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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    is Vardy playing ffs ?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      only had 1 touch in the entire match so far

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Only needs the defence to lose concentration for a second.

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Leicester in bad evening but Super Barnes is gonna turn it around!

  3. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Vardy! Yes! He has got his second touch of the match

  4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Anyone else with no players in this game and next?

    Need to share a couch

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      o/

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Me, although I have Barnes

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Same

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Only Son

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

        So not you then

    4. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      None in this but then Son (C) in the next :/

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Same come on Sonny!

      2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        So not you too

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      o/

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Sorry i do in the next game but not this one.

  5. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Too much hair slowing Vardy down.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Vardy looks thin

  6. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Top 10k captaincy stats:

    Salah -27.2%
    B Fernandes - 21.5%
    Jiménez - 12.6%
    Mané - 8.3%
    Son - 6.7%

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      WC none Salah o Mane owner here!!!!!!! 🙂

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Snap, i'm bricking it but just can't see Liverpool getting many returns this game or v city.

    2. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Yeah I'm bitterly regretting the Fernandes shout, most in my ML are on Salah or Jimenez

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        I've captained Fernandes and am confident it was the right choice.

        1. Steinburg FC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 hours ago

          i think he will do well, my Vice.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      I want auba to score

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Justin is a joke

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Hasn't looked great tonight...

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        That's a very nice way of putting it

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Add Bieber or Timberlake there

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Timberland too?

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 10 hours ago

          If you want to

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Joke Justin

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Well replacing ricardo is a though rask. Lei looks Just not interest ed.

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

      Thought you were gong to tell one ... Just in!

      Go on anyway

  8. Napoleon IV
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    bad night for Adam Webster captainers

  9. Victor6359
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Logged in at 16:55 🙁 which would you rather have?

    A: Aurier, Saiss, Mane, Jiminez, DLC

    B: McGuire, Doucoure, Salah, Firmino, Foden/Nketiah

    Cheers

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      A

      1. Victor6359
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 hours ago

        Cheers

  10. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Leno only out for 6 weeks, will miss the remainder of the season but injury isn’t as bad as first feared, huge relief!

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Source? Will Martinez play the remainder?

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Verified Twitter Journos, but yeah can’t see him returning before the end of the season

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Yeah, but would have been an Arsenal CS if he had stayed on the pitch. Arsenal lost a sub period and a better GK.

      Maupay screwed him up.

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Initial reports were saying he’d be out for a year so the whole of next season, mightily relieved as a Gooner that it’s not as bad as first feared

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 hours ago

        Wasn't really Maupay - he twisted to stay in the pen box and done his knee.

        So he's currently on my bench - I'd keep him there if he's back for the last 2 fixtures; otherwise when I can he'll go for Button and some cash.

  11. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    scrappy game

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Crappy*

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      *scary

  12. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Barnes only score 1 goal 0 assist for 7X playing less than 45 minutes

  13. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Lei defence very very suspect today.

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      True

    2. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      not only today...

  14. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Justin looks shaky. Brighton goal is imminent.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Not with their shooting

  15. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Seagulls bossing Foxes.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      the seagulls peck at the foxes for now, but eventually the foxes will catch a sea gull and there will be feathers everywhere!

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Need Barnes

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Seagulls and foxes need no barnyards 😉

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Attenborough material.

  16. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Without perreira, Leicester will lose CL spot

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Get Justin off ffs hes going to ruin the CS

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      No replacement for him. More important, Rogers needs to tweak the tactics to get Maddy on the ball to service Vardy.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Hasnt Albrighton played RB before?

  18. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Who wins?

    A. Pope, Ritchie, berg, salah (c), Barnes, Bruno

    B. Martinez, Aurier, son, mane, traore, Bruno (c)

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

      Your opponent

    2. Victor6359
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 hours ago

      B, just

  19. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    OMG ! this is duuuuuulllll.

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      more exciting to wait for the game to update :p

  20. gers23
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    This is chronic.

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

      Tbf you could fit all the good Prem football played since the restart into one half

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        not counting the city games then?

      2. gers23
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 hours ago

        Lol true

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Not sure if Id rather have Barnes come on or Kiko off the bench

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Barnes on bigger upside

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      I'd prefer Kiko. But if I was your opponent I would prefer Barnes.

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Should just be able to end games like this, obviously going to be 0-0 with a red card each

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Wouldn't bet against that!

  23. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Right now Vardy is up there with Auba and kane for the biggest waste of money

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      Aguero says hello.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 hours ago

      He can pop up with a goal at any moment. He's a poacher.

      Saying that I sold for Rashford this week. Don't fancy him against Brighton's deep block.

  24. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Leicester with more possession not suiting Vardy's runs

  25. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Haha worst throw I've ever seen 😀

  26. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Ryan adding some spice.

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Ryan laughs

  28. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    OMG Ryan

  29. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Vardy won't be dragged off for overexertion

  30. Amey
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 hours ago

    Lol Ryan 😀