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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. Manani
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Jimenez>Kane
    or
    Barnes>Hamez

    only got 1 FT

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Get Kane

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

      A

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

    For f**k sake Leicester, score a goal.

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Justin, please score!

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

    Need justin goal please. Just to wipe out Martinez cs

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

    HOLD Marty

  5. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone know when Ferguson is expected back for Palace?

  6. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Martinez sitting on my bench - bound to get double figures

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Who is your starting keeper?!

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Meslier

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

      The perils of having 2 playing gks

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

    Really hope Jimmy does some damage tomorrow night

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

    On for 84 with Semedo and Dallas to play. Finally a decent week

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Wow, that's double my score and O thought I was doing ok.

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

      Nice work! 🙂

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

      Bare desperate mandem on here.

      Stop begging fam

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

        Fantasy Football Streetz

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

            You dizzy fam?

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

        One more save. One more save!

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

        It will finish 1-1 with no Grealish involvement as I have him, Castagne and Martinez.

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

        Watkins watch ended, not bringing him in

      5. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Justin just put the ball in the ney

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Net

      6. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        This FK will determine whether Martinez gets 11 or 3 PTS ....

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

        Can some ManU fan tell me is Rashford worth to get in? Dont have money for Bruno.

      8. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Slimani price predictions?

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          5.5

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

        Algerian Solanke coming on.

        Time to celebrate Martinez owners

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

            Made me lol

        2. sentz05
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Are there streams available online for these box office games? Hard to believe that the average sky and BT customer can't watch these games!

          1. JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Theracenetwork.com. £5 a month. Streams are pretty good - occasionally have to refresh the streams but way way better than £15 a game. Already paying 50 a month for NOW and BT - absolute joke

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

          Hold Martinez

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

          Hey fam! Thoughts on Foden?

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

          No idea what to do for next week. Hold and avoid Kane or take a big hit to get rid of Liverpool defenders and buy him + Lamptey + other cheap 4.5mil def.

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

            Same here, condidering Mahrez, Jimenez and Reece James to Kane, Grealish, and Dallas / Ayling / Targett

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

              Don’t be afraid to use WC if you haven’t already. Once you reach Gw7/8 it isn’t of use as teams have settled by then

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

            If this stays 0-0 I’ll be on 93 with Ayling and Bamford to play.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              1-1 ft

            2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              That’s awful, delete your team....

          • Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Ufhhh hate barjley so much

            Just keeps giving the ball away with needless dribbling

          • villa_til_i_die
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Why do I feel we’re gonna blow this!

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

            Pls Justin score!

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

              he has a CS, what more do you. want?

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

            Will Villa score?

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Will *anyone score?

            2. villa_til_i_die
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Yeeeeeesssssss!!!!!!

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

            Come on Grealish, Net a winner Son!

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

              That would be lovely.

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

            Justin on my bench for Lamptey 🙁 Hope some jammy bench points. oh wait I am not Mark 🙂 😀 🙂 Was it funny? I never get bench points just for the record

            1. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              Why bench Justin at home to Villa?

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

                People prefered Lamptey I changed on Friday. Also Villa scored 7 against Liverpool. Bookies had them both at 28%

          • Pedram
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Yellow card galore

          • Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Just let grealish take fks u morons