Player News - Leicester City

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It was an unlikely outcome on the day and on the season as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to draw with Spurs to give Leicester City the most unlikely league championship in Premier League history.

It was a momentous day for the Foxes as Jamie Vardy was awarded the Football Writers' Player of the Year award in the morning and Spurs frittered away a 2-0 lead to give them a championship in the evening. It wasn't the ideal scenario as the Foxes didn't win the title on the pitch but it will mean wild celebration in the streets of Leicester and hope for underdogs everywhere as Eden Hazard contributed to a title winning effort for the second season in a row as he equalized for Chelsea and officially eliminated Spurs from the title race.
May 2 - 6:17 PM

Wes Morgan scored a Danny Drinkwater free kick to equalize at Old Trafford in the 17th minute of the 1-1 draw.

Morgan is not particularly known for his goal-scoring but he is earning his captaincy with goals down the stretch as Leicester drive for the title. Provider Drinkwater was sent off late for a second yellow card so the Foxes will play Week 37 with Jamie Vardy back but Danny Drinkwater absent.
Source: Espnfc.com
May 1 - 12:26 PM

Danny Drinkwater can consider himself a little fortunate despite his sending off at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Drinkwater picked up his second booking of the game on 86 minutes as he hauled Memphis Depay back to give away a free-kick on the edge of the Leicester penalty area. However, it could’ve been a lot more if referee Michael Oliver had deemed that the foul had taken place inside the 18-yard area. The Foxes survived the resultant Rooney free-kick and with it earned themselves a 1-1 draw to edge closer to their first Premier League title. Andy King is expected to face Everton at the King Power next weekend while Jamie Vardy will return to the squad following his suspension.
May 1 - 12:06 PM

Leicester City will be hoping Leonardo Ulloa can shake off a back injury ahead of this weekend with Jamie Vardy set to miss out again.

Ulloa was deputising for the suspended striker last weekend and the Argentine silenced doubters -- who questioned whether Leicester were a one man team -- by grabbing two-goals in his first Premier League start since January. However, injury forced Ulloa off with 10 minutes remaining and the 29-year-old will be assessed ahead of the game at Old Trafford: "In the last play I felt it a little in my back and so I will wait and see," he told Sky Sports. "But I feel it a little bit still." With the news that Vardy has been given an additional one-game ban by the Football Association following an improper conduct charge – Ranieri will be relying on the availability of Ulloa to help win the Premier League title on Sunday.
Source: Daily Times
Apr 27 - 4:03 AM

The Football Association have handed Jamie Vardy an additional one match ban after the Leicester forward admitted an improper conduct charge.

Vardy missed the 4-0 win over Swansea on Sunday after his sending off against West Ham seven days earlier. The 22-goal hit man received his second caution of the game from referee Jonathan Moss for what he perceived as a dive following a coming together with Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna. A decision which infuriated Vardy landing the England international in hot water. Vardy will miss Saturdays’ trip to Old Trafford – a game in which a victory would see the Foxes crowned as Premier League champions. Leonardo Ulloa is expected to shake off a minor back problem to lead the attack.
Source: Eurosport UK
Apr 26 - 5:07 AM

Leo Ulloa scored twice in Leicester City's 4-0 win over Swansea City.

Ulloa was fantastic starting for Jamie Vardy today, who is suspended. Leicester were the better team for all 90 minutes and deservedly dominated the score-board. Riyad Mahrez opened up the scoring in the 10th minute after a mistake in the back from Swansea and The Foxes never looked back after that. They are now eight points up on Tottenham, who have an extra game in hand.
Apr 24 - 1:06 PM

Leicester City have qualified for the Champions League group stages after Manchester City drew against Newcastle.

This means that Leicester's players will take a hit in fantasy leagues next season. Teams playing in the Champions League generally suffer more injuries and important players are likely to get rested in Premier League matches. In season long leagues, take Leicester City players a notch down in your rankings.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 21 - 10:16 AM

Rumors today have linked Riyad Mahrez and Granit Xhaka with move to the Emirates over the summer.

Both players have been frequently linked to Arsene Wenger's side since the close of the January transfer window. Of the two, Xhaka seems the more likely based both on need and the list of competitors for the signature of the player in question. The details associated with the Xhaka link are certainly more concrete and it's at least reasonable (but not a slam dunk) to think that Xhaka would choose Arsenal over Liverpool. Mahrez is rumored to be on the wish list of Barcelona and other "European giants" which might make Arsenal a less interesting destination both financially and competitively.
Apr 20 - 10:34 AM

Leicester City continued the form that has them in line to win the title as Jamie Vardy scored twice and the defense kept their fifth straight clean sheet in a 0-2 win over Sunderland.

There is no mistaking the quality of this side. Both sides created chances in the first half without an end product and Sunderland looked as though they had a shot to eke out a positive result with only 25 minutes remaining. In the 66th minute though, Danny Drinkwater sent a beautiful long ball into the path of the speedy Vardy who collected it and slotted it home for his 20th goal of the season. With just seconds remaining before the final whistle, Demarai Gray fed Vardy the ball around the half-way line. Vardy proceeded to shrug a defender off then danced around the goalkeeper and walked the ball in to put the icing on the Foxes cake. The defense deserves plaudits as well, playing with poise as they have since the calendar flipped to 2016. Now 10 points clear of Spurs, it is time to start etching some names on the trophy coming their way.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 10 - 10:41 AM

Leicester City widened their lead on Tottenham in the title race with their fourth consecutive 1-0 win, today over Southampton.

The Foxes end the weekend seven points clear of Spurs with six matches to go, and it would take a historic collapse for the title to elude them now. Their season is a magical one that will be talked about for decades to come, but what has been so special about their story is how they relied on attacking in the first half of the season to win 3-2 games but, in 2016, have shifted their focus to sound defending, earning 1-0 wins in six of their last twelve games. Morgan was the hero today, scoring the lone goal, his first of the season, heading in from a Christian Fuchs cross as the left back was given time and space to deliver a pinpoint ball. Jamie Vardy, meanwhile, was a menace all day as per usual, displaying an impressive work rate.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 3 - 10:38 AM

Kasper Schmeichel has taken to social media to play down reports that he had picked up an injury while training with Denmark.

Leicester fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief after Schmeichel posted an update via Twitter stating that he "was not injured" and left training as a "precaution." Earlier, Danish newspaper BT had reported that the Leicester stopper who has been in superb form this season keeping 12 clean-sheets – including 9 in his last 13 Premier League games – had felt a tightening and soreness at the rear of his thigh (hamstring). Schmeichel is expected to feature against Scotland on Tuesday evening.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 27 - 3:30 PM

N'Golo Kante has made his France national team debut in France's 3-2 win over the Netherlands.

Kante made a second half appearance off the bench and showed how far he has gone in the past few years. Kante has been extremely impressive with Leicester City this season and has become one of the better defensive midfielders in the league. His tackling and positioning are both at an extremely high level and he will continue playing for France as long as he keeps this up.
Source: LCFC
Mar 26 - 5:07 PM

There are widespread rumors that Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has been dismissed by the club.

Aston Villa are getting relegated this season and Garde is getting some of the blame, even if it's not deserved. Garde inherited a very weak squad and has understandably failed to win games. Aston Villa management are already talking about approaching this in a long-term fashion, and Garde could get another chance at coaching down the line. Nigel Pearson has emerged as the primary target for the Villa job.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 26 - 4:41 PM

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez combined for a goal to win another huge match for Leicester City.

Vardy crossed the ball from the wing and Mahrez finished calmly as Leicester took a 1-0 lead over Crystal Palace. The Foxes then held on for the remainder of the match, winning comfortably against a weak Palace team. Vardy and Mahrez have been incredible fantasy contributors this season, and they are leading Leicester in the title race.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 19 - 1:00 PM

Andy King is struggling to shake off a niggling hamstring problem and Claudio Ranieri will make a late decision on the midfielders' availability.

King was a notable absentee on Monday evening as Leicester opened up a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League with a hard fought win over Newcastle. A well-taken Okazaki overhead kick on 25 minutes was enough to seal the victory and condemn Rafa Benitez to his first managerial opening game loss. No other injury concerns for Leicester. Matty James has re-joined the main group in training following a recent setback in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
Mar 17 - 2:04 PM


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