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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. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    And the title for fpl bargain of the season goes to....

    Drumroll please....

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bamford

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Martinez.

    3. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Soucek up until Mike Dean intervened

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Gundogan

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dias

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Justin

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Soucek if you know how to use him properly

    7. Kebab pig
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Stones

      • Bielsa Murderball
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bam Bam

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford, Justin, Martinez, Soucek.

          Martinez with best PP£

        • cheekumz
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Martinez is the correct answer offering almost 26 points per mil so far

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Justin 😉

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So how many DGW players do you have or plan to have for GW24?

        I think I am rolling with 6-7 DGW players.

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Which one?

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            That's more important imo

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              3xCity, 2xEverton, 2xBurnley

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

          6-7 too
          Cant really have more then that

        3. DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          5. Not worth more.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Prolly right. I am on Cancelo, Stones, Gundo, DCL, Digne, Pope and Mee/Tarko

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          5/6 some SGW players can still harm

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

          5 maybe.
          Not sure Pope or Burnley defense is worth it, and I'm a Burnley fan.

          What I want to avoid is using all my FTs for these mini doubles then having to spend hits for Bench Boost GW26. Especially now Kane is back.

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Would that be good for the next week or lacks some offensive power like Rashford ??

        Martinez
        Cancelo/Stones/Mee/Coufal
        Salah/Bruno/Grealish/Gundo
        DCL/Antonio

        Martin/Bamford/Justin/Stephens

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        LMS safety score currently 25

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Am I still wining? 😉

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            You whine a lot.

      • VaVaVoom14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Areola (McCarthy)
        Cancelo stones Trent cresswell (Dier)
        Salah Sterling(c) Bruno Raphinha (Soucek)
        Calvert Bamford (Brewster)

        1 free transfer 0.2 in the bank. Any suggestions?

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Owning Wolves players should be a crime against humanity. They are turning into a borefest team that will rarely score even a goal

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Always been a one-man team. Nuno looks clueless without Jimenez.

        2. Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lost Jota, Jiminez and Doherty, can't believe they didn't properly try and replace them. No sympathy.

      • dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        According to Ben Crellin via Twitter:

        Here's this season's Blank and Double Gameweek schedule:

        DGW24
        2 extra fixtures

        Double GW25
        1 extra fixture

        Double GW26
        Lots of extra fixtures

        Blank GW29
        Lots of Blank fixtures

        Blank GW33
        2 Blank fixtures

        And there will be some other small Double GWs Fire

        1. Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          27?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Should be noted that Ben has been wrong through no fault of his own at least a couple of times this season.

          League shifts games as they please.

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            True

        3. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Gw27 could also be a double

      • Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thoughts on this pre WC 4pt hits (and punts)

        Bamford and Antonio (if injured) to

        Cavani and DCL

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          No doubt the players you're bringing in are okay, but is Bamford worth selling with his DGW in 25?

          -8 to send him out then in again the following week potentially?

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Removing Bamford will not end well

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I will bring him back with the WC ofcourse

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Would you get Areola or Olsen for the DGW? Can’t afford Pope, 0.2 off ofc

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Maybe Areola as wouldn’t be surprised if Pickford came back in after last night.

          Current keeper dependent too, if Martinez I’d just play him.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers it would be for free:

            Soucek to Gundogan
            Then 1.2 ITB for Steer to someone (own Martinez)

        2. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If we go from yesterday games it has to Areola

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fulham keeper

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Nice one

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Jonny subbed

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          His five owners will be gutted.

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yet another CS for Justin

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Turning my smallest of greens into red.

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Good afternoon

        So iv 6 for dgw 24

        Probably just Leeds x 2 for 25.

        WC 25

        BB 26

        FH and TC at a later stage?

        Am I about right in that?

        1. Dannyb
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Fh 29, tc 26

          1. greggles
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            FH in a BGW just feels wrong

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          How many Leeds in 25 if WC25?

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Prob only 2? With 2fts coz I sold them two wks ago

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Them WC for 26?

        3. Toughie
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Same plan as you but I'll probably have 5dgw in gw24

      • ivantys
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Wolves are really boring. Imagine sitting back vs 9 men the last game, first time I've seen it happen lol.

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Kane's fixtures after City are lovely.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            With his injury record you can only take it one at time.

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            And that’s neckre the DGWs are conf

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Before the DGWs are confirmed.

        • JJO
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          How is that not a YC?

        • ivantys
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Vardy warming up

          • shirtless
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Brought Wilson in for Kane. Had a goal chalked off, then injured against leaky Soton. Six points for two transfers and now Kane's back and scores!

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Priceless

            2. ivantys
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Should have just sold Kane when he was out. Would have gotten Wilson's hauls.

            3. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Omg Justin is so lucky...

            4. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Apparently Phil Foden starts today.

              https://twitter.com/SamLee/status/1358432854259163142

              1. Leonard hatred
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                TOO LATE FOR ME.

                (i captained him last week, like an absolute buffoon)

              2. ivantys
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  He's part of their best 11 when kdb's out.

              3. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Justin clueless vs Traore

              4. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                How did Neto miss that?

              5. Leonard hatred
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                For a hench lad, Traoré gets knocked over by a strong breeze.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  All upper body weight making his balance weak

              6. VaVaVoom14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 7 days ago

                For those with all chips in tact and second wildcard available, What’s the plan going forward?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  FH29 or DGW

                2. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  TC WC BB 27 28 FH

                3. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Use them by wk 38

                4. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Wing it. Not gonna use the chips for the sake of it. Only thing I'm fairly sure about is I won't be free hitting in the blank week.

                5. greggles
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Currently WC 25, BB 26

                6. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  WC25 BB26 FH29

                  No idea about TC yet, maybe the second Spurs double

                7. ivantys
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Just WC in one of the weeks that benefit you, doesn't have to be 25 can be before 25.

                  • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    GW26 - BB
                    GW29 - FH

                    Likely to WC in prep for smaller DGW in which I’ll use the TC

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

                  Vardy party incoming.

                9. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Anyone keeping Laca for Leeds game?

                10. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Kabak to make his debut today

                11. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Vardy on

                12. DAZZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Really dont want a Justin clean sheet.

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Yes, want a goal and CS 😛

                13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Foden starting

                  1. Brimble82
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Instead of Gundo?
                    (Fingers crossed)

                14. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Kilman Killing bps