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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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Spurs have a decents squad tbh

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      *decent

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not a great Coach/Mgr going forward tbh

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        *decent

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lloris
      Aurier Sanchez Alderweireld Davies
      Winks Sissoko Lo-Celso
      Son Alli
      Kane

      Gazzaniga
      KWP Foyth Tanganga Sessegnon
      Ndombele Dier
      Bergwijn Fernandes Lamela
      Moura

  2. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Sooo... About that money saved getting Bergwijn over Son...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Call Jose for refunds

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Jose mentioned this

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    It’s Ryan

    A clean sheet is not feasible

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Promising signs for Connolly.

    Maupay hooked.

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bring Vardy IN ffs Rodgers

  6. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Maupay subbed off before 60 mins. Lovely.

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    People think this evening is Kane's evening?

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I think he will score brace at least

    2. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nope, 2 points

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

    Lei look like they don't want to score!! No one willing to pass forward.. all square balls or back passes... Atrocious! 😕

  9. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    what a stinky pick Vardy was, as someone said. Nostalga pick..

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sadly

      Can’t wait to get my 30+ frontline back next week. I’m going to ace it with Kun Vardy Tammy

      Get what you deserve I guess when you punt

  10. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ooh, pre-60min triple subs. Maupay off on -1. Some people got him in after the last match.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Harsh

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      -1

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    ngakia fail

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He's on his way out

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

      Isn't he out of contract come June 30th anyway?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Fodder anyway

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      🙁

  12. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    these dirty CS

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Trossard with a cheeky goal would be nice

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Barnes coming on.. hope it's for Kelechi

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Need a brighton goal to save my season

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Same exactly the same

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    So why the hell has Barnes not come on yet?

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

      Coming on very shortly

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Soon

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Coming on...

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nursing a hammy.

  16. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Kane has better record against WHU.

    Mind you.

  17. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ozil on BB last week..
    Bergwijn on WC last week..

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      *Bergwijn on WC this week I mean

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Thank God it was last week

    3. SomewhatPleasing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah I had Ozil also.
      Still smarts.

  18. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Early days but Justin now up to 2 bonus points & playing higher up the field , assist incoming ?

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    line-up ?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Moura (tick)
      Bergwijn (cross)

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      See scout tweets

      Lo celso in for winks
      Moura in for Bergwijn

  20. pablospicks
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Justin in the baps. Assist for the pen save?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      : lol:

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Justin’s a BAP magnet.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      CAnt understand why he´s really really bad

  22. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Brighton

  23. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Barnes and Tielemans coming on.... Looks like BR wants to go for it

    1. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I should blooming think so

  24. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    i started Holgate over Lasc 🙁

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Bring back virtual FPL. I think I enjoyed that more!

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Blasphemy

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      VADE RETRO!

  26. grennans2
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Son being rested is a surprise.

      Sorry guys not FPL related...my boy took a nap this afternoon and woke up in a much better mood.

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Lol

      2. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        First reaction was anger,
        Second rather funny.

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        This joke is better than last 67 minutes of my life

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

      Double Leicester sub

    • Reg83
        3 months, 28 days ago

        And there goes the bergwijn punt

      • Kaiser123
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Here's my WC team

        Patricio Martinez
        TAA Doc Aur Holgate Las
        Salah Bruno Martial KDB Saka
        Rash DCL Jimi

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          so last week.

          jk, looks fine

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        whatever happened to trossard, was touted as an fpl gem here earlier this season

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Too much rotation imo, maybe next season