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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Can Leceister pull a Man U and turn this result to a 3-2 victory?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lacking the explosiveness

  2. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    United looked like this yesterday so . .

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      But they brought in Cavani ... what do Leicester have?

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Brendan Rodgers character masterclass incoming

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He's readying the PowerPoint as we speak.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Envelopes are out

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Vardy in and transferred Justin in... lol at me

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy (C)*

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Check my comment 54 minutes ago....

    '2-0 or 3-0 to Fulham?'

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Only thing I've got right this season!

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Throw enough S.hit at a wall and eventually some will stick

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Haha true, don't worry it will be wrong trust me

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          That's my strategy 😎

    3. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy > Brewster for a hit?

      He’s that bad.

    4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Glad I kept Kane and Son

      - realistic Arsenal fan

    5. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Leicester need to put Barnes and Under on at HT for Thomas and Praet.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Under, yes. Barnes, no.

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          We can't defend when players run at us, it's easy to defend when Maddison and Praet just take their time and try to pick the killer pass, slowing the play up.

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Forgot Under existed

        Which brings up the question: why isn't he playing yet? Got injured or something?

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          just not trusted yet I guess. He's scored a few in the EL.

      3. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Or Fuchs and Foffana. They practically play for Fulham.

      4. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Woah fair play. Called it!!

      5. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Well done

      6. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks for the heads-up Brendan.

    6. MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What the hell is happening?
      This just about sums up 2020

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Indeed. This team beat Man City away 5-2

        1. Plant Based Footballer
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Fuchs and Foffana is happening.

          1. MIDIMAN2010
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Lmao

      1. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Spot on mate. I’ll post my comment about the incoming Vardy blank at FT.

      2. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Will you be re-posting this again if he scores twice in the second half?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He will not.

          1. Blush Response
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Well we'll see, football is a highly unpredictable sport and he's a world class finisher. So there's a chance.

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’ll repost it again after the game regardless of the outcome.

    7. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If my captain Vardy doesn't produce, all pressure is on Grealish to pick up the slack and get me a hattrick of goals & assists

      1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        i've no Vardy and benched Grealish ..worrying times watching tonight 🙂

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Failed to change Grealish(c) from last week - bit of a difference in evaluation between the two of us! (You'll be right)

          1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            it's was between him and Bamford. I had to play Bamford with that Everton Defence. Good luck with Grealish ..

    8. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy.

      “All we are saying, give us 1 goal”

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        no...... we are not....

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Although I fully expect him and Leicester to go big 2nd half

    9. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Absolutely pitiful from Leicester, what on earth are they playing at?! Hopefully all guns blazing 2nd half

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Mediocare team led by specialist in bottling it.

      2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        European hangover

    10. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Grealish Salah Son Bruno Jota
      DCL Kane

      How do I get KDB?

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You hokey cokey him with Salah if your intention is to captain him. Otherwise you ignore him because he's not that important

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Lmao

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Why. He's basically got the perfect midfield. Salah and KdB combined cost 23.8m. Bruno is a captain choice at almost a million less than KdB. KdB is over as a season keeper at 11.5m

      2. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Grealish KDB, Son Bruno Jota
        DCL Kane

        How do I get Salah? 🙂

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You sell KDB hahaha

      3. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I was similar, got rid of Kane and went 3-5-2

      4. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Salah and KDB Hokey cokey or Kane and Son to KDB and another striker

      5. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sell Son

    11. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I recall a Leicester vs Arsenal game last year or maybe the year before, rival had Vardy C, I didn’t have him at all.

      I was gloating with 10 mins to go to see he had blanked, phone went dead.
      Half hour later I see he scored a brace in the last 5 minutes...FUMING

      Hope it works in my favour this time lol

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Think it finished 3-0 to Leicester if I remember correctly

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Fingers crossed.

      3. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You sold Kane?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          No Brewster to Vardy

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Your midfield or defence must be awful then

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              James | Dallas | Lamptey
              Sterling | Bruno | Grealish | Jota

              Not too bad I don’t think

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Personally wouldn't roll with that defence.. Downgrading Vardy gives you a way better defence

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  That will be the plan, Vardy is short term

    12. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy to Cavaliero done

      1. Sid1891
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Not waiting for press conference?

    13. ragonian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anyone who has Vardy in their team, didn't put him there because they enjoy watching him play. He does basically nothing for 89 mins and then scores. This is nothing new.

    14. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Soyuncu really is missing to that defence. And Leicester don't know how to play 3-4-3, Rogers should play Justin and Fuchs in the back four, Barnes and Under in for Praet and Thomas. But he will probably get Kelechi in instead.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Where is Soy?

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Injured

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Sauce?

      2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good job Rogers!

    15. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Irbox Is having a party

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What was his prediction?

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          He hates Vardy & thinks he is shiit

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            He also thought Everton would win the title

        2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          old man ..cant play against deep lying defences .bad captain pick

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            His age has nothing to do with it. He's quicker than 90% of players and as wily as a fox. People just dislike him but that doesn't mean he's a bad player.
            Deep lying defences are always difficult to break down.

    16. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Stop panicking jfc. Vardy doesn't do braces before the 78th minute anyway

    17. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      TBH as a KdB (C) and Vardy owner this was always gonna be tense.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I got Salah, KDB, Bruno and king chav.
        Guess which one I've captained ?

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ademola Lookman?

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Man, I want 1 goal from Vardy

    18. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Vardy and Justin R.I.P us

    19. Jdpz
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I didn't watch first half. How Vardy looks? Kane to Vardy? 🙂

        1. The chocolate leg
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          anonymous so far pretty much. Fulham will sit back w the 2 goal lead so don't think things will get any easier for him.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Unreal

      • KAALI_DAAL
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Doesn't look like Vardy will score. Hope he blanks so that my VC Grealish can generate some points for me.

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            That's not how it... never mind.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Ahaha. Top post.

          2. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Errr..... I don't think that's how it works.

          3. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Hope you are trolling

        • The chocolate leg
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Playing a back 5 vs Fulham Brendan wtf u deserve this

        • Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Vardy loves a 2nd half goal

        • United 99 4Ever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          any news about newcastle?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No news good news?

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No, no one can understand what they're saying

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              On fire

          3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Awaiting anxiously on whether to get Wilson or not.

        • Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Vardy non-owner here. Is he looking likely to get on the scoresheet?

          1. The chocolate leg
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            not really and with the 2 goal lead Fulham will probably have 11 behind the ball. I'd say right now more likely lookman to get a hattrick.

          2. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            He had an open goal near the end, just needed Justin to square it across the face of goal for a tap in. Ridiculous.

        • Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Antonio is back!

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Ooohh

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Vardy captain fail, ffs

            1. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              We are half way through the game!

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Don’t come on here during a match if stuff annoys you. It’s rife.

          • tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            To do well in fpl, you need to not let your bad decisions afect you.

            Now it's all about GW11 !

            1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Well said. Let it wash over you and come back strong next week (whilst secretly praying for a vardy brace). I stopped getting annoyed a few seasons back and I enjoy it so much more now.
              I allow myself disappointment but not anger.