Player News - Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez is expected to return in gameweek five after missing the second half of week four with a minor injury.

Mahrez was withdrawn as a precaution in week four and it seems he's fully expected to return to week five. He disappointed managers by doing almost nothing last weekend, but that shouldn't discourage you from playing him in week five. Leicester City face a weak Aston Villa team at home next weekend, and Mahrez will be one of the best midfielder options available.
Sep 4 - 10:31 AM

Nathan Dyer has seen the writing on the wall left by Andre Ayew and decided that his best course of action is a season-long loan to Leicester City.

Andre Ayew has been one of the signings of the summer already and the man he supplanted in the Swans starting line-up, Nathan Dyer, has taken the hint and left town in search of playing time. His move to Leicester City certainly doesn't guarantee playing time on the right side of the attack given the Foxes' strong attacking start to the season but there's at least a better chance of playing time with a man called The Tinkerman in charge.
Sep 1 - 3:37 PM

Claudio Ranieri was quick to allay injury concerns after the Italian revealed post-match that Riyad Mahrez had been taken off as a precaution.

Mahrez has been in fine form – topping the PL goalscoring charts – but his afternoon was cut short at Dean Court after the Algerian was replaced by summer signing Shinji Okazaki at half-time. During the post-match media briefing Ranieri was able to confirm that Mahrez had been substituted as a "precaution" after taking a knock to the back from former Fox Max Gradel during the early exchanges. "We changed him because he took a kick very early in the game and after that, in the battle, he could not play at full speed. I wanted us to keep pressing forward, so we replaced him." Mahrez is expected to return in GW5.
Aug 29 - 8:03 PM

Jamie Vardy drew a penalty late in the match and converted it to allow Leicester City to escape their trip to AFC Bournemouth with a 1-1 draw.

The Foxes did not get any heroics from Riyad Mahrez today and without his finishing form, it was looking like they were headed for their first loss of the season, down 0-1 with five minutes to go. It was then that Vardy, who never seems to tire as a match wears on, got on the ball with a burst of speed and Steve Cook felt there was little to do other than trip the quick man up. Vardy took the chance himself and nailed it to take a point away from their road trip.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 29 - 12:28 PM

Leicester City are healthy going into week four with only long-term absentee Matty James being out.

James won't be back anytime soon but the good news is that everyone else is healthy is raring to go. The club have had a healthy squad this season and that has been one of the reasons for their hot start. Danny Drinkwater has had a starting spot to start the season and has played respectably but hasn't contributed enough stats to warrant fantasy consideration, and he should remain on the waiver wire until something changes.
Source: LCFC
Aug 27 - 12:04 PM

Andrej Kramaric and Joseph Dodoo carried Leicester to a 4-1 in over Bury in the Capital One Cup.

Leicester City started their second team in this one as they were facing much inferior competition. It still worked out as Dodoo scored a hat-trick and Kramaric added another to win 4-1. Leicester's attack has been on fire this season so far and there is little reason to think there will be regression, so invest in their attacking players while they price is still low.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 25 - 5:42 PM

Nathan Dyer, Matt Grimes, and Marvin Emnes scored as the Swans dispatched York City in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

The story rings familiar. Premier League team changes out almost entire starting eleven but still manages to easily outclass a lower division foe. These are the blowouts that make the upsets so special. Garry Monk's side was entirely different than the starting eleven that could manage only a draw at the Stadium of Light over the weekend. Fortunately, the results were better this time around and the Swans will move on to the third round of the League Cup.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 25 - 5:36 PM

Andrej Kramaric scored in the middle of a Joe Dodoo hat trick as the Foxes thrashed Bury to move on in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

It's been an offensive explosion for the Foxes in all competitions this season so far and it kept coming on Tuesday with an unexpected contributor leading the way. Academy product Joe Dodoo scored a hat trick and Claudio Raneri made eleven changes and gave debuts to summer signings Gokhan Inler, Yohan Benalouane, Christian Fuchs and N'Golo Kante. The match was more competitive than the final score might indicate thought with Dodoo's second and third goals coming in the final minutes. Regardless, a win for the Foxes and successful debuts for a number of new signings.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 25 - 5:26 PM

Leicester City and Tottenham fought through a hot afternoon in England, looking to head toward a goalless draw, but Riyad Mahrez equalized quickly after a late Spurs goal to earn a point in the 1-1 final.

Mahrez is the story of the early season as Leicester sit now on seven points in three to begin the campaign. He now has six goals in six, stretching back to last year, and appears incapable of being stopped over a 90 minute session. Leicester had little to offer in the first half, losing the possession battle by a two-to-one margin to Spurs, but Tottenham didn't do much with their control. The visitors would manage an opener from youngster Delle Alli, but the Foxes confidence showed no signs of damage as Mahrez pounced on the ball quickly after the restart, made a nice shift of his body as he approached the net, and blasted another clinical finish past Hugo Lloris. In leagues where you CAN own Mahrez, you must. If you own him all to yourself in a draft league, you should be the envy of your rivals by now.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 22 - 12:21 PM

Middlesbrough have signed Leicester City striker David Nugent.

Nugent was sold for a fee of around £4m as Leicester had an excess of strikers in Shinji Okazaki, Andrej Kramaric, Jamie Vardy, and Leo Ulloa. Nugent should be dropped in all fantasy leagues as he doesn't seem likely to be back in the Premier League anytime soon.
Source: BBC
Aug 19 - 12:21 PM

Leicester City have confirmed the long-rumored arrival of Swiss international Gokhan Inler at the KC Stadium.

After being snubbed by Esteban Cambiasso over the summer, Leicester City have been searching for a replacement for the veteran holding midfielder with Inler a frequently mentioned target. The move has come to pass today according to the club's Twitter feed which welcomed the player who is arriving from Napoli. At 31-years-old the central midfielder may be declining but his performances were still above-average last season in Serie A. As far as being a fantasy prospect, Inler may do well in formats that favor peripheral statistics for midfielders (interceptions, tackles, etc.) but he's never going to be a big on goals or assists.
Source: Twitter.com
Aug 19 - 12:12 PM

Shinji Okazaki was great once again for Leicester City, who won 2-1 against West Ham on Saturday.

Okazaki was good in week one and was unlucky not to score, but he made up for it by opening the scoring on Saturday. Okazaki finished a cross by Vardy in the first half and proved his height won't be a problem in the Premier League. The Japanese striker has played well by leading the line for the Foxes and should continue getting the start going forward, especially if Leicester continue looking great in attack.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 17 - 11:45 AM

Riyad Mahrez continued his impressive season for Leicester by helping them to a win over West Ham United.

Leicester were the underdogs today in their trip to London but came out with a 2-1 win over the Hammers. Shinji Okazaki opened up the scoring after a cross from Jamie Vardy and Mahrez later made it 2-0 with a nice shot. West Ham pushed back strong after halftime but were only able to get one goal back. Newcomer Dimitri Payet was spectacular, scoring their lone goal and creating a number of other chances for the Hammers. Both Payet and Mahrez are great fantasy options going forward.
Aug 15 - 12:45 PM

Jamie Vardy will most likely play against West Ham this weekend according to Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri.

Vardy has reportedly been given a substantial fine and been ordered to undergo diversity awareness training by the club following his racial slurs that were captured on video. Raneiri insisted Vardy will not be sacked but Leicester are continuing their investigation into the incident. Consider Vardy probable for week two.
Aug 13 - 5:13 PM

Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki are reportedly on good terms and have no off-the-pitch issues.

Vardy was video-taped making racist remarks towards Japanese people at a casino last week and some questioned whether that might cause a rift between him and newly acquired forward Shinji Okazaki. Reports are saying that the two have discussed the incident and that there is no issue between the two of them. Vardy and Okazaki trained together on Monday and both are expected to play this weekend, unless Vardy suffers a suspension from the club.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 12 - 7:06 PM


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