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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. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Who is the better captaincy shout for next week?

    a) Kun

    b) Sterling

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Either could do really well

    2. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Firmly on Kun right now

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. UpAndAway
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

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

  3. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days 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
      4 months, 26 days ago

      See above, be cautious on removing in form players

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

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

  4. Whatever100
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    132 with 2 to play.

    That has to be a record for me!

    1. Pariße
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      WTF I'm on 39

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I am on 35...

        1. Whatever100
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

        2. Pariße
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days 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
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

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

  6. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Brighton to sneak a point next week vs. Ars?

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Make it 3

    2. Pariße
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

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

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

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

  8. HakimZyech
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Alright City let's spank Burnley

    • Klein
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Fraser awb and periera on the bench looks nasty. Crap

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Time for BB 😉

      2. HakimZyech
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Wilson & Chilwell here. Say no more

      3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days 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
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

        2. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

      4. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Congratulations Sheffield United. Welcome back to the Premier League.

      5. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days 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
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Lol Toshiba

      6. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Aguero will do the job

      7. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days 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
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

        2. Would Ed Woodward
            4 months, 26 days 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.

        3. Skloppy Kops
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

          0-0 is a great score..

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Top 10k average went up by 2.2 points.

          2. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            *2.6 after bonus

          3. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            I couldn’t take a 0-0

        4. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

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

        5. RomeluAndJuliet
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Who would you rather have?

          A) Vardy + Brooks

          B) Wilson + Tielemans

          B) Wilson + Maddison

          1. BERGKOP
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            A