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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. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Doing Mane and DCL for Rashford and Martial. Would you also do Fabianski to Ryan this week or just play with non playing goalkeeper and address next week?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yes to the playing a keeper bit.

    2. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Get Ryan also if no backup keeper, good long term

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Get it done.

  2. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Maupay or Calvert-Lewin then?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      DCL... then sell for Ayew in 27.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Couldn’t get better than Maupay’s next two.

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Leaning Maupay but might go Greenwood now.

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Why? Rashford will probably play against Liverpool.

        1. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          How do you work that one out after tonight ?

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            He had an ongoing back problem for a long time and the knock just made it more painful, it's nothing new though. The knock wasn't one that's likely to enhance the underlying problem with the spine.

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

          Will be able to bench and play 3-5-2 or 4-4-2

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Maupay. I expect his breakthrough this week

  3. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Traore & Rashford >>> Gundogan & Aguero?

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Someone out there must have done Kane > Auba > Rashford

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      They’ll buy Ings now and ruin all the fun.

    2. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Who cares ?

  5. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Henderson
    Soy, TAA, Chilwell
    KDB, Mane, Grealish, Moutinho
    Vardy, Rashford, Ings

    Button, Lund, Grealish, Rico

    2 FT and £4.3m ITB.

    A) Rash to Aguero this week, then GW 24 Aguero & Moutinho to Salah & Deeney/DCL/Maupay
    B) Rash & Moutinho to Salah and Deeney/DCL/Maupay this week

    1. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'm considering a similar move to A but would need -4 if I punt on Aguero - alternatively could go straight for DCL and do the Salah move for free in 24

  6. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Think I’m just going to do Hanley > Williams this gameweek. Won’t play him but going to be a 0.2m swing. Just have to accept I chose the wrong 4.0 option on wildcard last week.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Williams is gonna be very good and a completely valid starter.

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I would keep FT this week and reassess going into GW24. Doesn't feel like a priority move.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Got Mane, Salah and TAA already.

  7. TripleHHH
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Sitting at 145k overall with 1.8m ITB 2FT and this team:

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Sidibe, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Rico
    Ali, KDB, Salah, Cantwell, Dendoncker
    Vardy, DCL, Rashford

    Thinking Ali to Son but not sure there's much point
    or
    Ali to Mahrez (rotation risk)
    or
    upgrade Soyuncu to VVD

    Still have TC, bench boost and wildcard to play.

    Any thoughts

    1. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      soy to vvd, triple pool for double, good fixtures after that?

      1. TripleHHH
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Leaning towards this now. But rashford may be injured so could get aguero in it I downgrade Ali...

  8. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Kane, Auba and Rashford > Aguero Firmino and DCL...(-8)....y/n?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Wow - that’s tough luck

      I think it’s a good move, so yes.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        ...I give up...

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Tried to be a bit too different there though, Spurs and Arsenal aren’t playing at the best they can play. Liverpool and City the best 2 teams in the league so their assets are the best by far. But at least you tried something different and didn’t just pick the same players as everyone else ahead of you I’m assuming

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nah - save FT

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Agreed.

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      If Aguero plays against Palace, then it's extremely unlikely he starts vs Sheffield United so get Aguero and DCL for Kane and Auba and then do Aguero to Firmino next GW. Rashford should be fine to play.

      1. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        How can you possibly say that Rashford should be fine to play ?

  9. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    DGW 24

    Mane - given his ownership (I predict it will be close to 200% with TC chips in play), is it a needless risk to go without him?

    Salah’s ownership I’d expect to be around 100% so not as extreme.

    Thoughts?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'm risking no mane maybe but likely not because of ownership

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        ...and when he hauls we will here you saying 'I give up' once again

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Hopefully Mane ends a few seasons.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        If you don’t own him in DGW 24 and he gets a decent haul it is pretty much season over.

        Can’t decide whether it’s a risk worth taking if chasing or just a completely stupid/ needless risk

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          If you get but don’t captain Mane, you want him to still blank.

          Funny old game.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Indeed but it massively reduces the downside risk of him hauling and you still get the large upside from Salah C/TC

        2. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          It won't be season over at all depending on who else you own

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            A 200% EO player with a double game week hauling when you dont own him will cause serious serious damage

            1. Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Depends if you own the other one who hauls in a DGW as well.

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I thought you were definitely going Mane?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        That’s always been my plan but the lure of going for a ‘do or die’ ‘get the season back on track’ gamble is tempting me!

        Realistically though I’ll almost certainly go Mane due to the risk factor.

        Would make my life much easier to go Firminio though as can then switch him to rashford

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Mane and Salah vs Norwich in GW26 looks incredibly tasty.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Can’t see Mane & Salah double up being value (other than the DGW) I’d much rather TAA, Robbo & Salah/ Mane longer term.

            It’s tricky but important the next few weeks!

            1. Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              It's great value with Pool fixtures after the DGW. I am sure that Klopp will be all out to nail the PL as soon as possible.

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 12 days ago

              I'll lose KdB if I need funds, I have a feeling he'll miss their two easiest games in their very tough fixture run, obviously can still score well in any fixture though because he's amazing but gotta take some risks.

  10. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Rashford and Traore to
    A - Mahrez and DCL
    B - Mahrez and Ings
    C - Richarlison and Ings

    1. Teahupo'o
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I did B this gw.

    2. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B depends on mahrez on any benching
      C more secure imo

      1. Teahupo'o
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Agree. Have to accept the Pep roulette and be ok with your first sub.

  11. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is Ricardo, Jimi and Maddison to Ings, Stephens and Salah for -4?

    Would leave a rather ugly backline of kelly rico lundstrum TAA and Stephens

  12. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    kdb & martial to salah & mahrez for free next week for dgw ?
    only way i can have some city cover, and have triple pool (gomez & mane)
    cheers

  13. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    50 from 3 so far

  14. Teahupo'o
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KDB Salah Mahrez
    Vardy Ings DCL

    (Button, Cantwell Rico Williams)
    0FT 0.1ITB

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah, good team. I’ll have something similar!

      1. Teahupo'o
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. 5 red arrows in the last 6. Hoping this will break the funk.

  15. Mufc202020
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Rashford injury... are we expecting his value to drop overnight?

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Unlikely to drop tonight

    2. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      At the current rate it will not drop tonight

  16. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wow. Hadn't clocked mahrez is only 4 points behind sterling now.

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yep. Compare the minutes.

  17. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Rashford injury serious?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe.

      Ole cant be trusted.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes Ole is sneaky

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          No, just a liar.

      2. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Alli Rashy >>> Salah Ayew no brainer?

    2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Mmmm. It’s a knock on top of whatever he had before. Soft tissue damage can be a strange injury though.

  18. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A) Martial > Mane
    B) Rico,Martial > Robbo,Son(-4)

    Ramsdale
    TAA Soy Sidibe
    Salah KDB Grealish Martial
    Vardy Maupay DCL

    McGovern Traore Lund Rico

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. reeceon
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

  19. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Maddison to Salah for free now?
    Or next week?

    1FT, 4.8ITB
    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KdB Maddison Martial
    Vardy Ings DCL

    McGovern Dendoncker Rico Kelly

    Thanks!

  20. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Just like Martial was out against City, rashford is out on Sunday. Only difference this time is the mind games won’t work as Liverpool will put Oles little wheel in pieces

  21. reeceon
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    bottomed

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

  22. AubameBLOODCLAATyang
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Who to bench for this GW23

    Martial or Grealish??

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Martial IMO, up against best defence in the league, expecting a response from Villa.

    2. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      benching martial, playing cantwell

  23. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What's the Rashford situation then? Worth doing Rashy to DCL or Maupay this week to fund Grealish>Salah for DGW?

    Or a 1 week punt to Aguero then a -4 to do Aguero/Grealish > Salah/DCL in 24?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      It’s called mind games even though you will lose 2/3-0

    2. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Just chill your beans and wait.

  24. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Tea or coffee?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Coffee

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Depends who’s making it.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Unfortunately I have to make my own

    3. Kszaq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      tea seems to be essential...

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Coffee first, tea after.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Early Grey or Tetley for captain?

  25. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I’ve had Martial for a few weeks...but I have to say I think he’s absolutely kak for the majority of most games.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yes he is

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Pain to watch but he’s clinical. I’m selling this week though as he’ll be even less effective with rash out too

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Rash might not be out tho

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Thank god.No rashy lucky penalty

  26. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ings expected to go up in price tonight?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      maybe

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      99.1%

      If the 0.1m matters, get it done.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I think Mccarthy will rise

    3. NotReadyForPrimeTime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Both Ings and McCarthy seem likely.
      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

  27. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Start One;

    A) Traore vs SOU (a)
    B) Cantwell vs BOU (h)

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Cantwell!

      Traore might be getting a flag.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Injured?

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Both gash

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

  28. Pukkipartyy
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Martial + Jimi out for:

    A: Mahrez + DCL
    B: Richarlison + Maupay
    C: Mahrez + Maupay

    Thx

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez is very likely to be benched so B. Not sure it's worth 2 FTs though, slightly sideways move.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Im not so sure Mahrez will be benched. Looks like Pep finally trusts him, but ofc he can be benched, even Aguero might get benched after that hattrick..

        I just have 2fts and want to do something. Jimis form and upcoming fixtures are meh. And when u wach ManU games and Martial he is so frustrating to watch...

  29. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    How was Rashford? Just in from training

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      limping

  30. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Who would you prefer to have this week? Aguero or Salah?

    1. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Would be Salah and Deeney/Maupay or Aguero and Moutinho.

    2. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Both

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Can't have both. Which one?

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Aguero