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

    I need to stop benching Soyuncu ffs

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

      I need to stop not owning him ffs

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Same benched him again lol

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

      Same same

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      This is clearly posting for an Arsenal goal! 😉

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

    Leicester more likely to score the third than Arsenal to score at all.

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

    Vardy breaking the game since Rodgers came in

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

    Vardy might get his 100th PL goal after all tonight!

    9 to go.

  5. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Before today my last successful captain was Aguero in week 6.

    Thank god I took a hit to get Vardy.

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Brought in Madison instead of tielemans and was very annoyed when tiele assisted but very happy now. Thanks Vardy for the party

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

      I did it the other way and thought the differential had paid off 🙁

  7. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Tammy cappo with Vardy and maddy.. big fail for us non Vardy cappo 🙁

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

      Nah Martial going to do bits tomorrow.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        doubtful

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

          It’s actually likely if he starts.

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

      At least you got the Wilson goal

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        😛

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

      😆 Patiently waiting for Martial(C) tomorrow 😉

    4. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Your poor thing 🙁

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

      Yeah, same here

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      How is that anything but good? Woe is me boasting makes you look silly mate.

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

      It's a four point difference?

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

    Cya, Unai.

    Will miss you in the Ebenings.

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

      Looks like you didn't break Vardy afterall 😉

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

        Plenty of time for a red.

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

      Not so good ebening

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

      Think he's a goner?

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

        sacked in the morning

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

        Has to.

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

          It's Arsenal... the threshold is lower

  9. balint84
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    next week

    A) keep Sterling
    B) Son+Maddsion for the price of Sterling+Mctorminay (2ft)

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

    Leicester are amazing

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Top 4? I think they might do it.

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

        They can!

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

        I’d be shocked if they don’t.

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

        They will

      4. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Guaranteed for me them & Chelsea, United & Tottenham lightyears away from it

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

    Fair play to Dave Munday, he called it brilliantly saying that Vardy, Maddy and Tielemans are in for a great time with Arsenal being so soft down the middle stats wise!

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

      Yeah David always speaks sense

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

        he has got so much stick from many on here so I think he deserves a shout out when he calls it right!

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

          Definitely

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Fair play to those who actually own them...

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yep, think we all knew Arsenal are ripe for picking right now.

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

      Wasn't that obvious? Honestly

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

        to you and me perhaps but to most not at all

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

    Pythons out for Vardy Party!

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

      Get ya Pythons out

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

      Python stopping me jumping out the window atm

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

      Yeah seriously need an investor to upgrade livefpl servers at peak moments like this

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

        Haha, not worth. Let them wait 15mins.

        Top work as always!

  13. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Out down the boozer with Vardy (c) loving this. Few mates with dont own him 🙂

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

    Vardy and BRod a match made in Chucky heaven

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

    I get the Vardy decision wrong every year but I will stay stubborn. Auba (C) next week

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Why not Vardy?

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

      This. Has to be. Been impressed with Auba tonight despite on what appears to be the losing team

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

    Jamie Vardy perma (C)?

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

      Could work for a while. Don't expect anything in first half 😉

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

    Did Ota and Cantwell to Tomori and Maddison this week. Best -4 I’ve ever done.

    Love it when a day goes like this.

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

      Nice

  18. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Remember when Arsenal decided against appointing Brendan Rodgers as manager

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

      Think it is time for them to go for Eddie Howe tbh. They never will though. Choose some crap French of Spanish manager just because they play 'nice' football.

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

    GW11: benched Lundstam who scored 2goals, dropped 400k places

    midweek: rage sell Salah and Wilson, bring inn Vardy and Maddison

    GW12: climb back 400k places

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

    Vardy running all over the place like the Duracell bunny

  21. Merlinsnose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    I’d very much appreciate all of your advise. Which shall I go for?

    A - mount and Robertson
    B - vvd and pulisic

    Many thanks

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

      A

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

    Arsenal away fans singing sacked in the morning

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

    Arsenal fans singing "You're getting sacked in the morning"

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

    What a perfect game as a Maddison, Soyuncu and Vardy (C) owner. Keep the clean sheet please...

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

      Same, a great rank boost.

  25. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Maddy’s EO In top10k? Thanks

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

      No problem

  26. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy bouncing around like a spring lamb.

  27. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Bad ebening for Arsenal.

  28. LE CHARO
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Putting Rico on the pitch instead of Soyuncu was a big mistake, and a predictable one. Bournemouth are not a team that can be trusted, unlike Leicester.

      At least I got it right with Vardy captain.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Exactly the same here, won’t be benching Soy again

      2. clempro
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Did the same, but I think the decision was logical... Bournemouth hadn't conceded in the last 3, and Arsenal pretty much always scored this season. Don't beat yourself up

        1. LE CHARO
            10 months, 22 days ago

            The issue is that I always planned to play Soyuncu and have Rico first on my bench, and only switched them yesterday after seeing the scout picks.

            The decision made sense, but we all know it's not in Bournemouth's nature to keep clean sheets while Leicester have shown a real solidity at the back from the start of the season.

            I made the same mistake previously with Diop after West Ham got 3 clean sheets in a row, which actually were flukes. Really need to learn my lesson there.

            1. clodhopper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              I did the same but at lest u have him in your team bench or not

              1. LE CHARO
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah that's true, need to focus on the positive here, and with Vardy captain the gw is a success anyway. Plus I played him last gw when it made a much bigger difference.

        2. mojoindojo
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Arsenal so pathetic.

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

          So first to get the sack during IB?

          1. Emery
          2. Poch
          3. Ralf
          4. Ole