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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Rank killer, so many Leicester defenders. Phew I benched Justin, otherwise would have been furious

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I mean we’re both having great weeks. Good goal, shame not Grealish.

      1 more save for perfect game

  2. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    1 CS busted.. 1 more to go... cmon

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Greedy 🙂

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        😉

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Juhuhuuuu

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Barkley goal. Justin CS gone. Pathetic end to my gameweek.

  4. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Damn Justin cleanie gone.. 38 pts so far 🙁 Season over

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      38 lucky you!

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Damn

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    No Grealish assist?

  7. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McGinn A

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Jammy Justin owners thoroughly deserved that

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

      Well i own him.....rooted on my bench where he belonged.

  9. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Love this. Low owned G+A, Justin & Castagne cs's wiped

  10. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McGuin assist I think

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Justin 😀 just got to laugh now

  12. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    YES, BARKLEY!

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Assist?

    1. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      McGinn

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks just saw it came up. Was vainly hoping for a bit of Grealish

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Barkley wagon LEAVING THE STATION

    ONLY happens once a season, get on or miss out forever!

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He’s a troll, but maybe this time....

    2. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What if I already got him? 😀

  15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Justin CS gone and Martinez on the bench 🙁

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lol why Martinez on bench

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah why lol he was a shoo-in for a CS

    2. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Saw a lot of Barkley bashing on here. Isn't it always the case

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

        Bashing over Barkley?

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Leicester CS turns into dust

    4. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Castagne and Justin CS rip!

      I am bad persone.... 🙂

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fofana BAPS gone 😎

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Leicester are just the Vardy team, nothing without him, and even with him still bad half the time

    7. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      BARKOOOOOOO

    8. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Oh f off McGinn... What has Grealish done this match??

    9. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Please not McGinn assist, ML rival brought him in this week

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

      I have lost 2 cs in last 5min of games this week...

    11. Underdogs11
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Barkley essential.

        1. villa_til_i_die
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          All Villa essential!!

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Get one more save Martinez x

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        grealist assist 3 bonus to come

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

          U wot m8

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So happy with that Barkley goal.

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Anyone lolled yet?

      • Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Grealish get out of my team