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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. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Antonio or Bam?

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If Antonio is on pens has to be him

  2. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is it safe to lol @ or still time ?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Feels pretty safe to lol @ us.

      Leicester at a snails pace.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Go for it.

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Haha, still don't want to check livefpl yet. A vardy goal afterwards will be disappointing

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      You can lol @ me for sure

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I thought "lol @" posts were replaced with "Imagine owning..." posts?

  3. Valkyrie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Feel really stupid for changing captaincy from KDB to Vardy at the very last minute!

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Wow. That’s like shooting your cat

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I hate cats so much. What is it with early middle aged women and cats?

  4. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    All 3 of my Bubble Brigade start... Home win to nil, should be big green.

  5. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    10 new Coronavirus cases in the Prem . . . . . hold them transfers . . .

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Which teams are affected?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Rumours of NewC, yesterday someone posted.

        1. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I posted regarding Newkie, and time will tell how it affects their Friday match. I know what the rules say, but if the team is heavily exposed then they can just send everyone into isolation and there's your postponement...

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            What the rules say?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Ten days of isolation I believe.

            2. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              As long as 11 players can take the pitch, it's game on. That's 11 from the 25 plus any youth/academy players who are not counted in the 25 man squad. For a start, I think that's a batshit rule, that is in and of itself open to massive abuse. Remember when (was it the Blades?) Warnock pulled off half his team "injured" to get the game called off? Big Mick and Wolves fined for playing kids in a match where he needed to rest for a cup game... such a mess.

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Ok. Than you. So game should go ahead on Friday. So Rodrigues goes out today.

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I hope its not Almiron who has infected all of NUFC after what happened to him over his late return from the IB........Bruce will tear him a new one !!!!......

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Source? Annoyed that ppl do so much early transfers...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        BBC text / Premier League.

    3. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Whoah

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      WOWW

  6. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    This isn't my kind of party

  7. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just got to laugh. Great captain choice and couldn’t see this coming

  8. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    U just cant make this up. I haven't seen Leicester playing so poorly like never before. Vardy straight to Antonio seems good.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It’s crazy, you’d think they’d been on a massive losing run and were bereft of confidence!

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      They were worse v Liverpool, I've own Vardy for both

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Fulham playing tikka takka

  10. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What a spectacular fail for us Vardy captainers

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The worst is if they continue to play like this for next two fixtures!

  11. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is it possible to actually delete one's FPL team?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’m tempted

  12. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    As a vardy non-owner this is going very slowly.

    Vardy cappers must be seeing time fly by.

    Theres a physics paper here to be written.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Quantum mechanics?

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chance to catch Son and Kane perma-owners failed...

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Cresswell or Grealish haul only thing that can salvage my game week

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Imagine capping a player who hasnt scored more than 1 goal at home the entire season, against a team that's solid away. Deserve nothing.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1 point away from home is solid?

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Imagine thinking you’re an expert

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I captained a player who has scored 0 goals this season - never mind home/away.

      Got 10 points out of it.

      It’s not about points that have been scored, it’s about future points. Vardy was a good shout, but Lady Luck can be a tough mistress

  16. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    You know you’ve had a bad week when only Martinez can save it.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      6 saves would be nice.

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Would absolutely love a Vardy blank. 10 more minutes. Fingers crossed!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      You've done it now..

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It'll be your fault you know

    3. Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      You always jinx it hahahahahahahhaha

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Why would you say that with 10 mins to go ?.......all your fault, go stand in the corner

  18. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I've seen enough

    Can't see how Leicester score here... useless

    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Me neither. Had to turn it off

  19. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    come on Vardy grab that yellow my son

  20. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Chance this new Fulham could make things hard for City?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No.

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pick 1:
    A. Antonio
    B. Wilson

    1. mdm
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio

    3. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A. Better team and better player

  22. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    So, just got home from work.

    How many goals are ‘the whipping boys’ getting beat by?
    Vardy got his hatty yet?
    Leic DFers bored to tears?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      opposite of everything you just said

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        He knows..

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Brace yourself!

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    That’s enough fpl for one week I think

  24. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ffs... Try and force a pen at least.

  25. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    LiveScore must have gone down. Not showing any for Vardy tonight.

  26. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Good to see Antonio back. Could well come in for me soon, maybe for Kane

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Still Coufal, Grealish and Watkins to go. Vardy cap failed.

  28. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Wow! Hold on a minute!!!

    Fulham are keeping a cleansheet tonigh! Wooooow

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Jinxing

  29. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    So WestBrom and Fulham clean sheets are something that can happen wow

  30. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Vardy Goal in 5 minutes