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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 - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    Unless you captain him this week, though...

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Because lots said he would struggle against a deep line

  2. Yank Revolution
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Mahrez over Ziyech?

    1. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yeah.

        Pep roulette is an interesting game to play

      • Ode
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Ziyech for long term

    2. BenDavies
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    3. rnrd
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      This team needs Castagne

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        And Pereira

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        An enema.

    4. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Evans howler

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      almost 3-0 there

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    7. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        No Vardy party because of covid. Try next weekend Lads

      • DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Leicester are really missing their wing backs

      • JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Leicester are just awful. Hope they get relegated.

      • McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        FUCHS HAHAHAHA

      • Werner Bremen
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Vardy and Bowen to Wilson and KDB for a hit?

      • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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. Humperdoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

          1. Humperdoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 8 months 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
              1 year, 8 months 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
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Cheers, all 11 playing this week, phew!

      • MIDIMAN2010
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Antonio the beast is back!

        1. Ode
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Bad news for Martinez owners

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Leicester deserves to be hammered.

        1. Party time
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Hahahahaha

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Well we can write this gw off soon so?

        3. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Get Antonio (MUN) or Watkins (NEW)?

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Antonio starts !

        5. JBG
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

        6. Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          I guess I dont want a leic pen.

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

        7. Gobigorgohome
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Antonio back

        8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            *Got

          2. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

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

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            2, 2, 2, 2

          4. WVA
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            This week... 4 points in total

          5. Lacabacca
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 8 months 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
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            same 4 players also a villa fan

            all emotional options currently available

        9. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Nearly 3

        10. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Iheanacho is worse than the likes of Joelinton and Solanke

        11. Pedram
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

          1. JBG
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Jupp

        12. Lazaretti
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            i have jack, martinez and wilson

        13. Canarinha
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          closer to.0-3

        14. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Vardy Fail Confirmed.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Keep posting . . .it may work!

        15. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Antonio back will be watching his performance

        16. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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