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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
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I mean it feels weird after last season

      1. GROBARI
          2 months, 23 days ago

          And the season before that

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        2 months, 23 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
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        At what minute will Vardy score?

        90+2 is my guess

        1. GROBARI
            2 months, 23 days ago

            90+38

          • tambourineman
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            26th minute of the first game after I sell him

        2. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 23 days ago

            How has Vardy not scored

          • fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 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.

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Vardy big miss from Justin pass

          • swobe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I cannot believe Justin to Vardy has been stolen from us

          • Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Great save lol

          • Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Wtaf?

          • how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Vardy ruins justin assist

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              How? Was basically a nothing shot

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Ahh stream has caught up, my bad 🙂

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Fffffaaaaaaak

            1. claretparrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              No no no no no

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            McCarthy wonder save to deny Vardy one on one

          • Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            That could be huge for Justin baps

          • BeWater
              2 months, 23 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
                2 months, 23 days ago

                aye, sad

            • Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Just not gonna happen.

              Painful to watch Vardy tonight 🙁

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Oh damn was a Justin assist lost

            • Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

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

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Agreed

            • Maeki2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Chilwell was clearly an assist dont understand

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Read the rules again

              2. GROBARI
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  NOOOO VARDY YOU RUINED ASSIST FROM MY MAN JUSTIN

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  No parties on saturday nights it seems

                  1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Partey on

                • REDMOND IN SANDALS
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Ffs vardy wasted a Justin assist and bps

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

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

                        1. swobe
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Oh shii he has. Nice was, Duke.

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

                          Check now 😎

                          1. swobe
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            happy days! for now...

                        3. Milkman Bruno
                            2 months, 23 days ago

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

                    2. Mumble Pie
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Vardy being a massive troll tonight.

                    3. JIMMY764
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

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

                      1. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Soon as ya bring him in he’ll troll

                      2. Milkman Bruno
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Yeah same here to be honest

                      3. Danno - Emre Canada
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

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

                      4. ivantys
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Mccarthy always on drugs against the players i own,

                        • Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

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

                          1. Debauchy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            please no

                        • Niho992
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Justin on 9 pts ffs. Score that goal Soton

                        • Debauchy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

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

                          1. Kiwivillan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Was on 0 few minutes ago. Fingers crossed

                        • The Yorkshire Pirlo
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 23 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
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Tell us when you sell please

                          2. Custard Gannet
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            This ^

                          3. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            He´s the ultimate troll

                        • Mr. O'Connell
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

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

                          1. Auntie Niemi
                              2 months, 23 days ago

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