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. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    KDB ➡ Mane for FT as BGW31 preparation?
    KDB will be dropping in price these days too

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    What likelihood would you give Perez to come on?

    Less than Vardy, eh?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      They both will if this first 30 is to go by

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Any good cheap 5th mids that play BGW31? Talking 5.0 or under. Or just get Saka?

    1. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Could do Dendoncker, but it'd eat up a Wolves spot.

    2. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Saka and Arsenal dont play bgw 31

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I know. Maybe badly worded but my point was are there any better options than him that DO play then? Or should I just go for Saka for the longer term and maybe FH 31

        1. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Ah, my bad! Maybe Noble w penalty duties?

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Or Billing, I guess.

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

      Capoue

    5. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mark Noble WHU, and he has pens and decent fixtures

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just beat me to this one...

        1. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          3rd 🙂

    6. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Could be worse shouts than Noble at TOT. Always a chance for a pen...

    7. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He's 5.7, but I think Lamela could be a punt with Bergwijn out

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Trust Brendon to not score at home against whipping boys AVL. Awful team selection

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

    Perez to Fernandes done!

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

    Best 6.7 mid.?

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

      Grealish

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This works, not great fixtures and a BGW31, so depends on if you need/want someone to play then.

    2. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Sarr?

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If you could push to 6.9 you could get Antonio...

    4. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bowen

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

    I don't get this not fit nonsense. Surely if you're fit for the bench, you're fit to start?

    Nevermind, at this rate he'll be on sooner rather than later.

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
      2 months, 25 days ago

      zzzzzzzz

    • Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      come on barnes lad score please

      jeez how much worse can this week get

    • DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy to come on sooner rather than later.

    • Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Has barnes had any chances?

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

        1/4 of a chance there.

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

        1

    • Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Leicester are a joke how are they 3rd

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

        Cause the PL in general has been a joke this year?

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

          True

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

      Nacho sitter

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Vardy would of wrapped up GB tonight?

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Snacho...

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

        Nice

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

      Nacho does what he does best.

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

      Taking great corners is not as easy as you’d think. Maddison is brilliant on them

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

        He is. Not sure why he’s opted to kick to short when they’re causing such trouble.

    • Shark Team
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Oh no Pereira assist so sclose!

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

        He's a tease.

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy deffo coming on for Ian Nacho at some point

    • KGFC
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Wow... both teams trying to up one the other in terms of shambolic defending and poor finishing!!

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Maybe I should just keep watching the Outsider. This is boring.

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

      Harvey Barnes, isn't even remotely a good player

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Delighted he's one of my players

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

        He’s quick, fast and he’s got pace. That’s about it.

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

          😀

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

          Quick, fast AND pace? Wow! Rapid

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

          Love this haha

      3. david31058
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes Harvey!

    • LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Wil Vardy come in at this rate..

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

        Without a doubt if City don’t take the lead

    • Wilshere Knowledge
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      This game needs an Alan Hutton runaway goal.

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

      Barnes shot on target

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

      Maddy xA through the roof!

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Iheanacho has been horrendous

      1. LǝgleSs e|even
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This. Bring on Vardy already brendan

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Marvellous is anything but!

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

      Basically Rogers picked the wrong team, Albrighton I mean come on isn't he ment to playing in League 2?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Timing

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

        Great timing on the Albrighton call

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

      Barnes goal

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Barnes G

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Reina howwwwwwlllleerr