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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. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Last minute goals have cost me 12 points today, annoying

  2. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    40 pts and Jimenez, Saiss and Podence left.. need atleast 20pts from them.. lol

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Same. 40 points with Saiss and Jimmy(C)

  3. Right In The Stanchion
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone with less then 85pts this GW should be ashamed and delete your team.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        84 with 1 to play =[

      2. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        see above 🙁

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Always next week mate

        2. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          This. Heard the average is lurking around the mid-80s at the moment!

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          83 with Semedo and Dallas left. I’m a failure

        4. sortitoutman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          stupid boy

      3. The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Jimenez to Kane or give him another week?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Kane

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Verdict on Barnes?

        Fully aware Leicester had injuries across the board, but as per usual, he just doesn't know how to finish properly?

        Looking at getting Rodriguez in. Likely one of Barnes, Foden or Podence will go.

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Leicester are finished without Vardy. Better options

          • Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I thought he looked poor. But last time I got rid thinking the same and he bagged 19 points!

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Ah a fellow sucker (Barnes, Podence and Foden). Barnes out the door first from those.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Cheers!

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            He's an awful player. Massively regretting getting him in just because of stats even though I don't really rate him

        2. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Worth doing McCarthy to Martinez for a hit just to get it out of the way?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Wc played ?

            1. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yeah.

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Maybe then yes, should pay off between now and late seasons

        3. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          75 on WC with Jimenez and Dallas left.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            79 not a bad score at all

          2. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Jiminez-> Kane

        4. DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          A) Jimmy to Kane
          B) Jimmy+Bdavies to Targett+Kane (-4)
          C) Mitrovic+BDavies+TAA to Kane+Targett+Robertson (-8)

          Currently on C, wich gives me:

          Ramsdale
          Robbo Taylor Targett
          Salah Son James Zaha
          Kane DCL Jimenez
          Button Bissouma KWP Ferguson

          Have 3.9 ITB. Have to do it tonight or priced out.

          1. DARE TO BISCAN
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            C worth it in the long run

            1. DMP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              TY.

        5. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Harvey Barnes. Never again.

          1. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            What happened?

        6. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Finally good GW - 85 after BAPS and Dallas + Saiss yet to go.
          WC generally paid off 🙂

        7. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Anyone fancy Foden as Barnes replacement?

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah will do well but I get worried over his minutes.

        8. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          143 with Bamford to go... any good?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Link your team.

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Unfortunately average score # musttryharder

          3. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            234 with Jiminez, Semedo, Saiss and Podence to play. Get good

        9. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          A) Grealish
          B) Zaha
          C) Rodriguez-4

          As Barnes replacement?

          1. The Statistician
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Well, JRod has the best stats and are up against Southampton next. Really no doubt imo 🙂

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              It’s the hit... would have to downgrade Castagne...

        10. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          KDB to Sterling or Mane? Have Salah.

          Both sides play SU and WH in next two...

          1. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            I’m tempted to go Mane and double up with Salah, Mane also a differential, I’ll wait on KDB news first tho

            1. Heiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Watching Liverpool, Mane plays a lot more central and more involved than Salah. Only concern is the amount of penalties going on ...

              1. Babit1967
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                True mate, it’s pens galore, a double up might be on the cards for next week

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Why not keep?

            1. Heiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Red flagged no return date.

        11. burnhilla
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Best Villa defender?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Plenty of decent options. Kinda has some goal threat.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Konsa* even

                1. burnhilla
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Thanks! Villa with good form and fixtures, but Lamptey could still be a better cheap option.

              2. Stand By Mee
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                I would get just Martinez if you don't have him. Not a fan of double defense.

                1. burnhilla
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    I have McCarthy. Need to get a defender for VVD.

              3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Aston Villa second with one game less played. This season is weird.

                1. Leonard hatred
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  33:1 to win the league, same odds as man u and arsenal 😀

              4. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Castagne -> Reguilón on a FT?

              5. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Harvey barnes to Hames for free??

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  I would

                2. Right In The Stanchion
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Yes but might be best to wait for Injuries/covid news

                3. Mweene
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  What's the actual average now?

                  1. Slartibartfast
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    48.55

                    1. Mweene
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 15 days ago

                      Thanks. On 62 with Bamford and Saiss left but feels like another bad week...

                  2. Babit1967
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    60 but should get a green arrow as 3.6 million rank at mo, also got 3 wolves to play

                4. Stand By Mee
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  So I did Kdb to Grealish for a hit. It was between him or Pulisic so either way it wouldn’t have worked out.

                  Now the question is:

                  A) Use loads of money in the bank to upgrade Jimi or Ings to Kane

                  B) Save the cash to transfer Grealish back to Kdb when he is fit again? Or even get Sterling.

                  This is a major change in team structure.

                  Martinez
                  Digne - Saiss - Ayling
                  Salah - Son - Grealish - Podence
                  JImi - Ings - Dcl

                  Steer - Justin - Mmitchell - Biss

                  1FT - 5.4 ITB!

                  1. The Mighty Whites
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                  2. DARE TO BISCAN
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    A Jimi

                5. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Barkley to keep the 3 Bp?

                  1. KUN+10
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Close between him and Martinez. Really hoping for the latter

                6. The_FF_King
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Anyone doing TAA to Robertson before price changes?

                  1. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Thinking of it but I will hold until after the European games.

                7. KUN+10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  So is Sharp on pks for Sheffield? Brewster will forever live on my bench probably.

                8. David Brains - OH NO!
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  JRod-Son-Salah-Sterling-Fernandes
                  DCL-Bamford-Wilson

                  I’ve seen a few bringing him in but would you transfer out Sterling (with Wilson) to bring in Grealish and Kane this week?

                9. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Good moves?
                  KDB,Brewster >> Soucek,Kane

                  1. BremerHB
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Reckon so.

                10. BremerHB
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  A) Castagne, Barnes & Jimenez -> Konsa, Hamez & Kane (-8)

                  B) Barnes & Jimenez -> Grealish & Kane (-4)

                  Which one? Don’t quite have the money for Hamez and Kane.

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    Just B

                11. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Would have been on 80 points if Joel Ward had a brain..

                12. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Instead of Martinez, Reguilon, Zaha I went with Ryan, Aurier and Grealish on my WC. Got 72 but could have hit 90 if I was smarter..

                13. CrouchDown
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  Thoughts on Werner to Kane?

                  1. FPL_trail_runner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 15 days ago

                    I think both are good longterm

                    Chelsea have nice fixtures and will score decent in next couple, may even suit him on break against United

                14. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  How is Cancelo looking? Is he worth bringing in?