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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. BeWater
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Mitrovic you goddam idiot shoot!!!!!

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

          Same here aha

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

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

      4. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Why didn't Mitra just shoot???

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Because he has 0 confidence after that penalty miss.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

        2. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          because he couldn't head the ball

      5. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Take the 10 pointer and run

      6. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        FT 1-2

        Should have just capt Bruno

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

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

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah and I should have captained Johnstone

        3. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Lucky Vardy cappers

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks, how is your season going?

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Party cancelled 🙂

          1. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Postponed until Sunday Sheff Utd away

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Get in Fulham!

          That is an absolutely massive captaincy fail from Vardy.

        6. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Just came here to lol

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

          2. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

        7. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 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
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Or maybe you could just say Fulham played well ?

        8. KAALI_DAAL
            4 months, 11 days ago

            So Kane to Vardy wasn't so nice

            1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Especially when Kane score a brace gw11

          • The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

          • JBG
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

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

          • Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Well done Fulham, they deserve that.

          • BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

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

          • Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            owners and non-owners both happy I guess then?

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Perfect balance

              • Parsnips
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  Don’t think the owners are happy

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 11 days ago

                    they should feel lucky

                • Pukkipartyy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 11 days ago

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

              • Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Fulham > Sheffield

              • Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Looooooool Shitrovic

              • The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Parker having a heart attack!

              • Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 11 days ago

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

              • McSauce
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

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

                1. JJO
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  You got 6 gift points,more then enough

              • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Vardy assist is annoying

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  Better than a hattrick

                  1. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 11 days ago

                    this

              • Plant Based Footballer
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

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

              • Pukkipartyy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                Has Maddison been allways this bad?

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 11 days ago

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

              • Klaren
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 11 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
                  4 months, 11 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

              • Esalman
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

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

              • Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 11 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
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  0-0 please

                2. Klaren
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 11 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
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  Impressive