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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. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Jota starting up top for Pool, when will everybody realize he's an option now?

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Err it's hardly obvious he's a starter.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers - good call - let's see how this works - been looking forward to this match

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He won't start half the matches unfortunately

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Watch this space if this works out for Klopp it might be the way forward
        It's a big call to start him in this game

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Thiago, The Ox, Fabhino and even Kieta been or are injured

          1. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I've always thought Firmino was more suited to CAM position plus 2 defensive mids (where Liverpool have plenty of options)
            Jota more of a false number 9 but with more goal threat

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      About now for me - cheers! 🙂

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    FFS I BENCHED JUSTIN FFS EVERY WEEK I BENCHED THE WRONG PLAYER! Lamptey last week, always first on my bench too and all my players always start whereas rivals play Saiss then get clean sheets off the bench!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      You were never playing him.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I had him starting over Robbo up until deadline!?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          But you thought Wolves would score.
          I benched TAA, that's life.
          Only counts at deadline.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      That’s the game. Some ya win some ya lose

    3. chocolove
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Get a life
      If you hate bench point, sell him for non-playing 4m defender
      As simple as that

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        No need for insults

        1. chocolove
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Nah, you take it so serious
          Look at other replies
          Its just a game

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Chill it’s like 4 points. Robbo very likely to outscore that anyway

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yes, away to City when they have a CS chance of 15%. I assume you think he has a 50% chance of getting a goal or assist?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Why 15%? Man City have struggled to score more than 1 in the league all season, why would that change against the reigning champions?

          I’m confident he at least comes close to matching 6 points yes for sure

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Because that's what the odds said. If you think you know better than the bookies then why aren't you making money at it?

  3. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    4231 from City?

    Please be KDB in the hole

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, KDB at #10

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Matters not. Liverpool will blow them away today.

  4. ivantys
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes missed a sitter

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes skies it

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Damn it. Barnes ruins assist and 3BP for Justin 🙁

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Oh noooooo

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Kilman made up for the pen he gave away there.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Gutted by that Vardy pen 🙁

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Same man

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes unlucky

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes big miss

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Jimmy do something you toad...

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Season over?

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Another Justin assist goes begging

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Justin 2 pointer incoming

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Barnes you muppet do something

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      LMAO at Barnes' finishing then Fuchs wiping out Evans when he's already injured 😆

    • Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Fofana YC. Good for Justin owners

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Would have been even better if Barnes scored

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Justice for Justin owners. Robbed off a 15 pter !!!

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      F**k you Barnes

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        This

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Jota the LIV no. 9? Salah > Jota done!

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Justin deserves a 15 pointer today ffs

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Anthony Taylor would be as well wearing a Leicester top today.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Not long til the Trent massive haul 😎

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        2 weeks hopefully.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          *hours 😉

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Hope so.

    • Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Cmon wolves wipe that ckeanie

      1. Kaneyonero
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        *cleanie

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A Jimenez equaliser please.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        No chance.

    • Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Wow Justin could have had 9pts+ by now

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I blame Vardy

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        9? Think you mean 19

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        15 to be more accurate. Thank God he's not

        1. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Yes 15. Agreed

      4. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He should be on 15pts easily. Barnes missed a big chance and Party a penalty.

        I am keeping all the way he is starting

    • Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Marcal is RAPID

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Is that ant killer?

    • Chhana
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Had Justin & Jimi, If Jimi scores its better right?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        yes 7 point goal vs 4 points

        1. Chhana
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          let's hope... but not likely

    • Roy Hudd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Leicester defensive owners I'd consider buying a scratchcard or a lottery ticket for next week...

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Why? Justin could have had a 15 pointer

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Whoever signed Fabio Silva for Wolves definitely plays too much FM.

    • Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      What’s the point of allowing people to post F**k but not the actual word? Do people actually think there are some here who don’t know what the word is? 😀

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Fork?

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I don't fink they do