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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
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How is Podence playing? Came close to scoring yet?

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Standard wolves first half. Nothing to report

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This

    2. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

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

  2. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 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
      2 months, 14 days ago

      It's sporadic alright

  3. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 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
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy is due a pen

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      VARdy

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A Bic or better - how goods he doin?

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A) Son > Bruno

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

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 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
        2 months, 14 days ago

        3 times in the past 24 hours clown

    2. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

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

  6. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 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
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nice returns.

      Another 9 points today and people are still complaining 🙂

  7. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wolves goal please

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Next GW please

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      dont hold your breath

  8. ivantys
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Leicester could get like 20 penalties this season

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        They have been good at winning them for years now

    • Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Really? I own him and hadn't realised!

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

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

      3. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

      4. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 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
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Fairly strong bench.

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Lol i meant, Barnes starting!

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Blank

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Plum

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Haul

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Haul

        4. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Punish the 34% who don't own?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            That many? Then haul

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              In top 10K, only 70 EO

          2. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            More non owners than captainers then! Good to know.

          3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Haul

        5. Utopsis
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Haul. Massive massive haul.

            Most ppl have captained Kane or Son.

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            whatever i dont care

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              This is the correct answer

          • Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Haul. Only 70% EO in top 10k.

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        7. PogChamp
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

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

        8. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Any danger of a Wolves goal?

          1. GROBARI
              2 months, 14 days ago

              0 shots on target for entire game

            • Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Danger to. Yes

          2. JBG
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Neto is so poor...

          3. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            That was close

          4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Vardy almost a Party

            1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Justin or Maddison potential assist?

              1. Sco
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Fofana

                1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Thanks

          5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 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
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Tired legs player.

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Well said TM

            2. Sco
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 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
                2 months, 14 days ago

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

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

          6. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 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
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Own goal and red card?

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                I like it

            2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              You hope for blank

            3. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

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

            4. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 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 - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            What a save by Schmeichel

            1. Utopsis
                2 months, 14 days ago

                No idea how he's held onto that

            2. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

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

              1. Utopsis
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Or 5-5

              2. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

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

              3. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Podence = Mini Hazard

                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  From the Madrid era

                2. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Thorgan maybe.

                3. seewhyaxe
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

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

              4. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 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

              5. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                This game looks like there will be more goals

                1. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Hopefully for Jimenez

              6. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Will Jota start ?

                1. Sco
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Yes

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  No

              7. LIARS POKER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 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

              8. FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                How bad is the Rashford injury?

                1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  We speculate is an IB "injury "

                2. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

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

              9. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Jsutin is having amazing game till now

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Because I benched him

              10. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Fofana is such a great signing

                1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

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