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Perez and Evans return for Leicester as Blades begin life without Chris Wilder

Today’s second Premier League match sees a Leicester City side chasing UEFA Champions League qualification take on bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 14:00 GMT.

It’s the first time in almost five years that the Blades have not had Chris Wilder at the helm for a league match.

The erstwhile head coach parted company with his boyhood club by “mutual consent” on Saturday, amid reports of turmoil behind the scenes.

Interim manager Paul Heckingbottom takes charge of the Bladesmen for the first time and has made three changes from Wilder’s final line-up in the Gameweek 27 defeat to Southampton.

Jayden Bogle (£4.3m) and Rhian Brewster (£4.4m) are benched, while David McGoldrick (£5.2m) is absent with a knee injury.

The fit-again Chris Basham (£4.6m) returns at centre-half, with Billy Sharp (£5.5m) and Oliver Burke (£4.1m) forming a new-look front two.

Brendan Rodgers’ two changes to his starting XI feature a couple of players returning from the treatment table.

Jonny Evans (£5.5m) is back in defence, with Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) selected further forward.

Daniel Amartey (£3.9m) and Sidnei Tavares (£4.5m) make way, while James Maddison (£7.1m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) are still sidelined.

Interest in this match from a Fantasy perspective is unsurprisingly focused on the Foxes, with not one of the visitors’ starters owned by more than 2% of FPL managers.

Not a single member of the top 10k has started a Sheffield United player this weekend.


Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Evans, Fofana, Soyuncu, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Pereira, Perez, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale, Basham, Ampadu, Bryan, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Sharp, Burke.


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655 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Amey
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    This will be a snooze-fest ❗

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I agree mate

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Im making a curry

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I've turned on the T20 😎

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Papa John's final at 3

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Lowton to Ayling for free ahead of the blank or should I roll the FT and make bigger chnges the following week?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I'd get Aina/Tete/Dawson instead.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I can only buy someone up to 4.4m and I already have areola

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Okay. I expect Leeds to lose to nil vs Fulham. So I wouldn't buy their defender personally.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Roll imo

          You could a 6 pointer from Veltman but not worth it if it's a transfer out later. And Brighton aren't doing cs much at all recently despite great defensive fixtures.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Whoops

            Ayling at issue. Same general point though. Not worth getting an iffy cs for one game week. Will you ever want to see Ayling again?

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Maybe GW30 when Leeds face Sheffield

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                True forgot that one.

                Oddly Leeds defence is outperforming their attack right now so you never know I suppose. Is there any form of rotation between Brighton and Leeds?

          2. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I already have Veltman

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              In that case avoid unless imminent WC imo. Veltman and Ayling is less than ideal as 4th and 5th defenders. Rotation and injuries will only continue to pile up

    2. Johnjo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      How about Lascelles?

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

    I hope Leicester put them to the sword yet gut says Sheffield United get something here.

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

    Imagine if Brewster scores his first goal today, off the bench.

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

      [This is an automated comment posted at kick-off of every Sheffield United match.]

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Been imagining that for 6 months

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

    Burn is possible hamstring injury according to Potter.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Brilliant. Dilligent Gw29 planning down the toilet yet again.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      So typical before BGW.
      Bamford,Burn.
      Who's next ?

      1. Tango74
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe a spurs player?

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Antonio hasn't played yet

          Sold Bam for him last week - be hilarious if I got it right simply because Antonio stayed fit

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            He's a walking muscle injury anyway 😆

        • panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          I own Bamford, Burn and Traore. All injured this week. Would have been able to get 11 out if no injuries. Why do we bother planning!

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Ooof
            That's bad luck mate.
            Sorry ..

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

        FH spunkers in the dirt.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Nahhh

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Isn’t that just the way... Gut said Trossard all week, but head told me Lingard. Head won. Really hoping he smashes it against Arsenal next gw.

    4. jimmy.floyd
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      A Dunk+Lingard
      B Lascelles+Grealish

      Have Veltman and no Antonio or Watkins

    5. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Hi everyone,

      Sorry if this is an obvious question, but is there a way to check my montly scores easily?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        You can do a filter

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Select leagues then phase

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Go to any of your ML.
        There you can filter scores by Month

    6. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Maupay keeping his brace for his game v Newcastle, nice

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        It's good that you're mentality prepared for his 2 points vs Newcastle. 😉

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Mentally*
          Feck Autocorrect !!! 😀

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Very nice

          Potter has been suspiciously quiet recently. Might be the week he tries to salvage is reputation in his audition for Pep's replacement at City. We all know the chief requirement there. Arteta has streaked miles ahead of him recently 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I like him !
            Brighton play wonderful football.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Agreed

              I'm really fond of Brighton anyway (for 36 matches!) and they play so much better than under Hughton. Happy about today.

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Yup.
                If they beat Toon next GW, they're as good as safe IMO.

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Hey fam! Maguire to Creswell in

      A. BGW29 for a hit
      B. GW30 for free

      1. MightyGar
          4 months, 11 days ago

          A, live a little

        • DK_13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          If you are going to do it for sure. Gw 29(-2 is a small price to pay for the highest scoring defender)

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers fam

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        If only Stones didn't score that goal yesterday, that would actually be a pretty good gameweek for me maybe. This season there always must be that one player who will turn my green arrow red. Kane, Stones or Justin as always.

        1. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          +1. Just waiting for the one GW where no player with EO +30, who I don’t own, haul big.

      3. Echoes
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Any news on Burn?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Has 3 degrees

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Owners are asking "when will I see you again?"

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Any Bamford update?
          People still buy Brighton players for NewC?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I am going 1 Brighton 1 Newcastle on my FH

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Harry time 😎

          1. djman102
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            NLD lineups have another hour.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              I know, somehow I’ve ended up an hour ahead

              1. djman102
                • 12 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                If you're in the the US like me, it makes sense. DST starts about 2 weeks earlier than UK.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Maguire captain? 😮

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              X-D

        • Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Iheanacho G Vardy A. Not sure if anyone is that interested 😉

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Someone capped Vardy on here this week I'm sure

            1. Coffee Prince
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Magnus

          2. AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            If no Pereira involvement, then you are right sir 😀

          3. BeaversWithAttitude
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I captained Vardy because I desperately need differentials at this stage of the game. MORE! 😉

            1. DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Got to go for it when popular options have difficult fixtures!

          4. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I am

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          1 - 0 Kelechi Iheanacho Assist: J. Vardy

        • Coys96
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          KELECHI (C)

          😀 GET IN

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Love the ballsy pick!

          2. djman102
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Ihea-nacho captain, is he?

          3. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            wow nice!

          4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Nice!

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Nacho quietly crunching away.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            In my team starting 31 if the other two are still not featuring.

        • MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Save me Vardy! Lets go

          1. ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            I'd rather Rebekah saves me 🙂

        • DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Captain DCL and VC Vardy both returned for me (and should have had more points so far!) . Sometimes you just have to ignore the noise and go with what you think is best based on fixtures. Gundo/KDB, Kane or Bruno didn't have to be captain this week!

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Lovely hindsight stuff.

            1. DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              what i'm best at!

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Dcl got 1 goal and no bonus not exactly a haul

        • DonBenzema
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Would love some feedback ahead of the BGW. Have already used FH and WC

            Here's my team:
            AREOLA, MARTINEZ
            TARGETT, STRUIJK, Dias, Shaw, Rudiger
            SON, RAPHINHA, De Bruyne, Bruno, Gundo
            KANE, WATKINS, BAMFORD*

            With 2FT and 2.2 in the bank, which moves would you make?

            A) One of Dias, Shaw and Rudiger to Cresswell (finding it quite hard to choose who to sell between those three)
            B) Gundo -> Lingard
            C) Something else (would love to hear some suggestions)

          • AzzaroMax99
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Is Rodrygo an option if Bamford is out? Or just play Dallas and Raphina

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Leeds have blanked in 4 of the last 5 and 7 of the last 12. Fulham defend really well.

          • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            2nd to ML leader who has KDB (c), Gundo (vc) by 60 points

            Praying for a Harry hattie!

            1. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              That would be great, but unlikely :/

          • ALI_G
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            An example of the silliness

            Guy top in my ML picked Gundo and KdB
            Rafa first, Strujik 2nd on bench

            Kane VC

            He's made all the wrong decisions but will be rewarded for it

            I had a hunch KDB would get rotated so I did Kane C, Bruno VC

            I only hope Son punishes him this afternoon

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              he had KdB (C)

            2. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Wrong decisions. Blah blah.

              Just shows it is worth having a strong bench.

            3. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              how is it a wrong decision?

              1. Rassi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Ali G would have benched KDB and played Strujk instead.

                1. Vamos Los Celeste
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  lol

            4. Kun Tozser
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Maybe he thought KDB would score most if he started?

              VC is there to use how you please

          • jimmy.floyd
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            A Dunk+Lingard
            B Lascelles+Grealish

            Have Veltman and no Antonio or Watkins.

          • Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Sheff Utd 30% possession, 0 shots, 0 big chances
            Ricardo is still going to inevitably lose his CS though!

          • Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            3 Spurs in the Derby but ffs cmon Arsenal !!!

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              COYG

            2. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Same here Reguilon from the bench COYG

          • VaVaVoom14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Anyone considering Grealish it declared fit for spurs? He’s been out for a few games does he usually come back from injury rusty?

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              He has been rusty even before he got injured.

          • DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Was going to sell Vardy after this game (for Bamford as a shield) but I think keeping rather than buying Antonio or Watkins is the smart play, actually good fixtures after City game and he's only on 12 for the season so far...he'll be looking for a lot more than he has and Maddison/Barnes may be back by then.
            Might sell Gundo for Trossard instead. Good move?
            or roll a FT and play only 10 next week?

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Roll

              1. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                yea proably will but would be nice to get 11 out as I don't think many will.

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 11 days ago

              I thought Barnes was 6 weeks ?

              1. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                is he. I hadn't checked progress. still 4 weeks to leicesters wk 31 game and might be back in middle of their good run.

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Iheahahahanacho