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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Vardy and MAne doing bits to casual sellers

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes g

  3. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    OHHHHHH MY GODDDDD BARNES

  4. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is getting worse

  5. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Nightmare

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      LOL

  6. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    noooooooo

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Maddison AA

  8. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes stealing Vardy's Baps

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      He doesn't deserve them

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He does
        Motm

  9. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    GET IN

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Nah Barnes 🙁 noooo

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    BARNES

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    BAAARRRRRRRNES!!! GET IN!

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Yesssssssssss

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

    Silver lining! Martial in for Perez. I’ll take that, and ditch Perez ASAP.

    Failed hit punt if I ever saw one, especially when I lost Vardy at the same time

  15. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn. Barnes steels a Bap from Vardy.

  16. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lesson learned. I’ll trust my instincts in future and not “follow the herd”!!! I’d have Vardy not Auba, be 13 points better off. So this evening’s not been entirely wasted!

  17. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Horrible horrible

  18. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnsinho!!!!!

  19. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Been waiting since christmas for this! Vardy finally punishes his sellers after about 10 blanks

  20. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes goal

    Albrighton assist

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Madders assist

  21. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes G

  22. Roten Teufel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Wow

  23. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Fml....

  24. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnessssss yessssssss

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bubz locked into heaven.

  26. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    The comment I put up 3 hours ago...

    For me to not have a bad week I need Vardy to score a brace both assisted by Barnes then Auba to score a hatty all assisted by Saka, and finally KDB not to play so I get the Martial bench points.

    That’s not much to ask is it? Currently on 37 -4

    Hope the same works for Auba lol

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      And Barnes Scores again oh my days

  27. ...al
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Holy moly I am in dreamland

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    OMG WHAT A NIGHT

  29. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnesss again. Myahooooio

  30. luk46
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    YES BARNES!!! GET IN!!!