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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Willy on fire!

    1. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Sounds sore. Is your local chemist open?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        😀

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Nuno is an enemy of football. Wolves should be relegated

  3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    On 64(-4) now with Salah and Grealish left

    1. Steve Chance
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lol

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Worth getting Bruno too when I already have Rashford?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You need Salah and Kdb too

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Have Salah, but no kdb. Worth getting kdb instead of Bruno?

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Need Vardy, Fernandes, KDB, Salah, Grealish, Ziyech, Sterling and Kane ASAP

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Got em

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You forgot Mane, Son, and Rashford. And after tonight you might even want Aubameyang.

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Well i have 4 of them. 5 soon

  6. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I see that Kane scored when Bale had been replaced. Were the two facts at all related?

    1. Agger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No correlation whatsoever, you sound like a Real Madrid fan xD

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Its a proven theory called the Bale effect

  7. Agger
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    38 points with Sterling, Robertson, Grealish, Watkins and Aubamayeng(C) to play

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      These weeks happens. Chin up, there’s always next week.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Average is 41 and he has his captain still to play, not exactly all doom so far

  8. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Very difficult to choose 2(3 if cheap) of
    Mane
    Bruno
    Sterling
    KDB
    Ziyech
    Werner
    Vardy

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Why not fit Bruno KDB Salah Ziyech all in?

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    ML rival's getting rewarded for the bad decision of starting Saiss by getting West ham defenders off the bench

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      They made the good decision to have a decent bench tho

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Agreed, although strange to start a defender vs Leicester away ahead of Fulham at home

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          True

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          They are probably innactive teams, but still beating him

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Did they just miss the deadline?

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy or Bruno?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno first then Vardy H to Ful the week after

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Difficult. I'll have both after next gw. Currently only have Bruno. Bruno is just better because of being a midfielder

  11. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jimenez has got to go. This Wolves team are not the team of old with Moutinho, Traore, Jota etc.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah considering taking him out for the saints match for Martial v WBA.

  12. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Game Stats - Live
    Bonus Points

    3 - Vardy (29)
    2 - Praet, Mendy (13)

    Kane and Doherty still on 3BP atm

    1. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Doherty will lose his if Spurs concede though

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Huh

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Fofana is excellent. Leicester have done it again

  14. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Giving Jimenez one more week.
    Then a straight swap to Vardy/Jesus

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      One week too many

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        This

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Come on Poo dance

    1. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’d be surprised if he makes 60 minutes at this rate

    2. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Sigh

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Another penalty

    Joke

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Well no this is a legitimate one

  17. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Pen lej. Justin a

  18. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Another penalty wow

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Pen

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy having a partaaaaaay

  21. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    clear pen

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    This is so jammy

  23. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Need Wolves to blank now. Need a Justin haul more

  24. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy monstrosity of a haul

  25. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Justin assist - 11+ pointer

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Both Saiss replacements having an absolute mare...

  27. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Nah, offside

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is Vardy off?

  29. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy party oh yeah

  30. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy Penalty Party