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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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Ban this guy now lol

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

        I Said Vardy

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

        Bid high for Vardy goal

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      goal?!

    3. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      epic trlloing...

    4. Party time
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Don’t ban. Vardy got an assist

    5. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 22 days 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
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 22 days ago

      5 mins st

    7. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Someone get Fudgy online, his Barnesy scored

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

        😆 😆

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        How did it come to this...

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

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

      2. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Martinez, Grealish and Coufal here

        1. My blood is Blue
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Martinez, coufal and Bowen for me

    9. Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          5.4 for a wolves starter, season keeper

    10. Thunderbahçe
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Plenty time, no rush Jamie

    11. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Harrison Barnes, who else.

    12. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Vardy casuals rewarded with a mere assist

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        One more and he’s as essential as kdb

    13. My blood is Blue
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Another Vardy goal will equal 7 points and 14 for me

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        another would imply he scored one, good english skills bro

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

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

          Good English skills brother.

    14. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Thoroughly deserved victory mind

    15. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 22 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
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah needs a rocket for that to be fair

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Haha I told him to shoot as I own him

    16. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Surely a Vardy penalty is coming?

    17. JBG
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Hand ball ffs.

      1. SVG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 22 days ago

        From barnes too

    18. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 22 days ago

      Justinnnnnnnnn noooooo

    19. Party time
        10 months, 22 days ago

        Kdb & Bruno Cappers

        Shall we?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Let's stay classy.

          1. Party time
              10 months, 22 days ago

              You are right honey. Let’s stay classy

          2. teneighty
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

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

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

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

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

          So so bad Justin

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 22 days ago

            Can't understand why he kicks like that.

        3. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Justin just cost Leicester their chance with that insane shot.

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Pls score you useless fraud

        5. Niho992
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          At this stage i would take brace by Vardy !

        6. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Fuchs the worst player award?

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

          No captain baps either

        8. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          Leicester have been god awful

        9. Parsnips
            10 months, 22 days ago

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

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              why does it matter

              1. Parsnips
                  10 months, 22 days ago

                  Just wondering...

            2. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Omg Justin has destroyed me

            3. TimoTime
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Well that was all a bit of an anticlimax

            4. Joey Tribbiani
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Justin needs to shoot there

            5. Begbie.
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

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

            6. JBG
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 22 days ago

              Can Ihenacho stop getting in the way??

            7. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 22 days ago

              1 goal and Vardy gets full BPS make it happen ffs