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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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1,834 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Will United have another press conference before the weekend given they’ve just had one post the FA Cup game?

    1. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      yes

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      For what it's worth, yes.

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

    What to do this week? 2FT 0 ITB

    Any Suggestions?

    Pope-McGovern
    TAA-Aurier-Lundstram-Tomori-Rico
    KDB-Mane-Martial-James-Cantwell
    Vardy-Rashford-Jiminez

    Thanks

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Rashford to Ings. Overload on Man U.

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

      Tomori/Rico to Holgate, Jimenez to Ings or Deeney?

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I would WC imho

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

        -4 or -8 might be enough. James to Salah, Rashford out and something.

  3. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    How do you like the look of this? I can only get it done if Maddison doesn't fall this week.

    McCarthy
    TAA-Soy-Dunk (Lundy-Rico)
    Mane-Salah-Grealish-KDB (Hayden)
    Vardy-Ings-Tammy

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

      Just ditch Graelish

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

    If Rash out for 2+ games

    Rash, Rico -> Ings, Robbo?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      why would he be out for more than 1 game?
      if that's the case easily yes

    2. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Already did that, for a hit.

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Worth doing Perreira to Robo this gw? Or save and still give myself the opportunity to bring in Salah for the dgw

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

      i got the same exact question below except i have robbo not taa. Depends on who u lose for Salah.
      Pereira defintely not worth the money

  6. Regin
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 days ago

    so it boils down to this ( selling maddison to fleck) to get after weekend fixtures:

    A. Salah & keep Soyuncu
    B. TAA & keep KDB

    Have Mane & Robbo

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      B

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

      B easily for me

  7. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Rarely watch Blades playing. Is Fleck a good option over Cantwell?

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

      amazing that person above & below my post thinking like me. I also considered Cantwell but Fleck has much better fixtures so I think I ll get Fleck

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Not a great deal between them. Go for whoever has the better fixtures.

  8. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 17 days ago

    Changed so many times but this my w/c at the minute

    McCarthy (Button)
    Soy Taa Dunk (Lund Gibson)
    Salah Mane Kdb Maddi Mount
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    0 in the bank

    Any tinkering to be done?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Have you had mount all season?

      1. ElBuffalo20
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 17 days ago

        No had him at the start but got him out, was left with 6.2 and saw him exactly that, still seems to get getting the game time just not the returns again yet

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          At 6.2 I think Sarr is the better option based on current form

          1. ElBuffalo20
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks for the heads up, looks better now

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Aguero

  9. nerd_is_the_werd
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Anyone know how long Rashford is out for?

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        He played today!

        1. Pras Scott Talent
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          You might want to check today’s news

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            I was watching the game, hurt his back and came back on? Looked like nothing!?

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          and got injured

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            He got up, carried on, looked fine!?

            1. Daniel Son
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              And got subbed off lol

            2. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              Might be ok - might need to sit out a couple

            3. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              He was subbed off, lol.

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

              No he didnt.....was clearly in trouble and was taken off 15 mins after he came on.....

      2. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        He is fine. Not first time to Man UNited players fake injuries before game vs Liverpool and then start game 😉

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

      Who to bench of Soy, Lund, Traore?

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Lundstram

      2. Mr G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Who plays over Traoré?

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Ryan (rams)
      Soy lund taa (sidibe simpson)
      Kdb mane madds tarore (martial)
      Vardy dcl maupay

      Which??
      A) maupay/dcl -4 to ings
      gw24 martial madds/traore -4 to salah grleish-sar/dendo

      B) traore -4 to grelish/sarr/moura
      gw24 martial mads -4 to salah grelish/sar

      C) martial -4 to son
      Gw24 maupay/dcl mads -4 to frmino grelish/sar

      D) none, gw24 martial rams -4 to salah mcarthy/4.0 gk

    • Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Need to bench one!?

      A. Cantwell
      B. Willian
      C. Alli

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 days ago

      play Lord over Soy?

      1. SB007
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Yup

    • SB007
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      I’ve broken the template. I feel now is the right time to make wholesale changes.

    • valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Is there any nailed on defender for 4.2 have 2 benchfodders in Rico and Simpson. Need to replace Rico to a 4.2 or less

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        noone really nailed at that price with the exception of Hanley

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Lascelles is back from injury - good fixtures too

        Also look at Janmaat - should be back soon

      3. valurth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks

    • Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 days ago

      Wow, if Rashford is out I am screwed, brought in Fabianski last week so have to replace him too and get a 3rd pool player the following week!

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Don't have Traore, do you?

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          No why is he injured too?

          1. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Subbed off, not tactical.

      2. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Hits not always bad. There was a 94 (-8) in my league last week

        1. beckham
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Annoying when you're forced into them though.

            Replace Fabianski this week. Could always do Rashford to Firmino as your third Liverpool. Not the most conventional, but saves you 4 points and might be a decent differential.

      3. Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Which option people going with?
        Rashford to :

        A) Ings
        B) Firmino

        1. boroie
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          B

      4. boroie
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 days ago

        Rashford to Firmino sound sensible?

        1. HUATSHOOTER
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Yes for gw24 right?

          1. boroie
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            For multiple reasons
            - Liverpool easier fixture this week
            - Rashford likely out
            - Liverpool Double GW coming up
            - Liverpool have a very easy run of games coming up

            1. HUATSHOOTER
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              Am doing the same but if i do it this week need to minus 4 and usually firmino will do well for away. So yeahh

              1. boroie
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 17 days ago

                Ah fair enough. I have 2 FTs and nothing else needed done urgently currently so think I’ll do it now. Don’t know whether to wait until press conferences or just to do it now. Worried that Firmino’s price might rise tonight

      5. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 days ago

        If you have rashford, will u start aurier or vvd?

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          i would bench trashy

      6. Better luck next year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Current GW23 team:

          Ryan
          TAA Soy Tomori
          Salah KDB(C) Maddison Grealish
          Tammy Vardy Rash*

          Button Cantwell Lord Kelly

          Play Cantwell since Rash is very likely out or swap Rash for Ings (-4)?

        • boroie
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Firmino price likely to go up tonight?

        • kuzser
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Very keen to have 3 Liv players along with Martial, Alli and ideally triple Leicester for dgw 24.
          Will appreciate your advice on the below:

          1) gw24: Rico Grealish Jimenez-> VVD Martial Greenwood for -4
          2) gw24: Grealish Jimenez -> Fleck FIRMINO
          gw25: Alli-> Martial
          gw26: Maddison Firmino-> Salah Ayew for -4 (and rotate Ayew with Fleck)
          3) Rico Jimenez-> VVD Maupay for free
          4) Rico Alli -> GOMEZ Martial for free
          5) Rico Grealish-> ROBBO Hayden

          Currently squad:
          McCarthy
          Taa- Soy- Lundstram
          Mane- Kdb -Maddison- Alli
          Vardy -Ings -Jimenez

          Grealish Rico Kelly

        • elchilangles
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          yes

          1. boroie
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Is this in response to Firmino’s price?

            1. elchilangles
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 days ago

              yes sorry, massive reply fail!

              1. boroie
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 17 days ago

                Will he definitely go up tonight? Fpl currently have him around 94%

        • GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Aliens abducted Connolly?

        • elchilangles
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Would you play DCL or Grealish this week?

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Grealish

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

            50/50 call and I’m a DCL owner. Grealish higher ceiling so I’d edge towards him

          3. HUATSHOOTER
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Dcl, brighton to have clean sheet against aston

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

          Any reason why I shouldn’t do Maddison to Salah tonight?

          I’m wary of Salah rising...

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Do it

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

              Thanks, that’s what I wanted to hear!

        • Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Ings or Firmino?

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

            I already have Ings but Firmino looks like a fun option for DGW24. Where would you spend the money saved?

            1. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 days ago

              No idea tbh. Was hoping to get Mané in for Alli but might be to hard

        • SomeoneKnows
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Which transfer would you make with this team if you had 1FT and 1.5 itb? (Can wait a week and avoid the hits)

          Guaita (4.0)
          TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Kelly, Rico)
          Mane, KDB, Martial, Maddison (Cantwell)
          Vardy, Rashford, Ings

          A) Soyuncu + Rico > Van Dijk + Williams
          B) Rico > Gomez
          C) Kelly + Martial > Gomez + Mahrez
          D) Other idea

          1. Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            Case of wait and see. See what comes of the next press conference

        • T.Henry14
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 17 days ago

          Rash injury destroy my previous plan to buy Mane.

          2FT 0.3 ITB

          Ryan
          TAA, Soy, Lund (Rico, Kelly)
          Salah, KDB, Martial, Richarlison (Cantwell)
          Vardy, Rashford*, Abraham*

          A) Rashford ----> Firmino, save 2nd transfer.
          B) Rashford&Abraham ----> Firmino&Ings, 0.7 itb for upgrade defense next week.
          C) hold and risk Firmino&Ings prices rise.
          D) something else.

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            B for
            Me 100%

          2. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 17 days ago

            D) soy -> gomez, abe to ings.

            In all cases get ings