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

    Wow my captain is Harvey Barnes. Wtf. I was sure it was Kane...

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Barnes to James seems like no brainer

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

    Konsa missing sitter Grealish A

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Really need that Martinez cleansheet

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sssshhhhhh don’t beg

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Right call to not go heavy in defense?

      Playing and rotating 3 in defense with a price structure of 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.0 gives me this in attack:

      Salah Sterling Son Bruno Foden
      DCL Ings Brewster

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Needs Kane

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No it does not!

          1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes it does

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              By destroying the structure of the entire team? Naa!

              1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Ings to Kane, Bruno to Havertz. Entire structure of the team is fine and is now better

      2. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Kane over Bruno

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Agree but that would need at least 4 transfers.

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        And guys the question was is it ok to go light in defense to allow a heavy attack; going by the lack of clean sheets.

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Why not, it makes games exciting. But I really think you need to get Kane in there somehow

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I know you have a reason to say that!

            1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              What reason would I have? I own him, but you making that transfer is hardly going to make his price skyrocket. Just giving my opinion

        2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          KAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE NOW

    3. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will Aurier keep his play?? or Doherty will get a chance of starting

      1. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        place*

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        They will rotate I think

      3. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Think they will be rotated. If you have either of them I would get rid ASAP

      4. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Reguillon the safest pick

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

      Is PVA due back next week? Does it make sense then to use a FT to go Mitchell -> 3.9 and save 0.2 on a fodder, if no urgent changes?

      Cheers!

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No rush to do that, wait until dropped

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

          Cheers

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        When is Ferguson back?
        As he may drop to 3.9 and thats ur switch

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

          Fair enough, thanks

    5. hammersp2000
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      chilwell, regullion or digne.

      spurs fixtures look most favourable

      1. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        digne

      2. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Chilwell
        All have License to get forward but Chilwell is on corners and set pieces

        1. chilli con kone
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Might not be if/when Ziyech gets into the side

    6. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Come on Barkley

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Gross

      2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ings to Kane or Barnes to Rashford

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Kane

      3. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Iheanacho is probably worst player in the league

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

          Now that Solanke has been relegated yes

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Liverpool managed to sell Solanke and Ibe to Bournemouth for a combined £34m!

        2. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Can't believe City managed to get £25m for him

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

          Tim Ream says Hi

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

          Denis Odoi another contender

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

        need villa CS wiped asap..

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

          Please no.

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

            Please yes

        2. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes pleeeese

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

        Horrible when clean sheets are added, score looks decent for a bit until the inevitable late goals!

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

          Yeah palace screwed me over today. Fully expect villa to do the same.

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

          So true.
          Can't really hope for GK being subbed early, either.

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

        Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have now combined for 28 Premier League goals - the fourth-best duo in PL history!

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

          36 - Lampard & Drogba
          29 - Henry & Pires
          29 - Silva & Aguero
          28 - Kane & Son

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Won't be long before they take over as #1

          1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            3 weeks they'll be 1st

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

        Stop feeding martinez with garbage shots you morons...

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

          I mean he is the best keeper on FPL 😀

      8. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Barnes with his hopeless one twos

      9. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ffs... Do something Grealish.

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

          Would take a clean sheet point at this stage. Have Martinez also.,

      10. chilli con kone
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A. Auba (LEI) to Salah (SHU)
        B. Save

        Nothing else pressing

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

          A and captain imo

          1. JohnBlack
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This

          2. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            This.

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

        How much money does Moss have on Leicester?

      12. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Leicester players basically passing ball to Martinez. What a bunch of idiots.

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

          McCarthy owner spotted lol

        2. Silent Friend
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          haha

      13. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 6 days ago

          One thing I’ve learnt over the years of FPL is don’t make many transfers or wildcard during an international break.

          It’s an absolute lottery

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          KdB + Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

          For a hit?

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 5 days ago

              That’s a great question as I have the same dilemma.

              Here are our options

              A. Kdb to sterling (free)

              B. Kdb, wilson => grealish, kane/aguero (4pt hit)

              I’m really confused as to what the best option. Think I might wildcard as I want to bring in Martinez for McCarthy.

              What are your thoughts?

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

            C'mon, one more save now Emiliano my boy !

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

            Whose bringing in Aguero? PK’s, fixtures surely nailed now.

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

              Cant afford

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

              Ahead of the (downward) curve...

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

            1 point for 5 saves doesn't seem like enough

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

              Not a single one of those ''''saves'''' deserve any points

              1. jumpinjeffflash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                That's the weakness of the saves metric, isn't it. Having something kicked straight at you isn't the same as having to dive to save a shot. There needs to be some kind of weighting.

              2. PepTalk
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Doesn't your incessant negativity wear you down? All you do is complain (typically about casuals and their apparent luck or players who don't deserve points in your esteemed opinion). Such a bore, man.

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

            Anyone put off Grealish or Watkins on this display?

          6. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Martínez racking up the saves!

          7. The Mighty Whites
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Jimi to Kane or give him one last week?

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

            5 saves. Great!

          9. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Thoughts on Foden?