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Vardy back for Leicester as Southampton visit King Power Stadium

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) is set to make his first Premier League appearance of 2020 after being named in the Leicester line-up to face Southampton.

He comes into Gameweek 22 heavily backed for the captaincy, both among the top 10,000 Fantasy managers and our own community.

Not only has Vardy been in exceptional form when starting this season but today is also his first outing since becoming a father again and it’s his birthday too.

Brendan Rodgers has made some changes to his Leicester side with the injured Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) missing out, replaced by Hamza Choudhury (£4.3m), and Youri Tielemans (£6.3m) consigned to the bench by Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) returning to the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, opponents Southampton line-up largely as predicted in our Team News tab, Danny Ings (£6.7m) leading the attack in a week where plenty of owners left him on the bench.

The all-important Fantasy assets start for Manchester United with Anthony Martial (£7.9m) up-front and Marcus Rashford (£9.2m) on the flanks.

They are also boosted by Harry Maguire (£5.2m) coming through his recent injury problems and the fact that Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) is absent for Norwich, replaced by Adam Idah (£4.4m).

Chelsea shape-up in a 4-3-3 system with Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m) coming in for the injured Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) on the left flank of attack.

Meanwhile, Fikayo Tomori (£4.7m) misses out for the second match in a row, this time on the bench with Kurt Zouma (£4.7m). Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) and Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) are the chosen centre-back pairing.

Sean Dyche has made a rare deviation from his favoured 4-4-2 formation as Burnley prepare to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, lining the Clarets up in a 4-5-1.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) leads the attack with Aaron Lennon (£4.7m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) providing the width from midfield.

Matt Lowton (£4.2m) makes his first start since Gameweek 16, coming in for the benched Phil Bardsley (£4.3m).

Wolves are another team lined-up how we predicted, with Pedro Neto (£5.0m) and Adama Traoré (£5.7m) either side of Raùl Jiménez (£7.5m).

Carlo Ancelotti looks to have gone with a 4-4-2 formation for his fourth Premier League match in charge of Everton with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m) joined up-front by Richarlison (£8.1m).

Bernard (£6.4m) and Theo Walcott (£6.2m) look to be providing the width in midfield which may lead to less advanced roles for Lucas Digne (£5.7m) and Djibril Sidibé (£5.4m).

Brighton hand a first start of the season to Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.8m), who starts on the flanks of attack, joined by Neal Maupay (£5.8m) and Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) in a front-three.

Line-ups in Full

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, R James; Mount, Jorginho, Barkley; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian.

Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, C Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Hendrick; Wood.

Everton XI: Pickford; Sidibé, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Walcott, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Webster, Duffy, Dunk; Montoya, Pröpper, Stephens, Bernardo; Jahanbakhsh, Maupay, Trossard.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Choudhury; Barnes, Maddison, Praet, Pérez; Vardy.

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

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Williams; Fred, Matic; A Pereira, Mata, Rashford; Martial.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram; Tettey, Vrancic; Buendía, McLean, Cantwell; Idah.

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

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Dummett, Fernández, Clark; Hayden, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Willems; Almirón, Gayle; Joelinton.

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2,342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Adams Assist

  2. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What is this sell Rashford posts? Is he injured ?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How bad?

    2. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Liverpool next and maybe a slight knock.

    3. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      he is not injured, being rested for the fa cup replay, game was won, walked down the tunnel, same as martial.
      People just trying to fear monger

  3. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Of course Ings scores. Rashford to Ings DEFO

  4. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Jimenez and DCL > Ings and who?

  5. Crystal Alice
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings goaaaaal. Tops off guys

  6. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I am the worst fpl manager ever, how do I still not own Ings... 🙂

  7. Says
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Finally figured out what the rmissing part of Ings name actually is - Tattooings

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings FAIL won’t get 9 points 🙁

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

    Ok Vardy you can score now

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      .... right

  10. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Why the fck do footballers still take their shirts of during goal celebrations.

    1. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      For the yellows

  11. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings again but kasper

  12. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Dcl instead of Ings ... wow last 5 mins have been bad

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings misses sitter

  14. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Got a yellow for taking his shirt off ffs

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Don't be greedy

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings close again

  16. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings misses an absolute sitter

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It wasn't an absolute sitter.

  17. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings almost one more

  18. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Soyuncu, Maddison and Vardy captain here. Was hoping for more than a measly 8points

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same position

  19. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings could score 5 today lol

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Great mids think alike

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        *minds hahaha autocorrect

  20. Vasqujg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings needs an Awesome nick name

    Duke of Southampton

  21. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ings should have had 5 goals this game. Seriously

    1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Six actually

    2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cantwell consolation incoming

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Traore could you do something please

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        He never does

    4. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Honestly am i too late to the Ings party? Was going to do Rash > Ings this week

    5. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Evans to level the score please

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Vardy*

      2. UKG
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        So close!

    6. UKG
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cannot believe Ings. Punishing me again for another week. But who do I drop for him.

      Vardy, Rashford, Tammy?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It was only 3 points

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Difficult

    7. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Did Ings get yc?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ye

      2. Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        yes

    8. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ings will be 100% owned by active players by next week, including me, and THEN he'll break

      1. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Get ahead of the game, don't even bother

        • KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Even the dead teams will resurrect and bring him in

      2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Best thing about Ings is one goal means 3 bonus lol

        1. Nightcrawler
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Not today. Got booked

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ah damn, so needs another goal?

          • KAPTAIN KANTWELL
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            And I dare bet as a first time owner I've jinxed it for the very first time!

        2. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          One more Ings and Vardy goal we need !!!