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Leicester unchanged as Everton switch to three at the back

The final two matches of Gameweek 14 take place simultaneously this afternoon, with kick-off at 16:30 GMT.

Manchester United host Aston Villa at Old Trafford, while third-placed Leicester City take on Everton at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes can move back to within eight points of league leaders Liverpool with a victory over the Toffees this afternoon.

With his side on a five-match winning run, Brendan Rodgers has unsurprisingly named an unchanged team for the sixth game in a row.

Jamie Vardy (£9.8m), the most-captained player overall and in the top 10k in Gameweek 14, keeps up his ever-present record under his manager.

The Leicester striker hasn’t blanked since Gameweek 8 and averages 8.67 points per match in home games this season.

The Foxes come into this game having not conceded a league goal since Gameweek 9.

Marco Silva makes three changes to the side that was beaten by Norwich City last weekend.

Michael Keane (£5.4m) joins Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and Mason Holgate (£4.4m) in a back three, while Alex Iwobi (£5.7m) replaces the injured Theo Walcott (£6.2m) further forward.

The other change sees Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) oust Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) up front.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes one change from Gameweek 13, with Juan Mata (£6.2m) replacing Phil Jones (£4.8m).

That alteration would seem to indicate that Solskjaer has moved back to a 4-2-3-1, with Mata joining Daniel James (£6.2m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) in the attacking trident behind Anthony Martial (£7.8m).

Budget FPL defender Brandon Williams (£4.1m) is again preferred at left-back, with positional rivals Ashley Young and Luke Shaw (both £5.4m) on the bench.

Dean Smith names the same Aston Villa side that beat Newcastle on Monday, so there is no place for Marvelous Nakamba (£4.4m) in midfield.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Chilwell, Ndidi, Ayoze Pérez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.

Everton XI: Pickford, Digne, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Sidibe, Davies, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Manchester United XI: de Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Williams, Andreas Pereira, Fred, James, Mata, Rashford, Martial.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Wesley, Grealish.

(edited)


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1,499 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Alli or Pulisic in for Martial?

    1. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Alli

    2. Nailed Jesus
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Alli

    3. boredjames
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha

  2. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    What if the points are tied for the FFS Cup? OR or gw transfers?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      OR

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Normally.

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Bad Luck then

  3. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    51 and a red arrow - despite captaining Vardy and taking no hits and having 10/11 with prime home games (other being KDB)

    Maybe FPL isn’t for me 🙁

    1. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Really tough week this one mate. Sounds like a victory to me

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Surely wasn't a big red though?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Tiny but I’m at like 500-600k it should be relatively easy to get a green in weeks like this

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Annoying week ... sit tight and let the midweek unfold ...

    4. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Has to be a really small red arrow because I got 51 points and went from 47k to 49k

  4. Super Squirrel
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    My bad, I meant will ozil be getting one bonus point?

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    The thing I don't get about VAR in the Premier League is the example of the Kelechi goal right there. The ref did the right thing by letting the play go to see how it would play out but so many refs in the PL blow immediately when the assistant ref's flag goes up. So inconsistent.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Assistant all in the wrong. Raised flag, Everton stop ... or stutter ... goal.

  6. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Mark knows...

    Avoided the Vardy trap, 6 measly points.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      What trap? He scored.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Does everything fly over your head?

      2. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        He has to buy him

  7. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Board made a terrible decision hiring Ole.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, awful.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Nice guy but lack of depth and experience. Why did Mata start?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      As a caretaker ; fine - full time he is utterly out of his depth.

  8. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    “I’m only laughing on the outside, my smile is just skin deep! If you could see inside I’m really crying. You might join me for a weep.” =-o(

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      How is 50 points bad?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        I’m smiling with 50. Crying over the Toffees

  9. drughi
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Jesus>Ings or wait for abraham news and go for jesus>abraham

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Wouldnt do either unless any news on Aguero

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Did you do Abraham to Jesus in the first place?

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  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    LMS safety score predicted to be 40.

  12. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Perez to get dropped after that Iheanacho cameo?

    Sterling and Perez to Son and Maddison/Tielemans for -4?

  13. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Phew that illenacho goal saved me from Vardy VC..Not again! Vardy C vs Watford!

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Not really, he scored

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Same points tally as Martin Kelly

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          And?

      2. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        3 point deficit from Salah which is some badluck Incan handle

      3. Devo-McDuff
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Which is an extra 6 points as Captain, equivalent to an extra striker full 90 and goal. I see his point, I think most people do. You just seem like quite an obtuse chap.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 8 days ago

          You would be wrong with no evidence to support such a claim.

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 8 days ago

            One flick through this page alone backs up the obtuse claim.

    2. MC Hammer
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      How many baps did Vardy lose with that goal

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        All. Now just 6points damage control

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Grealish a Liverpool target?

    Anyone heard anything about that?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      He’ll be linked with everyone would be very wise to stay where he is and play first team football.

  15. Erez Avni
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    would love to here your opinion...
    1FT 1.8 ITB
    ryan
    taa lund tomori (kelly rico)
    mount maddison mane son
    tammy vardy (c) raul

    A. mount - zaha
    b. tomori - pereira
    c. rico - chilwel
    d. ryan - schmeichel

    cheers!

    1. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I like A

      Well.. just did it myself to catch price changes which might happen tonight

  16. Riggs
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    I was set ready to do a straight swap Auba - Out, Kane - In. The real question now is should we keep Auba for BRI and possibly for WHU? (thinking emoticon)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Keep Auba. Kane kept coming very deep allowing Alli, Son and Sissoko to go forward ; and it seemed very deliberate to draw the defense out. Worked a treat but it could make Kane less effective.

      1. Riggs
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Fair points. Zaha IN > Mount out this week, and next week Auba, Cantwell OUT -> Mousset and Alli IN -4 look very tempting, but don't know if it's worth the hit.

  17. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy any baps? Asking for a fiend

    No typos

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      None!

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Oh dear.....

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      None ; which given he literally did nothing all afternoon prior or after the goal surprised me. That’s standard Vardy 3.

  18. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Is it worth doing Pope to Henderson/Guaita?
    Projections still have Pope up top on points projections even witj Mcity next. So many save points expected?!

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      If yes then who? Still have WC so both have good next 6.

  19. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Did Abraham+Rico >>Mousset +Pereira
    0.5 itb

    Henderson
    Pereira Lund. Tomori
    Salah. Mane. Madison. Traore. Son
    (V)ardy. Ings. Mousset
    ##
    Aurier Kelly

    Worth a Bench boost ?
    Thanks

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you rather keep... Abraham or Pulisic?

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Abraham. But will have ro wait till weekend

  21. Brendan95
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Gazza/Button
    Robbo/Soy/Tomori/Lund/Rico
    Mane/KDB/Son/Mount/James
    Vardy/Jimi/Greenwood

    1FT 2.8ITB

    Mount > Alli

    Anything better than this or just go for it?

    1. fylde2022
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      I would.
      I'm doing Martial for Alli.

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Is Salah (C) against Everton utter madness?

    1. fylde2022
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Salah has done nothing, this season.
      I abandoned him a long time ago.

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Got rid last night, asking for disappointment

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I’m sticking with it ...

  23. fylde2022
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    47 points.
    I've had a great 3-4 weeks, so i can't complain.
    There's always going to be 1 bad one.
    At least i won my Head2Head, though!

  24. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Martial Mount -> KDB Zaha - 4

    Yay or Nay?

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      why kdb

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Can do better than KDB i feel to be different and their hard fixtures

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Vardy still on his goalscoring run.....

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Indeed! For some reason though that’s a bad thing on here, struggling to understand the point of FPL players scoring well.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Its fantastic, but his luck has to run out right ....

  26. JohnBlack
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Martial to?

    A) Son
    B) Alli

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      As a Son owner I'd say Alli edges it but both are good picks.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Son.

  27. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Gtg? Next week I'll do Maddison -> Alli for free.
    1.1 ITB & 0 FTs

    Guaita
    TAA - Söyüncü - Robertson
    Mané - KDB - Maddison - Zaha
    (V)ardy - Jiménez - Ings

    (Button, Lundstram, Cantwell, Tomori)

  28. Yann12
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Mousset or Ings? why?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Given the fixtures I wanna say BOTH! But Mousset plays for a better team.

    • Burger_and_Chips
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Option A - Martial to Ali?
      Can't afford Son but no hit

      Or

      Option B - Abraham out for Ings then Martial to Son? -4 hit tho?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Save for 2 FT