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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. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Took a hit to get Coufal over Semedo. Doesn't seem so crazy now does it?

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Kane holding BPS?

  3. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Justice for Saiss owners
    Lamptey off the bench for him last gw though

  4. boc610
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    the premier league is a joke now ..WTF was kilman supposed to do?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Not stick his arm out like that while defending in the box? Like other defenders seem to manage to do?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        No idea why people think it was harsh, his arm was out as you say, not by his side

      2. Kindness
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        What do you mean like other defenders do? There's been a handball pen in pretty much every other game so far

        1. Deeney-is-a-god
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Not in weeks tbf

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Saiss would never have given away that pen.

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      The premier league is a joke. But this PK decision is correct.

  5. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What to do with Antonio? Keep or sell? Prices are moving I won't be able to wait for more news.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Wait

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Cant wait mate

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          then keep, why bring him in if he was red flagged only to sell? May as well hold now

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            He was my WC pick

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sell. I'm hoping to bring him in if he's fit so a price drop would be nice. (obviously keep)

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers Ivanovic you have been amazing help

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Buy

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Please don't joke with serious matters

    4. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I hope to bring him in as my 3rd striker for next GW.

  6. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Just because Vardy scored a lucky penalty does not mean you have to get him in ffs... the kneejerkers on here are hilarious

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He's Vardy though. Always a good idea to get him in. Penalty or not.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Without pens he'd be useless on fpl

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          But they exist tho. And he's still amazing from open play

        2. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Lol ok.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I mean leicester have 7 in 8 games. And vardy didn't even take 2 of them. And he didn't play one game and he played only 30 minutes in another. Would be ahead of kane if he had taken them

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Those penalty numbers are not sustainable... Leicester won't have 35 pens end of season I'll tell you that

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Sure but vardy steal scores amazing open play goals

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Still*

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            And fulham is coming soon. I want.

          3. Railwayman
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            He scored 2 only this season, so it is not so good for a 10mil. player.

    3. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      First year watching football?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        first day actually

    4. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I’ve been planning on getting in Vardy for a bit now...look at his next few fixtures, then you’ll realise the hype

    5. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      We play for points. Any kind of goal counts no?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Past points don't count no. If someone scores this week doesn't mean they will score in future

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Not but surely you'd rather have players that scored in the past right ?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 25 days ago

            not necessarily, I don't enjoy point chasing

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              So you will be confident bringing a player that blanked 3 times in a row. Weird strategy but eh, everyone play the game its own way I guess. Cheers.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 25 days ago

                KDB blanked in 3 of his last 4, does that count?

    6. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Listen to this man!

    7. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I'll get him for Kane in gw10. Kneejerk or not

  7. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Tbf I love watching Wolves lose. The football they play is a disgrace

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Every post a winner, keep it up.

  8. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Damn, gonna be a long 12 days til the next deadline with only 1FT... already know I wanna do either:
    A) Robbo Kane Podence —> Chilwell Antonio Bruno/KDB
    B) Son to Bruno
    C) Son Robbo to Bruno/KDB Chilwell

    BUT hard to decide which...

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wolves look awful

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Cannot wait to dump Jiminez and Podence. Just one more week.

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Missing the Doc, Jota and Jonny

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Vardy or Bruno on WC?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Bruno

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Bruno

  11. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    GW9 : Son > Bruno
    GW10 : Kane > Vardy
    GW11or13 : Bruno > KDB
    GW14 : Vardy > Kane

    Logic right ?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Solid plan

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wolves were the last current premier league team Vardy hasn’t scored against

  13. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Opta stats: Every team to win the Premier League has had an 'e' in their name.

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Bad news for Brighton and Aston Villa

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        and Southampton

      2. Top Mark.S
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Hove?

      3. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Brighton & Hove Albion

    2. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Blackburn?

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Rovers

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Hotel?

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Than it is Tottenham

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      no E in LiVARpool...

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Lmao.

    4. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Poor Spurs

  14. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Would you keep Son or Kane for Spurs tough fixtures?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sold both. Too much cash with good fixtures elsewhere.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      no

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Werner, vardy, Bruno etc better options

  15. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Max bonus for Harry? Winning goal BPS are added in game now, but are reductions made after?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Should be finalized by now.

  16. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wolves does not play Saiss, Moutinho Traore. Deserved to lose.

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Awful from Raul. Should pass it quicker to Podence.

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      If only

  18. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone still have / holding onto Liverpool defenders?

    Unless he wreaks havoc today, and especially with a busy IB, I’m so tempted to just pull the trigger on Robbo to Chilwell and then take hits for any other transfers (only have 1FT)

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I did TAA to Chilwell on my active WC.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Well yea wildcard, that’s dead easy then

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Fixtures aren't bad

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I have double since GW4, not even once thought about them as a weak link, I dunno maybe that just me.

      Must admit I enjoy that soap-opera of "should I sell TAA/Robbo" every week, just do it guys 😉

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Keeping Trent for sure, looked immense in the last couple of champions league matches.
      Will be sooner rather than later that form is in the prem too

  19. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Thank you and farewell, Kane.

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      This

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Sometimes you have to be ahead of the curve.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      NEVER

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Trust me I want to keep him but it’s sooo hard he’s so much

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          He'll be back GW 16, no worries. Some people act like you can't buy the same player again.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            It becomes difficult though with price rises

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Fair enough but the difference would be like 0.5 more or less, not a big deal, there's always a way to shave off some cash from our current teams.

              Don't get me wrong, it might backfire a bit but I feel that 80% of you guys holding to Kane/Son will sell them anyway after first blank and looking at their fixtures.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Not me haha, think I may lose Son but excited to see them play against better more attacking sides

  20. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on plan below ?

    Son to Bruno as a one week punt, followed by Reguilon Bruno Kane to Cancelo KDB Vardy -4 the week after.

    Martinez
    Robo/Reguilon/Chilwell
    Salah/Son(c)/Hamez/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Wow, we have very similar team and plans. Currently same front 7 except I have Wilson instead of Bamford.

      Son to Bruno for me, followed by Kilman Kane to Cancelo Vardy lmao.

      If Bruno hauled next gameweek, will you be tempted to keep him though ?

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Not sure, United amount having stable form now

  21. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Bit late but vardyyyyy!

  22. mookie
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone else yet to own a Liverpool player?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I’m yet to own a City player

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That worked out really well for you.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yes so far!

  23. 2's Kompany 3's M…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Who to pick though for my team.
    Should I
    A - Son > Ziyech
    B Son > Ziyech & Wilson > Werner

    Can't afford Wilson > Werner as an option.

    McCarthy
    Zouma, Chilwell, Konsa
    Grealish, Zaha, Salah, Son
    DCL, Kane, Wilson

    Martinez, Mitchell, Justin, Bissouma
    2.3 ITB & 1FT

    Do I really need MNU or MCY?
    Any thoughts appreciated.

  24. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Jota set to rise tonight. Are we considering him?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Not now

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      not a chance

    3. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No. Too risky with Bobby still likely starting. Waste of a valuable midfield spot.

  25. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    How does this sound?
    Kane and Podence/Foden to Bamford and Bruno(C)

  26. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Best keeper for a WC?

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      If you already used it

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I have it activated.

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Fabianski imo.

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Mendy

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I have Chilwell Ziyech and Werner atm.

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Then perhaps Flappyhandski

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Mendy

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Martinez by far. Look at long term fixtures, all green till gw30

  27. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    If you did not have Bruno next GW, who's your captain?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Salah...

  28. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Loving people getting rid of Kane.

    Will be a disaster for them 🙂

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No, the replacement scores more ... he keeps scoring probably

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      doubt it

    3. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yeah we’ll be so worried.

      1 shot on target at home to the worst defence out there

  29. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Points count so far? My scores are now finally getting back on track

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      27 (32 if you add in Jiminez, Podence and Foden points). Just Salah and Grealish to play.

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      74(-4), 7/7 returns so far.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Tidy

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      78 plus Salah, Grealish and Martinez

      (I’ve accrued in Trent’s inevitable 20 pointer)

  30. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What to do with Barnes? Will he start the next game?