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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. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Salah cap seems ok now. Not that it would be more than cs points..

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    MOTM

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

      Season keeper.

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

    Firmino heading for 100% EO.

  4. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Everyone on here yesterday smugly with Vardy captain..... still the ‘obvious’ choice?

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

      yes

    2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This piece of hindsight nonsense is as bad as their foresight nonsense.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Vardy owner detected 😉

        Obviously he remains an excellent pick but so many were on here yesterday lauding it about how terrible a choice KDB was

    3. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 1 day ago

        On form it was absolutely the obvious choice. He missed a penalty, can happen, doesn’t change the logic behind that thought. It’s a game of luck, Vardy captainers got bad luck today.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I don’t see how he was ‘obviously’ a better choice than KDB (who hit the bar) - Vardy was a good choice of course

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

      Well kdp captain pick wasnt that bad

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      United 5-2-2-1?

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

        Don’t think Ole will go that attacking.

        Playing the United way and all that...

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 1 day ago

          5212 it seems

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

          Looks like an 8-1-1

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

          Looks like a 4231 to me.

      3. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Thanks Vardy for the 0 pointer, finally breached the big 20 points only to be taken back down to 19 -_-

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

            big 23 here

        • Arteta
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Can we stop pretending like we actually thought someone can stop Liverpool this season?
          They're miles ahead of every team on the planet and I'm afraid they will get even better with future signings.

          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            "Miles ahead of every team on the planet " . Really ?

            1. Arteta
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Just my opinion. Who do you think comes close to them?

        • Aftermath
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Thank God I didn't try to be clever and captain Vardy, stuck to my Kun captain. Phew massive bullet dodged

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            K cheers for the info

        • threeputt
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Someone somewhere with have tc Vardy, just as well he didnt get booked !

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

            *will

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

            In my rank tier ( 900k to 1m ) there are 110 people with Vardy TC

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

          12 FROM 8... 12 points from 8.
          This is lowest point in my fpl history.

          1. Relaxing
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Snap

          2. Basil1977
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I'm having a shocker but at least i have Jimenez and Salah cap

          3. Ritchies Magic Hat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            If it makes you feel any better I’m on 11 after hits

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

              Thanks.. it does.. might not be dead last outta 7.3 mill now!!

          4. HashAttack
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            15 (-12) from 10 ... plus Aguero (C)

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

              Ha.. that last bit kinda makes up for the rest!

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Any chance of Vardy sneaking a bp?

          1. Zlatanzo
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Maybe 2

          2. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Dumping Grealish on my WC this week wasn't great for me. But dumping Rashford, Vardy, Soyuncu & Sterling has certainly worked out well so far.

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

            Liverpool - ManU 0-1 and Im done with this game. Log and feck off

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

            I really want to rage transfer Vardy out but that home game against West Ham got be holding back

          5. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Pope owner & Vardy ©.
            Not sure what to say 😀

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

              Same here.

            2. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              That’s still a v good outcome this GW

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Was 52k before the game. 38k now
                I take that

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

              Good. But Pope and Vardy non captainer is best.

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yep

            4. Zlatanzo
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I'd be wrapped

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

              Template is broken. Huraaa to new one with Aguero until bald guy crashes that one

              1. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Vardy remains an excellent pick - if he scores that penalty he gets 9 points and everyone on here would be laughing about how they were geniuses to captain him

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Agree.
                  Keeping him myself

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

                  yeah but right now I'm peeing myself at their idiocy 🙂

            6. Basil1977
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Anyone else thinking wildcard in g25? So many players i want to get rid off!!!

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Me

                Want to add fresh face in defense and upfront

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

              Time to shine triple pool

            8. bialk
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Pope and Vardy noncaptainer here 🙂

            9. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Best option here?

              McC
              TAA Lundstram Holgate Aurier
              Salah KDB Moura Mount
              Aguero Vardy

              Martin Cantwell Holgate Kelly

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                A) Mount, Aurier to Fleck, VVD
                B) Aguero, Mount, Aurier to Ings, Son, Robbo
                C) Vardy, Mount, Aurier to Ayew, Son, VVD

            10. Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Vardy owner but non captained & confused as to whether him scoring was good news or not then realised I have Pope in goal 🙂

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

                A likely story.

            11. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              30 points form my three lowest owned players (Pope, Traore, DCL), just 7 from the rest of the starting 11, with 3 Pool to come.

            12. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Well, i officially give up. See ya next season people, been a pleasure.

              1. mgilbert86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                See ya on tuesday

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Nope

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

                See ya on the next article.

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Nope

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

                Can you beat 12 points from 8? Doubt it!

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  18 from 7 mate, absolute f**king joke of a game

              4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                On verge of that myself as well

              5. Yank Revolution
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Hang in there Zico...all my gains in rank were wiped out today...Triple Pool should be fun to watch at least

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Hung in there all season mate, makes no difference, game makes me miserable, zero point to it anymore

                  1. Bushwhacker
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      It’s a game of luck. Some weeks it goes with you, some it goes against. Hopefully it balances over the season.

                    • Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 hours ago

                      Quit then. Everyone would be better off without you on this site.

                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 hours ago

                  you had 39 points ? not the end of the world, play to get your as best an OR you can, it’s a challenge not a reason to quit

              6. BNMC
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Hold Alli for NOR?

                  1. jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Yes

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

                  Oh boy. 17 points going into the final game. Where do I end with TAA, Salah, Martial?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    In the pub

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

                  Kinda crazy there's only 12 points between 5th and the relegation zone.

                • Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  36 with TAA and Salah, atm it is actually a green arrow, what a terrible week in general

                  1. BNMC
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I'm on 38 with TAA and Mane. Feels really good.
                      What players delivered for you?

                      1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        For me it was thanks to Jimi and Traore who delivered.

                    • Luka - Man Like Serbia
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Also 36 here, with Salah and Mane - suppose we should be happy with this 🙂

                    • Big Mac 24
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I’m on a happy 47 with Salah left to play, plus williams to come in for Simpson.

                      I’ve found found a little form!

                      1. Big Mac 24
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Aguero C and foster has been enough!

                    • threeputt
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      37 with Mane Salah VvD to come

                  2. Yank Revolution
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Gotta get some serious Salah returns (EO 34.07 pct) today

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

                      United hoodoo.

                  3. Roll The Dyche
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Anyone reckon there will be an Aguero price rise between now and the end of the next GW?

                    1. Pukki Party
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yes