Fantasy Football Focus 2014/15: Leicester City

Leicester City

With the new season edging closer it's time to assess your fantasy options. Today's focus will be on Leicester City.

Leicester City are back in the Premier League for the first time since the 2003-04 season and manager Nigel Pearson will hope to build on last season's Championship success with a solid display in the top flight this year.

The Foxes won the Championship with relative ease and were impressive at home as well as on the road, making them an intriguing fantasy football team.

As a promoted team, all players are cheap with not one coming in at above 5.5 on the Premier League's official game, and there will be a few players that should be considered.

Though a tricky start with Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal in their first three games should see you hold off before placing any Leicester players in the starting lineup.

Budget options

GK - Kasper Schmeichel - The son of one of the Premier League's greatest goalkeepers is set to shine in the top flight with the Foxes this season after playing every game last year as Leicester won the Championship. Schmeichel kept 18 clean sheets last season but his appeal may come from the amount of save points he will pick up as he is sure to be tested regularly. Schmeichel is a very cheap option for a goalkeeper that will play every game and could pick up a fair amount of points.

DEF - Ritchie De Laet - The former Manchester United man is an attacking right-back and his appeal comes from what he offers going forwards. He scored two goals with three assists in 36 appearances last time out and will see plenty of action in the Premier League this season.

MID - Marc Albrighton - Albrighton has joined the side on a free transfer after his time at Aston Villa came to an end and he will hope to provide the spark from midfield to help the Foxes score the goals that will retain their Premier League status past the end of the season. He got four assists for Villa last season and only started nine time from his 19 appearances. If he can play regular football under Pearson then he could be an appealing fantasy option for a very low price.

Worth a gamble

MID - Anthony Knockaert - The 22-year-old is a creative midfielder that will provide plenty of attacking support from the right-wing. If the Frenchman can adapt to life in the Premier League he could rack up plenty of points for goals and assists as he scored five with five assists in 42 appearances last time out. Knockaert will also likely take responsibility of set-pieces and is an intriguing option as a result.

FOR - David Nugent - Nugent has been the club's top-scorer for three consecutive seasons and ended the last campaign with 20 goals and 12 assists. If he can get anywhere near those numbers this season then he will be a must-have in your team but it may be best to watch how he performs in the first few weeks before placing him in the side. He is also the club's penalty taker and will surely net the majority of the Foxes goals again this season, even with the addition of Leonardo Ulloa.

Which Leicester City players will make your fantasy football team?

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