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, 26 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, 26 days ago

    What likelihood would you give Perez to come on?

    Less than Vardy, eh?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 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, 26 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, 26 days ago

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

    2. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Saka and Arsenal dont play bgw 31

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

          Ah, my bad! Maybe Noble w penalty duties?

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Or Billing, I guess.

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Capoue

    5. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mark Noble WHU, and he has pens and decent fixtures

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Just beat me to this one...

        1. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          3rd 🙂

    6. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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

    7. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

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

  5. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Perez to Fernandes done!

  6. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Best 6.7 mid.?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Grealish

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

      Sarr?

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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

    4. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Bowen

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

    zzzzzzzz

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    come on barnes lad score please

    jeez how much worse can this week get

  10. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy to come on sooner rather than later.

  11. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Has barnes had any chances?

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

      1/4 of a chance there.

    2. SomewhatPleasing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      1

  12. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Leicester are a joke how are they 3rd

    1. MaticMVP
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

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

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        True

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Nacho sitter

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Vardy would of wrapped up GB tonight?

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Snacho...

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Nacho does what he does best.

  16. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

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

  17. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Oh no Pereira assist so sclose!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He's a tease.

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy deffo coming on for Ian Nacho at some point

  19. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

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

  20. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

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

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Harvey Barnes, isn't even remotely a good player

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Delighted he's one of my players

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

        😀

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Quick, fast AND pace? Wow! Rapid

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Love this haha

    3. david31058
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes Harvey!

  22. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Wil Vardy come in at this rate..

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Without a doubt if City don’t take the lead

  23. Wilshere Knowledge
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    This game needs an Alan Hutton runaway goal.

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Barnes shot on target

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Maddy xA through the roof!

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Iheanacho has been horrendous

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This. Bring on Vardy already brendan

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Marvellous is anything but!

  28. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 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, 26 days ago

      Timing

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Great timing on the Albrighton call

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Barnes goal

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Barnes G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Reina howwwwwwlllleerr