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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. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Justin proving to be one of my better season picks

  2. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Will bring in Justin on my WC27.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Me too, just in time for Leicester’s traditional end of season slump

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cant wait.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Why WC 27? Sure 25 is best?

  3. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    That photo of Bob Mortimer reading the Would I Lie to You card with a quizzical expression:

    "I once got a green arrow when James Justin hauled"

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I’ll take the jammy Justin points, thank you....

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Always

  5. Sean
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    It’s alright everyone, Cancelo hat trick incoming

  6. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    BPS system is rigged.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely, I used to laugh that off thinking “nah” but as the season has gone on it’s definitely fixed, game lost all integrity

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

      Ok Trump

  7. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Justin on 3 bapulars. Legend

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

    my def this week: Emi 9, Justin 9, Coufal 6 and still have Dallas to play

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rival below me has Martinez, Cresswell, Justin and Targett coming on for Dier

  9. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Maddison to Raphinha in preparation for Leeds double?

    (Will sit on the bench next week)

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    49 managers benched Justin in LMS

  11. Mattymo23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Serious question- How is Justin a casual player? Loads of non casuals have him and he's a sensible pick?

    1. The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I think people are mad they didn’t get him at £4.5m

      1. Mattymo23
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I got him at 4.9. Just had to bite the bullet

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Player you don't have gets points = accuse others of being casual for owning..

    3. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      because sites that tell you which players to pick are for bitter casuals, caught in a dunning kruger nightmare.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      There is 7 million players no such thing as a casual or not pick it’s just a windup on here

    5. Benjustjamin
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Salty mard arses upset they missed another hail

  12. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Justin is a pain in the arse

  13. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who wins:

    A. 14pts

    B. Salah, Bamford & Dallas

    1. The Invincibles
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      14 by 8.

    3. ivantys
        2 months, 28 days ago

        B

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Easily B

      • Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        The one with Justin.

      • Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Bamford will get a brace. There is your answer.

    4. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Great start to the day: Son(C), Justin

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Ok

      2. Greek Shamrocks
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        That's good you had the cajones to C son with his form.

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Gonna bring Justin in to break him

    6. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No Justin or Son. From 200k to 300k OR. Nightmare.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Worst possible results for non owners

        So hard to make progress each week

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Same. Can't even make up any rank in this City Liverpool game either. Just down to Bamford. Oh wait.

      3. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Same here.......and I’ve got Watkins and Coufal points on the bench *facepalm*

    7. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I think Justin got 3 bonus due to creating a chance for Barnes while offside (flag didn’t go up but would have been VARred out)

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Traore gifted him a hatful also.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cleaned up vs Adama too.

      3. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Agree with the above but the chance created edged him over the line

    8. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Enough is enough, welcome Justin

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Now you’ve got him I’ll leave him alone. 😉

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nah he has to wait until after Burnleys double and Utds plum fixtures for me.

        I can wait 2 more weeks

    9. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      i honestly don't understand the term casual on here. What is it's meaning?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        People ranked ahead of you.

      2. Mattymo23
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        People that play the game casually and don't try very hard

      3. Greek Shamrocks
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I think it means those who started at the beginning of the season and quit or just don't follow week to week.

      4. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Someone who has more points than you and picked a few risky players who outperformed your team: Casual

      5. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Word mostly used towards managers who own the players that get the points by managers who don't

      6. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Sees to now mean people who get a bit of luck, who get some bench points or who choose the right player for that weeks haul.

      7. boc610
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        its basically bitter fantasy football scout users looking for a scapegoat if they dont get the haul they feel they are entitled to every single week. I love this site but my god does it skew peoples perceptions of just who it is plays this game.

      8. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Somebody that does not use this website.

      9. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Very simply, people who score more points than you with players you don't have

    10. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Dodging Justin's points is bad for your health..

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        You mean Soucek

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Him to. Lol

    11. Mattymo23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It really is James Justin FC

    12. Ninjaa
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Current squad, 2 fts and 3.7m itb. Any thoughts on what I do here guys???? Bench boost??

      McCarthy Pope
      Stones Justin Coufal Targett Taylor
      Salah Son Bruno Gundogan Saka
      DCL Antonio Bamford

    13. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Let's go Sterlo and Dias!

    14. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This season is impossible, HOW do you even gain rank? Have no idea anymore

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I’ve been round the same rank all season too. Take 1 steps forward 2 back then 2 steps forward and 1 back.

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Might go for a full differential wildcard when it comes, keeping one template player per position.

        Martinez
        Cancelo or Dias
        Bruno
        Bamford

        Rest just gamble

      3. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Just impossible and zero fun anymore

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          just need differentials. in my opinion Son was unbelievable obvious this week.

    15. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Next gw will be difficult to play only one of Salah Son Maddison

    16. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ridiculous BPS manipulation to favour the higly owned players

      New strategy is to get all the highest pwned players

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

        Stop the count!

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Utter nonsense.

      3. Greek Shamrocks
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Hence why those people have the best overall rank

    17. Chhana
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Justin : had him from GW1, best performing player for me

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Congrats.

        1. Chhana
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          thanks

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He was my best performing bench player for half the season then I sold him. 😎 what a twa

        1. Chhana
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I'm lucky enough to get all his jammy points too 🙂

    18. tuturututu
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Justin is gold

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Justin up to 2nd in the defenders.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Will bring in Justin to teach him a lesson now. Can't tolerate him anymore