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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. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Next year one of dilemmas is Mads or Tielenans.
    Rodgers has done and he will do a great job!

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Need to get youri 's signature first. Many will come for him

    2. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      True. Madd will be around 7.5 though don't you think. Tiel cheaper

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Tiel probably cheaper. If mads is more than 7 5 I doubt.
        Depends on Jotas price as well.

        1. Super Saints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Jota at United, could be 9 mil

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He will ruin his career. Better stay one more year at wolves

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              This

    3. Sharkytect
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mads on pens...

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        1 month, 22 days ago

        In what planet?

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Either Mhki drops to full back with Pierre wide and no sub, or Kosielney comes on to go three at the back with Mkhi and Kolasinac as wingbacks, Iwobi off.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Its not an inspiring bench.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Laca owner?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yup, but I dont see how taking Laca off helps with that bench.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          1 month, 22 days ago

          True, I've given up trying to predict Emery though, rival has Laca.

  3. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vardy party imminent

  4. tiger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Come on Vardy, start the Party

  5. Eat my goal!
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Come on Leicester

  6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    When is the party begin?

  7. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Leicester ought to be scoring a hatful here, but they don't look quite on it.

  8. SM001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    This has 1-0 Arsenal written all over it

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      It really doesn’t.

    2. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wishful even without the sending off

    3. SM001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I was being flippant. (ish)

  9. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who comes off at HT, Laca or Auba?

    1. XabiAlonso
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Kola

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        This

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mikhi or Iwobi.. one of the 2 headless chickens

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Unai Emery at half time to Maitland Niles.
    “This is not a good ebening in this moment!!”

    1. Forza Papac
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      "Please esplayn this conduct"

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What are you pertaining to?

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hahahaha

  11. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vardy shot saved by Leno.

  12. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sokratis is slower than my old fiat

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Football is not 100m race. You can run fast but if you can't stop and change direction fast enough then you are slow.

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yeah. I doubt Hazard would win many 100m races actually. Wouldn't be the fastest over that distance in the Chelsea squad, not by a long way.

          What he has is speed of thought & excellent acceleration and his low centre-of-gravity gives him the ability to twist and turn rapidly. Mobility is maybe the word.

          Sometimes clubs release data about this kind of stuff and it is very interesting. For example, the best midfielders tend to make good middle-distance runners (1500m) rather than sprinters. What is important for them is the combination of endurance and the ability to do the jog-sprint-jog-sprint thing over 90 minutes. Rather than pure pace.

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Score please Vardy 🙁

    1. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would be ideal

  14. niallbonner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    20 mins to line ups, please be no suprises

  15. GianniBanani
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Why people are considering Sterling > Hazard transfer and even TC him vs Watford?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Because its potentially his last PL game at The Bridge.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not that I think that should be reason enough alone...

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Narrative reasons probably, last game at Stamford Bridge, wouldn't get rid of Sterling though.

      1. Kepa's at the wheel
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Narrative yes. Soften the blow of his departute by helping Chels to top 4

    3. HMC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’m considering TC hazard for Eriksen. Watford no CS in 10 games

    4. Eat my goal!
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He’s been good at home recently + last game

    5. GianniBanani
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thanks, so it's all about that. Sterling is my biggest target this gw so was curious why people prefer Hazard here, but still not convinced tbf

  16. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Leno three baps nailed on regardless then

  17. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Brendan bringing the free flowing attacking football to Lei. Hope he can beat City

    1. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Although they are struggling to score against a shambolic defence.

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Leno doing well to keep hold else would have been cricket score.

        1. Marvinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Fair point.

  18. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What's the point of Alex iwobi? Such a limited player. Out of his depth every game.

    1. Pariße
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Good ball control and dribbling but he always does it waaay too slow, and still finishes like a 15 year old. I don’t get why he isn’t working on his finishing.

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He doesn't have good dribbling. His dribbling is pointless and never takes him past a man.

        1. Pariße
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yep, can’t disagree. The speed he dribbles in makes it pointless.

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You should check out his nutmeg's compilation. He is a good dribbler

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wasted talent. No intelligence to become a good player even if he has the skills and ability.

    3. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not as bad as Glen doozy.

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He gives physicality in Arsenal's attack 🙂

  19. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    How tf was it a yellow for AMN’s first tackle?

  20. Skloppy Kops
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Iwobi is the new Walcott.
    Run run and run without the intelligence to open the game or find a perfect pass. #WastedTalent

    1. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He's got better dribbling skills than Theo but absolutely no end product. Walcott at least scored a few goals.

  21. Eat my goal!
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Leicester assets are going to be great first half of next season

    Until they are so exposed at the back that is

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Vardy already booking a place in my next season team.

      1. Eat my goal!
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Going to be interesting watching Leicester preseason

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          My new favourite PL team (OK, equal favourite).

      2. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Could do with Vardy coming out of international retirement for the UEFA Nations League finals this summer especially with Kane injured.

  22. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    CRY, wol, lei all winnable games they managed to bottle them all.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      That's what they are. Bottlers.

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Arsenal are new Spurs, or is it the other way around ?

        1. Pariße
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Both kind of the same.

  23. Dannywaz
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Burnley 1 city 3

    1. Optimus.
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers Marty

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Biff (TC) fail, jammy casuals win again

        1. Son is Rising
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Great Scott!

  24. The Mighty Hippo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vardy, Jiminez and Wilson could make a great midprice forward line next season.

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes, but will need to spot the next 6.0m superstars.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wilson too much of a troll

    3. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      They will be much more expensive, especially Jimenez

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I bet that will be expensive though, I'd guess:

      Vardy £8.5m
      Jimenez £8m
      Wilson £8m

      So all together that's £24.5m or 1/4 of your budget

    5. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I doubt Jimi and Wilson will perform as well next season.

  25. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    whatever and however Arsenal are playing...Leno has been good and kind of saved a few games from going berserk

  26. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Emery is probably going to concede the PL now after they lose this game.

    Auba -> Aguero (-4)?

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Probably worth it yes

  27. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    No Mendy or Fernandinho.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Don't think Mendy is there next season.

  28. Hakim Ziyech
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Iwobi out Koscielny on

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I could be a football manager.

  29. GianniBanani
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Should Leno be 5,0 next season? He is 14th in total points and probably will stay outside of top10 after this game

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      5.0 is a fair starting price, I think. May rise to 5.5 due to the -potential-of Arsenal's defense being better.

      But we'll see...

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes 5 for the arsenal no.1 is fair

    3. GianniBanani
      1 month, 22 days ago

      So all they need to clone VVD and Leno can be a good option

  30. JONALDINHO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Jota price next year?

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      6.5

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 22 days ago

      7.5m striker.

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He will be a striker for sure

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        For me he’s the better alternative to Jimmy. Will be cheaper too

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He went be. Salah isn't why he should be

    4. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      £7m or £7.5m

    5. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      7.5 easy

    6. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      7 may be

    7. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Over priced

    8. Forza Papac
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Jota 7.0, Jiminez 8.0

    9. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      £7m

    10. Godfrey
      1 month, 22 days ago

      7.0 forward