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. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I guess my Barnes differential pick in my ML is all over.
    Everyone will be on the bandwagon next GW, I bet you.

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

      Unbelievably pessimistic outlook

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

        Haha yes especially when you are over 100 points behind in your ML

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

      Stupid post

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

      Don't be sad about having him.

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

      Not with a BGW impending. Stupid post.

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

      Sorry guys, I’m being silly I know.
      I guess my Barnes pick was my only good surprise this season for me...had so much bad luck all year that it takes time to recover, even after a good game 😉 heh

  2. jake0910
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Vardy, mane & Ryan out this game week... cheers then! Also bought in sarr instead of Barnes! FPL & golf driving me nuts, when they go wrong they go so so wrong.

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

    Imagine if this was the team leak before the deadline!

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

      Might have switched P

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

      Yep, wouldve done Vardy to Auba for aure

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Albrighton GW 29 = 10 pts
    Maddison GW 25-29 = 10 pts

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

    Wake up Maddy ffs... one goal woul do it

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

    Does Maddison cover the Leicester attack?

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

      He went deep months ago

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

    Vardy essential again?

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

      Maybe Barnes

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

      If they play Villa every week, then yes.

  8. Monya Meow Meow
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    No Barnes, no Vardy but have Grealish...

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have both Grealish and Perez. 😀

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Snap, ah well at least the villa are getting battered

  9. fedolefan
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Jesus, how bad is Maddison.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Poor. Not a patch on Grealish. Tielemans and Praet would be better for Leicester.

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

      He’s quality

  10. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I can't be the only one with Barnes?

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

      Just you, Fred.

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

      Harvey Party here !

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have him and soya but got rid of Vardy for Auba

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

    Someone on here played Perez and benched Barnes ....... I hope that he was first sub! His nerves must be totally frazzled.

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

      Yeah, was Hazz

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

    What a joke, two perfect games for Perez based on stats from the season so far. Ending up with 2 lousy points. Meanwhile Vardy and Barnes owners get jam galore. If anyone pretends this season isnt 100% about luck they are deluded.

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

      Casual

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You are a casual for not having Barnes to come off your bench for perez.

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

      We've got a stats nerd here

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      say that without crying

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

        Your posts age so well

      2. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Or preferably to yourself in a dark room

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

      You don't know what you're doing

    6. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Absolute casual getting Perez, no one even remotely relevant owns Perez

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

    Perez please do something

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

      He got 19 points for me.

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

        Barnes on bench?

  14. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Vardy and Barnes adding to the GW.

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

    Barnes v Perez punt last GW was a close call... ah well. Martial autosub makes the pain a bit less, but still some difference

    1. RealVirg
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Didn't Perez playing block your autosub of martial???

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

          He didn't play

          1. RealVirg
              2 months, 27 days ago

              What black magic is this...swear it said Perez for ndidi...

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

        come on villa score

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

        There's definitely people who had Barnes & sold for Sarr after his haul vs. Liverpool. Ouch.

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

          Surely not.

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

        Big rank drop!

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

          Still one game to go

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          -15k here

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

        Down to around 480k! Awful

      • Happy Chappy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sold Mane, Salah, Ayew and Barnes. Off to do 100 burpees as punishment.

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

          Just wow!

        2. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Wildcard?

          1. Happy Chappy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yes

            1. Cookie Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bad luck. Hope the burpees went well

        3. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No way anyone is that stupid

          1. Happy Chappy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            They most certainly are!

        4. Tinkermania
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Why?

            1. Happy Chappy
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Seemed like a good idea at the time.

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

          Wipe that cleanie. BArnes OG should do it 😉 or any OG really

        6. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Need therapy after tonight. Perez anonymous.

          Never would've guessed choosing him over Barnes would punish so bad.

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

            There’s still time

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Lucky with the first. One assist for the peno which shouldn’t have been too. Just the way it goes sometimes lol

          3. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Same. Thought Martial was out for a while, Liecester nice short term fixtures, straight 50-50.

            Ugh.

            Oh well.

        7. AD2110
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I need to just start going with my guy and not following everyone on here!

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

            Is your boyfriend good at FPL then?

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

              Bruh

        8. Mr.SHaMBLes
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Barnes first on my bench 🙁

          Chances of KDB not playing?

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

            I reckon he gets subbed on at least

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

            High. League position is done can’t see why he’s risked

            1. Mr.SHaMBLes
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Fingers crossed. I can see a 30 minute run out at the end though...

            2. Tinkermania
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Pep won't want to risk a losing streak.

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

                  He’s after all the cups

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

                  Might lose on purpose to avoid giving Liverpool guard of honour 🙂

            3. Les Bleus
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              At home to Villa?! 😯

              1. Utopsis
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  My thoughts exactly

            4. MysticMac17
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              106 points this gameweek. I will never top this. I'm now #1 in Denmark this gameweek. Time for some beers

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

                Wow well played

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

                  Nice work!

              2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Very well played!!

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

                Candy

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

                Congrats!

              5. Konstaapeli
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Noice!

              6. Brimble82
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Nice!
                "En del af noget storre"

              7. Utopsis
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  BOOM!

                • Tinkermania
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Until Wednesday?

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

                  Albrighton with a huge nose bleed

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

                  There’s always next season lads

                • Napoleon IV
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  43 points on my bench, equalling the total I have on the pitch, lol.

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

                    I think that equals Doosra's record!

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

                    What are your 43 bench points?

                    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Absolute lies .... link team

                    2. Napoleon IV
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      McCarthy (12), Barnes (19), Lascelles (6), Williams (6)

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

                        Good grief. Crazy.

                      2. Napoleon IV
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        obviously I'm hoping for a KDB no show in the next City game!

                      3. Utopsis
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Jesus

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

                      Wtfff

                  3. Cookie Kid
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Scenes

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

                    Well done, Barnes starters.

                    Not Hazz 😉

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

                      Started Pereira though 😉

                      I started Perez over Barnes as I knew my rival was also starting him. FPL eh.

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

                        Juicy haul.

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

                      Getting Perez over Barnes has cost me 10k entry 😀