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Former Dream Team favourite Harvey Barnes has produced 41 points in his last nine games

The less said about Leicester’s defence this season the better.

Rotten luck with injuries combined with poor form from the likes of Caglar Soyuncu (£1.7m) and Jannick Vestergaard (£1.3m) has led to the Foxes conceding far more goals than their fans would like, particularly from set-pieces.

However, they’ve continued to pack a punch going forward for the most part.

James Maddison (£4.2m) has registered 20 goal involvements in all competitions, Jamie Vardy (£4.4m) has scored goals freely when fit, and Patson Daka (£2.7m) has reached double figures for goals in his first season with the club despite fulfilling a subsidiary role.

Then there’s Harvey Barnes (£4.2m).

Back to his best?

Back to his best?

The 24-year-old took a bit of time to work off his ring rust having recovered from the injury that sidelined him for four months, understandably so.

However, he’s gradually rediscovered the form that made him such a popular Dream Team asset last season.

The Foxes’ No7 has produced 41 points in his last nine outings, a run that has included three goals and three assists.

This prosperous spell means Barnes has scored eight goals and provided nine assists in all competitions in 2021/22.

As a result, he now needs just three points to achieve 100+ points.

Barnes actually managed to rack up 133 points last term despite suffering a season-ending injury in February.

In fact, he spent a several weeks among the top ten assets in his position.

On target

On target

While that hasn’t been the case this campaign, his recent form indicates he may be a viable option for the final two months of the season.

Barnes’ directness, pace and shot-heavy style means he’s a suitably attack-minded to succeed in the realm of Dream Team.

In 2020/21, he averaged a goal involvement every 150 minutes in the Premier League – a rate plenty of fully-fledged forwards looked upon with envy.

Two Europa Conference League quarter-final legs against PSV mean Brendan Rodgers’ side have eight fixtures to fulfil in April.

If Barnes can resume his fine form after the international break and through a busy period for the Foxes then he’ll rack up plenty of points in the process.

Dream Team bosses would be wise to consider him as an option for next month at the very least.