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Jamie Vardy scrambled a winner to lift Leicester out of the Premier League relegation zone just seconds after bottom club Burnley missed a penalty.

A match to define the fine margins in the Premier League. With the game at 0-0 Burnley were awarded a penalty after Paul Konchesky fouled Matty Taylor. Taylor stepped up but hit the post and Leicester raced to the other end, with Vardy bundling the ball over the line after Tom Heaton had prevented a Michael Duff own goal. Leicester move out of the relegation zone after a run of four wins in a row, while Burnley are without a goal in five games and look doomed, five points from safety
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 25 - 12:37 PM

Leicester City made it 3-wins on the trot with victory over Swansea and the Foxes were sent on their way by an unlikely goalscorer as Leonardo Ulloa - who was initially named among the substitutes - grabbed his eight goal of the season.

The unlucky David Nugent felt a little discomfort / tightness in his calf during the warm-up and Ulloa was called into action with less than 15 minutes to kick-off. Nigel Pearson decided not to take any risks and the Argentine was quick to repay his managers faith with a goal before Andy King sealed victory in the dying moments. It was also confirmed that Marcin Wasilewski who was withdrawn at half-time [thigh] was more of a precaution as Pearson switched from a 5-3-2 to a more orthodox 4-4-2 to combat Swansea’s attacking diamond.
Apr 20 - 7:33 AM

Leicester City won their third straight match with a 2-0 win over Swansea City, moving them up from the bottom of the table and closer to the other side of the relegation zone.

The Foxes appear to be this year what Sunderland was last year - festering at the bottom of the table for virtually the entire season only to catch fire down the stretch. Nine points in three accounts for nearly a third of their season total of 28. Ulloa, who was not named to the original XI, got the start in place of David Nugent, who picked up a knock during warmups. It turned out to be a blessing as he struck in the 15th minute for the game's only goal. A deep ball floated toward the Swansea area and was knocked down by Wes Morgan who screened some space for Ulloa to collect and strike, giving him his first goal since Boxing Day. Expect a flurry of investment in the Foxes for next week, reflecting not only their current form, but the fact that they are one of four clubs with a double.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 18 - 12:28 PM

Jamie Vardy boosted Leicester City's chances of avoiding relegation with a stoppage time winner as the Foxes topped West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Leicester City twice came back from one goal deficits and then, in stoppage time, Jamie Vardy came to the rescue to pull the Foxes to within a point of Burnley and QPR and within three points of Hull City who are currently sitting (relatively) safely in seventeenth place. The Foxes got goals from David Nugent in the 20th minute and Robert Huth in the 80th minute to erase the Baggies' two leads. West Brom scored through Darren Fletcher and Craig Gardner.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 11 - 12:11 PM

Dean Hammond is back in training but is questionable for gameweek 32.

Hammond should be available for selection but has missed a significant amount of time and is very unlikely to be featured in the starting XI. He will most likely not be a fantasy option for the rest of the season so he can be comfortably left on the waiver wire.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 10 - 12:33 PM

Jamie Vardy has had three consecutive strong weeks in fantasy, capping off his run with a 16 point performance this past weekend.

Vardy has averaged 14 fantasy points over the last three weeks and has been a big part of Leicester City's scoring spree. The Foxes have scored five goals in their last two matches and face a West Brom side that has allowed seven in their last two, making Vardy a great fantasy option for the weekend. We here at Rotoworld think he has a safe floor this upcoming week, especially in formats that reward phantom points.
Apr 9 - 5:34 PM

Esteban Cambiasso scored in Leicester's 2-1 win over West Ham United this past weekend but it is hard to trust him going forward.

Cambiasso has played well in real life but his fantasy output has been generally limited by his lack of consistent goal scoring. He is averaging six points per match, which is acceptable for his price tag of £ 9.83M, but he rarely provides the upside needed to make a difference in regular fantasy leagues. He is an option who has a decent floor in very deep leagues, but we would avoid him in salary cap formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 9 - 5:03 PM

Andy King scored a late winner to give Leicester City a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Esteban Cambiasso scored early to give Leicester a 1-0 lead but Cheikhou Kouyate pulled the Hammers level later in the first half. Leicester weren't very good after Kouyate equalized, but improved in teh second half and eventually found a winner. Leicester are still bottom of the table and three points below 19th place Burnley but the win gives them some hope at avoiding relegation. West Ham, on the other hand, have fallen to 9th place after a fantastic start to the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 4 - 12:37 PM

Liam Moore is back with the Leicester City squad after being recalled from his loan spell at Brentford.

Leicester have not been great on the defensive end and Moore doesn't earn enough phantom points to really earn any fantasy consideration for the end of the season. Combine that with his unreliable role, and you have a fantasy disaster. Avoid for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 3 - 11:15 AM

Tom Hopper has returned to Leicester City but will miss the rest of the season with an injury.

Hopper was on loan at Scunthorpe United but will return to parent club Leicester City after not being able to recover from a broken toe. The youngster will have surgery on the broken toe and be ruled out for the rest of the season. He is obviously not worth owning in any fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 27 - 10:51 AM

Jamie Vardy played a great match against Tottenham today but couldn't do enough to earn his side any points.

Vardy was great today, scoring and assisting against Tottenham. His goal was one of pure class as he finished a difficult cross from David Nugent. He also added a number of phantom points to finish with 18 Yahoo! fantasy points. It's tough to trust Leicester players in fantasy but if you were to go with anyone from Leicester, Vardy should be on your radar at the moment as he's played well in recent weeks.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 21 - 4:59 PM

David Nugent and Jamie Vardy were named to Nigel Pearson's XI as the skipper shook up the look of his attack, and it nearly earned them a result as the suffered a narrow 4-3 loss against Tottenham.

Nugent had been only a bench weapon for the past four before getting the start today over Andrej Kramaric. The move looked like an excellent one for Pearson as Spurs had difficulty handling the pace of Nugent and fellow forward Vardy. Both would score a goal, and Nugent provided an assist as well as the Foxes scored more than two goals for just the second time this year, yet it wasn't enough to get a result. Wes Morgan scored the other Leicester goal but an own goal by Jeffrey Schlupp wound up being the difference. With the goal explosion, expect Pearson to stick with this front five next week.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 21 - 1:18 PM

Mark Schwarzer earned a clean sheet in Leicester's 0-0 draw against Hull this weekend.

Leicester City earned a draw this weekend and it was Mark Schwarzer who was in goal for the match. Kasper Schmeichel returned from injury but was left on the bench and it's likely he'll remain there after the Schwarzer clean sheet. Neither goalkeeper should be used in fantasy as Leicester are not likely to earn another clean sheet soon, but if you absolutely must, go with Schwarzer.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 18 - 10:55 PM

Leicester City really needed to pick up three points at home against Hull City to help their survival chances, but they could only settle for a 0-0 draw.

This was a lively affair with major chances for both sides to find the net but neither could finish. Jeffrey Schlupp may have had the best chance for the Foxes. Hull went down to 10 men after Tom Huddlestone was given his second yellow. The foul that drew the card led to a free kick that was designed to set Schlupp up with an open look at the target. He struck hard and true, as the ball looked to be heading home, but a deflection sent the ball off course. Still, a clean sheet gives him and the other Leicester defenders a nice fantasy day.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 14 - 1:01 PM

Anthony Knockaert will miss GW29 due to a personal issue.

Knockart has struggled for playing time lately and can safely be dropped in all leagues. Dean Hammond will also miss the match with an injury. Leicester's schedule is fairly rough going forward, so even if Knockaert returns in GW30, there is no reason to own him.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 2:52 PM


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