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All eyes on Vardy as Leicester host Arsenal

All eyes will be on the King Power Stadium for the final match of Gameweek 12’s Saturday programme.

Leicester City host Arsenal, with a large number of managers backing Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) for the captaincy.

He was the winner of our latest poll and was also reported as the most popular option for the armband among the top 10,000 managers too.

34.9% of those at that level have trusted Vardy as their captain hoping he can continue his strong record against Arsenal.

In eight Premier League starts against the Gunners, he has scored eight times.

With each passing Gameweek, the interest in Vardy continues to rise as only Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) earned more transfers in since Gameweek 11 as the Foxes’ forward (370,000+).

James Maddison (£7.4m) has also been a popular figure in the transfer market, earning 230,000+ new owners for Gameweek 12, the fourth-highest.

Leicester players actually dominated the top 10 for transfers in, with Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.8m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.6m) also up there, with 140,000+ and 130,000+ new owners respectively.

That should see most of the Fantasy community willing on a win for Leicester this afternoon.

However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) still has the backing of 25.9% for Gameweek 12 and could be an interesting factor in this Saturday evening clash.

He starts up front for Arsenal alongside Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) and supported by Mesut Özil (£7.2m) in the number 10 role.

Unai Emery lines his side up in a 3-4-1-2 formation with Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) as the wing-backs.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; H Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Pérez; Vardy.

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Leno; Holding, D Luiz, Chambers; Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi, Bellerín; Özil; Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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1,392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Get onboard Richarlison for Norwich next GW!

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah I said a week ago that Richarlison could be a great differential for next 2 GWs which is happening!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Got him in as my Mahrez replacement (ahead of Martial) for the Spurs game with these two juicy fixtures in mind...part one complete...part two, possibly my cappo!

  2. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Pope on for 2 bonus?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Not 1?

    3. Brehmeren
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      1 bonus

    4. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      1 bonus
      1 save point

    5. CRO KLOPP
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      2

  3. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Leicester triple up to cement a green arrow...

  4. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Thank God for Pope.

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Finally Pope delivered!

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Hallowed be His name

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Amen to that

  5. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Özil starting.
    Bellerín back.

    Could be goals in this one.
    3-2

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      More like 3-0 🙂

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Özil.. Lol
      Bellerin.. rofl

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Bellerín isn't too shabby; gets forward and puts a lot of balls in the box. Özil is undoubtedly talented, but clearly has a lot of issues and has gone missing far too often in recent memory.

        The point, however, is that both could really show up today after being absent from the starting 11 for so long.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Xhaka a big miss for Leicester.

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Great to have Bellerin back as an fpl option again.

  6. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Come on vardy and only vardy!

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Giggity

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy better turn up. My whole GW depends on him.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Jamie Blanking Vardy!

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Behave

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      What's your team link mate? You don't want any player to do well Who the heck you have?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        I brought Vardy in, I’m convinced I’ll break him.

        Don’t get so heated over a free Aurier posts 😆

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Few*

        2. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Lol.
          Noway you break jamie, welcome to the party thou

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I joined the party at the perfect time towards the end of last season.

    I have now arrived again, albeit late. Let’s hope it’s still an absolute banger tonight

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Please Leicester rip arsenal a new one!

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    23 from for plus bonus pending. Guess that is not too bad?

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Why not add bonus?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      *From four*

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      25 from 4 with bonus here we're both going well as always these days x

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Nice one, 29(-8) here with no Tammy and 7 to play inc captain...def have taken that at deadline!

  12. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Ndidi is going to sit on Ozil all game and there won't be a single thing he can do about it.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Good thing that isn't how emery ball works. Wing backs are who you have to worry about

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Emery ball isn't a thing

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          :O

  13. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy non cappers hoping for a blank? Assuming most serious players own Vardy.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      1 goal will do. Salah to go demon.

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Will take 1gial/assist

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Probably right.

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Well I'm currently 28k and don't own Vardy. Guess I'm just not serious enough cause I like to have fun with my picks and not just pick the same player as everyone else and be boring 🙂

      1. The_Fish
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Depends when you bought him.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          That's actually true tbf.

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Hehe, was thinking more about the average. I'm sitting at 1 million. Having a shocker so far this season.

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Need Leicester to concede. Hoping for a 0-1 Arsenal win.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Not a popular sentiment on here, least of all me.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah no Vardy and Soyuncu on my bench for me
      0-1 would be sweet (Vardy red card would be even better)

  15. Sailboats
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Come on Vardy (c), let's go party!!!

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    33 from 6 including captain ok?
    Got 5 players in the big game tomorrow. No one in the Leicester game.

  17. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    TOON!

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Goal fest please Vardy and Aubameyang, but had Son(c).

    1. Atom&Humber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Nice one! I brought son in for kdb but didn’t have the balls to (c). Really wanna captain him against West Ham but early kick off and ib travel putting me off

  19. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Emery doesn't own vardy. Playing 5 atb

  20. The King Wilson return
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Pope
    Francis
    Saint-maximin
    Jesus
    Freeman

  21. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    A vardeh parteh to end the day and I'm buzzing

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Party x3 assisted by Maddison 🙂

  22. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I think 28 points after bonuses with Vardy, Tielemans, KdB, TAA, Sterling, and two Red Devils... to come... confident

  23. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    0 assets in this game.
    COYG!

  24. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Thought on Yarmolenko + Connolly + Pieters ➡ Lacazette + Holgate + Elneny for -8? Only getting Holgate to maximise returns this gw as he faces Norwich. Not a long term move. Gives me -

    Pope
    TAA - Holgate - Lundstram
    Sterling - Mane - Richarlison - Martial
    Vardy - Lacazette - Ings

    Woodman - Tomori - Hanley - Elneny

    Thoughts please? 🙂

    1. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Bringing in Holgate and Elneny and taking a -8 just to accomodate Lacazette isn't a good move

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Why not?

        The next 4 for Arsenal are sublime. Will switch Holgate the week after for a better def. Elneny will not be required ever.

  25. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Can't bellieve I still own Wilson.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah him and Pukki are not worth it.

  26. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    2 baps for Pope?

    1. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      One . Don't get carried away.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Says 2 in the members area

        1. Slouch87
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Save point & a BAP on the game site.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            If the bonus points are final it’s 2!

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      That's blasphemy.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Should be.

  27. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    0 Leicester... I'm fookd
    Come on you gunners!!

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      we gaaaaat this

  28. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Update FFS , the Chelsea bonus went on much quicker.

  29. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    They’re showing the Bergkmap hattrick v Leicester from Aug’97

    Lovely stuff

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      *Bergkamp

      1. Slouch87
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Used to enjoy a good dive too.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      There can only be 1 Dennis Bergkamp. Ohh I miss the Highbury days !!!

  30. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I think Arsenal may do well today.

    The specter of Mourinho taking over from Emery might just be the kick up the backside they needed.

    1. DR0GBA
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Maybe Emery wants his compensation sacking money

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yes. I fancy Arsenal to win this game