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Vardy out with reported calf problem as Moura starts for Spurs

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) misses a second consecutive Fantasy Premier League Gameweek as Leicester travel to face Newcastle.

After taking the night off in Gameweek 20 for the birth of his daughter, the centre-forward is now absent due to a tight calf, according to the Leicester Mercury.

The local newspaper report that Vardy had a scan on the muscle in the build-up to Gameweek 21 and is also a doubt for the FA Cup third round clash with Wigan at the weekend too.

Vardy’s latest absence is expected to blow a hole in the Fantasy template once again considering that he topped both the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll and was the most skippered among the top 10,000 managers too (51.8%).

It means a second start in a row for Kelechi Iheancho (£5.7m) while James Maddison (£7.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) and Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m) are all restored to the line-up.

Yoshinori Muto (£5.1m) comes in for Andy Carroll (£5.4m) as Newcastle set up in a 5-3-2 formation.

Lucas Moura (£7.1m) returns to the Spurs line-up as they travel to face Southampton.

He is joined in the attack by Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m) and Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) while Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m) takes over at left-back.

Danny Ings (£6.6m) leads a three-man attack for Southampton, flanked by Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.2m).

Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) is back in the starting line-up for Wolves, with Adama Traoré (£5.6m) and Pedro Neto (£5.0m) either side and Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) back in central midfield after some time in defence.

Newcastle United XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Lejeune, Fernández, Schär, Manquillo; Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Muto, Joelinton.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Söyüncü, R Pereira; Ndidi; Chilwell, Maddison, Tielemans, Pérez; Iheanacho.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Cédric; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg; Djenepo, Ings, Redmond.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga; Sessegnon, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Aurier; Ndombele, Sissoko; Eriksen, Alli, Moura; Kane.

Watford XI: Foster; Fememía, Cathcart, Kabasele, Dawson; Capouoe, Chalobah; Deulofeu, Doucouré, Sarr; Deeney.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty; Neto, Jiménez, Traoré.

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2,132 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kept Tammy, didn't get Jimmy.

    Patience prevails.

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      In the Long haul Jimmy will definitely outscore Tammy.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will he? Tammy has outscored him for the first half of the season.

  2. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Did Kane's injury look bad?
    Kane to rashford for next gwk?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hammy, he knew it went straight away.

      At least 10 days, unless it’s cramp.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Was hammy not cramp for sure
        A couple of weeks out for sure

  3. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Had Vardy as C and left VC. Would have given it to KDB but I'm stuck with Salah. KDB haul incoming and Salah to blank. Coming back to this comment tomorrow...

    1. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Thanks for the update

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the reply

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      same with me, I wud take 2 or 3 pts from salah at this rate, happy if he starts

  4. Kushal
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    43 from 6 with mane(c)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nice

  5. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bernard injured in warm-up, unlucky owners...

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lol

  6. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Alli to maddisson ( have vardy and not other Spurs cover)

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably same

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      you dont need Spurs cover

  7. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ings points are killing my OR...But it doesnt feel right to bring him before Leicester away

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Get him asap.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Could have said no point bringing him in with Spurs next. Don't make the same mistake again!

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I thought he wud defo score against spurs...but prioritized getting TAA over him for this GW...

        So should I wait one more week?...or do it today as he will rise again tonight?

        1. JONALDINHO
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Do it today. You'll still need him after Leicester and wouldn't be surprised if he gets plenty of chances in behind Leicester high line

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thnx mate - will get him tonight 🙂

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He's one shot one Goal
      In9s

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Fantastic fixtures coming up again soon. Has shown he can score against anyone.

  8. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Was going to ask if there was any VAR incidents yet then I watched the Villa highlights. Greaslish owners must have been fuming another disgraceful decision.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No, he got 13 points

  9. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wilson is going to haul. Callum Wilson. On my radar as replacement for Kane

  10. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Punished for being different again going Evans over Soy

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Happens, should be fine in long run

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Hope so mate. Still, 14 from 2 so far

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          That's great score
          I'm 23 from 6 lol

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah i can’t complain, just really want DCL to do something good 🙂 hope your points pick up later in the games mate

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      punished cause 2 points ?

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I’m just bitter coz rivals have Soy hehe

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I went Vardy + Soy + Evans over Vardy + Soy + Maddison. Was not expecting Vardy to get injured and Maddison to play as forward...

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Unlucky mate, Maddison was the first on my teamsheet though for this WC, love him as a player, should do well over this run

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Went Evans over Gomez for the DEF double up to have an empty Pool slot for GW24 Jimenez->Firmino so I could get Pool attack double up without wrecking the team for Salah + Mane. Seems the plan was too convoluted to be successful.

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Arsenal could be down to 14th after today.

  12. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kdb with an EO of 109%

    Having not capped and without any idea of VC impact an points will result in a drop in rank

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That's Top 10K EO. Depends where exactly you're ranked I reckon.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Top 10k or overall?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Top 10k

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Mourinho on Ndombele. "He’s always injured. He’s injured, he’s not injured, he plays one match. This is the same since the beginning of the season." And Kane... "It is negative, hamstring is always negative. Is it a tear? Is it a small thing? At this moment I cannot say." #COYS

    😆

    1. JONALDINHO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If I say anything I am big trouble

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mou back slagging off his players.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      He’s gone full Eric Cartman

      Just waiting for him to say “Screw you guys, I’m going hoooooome” lol

    4. MSN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      The real Mourinho is back.

    5. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Fun has started early...he will now throw Aurrier under the bus

    6. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It won’t be December before he is gone this time.

    7. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Alli is going to be the savior now !

    8. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      We all knew the nice guy thing was an act

  14. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Alli to maddison or martial for -4 or keep?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      just sell him. for anyone.

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How long before Mourinho starts blaming Pogba?

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pogba is clown anyway.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Jose is that you

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          let me sinking about that

  16. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vc ...salah ...hope he ll play 🙂

      11 from 5 ... Bad gw ever !!!!

    • Kushal
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1. Kane and Martial > Kdb and Rashford(-4)

      2. Kane > Aguero

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rich moved to right! 🙁

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        he is up front

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ings: lei, WOL, cpl, liv

      It’s finally time for the 4 game hokey:

      DCL: BHA, whm, NEW, wat
      Callum: WAT, nor, BHA, AVL
      Jim: NEW, sou, LIV, mun

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ings

    • Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Downgraded Grealish to Cantwell - relieved!

    • stupendous
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sold Cantwell last week
      Sold Grealish this week

      Lovely!

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sell Aurier.

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      West Ham pen