MITROVIC SCORES BUT PICKS UP COSTLY YELLOW CARD
In an eventful evening, Aleksandar Mitrovic (£7.1m) scored the game’s only goal, his 11th of the campaign so far, equalling his season’s best in the Premier League.
The striker chested down Willian’s (£5.5m) cross before firing home in the first half, which helped Fulham win their third successive match following the restart.
However, he later picked up his fifth yellow card of the season for a foul on Harvey Barnes (£6.8m), which rules him out of Fulham’s second fixture of Double Gameweek 19 next Thursday.
As a result, Mitrovic ends the round on just five points, a bitterly disappointing return for those who handed him the armband (30.43% of the top 10k), given that he was on course for maximum bonus and nine points prior to his booking.
PEREIRA ON PENS V CHELSEA?
It was an equally disappointing night for owners of Andreas Pereira (£4.6m), with the budget midfielder failing to create much and hooked on 59 minutes.
However, unlike Mitrovic, he still has one match to play at Stamford Bridge in Double Gameweek 19, and ‘should’ be on penalties in the Serbs’ absence.
Elsewhere, differential Willian produced his second assist in three matches, but an unlikely clean sheet handed Bernd Leno (£4.5m) the highest Fulham score with 10 points, courtesy of his shut-out, six saves and maximum bonus.
THREE DEFEATS IN A ROW FOR LEICESTER
As for Leicester, they have now lost three straight top-flight home matches without scoring.
In fact, they have netted just two goals at the King Power in their last five, with some tricky-looking home clashes still to come, including Brighton and Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea before April.
On the night, they had to make two enforced changes which according to Brendan Rodgers affected their rhythm. First, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (£4.9m) limped out of the warm-up and had to be replaced, before fellow midfielder Boubakary Soumare (£4.4m) hobbled off after just seven minutes.
Another absentee, Patson Daka (£5.7m), was replaced by Jamie Vardy (£9.1m) up front, yet the veteran forward touched the ball just 15 times all night, the fewest of any starting player.