Leicester City have enjoyed a stellar year in the Premier League and currently sit in third place after last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The Foxes are now on 49 points, which is 12 ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Leicester City’s upcoming matches versus Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City could see them drop points. It could also see Spurs, Manchester United and/or Wolves draw closer in the race for a top-four finish.
Brendan Rodgers’ team is slumping. After a great start to the season with pundits expressing their belief that Leicester City could challenge for the title, they have fallen off massively. The turning point in the league season for Leicester City was against Norwich City at the King Power Stadium. The 1-1 draw was followed by a 3-1 loss to Manchester City and a thrashing by Liverpool, 4-0.
Leicester City’s striker experiencing goal drought
Since that Manchester City game, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has struggled on the pitch. Vardy has 152 points in Fantasy Premier League. Only 10 of those points have been accumulated since that Manchester City game.
Vardy has not scored in his last five matches and averaged 2.0 FPL points over that timeframe. The reliance on Vardy was heavy in the opening part of the season and he responded. Now fatigued and feeling his age, Vardy is in a major goal drought and could see the Foxes drop points as those teams below them catch fire.
Yes, Leicester City have proven that they have players to contend for a top-four finish. However, Vardy is their main goal threat and if defences prevent him from getting behind them and running onto the ball, he can be stopped.
Vardy has scored 17 goals and despite his poor form over the last five matches, there are still plenty of pundits calling for him to be included in the England team for the Euro 2020 tournament. If Vardy looks this fatigued and unable to score goals in the league, then he certainly won’t be firing them in at the Euro 2020 tournament.
Leicester City striker being transferred out
The Leicester City player has been sent packing by FPL managers with 193,965 transferring him out of their teams in the lead-up to gameweek 26. Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been snapped up by a lot of FPL managers as his replacement.
Leicester City’s next two matches are versus Wolverhampton Wanderers away and Manchester City at home. They will be difficult games and dropped points could see others inch closer. On paper, Leicester City should hold onto a top-four place. If goalscoring dries up further and Vardy is unable to end his drought, that top-four place could go to another team.