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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. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Jota will just be Shaqiri 2.0... i'm pretty sure he also started well for Liverpool and then we haven't seen him again since.

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      No he didn't. Jota has been on fire.

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    How do you change 2 seasons of bad luck!?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Game is a joke with no point to it 🙂

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Have a week off and things will change.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Except if you’re me 🙂

        Although done well on FH this week, still though, the joke continues.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          I've have 2 bad seasons, need to create luck tbh. Slowly turning it around.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Same here, last two seasons have been literally a waste of time and this one so far. Benefitted well from FH this week but still had to take a few hits to sort normal team out for next GW.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      3rd season lucky.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      You can’t. You are probably making good decisions. When its going badly there is no point fighting it, just banging head against a wall.

  3. tabby98
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Jimenez + ASM --> Bamford + Ziyech (-4)

    Yes or no?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Yep

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Justin not getting 3 bps + 1 bps for key pass + big chance created for barnes at the end

    Robbed off 2 baps

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Thanks Barnes. Grealish to punish.

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 hours ago

    Liverpool cleanie and Salah goal please. Foden to stay benched.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      As a TAA, Robbo anad Salah owner, that would be ideal!

      Liverpool CS very unlikely though I reckon. Unless it's a very cagey, 0-0 type game - but the lineups suggest it won't be.

  7. ivantys
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      So many 1-0s boring

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      If you’d asked me on the deadline if i’d take a Justin 6 pointer i’d have taken it. Beautiful stuff

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Who wouldn't? First on the bench for me. Taylor, Lamptey & Zouma started ahead of him.

    • Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      No baps for Justine is criminal

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Vardy 14 points if he scores that god damn

      Happy to own him from now on though

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        13*

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        I’d be gutted if I had him today, but a good asset nonetheless

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        13. Gutted too. Its like i get punched in the gut really costly by something every week.

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      LMS safety score currently 32

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        When are new entries open? I wanna try my luck this year

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          There is a code & grav for a reason.

    • gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Justin was so close to 2 assists. Only 6pts and not even any bonus points. Disappointing.

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        He should be on 15pts
        Easily. Unlucky

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Justin 4th in the BP race 🙁

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        5th

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Need Salah to save me now..

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 hours ago

      Top of the league going into November

      Surely it can’t happen again?

      1. ivantys
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          This will be the most open season so always got a chance to pull it off again.

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Made the right choice starting Justin over Taylor. Just a pity no-one could finish his assist and bps doesn't reflect how good he was today.

      3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Spurs have many chances earlier? Expected at least a brace or hattie from Kane.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          Nope
          Lucky win

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Makes it easier to boot Spurs assets then!

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              I'm keeping Son.
              He likes those high line defenses

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 hours ago

        Didn't see the game, but stats say only 1 chance created for Justin and 0 big chances created?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          Won pen
          VARdy missed it

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            What about the barnes one

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          Eye test says he was very unlucky not to get 15 points.

          1. ivantys
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              He won't be getting the 3BP if Vardy scored the second pen

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 19 hours ago

                Maybe not.

                14 points then.

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Barnes chance was as big as it gets in terms of chances

        3. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 hours ago

          I knew it already but foden is a garbage pick. Just too many fires to put out

          1. ivantys
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Yes no chance to transfer him out so gotta keep him sadly

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Schmeichel deserve a bonus point for that save !

            1. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Under-rated keeper. One of the leagues best imo.

          3. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Kane & Foden to Watkins/Antonio & Bruno(C) for -4?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              In 11 days perhaps.

            2. SH@KTIMAAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Yes
              I'm going to do the same but only if Antonio is fit... Not interested in watkins

          4. aborg
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Did Kilman give away both penalties ?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Nouri the 2nd

              1. aborg
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 hours ago

                Cheers 🙂

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Ait Nouri and Kilman. Both Saiss replacements had a mare

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 19 hours ago

                Kilman didn't have a mare. That was a penalty because of the new rules. He played well

            3. Chazz69
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Ait Nouri the 2nd one

            4. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Saiss back next week then

              1. aborg
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 hours ago

                I doubt, the first did not look like intentional hand ball from Kilman

          5. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Best replacement for Saiss?

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Depends on budget but Chilwell otherwise James or Coufal

            2. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Chilwell

            3. Bees4Lyf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              Chillwell or Cresswell

          6. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            50 points with just Salah Grealish and Martinez left

            Tiresome season. Cant beleive justin just getting 6 points

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              That's not a terrible score. I'm happy with 60 points and Salah, Grealish, TAA and Foden

          7. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            New Vardy owners this is what FPL 2020/2021 looks like.

          8. tom2224
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            WC time...

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              Many moons ago

          9. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Any news on Mahrez?

          10. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            You know Pep the bald feck will bring on Foden with 3 mins to go to block my 9 KWP points on the bench......

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              There's absolutely no way Foden doesn't come on. Good news for you is it'll be long before the 87th minute so he may well get some returns.

            2. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 hours ago

              you benched, don't deserve the points.

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 19 hours ago

                Strange that as I thought that was the point of having playing players on your bench for precisely for these scenario

          11. michaelington
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            Saiss, Mitchell, Jimenez, Wilson, Ryan. Wish I’d bloody saved my wildcard.

          12. Sir Alex Telles.
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 hours ago

            people with 50 pts whining and players to play still whining??