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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. swobe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Justin out the baps?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Unfortunately yes and rival has Barnes

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Damn. That's tough

      2. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Looks like he is on for 2bps? Or will that change?

  2. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Oh fk off Barnes

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Ouch

  4. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Vardy goal?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      He’s off so I doubt it.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Barnes

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Harvey could hit a Barnes door

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Justin clean sheet worse than a Vardy goal

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Same here

  7. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Damn Justin losing baps

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Get in!

  8. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Barnes and Tielemans kill Justine baps

  9. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    And who was saying owning Barnes is a joke haha

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Rival in cup has Barnes and I of course have Vardy

  11. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Jamie Vardy turned 34 this week.

    His whole career has been spent on those sprints in behind defenders.

    Sadly his age is gonna catch up with him at some point but what a career.

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Considering he got a late start,,,incredible

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I mean he could have had a hatrick tonight, it’s not like the chances aren’t coming.

      Agreed age will catch him one day, I don’t see that being this season though.

      1. Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maybe he’s still as good as ever when fit but I think the injuries sadly are what will get him.

    3. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is he a good player? I know he has had a miraculous career, but I wonder if any big club has ever been after him? He is definitely a good poacher with a killer instinct but I always wondered how good is he really?

  12. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Barnes owners can stop whining now!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      *crickets*

      Nobody here owns Barnes.

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Justin CS confirmed

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hate him

  14. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    That would have been Vardy and all

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nah, Barnes

  15. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    This should have been Vardy. Waited all game that there will be such a counter attack from foxes

  16. djman102
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Why not? I could another -1 from my Bench Boost after Vardy gets subbed.

  17. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Selling Justin on my 1st wildcard when I got him at 4.5 has been a big mistake

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Vardy injured?

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I've had no luck with getting Vardy this year, it's been really annoying.

  20. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Baaaaaaarrrnnnneees

    1. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes!

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Nasty little -1 in the last minute for McCarthy:(

  22. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Horrible start to DGW

    Anyone top 14 (-4) from 5?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      That’s not a horrible start lol from 5

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Its 2pts per player.
        Its sh1te.

    2. djman102
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      22 (-8) from 9. 3 points on Bench Boost with 2 or 3 to play (pending Johnstone's recovery timeline)

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Oh ok.
        Those 9 have a dgw?

    3. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Got 14 (-8) from 3...not good

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        prior bps. Antonio and Cresswell. So 19

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not too bad from 3.

  23. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tielemans (38)
    Justin (28)
    Schmeichel (25)
    Evans (25)
    Maddison (25)

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I’ll take my 1 point!!

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      ML rival casually has Tielemans coming off the bench for DCL lmao, fml

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Tielemans out of nowhere.
      Like Mount he’s overlooked

    4. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Will take what I can get for Maddy and Justin

    5. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Barnes on 25 also

  24. Paulybaby123
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Lovely work Justin - 9 pts one game to go aswel 🙂

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8pts

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8 I'll take every point deduction I can. Justin one of my most loathed players in the game.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          This! How is he still on two BAPS

          1. swobe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would be good to have a breakdown. He did complete quite a few successful tackles, haha?

          2. STEP rOVERS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Watch a game

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        8

    • Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is vardy injuried?
      🙁
      What a blow for the DGW

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Certainly looked it, crocked

    • Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Justin on 2bps, still icing on the cake

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Justin 8 pointer. Noice!

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Maddison might nick the 2

        1. tuturututu
            1 month, 16 days ago

            You think so?

          • Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            How?

          • james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If we are voting, I endorse / support this.

      2. tuturututu
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Would have got 5 bonus without that goal, now only got 3..

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cry me a river

        • Granville
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Barnes must have had a number of negatives

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Missed a sitter.

            1. Granville
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              He always does.

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Still gonna get a bap by the looks of it.

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Rough.
          Miserable bench boost so far with Dallas, Bamford, Adams, (martinez)

          Smooth.
          Because of BB transfered in Antonio, Smeichel and Stones.