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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. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    For goodness sake! Score Wolvessssss

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

      Very confused by the Grav

    2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Not a hope

    3. BeWater
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Silva was the best chance.

    4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      My City trio starting. Crying for Bamford to be benched so DCL cam be freed

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Even if Bamford was benched (which he won’t be), he’d still come on.

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah that is most likely the case

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I benched dcl too. Made sense as a decision, and still looked ok until 95 mins.

            Soucek is my problem, can’t get the guy right.

            1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Whenever I bench one he blanks and the other returns lol

    5. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Justin the best bargain fpl pick of the season

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

        Targett & Martinez are better.

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          No they are not imo. Justin helps or ruins the rank more

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

            ???

            What has ownership got to do with being a bargain.

            All three started at 4.5m. I'll give that Justin is better if you kept at 4.5m, but value wise Targett currently better.

            Martinez beats both though.

            1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              You can find other keepers that will deliver. No 4.5m defender is even close

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

                Feel free to change the context of your question 🙂

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

        Soucek and Gundogan

    6. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wolves paid the best part of 40m for semedo, he is absolutely dire.

      And as traore...

    7. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Just 2 in the liv-city game for me. Anyone with similar / less?

      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah Salah and gundogan.

      2. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Just Cancelo & Salah starting.

        Benched Gundo & Stones
        Played Coufal & Justin to protect a potential double CS wipe, going ok so far.

    8. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Come ooooon Wolves

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Beastiality....

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hahahaha

    9. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I am still yet to see what Nuno did when he signed Silva for £30m

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Money laundering

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Forget about silva, semedo was more and he’s the worst right back in the league.

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Bellerin got to be competing for that title

    10. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Can't believe I've actually sat all through Fulham West Ham and Wolves Leicester in one weekend

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        At least you saw a red card.

      2. BeWater
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Sat through all of Fulham v West Ham only to see Soucek get a red card in the last minute. Now I'm watching this only to see Justin get another load of points.

      3. mrodgers91
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Even as a liverpool fan, benched robbo, started dias and cancelo. Tells you what I'm expecting today

        1. Cruyff Turn
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I benched Dias and Cancelo, started Salah and Mane...

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

          Mané back is big though. I didn't give you a chance without him. Now it should be interesting.

        3. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          benched dias, played cancelo, foden and salah.

          hoping for a goalfest, expecting a 1-0 crapshoot.

        4. mrodgers91
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          At least if salah hauls I will be happy IRL and ruined FPL wise

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

        Justin feels like not captaining Bruno...

        Would be content with just 6 points.

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

          (I know Bruno got 7)

          1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Kilman doesn't help

      5. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        All this bs Nuno chat before and after every match of finding solutions and his only solution seems to be 0-0.

      6. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Semedo -> Dias was possibly the greatest transfer made in FPL history

        1. BeWater
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Removing Mitrovic was my best move. Irrelevant who replaced him.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Least he scored twice in GW2

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  And made me keep him another 9 weeks.

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    You win.

          • MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I'd like a tool where I can see how many points I've missed due to having benching nightmares. Could be top 10k at this point, honesty

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I just look at myself in the mirror to see the tool....

            2. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Thousands of managers could say the same thing...

          • Shultan
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Flicking through some earlier comments a lot of bitter Son non-owners & non cappers around!
            Kane didn't even assist Son for his goal.
            I capped Son because he's a good player up against the worst defence thats shipping 2/3 goals a match.
            Selling Son this week for sterling (C), might work out might not! But I'm going with fixtures

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

              Wait, wait, wait ....

              Kane scored the 1:0 goal. WBA had to, absolutely had to attack from that point on. That's Son's territory right there. The 8 pointer didn't hurt me, I expected that Son probably get something in that game. But the 2 bonus ....

            2. Sif
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Very little bitterness about tbh, this person saying Bruno capper salty. All comments saying, not really.
              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/02/07/kane-makes-early-injury-return-to-start-for-spurs-as-pereira-on-west-brom-bench/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23388483

          • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Kilman making fouls to give 3BP to Justin. What a lad

          • EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            So much quality in these two teams but can't create a decent shot on target.

          • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            There it is done.

            Justin on 3 BP 🙁

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            3 - Justin, Kilman (26)
            1 - Coady, Patrício (25)

            1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Booooh

          • Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Owned and benched Soucek for weeks and benched mahrez for Soucek this week as didn't think he'd play v pool and sold foden after weeks of blanks we all know what happens now

          • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I told ya all that he will get 3 BP.

            Painful sell in the Blank GW

          • No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Traore hasn’t got a single footballing brain cell. You can’t cross through someone who is 1 yard from you mate.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ffs Justin 3 baps, but of course

          • MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Wolves are just West Brom without Jiménez

            1. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              They're not exactly Barca 2011 with him either !

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              And in a different colour kit.

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

            Justin and Choudhury have worked very well together against Traore.

          • BeWater
              3 months, 6 days ago

              And there is it. Justin on top of the BPS.

              1. Sack The Glazers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                justin is a bps machine

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Over 90% passing accuracy

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

              Wolves are absolute gash. One of my 20 most hated teams in the league.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                They’re soulless

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Enjoyed them when they first came up. Actually can't stand them now. 8 weeks of owning Podence earlier in the season was fun too.

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

              Justin: red arrows.

              1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                :((((( painful.

                Most owned defender in the game

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Seems like everyone not on FFS own Justin?

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Most on here are casuals so yes

              2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                am an owner 🙂

            • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Please Wolves score . We are desperate

            • potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Wolves attack breaks down every time Traore gets the ball.

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                * anyone but Neto