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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. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Went DCL over Nacho. Unbelievable

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

      Anywhere to hide?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Confirmed location: Nowhere.

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

        Absolutely NOWHERE

    2. GROBARI
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You and few millions of people. Thats nothing...

    3. GROBARI
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ihenacho what??

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

        Auba nailed on for BGW29

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

          he's not rested

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

            Can’t think of another reason he wouldn’t play NLD

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yep, I’ll be bringing him in now

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Just FYI, apparently he has been dropped for disciplinary reasons.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Well he will start on Thursday as we need our best player ..

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

        This makes the Pereira subbing so much more painful!

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

          why was he subbed ? did he pick up an injury ?

        2. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, points for everyone in Leicester team -almost! This really hurts. Tactics were right...

      • ...al
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I saw someone cap Iheanacho this week, what a captain pick that was, fair play masked stranger!

        1. Tango74
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I thought that was the norm captain a player against rock bottom club

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

          Awesome! Go on, Kelechi!

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

          The fabled 100+ BAP score.

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

          Can’t see Sheffield United staying up now.

        5. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          KDB captain, Auba Vice....

        6. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          5-0

        7. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Ampadu OG
          Vardy A

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

          Sheffield sack manger due to poor results, new manger gets thrashed, players are rubbish

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

          Vardy A

        10. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Vardy x3 assists

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

          VARDYYYYY YESSSS

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

          Lol! I'll take it!

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

          SHU is deserved to relegate.

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

          Amp OG

        15. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Where are the NLD Team line-ups? Someone is getting the sack. 😀

        16. ivantys
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Vardy is a support now

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

              What? Lol! Whatever!

          • Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Pereira and Aubameyang(c) owner. What a waste of time FPL is.

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

              It is a complete waste of time. Agree.

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

            Lol, Sheffield United have got their first taste of a post-Wilder world.

          • Bun Rab L3D2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            No where to hide for Wilder sackers.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              This is what happens when you take over and keep the same team

          • Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Reverse new manager effect?

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              *Going to check their fixtures* and possibility to target them...

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Hat trick ... of assists

          • diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Iheanacho hat-trick
            Vardy hat-trick (of assists)
            Leicester CS

            Leicester owners in heaven

          • GROBARI
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Calm down guys,Nacho will not play vs Sheffield ewery week.

              1. GROBARI
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Every*

              2. SB007
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Think Vardy stills gets a double. My captain 🙂

              3. Athletico Underachieving
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  So much for Nacho staying under the radar for a few weeks before GW32 punt...

                • Herman Toothrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Rival bought Vardy in for a hit. VCd him. KDB captain.

                  F U Pep

                  1. Tango74
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Why is this pep fault ?