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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, 20 days ago

    I’ll order the champagne and hookers

    1. LE CHARO
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

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

    Why do I still own Maddison?

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He's always first to congratulate the scorers.

  3. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Barnes is a beast!

    1. Yes Don
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      thankfully 1st on my bench.

  4. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Sold Vardy for Auba 🙁

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

    3 BPS FOR THE ONE WHO DESERVES IT 😀

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

      Vardy then, strikers get more BPS for goals scored

  6. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thats nothing

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 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, 20 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, 20 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, 20 days ago

    Leicester so much better with Ndidi

  8. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    God I hate Maddison

  9. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Was set on selling Barnes this week

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

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

  11. Kaneyonero
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Big boy Barnes saving my gw

  12. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 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, 20 days ago

      Insane bro

    2. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Every dog has his day..

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        On for my 3rd top 1k finish 😉

        1. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 20 days ago

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

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Chill out mate

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Awesome!

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

      Amazing, well done. Dreamland GW, enjoy!

    5. Roten Teufel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nice.

    6. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

    7. Matt777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Very nice, congrats!

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

      well done

    9. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I'm only 68 behind you this week

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

      Well done bubz. That mane call was decent

    11. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nice work Bubz

  13. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      This

  14. Matt777
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 20 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, 20 days ago

      Nice move

  15. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Dial up?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

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

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

    Vardy hat trick time 😎

  17. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Liverank 15!!!!

    It's coming home 😀

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Wow!

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

      Awesome.. GO FOR IT

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

        Come on Woy!

    4. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Awesome mate!!

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

      Wow well played

    6. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Fackin 'ell

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

      Yes woy LFG

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

      Great stuff

    9. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nice

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

      Thanks all

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

    Blew it up ref

    1. RealVirg
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not before grealish scores

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

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

  20. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Please make it stop ;(

  21. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is Perez on also?

    1. RealVirg
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Correct

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

      No

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

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

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Is he not on for Ndidi?

    4. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      No

  22. GREEN IS GOOD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

  23. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Auba to Vardy it is next week

  24. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Yes Barnes lad

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

      Yikes. FPL is a cruel mistress.

  26. Destroyer of teams
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

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

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

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

      14% in the top 10k actually

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

        As if lol

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

    3. Destroyer of teams
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

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

  28. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

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

  29. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Wow, barnes and Vardy.

  30. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 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, 20 days ago

      Good chance he doesn't play