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

    Mitrovic you goddam idiot shoot!!!!!

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

      He should have aimed for the stand he'd probably miss & find the net

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

    Had Anguissa for weeks, hardly ever needing his 1 or 2 points. There he is, rooted to my bench. This will be his only return all season.

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

      Same here aha

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

    Leicester deserve to lose this one.
    Amazing how they can't even make a pass!

  4. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Justin has been unlucky not to get attacking returns today to be fair

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

    Why didn't Mitra just shoot???

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Because he has 0 confidence after that penalty miss.

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

        I think so as well, missed for Serbia in th Q match vs Scotland too...

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      because he couldn't head the ball

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

    Take the 10 pointer and run

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    FT 1-2

    Should have just capt Bruno

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

      I captained Salah, same boat as I have Bruno too.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah and I should have captained Johnstone

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

    Lucky Vardy cappers

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks, how is your season going?

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

    Party cancelled 🙂

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

      Postponed until Sunday Sheff Utd away

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Get in Fulham!

    That is an absolutely massive captaincy fail from Vardy.

  11. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Just came here to lol

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah all the usual trolls not linking there teams in a nice little row

    2. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Us Vardy captainers will have the last laugh, one day, I hope?

  12. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Wtf are Leicester doing, they've played like amateurs and deserve their loss, pathetic

    1. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Or maybe you could just say Fulham played well ?

  13. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    So Kane to Vardy wasn't so nice

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Especially when Kane score a brace gw11

  14. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Mitrovic was confused there, he wanted to head it in.

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

    Rodgers masterclass, they showed great character with 5 atb. Sh*t manager.

    1. Party time
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Imagine playing 5 at the back because of Lookman & Cavaleiro 😆

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Well done Fulham, they deserve that.

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

      Why the f is Justin not shooting there??????

    4. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      owners and non-owners both happy I guess then?

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

        Perfect balance

      2. Parsnips
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Don’t think the owners are happy

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          they should feel lucky

      3. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Yep, gotta be happy after that show... 😀

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

      Fulham > Sheffield

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

      Looooooool Shitrovic

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

      Parker having a heart attack!

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

      Well at least my record of 1 captaincy blank so far stays intact

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

      One assist for Captain, home to Fulham! What an absolute joke shop.

      1. JJO
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        You got 6 gift points,more then enough

    10. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy assist is annoying

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

        Better than a hattrick

        1. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          this

    11. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Lol at Mitrovic. How low does one's confidence need to be to not shoot at an open goal? That's crazy.

    12. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Has Maddison been allways this bad?

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

      OOOFFF Aston Villa vs Liverpool . . . .guess the kids might not make it past round three this year.

    14. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I expected a big score from Vardy before the match but if I was an owner, I’d still be happy about the 5 points given Leicester’s performance tonight. They just didn’t show up at all.

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

        Unbelievable gift of 10 points - Barnes normally cannot hit a barn door and pull out a finish like that.

        I am running away with that

    15. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      LoL@Mitrovic passing to Schmeichel instead of shooting at open net.

    16. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Dream scenario for next game:
      - Antonio wipes Villa cleanie
      - Grealish scores
      - Villa get a pen, Grealish gives it to Watkins, Fab saves

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

        0-0 please

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

        Watkins is on pens so Grealish doesn’t need to give it to him.

      3. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Impressive