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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. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Hooooooold.

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Lol, no line ups in the article

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Lol

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        19 days, 13 hours ago

        hows ur team this week? WC or free hit you chose?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 13 hours ago

          Wildcard aye! Not massively different from my pre-hacked team as I'm a dullard extraordinaire. On the plus side, it allowed me to get out the likes of Lamela, Zinchenko, Heaton etc in one fell swoop, which I would have had to have done over a period of weeks.

          How's your GW7/season going?

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            19 days, 13 hours ago

            cool, yea gw7 bad, but doing ok around 250k. Next weeks fixtures look good so hopefully get a good gw next week, getting into top 100k and staying is tricky

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Is soyuncu a goal threat from corners?

    1. Stuck Matip In
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      No he's turd

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 14 hours ago

      only his own

  4. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Leicester corner. Soyuncu and Evans time.

  5. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    I really need rid of Jota but only 6.6 to use. Any ideas?

    Could also take a hit to free up cash by selling Dilva...

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      King best in that price range imo

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 13 hours ago

        Yes - good option too.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Wood was always going to be an option even before he started this little run of his. Steady source of points.

  6. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Pereira G

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Sweeeet...need zero clean sheets today and tmrw.

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    RICARDO GOALLLLL

  8. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 14 hours ago

    Ricardo - wow what a goal.

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Pereira!

  10. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Pereira goal

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Most underated def.

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Damn

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Periera looking essential

    1. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      still overpriced for about 0.5

  13. Mr. Captain Blanc
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Pendulum shift to premium defenders

  14. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Omg

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Perez assist

  16. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Ayoze assist lol

  17. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Perez assist

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Ricardo never did that for the ten horrendous weeks I owned him last season

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      He had a decent total score last season.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 13 hours ago

        Made up from a few big scores

        I had him for ten weeks when his bandwagon was at full pelt and he did nothing during that time

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Same

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    made by Vardy

  20. PAL
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    RICARDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    1. PAL
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      One week punt success!

  21. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    What a goal Pereira

  22. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    I cannot fall for this Pereira trap again. Not after last season’s crap.

  23. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Congrats tamagochi massacre!

  24. dshv
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Digne for Pereira now or wait after liverpool ???

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Obviously wait

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Right now. What you waiting for?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 13 hours ago

        Or for soyboy??

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      Have you done it yet?

  25. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Perez bandwagon

  26. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    he really wanted that goal! fair play, maybe he is worth 6mil

  27. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Good lad

  28. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Chilwell should score too. Fullbacks eh

  29. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    Ayoze trolling sellers

    1. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      1 assist in 7 games

      What a troll

  30. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 13 hours ago

    But still... Doherty v Pereira v Digne.

    Who wins out in your opinion, as long term as possible?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 13 hours ago

      All over priced this season - not much in it.