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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Podence to punish sellers next week

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      In the internationals?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        ffs just reminded me about the international break. why is it always get a mega red arrow before every IB?!

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Was I wrong to bench Justin over Jiminez?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      It could go either way

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Did you think Wolves would score?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Yes of course

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Only wrong with hindsight atm.

  3. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Evans YC

    Dangerous FK position.

  4. elchilangles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    is Philiips starting for liverpool?

  5. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I'd be in tears if I was a podence owner.

  6. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    At 2 million from one million - in just one week

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Boom. Done.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I've gone from 500k to 1.5 million in 2 weeks

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        You’re just saying that to make us feel good

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Only 25-30 pts between 1-2M, TC will sort that out

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Foden robo jimi Semedo, Martínez and Salah can bring me back

    5. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I've gone from 5m to 3.8m. Cheer up

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Poo dance, off you pop from my team.

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Alrigjt week overall so far, but another captain fail means only 1.8m to 1.6m OR currently. Struggling

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Slow and steady wins the race

  9. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Son 2 blanks in a row, time for another 4 goals in 1 match?

  10. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Jota!

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Really?

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        really!

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Bugger off Podence ffs

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I've got 2 ultimate donkeys in my team. Barnes and Podence. All hope no glory

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sell them for a hit and enjoy it

  13. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Firmino and Jota both starting!

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      You have to be kidd6

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        *kidding

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Wow ... Jota bandwagon starts

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      wow

  14. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wtf? Where is Mahrez?

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He deserved to be dropped. Been too selfish lately and pep doesn’t stand for that.

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Rumours he’s too selfish and upset team mates

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        He is a history.

  15. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Hope for a Saiss cameo and blew it up now ref. Cba with Podence, think he’s gotta go

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Get out of my team foden, awful decision to get him in

  17. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    -8 to lose Kane, Son, Jimmy & Podence on the cards.

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No chance. You are not that type of manager.

      P.S. Wait

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Took a -16 last season in a sgw.

        1. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          did it pay off?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Yes, a lot easier selling 0 pointers.

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          You did? That's impressive. But maybe that's why you had a relatively poor season last year . I took -12 only once, don't recall -16

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I'm thinking the same but Barnes instead of Podence and a -12

    4. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      For who?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        The obvious players I can afford.

    5. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Depends. Who to get for them?
      I’m looking to get rid of Son, Mahrez and CWilson for Ziyech, Bruno and Watkins. Hit or two needed also.

    6. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Depends on who u getting. But having jimmy n podence helps to make the bar lower

  18. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    jimmy can eff off!!! out of my team. Thanks for nothing.

  19. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Taking everything into account, whos is better to keep hold of?

    A) Son
    B) Kane

    GW1-8 stats appear to be overwhelmingly in Kane's favour with superior xG (inc non-pen xG), xA, SiB, goal attempts, pen touches and also on penalty duties.

    1. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Kane

      1. sandman58
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Only sell Son if there's a better alternative....at lot of value tied in him

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      B

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Jota triple rise going into the International Break, I see.

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Triple every week so 6 rises possible even

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Hopefully Salah starts

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      unlikely

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    KILMAN MISS OPEN NET LOL

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Screw that I’m keeping Saïss

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Was offside anyway

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        yes tbf better he did not score

  23. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Kilman almost

  24. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Its actually unbelieveable that by taking Traore Docherty & Jota out of that team how rubbish they now are and how average at best Jimenez looks!

  25. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes coming on

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Jota, Firmino, Salah and Mane...he's putting them all in!

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Good

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      nice

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Too scared to drop Bobby.

  27. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Saïss please don’t come on have Targett who will get a point more

  28. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wolves need a goal, get Saiss on FFS

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Foden fail

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      benched or out of squad?

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He’s so bad that I benched him for Klich...he can become Bruno or KDB next GW

  30. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wow Klopp has put them all in. Sterling brace incoming.

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      That would be more then he’s scored against Liverpool in 5 years