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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. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Here's a massive leak for tomorrow https://twitter.com/MassiveLeaksFPL/status/12432451462402

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      page doesnt exist ?

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        New account, 2 posts.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Page dead - go to bed

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Congrats Soy owners on CS

  3. Reg83
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Bergwijn to sarr? Just played wc

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Sure Sarr starts?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Why does he not?

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Mount possible perhaps

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I have Sarr for this GW. See what he does then judge.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Not really a constructive argument for or against, more based on a premise of hindsight

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      West Ham usually perform in London derbies?

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        They always raise their game for Spurs anyways, not so sure about tonight do given no fans there.

      2. GREEN IS GOOD
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        They're fighting to stay up.

        Clinging to anything I can.

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Liv & Eve usually perform in their respective derbies?

        Not sure what the point/observation is in present tense ...

    • SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Leicester with Iheanacho just doesn’t work

    • Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Brighton have some big boys for set pieces.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Triggered to Duffy TC days

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes owners. Straight swap to Mount next GW?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        good shout

      2. masyuris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yes, starter guarantee. Better stats and better club also...

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      well done leicester defence owners, Brighton look like they have settled for a point

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lampety impressive, only 4m.

      Shame about Schemotto & Montoya sniffing around.

    • Rik Waller
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Lampty easily dispossesses Numpty

    • AnyoneButLiverpool
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      There's no way Leicester concede. Congrats Soy, Justin and Chillwell owners on the CS.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Dunk is still around

      2. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        More to do with the lack of Brighton attack than anything else

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy owner but seriously want LEI to lose... It's been that bad a performance

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        It's over for Leicester top 4 by the looks of it

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Sure United get 10 points between now and the end of season?

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I think so yes. Leicester might not win more then a couple of games

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He will score

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I’d just like to sincerely congratulate all Leicester defence owners on their clean sheet. Well deserved.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Well, it was close to A penalty goal

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Stupid Maupay should have scored

      3. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah well done and congrats on the clean sheet leicester defensive owners!

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes and Tielemens on
      Iheanacho and Mendy off

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yup. Should see a bit of football now, a chance for Jamie.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes train leaving the station.

    • gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I am awful at this game. Auba and Vardy just the latest 2 in a long line of terrible picks....

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        party time soon

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Any good picks that worked for you?

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Finally, Keli getting subbed!

    • Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Well done Leicester defence owners, a well earned clean sheet.

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This. Quality pick

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          a bit lucky tbf with a missed pen

    • Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Common Brighton win this nkw

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Why the F is there no -baps for penalty conceded. If Justin gets baps just lol so undeserved

    • El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Perez on?

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Well done to Lei defence owners, you lot are genius

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes 1 pointer, boom.

    • SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy brace now

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        😆

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Only penalty can save Vardy

    • Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Leicester have looked absolutely clueless

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Shocking as most of these post Corona games

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

      Please give me some input on this wildcard team? Too many injuries and dross to delay

      Ederson Martinez
      TAA Lascelles Aurier Doherty Maguire
      Salah Son Bruno Mount Foden
      DCL Jiminez Rash

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Mo to KdB and that’s nice.

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

          Yeah Mo the bank until deadline. Can swope to anyone and upgrade elsewhere

          1. Silecro
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            This exact team next week will most probably outscore any other you field after WC haha, its a great team as of now

            1. Silecro
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              sorry, thought this is your current team*

    • Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      It's comments from the BBC like this that make me feel better going for Rashford over Vardy "Leicester deal with the set-pieces but Jamie Vardy can't get past teenager Tariq Lamptey, who is having a wonderful game for Brighton."

      Not wanting to jinx it, mind you.

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Awful game

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Can't believe Leicester are keeping a clean sheet here, ML rival has Schmeichal in goal and Soy!

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Against Brighton?