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FDR focus: Invest in fantastic Foxes

The Scout 14 Nov 2019
Jamie Vardy and James Maddison

The Scout says Leicester's fixtures can provide FPL managers with points at both ends of the pitch

The Scout looks at teams with strong schedules according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR) and players who can benefit in Fantasy Premier League.

Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers' side sit second in the Premier League table after the opening 12 Gameweeks, and that form is reflected across all positions in FPL.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.2m) is the joint-second top-scoring goalkeeper on 52 points. 

Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) and Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) are all among the top five defenders.

James Maddison (£7.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.6m) are inside the top eight for midfielders.

And Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) is the top-scoring player in the game, tallying 92 points.

Leicester's schedule suggests their key players will continue to bring in big returns.

Their next five matches score only two in the FDR.

Leicester’s next five matches
GW Opp FDR GW Opp FDR
13 BHA (A) 2 16 AVL (A) 2
14 EVE (H) 2 17 NOR (H) 2
15 WAT (H) 2  

With this in mind, here are four Leicester players for FPL managers to target.  

Ben Chilwell (£5.7m)

The left-back has scored one goal and assisted another three over his 10 Gameweek appearances, averaging 5.4 points per match.

The underlying statistics also indicate he offers the greatest potential for attacking returns from the Foxes' backline.

Chilwell's 14 chances created and seven shots are both more than any other Leicester defender.

Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m)

The centre-back has provided value of 11.2 points per million, second only to the 14.6 of John Lundstram (£4.9m) among all outfield players in FPL.

Soyuncu has combined one goal and one assist with five clean sheets.

Crucially, he has also stepped up his potential for bonus points in recent matches.

Indeed, all five of his bonus points have arrived in the last two Gameweeks.

James Maddison (£7.5m)

The playmaker sits fifth among FPL midfielders on 62 points, scoring four goals and supplying a further three assists.

Maddison's all-round potential is highlighted by his underlying numbers.

His 33 shots and 24 chances created are both more than any other Leicester player.

Those totals place fourth and sixth respectively among FPL midfielders.

Jamie Vardy (£9.6m)

Eight goals and two assists in the last six Gameweeks have propelled him to the top of the FPL player standings.

Vardy has recorded 16 shots on target this season, double the total of any team-mate.

His four sets of double-digit returns highlight the forward's status as a major captaincy contender for the upcoming period.

Also in this series

Part 2: FDR focus: Triple up on Liverpool
Part 3: FDR focus: Newcastle can build momentum
Part 4: FDR focus: Schedule offers hope to Southampton
Part 5: FDR focus: Sheff Utd defence worth double

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