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Iheanacho starts for Leicester as highly-owned Antonio leads West Ham attack

There are three Premier League matches kicking off at 14:00 BST today – Crystal Palace v Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa and West Ham United v Brentford.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira names an unchanged starting XI after Monday night’s 1-1 draw with rivals Brighton and Hove Albion. The Eagles are unbeaten in their three Premier League home matches this season, conceding just one goal at Selhurst Park so far.

For Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m), who was unable to feature in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League game due to an issue with his travel documents, starts alongside Jamie Vardy (£10.4m), with Hamza Choudhury (£4.5m) and Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) also featuring.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.5m) drops to the bench, with Jonny Evans (£5.4m) and Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) unavailable.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to avoid a fourth straight Premier League defeat, and make three changes from last weekend. Emerson Royal (£5.0m), Cristian Romero (£4.9m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) all come in, replacing Japhet Tanganga (£4.6m), Davinson Sanchez (£4.5m) and Dele Alli (£6.5m).

Son Heung-min (£10.0m), who has netted three of Spurs’ four Premier League goals this season including both at home, is involved, as is the 5.1% owned Harry Kane (£12.1m).

Opponents Aston Villa, who are going for a third win on the bounce, are unchanged. As a result, Leon Bailey (£6.4m) and Morgan Sanson (£5.0m) both miss out, with Dean Smith hopeful the pair will return after the international break.

West Ham United name the same starting XI that began their 2-1 win at Leeds United in Gameweek 6. Vladimir Coufal (£5.0m) returns after missing their European tie against Rapid Vienna with a groin injury, and starts alongside the highly-owned Said Benrahma (£6.6m) and Michail Antonio (£8.0m)

For Brentford, head coach Thomas Frank makes two changes, as Mathias Jorgensen (£4.5m) and Shandon Baptiste (£5.0m) replace Kristoffer Ajer (£4.5m) and Frank Onyeka (£4.9m).

GAMEWEEK 7 LINE-UPS

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kelly, Clyne, Kouyate, Hughes, Schlupp, Olise, Benteke

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Choudhury, Tielemans, Barnes, Lookman, Vardy, Iheanacho

Subs: Ward, Amartey, Pereira, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumaré, Albrighton, Pérez, Maddison, Daka


Tottenham XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Doherty, Sanchez, Rodon, Winks, Lo Celso, Gil, Alli, Scarlett

A Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, J Ramsey, Targett, Ings, Watkins

Subs: Steer, Tuanzebe, Young, Nakamba, Buendia, El Ghazi, Philogene-Bidace, Traore, Archer


West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio

Subs: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku, Kral, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Vlasic

Brentford XI: Raya, Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Baptiste, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney

Subs: Fernandez, Goode, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Bidstrup, Roerslev

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  1. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    FFS come on Gallagher, my players are allergic to getting involved with their teams goals

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    No assist for Olise

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sure it wasn't guaita?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mark doesn't own him so unfortunately that's a no.

  3. Taribo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How’s this WC?

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Dias
    Salah Raph Townsend Benrahma
    Antonio Vardy Jiminez

    Sanchez White Livra Gallagher

    0.2 ITB

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Personally wouldn’t get Townsend and Ben on WC

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Looks great this game week!
      I wouldn't have Benny on a WC personally but yeah it looks nice.
      Why Dias over Cancelo?

    3. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Townsend may have shot his bolt as has never scored more than 6 goals in a season

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is Firmino benched then?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would presume so.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not fully fit, can't be carrying players vs City.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ah right cheers mate, everyone on here was saying he would start over Jota

          1. Gabistuta
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah opinions on here are as good as your own. Herd mentality and confirmation bias everywhere.

  5. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Well done to the youngster Olise, first premiership goal!

  6. Optimus.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I know Oldie scored but what team does he play for?

    1. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      *Olsie

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Try agyan 🙂

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Palace

      1. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers

  7. TheBiffas
      1 month, 25 days ago

      vardy brace to secure it?

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lovely from Olise, won best young player of the season - really hope he keeps Ayew out now.

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Jarod Bowen should have stayed in Championship.
      How many chances this donkey needs ?

      1. TheBiffas
          1 month, 25 days ago

          coufal owner? bowen is quality

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Benhrama not Coufal but this is general comment, guy can't finish - hopeless.

      2. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Bowen wasting Coufal Assist

      3. Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Genuinely need a Raya 10 pointer to save this game week, which min will he concede ?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          10 points added & locked in, enjoy!

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What's going on with Kane?

        Must be his longest scoring draught

      5. balint84
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Recommended keeper 5.0 or under? Im fed up with Kasper S

        1. TheBiffas
            1 month, 25 days ago

            ramsdale or raya

          • diesel001
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Raya

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hard to look past Rambo

          • Gabistuta
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I have Sanchez and would love Ramsdale if not for other fires.

        2. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Watkins G

        3. Zilla
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Almost Coufal assist and goal in span of 2 minutes

        4. JBG
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          How lucky are Brentford??

        5. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Coufal almost

        6. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Assist for Palace goal?

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            None

            1. Optimus.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Craig?

          2. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            No assist.

            Olise shot, it hit the defender, came back to him and he put it in

        7. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Looks like Antoni blank incoming.

          Guess minimum 4 points for cap is not the worst considering how this week has gone for most lol.

        8. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Aston Villa fixtures after the break :)))

        9. ZEZIMA
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Glad I started Jota. Looking forward to his goal today

          1. gellinmagellan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Its gonna happen, can feel it

        10. TheBiffas
            1 month, 25 days ago

            ings G

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              ?

            2. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Er. No.

              1. TheBiffas
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  said ings on bbc sport haha

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Why are you just regurgitating what BBC sport are saying 😆

                    The amount of utter garbage pollution on these boards 😆

                    1. TheBiffas
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Calm down. Nobody had announced a villa goal of any sort on here. Simple mistake.

                • Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yass!!!

                • BeWater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Watkins.

                • KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Watkins*

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  1-2?

                  1. TheBiffas
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      bbc sport live text has it as an ings goal

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Got my hopes up! Ban!

                    1. TheBiffas
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        apologies

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Watkins

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    And suddenly, mid priced forwards were back firing!

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Really hope Rodgers is about to give Nacho a run

                      He is bonkers good

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        You were raving about him at the start of the season, he's got to be starting!

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Straight into my team if he’s starting

                          Will take a hit for him even, no problem

                  4. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Get in!!!

                    Now Nuno will have to press for a winner

                    1. GreenAmberRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Or settle for the 1 point... 😀

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Surely not, they’ve actually attacked quite well today, fair few decent chances

                  5. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Spuds 🙂

                  6. BeaversWithAttitude
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Ollie still alive!

                  7. BeWater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Villa will really fancy this now.

                  8. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    C'mon Hammers score already.

                  9. tbos83
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Goals from Nacho and Watkins, it's like old times

                  10. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Son assist!