Three must-have FPL Leicester stars for the festive period

Christmas time is a period for sharing gifts, spending time with loved ones and… eagerly gather points on Fantasy Premier League

At this time of the year the games come thicker and faster than at any other stage of the season, which means that, with a bit of carful planning, you can rocket up your leagues.

Leicester have been a team to avoid this season, but with a low on confidence Everton (H), West Ham (H) and Middlesbrough (A) between now and January 2, the Foxes could be good differential suppliers.

Selected by just 9.7% of players this season – a massive drop on last term – having Riyad Mahrez (£9.0m) in your team could set you apart from others. The Algerian is still a classy wide man and the sort of quality he has does not disappear overnight – just look at his showing in the 4-2 beating of Manchester City.

Getting a player that plays regular for £4.5m is a must in FPL, which boosts Daniel Amartey’s appeal. The holding player is actually Leicester’s second-highest scoring midfielder with 37 to his name so far this season, making him a great option if you’re looking to raise funds.

We’ll finish this one up front, with Islam Slimani (£8.3m). The Algerian is likely to be Claudio Ranieri’s main man up front with Jamie Vardy banned for three games, and if the service in to him is right, he’s a real threat both in the air and on the deck. Only 1% of players own him, too!