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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
    3 months, 18 hours 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
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

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

  3. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

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

    What do I even want..? Thanks Vardy!

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours 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
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Mitrovic 0-3 incoming

  5. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

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

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      No partying allowed, Corona restrictions

  6. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    KDB won't be rested after this Fulham performance.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours 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
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    The good news out of all this ...

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

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Wow

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      18points coming

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

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

    4. Im New Here
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Well, you could get 15 points

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Link your team.

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

    5. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Best Fulham defender to get in?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Bobby Moore

      2. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Your username

      3. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        You’re all welcome

    6. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

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

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

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

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Better than me, I think.

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

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

    9. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Vardy being marked by two defenders the whole time

    10. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Worst bandwagon of the season ?

    11. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      it is a most strange season

    12. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Damn Leicester has been poor.

    13. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Barnes g Vardy a

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Phew, something.

    14. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Assist 😀

    15. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Barnes!

    16. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Something.

    17. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      VARDDYYYYYYYY

    18. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Vardy A
      Barnes G

    19. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Barnes G
      Vardy A

      Why God Why?

    20. Im New Here
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Vardy captain win, taking that 10 points all day

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        vardy assist ?

        1. Im New Here
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Yep

        2. Salarrivederci
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          VARDY ASSIST!

        3. Canarinha
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Barnezzzz

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          PARTY

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            Piss poor party

        5. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          Vardy assist

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 18 hours ago

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

        6. Il Capitano
            3 months, 18 hours ago

            POINTS!

          • TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 18 hours ago

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