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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. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    When will the clean sheet goes....

  2. DwarfKing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Doherty out for:
    A) robertson
    B) digne
    C) Chilwell

    In B or C, I could use cash to upgrade mitrovic

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Do you think that’s it now for Doherty and starting over Aurier in the prem?

      1. DwarfKing
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Doherty hasn't played the last few games.

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Do you have Trent already?

      1. DwarfKing
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Can't afford trent.

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Probably A in that case. Definitely not C. B could be worth it, depending on who you have in mind as your Mitro upgrade. I’d also consider PVA if you don’t have him already, especially if you have Mitchell

  3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Come on Marty, grab that 6th save!

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      I'd prefer Leicester had no more shots on target.

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        I’d prefer one more save and they keep the clean sheet because I’m a greedy b@strd!

      2. Chhana
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        hahaha this

  4. xandu
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    I have Vardy and Jimenez so what to do?:

    A: Vardy to Kane
    B: Jimenez to Kane

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      A. Jimi has better fixtures and is fit. But wait until nearer deadline.

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Or course this is the 0-0 game, when I have only attackers...

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Watkins and Grealish?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Barnes and G

  6. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    JRod likely to play more advanced with Rich out

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Yes. Similar to when he scored twice at Brighton

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Barnes ffs

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      What!?

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Trash player. Last time I let stats sway me over the eye test

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Underlying stats through only a few games really aren't statistically significant enough yet

  8. Leonard hatred
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Douglas Luiz looks pretty bad

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Barnes! Wtf!

  10. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    How to get Kane?

    A)KDB > 4.5m . Brewster > Kane 3-4-3
    B) KDB > 9.4? . Jimenez > Kane 3-5-2

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Will know after the wolves game probably

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      B, maybe Rash of Puli?

  11. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    10 points above average and on a 40k red.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      What’s average?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        52 according to LiveFPL

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Not the best game from Grealish takes too long to decide what to do.

  13. FPL_Hazards
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Goal bingo. When will the clean sheets disappear?

    I’ll go 89 and 92

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      They won't.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      80

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      87

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Haha, I’m expecting Martinez to spill easy shot (6th save)

    5. Underdogs11
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Finally a game where both teams show some respect for each others attacking abilities.

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        88,94

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Disappointed. Watkins has no positional sense

    7. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Hamez on pens now?

      1. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Could be donkey calvert lewin

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Hopefully

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Nothing to suggest DCL won’t be on them.

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              4 months, 21 days ago

              It won’t be

          2. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Siggy still no1. Rich no2.
            Nobody knows who's not yet.

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              No3*

            2. Pukkipartyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Cant undestand how Siggy is first ok taker.

              1. Pukkipartyy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Pk

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 21 days ago

                He was last season

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  We had 1!
                  1 penalty last season which Siggy took.

                  So no guarantee that Siggy is definitely on them if he’s on the pitch.

          3. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            I reckon so

        • stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          McCarthy > Martinez worth a transfer, possibly even a -4? Quite disappointed with McCarthy points so far, and the Villa wheels don't seem to be coming off any time soon.

          1. FPL_Hazards
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            McCarthy fixtures good for next 4 or so

          2. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            No

          3. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            McCarthy had 2 clean sheets when not many amount. Penalty saves have helped boost others but tbh all gks seem to suck atm

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Who is this Fofana clown trying to muscle in on Marty’s baps!

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Haha, villa will concede anyway. If Grealish can grab the winner then I’m in with a sniff for the tonne

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Martinez 1 save away from anither save point and 3 baps

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            This would be so nice. Or 1 goal away from 3 point Game

        • Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Come on Grealish ffs

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Is that’s what gels his hair? Gross

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Ah mate I just ate - did you have to!?

          2. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Barnes involment pleaseee

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Salah to only player to score vs villa in 4 games in a season of goals galore

          4. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            If Jimmy blank tomorrow, then him to Kane is a no-brainer? Have Son already.
            My second transfer anyway is VVD to Robbo.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Jimmy nailed on for 9 pointer just to confuse you

              1. AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Kane is on fire. Jimmy has to do a lot better then 9 pts for me to change my mind xD

          5. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Grealish with a nice Zaha impression, stepping on the ball and whining at the ref

          6. Pedram
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Smelling a jammy Leicester goal in the 94th minute

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Please no

          7. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 21 days ago

            0-0 is lovely, hold stead fast.

            1. McSauce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 21 days ago

              Need this

          8. NejiHyuuga01
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Any opinions on these?

            A) Lacazette, Wilson --->Kane,Brewster
            B)Lacazette, Sterling----> Aguero, Son/Bale

          9. Joey Tribbiani
              4 months, 21 days ago

              1 more save Martinez!

              1. Vazza
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Concede 1 goal pls Martinez so I don’t have to WC

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                At least Grealish has a CS point.

              3. Big Ping
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Would you wildcard this team?

                Ramsgate (Button)
                TAA Coleman KWP Mitchell Vinagre
                Salah Fernandes Son Trossard Soucek
                Werner Adams Brewster

                Struggling this season although this week has been ok, but most of that defence could go, lack of Everton who look good, no Kane, im really torn!

                Thoughts appreciated

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  To be fair your team isn't awful but I would hit the button.

                  Ramsdale, Trent (to Robbo), Coleman, Mitchell, Vinagre, Trossard out. Maybe Werner too if you'd prefer Kane.

                  1. Big Ping
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanks for the feedback bud, think I'll likely go the wc route

              4. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Watched all 3 villa games with watkins

                The pool 1st half increasingly looking like a fluke