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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. Canarinha
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Antonio or Bam?

    1. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If Antonio is on pens has to be him

  2. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is it safe to lol @ or still time ?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Feels pretty safe to lol @ us.

      Leicester at a snails pace.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Go for it.

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You can lol @ me for sure

    4. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  3. Valkyrie
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Party time
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wow. That’s like shooting your cat

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Which teams are affected?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Rumours of NewC, yesterday someone posted.

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 1 month 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
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              What the rules say?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Ten days of isolation I believe.

              2. CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 1 month 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
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

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

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 1 month 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          BBC text / Premier League.

      3. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Whoah

      4. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        WOWW

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This isn't my kind of party

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    6. Pukkipartyy
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Fulham playing tikka takka

    8. BenDavies
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      What a spectacular fail for us Vardy captainers

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    9. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I’m tempted

    10. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Quantum mechanics?

    11. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    12. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    13. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        1 point away from home is solid?

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Imagine thinking you’re an expert

      3. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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

    14. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        6 saves would be nice.

    15. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You've done it now..

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        It'll be your fault you know

      3. Z
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You always jinx it hahahahahahahhaha

      4. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    16. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I've seen enough

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

      1. Indpush
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Me neither. Had to turn it off

    17. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      come on Vardy grab that yellow my son

    18. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chance this new Fulham could make things hard for City?

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No.

    19. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pick 1:
      A. Antonio
      B. Wilson

      1. mdm
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        B

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Antonio

      3. Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        A. Better team and better player

    20. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        opposite of everything you just said

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          He knows..

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Brace yourself!

    21. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That’s enough fpl for one week I think

    22. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    23. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    24. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    25. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    26. Party time
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wow! Hold on a minute!!!

        Fulham are keeping a cleansheet tonigh! Wooooow

        1. Lazaretti
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Jinxing

      • MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

      • Jindaljain
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Vardy Goal in 5 minutes