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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, 9 hours ago

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

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      page doesnt exist ?

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        New account, 2 posts.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Page dead - go to bed

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Congrats Soy owners on CS

  3. Reg83
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Bergwijn to sarr? Just played wc

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Sure Sarr starts?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        Why does he not?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Mount possible perhaps

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    West Ham usually perform in London derbies?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

      They're fighting to stay up.

      Clinging to anything I can.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Liv & Eve usually perform in their respective derbies?

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

  5. SackWenger
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Leicester with Iheanacho just doesn’t work

  6. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Brighton have some big boys for set pieces.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Triggered to Duffy TC days

  7. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Barnes owners. Straight swap to Mount next GW?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      good shout

    2. masyuris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Lampety impressive, only 4m.

    Shame about Schemotto & Montoya sniffing around.

  10. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Lampty easily dispossesses Numpty

  11. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

      Dunk is still around

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  12. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

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

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      He will score

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Well, it was close to A penalty goal

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Stupid Maupay should have scored

    3. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Barnes and Tielemens on
    Iheanacho and Mendy off

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Barnes train leaving the station.

  16. gers23
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

      party time soon

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 hours ago

      Any good picks that worked for you?

  17. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Finally, Keli getting subbed!

  18. Dannyb
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      This. Quality pick

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

        a bit lucky tbf with a missed pen

  19. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Common Brighton win this nkw

  20. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

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

  21. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Perez on?

  22. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Well done to Lei defence owners, you lot are genius

  23. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Barnes 1 pointer, boom.

  24. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Vardy brace now

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      😆

  25. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Only penalty can save Vardy

  26. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Leicester have looked absolutely clueless

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 hours ago

      Shocking as most of these post Corona games

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

      Mo to KdB and that’s nice.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 hours ago

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

        1. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 hours 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, 9 hours ago

            sorry, thought this is your current team*

  28. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 hours 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
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 hours ago

    Awful game

  30. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 hours 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, 8 hours ago

      Against Brighton?