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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
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      page doesnt exist ?

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        New account, 2 posts.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Page dead - go to bed

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Congrats Soy owners on CS

  3. Reg83
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Bergwijn to sarr? Just played wc

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sure Sarr starts?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Why does he not?

    2. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mount possible perhaps

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

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

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    West Ham usually perform in London derbies?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 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
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They're fighting to stay up.

      Clinging to anything I can.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Liv & Eve usually perform in their respective derbies?

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

  5. SackWenger
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Leicester with Iheanacho just doesn’t work

  6. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Brighton have some big boys for set pieces.

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Triggered to Duffy TC days

  7. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Barnes owners. Straight swap to Mount next GW?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      good shout

    2. masyuris
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

  9. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lampety impressive, only 4m.

    Shame about Schemotto & Montoya sniffing around.

  10. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Lampty easily dispossesses Numpty

  11. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dunk is still around

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

  12. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 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
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

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

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

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

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He will score

  13. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

    1. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Well, it was close to A penalty goal

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Stupid Maupay should have scored

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Barnes and Tielemens on
    Iheanacho and Mendy off

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

  15. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Barnes train leaving the station.

  16. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 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
      1 month, 21 days ago

      party time soon

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Any good picks that worked for you?

  17. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Finally, Keli getting subbed!

  18. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This. Quality pick

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        a bit lucky tbf with a missed pen

  19. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Common Brighton win this nkw

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

  21. El Presidente
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Perez on?

  22. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Well done to Lei defence owners, you lot are genius

  23. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Barnes 1 pointer, boom.

  24. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Vardy brace now

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      😆

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Only penalty can save Vardy

  26. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Leicester have looked absolutely clueless

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Shocking as most of these post Corona games

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 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
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mo to KdB and that’s nice.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

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

        1. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 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
            1 month, 21 days ago

            sorry, thought this is your current team*

  28. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 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.

  29. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Awful game

  30. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Against Brighton?