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Chilwell misses out as much-captained Vardy aims to continue fine away form

Gameweek 23’s second-most-popular captaincy option is in action this afternoon as Burnley entertain Leicester City.

Kick-off at Turf Moor is at 14:00 GMT.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) was handed the armband by over 1.3 million Fantasy Premier League managers for this weekend’s set of fixtures, with 32.12% of the top 10,000 doing likewise.

Only Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), who blanked yesterday, was a more popular captaincy candidate in this current Gameweek.

Vardy starts this afternoon and is aiming to maintain his excellent run of form against the also-rans of the Premier League: the Leicester striker has (when fit) yet to blank in a fixture against a side ranked ninth or below.

He has amassed 60 FPL points in his last five away appearances, too.

While well-owned FPL options such as Vardy, James Maddison (£7.7m), Caglar Soyuncu (£5.1m) and Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) all start, there is no place in the visitors’ starting XI for Ben Chilwell (£5.7m).

Still owned by 10.4% of Fantasy bosses, the out-of-form Leicester left-back isn’t even in Brendan Rodgers’ matchday squad – the reason for which is still to be officially confirmed but reportedly because he hasn’t completed a full week of training.

Chilwell is replaced by Christian Fuchs (£4.3m) in defence, while Nampalys Mendy (£4.3m) is in for Hamza Choudhury (£4.3m) in the middle of the park.

Youri Tielemans (£6.3m) is once again among the substitutes.

Sean Dyche has also made two changes to his Burnley side.

Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) has shaken off an illness to return to the hosts’ line-up, while Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) is back in the team at right-back.

Aaron Lennon (£4.6m) and Matthew Lowton (£4.2m) are the men to make way.

Ashley Barnes (£6.2m) is missing from the Clarets’ squad, of course, as he recovers from hernia surgery.

Only two members of the Burnley starting XI are owned by more than 1% of FPL bosses: Nick Pope (£4.6m) and James Tarkowski (£5.1m).

Pope has shipped 18 goals in six fixtures against the current top five of the Premier League and has yet to keep a clean sheet in any of those matches.

Burnley XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Fuchs, Söyüncü, Evans, Pereira, Mendy, Praet, Barnes, Maddison, Perez, Vardy.

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1,558 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Trophé Mourinho
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Bournemouth fans so deluded, all singing Howes praises on FB. Mental, it will be hilarious when he takes them back down the same leagues he bought them up from.
      If they stick with him out of Nostalgia just wow, who makes decisions at that club...

      They are 100% getting relegated unless they get rid of him ASAP, Big sam needed..

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Vardy cappers are very lucky. Auto subs & vice captain for you guys

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Harsh time in fpl with
      City tough fixtures and they already lost the league, chelsea spurs lester manu tough fixtures inconsistent form + arsenal too
      Only team standing still is liverpool

    • Herman Toothrot
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Vardy to Kun
      Evans to Tanganga


      As per usual, I dont recommend anybody brings in these players.

    • El Magico5
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Can you play WC and TC in the same game week? eg NEXT WEEK

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago


    • Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      VVD GOAL

    • jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes VVD!! I will never take you out I promise!! And a TAA assist :)))

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      As a VVD & TAA owner I approve of that goal

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Exactly same for me! V happy

      2. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 1 hour ago

        Yup yup yup. DGW prep.

    • Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Very soft that.

    • jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 1 hour ago

      Everybody hating on VVD... boom!

    • Wensink
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      I see on FPL Price Predictor that Reid is scheduled to rise tonight. Is he expected to see playing time or is he bench fodder for WC users?

    • Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 22 hours ago

      choose 2 out of those to start:
      1) kelly (SOU)
      2) rico (BHA)
      3) targett (WAT)


      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 22 hours ago

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