Leicester City

Leicester City

Player News - Leicester City

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Nigel Pearson is expected to welcome back Kasper Schmeichel and Matty James this weekend when the big guns of Manchester United roll into town.

Schmeichel missed last weekend’s trip to the Potters after picking up a knee injury while on international duty – his first domestic league absence since signing from Leeds United back in 2011 – but the goalkeeper is expected to return to action to face United although stand in Ben Hamer can feel a little aggrieved following his performance at The Britannia. Matty James – who played for the Under-21s on Monday – will be included after a return to training. The midfielder was unfortunate not to make the squad for Stoke after recovering from a shin injury with a place on the bench likely. However defender Zoumana Bakayogo is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.
Sep 17 - 11:32 AM

Leonardo Ulloa scored his third Premier League goal of the season to give Leicester City their first win of the campaign.

This one was a close match as Stoke were the better team in the first half but couldn't capitalize on their chances. Peter Crouch missed a few chances to put his team on top and he'll want to get have those back. At halftime, Leicester introduced new signing Esteban Cambiasso, who immediately showed his class and transformed the Foxes' play. The transformation led to a goal by striker Leonardo Ulloa, who is turning into a fantastic buy for Leicester. The Foxes are good enough to stay up in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 13 - 12:40 PM

Leicester midfielder Matty James has returned to training but manager Nigel Pierson has ruled him out for the weekend.

Despite James already training, Pearson admitted that the Stoke match will likely be too early for him. Leicester do have good news however, as new midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has also been training and should be available to feature this weekend. Stoke City are tough to beat at home and we wouldn't recommend any Leicester players this week.
Sep 11 - 10:14 PM

New signing Esteban Cambiasso is already having an impact on Leicester according to midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

Cambiasso just joined Leicester at the end of the summer window and has already had a few practices with the club. Drinkwater is impressed with Cambiasso's class and was full of praise for the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid midfielder. Cambiasso should have enough in the tank to play a significant amount of minutes for Leicester this season but he is relatively limited in attack and shouldn't be considered for fantasy leagues as of now.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 9 - 12:37 AM

Full-back Danny Simpson has revealed that he was surprised when Harry Redknapp told him Leicester have made a bid and he was welcome to leave the club.

Simpson did say that he was happy to be at Leicester now and that he plans to fight for first-team football but we anticipate that fight to be a tough one for him. Simpson does have Premier League experience with Newcastle United in the past but we don't think that will help him too much after what has been a poor last few years for him. Simpson is likely going to be a backup and shouldn't be used in any fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 9 - 12:27 AM

Nick Powell has signed a season-long loan deal with Leicester City.

Leicester have made a number of loan deals today to add depth to their squad as their manager Nigel Pearson had complained about not having depth just a few days ago. Powell will add the needed depth to the midfield but likely won't be playing enough to be a reliable fantasy option for managers.
Source: Squawka
Sep 1 - 8:53 PM

Tom Lawrence has completed a move to Leicester City for a £1m fee and has signed a four year contract.

You may remember the ex-Manchester United forward from his Premier League debut last season. He was given a chance by interim manager Ryan Giggs and scored three goals in the last three matches of a the season, including a brace on the final day against Stoke City. We are not sure if the forward will be a starter at Leicester but we think he was brought there to provide depth. If he does end up starting, he could have sneaky fantasy value in deeper leagues.
Source: James Ducker
Sep 1 - 7:45 PM

Kristian Scott has completed a free transfer from Swansea City to Leicester City.

Scott will provide depth in midfielder for the Foxes but likely won't be a starter. We wouldn't expect him to be a fantasy contributor this season unless Leicester suffer an unfortunate run with injuries. He is a good signing due to the fact he comes on a free transfer and provides much needed depth on a very shallow roster.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 1 - 4:28 PM

Leonardo Ulloa has scored twice in Leicester City's two good draws this season against Everton in Week 1 and now against Arsenal this weekend.

The Argentine forward is looking like an excellent buy as he has helped them hold their own over a very difficult first three matches in the Premier League. Home to Everton and Arsenal and away to Chelsea is as hard as any opening group of matches is likely to be and Leicester City now have 2 points from those three matches. Leonardo Ulloa's finishing along with the excellent running, passing and crossing of Joseph Schlupp was the key to the Foxes' goal. They were supported by an all-around strong defending/counter-attacking effort from the entire team. Traveling to the Midlands to face Leicester City isn't going to be an easy task for established teams in the Premier League this season.
Aug 31 - 12:59 PM

Leicester City have signed veteran midfielder Esteban Cambiasso from Inter.

Cambiasso comes to Leicester on a free transfer after spending a decade at Italian giants Inter. It's unknown if the midfielder will be available this weekend so we'd be caution about adding him to fantasy leagues but he could be a decent option in deep fantasy formats later on. He will probably be a starter if he can remain fit, which seems likely given the fact he played in over 30 matches last season. It's unknown who will be relegated the bench in Leicester so we'd avoid most of their midfielders for now.
Source: Daily Mail
Aug 28 - 10:11 PM

Kasper Schmeichel made a few excellent saves and Leicester stuck with Chelsea for 62 minutes but couldn't hold back the tide of Chelsea's attack.

Schmeichel looked every bit his father's son saving eight shots against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Unfortunately, David Nugent wasn't up to the task of beating Thibault Courtois when he was in alone on the Belgian keeper and Chelsea's attack just kept coming. Diego Costa scored in the 63rd minute and Eden Hazard scored in the 77th to close out a Blues win. Make no mistake though, Leicester City will not be a pushover this season.
Aug 23 - 11:59 AM

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has returned to training and should be available for selection against Chelsea tomorrow.

Vardy missed the Everton match through a thigh injury but has returned to training already and is expected to be back tomorrow. Vardy can provide a spark for Leicester, who impressed in their first match and will be looking to earn another point against a very quality opponent tomorrow. We don't yet know if Vardy will be fit enough to start so we'd avoid him for fantasy purposes.
Aug 22 - 8:17 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.
Aug 22 - 7:34 PM

Daniel Drinkwater is still recovering from a hamstring injury and will miss Leicester's trip to Chelsea.

Drinkwater played fairly well in Leicester's tie against Everton but finished with zero fantasy points, making us question his fantasy value in the future. When healthy, Drinkwater has a starting spot in Leicester's team but his fantasy value is currently low. Avoid until he shows to be healthy and earning fantasy points.
Aug 21 - 9:14 PM

Leicester City's Matthew James will miss Leicester's trip to Chelsea this weekend with a shin injury.

James will not even travel with the team as he is still recovering form a shin problem. Initial reports suggest this shouldn't be a long-term injury and we may be able to see James on the pitch soon. Regardless of health, James is not a fantasy option for managers. In other injury news, midfielder Daniel Drinkwater will also miss the match against Chelsea.
Aug 21 - 8:50 PM

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