Dugout Discussion

Vardy and Pérez benched as Iheanacho leads Leicester line again

A large number of Fantasy Premier League managers who held onto Leicester assets for Double Gameweek 29 have been frustrated by Brendan Rodgers once again.

Despite the manager’s assurances that Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) would be ready for Monday night’s meeting with Aston Villa, he has been named on the bench.

Meanwhile, Ayoze Pérez (£6.2m) has also been selected among the substitutes, with Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) leading the line and Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) coming into midfield.

Only those who have decided to cover the Leicester attack with James Maddison (£7.5m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.1m) can breathe a sigh of relief, as both players held onto their starting berths.

But there has been a change in defence, with Ben Chilwell (£5.6m) absent from the matchday squad entirely following a recent hamstring injury.

He has been replaced at left-back by James Justin (£4.7m), who makes only his second start of the season.

Meanwhile, the main interest in Aston Villa’s line-up revolves around Jack Grealish (£6.6m) starting in the front-three once again, although he was sold by over 140,000 managers for Double Gameweek 29.

Interestingly, FPL defender Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.2m) flanks Mbwana Samatta (£5.9m) on the other side of the front-three, so there will be keen interest in the performance of this experienced out-of-position asset.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi, Praet; Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton; Iheanacho.

Aston Villa XI: Reina; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; Hourihane, Nakamba, Luiz; Grealish, Samatta, El Mohamady.

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1,347 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    De Bruyne likely to play against Arsenal?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I think so yes

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I'm hoping so as unlike others with some juicy bench points I have Taylor's 1 coming on if he misses. Anybody's guess though really.

    3. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If anything hell come off bench. Pep will look silly if he starts a game with nothing on it and he gets injured ahead of Madrid

      1. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        (Kdb not pep)

  2. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    should of picked Barnes over Perez 71pts Two players left.

  3. jake0910
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Decided on Tuesday night to remain patient and not do anything crazy.. doing nothing at all is a move in itself.
    Wednesday morning - plays wildcard
    Monday night - 40 points worse off
    Gotta laugh really

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah same here except took -8 instead of wc. Also around 40 points off

  4. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Thank you Soy and goodbye! Welcome Saiss!

    Next week Barnes, Ings -> Sarr and Jota. No need to FH. Sweet!!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Good moves

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      You getting rid Barnes!??

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Seriously thinking KDB & Maddy > Mane & Barnes?

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Sounds good, think I’m just gonna swap madly for Barnes and free up cash!

  6. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I was sad about getting Perez instead of Barnes. Unless i saw i guy with 43 points in the bench.
    Makes me feel less sad ....

    Going against the crowd can get you in trouble

  7. nerd_is_the_werd
      3 months, 29 days ago

      3rd place has Barnes as 3rd sub.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Lol

      2. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yaaaas 😀

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Plan was to sell Barnes this GW for Sarr or Antonio. Maybe its KDB who's got to go instead.

    • Lubic87
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Sold Vardy and Barnes for a hit. For Arsenal players. This feels like a new low

      1. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Ouch

    • Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Where do I get therapy for fpl? Think I need therapy and maybe medication to overcome the worst and most horrible GW of my entire life.

      Did Vardy and martial to auba and mahrez for a hit plus Robbo to walker for another hit.

      I am utterly shocked. Will I ever be able to recover from this shock and grief?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Therapy is; quit the game

      2. villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Unlucky, but anyone who gets auba anytime is asking for trouble!

        1. Bushwhacker
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yeah why on EARTH would you want the sixth highest scoring player in the game in your team?!?!?

        2. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          you will be back next week and Auba still has a game to go...

        3. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Nope, never.

        4. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Not to be harsh but the lesson from that is don't take hits to bring in City players in a double GW as the rotation risk is high.

      3. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Only one in my ML who stuck with Vardy, gained absolutely nothing as ML rivals getting Barnes off the bench, 100% luck!?

        1. Bushwhacker
            3 months, 29 days ago

            The game is 100% luck.

            1. -Klaus-
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Just wait till My Sherona Virus starts causing regional fixture cancellations!

          • Long ago I drew a walrus
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            In reality Barnes has low ownership and many have already sold Vardy, it's actually a good thing this haul came this week since Vardy to Auba was such a popular transfer. So at the end of the day this won't be a season-defining result for anyone, certainly won't be getting 700k rank drops like I did for having no Leicester for their 9-0. But it's deflating, yes, ruins the game and ruins the fun. But what goes around comes around and we'll be back next week. Or the week after. Or one of these weeks

            1. Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              It’s great for the owners though.

          • Regin
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I think I'll captain Traore next week? Who knows? Maybe he'll start score a brace get an assist ?
            After all, the least expected players are performing

            1. Bookkeeper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              You need to switch off, get some sleep. Don't let this game which we don't have full control of ruin your mental wellbeing.

            2. CMJC
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Least expected? Not really...just try avoid so many hits and Vardy to dgw Auba wasn’t the worse move. Relax! (Said like arnie in terminator 3) x

          • Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            If you have 3 starting defs and Robbo who didnt play, Dendo first sub and then Lund 2nd. Lund comes in?

            1. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Correct.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Three starting defenders AND Robertson? So 4 defenders?

              In that case Dendoncker comes on.

              If Robbo was one of your three starting defenders, only then does Lundstram come on.

          • HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Gonna take some balls to drop Barnes. I.am.tempted as wildcarding in 32

            1. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Pretty easy then, ship him out for his blank then bring him back in if you still want him.

          • Trophé Mourinho
              3 months, 29 days ago

              epic week, on 33 points LOL

            • Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Vardy captain for next gameweek now

              1. waldo666
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Looks a good prospect.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Not bad at all, but Watford have a little more bite to them. Pearson homecoming!

              2. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Watford arent that bad defensively at the mo

            • Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Results like tonight are why a FH in 31 is a good idea. You don’t get channeled into only picking players from teams with a fixture.

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I’m beginning to wonder whether I should play my FH in 31 and then WC in 32 or 33, which allows me to use BB and TC on the DGWs but also gives me 5/6 weeks of WC use.

                1. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  This is the best way

            • Bubz
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Just remembered Wolves have to go to Greece on Thursday night. Might wait on Jota for a week and keep Ings

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                What in case he catches corona?