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FPL notes from the Community Shield

Leicester won the 2021 Community Shield, thanks to a late Iheanacho penalty against Manchester City.

We look at some FPL notes from this match, the most prominent of pre-season games.

Man City Lineup

It is clear that Pep Guardiola treats this game very much as a friendly. There should not be too much to draw from the results and their starting line-up.

City is still without a host of players, opting to starting the game with Palmer and Edozie, two players who are not even listed in FPL.

Steffen (GK | 4.5) started in goal but we can expect Ederson (GK | 6.0) to be back on GW01.


Ake’s (DEF | 5.0) error led to the penalty and to be honest he was not the most convincing throughout the game. With Stones (DEF | 5.5) and Laporte (DEF | 5.5) returning we can expect Ake to the the fourth choice center back at City with next to no game time in weeks to come.

Torres / Jesus

Without the arrival of any signings in the forward department, Jesus (FWD | 8.5) is the only listed City FWD in FPL. He did not make the bench for the Community Shield and have yet to be involved actively in their pre-season.

FPL International Break (Nov 2020)

This means that with less than a week to go to GW01, Torres (MID | 7.0) may be an enticing choice to start as a OOP forward on GW01. His credentials back that too – last season he scored 7 goals and had 4 FPL assists in just 15 starts.


One thing for sure this coming season – Grealish will get a lot of attention from the fans wherever they play, given his incredible price tag.

Grealish (MID | 8.0) had 25 minutes of the Community Shield, playing wide on the left of the attacking trio. He did not do too much but we can expect him to play regularly in that position this season. In fact, given where he is in terms of fitness and other injuries, there is an outside chance he may start on GW01. His TSB% has shot up since his move, he is now owned by almost 32% of FPL.


FPL Team Preview Man City

Mahrez (MID | 9.0) enjoyed a good game in the Community Shield, even though he was in the losing side.

He did everything ask of him and was a menace on the City right.

With De Bruyne unlikely to be fit on GW01, he would also be on more set-piece duties – music to any FPL manager.

We believe that Mahrez has a strong claim to start on GW01 for City against Spurs.


Iheanacho / Vardy / Daka

Vardy (FWD | 10.5) started the game, did enough to threaten the City at goals.

However, it is clear that Rodgers have two options to back-up Vardy this season – Iheanacho (FWD | 7.5) and Daka (FWD | 7.5).

FPL Team Preview Leicester City

We are all well aware of Iheanacho’s abilities. His performance here may have earned him a starting place on GW01 against Wolves.

As for Daka, he had a 19-minute cameo for Leicester and is likely to be given more time to settle into a team with already two established forwards. We should expect limited gametime for the Zambian in the early weeks.


Leicester have an issue at centerback with Fofana (DEF | 4.5) out for the long term and Evans (DEF | 5.5) racing to be fit.

They have time to secure a new signing but for the first few gameweeks we can expect Amartey (DEF | 4.0) to deputise. Amartey has been with Leicester since their title-winning 2015/16 season but has been very unfortunate with injuries, missing the either 2019/20 season. He is now back to full fitness and may be a very interesting differential for the early season Leicester fixtures.


FPL DGW26 Stats

After ending last season early with injuries, Barnes (MID | 7.0) is back and played 79  minutes of the Community Shield.

He passes the eye-test, looks lively on the left and had several good deliveries. His current TSB is 8.6%, considerably popular for a midfielder of his price range.




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