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Fit-again Vardy only among the substitutes as Barnes looks set for forward role

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) returns from injury for the final Premier League match of the day – but the long-serving striker is only among the substitutes for Leicester City’s clash with Arsenal.

Kick-off at the Emirates is at 19:15 GMT.

Vardy is joined on the bench by Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) and it appears from the teamsheets as if Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) is leading the line for the Foxes in north London.

James Maddison (£7.0m) is also handed his first Premier League start of the season, with Ayoze Perez (£6.2m) making way.

Brendan Rodgers has changed to a back three for this game, with Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) drafted into the centre of defence alongside Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) and Jonny Evans (£5.0m).

Arsenal are much changed from the midweek win over Rapid Vienna but compared to their starting XI at Manchester City last weekend, there are only two alterations.

Willian (£7.8m) isn’t fit to feature and Nicolas Pepe (£7.7m) drops to the bench, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) recalled and Thomas Partey (£5.0m) given his full Premier League debut.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m), Arsenal’s most-owned FPL asset, is aiming to avoid a fourth straight blank – he previously hasn’t gone more than three successive Gameweeks without an attacking return since moving to England in 2018.

All of Leicester’s midfielders, including Barnes, are owned by less than 5% of Fantasy bosses.

Their two most popular options are wing-backs James Justin (£4.8m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.8m), who each sit in more than one in five FPL squads.

Those two defenders are the only players from either side who have a double-digit “effective ownership” among the top 10,000 FPL managers.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Justin, Tielemans, Mendy, Praet, Maddison, Barnes.

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654 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 hours ago

    What should my priority be here? 2FT 0.7itb

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Lamptey
    Salah Son Grealish Pulisic
    DCL Ings Jimenez
    (Steer Bissouma KWP Taylor)

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      team looks good. maybe taylor to kilman

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Kane in by binning Pulisic and Jimi/DCL. Can do over 2 weeks.

    3. BeWater
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        That's a good team. Don't think you need to do much. I know Jimenez has scored in the last two games but I would move to Ings or Kane as you have two FTs. I know Kane's fixtures get harder but he could gets points against anyone.

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      The way this weekend has gone Burnley will beat spurs tomorrow..

      13 points from 7 🙁

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I'm hoping for 40+ pts frm Reguilon/Son/Kane(c)..
        So you're probably spot on.

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Same 3 plus lamptey for me

    5. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 hours ago

      Hypothetically is it worth losing Robbo to get Fernandaz and Antonio?

      (obviously if the latter is fit)

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        Yes

      2. BeWater
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Who would they be replacing?

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          No

        • Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Thats my thinking

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 hours ago

            Replacing Jrod +Watkins

            1. BeWater
                1 month, 12 hours ago

                I would say yes. Got Fernandes and looking to get Antonio for Mitrovic right after he plays WBA at home.

        • Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 hours ago

          Mahrez to
          1. Grealish
          2. Hames

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Keep

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 hours ago

              have Foden too so don't like the double up at the moment

          2. BeWater
              1 month, 15 hours ago

              Grealish.

            • beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 hours ago

              2

          3. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 hours ago

            Looking at my FPL team this week, looks like binary codes...

            1. BeWater
                1 month, 15 hours ago

                Same here. KWP the only one to get me anything.

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 hours ago

              Vardy or Partay?

            3. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 hours ago

              Leicester look like they are playing for a 0-0 draw. No urgency to attack at all.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 hours ago

                Waiting for Vardy ...

            4. Trentino
                1 month, 15 hours ago

                Jimenez and Ings to Kane & Bamford for -4?

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                  No way.

                2. Chucky
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                  no

                  1. Trentino
                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                      Let's put it other way... I need Kane. To replace Jimenez or Ings?

                      1. Chucky
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 hours ago

                        I am keeping both so would suggest the same.

                      2. Hansel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 hours ago

                        Keep Ings

                  2. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                    same question

                  3. Bank$y
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                    Lol

                3. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                  Best move here?
                  A. Pereira + TAA > Son + Kilman
                  B. Maupay + Sterling + TAA > Kane + Zaha + Chilwell
                  C. Maupay + TAA + Robbo > Kane + Chilwell + Dallas
                  D. Any other suggestion

                  Martinez Steer
                  TAA Robbo Konsa Mitchell Johnson
                  Salah Sterling Hamez Pereira Anguissa
                  Ings DCL Maupay
                  1 FT 0.3 ITB

                4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                  Podence first bench in this team. Is it g2g?

                  Martinez
                  TAA James Dallas
                  Salah Sterling Son Foden
                  DCL Ings Bamford

                  Steere Podence Mitchell Lamptey

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 hours ago

                    Yes, gtg

                5. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                  David Luiz lol

                  Went bombing forward and got in the way of an Auba shot.

                6. ivantys
                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                    Auba's longest goal drought at Arsenal was 4 games. He's on 4 before today.

                    1. Camzy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                      So he'll score?

                      1. ivantys
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          Nope he has been anonymous since the start of the season that ppl forgot he exists.

                    2. Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                      Saka is this generation's welbeck

                      A couple of good games a couple of good moments and suddenly youre being compared to the likes of robben and sane

                      But ultimately crap

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 hours ago

                        Nah mate. He just turned 19. Younger than when Welbeck burst onto the scene and he's far more versatile.

                        He's actually one of the few English youngsters that deserves the hype imo.

                      2. ivantys
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          Does he have any good games? I always see him wasting balls by giving away or shooting straight at keepers.

                        • Lindelol
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          He seems much better tbh

                        • Pariße
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          What’s wrong with you?

                        • AA
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          This season so far, he's been Arsenal's best player

                        • _sidney_will
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          Only TAA & KDB had more assists in all comps last season ...

                        • FPLHaggis
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 hours ago

                          1. Saka is a good player.
                          2. Welbeck was a good player, injuries sadly ruined him.

                      3. Bobby
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 hours ago

                        realise this week hasn't ended yet (wish it had tbh), but whats next week's captain choice - I assume Kane, or still Salah?

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          i m going salah

                        2. Bobby
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 15 hours ago

                          Ive got this dread of swopping the armband between the two and picking the wrong one for weeks on end

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            this is why I am keeping it on Salah. not the following gw though

                        3. ivantys
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            Why do you even have spurs players if you're not captaining vs brighton?

                            1. PlumaPiedra
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 hours ago

                              Because you also have other players like Salah.

                              1. ivantys
                                  1 month, 14 hours ago

                                  If you think west ham is an easier game than brighton then go ahead lol

                                  1. PlumaPiedra
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 14 hours ago

                                    Why lol? Spurs scored 3 against West Ham in 16 minutes, don't see how Liverpool can't do the same and Brighton aren't a bad team.

                            2. Magic Zico
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Son

                            3. F4L
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Kane

                            4. FPLHaggis
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 14 hours ago

                              Still Salah for me, but will be watching to see how Dunk absence effects Brighton tomorrow.

                          • Collie01
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            Tielemans YC

                          • Nightcrawler
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            Ozil would have been perfect for this type of game

                            Lots of possession not much defending to do. Just need more creativity

                            Shame about the politics

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Its not politics, its effort. This is the best team Arsenal could put out. Ozil needs to leave, needed to a while ago ; needs to understand he’s not worth the wages he’s on.

                              1. Nightcrawler
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                Is he worse than 23 other players? No. Its politics plain and sinple

                                1. Nightcrawler
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  Not saying he shd be starting. He is good enough to be on the bench still

                          • Pep Roulette
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            Who will replace Digne in the next 3 games, any idea?

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Chilwell for me mate!!

                            2. bso
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Chillwell

                            3. Ginkapo FPL
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Does it matter. Everton dint have squad depth. Time to wildcard

                            4. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Sorry but I meant in Everton's team!

                              1. Trophé Mourinho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                lmao

                              2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                Ooops haha, Duncan Ferguson maybe

                            5. Sarnab
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Nkounkou

                            6. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Probably just one ; it’ll be rescinded to a yellow.

                            7. dunas_dog
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Difficult given injuries- perhaps Delph moves back

                            8. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              Cheers everyone

                            9. KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 hours ago

                              Baines?

                          • Chucky
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 hours ago

                            Best replacement for Digne?
                            Have TAA and Saiss

                            A) Chilly
                            B)Semedo
                            C) regulon
                            D) Diaz
                            E) Creswell

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 hours ago

                              A for me mate, Zouma maybe a shrewd option too

                              1. Chucky
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                thanks

                              2. ivantys
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  Hate to admit but Zouma is really dangerous during corners. Good chance to outscore VVD from corner goals.

                              3. dunas_dog
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                A

                              4. AA
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                E for me.

                            2. GOATMEAT
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                How essential is Kane if you have already Son? I find it really to fit Kane in but I'm afraid of he hauling again.

                                1. Chucky
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  You can't have them all.If your strikers are scoring then there is no need to change

                                2. Fred54
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  Find out at 10PM tomorrow.

                              • dark91
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 15 hours ago

                                West Brom's A.Hegazi joins the Saudi side Al Ittihad Club on loan for 1 year
                                (Might be interesting news if you are among the 0.5% who own him)

                              • ivantys
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  Bamford and Kane going up 0.1

                                • Brosstan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 15 hours ago

                                  What an absolute dross half of football. Arteta has single handedly turned Arsenal into a chore to watch

                                  1. ivantys
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      No idea what Arteta sees in Saka, this kid has been mostly wasteful.

                                    • Qaiss
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Auba needs to play in the middle and Laca in the bin. Laca has been here for 3 years and done absolutely nothing. Ruining a lot of attacks and not clinical.

                                  2. Hansel
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    A) Lamptey
                                    B) Konsa
                                    C) Masuaku
                                    D) Ayling

                                    1. jimski
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 14 hours ago

                                      A

                                  3. Trophé Mourinho
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Lamptey owners really deserve a 17 pointer tomorrow

                                    1. Fred54
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      I'm mentally preparing myself for a YC and subbed off at half time.

                                    2. El Fenomeno R9
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Need something like that after TAA + Bamford > Lamptey + Kane(-4)
                                      23points to cover

                                  4. El Fenomeno R9
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Everton 0.29 xG DCL 0 shots...what happened there,Sou that good or Richa big miss for them?

                                    1. Cojiro
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Need Rich making the runs for them

                                    2. Nightcrawler
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Not as much no rich as it was the presence of siggy

                                      Just a bottom half championship player now

                                    3. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Rich Coleman missing, right back was targeted by SOU

                                    4. F4L
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      injuries and suspensions

                                    5. El Fenomeno R9
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Cheers

                                  5. Cojiro
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Thoughts on Jota as an FPL prospect? The new Firmino but Oop and cheap?

                                    1. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      You don't know he's even going to be starting over half the time.

                                    2. El Fenomeno R9
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Looking good but minutes are problem

                                    3. F4L
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      no point. Can see him starting midweek then benched vs West Ham

                                  6. Heiro
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    People still hanging onto Werner.

                                    Got him but just can't see why he will suddenly produce away to Burnley.

                                    Time to get rid?

                                    1. Camzy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Crazy to get rid of Werner imo.

                                      1. Heiro
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 15 hours ago

                                        Xg and Big chances created are a depressing read in the members area.
                                        What makes you think he's gonna show up bs Burnley?

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 14 hours ago

                                          He's a feast or famine forward. When he scores, he almost always gets a few. Fixtures breed form. I think I'd be patient with him if I had him.

                                  7. Scrumper
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Free transfer burning a hole in my pocket... suggestions appreciated

                                    Martinez
                                    Robbo, Chilllwell, Saiss, Lampety, Mitchell
                                    Salah, Sterling, Son, Foden, Podence
                                    Jimi, DCL, Brewdog
                                    2 FT, 0.9mill ITB

                                    1. Heiro
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Probably saving and using both next week on Robbo and Jimi to Kane and Cheap def

                                    2. F4L
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Martinez to Mendy

                                    3. TorresMagic™
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      No interest in Kane given he will be a popular captain?

                                      1. Scrumper
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 14 hours ago

                                        V interested in Kane, options I'm considering to get him in for Jimi are

                                        Sterling -> Rashford or Bale (spurs triple attack :-s )
                                        Or Robbo -> Cresswell

                                    4. Werkself
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Podence > Bowen

                                      1. Scrumper
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 14 hours ago

                                        Interesting... I was considering Podence & Brewdog -> Bissuma & Antonio, but this might be cleaner

                                        1. Werkself
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 13 hours ago

                                          Yeah. I'd keep the 2nd transfer in my pocket. Between Covid-19 and compressed fixtures it's nice to have the extra transfer.

                                  8. bso
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Will Mitchell be out of the starting 11 soon? Should I ditch him or Lamptey?

                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      If PVA plays LB, probably.

                                    2. Klaren
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      He moved to RB last match when PVA came in so possibly not. Unless you are on a WC, I'd keep for now.

                                  9. kime67
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 15 hours ago

                                    Could do Digne to Robertson with my free transfer but should i get chilwell instead? My rank is not that good and Robbo could be a bit different. Idk

                                    1. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 15 hours ago

                                      Do you have any plan with about 1.5M excess if you picked Chilwell?

                                    2. kime67
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 14 hours ago

                                      not really.