FPL: The 5 Best Leicester City Players For Your 2022-23 Season Fantasy Team

FPL: The 5 Best Leicester City Players For Your 2022-23 Season Fantasy Team

Leicester City had a disappointing season, finishing 8th and missing out on Europe. After finishing in the top six for consecutive seasons, 8th place was far below what the fans expected from Brendan Rodgers.

They have been rather quiet in the transfer window this summer, adding to the massive frustration amongst the Leicester fans. With West Ham, Arsenal, Newcastle, and Manchester United all making moves, Leicester City could enter another season where finishing in the top six could be highly unlikely.

Although that’s the case, let’s have a look at the best players to pick from Leicester for your fantasy team.

5. Youri Tielemans (£6.5m)

Youri Tielemans has been one of the most exciting midfielders in the Premier League for a couple of seasons. Liverpool have been following the midfielder closely and have enquired about him in the past, as per reports.

Last season, he scored 6 goals and provided 4 assists in 32 games. The Belgian international is an excellent passer of the ball and is known for his effective and offensive passing. He recorded an excellent 5 progressive passes per game last season.

Tielemans also completed 2.3 tackles per game as he is also effective out of possession. He had an xG of 4.6 and an xA of 4.9 as well, which he managed to live up to. Tielemans also registered 2.6 shot-creating actions per game for Leicester last season. 

He is highly likely to have another great season and be an instrumental part of Rodgers’ side and after scoring 120 points last season, he’s a pick that could be worth the investment at £6.5m.

4. Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m)

Kasper Schmeichel was a key player for Leicester City last season. Leicester’s defense was leaking goals and conceding a high number of goal-scoring chances for the opposition, however, Schmeichel’s saves helped his side win some points despite that.

The Danish international kept 7 clean sheets last season, quite low by his standards, but that was mainly down to the poor defending and injury to Fofana. Schmeichel made 3.5 saves per game and recorded a save percentage of 69% in the Premier League last season.

He is one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the league who rarely makes mistakes and he still managed a great return of 131 points last season. His shot-stopping, as well as distribution, are exceptional and he would be a good choice to consider for your fantasy team, especially considering his knockdown price of £5m.

3. Jamie Vardy (£9.5m)

Vardy needs no introduction, does he? One of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers, Jamie Vardy, was once again brilliant last season despite his side’s inconsistencies. Vardy scored 15 goals in 25 appearances, 1.6 per game at 35 years of age. Last season, he had the second most goal involvements for Leicester City in the Premier League and the highest goals per game ratio. Vardy had an xG of 9.5 and an xA of 1.6 last season.

Vardy is now 35, but despite his age, he still is looking sharp in dangerous areas. However, his pace has decreased slightly over the past couple of years, and the number of games he’s played has also declined.

Vardy scored a cool 133 points in the 2021/22 campaign and is still a great pick amongst strikers should your team have more premium players in other positions.

He will again not play more than 30 games this season as his body might not allow him to do so, but he will still play a key role in this Leicester side. At £9.5m, he’s still slightly overvalued but considering his natural goal-scoring ability and netting 15G last season, he could give you a solid return should you pick him.

2. Harvey Barnes (£7.om)

Harvey Barnes had an exceptional season for Leicester City last season. He was one of their main sources of goals and assists. In 32 appearances last season, he scored 6 goals and provided 10 assists.

Barnes had the third most goal involvements for Leicester City; only Vardy and Maddison had more. Barnes had an xG of 6.8 and an xA of 4.0 last season and 57 shot-creating actions as well.

Barnes is highly likely to have a good season and he’s valued at only £7m, so he could be a great asset to your fantasy team being priced in this mid-range bracket amongst midfielders. His return of 137 points last season shows that it’s great value considering his price.

This season he will push himself to get into double figures of both goals and assists and he’s one player to keep an eye on.

1. James Maddison (£8.om)

One of the best players in the Premier League last season, James Maddison, is first on our list after earning significantly more points than anyone from his side.

After having a couple of seasons of underwhelming performances where Brendan Rodgers also began to doubt the midfielder, Maddison performed superbly last season and was Leicester’s best player by a country mile.

He scored 12 goals and provided 8 assists in the Premier League, and ranked highest for the most goal involvements for Leicester City. He also ranked highest for big chances created with 11 to his name, three more than any other player on the team.

Maddison had an xG of 8.2 and an xA of 4.8.  The midfielder was also responsible for 2.8 shot-creating actions per game for Leicester City in the Premier League last season.

Maddison is simply a must-have in your team especially considering his bargain price of only £8m. His returns of 181 points last season exemplify how valuable he is from an FPL perspective and coming in the top 5 players for overall FPL points last season further justifies why he’s such a great pick.

From a fantasy perspective, Maddison is bang on value for the buck and is a player you will benefit from considerably if he can replicate the numbers he got last season.

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