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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Barnes comimg

    1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Literally needs to come on and save my life, worst week ever and I own this chump

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’ll get a tissue and a visor.

  2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any news on Zaha?

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Still a troll.

  3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy always performs well in last 20 minutes. Thats because of his Red Bull espresso diet. Come on boy I want a hat-trick!

    1. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hahah love it mate. I hope so

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

    Under-Barnes IN
    Maddison-Praet OUT

    RIGHT NOW!
    ..Maddy is so overrated i swear

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

      Never rated him. An ok PL player.

    2. The chocolate leg
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      there was a patch where he was burying every fk he took. feels like a long time ago. geezer loves a bev.

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

      Thomas not Maddison

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Under incomimg

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Barnes and under on as the guy above predicted

  7. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    LOL both coming in

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

    Worst case scenario confirmed.

    Now its so hard to pick up the right captain in between Lookman and cavaleiro against City

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

    Fair play to the fella that predicted the subs.

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

    Under rises to the top

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Turn that upside down frown into a smile...or something like that.

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Last nail in the coffin for the premium striker slot

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep desperate to sell Vardy and Kane for Salah and KDB

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

    Vardy is at least playing. Those with Sterling. What are you doing? Straight to KDB to get it over with?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wait for midweek games

  13. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    am expecting Vardy to get some points this second half

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      More chance of Rebekah Vardy scoring.

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Probably!!

  14. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    When is Vardy coming on?

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

      Same time as Bruno did yesterday

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Absolutely NOWHERE TO HIDE for Vardy cappers

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vardy misses sitter

  16. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy G + full bonus will suffice

  17. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Frustrating for Vardy owners and captainers. Fulham just goig tonsit back now and defend for their lives

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

      Yes.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Are Fulham any good at sitting back?

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No they are awful. Just good tonight as I have captained Vardy!!

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

        I wouldn’t think so. I had 3-2 Fulham at the start of this match. Thought Tielemans might get one of the Leic goals

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

    Vardy shooting at thin air

  19. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Justin and Vardy captain - 2 points...... pretty much my last two seasons in a nutshell

  20. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    That Vardy fluff just confirms a blank.

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    If it stays like this wonder if people will still be bringing in mahrez for a hit

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Broke him

  23. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy cant hit the vall to save his life lol

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

    Vardy absolute sitter... jfc

  25. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wow. Only just seen score.

    Fulham improved or Leicester rubbish?

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

      Both

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

        This

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

      Best Fulham have played all season.

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

    Leicester is better at counterattack or positional play?

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

      Neither

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think they're better at counter-attacking. They have slow CBs like Evans that prefer to defend deeper, and fast forwards like Vardy.

      They were amazing at it against City.

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

    Grealish , Watkins , Creswell & Soucek to save my GW! All in

  28. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy playing FPL and buckling under the expectation

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

    How is Fuchs getting paid to do these things.

  30. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Fuchs is absolute trash