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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. BoleynWin
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Vardy (VC) points after a KDB no show... one of the very few times Peps roulette benefits, unbelievably fortunate.

    Sofa time in this NLD with only Kane now, I can see Son having a field day.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      nice story well done 🙂

    2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Good job bud. VC choice is just as important as C

  2. Crosswell Cresswell
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Where's that one guy who said he'll captained Nacho? Hope he really did it and is delighted rn

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

      COYS96.

      Delighted for him

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

      Fair play to him if he did it.

  3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    2x Assists - Vardy = 11 points

    3x Goals - Iinacho = 14 points

    How can a hatrick of actual goals only be worth 3 points more than 2 assists. Something not right there (point reward distribution need changing for the future)?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      vardy got 3 assists i think

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Okay, i'm looking at the BBC Website and has Vardy x2 Assists on the main dashboard. Still, even then, i'd argue, goals more of of a premium value.

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

          One might have been a 'fantasy' assist

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

          BBC website doesn't strictly follow fpl 'assist' system.

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

      And Vardy missed quite a few chances, didn't he?

    3. bluee
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Let's wait for the penny to drop

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

      Hasn’t it been like that since the very beginning?

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yep

  4. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A Dunk+Lingard
    B Lascelles+Grealish

    Have Veltman and no Antonio or Watkins...

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

      A unless there is very clear confirmation that Grealish is ready to start

  5. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Spurs will destroy Arsenal. Bale hatty incoming

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

      You misspelled Kane there.

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

      Ha they may sneak it , get real Woy

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Arsenal will be torn a new one if Spurs click that's for sure

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      has a mourinho team ever gone to a top 6 club and attacked?

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

    Come on you Spurs.

  7. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    22 pts with Kane, Antonio & Bruno to go. This week is awful!!!

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

      Those 3 alone could get more than that. Who is captain?

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        KDB
        Mount VC xD

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

      20 -8 so far. I do have 7 to go but they won’t all get returns so looking for the barrel of a 100k fall at the bare minimum.

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

      I’m 33 with Kane, Bruno (C) and Son to go 🙁

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

        All cleanies in next 2 matches won't be good for you.

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

          There won’t be any cleanies

      2. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sounds about par

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

      I'm on 20 odd. Don't have a horse in this Spurs game either. Triple Leeds every week and the wrong City players seems to be punishing me every week. Also something like 17 captain blanks in my last 20.

    5. gogs67
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Beating me, 45% drop in rankings so far.

      • AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Too many things went wrong: KDB(C) & Gundo rested - Bamford and White in, MountVC blank, Pereira off at HT, Martinez lost CS in last few seconds, Digne 1 pointer..

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

      Happy SU got caned ! moronic owners , you won't be back anytime soon

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

        I know Wilder has done a lot for the club but he is doing the same thing every week and they are sliding into the Championship. Was a good time to change imo.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          LOL first time Sheffield shipped 5 goals, nice to have that on first week CV?

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

          He was the best they could get and would have had a chance to get them back. Now it's all over they won't be back in the next 10 years

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

          They were destined to go out of PL because of lack of investment in stronger top-flight players. Not the managers fault here entirely. Board decision. He got them to PL and has the history of managing them upwards from the lower flight. Regretful decision in my book, but the decision has to suit team & board & range of the club.

          Shu are destined for the Championship and will probably stay there unless they change their attitude to investment & excellence. Easier said than done even with a princely backer 😉

    7. arkom
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      How Iheanacho got so many points (94) on bonus point system?! Was over 100.

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

        Took all of DCL’s

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

        2 big chances created
        7 recoveries
        6 successful dribbles

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

          TY! Where do you see these?

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

            Members area has a breakdown
            Complete performance from him stats wise today!

        2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Need to look at the stats ^^^

    8. Kane and Ablett
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Do you think I’ve overdone it with Bale Kane and Son in this one?

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Could be absolute gold mate. Just enjoy the match

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

          Nope. I’m balls in too.

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

          2 of them will get returns probably

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

          It's David Luiz, sit back and enjoy

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

        People only post their bench points coming in when it's great right? I imagine there are lot of players like myself who have bBamfords mighty 1pter coming in for gundo right?

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

          I'm one of them. Bamford one....

        2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Or those that (c) KDB and (vc) Gundo. There are many as well

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

            Ugh that's their own fault if they haven't learnt that it's a bad idea for capping from the same team.

        3. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Burn 1pter.. Just as huge as your Bamford(who I started..).

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

          Raphina, Dallas and Bamford are the ones the vast majority are getting off the bench

        5. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          It's nice to share the misery thanks.

        6. LSK
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I’m getting Raphinha’s 3 points.

        7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Bamford 1 pointer here!!!

        8. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          dunk off bench

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

            This comment isn't welcome here.

        9. gogs67
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Bam and Raphina for me!

          • Kane and Ablett
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Mee 2 and Dallas 6 this week not bad

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Do we think Auba will come on? Should've followed my own advice and got Trossard.

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Let's go Son(c) and Kane!

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

              Really want Son to have a big game (relative to Bale)

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            C O Y G

          • Kaneyonero
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Have Kane (VC), Bale and Son in this match. 0 - 0 incoming

          • The Gravless Wonder
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Had a proper mediocre season only just scraped under the million mark so allow me a blatant brag last 3 captains bale kdb and now iheanacho

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

              Awesome!

            2. gogs67
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Lottery numbers please!

                1. The Gravless Wonder
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Awful captaincy choices all season had to even out a bit in the end I spose cheers bud

            3. Toughie
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Pereira for a hit in dgw26 has been my worst ever transfer and this is my 10th year of playing fpl. I'll gladly take another hit just so I don't see him in my team

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

                You’ve never owned Maupay have you?

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

                  Pretty sure Pereira is worse

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

                  Lol

                  He is on my avoid at all cost list

              2. Maeki2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 10 days ago

                yes what a waste he was

              3. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Got Pereira, Barnes and Vardy on my wildcard in gw26.
                Sold Vardy this gw and kept Pereira.

            4. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              FFS