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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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      A return from any would see you hit 50

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You will.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 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
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      42 with the same left. Here's hoping!

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Big game for us!

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          3 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
      3 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
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      47 with same 4

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

    Cmon Martinez, Mings, Cresswell and Grealish save meeeee

  3. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. Plant Based Footballer
      • 4 Years
      3 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
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Fofana pretty turrible.

  4. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno & KDB winners.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Meslier

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

      Not taking hits this week biggest win?

  5. Il Capitano
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy -> Antonio let's go

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        Quick math

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 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
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

      2. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • Esalman
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Golf clap

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Bowen haul incoming

      (On my bench with Dallas)

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

          Dont say that, I finally ditched his sorry arse

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Leicester Europa games showing their effect?

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

      5 is only 5 less than 10.

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

        Vardy C 10 matches KdB 10 😉

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

      Immediately sel Vardy to find KDB?

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

        Probably

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

        You know what happens if you do

      3. KAALI_DAAL
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Sheffield next.

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

            We said that about Fulham!!

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              But it's away 😛

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

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

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

            Double golf clap

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Boingggggg

          2. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

              • Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 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....

            2. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 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
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Both.

              2. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Both

              3. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 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

            3. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 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
                • 9 Years
                3 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

            4. Labile
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

            5. SHOOTER MCGINN
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                  😆

                2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                  • 5 Years
                  3 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
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Bruno cappers!

            6. HippY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Watkins I dare you to do something

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

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

            8. DGW Sane TC Fail....
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                No easy games in the PL

            9. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

            10. keefyefc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 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
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah

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

              Bruno cappers!

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

                Kdb here. Can I join the party?

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Real winners were those that own both

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Kdb and bruno

                  1. HippY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

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

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

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yup same. KDB capitano next week

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

                    This is true, very poor show

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

                  Confused myself now. Just forget me and move on lol

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

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

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

                I wouldn’t no

            15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              3 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
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Players expect tomorrow's session will also be cancelled.