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Barnes benched as Leicester rotate for Brighton clash

Rotation struck Fantasy managers once again as Brendan Rodgers benched Harvey Barnes (£6.2m) for Leicester’s Gameweek 31+ meeting with Brighton.

The two sides meet at the King Power Stadium tonight just a few days after their respective Gameweek 30+ matches came to a conclusion – so both managers have shuffled their packs.

After their Saturday lunch-time draw at Watford, Leicester roll out a two-man front-line featuring Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) and Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), supported by a four-man midfield of James Maddison (£7.5m) and Demarai Gray (£5.0m) either side of Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and Nampalys Mendy (£4.3m)

That leaves no room for Barnes, who will have to make do with a place on the bench.

Meanwhile, Graham Potter has freshened up the Brighton side that beat Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, especially on the flanks of attack.

Neal Maupay (£5.7m) holds onto his place as the spearhead of the front-three but Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.2m) drop to the bench to be replaced by Aaron Connolly (£4.2m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m).

Budget defender Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) also comes into the side to play right-back in the place of Ezequiel Schelotto (£4.0m).

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, Justin; Maddison, Mendy, Ndidi, D Gray; Iheanacho, Vardy.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan; Burn, Webster, Dunk, Lamptey; Mooy, D Stephens, Bissouma; Connolly, Maupay, Mac Allister.

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1,412 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hooky
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Hopefully Vardy stays on 99 goals for ever. Would be good karma for the racist, chav scum that he is.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      So you don't like him then?

      1. Hooky
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        I'm not his no.1 fan

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        ah ah

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Imagine if all racist, chav scum scored 99 goals in the prem. That's like, I don't even know how many goals that is.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        Nobody does.

      2. Hooky
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        John Terry would be on 500

    3. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Subtle.

      1. Hooky
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        That's my middle name

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Racist & chauvinistic - Vardy? - Really - in what way?

  2. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    My five-year-old sat through that. Hope he forgives me.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      You don't suspect that it's your son's fault? Maybe he needs forgiveness from us?

    2. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      He'll forgive you. Xmas calendars out soon.

    3. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      That will be his first memory

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Anyone interested in playing for a PL club should contact Maupay... He will get it done for you....

  4. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Watching next game behind big sofa

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      subtle brag

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Another Son red card would be timely!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Dont make Son cry!

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Perfect plot

    3. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      A cool 1 pointer does the trick for me

  6. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Absolutely livid and disappointed at Leicester. Played my Free Hit with Vardy and Barnes taking 2 places of my valuable 7 attacking spots.

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Ha ha!

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 hours ago

        Piss off. Lol

    2. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Saying nothing (apart from that).

    3. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      I came here for consolation lads.

  7. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Vardy>Rash tomorrow after the game?

  8. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    vardy 1 return since dec 21st gw 18 ,finished

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 hours ago

    Where’s Ngakia?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 hours ago

      Seen leaving Westfield with empty bags

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Out of squad.

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Being tortured by a feather quill and the concept of playing for West Ham

  10. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Hey guys, thoughts on my GW32 WC squad? Yes I know no Liverpool but I am happy to take the chance as I think there will be rotation galore after they clinch the league. 1.1 ITB

    Foster / Button
    Maguire / Doherty / Alonso / Lascelles / Masina
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Mount / Sarr
    Rashford / Jimi / DCL

  11. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Ok let's have a look at the brave lads - who's got WH?