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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Man City 2-5 Leicester City
    Leicester 0-2 Fulham

    Man City vs Fulham

    Time to sell City assets ASAP

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      0-3

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      KDB -> Lookman -4pts
      consider it done

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Looks-essential-Man

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    C'mon Leicester and Vardy wtf?

  3. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Don't worry, he'll get his penalty

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      .. and miss it

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maddison is so bad

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Maddison sucks. Wasted talent

  6. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I've owned Vardy for 5 game weeks this season, he's got me 12 points in total including today's 4. Surely there is something at work here

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It's all up to Watkins now....

  7. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Assuming all players are fit on a WC which combo

    A) Antonio Bruno Chilwell
    B) Kane Grealish Dallas

    1. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Huge A for me

  8. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Halftime bet was:
    Leicester + Vardy (2 goals or more)
    €10 = €323
    I believe!
    (Vardy captainer)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That belief doesn't seem well founded right now.

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    No whipping boys left after this week

  10. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I thought I was making a mistake not doing Kane>Vardy, but at least I didn't (c) Kane

  11. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wtf has Rodgers done to Vardy this season? He's hardly contributing in the attacking play.

  12. Party time
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    That fulham bench tho. Just incase

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is it me or has Harvey Barnes been out munching with Hazard?

  14. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy makes it to 60, extra2 pts 😎

    1. hallow
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      party

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Get in!

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm breaking the 30 pt barrier, juhuuu!

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bloody hell, do Leicester know they're 0-2 down. Where is the urgency?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Absolutely pathetic isn't it. Playing like it's 10-0 to them!

  16. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'm on 20 points this week haha

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bye bye LMS

    2. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      28, isn't it?

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Haha, plenty of people who didn’t even bother to log on to fpl this week on double that.

      I’m not doing much better

  17. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Any Vardy returns skyrockets my rank as a captainer. Come on Jamie...

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Nacho coming on, Vardy rest due?

  19. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Decoration is fuuuming

  20. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy coming off for Kelechk?

  21. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Only Grealish can save my season now, but he has like 99% EO...

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      63

  22. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Under has been Leicester's best player. Only came on at half time too.

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He’s their best player every time he comes on. It baffles me how he doesnt start

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Under-rated, isn't he?

  23. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So the Vardy away train continues?

    Can't transfer him each week tho....

  24. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Playing away is the new playing home

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hahah that sums up vardy cap

  26. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy hahahahahah

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That was hilarious

  27. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I really dont get it...why is Maddison taking the fks, he bottles them every time

    Under must be frustrated asf!

  28. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    36 with three to go. Another mediocre week. I'm going to need a meteoric second half of the season, otherwise I'm going to end up with my first OR worse than 216k.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What is your OR now?

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        3.6m

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          You can still get into the top 10k. Keep your head up.

    2. Ode
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You could’ve just said worst OR yet but wanted to flex

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        indeed. finished 98th once

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I hate to tell you but that's not even mediocre! 32 with 3 to go. Last season was my worst ever, finished 120k

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      30 -8 here

      1. Hect.OR 98th
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I forgot to mention my -8 this week!

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Grealish captain! Good luck

  29. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Hahaha Vardy FFS my captain

  30. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Areola casuals laughing