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Aubameyang and Lacazette both start but injured Ozil misses out

The first of three Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Leicester City take on Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

Kick-off is at 12:00 BST.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fit to start having undergone a “small procedure” on a sinus in midweek and the Gabonese forward is joined in the Arsenal starting XI by Alexandre Lacazette.

Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi also come into the visitors’ side as Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny drop out.

The latter is on the bench but Ozil misses out with a foot problem and Monreal is sidelined with a calf injury.

Brendan Rodgers has made only one change, with Hamza Choudhury replacing Demarai Gray.

This is Choudhury’s first start under the new Leicester boss and his first league start since January.

Harvey Barnes is only among the substitutes despite scoring a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2-2 draw with West Ham last weekend.

Jamie Vardy leads the line for the Foxes again and no FPL asset has been involved in as many goals (ten) as the Leicester striker from Gameweek 28 onwards.

Youri Tielemans has only blanked in one of the last eight Gameweeks, meanwhile.

Arsenal have won only two of their last 11 away league matches and have kept just one clean sheet on the road all season.

Aubameyang and Lacazette have both only scored one goal in their last six Premier League away appearances.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Choudhury, Albrighton, Maddison, Vardy.

Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Gray, Iheanacho, Barnes, Mendy, Fuchs.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Subs: Cech, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Nketiah.

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  1. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who is the better captaincy shout for next week?

    a) Kun

    b) Sterling

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Either could do really well

    2. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Firmly on Kun right now

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Wow Vardy, my approach on WC was really wrong, too focused on fixtures and got rid too many in form players ...

    1. UpAndAway
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I kept him on WC. Best decision I’ve made all year.

  3. 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can't see myself removing Vardy for an out of form Rashford. Furthermore Vardy loves the big 6.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      See above, be cautious on removing in form players

    2. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He could def score v City, makes swapping him out for Rashford tough the form that he's in!

  4. Whatever100
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    132 with 2 to play.

    That has to be a record for me!

    1. Pariße
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      WTF I'm on 39

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I am on 35...

        1. Whatever100
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          In fairness that was me last weekend so swings and roundabouts I suppose.

        2. Pariße
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          ...and it doesn't even feel like a bad GW. Still have a 4 players to play, I just didn't do Hazard to Mane as it seemed pointless 🙁

    2. Jayv807
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Well done, I'm on 126 but only have Sterling left. Still pumped though after my disaster 67 points last week.

  5. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Well thank f*** for that, cheers Jamie boy!
    Onto Kun(C) & Raz now to try and crawl back into the top 10k 🙂

  6. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Brighton to sneak a point next week vs. Ars?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Make it 3

    2. Pariße
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably not, they play at home. Burnley might trash them at Turf moor though.

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    At least Arsenal Women are about to win the League...

  8. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Alright City let's spank Burnley

  9. Klein
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Fraser awb and periera on the bench looks nasty. Crap

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Time for BB 😉

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wilson & Chilwell here. Say no more

  10. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Always feels like the differential which my rival owns performs well whereas my differential gets 5pts at best 😮

    Looking at you Vardy...

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same for me. Auba 2 points. Redmond 5 points. Meanwhile rivals have vardy and jwp....

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Every time this happens to me, they always get bench points too because of crap picks

  11. Nomar
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Congratulations Sheffield United. Welcome back to the Premier League.

  12. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This game is ridiculous, two main rivals have Vardy and are getting Pereira off the bench for Toshiba FFS

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lol Toshiba

  13. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Need 19 for the 3rd 100 in 5 weeks - do we think Sterling & Aguero can do it for me?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Aguero will do the job

  14. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Vardy's last nine GW scores...and still under 10% owned!
    7,8,16,2,6,16,2,9,13

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Another player who did F all when I owned them. Like Jota, Auba, Hazard.. One of those seasons.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He's been so good since Rodgers came in, I got him at the start of his run but got rid on WC, should've just kept.

  15. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This Vardy brace will surely plummet the rankings.. hope Sterling and kun keep quiet..

    0-0 is a great score..

    1. Fitzy.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Top 10k average went up by 2.2 points.

    2. Fitzy.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      *2.6 after bonus

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I couldn’t take a 0-0

  16. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Well transferring out Vardy for Murray for a hit (with other moves) a few weeks ago is somewhat annoying.

  17. RomeluAndJuliet
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who would you rather have?

    A) Vardy + Brooks

    B) Wilson + Tielemans

    B) Wilson + Maddison

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A