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

    Martial(c) mmmm delicious 😉

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Every decision spot on from VAR.

  3. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    WE ARE SAINTS AND WE LOVE VAR

    1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 18 days ago

        the hypocrisy

      • TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I feel like there have been several points we’ve directly gained from var decisions in our favour

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      3 disallowed goals & a pen ruled out at the king power

      VAR has been busy

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

        load o bollocks 🙁 oh well

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

        VAR indeed has been busy making correct decisions.

        1. Deeney-is-a-god
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Excatly, people only focuses on the megative aspect

      3. TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        All good decisions as well

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

      You're awful Murray

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        lol

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

      I really thought I’d get something out of Maddison and Jimmy today.

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

      Ings 5 vs Vardy 5

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

        After GWG?

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 18 days ago

          9 shots on goal vs 0

      3. 1zverGGadeM
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        As an Maddy Vardy Soy owner and Ings non-owner, this game is a nightmare to watch!

      4. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        First time back in top 100k since GW1

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Maddison is being slaughtered by VAR.

      6. Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Norwich terrible

        1. Zilla
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Imagine making us look this good

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

          I honestly didn’t expect United to batter them

      7. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ings is just a pricey Greenwood

      8. tm245
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Merciful 2 min stoppage time at Chelsea.

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

          How bad must Burnley be to lose at Stamford Bridge?

      9. Waldaz
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        VAR is good, though yer da thinks the game's gone.

      10. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No baps Ings 🙁

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Winning goal to be added?

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

          Winning goal?

      11. jonnybhoy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Evans goal ruled out to sum up my gameweek. Fantastic

      12. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Announce Ole contract extension!

      13. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes Ings has been great, but VAR is arguably our best signing this season. Season defining.

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

        I own Maddison. People can moan about the offside decision, but it is correct. Evans was offside.

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

        Godddd come on Vardy you rat!

      16. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No Ings, Tammy, Richarlison, Rashford.

        Staring holgate cs on my bench!

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

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

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

        Breaking News - United win vs a bottom half team finally!

        1. Says
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          This may just be a sign that Norwich are actually a top side

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

        Someone laughed me off on here when I asked if I should start Greenwood instead of Grealish.

        1. j.m
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I asked the exact same question and went with Greenwood. Worried once he didn’t start but once the floodgates opened and he came on, I was certain he’d score. If it weren’t for Solksjaer protecting him and only starting him in cups, he’d be in every team here. I bet his xG is fantastic

      20. SirStevieG
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Imagine owning both DCL and Maddison. Oh wait.

      21. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I wonder if Traore has ever considered shooting, may surprise himself.

        1. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He has to go...two time wonder against Citeh

      22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This game is like NFL now. Viewing figures have tumbled in the US

        Expect the same in the future for this game

        The whole passion for the game is being taken away. Right decision, wrong decision. I don't care this is beyond ridiculous

        Leave the game how it is

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

          NFL. The most watched thing in the US.

          People never like change. In two years time it will be normal and noone will be saying anything.

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

          The stop start nature has nothing to do with the viewing figures for the NFL tumbling. You are comparing apples to oranges with that one.

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

        Tempting to ditch Jimenez rather than Rashford for Ings, despite the MUN LIV game...

        Rashford got BUR afterwards

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

          Rashford will score next week... He’s up against TAA lol.

          But I’m selling for Ings. Cheaper, as prolific, gives me GW24 cash.

      24. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Right.
        Let’s go Salah (C)
        Hope you outscore Vardy

      25. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Had it on Rashy all week.. Last minutes change to Vardy.. Gg

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

          rip. I never really questioned my vardy(c), just annoying still though

        2. TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Switched to KDB last min =[

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

          KDB last second for me lol