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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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1,459 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Party!

  2. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Next Fulham penalty taker bingo!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The keeper

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Loftus-Cheek. Passing it on

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Let's get this party started???

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No party's allowed tonight please. Respect the Covid rules.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hope I'm wrong, but expecting Vardy(c) fail.

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        you are wrong i too hope ))

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm always less hopeful of returns when I see a player hyped up so much, like Vardy has been this GW.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Same here but whatever happens, I'll be satisfied with the decision to captain the player with 8G in 8 games against Fulham (H).

          The Monday fixture has given it a lot more hype than it deserves anyways.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Bruno (WBA) DCL (ful) were also hyped last week and next week KDB (FUL) ... nothing special I feel?

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Even I have trouble seeing a Vardy (C) fail here... Season might not be over after all

      4. theDillinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Lotto numbers as well please

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Go on Jamie!

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Make us proud Jamie!

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vardyyyyy

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Chinese food and a few beers, me and Vardy are having a party

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        jealous

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What's Vardy's EO ?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        51%

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          So surprised at how low that is, thought it would be at least 65-70

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Can hope to turn red to green, then

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone got Maddison (c)

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Probably the same number as Barnes (c)

      2. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have him, not as captain. I'll take 8 points, showing a little deference to Jota's 9.

      3. Chris_H
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Me!

        He's my Sterling VC, not expecting for a second he'd come in...

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Comeon Parker, live up to your name. Park that bus!

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They don't have bus only scooters

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Very happy to be rid of Barnes the bum. Was afraid he would get in Vardy's way tonight but glad to see him benched. Hes the kind of player who doesnt create and just gets on the end of attacks. Thats Vardy's job!

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Guaita next?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Unfortunately have to get rid of Shityech first. Guaita stays for WBA

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            U would have been better off taking him out for a hit early days

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just have him in my draft team, but agree , hope Vardy has party so your happy tonight

      3. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Maddison such a better player than him too..and better for Vardy

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Barnes out is good, but Maddison in less so.

        Would prefer to see Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet in with Vardy if they are playing 3-5-2.

        Maddison is Mr. Blank for a reason. If he is blanking who is setting up Vardy?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maddison sets up Vardy for massive xA, Vardy misses and scores the rebound himself

        2. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maddison can score from pretty much anywhere though which could be Vardy assists plus his delivery into Vardy will be decent

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What minute will Jammy Vardy score his first goal?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        4

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        90

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Party pooper

        2. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Second 90+2. Excising the spirit of Wilson!

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ill take it :p

      3. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1

      4. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        27th

    • Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Chances of one below benched?

      Coufal Soucek Grealish

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        All nailed. So, only an unannounced injury or Covid-19

      2. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Pretty much zero for all

      3. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers, thought as much but always live in hope! Dallas sat on the bench

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Any brave Vardy triple captainers?

    • keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Early bonus for me annoyed Kilman came on for 1 point yesterday but ,
      I've still got Castagne (not playing) so
      Zouma 5 points off bench (didn't fancy him v Spurs)

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's big time party time.

    • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vardy owner but not captainer.

      Can I ask for just a 9-pointer? 😛

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You should ask for more, EO not that high

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Would like my KDB captain pick look wiser 🙂

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 26 days ago

                ah 🙂

        • TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Was between jota and Barnes this week for my free transfer .. I did not pick well

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            For future reference whenever you have a transfer decision - never pick Barnes

            Hope this helps

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          It comes down to this. The best bit of late gameweek captain is you have hope all weekend, then either end on a high or not long until the next week starts.

          Vardy blank - 8 point hit breaks even, but rubbish week overall
          Vardy scores 1- about an average week (~50 points)
          Vardy scores 2 - Good week, maybe top 300k
          Vardy Party - **** work opening the beers and having a party

          Could also do with a 5-4 villa thriller. Grealish goals, Creswell assists and Martinez penalty saves.

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            New into my team this week, he needs to score 2 to match those making way...

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I did Maupay, Kane and Ziyech -> Bamford, KDB and Vardy (-8).

              Couldn't believe Bamford didn't score in Everton game, so hope that used up my bad luck.

        • Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The game conspired to drive me away from the obvious Vardy, KDB picks this week with injuries and coronashite. Got away with Walker instead of KDB to replace Digne and captained Bruno...but I’m gonna be well and truly behind the sofa for this Vardy game everybody has coming up.

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Fernades points is a good (c) pick. Regardless of what happens tonight.

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              It needs a matching Vardy fail to really make it worthwhile. Tbh...having missed out on the two very obvious transfers inwards...if I tread water this week I’d have settled for that before the week began.

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I'd prefer to be in your shoes now and have a 10 (c). My picks have been really unlucky (poor) this season so i'm not feeling too confident.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Basically impossible for Vardy not to haul here vs. an awful team - congrats captainers!
          Need a huge sofa as a non-owner!

          1. MIDIMAN2010
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Exactly. Most clear cut captain choice ever. I won’t be even upset if he fails

          2. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            nice jinx attempt...

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Everyone got their popcorn at the ready?

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Quite fun as a non vardy owner with capt alrdy played. every minute gone by without a vardy contribution puts the vardy owners on jitters.

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Vardy masterclass incoming

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 26 days ago

              masterclass in diving

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Come on Vardy get that brace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Of yellow cards

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 26 days ago

                yes!

                1. Puntillimon
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Double pen dive

                2. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I will watch just to cheer on a Vardy red lol

              1. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Lol.

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Good one

              3. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                😛
                It's actually too big to hide under!

              4. Plant Based Footballer
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It's been a while now that we could stop laughing at the Easter Islanders going extinct from cutting down all their trees just to roll around their useless statues.

                1. Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  ...

            2. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Mitrovic now a benchwarmer?

              1. nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Why is this? He's their best CF by a country mile

                1. Ze_Austin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Confidence, apparently

                2. Puntillimon
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  He cut a frustrated figure when things didn’t go his way. Didn’t inspire confidence in an already low confidence side to say the least

            3. thepuntmaster
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Which couple going forward?

              A) Zaha + Wilson/Antonio/Bamford
              B) Ziyech + Adams/Welbeck

              Thanks

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                b with Welbeck

            4. nico05
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Best Jimi replacement for 8.3 & under?

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It will be Ings soon

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  When is he back?

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Hassenhutl said he could feature against brighton. So i think he should be back starting the week after that

                    1. nico05
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Cheers I wasn't aware of that! Ings sounds like he could be a good shout

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Cavani is the intriguing one if you feel brave.

                1. Plant Based Footballer
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  He might get a suspension soon. He posted a Suarez-like racist comment on Twitter or the like.

                  1. Puntillimon
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Was Suarez ever banned for racist comments? Or was it just the biting

                2. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I'm unsure on him with guaranteed minutes when martial is fit

              3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                DCL

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Was thinking this just the fixtures turn rather nasty shortly

            5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Special night incoming