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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. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Rashford replacements then?

    a) Maupay
    b) DCL
    c) Firmino

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Would chance C. Depends on your other plans for Pool players

  2. ooooo
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Rashford + Martial to Ings + Salah for free?
    Would still have Traore and Jiminez double up

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good

  3. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Would you sell Maddison or Martial to bring in Salah?

    Maddison has the better fixture this week but Martial the better next week. As a Vardy and Soy owner, I also have doubts about my Leicester triple up...

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Maddy

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks. That’s what I’m thinking at the moment.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Had to make the same decision. I sold Maddison.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks. Think I’ll do the same. And I think I’ll do it this week.

      2. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Maddy season keeper

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 20 days ago

          This

  4. reeceon
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Does anyone know what Traores injury is?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      his biceps exploded

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Went down on his haunches just before being subbed.

      Might be cramp, might be nothing.

      1. reeceon
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        cheers

  5. MJM
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Is Trossard potentially a good replacement for Traoré?

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        no

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      He could well be yes

  6. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Would you prefer Salah and Deeney/Maupay or Aguero and Moutinho this week?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I think Aguero could be great this week but obviously you’d have the double with Salah. If Moutinho would be for the bench, I’d downgrade to save money

  7. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    A. Rashford>Ings (can get Robbo)
    B. Jimmy>Ings (will mean Gomez plus having to play Rico/Dendocker if Rashford unfit)

  8. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I need to get rid of 1 player (to have funds to triple up Liverpool)
    and this player is gonna be:

    A)Ramsdale to McCarthy

    or

    B)Aurier to Basham

    Which move to make?

    *B option may seems worse than A but Shu have some great fixtures after gw 24 and maybe patience is the key for Ramsdale while I'm also unsure of Aurier minutes

    I would really appreciate any reply thanks a lot.

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A. Ramsdale was a disaster for me

    2. NotReadyForPrimeTime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Ramsdale a bad end of 2019 WC choice I regretted, though I ditched Aurier then and was happy to do so.
      Before today's Rashford debacle, I used 1 or 2FTs to get McCarthy for Ramsdale, though.

      1. NotReadyForPrimeTime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        1 of, not 1 or.

  9. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    A. Maddison / Rash > Salah / Deeney
    B. Grealish / Rash > Salah / Greenwood?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

  10. TM44
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Current team is below, 2ft £0.4m Itb

    Pope (button)

    Lund robbo soyuncu (rico, holgate)

    Salah alli kdb grealish (cantwell)

    Vardy rashford ings

    Best move from the below?

    A) rash and alli > ayew and mane
    B) rash and alli > greenwood and mane
    C) rash > firmino and save one ft
    D) another option

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Im on A atm

  11. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which do you prefer for DGW 24 (and beyond)

    A) TAA, Salah, Mane, Jimenez, Maupay
    B) TAA, Salah, Firminio, Richarlison, Ings
    C) TAA, Robbo, Salah, Richarlison, Abraham, Ings (In A & B I’d be playing both Soy & Lund each week whereas in C I’d bench one each week)

    1. Mr G
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 20 days ago

      B) and lose Soy out after the next 2...

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I'd want Mane or Robbo, they're both far more explosive than Firmino and generally better FPL assets.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks - you are talking sense

        Firminio is just a silly idea isn’t it (definitely wouldn’t want him long term)

  12. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I sold Greenwood for Ings...

    I wanted to play Cantwell and didn’t know how I could do it. I’ll be benching Rashford not selling and hoping he is fit for Burnley!

  13. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which GK is the best option from these

    A McCarthy
    B Foster
    C Ryan
    D Guaita (after City)

    McCarthy is cheap and releases funds, has nice games but Southampton rarely get cleanies.

  14. Mr G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Any thoughts on Howe recalling Rico to start after he watched the cherries get whipped by the hornets from the sidelines? Makes me think twice about selling.... especially as it would be for Williams who’s not exactly nailed!

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Cherries shut out Norwich with Pukki a doubt....

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I have Rico. Was thinking of shipping

      1. Mr G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Think an Ake & Rico to start a strong possibility... although both play on the left.... right?

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Ake is likely to be back to CB along with Cook but A. Smith (normally RB) can also play LB so there is a chance that he starts LB instead of Rico with Francis at RB.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Rico to Stephens?

  15. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hi....anything for a hit here? 4.5mitb. Most of that is for alli to salah gw24.

    Pope
    Taa soy lunds (Kelly rico)
    Mane kdb alli grealish (nakamba)
    Vardy ings maupay

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      no

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks TM

  16. fplking14
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Lundstram + Jimmy > Deeney + Robertson. I will have Mane, TAA and Robertson for the DGW.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      One doesn’t simply sell the Lord

      1. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Unless I seek Evans no way to get Robertson. I will only lose 0.1 value so I can easily get him back in.

  17. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Odds on Ole ruling Rashford out of Sunday's game and him making a miraculously recovery?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Depends on the horse palenta.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Ole’s managerial strategy appears to be play rashford for every minute of the season that he is able to physically stand for.

      It’s ridiculous - he is going to break him.

      If Rashford can stand on his feet he will play at the weekend so I
      Wouldn’t be surprised if he starts (although he really should be rested!

      1. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        And is playing the best defence in the league away carrying an injury

  18. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Plan was to save this Gw & give Jiminez the Southampton game..

    Might move him on this week, Wolves look out of ideas

    (A) Maupay

    (B) DCL

  19. Ready Player One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Next 4

    Richarlison or Mahrez?

  20. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    What to do with Rashford?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      take him to A and E

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Kiss him

  21. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Henderson or Mccarthy?

    Already got Lund obv

    1. Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      McCarthy. If you’ve already got Lundstram

  22. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    How much will Bruno if he joins United? 8.5?

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      *cost

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      8.5 would be my guess also, same as Pogba since he's basically taking his place.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      More like 7.5 maybe 8.0

  23. mcginnntonic
    4 months, 20 days ago

    anyone thinking rash to son if injured?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Red card on the way.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Another Son red card would be hilarious

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 20 days ago

          He's not that kind of player...apart from all the times that he is.

      2. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Son red card assassin

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          He looks like such a nice person

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Son is the real baby faced assassin

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        He's a real thug

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Ole the middle aged bullshitter.

        1. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          He's a nice guy in real life

  24. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Rashford to Ings a no brainer ?

    1. Gommy
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Fortuitously, I made that change on Saturday.

  25. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Rico Soy
    Salah KDB Mane Martial Perez
    Rashford DCL

    Button Greenwood Kelly Targett

    A) Rash to Ings 2.3m in bank for next week
    B) Rash and Targett to Ings and Dunk -4 1.9m ITB
    C) sames B but -8 Rico to Azpilicueta

    Cheers

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Having ridden some good luck bringing Aguero in last week and captaining would you keep him as captain this week or move it to Vardy or KDB ?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      do what you want. it's your team not ours

      1. Beizer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Really?

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        All of us will but I value a lot of the comments and posts here which helps make those final decisions.

    2. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      If I had him I’d captain him defo

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers for that

    3. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Seems like you make v good decisions

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Daddymac
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Got to captain him full week between games think he a defo starter but still pick your VC well just incase lol

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks for helpful comment. That’s the concern whether or not he starts, or worse gets cameo. But I can see Sterling BSilva and Aguero starting given coming off hat-trick and it is a home game

        1. Beizer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 20 days ago

          But benching mahrez would be harsh...

          1. Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            And also not unpredictable

    5. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I am, and I also have Vardy, KDB (V), Mo, Ings

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks- that’s what I will do but may put vice captaincy on Vardy. Aguero goes for Ings next week so I can get Mané

  27. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I like these articles. Always appear weeks after I've made a change. I sold Chilwell a month ago.

  28. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I was so stubborn not to get a Ings in due to his injury record

    I finally just did Rashford ➡ Ings

    Is sod gets injured I’ll probably cry

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      If sod gets injured*

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Wait for rashy news first he might be okay after what he posted on twitter

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Too late for me lol

      2. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        wouldn't listen to twits

  29. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Lads, which is the best plan going forward?

    Ryan (Button)

    TAA Soyuncu Lundy (Stephens) (Simpson)

    Mane KdB Alli Grealish (Cantwell)

    Vardy Rashy Tammy

    A. Alli Tammy Vardy >>> Son Ings Firmino (-4)

    B. Soy Alli Grealish Tammy >>> BWilliams Salah Hayden Ings (-8)

    C. Soy Alli Tammy >>> Robbo Martial Deeney (-4)

    D. Soy Rashy >>> Lascelles/Cathcart Firmino

    Appreciate any inputs. Thanks a lot.

  30. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Not removing Rashy! Ole told me Martial was down and out before city and I removed him only for him to play and score mega points ! ! !