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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. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Please Wolves.

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

    James Justin the casuals favourite. Destroying ranks weekly.

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        with his 7 blanks in last 10?

      • Benjustjamin
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Casually owning a 4.5 leicester defender

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

      Score a goal Wolves!

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

        Yeah right

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

      My team currently:

      Starting players: 21 points
      Bench players: 22 points

      Probably my worst week in many seasons. Can't wait for it to be over!

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

        Same numbers as me. Losing top spot of ML as it stands. A horror gameweek.

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

          Hold me

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

      3 - Kilman (27)
      2 - Patrício (25)
      1 - Justin, Coady, Semedo (23)

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

        Come on Kilman

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

          i'm sure you will if he holds onto the baps.

    5. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Adama on his side probably ruining Justin's BP chances.

      • BeWater
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Best non Justin owners can hope for is a Wolves clean sheet and Justin 6 pointer.

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

            Agreed.

        • fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I think I'm going to have to intervene in a couple of weeks and bring Justin into my team to stop all this ruckus.

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

            Sold him weeks ago, not sure why, I think it was double gameweek fever. Terrible decision .

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

          Wow

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

          Silva WTF

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

          Fabio huge miss

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

          Big miss Fabio

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          WTF Silva?

        • BeWater
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cannot believe what Fabio Silva has just done there. Incredible miss.

          • Shultan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Pleaswe score wolves

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

            Great save but awful miss.

          • ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            F Silva a total waste of money...

          • MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Did Jurgen just sign the CBs for fun? 1 should be starting to free up in Henderson in midfield

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Silva has Justin in his FPL team...

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

              This

          • MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Blaming Silva if this Leicester clean sheet isn't wiped

          • JJO
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            F off Justin owners
            How lucky can you be every gw?

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            4/4 starting, expect 8 points

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Need that Justin CS wiped

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

            3 - Kilman (27)
            2 - Patrício (25)
            1 - Semedo (24)

            Evans (23)
            Coady (23)
            Justin (23)

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

              Justin surely going for 3BP. This is just temporary illusion

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

            Every week every little decision has to go against me. Antonio(C) blanks, Bruno scored a long shot that goes in once in a blue moon. Kane arises from the dead to help Son. Had to bring in either a Burnley defender or Bamford this week. Wasn’t comfortable benching Martinez so I benched DCL and he hauls away to Utd. Now Justin is going to send me flying down the ranks again

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

              Same here Jonald, don't beat yourself. Surely, week like this sets you back big, but it's difficult to have all rounds decent, bad rounds have to happen.

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

              after a crap start i'd been clawing my way back up - dropped out of the top 100k all the way down to 400k with a couple of 20-pointers on the bounce.

              this season has been a struggle.

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

            Believing FPL flags this year has proven extremely detrimental.....moving Mane to Soucek is just the latest example.

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

              What colour was Mane’s flag? He trained Friday.

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

                I believe he was yellow, but same as the week before when he didn’t play.

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

            Gilt Edged in Silva

          • seewhyaxe
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I’ve not owned Justin at all this season.

            Is he really that good an asset?

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

              YES.

            2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              More points than KdB

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

              Second highest scoring defender who started the season at 4.5m?
              That guy?

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

            Line up City with Sterling as false 9. Maybe Pep think this is the strongest but Laporte is on the bench.

          • ameenkw
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Justin jump in the bps system starts now .. watch him overtake everyone now ..

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

              Only the casuals without him