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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

1,459 Comments Post a Comment
  1. G B
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    God damn it. Now watch him score...

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    VARDY ASSIST IT'S A BLOODY MIRACLE

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    OMG Maddison, terrible

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Marine v Tottenham Hotspur . . . .Spurs out 3rd round?

  5. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    As a non owner I will GLAAAAAAAADLY take just an assist

    Please blow the whistle!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      +1

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Party started late.

  7. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    A wise man once said: "5 points and all happy"

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Take what I can get as a Vardy captainer

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Maddy back of stand

  9. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Maddison you idiot

  10. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Fulham CS gone11111111

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Owners in tears!

  11. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    No idea how that happened

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    1 Vardy goal here worth 14 points for cappers possibly

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      And bonus

  13. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Awful effort from Maddy

  14. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy one goal man just one more

  15. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Pythonss out

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy Goal incoming

  17. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    No assist, clearence by FUL defender.

    1. LarryDuff
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Open your eyes

  18. mdm
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Vaaaardyyy

  19. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Never doubted you Barnes! Shame on those who dont rate you...

    1. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      LOL. You been calling him 'trash' all week.

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Ive been calling him a bum as in "my sweetie bum"

    2. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I brought him in

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      LMFAO 😀

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Got to be at least 4 mins here

  21. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    I'll take this and run please don't get yc man

  22. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PLEASE

  23. JBG
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Fofana and Fuchs have been awful.

  24. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy peno please

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Peno miss ?

  25. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    How much added time?

  26. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    GOAL

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    COME ON JAMIW

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    This is epic time waisting

  29. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Another Vardy return boosts me to top 10k

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      You were there before

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        and after this weekends horror show i dropped to 22k

  30. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Pythons everywhere