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

    They should put Roy Keane in charge of the BPS system. 24 BPS for a striker scoring a goal? But that's his job.

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

      The bps for this match are ridiculous. All 3 goal scores. Has Carroll touched the ball otherwise!?

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        The BPS system is completely transparent. You can see what players are rewarded for and you can see player stats from the games. Not sure what else people want.

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      So what do you want strikers to get BPs for? For shots on target that the GK saves?

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

    Such a huge rank boost that Justin points collapse, even despite being in the top 10k. Still very highly owned.

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

    Mark is the jammies FPL manager of all time.

    Ofcourse he is absolutely the only one getting Soucek pts from the bench.

    So difficult to win against that kind of jammy manager. I managed to do it last year, but this year is going to be hard.

    Anyone know a more jammy player than him?

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

      Why so bitter Dan?

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

        I never get bench points for 10 years, that's why. And want to win and fpl addict 😉

        not bitter, just curious is there anyone who is more jammy than him.

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

      You talk alot of rubbish, plenty getting Soucek autosub when the GW is over.

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

        who? name them? anyone from the all time greats will do the job

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

          Me 😎

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

          You see once Monday is over. I see you didn't mention Coufal on his bench.

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

        Lol

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

        I played him from the start

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

      Every dog has its day.

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

      Why is every second word “jammy”

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

      If any of my rivals bench players score he always gets them and he is getting Soucek this week for Adams

    6. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Why do you bother posting here? It's always moaning

    7. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      You earn your own Jamminess (otherwise known as luck). He has the right players at the right time and that is entirely what this game is about. There is an element of luck but he has positioned himself to take advantage of it when it’s there.

      Do t be so bitter. Learn something from him. 😉

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

        stop it. he predicted burnley game would be off right? come oooon. Wood is 100% nailed on player, no way he was missing

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 18 days ago

          He didn't predict it. He just had a strong player to cover for him or anyone else had they missed. Luckily/unlickily for him Wood's game got postponed and he got Soucek's points.

          Just like yo got Justin's points a few weeks back for Lamptey. You got Lamptey in fromthe bench at the start of the season for his goal vs Spurs as well. So, stop complaining and moaning.

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

    Justin went down from 9 to 1, my rank went up from 25K to 19K as a non-owner. I would never imagine he is that important to ranks!

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

      Owned by 25% - that goal was a massive relief!

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

      I’ve owned him since GW1 - and the end of last season - so the high ownership softens the blow of those disastrous few minutes!

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

      Dropped about 100k as an owner. 8 points is a lot in this game. Imagine if vardy’s shot had gone under the crossbar, could have been 12 for Justin and extra 8+ for my captain. Newcastle would have given up after that.

  5. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Both Vardy and Justin no where around BAPS

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

    Which 3 City assets you would pick going forward? Money no issue
    A) Dias
    B) KDB
    C) Cancelo
    D) Sterling
    E) Stones

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      CDE

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

      Dias, Stones and Sterling

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

      ACD

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      In order of importance/value:

      KdB
      Cancelo
      Stones
      Dias
      Sterling

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

        So you would pick Stones over Dias camzy? Interesting...

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

      Currently on ABE

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

      Why no KDB yet??

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

    This is a great result for all non owners

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

      \o/

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

      My ML leader had Mads. He's on fire and 100 points clear. lol

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

      and Leicester City fans 😀

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin CS gone? You absolutely love to see it, let's goooooooooo

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      I don't own Justin, but people who come on this site to comment this are the worst

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

      Get off the dial up

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

    Don't cry about Carroll's BPS, just go ahead and buy him

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

      And then cry about buying him 😆

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Agree. TC all the way, dgw or blank is irrelevant. Andy's your man!

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

    Carrol essential for free hitters in gw18

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

    Carroll's goal just bumped me 100k points without even owning him. And I played Wilson.

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

      That's a lot of points

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

        Oops, apologies.... 100k in rank rather.

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

    Maddy hold on to those two baps boy!

  13. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    That Justin CS wipeout hurts, I never get Justin points, either he's on my bench or he blanks.

  14. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Justin from 9 to 1 in minutes. You love to see it hahaha 🙂

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

      Gloriousss

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

    Perfect game for non owners bar Vardy assist but will take it

  16. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Now I can breathe after Vardy only assisted and Justin cleanie gone

  17. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I hate Harvey Barnes

    1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Harvey does not know you

    2. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Shouldn't Rodgers force him to do a training session with Vardy, and be like look, you move your foot through the ball while facing Vardy. That will make the ball go to him when he's open.

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

    Carroll on 3 BPS, even with strikers getting lots of BPS for a goal that's not a good look for the system

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

    Sheffield United should buy Andy Carroll asap

  20. Plant Based Footballer
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Vardy to Barnes is like Salah to Mane. A same-sided magnet of sorts.

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

      That's an insult to Vardy.

      1. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 days ago

        I meant to insult Barnes.

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

    Fingers crossed KdB comes good... and Salah mysteriously misses out tomorrow so I get Soucek’s points!

  22. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Carroll 3bps, wtf?

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

    De Bruyne masterclass inbound

  24. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Massively frustrating as a Justin and Barnes owner.

  25. djman102
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Remember-Carroll will have a DGW at some point. TC material?

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

      I TC him last time I owned him

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

      TC next GW vs SHU 😉

  26. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Barnes is such a pain to own

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

    Barnes ruined so many attacking plays again today.

  28. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Newcastle (0.76) 1-2 (1.00) Leicester

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

    Newcastle 1 - 2 Leicester
    ( xG: 0.51 - 0.60 )

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

      Leicester bunch of over performers

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

    I was so close to doing Reece James to Justin but for no really good reason went for Tierney instead, lot of luck in this game