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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, 9 days ago

      Ings not in the BPS, what happened?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Missed sitters.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yc

          1. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            And that.

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A lot of missed chances

      3. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Had to show his stupid tattoo

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yellow?

      5. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Took his shirt off when he scored

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Loads of chances missed. Yellow card.

    • ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jimi 》 Ings ?

      Enough is enough..

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Take a point down Molineux

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks like 54 with 3 to go.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good score

      2. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good score iceman

      3. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Nice. 44 with 4 to go, and KDB (C).

    • Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      42 points with TAA, Salah, Grealish and KdB(C) left. Decent I presume

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Are people still falling over each other in a rush to get Adama Traore in?

      1. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Considering him to Grealish for -4

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Should have had at least an assist, Jimi squandered the chances.

      3. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Did it 2 weeks ago and it's been a terrible decision.

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

        Has more points than salah and mane combined this week currently.

    • BNMC
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Jimenez, Alli, Soyuncu -> Ings, Maddison, VVD (-4)???

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Forest score 96 min 🙂

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Samba howler 1-1

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Best defender sub 4.6m? Thanks 🙂

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Thinking Holgate?

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Yes

          2. Jayv807
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I got Holgate in this week, so I agree

        2. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Asked same question 2 days ago and went Holgate, so far so good. Williams maybe but depends if you need him to play reliably.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Williams is a good shout. I don’t need them every week with TAA, Soy and Lunds

        3. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          The Watford guys can be jewel

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Watford???

            1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              They improve under pearson. Will check on kiko or janmaat once he back from injury

      • Atimis
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Traore Tammy to Richa?

        1. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Traore Tammy to Richa Ings?

        2. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Richa is limping

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          That Rashford haul really plummets the rank 🙁

        4. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Chickened out on capping Salah or Mané and went with KDB.

          Wrong choice I think.

        5. Lionac
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What is better option?

          A) Ings & Gomez
          B) Mauphay & Robertson

          Have no Liverpool defender

        6. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          FAO Jimenez owners. You can contact the Royal Mail complaints department on 0345 600 0606

        7. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Thoughts on this for the DGW?

          Maddison Rashford Fabianski Martial/Jim --> Salah Ings McCarthy 6.7mid/DCL? -8 in one week, -4 over two weeks

          ___ Martin
          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
          Mane KDB ___ Martial* Dendoncker
          Vardy ___ Jimenez*

          1. Atimis
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I will probably just do KDB to Salah

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              blasphemy!

        8. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          30 with 5 to go. Plus Salah captain.

          Let’s gooooooo

        9. Kaiser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I’ll be keeping Tammy for the tough matches ahead.

        10. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          wow, nailed it this gw for a change, 61 from 7, 200k rank boost up to 200k.
          Brandon williams ahead of Soy paid off 🙂

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Well done,Rash(C) ?

            1. jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              yeah, rashy capt, tough season, so will take all the breaks i can!

          2. Free Hat
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nice

          3. Sailboats
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Maddy assist ruled out. DCL goal ruled out. Oh well

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

              2* Maddy assists ruled out

          4. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Massive credit to Hassenhuttl for turning things around at Southampton. Obviously this was a big one for him

          5. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Oh no BAPs for ings go away

          6. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Southampton before losing 9-0 to Leicester:

            P: 9
            W: 2
            D: 2
            L: 9
            F: 9
            A: 16
            Pts: 8

            Southampton since losing 9-0 to Leicester:

            P: 12
            W: 6
            D: 2
            L: 4
            F: 18
            A: 14
            Pts: 20

            Loving life now!

            1. sunzip14
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              P 9
              L 9 ?

            2. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Exactly. Much respect to Hassenhuttl staying mentally strong

            3. Free Hat
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Maybe Start next season with a 0 - 9 trashing as opener...

            4. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No Ings BAP

              Massive fail!

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Who is on BAP then?

              2. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yes, impossible for him to avoid it.

              3. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Shirt off + YC + Hitting the bar 1 million times 😀

            5. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Alrighty. Mane (c) for my first truly rogue captain this year.

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Good choice imo

            6. Stimps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Ditch Madisson or Martial? Have Vardy, Rashford

              I'm trying to afford Robbo

              1. Deeney-is-a-god
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Maddison. Leicester havent looked that great lately and martial oop and got a really good match in 2 gw

            7. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Ricardo BAP for Hazz 😉

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Scenes.

            8. Jurgen Flopp
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Considering all Liverpool players EO is below 100% we want points right?

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yessssss

              2. KAPTAIN KUN
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yes, massive haul for Alli too

                1. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Oh would love this

            9. KAPTAIN KUN
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Leicester beat Southampton 9-0 away then just months later lose at home against the same team.

              What a sport this is.

            10. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Well done to those who got Digne this week.

              1. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Nobody?

                  1. KAPTAIN KUN
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Wildcards

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Kelly to Billiams and bank 0.2m profit?