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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. Doctor Evil
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    It’s weird that TAA is my differential in my ML

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      I mean it feels weird after last season

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 2 days ago

        And the season before that

  2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Can't believe I have a player like Justin for 4.5. Man is so good in both ends of the pitch. Hope this doesn't jinx the cleansheet lol

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      It won't. Well done. Have been waiting for the whole season that he loses his spot.

  3. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    At what minute will Vardy score?

    90+2 is my guess

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      90+38

    2. tambourineman
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      26th minute of the first game after I sell him

  4. Milkman Bruno
    8 months, 2 days ago

    How has Vardy not scored

  5. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Logging off early to enjoy 5 extra mins that I would have spent waiting for that useless Vardy to score. He ain't scoring even if they play for 180 mins.

  6. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy big miss from Justin pass

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

    I cannot believe Justin to Vardy has been stolen from us

  8. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Great save lol

  9. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Wtaf?

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy ruins justin assist

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      How? Was basically a nothing shot

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        Ahh stream has caught up, my bad 🙂

  11. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Fffffaaaaaaak

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      No no no no no

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    McCarthy wonder save to deny Vardy one on one

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    That could be huge for Justin baps

  14. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Great. Justin creating a big chance for Vardy who then misses. Max bps for Justin locked up probably.

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      aye, sad

  15. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Just not gonna happen.

    Painful to watch Vardy tonight 🙁

  16. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Oh damn was a Justin assist lost

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Wow. Get out my team Vardy. Worst player to watch when owning

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Agreed

  18. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Chilwell was clearly an assist dont understand

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Read the rules again

  19. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    NOOOO VARDY YOU RUINED ASSIST FROM MY MAN JUSTIN

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    No parties on saturday nights it seems

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Partey on

  21. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Ffs vardy wasted a Justin assist and bps

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

      He should get +3 bps for creating a big chance. That would put him top of the baps.

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 2 days ago

        idk if you're trolling. You expecting Justin to jump into the baps now?

        1. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 2 days ago

          Oh shii he has. Nice was, Duke.

        2. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 2 days ago

          Check now 😎

          1. swobe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 2 days ago

            happy days! for now...

        3. Milkman Bruno
          8 months, 2 days ago

          He is correct and Justin is now top of the Baps?

  22. Mumble Pie
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy being a massive troll tonight.

  23. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Once again left wondering why I don’t own Justin.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Soon as ya bring him in he’ll troll

    2. Milkman Bruno
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah same here to be honest

  24. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    I got rid of Son for Vardy, what a Toby I truly am!

  25. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Mccarthy always on drugs against the players i own,

  26. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Hold Justin! Don't do a Newcastle on us this week!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      please no

  27. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Justin on 9 pts ffs. Score that goal Soton

  28. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Justin top of the baps with that big chance creation hold fgs

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Was on 0 few minutes ago. Fingers crossed

  29. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    VARDY IS THE BIGGEST TROLL.

    Transferred him in 3 times this season, yet to have one haul... always sell him and then he bags.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      Tell us when you sell please

    2. Custard Gannet
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      This ^

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 2 days ago

      He´s the ultimate troll

  30. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 2 days ago

    Miserable day with no only Vardy, Soucek, Bamford and Dallas. And the -4.

    1. Auntie Niemi
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 2 days ago

      (-8) for some of us with the same players.