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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. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    F off Anthony Taylor you corrupt grub

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Let's go Jamie!

  3. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Some going by Vardy now having scored against every team in the PL.

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Deserved for Kilman owners. Justice for Saiss

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Agree.

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Oh ffs Vardy again.... dammit!

  6. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Captain Vardy scores, yeaahh

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yeehaa

  7. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Podence CS point wiped out. Great.

  8. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy captain never in doubt

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nice... I lacked the balls for a maverick move like that.

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Only done it as I’m doing rotten this year, fancy doing the maverick moves

  9. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    PARRTYYYY

  10. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Time to get Vardy in.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Agree

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Over a penalty that wasn't a penalty? Settle down

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Was a penalty, was given too

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Obviously .

  11. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bit weird. They've gone against given those lately.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Any examples?, unnatural position will always be given no matter how close it is or even if it takes a deflection

  12. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Harsh! But I'll take it.

  13. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Not play Saiss is ridiculous.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Agree

  14. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Have to get Vardy in soon. His luck never ends

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lucky and very good too. A difficult combination to resist!

  15. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Hopefully forces Wolves to play a bit more attacking.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hahaha

  16. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Well earned assist for Praet

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      😀

  17. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    As a Foxes fan who sold Saiss that is a great start - despite having no Vardy. What a player he has been!

  18. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    By doing TAA > Kilman, I can do Son + Barkley > Bruno + Grealish

    Obviously wait till international break is done, and maybe even wait an extra week to avoid hits, but what do we think of the long term plan? It'll break my heart to finally undo the LIV double at the back but needs must...

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wolves look toothless going forward.

    Think Podence needs to go.

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Oh of course it was a penalty, and jammy one at that.

    So that’s how many goals out of how many shots for Vardy? Always sided with the “he can outperform xG” argument cos of how he plays - but this is unsustainable

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best tactic seems to be don’t shoot at goal but try and hit arm of opposition player in box.

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      agree surprised more players don't just shoot at defenders all the time now and try and win a pen rather than go for goal!

  22. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    why don't I have Vardy for this inevitable PARTY?

  23. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Saïss don’t come on please

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Absolutely getting in Vardy for next GW, or the GW after

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Kilman to score the equaliser now

  26. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Party is unreal. Don't have a clue how to fit him in.

    Got him in FanTeam luckily

  27. GOATMEAT
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What's up with Saiss? Lost his place for good?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Looks like it

      2. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, lost his place, but for no reason. Weird decision from 'that' manager.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Great for the game as Nuno now cant go for his boring "defend until minute 75" strategy

    • Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 14 days ago

        When I heard that this ref has given 3 pens to Leicester already, of course he was gonna give it...

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Reminder, Vardy party is going on streak. Please jump in when it's still time!

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          And Fulham coming soon. Prime captaincy option