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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. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Leeds are going to blow promotion again, aren't they

  2. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Jimi ever going to score again 🙁

  3. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Awful gameweek. Time to say goodbye for top 10k again.

  4. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jiminez to Abraham FT?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A bit sideways with the fixtures I'd say. Look at Ings or DCL instead.

  5. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Worth downgrading anyone out of Rashford, Ings and Grealish for Salah? Or just get Robbo for Soyuncu?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rashford may have been injured, maybe just precautionary, wait on news

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

    Vardy, Ings, Rashford, Tammy, Jiminez.

    Only 3 striker spot 🙁

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ings 1 or 2 BAPS?

  8. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    this captaincy lottery:( easy to say now that should have taken more notice of the improved form of Southampton

    1. Leander the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy is the safest option. Really can't trust rashford, kdb may play deep.

  9. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ings taking his top off appears to have cost his owners 3 maybe even 4 points!

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ings on my bench :s Was between him, Holgate and Lunds...

  11. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Traore Tammy to Richa Ings ?
    Chelsea fixtures turning bad and Ings is hard to ignore...

  12. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Leicester goal

  13. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Need pool mids to blank. Two above me are trailing me by 20 so far but I captained Vardy and they captained Mané it Salah! Nervous.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Maddison G

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

      No it’s not

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Madders you beaut! Not Vardy(c) but I'll take what I get!

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Assist VAR

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jimenez and Vardy(c) super disappointing tbh

  16. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why the VAR check at Leicester??!

  17. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Maddison assist

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    J Evans G Madders A

  19. Jindaljain
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Evans goal

  20. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Maddison assist. Juhuuuuuu

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Offside

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Oh eff off Maddison.

  23. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Evans goal will be ruled out

  24. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Maddinson assist almost...

  25. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Won't be given

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

    Offside

  27. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    MY BOY MADDY DELIVERS AGAIN

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      F

  28. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Evans Off side

  29. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Evans G
    Maddison A

    subject to VAR check for offside

  30. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looks like VAR will take out our assist 🙁