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

    Yes take those 3 bonus points Carroll you beautiful specimen

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Big Andy you little dancer !

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

    James Justin on 1 point. Within a couple of mins 8 points wiped out. Harsh.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      But a reality.

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

      Even more so with coufal staring at him first on the bench

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      After that foul deserved

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

      The sick thing is that if he just let the player go, it's unlikely they would have scored.

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

      Eesh- didn’t see he was on for so many BPs!

  3. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin is 50% owned in the top 10k - wow

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      They know nothing.

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

      Top10k is all casuals this season

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        It is every season (unless I’m in the top 10k then it’s a world
        Class effort to be there)

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

      casuals

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

      So 50% of top 10k are casuals

      Good to know

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Everyone’s a casual

        1. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          people languishing 700k-200k aren't casuals, they're hardcore pros. everybody else is casual though.

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

    Justin didn't do anything to deserve 3 bonus anyway.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He deserved a red card

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

    Justin blank juhuuuuuuuuuu

  6. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Carroll on 3bps too!

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Angel of the north.

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

    0-0 Chelsea City would be unreal!!

    Cancelo & Chilwell owner here

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      2-0 city.

  8. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    So 'This' was the right week to TC Andy Carroll

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

    Wilson close

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

    The last time I had Caroll in my team he was my triple captain.

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

    Carroll looking like a £35 million purchase

  12. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    How’s Dias’s goal threat? Any chance of a goal today?

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

      Looks like a 4/5 goals a season player

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        So he is due?

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

      Yes

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

      7.2% chance

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Zero percent chance

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I just got him in. A goal would make for a jolly good Sunday.

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

    Justin - 1
    Vardy - 5
    Wilson - 2

    Perfect with no involvement in that game!

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

      Game over?

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

      Wouldn't mind a Vardy red myself.

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

      I'm still annoyed with the Vardy assist, my strikers did nothing this week

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

      this. lovely.

  14. bulbuf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    So what’s everyone doing ahead of the dgw? Wildcard this week, free hit and bb the next?

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

      Playing 8 or 9 next week, BB19, saving FH for GW29.

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

        Same! Do you think I should take a 4pt hit to field 9?

        Martinez
        Cancelo / Dias / Dier
        Son / Fernandes
        Kane / DCL

        Bench: Foster, Raphina, Bamford, Coufal, Salah

        0.1 itb

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

          Depends how KDB/Sterling get on. you could do Salah to a city mid, then get Salah back for the DGW?

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Not playing a chip.

    3. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      No FH therefore on WC currently

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

      Can't use two chips same gw

  15. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    FPL Cup!!! I’m destroying a ghost team. Anyone ever had a decent run in the cup?

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      me last year

      1. Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        How many games did you win?

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          15 or so

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

    Of course, my casual ML leader rival has Maddison. He just has the golden touch this season.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 days ago

      He’s lucky. End of.

  17. BeWater
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Barnes will absolutely never ever do anything that might ever benefit my FPL team.

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      JustinGate drops me out of top 100K 🙁

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Humble braaaaagggg

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

      carroll was on the goal imminent table for 4 years

      #due

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

      Barnes you absolute bum ruining Vardy A

    • Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Mahrez can u dont sub in later?

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Yedlin was on my 4.3 Def radar for the next gw. Now not sure if he's gonna start

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

        Lol why it was a tactical sub?

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Could see Manquillo starting. He also got an assist at Bramall Lane last year.

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

      Carroll on 3 BAPs. Madness.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Daft isn’t it

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      What is wrong with BPS?

      How Carroll can be on 28 after 1 goal being 5 minutes on the pitch?

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        This whole system is corrupted

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

        FWD Goal.

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

        Forward goal = 24 bps, common knowledge

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          and 3bps for coming on the pitch

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

            1

      4. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        he gets a 20 point handicap for all the fouls he's going to commit.

      5. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Stupid as f tbh

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

          Who should have 3 bonus?

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 18 days ago

            One of the Lei guys

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

        Vardy owners crying?

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          Lol what?

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

        He should get 5 points for wiping Justins CS

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

        That’s why forwards only get 4 points for a goal in the first place. BPS system then rewards them more for goals.

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

      Need a big haul from Robbo tomorrow.

    • rnrd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Has city communicated about who will take penalty duties when both Kdb and aguero on the pitch ?

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

        Aguero out of favour, KDB looks to be the man but who knows

    • JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      That’s 8 points lost in 60 seconds for James Justin. Would’ve meant the difference between a good gameweek and a great gameweek.

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

        Oh settle down

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

          Perfectly calm Dude

    • Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Want to lose Vardy to bring in KDB but means selling Son or Bruno... maybe Salah, Johnstone to Sterling, Fab (-4)?

    • dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Justin and Barnes owner in this game summing up my FPL

    • The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Long term and DGW19 choice..

      Soucek or Cresswell?

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        Cresswell