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. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who is on pens for Leicester?

    Maddy?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yep. Until Vardy oomes on (probably)

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    No Vardy Party Starty today.

  3. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hipe Vardy stays on bench. Boly first on bench.

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      *hope

  4. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hope Barnes goes postal

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      RC in the third minute

  5. the vanisher
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Looking for a Bergwijn replacement:

    A. Sarr
    B. Doucoure

    Thanks

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. riot
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why're you selling - set for 31? Had half an eye on him for next week

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He's injured.

  6. arkom
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    GW 30. Play one:

    A) DCL (Pool H)
    B) Saiss (Hammers A)
    C) Aurier (ManU H)

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      DCL!

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

  7. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Vardy - 14 points in the last 10 gameweeks

    Can somebody please explain why I still own him?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      As i said last guy, I'll tell you after i figure out for myself 😀

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I just need to be more ruthless

        Ironically my rank has gone up in that period

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Same here.
          But I've used WC in that period so it has skewed it a bit i guess

    2. SB007
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hope

    3. Bare Foot United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Don't sorry I sold him for Auba and captained him :facepalm:

      1. Bare Foot United
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Sorry*

        1. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Worry*

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Relax mate

  8. SomeoneKnows
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Best way to prepare for GW31 with the following team and 0.2 itb?

    Guaita
    TAA, Soyuncu, Saiss, (Stephens, Rico)
    Salah, Mane, KDB, Fleck (Cantwell)
    Jimenez, Aubameyang, DCL

    Thinking of doing:
    Stephens + Rico > Taylor + Cathcart

    1. SB007
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      FH

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    The way my luck os going this season, I'm fully expecting 1 minute each for Kdb & Perez. And Vardy coming on to miss a pen.
    Reina is a veteran GK.

  10. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Problem is, no one relevant still owns Vardy, so the effect of this is little to nothing.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      define relevance .... anyone above you?

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Anyone under 200k with a good grav.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          😆

        2. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Oi

        3. Dave FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I’m above 200k (so I admit - not relevant). But why is having a Grav important - genuine question?
          And yes I do own Vardy

  11. El Presidente
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Despite? No. He said Vardy would be involved and he is. Don't get it.

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    “There’s no doubt he’ll play a part tonight” Rodgers on Vardy.

    Only 2 subs for Perez owners to worry about for a chance to get more than 2 points.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      LOL

  13. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Perez carrying an injury or just dropped? ML rival has Grealish and I have perez and KDB with a bench of Mount 6pts Holgate -1 Lundstarm 12

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Willian or someone else for Perez 6.9m>

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Antonio
      Sarr

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        But I want double players

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Not sure about that then tbh

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Cheers anyway, I'm using FH31 and building a 34/37 team from now.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Maybe if FH31 one.

      I’d probably wait for the reliable leaks before Watford.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Need to use an ft mate

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Chelsea mid looks good so. Plenty will be ignoring.

  15. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    I need a good Pérez replacement, upto 6.2m, will be using FH in 31 and likely WC in 32....

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Take a wild punt

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Barkley or Buendia

    2. Big_Bear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Almiron (NEW) for me.

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Brendon and Ayoze... go play in traffic you bums

  17. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Sold Maddison for Pépé. He’s guaranteed a double digit haul now. No sofa is big enough for next 2 hours.

    Soy over Lord Lund too =[

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maddison double digits 😆 Look at them past scores...

      He’s the blonde Jesse Lingard.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        More like the Scottish Dusan Tadic

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          At least Dusan was good for early team news.

      2. TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        That’s why I sold him!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Should be fine.

          Soy over Lundstram made sense, would be worrying over it.

  18. Kung Fu Football
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Just when you thought it couldn't really get much worse for Spurs? Bergwijn out for season? Ouch.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      On the day Kane is back training.

      Another earlier than expected return on the cards with another injury to follow not long after.

      1. Kung Fu Football
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Wouldn't surprise me in the least? Torrid times at the lane?

  19. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    LFG barnes

  20. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bye Vardy.

  21. Big_Bear
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Salah the obvious captain choice for this week and save FT?
    Patricio
    VVD Saiss Cresswell
    Salah(c) Fraser Sarr Pepe
    Firminho Jiminez Ings
    (Pope, McNeil, Soyu, Tarkowski) 0.0ITB 1FT

  22. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Aalrighty then. Time for Grealish to save my gameweek. Well save is a bit over. Improve is better.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      **Barnes

  23. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Worst bit of luck for Spurs poll....

    1. Kane injury
    2. Eriksen loss (form and transfer)
    3. Son injury
    4. Bergwijn injury
    5. Mourinho hiring

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1,5,3,2,4.

    2. Big_Bear
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      1.

    3. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      5, 3, 1, 2, 4

  24. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Like the 'no handshake' thing. Less time wasting at the beginning of the match.

    1. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Erm what? But the kickoff time is unchanged, I don't think time was wasted

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        True

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Me too

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      They still walk part each other, just without shaking hands.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Probably the most pointless thing I’ve ever seen

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          And then they go on to start touching each other during the game anyway. 😀

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    No Vardy haul, guess I'll have to settle for Pereira and Maddison haul then

  26. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    2-1 Villa

    16-1
    Just got a feeling

  27. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Perez you useless, useless punt (and the that same word with a c instead of a p) - stay glued to that damned bench.

    Can't believe I bought him for a hit just to have a Leicester player for nor AVL... at least got 2FT to sort that mess now

  28. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Remember when DGW's used to be fun?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      no

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      royston drenthe says hi

  29. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Maddy on penos i assume 😎 cmon barnes and Maddy

  30. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Kevin ➡ Mane for FT as BGW31 preparation?
    KDB will be dropping in price these days too