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

    Least Soy keeps a cleany

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      On my bench...

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

        same unless kdb doesn't start

  2. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Yesssss!! CS for Maddison 😎

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Full 3points.. what more would you want?

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

      That’s a haul for him.

  3. ...al
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    25 points from two today. Very surprising and great rank jump. Rarely goes this well so enjoy the points

  4. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No need to sell Barnes just yet

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

    Lundstram I love you.

    I vow never to bench you again

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      The cool kids sold him weeks ago

    2. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is that you Wilder?

  6. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Maddison (the talent) clean sheet!

    Who still owns him lol

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      2 posters below 😉

    2. Earthling
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Me, for one. Not proud or anything. Soyuncu, Evan's and Iheanacho all missed sitters from him today, I believe. I most likely bench him next week and decide at last minute whether to keep on bench for bgw 31. With Ndidi and Vardy easing back into full fitness, the team may start flowing again GW 32 and beyond.

  7. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Maddison sold from my team.. so hes good to go for the rest of the season.
    Prepare for his inevitable hauls here on out.

  8. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    3 BAPS for Super HB 😀

  9. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Huge gone from 100k to 67k after Barnes triumph + Soyuncu cs
    Never.give.up

    1. ...al
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Hi5

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

      Excellent

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Really similar!

      103k > 63k pre-autosubs with Auba (C) and KDBs likely no show to come.

      Finally a good week!!

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Auba captain too
        My kdb no show is 2 pointer
        Gw score 66 so far

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Nice mate!

          I’m on 68 so far

          If KDB doesn’t show I get Cantwell 2pts off bench

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            1 point

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Alright alright 1 point! Way to rain on my parade! 😉

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Enjoy it

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

    I knew it was a risk losing barnes on wildcard but didnt imagine I'd be shafted that hard!

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

      Same exact comment of TAA sellers before his 24 pointer.

  11. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    At least selling Maddison wasn’t punished

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      His only redeeming feature.

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

    Nice parting gift from Soy.

    A great 4.5m man, ta-ra.

  13. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes you little legend

  14. wasp3000
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Selling Vardy for Auba for a hit just hurts right now.

    Double Lei DF is easing the pain a little though

  15. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    JV9

  16. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Well couldn’t be arsed to watch the first half as I had Vardy and Perez so sulked but thought I’d watch the second, enter Vardy and Perez stays rooted so I get Lascelles 6, finally a bit of luck.

  17. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Maddy looked really good... should have got 3-4 assists tbh in this game... I am not selling until he gets me a big haul...

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

      Wouldn’t keep him till GW38 of 27/28 personally...

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        😛
        Happy to keep both Barnes and Maddy for one more week,then maddy goes for Sarr....

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      My friend that could be a long time

  18. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Is Vardy living to make us all suffer? It's like keeping faith in my wife for years then ditching her. Then after I ditch her, she becomes a wonderful woman and marries another man.

    This is what Vardy did today, kept the faith in him for months, when I finally got rid (due to the attraction of a new beautiful woman, in this case the gabonese buffoon), Vardy stabs my heart left right and centre

    1. Crouching Tiger
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I just couldn't sell Vardy, smelling those so inviting fixtures... last few weeks haven't been good though, so these points are deserved.

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

        this

  19. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Did Vardy & Barnes > Auba and Saka (-4).

    I need to remember in future that Villa are terrible!

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

      Jesus wept, that went badly.

      Loads were doing similar moves though.

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

      Ouch, that hurts

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

      Ohh no

    4. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      At least I only did Ryan and Vardy > Pope / Auba.

    5. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      *vomits*

    6. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Did Vardy martial and Robbo to auba mahrez and walker for -8

  20. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Auba(c) probably wasn't a good idea. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Pretty happy with Schmeichel + Vardy though, too bad ML leader has Barnes+Vardy :O

  21. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    12 greens out of 13, unless something crazy happens on Wednesday.

    Now at 1.7k after autosubs, with WC, FH and BB still to use, where would you be hoping to finish in that situation?

    1. Mortal.Swinbat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What’s your secret?

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Not linking his Team Lol :).

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

          Team ID is 190. Honestly no idea how to link it.

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

        Lots of luck.

  22. dansmusen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes getting me undwer 100k for first time. 6 straight green arrows and the best thing is that i have closed the gap in my cash ML from 100 point GW21 to 30 points this GW. STILL IN IT

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

      Amazing

  23. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Giroud(TC) next week? 😉

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Go for it 😉

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

    Vardy injury changed my mind from barnes to perez gw28, gw29 vardy traore -4 to auba saka & captained auba Instead of salah

    I blame vardy's injury

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

      Same

  25. Lexi2014
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy and Barnes owner....happy days!

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah, amazing

  26. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    this is the games that indicate Fixtures>Form for sometimes. Thanks again my captain Vardy.

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Had his fitness been guaranteed, I’d probably have captained him too!

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        yeah been a luck too when he gets a penalty. pheww thats a relief

  27. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I still really hope the Villa stay up

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

      They offer nothing.

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

        (C) opportunities?

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

      They're dreadful

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        True

    3. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      They won't if they defend like they did

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

      Pl is a beast
      Not happening sadly. Bad team

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      McGinn injury was too much

    6. villa_til_i_die
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Respect mate, but that ship has sailed. Smith tactically no idea. Season can’t end quick enough!

  28. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Not going with Auba hype train and not going with Vardy+Barnes -> Auba+Saka seems to be the best decision of the season

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

    Got caught up with the fear of not owning Auba for the DGW and ditched Vardy. Silly in hindsight.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Auba dgw and Vardy injured tbh

    2. Whatever100
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Well you say silly but he didn’t even start, scored from penalty that never should have been awarded and the other was a bit lucky too after the game had already been won.

      Not silly decision to bring in auba, just didn’t come off.

  30. H-SF
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    yes Harvey Barnes love you