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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. LarryDuff
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Please for the love of god Salah (c) Mane and TAA save me!

  2. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well done Southampton

    That victory will taste sweet

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Indeed. Congrats to them

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

      vs the big title challengers.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Their form has gone they could start to drop down very soon

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

    53 with 4 to go. Feels kind of strange that I sold both Rashford and Martial after the deadline last night. Mane didn’t even rise..

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Williams going to be in and out the Man U team?

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

      Could be and probably should be a starter.

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It’s between him and Shaw so if the latter stays injured he could be a bargain but they won’t play the bottom team every week

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

        Shaw was on the bench today.

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Must just be back think he was ill

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

      I think so, should be starting every week though.

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

      Shawly got to be now. Shaws too slow

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

    Has DCL scored yet?

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

      Next week

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

        Phew, chickened out of the captaincy in the last moments.

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

      yeah but it was disallowed!

    3. toca
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah scored yet another yellow card...

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

    Now isn’t the time to sell Vardy, the time to sell him was weeks ago!

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      So called experts on here told me to keep him. Ruining my season

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

        Stop! This coming from the guy who had a ‘feeling’ Ings was going to take the penalty.

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

        Man up and own your own choices

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

      Since GW9 in the matches he’s played he’s only not returned 1 time

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah and Mané will punish me for not capping on of them.

    Maureen is past it.

    I predict 1-4 to Liverpool

    What's yours?

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

      Win for Spurs

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

        fancy a wager?!

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

    Already have Mane and TAA... bring in Robbo or Salah for 24?

    Robbo does much less damage to my team...

  9. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hmm before the GW started I was on the exact same position OR as Ville Ronka 😮

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

      ...that would make you Ville Ronka surely?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don't know how lol. Maybe it was a tie

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Danny Ings is a treasure

  11. BNMC
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I'm kneejerking so hard right now that I actually like what I'm coming up with.

    Jimenez, Alli, Soyuncu -> Greenwood/Martinelli, B. Williams, Salah (-4)
    Thoughts???

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

      Yes, with Greenwood and Williams

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

      Go for a walk.

    3. j.m
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      You’d be trading 2 starters for 2 rotation players.

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

    TAA
    Mane
    Alli
    KdB
    Grealish

    I expect a maximum of 10 points only from this lot..

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

      Grealish won't disappoint

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

        He best not since I started him over William's 10 pointer

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

      Wow, I see a clean sheet from TAA

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

        Not just a CS prob 24pter again since I benched him lol

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You banched him??

        2. j.m
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Wow

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

    Southampton Vs Wolves should be good game

  14. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Play Pereira ahead of DCL?

  15. Townsends Tactics Truck
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which of these 2 combos do I go with for the next few games?

    A) Richarlison, Greenwood

    B) Cantwell, C Wilson

    Rest of Squad:
    McCarthy, Ramsdale
    TAA, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Rico, Kelly
    De Bruyne, Salah, Mane, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings

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

      A

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

      I think you know

    3. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Now that Rash has hauled I need to keep him but causes a headache bringing in Mane.

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

      I've sold for Ings because need Salah for GW24.

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

      Wasn't really tough to call

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Called Man Utd beating Norwich at Old Trafford if they score 1st... i’m not sure this is worth bragging about bro

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

    This game probably decides my GW24 LIV triple - Robbo masterclass and it's an easy Rashford (probably) Soyuncu to Ings Robbo.

    Salah masterclass and I'll need a shakeup, probably losing Jimenez and/or Madderz/Martial too

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

      Im seriously torn aswell. Currently on Salah TAA, no idea wether to go Robbo or Mane. Cant get Mane in without a -8 at the least

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

      Had 2 FT saved to bring Salah in.. But, will have a look on Robbo tonight.. Salah will caused me a headache captaincy for dgw..

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If someone hauls today, it will become the past. I am more focused on the future.

      The Ox wont play that often so his impact should be ignored. Similarly the strengths of Spurs should be ignored.

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Any update on Fabianski guys? Also what would you do with Maupay with Villa up next?

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

      Play Maupay next week. No update on fab.

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

      Play him?

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

    Soyuncu, Pope, Zaha, Maupay to Williams, Martin, Salah, Ayew for back to back -4’s is tempting

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

      *have 3.4m ITB

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

      Looks like a -8

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

        Would do it over this GW & next to have x3 Liverpool for DGW

  20. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How is Auba on a bonus point with 20 bps after a red card. Embarrassing from the other players on the field.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      24 bps for a goal

      Everyone else was also shite

  21. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I have to own up to benching Danny Ings

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have to own up to not owning Danny Ings

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

      Tanganga is fast! Could break the Soy speed record today 🙂

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

        *reply fail 🙂

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

    If i'm not mistaken Son really flourished in Kane's absence. Really tempted for the next few.

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

    People are crying over a Vardy assist?

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

      They are

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

    not sure a green arrow is possible for me now?

    20 points (24-4)

    all my players left are template - TAA, Salah, Mane, KdB, Jack G

    Capped Vardy

    175k -> 275k

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

      Salah isn't template

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

      Each player by itself is a template pick. What sets it apart is the combination of these template picks. I reckon you’ll do fine as not many have the Salah-mane-TAA-KDB combination.

      All the best!!

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

        yeah that's a good point

        cheers and GL

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

      tbh very hard to become a green unless Salah hattrick

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

      You need a salah haul

  25. mcginnntonic
    1 month, 14 days ago

    For gw24
    this week - tammy to ings
    next week - saiss to gomes?

    Good plan?

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

    Guaita
    TAA Lord Aurier
    Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
    Aguero Vardy

    Martin Holgate Kelly Greenwood

    A) Aguero, Moura, Aurier to Mane, Ings, Dunk -4
    B) Aguero, Mount, Aurier to Maupay, Son, Robbo -4

  27. FPL FREAK
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    37 pts (Vardy captained) with KDB, Mane, Grealish, TAA and Sarr to play...

    What do u think...??

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

      Good

      1. FPL FREAK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thanx

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      40 from 6

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

      Similar to me.. 38 with Alli to play instead of Sarr..

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

    i take it the maddison OG wasnt given?

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

    Alli to Salah ??

    (Mane owner)

    Or must have robbo or taa