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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. Jon Snow
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Fofana is a baller, where do Leicester find these CBs

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Where teams like United even refuse to look.

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Goal - irrelevant player
    Assist - irrelevant player

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      One for the Ricardo owners to claim as potential points lost...

    2. Jon Snow
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy surviving on reputation alone, been invisible for weeks

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I did captain him for that goal!

        Downside is it was a DGW and I simply failed to confirm the Gundo choice - 12 points v 38 🙂

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I was a good goal! Or is football irrelevant, too?

  3. HashAttack
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    That would have been a Pereira assist

  4. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Leicester need to concede

  5. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Iheanacho on 50+ BPS?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Creating big chances for Vardy.

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

    Winds picking up outside...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Hold onto your bits Mr and/or Mrs Potato Head.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Got your beer & snacks in? Deliveroo guys operate in all conditions - immune to Covid, almost bulletproof! 🙂

  7. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Horror GW...

    Mount, Veltman, Digne blank against weaker teams
    KDB no show
    Pereira subbed at halftime
    Traore injured
    No Cancelo or Stones

    Kane and son to blank now???

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      We'll know who to blame if they do 😉

  8. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Really want Leicester to concede now I’ve lost my Pereira clean sheet.

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    OR 405 is going to end up with a back line of Digne, Pereira and Burn 😮

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617396/event/28/

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Watch Salah score 5 though 😆

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Watch Dawson pick up a 15 pointer

  10. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Hold on, was Pereira subbed off?

    What an utter disaster of a transfer he's been.

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Nacho G
    Vardy A

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Come on Sheff, need this Justin clean sheet wiped

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      That's not funny with half his leg hanging off.

    2. Aaaatsu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Really

  13. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    OMG, get it! x

  14. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy turning into Kane...

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nacho is...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Kane oft turned provider these days

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Yea...

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Itchy nachos goal

  16. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy owners asking why Iheanacho is taking Vardy's goals

    1. Im New Here
        7 months, 15 days ago

        2 assists tho, so 6 points instead of 8

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Kelechi is getting hard to ignore..

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy could and probably should have 20 or so points.

    4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Iheanacho a serious option now?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        If this is Rogers new chosen system he has to be

    5. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Iheanacho 4 goals in 3 games now

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Tielemans is a top 3 midfielder in the league. Amazing player.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Yep - he was a great buy for us. Had a poor spell but now he's back in form.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Absolute model club for purchases.

          Slimani was a goof but aside from that must be close to 100% recently.

      2. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Not top 3,but top 10 yes

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Nah.

        Creative AM - KDB, Grealish, Fernandes, James Rodriguez all better
        CM - Henderson, Wijnaldum, Gundogan, Doucoure all better
        DM - Kante, Allan, Fabinho, Ndidi all better

      4. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        He's good but not elite and not top 3, on form maybe but overall not close

    7. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      MORE!

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        YES

    8. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      More, Vardy. More, more, more!!!!!

    9. Plagued by indecision
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Iheanacho on a GW31 wildcard?

      1. IfYouTinkerYou'llHaveA…
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        He was in my gw 27 wildcard 😉

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nacho is going to have some serious numbers from this match lol.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Only 2 goals, yet 75 BPS!

        1. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          He could score or assist another. Thats why

    11. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Auba not starting is a surprise. Will catch a fair few who were planning for 29 out.

      https://twitter.com/charles_watts/status/1371120598332620800

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Stay on the bench and ill get some Dallas points.

    12. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Still raging that Ricardo was subbed. Every time I take a punt on a captain this happens lol

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Unlucky mate - I share 50% of your pain.

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I have him too.. Sorry mate it's just luck

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          True that. Used up all my luck last season so just have to suck it up this year 🙂

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Why was he hooked ?

        Been a dismal buy for me, especially as I went for him over Reguilon and Shaw

    13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Saka Odegaard ESR
      Laca

      Arsenal front 4 ^

    14. gogs67
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Nacho ownership was at 25K a few weeks ago!

        1. gogs67
            7 months, 15 days ago

            For good reason I'll add

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Assuming Ihenacho holds 3bps here he will have outscored Vardy over the last 15 gameweeks despite playing 560 mins vs. Vardy's 950!