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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. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Where is that kid who was un-consolable after he changed his captaincy from KDB to Vardy before the deadline?

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

      He was right wasn't he?

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

        HOw?

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

      I changed from Mané to Vardy and am also feeling like a wally!

  2. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Greeeènnn juhuuuuuu..... 26pts off top 10K.

    How far are you from top 10K lads ?

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

      7

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

        Jimi instead of Ings few weeks ago was a terrible mistake otherwise it would have been so great

    2. BNMC
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A total of 127

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

        167

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

        96...

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

        29 after a modest 28 points, need Salah captain to smash it

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

        -67

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

          Whoa!?

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

          That puts you in top 100 then?

        3. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is that OR around 250?

      • MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        40pts..but it will probably be 60pts tomorrow after Kdb plays -_-

      • JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Was 103. Should be less now

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probably 150+ right now

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

        I’m 16 points away from top 1k

        Yes

        1k

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

          wow

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          13 here 🙂

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

        76 off 10k...

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          We cam make it lads

      • POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        -28

    3. BNMC
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Does this mess warrant popping my 2nd WC?
        Ryan Guaita
        TAA Sidibe Lundstram Soyuncu Rico
        Mane KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
        Vardy Jimenez DCL

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

          No, squad just needs thinning. Jimi out to fund Alli to Salah for a start. Then lose a keeper and your just about sorted

      • EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Seriously considering doing Maddison to Almiron for GW 25

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

          Do it. Much more exciting

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

          step back from your screen brother

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

        Jimenez should've been booked for diving, gotta take the small victories.

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

        Best defender 4.3 and under?

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

          Stephens

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

            My thoughts also

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

          stephens

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

          Williams if he was nailed
          Stephens
          Watford defenders

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

          Williams.

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

        Would you sell KDB to get Salah in

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

          Wouldn’t before today but Auba red may have significant impact on Salah ownership now

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

          No imo

      • beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Was pissed about rashford, but checked and my 2 rivals both sold him this week lmao

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          One more minute and he would have been on 13 not in 12. However he could have had more goals

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

          My captain. Damn you OGS!!

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

            EPL Managers needs to be given some awareness programs regarding FPL 😀

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

          I considered selling him at the start of this week 😀

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mourinho is going to win this one right?

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

          No

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

          Yes 1-0

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

          Yes

        4. JJO
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes
          0-5

        5. toca
            1 month, 14 days ago

            It's gonna be so so so funny.

          • elchilangles
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            obviously not

        6. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thinking the unthinkable. Sell Vardy? He surely has to regress?

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

            Maybe in 25

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

            Go ahead, GL

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

            He’s always been better against better teams

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Ndidi won't be out for long

        7. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Fabianski to Ryan looks the best bet. Considered Leno but Arsenal won't play GW 28 as citeh will be in league cup final

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I thought Ryan got 6 saves and bonus 🙁

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

            Say no to Ryan

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

            What about McCarthy?

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

          Scout picks not doing badly so far

        9. CostaCoffee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          2 weeks ago I’d no plans on having any Chelsea players but I somehow ended up with James and CHO, gotta say I’m pleased with their 20 pointer today. Reece James could’ve walked away with a couple of assists again today, such a good crosser

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Oh my. Well done. Amazing story. Post it into the smooth hot topic

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

            They won't play Burnley every week.

            1. CostaCoffee
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Not long term transfers anyway, Reece will become Robbo in gw24 and Hudson Odoi is a 5th mid. Might have to rethink selling James though if he can nail down that RB spot, he looks like getting 1-2 assists every game he plays

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

            Yikes

        10. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          We pray for Mane blank

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

            and Salah

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

            If Mane hauls we and Salah blanks we are finished.

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

          Vardy © it is next GW !
          Perfect game for a hattrick IMO.

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Naaaah

            1. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Leicester will probably regress

              1. toca
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I think the news on their demise are clearly unjustified

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

              No thanks.

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

              Burnley Started the season well at home but have tailed off of late but I dwg prefer Mo or Mane at home to United

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

              I'm capping him, Burnley are awful.

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

            47 with Sarr, KDB, Salah & TAA to go. Could get a green for once

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

            Last night after deadline I sold Richarlison and Rashford for Mane and Ings. Both delivered today and possibly injured for next week.

            1. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Oh my

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

              Good transfers imo

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

            31 with 5 to go. Decent?

            Kun (C) to smash it still

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

            Thoughts on this -4? Must do it tonight

            Fab, Lowton, Maddy -> McCarthy, Robbo, Traore

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

              Not feeling the traore love

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

            Play Martial (liv) or Lunds (ars)?

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

              Lunny

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

              Martial

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

            Who will accumulate the most points from now until the end of the season ?

            A. Martial

            Or

            B. Richarlison ?

            1. Daniel S.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A if stays fit

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                This. Comfortably if fit

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

              C. Richmartialson

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

            Tammy to Ings a no brainer?

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

            Who to sell for Salah - Martial or Maddison?

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

              Maddison

              Leicester’s 1st 11 have done nothing of late.

              It was their 2nd string who thumped Newcastle

          10. BNMC
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Why do I have a feeling double LIV attack would make my squad so unbalanced?

              1. BNMC
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I also own KDB

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

                  Because it would.

                • Stram Dunk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  same feeling and I will go with double pool defence

                • bialk
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Not with Greelish as 4-th mid and Ings, Vardy and DCL up front.

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

                  TAA and Robbo is double Liverpool attack already.

              2. Marko1985
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                So this is plan to bring in Mane for the double gameweek giving me Salah, Mane and TAA.

                Thoughts please?

                GW 23 - Tammy —> Ings
                GW 24 - KDB —> Mane

                Ryan
                TAA Lundstram Chilwell
                Salah KDB Maddison Traore
                Vardy Tammy Rashford

                Button Rico Kelly Hayden

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

                A. Ryan/Henderson + Williams
                B. McCarthy + Holgate

                TAA-Soy-Lundy-Rico my back 4. Fab the keeper 🙁

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

                Mourinho will be slaughtered tonight

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

                  Tanganga already prepared as the scape goat!

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

                What to do with Rashford? can't live without...

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

                  Possibly injured.

              6. Stram Dunk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 14 days ago

                43 here with TAA, Salah and KDB to go...

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

                  Captain to go?

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

                    Nope

                2. Elfozzie 42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  41 with much the same (Mane instead of Salah) - what's a decent score do we think? I guess impossible to tell till City game is over.

                  Decision to play Cantwell instead of Alli didn't really come off - I had a feeling he'd get something (and bar a wonder save he nearly did).

              7. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Did Rashford and Alli to DCL and Mane last night - would have captained Rashford ahead of Vardy. Currently an 18 point swing (12*2 + 5 vs 5*2 + 1).

                What's more likely -
                a) Mane haul to easen the pain
                b) Appearance on Rough with the Smooth on the scoutcast

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

                  A

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

                    Over the next weeks you should be Ok with it either way 🙂

                2. Elfozzie 42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Mane should get something but I think it'll be a tight game with Spurs parking bus. So b) probably.