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Can Vardy replicate away form as Leicester face run of home matches?

Leeds 1-4 Leicester

  • Goals: Stuart Dallas (£4.5m) | Harvey Barnes (£6.9m), Youri Tielemans x2 (£6.4m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m)
  • Assists: Jack Harrison (£5.5m) | Vardy x2, Cengiz Ünder (£5.9m), James Maddison (£7.0m)
  • Bonus points: Tielemans x3, Vardy x2, H Barnes x1, Harrison x1

IT’S …………… JAMIE VARDY

Concluding Gameweek 7 in a Monday night outing, Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) reminded Fantasy Premier League managers of the setting in which he thrives best: away matches.

The veteran striker scored and registered two assists as Leicester exposed Leeds’ high defensive line at Elland Road and ran away 4-1 winners.

While the former England international had scored just nine points between Gameweeks 4 and 6, Gameweek 7’s closing act highlighted just how dangerous he can be, given the right setting.

Marcelo Bielsa is well-known for his risk-versus-reward system that features plenty of space behind his own defence, something with Vardy exploited with textbook ruthlessness.

With Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Spurs experiencing a turn of fixtures from Gameweek 9 onwards, Fantasy managers are already trying eye up potential replacements; Vardy is sure to be one.

However, Leicester’s own schedule may not be as catering to the player’s strengths as he might like.

His Monday night performance continued an incredible trend for Vardy, with every single one of his attacking returns coming away from home.

In the next six Gameweeks, Leicester turn out at the King Power Stadium four times, where their main man is yet to involve himself in a single league goal this season.

The matches he has played there so far in 2020/21 have hardly been tricky either. The Foxes scored four goals against Burnley, got thrashed 3-0 by West Ham, and laboured to a 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa, all with Vardy providing very little.

Clearly, opposition teams are more likely to sit deep and guard against Vardy’s pace when they are the visitors than if they were hosts. Wolves, Fulham, Brighton and Everton are the next four teams tasked with that responsibility.

WHAM BAM

It turns out Patrick Bamford (£6.0m) largely falls into the same category as Vardy in that he has proved more effective on the road this season.

Off the back of a Villa Park hat-trick, the Leeds forward earned over 500,000 new owners for Gameweek 7, rewarding them with his third successive blank at Elland Road. That ensured only 37% of his points have come at home this season, despite playing 57% of his games there.

However, unlike Vardy, Bamford’s home blanks have not been for the lack of trying. He was gifted two gilt-edge chances against Leicester, first set-up for a close-range header by Jack Harrison (£5.5m) before Luke Ayling (£4.5m) played him through the middle. In both cases the end-product let him down, the Leeds’ forward producing tame efforts that Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) was equal to each time.

Still, there is plenty of reasons for Bamford owners to be encouraged. Coming so close to more returns against Leicester, combined with an impressive away record (10.7 points per game), it bodes well that three of Leeds’ next four Premier League matches are on the road.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas (Alioski 81′), Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Klich; Harrison, Shackleton (Poveda-Ocampo 46′), Hernández (Roberts 67′), Costa; Bamford.

Leicester City XI (3-4-2-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Fofana, Justin; L Thomas, N Mendy, Tielemans, Albrighton; H Barnes (Ünder 71′), Praet (Maddison 63′); Vardy (Morgan 85′).

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442 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    G2G? 2.7 ITB to hopefully bring in a United attacker GW9 and City for GW10

    McCarthy

    Cresswell, Chilwell, Semedo

    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish

    Kane (c), DCL, Bamford

    Subs: Button, Dallas, Mitchell, Stephens

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Very nice. All set.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      G2G , nice team

    3. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Gtg.

      Transfer plans for UTD and City coverage?

  2. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Start 3. Assume all are fit

    A)Robbo (mci)
    B)Kilman (cry)
    C)Bellerin (AVL)
    D)Lamptey (BUR)
    E)Mitchell (LEE)

    1. LSK
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Kilman is playing Leicester. A,C,D.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      ACD

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      A
      B
      D

  3. mattk lfc
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    I have exact money to do TAA + Brewster > Chilwell + Wilson (bench Podence). No brainer?

    Martinez
    TAA Robertson Lamptey
    Salah Son Grealish Zaha Podence
    Kane DCL
    Steer Mitchell Saiss Brewster

    1. B0mberr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Just go chilwell and bank 1 for the IB

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Nahh keep Brew. Fixtures about to turn

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    How does this look?

    McCarthy
    TAA James Coufal
    Salah Son(c) Bruno Pulisic Grealish
    DCL Wilson

    Nyland KWP Brewster Ferguson

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      If Kane hauls with expected EO 175%+ your season is over

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Long way to go mate , hardly going to be season over lol

    2. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Looks gtg, bench cover there if needed.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers mate

    3. Geordie19
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Nice, Wilson as captain though 😉

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks mate , Son has a plum fixture there don't you think?

        1. Geordie19
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Haha yeah Son is obvious choice. I’m just biased about Wilson as he plays for Newcastle!

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Foden starting tonight means a benching against LFC right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not at all

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      No that's not what it means

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      this must be your first time on the pep roulette

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      First game he has started in last 3 or 4. He didn't actually play very well though. Basically, you can't draw any conclusions from it so best not to try.

  6. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Assuming that all my players should be fit to play:

    a. Saïss+ Jiménez -> Chilwell + Wilson
    b. Saïss + Bamford -> Kilman + Wilson
    c. only use one transfer this gw to have two free after the international games

    Martínez
    TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
    Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
    Ings, Bamford, Jiménez

    Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
    2 free transfer, 0.1 million in the bank

  7. Geordie19
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Evening all....What you prefer?

    Semedo to
    Zouma or Cresswell?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Cresswell

      1. Geordie19
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Chilwell when you can afford

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    If you had to pick one player for next 2 GWs:

    1. Sterling
    2. KDB
    3. Ziyech
    4. Bowen

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      1

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        What's with the love for Sterling?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Goals

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            He has 2 goals in 7 games?

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      2

  9. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else finding it really hard to stay patient when all these price changes are happening every day? Just can't seem to get a day off from a player going up or down.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I hate the price changes

      But so many options this season it doesn’t seem seem quite so important

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I keep telling myself to not worry about Grealish, Chilwell etc going up every week as other options can emerge like Jota at 6.3M. Plenty of ways of getting points this year.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      After taking one hit -8 isn't so tempting any more.

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Nope, havent made a single transfer based on price changes. Pick good medium term players and form and price rises will follow.

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Good advice 🙂 I've got 2FTs this week but will probably only use 1 so I have two over the international break.

  10. AlternativeB
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Probably debated to death but.... Saiss replacement (Long term): Coufal, Cresswell, Zouma or Mings?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell - find the extra 0.4

      1. AlternativeB
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        got him

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Cresswl then if this week

          Cancelo from GW10 looks good

  11. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Sorry to ask again but who should I replace Saiss with?

    A) Cresswell
    B) Boufal + 0.5mil
    C) Bellerin
    D) Save and play one of Kilman/Lamptey

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      D is play BOTH Lamps and Kilman

    2. AlternativeB
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Asked the same over 🙂 (or almost)... Tempted by Cress or Coufal

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Cresswell is tempting

    4. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I like Cresswell.

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Zaha looks like a good 2 week punt against Leeds and Burnley or avoid?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Just that kind of player that’s never ever done anything for me. I know for certain that he’ll hit a dry spell if I get him.

    2. AlternativeB
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Even though I have him (got him last round), he's always been a disappointment (FPL-wise through the years). Will not get him out of the team yet, but Ziyech is tempting though (if I were to buy this round)

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Zaha is not the kind of player to make a short term punt with. Palace and him are hot and cold, hard to predict.

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        This. Buy and play him every gw

  13. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Jesus back on bench becomes another option

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Saïss >

    A) Zouma (got Chilwell)
    B) Cresswell
    C) Coufal
    D) Masuaku

  15. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Best option;

    A) Play Coady - away to Leicester
    B) Bissouma to Bowen -4
    C) Brewster to Wilson -4

    Cheers.

  16. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Hey guys, if you were to build a FH team for this coming GW, what would it be?
    I’m having to use the FH to cancel out a huge disgusted rage hit, my own fault, and i know it best used later, but here we are.

    I’ve made a team previous pages and put together below what I’ve come up with so far, but just looking for inspiration from you gents.
    Got around 103m as the budget.

    Fabianski
    Cresswell - Chillwell - Reguillon - Bellerin
    Formals - Ziyech - Salah - Son
    Werner - Kane
    __________________________________
    Forster: Elmeny: Braithewaite: Davis

    1.9 ITB

    Would be awesome to see some teams you think would be best, realise it's a lot of work, just trying to attack those fulham west brom and sheff utd fixtures mainly. Or...strong candidates you think to inclide if not a team.

    Could really use your input folks as i myself, along with others, am so down about this start, jsut hoping this can give me some uplift before international break.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Hugely appreciate any responses to this guys. The more the better 🙂 Many thanks.

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Decent team. Not sure about ziyech for one week. Could easily not play.

    3. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Tough week for a free hit but Reguilon, Cresswell, Ziyech, Chilwell, Son, Kane and Werner would all be in my team.

    4. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Leno/Mendy 4.0
      Chilwell Zouma Bellerin 3.9 3.9
      Son Sterling/KDB Bowen/Fornals Rashford 4.3
      Kane Vardy Wilson

      I would do something like this to target the weak defences. Not sure if it's enough cash for you as I fell a bit short myself. Really wanted Bruno but couldn't.

  17. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    What are the chances of Forster replacing McCarthy in near future?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Low because Southampton have been doing alright, and he is making saves again.

      He's totally got it in him to get dropped though. Whatever keeping thst was for the last Grealish goal is evidence of it.

      Near future though? Very low chance.

  18. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Hope for anyone struggling to date. Leader of One of my ML is 250k in the world/ 433 points. Has a zombie team that has the following in...
    mccarthy (v)
    Vvd, awb, fernandinho, coady, mitchell
    Stephens, son, salah, greenwood, traore
    Kane, vardy (c), davis

    #hopeforusall

  19. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Ferran Torres goal

  20. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Holebas error

  21. LSK
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Jota to nail his place in the first 11

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Will be a tasty differential from GW10!

    2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'm not taking that bet. He couldn't even nail a place in the Wolves first 11.

  22. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Ferran Torres and Jota might be good differentials with them picking form just when fixtures are turning green

    1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Let's see how Torres gets on when Gabriel is 100% back.

  23. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Would you start:
    1) Semedo (Leicester -Away)
    2) Lamptey (Burnley - Home), if he's fit

    1. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      2 all day long

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Should be fit, this is re Lamptey

      https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1323604051574071298

      1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        cheers! hopefully he lasts at least 60 minutes

  24. aalberg
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Have Ings and 1,6 in the bank. Should I transfer him out for Vardy or Wilson?

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      I'd say go for Wilson and upgrade a midfielder

  25. mrelpea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 26 days ago

    On WC here:

    McCarthy Button
    Chillwell Cancelo Vestergaard Kilman Coufal
    Grealish Ziyech KDB Son Jota
    Kane Wilson Watkins

    1.6 ITB

    GW9: Kane to Jesus
    GW10: Son to Salah

    GTG?

    Any thoughts welcome!

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 26 days ago

      Great front 8 but benching issues. Maybe downgrade one for a third big defender?

      1. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 26 days ago

        cheers mate. yeah i'm a bit worried about Kilman being a nailed starter and the McCarthy Vestergaard double up tbh. Will play around and see what I can get with a possible downgrade. Can't use any of the ITB as need that for getting Salah in