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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. Effe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Did Antonio go off injured yesterday?

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

      Maybe, maybe not.

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

      No went off cus he was useless. Although mainly due to lack of service.

      Lingard and benrahma were hilariously bad

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

      Yeah we don't know yet. It looked like he was holding his hammy during one of the Fulham corners but he could've just had an itchy arse 😆

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

      Yeah both ankles according to Jose... or wait they said he is ok but quite many said he might have hamstring issue

    5. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Potentially.

    6. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks all. Thinking of Antonio to DCL

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

    Justin assist please? To be different from everyone wanting wolves to score

  3. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Do I just join the club and get Justin in
    Easily the most frustrating player to not own this season
    Even more than Soucek and Stones

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

      Honestly they’re fixtures after Pool are very good

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

        *their ....

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Absolutely - I think my set and forget defenders will be Justin, Cancelo, Dallas

  4. ivantys
      3 months, 6 days ago

      BPS system is definitely rigged, Justin up to 3 bonus out of nowhere.

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

        nah

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah

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

        He was on 4bps at half time....4

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 6 days ago

            It's not the start that matters.

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

            CS helps, he gained 10 elsewhere.

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

          Adama giving him free BPS.

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

          Yep, there's definitely a conspiracy within FPL. Who's kingpin you reckon?

        4. alsybach
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Rigged!? For what reason exactly? You really must open the front door step outside and get a life!!!

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 6 days ago

              He went up from 19 to 26 in a few min and it's fine? Neto made an earlier run where he had 2 dribbles, a cross and a big chance created and he got a +1? A cross alone is +1 ffs.

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

                Open the door......

        5. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Justin owners are the jammiest casuals out there.

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

            No, we're the stupid casuals fro not having him

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              No, I’m Still waiting for Pereira to displace him...

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                You'll be waiting a good while

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

          Just need a goal from Wolvea, any player

        7. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Absolutely despise you Justin

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

          Casuals winning today. Son captaincy and Justin returns.

        9. ivantys
            3 months, 6 days ago

            How did Vardy miss that

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

              He headed it and it went wide

            2. BeaversWithAttitude
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Wasn't exactly a sitter. And he was surrounded by Wolves.

          • BeWater
              3 months, 6 days ago

              I said earlier I would be happy with only a 6 pointer from Justin and I wasn't joking. 50% ownership at my rank. Killing me again.

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

                9, if baps don't change.

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

              Vardy should've scored really.

            • Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Ownership is everything.

            • EWH2020
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Someone should go through the FFS archives. Anyone who said:

              "Take out Justin, Pereira will be back next week"

              Should face an automatic ban

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

                😆

              2. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Castagne happened

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

              Justin sellers will have the last laugh once Ricardo is back fit for GW5!

              1. Herman Toothrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I actually laughed at this

            • sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Justin CS

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

                Max Boners for Owners

                1. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Managing it Just In 😛

            • BeWater
                3 months, 6 days ago

                F U Justin.

              • Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                This really is an infuriating season.

              • The Invincibles
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                It baffles me every week to see the amount of people bitching about Justin. Either bring him in or stop whining when he gets points.

                I don’t own plenty of players that do well most weeks like Martinez and Watkins, but if it bothered me that they scored so well all the time, I’d make room for them in my team.

                1. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Nicely put.

                  You cant have everyone. What do people expect... That every player you dont own blanks.

                2. ivantys
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    The BPS system is rigged. He jumped all the way up to 3 bonuses when he was nowhere close. A 6 pointer would have been fine. He has 7 blanks out of last 10. I'm more worried not owning Cresswell actually.

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

                  Justin is just maddening not to own, fml

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

                  Will be great when I bring in Justin and he blanks

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

                  How has this defender who's created big chances, won free kicks, gotten a clean sheet in a 0-0 game got max bonus?
                  Rigged!

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

                  Salah will wipe that CS next week

                7. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  49 blooming % ownership.

                  Hate you Justin!!

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

                  Crazy how many pros there are without Justin.

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

                  Just FO Justin.

                10. Mattymo23
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

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

                  1. Greek Shamrocks
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    I have Justin since GW 1. I'm still trying to understand the casual reference.

                11. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Playing Wolves = CS

                12. Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Chilwell to Justin?

                  Tarkowski was the plan.

                  I have Pope already

                13. boc610
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Justin bossing baps again . imagine not owning him.

                  1. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Imagine making imagine posts, oh dear

                    1. boc610
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      hook line and sinker

                      only a non owner would take the bait

                  2. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Imagine having Kilman as 3rd sub 🙁

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

                  Castagne got to be stepping it up, need Justin benched