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

    My mate is a die hard arsenal fan:

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/135152/event/12

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

      I’m an Arsenal fan and that’s why I brought in Maddison and captained Vardy

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      And I thought I was bad simply not buying Leicester players.

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

      LOL WOW

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

      That’s why you need to leave team allegiances to one side when playing FPL.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        It looks like he definitely knows what can happen. Probably likes Arsenal so much that he would rather have a crap rank than their points.

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

          He never buys other so called top 5 teams players and won our ml once when Lei won the title

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

      Too bad he lets it affect his FPL

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

      Love this

    7. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Fool hahaha

    8. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Holy shot! Digne got 2 points today!

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

      Wow - Vardy/Maddison/Chilwell on the bench, how as a Arsenal fan can you not realise your own defence is toilet 😀

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

    Bring on AFTV for post game entertainment!!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Innit fam. Ya get me blud?

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

      For the sake of humanity, don’t click on their videos. We shouldn’t support stupid celebrities. Go watch a video on tactics or something more productive.

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

    Tierney with Southampton and Norwich next. What to do :/

    1. Martial FC
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Sell.

    2. DNFPL
      10 months, 22 days ago

      I remember 3 weeks ago having a conversation about Tierney with you. Told you he was useless.

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

        Hahaha, been benched anyways so not too bothered. May play for next 2 though

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

      Bet you didn't watch any of Arsenal games.

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

    Bottomed, RP:

    So first to get the sack during IB?

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

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

      3.

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

      1

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

      Ole is safe, the board are happy with the yes man who fans are unlikely to turn against.
      Maybe if we get into a proper relegation fight he'll be at risk.

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

        That's the prob, he's a yes man. Think I read that Ander Herrera said that at MU, football doesn't seem important. MU has become more of a marketing machine with Ed and Pogba!

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

          100%.. football is an after thought.. mill the cash cow till it's dead.. then sell up for more profit and leave a carcass.

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

    Arsenal are awful

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

      Yep.

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

    Edu the Arsenal Technical Director.

    Anyone else remember the Cribs episode of his where he had a huge mural of himself in the living room?

    What a man.

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

      No but I remember Dennis flight fear

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

        Dennis Bergkamp

  7. Martial FC
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Good ebening.

  8. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    3 - Vardy (37)
    2 - Maddison (31)
    1 - Söyüncü (28)

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

      Thanks TM

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

    This isn't fun. I benched Soy. Should be a bloody derby with goals at both ends 🙁

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

      Arsenal are just really bad.

  10. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Ings (c) next gw?

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

      (TC) Richarlison

  11. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Brought Soyuncu in for Dunk but played Rico instead. What a rotten 6 point swing

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

    Sorry to say but just a small ARS goal. Maybe a shock Kolas worldie. That’d be lovely to help my rank

    (Sorry!)

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

      Don’t be sorry. Hoped for the same

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

    Vardy dead

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

      The little peak, haha

  14. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy over 🙁

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

    was debating between soyuncu, tomori and rico as a replacement for ota.... welll you can very well guess who i picked 🙁

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

    National team injuries emerging

  17. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Would you WC this team?

    Pope -- Heaton*
    Taa Lundy Rico -- Lascelles* Tomori
    Sterling* Kdb Mount* Martial -- Cantwell*
    Tammy Vardy Rashford*

    So would remove 6 players. Not sure what moves i will make if i dont WC. probably just sterling > mane.

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

      Who would you bring in instead of Rashford? He’s got decent fixtures now.

      I guess you could spread his funds to midfield or defence.

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

        Yeah get ings instead...get robbo, mane, remove Mount for Maddison

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Yep

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

    Tielemans and Pereira getting no BAPs 🙁

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

      Perreira been unlucky. Could've had 2 assists, will come good with these fixtures 🙂

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

      Joke aint it

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

      Difficult with Vardy and Maddison on fire

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

    Leicester looks incredible

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

      Rodgers is actually a very good manager it seems. Very decent squad as well.

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Arsenal makes most teams look incredible.

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

        Arsenal defended well today

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

          hehe

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

    Mid price forwards better than premium forwards.

    Jimmy, Vardy, Tammy vs.Aguero, Kane, Auba

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

    Flag him up!!

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Or wave him back on

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

        Both!

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Darn, I benched Soy sauce.

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

      Me too, think a lot have

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

    Vardy broken arm ??

    Will have to get Rebecca to give him a chug

    1. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Sure they'll be some offers from in here the way he is racking up the points.

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

      The more strapping he has, the more powerful he gets.

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

    DT might run to the dugout and two-foot Emery

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

    Auba is not a good FPL asset when he is this expensive.

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

      I’m selling for Mane, but means getting rid of Maddison

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

        Not sure Madders is worth losing.

  26. Queens of the South Age
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Refusing to get in Leicester players cos I can't stand their manager is going to cost me isn't it....

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

      Yes

      1. Queens of the South Age
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Aahh well. Got to stick to my guns now.

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

    Pereira is overpriced, might sell

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

      Isn’t he the 2nd highest point scoring defender in the game?

  28. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Soy on bench hurts

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

      Yeah indeed. Better to bench him this week than last though!

  29. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Who is leicesters back up striker?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Nacho

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

      Iheanacho

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

      Itchy nachos

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

      Perez and then Gray on the wing?

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

      Basically we don't have one except Nacho. Expect that to change in January.

  30. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Has anyone else noticed that Vardy keeps scoring despite his stats? I suppose one might call him a “stat buster”

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

      Kane's stats were never good either were they?
      Can imagine none of these poacher type strikers to have good stats