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McCarthy returns as Walcott starts up-front for Southampton

Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) returns to the Southampton side following his period of self-isolation.

Despite just one Double Gameweek 19 fixture, the goalkeeper is still owned by 19.5% of Fantasy managers who have only seen him miss one Premier League match this season – the Gameweek 17 win over Liverpool.

McCarthy faces a Leicester side that rested Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) and James Maddison (£7.1m) in the FA Cup although the entire Saints squad were not involved in the third round due to Shrewsbury’s recent coronavirus outbreak.

Danny Ings (£8.3m) is missing due to his own period of self-isolation which means Theo Walcott (£5.8m) moves forward to start as a striker alongside the returning Che Adams (£6.0m).

With a number of long-term absentees on the flanks, Will Smallbone (£4.4m) comes in to provide width with Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) while Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) is in for Oriol Romeu (£4.5m).

Leicester keep faith with Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) and James Justin (£5.0m) in the full-back positions although Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) is back on the bench after a considerable length of absence.

Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.3m) is also among the substitutes as he continues ramping up to full match fitness, which means another start at centre-back for Jonny Evans (£5.5m) and Wesley Fofana (£5.0m).

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans; H Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Smallbone, I Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Walcott, Adams.

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1,331 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Is Vardy injured

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Hobbled off at the end and didn't look happy. Need to see what they say in the post match interviews.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Clutching his hammy a bit apparently. Didn't look very happy.

    3. Peskey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I think the next game comes too early for him

    4. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 13 days ago

      He just wanted to delay game really

  2. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Matt Targett's FPL - 50383
    transferred himself and Grealish out.

    Wow, does he know something we don't?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Lol that's jokes...

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      That’s good knowledge, nothing we can do

    3. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Both might have covid

    4. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      he actually might FFS

    5. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Wow...

    6. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah if that's his real account then I don't like the looks of that.

    7. Muscout
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Loving the detective work! Positives of this site

    8. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      haha, nick off

    9. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Would've been lovely to know. Does he have Martinez?

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        he doesn't. Mendy and McCarthy

    10. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      FYI, Conor Hourihane kept Grealish
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4667259/event/19

    11. Jink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      He might be totally unaware of DGW’s and made the transfers purely because they have City away next. Hopefully lol.

    12. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      If Grealish is out my BB is a disaster.

    13. Jink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Tom Heaton has captained Grealish, don’t panick!

    14. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Look at his transfer in gw9 Martinez out before Brighton homw
      Mccarthy in -4
      Benched Mccarthy
      Just dont take him seriosly

    15. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Heaton has captained Grealish

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah I think Matt Targett is just really bad at FPL tbh 😆

      2. Jink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Just seen Heaton has Grealish as perma-captain

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Don’t regret bb tbh, just regret not putting a few quid on Brighton to beat Leeds to nil like I meant to :(. Atleast it’s out the way... and got Bruno, Stones and Dias on my bench anyways so lol it was a success 😉

  4. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Haha Maddison complely dobbs in Perreira for not social distancing when celebrating earlier

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      I think it was more aimed at Snodgrass who jumped on Pereira

  5. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    any word from Allardyce on Johnstone playing on Tuesday, i read earlier that he trained with the team?

  6. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Small green with Coufal, Soucek, Antonio, Bamford, Johnstone and Chilwell today. Still 24 to go.

  7. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    It’s a dangerous game checking live rank throughout this long dgw lol.

    Think I’ll check it this time next week!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Yes try to ignore it until the end

  8. UpAndAway
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Was Zouma rested or just dropped?

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      Not sure. Worth having a look at Franks comments and see how you interpret them.

      Said something pre-match about Rudiger having a good personality, then made comments about how the tight fixture schedule influenced his team selection today. Don’t quote me, worth looking it up mate.

      1. UpAndAway
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers. I guess we'll see if he plays vs Southampton. Disappointing as they kept a CS.

  9. Chrisitis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Top 10k how many players played?
    Livefpl only shows sgw players

  10. Gemma817
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 13 days ago

    Justin and Vardy owner here.. Man that Justin pass to Vardy which Vardy should've buried really does bother me.. But still 10 pts from the duo, nice return.. Hope Vardy is fit for Chelsea. He was very frustratingly wasteful today

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 13 days ago

      And Mee spoiling coufal/antonio double earlier

      1. Gemma817
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 13 days ago

        Been happening way too often now.. Last week I was on FH, had kdb as (c) and sterling too.. that pen miss by sterling deprived me of 14 pts min excluding bps