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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Awful pen. He's actually not that good at pens.

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

      He's not, he used to put them all down the middle a few seasons ago

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Exactly. The Ranieri days both him and Mahrez missed a few.

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

      He has a random technique, his record is still good tho, 25 scored 5 missed.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yh decent. Just feels he gets lucky on many of them.

    3. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Thankfully don't own him!

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

    Jammy Justin owners getting what they deserve

  3. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Saiss starts next game

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

      *marcal

    2. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I've just transferred him out for Cresswell

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

    Ffs Vardy would’ve been a monster haul

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

    Vardy tossing away my Justin assist. Eff sake this game!!

  6. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane > Vardy postponed

  7. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jimenez at 8.5m is a crime itsself

  8. Baby Face Nelson
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Yes. Lovely save

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

    Dendo YC

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

    Which option?

    A) Son to Bruno
    B) Kane to Vardy

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A

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

      Neither and enjoy the Spurs mauling of City

    3. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      i think A.

  11. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Not gonna lie, this gameweek has been near perfect so far. That Vardy pen miss with Justin on my bench 😀

  12. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Of course when justin is on the assist ,, vardy miss the penalty..

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

      You got it in GW1

  13. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I missed what happened, that who would have got the assist for that

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

        Justin James

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

      Vardy you tw*t. Can't score to give Justin an assist can you ffs

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

        Stop crying.

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

      Wolves look clueless

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

        Get Traore on for Neto.

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

          Don’t understand why he doesn’t start

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

        Need Saiss to defend

    • ivantys
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Vardy giving hope to other golden boot contenders

      • Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wolves are all over the place here. Shades of Huddersfield.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Justin denied the assist ... Nooooooooooo

      • PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Maybe a silly question...Does Justin get any bonus points for winning the penalty (even if it's saved)?

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

          no

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

            Ah, a shame. Cheers

          2. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Is it not a big chance created (if we’re talking about bps rather than baps)?

      • Chazz69
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Ait Nouri is clueless, what the heck is he doing in the Wolves starting team ?

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

        Barnet 1-0 Burton Albion

        Boom, into the second round

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

        Justice for us Justin owners we were robbed of 5 pts with that penalty miss. 3 for the assist and 2BP most likely.

        I keep saying for years penalty won should be 2 pts

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

          What happens if said penalty taker wins it himself? Would they get only plus 2/3 for the conversion? Or goal in addition to?

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

            Pen goal should also be worth less

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

            If a player wins and scores he gets both pts

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

          Or maybe Vardy should just finish his dinner the mug

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

        Have Vardy in FanTeam, Justin in FPL. That was painful to watch

      • Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Didn’t points used to be subtracted for conceding a pen?

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

          Should be. It's more of an error than scoring an own goal, which always seems too harshly punished on FPL in my opinion.

      • PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Still don't understand why Saiss is benched. Ridiculous really.

      • jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Aït-Nouri needs to be replaced at the half.

      • JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wolves really need Moutinho and Traore on.

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

        I'm not just saying this because I own Justin but there should be a standard 2 points for 'winning a penalty' rather than an assist. Why should the person that won the penalty miss out? He still done his part.

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

          That's ridiculous! Don't be stupid, please.

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

          Should be at least baseline bonus points because you're creating a big chance.

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Is it not?

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

              I was told not above. Is it? I don't know!

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

          -2 points for conceding a penalty

          +2 for vardy for getting it on target

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

          Nah. Too random. People winning penalties with dodgy handballs. Assist if they score the pen is enough.

        5. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          What next? Person gets awarded a point if he puts in a cross and someone misses a point blank header?

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

          Agree Viper totally. It is like that in UCL FF

        7. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Would be good for players that win and take penalties

        8. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I own Justin, but where would it end? 2pts for a goal line clearance? 2 points for a last ditch tackle? 2 points for a key pass?

          I think them adding it to the BPS calculation is more plausible.

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

            You don't get it mate, we are speaking about goal related events. They give assist if goal is scored from a won free kick

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I do get it, because a missed pen is not a goal scoring event.

              2 points for putting someone 1-on-1 with the keeper? Is there much difference between a miss then and a penalty miss?

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

          Nah, it does not make sense to get 2 points for “winning a penalty” in my opinion.

          A penalty is awarded when an offense that qualifies to a direct free kick is made inside the penalty area.

          You get a fantasy assist if a goal is scored directly from the free kick you won. Therefore it also makes sense that you get a fantasy assist if the penalty taker scores on the penalty you won.

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

        Nuno actually thought it was a good idea to replace seasoned veterans in defence with 2 kids lol...

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Are people sticking with Son and Kane?

        Spurs next fixtures;

        City
        Chelsea
        Arsenal
        Palace
        Liverpool

        I'm half tempted to do Son > Ziyech

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Nope