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Barnes on Leicester’s bench as Vardy faces Fulham as Gameweek’s most-captained

Brendan Rodgers has pulled the rug from underneath the feet of 4.1% of Fantasy Premier League managers by naming Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) among the substitutes for Gameweek 10.

Leicester host Fulham in one of their most favourable matches of the season so far, perhaps why he has dropped the winger back to the bench following three starts in the last four Gameweeks.

James Maddison (£7.0m) and Dennis Praet (£5.5m) are afforded the support roles in attacking midfield tonight, behind Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), who looks set to truly define the outcome of Gameweek 10 for many.

The Leicester striker was top of the Fantasy Football Scout captain poll last week, emerged as the top 10k’s favourite skipper and collected over a million armbands worldwide for this match.

However, if Vardy is to truly reward the groundswell of support he must do tonight something he done only once in 2020/21 so far: score a Premier League goal at home.

He has 10 attacking returns this season but nine of those have come on the road, the other recorded against Wolves in Gameweek 8.

Fulham are the perfect opponent to face in the face of that quest though. They have given up an average of 1.8 goals per away game this season.

Interest in their assets continues to wane, especially considering that both Tom Cairney (£5.3m) and Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.6m) have been named on the bench, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) handed the number 10 and centre-forward roles respectively.

Leicester City XI (3-4-2-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Fofana; L Thomas, Tielemans, N Mendy, Justin; Maddison, Praet; Vardy.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Zambo Anguissa, Reed; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, De Cordova-Reid; Cavaleiro.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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  1. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Assist and cleansheet from Coufal will finally save me

    1. Red Red Robins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      0.0 please

  2. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    With the potential for Newcastle villa being cancelled this weekend, probably a better option to look at Coufal/masuaku instead of Konsa?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Having a laugh.. won’t be cancelled. If anything Newcastle will have to play their academy team. Triple Villa essential

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Why would it be cancelled. They will just have to field whatever they can.

    3. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Obviously hasn't seen what the rules are concerning this

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    And they're off!

  4. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Brilliant, so Grealish (c) last week - 1pt against Brighton (h).
    Then, bench him and Mendy (6pts) this week in place of Martinez (AVL) and that fraud Rodriguez (2pts).
    All the while, busting the Coufal clean sheet.

    Maybe I should place a bet on Man City 1 - Fulham 2 next week.

  5. Damsko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    DCL > Antonio
    Kane > Adams
    Soucek > KDB

    2 free transfers and a -4 point hit. 0.8 left in the bank, yay or nay?

    McCarthy

    Coufal Dallas Chillwell

    Salah Bruno Ziyech Grealish

    DCL Kane Bamford

    Bench: Steer, Kilman, Taylor, Soucek

  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    All set here?

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Cancelo, Justin, Coufal, Targett
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Jota, Grealish
    DCL, Vardy, Brewster

    1.4 itb

    Only question is to bench Justin or Targett?