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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    God damn it. Now watch him score...

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 22 days ago

    VARDY ASSIST IT'S A BLOODY MIRACLE

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

    OMG Maddison, terrible

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 22 days ago

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

  5. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    As a non owner I will GLAAAAAAAADLY take just an assist

    Please blow the whistle!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      +1

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Party started late.

  7. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Take what I can get as a Vardy captainer

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Maddy back of stand

  9. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Maddison you idiot

  10. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Fulham CS gone11111111

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Owners in tears!

  11. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    No idea how that happened

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    1 Vardy goal here worth 14 points for cappers possibly

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

      And bonus

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Awful effort from Maddy

  14. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy one goal man just one more

  15. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Pythonss out

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Vardy Goal incoming

  17. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    No assist, clearence by FUL defender.

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Open your eyes

  18. mdm
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Vaaaardyyy

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      I brought him in

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        4 months, 22 days ago

        LMFAO 😀

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

      Got to be at least 4 mins here

    5. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

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

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 22 days ago

      SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PLEASE

    7. JBG
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Fofana and Fuchs have been awful.

    8. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy peno please

      1. Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Peno miss ?

    9. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      How much added time?

    10. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      GOAL

    11. PP6
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      COME ON JAMIW

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

      This is epic time waisting

    13. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Another Vardy return boosts me to top 10k

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        You were there before

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 22 days ago

          and after this weekends horror show i dropped to 22k

    14. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Pythons everywhere