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The Leicester City players to consider in FPL ahead of Gameweek 5 fixture swing

The Gameweek 5 fixture swing has thrown up a few teams who now look prime for investment in Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

Leicester City, who have had a mixed start to the new season, are towards the top of the Season Ticker over the next five Gameweeks but haven’t dominated discussion as the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Arsenal and Leeds United have.

With that in mind, we asked the Scout Academy who they will be keeping an eye on from the Foxes.

FPL Focus

Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) has started all four opening fixtures, playing every minute and registering a goal. He comes with the added security of knowing that he is definitely going to start games – something that many of the ‘big six’ mid-price midfielders can’t say – and he has so far made six key passes. His relationship with Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) means that he always looks for the forward’s runs, while he is not afraid to take on long shots himself. With Brighton and Burnley up next, he could be a nice pick.

Fantasy Football Academy

Whilst everyone is focusing on Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m), Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) has some amazing fixtures and is currently being criminally overlooked. He is nailed and on penalties, and I expect Leicester to bounce back to form soon. This is an opportunity to differentiate and go big on the English striker.

And with Leicester’s key centre-backs now close to a return, I can see their backline becoming solid again and their defenders could haul big soon.

FPL Talking Points

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This was the patch of green I had my eye on for Leicester’s fixtures when I chose Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) and Danny Ward (£4.0m) as my goalkeeping duo at the outset of the season. So while a third member of the Foxes’ defensive unit isn’t for me, set-piece threat Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m) is primed for returns at both ends of the pitch.

Isn’t it possible that Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) could match Cristiano Ronaldo‘s (£12.6m) output over the next five matches given how difficult the upcoming run of fixtures appears for Manchester United? If you can overcome the fear of missing out with Ronaldo and Vardy does deliver, then saving over £2.0m – which can strengthen our teams elsewhere -seems like a big game. Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) to Raphinha (£6.5m)? Yes please!

Alfie Pods FPL

The arrival of big premium players means I’m shying away from Leicester assets until their defence and form settles down. Brighton away is going to be tight and Graham Potter’s men are not keen on giving away space, but, I still fancy the Foxes for a goal or two. So who’s going to score? Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.1m) likes to find the net against Brighton, but considering his playing time remains an uncertainty, it’s has be to be Jamie Vardy (£10.4m). Hedge the bets in the safe place.

Leicester have more than enough about them to go to the Amex and pick up a clean sheet. Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m) and Timothy Castange (£5.4m) both offer a lot of attacking potential from their full-back positions, especially with space to exploit behind Brighton’s wing-backs – but will more than one of them start, with Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) fit again?

FPL Shake ‘n’ Bake

Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) made his debut for Leicester in Gameweek 4, and instantly looked dangerous, with two shots (one on target) in just 17 minutes. After an impressive cameo, and with the Foxes’ attack stuttering so far, he could be given an increased opportunity to continue to impress. One for the watchlist.

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  1. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA • Cancelo • Semedo • Livramento
    Salah • Pogba • Raphinha • Gray
    Ronaldo • Lukaku

    4.0 • Sissoko • Williams • Locadia

    1. A) Ramsdale can be B) Sanchez
    2. A) Pogba can be B) Jota
    3. A) Gray can be B) Gallagher

    Please help on WC.

    1. tbos83
        1 month, 10 days ago

        2

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        ABB to answer your questions

      • Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Prefer Sanchez. Much lower xGC for BHA compared to ARS. ARS have better fixtures though - not sure I'd trust them though.

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Somehow I can't muster any enthusiasm for LEI players. Has to be Bamford in for DCL this week doesn't it?

      1. tbos83
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Jimenez

        • Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          yeah i'll be looking at that move if Bamford has no injury concerns

        • baggs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          leeds havent been great neither has Bamford. i went bruno, dcl -> gray, luk

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Tricky fixtures, Bamford still scored twice

      2. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Play Brownhill or Ayling?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ayling. Interesting stat: Ayling had more ball carries than any other player in Europe last season.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Interesting, by ball carries do they effectively mean dribbles?

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Oh, yeah! Leicester still exists in FPL. Blimey. The template left them in the dust

        1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Barnes was really popular but most ditched him pretty quickly. was awful

      4. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Morning guys.
        This lot G2G?
        Sanchez
        Marcal digne white
        Torres salah jota sarr
        Bamford Ronaldo lukaku

      5. FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Great article! Definitely thrown up some options I've overlooked personally.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Agreed, I still have a sneaking suspicion that Vardy plus 1.1 could match Lukaku, or Ronaldo plus 2.1, but I’m not brave enough to do it myself!

          1. FPL Brains
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Neither! Haha.

        2. baggs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ive been waiting for Iheanacho to come good since gw1 im amazed hes not started yet

      6. footballfreak
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        on a wildcard and assesing two below options can i have some help please. with A team more balanced and not relying on watford and can go ronaldo to lukaku later. or B and just keep them both

        A 0.5 in bank. Ramsdale (Guaita)
        Marcal Tierney* TAA (Livra, Duffy)
        Raphinha Sarr Salah Jota (Sissoko)
        Lukaku* Dennis* Ronaldo

        B 0.1 in bank. Ramsdale (Guaita)
        Marcal Dias* TAA (Livra, Duffy)
        Raphinha Sarr Salah Jota (Sissoko)
        Bamford* Jimenez* Ronaldo

        1. footballfreak
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          team A i mean keep them both Ronaldo Lukaku

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Watford the issue for a. Double attack is a no go imo

        3. baggs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          id be getting in Rudiger

      7. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Shaw looks to be getting a lot of transfers out for someone who kept clean sheets in a lot of these tough fixtures last year. Am I wrong to be unfazed by this schedule?

        1. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          True, if anything, tougher fixtures probably means OGS going for a 0-0 score

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I don’t think he’s a wise transfer out with any fixtures

          Every game Man Utd play settles Varane in further, and it’s only a matter of time before the cleansheets come

          He’s already putting up baps & assists so when the cleansheets arrive he’ll be putting up serious points

          That being said - James & Cancelo are also looking great picks, and TAA is breaking the game

          1. Pacer.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Agreed. I own TAA and have a second 5.5 slot so don't feel any pressure about those

        3. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I guess maybe people just see the green fixtures for other players who are similarly or lesser priced and will go with them. Such a high ownership will lead to having him appear on the most sales list though of course

        4. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          We've not looked close to keeping a clean sheet in any of our games.

          The point about Varane is true but that for me can wait till the fixture swing.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            They are towards the top of the table for XGc, right up beside Liverpool, and better than Chelsea - cleansheets will come if Varane stays fit

            Very interested to see them against the top 4 teams - they were virtually impenetrable against them last season

            When Utd sit back & play on the break in bigger games they are very difficult to score against

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              "When Utd sit back & play on the break in bigger games they are very difficult to score against"

              Not sure Ronaldo's going to accept that tactic. I'm looking to dump Shaw for a Chelsea defender. I just don't see clean sheets and the extra potential assists don't compensate for a defender neglecting their bread 'n' butter.

              1. Respect My Authoritah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                He'll be fine. Real did it plenty v Barca

            2. Gunneryank
                1 month, 10 days ago

                i dunno about this. They are fine defensively but are decidedly 4th among the 'Big 4' as far as the eye test goes. They leak goals on the regular.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  They couldn't keep a clean sheet v a Wilsonless Newcastle and conceded 2 to a Swiss team the equivalent of a mid-table PL side. Not good.

                  1. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Exactly my point.

          2. Carlton P
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            WC team! All advice taken on board and appreciated
            Sa l Steele
            TAA l VVD l Cancelo l Rudiger l Marcal
            Salah l Raphinha l Gray l Sissoko l McArthur
            Ronaldo l Bamford l Jimenez
            0ITB

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Mid too weak imo buy nice enough 🙂 solid 433

              1. Carlton P
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Cheers

            2. SilentLemonMan
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I like it - can see the benefit of not having 3 premium

                Maybe VVD > Dias and then Marcal > Semedo ?

                1. Carlton P
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I’ve never really entertained the big 3. Think I did one draft and thought I could do better

                2. Carlton P
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Dias/Torres in from gw8. Can’t stretch to Semedo

              • Carlton P
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                VVD only there for gw5+6. Then onto James/Dias gw7
                Ronaldo > Lukaku gw7/8
                Gray > Torres gw8
                4-3-3 lost weeks

              • Lucky Z
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Too weak for 2 premiums. Woukd add one of Jota/Pogba

                1. Carlton P
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I think with the run chelsea/city defenders have then they can match the 7.5 mids. Happy to downgrade a 6.0 if needs be though. Torres on my radar

            3. SilentLemonMan
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Sanchez & Marcal & Torres

                Or

                Schmichael & Semedo & Raph

                Brain says B but Torres has more haul potential

              • Romford Pele - Don't w…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Who to bench?

                A) Gallagher (liv)
                B) Sissoko (nor)
                C) Williams (WAT)

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  C

                2. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  A or B, leaning towards B

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Sanchez ( Steele)
                Taa semedo white ( livra Williams)
                Salah jota raphinha gray (Gilmour)
                Lukaku Ronaldo Armstrong

                Too unbalanced WC?

                Thanks

              • The real slim shady
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Keep or sell Benrahma?
                Can get Raphina, Gray or Sarr for example.

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I'd sell

                2. baggs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  sell if youve not got anything else to do but it wouldnt be a priority

                3. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Sell if using FT and not other fires needing putting out

                4. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Tricky. I'd only sell for Raph, which is what I'm considering this week. Tempted to keep though

              • The Red Devil
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Here's the WC team I'm looking at, do like it barring 1-2 players. What do you folks think?

                Sanchez/Steele

                TAA/Shaw/Semedo/Marcal/Williams

                Salah/Gray/Torres/Raphinha/Sissoko

                Ronaldo/Lukaku/Street

                0.4 ITB
                Keep Sanchez or shift to someone else? Personally I'm ok keeping him as he's good at that price point
                Keep Torres or shift to jota/Greenwood?
                Here, the plan is to give Torres and double wolves defence 2-3 games before moving one of them for James & doing Torres to another midfielder
                Gray vs Gallagher? Liking Gray's upcoming fixtures, might switch to Gallagher after GW7-8.

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Think I will go Rudiger over James in a week, seems more nailed than James to me.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I'll have one of them but I'd like to monitor two more GWs and CL midweeks to reduce the guesswork.

                  1. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Is there a chance you end up with both, or is one enough for you?

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        There's a chance, yeah. TAA, James (?) and Semedo should be enough, but I'm considering trading in Duffy for a 2nd Chelsea and go 4 at the back. I like to keep my options open. But we do need to be aware of GW17-18(?) when Chelsea disappear for the CWC.

                2. Daghe Munegu
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Will Ayling this gw + Antonio next one outscore Jiménez againt brentford + Southampton ?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Should do

                  2. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Not sure on Jiménez. He may unlock himself and go big.

                3. tbos83
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Don't really understand the fpl statistics site. Does a player need to be over + or -100 to rise/fall?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      +100 to rise; -100 to fall. The coloured boxes are a bit of a giveaway too.

                  • G Banger
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Already used 1 FT on DCL => Bamford and want to hold onto WC for a while longer:

                    Sanchez
                    Shaw / White / TAA / Ayling
                    Benrahma / Salah / Bruno / ESR
                    Bamford / Jiminez

                    (Foster / Coufal / Gilmour / Antonio)

                    ESR => Gray / Sarr for a hit?

                    a) Yes
                    b) GTG

                  • Silecro
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Bottomed:

                    On WC:

                    A) Ayling + Jimenez
                    B) Rudiger + ASM

                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      B. Leeds D is sh*t. Strikers about the same atm.

                  • Stoic
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Need to do DCL + Dier out, who to get
                    1) Bamford/Jiminez
                    2) Ayling/Marcal

                    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Wolves defender and Leeds attacker is the way to go

                  • tibollom
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    took a -4 to get to this team rather than WC, g2g in terms of team and C?

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Marcal Shaw Ayling
                    Salah(c) Raph Greenwood Benharama
                    Ronaldo Ings

                    Foster, Brownhill, Livra, Tonio

                  • HEY JUDE
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      FREE HIT
                      Sanchez
                      TAA Dias Shaw Marcal
                      Salah Raph Jota Greenwood
                      Ronal Bamf

                      Its nailed?
                      Dier, Son Injured
                      Obafemi and Antonio not available..
                      Only have 1 att, Ronal

                      1. JammySprat
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Looks more like a wildcard than free hit... surely you want to pick some differential with good fixture like Vardy, Auba, Sarr ect

                        1. HEY JUDE
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Ive used a wildcard on gameweek 3.. Chose kane and son.. But wasted both of them..

                            1. JammySprat
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Unfortunately you need to take hits to fix.

                              1. HEY JUDE
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Yeahh
                                  -4..

                          • ameisin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            You will need your FH later in the season when we have BGW and DGW, don't blow it now.

                            Better off using your WC now and setting yourself up for the next run of fixtures.

                            1. HEY JUDE
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Ohh okk.. Tq

                          • Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Think I'll go against the big 3 in my WC just makes it too unbalanced.

                            I'm strongly considering a taa Robertson double think it could.work?

                            1. JammySprat
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              City and United in the next 5, not the best timing for double up

                            2. baggs
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              theres a lot of premium defs, id prefer one from each of big 4

                          • Neevesy
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Thoughts on this WC draft...

                            Sanchez (Steele)

                            R.James - Semedo - TAA - White (Livra)

                            Salah - Jota - Grey - Townsend (Gallagher)

                            Kaku - CR7 - 4.5

                            Double up Merseyside midfield for 2 GW, with the plan to move Grey/Andros after Norwich.

                          • Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I am very much looking forward to the start of this game week now!

                          • Sid07
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Already on -4

                            Sanchez (steele)
                            TAA shaw reguillon white (Tsimikas)
                            Salah Greenwood sarr benrahma (Gilmour)
                            Ronaldo DCL Antonio

                            1) DCL to Bamford for another hit
                            2) time for WC

                          • Shark Team
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Arsenal's defensive numbers are a lot worse than Brighton's so should I keep Sanchez as my GK in my WC or go for Ramsdale?

                            1. Respect My Authoritah
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Tricky call. Right now I'd stick with Sanchez. That's the problem with wildcarding so early. Need to see Arsenal and Ramsdale a bit more.

                          • Thursday's Press Conference Times
                            Skonto Rigga
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Morning folks, here are the press conference times for Thursday:

                            Bruce - 9.30am
                            Bielsa - 1pm
                            Arteta - 1pm
                            Benitez - 1pm
                            Munoz - 1pm
                            Dyche - 1.30pm
                            Hasenhüttl - 1.30pm
                            Solskjaer - 2pm
                            Rodgers - post-UEL
                            Moyes - post-UEL
                            Nuno - post-UECL

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Thanks

                            2. G B
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              It would be nice if Nuno gave some concrete news on Son, but I'm not holding my breath.

                              Telegraph journo says Son is hopeful of making it
                              https://twitter.com/Matt_Law_DT/status/1438113896464793603?s=19

                              Think I'm going to have to wait to see if he's spotted in training or else get rid...

                          • Steve The Spud
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            I’m glad dcl survived a drop, does anyone know when bielsa presser is today?

                            1. Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I posted at the same time as above lol

                            2. Gunneryank
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Bielsa transcript: "Yeah, our defense has been shocking compared to what i would prefer. Feel free to start your attacking assets against us. I mean, it's what I'm doing."

                                *Shows his team with Saint-Maximin*

                                1. Sharkytect
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  There should be a compulsory part of these press conferences where managers discuss their fantasy football team, and show us who they are starting this week.

                                  Problem is, Pep hates us all so much that he will start Torres in his own team but bench him in real life.

                            3. LC1
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I am so stuck between a 3 big hitter team and a more balanced WC team;

                              Sanchez
                              TAA Marcal White
                              Salah(c) Jota Greenwood Raphinha
                              Ronaldo Jimenez Bamford

                              Steele Williams Sissoko Livramento
                              0.8 ITB

                              Sanchez
                              TAA Cancelo Marcal White
                              Salah Gray Raphinha Greenwood
                              Lukaku Ronaldo

                              Steele Williams Sissoko Scarlett
                              0.0 ITB.

                              Which team do you think is better? With team A I will probably bring in Lukaku for Ronaldo GW 7.

                              Thank you