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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. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    That’s a pen

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

      Away from body, blocked the shot...

    2. how now brown cow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Deflected on to him. So not.

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Not deflected onto him. Vardy headed it purposefully.

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Soy back to 1 bap after that passing spell.

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    My God this game is so dull. And who are we kidding, we have a Mourinho team up next. I'll be asleep by 9.

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      second consecutive dull game after i watched liv match

  4. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    No way, he got pushed, no pen!

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

    lol ffs they didnt checked it even

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

    Var says no pen for Dunk handball, seen them given

  7. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    great result for those with no players in this game 😀

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

      I'm happy with my 14 points from Kasper.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        nice

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

      those clean sheets though

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

      6 from Chilwell, good start

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

        Actually, on for 8pts

    4. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would prefer 0-1 to Brighton, there are some with LEI defence

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Great result for Soy owners 😎

  8. Awobabobbob123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Salty Vardy owners crying for a pen

  9. Bring the Cavalry
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I really don’t understand VAR, how can they not give that a pen? I thought the rule was if your arm is in an unnatural position?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ball defected on to him I think means not given.

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Please see Villa pen given vs Sheff Utd in December, that was given by VAR

        No consistency, as ever

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

          New rules

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Rules don’t change within a season

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Don’t expect consistency from a system where a decision is made by ‘world class’ EPL refs lol

  10. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    0 0 FT

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

    If that was MAn United that would be pen

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Would have been the correct decision then

    2. El Presidente
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Absolutely!

      • POLSKA GOLA
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        100%, also anyone playing Arsenal would get it with addition of a red card to a defender

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

      Keep it up, Vardy 🙂

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

      Vardy looks finished. Lost half a yard of pace.

    5. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dunk is allowed to handle the ball. How else do you Dunk?

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

      Finally the sh*tshow finishes

    7. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      get out my team Vardy

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

      Thank god I swapped McCarthy and Ryan last minute.

    9. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vardy, what a waste of space

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        🙁

    10. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      so gutted about barnes

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Goddamned ridiculous he didn't start

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

      Poorest prem game I've seen in a while!

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

      First of twenty CS's this GW.

    13. gooberman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Quite frankly the worse game I think I have ever seen. 2hrs of my life I won't get back. Eff off Vardy.

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

      Leicester with only 4 wins from the last 15 games played

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

        CL material

    15. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lucky soy and justin owners

      Bloody hate maupay...first injures my keeper bow hand rivals cleanies

    16. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Oh great, Vardy (c) fail. One more GW as placeholder and then off to Jesus it is.

    17. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      7 points for Soy. I'll take it.

    18. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'll eat my left nut if Sheffield United score vs. Manchester United tomorrow.

      Bit annoyed at myself I didn't get a defender.

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

        I'm just hoping that game is 0-0

    19. Hybrid.power
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Annoying that Justin got a yellow but I'll take the cleanie!

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

      Another 0-0 the next game?

    21. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bobby Zamora looks like a pretty alien