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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. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ryan trying to liven things up

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Goalkeeper_error.exe

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Even worse than when Ederson threw the ball to McTominay!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    how do you even do that?

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I’m crap at throwing, so I know how he did that. I’m so bad my throws sometimes go backwards.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        lol, I've hit a ball backwards in golf once

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    The Exeter game last night was better quality than this

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      x-)

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Switched stream off after 30 mins what happened?

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Rival captained Kane

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same but i have son and aurier so shd be fun

    2. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same whilst i went with Son

    3. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You in my league 😆 ?

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Can they play crowd noise in the stadium

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      i think i heard much noise from others game but not in leicester

  8. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester have looked pretty unconvincing for a while now. Wouldn’t rule out them drifting out of the top 4 by the end of the season.

    1. BNMC
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ever since they lost to Pool...

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Nah 4th worst case scenario. Gap too big with 5th

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Leicester will be very lucky to get 4th. Spurs / Units / Wolves / Chelsea all on the charge. In fact with they way they're playing i'd be shocked if they make top 5.

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        They need a quality flair player on the wing then they'd be a pretty dangerous team imo

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Only 4 wins from their last 14, still got a healthy 8 point lead over Utd but it will be a close run for them by the end of the season

        1. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I suppose them missing out relies on Utd and Chelsea trying their best to not be equally incompetent...

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      why do I have to keep bloody moving my cursor over the stream non stop to stop it freezing? Any ideas? Always like this...
      Audio continues but the video stops, its not lag

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Stop streamimg illegal...

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          no, me having to put up with things like this is more than enough punishment. + having to restart or switch streams 3 times in one game. Its horrendous, someone should pay me to watch this

          1. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Start streaming illegal then.

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester is awful, i hope they will bottle CL.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is it?

        1. SomewhatPleasing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah, I lived there for 6 months. Wasn't the best.

    4. Rik Waller
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Gonna start betting on 0-0 at h/t. Will make millions.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        for sure

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That drinks break helps too. Only 3 teams have scored in the 1st half so far

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Good shout

    5. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Get Kelechi off

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Is he playing?

    6. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Captain for GW32+?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Jimenez

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          1st game in a week long gameweek no way

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Probably keeping it on Jiminez, unless he gets crocked.

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah

      4. GAMBIT
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I'm seriously considering Jimmy

      5. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Auba was a late addition to my wildcard team having gone without him in the DGW, purely for (C) against Norwich

      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Kevin De Bomber

        At home with pens, DFK’s, Corners & Pep’s pride at stake

      7. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        ASM

      8. BNMC
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone in the Ars-Nor game, with the state of their defenses that's ending at least 10-10...

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            would still be 0-0 at half time tho

        • Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Bruno

        • Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Another tough one, Son, Bruno or Martial for me I think.

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I'd like to use Fernandes but he may be rested for that one.

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Auba

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Auba for me, am chasing so gotta back him after holding on to him

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

          Looking at this game, DCL

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I'm loving Ancelotti at Everton. Really showing his class. DCL might be a good call. This Leicester backline has a huge weak point.

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Foden

      9. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Dunk so dangerous

      10. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy down. Hope not injury like Kun.

      11. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy injured

      12. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wow, just realised chess champion up to 4th in World. I'm a paltry 14k overall, but at least have 10 of his players this week.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What a legend Magnus is.

          If he manages to win the bloody thing it will be even more epic than some of his exploits in the world of chess.

      13. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        My god the lack of quality is astonishing

      14. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Close! Soyboy.

      15. Monkey Hanger
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lamptey looks very young.

      16. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Brighton not looked too bad since the restart. Shame the fixtures are a bit ropey

      17. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lets face it,the only reason they play the crowd noise is to try and cover up all the expletives being shouted out from the sidelines.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          yeah well there are young kids watching on the tv

      18. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy looking lively anyone there watching?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          If only we see him we can tell you

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          no service, invisible

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            His game is still updating I see.

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Not getting much service. Need a tweak to tactics and Itchy replaced.

      19. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Grealish > Maddison

        Maddison doesn't have the desire. Needs to show more workrate, look for more killer passes and get into the box more to get those winning goals.

      20. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Anyone know captaincy %s for top 10k?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Salah most, then Bruno.

      21. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What competition did Justin win to get to play?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The Eric Morecambe Bring Me Sunshine Luton Gong.

        2. Skloppy Kops
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Injured pereira

        3. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          No other fit right back in the squad although one of Fuchs or Chilwell playing on the right might be an option .Pereira a huge loss to the balance of the team .

      22. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Reckon Barnes and Perez will come on around the 60 min mark?

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

          Maybe earlier, Leicester done nothing.

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Barnes will for sure

      23. BNMC
          3 months, 1 day ago

          For all the talk of bringing on Barnes and Perez, I feel Tielemans is missed in midfield.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Maddy's missed in midfield. needs to be brought in off the wing.

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Vardy should subbed on in 2nd half i sink

        • gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I'm so regretting captaining Vardy. Just can't Leicester even creating a chance. They are woeful. Unless they make major changes at half time they ain't scoring.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            For all this talk about Potter bringing a new style of football, Brighton are just sitting deep, compact, and just hitting on the counter. Nothing wrong with that, but not the football that was advertised when he joined.

            No space for Vardy to run into.