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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…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 14 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
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Very nice. All set.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      G2G , nice team

    3. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Gtg.

      Transfer plans for UTD and City coverage?

  2. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 14 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
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Kilman is playing Leicester. A,C,D.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      ACD

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      A
      B
      D

  3. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 14 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Just go chilwell and bank 1 for the IB

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Nahh keep Brew. Fixtures about to turn

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    How does this look?

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

    Nyland KWP Brewster Ferguson

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

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

    2. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Looks gtg, bench cover there if needed.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate

    3. Geordie19
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Nice, Wilson as captain though 😉

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. Geordie19
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

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

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Foden starting tonight means a benching against LFC right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Not at all

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      No that's not what it means

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      this must be your first time on the pep roulette

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 14 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
    7 months, 14 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
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 14 days ago

    Evening all....What you prefer?

    Semedo to
    Zouma or Cresswell?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Cresswell

      1. Geordie19
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Thank you

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Chilwell when you can afford

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 14 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      1

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        What's with the love for Sterling?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Goals

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 14 days ago

            He has 2 goals in 7 games?

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      2

  9. BeWater
      7 months, 14 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
        7 months, 14 days ago

        I hate the price changes

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

        1. BeWater
            7 months, 14 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
          7 months, 14 days ago

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

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 14 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
              7 months, 14 days ago

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

        4. AlternativeB
            7 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 14 days ago

              Chilwell - find the extra 0.4

              1. AlternativeB
                  7 months, 14 days ago

                  got him

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 14 days ago

                    Cresswl then if this week

                    Cancelo from GW10 looks good

            2. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 14 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
                7 months, 14 days ago

                D is play BOTH Lamps and Kilman

              2. AlternativeB
                  7 months, 14 days ago

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

                • drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 14 days ago

                  Cresswell is tempting

                • BeWater
                    7 months, 14 days ago

                    I like Cresswell.

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 14 days ago

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

                  1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 14 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
                      7 months, 14 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)

                    • Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      7 months, 14 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
                        7 months, 14 days ago

                        This. Buy and play him every gw

                  3. ivantys
                      7 months, 14 days ago

                      Jesus back on bench becomes another option

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

                      Saïss >

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

                    • Ronnies
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      7 months, 14 days ago

                      Best option;

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

                      Cheers.

                    • UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      7 months, 14 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. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        7 months, 14 days ago

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

                      2. Easy Cheesy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 months, 14 days ago

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

                      3. BeWater
                          7 months, 14 days ago

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

                        • ivantys
                            7 months, 14 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.

                        • Fantabulous KdB
                          • 2 Years
                          7 months, 14 days ago

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

                          1. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            7 months, 14 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.

                        • Easy Cheesy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 months, 14 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

                        • Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          7 months, 14 days ago

                          Ferran Torres goal

                        • Over Midwicket
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          7 months, 14 days ago

                          Holebas error

                        • LSK
                          • 3 Years
                          7 months, 14 days ago

                          Jota to nail his place in the first 11

                          1. Fantabulous KdB
                            • 2 Years
                            7 months, 14 days ago

                            Will be a tasty differential from GW10!

                          2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
                            • 6 Years
                            7 months, 14 days ago

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

                        • Fantabulous KdB
                          • 2 Years
                          7 months, 14 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
                            7 months, 14 days ago

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

                        • Boo Ya Ka Sha
                          • 6 Years
                          7 months, 14 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
                            7 months, 14 days ago

                            2 all day long

                          2. TLF
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            7 months, 14 days ago

                            Should be fit, this is re Lamptey

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

                            1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
                              • 6 Years
                              7 months, 14 days ago

                              cheers! hopefully he lasts at least 60 minutes

                        • aalberg
                          • 5 Years
                          7 months, 14 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
                            • 4 Years
                            7 months, 13 days ago

                            I'd say go for Wilson and upgrade a midfielder

                        • mrelpea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 months, 13 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
                            7 months, 13 days ago

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

                            1. mrelpea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              7 months, 13 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