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Vardy misses out at Norwich as Barnes returns to Leicester starting XI

Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) is absent from the Leicester squad named to face Norwich in Blank Gameweek 28.

There were rumours from on social media circulating roughly an hour before the team news dropped indicating that the striker was out injured.

At 19:00 GMT, those murmurings were revealed to be completely accurate.

It is Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) who has been chosen to lead Leicester’s attack at Carrow Road, while Harvey Barnes (£6.0m) returns to the side to operate on the left flank of an attacking midfield trio.

The Englishman is joined there by James Maddison (£7.4m) and Ayoze Pérez (£6.2m), the latter expected to be on penalties in light of Vardy’s most recent injury-related absence.

Meanwhile, Emi Buendía (£6.0m) returns for Norwich, who shape-up in the usual 4-2-3-1.

Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) leads the line, while Jamal Lewis (£ comes in for the injured Sam Byram (£4.4m).

With Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) added to the physio room, Ben Godfrey (£4.4m) is paired with Grant Hanley (£4.0m) at centre-back.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; Cantwell, Duda, Buendía; Pukki.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Choudhury, Praet; H Barnes, Maddison, Pérez; Iheanacho.

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977 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What a Praet

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

    Getting lively at least.

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Cmon Nacho 🙁

  4. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hopefully no doubles next week as I am sorted.

    Rui
    Gomez, VVD, Soy, Stephens
    KDB, Salah, Fernandes
    Vardy, Ings, Jimmy

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What doubles are possible?

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Oh well hopefully none.

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pereira yet again getting out-BAP'd by Soyboy >:(

  6. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which Wolves defender do I sign?

    a. Boly
    b. Doherty
    c. Saïss

    ???

    1. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Doherty if money no issue.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B if money no object
      Then A over C for nailedness?

  7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    jeez i got all hyped up for this 🙄

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Krul, Godfrey, Lewis top for bps at the moment
    Highly owned players right there

  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    3 - Krul (26)
    2 - Godfrey, Lewis (25)

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

      Cmon Soy

  10. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    ML rival starts Krul over McCarthy

    Krul asf

  11. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Come on...

    :Looks at team:

    Perez?!?!...WTF was I thinking.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Norwich blew that badly.

  13. Jullepuu
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Do we have any idea of the extent of Vardy's injury?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Back in team next week

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Nice. Cheers

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Check Scout tweets.

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Checked it now thanks. To me it sounds like there is a chance that he misses the next game as well

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Well brendan said he'd be back for villa, do you need any more update?

          1. Jullepuu
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Maybe my English is just bad but Rodgers said that he will be back next week and not that he will start against Villa. What if he trains just once before Villa and gets benched?

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Injury bad form whatever. Auba 🙂

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I don't have enough money for Auba sadly. Maybe I shouldn't have taken Doherty. Then Auba would be in my reach

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

    N'didi about to come on.

    Leicester are BACK

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      loooooooooooooooooool

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Indeedy

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ndidi on
    Choudhury off

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vardy essential.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      *Vydra

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ndidi coming on, defence looking better

  19. NoName
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Buendia will be the first to go if Norwich get relegated.

  20. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Yes Choudhary off means I will have atleast one player until the end 🙂

  21. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    No Vardy means I need Rico to start. Fuming

  22. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Foxes going all out for the draw.

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

      Ok 3pts lost but could be great if Leicester now go full on attack!

  23. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Cantwell off!

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Goldie Locks hooked.

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Cantwell CS locked 🙂

  26. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Cantwell clean sheet banked. Sub.

  27. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rupp on
    Cantwell off

  28. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    3 points secured

  29. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Duda blew that one.

  30. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    please for the love of god barnes score

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I need him to blank.

      No Vardy. No party