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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
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 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
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      * non-Pereira owners 😀

    4. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I had Vardy 😉

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Every chance Auba gets a cameo

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        oh yes, i mis-read.

        i thought he has been omitted from the squad

  4. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 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
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ha. See below

  5. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thakgalo Khanya Leshabela an option?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      TKL TC?

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    Iheanacho (C)!

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Broken clock is right twice a day... 😛

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Haha he deserves it bless him

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    United now third in a two horse race 😮

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Vardy should have had about 6 returns there though 🙁

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 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.

  8. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah he will definitely come on at some stage

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  9. DandyDon
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      good play

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Awesome

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        thanks Amey. very chuffed! hows your season going?

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nobody cares but your Mum. Give her a bell.

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Del Griffith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yep, can't wait to get rid of him

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 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
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Rival has Vardy(TC) 🙁

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Could have been worse with those shots missed.

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wow nice! Not for you ofc 🙂

  12. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Those are just good (albeit not template) moves though

      Pretty extreme outcome though

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 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
        7 months, 16 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Davros
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        No chance

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        They are already preparing

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

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          🙂

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 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
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Straight to League 1!

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 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
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          ouch

      7. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Lame duck to a dead duck imo

      8. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 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
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Captain Kane, Son and Bale. Go Spurs!

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        You captain all three. What chip did you use?

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      What’s Auba been up to then?

      1. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Captained himself

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I know you joke but ...

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      How on earth was it 0-0 HT

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        It was 1-0

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Ah yes sorry

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Bale punishment incoming

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Probably

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        More than me

    8. Saka_me_sideways
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Where the Hector Bellerin gone??

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Back to Spain with any luck.

        1. Saka_me_sideways
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 16 days ago

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

    9. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        That's actually a better punishment imo

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

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

    10. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Anyone else Captained KDB and VD'd Auba?

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

      2. Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I hate this game

    11. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cant help but feeling robbed with Vardy (C)

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

    12. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 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
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Lovely lad.

    13. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

    14. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yup

      2. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Nah. Pick one or t’other

          1. The 12th Man
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Nacho as back up.

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah, Bamford/Watkins to Nacho is the move

    15. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 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
          7 months, 16 days ago

          For 2 points?

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 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
          7 months, 16 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
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Coys96 did. And captained him.

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Great punt. Any recommendations for this week?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Pickford. He wont concede next week.

          1. Amey
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Ha ha

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        🙂 Did you?

    16. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    17. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      So Nacho on a wk 31 WC ?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        You would think

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

    18. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      My opponent in h2h has both vardy & ihenacho sigh

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