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FPL team guide 2021/22 – Leicester City: Best players, stats and more

Our team-by-team guide to the new Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season continues with this preview of Leicester City.

After narrowly missing out on Champions League football in the 2019/20 campaign, the Foxes finished fifth again last season – one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

That means more Europa League involvement to contend with, a competition in which Leicester reached the round-of-32 stage in 2020/21.

Don’t forget that you can view in-depth team and player data on Brendan Rodgers’ side in our Premium Members Area.

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Leicester have already made a key squad addition in the form of striker Patson Daka (£7.5m).

The Zambian’s style of play makes it seem as though he is a long-term replacement for one Jamie Vardy (£10.5m).

“What (Daka) is doing, everyone is seeing he’s scoring for fun. His biggest strength is his pace. He uses it very well. We are seeing him develop into a good striker, with the strength, pace, and a great conversion rate.” – Zambia international Larry Bwalya

However, few will be expecting the 34-year-old Vardy to suddenly fade out of the Leicester picture despite his age.

That means a likely scenario of Vardy, Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.5m) battling it out for two striker spots – if Rodgers retains a wing-back system.

Iheanacho produced wonders in the second half of last season, scoring 12 goals and logging two assists from the beginning of February.

Above: FPL assets sorted by goals scored per 90 minutes in 2020/21

The Nigeria striker was actually the top FPL forward for rate of goalscoring, averaging 0.70 goals for every 90 minutes played.

Vardy, meanwhile, registered more big chances than any other Fantasy asset last season (34). Ten of those opportunities arrived from Gameweek 26 onwards, which was the point at which Iheanacho started his run in the side – so any suggestions that the long-serving forward’s goal threat was completely diminished are a little wide of the mark.

Nevertheless, there was a modest drop-off in the veteran striker’s goal threat numbers – and a rise in creativity – after he progressed from lone spearhead to one half of a front two.

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306 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 hours ago

    Here we go, first draft and post for the season:

    Sanchez (4.0)
    TAA - Dias - Fofana/Lamptey (4.0)
    Salah - Bruno - Havertz - ESR (4.5)
    Toney - DCL - Watkins

    0.0itb

    ESR could become Digne and a switch to 433, but not sure about that.

    1. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Good team

  2. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    I'm really tempted to start the season with a Raphinha and Harrison double up in midfield. Early fixtures would suggest that punting on Buendia is a better option, but I hate having to book in a later transfer and I can't see him being in my team in the longer term, whereas the Leeds pair could easily stay in place for a number of weeks.

    Too risky doubling up with tough early fixtures?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Both nailed starters in a very attacking team that creates loads of chances.

    2. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Lees started 90 mph at the start of last season to get up the table then slightly tapered off toward the business end of the league but still managed to maintain results with the team working well as a unit.

      A double up at the start could be fruitful

    3. KnightSlayer
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Tempting to Triple with Bamford as well

    4. mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Go for it! Im on ayling, raphinha & bamford currently. Not worried about fixture list at all, esp not from an attacking point of view. Fancy leeds to finish 6th this season.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Honestly this!

    5. Cynical
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      My plan is Raphina and Harrison unless Willock moves to Newcastle. Leeds are a nice attacking team and I think Watkins is enough from Villa.

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Fixtures are tough and everyone knows how LEE plays by now... its a wait & see from me.

      1. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 13 hours ago

        Doesn't play as much with the D

  3. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    Martinez Bachmann
    AWB Keane Cresswell Fofana Lamptey
    Bruno Greenwood/Jota Son Buendia Harrison
    Watkins Wilson Bamford

    Rate this team, please.

    1. Igor Biscan
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      I think you will end up with lots of points on the bench each week.

      Downgrading a player to a non-playing sub will also free up some cash for upgrading players, or you can keep it itb for future transfers.

      1. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        I like it for the same reason igor doesn't. Smart to have strong (potentially more than 2pt) cover for jota/greenwood/covid. Im setting up with a similar structure (currently 5.5 mid to cover MCI pick).

  4. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    Do we think Cavani starts the PL leading the line at MANU?

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Dont want to take that risk. Many cheaper and good option there, at least for me.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        I mean until something big happens (Kane move and/or Haaland transfer) everyone will go for that 7.5-8.5 mil bracket, so price wise the difference is not huge and with all the talent around him - Fernandes, Sancho, Greenwood, Rashford, Pogba, JLingz... could be gold

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Yes, he can score many goals but Nacho, Bam can di that too. Cheaper price and have more game time

        2. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          It still up to u tough. it just a discussion. If u sure he is the best choice, go for it. I may get wrong.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Yes but won’t play every week

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes, that is definitely an issue.

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      I really like the Cavani pick tbh. His minutes will be managed but still fancy him to score a lot of points with those fixtures.

  5. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 hours ago

    So my secret 4.5 mid Brownhill decides to score and reveal himself to absolutely everyone… Ffs man.

    https://twitter.com/burnleyofficial/status/1417463697736413185?s=21

    1. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      He really much more attacking . Prefer him too since decades ago.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Someone recommended him to me yesterday.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Must’ve been me mate

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Is he completely nailed? Didn't pay much attention to how Burnley ended last season.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes, and with Mcneil departing he’ll likely play on the wing now

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Cheers. Gilmour is more of a deep lying playmaker isn't he?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 hours ago

            Yes will likely play DM in a 4231

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 19 hours ago

            More likely to win points for the Canaries defence than himself. He and Brownhill have been decorating my bench this last week, dammit.

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Shame he's never scored in the prem but he's been in a lot of my drafts

    1. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Is it definitely Gylfy?? Bad rumours to spread if not true.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        The only 31 year old from Everton so 99% him. He was only accused though, so Innocent until proven Gylfi

        1. Pjanić! at the Džeko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Fabian Delph I believe also fits the 31 year old Everton description, but the reports also stated that the player in question was an established international.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Icelandic media also reported it was him

      2. Fletch69
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Neighbours reported the police going round on Friday

      3. Pjanić! at the Džeko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Gylfi Sigurdsson
        Gylfi Sigurdsson
        Gylfi Sigurdsson
        Icelandic Adam Johnson

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      “#MUFC will assess Luke Shaw’s fitness for the start of the season, after he played at the Euros with broken ribs. He suffered the injury against Germany, but played through the pain barrier”

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        [@mcgrathmike]

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        weeellll, got a month eh. 🙁

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        AWB then?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Might start with Digne until Shaw's ready myself.

    3. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Albert Sambi Lokonga added to the game at 5.0.
      This means I will do absolutely nothing.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        8 YCs last season. Any takers?

      2. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        And you still had time to come on here, login and post this...

        What are you getting at? You think that he’s sh*t because you’ve never heard of him or that he didn’t sign for Manchester United??

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Unless you had Xhaka in your team all last year, you need to calm down.

        2. Carlton P
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Bit of an extreme reaction, calm yourself

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Who took a dump in your coffee mate?

        4. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Chill out mate XD. I actually support Arsenal.

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Anyone going Joelinton , he is a steal at 6m

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        I have more chance picking a perma red flagged Giroud than him

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          But but , he is a great differential, at 0.6%

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 hours ago

            Eh he’s not nailed and currently injured though

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            If you're a 0.6% fetishist, you can partner him with Almiron 😉

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              Yes get in lol

    5. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Any feedback???

      Sanchez
      TAA-Tierney-Fofana
      Salah-Bruno-Pepe-Buendia-Raphinha
      DCL-Watkins

      Foster,White,Lamptey,Perica

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Personally, I like it

        1. Legohair
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Thanks mate

    6. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      @FabrizioRomano
      EXCL. Tottenham and Sevilla are finalizing a new swap deal: Erik Lamela to Sevilla, Bryan Gil to Spurs. Agreement set to be reached on permanent deal and here we go soon!

      Anyone heard of this dude and his mullet?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        No but Good to see Lamela the weasel out of the PL.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 hours ago

          Looking at Wiki, he's hardly played for Sevilla. He just gets loaned out to Championship-level clubs.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Only 20yo, one for the future maybe

    7. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Im quite liking this set up.
      Baachman
      TAA,Robertson,Shaw,Lamptey
      Salah,Fernandes,Torres,Raphinia
      Watkins,Toney

      Foster,Harrison,Ayling,Davis

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        I've got 8 of your starting XI and Sanchez in goal, so what can I say? Great? Template?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          i should maybe swap out Ayling for another. As Lamptey will be benched for Harrison from wk 2.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            One of my few differences is I got in Dier for Ayling (but might go back to Ayling as he works so well with Lamps). Dier's got Wolves GW2 btw.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              Not sure why you can't play Lamptey home to Watford there, or keep Ayling and go 352.

        2. zeslinguer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          why not both? The template picks are template for a reason... they're great options.

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        You prefer Torres to Wilson and Nacho?

    8. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 hours ago

      Villa fans you are needed.

      With Buendia joining, and under the assumption Grealish stays, which player starts?

      B. Traore or El Ghazi?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Don’t need to be a Villa fan to know that Traore is above ElGhazi in the pecking order

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          You’d think so, but Traore plays on the right whereas El Ghazi on the left. Buendia played on the right all season.

          1. Ooh Ah Cantona
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Wouldn't it be Grealish on the left, Buendia in the middle (Barkley's old spot) and Traore on the right

      2. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Good day everyone,

        What do you think of this draft?

        Sanchez

        TAA - Digne - Cresswell (Lamptey + 4M)

        Salah - Bruno - Buendía - Raphinha (4.5M)

        Iheanacho - Watkins - Antonio

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Pretty much the template. It's good.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Nothing wrong with it, very similar to most on here.

          Like the front line but there is always risk of Antonio's injury and Ikenacho sharing game time with Vardy & Daka so maybe you should only pick one of them and get more nailed forward for the other slot.

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        There´s a good for you, what do you prefer:

        1. Grealish + ESR

        2. Buendia + Toney

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          2

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          The one without Arsenal player.

        3. Ooh Ah Cantona
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Grealish and ESR.
            I don't know why people are thinking Buendia will reach Grealish level returns. And Toney is not BamBam, and Brentford are not Leeds

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Oh fml that’s a Brownhill brace

          https://twitter.com/burnleyofficial/status/1417478802792493058?s=21

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Will you ever play him though?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              I might by accident. He's 2nd bench, ahead of Gilmour.

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            First game BHA

          3. 3 A
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23885450

            Recommend him once

        5. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          How am I looking?

          Sanchez
          TAA, AWB, Digne, Lamptey
          Salah, Fernandes, Mahrez, Buendia
          Antonio, Watkins

          Foster; Ayling, Brownhill, Obafemi.

          AWB will be Shaw if he's ready for GW1.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Like most, nothing wrong with the squad inclusion of Mahrez might be genius.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            I would get 5m defender for Digne, maybe Coufal, then get DCL

        6. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Over the past 3 seasons Robbo and TAA both scored exactly 555pts

          Robbo played 9711mins and TAA 8662mins

          So pts per 90mins = Robbo 5.14 and TAA 5.77

          Points per 90mins divided by price for 21/22 = Robbo 0.74 and TAA 0.77

          Pretty damn close.

          It depends how you spend the 0.5m elsewhere.
          Robbo is made of steel so less likely to be injured
          Robbo is 27 and captain of his country, he's in peak form and highly unlikely it drops
          TAA is just 22, has had some patchy form and will have been gutted to miss the Euros.

          TL:DR I think I've talked myself into the Scot, but it doesn't matter too much who you pick to be honest!

          1. 3 A
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            7.0 and 7.5 is huge tough..
            If Varane comes to M.U, do u think Shaw will come close to what Trent and Robbo arvhieve?

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              There aren't really any defenders who can compete with the goals and assists count of TAA and Robbo.

              If Varane comes and tightens Man U, Shaw could be looking at a season anywhere along the lines of 150-200 the worry is always an injury.

              If VVD plays every game you can imagine both Robbo and TAA in the 180-220 bracket. Very tough to beat even at those prices points.

          2. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Im going both. Too much value in the defence as compared to mid priced midfielders.

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              I think if VVD has the effect we all expect then going with both is the best use of funds.

              1. AuFeld
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 18 hours ago

                Will the Liverpool defense be the same without Wijnaldum?

            2. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              Do you plan on supporting them with a 4.5m or going really strong at the back?

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 18 hours ago

              TAA, Robbo, Shaw - that's my defence sorted.

        7. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          All aboard the Brownhill Bandwagon

        8. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Choochoo

        9. xHaTr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Sanchez
          Shaw TAA Coufal
          Salah Barnes Bruno Raph
          Watkins Wilson Antonio

          Steele Ayling Brownhill Manquillo

        10. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          I'm aboard

        11. arcticalex17
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Sanchez (Meslier)

          Shaw, TAA, Dias, James (Fofana)

          Bruno, Salah, Jorginho, Saka (Brownhill)

          Watkins, Toney (Joao Pedro)

          Thinking about changing the midfield to maybe get grealish?
          Also not sure on who to start in defence because they’re all pretty strong and have a decent clean sheet record.

        12. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          Brownhill in every team lol

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            Until tomorrow's friendly games.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 hours ago

              Does Gilmour play tomorrow lol

        13. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 hours ago

          If you had to pick one -

          Son or TAA?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            What's the pairing ?
            They different position so can't compare directly.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 hours ago

            If there is only room for one of those players in your team, it would be TAA