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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. FPL_Sponge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Thinking thought my season in this half-time and coming to the conclusion it’s the 50/50 decisions which feel like they make or break your season:

    a) two weeks ago spent lots of time, thought and stats revewing Webster vs Holgate. Obviously went the former and down 12 points.

    b) again spent lots of time and effort weighing up Tomori vs Söyüncü early in the season, went Tomori and haven’t had Leicester defense all season. Big factor.

    What this game does to us!

    1. threeputt
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      swings & roundabouts, you've probably made other moves that went right for you this season

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      The conclusion is casual luck is what will determine your position and spending time poring over the stats is pointless.

      1. threeputt
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        maximising your chanes of getting lucky is one of the best quotes I've read and so true

        1. threeputt
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          *chances

    3. fusen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You're a member of 4 years on here. Surely you realise by now how much luck is truly involved in FPL? You can do as much research as you like but we have no actual control over the players we buy or the situations they put themselves in.

      Chips and captain's are the ultimate luck factor and they contribute largely to your overall score

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        T

      2. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        *true

    4. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Accept your mistakes, take a hit and move on .... there was nothing stopping you switching Tomori to Soy early on

    5. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Try making the weong decision between Aguero (C) and Traore vs DCL and Sterling (C) the day before Aguero hattie

  2. FPL_Sponge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    *through

  3. Grounderz
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    So, what is your score prediction for Liverpool vs Man Utd game?

    1. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      3-1 liverpool

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      2-1

    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        1 month, 3 days ago

        1-0

      • Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        1-1

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        4 - 0 Pool

      • Zlatanzo
          1 month, 3 days ago

          2-0, Utd fan 🙁

        • La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          3-0

        • Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          2-1 LFC

        • Zladan
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          1-3

        • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          A dull draw

      • the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        any pool team leaks yet lads?

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Liverpool team is very predictable

          Hardly ever changes in the PL

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            very true 😉

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Lovren not starting

        3. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Fabinho not starting

        4. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Gerrard not starting

        5. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Ings and Ballotelli out for Liverpool

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Along with Sinama- Pongolle and John Barnes

      • Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        45 minutes closer to a Vardy and Maddison blank.
        Please Burnley show up in the 2nd half.

      • The Fed
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Does Greenwood start games now if Rashford is out for some time?

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yeah

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Stop it with the Rashford doom and gloom... I heard he lives near the stadium so wouldnt need to travel with the squad

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          press are saying he could be out for a while?

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

          Rumours he wants to play with pain killers.
          Was at training ground yesterday according to photos.
          No show gives me a Traore 10 pointer 😉

      • TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I have a sneaking feeling Rashford will play. Even if only 80% fit he’ll be thrown in

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He hasn't traveled with the squad

        2. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He didnt travel with the squad

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Didn't travel

      • Zlatanzo
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Gutted about bringing in Ings, expecting blanks for the next 2 fixtures Palace and Pool away

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 3 days ago

              yep, he aint getting nothing in those tbh

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Chilwell is hands down my single worst transfer this season.

            Out after today and never again.

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              You are having pretty good season then

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                This

            2. Syd.
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Best LB in the world a few weeks ago according to some

          3. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Rashford riding the pine pony

            1. ALI_G
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              too much info

              what a man gets up to at home is his own business

          4. Grounderz
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I have not seen any official word that Rashford is out. Just that he was not seen travelling with the squad, nor in the provisional squad.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              That's enough news

            2. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              You’ll shortly see the official confirmation that he’s out

            3. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Even Sky Sports said at halftime he is not spotted with the team arriving at Anfield

          5. jonnybhoy
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Rashford, Mousset, Richarlison + James to Ings, Greenwood, Salah + Dendoncker for -12pts or use Wildcard?

          6. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Pope great save

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Vardy misses sitter on the rebound...

              1. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                great

          7. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Manuel Pope

          8. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Vardy!! should've got that

          9. BigBillyBass
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I’ve got more chance of starting for Utd today than Rashford

            1. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Are you Phil Jones?

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Not true

          10. HMFC1874
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Salah Mane and TAA -4pts
            or
            Salah Mane and Firmino 0pts

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              No hit

            2. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Triple attack is overkill & TAA is an essential for the upcoming weeks!

            3. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              A, you have to remember its not just the dgw. but if just for dgw, a

              1. Coys96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                b is meant to be last letter

                1. HMFC1874
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Thanks, probably just for this DGW, have WC to fix after that.

          11. Trophé Mourinho
              1 month, 3 days ago

              wipe that casual CS Burnley

              1. Syd.
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                they could wipe their arses at the moment

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    ok i'll take a Maddison OG

              2. mcginnntonic
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  pickford / button
                  taa / lunds / soy / tanganga / b wills
                  mane / salah / kdb / rich / grealish
                  vardy / ings / greenwood

                  good on wc?

                  1. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    No Aguero. Start again

                  2. Coys96
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    If you're WCing you need some differential picks. Get rid of ings for next 2 and change defence. maybe have someone else than vardy too

                • Jamb0
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Best Rashford replacement? Already own Ings & Vardy, can't take Firmino

                  1. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Tricky one as no one reallty stands out for me. Maybe downgrade to DCL and upgrade elsewhere.

                    1. Jamb0
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      That sounds good - would love Aguero but would mean a -8

                • La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Maddison close

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Maddison misses sitter

                  1. diesel001
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    A shot from 20 yards out is hardly a sitter

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Greedy diving b@stard!

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

                  Blanks confirmed

                • Shark Team
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Burnley surely gonna concede another one but Vardy should be involved...

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Vardy wont score for at least 6 weeks

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

                    Maddison form quietly falling off a cliff. Lotta blanks in between those occasional decent scores

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Looks more threatening than Vardy

                  3. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Vardy just not getting the service, it’s not happening today

                  4. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 3 days ago

                    Chances of Kun starting midweek?

                    1. Syd.
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      80%

                    2. Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      Fairly high, can be rested for the FA cup the following weekend.

                  5. BNMC
                      1 month, 3 days ago

                      I tried this yesterday and it worekd with 2 players, let's try it again today:

                      Vardy Vardy Vardy