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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. Iceball
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who are your players today?
    Son and Aurier here.

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      same

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Barnes 😎

    3. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Snap, plus Vardy =(

    4. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son and Ryan

    5. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son and Chilwell

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son, Shmeicel and Vardy

    7. THFC4LIFE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Alli

    8. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Aurier and (K)ane

    9. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jamie..

    10. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just son

    11. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lloris, Son & Alli with Justin first on bench

    12. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      None

    13. Essan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just Son; Aurier 1st bench

      Played WC so couldn't play BB 🙁

    14. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      None

    15. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No one

    16. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just Soyuncu. And I'm cruising to the cleanie.

    17. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son (C)

    18. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sonaldo

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

    Duffy yc

  3. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Madders goal incoming

    1. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He's looking good.

      1. Bilbao Baggins
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Really? He's been awful from where I'm sitting..

        1. TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Everything seems to be going through him (compared to say Vardy whose hardly touched the ball)

          1. Bilbao Baggins
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            If your main playmaker was playing well Vardy would tough the ball more ha!

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well wide..

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

      that'd be something

  4. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What does Maddison actually do?

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

      Try to emulate Beckham

    2. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not football that's for sure...

    3. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I've heard his Bet Lynch impression is spot on

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      xA

  5. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why Delle is not playing?

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not sure but Dele is.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      waiting for the game to start

    3. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He's not a Leicester nor Brighton player...

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I checked flashscore he is not there. No sticky here too
        Anyone please to make the lineups sticky like in the old days? I dont have Twitter. Sorry

        1. how now brown cow
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Relax. He's playing.

        2. how now brown cow
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          1. Pépé sur le P…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This

            1. how now brown cow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Insight.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My rival had Kasper and Dunk. Please explain?? 😆

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He's a good fpl player

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah haha

    2. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Filthy casual

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He’s second in a very competitive league. I think he has switched off after the covid

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      picking a GK and defender from teams with something to play for is not the worst strategy

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        True

  7. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Vardy goal coming up

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hope all the FPL Gods didn't forgot that..

  8. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Murray to nick one.

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    come on barnes score please

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

    BHA can you please gift a cheap penalty to LEI?

  11. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who's Arsenal's 3rd choice gk?

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably D. Luiz or something.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OMG, don't say that as i have Bellerin in my first 11. 🙁

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Macey I think

      1. Hooky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Dean?

    3. _sidney_will
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Matt Macey

  12. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Come oooon Harvey, score the winner !!! That 23rd lucky SoT is needed !!!

  13. how now brown cow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Reckon we have a lot of footy to watch before it gets decent again.

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      24 hours. LFC 4-0 demolition incoming

      1. TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Palace do like to beat Liverpool, but 4-0 is a bit rich.

    2. Hooky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Man City have been pretty decent

      1. El Presidente
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Quite impressive IMO

      2. how now brown cow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Opposition not though. Want a decent match.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Saving all the goals for GW38+

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Agree. Players have to get to match sharpness rather than training fitness

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

    Perez passing straight to a Brighton player 😆

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    such drab games

  16. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A 10 minute party?

  17. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Leicester would be very lucky team if finishes 3rd at this rate..

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

    Can we pls have Man C play all the games?? All others are just so sh1te... They are mentally still in lockdown... Multi million pound brats!!

  19. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Was on Vardy (c) for the longest time. Glad I resisted.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost did major surgery to bring him in

  20. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Had planned to do Auba -> Vardy. But its ok, lemme just wait for Auba's 2 pointer on Thursday.

  21. Albrightondknight
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So I should have WC for this. It instead I am FH
    But my normal team has Leno Kun Barnes Lundstram Abraham. I was going to hold WC til 33 but I need to WC now.
    A.WC Now
    B. WC 33

    1. cheekumz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      "I was going to hold WC till 33 but I need to WC now."

      - answered your own question.

  22. Liastro ⭐️
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bergwijn

    1. Liastro ⭐️
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙁

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not got fiber-optic broadband yet?

    3. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Berklosje

  23. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I knew it i should stick with Kun

  24. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lockdown with no televised football was less boring than this

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This

    2. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not really

    3. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      True. I bought PitchCar

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Totally this

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    expecting Vardy missing a sitter in the closing moments

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      he cant touch ball

  26. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    'Much to admire'. One of the dullest so far.

  27. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    3 mins added

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

      They can do this all day

  28. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If Leicester can't take Brighton at home. Question must be asked, can Man U catch Leicester ?

  29. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thinking of playing Nketiah over Barnes next week!

  30. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    penalty incoming i hope !