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

    Leicester single-handedly saving my GW, lol

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

    Held and held and held and held... and sold

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

      Same but the last one. Held there.

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Like most I imagine. Me included

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Wtf is this

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I believed

    2. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Lol

  4. RealVirg
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Voodoo party!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      Johnny Evans deserves a mention in team of the season. Been one of the stand out CBs this year.

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

      My Vardy to Aubameyang worked a treat haha

      Had to be prepared for it tbf

      What a sh*t season

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

      All the bonus for vardy too. Easy

    • CMJC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Dry those tears...We all knew Vardy would score again this season. Was just whether you had the patience to wait or transferred him out wisely/early enough (sadly I held for too long but not quite long enough)

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

      Do a hat trick now

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

      Maddison 1st to celebrate again, so consistent.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Lol

    • Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Damn Vardy to Auba for a hit costing me big

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Imagine selling Vardy before AVL at home

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy 2 G 3 bps

    • Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy straight to 3 bonus.

    • Utopsis
        2 months, 25 days ago

        YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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

        Vardy sellers punished

      • Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Sell Vardy ???
        Nahhhhhh 😉

      • shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Held back from doing Ings & Vardy > Long & Auba(c) -4. Went with Salah(c). Yes!

        1. Nightf0x
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Nailed it

      • Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        One more Jamie

      • luk46
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Oh Vardy... Barnes gets me a nice green arrow, no assist there, but a joy to watch!

      • Londongeezaa
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        3 bps locked for Vardy too 🙂

      • Earthling
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        It's hat trick time.

      • Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Aston Villa should have signed the Beach Ball on loan

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Vardy or Ings to Jota?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ha ha

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Just checking 😉

      • Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Vardy punishment delieverd

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

          It’s been a while in waiting!

      • Will Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Aston Villa are so far out of their depth in this league it's ridiculous

      • Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Absolute cretin that keeps on saying Perez is coming on for Albrighton.

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

          I hope to god he don’t come on.

          You reckon he will?

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

          The jinx worked 🙂

      • Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        F me I needed this.

        So many bad decisions this week but keeping Vardy over DCL wasn’t one of them.

        1. Bushwhacker
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That probably depends on when you made that choice actually..... but I’m happy to be a party member tonight.