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Vardy the most-owned asset on show as Leicester take on newly promoted West Brom

The first of two Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees newly promoted West Bromwich Albion entertain last season’s fifth-place side, Leicester City.

Kick-off at the Hawthorns is at 14:00 BST.

Much of the Fantasy interest in this fixture, unsurprisingly, is in the visitors.

Four of the Foxes’ assets boast double-digit Fantasy Premier League ownerships at the time of writing.

By contrast, just one of Albion’s starting XI, Matheus Pereira (£6.0m), features in more than 1% of FPL squads.

There were no huge shocks upon the release of the teamsheets, with James Maddison (£7.0m) only match-fit enough for a place among the substitutes.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m), the most-owned player in today’s game, leads the line for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

A whopping 80% of his attacking returns last season arrived against sides who finished 10th or below.

Timothy Castagne (£5.5m) is handed his Premier League debut, while James Justin (£4.5m) also gets a start at the back.

Pereira is joined by Grady Diangana (£5.5m) and Callum Robinson (£5.5m) in the hosts’ attack, with all three players hooking up with the Baggies again after successful loan spells in 2019/20.

Just five of West Brom’s 14 Championship clean sheets last season came at the Hawthorns – the first not arriving until February.


West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, O’Shea, Ajayi, Bartley, Furlong, Livermore, Sawyers, Gibbs, Pereira, Diangana, Robinson.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Castagne, Mendy, Praet, Tielemans, Perez, Barnes, Vardy.


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  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    LMS safety score currently 24

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Including the Leicster game?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        yes

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 12 hours ago

          Thank you

  2. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    I say well done to Vardy owners. Welll done for taking the risk and not being put off by Werner's ownership. Having your own mind pays dividends

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      What if werner gets 20 points

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      You could also have both.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        Well even more well done for not being template

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Why how much did he outscore Werner by?

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        doesn't matter. I am saying well done on 13 pts. It is a success

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 12 hours ago

          If Werner scores 100 points and you picked Vardy over Werner it’s a disaster

    4. Tiki-Taka
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      what if ya got both

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Always better with points on board ...

    6. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      What if woy has him. Would you still be as gracious 😆

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 11 hours ago

        No

    7. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      MASSIVE CHUFFTY BADGE

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Vardy up against Pope next week at least

    One casual darling will fail

  4. ivantys
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Vardy captain over Auba GW2?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        No

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        Fernandes 😉

        1. ivantys
            10 days, 12 hours ago

            Seeing Auba's performance I'm not so sure now, I might even go kane after seeing his performance today.

            1. spray
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 21 hours ago

              You rate Aubamayang's performance as poor?
              I loved his goal. It seemed like HIS thing, like Bale had his.
              He got less than those who got penalties, agreed, but I have him as my GW2 Captain. I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

              1. ivantys
                  9 days, 21 hours ago

                  It's a shame FPL values penalties as normal goals. It's so ridiculously unbalanced. It's hard to go vardy over auba as he would have to outscore auba as i expect arsenal to keep another clean sheet. Auba still seems the safer choice here but i won't be surprised to see vardy score higher again.

          • Hattrick Harry
              10 days, 12 hours ago

              Yes its 15-20p haul for Vardy, good choice for captain and lots of penos

          • stat sifter 888888
              10 days, 12 hours ago

              I don't understand the logic behind switching Aubameyang vs West Ham for De Bruyne vs Wolves.

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                10 days, 12 hours ago

                GW3 for most

              2. ivantys
                  10 days, 12 hours ago

                  No logic, just cos he had a supposedly "bad" first game.

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  10 days, 12 hours ago

                  Most people are going to wait until GW3. I am.

                  1. stat sifter 888888
                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                      Yet, De Bruyne is the 3rd most transferred in and Aubameyang the 5th most transferred out. But I agree btw.

                  2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    10 days, 12 hours ago

                    It's about Salah to Bruno this GW.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                      Playing with fire with that transfer

                  3. Hairy Potter
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 12 hours ago

                    Auba to Sterling maybe for GW3 for me. A lot could change before that though.

                  4. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 12 hours ago

                    It’s madness to do that transfer this week. Auba is captain this week

                  5. Vazza
                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                      So glad we’re having this discussion. I agree removing Auba who arguably is captain material this week is rather foolish. Here’s a thought - if it means we lose 0.1 or 0.2m by delaying that transfer, would you guys just transfer Sterling in instead.. ?

                      1. stat sifter 888888
                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                          Sterling is an interesting one but I have a feeling he will get rotated more this year.

                    • BenDavies
                      • 7 Years
                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                      Is anyone else getting a bit disillusioned with punditry in general now? They spout the most cookie-cutter nonsense every game. Genuinely only a handful who are decent.

                      1. Tcheco
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        It's always been crap but now they have to be PC as well.

                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        FFS punditry ?

                      3. Rochdale_Cowboy
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        Almost as much nonsense as the phrase cookie cutter

                      4. Says
                        • 10 Years
                        10 days, 11 hours ago

                        I'm just happy the commentator is not calling him dockerty

                    • Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      10 days, 12 hours ago

                      So many players to watch in this game.

                      Son, Alli, Hames, Doucoure, DCL, Kane, Doherty. All potentially huge bandwagons.

                      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        No need to watch, just get the one who scores most points.

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            Flawed method.

                      2. Zahaaa
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 12 hours ago

                        Suggestions on changes....

                        McCarthy
                        TAA, Saiss, Davies, Mitchell, Saliba
                        Salah, Aub, Son, ASM, Bissouma
                        Werner, DCL, Adams

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          Kane ?

                        2. stat sifter 888888
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            Nothing much wrong with that, have to use your own intuition to piece it together now.

                          • spray
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 19 hours ago

                            I won't comment on Saiss...
                            Davies looked ok, but his history of minutes concerns me, more so after a loss.
                            Saliba's not in the team at all, so there's probably an explanation for that... but that's probably it, the back line looks a bit risky.

                            I also feel there's heaps of other stars at Newcastle now, and S-Maximin doesn't pass (the ball), so how can he gain from Wilson?

                          • spray
                            • 2 Years
                            9 days, 19 hours ago

                            I realise McCarthy is the best of a bad lot, but is he really in the range... I don't think of Southampton when I think cleab sheets. Possible because of Gunn's 0-9.

                            They're down hill skiers so would stack on goals rather than be tight, and haven't got a nailed centre back pairing.

                            They're draw looks ok by stats, but I think it's deceptively worse than that.

                        3. PogBruno
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          Do you expect KDB price rise before the GW2 deadline ?

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            10 days, 12 hours ago

                            maybe

                        4. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          solid looking Everton team - balanced

                        5. Albrightondknight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          James looking good would prefer if he was a little further forward.

                        6. BenDavies
                          • 7 Years
                          10 days, 12 hours ago

                          Are my eyes deceiving me or are Everton utterly dominating Tottenham at their own ground?

                        7. Says
                          • 10 Years
                          10 days, 11 hours ago

                          The Snoop Jest Eat ad is legit better than a lot of real music

                        8. stat sifter 888888
                            10 days, 11 hours ago

                            I think Mourinho is close to losing faith in Alli now. Annoying for my team but doesn't change my plans too much.

                          • Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 11 hours ago

                            Wow spurs really suck.

                            Wish I'd stuck with Havertz

                          • Weasel Boy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            10 days, 11 hours ago

                            Who is competition for Coleman's position?

                            1. stat sifter 888888
                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                Kenny.

                            2. stat sifter 888888
                                10 days, 11 hours ago

                                Not an FPL asset but Doucoure is an impressive player. No side-to-side passing, good tackling and very nice link-up play. One more dangerous wide player and a better keeper and that is a very good team.

                              • Das Boot
                                • 6 Years
                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                Cannae believe Kane and Son let me down but Everton can do that to the best. Upside with Vardy and Calvert-Lewin

                                1. Das Boot
                                  • 6 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Just realised they are my draft team

                                2. stat sifter 888888
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Calvert Lewin and Vardy both very good calls. Congrats.

                                3. gooberman
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Typical woeful Spurs. Let's face it they have been going downhill ever since they got rid of Poch and Eriksen. There won't be any of their players anywhere near my team this season!

                                4. Old Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  What happened to Alli today - was he just crap, or injured?

                                5. bkjmini
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  10 days, 5 hours ago

                                  McCarthy Niland
                                  Davies / Alexander Arnold / Justin / Walker Peters/ Douglas
                                  Delle Ali / Aubameyang / Havertz / Rodriguez/ Stephens
                                  Ings / Kane /Wilson

                                  Please help what transfers should I make should I take a hit and bring in different players