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ICT Analysis: Run of starts boosts Iheanacho

By The Scout 16 Oct 2018
Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth

The Scout says Leicester City forward has matched team-mate Jamie Vardy for FPL points in recent Gameweeks

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The Scout runs the rule over players ranked high in the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m)

The 22-year-old has been one of the most creative forwards in FPL over the last four Gameweeks.

Forwards for ICT Creativity, GW5-8

Player ICT Creativity Chances created Big chances created Assists
Jimenez  128 9 2 3
Iheanacho 101 7 1 3
Deeney 94 7 3 0
Vietto 94 7 2 2
Giroud 92 6 3

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Iheanacho has supplied three assists during that period, second only to the four of Callum Wilson (£6.4m).

The Leicester City striker also placed second among forwards for chances created, with his total of seven bettered only by Raul Jimenez (£5.6m), with nine.

He also scored against Huddersfield Town and tallied 23 FPL points over the last four Gameweeks, equalling his strike partner Jamie Vardy (£9.0m).

Assessed against his early-season displays, Iheanacho's prospects are on the rise.

He created only two chances in the first four Gameweeks, earning a mere nine FPL points.

Points growth

That improvement has been helped by a run in the Foxes' first-team.

Iheanacho was named on the teamsheet in only two of the first five Gameweeks, but has since started each of Leicester's last three matches.

His impact suggests that he can continue in Claude Puel's line-up.

Indeed, when selected, Iheanacho has scored or assisted in 46 per cent of Leicester's goals, more than any team-mate.

That highlights his form ahead of a fine upcoming schedule for the Foxes.

Leicester's GW10-15 fixtures

10 WHU (H) 13 BHA (A) 
11 CAR (A)  14 WAT (H) 
12 BUR (H)  15 FUL (A) 

After their Gameweek 9 trip to Arsenal has passed, Leicester's following six matches score no more than three in the 2018/19 Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

At a cost of only £5.9m, Iheanacho has the platform to become a big budget favourite if he continues in the Leicester XI.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Lowe matching top creators
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Maguire's impact soaring
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Anderson a creative spark for West Ham
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Hazard the standout 
Part 6: ICT Analysis: Kane rediscovering his shooting boots

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