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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. Bob_the_builder
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mata getting some momentum going. Likely to turn up at Juanfield ?

  2. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I’ve Rashford, Fabianski and Traore. With no FTs. FFS! Wildcard time?

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not for me

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Did you gain 0.1m on your early transfer at least?

      1. Patrick.22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Absolutely. Thanks for rubbing it in mate. Haha

  3. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hailer anyone? Worth the risk probably

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Only for idiots

      Feel free to go for it 😉

    2. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I wouldn't. He's been far from prolific and for dgw he'll be against 2 good defences

    3. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don’t do it. I traded out Ings for him on a -4 before the first Tottenham game.

      I worked out that it cost me 40 points

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah but those were past games. He is under Moyes now.

  4. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Play Lund or Soy?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lund

      No Auba for Arsenal helps

    2. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Soy? Burnley aren't that spiffy

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rashford and Grealish to Greenwood and Mane may be my move depending on Rashford of course.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looks decent that

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A)Rashford Maddison Jimenez to Ings Salah Maupay/DCL (-4)
    B)Rashford Rico to Ings Robbo + 0.7 ITB

    Team linked

    1. NotReadyForPrimeTime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Classic question for 24.
      If you want double LIV defense longer term, B is appealing -- I lean this way, and it has no hit for you.
      If your gut says Salah will haul or you can't wait to TC him, then A.

      Good luck to both of us...

      1. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Should have added after 'I lean this way' regarding B, that now I have to consider Rash to Firmino. Arghh.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  7. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Time to unleash secret weapon Greenwood

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Double Pool attack going to be less of a differential now 🙁

    1. Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My plan was to get a 2nd defender but now when Rashford is injured i might go for Bobby

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah that is a bit annoying. A lot of Rashford to Ings/Maupay/DCL moves incoming.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Looking at Robbo Salah ownership I’m not sure it was much of a differential anyway.

  9. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A. Rashford>Ings (will allow Aurier/Soyu/Maddy>TAA/Robby/Sarr for DGW) possibly TAA this week as well
    B. Jimmy>Ings (will allow Aurier/Soyu/Maddy>TAA/Gomez/Sarr for DGW)

    Have 2FTs & 1.2 in bank.

    McCarthy
    Aurier, Soyu, Lundy
    Salah, Martial, KDB, Maddy
    Vardy, Rashford, Jimmy
    Gazza, Rico, Dendo, Kelly

  10. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Was debating benching Rash anyway. Decision made. If he's not fit for Burnley he's gone next week.

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    United without Rashford.. Has there ever been a more nailed on CS for pool?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Liverpool will probably win 1-0 with 0.65 expected goals against Uniteds 3.1 expected goals

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Brilliant, looks like Rashy will drop Tonight too

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He's at -44...step away from the keyboard and go smoke some ganja. My God do you need it

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Darker flag might save him.

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chin up

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not really

  13. UpAndAway
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Cantwell's last 3 games at home when he has started - 10, 10 and 8 points. Genuinely considering benching Grealish.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm benching Martial for him! 😆

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He's against Bournemouth, you should be playing him even if he's in terrible form.

  14. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    That Rashy injury not looking good.
    Might forced me to get Firmino or Salah now.

  15. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which forward + Liverpool defender would you choose???
    Currently have Salah + TAA

    A) Ings & Gomes
    B) Calvert-Lewin & Van Dijk
    C) Ayew & Robertson
    D) Calvert-Lewin & Gomes (leaving me with extra cash)

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  16. FPL Ultra Instinct
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    When do I do Fab to McCarthy?

    A) Now, before he rises in price but before presser news

    B) Risk the price rise and wait for team news

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Now

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Williams or Stephens?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Williams worth it if you’ve 4 other starters.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don’t even know who either of those are

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Oh the defenders. Williams.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Welsh snooker players

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Williams

  18. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ryan/Button
    TAA/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
    Salad/KDB/Martial/Rich/Grealish
    Vardy/Jiminez/Ings

    Soy/Grealish/Jimenez-> Stephens/Mooy/Firmino for a -4 next game week?

  19. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Has anyone seen what Ancelotti said about rotating his defence and that maybe Holgate will be rested next match?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep, said Mina in, Holgate rested.

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    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      So does that mean he won’t play the Liverpool game?

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        50/50

        1. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He’s ‘young and hungry’ so I guess there’s that

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ban this clown

    3. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      R u serious?

    4. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      'But could make the weekend'. 🙂

    5. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      WTF

    6. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      ‘He Flatlined but we brought him back for now’

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who?...Ole?

  21. FPL Ultra Instinct
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If Rashford is out for a few weeks doesn't that make Greenwood all but nailed over this tricky period

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ole on rashford

    "That backfired today but you have to try. He took a knock, he couldn't run. Will have to see how he is, he might be ok for Sunday. I don't know. We will see in next 2 days but at the moment I don't know".

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oh...is that what he said?...I wasn’t listening properly...

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I want clear cut. He is either fit or he is not. What's this nonsense

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Well plainly he’s not fit...I might have over egged the pudding a bit though...

      2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Wakey you tease.

      3. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ole really doesn't know. Poch, where are you?

  23. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Should I sell Ramsdale or is there a chance he could play?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Twitter users seem to think it's 50/50 for the weekend.

  24. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Firmino it is

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rashford grand for for Sunday so.

    Like DDG earlier in the season.

    Last week, Maguire was to be out for months as well...

  26. TakingTheMkhi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Save FT and play Lundstram instead of Rashford? Yes or no?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends how long Rash is*** out for.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lunny maybe benched but Rashy maybe okay.

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Rashford has dislocated his spine?? Wtf that's horrendous

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Some s&m will straighten him out

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ole offered his as a replacement but doctors concluded he was spineless

  28. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    OGS to tell porkies again ?

  29. reeceon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Rashford & Richarlison > Ings & Salah (play lundstram)
    B) Rashford & Traore > Firminho & Maddison

  30. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Passing odd to have two United regular squad players getting good minutes at a combined 8.3