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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. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy Party to be ruined by Laca

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Laca to dictate..

      LacTate

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

      Auba will outscore both

  2. the_arrows
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Repost:
    What to do with FT?
    A. Son to Hazard
    B. Son to Sterling
    C. Hold

    I have B. Silva but no other Spurs. Need Hazard or Sterling for captaincy.

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling

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

      No Aguero also?!

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Wow, Arsenal are the only team to not have a single player play more than 30 games in the league this season.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
        5 months, 26 days ago

        The Emery Effect

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

        Probably partly explains why they are where they are in the league

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      JUST AGUERO TO GO. IM VERY AFRAID.

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Aguero, sterling and pogba.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        For Everything A Reason
        Find Earth and Reach
        Fantastic Expecations, Amazing Revelations.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Is that an Ian Brown song?

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            You've got the FEAR

            1. The One True Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Thought so.

        2. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Great tune

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

        Sterling and Pogba!

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

        Who are you afraid of?

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Moths.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Every other player.

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

        Aguero Laporte Martial here, uncomfortable with Sterling EO

      6. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Hope for a blank and a red card as a fellow pool supporter

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I would take that. Especially as I’m doing ok. Although I would like 1 point.

      7. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Yeh just Kun and Laporte here. Def nervous!

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          What about? Just Sterling?

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            The combined effect of not owning Sterling in FPL and being a Liverpool fan and hoping they all blank lol. So just generally nervous and confused 😆

    3. PAL
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      iNjUrEd öZiL

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

        Surely no-one owns him!?

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

      Firmino, keep him or move to the like of Rashford, Zaha, Mitrovic?

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

        Move if for free

    5. Kippers
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Wilson and firmino up front at the mo.

      Aguero in for firmino?

      I already have laporte, Bsilva and Sterling

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

        Who from city will you sell and will it be for a hit? Seems like a no atm

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Jiménez?

        1. Steve Stiffler
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yes?

      3. Steve Stiffler
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Sideways move, would just keep an eye on Rashford or someone

        1. Kippers
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Rashford has been terrible recently though. Didn't even consider him

    6. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Leno & Kola for me now. 0-0 would be nice.

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

        Haha good luck with that!

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

        ARS do a 0-0? 😉

    7. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Oof. Anyone watching the marathon?
      Woman fell over a meter before the finish line. Had the evil come out of me laughing.

      1. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Don't be ashamed. People falling over will never not be funny.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Harsh, but I fear I would have acted the same

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

        Can't think of many things for boring or pointless than watching the marathon but that does sound quite hilarious!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Literally turned on the tv made a cup of tea and then spat it out with laughter. The last 100m she could barely lift her legs and I was hoping she’d fall over just for giggles. She then proceeded to roll sideways to the finish line. Brilliant.

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

            Haha brilliant!

        2. Would Ed Woodward
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Didn't watch Brighton vs Newcastle last night, huh?

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

              I'm not that stupid!

        3. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Disgraceful

        4. Steve Stiffler
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Haha just seen it yes she looked like she just got a good drilling

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Want a great Leicester performance

      5. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Only sterling left to play!!

      6. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Four Four F****** Two

      7. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        How likely is non Aguero show?

        1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          0 %

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          He is injury prone so could happen

        3. GianniBanani
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          0,5%

        4. Simple Man
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          I think more likely Sterling gets rested then Aguero, but probably both start

        5. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          No info - just a guess. I think Sane starts instead of Sterling today. Aguero and Bernardo also to start.

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

            Sterling Aguero Sane
            Bilva Foden Dilva

      8. Simple Man
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        With no players involved in this match all I want is to be entertained

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Just watch Arsenal's defending.

          1. Simple Man
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Thats always good for a laugh

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

          Hey ho o/

      9. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        How long before Leicester score?

        1. Lord Flashheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          a bit longer

      10. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Ryan
        TAA Kola Doherty
        Salah Sterling Son Jota
        Aguero Jimenez Long

        Subs: Foster Deulofeu Duffy Valery

        1 ft. 1.9 itb

        Ryan to DDG the obvious move? Could go for Allison as well.
        Next week plan is to do Jim --> Rashford

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

          I would want Ederson in goal but would want rid of Kola even more even with that fixture

      11. Would Ed Woodward
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Good ebening everyone.

          1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            It is only abternoon in the uk

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I'm also UK, I suppose it's always ebening somewhere in the world.

            2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Good afternoon

            3. LJ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              I'm in the US....6am here

              1. The One True Marvin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                What the hell are you doing up at 6am on a Sunday?

                1. LJ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  that's when the matches are on here

                  1. Simple Man
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Damn, dedicated

                  2. The One True Marvin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Fair play that's commitment.

                  3. Would Ed Woodward
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      I admire your dedication.

                      1. LJ
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 26 days ago

                        all over by noon.....

                        1. Simple Man
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          Hopefully for you to watch some points flow in your team

            4. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Early goal would have been good for this game IMO. Both teams would continue to attack as they can't park the bus.

              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                It would be typical of Kola to CS in a game where nobody expects them to be able to 🙂
                Sold for TAA so can't complain though!

                1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Oops. Wasn't a direct reply. Never mind

            5. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              HOW MANY WAYS TO ASK THAT

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Not many

              2. tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                good question

            6. bigbudgie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Dream scenario:
              Chelsea finish 4th, win europa league, United pip Arsenal to 5th but get CL

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  There's not an extra league spot if someone in the top 4 wins the Europa, is there? I've realised that I have no idea how it works.

                • The One True Marvin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Wouldn't the beaten Europa league finalist get it?

                • bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  I'm wrong. Think the rules have changed

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47806720

                  If a top 4 club wins a European competition we remain at 4 spots.

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

                Possession so far in this game...

                Leicester 81%
                Arsebal 19%

                😮

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Arsebal lol.

                  ... Good ebening.

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      Perfect.

                2. Tsssst
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Palace fans or anyone...

                  Is Martin Kelly at CB nailed on til the end of the season now? At 3.9 he looks a steal.

                  1. Gregor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Yeah, I would say so.

                  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Wow. That is good. Allows a great punt in another position. But is it worth a transfer with only 2 left?

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        5 months, 26 days ago

                        Doherty to Kelly in 38 if you have 2 FT then could free up some nice funds.

                      • Tsssst
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Think so.
                        Planning Duffy and Mitrovic to Kelly and Rashford

                  3. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Rashford nailed to start today right?

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

                      Yeah

                    2. Gregor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      Gotta be.

                  4. Steinburg FC
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Come on Vardy! (CCC)

                  5. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Lacazette puts a good chance wide

                  6. Bam Bam Bigelow
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    even Brighton could score against this Arsenal defence

                  7. Bubz
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Awful from Maddison that

                  8. Royal5
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Lol what the feck Maddison

                  9. Skloppy Kops
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Comon Laca.. or you're fired from my team..

                    1. Ole Trafford
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      I sold him to Firmino this week for a -4 so he will get returns for you I’m sure.

                  10. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    Would you want hazard or sterling for next gameweek only.