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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. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Cometh the hour cometh the best young talent ever allegedly.

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Phil Foden?

  3. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      VDS.

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      At their prime, De Gea.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Quite easily too.

    3. inactive
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      VDS easily
      Most underated gk of all time

      1. kamdaraji
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        agree

  4. Zilla
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No Man Utd triple up in GW38 Free Hit now?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Bennett & Morgan are relegation fodder.

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

  7. Monkey Hanger
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    35mins for the fab four to turn the match.

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think they can do it

      1. kamdaraji
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        don't think they will

  8. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wait till Pogba and Bruno come on.

    2. Bookkeeper
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

    3. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      the hectic schedule is showing their downbeat energy

  9. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Praising de gea for saving a ball going in slow motion

  10. Roni! Toni! Toney!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      This rate DDG should be dropped

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Given the Antonio form, yeah.

  11. Earwicker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

  12. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    United shambles.. fire sale before the Leicester game

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      at home to WH?

  13. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Must the same scout who watched Jesse Lingard.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        At least Lingard came through the academy

    2. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

      1. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

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

  14. dlrowssoB
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

  15. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

  17. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. inactive
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No they won the league with him

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Embarassing from united

    Truly hopeless vs top half teams without var halp

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

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

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I said without var help

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lazy post. Do better.

  19. Monkey Hanger
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No way Rudiger could win that ball.

  20. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Maguire header wide

  21. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    30 mins for MU players to survive

  22. Mr Arsenal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    United don’t look like scoring any time.

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

  23. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Was pretty good for England, two years ago.

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

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

  25. Bookkeeper
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Frank should rest his key players now.

  26. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Rudiger G

  27. Monkey Hanger
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Looking like a repeat of the 16-17 final.

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hahahaha

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    United split apart

  30. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Ole has to go