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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Glad i benched Kola.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      30 mins left, he will punish you

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same but was always going to and always will, awful pick

    3. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup. Although Doh played and blanked so pretty much same, Val assist atleast I gues

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He allergic to FPL points so definitely making the most of a bad situation by benching him

    5. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Shame on me. I played him over AWB

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What the hell!?

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Neither of those are Vardy 🙁

  3. Ode
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bye bye top 4 🙁

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You’d need to see something before you wave goodbye to it.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Waving goodbye towards the top four then ;)?

  4. JONALDINHO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Roughly how many active players in FPL and how many take it seriously?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably like 400k

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Some discussion of this in the hot topic about top ten k if you want to quickly source a lot of opinions 🙂

    3. Numb
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3m active
      250-500k serious

    4. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      And how many take it TOO seriously?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Everyone on here.

      2. Better Call Salah
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chucky ?

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Man Utd will nick a win against chelsea to leave 3 points between the top 4 with two games left

    1. Eat my goal!
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Here’s hoping

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      actually what i typed there makes literally zero sense

      to leave 4 points between 3rd & 6th lol

      you know what i meant though

  6. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Based on last month
    Arsenal spurs chelsea Manchester united... All don't deserve to be in CL. (Except Son/Haz)

    Wolves are better than them.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wolves are truly wonderful. In this form they could not only keep their stars but add to them

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Exactly...
        Specially If they can keep Jiminez /Nevez who i i think would be perfect for any top 6 team.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If only they didn't lose to Hudds twice.

  7. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mendy, where are you?

    Did he get another injury?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Did you expect him to start?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I would

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Or at least be on the bench

  8. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A united win today really spices things up in the top 4. Anything less and their likely out of the champions league next year whilst trying to rebuild the squad. It will be very difficult to lure in players.

    1. Eat my goal!
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep - need a big performance today

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Surely Pogba will want to put himself in the shop window with a big performance

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I don’t think that young man knows what he wants.

      2. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Who would want to sign a player with this kind of personality??

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The ego clubs will definitely be in for him - Real Madrid, PSG etc - I'm sure Juve would welcome him back with open arms also - has 51 attacking returns in 89 league games (24 goals & 27 assists) and a world cup despite not bothering his arse half the time, still only 26 is a massive value adder also utd could actually come out of the deal quite well as he would easily go for €100m+ considering he was £80m 4 years ago

      3. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I get the impression he already thinks he's the entire display.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Haha. Nicely put.

  9. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Maddison actually plays as a #10 should. Pretenders such as Alli and Lingard don't play with their head up.

    Maddison should start for England now imho.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He’s amazing. Most chances created in the premier league.

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd start him over them any day

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Arsenal are screwed. They’ve taken off a winger for a defender and have now conceded.

  11. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Oliver booking every man and his dog

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He's barking.

  12. robt
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Tripper and Son or Ericcsen out - Laporte and BSilva in - worth doing??

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Erricksson

    2. Pariße
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Might regret getting rid of Ericksonn.

    3. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Eriksen

  13. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is it me or Arsenal went right downhill since 5-6 weeks ago?

    1. Marvinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You misspelled years. And 10.

    2. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If by 5-6 weeks you mean 13-14 years then yes

  14. Pariße
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    All the 3rd to 6th teams need a big team psychologists, Liverpool and City are determined and confident enough to win all the games till the end, the others are a special kind of bottlers.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Good point. Would like to know more about what these teams are doing with psychology

  15. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Really fancy Wilson against Spurs next weekend after CL at Vitality. Benching the muppet Moura

  16. HMC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hopefully a confidence booster for Leicester ahead of City next week. Oh...and go Burnley!

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can see Burnley getting destroyed tbh. They are such a slow team and City love playing against slow teams.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sadly, this.

        Want Liverpool to win the title, but think that West Ham draw will cost them the league as I can’t see City dropping any more points.

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          West Ham and Leicester games.

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah, but they could have still been top of the league with a points lead over City with game in hand after the Leicester result.

            They should have beaten West Ham, who were crap that day, but they stopped playing in the second half.

      2. HMC
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yep LIV fan so more hopeful than anything
        Burnley decent on the counter and city have very attacking team today, that’s probably the best shout for a draw

        Did read that they’ve beaten the reigning champs in each of the 4 years in the PL haha

  17. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would absolutely love to see Pogba benched today

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He is going to leave in the summer ?

      1. Bubz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hope so

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ah. A statement with a question mark. Quite confusing.

        1. Eat my goal!
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Lol

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Quite likely IMO although they have no one else

  18. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling starting. Despite expecting it, I’m annoyed.

    Come on Burnley, do us a solid!

  19. Bartowski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Tielmans looking like a great pick for next season, if they sign him permanently.

    Who else have you got your eye one and similarly might fly a bit under the radar when it comes to pricing?

    Redmond is another one and Southampton in general.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Spurs should go in for Tielemens IMO.

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Haha Redmond, don't do it.
      Tiel looks good but won't want to start with double Leicester

      1. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Gotta get someone cheap, him and Deulofeu might be tidy little enablers for the big hitters.

    3. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agree on Tielmans I was just thinking the same. Off the top of my head Foden, Long, Periera and lingard (Man United if they have the clear out)
      Babel if he signs for a premier league club.
      Henderson if he continues with his advanced role for liverpool
      Of course there are the pen takers with VAR could be lots milner, noble, neves all come into the reckoning

      1. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Longs a good shout as a third striker. Lingard looks like he's regressed and don't fancy Man U in general to do well next season.

        Foden still won't get the game time unfortuanately.

        Babel and penalty takers are very good shouts. Var is going to change things quite a bit I imagine.

    4. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Brooks (BOU)
      McNeil (BUR)

      1. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Very good shouts. Both should fly under the radar a little.

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          As per your comment above, Milli is probably going to be essential for his pens.

          Likely to be £7.0m next season, though.:-(

          1. Bartowski
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ah yes was thinking the same.

    5. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lol didn't see this before I posted. Yeah he looks class.

    6. BERGKOP
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He's absolute class. Would be amazing if they signed him but there's lots of interest elsewhere.

    7. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      McNeil Burnley

    8. Ruth_NZ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Max Meyer.

      1. Bartowski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Meh to Mayer. Good point with the young chelsea mids if Haz does go and they do get a transfer ban him and Hudson Odoi could be good options.

        1. Ruth_NZ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Meyer is very highly rated in Germany and still only 23. If he gets a run in the Palace team (which he now seems to be getting) he could surprise you and will very likely out-perform his price tag by some way next season.

  20. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Really need Vardy to get some points 🙂

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Unlikely. Hasn't really been at the races IMO. Maddison, Tielemens and Barnes have been the real threat.

  21. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    If Leicester, or anyone else, pick up Tielemans on a permanent basis in the summer he'd be a really strong FPL prospect next year.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You could think of him as the Belgian Eden Hazard.

      1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        😀 😀

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He’s been a strong one this year.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Aye true that, but not many have taken a chance on him (me included, sadly 🙁 )

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would love him at Utd, of course. Desperately need someone like him as well.

    4. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Love watching him play

  22. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I like Arsenal in Dennis Bergkamp era.

  23. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 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 pr Ederson as well.
    Next week the plan is to do Jim --> Rashford

  24. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How many saves has Leno made?!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Feels like 9 or 10

  25. Rupert The Horse
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno having a good game.

  26. Kellz86
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno 3 saves in 30s

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno triple saves now on 8 saves

  28. Kellz86
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno on 8 saves now

  29. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What's the fpl save record then. No reason for asking...

    1. HMC
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pretty sure DDG got 14 in recent years

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Woah. Thanks for reply

  30. FlockofSeagulls
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Leno should be drug tested after the game.

    1. FlockofSeagulls
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So should the Arsenal defence come to think of it.