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Lloris back from injury as Rodgers recalls Chilwell

There are three Premier League matches taking place this evening.

Leicester City v West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City both get underway at 19:30 GMT, with Manchester United v Burnley kicking off 45 minutes later.

The Hammers are of course in action twice in Double Gameweek 24, with a fixture against Liverpool still to contest in a week’s time.

David Moyes has made one change to his starting XI from Saturday’s draw with Everton: Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) drops to the bench and Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) comes in on the left flank.

Michail Antonio (£6.9m) has recovered from a thigh injury and is among the substitutes.

There is still no Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m), so Darren Randolph (£4.5m) continues between the posts for the visitors.

Brendan Rodgers has brought back two of his first-team regulars for tonight’s game, with Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.2m) recalled.

Christian Fuchs (£4.3m) and Dennis Praet (£5.3m) don’t even make the bench but Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) is named as a substitute, having made a much quicker recovery from knee surgery than first anticipated.

There are also two changes apiece for Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City.

Having previously said he was on course for a return in early February, Jose Mourinho has named the fit-again Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) in his starting XI for the very first time.

Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.6m), fresh from a 14-point haul in Gameweek 23, makes way.

Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m) in for Japhet Tanganga (£4.0m) is Mourinho’s other alteration.

Both of Daniel Farke’s changes are enforced, with Ben Godfrey (£4.4m) suspended and Emiliano Buendia (£6.0m) injured.

Grant Hanley (£4.0m) and full debutant Lukas Rupp (£4.5m) get the nod at centre-back and on the wing respectively.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two changes from Manchester United’s defeat at Liverpool, one of which is enforced as Phil Jones (£4.8m) replaces the ill Victor Lindelof (£5.3m).

Juan Mata (£6.2m) comes in for Luke Shaw (£5.4m) in the other alteration as Solskjaer switches from a wing-back system to a back four.

Shaw, along with Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) and Eric Bailly (£4.9m), are among the substitutes, meaning that budget FPL defender Brandon Williams (£4.1m) gets another start at left-back.

Matthew Lowton (£4.2m) replaces Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) at right-back in Sean Dyche’s only change.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Mendy, Tielemans, Maddison, Perez, Barnes, Vardy.

West Ham United XI: Randolph, Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Zabaleta, Noble, Rice, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Haller.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Winks, Lo Celso, Alli, Lamela, Son, Lucas.

Norwich City XI: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Zimmermann, Byram, Tettey, McLean, Rupp, Duda, Cantwell, Pukki.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Matic, Pereira, Mata, James, Martial.

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood.

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2,526 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Rodgers quotes indicate vardy could be ok in a few days. Next league game is over a week away

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Happy to hear that. I’m still getting Aguero though.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Yeah should be fine. Will score well when everyone sells him.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Great news
      Thanks mate.

  2. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Supreme pontiff's pts boost my OR by 20k.

    Got to love the man, two weeks running rescued my GW.

  3. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Vardy 10 days to let his arse mend

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    People saying "just stick with one GK for the season" after Pope turned horror form into consecutive double digits hauls... Would you say the same to Ryan owners now?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      I picked Heaton at the start of the season, good god

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        I had Heaton+Pope.

        Brought in Gazza for Heaton. Now have a bit of a problem unless Lloris injures himself again.

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          It’s only a potential problem for the blank Gameweeks. Otherwise it’s a simple Gazza to 4.0

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Prefer 2x reasonable 4.5s rather than 4.5 + 4.0 reserve. Ryan+Button combo is pretty weak.

      Stick to a single keeper used to be De Gea, Ederson etc. + fodder

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Hindsight is beautiful as they say. Nobody would have predicted Pope to score 23 over last 2 GW's.

      Maybe, set n forget strategy is the key

  5. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Shocking week. 18 from 7. Sold Alli for Salah(C) so hopefully he returns more than the goal and assist over the two games. Hoping for a Mane double blank even though I have him as a lot of rivals have TCd

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      16 from 7 here.

      1. SHUTUPHEATHER
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        14 from 8 here and supposedly top 100k er

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          Ok you win

  6. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Still plenty of tears to come this gameweek..... or maybe some cheers

  7. syke63
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    20 points from three Leicester players in last 3gws. Fire sale starting.

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    The biggest question (scoutcast over to you) is when do we pull out the wildcard to fix the many messes out there?
    Have at least 5 changes I could do

    1. SHUTUPHEATHER
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Mines a mess after WC!

      Williams
      Doucoure
      Jesus !!

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        Was the third name a player pick, or an exclamation about your other choices?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Can’t you just choose to use it?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        Need to “study the fixtures”
        Currently away until the weekend so will assess after both Liverpool games

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      I wouldn't. A hit or two and a fresh set of results over the next fortnight can transform the outlook.

  9. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    For the next 4 GWs would you rather have:

    A) DCL -----------> wat, CRY, ars, MUN
    B) Deeney -------> EVE, bha, mun, LIV
    C) Deulofeu -----> EVE, bha, mun, LIV
    D) Wood ----------> ARS, sou, BOU, new
    E) Maupay -------> whu, WAT, shu, CRY

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Wood

  10. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    If Randolph doesnt make that worldie save from Madds there would be such a change on here

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Anyone else look at GW30-ish and see nasty fixture shifts for a whole bunch of their players?

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      Which players specifically?

  12. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    Thinking of a new front 3 of Rodriguez, Inneachio and Pukki. Lol

  13. JamieNumber4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    At least Ole seems upbeat still

  14. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 20 hours ago

    would you be considering WC this lot?

    Gazza/Button
    Robbo/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
    Salah/Mane/KDB/Grealish/Cantwell
    Vardy/Ings/DCL

    1FT 1.5ITB

    or

    Vardy/Gazza > Auba/Henderson
    Exact money (-4)

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm in your same fix and really considering wildcarding because of my ML leaders

      I think i'd still try Vardy/Gazza > Auba/Henderson first and see how that goes as it might be all you need. If in two weeks you still get similar results you can WC.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      You’ve got minimum 5/6 changes I can see
      No real harm doing the -4 to start then wildcard after that

  15. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    In order to upgrade Vardy to Aguero I need to:

    A) downgrade Jimenez to DCL or Deeney
    Or
    B) downgrade Grealish to Fleck or Cantwell

    Which one would you choose?

  16. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 22 hours ago

    Disappointing that Mané off. Had the tc on TAA, then on Mané, then fortunately took it off and saved it. Tinkering paid off. A Jimenez goal or two might be best for me here now.