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Fit-again Vardy only a substitute as injured Podence and Boly miss out

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) makes his return from hernia surgery this afternoon but the Leicester City striker is only among the substitutes for the Foxes’ clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kick-off at Molineux is at 14:00 GMT.

Brendan Rodgers again trusts Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.6m) to lead the line in the West Midlands and has indeed named an unchanged side from the one that defeated Fulham in midweek.

As for Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo hinted at injury problems in Friday’s press conference and has made a pair of enforced alterations to his starting XI.

Willy Boly (£5.4m) and Daniel Podence (£5.3m) miss out with hamstring and adductor problems respectively and are replaced by Jonny (£5.4m) and Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m).

This will be Jonny’s first appearance since suffering an injury in August and his return at left-back, coupled with Boly’s absence, means that Max Kilman (£4.0m) moves over to his more favoured centre-half position.

Romain Saiss (£4.9m) is also back from injury but is only among the substitutes.

FPL’s most-popular defender starts in this fixture: James Justin (£5.2m) features in almost 30% of Fantasy squads, with his ownership figure further swelled by a 15-point haul in Gameweek 22.

Both he and James Maddison (£7.4m) were transferred in by over 200,000 FPL managers ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Justin also has the highest effective ownership among defenders in the top 10,000 Fantasy squads.


Wolves XI: Patricio, Semedo, Kilman, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Neto, Willian José, Traoré.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Choudhury, Perez, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes, Iheanacho.

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1,141 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Barnes!

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 4 days ago

        love it

        1. afcblegend
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I was worried I was going to be quoted on one of my predictions there, feel like I've almost learnt a lesson.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Clown!

        If your going to troll, do it with a % that favours you.

    2. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Benched Dias for Justin. Fingers crossed that wolves haven't remembered how to play football.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Son boosted his successful passing % in his final touches to get the extra BPS.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He's not on the baps still tho is he?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Hojbjerg 3
          Kane & Son 2

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            nice! thats a pleasant suprise, cheers!

      2. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Hero, those lovely few passes at the end thought be missed those baps excellent

    4. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Cmon Wolves. Clatter these boys

    5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      It's simple from here on. Just target WBA. They always conceded at least 2 goals

      1. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Instructions unclear. Bought Johnstone.

      2. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Good luck with that with Burnley, Brighton and Newcastle coming 🙂

    6. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Come on Justin!!!

    7. Vazza
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Would you make these moves for free

        Mane, Brewster => Kane, ESR

        Bearing in mind that Mane has Leicester and Kane has City next

      • Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 4 days ago

          oh Jonny is back, nice

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

          6 points difference between Bruno and Son captaincy now. Get in.

          1. Black Knights
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            3 points.

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            3, really.

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Lol don’t start!

          3. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            only 3 if you own both

          4. Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Only 3

          5. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            3. Incredible maths.

            1. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Where’s AC/DC when you need him??

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I was cooking.

                I give up. It's Sunday!

          6. ivantys
              3 months, 4 days ago

              13 for me as my cup opponent doesn't have Son and has Soucek instead 😀

              1. sunzip14
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Doesn't work that way, unless he captained Soucek

                1. ivantys
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Already counted in his captained Bruno.

                  • sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Oops read that differently

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

                    I’m happy to argue with you about this one

                    1. Here's Tom with the We…
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Try again.

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

                        The guy admitted defeat, you need to try again

                        1. sunzip14
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Not to you!

                          1. sunzip14
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 4 days ago

                            and btw I realized my mistake before I got told. Just that he posted his comment faster 🙂

              2. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                You can have 24 points or 27. What's the difference?

              3. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Hopefully will cheer you up so your not so miserable all the time

            • Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Jesus captain for the double.

              Everton is his fixture.

              Shhhhh.

              Don't tell anyone!

              1. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Nope.

            • Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Son completed his 30th pass in the last few minutes. 85% accuracy so a few baps for that bumped him up belatedly. For anyone wondering.

              1. Ejaaz11
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Thanks. I was hoping those passes with Doherty at the end would push him up

                1. hullcityfan
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Doherty probably captained Son

              2. Toby Lerone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Where do you find the info about BPS and what each action scores?

                1. Black Knights
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  It’s in the More > Help > Rules section.

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Under help.

                  1. Toby Lerone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Cheers

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Oh thanks. Just asked below. That’s a rank killer right there.

            • Ha.
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Mee, Lowton or Taylor?

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Cheapest possible option unless you envisage a CB scoring a goal.

                1. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Mee loves a goal I do

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Ha.

              2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Tarko for me

            • Toby Lerone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Hi bottomed last article

              Really unsure what to do here after wasting BB and have 2FT 3.8itb:

              Mendy
              Dias stones Shaw cresswell
              Rash Bruno gundo Salah
              Antonio DCL (c)

              Johnstone, bamford, raph, Mitchell

              Could I bench Salah and get a Burnley defender for mitchel? Real bench headache for the double

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I’m contemplating benching Salah for a But key def

                Also would cap Bruno

                1. Toby Lerone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah feel that Leicester Liverpool game could be one goal in it, may be worth the risk

                  1. Ha.
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Even if he did score that’s 7/8 points and Burnley defenders looking like 12 points

            • gauzah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Anyone thinking of getting in Sterling to cap him next week? Provided he looks good today ofc.

              1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I'd have him even if he looks average today

                1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  I am giving him the armband in my bus team

              2. MoSalad
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Not convinced he starts both games tbh

              3. Sting in the Tail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Only if he is rested in the cup

            • EmreCan Hustle
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Time to watch Maddison fail as DCL sits on my bench.

              1. Here's Tom with the We…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                That’s the spirit.

            • MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Repost from last article, but this is my BB team for GW24, if Soucek's ban is overturned what would you do with the FT? Unless, you hold onto it?

              WC GW25

              1.7 ITB

              Pope
              Cancelo | Mee | Cresswell | Digne
              Sterling | Soucek* | Gundogan | Bruno
              DCL | Watkins

              GK: Martinez | Bamford | Dallas | Son

            • Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Felt sick having sold Dier today only to notice he didn’t play. Happy with that.

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He was crack during the weak

                1. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  *cack, week

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Always has been cack

            • Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Oof that’s a big jump for Son captained now. What did he do to rocket up the bonus?

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

                Read this comment thread.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah just seen. Thanks

              2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He knew it i am gonna do it a juhuuuuu

              3. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He twerked for fpl towers

              4. Black Knights
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Completed 30 passes at the death, with an decent accuracy rate of 80-90%.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Just saw. Thanks. Dropped 20,000 places when the bonus shifted. That hurt hard.

            • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I have a feeling it will be 2:2, both Salah and Sterling with 2 attacking returns each

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                That'll do

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

                Juhuuu

                1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Juhuuuu 🙂

            • Vazza
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Would you make these moves for free

                Mane, Brewster => Kane, ESR

                Bearing in mind that Mane has Leicester and Kane has City next.

              • Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I presume the FFS cup has fallen by the wayside this season?

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Liverpool XI today:

                lineup today

                alisson, trent, kabak, fab, robbo, hendo, gini, thiago, mané, firmino, salah #LFC

                https://twitter.com/h24zz/status/1358417094833020931?s=19

                This guy has been reliable.

                1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Monitoring Kabak

                2. RocketMan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  That is a dam good team if true!!

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Not with Thiago in there it aint

                3. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Thanks.

                  Kybosh any Liverpool rumours early doors!

                4. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Noooooo wanted DCL off the bench for Salah 🙁

              • Niho992
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Ofc Son jumped to 2 bonus when FPL towers own him and C him. This game is ruined obviously. We need VAR for FPL.

                1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Check whether Mark owns him

                2. KGJ United
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Can't tell if this is sarcasm, but if it's not, there are rules how bps are calculated. There isn't "a man in the stands" anymore.

                3. Kane and Ablett
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    There are rules for BPs, not so for price changes

                4. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Som extra 2BP as my captain juhuuuuu.

                  Group celebration owners!!!! Juhuuu

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

                    Juhu juhuuuu

                    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Get in !!! 🙂

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Son circlejerk congrats! Don't forget to pull each other off 😎

                    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Boom boom boom 🙂

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

                      You Sound like an upset Bruno capper

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

                        You'd be wrong my friend.

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

                          Maybe worse then, Antonio?

                  3. Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Juuuhuuuuuu

                5. Captain Vantastic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Justin scored yet?

                  1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    He will. 20 pter on the card

                6. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Gundo and Wilson to Maddison and Jesus(c)?

                  1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Jesus ?

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      May I remind you it's a double week?

                      May I also remind you of Jesus record v Everton?

                  2. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Thats stupendous

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I think so!

                7. ivantys
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    How much BPS did Neto gain through that run lol

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Successful dribble & chance/big chance created, a couple.

                      1. ivantys
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          He only gained one lol what a joke. Cross too plus big chances created.

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Leicester CS looking locked in here.

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

                        Jonny bashing down the door anytime soon?

                    3. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Pope (c) next week?