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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. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Holddd Marty

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Rival have McGinn and Martinez

    I have Grealish and Justin.

    Great.

  3. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Wow Leicester defence is very high owned

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Justin and Castagne

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        And Schmiechel

  4. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    It's a cruel old game brought in Grealish and Son and kept Jiminez rather than Barkley Son and Kane

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You sold Barkley Kane and son?

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Have another read

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Crazy...

  5. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Villa looking a decent side.

  6. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Leicester are bang average. Vardy is just a talisman who carries them. Convince me otherwise

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      they've got a couple of good players, but not enough to make them a good team.

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Castsnge 😎

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      what happened?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        cs wiped 😎

        1. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          +yc 😛

  8. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Barkley or Grealish? Barkley in CAM role no?

  9. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Martinez as set and forget gk deffo. Guaita is such a waste of gk spot.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Guaita is a piece of shite

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Lol

        • AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Couldn’t agree more!

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bench McGinn for Brewster.

      Knew it was a mistake.

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      So many casual Schmeichel owners in my ML

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        They are all ahead of me of course

    4. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I don't get it, Grealish is so good getting into the box, control in the box, why doesn't the lad shoot? Could've easily got a brace today

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Goals and points will come on on the other day

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I hope so. I felt a bit pissed because I took a Captain punt on him, which I thought was so close to get a huge haul if he would've taken a single shot when he was in the box. But for 7.1 mil I think he's the best option.

    5. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      EM26 what a hero - 9 pts 🙂

    6. Henning
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      VVD and Barnes to Robertson/Digne and Rodriguez for a hit?

    7. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Castagne CS gone :'(

    8. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone doing worse than me? 40 pts so far..

    9. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      How long until FT. Really need these Martinez points.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Done and dusted start celebrating juuuhuuu

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ft

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        It’s FT

      4. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yes! Martinez the best WC choice I made two weeks ago. Shows you how badly I've been doing...

    10. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Barkley goes to 3BP fast. Martinez on 2BP

    11. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Overall average pts on Live rank just dropped by I think about 2 or 3 points.

    12. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      It says Grealish gave a 20 yard pass to Barkley who scored. No assist?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        That didn't happen. McGinn assist

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        McGinn

      3. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        McGinn assist

    13. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Ahhh yesss

    14. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez cleanie and Leicester goal conceded just shot me up 200k in rank lol

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        boom

      2. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Nice

    15. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      3 - Barkley (32)
      2 - Martínez (30)
      1 - Cash, Mings (26)

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Damn it Barkley knicking the 3 over Martinez.

    16. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Smash and grab for Villa , thought they were fairly poor all game!

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        sure, but they were the better team by far

    17. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Brought in Barkley and Kane (c) this week. For KDB and DCL. Martinez owner too.

      Dreamland.

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Sold DCL? :/

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Mad lad

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yep. Worked out well.

    18. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Damn it!! Had Barkley in draught till Saturday morning.
      Grealish scared me too much

    19. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      12 points from Martinez and Grealish, I’d have taken it pre kickoff from what turned into a real slog

    20. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      KdB out for me & 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?

    21. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez you beauty! 😀

    22. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      74 with 3 x wolves tomo night.

      Take that