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

    I’ll order the champagne and hookers

    1. LE CHARO
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Don't forget to send us the address and room number

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

      Why do I still own Maddison?

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

        I sold him on saturday night.. gtfo out of my team.

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He's always first to congratulate the scorers.

    3. Ted Bovis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Barnes is a beast!

      1. Yes Don
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        thankfully 1st on my bench.

    4. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sold Vardy for Auba 🙁

    5. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      3 BPS FOR THE ONE WHO DESERVES IT 😀

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

        Vardy then, strikers get more BPS for goals scored

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

      30k rank drop from this game alone. I give up…

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

        Thats nothing

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Uh, yes it is. And an even worse result for mini leagues.

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

        I was up 24k before today.. back down 20k.. like a yoyo.

        Need an auba haul to crawl it back.

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Unlikely Auba will get anything against City (Auba capper here). Arsenal are not playing well at the moment.

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

      Leicester so much better with Ndidi

    8. The_Bucc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      God I hate Maddison

    9. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Was set on selling Barnes this week

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

      Bloody hell that 4th goal added 9k to my rank 🙁

    11. Kaneyonero
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Big boy Barnes saving my gw

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

      I don’t want to brag too much... but I just hit 100 points this gameweek!

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

        Insane bro

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Every dog has his day..

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

          On for my 3rd top 1k finish 😉

          1. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Good at FF not so good at modesty..unfortunately for you there's always someone better

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

              Chill out mate

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Awesome!

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

        Amazing, well done. Dreamland GW, enjoy!

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

        Nice.

      6. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Link or it didn't happ.....oh.

      7. Matt777
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Very nice, congrats!

      8. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        well done

      9. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I'm only 68 behind you this week

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

        Well done bubz. That mane call was decent

      11. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Nice work Bubz

    13. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Need a few from Aubameyang to keep afloat..after selling Vardy

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This

    14. Matt777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Brought in Barnes last week, thought it was going to be another bad transfer 🙂

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Nice move

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

      Harvey!!!!!!!!!!!! Get in

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Dial up?

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

          Haha gold nah happened to see it late on the way to work AU time

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

      Vardy hat trick time 😎

    17. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Liverank 15!!!!

      It's coming home 😀

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Wow!

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

        Awesome.. GO FOR IT

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

        Amazing stuff well done lad.

        This game has done very diff things for our ORs then!

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Come on Woy!

      4. villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Awesome mate!!

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

        Wow well played

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

        Fackin 'ell

      7. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yes woy LFG

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

        Great stuff

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

        Nice

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

        Thanks all

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

      Blew it up ref

      1. RealVirg
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Not before grealish scores

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

        Next time rain is forecast I'm loading up on Leicester

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Please make it stop ;(

      4. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Is Perez on also?

        1. RealVirg
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Correct

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

            No

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

            No - he is on the bench. All three subs used.

            1. Marmalade Forest
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Is he not on for Ndidi?

          • Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No

        2. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Don't worry everyone, FPL luck evens itself out over the course of a lifetime.

        3. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Auba to Vardy it is next week

        4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yes Barnes lad

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

          Mate has Barnes (19), Lundstram (12) and Williams (6) on his bench.

          He desperately wants at least a KDB no-show.

          1. GREEN IS GOOD
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yikes. FPL is a cruel mistress.

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

          I’ve gone from 37 points to 67 just with Vardy & Barnes. The party is back

        7. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Why is everyone fretting about Barnes? 3% owned. Who cares.

          1. some witty pun
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            14% in the top 10k actually

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

              As if lol

          2. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            70% owned here and high amongst active players with better ranks?

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

            I own him that’s all I care about and Vardy. Casual 30pts

        8. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          FFS I can't catch a break meanwhile my rival is getting Barnes off the bench for Perez!

        9. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Wow, barnes and Vardy.

        10. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          What are the chances KDB won't play Wednesday? Need Barnes points off the bench. 😀

          1. GREEN IS GOOD
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Good chance he doesn't play