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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
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vardy Party to be ruined by Laca

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Laca to dictate..

      LacTate

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

      Auba will outscore both

  2. the_arrows
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sterling

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

      No Aguero also?!

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The Emery Effect

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

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

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    JUST AGUERO TO GO. IM VERY AFRAID.

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Aguero, sterling and pogba.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Is that an Ian Brown song?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          You've got the FEAR

          1. Marvin de Milo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Thought so.

      2. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Great tune

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sterling and Pogba!

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Who are you afraid of?

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Moths.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Every other player.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Aguero Laporte Martial here, uncomfortable with Sterling EO

    6. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeh just Kun and Laporte here. Def nervous!

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        What about? Just Sterling?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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 😆

  5. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    iNjUrEd öZiL

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Surely no-one owns him!?

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Move if for free

  7. Kippers
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jiménez?

      1. Steve Stiffler
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes?

    3. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Kippers
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  8. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haha good luck with that!

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

      ARS do a 0-0? 😉

  9. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Marvin de Milo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Harsh, but I fear I would have acted the same

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Haha brilliant!

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'm not that stupid!

    4. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Disgraceful

    5. Steve Stiffler
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Want a great Leicester performance

  11. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Only sterling left to play!!

  12. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Four Four F****** Two

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How likely is non Aguero show?

    1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      0 %

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He is injury prone so could happen

    3. GianniBanani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      0,5%

    4. Just bleed
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    5. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sterling Aguero Sane
        Bilva Foden Dilva

  14. Just bleed
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Marvin de Milo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Just watch Arsenal's defending.

      1. Just bleed
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thats always good for a laugh

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

      Hey ho o/

  15. Marvin de Milo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How long before Leicester score?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      a bit longer

  16. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  17. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good ebening everyone.

    1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It is only abternoon in the uk

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Good afternoon

    3. United 99 4Ever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. United 99 4Ever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          that's when the matches are on here

          1. Just bleed
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Damn, dedicated

          2. Marvin de Milo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Fair play that's commitment.

          3. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I admire your dedication.

            1. United 99 4Ever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              all over by noon.....

              1. Just bleed
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Hopefully for you to watch some points flow in your team

  18. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Oops. Wasn't a direct reply. Never mind

  19. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    HOW MANY WAYS TO ASK THAT

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not many

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      good question

  20. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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.

    2. Marvin de Milo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wouldn't the beaten Europa league finalist get it?

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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.

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Possession so far in this game...

    Leicester 81%
    Arsebal 19%

    😮

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Arsebal lol.

      ... Good ebening.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Perfect.

  22. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah, I would say so.

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

      2. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 29 days ago

        Think so.
        Planning Duffy and Mitrovic to Kelly and Rashford

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Rashford nailed to start today right?

    1. Numb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Gotta be.

  24. Steinburg FC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Come on Vardy! (CCC)

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Lacazette puts a good chance wide

  26. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    even Brighton could score against this Arsenal defence

  27. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Awful from Maddison that

  28. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Lol what the feck Maddison

  29. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  30. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Would you want hazard or sterling for next gameweek only.