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Leicester unchanged as FPL managers lump on the Foxes’ in-form players

Four of the five most-bought Fantasy Premier League assets of Gameweek 11 were Leicester City players, with over one million transfers alone used on Jamie Vardy (£9.4m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m).

Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) were part of this popular quartet, with the Foxes by some distance the most in-demand team in the Fantasy community following their 9-0 win over Southampton.

Almost 1.9 million transfers were spent on Leicester players in the eight days between the Gameweek 10 and 11 deadlines.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in action this afternoon, in the first of two Premier League fixtures to take place on Sunday.

The Foxes are the visitors to Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace have been a tough nut to crack this season.

The Eagles’ total of three clean sheets and three goals conceded in home league games can’t be bettered by any other top-flight club in 2019/20.

Rodgers’ troops, of course, come into this game off the back of plundering nine goals at St. Mary’s but before that rout of Southampton, they had only scored on four occasions in as many league fixtures on the road.

A run of away games against Chelsea, Sheffield United, Manchester United and Liverpool can perhaps partly explain that and, more encouragingly, Leicester have won all five of their league meetings – home and away – against clubs who finished outside of last season’s top seven.

Vardy has himself banked 11 attacking returns in those five fixtures against the “also-rans” of the Premier League.

In the least surprising team news of Gameweek 11, Leicester are unchanged from the starting XI that hammered Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side just over a week ago.

Roy Hodgson has made two alterations, one of which is enforced.

The injured Andros Townsend‘s (£5.6m) place has been filled by Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m), while the fit-again Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) is back between the posts after a brief two-game stint for Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m).

Martin Kelly (£4.1m), by some distance the most-owned Palace player and still in one in four FPL squads, is only among the substitutes.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, van Aanholt, Zaha, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Ayew.

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

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  1. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    ....and here goes the points lottery that is Digne

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      yep - he'll either get 12 or -2

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Bottomed, Who would you rather lose to accommodate Mane?

    A) Auba

    B) Sterling

    C) Robbo & VVD

    D) Kdb

    E) don’t get Mane

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Auba

      Arsenal are so poor, he's feeding off scraps

  3. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      newcastle defence and rico actually rotate! shock horror!
      I swear whenever I find defenders I want they never rotate, this is a rare occurence lol

    • Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      ive had 50 points on the bench over the past 3 weeks

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        I've been burnt by Lund twice, luckily this time picked him

        1. Planet_Marss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          ive had him since gw 1 and only benefited from 5 points and 6 points.. there was no way i leave him out this week

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Wow, % of your total 3 weeks points?

        1. Planet_Marss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          30%

      3. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        I've had 49 over the past 3 gws also, 35 this week.....

    • The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Any changes needed to this - feel its a pretty comfortable team.

      Worried about Aguero, more than anything...

      Henderson
      TAA Tomori Lundstram
      Mane KDB Mount Perez
      Aguero Abraham Vardy

      Button Rico Dendonk Kelly
      0.4ITB 2FT

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Would stick, give Perez and Aguero another go

      2. souleil
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Kun to Jimenez and bank the other for the IB

    • Silecro
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Im on a WC, any changes needed here?

      GK: Gazzaniga/ Mcgovern
      DEF: TAA, Soyoncu, Rico, Lundstram, Lascelles
      MID: Sterling, Mane, Maddison, Martial, Dendoncker
      ATK: Vardy, Jimenez, Abraham

      0.3 itb

      Cheers!

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        Look good, Chelsea midfielder(s) that I would consider

        1. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 11 hours ago

          Instead of...Martial probably?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 11 hours ago

            For now yes, Utd worrying although could bounce back next three good fixtures

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      If you had to pick just one Leicester Midfielder for your team, who would it be?

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        I went with Tielemans myself mate, maybe Maddison is the consistency one to go for tho I feel!!

      2. Recklesss
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        Maddy - on set pieces

    • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Vardy Captain next week EVERYONE????? Haha

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        You know what happened to Sterling when everyone (ish) captaining him? 😉

      2. Recklesss
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        Jimmy

    • clockwork
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 11 hours ago

      Scrap Coleman for:

      A - Soyuncu (Double up with Chillwell)
      B - Tomori

      1. Recklesss
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        This is tough - I'd probably look elsewhere

        1. clockwork
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 11 hours ago

          I am thinking Soyuncu will get more points, but Tomori blocks ML rival.

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        Tomori. Don't double.

    • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        18 days, 11 hours ago

        cool got my team to a point where I think I only need to worry about two players. Rashford and Yarmo/Trossard

        I literally need to stop transferring now, sort out my bench for pools blank in 18 and let the points roll in.