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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. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lamptey has been good.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He's a speedster for sure

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      god*

    3. BDA Shadow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I liked him the one game I saw him for Chelsea

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nii Lamptey

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Barnes replacements up to 6.9m?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Think I’ll transfer to the equally useless Mount

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sarrinho

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Zaha

  3. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Just looked at the number of late goals so far - dare we hope!

  4. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Mate, thought I founds a gem in Ngakia for 4m at West Ham and he's gone from starting to not even making the bench.

    1. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He's out of contract at the end of the month, you won't see him in a WHU shirt again

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He’s left the club

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Wow, buzzkill. Cheers.

      2. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I knew this could happen but thought him playing last game signalled a change in strategy. Oh well

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Believe he is out of contract come 30th June and is leaving the club

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This game never ceases to slap you in the face just when things get good.

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      There was a lot of discussion around Ngakia and Robinson here earlier this week... Get with the program! 😛

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is that so, I gotta get with it.

  5. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Vardy is such a flop

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Super fail pick he has been 🙁

  6. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Perez on

  7. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Vardy will get his chance

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Soy Boy in the BAPS

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He lives in the BAPs

  9. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who's that person wearing Ayoze Perez's jersey?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Some homeless guy off the street

  10. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Leicester throwing points would only make my 6 Spurs and United more hungry!

    Let's god Lloris, Alli, Son, AWB, Fernandes and Pogba (C).
    Actually. Fernandes missing out tomorrow would be perfect!

  11. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 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. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Didn't get enough responses the first time you posted this?

      1. grennans2
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I posted it first time...it was stolen. I feel hurt.

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Funnier the second time around.

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I didn't see him in this lineup either...

        https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1275466144422359042?s=19

      4. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Tumbleweed?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Perez sporting a beard

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Really attacking team selected by Jose. How will he manage to keep them all behind the ball?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        4-1-4-1?

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That yawn out of Ricardo says it all.

    5. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Let’s go Perez!
      One week punt

      1. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Backfired!!

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Oof that is a rough Hammers lineup

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why So? Wasnt the same vs Wolves? With Mark Noble it is a less wrecked ship

    7. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Given that Pool could win the league this week or most certainly next week.

      Whats people thoughts on having Salah or Mane, their minutes could be greatly reduced ?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Impossible to know, so avoiding.... probably

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Also will they be as ruthless at Anfield without fans there? I suspect not. They may still do well but can't see them getting monster hauls.

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Hard to know, with shackles off they may be even better. But minutes be4 and after big Europen nights might be severely reduced.

      3. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Everybody’s minutes uncertain anyway because of 5 subs. Don’t Think we’ll see it cinsiderably more from Pool when they Seal the title eighter. Not that anyone are fatigue yet, still like A preseason where the stars need game time

        1. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yes, but if they have the title in the bag, they may be rested be4 big European nights or play 20 or 30mins at the end of games. Rested to prevent injury is most likely scenario tho.

    8. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Please please someone wipe out this Leicester CS!

    9. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy is going to get a late jammy goal and totally disguise a horrendous performance and trick me into keeping him.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He will, and then in the 94th minute Gulls will equalize, 'cos that's how the Foxes roll!

      2. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No chance

    10. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe if I turn the game off and just follow on flashscores Barnes will score. Usually works a treat

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Can you do that 3 times please?

    11. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Fair play to Lamptey. He'd never have gotten this opportunity if he stayed at at Chelsea.

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Annoying a 4.0 starting defender has just come up just after the deadline if he keeps his place. Looks good

    12. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Repost, 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. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        no fodders?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Now that you mention it...

        2. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Maybe it’s preparing for bench boost?

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            It's not

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Will get some fodder before next deadline. Maybe catch a double rise if I'm lucky?

    13. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      The "I don't want top 4. You take it!" battle has started

      1. TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sadly Sheffield United have been screwed by the pause and no home crowd so will fall away.
        Wolves or United to pip Leicester

      2. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fun will start when Chelsea lose to Mcity. I personally think its 3 horse race between Wolves Manutd Chelsea for 3rd and 4th

      3. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I fancy wolves. I’ve tripled up on them and Utd but have more faith in Patrício, Doherty and Jiminez than any combination of Utd assets!

    14. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maddison has fallen so far off the radar since the start of the season too

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Not sure why young upcoming players let their performance fall off the cliff after a couple of good ones... Seems like success gets them high easily

    15. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All Leicester now.

      CS banked, Vardy goal coming.

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        #Barnes

    16. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Come oooon Barnes. Make me proud !!!

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Was so happy week 29 when he got me 19 points. No room for him on my wildcard this week but he’s looked sharp off the bench

    17. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kept Vardy, sold Soy on WC.

      Good start.

    18. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy and Shmeicel on a FH.

      Could be worse I guess.

    19. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      First time this season owned Vardy on WC..Not so much fun....Hope Tammy nails a place as he could be great sway for Wham match..Wanted Rashford but alreasy triple with Martial Bruno Maguire

      1. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Was tempted by that 3 as I often get martial but not many good forward options after this week (as vardy and dcl’s fixtures turn) so thought rashford was important instead. Did want vardy for one week and thought he would deliver today. Unlucky

    20. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Oh FFS I've just seen Martinelli's just picked up an injury.

      Put him in over Nketiah expecting he'd get back in the lineup. Hate wheb this stuff comes out after the deadline...

      https://twitter.com/David_Ornstein/status/1275482757389574145?s=19