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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 22 days 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
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

  3. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    What do I even want..? Thanks Vardy!

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days 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
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    Mitrovic 0-3 incoming

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      No partying allowed, Corona restrictions

  6. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    KDB won't be rested after this Fulham performance.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

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

  7. phill1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 22 days ago

    The good news out of all this ...

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

    1. Party time
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Wow

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        18points coming

      • thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days 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
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Well, you could get 15 points

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Link your team.

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

      • Ha.
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Best Fulham defender to get in?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Bobby Moore

        2. Bruce Lee
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Your username

        3. Ha.
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          You’re all welcome

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Better than me, I think.

      • Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

      • Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Vardy being marked by two defenders the whole time

      • Arctic monkeys
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Worst bandwagon of the season ?

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        it is a most strange season

      • Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Damn Leicester has been poor.

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Barnes g Vardy a

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Phew, something.

      • Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Assist 😀

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Barnes!

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Something.

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        VARDDYYYYYYYY

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Vardy A
        Barnes G

      • Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Barnes G
        Vardy A

        Why God Why?

      • Im New Here
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Vardy captain win, taking that 10 points all day

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          vardy assist ?

          1. Im New Here
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Yep

          2. Salarrivederci
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            VARDY ASSIST!

          3. Canarinha
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Barnezzzz

          4. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 22 days ago

            PARTY

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Piss poor party

          5. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Vardy assist

            1. Nomar
              • 11 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

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

          6. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 22 days ago

            POINTS!

          7. TimoTime
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

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