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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. nerd_is_the_werd
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Time to ship Vardy?

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Where to?

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Boston

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeaaahhh

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Weeks ago.

      Hasn’t scored in a month.

    4. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wait til May

    5. Tiki-Taka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yeah he's only scored 17 flukes this season, bin him

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

      No keeping.

    7. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not sure, but I havent captained him for long

  2. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mount clean sheet point, i guess it's something..

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can’t wait to sell him this week

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same, who are you getting in?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Cantwell if he’s fit

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Seen it mentioned a few times today.

    What’s a DCL?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dong cleaning lady

    2. Podge
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dodgy crap lingerer

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A useless toffee striker

    4. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Stands for: Don't cry losers

    5. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Digital Colon Lasher.

      Bought one off Wish.

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Drinking contaminated liquids

    7. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dunno , but people don't like it

    8. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Download Content

    9. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Developing Crotch Lice

    10. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Doesn't Cost Loads

  4. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I was planning to do: Richarlison&Abraham ---> Son&Calvert with my 2 free transfers after this GW. :O

    I don't know what to do now.

  5. phineedle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Have Maddison and Evans, 12 point swing with bonus

  6. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Top 10k average?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      36

    2. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      35.42

  7. Free Hat
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Great game by Sou. Even now they keep going..

  8. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ings 5pts vs Vardy 5pts.
    9 shots on goal vs 0.
    Madness.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not sure you understand how this game works.

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 14 days ago

        how so?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Do you get points for taking shots?

          1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ings should have had 5 goals today if you watched the game... yet they walk away with the same scores is what I'm getting at

  9. hogree
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Dendoncker Holgate bench staring at me 🙁

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Williams

  10. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Did Vardy do well today?
    Feel like he's losing form and could potentially be replaced with a cheap striker to fit in Salah for the dgw.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      tempting though it is, not sure I can bring myself to do that

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You'll regret it

    3. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Scored twice, both disallowed of course.

      Or losing form at all.

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Right, I only need the 4 goals from Sarr tomorrow for a decent weekend.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      gl 😀

  12. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Traore Tammy to Richa Ings ?

    Chelsea fixtures turning bad and Ings is hard to ignore...

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Vardy has played southampton six times at home now and scored 0 goals.

    1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      How bizarre, almost seems impossible

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any 4.2 defs nailed?

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B. Williams

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 14 days ago

        far from nailed

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Masuaku 😆

      Stephens is 4.3m

    3. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Reece james

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He's. 5.0m.

        1. Zladan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Was so disappointed to discover that one.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Williams

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

      Williams look to be nailed in Oles 11

    6. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Williams gotta be first choice surely

    7. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is Williams not behind Shaw surely?

    8. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kiko, but he is currently flagged.

      1. phineedle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Janmaat is should be back soon enough now, might take his place

  15. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A Grealish no show would be wonderful

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Why would he be a no show though?

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Alien abduction

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    what to do with Raul Jimenez???

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thinking of switching to Ings

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ditching for Maupay

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wolves are not creating enough, so I am considering a move.

    4. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Transfer talk to United may be wrecking his head

  17. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Tammy > Raul 2 GW's ago not working wonders.

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope for me neither

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      glad I stuck with Tammy because I was too stubborn to bring back Jimenez after shipping right before his previous haul

  18. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I guess Sidibe's advanced role was a short-lived experiment

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can’t complain still 6 points.

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did he not go forward as much today?

  19. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Disaster GW

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

    Richarlison looked injured at the end there

  21. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    To make people aware Richarlison is limping quite heavily off of the pitch

  22. Le Tigre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Did Maddison score an own goal?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Kind of.

    2. Crystal Alice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dubious

  23. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I planned on losing Rashford to DCL to enable Grealish > Salah but might have to look for a different route now

    1. Winners900
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Deeney?

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The problem is not DCL it's losing Rashford

  24. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ralph Hasenhuttl is the don.

  25. davies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Jimenez > Ings is such an easy transfer

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 14 days ago

      seems too good and easy to be true

    2. Brendan95
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The easiest

    3. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Form temporary
      Class permanency
      Jimmy just unlucky today
      Patience will be rewarded guys

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Easpecially when Wolves have a midweek fixture.

  26. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    James 11 pointer, not bad. Last gw though -,-

  27. BNMC
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Raul to Ings right now?

  28. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Third 1-1 in a row between Wolves and Newcastle.

  29. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    winning goal BAPS for Ings?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yc so unfortunately not 🙁

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      To be added. He’ll get one Bap

  30. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Beautifully set up for a KDB haul

    1. Sid1891
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’m doomed otherwise