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More home struggles for Vardy as Lookman’s FPL form continues

Leicester 1-2 Fulham

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) | Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) | André-Franck Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m), Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Cavaleiro x3, Anguissa x2, Lookman x1

KING SOUR STADIUM

Jamie Vardy‘s (£10.2m) lacklustre home form reared its ugly head yet again as Leicester suffered a 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Fulham in Gameweek 10.

As has often been the case at the King Power Stadium this season, the Foxes’ front-man was unable to have much influence on the game, faced with yet another home game where the opposition dropped deep throughout.

He did show some smart play when he knocked down a second-half cross for Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) to fire into the top corner but, apart from that, Vardy never got a chance to stretch his legs.

A five-point score will feel somewhat anti-climactic for over one-million Fantasy Premier League managers who captained Vardy, especially considering it was against Fulham who, up until now, have boasted one of the division’s worst defences.

But his struggles at the King Power Stadium are nothing new, as has been well documented this season. Across his four Premier League home appearances this season, Vardy has averaged just 3.3 points per game.

Such information is likely to cast doubt on Vardy’s Fantasy credentials for upcoming home meetings with Brighton (Gameweek 12) and Everton (Gameweek 13), especially if he could not even buck his home-trend against Fulham.

Thankfully for his 28.7% ownership, Gameweek 11 takes Vardy into a much more favourable scenario: a trip to Sheffield United.

80.3% of his points have come on the road this season, an average of 10.6 points per away game, while the Blades are the only Premier League team without a clean sheet in 2020/21.

BARNES DOOR

The 4.1% invested in Barnes were among the rare winners of Leicester’s defeat to Fulham as he scored the Foxes’ only goal of the game.

Finding the net, the former West Bromwich Albion loanee certainly sent a message to manager Brendan Rodgers who left him out of the starting XI initially, despite a strong performance midweek.

Neither James Maddison (£7.0m) nor Dennis Praet (£5.5m) provided much support for an isolated Vardy as Rodgers went with a 3-4-2-1 formation which lacked the width to really stretch Fulham’s deep block.

It was in the second half that the hosts were able to make some limited progress, as Barnes and Cengiz Ünder (£5.9m) came on for Praet and wing-back Luke Thomas (£4.3m) respectively, allowing for a slight improvement in the fluidity of their attack.

TAKE A LOOK

By contrast, Fulham went about Monday night’s encounter with a cut and thrust that Leicester could not replicate.

The result itself might have been a surprising one but it was a fully deserved win for the visitors, especially considering Scott Parker made the bold decision of benching key players in Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.7m) and Tom Cairney (£5.3m).

Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) was handed the centre-forward role and, despite his embarrassing penalty miss last time out, was brave enough to step up for the latest Fulham spot-kick and slammed it past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m). That ensured the Cottagers did not become the first Premier League team to miss three penalties in a row.

“I asked him yesterday, ‘are you ready to take this penalty if we get one?’ and he looked me dead in the eye and said ‘yeah, I’m ready’. The courage, the bravery to step up there, they’re things that we need.” – Scott Parker

There was also a strong showing from Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) who has also responded well to his recent penalty woes.

Since sending a stoppage-time spot-kick into Lukasz Fabianski‘s (£5.0m) arms at West Ham, the Fulham winger has gone on to get himself a goal and assist across the last two matches, going close with some direct free-kicks too.

Matches with Manchester City (away) and Liverpool (home) over the next two Gameweeks are likely to ward off any Fantasy interest but as Fulham’s fixtures turn more positive in Gameweek 13, Lookman’s propensity to shoot could mean he finally fulfils his potential as a budget midfield option.

“He came in for a lot of stick when he did the penalty, rightly so, you need to take your medicine after that. What is going to determine, like anyone Cavaleiro – last week he slips for the penalty. I’m not on Instagram but I can only imagine what was being said, the jokes for everyone to see and Cav would have seen that. Ade’s performance tonight, earned the right to score a goal.” – Scott Parker

Leicester City XI (3-4-2-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Fofana; L Thomas (Ünder 46′), N Mendy (Iheanacho 70′), Tielemans, Justin; Maddison, Praet (H Barnes 46′); Vardy.

Fulham XI (5-4-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina, Decordova-Reid; Lookman (Bryan 90′), Zambo-Anguissa, Reed, Loftus-Cheek (Lemina 77′); Cavaleiro (Mitrović 87′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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  1. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    vardy to troll everyone and score 2 goals against Sheffield while eveybody have removed the armband from him

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      yes, this is guaranteed to happen imo... still not going to captain him, would be ecstatic with just the 13 points and give me some faith in keeping him for a few more weeks.

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hope so

    3. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Kdb can still outscore him. Have both but after the 5-0, will be crazy to bet against Mcity vs Fulham

  2. Please Answer Me
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Any ideas on what to do with this team? I'm not sure it's worth sacrificing Kane for KDB

    McCarthy
    Coufal Konsa Chilwell
    Son Grealish Fernandes (C) Rodriguez
    Kane Vardy DCL

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

      I sacrificed Kane for KDB for GW10 but looking at your team I would sacrifice Vardy.

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      with how defensive spurs have been, it's hard to justify kane and son imo. especially when city could score 3-4 goals/game for the forseeable.

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

      U might regret not having City atack for next run of fixtures. Its tough call but one of kane/vardy has to go imo. U still have Son if u lose kane

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

      2 transfers to replace a striker playing for a potent team against a mediocre impotent team?

      KdB needed 5 goals to grab 10 points... ten?! You need to feel really certain that you are doing the right thing imo. Transfers are so crucial to keeping the rest of your squad fit and with good prospects this year

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        That's the issue I feel like Spurs could score a few against Arsenal and surely Kane/Son will be involved. Who is to say KDB will even start. Maybe he does start but he plays deep.

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

          I own KdB but honestly I got him as damage limitation out of fear. I kept Kane and Son

  3. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    What do I need to do with this lot? Roll the FT this week, and look at using 2FT's next week? Keep thinking about doing Werner & Grealish > Bruno & Bamford/Wilson.

    Can't get Bruno in without losing Grealish, or Kane & I think I'd rather lose Grealish?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Cancelo - Coufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Werner - Kane

  4. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    0.6ITB 2 FT’s & struggling for ideas atm

    Martinez
    Robbo Zou Just Coufal
    KdB Son Fern Grealish
    DCL Kane
    (Steer Brew Mitch Stephens)

    What to do?

  5. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    99k rank, dont remember being this high before!

    whats everyone else on?

    1. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      950k ish, not my best start!

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

      120K

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      389K - bad start to the season but climbing up slowly but steadily

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

      2,761

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        keep quiet you

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

          Don’t worry, red arrows past 2 weeks! Back to normality soon

    5. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      612k, 4.6m GW2 so it's a long way back!

    6. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      1m, horrible, feel like going for all or nothing, trailing massively in all MLs

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

        But you write so confidently of your choices each week. Will that continue if you keep sliding?

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

          What? I constantly hate all my players

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

            Perhaps after their matches are finished but love them before matches begin.

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

              Point out one (1) example of this please...

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

                Before I go through your comments, you mean you never talk up big about a player before the game week starts and go as far as saying one is a casual or an idiot (not verbatim) if they don't have them?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 23 hours ago

                  think you are mistaking brosstan for irbox

              2. Indpush
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 21 hours ago

                "think you are mistaking brosstan for irbox"
                By No Professionals

                Not impossible. My applogies Mr. Brosstan.

    7. Tomsk
      11 months, 1 day ago

      3.7million(I just blame Neil Maupay for everything!, he's not leaving my team till he gets me a goal).

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Would you sell any for KDB?

    Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish, Hamez

    5.3m ITB

    1. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hamez or Ziyech imo

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hamez
      Ziyech
      Grealish
      Bruno

      in that order

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Hamez probably.

      Would do it if you also have DCL

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

      Ziyech

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks all

  7. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Is having Bellerin a wasted spot now? Better options surely?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Reese James is a better option imo

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

        This. Or Dias

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

      thinking bellerin>james and double up with chilwell

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Good pick, boring arteta will keep cs.

  8. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    So is anyone brave enough to go without Salah then?

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

      For this week. Will bring him in GW12

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Same here

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Likely getting next gw

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      this week yes, expect him to do well v wolves and a brace wouldn't surprise me, but i'd have to take out other players with good fixtures to get him, and set on KDB as captain.

      just wish i had Jota to make watching the game a bit easier.

    4. Chris_H
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Happy with just Jota for now, there are other captains with equally good fixtures - also a little concerned about the threadbare state of our squad and its impact on the team!

    5. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Getting this week as a differential.

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

      Nope. Kept him over his covid period. Zaha went out for Jota and this week Son shipped for KDB

    7. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      too many variables atm.
      How do City look this GW? Similar for Spurs vs Arsenal.
      Can i get there without a hit?

  9. Superninteno Chalmers
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    A) Son + Ziyech to Bruno + Mahrez (-4)
    B) Son to Bruno FT
    C) Son + Ziyech to KDB + Jota (-4)
    D) Suggestions?

    McCarthy
    Robbo - Chilwell - KWP (Lamptey - Mitchell)
    Ziyech - Salah - Grealish - Son (Bissouma)
    Vardy - DCL - Adams

    Thanks!

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

      C

  10. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Which would u rather have long term?
    1) Vardy + Son
    2) DCL + Bruno

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      2

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      2

  11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Play one:

    A) Bamford (che)
    B) Vestergaard (bha)
    C) Lamptey (SOU)

  12. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    What to do? Only have one free transfer and nothing ITB

    McCarthy 4.0
    Chilwell Dias Justin Lewis Mitchell
    Bruno Son Ziyech Grealish 4.3
    Kane Vardy DCL

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Have a very similar team. I downgraded Kane to Vardy last week and am now thinking to upgrade Son/Ziyech to KDB/Jota

  13. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Podence -> Jota
    For free, yes or no? (exact money)
    Will try to get Salah in gw 12.

    Martinez
    Chilwell, James, Cancelo
    Bruno, Son, Grealish, Podence
    Kane, Vardy, DCL
    [Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Anguissa]

  14. aborg
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Although Vardy seems to come up short at home, I still can't understand how Leicester played so dismally against Fulham ! We are talking about the worst team in the PL and Leicester was chasing after the ball for most of the game.

    What was Brendon Rogers thinking?? How did they not react well enough in the second half is beyond me.

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Rodgers isn’t as good as a manager as people like to think

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 1 day ago

        Rodgers isn’t as good as a manager as he likes to think

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Very true haha

    2. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Rodgers got it totally wrong tbh. 5 atb and no width against bottom of the league was an awful decision.

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

      Didn't Fulham basically buy a new team again this year?

      We are probably not looking at the worst team in the PL. We are probably looking at the biggest mess in PL, but one that has more potential than a couple of other teams and is finding its feet a bit more

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

    In GW3 I was 4.8Mil rank, slowly been climbing and altho I’m still not anywhere near where I want to be I’m now at 1.4mil.
    I haven’t had any major jumps tbh I think my biggest jump was about 800k in a single GW but most weeks I climb by about 200-400k.
    There’s still satisfaction to be had in making these slow gains and playing sensible, people don’t really notice you catching until you are on their heels.

    So yes I still have a long way to go, but if you are willing to play it slow, and realise you won’t get the instant gratification you desire then you will claw back places.
    A lot of people imagine in their head this fantastic game week where they jump 2mil places, yea some people are lucky and get that, but they are in the tiny majority and let’s face it, most of us have the same core base of players. Just find little areas to fix in your squad, don’t fix things which aren’t broken, and a lot of the time sticking or doing nothing pays off more then constant changes. Taking constant -8s and things often amplifies bad results, not improve them.

    Sure you can say my rank sucks but by January I will be in the top 100k I have no doubt about that as long as I stick to what I’m doing

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I think it’s more fun chasing the frontrunners from a very low rank; certainly more so than treading water for weeks on end around e.g 100k.

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

        For sure, last season at one point i was stuck at 60k - 150k for about 8 weeks going up and down. That was annoying

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

    Do we think Sterling this week falls into the category of ‘Don’t buy, don’t sell, don’t captain’?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      I’d still sell or switch to KDB, he’s been so bad this season as an asset

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

        Even with 0ITB?

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry I’m dumb, that’s a pain depends who you’d sell him for

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

            No you’re not, I never mentioned with 0ITB so that’s perfectly fine.
            I may entertain buying Son back for him...

            1. aborg
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 1 day ago

              I'd keep though against Fulham...what other great differential can you have with such a potential to score big ?!

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

                This is true, will be concerned if he plays 90 tonight though.

                1. aborg
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 23 hours ago

                  I have Sterling and will be concerned too if he plays 90 mins, but today is still Tuesday and City play against Fulham on Saturday at 4pm...so ample time to rest players that have played in the CL too.

                  I know that Pep will always remain Pep but I also doubt he will leave a player like Sterling not playing for two weeks in a row in the PL.

  17. Riggs
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Which attacking players combo do you prefer:
    A) Salah KDB Fernandes Son + DCL Bamford Wilson
    B) Salah Fernandes Son Jota + DCL Kane Wilson
    C) Salah Fernandes KDB Grealish Jota + DCL Wilson and below 6.0 striker

  18. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Any replies hugely appreciated:

    What would you do with this lot? Really want to get Bruno in before he hits 11m and I'm priced out. Could wait another week, so Roll the FT or any changes?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Cancelo - Coufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
    DCL - Werner - Kane

    0.4m itb

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Werner is my only concern for you. He is not doing enough to warrant his price tag and he is keeping you from doing more pressing transfers like Bruno.
      What about bring in Wilson for Werner and free up another 3m and maybe Grealish to Bruno after that?

  19. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    What are the main issues that you see with this team?

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Konsa Coufal Kilman Mitchell
    KDB Bruno Son Jota Anguissa
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    0 FT 1.9 Itb

    Will do Vardy > Jesus/Ings or DCL > Adams to fund Son > Salah next gw.

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Main issue is your defense but I think you already know that with the fire power you have in midfield.

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Might need to improve defence soon, get more nailed bench options for the Christmas period

  20. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    It's a blessing really to have such a shite rank that the season is in all essence over (regarding MLs which is all that matters). Now I can just do some casual punts and worst case I get rank 2m instead of 1m which is an irrelevant difference

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      There’s 28 gameweeks left. Even if someone is 150 points ahead of you, you only have to score about 5 points more than them each week on average to overtake them

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

        This!!

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

      If you were managing an actual football team chucking in the towel because you were mid table a quarter of the way through the season I would fire your ass

      Plan how to claw it back

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

    worth moving Jimi to Antonio?

    1. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 1 day ago

      Antonio came off at half time and looked unfit!

      i was wanting to bring him in but hesitant for now

  22. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    can we take anything from Peps line up tonight? if Cancelo starts he's likely to be on the bench, If Mahrez gets a rest he should start at the weekend?

    or Pep just does Pep and no1 has a clue

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

      I think it's a good indicator, there are anomalies last week Mendy played midweek and he chucked him straight in at the Weekend

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 23 hours ago

        Yes, but Mendy came from injury and was taken out quite early imo, which was indication of managing his minutes for the weekend. That's how I at least considered that (or thought that it was real possibility and decided to wait and see and not get Cancelo in).

  23. bigwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling has been dropped, right? He only played 60mins last midweek and didn't start the previous league game.

    We can wrap it up as Pep Roulette or managing minutes before Xmas but he's got to fight to get back into the team.

    Don't know whether to get rid for KDB or ride it out this week

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 23 hours ago

      Pep is frustrated with his team and he is not the guy who let's those who don't perform play. Result or someone else gets the chance. Remember Sane for example. In that team everyone has to deliver. Therefore I wouldn't be surprised even if he starts the same team in weekend as he did last time. But naturally, he is Pep.

      1. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 23 hours ago

        He is letting him play though. He did start in the Champions League. If he starts tonight and gets benched again on the weekend, it still doesn't mean that he is dropped.

        But from a FPL perspective, along with Foden, he seems to be on the wrong side of rotation, so I'm selling.