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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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    39 with Grealish,Watkins,Martinez and Coufal left...
    Hopefully reach 50 at least

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      A return from any would see you hit 50

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Watkins G Grealish A is all I ask for...

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      You will.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Hopefully!
        Had a similar situation in the Brighton-Villa game last week and that ended in tears haha

    3. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      42 with the same left. Here's hoping!

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Big game for us!

        1. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          I also have West Ham to win in a weekly results predictor at work, big game in many ways!

    4. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I am on 44 with the same 4 players too.

      Any clean sheets or attacking returns now will feel like a free hit given the low game week scores.

    5. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      47 with same 4

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Cmon Martinez, Mings, Cresswell and Grealish save meeeee

  3. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Fuchs is a disgrace, worst player on the pitch by a mile.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      So you don't think that he had a good game then?

    2. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      He doesn't receive a salary, tbf. He just gets free concessions during halftime.

    3. ATXHorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Fofana pretty turrible.

  4. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno & KDB winners.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Meslier

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Not taking hits this week biggest win?

  5. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    I'll take an assist from that mare of a Leicester performance. Over to you Grealish and Watkins

  6. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy -> Antonio let's go

  7. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    will take the 5 points from vardy, better than 2....

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Quick math

  8. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Honestly, there's nothing worse than your 'banker' captain flopping against the season's whipping boys.

    Happens every season.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      All on Rodgers here, we were set for a haul without his clownery here

    2. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Rodgers was never going to turn a corner, was he? Injuries or not, they're at home, and mindlessness abounded.

  9. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    6 points from Coufal+Martinez+Grealish will take me over 70. Anything more is bonus.

  10. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    55 (-4) with Martinez Coufal and Grealish left.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Golf clap

  11. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Bowen haul incoming

    (On my bench with Dallas)

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I fancy Bowen for this game.

      Villa aren't going to sit deep, that's playing into West Ham's cross-spam strategy, so he could get space in behind.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Dont say that, I finally ditched his sorry arse

  12. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester Europa games showing their effect?

  13. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    5 is only 5 less than 10.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy C 10 matches KdB 10 😉

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Immediately sel Vardy to find KDB?

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Probably

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      You know what happens if you do

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Sheffield next.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        We said that about Fulham!!

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          But it's away 😛

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 1 day ago

            They do actually look miles better away, Leeds game for example

  15. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    69 points with Grealish to go.

    Not gonna lie, a Grealish zero pointer would be nice for the lols.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Double golf clap

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Boingggggg

  16. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Gutted with that late Vardy assist as a non-owner.

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Look at the bright side. It wasn't a goal. And just an assist.

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I was OK with the Vardy assist as a non owner, feared much more than 5pts.......plus Justin single point helps....

  17. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy cappers unhappy with 5 points cuz it was fulham or happy cuz he was shite all game

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Both.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Both

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Set my expectations low so happy in the end, especially given how poor Leicester were.

      Always the risk capping a player not from Pool or City

  18. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Fulham now out of the bottom 3 and Paddy Power have already paid out bets on them being relegated.

    Would be lovely if they can go on and prove the doubters wrong seeing as they have been written off from the start.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Paddy power havent written them off. Theyve recognised that the money is more likely to be regambled if laid now than later

  19. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    What to hope for with Bowen Grealish Martinez and Targett???

  20. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Lost 6 points going Kane to Vardy so far. Probably make that back next week

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      How does that even add up? Plus Kane cap next week will wreck Vardy owners.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 1 day ago

        😆

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy (c) + Bruno -4 = 16
        Kane + Bruno (c) = 22

        Kane will get 2 next week, Vardy will get 10. Simples.

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Bruno cappers!

  21. HippY
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Watkins I dare you to do something

  22. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Well done to Fulham, would love to see them stay up. Relegate Newcastle please

  23. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Pep to treat Fulham like Liverpool at the weekend..KDB rested midweek for sure 🙂

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      No easy games in the PL

  24. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Barring miracles I'll be out of LMS tonight ...... one distraction fewer I suppose.

  25. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Lookman goal & assist in his last 2 games
    A decent sub £5m 5th midfielder ?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah

  26. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno cappers!

    1. Party time
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Kdb here. Can I join the party?

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Real winners were those that own both

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Kdb and bruno

        1. HippY
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Two thumbs up, with some Salah icing and a Chilwell cherry on top

  27. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Incredibly, my 8 point hit buying Sterling & Vardy has somehow still paid dividends

  28. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    So KDB owner and Vardy capper i lost 5pts? Not big deal 🙂

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Yup same. KDB capitano next week

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      If Justin could have just slid that across at the end was a tap in for Jamie!

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah i know. But i take that 10pts and run. I think Leicester didn't deserve single goal there.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          This is true, very poor show

    3. BUZZBOMB
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Spot on. Kind of - need to factor in the opportunity cost too. Couldve been cursing my ML rival nonVardy owner who captained KDB and had say, Kane instead but hey, 7pts difference isnt going to kill me.

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Confused myself now. Just forget me and move on lol

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy + DCL + JRod -> Jesus + Fernandes + Antonio for a -8?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn’t no

  30. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Understand NUFC did not train today as planned & the training ground was closed in light of Covid-19 outbreak. Craig Hope

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Players expect tomorrow's session will also be cancelled.