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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, 26 days ago

    Saved!

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy miss

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pen saved 😆

  4. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Nice save

  5. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Haha Justin assist denied

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy miss

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Nice. Sorry Justin owners.

  8. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I benched Justin as I have Jimi, bad decisions?

    Robbo Lamptey KWP my defenders

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Maddison on the next one

  10. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Poor uck, once in a lifetime save

  11. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy owners crying

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Hahaaaa

  13. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Of course the one Justin assisted was saved, grrr.

  14. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Oh dear! Justin haul ruined

  15. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    That penalty is a rank killer...

  16. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    No Vardy party lol 😀

  17. UKG
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ffs Vardy. No Justin Assist

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Justin owners deserved bad luck now wipe that CS jimmy

  19. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    NOOOO

  20. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy missed? Bandwagon derailed!

  21. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ufff, no Vardy goal Justin assist

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Scary to think Bruno’s last 3 goals have been from open play :O

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Plus the disallowed one against Newcastle

  23. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Justice for the first one

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Patricio owners loving this

  25. UshFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    He'd better have been on the line!

    1. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Now nick a goal Podence

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

    Well that was fun lol.

  27. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    8th lei pen by gw8. Going for the record.

  28. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Looooool vardy owners fumin

  29. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Crazy season

  30. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Does Justin at least get some extra bps for winning the pen? 😆