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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. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A great time to lose a manager that fought to bring them up on a shoe string budget, and was badly impacted with injuries in defence this season. FFS when will these morons ever learn

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Never. Capitalist idiots.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He fell out with the owners about transfer policy, it sounded like they'd have kept him on for next season otherwise.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He spent fairly badly was the problem I think as much as anything. Although they came up with nothing he spent quite heavily when up and very few came off.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah, I can definitely see both sides, apparently the owners want to appoint a Director of Football but Wilder wanted to retain full control of transfers and felt he wasn't back heavily enough whereas the owners argue that he spent what they did give him poorly, hard to argue that with his striker signings.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            My instinctive sympathy is pretty much always with the manager in a situation like this. But that's because I'm - like most I suppose - blasé about the sums if money involved, Staggering amounts when you think about it and this is not that United.

  2. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is it worth a hit to get a playing keeper next week? Was thinking of doing Pope to Meslier but I’m really relying on that clean sheet to break even.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A -4 is basically a -2 in gw29 as unless the keeper has a nightmare you would be unlucky to get anything back.

      I would go Sanchez though.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I only would if it was a decent move in the medium term as well, not worth it just for one game if the keeper you’re getting rid of is better long term

      For example I did holding to veltman -4 this week I’ll lose points on this week but it’s a playing player with good blank fixtures so it’ll pay back long term (hopefully) haha

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Or if you have wc 31 it probably works out an ok move, don’t trust Brighton much to be honest

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      The odds of making 4 points back are slim, which leaves you at break-even. I'd only consider if I wanted to change/upgrade the keeper anyway

  3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I will take a cleansheet from Peireira at this stage.

    But at the moment it on FFF its says the overall average is 21. I am on 20. Top 1k average is currently 30

    However, with autosubs and VC the numbers will be much higher. So I might even need a goal or assist from him to get some bonus. My subs got crap scores.

    I have no Salah/Fernandes (and no captain at all) it could all go very wrong for me this gameweek.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      So you’re saying you are in the top 1k? 😛

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Haha yeah.. we will pretend that is what it is. 😀

        And now I learnt Ricardo was subbed off at HT.

        No Captain
        No Vice Captain
        No Digne clean sheet
        No Martinez clean sheet
        No Ricardo clean sheet
        No Salah
        No Fernandes

        It is like a flipping 2 Unlimited song - no, no, no, no, no

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      About that clean sheet....

      1. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Like the script is written lol

    3. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Rip

    4. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Bloody Pereira. Will fight the impulse to transfer him tonight but he’ll be the first one out on Thursday

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'm a Pereira owner, live in Leicestershire, a Foxes fan, with an Ilfordian mother ..... so I am with you 110%!!!

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          🙂

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Oh for gods sake Pereira off at HT

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Oh f...

  5. PP6
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    This is genuinely bad to worse Ricardo now off hahaha fck off my luck is incredible

  6. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Jeez I've never seen a season kick people in the balls like this week in week out

  7. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    F off Perreira
    Worst pick in 9seasons im playing

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I know right, was genuinely excited to get him on WC a few weeks ago as a differential, terrible pick

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Me too
        Barnes and him reasons why i wildcarded
        And got absolutely nithing from them

    2. G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same. Absolute dog sh**. Worst signing into my team ever. He is getting dumped next game week. Disaster pick

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah he was gone either way but i may rage transfer him out just now

        1. Tango74
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Why are people blaming the player if he gets subbed or blanked.

            You are the one that picks him in first place

            1. JJO
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Dont really blame the guy
              His potential was halved when Iheanacho was introduced,then Leicester as team defended really bad last 3 games
              And this halftime sub was just a cherry on top

      2. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        4 matches - 1,1,2,1 .... pre-sold him last night but was expecting a nice leaving present, he was looking good the first half

      3. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        One of the worst picks I’ve ever made.

      4. gogs67
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I got him in in 23, genuinely thought he'd score a bucketload, shipped out in 25!!

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        That is absolutely hilarious

      6. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Just great. Picked Keane and Ricardo Pereira ahead of Rudiger. What a bloody joke.

      7. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        What an idiot I am! ... I was expecting clean sheets against NEW, BUR and SHU

      8. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Perriera wagon loses 2 wheels as it pulls out the station before exploding into a fire ball, coming off the tracks and killing everyone inside

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          LOL

        2. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That already happened 2 gameweeks ago, now we're just left with a tyre bouncing down an empty road

      9. VaVaVoom14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Who scores more points:

        A) Dunk (Newcastle home, United away)
        B) Cresswell (Arsenal home, wolves away)
        C) Tierney (West ham away, Liverpool home)

        1. THE KING CANTONA
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B?

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B

        4. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

      10. PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I own Periera but for the guy who captained him on here I’m just genuinely sorry man

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Ouch

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Captained him on fan team. Genuinely thought it was guaranteed clean sheet minimum.

        3. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I capped him. Story of my season. Was looking decent first half as well.

      11. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Pereira has killed my season
        Awful awful pick
        4 points in 4 games vs. ARS, BUR, BHA, SHU

        1. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Me too. This is getting ridiculous.

        2. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          5 points, he's 25% better than you give him credit for

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            😀
            4.0m Struijk has scored 7 or 40% more in the same three GWs!

            1. Wılly
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              He was the one rising in price over the DGW as well, we should have got him!

          2. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Low blow

          3. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            6 for me since I capped him this week

      12. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Justin somehow still the best Leicester defensive asset 😀

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He is inevitable

      13. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Vardy shot cleared off the line

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Would have been Nacho assist

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Could easily be on 2 already

        3. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          DCL and Vardy killing me with the misses this week. one return each is great but both could have had huge scores!

      14. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Pereira another player, where the hype was created on here and people swarmed in to buy him. At close to 6m and coming off a long injury, it was a risky move.

        1. Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He returned from injury ages ago. I think his owners can consider themselves unlucky

        2. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          That hasn't stopped him from playing minutes though, he's played 90 minutes 6 times and 75 minutes once in 7 games before today

      15. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I nominate pereira as the worst bloke of this season

        Cost us so many points always threatening to take Justin’s place whilst he hauled every week then finally comes back and produces 4 points in 4 weeks for 6 million

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Second that

      16. PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Periera to Reguillon easiest transfer of all time?

        1. Tango74
            3 months, 10 days ago

            No as a blame Reguillon if he blanks or gets injured

          • Wılly
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Cresswell is another good option.

            I'm thinking of downgrading to Veltman and using the money elsewhere.

          • gogs67
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Had Periera and sold him, have Reguillon now and not convinced so far

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Can I interest you in Digne?

              May even give him to you for free 🙂

              1. gogs67
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Got him as well, he's for the off unless this DGW comes up soon lol

            • Mr. Chimes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              FPL should give players goal equivalents for clearing the ball off their own line. Incredible save by Basham

            • lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Made a mistake bringing Perreira. At least he is gone from my team for 29

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              15 mins til SCENES

              1. Tango74
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Maybe before with.

                  Fpl rockstar ?

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I think he usually has City team news

                    1. Tango74
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        I’m a Kane c and Bruno vs

                        I can hope

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 10 days ago

                          You’ll be fine either way

                  2. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    What’s the scenes about? Kane Son Bale will all play

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      There’s always scenes somehow, maybe no Dier or summat

                • Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Brought Burn in this week as a nailed differential to everyone else’s Veltman/Dunk/Sánchez. This season just keeps on giving.

                • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  First time this season I’ve got 2 free transfers!!!! Haha I feel exhilarated!!!

                  1. BeaversWithAttitude
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Lol, I hear you, brother! 😉

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Amen!!!!! Haha

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I've had 2FTs once in my career.

                    The red arrow burned me so badly I've never tried it again. Theoretically I'm rolling this week. Have almost every confidence I'll manage it. But there again I might just sell Digne who came in this week 🙂

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      To be honest mate I don’t even know if i had 2 free transfers at all last season either, or even the season before that haha, yeah it be talking a -4 I think, Digne might go too mate!!

                  3. Drumandbaines123
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Me too! Quick question - with 2 FT's if I make just one transfer next will I get 2 next week? Or just 1?

                      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        It’s will roll over mate!! So you will have 2 frees next week too

                  4. Salan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    What happen to Vardy... he should score again and again...

                    1. BeaversWithAttitude
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      It'll come! I hope!

                  5. JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Vardy only has 1 goal in his last 12 appearances.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      #due

                  6. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Vardy misses another good chance, would have been nacho assist

                  7. MIGHTY JOE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    VARDY COME ON??? I’m not strong enough for this... Really need the haul.

                    1. BeaversWithAttitude
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Right behind you, mate!

                  8. Jon Snow
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    As someone who owned Vardy for 11 gameweeks before ditching him last week this game is making me very nervous

                  9. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Perez G