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Vardy absent as Alli overcomes injury fears for Spurs

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) is one of nine changes made by Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers for Gameweek 20.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) and Jonny Evans (£5.2m) are the only players to survive from the Liverpool match with all other starts from Gameweek 19 missing out.

Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), James Maddison (£7.7m) and Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) are all on the bench while Vardy is absence from the match-day squad entirely.

The centre-forward misses out on the trip to West Ham because his wife Rebekah gave birth and he is spending time with them.

“Jamie Vardy’s wife had a child today, so he’s with her and congratulations to them.” – Brendan Rodgers

Not only will West Ham be boosted by facing a second-string Leicester side, but they also have encouraging news of their own as Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) returns in goal for the first time since Gameweek 7.

They themselves have rotated to some extent with Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Mark Noble (£5.0m) benched in favour of Carlos Sánchez (£4.3m), and Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m).

Meanwhile, there are similar frustrations for Fantasy managers at Carrow Road where Dele Alli (£8.9m) starts for Spurs with Lucas Moura (£7.1m) named on the bench.

The Englishman was considered a doubt for Gameweek 20, triggering a slew of sales, but he has overcome his fitness concerns to start.

Furthermore, Moura was the target for some of those selling Alli and it turns out that it is him who will have to feature as a substitute instead.

Norwich have benched Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) but Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) starts up-front.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Zimmermann, Hanley, Aarons; Tettey, Vrancic; Hernandez, Stiepermann, Buendia; Pukki.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga; Sessegnon, Vertonghen, Foyth, Alderweireld, Aurier; Eriksen, Ndombele, Alli, Lo Celso; Kane.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Masuaku; Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks; C Sánchez, Rice; Anderson, Fornals, Lanzini; Haller.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Morgan, Justin; Mendy, Choudhury; Pérez, Albrighton, D Gray; Iheanacho.

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2,162 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Nightmare week can be saved by Alli!

  2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    West Ham going to score 4 goals today

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Can I have some of what you are smoking?

  3. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is Grealish suspended now or has the tightrope been extended?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      extended

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gets extended after 19 games.

    1. Alan The Llama
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good work

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ikr! Well done

    3. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Welcome to ffs

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good lad

  4. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Likelihood Moura stays on the bench?

    I’ve captained him... had such a good week so far but now will be ruined by this!

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Slim to none imo

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’m actually gutted honestly.

        Double Brighton defence, Rich, Ings all performed

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Bad luck mate. Most of us having a bad week so far though.

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah was my chance to get ahead now those with decent captains will undo all my good today

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Always a chance he stays on the bench!

              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I’m praying but I’ve seen the bench... no chance. Here’s hoping a stretched tired Norwich defence late on!

  5. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    One thing you can always be sure about, is that Mourinho Will never rest his star players

  6. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Alli to punish the silly sellers 😉

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hope so

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      That'll be me then

    3. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      please no!

  7. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hoping for Salah(C) no show as i have Ings(VC)

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Oh no you did int.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Expected Ings to score but i think Salah has higher ceiling.

        Lets see how it pans out

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Captained Salah, need something from him!

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hahah me too mate but... Salah brace incoming!! ...... Hopefully haha

      1. Don Van Vliet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Brace or RC; nothing in between.

  8. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    3 points from 3 and already 3 players benched. Exciting times!

  9. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Nice, just seen that my season is over

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hallers time to shine

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gonna go hard celebrating Antonio's goal?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Antonio benched, no?

  11. NorwEagles
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Sooo, Zaha and Abraham to Traoré and Firmino? Frees up som money too.

    Y/N?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Firmino just scored. That usually means it's about 6 games untill next time.

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He scored 2. I'd imagine 12 weeks.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          😆

  12. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    My wife choose Alli last week as my captain and I went with her (via lucky dip)!
    She chose Cathcart this week and I ignored her! (take 8 points any day)
    Moral of the story is?

    1. No Totti No Party
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      get a balls

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        get a ball
        get balls
        get your balls in order
        ???

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Get your balls out of her handbag?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            how do you know I do that 😉

    2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Behind every man is a far cleverer woman?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        hard to admit but it's pretty true!

  13. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Eriksen starting is good for Kane, right?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Thoufht he was benched?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nope Lucas benched

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Then yeah. Should provide service for Harry.

  14. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Vardy Maddi and soy not starting - coming hard for me

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      We all knew vardy was missing this game, maddison and soy is touch unlucky though

  15. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How have sky got spurs’ formation wrong even though we saw the exact same looking team last week. Very clearly the exact same 4231 Mourinho always uses

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Will he not play Vert as LCB today with Sess LWB Aurier RWB

      Vert not hugely comfortable as a fullback in a back 4

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        It’s sort of like that in play yeah. Just find it cute how sky are all confused and redrafting it

  16. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Can I do a lucky dip with your wife? 🙂

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'll be honest with you, as far as reply fails out of context go, this one ranks somewhere in the middle.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hahahhaa

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        hahahaha, best reply fail ever!

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What a perv

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lol

    4. Quackadoodz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      LOL

  17. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Fabianski is back. Could be the ultimate DGW differential 😉

  18. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Imagine selling Ings because of his "tough" fixtures...

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He’s not played one though yet?

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      sold Jimenez for the same reasons

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Imagine not being able to sell Pukki for Ings. What a world.

    4. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Guilty
      It's what you do when chasing

    5. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They're not even really tough fixtures, not for a guy whos speciality is shinning one in on 82 mins

  19. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best Grealish replacement

    A Cantwell
    B Fleck
    C Sarr
    D Traoré

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ccccc

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      surely youve got more urgent fires to put out

    3. beetlejuice
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Traore

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I rushed to get in TAA, forgot he was one yellow from a ban and probs 2 points this week or even rested. With the money I could've done Jota to Kane or Aguero, or Cantwell to Martial. Grgrgrgr

    1. Alnair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He won't be rested, he didn't play the first CWC game.

  21. Herman Toothrot
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Tammy to Ings (c) best transfer I've made all season.

    Until Tammy's inevitable hatrick of course.

  22. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Time for a Pukki party!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Pukki and Alli hopefully go mental 😀

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Looool forgot id taken a hit, so I'm actually on a whopping 2 from 2. With 3 of my players not playing 😀 and 3 being sheff u ehehhee

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Those with Vardy and Soy who you got coming off the bench?
      I've got Lundstram & Traore

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Grealish and Rico...1 point each

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maddy IF he plays, Rico, Lord L

    4. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Big Sam's phone should be going off right now, Dean Smith is done out here, Farke the same after this evening.

    5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Doing Maupay to DCL tonight would be proper jerky right?

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        yep

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          city next

      2. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes considering maupay just putscored TAA's haul according to this shite

          1. Nightcrawler
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Site*

          2. The Mighty I
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Everton go the Etihad next - would wait until that’s out the way personally

          3. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Maupay looked good keep.

        • Trophé Mourinho
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Looking at Ricos 1 point sub for Vardy is so depressing, leave my team Rico

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thissss but score well next GW please Rico because I can’t sell yet

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I have more pressing issues I guess, but he is done in my team. Cant even see a Bournemouth attacker getting in either, they have been so bad this season. Relegation candidates honestly, Howe has totally lost touch

              2. Shuko
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Rico should be there, because he was a playing 4.0. Not because he get's more than 1-2 points.

            2. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Seeing how Alli is ok, which option do you prefer form now on?

              A) Alli - Rashford - Maddison

              B) Martial - Maupay - Mane

            3. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Hanley Header from a corner and then Harry hat trick would be wonderful