Dugout Discussion

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

    Would love Gundo to miss this game. DCL on bench.

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same!

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

      Dream on

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The roulette isn't that strong.

    5. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bamford now the final hope for many

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

        Yes

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

    Hendo CB. Game over congrats City on the win

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Gundo false 9

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

      Sterling more likely

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This

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

    -107.79% Thanks Ragabolly for providing me with this valuable information

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

      🙁

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

        Great site, I am loving it, also hats off for ever improving it and adding new features.

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

      It's not his fault that you checked it.

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

        🙁

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

      We’ve got an almost identical team this week mate. You’re still at a much higher rank than me tho!

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

        Downfall started when I benched Soucek. 🙂

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

    29 from 7 and down 47% in rank (88k > 132k)

    Anyone with similar week of woes?

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

    XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling (C)

    SUBS | Steffen, Jesus, Laporte, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia, Doyle, Bernabe

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

      Come ooooon Sterling

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

      Gündoğan starts! Juuuhuuu

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

    Justin Clean Sheet still intact

  8. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    As expected....

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

      No Aguero though

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

        As expected.....

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

    Barnes takes up good positions but teammates are blind!

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    LIVERPOOL : Alisson, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
    Subs: Adrian, Milner, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Phillips, Williams, Shaqiri, Kobak

    MAN CITY : Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo, Sterling, Mahrez, Foden
    Subs: Steffen, Jesus, Laporte, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia, Doyle, Bernabe

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

      Game on!

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

        *GameStop on

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

      Liverpool in the CL battle, City cruising to title, you know how this ends.

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

    Justin gaining BPS now.

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

      Getting ready for 3BP for sure .

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

      Justin is a MONSTER

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

      FPL Towers leaving the BAP-o-meter off a little too long.

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

      Transplant?

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

    LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS – MANE, ALISSON RETURN

    Team to play Man City: Alisson, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane

    Subs: Adrian, Milner, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Phillips, Williams, Shaqiri, Kobak

    MAN CITY TEAM NEWS – ZINCHENKO & FODEN START, JESUS ON BENCH

    Team to play Liverpool: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo, Sterling, Mahrez, Foden

    Subs: Steffen, Jesus, Laporte, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia, Doyle, Bernabe

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just few seconds late

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

        Hehe

  13. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    4/4 starting, can't wait for my 8 points.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Optimism

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

    Justin big chance created.

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

    Almost Justin assist.

  16. Cruyff Turn
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anybody playing Mane... huge differential

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

      Yes. The dead team H2H I'm up against, who also has Kane(c) and Kilman.. expecting a haul.

  17. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    3 - Kilman (27)
    2 - Justin, Patrício, Coady (25)

  18. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Dias Stones Gundagon Salah. Hoping for 40 points. Cheers

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

    And just like that Justin on 2 baps 😆

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

      Give him 5 minutes and he will be on 3

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

      And then they change it again. We seriously need more transparency around BPS adjustments.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lol the bps is literally in the rules. How much more transparent can they get

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

          A live feed of BPS would be great:
          Justin: +3bps - Creating a big chance
          Justin: +6bps - 90%+ pass completion

          At least we can see exactly what they're adding and when they add it.

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

      Shock

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

    Well goodbye DCL points. Pep roulette never strikes when you need it.

    Bring in 5-0 drubbing of Liverpool

  21. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Is City actually going to win the league without any strikers?

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

      Yes. Liverpool have no centre backs and Utd are cat. At least they have Jesus and Sterling can play there too

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

      They won it without KDB the other season.

  22. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    NEED wolves goal ASAP

  23. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Wolves are so boring

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

      Says the jealous dog....

  24. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which option for one week? Will be WC next week.

    A) Salah > Sterling ( C )
    B) Son > Gundogan
    C) Son > JRod
    D) Soucek > Lookman
    E) Salah & Holding > Sterling(C) & Tarkowski -4.

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

      B easily

  25. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    The idea that a strong bench is useful is a myth.

    1. greggles
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah seems that way.

      Got Bamford’s 15 off the bench a couple of weeks ago but been followed by benching Justin, Martinez and DCL.

      Bring back Brewster I say.

  26. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Stones first on bench hoping for CS plz

  27. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Hate you James Justin

  28. Bounce
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Justin non-owners getting punished.

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

      Nuno the fraud

    • Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      need a 1-1 city pool score. Jones goal/Salah assist and Zinch goal/rodri assist