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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Which CHE mid to get in? Willian, Barkley or Mount?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'd be tempted with Mount again. Looks to have shaken off the mid season dip. But not until after GW31.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He's flagged tho'

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Looked like a knock to me. Think he'll shake it off.

      2. some witty pun
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He's the most nailed. Picked up an injury against EVE though - wait for presser

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        They are playing AV next

  2. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Week from hell

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Youre on 51 with capt still to play?

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You got the De Bruyne story right.

  3. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Once again the lure of a DGW forces us into weird decisions. Vardy out for Auba. Dammit. Blocked a (c) salah too. Suppose there's still wednesday's game but not holding out much hope.

    1. Darth_Newdar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I did the same, but I'd argue it was a pretty sensible decision considering Vardy's uncertain fitness. If we'd known he was starting on the bench, I think everybody would agree that it was worth selling.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Totally. Just bitter.

        1. Darth_Newdar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Same here. I've held him since GW19, for all those consecutive blanks. But reality is, should have sold him weeks ago.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah. Double bitters.

  4. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Why next big english thing Grealish doesnt playing tonight ?

  5. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Genuinely can't wait to transfer Perez out. My worst transfer this season.

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Ditto

      Especially painful as my main rival has Lundy coming in for Chilwell and Vardy

      He’s so casual it’s unreal

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He was in my team GW1. Was out of my team by GW3. Has a weirdly good rep here. At best streaky.

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yup

  6. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Worth a hit if it looks like KDB won't play against Burnely?

    KDB -> Mane
    Firmino -> DCL

    I got Firmino in when Mane got hurt, and he's been useless.

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Grealish has an impressive set of calves

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He owns a herd cows?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Herd of*

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Feel like quitting this week 🙁

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      We all have those weeks. Keep at it.

  9. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes was a no brainer for me as he usually benefits the most when Vardy isn't playing

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

    Lundstram, Ryan, Mount, Wilson and Vardy.
    Now just need Maddison return to really reward the patient people!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Have all of those except Wilson.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Maddison on for his best return in 8 GWs and still owners aren’t happy?

    Hard to please some folk.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Alonso is insanely tempting for next GW. That damn BGW though.

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Get him and free hit.. that’s what I’m thinking

      Pretty fed up!

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Thiss 🙁

    3. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I don't actually see his appeal when Chelsea are playing 4 at the back

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

        Third most in form defender vs these whipping boys

  13. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Would you think its unlikely KdB to play against Arsenal? Really hope so.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hope he has a short cameo

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Noooo

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      50/50

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Peps comments didnt sound too good

    4. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He is back training with the team so very likely

  14. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Would you get United or Chelsea def for Robo ?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why sell Robbo?

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why ditch robbo? Will he not play gw31?

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

    Up to around 70 for the week plus KdB/Williams (6) to go 🙂

  16. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Madison replacement? Got 1.5m spare

    About 10GWs too late I know

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

      Sounds mad but I'd keep now

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

        You know what will happen if you sell....

  17. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Evans YC

    Leicester fouling a lot.

  18. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Before the match I was ahead in my cup match 45 points with Kdb(c) and Perez to go vs his 29 points with Barnes and Auba(c) to go. Such a pain in the ass.

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I’ve never once made it past the first round of the cup. Cup is for people who take too many hits with a duff league team

  19. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Albrighton off teilemans on

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry praet off

  20. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    God Villa are so poor. This will be an easy clean sheet for Leicester.

  21. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tielemans in, Praet out

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Only 1 sub left for Perez...

    What hauls are owners getting off the bench for him?

    1. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Won't surprise me that someone has Lund coming in

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      The Inflatable Traore.

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Barnes...... perez will come on though 100%

    4. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I really need those Lascelles 6points for Perez. Never get any luck with my bench points could really do with it.

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lascelles 6pts 2nd on bench, will make appearance if no Perez and KdB is a no show vs Arsenal.

    6. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      6 points coming on if Perez stay on the bench...

  23. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy in BAPS.

    How!?

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

      No deductions and a goal

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      24 BPS for forward goal.

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Scored

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        then hes like the anti salah

  24. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Magnus back up to 13th OR

  25. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Perez and Moura will never enter my fantasy team again! Trolled twice in one season is enough!

  26. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes is great to watch

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I havent had a single jammy goal all season. Another game here where the most popular picks that I dont have get not one but two jammy goals...

  28. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy 5 points!

  29. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Yes Vardy!!

  30. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy goal