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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Time to buy Jota
    he is ao cheap

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

      See where he plays today

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

        yesss

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

    Barnes the Bum 1 pointer confirmed...

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

    Which moves would you prefer to make?

    1. Trent & Son > KDB & Reece James -4
    2. Podence > JWP
    3. Hold

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

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Klopp with a crazy lineup

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

      What's crazy about it?

      It was pretty much between Keita and Jota and 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.

      Hard to drop Jota when he's in such good form and to be honest it's been a long time coming for Klopp to a) use different players and b) change the formation rather than assuming every game will go the same way just because of previous results.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        It's something like a 4-2-4

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

          Hardly.

          Henderson and Wijnaldum in the 2 man midfield in front of defence. Either Firmino or Salah up top (might rotate throughout the game) and Jota and Mane on flanks.

          Basically playing 4-2-3-1 with a number 10 role who might switch with number 9.

          It's a pretty standard formation.

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    MAN CITY : Ederson, Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Torres, Sterling, Jesus
    Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Foden, Garcia

    LIVERPOOL : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jota, Salah, Firmino, Mane
    Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Jones, Shaqiri, Origi, Phillips

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks. Now waiting for a hattrick from both Salah and Sterling

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

        This

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

      Pool defence a bit better this week

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Thank you

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

      Thanks

      Matip slides back in immediately

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

      Lost it Pep retire you fraud . Why cant you see what Foden brings to the attack

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

      Cancelo bandwagon is on

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

      Torres is interesting too

  6. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Salah > Jota (-4)?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ha.
      Ues

  7. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Jota starts

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

    Podence 1 says 60 mins on livescore, what time did he get taken off?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      59'

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      59 mins 2 seconds

    3. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      59

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

      59.

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

      59 mins too late

    6. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      taken off in 60th minute 60 mins completed

      QED

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

      In the 60th minute.

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

      They round it up to fck with casuals

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

        0-59 seconds would be the first minute, so anything after 59 mins is the 60th minute.

  9. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Are Pool playing 4 2 3 1

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

      4 1 4 me thinks

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

        so 2 keepers?

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Looks like it.

    3. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      4-4-2?

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

    Anyone to be kind enough and actually post the lineups?

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

      Yes

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

    Foden benched yet again. Awful. Out ASAP for me. He is clearly not first XI in Pep's mind despite deserving it.

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

      Exactly , see above Pep going around in circles and missing the obvious

  12. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    What formation is pool playing?

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

      4 1 4 1

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      4231

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Firm CAM
      Salah CF
      Jota LW
      Mane RW

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        nah Mane on RW doesnt make sense. More likely Jota CF Salah RW Mane LW

    4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      So basically none of us know 😆

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

    Podence, Foden & Jiminez.
    Son (c)
    No Kane

    What a day to be alive.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Same

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

    Jota ruins plans.

    Jota or Antonio?

  15. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Foden officially dead as an fpl option

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

      This

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

      He will deliver when no one will have him

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Then be benched again when people bringing him in again

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not really, Pep playing two more defensive midfielders as facing a tough opponent
      I happily benched him for this game and the next
      Want him for Burnley, Fulham

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Didn't start vs Sheffield either though. Just can't trust him to play when you want him to.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          That's what you get for a 6m attacking mid in one of the top teams for goal scoring
          Similar story with Jota I guess (though he is looking more nailed now)

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

    Foden benched.

    Losing patience.

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

      just one more benching to get through (vs Spurs), then he's surely in line to start some of those easy home games.

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

      *lost

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Patience has been lost. The intention was to just leave him in all season and just ride out the 1 pointers but 3 benchings in a row when there are other options now around that price is too much.

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    High hopes for Foden but he's done. Welcome Jota

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      One nailed player for another 🙂

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

        Fair point 😆

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Foden benched for the 3rd game running. Unfathomable. That's him out my team possibly for Jota.

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

    Saiss coming on

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

    Saiss in?

  21. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Saiss???

  22. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    352 the wave now. Jota better than any budget striker

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I'm on WC, struggling who to leave out between Son, Salah, Bruno, Jota, KdB, Ziyech. All look great options.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        And Grealish!

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

    Brave or foolish from Klopp?

  24. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Podence 3p or 1?

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

      1

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      1

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Definitely not 3

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

      1 obviously.

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

      1

  25. GROBARI
      3 months, 23 days ago

      How are bonus points looking like?

        1. GROBARI
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Thank you bro!

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

        Sky have salah up front

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

          Jota
          Mane Firmino Salah

          Is how I imagine it.

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

            Guess they could all interchange

            If jota does well today it could be a system they stick to

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

          FPL should too.

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

        Swiss troll point incoming.

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

          Saiss ffs

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        No Mahrez in City squad??

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Thank god he's awful

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

            Where is Mahrez, my differential 🙁

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

              Today is the Algerian New Year, he always gets it off

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

            Rumours of team mates being unhappy with his selfishness

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

          If ur MID is Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Ziyech where is the room for Jota???

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

            5th

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

              Bro?

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            There isn't
            Either have Werner instead of Ziyech or drop Grealish

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

              Would u drop either? Im not.

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Your team value must be insane btw!

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

                  104.5

        3. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Jota hat trick would do nicely...keep them coming Diogo