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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. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ban this guy now lol

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I Said Vardy

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Bid high for Vardy goal

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      goal?!

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

      epic trlloing...

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Don’t ban. Vardy got an assist

  2. Hect.OR 98th
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    5 mins st

  4. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Someone get Fudgy online, his Barnesy scored

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

      😆 😆

  5. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    Martinez, konsa, grealish in the late kick off

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

      How did it come to this...

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez, Grealish and Coufal here

      1. My blood is Blue
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Martinez, coufal and Bowen for me

  6. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days 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
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        5.4 for a wolves starter, season keeper

  7. Thunderbahçe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Plenty time, no rush Jamie

  8. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Harrison Barnes, who else.

  9. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy casuals rewarded with a mere assist

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      One more and he’s as essential as kdb

  10. My blood is Blue
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Another Vardy goal will equal 7 points and 14 for me

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      another would imply he scored one, good english skills bro

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

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

        Good English skills brother.

  11. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Thoroughly deserved victory mind

  12. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      Yeah needs a rocket for that to be fair

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Haha I told him to shoot as I own him

  13. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Surely a Vardy penalty is coming?

  14. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hand ball ffs.

    1. SVG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      From barnes too

  15. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Justinnnnnnnnn noooooo

  16. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Kdb & Bruno Cappers

    Shall we?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Let's stay classy.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        You are right honey. Let’s stay classy

    2. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

  17. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So so bad Justin

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Can't understand why he kicks like that.

  18. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Justin just cost Leicester their chance with that insane shot.

  19. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pls score you useless fraud

  20. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    At this stage i would take brace by Vardy !

  21. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Fuchs the worst player award?

  22. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    No captain baps either

  23. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Leicester have been god awful

  24. Parsnips
      3 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        why does it matter

        1. Parsnips
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Just wondering...

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Omg Justin has destroyed me

      3. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Well that was all a bit of an anticlimax

      4. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Justin needs to shoot there

        • Sco
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

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

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Can Ihenacho stop getting in the way??

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 3 days ago

          1 goal and Vardy gets full BPS make it happen ffs