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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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hmmm - no UHD

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      It is bad for you

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Considering the match in hand I think it’s a blessing

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Let me tell you, if Son is benched and Bergwijn plays... oh boy

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Soy looks like the first rough draft of a Streetfighter character

  4. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Are the strikers going to turn up anytime soon or should we switch to a 541 formation?

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Jimi / Rashford / DCL

      Cheap and cheerful front 3

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      We? What team game are you playing?

  5. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Who's got Bergwijn in?

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Me

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No, got Son, gonna be gutted if hes benched.

  6. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Glad I didn't captain vardy. Rebecca has ruined him

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      The child has

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Explain?

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy needs space to run into you are never going to get that against Brighton

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I see lots of space

      2. *Reformed-Character*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        that explains his great scoring record against them then...

  7. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Vardy major fail 🙁 time to replace him...

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He has become a proper troll now

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I think it's for Harvey Party

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Alli starting?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

  10. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi....who is more expendable for the run in?

    A.....salah

    B...kdb

    Thanks

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  11. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Are you ready?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Can't keep my pants on!

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Wear a skirt then

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bergwijn benched

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Mou roulette

      1. cheekumz
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Moulette...

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      As expected

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

      Phew, took him out at the last minute.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Son starting?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yes

        Moura Alli Son

      2. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Yup! Lets go!

  13. aborg
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bring Barnes in FFS !!

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Fantasy Football Scout?

      1. aborg
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Not at all. I had Barnes from before he hauled...from GW 28.
        Scout pick brings bad luck 🙂

        1. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Haha I know man, he's in my team too 🙁

  14. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Mou roulette strikes again

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Jose 😆

  16. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Son starts... Phew... Go captain!!!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 8 days ago

      People thought Son wouldnt start? hmmm

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Some were saying here so was a bit nervous

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Gogogogo

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Wohoooo

  17. Jekori
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Lloris (C), Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Aurier, Son, Alli 🙂 .. beautiful

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Mind Antonio and Creswell

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Lucas Bergwijn rotation then seems to be

    3. Jekori
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Fredericks in for Ngakia only change in West Ham side. Seems Bergwijn/Lucas will get a lot of 60/30 games. Like Mourinho wanted, fresh legs vs tired legs

  18. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Phew

    Alli starts

  19. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Gray and Iheanacho are awful

  20. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Relieved I went Son in the end over Bergwijn

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    At least I didnt go Bergwijn... kept Barnes instead 😆

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Haha me too

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      😆

    3. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Me too, let’s hope he can score now he’s on the pitch at least.

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Ngakia finished at West Ham.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      yep

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bergwijn dropped, Lucas in

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Dodged a bullet there. Phew

  24. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 8 days ago

    My captain is starting, don't expect wonders. Just a brace for Son...

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Happy with just that tbh

  25. Arbroath 36-0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Son EO is 49%.
    Can't quite believe it's that high! I went Rashford over Son for now trying to be safe in terms of ownership!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Some captaining him in top 10K?

    2. Arbroath 36-0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 8 days ago

      7% Captain Top 10K

  26. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Wanted Bergwijn, Barnes, Vardy... mines everywhere!!!

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Bergwijn knee jerkers btfo

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

    Triple sub for Brighton

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Quotes from Mourinho earlier literally talking about starting Moura and bringing Bergwijn on 60mins+

    Hardly a suprise hes benched

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Coverage and all that.