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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Tiele owners the real winners!

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Oh yes

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      ChO to Tielemans for a hit should have been done 😀

    3. clempro
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      You know it 😉

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not laughing now?

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone seen Virg?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Anyone seen Irbox?

  3. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    How is that not a Tilly assist?

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It is

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Better be

    3. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      *Refreshed page now - it’s been given*

  4. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Own Vardy and went 28 to 38k predicted with that.

  5. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Tielemens with the end product, again

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Exactly this

  6. Nuno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Too late to join the Vardy Party?

    Wilson and Mount out for Vardy and fodder so that I can play Lundstram every week

    1. au hasard Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Never too late. Scooter has just been put on and the poppers are out.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Some of the champers has gone but some cider left

  7. dark91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Yeeees. Emery will be sacked

    1. Yome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Is wenger in the stands watching?

      1. dark91
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Wenger is flying to Munich 😉

  8. BIG TONES
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Emery has to go if this ends as a loss. Completely outplayed by a team that costs a fraction of his.

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What game are you watching?

      1. BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        The one where Leicester are outplaying Arsenal.

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          ‘Completely outplayed’?

          1. BIG TONES
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yes. They are all over them with the press. Several chances. Hit the bar. Have now scored. What have Arsenal offered?

            1. Longlatini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              First half Arsenal could easily have scored twice

              1. BIG TONES
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                2-0. Believe me now?

                1. Longlatini
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Ok then yep!

                2. Longlatini
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Second half Arsenal have folded

                  Sacked in the mornibg

                  1. BIG TONES
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    You would think so right!

    2. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not his yet ; still a lot of wenger leftovers. Do think he’s on his last legs though, really has a totally unbalanced squad.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        There's an argument he should be given more time. But miss the CL and you risk losing players like Auba and Laca. What playing identity do they have? His team selections are also mind boggling. Why are Pepe and Tierney not starting for one?

  9. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bring the vodka

  10. Yome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Did sterling to Tielemans:-)

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      We haven't won till Sterling finishes playing...

  11. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    VAR D NON OWNER

  12. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Non owners should continue to stay away from Vardy, poor stats tonight

    1. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Irrelevant. Leicester are scoring goals and play through a single striker ; he’ll get chances every game and is never (rarely) subbed.

  13. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Leicester just did what Arsenal used to do 16 years ago.

    Passing the ball into the net while defenders can do nothing but watch.

  14. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So city will be 4th for 2 weeks now!

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Depends on tomorrows result

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        2-1 I guess

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Guess all you like it could be anything

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    VARDY AND MADDISON will NEVER score again.

    Soyuncu will NEVER score an OG.

    Reverse jinxes in progress part 2

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      XD

  16. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Absolute rank killer for me that.. is there any point getting vardy now when everyone has him and I need to get up 500k ranks..

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Your downward trend will only continue if you don’t get him.

  17. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    But Vardy's conversion rate cannot be sustained they said!! Ha

  18. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Vardy is gonna blank isn't he

    1. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yup hopefully!!!

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Uhhhhhh

    3. Pedram
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Oops i didn't realize he scored

  19. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Lol @ xG

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      xG stat fans in shambles

  20. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Painful not owning Vardy

  21. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    3 - Vardy (29)
    2 - Söyüncü (28)
    1 - Pereira (27)

  22. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Soy down to 2 bonus

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I will take that

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      he'll concede soon

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Top lads don't swear

  23. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Almost 70% don't own Vardy :O

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Dead teams

    2. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Me lol

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Can someone check on Epic

  25. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Our captain

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    SOT and no goal - FFS Jamie

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Regression
      30% conversion rate today
      Sell !!

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Almost a second for jameh

  28. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Lesson learnt - captain Vardy and never bench Soyuncu

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I benched Soy for Rico, lol, beed another vardy goal to make up for it bud

  29. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Shades of 2016 having triple Leicester. So far Soy, Vardy and Tielemans looking like the right 3.

  30. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    One more jamie