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Vardy first player to break 100-point barrier after penalty incident

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Leicester City

  • Goals: Ayoze Perez (£6.2m), Jamie Vardy (£9.7m)
  • Assists: Vardy, Demarai Gray (£5.2m)
  • Bonus Points:  Vardy x3,  Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) x2,  Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) x1

Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) has gone clear at the top of Fantasy Premier League scoring charts after a remarkable penalty incident in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton.

Having set up Ayoze Perez (£6.2m) for Leicester’s second-half opener on 64 minutes, Vardy had the chance to seal the win from the spot after a foul on Demarai Gray (£5.2m).

The striker saw his initial effort saved by Mat Ryan (£4.7m) before James Maddison (£7.5m) nodded in the rebound. However, the penalty had to be re-taken due to encroachment into the area by players from both teams.

Vardy made no mistake the second time around, slotting home his 12th goal of the season to lead the FPL charts on 104 points after 13 Gameweeks.

“It was good. We knew it would be tough. At half time we knew we’d played quite well with Brighton coming into the game a bit in the last 10 minutes. Second half we came out the blocks a bit slow but as the game went on, we progressed. It really is enjoyable at the moment. I’ve always been one to say that when you’re enjoying your football, that’s when you play your best stuff. The best way to enjoy your football is to win games.” – Jamie Vardy

As the Leicester forward alluded to, the Foxes created the better opportunities in the first half. Perez hit the bar with a header after just a minute before Vardy saw Ryan tip over his headed effort from a Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) free-kick.

Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) saw an effort from just outside the box also saved by the Australian keeper after good work from Perez. Ryan could have landed a relatively huge haul for his owners had his penalty save stood, having picked up two save points from his seven stops.

Barnes then skied an effort inside the box after being picked out by Vardy, who had won a tussle near the touchline with pre-match injury doubt Adam Webster (£4.4m).

Just seconds later, in the 34th minute, Shane Duffy’s (£4.9m) attempted clearance fell to Perez in the area but the ex-Newcastle man also failed to hit the target.

Brighton’s Irish centre-half then had a great opportunity to put a header on target from close range but the ball skidded off his head in slippery conditions at a rainy Amex Stadium. Duffy will resume a fight for his place in Gameweek 14, with Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) returning from a one-match ban.

Before half-time, a trademark Maddison through-ball put Vardy clear down the right-hand side of the box but surprisingly, his chip went left of the far post as Ryan smartly closed down the angle for the Foxes hitman.

The Seagulls flew out of the traps in the second half, with Neal Maupay (£6.0m) going closest in an opening ten minutes that saw Leicester put under real pressure. Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), in particular, caused all sorts of problems for Brendan Rodgers’ backline.

However, for all of their endeavour, Graham Potter’s men failed to hit the target with any of their seven attempts. And crucially, Brighton’s domination of possession in the second half paved the way for several Leicester counter-attacks.

Vardy did the hard work for Leicester’s opener, racing down the right flank before intelligently delaying his cut-back for Perez. Once his team-mate had made it back onside, the striker slid the ball across for the Spaniard to slot past Ryan from close range.

The heavily-involved Vardy then shot straight at Ryan after an excellent Chilwell cross, before the striker opted to square for Maddison despite having had a shooting angle himself. The England midfielder failed to connect with Vardy’s pass as Leicester could not put Brighton to the sword.

In between those two Leicester counter-attacks, Duffy had another opportunity but Brighton’s inaccuracy proved costly.

In an end-to-end second half, Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) denied Maupay before Barnes went close once more at the other end.

Then came the VAR review of Vardy’s missed penalty, with the striker thankful that Brighton players – along with Maddison – had begun dashing into the area slightly early. His conversion at the second time of asking saw the winner of the Gameweek 13 captain poll deliver a 12-point haul for his owners.

Jonny Evans (£5.1m) managed 61 minutes for his 3.0% ownership base before leaving the field with what appeared to be an injury. However, The Athletic’s Leicester correspondent Rob Tanner has confirmed that the Northern Ireland international was just suffering with cramp.

Rodgers’ post-match comments suggest Evans owners can count themselves lucky that the defender lasted until the magic 60-minute mark.

“He just seized up. He’s 31 now. He’d hardly trained all week. He just had cramp all over his body, in his calves and he couldn’t move. That’s just through everything that happened with him being in hospital, all the morphine, everything he was on. He’d only had light sessions on Thursday and Friday, so he’s done great to play as much as has.” – Brendan Rodgers

Without their key centre-half, the Foxes went on to record their sixth clean sheet of the season – no other Premier League club has as many.

Rodgers also praised his players for performing so well on the back of an international break.

“It was a brilliant win for us. We knew before the game that this was going to be a real examination. Brighton are really strong at home and they have a really good football idea. And on the back of an international break where your players are only coming back on Thursday, you may not be at your most fluent.

“But the performance was very good. We started well. Up to the first 30 minutes, we could have been a couple in front. Ayo hit the bar early and Jamie has a header where the keeper makes a great save. Then we threatened.

“They started really well in the second half and then you’re tested. In the Premier League, you’re never going to – particularly away from home – have it all your own way. We had to be resilient in that period. We scored a great goal on the counter-attack. From that moment, we showed a real confidence to score another goal and maybe have a few more.” – Brendan Rodgers

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans, Soyuncu, Pereira; Ndidi; Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Perez; Vardy.

Brighton & Hove Albion XI (4-2-2-2): Ryan; Burn, Duffy, Webster, Montoya; March, Stephens, Propper, Mooy; Trossard, Maupay.

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873 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    bottomed

    anything you would change to this wildcard? looks pretty perfect, just no Man City, but xmas rotation and fixtures anyway

    Guaita
    Trent / Periera / Lundstram / Aurier / Dunk
    Mane / Son / Maddison / Pulisic / Hayden
    Tammy / Jime / Vardy

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Too much spent on D....one of Aurier or Dunk or Pereira should be downgraded imo. Keep the cash in the bank and use when needed. Id probably upgrade GK

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pereira > Soyuncu, Guaita > Gazza/Henderson

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this as line up for next week and as squad over Christmas period?

    Pope
    TAA Soyünücü Lundstram
    Mané KDB Martial Son
    Vardy Abraham Jiménez

    McGovern C Taylor Dendoncker Rico

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      looks nice - im not keen on martial though - personally prefer chelsea or leicester mid

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Martial > Pulisic

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks - that’s move thinking of making post United game v Villa but would you just make move now?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          West Ham keeper, have you seen him?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yes awful! Good point

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nice team, Martial is a nice explosive differential & I have your four mids + Maddison 😉

  3. The Mighty I
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    2 FT

    Sterling, Mount and Cantwell > Son, Pulisic and Perez for -4?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      First two only

      1. The Mighty I
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Might just do the first two for now. Cheers

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Probably, once you know the Perez 60 minute risk when not winning.

    3. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      do it lad.

    4. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Would you play Pérez? If not, stick to the first two moves.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Chris Smalling currently one of the best defenders in Italian football, while Phil Jones still starts for Man United 😮

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What actually happened with him?...why did he fall so far out of favour?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Not sure, maybe a bit of a scapegoat.

        Whoever decided Maguire was worth £80m and selling any defender, even Smalling or Jones needs to be questioned.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Selling/loaning/starting over

          1. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No one cares even if they will be questioned as Glazers are the final word. Look what he did to Tampa in NFL who havent even been to playoffs for a while. European equivalent of UCL. They will even be ok if Manutf is shut as long as their debt is paid off which can still be by liquidating Manutd

        2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Shocking price. Maguire is a decent player...but not that good.

          1. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            40mn overpriced but thats what you get when you have glazers at helm. hire dumbos like woodward and mismanage funds. Have a look at what theybhave done to Tampa Bucaneers

      2. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Olenhas poor man mgmt. He clearly told Smallimgbhe isnt in his first choice pair but should have added hebwill be used in other formations like one today and rotated with clealry poor heading Lindelof in physical matches. But guess Smallimg will be back as he misses Cold dull Manchester god knowsnwhy and crazy Manutd fan

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sadly he was not ok being a bench player like Jones is. Also Smalling doesnt cut down space for long shooters and chance creators near d line which gets punished a lot in highly difficult epl compared to Serie A. In Serie A they must be get caught out by his pace but in EPL moet are fast!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        And the rapid Maguire does?

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Maguire is tactically much more smarter. Much more aware of players around. Like a Rough VVD. With Smalling it was never about pace hell he is one of fastest CBs around.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      United since Sir Alex retired

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        It started before that tbh. I remember posting on here when he was starting with Giggs in midfield, way past his best, and Januzaj. Nothing wrong with either of them but really not where they should have been.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Glazer family

      2. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ferguson was struggling for long time but we dint know as we still winning eplnjust not enough UCLs. But he was a manager who defeated Madrid with mediocre Aberdeen team in european finals! It was Fergie genius that stopped Manutd rot

  5. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I’m expecting a big score next week, my whole team are playing at home apart from KDB. I imagine it’s the same for most on here.

    Pope (Palace)

    Soyuncu (Everton)
    Robbo (Brighton)
    Tomori (West Ham)

    KDB (Newcastle Away)
    Mane (Brighton)
    Martial (Villa)
    Son (Bournemouth)

    Jiminez (Sheffield)
    Vardy (Everton)
    Abraham (West Ham)

    Bench Button, Traore, Lundstram, Rico

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      One home team won yesterday fyi

      1. Jammydodger2018
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol, ok maybe not big points then.

  6. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Mount tielemans
    Abraham Vardy jimenez

    Pieters, Cantwell, Kelly 4.7 ITB 2FTs

    A mount, pieters => son, 6.1 def
    B mount, pieters => pulisic, robbo
    C mount, tielemans => madds, pulisic/son

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      a with aurier

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    4. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        you guys seem to believe in the liverpool double up and don't fancy son?

    5. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      C

  7. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Timing.

    Put the TV on and find Giggs and Neville talking through old United games. Compare those line ups to today’s....sheesh...

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Those teams were built over time by fergie being brave and giving the young players a chance to develop and become the top level players. Ole seems in 2 minds, he should have promoted some of the younger players earlier. He's given Williams a chance now and maybe others will follow

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Different times. The game wasn't awash with cash and mediocre players didn't get silly money. 'Entertainment' for the TV auduence wasn't such an influence and most defenders could actually defend.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, the game wasn't bawash with cash which made it even easier for Man U to buy the league. Good riddance

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Seriously? The best manager in British club football had some influence there. Brought many of tgem through the youth system. Now that could be where they're slipping up. Firing money around and not developing talent.

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Only a fool would deny the impact Ferguson had, and the players he developed. Equally, they bought up the league.

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              They did both....and actually Fergie bought some shockers at times.

  8. Herculeez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Williams second start in a row for United. Could be a steal at 4M, do we expect him to keep his place in the starting 11 though?

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Next two fixtures he will be on the bench. Ole will go for experience unless he´s sacked after today.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Luke Shaw looms. Doubt he's a nailed on starter.

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He will get games leading up to the New Year. Perfect fifth defender at 4mil.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not gonna be long

  9. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    After 13 Gameweeks Lord Lundstram has more points than Sterling with a game in hand...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      FPL legend

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Jordan Ayew has outscored Sterling over the last 10

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        😀

      2. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ouch...

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No way....wow, that will put a smile on Zico face.........

    3. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No Hendo in net might be telling here... Rival has Martial. Defence better be on point today.

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Mark knows...

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Who the fk is Mark?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mark Knows, ask him

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wonder how Cantwell will still get off his bench.

  11. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Is there a big diference between Robertosn and TAA?

    Need that 0.1 and think to get Robo on WC. Good idea?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not for that price when Pool are not keeping cleansheets.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        but need one I think esp with those fix

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Big difference in points & a big difference in underlying stats.

      In differing directions though.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        so your opinion is...

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I’d still buy Trent first.

  12. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Wonder when Greenwood will get a prem start

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      When one of Rashfords legs falls off

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Next week?

  13. Trophé Mourinho
    3 months, 1 day ago

    so my front line spells VAR, my midfield is an Alli away from being MDMA, and my defence spells ARL. Clearly need to address my defence in the coming weeks

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      3 months, 1 day ago

      gotta get on those players names beginning with vowels, fantasy tips and cheats 😉

  14. tissae
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A) Mount + Aguero --> Son + Jimenez
    B) Mount + Aguero --> Kane + Pulisic
    C) ???

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

  15. jnglizt
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Can't make a decision on whether to swap out sterling! Could potentially do sterling, greenwood, Heaton to son, jiminez, mcgovern. Have the exact funds. Rest of team is:

    Pope heaton
    Tomori, Lundstram, Rico, Robbo, soy
    Mane sterling kdb Mount cantwell
    Vardy Abraham greenwood

    Any thoughts?!

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Yes

  16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Lundy was an absolute steal at 4.0m. Is he still worth bringing in at 4.9m ? Asking for a friend

    1. Am sorry to say again it�…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes I'd say he's worth getting until he reaches 5.5M

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      With the fixtures and the OOP factor he is worth every penny and more

  17. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Why are so many selling Mount? Surely if you bought him in around 6.0 u must have him for 6.5ish and for that price a player playing no10 for a very attacking team with good fixtures coming up, surely holding is the better choice here? City benching was a tactical decision so that can’t be the only factor