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

    Bonus Points

    3 - Patrício (26)
    2 - Fofana (25)
    1 - Fuchs (24)

    No justice for Justin owners 🙁

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Justice for benchers. 😉

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Justin tears.

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

        But really what Justin needs to do t get BP

    3. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No tears here. Would have taken a Justin 6 pointer at the start of the gameweek. Lovely jubbly

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Seems to be going down with every chance he creates! Mark mustn’t own him

      1. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Weird. Need someone to explain thoroughly pls

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimi just has to go, may as well have bamford for 2.5 less

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      That’s what I did.

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

    Jota or those lovely 6m range strikers?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Striker. He won’t play every week but will come on.

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

        Even as impact sub he can deliver. Liverpool are best attacking team in the PL too

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      If Jota starts every game (which he seems to do now) I'd prefer him.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Pretty big samplesize 😀

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Just for context. Seems to be getting 80-90 mns every 2nd game over 5 gws. Would like as an asset if assured mins, but could be another Foden

  4. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Fuchs Ake

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    So much excitement for today's games while so much disapointment. When I take hits it don't work but when I don't do hits I was contemplating they would have worked. Why do I play this game?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Take a week off.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      You need a system sounds like your mind is gambling or becomes anxious

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Leads to emotional decision making. Not good in FPL or life.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I just got my team in tatters with Foden, Podence, TAA and Robbo. Need to shift funds from defense to midfield.

  6. OrmskirkFC
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Chances of my Bench Boost getting me negative points? Hamez-2 Dallas-0 Martinez and Konsa to play.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Your fault for playing BB this week

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Oh dear. What a waste.

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

        And this is your 8th season?

  7. Cooking_on_Fabregas
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Am I mad to consider Andy Carroll if Wilson out for a bit? Got 5.4. Son and Carroll or Vardy and 4.6m Mid. 352 if I keep Son, 442 with Vardy (Chilwell, Justin, Kilman, Coufal).

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yes. Stopped at Andy Carroll

      1. Cooking_on_Fabregas
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I am not a casual despite the consideration for the big man and taking a minis 20 2 weeks back. Thanks.

        1. Cooking_on_Fabregas
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          No idea what a minis 20 is. -20. Casual.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      yeah you'd be clinically insane

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Not mad if you’re going to TC him. He’s a legend of the Triple Captain.

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I like my team, good balance and all... but points are avoiding me 🙁

  9. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    6.4 OOP Liverpool mid is surely too good to be true...

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

      Yes

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yes he is. There will always be the nagging doubt of being benched if he is 4th mid

  10. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimenez is useless.

  11. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Third 1-0 game in a row now... borefests

  12. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimi has been woeful today...

    Best replacement? Antonio?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Thats the change I was hoping to make. Depends if he's fit again of course. Think i'll get Antonio in and then Vardy in for Kane week after.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Yeh I think that sounds good, can't wait to ditch Jimi

  13. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    What are the chances of Foden remaining benched?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      0%.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        hopefully he still has a cold. it's cold in manchester

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      1 pointer

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimenez is destroying my season

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Keeping for Southampton then he’s gone

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Sell him like everyone else. Wolves are not great going forward this season.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Sell him and Guaita.

    4. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Glad I sold him for Werner this week

  15. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    P off Son and Jimenez, had such a strong start to this GW.

  16. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    That Fabio Silva is nowhere near ready to be playing at this level.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I agree based on what I've seen of him so far. To be an 18yr old getting gametime in PL with a club challenging for Europe, you would think he would have to be something special. He might evolve into a good player but still a long way off imo.

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Kilman YC

  18. Davros
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    How long is Mitchell out for? Get rid or hold?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Ni timeline as of yet.

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Holding. Got him at 4mil. If he doesn't play he's my bench fodder

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      At 4.0 (if you bought he at that price) perfect bench fodder.

      1. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers all

  19. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Kilman YC

  20. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Saiss should walk into the team

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      There’s A chance he starts next week

  21. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Wolves lack pace. Which is why it is surprising that Traore doesn't start.

    1. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wolves lack a lot of things to be honest.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Defensively solid, but much better when Dendoncker makes runs from deep and Traore is wide.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Patricio
          Boly Coady Kilman
          Semedo Neves Moutinho Jonny
          Traore Dendocker
          Jimenez

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      They look a little stuck in a rut. Not really surprising since they sold Doherty and Jota, two of their better attacking players.

      Very strange the way Traore doesn't start. Seen a people make the point before that due to his style of play and build, he struggles to last a whole game. Maybe that's it?

  22. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Is Soucek an option as 4th mid?

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

      4th no. 5th maybe.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      7th attacker yes

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Certainly, assuming that you're playing 3-4-3. He was my 4th mid this week.

  23. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Why saiss is not having a start? Bcz start of the season he was on the top

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Recent form.

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Ask Nuno that genius.

  24. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Can anyone tell me why Justin went DOWN from 23bps to 20 AFTER dribliing down the line and setting up the big chance for Barnes to score. Don't want to be a sore loser like Trump but seems a bit unfair no?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      BPS are delayed.

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      He also didn't seem to get any bps boost for winning Vardy's second pen I mean whats going on!?

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

    Would you do r.James to coufal in order to go son to kdb? Have chilwell

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      No, Son will punish

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        he's certainly punished me captaining him last two weeks!

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Leicester are the bane of me

  27. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Mahrez not even in squad ... yay...no 1 pointer sub.... 9 pointer KWP incoming 🙂

  28. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Sell Foden or Podence?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Both

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Foden

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 20 days ago

    The prospect of a Thiago-Henderson-Wijnaldum midfield will always be a worry for Jota owners

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      This^

  30. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Jimenez is now a definite transfer out then..

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Yep

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Was weeks ago