around two and a half months. Ben Hamer will likely get the start against Manchester City this weekend but won't be a great fantasy option and we recommend avoiding him at all costs. This could also prompt Leicester to shop for a goalkeeper in the January transfer window.
Source: The Guardian
Dec 12 - 12:19 AM

Nigel Pearson is getting support from the club, the players, and former Leicester stars despite the team's rough start.

Former Leicester defender Matt Elliott recently stated that Pearson is the right man for the job and it seems the manager is in no danger of losing his job. Leicester have been bad in recent weeks and were most recently beaten by Aston Villa. With the club facing Manchester City, West Ham, and Tottenham next, we don't recommend any of their player in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 11 - 12:26 AM

Leicester defender Paul Konchesky's red card from the weekend has been rescinded.

Konchesky was sent off for violent conduct that included a slide-tackle and trash talk to Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton. The red card was a bit harsh and the FA fairly rescinded the punishment. The defender is available for this weekend's match against Manchester City but is not recommended for fantasy leagues as Leicester's defense has been abysmal and Konchesky is not a phantom-point all-star.
Source: Sky Sports
Dec 11 - 12:19 AM

Kasper Schmeichel came up with some big stops in Leicester's 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.

Both goalkeepers came up with some key saves in this one, although Schmeichel was under a bit more than Brad Guzan. Christian Benteke had two clean chances from close range, but Schmeichel denied him on both efforts to keep his team in the game. Despite playing well Leicester have now conceded eight goals in their last three games and it won't be getting any easier in the weeks to come. They face PL giants Man City (second place) at home next week and then travel to West Ham (third place) the week after that.

Leonardo Ulloa hasn't scored for Leicester since September 21.

Ulloa was influential in Leicester's only goal vs Liverpool on Tuesday, but he didn't get credit for it. His shot ricocheted off the post then off Simon Mignolet's back and in. After scoring five goals through the teams' first five games Ulloa hasn't gotten on the scoresheet since - other than an assist in last weekend's loss against Queens Park Rangers.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 2 - 7:23 PM

Leicester entertain Liverpool at the King Power on Tuesday and Nigel Pearson will be hoping to arrest an alarming slide which has seen the Foxes fall from the dizzy heights of 7th place [following their 5-3 win over United] to bottom of the league having failed to win a single game since.

Overall squad wise Leicester are looking pretty healthy with summer signing Matthew Upson closing in on a return following foot surgery – the defender is currently improving his fitness with the under-21 development side. Dean Hammond has missed the last three games with a calf strain and remains a doubt while David Nugent will face a late fitness test after picking up an ankle injury during the defeat to Queens Park Rangers.
Dec 2 - 11:30 AM

Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond has been ruled out for the weekend match against QPR.

Hammond is dealing with a calf strain and couldn't get fit for this weekend, although he may be returning soon. He only has 22 fantasy points on the season so he shouldn't be considered in any format despite his health.
Nov 28 - 3:09 PM

Leicester defender Matt Upson is nearing full fitness and could return to action next week.

The defender has been sidelined with an ankle injury for an extended period of time but is finally training with the Foxes. We are not yet sure who Upson will replace in Leicester's defense but he will likely be given a go considering how leaky the defense has been lately. We don't consider him a good fantasy option for the time being.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 20 - 8:18 PM

Defender Ritchie De Laet has signed a new contract at Leicester City.

The Belgian defender was once a Manchester United player but didn't live to up expectations and was sold to Leicester. He's made quite the turnaround and is one of the better players Leicester have. He is also quite the fantasy stud, currently sitting in seventh place in points amongst defenders. At £ 8.19M, use him comfortably in the Yahoo! game.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 13 - 9:23 PM

Leicester City find themselves close to relegation range after suffering their fourth straight loss in a 2-0 final against Southampton.

It also marks four straight without a goal as the Foxes' attack, once thriving behind the form of Ulloa, now looks completely inept. It did not help their morale any as they played in miserable conditions to a side that is as hot as come right now. The Foxes do not appear to have the ability to adjust when the attack is not clicking and clamp down defensively, so it is a fantasy wasteland for Leicester these days. They have a home game against Sunderland with the international break to prepare for it. If they cannot get a positive result then, it could spell disaster at King Power Stadium.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 8 - 12:15 PM

Riyad Mahrez was the only Leicester City player to get double digit points in their loss to Swansea over the weekend.

It was a tough match for Leicester who were kept scoreless. Mahrez has been a bright spot in this team's season but their attack has regressed after a hot start and it's now hard to trust the midfielder for consistency. The good part is that Mahrez earns many of his points on the defensive ends, so he should continue performing at an average rate even with Leicester struggling to score.
Oct 29 - 11:56 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.
Oct 22 - 11:06 PM



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