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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. TERIYAKI 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    36 pts and no OR movement that is significant. Vardy fail.

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

      Top 10k has 35 and a bit points.

  2. BNMC
    1 month, 14 days ago

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

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

    Dendoncker with a 10pter

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

      Lots of bench points then.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Second bench for me

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

      Williams too 🙂

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

    Top 10k average is 35 points.
    Over half of them had Vardy captain.

    Finishers crossed for a Salah Haul. Then us Salah captainers will get green!

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

    Getting Holgate would have been enough then. Went for expensive Sidibe

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Relax champ.
      Don't expect attacking returns every GW

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

        not talking attacking points but position. Played at the back today

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

      Benched Holgate this GW.

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

    Should we be worried about Leicester?
    Particularly their defence?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yup.

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

      Ndidi we should.

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 14 days ago

      for sure their defense with Ndidi gone

    4. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Might sell Soy for Robbo

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

      Nope won't play vs Ings every week 🙂

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

      I just looked at how much Southampton created against them at home.

    7. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No Ndidi is a big problem.

    8. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I was never totally convinced about our defence - especially at home where we are expected to go forwards.

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

    Tempted by a Traore - Noble swap for the DGW. For pens if nothing else.

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

      I’m selling Traore, so you should keep him

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

    9 SiB for Ings, 5 on target, 3 big chances.

    Non-owners buy a lotto ticket!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He's injury prone.
      Scores tap-ins
      Has awful tattoos

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

        Vardy xG 2.0.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        he scores lots of points - sod the tattoos! 😀

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

      Getting him in after the Liverpool game!!!

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Might be paying over £7m by then. I’m considering transferring out either Rash or Tammy for Ings tonight.

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    0-9 or 2-1, you still get the same 3 points.

    Only if Leicester had saved some goal for this match.

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

    Robbo 15 pointer to save my GW...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Behave !
      21* 😉

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

    43 with salah, Mane, TAA, KDB (c) to go.

    Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for the matches today. Hopefully kdb doesn’t get resting

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

      fantastic position

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

      He got a rest in the fa cup game so really doubt it

  12. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Feels really good for Southampton.
    Especially after that mauling earlier in the season.

    Kudos to the club management to stick with the manger.

    And Re Ings, well ... He's a Superman atm

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings is carrying them somewhat! Injury and they will drop off. All credit to them though!

  13. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will mane get the blank he deserves every week at last today?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      As usual:

      Salah - look super dangerous, keeper and defenders make
      World class last ditch saves , should have a hattrick but blanks

      Mane - be anonymous, score 2 tap ins

      Yes I’m a Salah owner

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

        This is why I have them both. And captained neither.

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

      Live this, like the opposite of when someone "is due"

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

        *love

  14. Printing Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    52 points with 3 to play

    But 20 pts on the bench (Williams + Dendo) 🙁

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

      Shocking score

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

      Unlucky, captain still to play?

  15. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    A) Rico -> Dunk (bench Lord)
    B) Kabasele -> Dunk (bench Lord)
    C) GTG, Save FT
    D) Something else

    McCarthy
    Trent Digne Lord
    Salah Mane KDB Cantwell
    Vardy Ings DCL

    (McGovern Martial Rico Kabasele*)

    1FT 0.6ITB

    Thanks

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

    What are Trent and Mane EOs like?

    Should I want hauls or not as a non-captainer? Liverank got me moving from 105k to 85k as things stand.

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

      All under 100%, wish for hauls

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

        excellent thanks boss

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

      It depends.

      At 900k-1M range, EOs is:
      Mane 73.71%
      Salah 27.62%

      500k-600k range:
      Mane 77.85%
      Salah 27.46%

      100k-200k range:
      Mane 82.45%
      Salah 28.20%

      Top 100k:
      Mane 84.58%
      Salah 28.87%

      Top 100:
      Mane 83.00%
      Salah 25.00%

  17. BEEZUS
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Jimi to Martinelli to help me get Salah for 24...

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

      Nice punt

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

        Not Greenwood?

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

          I’m going Maupay

  18. TakingTheMkhi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will Ings get 3 bonus points? If not then the BPS is flawed!!

    1. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He wasted many good chances

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

      not a chance surely, so many missed chances

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

      No. Missed so many chances. Shots off target, yellow card...

      A single goal shouldn’t give max baps.

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

      No bonus for Ings, shots off target and yellow cards costing him today

    5. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      he won't get any

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

    Is Digne really going to rob me of the 3rd Rich bap?

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

      Yes he is going to rob me too - still can’t complain 10 points is incredible.

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

        Yep, I’m still very happy with that!

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

      Yes looks like it

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hope not hes my cap

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

    0-1 Mane Goal Please!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Double or nothing 😉

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

      Would love that tbh

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

      No thanks going to be 3 - 3 all with Tanganga and Ox hattricks

  21. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Need Alli to get a hattrick today for a perfect parting gift

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

      Nah. I’d love him to blank

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

    DCL missed some sitters today

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

      As expected

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

      Shite players tend to do that.

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

      He's a makeway at that price. I Don't expect weekly returns. Every other game I'd hope as he gets more confident - and some amazing fixtures ahead.

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

    Salah hat trick. Please

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

      Would despise that

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

        Why don’t you have salah yet

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

          Got Mane KDB Rashford Vardy Jimenez Maddison Martial Trent. Hard to fit him in that team.

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Aye, anyone under a 1/3 owned (overall) is okay to go crazy in my book.

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would take that even as a non-captainer

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

      This

  24. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is it time to start looking at shipping Vardy?

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      just asked the same, im tempted yeah

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

    Mourinho is smiling. WTF?

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

      He knows.

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No. Its fake news.

  26. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    time to ship Vardy????

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

      yup

  27. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thanks for everything Vardy, but Ings is the man

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

      Selling a guy who got a 5 for... a guy who got a 5!

  28. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    At some point Salah has to have a gameweek where he massively outscores
    mane - let’s make it today

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

      Fingers crossed. Captain salah

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DGW

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

    Need help
    1. Alli for Salah

    2. Rico or kelly for TAA ????

    (Have mane) .

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

    Rashford or Jimenez out for Ings? (Can't be shipping JV before bur)

    Rashford does have BUR coming up...

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Have the same issue with Tammy and Rash. Not sure but leaning towards Rash for Ings