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Leicester back to full strength as Vardy and co return for Newcastle clash

With Burnley v Fulham postponed yesterday, the first Premier League fixture of the day sees Newcastle United entertain Leicester City at St James’ Park.

Kick-off on Tyneside is at 14:15 GMT.

After handing breathers to many of his first-team regulars in the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace last Monday, Brendan Rodgers reverts to a full-strength side this afternoon.

There are seven changes in all, with Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m), James Justin (£5.0m), Jonny Evans (£5.5m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) the only players to keep their places.

Among the returnees are James Maddison (£7.1m) and Wesley Fofana (£5.0m), who have recovered from minor knee injuries, and Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), the most-owned player on show in today’s game.

Timothy Castagne (£5.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) and Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m) are also recalled.

Rodgers’ opposite number, Steve Bruce, has made two changes for the Foxes’ visit.

One of them is enforced as Sean Longstaff (£4.7m) comes into midfield in place of Isaac Hayden (£4.7m), who serves a one-match ban after collecting five yellow cards.

Miguel Almiron (£5.6m) replaces Jacob Murphy (£4.9m) on the wing in the Magpies’ other alteration from their goalless draw with Liverpool.

Fantasy interest in the hosts mainly centres around Callum Wilson (£6.5m), who is the only Newcastle player owned by more than 3% of managers.

Along with Wilson and Vardy, Leicester full-back Justin is the only other player on show with a double-digit ownership.

The versatile youngster is now FPL’s most-owned defender, sitting in just over 25% of squads.

Rodgers’ troops have generally been better on the road this season, with 19 of their 29 points arriving in away fixtures.

Four of Vardy’s five double-digit hauls, indeed, have come outside of Leicester.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Yedlin, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Ritchie, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton, Wilson.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.


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1,401 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CloudSky
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    4 point minus yc for Justin?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Na he'd get 3 BAPS even with a red card

      1. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        How about an Andy Carroll goal!?

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Beautiful Justin YC. Now concede !

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    YAYYY Justin YC

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who is more annoying?

    A. Soucek
    B. Justin

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Neither when you own them

    2. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Your mum

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Soucek is a lovely man who just wants potato salad. Leave him alone.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I’m sure there is some racism in this statement somewhere

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Huh.

    4. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Soucek is a legend and I keep benching him.

      But you’re even worse for not owning

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I started the season with him and held him for all his blanks

    5. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      100% the two most annoying FPL players this year.

      They seemed like auto-fill picks for casuals when trying to complete their squads after loading up on Son, Kane, Salah and co GW1

      😉

  5. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin yc

  6. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Laporte and Ake not in the squad is great for Stones owners. Combined with his great form, I can see him starting both games in the DGW.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      This. Delighted I got him for under 5m

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Four point booking that

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      8

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    OMG Carroll

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bemba like Mystic Meg!

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Damnit Justin

  10. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    What a minute for Justin

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    CAEROOLLLLL GOAL

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Daniel in tatters...

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      JUHuboohoouu

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Carrol G

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    CS gone

  15. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin cleanie wiped out

  16. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin 5 pointer! Delighted as a non owner

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      1 now!

    2. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      8 lol

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I probably shouldn’t watch games... turned it off and I get points.. turn it back on and Justin gets a yellow and loses Bps 🙂

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      And now they score lol, literally 20 seconds after putting it on

  18. CloudSky
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin from 9 to 1 in a minute. You love to see it.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Beautiful

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Love it

  19. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Carrollllllllll

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Bad luck Justin owners

  21. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    YESSSS... Justin YC... N Caroll goal

  22. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Yes!! Now Vardy do something!

  23. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Has Carroll done it?

  24. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    8 point swing for Justin in a minute

  25. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    BIG ANDY CARROLL - WITH HIS FOOT!

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Yeeess! I love you Andy Carroll!

  27. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wooo suck on that Justin

  28. greggles
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin from 9 points to 1 in the blink of an eye. Just when I thought my luck was turning. Sigh.

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin 1 pointer confirmed

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Yeeeesssss