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

    Bloody hell! Stepped out for a while - came back into Lei 5-0 with Iheanacho hattie & Vardy triple assist. These cheapie defs not looking great

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

    Average barely moved with this game. Massive differential gains for owners in it.

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

      Nacho was doing well but we couldn't see him in the BGW preparation !

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

      Can't argue with that, went 170k up with (V)ardy.

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

      * non-Pereira owners 😀

    4. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I had Vardy 😉

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    so I'm going to have both Bamford and Dallas off the bench for Gundogan and Aubemeyang

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Every chance Auba gets a cameo

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        oh yes, i mis-read.

        i thought he has been omitted from the squad

  4. GROBARI
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I dont want to be rude, but dude with a number 38 from Leicester has so funny name

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ha. See below

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thakgalo Khanya Leshabela an option?

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

        TKL TC?

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

      Big up COYS96 who’s had a pretty unlucky season.

      Iheanacho (C)!

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

        Broken clock is right twice a day... 😛

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

          Haha he deserves it bless him

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

      United now third in a two horse race 😮

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Vardy should have had about 6 returns there though 🙁

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

          True, but I think he's getting his mojo back!

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

          Feel I got away with one

          Sold for Kane but stupidly didn't captain him last week. Vardy held would have been my captain this time without question. Could have been painful.

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No Auba would mean Struijk 6 pointer. He’ll come on wont he

      1. Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah he will definitely come on at some stage

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

        Only won’t come on if we’re winning by a margin but not sure that’s going to happen.

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      61pts so far this week. Vardy pushed me into top 100k for first time this season, 2mil to 100k in 14 weeks. 11 green arrows out of last 15. What a contrast from first half of the season!

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

        good play

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

        Awesome

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

          thanks Amey. very chuffed! hows your season going?

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

            Similar to you mate.
            Was in millions till few GW's ago. Now at 250k with 3 chips to play. Hopefully will end up inside 50k 😀

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Nobody cares but your Mum. Give her a bell.

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just checked my points after seeing the Leicester result. It's been a shockingly bad season for me, but I don't think I've made a worse transfer in it than Ricardo Pereira.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Between him and dier.. Both are the worst for me

      2. Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yep, can't wait to get rid of him

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

        it was a good transfer turned out bad,easy to replace ,i binned digne for him gw27 so actually 2 points up,cresswell probably incoming,ricardo was going anyway,he looked to have no drive in the first half,wouldnt be surprised if hes not broken again...

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

        Dele Alli number 1 for me, but Pereira is a close second especially considering I captained him today

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Rival has Vardy(TC) 🙁

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

        Could have been worse with those shots missed.

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

        You're very very very very lucky !
        He could have had a hat trick mate.

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

        Wow nice! Not for you ofc 🙂

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      When you’re top of a mini league it seems you can do no wrong and everything you touch turns to gold. Top of the league rival brings Nacho and Dunk in this GW, ya just can’t write it lol

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Those are just good (albeit not template) moves though

        Pretty extreme outcome though

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Dunk is logical ; Ineacheo was a wild punt given his upcoming fixtures

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

          Are they though with a blank, City & Whm next? I'd agree with your 2nd statement more than your first - Lei v Shu - huge quality difference, so a large score margin to be expected

      2. gogs67
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yeh, good moves. I was looking at Nacho but held onto Bamford and Watkins for GW29 fixture reasons even though I was wanting rid of one due to form.
          Ah well

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Any way Sheffield stay up, or just prepare for the championship.

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

          No chance

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

          They are already preparing

          0% chance of staying up... and that’s being generous

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            🙂

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          They fired Wilder to try and find a manager who can navigate the Championship and the Premier League ... good luck with that

        4. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Straight to League 1!

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

          Zero

          It's Huddersfield all over now

          Had Wilder stayed they might actually have become more competitive as they prepared for next season. Hard to see that now. Spirit gone and that was all they had really

        6. Duka
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          They should start preparing for league 1 the way they've been playing.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            ouch

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

          Lame duck to a dead duck imo

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

          Haven't got the players. What they achieved through a system last year hasn't worked this.
          Questions got to be asked when their big signing has hardly got off the bench.
          Wilder punished for over-performing last 2 seasons. Maybe they can compete in the Championship but not a gimme

      4. Davros
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Captain Kane, Son and Bale. Go Spurs!

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You captain all three. What chip did you use?

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Has to come in for me too. Shocker so far so you already know the outcome. Fingers crossed though!!

      5. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        What’s Auba been up to then?

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

          Captained himself

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I know you joke but ...

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

        How on earth was it 0-0 HT

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          It was 1-0

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

            Ah yes sorry

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

        Feel like I’ve got my pants down a little bit with just Kane (not captain) and Son this game

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Bale punishment incoming

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

            Probably

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

          More than me

      8. Saka_me_sideways
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Where the Hector Bellerin gone??

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Back to Spain with any luck.

            1. Saka_me_sideways
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Brought him in weeks ago on my wildcard when Tierney return was unknown, now he’s vanished!

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Arteta has lost this team. How do you punish someone but put them on the bench. Absolutely ludicrous. Coward.

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              That's actually a better punishment imo

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                For who? Shows you have zero conviction ; all you’re doing is punishing your team

          3. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Anyone else Captained KDB and VD'd Auba?

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

              Two in my ML captained and VC KDB/Gundo/Sterling. Glorious.

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

              I hate this game

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

            Cant help but feeling robbed with Vardy (C)

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

              A little bit. But 3 assists is still sweet after such a drought from him.

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

            Aw! Kelechi dedicated his hat-trick ball to all the mothers of the world. His late Mum would have been so proud! x

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Lovely lad.

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

            Kane, Son & Bale for me. Højbjerg is gonna score, isnt he ?

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

              Ndombele is due! Actually Moura’s got some goals in him I reckon.

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

            Kelechi looks a great pick after GW32 if he keeps starting - run of WBA, CRY, SOU, NEW

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Yup

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Looking at a Kane,Vardy,Nacho front line from 31.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Nah. Pick one or t’other

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Nacho as back up.

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah, Bamford/Watkins to Nacho is the move

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

            People very much asking wrong question about Bambam now

            The only one that matters is fitness for GW30

            SU are gone mentally

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              ofc gw29 matters. It's the difference between whether or not I have to FH.

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

                For 2 points?

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Depends if they get someone in. Letting Wilder go without any plan seems even more buzarre

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

                Wilder was so much the playing structure of the club it's hard to see anyone turning them around in short order. if they change things around can only see confusion as well as lack of spirit

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

              Coys96 did. And captained him.

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

              Great punt. Any recommendations for this week?

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Pickford. He wont concede next week.

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

                  Ha ha

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

              🙂 Did you?

          9. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Need Dier to come off the bench here and score a winner from a Son corner

          10. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            So Nacho on a wk 31 WC ?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              You would think

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

              At 5.6 m ( currently anyway) think good option as third striker

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

            My opponent in h2h has both vardy & ihenacho sigh

            Can kane (non-captain) + Antonio make up a 19 pt difference lol