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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. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Relax guys, we bought Vardy for at least 3 GWs.

    Unless you captain him this week, though...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Why would you have Vardy and NOT captain him home to Fulham??

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Because lots said he would struggle against a deep line

  2. Yank Revolution
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Mahrez over Ziyech?

    1. Party time
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah.

      Pep roulette is an interesting game to play

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

      Ziyech for long term

  3. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Can we please get the dodgy VAR penalty for Jamie now? Bit bored of waiting

  4. rnrd
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    This team needs Castagne

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      And Pereira

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      An enema.

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Evans howler

  6. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    almost 3-0 there

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Fulham have genuinely been decent, completely out played them, vardy cap fail

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Away they have only conceded 3 goals against West Ham, Sheff Utd and Wolves. They have been pretty solid

  8. Party time
    11 months, 1 day ago

    No Vardy party because of covid. Try next weekend Lads

  9. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester are really missing their wing backs

  10. JBG
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester are just awful. Hope they get relegated.

  11. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    FUCHS HAHAHAHA

  12. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy and Bowen to Wilson and KDB for a hit?

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    WEST HAM TEAM NEWS – ANTONIO STARTS!

    Team to play Aston Villa: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals

    Subs: Randolph, Benrahma, Lanzini, Noble, Diop, Johnson, Haller

    ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

    Team to play West Ham: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet, Hourihane, Grealish, Watkins

    Subs: Steer, Taylor, Traore, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Elmohamady, Ramsey

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Weirdly looking forward to this game.

      Both teams have looked great this season, so it'll be interesting to see how they matchup.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Woohoo! Can't wait to see antonio back in action. Had for his city wonder goal and want him back in ASAP!

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        I hope he's not too good.

        I had planned to get him in for Jimenez last week but went Bamford instead... 😕

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Ha, yeah staying quiet this week would be ideal.
          He's probably the only budget striker I'd drop Kane for. Have bamford already

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers, all 11 playing this week, phew!

  14. MIDIMAN2010
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio the beast is back!

    1. Ode
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Bad news for Martinez owners

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester deserves to be hammered.

    1. Party time
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hahahahaha

  16. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Well we can write this gw off soon so?

  17. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Get Antonio (MUN) or Watkins (NEW)?

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio starts !

  19. JBG
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    At least they are showing great characters... Bunch of muppets.

  20. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    I guess I dont want a leic pen.

    The way they are playing it will be a miss...

  21. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio back

  22. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Go Watkins, Grealish, Martinez and Coufal here, what to expect realistically?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      *Got

    2. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I have 3 of those and Vardy (c). Not expecting much tbh

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

      2, 2, 2, 2

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      This week... 4 points in total

    5. Lacabacca
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Almost the same. I’ve got Watkins, Grealish, Mings and Coufal. Wouldn’t be surprised with a 1-1, Fornals and McGinn scoring.

    6. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      same 4 players also a villa fan

      all emotional options currently available

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Nearly 3

  24. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Iheanacho is worse than the likes of Joelinton and Solanke

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

    Should've known Vardy(c) against Fulham was too good to be true.

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

      Jupp

  26. Lazaretti
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    So what's the case for next Friday game between Newcastle and Aston Villa. Cannot be canceled? Any source would be good too.

    3x Aston Villa so not sure what to do with transfers. J.Rod dropping.

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

      i have jack, martinez and wilson

  27. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    closer to.0-3

  28. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy Fail Confirmed.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Keep posting . . .it may work!

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Antonio back will be watching his performance

  30. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Hope Leicester end up where they belong in not too distant future.
    What a bunch muppets.