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Injured Maddison misses out as Perez starts against his old club

The only Gameweek 7 match to take place this Sunday kicks off at 16:30 BST, as Leicester City welcome Newcastle United to the King Power Stadium.

The headline team news surrounds the unavailability of James Maddison (£7.1m), who misses out with the ankle knock that he picked up against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Brendan Rodgers said ahead of kick-off:

We wanted to give him every chance but it was always going to be unlikely that he could [play]. But he’s back working now and hopefully next week he’ll be fine.

Maddison is the only player on either side who is currently owned by more than 10% of Fantasy Premier League managers.

Dennis Praet (£5.3m) fills in for his sidelined teammate and makes only his second Premier League start since his summer move from Sampdoria.

Other than that enforced change, Leicester City are otherwise unchanged from the side that defeated Spurs.

That means that Ayoze Perez (£6.0m), who is yet to register an attacking return in 2019/20, gets a start against his old club.

Perez scored the only goal of the game in this corresponding fixture last season, while still on Newcastle’s books.

Steve Bruce has made three changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Brighton, one of which sees Sean Longstaff (£5.0m) replace the injured Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) in midfield.

Sweden international Emil Krafth (£4.5m) replaces Javier Manquillo (£4.4m) in a like-for-like swap at right-back, while Yoshinori Muto (£5.3m) gets his first start of the season at the expense of Jetro Willems (£4.5m) – which means a system change to a back four for the Magpies.

Bruce said before the game:

Jetro [Willems] picked up an injury in the week with his knee and with Matt Ritchie being out too, we haven’t got anybody natural in that left wing-back position.

Andy Carroll (£5.4m) is once again on the bench, along with Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m).

Isaac Hayden (£4.5m) is the most-owned Newcastle asset on show but has been benched by over 75% of his owners, which perhaps says all there is to know about the Fantasy community’s faith in the Magpies.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) has been handed the armband by 78,089 FPL managers in Gameweek 7.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Barnes, Perez, Vardy.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett; Atsu, Hayden, Longstaff Almiron; Muto, Joelinton.

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1,490 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 9 hours ago

    Ok lads if I don't do wc I have to do this tonight.

    8pt hit

    Salah Zinchenko and Greenwood out
    Yarmolenko Rico and Kun (c) in

    If I don't do it its gone. Rico and Yarmo are rising.

    I think it will be paid of in the next 4 to 6 gw or maybe right away since I will captain Kun

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 9 hours ago

      Sorry for top post

      1. Robbieblob
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 9 hours ago

        Kelly back for Bournemouth so not sure on Rico

        1. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          19 days, 9 hours ago

          I just need ultra cheap defender

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 9 hours ago

      Greenwood and Zinc are dead wood and Kun will outscore Salah by 4 surely.

      Thoughts?

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 9 hours ago

      Might get Salah this week.

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 9 hours ago

        Stop playing mind games with him TM!

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 9 hours ago

          You'll be the reason for his WC.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            19 days, 9 hours ago

            -8 will be a WC after midweek games.

            1. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              19 days, 9 hours ago

              Probably yes. I like my team better and I love my captain.

              Tores Magic you have done it plenty of times in the past kept the WC till late in the season. Please share your experience.

              I lost so much money on Donker, Greenwood etc..

              How to wait when there is huge fixtures swing?

      2. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        19 days, 9 hours ago

        Tores Magic really? With his upcoming fixtures?

        1. No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 9 hours ago

          What are his bad fixtures?

          Leicester at home is a decent enough one.

          The worst united side in prem league history?

          1. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            19 days, 9 hours ago

            I wont captain him. When you don't captain him he looses value. I will have Kun and Sterling as 12+ players


            With City fixtures I like triple attack

        2. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          19 days, 9 hours ago

          About getting Salah

        3. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 9 hours ago

          Hahaha! TM wanted you to fall for this, and you just did.

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 9 hours ago

      Noooo 🙁

  2. Baked baines
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Saka looks a good gamble at 4.5