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Is now the time to sell Leicester City defenders?

Having recorded just one clean sheet in seven league matches, Leicester City defenders are not quite the attractive options they were during their autumnal purple patch.

Three of the Foxes’ first-choice backline are indeed among the top five most-sold Fantasy Premier League defenders of Gameweek 23 at the time of writing.

Jonny Evans (£5.3m) is the only Leicester defender to have registered an attacking return over the last seven Gameweeks, meanwhile, and the loss of key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) to injury would seem to further dent the clean sheet prospects of Brendan Rodgers’ side.

With some Fantasy managers already losing faith, are we rushing to judgement about the Foxes’ defence?

In this article, we look at some of the key underlying data in our Members Area to see if Leicester’s wider defensive numbers have dipped during their recent run.

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  1. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Doucoure or Sarr for the best Watford mid?

    1. RD
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Doucore

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sarr for me

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Doucoure as long as he has that advanced position.

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sarr passes the eye test imo

    5. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sarr for me.

    6. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I prefer Sarr

    7. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’ll be getting Doucoure

    8. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Doucoure comfortably. Playing in support of Deeney while Sarr is wide.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    No, 1 CS in the last 7.

    GW16 was the time to jump ship.

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not with the next 2

  3. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Rico > Webster
    Ramsdale > McCarthy

    Is this worth -4?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just do Ramsdale to McCarthy

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Easily over the next few GWs.

    3. Chasing Waves
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Maybe just one move

  4. Kun Tozser
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This article is a few weeks late

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Easy swap for Liverpool defender

  5. Chasing Waves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Doucoure, but if money no object then Sarr

  6. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Leicester clean sheets incoming against Burnley and West Ham

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The Burnley game is a good fixture to evaluate whether Leicester’s form is just a blip or whether the wheels are coming off. Burnley are woeful at the moment, so for that reason I’m giving them 1 more week

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Agree, I have 3 Leicester players so hoping for a confidence boosting win at Burnley. Another poor performance and fpl managers will be shipping in their droves.

  7. Bare Foot United
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Yes is time

  8. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    'Is the Vardy party over?' - Is this Catch bait?

    First off, I've been a follower and 'enjoyer' of this site for many years. I've been enlightened by both the FFS crew and the community.

    In recent times this has diminished and it's mostly due to creeping sensationalism that you'd only expect from tabloid press. I'm hoping this site will not allow itself to be denigrated by the shoddy journalism that goes on in most media.

    Gain above substance is now seen as the norm in favour of profitable commercial interests above the interests of 'Joe public' who may be susceptible to be won over against the common true principle that 'the house always wins!'

    Let's keep your patrons and 'our' community safe from this kind of negative exposure. Let's keep the commercial parties, who's sole interest is our loss, out of our game!

    I'm a fan of FPL, fair play, fine writing and journalism. Let it prevail Joe.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You are not the first person to observe this, it has been pointed out by many previously. Unfortunately FFS is on a different path these days and is aimed at a much broader audience. I guess it isn't a unique trend just to this site much like a lot of things in life it loses it soul when it goes mainstream as the demands for more articles has an impact on the quality.

    2. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      We are stunned 🙂

    3. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Over time one learns how to separate the wheat from the chaff

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        And your business is?

        1. Hubert
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Floating around in the ocean?

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Are you suggesting some people on here deserve less than others?

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Is your name Jeremy?

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            The problem with you is you have no spine

            1. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              The problem with you is your head is mush

              1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Touche

              2. Big Bambora
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Careful he's 27% psycho.

                1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  37 if they new the truth

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes, Clarkson 🙂

            You don't have to be socialist to try to get a better deal for your mates.

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Is your name 'selfish'?

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Are you done?

    4. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yep.
      Did you use a different name in past?

  9. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    On a wildcard. Have Mccarthy as GK

    A - Doucoure/Trossard/another 5.6-5.8 mid
    B - Kolasinac/David Luiz/Sidibe/Digne?
    C - Cathcart/Kabasele/Stephens/Kelly/Holgate

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Structure of defence is - TAA, another expensive def (B above), Lund, cheap def (C above), Williams

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        TAA Lund Stephens Holgate Lascelles/Williams works all the way to GW30+

        Yes. Southampton double-up works. Holgate to Baldock in GW25

        For the midfield: Doucoure

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Evening all.

    Which would you pick here for gwk24? Got Salah(TC) and TAA

    A) Soyuncu and Grealish to Doucoure and Robbo -4
    B) KDB and Tomori to Mane and Williams

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      How much value would you be losing on KDB?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        0.2m

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Then it’s a tight call between the two options.
          Mane or Robbo? I’ve been going back and forth all week.

          The sacrifice is bigger getting Mane in but the reward could also be greater.

          On the other hand getting Robbo in means keeping a premium player. For me I’d be able to keep KDB or Rashford if I went this route.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'm in exactly the same position

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I can keep both Rashford and KDB actually

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            This would be my squad

            Pope
            TAA Robbo Lundstram
            Salah KDB Moura Doucoure
            Vardy Rashford Ings

            Button Cantwell Hanley Tomori

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              That’s a nice squad. With some nice differentials.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What are doing and if Mane, how you getting him?

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I have a couple of options.
          I’ve already done Jimenez > Ings so have 1FT left.
          Mane route.
          1.This week. Rashford > Maupay
          Next - Maddison > Mane
          2.
          Roll the spare FT
          KDB > Mane in 24 and roll
          Wk 25. Mane or Salah > KDB and Soyuncu > Robertson or Rico > VVD or Gomez

          Robertson route.
          This week. Roll the FT
          Next week Rico,Kelly > Robertson,Williams for free.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah don't like the thought of losing Rashford, but you do have decent options, that KDB out and back is a good option I think though.

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Actually if I took him out I could wait until wk 26 to bring KDB back in after Spurs away.

              I’d be losing 0.3m in value but able to keep Rashford for Burnley.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Yeah this may be the way I go , Mane is going to be essential gwk24 isn't he. This is another option with KDB to Mane for me, Grealish to Trossard.

    2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Don't fancy Firmino?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nah mate.

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B

  11. Stamford Bridge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA/Lund/Soy (Rico) (Kelly)
    KDB/Mane/Salah/Grealish (Hayden)
    Vardy/Ings/Jim

    1 FT and Zip ITB

    Would you advise this GW.........

    a) Rico or Kelly to Stephens
    b) Grealish to Sarr
    c) Roll FT
    d) anything else

    I'm leaning towards b atm. What do you chaps think?

    1. jimski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      C

      1. Stamford Bridge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        cheers jimski

  12. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    As a Salah mane owner I get mixed feelings watching utd wolves tonight.

    Utd poor bad showing up against pool every time and wolves solid as always

  13. Clickzy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Would it be silly to get Salah in to have Salah, Mane & TAA whilst already having Mane, TAA & VVD?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think so

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A little bit yeah, not seeing anything hugely convincing to get Salah over a defender. See how he fares against United. I’m firmly on the TAA + Robbo + Mane boat

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Depends how easily you can do it. I'd much rather have Salah than VvD.

  14. AWI4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DCL or Maupay?

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Maupay

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Dcl

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      D C L if a gun was put to my head but it would need to be.

      1. AWI4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I’ll flip a coin then

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      DCK

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        L !

    5. AWI4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers for replies, DCL it is 3-1

  15. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So took Grealish out for Antonio in GW21 as part of DGW planning - I know, I deserve everything I got (lost Grealish 13pts and instead got Antonio’s Hammy)

    Can’t have Antonio now (although he’ll probably start both GW24 games and haul) who do I bring in? £7.6 ITB

    A. Grealish (what a plonker I am)
    B. David Silva
    C. Bernardo Silva
    D. Willan

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sarr

    2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I prefer watford's mids to these, and u get a little extra itb

    3. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks Lads

  16. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy - Button
    TAA - Kelly - Lund - Rico - Soy
    Salah - KDB - Martial - Perez- Grealish
    Vardy - Abraham - Ings

    0 FT, I might do it this gw or NEXT gw depending on price changes:

    A) Abraham + martial ----> mane + greenwood
    B) Abraham + perez -----> firmino + doucoure/Sarr

  17. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A) Ings, Sarr, Robbo (-4)
    B) Maupay, Maddison, Robbo

    1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      a

    2. jimski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  18. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Alli > Salah this week or next week? No hit needed

    1. jimski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      This week.

    2. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      With price changes, Salah asap

  19. zdrojo187
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    WC thoughts...

    McCarthy,Button
    Gomez,Soyuncu,Lundstram,Kelly,Gibson
    Salah,Mane,KDB,Doucoure,Hayden
    Aguero,Ings,Vardy

    Any opinions are welcomed

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Are you confident about kun starting every game ?

      1. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I think so...even if he blanks in one of the GW,he might get 20 pts. in the next one...so that will cover

    2. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      seems slightly unbalanced to afford your 5 big hitters. Has left you weak at gk, def( only two nailed defs). Will be difficult to re shape your team after 24
      Prob worth downgrading one of your strikers. Plenty of value in eve, wat, bha even man utd

      1. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks...i think you're right

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      lacking a lot in defence, Aguero killing the balance. If he started each week it may be just about worth it, but he isn't. Not a fan sorry.

      1. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks...I think I'll wait

  20. The Blackadder
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Need some advice, on draft, I need to get rid of either Alli or Moura, I’m in 2nd place and whichever one I get rid of, I’m sure top place will take them

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Moura out

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        What ? Hahahaha

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Both

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Alli out

  21. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Who do u expect to get more points between Rashford and Son for the remainder of the season ?

    1. jimski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Probably Rashford.

  22. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    (A) Rashford & Cantwell

    (B) Martial & Deeney

    Thanks.

    1. The Blackadder
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      B

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Are you intending on playing both each week? If yes than B is better but A is way better for team balance as long as Cantwell starts most weeks as 1st sub

    4. jimski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  23. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Looking at our defending tonight against wolves I am shifting my captaincy to Salah

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I want to but I don’t think my pride will let me! 🙁

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      that could prove costly

  24. StingRay
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What are the best DIFFERNTIALS who will score big?

    I'm 30 pts behind tge leader in my league and need some hidden nuggets to take me to the top.

    Pls can anyone help.

    1. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      deeney

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It’s only GW23, that can be overturned with good captains in a GW or two, no need to panic just yet.

      Play your game and see how you’re fixed come the blanks, then look for the big differentials if needed.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Moura

      1. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Hope your right kept hold of him for 3 weeks in hope this happens

    4. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Being only 30 points behind with plenty of gw's to go doesn't mean that you need to be looking for differentials at this stage. It's just a couple of captaincy successes for you and a couple of fails for him.

    5. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Heard of Kun Aguero? 😉

    6. M00N
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Doucoure
      Sarr
      Mahrez
      Almiron
      Digne
      Sidibe
      Bertrand

  25. Tarzan
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ryan-Ramsdale
    TAA-Lundy-Sidibe-Rico-Kelly
    Salah-Maddison-Grealish-Cantwell - KDB
    Vardy-Abraham-DCL

    2 ft
    0.4itb
    Please suggest changes
    Thanks in advance

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No thoughts on your own team ?

    2. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      1 FT, 1.1 ITB. Help greatly appreciated!

      Ryan
      TAA, Holgate, Lundstram
      Salah, Mane, KDB, Cantwell
      Vardy, Ings, Rashford

      (Woodman, Traore, Kelly, Simpson)

      A) Traore -> Sarr (bench Cantwell)
      B) Traore -> Grealish (start Cantwell)
      C) Something Else
      D) Save FT

      Currently on A.

      Cheers

    3. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Whoops. Looking in fairly good shape. Perhaps Rico -> Stephen's? Or Abraham to Ings

  26. svg53
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Don't see that very often ....Wan Bissaka left for dead.

  27. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Who to captain?
    A) Salah
    B) Vardy
    C) De Bruyne

    1. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Own all 3 and think I'm going with KDB

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      KDB is the one I'm thinking but I fear the rest

  28. StingRay
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Good advice thx.

    x16 games to go.

    No point me transferring in same players as leader in my league though.

  29. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Right, I’ve decided my route thanks to dynamic duos.

    Mane it is.
    1FT roll this week.
    Next week - KDB >> Mane and Rico > Williams giving me

    Ryan
    TAA,Soyuncu,Williams
    Mane,Salah,Maddison,Sarr
    Vardy,Rashford,Ings

    Button, Cantwell,Lundstrum,Kelly

    Wk 25 - save
    Wk 26- Soyuncu,Salah/Mane > Robertson,KDB

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah it looks good mate and gl. For me it either Tomori to Williams or Grealish to Trossard/Doucoure plus KDB to Mane

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Would go Doucoure over Trossard.
        Even though Brighton have two plum fixtures next up can they be trusted? And who will start?
        Watford are in better form.

        Williams looks a good buy for 4.0m even as back up.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Mane and Williams it is

  30. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on?

    Guiata to Dubravka?

    (Next-week)