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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. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 20 days ago

    BARNESY!!!

  2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Go go go go!

  3. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Rage transfer VARDY out

    vice captain Mahrez this GW

    My captaincy luck is zero

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

    Finally some Vardy pta

  5. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Oh it’s better than nothing

  6. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Vardy aside from his penalties has not been too dangerous this season. The stats (shots per game) just aren’t there.

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

    You're welcome, I switched off the stream 2 secs ago.

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

      Please destroy your connection

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    Fudgy Barnes scored

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    NEVER IN DOUBT

  10. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    COME ON VARDY. LET THE PARTY BEGIN. JUST 1 GOAL.

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Sorry for CAPS

  11. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    GO NOW VARDY

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

    Go on now and get those 2 winning goals Vardy.

  13. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    So many of you have got out of jail with that.

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

    Same score as salah to be fair

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 20 days ago

    DJ was late ...

  16. Party time
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Nice to have an assist from Vardy as a Kdb capper

    • camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Still time for a Vardy goal

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      PARTY NOW...HARD

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 20 days ago

      Vardy cappers rewarded!

      1. Party time
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Lmao

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

        Maybe Barnes should've started . . .

      3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        I'll take that assist

      4. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Vardy pls score one (at least) ***praying***

      5. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        VARDY CAPTAIN WE FEAST!!!

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

          Haha not quite

        2. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 20 days ago

          Lol

      6. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        BOOOO

      7. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        What jammy bench points did Mitrović just destroy?

      8. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        This Vardy party has been properly flat but it's just been lifted somewhat by that!

      9. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Goal Vardy pleaseee

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

        VARDY ASSIST YESSS GET A GOAL NOW MATE

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

        Come on 1 more goal that's all that's needed! Let's get this party started!

      12. Pedram
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 20 days ago

        Not a blank at least