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

    Seeing the underlying stats that Salah and Sterling put up, then seeing Vardy get points on nearly every touch... urgh.

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

      Displaying the shame for all to see at the top of the page, double urgh

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

      Stats me arse

    3. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Totally different types of player

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

        True, though with very different fortunes as well IMO

    4. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy a fox in the box. Salah and Sterling dribble a lot. Always going to have different stats

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

        Agreed, but Vardy's conversion rate is incredible (even for his standards) whereas Sterling could have 1.5x his current total if he was more fortunate.

  2. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Mardy Party.

    Well, if you haven't got either of them.

  3. Yome
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Triple lei Vardy, Maddy, Youri = gold!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy Tele and Soy (off the bench lol jammy) here

      1. Yome
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Nice, we all enjoy the party

  4. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    If Emery is still manager after the IB, I’m going to have to stop watching Arsenal.

    Every second is unbearable, even when we win.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I know. Arsenal fan here. What even is our gameplan?

  5. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    We want more! We want more!!!

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

    2 more JV G and then a Pepe goal cmonnnn

  7. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Finally!!!

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

    So this is what a haul from the captain feels like 🙂

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

    that's some skill scoring like that.
    what a good side they are to watch

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

    No Vardy, no Maddison, Soy on bench
    Think that is my season over!

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

      Ouch

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

    Never doubted Vardy!

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

    Captain points at last!

  13. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Differentiator Dead. Zero LCFC

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

      Me too... just never had the chance to bring any in..

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

    Rainer are you enjoying the party?

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

      Jujuhuuuhu

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I’m confident that today I will set the lowest score in lms
    😀 unless some nutter did like a -24

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

    Might need to do Sterling > Maddison soon

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

    Vardy definitely will NOT score another one, assisted by Maddison.

    Soyuncu definitely will NOT concede to a late non-Auba goal.

    😉 pt3

  18. RealVirg
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I'm so in love with myself for choosing everything right

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

    Everyone I considered to replace Dilva has scored except the one I picked and captained! Can’t wait for the martial red card and blank!

  20. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Wow looks like it's gonna be a good gw lol.... the way I'm yoyoing this season is hilarious

  21. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Chilwell get in the fun....

  22. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Mark without Leicester players,
    Mark knows 😉

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

    Pereira I don't pay your premium price for you to get less BAPs than Soyuncu.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Could have had an assist earlier when Ndidi hit the bar before

  24. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Soyuncu finally got some attacking threat from corners. Took 11 GWs, but at least it has come.

  25. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I own Vardy but captained Abraham... Not sure what to think about this...

    1. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      'Oh f**k'

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

      Could be worse

  26. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    There's another goal in this for Leicester

  27. Yome
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy golden boot, he is going for it!

  28. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Come on Tilly - cap a wonderful night

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      COYTele

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    No Vardy, but Janmaat, Pope, Tomori and Soyuncu so I might just about be OK!

  30. The Mandalorian
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    LEI players laughing everytime they shoot. Not a good sign if you're an arsenal fan.