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Barnes benched and Kilman keeps his place as Leicester take on unchanged Wolves

Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers is the second of four Premier League matches to take place on a busy Sunday, following on from the completion of a fairly underwhelming game at the Hawthorns.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 14:00 GMT.

The team news from a Wolves perspective is nice and straightforward, with Nuno Espirito Santo naming an unchanged side for the first time this season.

That’s good news for owners of budget Fantasy Premier League defender Max Kilman (£4.3m), who starts for the fifth Gameweek in a row, but not so for Romain Saiss (£5.3m), who is again only among the substitutes.

Rayan Ait Nouri (£5.0m) gets a chance to build on his impressive debut against Crystal Palace, meanwhile.

Adama Traore (£6.2m) is also benched for the fifth straight league match, meaning that Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m) will again flank Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) in the visitors’ attack.

For the hosts, Brendan Rodgers has made two alterations from the side that beat Leeds United last Monday.

The fit-again Jonny Evans (£5.5m) returns to the centre of defence, with James Justin (£4.8m) moving to right wing-back and Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) dropping out.

Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) is also only among the substitutes, having started all seven of Leicester’s Premier League matches before today.

James Maddison (£7.0m) is recalled for just his second league start of the season.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), transferred in by over 210,000 Fantasy managers ahead of Gameweek 8, is aiming to score on home turf for the first time this season; all nine of his attacking returns have come on the road, although he has admittedly only played twice at the King Power Stadium.

Almost one in four of the top 10,000 FPL managers owns the long-serving Leicester striker and a similar number count Saiss amongst their ranks.

Justin is the most-popular player from either side, both within the leading pack and overall.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Thomas, Mendy, Tielemans, Praet, Maddison, Vardy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patrício, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri, Podence, Raúl Jiménez, Neto.

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1,392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Traore coming on

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Traoré coming on

  3. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone else seeing Justin completely unmarked and free on the left and being completely ignored every time?

    1. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Justin owner clutching at straws.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Usually when Maddison has it

    3. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      He will score soon

  4. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Say someone hits a shot and the keeper saves it for a corner, if the taker scored directly from it, would the guy who shot get an assist?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      no

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      no

    3. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      If it is Rooney than yes

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Traore coming on

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Podence 1 pointer

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Traore piling up his arms

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Oiling

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Smiling

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      stop drooling

  8. ivantys
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Finally podence off

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence off

    • Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence 1 pointer.

    • Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence off for a 1 pointer

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Seriois question: why does people tape their wrist?

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Don't want to leave their fingerprints when they punch their opponent 😀

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        like a support brace, helps when grabbing people in rugby or American football

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          K!

      3. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        For support i guess.

        If a big strong man like Traore and used his hands to break his fall well then he would need all the support he could get.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          May be right. Need a few rounds in that case 🙂

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence off 59'

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence doesn't make 60 mins

    • Too Mane Men
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Troare coming on thank god. Absolutely no idea why Nuno refuses to play the man who gets the best out of their star striker. Jiménez out of my team over the international break unless something happens here.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Nuno sucks. This man should be sacked.

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      how does neto always stay on. seriously?

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Traore on and already has ran it out of play for a goal kick... Sounds about right.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence was sub in the Scout picks.

      What are you paying them for?

      1. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        He wont come off the bench so it’s fine

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      This Nuno is ridiculous. Put Traore in does not mean you have to sub Podence out!

    • Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Stay on that bench Barnes, I have Barry Balbuenia first on the bench pal

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence CS banked?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        no he didnt make 60 minutes

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        BBC says off at 59’ in their text stream, 60’ in their lineups section

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ait Nouri is shocking 😆

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Terrible player.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      9 minutes until foden disappointment

      1. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Saves watching him play and blank I suppose

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        He’ll start as I sold him this week

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Podence 1 pointer

      1. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Dial up?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ait nouri with one of the worst crosses ever

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bring a City fan with triple Liverpool in my team is giving me mixed feelings going into this game

      1. The Gambler.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Clearly not a proper fan

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Well I am, I've been going to City games my entire life, even before the money came in when were were in the lower leagues.

          What I mean is that I'm having a bad GW and need some points..

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Is Podence my most pressing transfer?

      Martinez (Steer)
      Trent - Coufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
      Salah - Son - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
      DCL - Werner - Kane

      0.4m itb

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        In a word yes.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Yes but who's the replacement with that budget?

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Got exact funds to do Podence > JWP?

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Rather have Kane and Podence or Son and Antonio?

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        We don't have a clue when Antonio will be fit

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          True. Thought I’d heard on here he could be back

      2. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Son and Antonio (when fit)

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I sense Mark just WhatsApped Az about the Podence sub 🙂

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Oh dear.

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Watch the next Blackbox and you'll see 😉

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Lol

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Justin own goal required.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I bet you rock at parties

      2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Or vardy