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Leicester v Chelsea team news: James and Chilwell start, Azpilicueta benched

There’s a busy Saturday of Premier League football ahead of us, with Leicester City v Chelsea the first of eight matches.

Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is at 12:30 GMT.

Thomas Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers have both made two changes for the lunchtime game.

Daniel Amartey and Marc Albrighton are brought in to replace injured pair Youri Tielemans and Ricardo Pereira, which could mean that the Foxes are turning to a wing-back system – as Rodgers has done in the past when facing the Blues.

Jamie Vardy, the most-owned Fantasy Premier League (FPL) player in this fixture, starts.

Mason Mount is back in the Chelsea starting XI after his recent teething problems, while Trevoh Chalobah starts as the right-sided centre-half.

Ross Barkley and Andreas Christensen are the men to make way from the 1-1 draw with Burnley, while there is a fourth successive league benching for Cesar Azpilicueta.

The fit-again Timo Werner is also among the substitutes.

All of that means that there are further starts for Reece James and Ben Chilwell, with the former now the most-owned Chelsea asset in FPL overall (24.2%) and within the top 10,000 (60.1%).

The ownership figures of Vardy and Antonio Rudiger have taken a bit of a tumble in the top 10k (see below), which is often a better gauge of active Fantasy managers than the ‘selected by’ numbers we see on the FPL site.

Vardy and Rudiger had top 10k ownership figures of 52.7% and 35.0% in Gameweek 11.

GAMEWEEK 12 LINE-UPS

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Ndidi, Soumare, Castagne, Lookman, Vardy, Barnes.

Subs: Ward, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Dewsbury-Hall, Choudhury, Maddison, Perez, Iheanacho, Daka.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner.

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989 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Three words for you, Vardy: Freck you mate

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      Freck me for still persisting with him, while I'm at it.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      What were you expecting today? We cash in next week.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Not selling him was mostly due to upcoming fixtures, but still, even a consolation goal would've been nice.

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      2NEY!

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 22 hours ago

        Post fail! Too giddy

  2. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    CR7 time

  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Cheeeeeeeeeeee

  4. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    LHope today isn’t like that other busy Saturday with 0 goals in the first half of all 6 games or something like that.

  5. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Southampton not hanging around at Norwich.

    0-1.

  6. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Eze back on the bench six months after rupturing his achilles, remember when that used to be 1 year out.

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Penalty at Watford

  8. tambourineman
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Pukki goal

  9. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Pukki party!

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Norwich equaliser

  11. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Goal Watford

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Scenes

  13. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Well this is a fun start

  14. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Sarr 2 penalty misses?!

  15. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Toney!

  16. BigRedDog
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    Yes Benteke!!

  17. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm smashing the bench this week. Vardy, Sarr - stay there!

  18. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 2 hours ago

    Who would you pick for Benrahma ->

    A. Gallagher
    B. Cornet
    C. Flip a coin