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Injured Vardy misses out as Iheanacho starts for Foxes against unchanged Villa

Following on from an incredible finish to the Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United game, the final Premier League match of the day sees Leicester City take on Aston Villa.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 19:15 BST.

Villa are defending the only remaining 100% record in the top tier of English football and in the least surprising team news of the weekend, Dean Smith’s troops are unchanged from the side that defeated Liverpool 7-2 a fortnight ago.

Jack Grealish (£7.1m) was transferred in by just under 775,000 Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 5, following on from his 24-point haul against the reigning champions.

Grealish is now the most-owned FPL asset in this Villa squad, sitting in more than one in five Fantasy teams.

Leicester’s own most-popular player, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), misses out this evening, having failed to recover from a calf injury that rendered him a doubt for Gameweek 5.

Over 500,000 Fantasy managers captained Vardy for this fixture, although that figure will no doubt be skewed by some early-season “ghost teams”.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) gets a rare start up front in Vardy’s absence.

Brendan Rodgers’ other two changes are also enforced, with Caglar Soyuncu (£5.5m) and Daniel Amartey (£4.0m) dropping out.

Teenager Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) is handed his Premier League debut at centre-half, with Dennis Praet‘s (£5.5m) inclusion meaning that the Foxes have reverted to a back four for this encounter.

James Justin (£4.8m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.8m), both of whom have FPL ownerships in excess of 20%, start again at full-back.

Castagne is still top of the pile for points among Fantasy defenders going into this fixture.

Emiliano Martinez (£4.7m) is the now the most-owned goalkeeper in the game, having racked up successive clean sheets in his first two Villa appearances.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin, Mendy, Praet, Tielemans, Pérez, Barnes, Iheanacho.

Aston Villa XI: Martínez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Barkley, Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish.

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1,152 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Traore stealing corners from Grealish

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 14 days ago

      How did this game stay 0-0 when even the first 2 games had goals

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Those two clean sheets look in the bag now. 👿

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Don't

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Adams to Watkins didn’t go too well then. Hopefully he can make some points up in the next couple games

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same with my Adams to Maupay. Still hhink it was the correct decision long term though

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        My wife asked me to who should she drop between Mitrovic and Adams to bring in Watkins.

        I told her , Adams. Opps.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No joy for you tonight then, mister 😉

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Barkley wasting Grealish A

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Congrats on the CS, Villa defense owners.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Martinez hold....

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Arsenal fan here, honestly sad we sold Martinez. I think he’s better than Leno

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Me too

        2. Ode
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Are you mad, he’s a great keeper but not better than Leno

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        lol Slimani so bad

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Grealish trying too hard and wasting goalscoring chances

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I own Barnes and Martínez but due to ownership I want a Barnes goal right?

        1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That is right.

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Will he gets BPS for winning goal?

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          If it isn't 2 goals ain't worth it

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fofana stealing Martinez baps ffs

        1. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Need that sixth save

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            That one save is 2 extra pts

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        How long left?

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Long enough

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        VVd to targett done, can't stand not having villa def any longer

      • Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Fofana has 1 dispossession deduction to cone!

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Villa still over 3 goals average last 3 games

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Decided on KdB out & willing to take a hit..

        McCarthy ¦
        TAA - Coady - Ward
        KdB* - Salah - Jorginho* - Son
        Kane - Maupay - Wilson*
        ¦ Bissouma - Justin* - Taylor

        A) Jorginho -> Mahrez + JRod
        B) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
        C) Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

        Which option seems best?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          B

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Barkley!

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You beauties Villa, yeeessss!!!!

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        BARKLEYYYYYY GOAL

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ahhrrrrrr

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bahhh

      • Chhana
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Justin CS gone.... come on Martinez

      • JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Assist?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          McGinn

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nooooooooooooooo please no mL rival just brought him in

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Casual!

        2. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          McGinn

        3. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Mcginn i think

        4. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          McGinn

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Justin cleansheet wiped out

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Justin CS gone ffs

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Il take that! It’s not Leicester

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Barkley wagon choo choo

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No way, no way, no way

      • Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        GET INNNNNNN!!!!!

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Barnes to Barkley? 😛