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

    Hardly anyone in my ml owns vardy, cresswell or Grealish so of course they will all flop whilst 2 people own Bednarek

  2. aborg
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Ffs Leicester...DO SOMETHING !

  3. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Bowen Grealish Martinez Targett to go with 25 points in total..

    What do I even want..? Thanks Vardy!

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

      Hits. I had 37pts last week and currently on 31 with 3x Aston Villa to come. Cant wait to do 4 or 5 transfers.. 2FT luckily.

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

    Mitrovic 0-3 incoming

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    This Vardy party seems to be starting late? What’s happening..

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

      No partying allowed, Corona restrictions

  6. The Train Driver
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    KDB won't be rested after this Fulham performance.

    1. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      If pep doesn't know by now he can't drop kdb, he'll never learn.

  7. phill1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    The good news out of all this ...

    I triple captained Vardy!!! So there's that.

    1. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Wow

      • Jindaljain
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        18points coming

      • thegaffer82
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Next year you’ll probably be a bit more discerning with your TC chip. So there’s that good news too!

      • Im New Here
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Well, you could get 15 points

      • Botman and Robben
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Link your team.

        You did better than me last year. I TC'd Mane for a total of 3 pts in a DGW!!!!!

    2. Ha.
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Best Fulham defender to get in?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Bobby Moore

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Your username

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

        You’re all welcome

    3. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Guys, would you do Son out for Salah ?? I already have Jota ??

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

      29 from 8 (-8), only 3 players left to blank this week

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

        Better than me, I think.

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

      Brendan Rodgers truly is a gutless, spineless, bottling bag o shite

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

      Vardy being marked by two defenders the whole time

    7. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Worst bandwagon of the season ?

    8. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      it is a most strange season

    9. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Damn Leicester has been poor.

    10. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Barnes g Vardy a

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Phew, something.

    11. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Assist 😀

    12. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Barnes!

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

      Something.

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

      VARDDYYYYYYYY

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

      Vardy A
      Barnes G

    16. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Barnes G
      Vardy A

      Why God Why?

    17. Im New Here
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Vardy captain win, taking that 10 points all day

    18. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      vardy assist ?

      1. Im New Here
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yep

    19. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      VARDY ASSIST!

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

      Barnezzzz

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

      PARTY

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

        Piss poor party

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

      Vardy assist

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

        Sad were happy to settle for a Vardy assist at home to Fulham.

    23. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      POINTS!

    24. TimoTime
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not quite a party but bloody hell that's welcomed. 93rd min pen to seal the draw please