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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.

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1,459 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Canarinha
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Antonio or Bam?

    1. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      If Antonio is on pens has to be him

  2. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Is it safe to lol @ or still time ?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Feels pretty safe to lol @ us.

      Leicester at a snails pace.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Go for it.

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      You can lol @ me for sure

    4. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

  3. Valkyrie
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. Party time
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Wow. That’s like shooting your cat

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

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

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Which teams are affected?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Rumours of NewC, yesterday someone posted.

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 20 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
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 20 days ago

              What the rules say?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 20 days ago

                Ten days of isolation I believe.

              2. CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 20 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
                  • 4 Years
                  10 months, 20 days ago

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

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 20 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          BBC text / Premier League.

      3. Londongeezaa
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Whoah

      4. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        WOWW

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      This isn't my kind of party

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    6. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days 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
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Fulham playing tikka takka

    8. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      What a spectacular fail for us Vardy captainers

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

    9. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. DandyDon
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I’m tempted

    10. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Quantum mechanics?

    11. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    12. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    13. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        1 point away from home is solid?

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Imagine thinking you’re an expert

      3. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 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

    14. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        6 saves would be nice.

    15. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        You've done it now..

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        It'll be your fault you know

      3. Z
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        You always jinx it hahahahahahahhaha

      4. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

    16. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      I've seen enough

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

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Me neither. Had to turn it off

    17. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      come on Vardy grab that yellow my son

    18. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Chance this new Fulham could make things hard for City?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        No.

    19. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Pick 1:
      A. Antonio
      B. Wilson

      1. mdm
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        B

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Antonio

      3. Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        A. Better team and better player

    20. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 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
        10 months, 20 days ago

        opposite of everything you just said

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          He knows..

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Brace yourself!

    21. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 20 days ago

      That’s enough fpl for one week I think

    22. JBG
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    23. Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    24. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    25. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

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

    26. Party time
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Wow! Hold on a minute!!!

        Fulham are keeping a cleansheet tonigh! Wooooow

        1. Lazaretti
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Jinxing

      • MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

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

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Vardy Goal in 5 minutes