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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. SoShy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin Yellow and CS gone

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

      Beautiful

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Lovely

  2. UKG
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Maddi clean sheet banked

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

      Indeed

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

    JUSTIN 🙁

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

    Does that boost Maddy’s chances of some bps that Carroll goal?

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

      Yes

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

        Excellent

  5. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Lol was just reading a lot of Justin love.

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

    Caroll you beautiful beast.

  7. Alex_thekid
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    No justin owner lol

  8. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin looooool deserves it

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    ANDYYYYY

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

      Love it!!

  10. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Løøøøøvly

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

    Justin from 9 points to 1 point in 1 minute. FFS

  12. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Just the 1 point for Justin owners today, love to see it

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

      Gotta agree with you mate

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Eff off!

  13. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wow, Justin gets a YC and then loses CS in a minute. This game man

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

    Justin 9 points disappeared down the drain

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

    Justice for Justin

  16. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin yellow and cs gone lmao

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

    I'M CELEBRATING THAT CARROL GOAL LIKE I BLOODY OWN HIM!!!!
    JUSTIN CS IN TATTERS!

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

    Carroll for the blank?

    1. The Overthinker
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Over Wilson? Oh yeah

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

    Kasper a mardy person, just pick that ball out the net 🙂

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

    Justin 9 to 1 in 60 secs

  21. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I'm so happy right now

    Sorry Justin owners

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

    Justin owner and just put the game back on ... this game knows how to wind you up

  23. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin why oh why.

  24. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ouch, that’s some couple of minutes for Justin owners. 8 point wipeout.

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    This game really does make me feel sick sometimes. Justin sitting on a clean sheet and 3 bonus pts. Stupid foul, a yellow and a goal conceded from the subsequent free kick. From 9pts to 1. Unbelievable

  26. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Tempting to FH just to have a front line of Benteke, Carroll and Welbeck

  27. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin just went from 9 --> 1 in seconds hahah

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

    Lol Schmeichel asked the ref to check with VAR as he didn't believe Carroll scored a goal

  29. GGMU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Gotta love Justin going from 9 to 1 in less than a minute

  30. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Ugrhhh I thought only Wilson could score for Newcastle