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Rodgers makes tactical changes in his first match as Leicester manager

Watford take on Leicester City in the first of three Premier League matches to be contested on Sunday.

Kick-off at Vicarage Road is at 12:00 GMT.

Brendan Rodgers takes charge of the Foxes for the first time and there is plenty of intrigue as to what impact the former Celtic boss can have on Leicester’s most-popular Fantasy assets.

Rodgers has made one change to the team that beat Brighton in midweek, replacing Demarai Gray with Wes Morgan.

That would appear to signal a move to a 3-4-3 system, with Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira deployed as wing-backs.

Harvey Barnes and James Maddison will flank Jamie Vardy in a front three.

Javi Gravia has also only made one change to his starting XI, with Jose Holebas – back from a two-match suspension – replacing Adam Masina.

Holebas has been directly involved in more goals (three goals, seven assists) than any Fantasy Premier League defender this season.

The Hornets have kept clean sheets in each of their last two league matches at Vicarage Road.

Maddison and Vardy were both on the scoresheet when Leicester triumphed 2-0 in the reverse fixture in December, while Pereira banked maximum bonus points.

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster, Holebas, Mariappa, Cathcart, Janmaat, Pereyra, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Deeney, Deulofeu.

Leicester City XI (3-4-3): Schmeichel, Chilwell, Maguire, Evans, Morgan, Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy.

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  1. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Did Vardy get injured? How did it look?

    1. MTPockets
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Didn't look like anything. Some say concussion from previous clash, some say knock

    2. Fingerspitzengefühl
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      To me he just looked really tired

    3. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Ah good hopefully a week gives him enough time to recover, he is fairly robust

  2. Zlatan approves
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Which one has higher chances next gw: ake keeping a cs or higuain scoring

    1. Midlands Saint73
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Gonzalo goal

  3. TAT
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    1. David Luiz - Hayden - Haz - Higuaín
    2. David Luiz - Madisson - Haz - King
    3. David Luiz - Barnes - Haz - Vardy

    Which moves is preferable for GW31 in your opinion? 2x -4 over the next two GWs to field 11 in GW31.

    1. Zlatan approves
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      2

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        What makes you think it's the best option? 🙂

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Luiz and haz worth typing thrice.

      3 for me. If its ashley

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Right now it's LEI Barnes, but could be Burnley Barnes if I transfer out Jiménez. Do have value tied up in him though…

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Probably 3 but Leicester won't be too popular here for a day or two.

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        They definitely won't be popular! Lots of Pereira owners, me included…

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Will this be the GW were we mere mortals are reminded of the Egyptian Kings greatness?

    1. MTPockets
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Neferknow

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Copied in wrong team earlier on.

    My colleague is having a mare:

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/2284047/event/29

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Ouch 🙂

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Deeney autosubs for Pereira though

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Good try 🙂

    3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Omg. His bench could outscore his team!!

    4. Mysterion
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      At least he gets Deeney on for Pereira

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        No

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      At least Pool should bail him out - but that is rough!

    6. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Okay that one is a mare.

  6. SB007
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Higuain captain to troll everyone - on paper Chelsea v Fulham is a big 5-0

    1. SB007
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      To save my season today is the day - Liverpool concede and Higgy to get a hatty - there I said it

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        I got shot down with calling him Higgy yesterday. Apparently its Higgo, Higgie Smalls or Pipita.

    2. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      A Fulham 1-0 would potentially give us the lowest average score of the season...

  7. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    How's vardy injury ? Wasn't watching the game

    1. Fingerspitzengefühl
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Not sure if it was an injury, seemed more like extreme fatigue

      1. @analyst_fpl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Injury for sure. Hard to predict. He needed help of medical staff to leave the stadium.

  8. @analyst_fpl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Who is going to be Citizens left-back during next 3 gameweeks? Yes I'm asking if its worth to look in Banjamins Mendy direction...

  9. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Last year Wes Morgan
    This year Ricardo Pereira

    When will we learn?

  10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    That feeling of something to look forward to and thinking you have a differential (Higuaín).
    Then you see that one ML rival got him in and captained him, whilst the other took a hit to get in and captain Hazard. Ugh.

    1. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Imagine how you’d feel if you didn’t have him..

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Good point - the guy has been incredible at picking them lately. He brought in Lukaku two weeks ago.

        1. Alpharius
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Ouch.
          I know that feeling my mini league rival switched his (c) from Aguero to Jimenez last minute (over his options of Pogba or salah). He always seems to make the right move

  11. shearer9
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Luiz -> Pereira in GW27 wasn't my finest moment.

    1. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      They’ll probably match each other’s points this week

      1. shearer9
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        My delight turns to horror when I realise my ML rival has AWB first sub.

        1. Alpharius
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Yep AWB to pereria was my love three weeks ago for a -4 (mainly to set up for gw31/avoid AWBs injury/price drop)
          Pereria is halfway to getting the 4pts back...maybe he will by gw38

          1. Alpharius
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Move not love
            I definitely don’t love that move now

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Tell us about it. Anyone to Pereira was terrible move

    3. Merlin the Wraith
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Bit of a burning Spitfire moment here too

  12. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Auba was a fail transfer for the blank in 27 however Pereira was utter disaster. Even with fame in hand he was outscored by anyone on my bench

  13. DR0GBA
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Higuain wastes Hazard assist 🙁

    1. Numb
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Looking like one of those days for them

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Almost Hazard to Higuain D:

  15. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Anyone on for a season low gw score? 17 with 4 left as it stands.
    Lowest I got so far was GW13 - 34 (-4).

  16. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Peireira utter fail. Will bench him for AWB next week no matter what.

    1. CliveTilds
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      No you wont

    2. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      AWB looks good next week anyway, and I’d fancy Fulham to get a goal. If I’d not done AWB > Pereria GW28 I’d play AWB next week over him.

  17. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Higuaín sounds like he is having the chances at least 🙂

  18. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Rice 15 points 1st in bench. Any chance of Robbo rested today?

    1. Goat
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Yeah Moreno starting

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      That's not how the universe works 🙂

  19. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Funny how an average FPL player and at best an average poster & mod now starts charging folk money for advice,.
    I blame Trump for all this nonsense.

    1. Alpharius
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      I quite like watching the streams where ppl just talk about their own team/have a chat going. I think it helps to see what ideas others are having to avoid getting blinkered, but I don’t think I’d pay to get a specific persons advice. Tbh the stats on here and the captaincy vids/scout casts give you enough info to make your own informed choices.