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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Iheanacho essential

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Aubs (c) not starting?

    This GW just gets better and better

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

      brave captain choice

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Heart over head

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Gooner is in his name...

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Arteta bus incoming

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      disciplinary reasons, in the bad books

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

        How longs his detention, will it last into gw29?

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

    Bryan didn't have his weetabix this morning

  4. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Nobody dropping team news :O OMG

  5. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Harry haul loading...

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

    More Vardy more!

  7. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Aura dropped for disciplinary reasons

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Not really. He was dropped vs leicester too

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Yes really

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 6 days ago

          oh no he isnt

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 6 days ago

            You’re having a mare

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        Not watching sky sports?

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

        Sky Sports said it.

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 6 days ago

        This is the time when you want a 'delete post' button.....

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      According to sky sports

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

    I know he scuffed a couple of shots, but not a single BAP for Jamie? C'mon!

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Big misses I think, at least 3

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

      He's on 2?

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

        Did see a single one last I looked...

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

      Two great assists! Always the glass half empty for some.

  9. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Aubameyang left out for disciplinary reasons

  10. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Auba left out for ‘disciplinary reasons’

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    NOWHERE to hide for Auba owner

    They HATE to see it oh yes they do

    1. TheBiffas
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Why do you hate yourself

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    OMGGGG

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Nacho 3

  14. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    All I can do is laugh now Auba benched

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

    Scenes

  16. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Iheanacho hattie

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    damn ihenacho is essential

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      GW32

  18. Im New Here
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Kelechi Ronaldo

  19. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Wow. Glad they dont have game next week. Already burn my transfer

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

    Gotta laugh. One of my rivals in FanTeam decided to take one week punt before WC'ing... Guess who?

  21. TheBiffas
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Iheanacho essential

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Did he get the assist?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Ndidi did, indeed

  23. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Nacho nacho man

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I want to be, a nacho man

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Knew there would be SCENES

  25. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Didn’t someone here captain him?

    1. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      I was just thinking that, fair play

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

    Are Vardy owners / captainers happy with 8-10 points given how the game has gone?

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      No

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Congrats to the guy who did Na(c)ho!

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers mate

  28. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    captain hat trick 😀 GET IN

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

      Well done, great choice

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

      Duude

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

      What a play, well done

    4. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Wow congrats.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 6 days ago

      Congrats mate, remember saying you to you go for some maverick picks and have fun 🙂

  29. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 6 days ago

    Auba is not my captain. How can adult or role model play fortnite.

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

    Omg COYS must be in heaven!