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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. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Vardy straight to 3 baps

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Stop. I can only get so erect

      1. Bun Rab L4D3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Alright Kreiger!

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Danger zone!

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Need Everton goal ASAP.

  3. ...al - Come out to the coa…
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Ooof

    Almost Vardy > Maddison goal

    I was about to order the hookers

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Lol

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm busy tonight

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    World's best youngster coming on

  5. Podge
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Everton heads dropped?

  6. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Folks, sorry if this may sound silly but why didn’t Allison get his clean sheet?
    Is it because he got sent off rather than subbed off ?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Yep

    2. Quite Big Dunc
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes.

  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Who is everyone captaining next gw ?

    Mane vardy someone else ?

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Not overthinking it anymore. Vardy it is.

    2. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      I think you know the answer 🙂

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks

    4. Hands Guber
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      There is no Mane, only Vardy!

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Maddison misses sitter... Sums up this game week.

  9. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Almost

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Fuchs sake

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Vardy to Maddison would have been phenomenal

    1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      FFS server would be obliterated

    2. Podge
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Absolutely

  12. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    How the hell is average 45?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      53.2 top 10 k

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      VVD, Auba, Vardy, KDB, TAA

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Average is actually 49-50 now

  13. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Everton falling apart

  14. Regin
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Damn. Vardy almost.

  15. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Oh Vardy. Should've been 2

  16. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Nearly Vardy G, Tielmens A.

    I own both.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Damn. Own both as well

  17. Hakim Ziyech
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Vardy PartY on Fire... Amigo Party Seniorita Party Te Amo

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Vardy TC vs Watford?

      1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Nah

        I'm always weary of teams the week after the manager is sacked

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      C’mon Jamie, you can smell the blood!

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        that time of the month?

    • The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Party about to begin

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Pereira + Tielemans, I'm asking nicely!

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Maddison and Martial. I am asking nicely

    • Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Mousset and Vardy is such a sexy combo up top

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Best thing about Kane and Vardy up top, guaranteed 180 mins for your strikers!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Only one guarantees goals, however.

      2. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Kane shouldnot be in the same sentence with Vardy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Harsh, hasn't Kane outscored him every season?

    • Hands Guber
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      No point looking at stats, trying to be different, none of it - Vardy is the only viable (C) from now until Saturday 21st December, and frankly, with pens, he has every chance of scoring in the big games too.

      Mane you plod :).

      1. fusen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        You're not wrong.

        Pretty boring but it just makes the most sense. He has the experience of going on these long scoring runs and is a complete confidence player, once he starts he'll just keep going.

    • yakirh
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Captain pool GW15:
      Vardy 99.9999%

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        poll*

      2. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Abraham (C) for me

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          I find that very hard to believe.

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Just back from an injury?

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      ooooo cmon Vardy stop teasin you mad man

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      Mings and Cantwell on my bench lol

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Cantwell and Dunk for me.

      2. Regin
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Dunk on mine.

      3. STRANGER INGS
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        at least I played Mings lol.... benched Dunk instead though

      4. Would Ed Woodward
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          Rico, Dendo and Abraham on mine, 1 point!

      5. Regin
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Hope Leicester do well in the FA Cup, so Vardy can be tc option.

      6. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Oh Schneiderlin how hath you fallen?

      7. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 19 hours ago

        Vardy is pretty much perfect fpl player. Plays for attacking team, rarely injured, never gets subbed, on pens and can actually score goals

        1. ...al - Come out to the coa…
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          IKR, why wouldn't you have him? 😉

        2. Regin
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 19 hours ago

          And no European or national commitments