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Aurier starts again as Leicester and Spurs name unchanged teams

Leicester City continue their push for a UEFA Champions League qualification place this afternoon.

The Foxes head south face to Spurs in their latest pursuit of three points, with kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 16:00 BST.

The team news is very straightforward as both managers have named unchanged starting XIs following wins in Gameweek 36+.

That means another start for Serge Aurier (£5.1m), who has travelled back from France after spending time with his family in the wake of his brother’s death.

It also means a second successive run-out for Luke Thomas (£4.0m) for the visitors, with the budget Fantasy Premier League defender again featuring at left wing-back.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are without Ricardo Pereira (£6.2m), James Maddison (£7.3m), Ben Chilwell (£5.5m), Christian Fuchs (£4.2m) and Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) through injury, with Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) suspended.

Dele Alli (£8.3m) is still unavailable for Spurs but Juan Foyth (£4.8m) returns from a lengthy lay-off and is among the substitutes.

Only one Leicester player has an effective ownership of more than 1% in the top 10k: that, unsurprisingly, is Jamie Vardy (£9.7m), who sits in just over one in five of these squads.

Aurier has been benched by more than half of his owners within the top 10k, meanwhile.

Mourinho’s starting XI may have been unchanged in the last three games but the formation continues to evolve, with Son Heung-min (£9.7m) here playing out wide on the left of a 4-2-3-1 rather than up top alongside Harry Kane (£10.9m).


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Lo Celso, Lucas, Son; Kane.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Bennett, Morgan, Evans; Justin, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas; Perez, Vardy, Barnes.

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1,970 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Having seen De Gea repeatedly save United for the best part of a decade, it's actually getting tough to watch him now.

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

    Cometh the hour cometh the best young talent ever allegedly.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Phil Foden?

  3. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    who would you pick out of Van Der Sar and De Gea in their prime?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      VDS.

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      At their prime, De Gea.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Quite easily too.

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      VDS. Did in PL and CL.

      The best GKs are the ones who catch, not parry. VDS was a leader too, and commanded his box very well.

      DDG was only ever a top shot stopper in the league.

    4. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      VDS easily
      Most underated gk of all time

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        agree

  4. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Conclusion from last 2 seasons: Don't get Spanish keepers now.

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I would love to have seen Roy Keanes reaction to the Chelsea goals. He hates De Gea! Lol

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

    United have played 3 good/decent teams since restart in Spurs, Southampton & Chelsea...

    Unfortunately for LOle you can’t play relegation fodder every game.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No Man Utd triple up in GW38 Free Hit now?

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

        Bennett & Morgan are relegation fodder.

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

      Average position of the teams they beat must be 16th!!

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

    35mins for the fab four to turn the match.

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think they can do it

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        don't think they will

  8. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Chelsea absolutely battering United. United have no control in MF.

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

      Wait till Pogba and Bruno come on.

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

      they have Matic in midfield, the game passes him by , that's how slow he is!

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      the hectic schedule is showing their downbeat energy

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

    Praising de gea for saving a ball going in slow motion

  10. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I benched McCarthy and played DDG this week. Big mistake I guess

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

      This rate DDG should be dropped

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Given the Antonio form, yeah.

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

    Come on Utd. 2 goals. Extra time. My Salah (C) and Anonio picks will look more secure.

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

    United shambles.. fire sale before the Leicester game

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      at home to WH?

  13. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    How did someone watch Dan James and think yep he’s Man Utd level?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Must the same scout who watched Jesse Lingard.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        At least Lingard came through the academy

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Last year Manutd yes, but now in last 6 months, Manutd raised their level so not scouts fault the team overperforms

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        You have seen Utd'so opposition this year? Still impressive? 😉

  14. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    There are many, many changes I want to make but if my ML rivals don't have their FH left, and I've got a healthy lead, it's probably an unnecessary risk?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      would keep the same players who u think are the biggest threat to you

  15. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ole has been playing the same team every 3 days whereas all the other big teams have been rotating.

    No surprise they look so flat now.

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Early thinking with 1FT 1.1m ITB....
    Mahrez Vardy to DSilva Kane (-4)?

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Pieters Aurier (Doherty 3.9)
    Mane KDB(c) Bruno Mahrez (Guendouzi)
    Vardy Rashford Greenwood

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good moves, but if I had to choose between auba and kane I'd pick auba

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

    Is David De Gea entirely responsible for Uniteds drop down the table since he joined? The timing is uncanny

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      That would be down to poor managers, awful recruitment and an arrogance of entitlement to success.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No they won the league with him

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Embarassing from united

    Truly hopeless vs top half teams without var halp

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

      Disagree. They have the 2nd best record in the league against the "top 6" this season.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I said without var help

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

      Lazy post. Do better.

  19. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    No way Rudiger could win that ball.

  20. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Maguire header wide

  21. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    30 mins for MU players to survive

  22. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    United don’t look like scoring any time.

    No extra time then, more rest for the WH game.

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

    Slabhead is one of the worst headers of the ball I've ever seen

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Was pretty good for England, two years ago.

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Want arsenal to win the cup now just so we can see Pool vs Arsenal again

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Frank should rest his key players now.

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Rudiger G

  27. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Looking like a repeat of the 16-17 final.

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

    Hahahaha

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    United split apart

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

    Ole has to go