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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. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Justin off before 60 would be delightful

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I’m sure Albrighton could do a job there.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Rival has or what?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Yes of course he does doesnt he haha

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Never had top post before - you're welcome for the quality lads

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Replacement for Aguero?

    A. Kane
    B. Rashford
    C. Jimenez
    D. Jesus
    E. Someone else

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      C

    2. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Jimmy

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      C - for Consistency

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      D - Jesus

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Jimi

    6. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Apart from maybe Kane they are all good imho. D depends on how long is Aguero out

  3. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Oops, I missed the deadline with a half-finished wildcard and Salah captain.
    What should I do now, upgrade Lundstram? Replace Ings?

    Pope Martin
    TAA Doherty Fernandez Lundstram Simpson
    Salah KDB Son Bruno Davis
    Jimenez Ings DCL

    £0.9M

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Team looks fine

  4. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Not sure if the Leicester attack is toothless or just nonexistent.

  5. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy just a nostalgia pick now

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      🙁
      Yes
      I'm selling. Got burned quite badly after Christmas holding him.

    2. reo19uk
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Agreed doesn't look tenth of the player he was!

    3. Frip
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      ehhh he's still the bookmaker's favorite to win the golden boot. Yes, part of that is his 2-3 goal lead over Salah/Auba/Ings but he'll also score a couple more before the season's over.

      Is that worth 9.7M? Well, at least my wildcard says no

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I will bookmark all those replies... Oh wait this is a moan not replies

    5. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      He needs that wrist cast thingy, like Jimi -- does he have it today?

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Kinda relieved I have no LEI.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Wouldn't have minded Schmeichel.

  7. reo19uk
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Wow in my league top 8 of us all have different captains! This could be a very telling week!

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      By my count at least 9 teams this week have a great fixture. Could be some very high scores in there.

  8. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    worth WC-ing or wait another week?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Maguire - Doherty
    KDB - Salah - Bruno - Sarr
    Vardy - Jimenez - DCL

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Why would you WC that?

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Dunno how you can get much better than that, I'd hold. And even just because you have WC doesn't mean you have to use it.

  9. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy need something 2nd half please pal 🙂

  10. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    son benched

    jks i’m not cool enough to get leaked lineups

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      tsk tsk

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Son benched?

      You sure?

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Ha ha ...

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      He had better not be.

  11. Amey
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Looks like Vardy is leaving the team now after coming in GW 9 ....
    Thank You Vardy !! 😀

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Might do Vardy to Jesus in after the Liverpool game.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        I'm getting our boy Rashford !

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Same here. Still kind of tempted to keep him though!

      its 45 minutes left 😉

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Leicester look washed out completely ... No intent at all.
        That's my main worry with him. And rashford on other hand has got great fixtures

  12. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Think im showing too much loyalty in JV. I signed him at 9m

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy loves a second half goal, especially now vs unfit legs.

    Expecting a brace.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      On his knee?

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Would be a nice partying gift .. 😉

  14. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Might do this more often. Much easier for people to get replies and helps you out when you ask for help too.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/06/23/wolves-and-united-double-ups-in-our-gameweek-31-scout-picks-selection/?hc_page=1&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_21934577

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Yeh its a good idea tbf, difficult to get any replies near deadline

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        u've done a good thing

      2. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        It's frustrating for those who help others out, particularly FFS regulars, but get no replies, mainly due to volume on the site and spamming of the same question by the same user.

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          for sure

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Well done mate... I prefer mane over salah thou lol

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      yes agreed

    4. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      That was a cool idea - not easy to keep up I'm sure, great work!

  15. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    McAlister looks good. Scottish Messi in the making?

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      And they call Gilmour the Scottish Iniesta...

    2. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Isn't he from argentina?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        No you are thinking about Mac Allister

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Messi is the argetinian McAlister (Gary)

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Highlight of the game so far is Rebecca Lowe

  17. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Looks like premier League hasn't restarted yet for the foxes

  18. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    🙁

    Captained Son and VC Bruno and I feel nervous now

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      i'm feeling nervous not owning Son

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Why nervous?

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Why? Games not started yet.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I left (c) on TAA by mistake if it makes you feel any better!

      : |

  19. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Those still with BB, when do you plan on using it?
    I'm thinking GW33 looks a decent option given the fixtures.

  20. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Barnes on for the second half to score please, or my bench boost is going to start in a rather underwhelming fashion.

  21. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    What's Bobby Zamora doing as a pundit?

    Didn't he once say he didn't like football?

  22. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Son brace later tonight?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I can pray

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah but what about the 2nd half?

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I want a Hattie

  23. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    This new pundit won't be asked back

  24. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Next week MCI v LIV, are you losing Salah or KDB or keeping both?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Capping KDB

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        might to the same tbh!

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        That’s my plan

        Doubling down - have Ederson

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      City will demolish Pool

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Nice

      2. Berbs
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Jesus will start. Zero goals confirmed lad.

        1. Syd.
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Him and Bobby are some strike force

          1. Berbs
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 14 days ago

            Brazilian strikers who don't like scoring, seen it all 😆

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 14 days ago

              Hey don't talk about Joelinton

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      keeping both, expect a lot of goals there

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Keeping both

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Keeping. Both have great fixtures to finish the season, (rotation worries aside).

    6. Sleivspark
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Lost Salah/Mane on wc this week and I am nervous only keeping TAA. KDB is still in my team and pretty sure he starts vs Chelsea after getting rested, hes also looking in sick form so season keeper imo.

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Keeping both and hoping for a goalfest. 4-4 would be nice.

    8. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      For all the fanfare, will probably be a 0-0 match, though I favor Liverpool now Aguero is seemingly out

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy to Rash next GW ?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Template move

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        then i should keep him

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Auba v NOR

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        dont fancy Auba

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Ahh man don't push me to suggest Kane 🙁

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      if it stops you moaning about him, yip do it 😉

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe see how the second half pans out first.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Already in about half of teams
      Probably be in 70% of teams if he has a good game tomorrow

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Auba captain for gw32?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Pukes

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, on him at the moment. I have had him from before the lockdown and about time I make him my captain 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          I had him too. But arsenal aren't in good shape. So sold him

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          hmm, I also had Auba as captain in gw 29...

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      they have FA cup game before that game. Maybe he will be rested, they dont have to play for anything in the league anymore

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        they'll still want to play on Thursday nights next season.

    3. Frip
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      as of now, yes

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Yes, hopefully rested for the FA cup game

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Seriously, I have C on Auba right now.

  27. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Leicester's form has been terrible for quite sometime now.

    I would not be surprised if they miss out on a Top 4 finish

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Amen

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Well as far this afternoon is concerned they won't finish top 4 especially putting that team out

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 14 days ago

        We haven’t seen the United team yet 🙂

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Chelsea and United to make it.

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        I think you could be right

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      United's fan?

      1. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        Only when they are winning.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 14 days ago

          Sir Alex's grandson then 😉

  28. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    Arsenal have announced Leno will return to training in 4-6 weeks after suffering moderate ligament damage.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      I guess that I should transfer him out

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Great. I'm going to keep him !

    3. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Only moderate ligament damage? Could've played until 60, how selfish.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 14 days ago

        And no need to point finger to Maupay 😉

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    I have Leno, Egan and Kun in my pre-FH team, all out. With Auba, Saka, Lundstram too. Wanted to wait till next week, but good time to wildcard and catch price rises now?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Wow, got all those except Saka.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 14 days ago

      Slam dunk I’d say

      It’ll be fun too with all those FA Cup games. I can see a lot of WC 31 people having a fright

  30. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 14 days ago

    No subs