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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. Champions League Varane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Ban this guy now lol

      1. Jindaljain
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I Said Vardy

      2. Jindaljain
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Bid high for Vardy goal

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      goal?!

    3. Chucky
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      epic trlloing...

    4. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Don’t ban. Vardy got an assist

    5. Hect.OR 98th
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'll take that. Same points as a flukey pen and a YC for taking his shirt off

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      5 mins st

    7. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Someone get Fudgy online, his Barnesy scored

      1. Flair
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        😆 😆

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      You lot are acting like this is the main event for today.

      Martinez, konsa, grealish in the late kick off

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Martinez, Masuaku, Grealish, Soucek and Watkins for me!

        How did it come to this...

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Haha, I thought I had gone to a bad place. Epic

      2. TimoTime
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Martinez, Grealish and Coufal here

        1. My blood is Blue
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Martinez, coufal and Bowen for me

    9. Nespinha
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      McCarthy
      Bellerin, Cancelo, Robbo
      Son, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Grealish
      Werner, DCL

      Subs: steer, kwp, mitchel, davis

      2FT + 0.4ITB

      A) Bellerin to James/Dallas
      B) Robbo to Dallas + Son to Salah

      1. thegaffer82
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Still got Podence. Wow. Bet you enjoyed those points. Patience really is a virtue

        1. Nespinha
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          5.4 for a wolves starter, season keeper

    10. Thunderbahçe
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Plenty time, no rush Jamie

    11. Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Harrison Barnes, who else.

    12. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Vardy casuals rewarded with a mere assist

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        One more and he’s as essential as kdb

    13. My blood is Blue
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Another Vardy goal will equal 7 points and 14 for me

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        another would imply he scored one, good english skills bro

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          He did, he has scored many goals. Another only implies in the past.

          Good English skills brother.

    14. WVA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Right, United beat us in their 5 minutes of added time, the only thing that can make me feel better is a Vardy goal in this 5 minutes of added time

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thoroughly deserved victory mind

    15. TimoTime
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Why do players like Justin do crap like that...... unreal how bad that is

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yeah needs a rocket for that to be fair

      2. WVA
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Haha I told him to shoot as I own him

    16. BenDavies
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Surely a Vardy penalty is coming?

    17. JBG
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Hand ball ffs.

      1. SVG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        From barnes too

    18. WVA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Justinnnnnnnnn noooooo

    19. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Kdb & Bruno Cappers

        Shall we?

        1. Humperdoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Let's stay classy.

          1. Party time
              1 year, 8 months ago

              You are right honey. Let’s stay classy

          2. teneighty
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Go ahead. It's a fall forward for me coming off a Grealish 1-pointer.

          3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Hold your horses, some of us are Sou(C)ek

        2. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          So so bad Justin

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Can't understand why he kicks like that.

        3. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Justin just cost Leicester their chance with that insane shot.

        4. Flair
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Pls score you useless fraud

        5. Niho992
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          At this stage i would take brace by Vardy !

        6. Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Fuchs the worst player award?

        7. McSauce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          No captain baps either

        8. WVA
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Leicester have been god awful

        9. Parsnips
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          What time do subs come in for fpl? as I have Anguissa for Cancelo.

          1. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            why does it matter

            1. Parsnips
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Just wondering...

        10. WVA
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Omg Justin has destroyed me

        11. TimoTime
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Well that was all a bit of an anticlimax

        12. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Justin needs to shoot there

        13. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Why isn't Mitrovic shooting lmao? It's an empty goal.

        14. JBG
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Can Ihenacho stop getting in the way??

        15. Flair
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          1 goal and Vardy gets full BPS make it happen ffs