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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. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    WC will be active tonight I think.
    Maddison,Soyuncu,Rico,Kelly,Vardy,Cantwell,Pukki and Sarr all going

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rage WC ?

      1. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Already did it last night 🙂

      2. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lol. I was in two minds anyway and probably a -8 at the very least.
        Squad needs a new look.

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I thought that for once I’ve got the captain choice right by going Vardy over KDB. But no.

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rot in hell Leicester

  4. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vardy fail is my punishment for mentally lolling at KDB captainers

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Karma

  5. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Leicester is done, time sell their players. 3 points from 3 and Vardy as a C is a nightmare. Good thing I have 2 FT for next week...

  6. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    £5.9m Bank
    Vardy, Söyüncü and Maddison
    to
    Kun, Mane and Tanganga
    £0.0m Bank - 8pt hit

    Would give me TAA, Lund and 3 prayers for defenders but..........

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      still have my WC if it goes south

  7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    as a pool fan im loving this

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Looks like the wheels at Leicester have come off.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      yep, this is no longer just a "blip"

  9. Londongeezaa
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I can see a surge in Vardy to Aguero upgrades coming up

  10. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    sorry i broke Ings, McCarthy and Vardy (c) guys.

    20 (-4) from 8.

  11. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    TC gw24 WC gw25 locked in

  12. mcginnntonic
    1 month, 1 day ago

    how longs richarlison expected out for?

  13. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 1 day ago

    It gets worse for Vardy/Leicester as well, next 4 they have:
    West Ham, Chelsea, Wolves and City, all tough games.

  14. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    All will be forgiven with Maddison to soy goal

  15. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    ML rival gets 70+ points. Im here pn 25 points only. Ffs

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      See below. I was 2nd.

      And I guarantee you all my tinkering to get Salah to go with the other two will be a total waste of time too. I'd almost not bother now and just get Firmino..

  16. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    To be fair Leicester were always punching above their weight weren't they.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Top 4 would still be punching well above.

      Need to steady the ship and make sure they achieve it.

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Seems like soon as they realised that realistically they couldnt compete for the title they gave up. I dont think they will evej get top 4 anymore tbh.

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        That would be an almighty collapse.

  17. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I guess that was it for Leicester fellas, time to start fitting Aguero in.

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Might be yes, but City got bad fixtures as well.. Tripple liverpool is the way I am going for the 3-4 weeks (Mane, Salah, TAA)

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yep got those 3 pool as well

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I am fully depressed after this gw.

    Rival has
    Kun(c)/Jimenz/Troare/Pope

    Iv 29 pts - 4

    Jokeshop.

    1. threeputt
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      really ouch !

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Congrats to Mane owners. Guaranteed hat trick today in a 3-1 win. Salah yellow card and penalty miss.

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I should've captained him. I changed to KDB late on.

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I love your optimism

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Salah cap here 😀

  20. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What a nightmare. My best offensive asset is currently Maupay.

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Atleast you have one assist, my best is still Sarr 3pter with 2 to play 🙂

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        lol

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Leicester suck. Goodbye

  22. BNMC
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I do really well in the bad weeks and really badly in the good weeks. Why does FPL do this to me?

  23. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Jesus christ Pope’s on for 12 points. Sometimes I just hate fpl.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      wow, incredible score considering they conceded

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah. Cant believe it is coming in the week I sell him after holding him from gw1 😆 just ridiculous

  24. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mane, Salah and TAA better do something for me

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

    Benching Pope,Zaha, selling Jimmy,Barnes. The weekend that keeps giving

  26. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Chances of Rashford playing against Burnley?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Slim.

    2. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Wouldn’t even be surprised if he still starts today. Ole mind games at their finest

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 1 day ago

        the team sheet is out, Rash aint there

    3. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Out for weeks.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      0%

    5. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Waiting for news but not looking good, some rumours of him being out for a long time...

    6. mcginnntonic
      1 month, 1 day ago

      not in squad

  27. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which player is most urgent to transfer out?
    Sarr, Soy, Vardy or Rico?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sarr

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        With 0.2 itb I struggle to see for who. Doucouré? Grealish (who I took out for a hit this GW…)?

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      WC?

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Have the WC available, but not feeling like playing it now. Here's the team:

        Foster
        Söyüncü - TAA - Kelly
        Salah - Mané - Sarr - KDB
        Vardy - Ings - Jiménez
        (McGovern - Rico - Lundstram - Saka)

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sarr

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Who would you suggest as a good replacement?

    4. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      WC

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Seriously? Is it that bad?

  28. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vardy pleaseeeeeeeeee

  29. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Soy fires over the bar from distance

  30. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    a richa and firmino
    b salah and ayew

    which do you like best ?

    i have mane and taa already

    thank you

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      a

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        cheers