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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. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Are Brighton all over Leicester? Need a Leicester win.

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Brighton have started... uh... Bright-ly.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Leicester...less so

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      They've gotten behind Leicester's high line a couple of times on the counter. Leicester have had most of the possession though with Brighton sitting deep.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        a̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶p̶l̶e̶

        about 20 times

  2. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Are the mini leagues reflected correctly in the game after the long update?

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

    Just add the Justin CS points now.

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

      Yeah. My rival has him so get them added

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        This

  4. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Did people who made zero transfers/did not FH last gameweek get 2 free transfers this gw? Looks like that when I look at one of my rivals team?

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      That should happen.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Damn, had the idea that all would have only one

    2. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I doubt many had such a strong squad to put a team Out lasts round without any changes

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I had - if I knew I could just save two transfer for the next round I had done it.

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      My ml rival made one transfer last gw and has made 2 this week for no hit. He must have carried a transfer over from gw29 I suppose 🙁

  5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    lol at Brighton! 😀

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    FFS, every rival has Leicester defenders

  7. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Early, but i'm feeling like Vardy was a trap... I knew i should have got DCL

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      very early

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      "I knew..."

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        He is feeling that he knew. Guess he is not soul of the Party

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Duffy inc.

    Party about to begin.

  9. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Someone in the top 10k did Doher(TC)y!

  10. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Damn it Bruno EO Is 100%... will be really tense watching the game without him 🙁

  11. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Luiz got a red because he wasn’t trying to play the ball. Justin didn’t because he was

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Luiz didnt even try to foul the opposing player, he was just clumsy. There was no cynicism there. Wrong to give the RC

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Debatable, but my post was to those who don’t know why Justin didn’t get a red. Rules change

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Yea Justin is definitely not RC.

  12. Kno
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    closest money league rival did kane(C). oooooh boy I got a bad feeling about this

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Bad starting lineup for Leicester they will be lucky if they are not back till HT I expect Brendan to make at least couple of changes

  14. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Get on with the arsing game!!!!

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      This! Pathetic

  15. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Injuries starting to mount up

  16. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    So the template WC seems to have been:

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Aurier Saiss
    Fernandes KDB Son Salah Saka
    Jimenez DCL Rashford

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      10/15 of my wc.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Bring Barnes on already.

  17. rohan
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Got Schmeichel on my FH! Hopefully this luck continues

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Same

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      You need to update your team link

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I sold Jesus yesterday cause I wasnt going to have the time to check news with work all day.

    Balls. Just Balls

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Is Aguero confirmed out long term?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        He’s going to Barcelona to get the magic needles, back for Chelsea probably.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        @aguerosergiokun
        ·
        3h
        The scans I did this morning have confirmed that I have damaged my left knee. It’s a pity but I’m in good spirits and so focused to come back as soon as possible. Thank you very much for all your messages!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yes he plays but can't see any mega returns against Chelsea and Liverpool do.

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Might be for the best.

      Pep.

    4. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      You can do that?

  19. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Drinks breaks far too long!

  20. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Whos got the better set of players here:

    A) Boly, Justin, Son, Adama, Rashford
    B) Doherty, AWB, Salah, Doucoure, DCL

    Only got a 5 point lead on the ML

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not much in it IMO
      B maybe as Salah > Son and I like DCL this week

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers looks like I got to get Rashford and Son as soon as possible after this GW!

    2. Victor6359
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      B

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Doherty and Salah may be the gamebreakers this GW.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Fail

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      im hoping this

  22. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Pogba (C) !

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Now thats a spicy meatball. Was close to getting him as a mass diff but wussed out in the end with template Bruno. GL

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Have Bruno, but I guess I had to give the armband to someone else if I wanted to move up the rankings 😉

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      mad man, I've gone DCL here...

    3. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      i see your Pogba C and i raise you to Richarlison CAP 🙂

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        That is insane 😀
        I am on FH, and did not even go for Rich in my 11 😛 GL!

    4. Fantasy Vs Reality
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Same! Risky but he did look good.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Finally someone else ;)= !

  23. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Connolly creating plenty of problems.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Connolly like Kun, till the finish.

    Promising.

  25. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Did soyuncu touch that?

  26. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    I knew I should have had to TC Schmeichel.

  27. Rik Waller
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Connoly has a crap haircut

  28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy’s had 1 touch in first 27 minutes

    Brace incoming, he always does this

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Not this time, because I own him

  29. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Been slowly clawing my way towards top 10k. Now at the highest OR I’ve been this season.
    Hope my streak of green continues although ML much more important.
    Do you play the remaining campaign for ML or OR? To me OR is a bonus but still want to do well there also. Guess they kinda go hand in hand except in the end where you’re ”forced” to look at rivals teams.

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      My MLs are full of casuals so I only really play for OR

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        same

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Mine is tight every year. Winner usually in top 10k.

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      if you are in a big lead in ML or you are in the last 2 GW, I just play for the OR instead.

    3. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I finished second in my ML last year so I want to reclaim the top spot (I've won it 5 of 9 years).

      But OR means more to me. GW28 I was 194k, now I'm 30k - it's up for grabs now!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Our ML usually has 10-15 players and points difference settles the pot. Winner gets roughly 500€.
        20pts lead for me now so all in the open.

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah, 20pt lead means you got to keep your eye on that healthy prize.

          I'm desperate to get in the Top 10k - closest I've come was 12k two seasons ago. Actually got in with 2 GWs to spare but then I stumbled...

          GL to you Ron.

    4. JayLegend
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Only ever play for OR, you should win ML's regardless

  30. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy fail 🙁