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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. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    83 (-4)

    + SALAH

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Good score that man

    2. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      wow.

      How!?

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Congrats man

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nice one. I'm not far behind you on 26

    5. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thank you, my first really decent GW this season.

      I started with a ranking somewhere around 4.5m and gradually fought my way back. I took -4 almost every week and am now in the top 280k.

      Meslier
      Justin-Reg-Chilwell
      Son-Salah-Bruno-Ziyech
      Bamford-Kane(C)-DCL

    6. LSK
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Big score for you this week.

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A)Son + 4.5 Def
    B)Jota + Robbo

  3. Chazz69
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Saiss out of that Wolves team is an insane call

  4. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anybody else still have captain to play? I can't imagine there will be many. Sterling (C) here but I'm a Liverpool fan!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling could do very well with a natural striker in the system

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling has a poor record against Liverpool

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I don't believe in those sort of stats. Don't think you can read much into them. He did actually score in the same fixture last season. Sterling had the best anytime goalscorer odds out of anybody in my team which is why I went with him. Always back the odds.

  5. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any chance that Saïss starts the next game maybe

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      never in a million years barring injuries

    2. Chazz69
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Saiss has to come back in the starting 11

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    If Foden can't get into the team with Mahrez out then everyone who owns needs to sell. Luckily I have 2 FT's to sort it out over the IB.

    1. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      hope he stays on the bench today so KWP comes on for me 🙂

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Same I hope Taylor comes in for me

  7. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    If Jota is nailed he will probably be one of the best values ever.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not nailed

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Would need Firminio injury for Jota to be close to nailed I reckon. Could still be huge value.

    3. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      He’s not nailed to start but he’ll play every game and be a threat from the bench. At that price he does look a no-brainer. Injuries to other players will make him nailed, and the fact he can play anywhere across the front three means it doesn’t really matter who the injury is

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        What about LFC playing like in this game in the future? With Jota as a striker and Firmino behind him?

    4. Chazz69
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I reckon he will be nailed

  8. Railwayman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Of all keepers to save a penalty, Patricio did it and my main ML rival has him in his team. And it's even the second saved penalty for his team this season 😀 Crazy things...

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Lots of high GK scores this week.

      1. Railwayman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        And since I have Martinez I expect a well-earned point maximum 😀

  9. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Is Kane on for 3 BAPS?

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yep

    2. GROBARI
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yes he is

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yes sireee

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Have exact funds for this WC team!
      McCarthy (Forster)
      Chilwell Dias Coufal(KWP)(Kilman)
      KDB Salah Jota Ziyech Grealish
      Vardy DCL (Brewster)

      Looks good if Jota does well tonight?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        So if Jota does well tonight, he’ll carry on doing well in the future?

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Would look better if Jota nailed, just don't like the Jota/Brewster half-swinging hinge

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      With Klopp clearly compromising defense I'm hopeful that Sterling can return this match

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Sterling doesn’t do well agains pool, or in general it seems so far, kudos for the patience though, I cannot stand him.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Did well last time, could repeat the trick. Have to be patient with the upcoming fixtures

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        It could be 5-5. Liverpool will blow them away early and city come back.

    5. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      GW10+

      A) Kane, Lamptey
      B) Antonio, Robbo (-4)

    6. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      40 with 3x Villa and Salah to play

      Any worse?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        42 with Salah Robbo Grealish

      2. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No but close. 44 with Robbo/Salah/2 x villa

      3. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        39 with Martinez, Grealish, Robbo and Salah to go.

        Just not momentum this season. Another red arrow incoming.

      4. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        38 with salah taa and Watkins. Your welcome

      5. GROBARI
          2 months, 18 days ago

          43 with Salah KDB and Marzinez

        • SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          33, robbo, salah, grealish, martinez to play, need a grealish hat-trick to save my week 🙂

      6. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Anyone know what the LIV formation is?
        Is it Jota up front.

        1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Could be him or Salah I'd say.

        2. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Nobody can be sure if it's Jota or Salah yet.

        3. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          In a 4231.

        4. Chazz69
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Jota up front yep

      7. jesus jesus
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Jota & Chilwell or Ziyech & Kilman
        Walcott & VanAnnholt or Zaha and 3.9 def

        On wildcard - 2 dilemmas !!
        Any opinion appreciated

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          First one

          And Probably the first one aswell.. but Walcott!? Lol

          1. jesus jesus
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thinking oop playing up front till Ings back ??

          2. jesus jesus
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks for the reply Tony !!

      8. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        What's wrong with the bps site https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/live/

      9. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Is Mahrez injured?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          He just sucks

      10. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Think I'm selling my triple Spurs.

        Reguilon/Son/Kane ➡️
        PVA/Bruno/Vardy

        -4.

        0.4 to spare so it can wait but Spurs too unpredictable and fixtures not great.

      11. aborg
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’m a Liverpool fan but I hope Sterling hauls in a big scoring game. He is my only differential with just a 33 point score so far :/

      12. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        FODEN OWNERS: city attacker at 6.5 bargain for sure even if not nailed

        ALSO FODEN OWNERS: Ughhh foden benched end this season alreadyy

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I bought him expecting he would start most games actually. He is good enough and City fans want him to start. It was just a good opportunity to buy when other players were injured/covid. I thought he'd continue to start. Seems not.

        2. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Just be nice to people dude

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            He’s so toxic, I wonder if he even has a team or is just here to troll. Talks like a 12 year old on call of duty game chat.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Because that's what he is

          2. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Banter m8

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          hehe

      13. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hoping for a Grealish masterclass but both teams to score.

      14. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Salah, KDB/Sterling, Bruno, Son, Ziyech, Grealish

        With Soucek as the 5th midfielder, who loses out on a GW10 wildcard? Son and Ziyech?

      15. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Dont you dare come on for another 1 pointer Foden, want some jammy bench points like everybody else gets each week

      16. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Salah playing up front, haul incoming!!

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Rival forgot to do team and still has Salah captain so yep

      17. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        How's this for a plan?

        This week:
        Son --> Fernandes

        Next week:
        Kane + Hamez + Soucek --> Bamford/Adamas/Antonio + KDB + Jota (-4)

      18. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Justin deserved 15pts. #justiceforjustin

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Probably would've gotten 14

      19. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Me in that game, Jimi Justin
        Rival, Saiss
        Rival outscores me by 4 points as he's getting Balbeuna off the bench and Justin is first on mine

      20. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Who would you be shipping first out of Podence/Mitro? Tempted by Mitro -> Adams or Podence -> Ziyech/Jota, but probably don't want to use a hit to do both...

      21. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Where does The Mandalorian streams?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          disney plus

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks Ben

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Not allowed to say on here, do a Google search

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            I'm sorry mr The

      22. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Don't care what Robbo does tbh, Chillwell has done what he needed to