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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    VAR says no to Evans

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Yes!

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    oH FFS

  3. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Someone called that Evans goal lol

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Moi.

      I'm so annoyed.

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    3rd one hahaha

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Maddison owners a tad lucky.

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Unlucky.

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    How many goals have Leicester had disallowed?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      3

  7. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Maddison assist.
    He also won’t the free kick. Should be a double assist. Haha

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      The was no assist tho

  8. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Think it's time to ship off Jimi... don't see a goal next week against so'ton away either

  9. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    var time

  10. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    I hate VAR

  11. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Ffs needed that.

  12. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Var save me

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    As if, some guy was asking for an Evans goal as well lol

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Offside

  14. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    2 Maddison assists disallowed.

    1. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      2? He assisted Vardy?

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        The second Vardy goal yes

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Great stuff

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Yup lol

  15. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Offside. Disallowed.

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Madders to Vardy equaliser would be *chef kiss*

  17. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    I love VAR

  18. Daniel S., FPL Veteran
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Poor Madison and Vardy owners 🙁 2 goals for VAR taken of 🙁

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      crying

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    How bad are the linos at Leicester?

    Beyond incompetent

  20. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Of course I own Evans

  21. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Damn DLC > Ings 0.1 short,must take hit

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Hmm which other strikers do you own?

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 17 days ago

        Rash + Greenwood

  22. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    VAR vindicated but worrying how often linesman get it wrong

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Not really that worrying. It is impossible for the human eye to see two places at one time (once at the time the ball is being struck and the other along the line to check for offside).

  23. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Saints have really benefited from var

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      (This season)

  24. Saro0808
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Help needed.....!!!!
    My Current team
    Ryan
    Soyu Holgate Rico
    Mane Salah Kdb Maddi
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Bench : Button,Cantwell Lund Baldock
    Bank :0.2m 2ft

    A)Rashford & Baldock/Rico to Dcl & Taa (value tied up on rashford)
    B)Soyu & Baldock to Gomez & 4.7m def
    C)Drop Salah/Mane to richarlson for Double pool Defence Taa & Robbo to Soyu & Baldock
    D)Any other Suggestions?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      Wait till games have finished

  25. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Disallowed. Gutted

  26. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Evans - VAR goal ruled out.

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    What a load of bollocks. Never seen anything like it.

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    Hope Pereira can sneak some BAPs 😆

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    VAR 😆

  30. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 17 days ago

    No more excuses. Ings in this week!

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 17 days ago

      yep. bye rashford