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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. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    How is Podence playing? Came close to scoring yet?

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Standard wolves first half. Nothing to report

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

        This

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

      He plays for wolves, so absolutely not. Even WBA and Fulham make more chances than these jokers.

  2. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I think this is the first season I won't have any Burnley defence. They have been so unlucky with fixtures. They must be the only team that don't have a l run of ’easy games’.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It's sporadic alright

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

    The ref has to award Wolves a pen this half even if they don't get near the box

  4. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Vardy is due a pen

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

      VARdy

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A Bic or better - how goods he doin?

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

    A) Son > Bruno

    B) Kane/Soucek > Bamford/Bruno (-4)

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It's going to be a long IB if I keep seeing you ask this on every single page for two weeks

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        3 times in the past 24 hours clown

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

      A

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

      A

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Is Soucek with fixtures worth -4? A from a bad B

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

    Pretty happy with perma captain Kane: 16, 5, 6, 9. No blanks is all I ask for after 3 in first 4 gameweeks.

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

      Nice returns.

      Another 9 points today and people are still complaining 🙂

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Wolves goal please

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

      Next GW please

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      dont hold your breath

  8. ivantys
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Leicester could get like 20 penalties this season

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        They have been good at winning them for years now

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Justin is like Ivanovic, TAA, Alonso etc. Absolutely terrifying as a non-owner.

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Really? I own him and hadn't realised!

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

        Shame Vardy isn't like Lewandowski when it comes to converting pens.

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

        He only has 1 goal 2 assists in 1700 minutes of Premier League football though.

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah but he's always in the box. It's scary.

      4. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wow seriously? I was looking down on him all this time as an owner. Good to know

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

      Barnes on my bench. Podence first sub.
      Both of u idiots sort it out amongst yourselves and get me some points.

      1. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Fairly strong bench.

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Lol i meant, Barnes starting!

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

      Salah non captainers, what's better, a haul or a blank ?

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

        Blank

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Plum

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

          Haul

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Haul

        4. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Punish the 34% who don't own?

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

            That many? Then haul

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              In top 10K, only 70 EO

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

            More non owners than captainers then! Good to know.

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

            Haul

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

          Haul. Massive massive haul.

          Most ppl have captained Kane or Son.

        6. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          whatever i dont care

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

            This is the correct answer

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

          Haul. Only 70% EO in top 10k.

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

        Imagine constantly benching Jota and the selling him, and then giving numpty Neto starts every single week.

      3. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Anyone else never get any Auto Jam? KWP first on bench.

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

        Any danger of a Wolves goal?

        1. GROBARI
            3 months, 19 days ago

            0 shots on target for entire game

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

            Danger to. Yes

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

          Neto is so poor...

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

          That was close

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

          Vardy almost a Party

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

            Justin or Maddison potential assist?

            1. Sco
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Fofana

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

                Thanks

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

          What has Traore done to be benched here ahead of Neto and podence

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Tired legs player.

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

              Well said TM

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I think Traore is one of the most overrated player in the league, he has zero end product, but yeah, I'd have him in the team ahead of either of those.

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

              Not saying he’s great but he’s so direct and offers something completely different to anyone

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

            Madness I know, also worth considering Jimenez’s output drastically improves with Traore in the team regularly too

        6. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A rival who was number 3 last season in my ML (I was 1st) captained Salah.

          I have Salah. He is 50pts ahead of me crrently. I dunno what to hope for

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

            Own goal and red card?

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

              I like it

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

            You hope for blank

          3. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            guy used his wildcard, hoping my wildcard during DGW makes up for it

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Is the first DGW before the 2nd WC becomes active?

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

            I think best thing is to not watch the match so you don't have to be in agony whenever he gets the ball

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

          What a save by Schmeichel

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

            No idea how he's held onto that

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

          Liverpool and City both seems to concede 1 each per match these days, so 1-1 an ok prediction?

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

            Or 5-5

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

          Going to have to sacrifice a goat and drink in order to get a Semado attacking return

        10. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Podence = Mini Hazard

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

            From the Madrid era

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Thorgan maybe.

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

            He reminds me of a smaller sized Sanchez during his Arsenal tenure

        11. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Now a good time to WC?

          Current team:
          McCarthy Nyland
          TAA Chilwell Justin Taylor Mitchell
          Salah Son Zaha Podence Bissouma
          Werner DCL Wilson

          WC team:
          Martinez Steer
          Chilwell Justin Coufal KWP Taylor
          Salah Bruno Grealish Zaha Bissouma
          Werner DCL Wilson

          Money in the bank to do Werner > Vardy and Bruno > KDB from GW10/11

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

          This game looks like there will be more goals

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

            Hopefully for Jimenez

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

          Will Jota start ?

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Yes

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            No

        14. LIARS POKER
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          TAA + Podence to Coufal + Grealish for free look like a good move? Would also give me the money needed to do Son to KDB the following week

        15. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          How bad is the Rashford injury?

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

            We speculate is an IB "injury "

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

            Probably back after the IB. But OGS didn't say anything specific, just that he was struggling.

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

          Jsutin is having amazing game till now

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

            Because I benched him

        17. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Fofana is such a great signing

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

            How much he is in fpl? Is he a defender ?