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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. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 6 days ago

      BIG game, 4 players playing

      1. shiraz
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Good luck mate

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 6 days ago

              ty, you too

          2. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Just the Villa keeper for me but this game is likely going to help me decide between Grealish and Watkins or none

        • Lukakwho
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Who would you prioritise bringing in DCL or Kane?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Both look utterly essential! DCL slightly better fixture next GW..

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Kane for next 3, fixtures couldn’t be any better

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Kane especially with pens

          4. DARE TO BISCAN
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Probably worth a -4 for both.

            Having said that, I swapped Werner to Kane for -4 and he grabbed a brace.

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Reece James owners, who you replacing him with? Tempted to go down to a 4.5 and use the cash in midfield or upfront in the future..... not like there’s many clean sheets anyway

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

            Considering going up to robbo

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Already own Robbo Saiss C.Taylor Mitchel

          2. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Dallas/Ayling for me

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              This

          3. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            It’s a Ben Davies replacement for me, and I’m leaning towards Konsa

        • Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Time to make way for Kane! Help greatly appreciated!

          A) Wilson, Digne, Saiss, Jorginho/Klich
          B) Grealish, Digne, Saiss, X
          C) Rodriguez, Digne, Lamptey, X (-4)
          D) Rodriguez, Saiss, Bellerin, X (-4)
          E) Wilson, Grealish, Dallas, X (-4)

          X = Rotate Brewster/Bissouma/Justin/Mitchell

          Currently thinking A or B.

          Cheers.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish, Digne, Dallas and X

            1. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Cheers!

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Podence and Jimenez to Rodriguez and Kane - 4? It would leave 0.6itb and still have my WC

          5.2itb 1ft
          McCarthy
          Robbo TAA Taylor Ayling
          Grealish Salah Son Podence*
          DCL Jimenez*
          (Peacock Bissouma Justin Vassilev)

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Maybe just Jimi -> Kane?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Definitely the first transfer I would do. I think the EVE fixtures Rodriguez has coming up will cover the hit pretty quickly

              1. Catastrophe
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yep, the transfer looks good but just depends on whether you want to take the hit or wait until GW after. Podence has Newcastle at home and Rodriguez has Southampton away.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I'll wait after the Wolves game to pull the trigger on the Podence transfer. I don't think it makes much difference if you are playing at home or away now. I think the away team is more attacking than usual with fans and Rodriguez is involved in most attacks

                  1. Tonyawesome69
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    With no fans*

        • slavkob
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Anybody seen Moyes celebration? Lol

          1. shiraz
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Saw it, commentator was saying "moyes 57 years old, being like 16" lol

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Watkins watch , let's go

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

              Yup

          3. fjb07
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Hi all,

            I want to get rid of Mitrovic (5.9) before a price drop.. Have 0.4 in the bank

            Who would be a good replacement..? with upcoming fictures and form..

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Watkins possibly.

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I'm probably going Watkins, it is him or Antonio for me

            3. BenDavies
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              watkins

          4. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Az got it right with all these draws

          5. JoeSoap
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Vardy in on WC two weeks ago has been a huge success especially when I got rid of Werner. Pre WC team has easily outscored WC team on both weeks.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Same here!

          6. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            VVD to who? Plenty ITB.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Looking at Saiss myself

            2. shiraz
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Digne, castagne, regulion, saiss. Plenty of good options with vvd's money

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Interesting that no mention of TAA or Robbo....

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Will have to see how they perform defensively

                  2. shiraz
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I only did a like for like within the price range of vvd. But i will take robbo, if you want lfc defence

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Robbo, ticking over nicely, accessing over the next few weeks.

              • Chhana
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                0-0 pleaseee

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  This, Martinez Justin? Not happening!

                  1. Chhana
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    yess... CS from either side will do 🙂

                2. You've got red on you.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  0-0 with Villa playing brilliantly

              • You've got red on you.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                1.
                a) Kane + Trossard

                b) Sterling + Watkins

                2.
                a) Grealish

                b) Rodriguez

              • S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Selling Taa before SHU is probably madness but Jimenez is dropping aswell and Kane probably rise by 0.2

                Could be 0.4 swing if I don't act tonight

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Jimi drop doesn't mean anything does it?

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Apologies or did you buy at 8.6?

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I did.

                3. Mighty Wings
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Same here. Think I'll stay calm and give Jimi and Trent one more week. Imagine selling before SHU and NEW, both at home

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    This 100%

                4. Kun Tozser
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Guessing your selling value is unaffected by the Jimi drop though unless you brought at 8.6?

                5. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Yes but it depends who the TAA replacement is

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Digne/ Regu/ Chillwell

                    1. Tonyawesome69
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      All great options but in teams that are defensively poor. Probably Digne for me

                6. shiraz
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    In a dilemma myself too, just had enough for. 10.7 kane. But wanting to wait and see how jimenez played tomorrow.

                7. Destroyer of teams
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  What would you do here? Just dropped form 300k to 509k If KDB is back then I’m ok right?

                  Martinez

                  Robbo Chillwell Saiss

                  KDB Salah Bruno Son

                  Wilson DCL Brewster

                  Bench
                  Biss Mitchell Kilman

                  1. dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Kdb to sterling amd tou are ok anyway

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Don't like Wilson and Brewster in this 343 set up

                  3. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yeah looks good

                8. Sgt Frank Drebin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  xG overperformance in PL continues. Maybe it's time to start assuming that something is different, like a new ball or something? On how many tails in a row we start to suspect that there may be something wrong with the coin?

                  1. THFC4LIFE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    I don’t understand xG, who or what makes up the numbers to determine it?

                    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      In simple words it's just hundreds and thousands of similar shots in the past analysed and given probability of a shot coming in. Then this probability is given to a shot we analyze

                  2. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Players being more clinical without the pressure of crowds I'd guess.

                    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      But in other leagues it doesn' happen I think?

                9. Jdpz
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Leicester - go for clean sheet!

                  • Shark Team
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Nice and easy save for Emi

                  • NoThomasNoPartey18
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Best 4.5m defender? I'm thinking Targett

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Dallas

                      2. Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Dallas has been suggested to me a lot

                      3. FourLokoLeipzig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Konsa

                        1. FourLokoLeipzig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Sorry, guess he’s 4.6. Targett in that case

                    • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I turned off the spurs game after 78 mins. Bit shocked when I heard result on radio.

                    • Silent Friend
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      first easy save for martinez thank you perez

                    • CroatianHammer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      GW6 move made - no value lost. Salah in for KdB. I love the Blades as do many here, but it will not be pretty next weekend.

                    • Gandalf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      1. Jiménez > DCL
                      2. Wilson+Havertz > DCL + Rodriguez -4
                      3. Havertz > Rodriguez
                      4. Wilson > Maupay
                      5. Hold for 2FT next GW

                      4.5 4.0
                      TAA Saiss Justin Dier 4.0
                      Salah Son Havertz Soucek 4.5
                      Kane Jiménez Wilson

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        5

                    • Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      May as well keep Werner now right ?

                      Front 3 is Werner kane and Watkins
                      Thanks

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yes hold

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Cheers

                      2. Rhodes your boat
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Nice front 3, I want Kane but not sure how without losing sterling/ robbo

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Thanks

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

                      Looks like a 0-0 game this

                      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        As a Martinez and Castagne owner I’d be happy with this. As a Grealish owner though...

                    • Niho992
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Adams to Kane (C) for -4 went well i guess

                      1. DA Minnion
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        If you had captained Adams not really.

                    • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      How is that even possible from 3-0 lead to 80th min ... then 3-3 draw.

                      How ???

                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        West Ham scored three goals.

                    • shiraz
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Leicester look more likely to score than villa. Quite impressed with mings, calm and strong

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

                          VVD is the Dutch Mings

                      • Horlicks esq.
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Exact money for Werner to Kane.

                        Also have Reece James.

                        Do James to >£6.5m def or Werner to Kane? I’ve had Werner since day one, he’s finally paid me off. Cash out and get with captain Kane?

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          James is more of a priority. Werner could easily match Kane

                      • Niho992
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Come on Barnes and Grealish !