Scout Notes

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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710 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who do you guys think are the Top5 captaincy options for this week other than City assets? For me it is
    1) Werner
    2) Fernandes
    3) Grealish (If Newcastle situation looks bad)
    4) Salah
    5) Vardy/Kane

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish for me if I had no kdb

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        0.08xG yesterday

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Werner would be at the bottom of that list for me

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It's just that the Leeds fixture looks like the type of game that suits him and he could be playing centrally again with Pulisic back and on pens now ofc

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      United struggle against WHU so has to be Salah

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish
      Vardy
      Kane
      Bruno
      Salah

      In that order for me, this week only

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lookman

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What to do with Cancelo if he starts midweek...

    A. Cancelo —> James
    B. Play Coufal (MUN) and do Cancelo + Richa —> Robbo + Bamford next week

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who’s coming off your bench for Cancelo if he doesn’t play ?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Coufal or Nat Phillips if he starts

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How about Cancelo,Richa to James,Ings next week if Ings plays a few minutes and looks sharp?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Had no idea Ings was close to returning, good shout

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's gone for Dallas after next game as part of my Salah move.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bottomed - Burnley results immediately after Man City drubbings

    Last season - 1-0 (Watford)
    18/19 - 0-4 (Chelsea)
    17/18 - 1-0 (Newcastle)
    16/17 - 1-0 (Southampton)

    Dyche masterclass and Pope max pointer against Everton incoming

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Against relegation teams tbf

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        True, still think people saying it’s a good fixture for Everton are wrong, narrow win maybe

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      DCL mass sales and triple price drop loading then...

  4. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I’m gonna end up doing Ziyech to Mahrez aren’t I. Heartbreak incoming !

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      At least you know

    2. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd personally do it if he's not starting midweek... But I'm 0.1 short.

      I can see City destroying Fulham

  5. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What's the best way to get KDB into this team?
    1ft, 3.1itb
    1) Son-> KdB
    2) Ziyech Saiss-> KdB Dallas for -4
    3) Son Bowen-> Kdb Jota for -4

    Martinez
    Robbo - James- Justin
    Son - Bowen - Grealish - Ziyech - Bruno
    DCL - Vardy

    Mitchell - Brewster - Saiss

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2 youve still got saiss?

      1. Kuzser
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        somehow happened, just had other fires to fight

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      3

    4. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      wow...again all different replies. Can't make up my mind who to sacrifice Ziyech or Son. The former has easier fixtures, the latter could be more dangerous than Kane with difficult fixtures and I have value tied up in him

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keep Son

      2. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son more important than Ziyech.

        1. Kuzser
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          cheers, that's my thinking too

    5. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2

  6. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    ziyech to jota?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Jota

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd go for it

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        or wait for UCL to see if he play full game?

  7. juanmata8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any changes or Save FT?

    Martinez
    Dias Robbo KWP
    Bruno Salah Kdb(c) Ziyech
    Watkins Bamford DCL

    Steer Taylor Mitchell Alzate

    One option is Ziyech > Mahrez/Grealish.
    If I save FT, then next week Alzate + DCL to Adams + Grealish and play 3-5-2

    Thoughts?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Gtg nice team

  8. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Early thoughts on what to do here with 1ft 2.0itb

    Martinez
    Robertson Cancelo Taylor
    Fernandes Son Ziyech Jota
    Vardy DCL Watkins

    4.0 Soucek Ayling Lewis

    Only way to get KDB in is by selling Bruno...Worth getting in Mahrez if rested in CL, taking a hit for KDB or just save and captain Bruno or Vardy?

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      got to have kdb hes the only one who wont frustrate with pep roulette

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is he worth a hit over Vardy or Son though?

    2. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      not considering a hit and dropping Son/Ziyech?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Considering but not sure it's worth it?

  9. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Last 5GW or so have been so poor / unlucky.

    Ziyech, J.Rod nothing but blanks. Bamford & Klich marginal offside G, denied pen... Salah offside G, Watkins, Watkins. PVA dropping from 9pts to 1after 88mins against Bruceola ball.

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Don't know what to do with my team? I'm finally relatively pleased with it except for the bench which is horrible but no KDB and Salah is frightening and I only have one FT but 2.3 ITB.

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Robertson, Coufal
    Grealish, Son, Ziyech, Bruno, Jota
    DCL, Kane

    Subs: Forster, Brewster, Dunne, Mitchell

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ziyech and Bruno out

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      upgrade that bench

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Save for this week, then Kane/Ziyech to Salah/Bamford GW12 imo.

  11. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    martinez
    lamptey coufal chilly (dallas mitchel)
    kdb (c) bruno Jota Grealish (soucek)
    Kane Vardy DCL

    I think i am gtg for gw11 but how do I get salah in gw12? or maybe dont need him?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good. Only concern is like you said no Salah but can't have them all.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm going with Jota over Salah for now

  12. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who to play

    A) Cresswell (H) vs Man U
    B) Lamptey (H) vs Southampton

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I have both and starting Lamptey. Not 100% sure about it though as WH have been United's bogey team in the past.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Guess match won't be postponed unless situation gets a whole lot worse

  13. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Would you do Bowen to Jota now?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If u want to. I'd do it next week for sure so if you're being priced out go for it

    2. Man Chest Hair United
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Probably not. Might be his rest soon and wolves are not easy.

      Bowen playing well

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      yes

  14. Man Chest Hair United
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best option here?

    Martinez
    James Zouma Cancello
    KDB Salah Bruno Grealish Ziyech
    DCL Bamford

    Lamptey Brewster Mitchell

    1ft .3 itb

    A Cancello to Dias
    B Ziyech to Mahrez
    C Ziyech to Jota
    D other
    E save

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ziyech to Son

      1. Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just sold him last week for KDB did he look good vs Chelsea?

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wow, great midfield you have. Would save this week.

      1. Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks thanks. Cheap forwards allow the extra premium midfield

    3. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Got almost identical team and I hope I'll roll FT myself..

      If Cancello plays 90 mins midweek, then I'll probably do A

  15. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Coufal Robbo Justin Chilwell Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Grealish Son JRod
    Watkins DCL Brewster

    1.7itb 2FT

    this is the move right: Robbo & JRod > KDB & 4.8m Def (KWP/Dalas)

    which defender?

    1. Man Chest Hair United
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good I would do that.

      Dallas as good as any

  16. Vazza
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would you do Bruno to KDB for free?

      Does mean I will need to take a hit to do KDB to Salah in the following week

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        not if hes straight out again

      2. joey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No, that's mental

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Is KDB now a must have?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If he plays like he did against Burnley again then yes

      2. Man Chest Hair United
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Surely a good option over the next month

      3. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Maybe but I can't convice myself to sell Son before he plays against Gunners.

        1. Arteta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          convince*

    • greggles
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Anyone have a crystal ball to tell me if Foden will start on Saturday? Getting thoroughly fed up, and I benched Podence in favour of him last week.

      Thinking of saving the FT here despite problems all over the park. I think I can scrape together an XI though.

      McCarthy
      Justin / Chilwell / Lamptey
      Fernandes / Son / Foden / Grealish
      Werner / Vardy(c) / DCL

      Subs: Button / Podence / Davies / Mitchell

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Keeping the armband on Vardy?

        Do you plan getting KDB in your team?

        1. greggles
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          At the moment, yes. He's still scoring well away from home, and Sheffield United don't look good.

          I would like to get KDB but don't know who to drop (maybe Son, but that seems mad), and every time in the past I have owned KDB, he gets injured almost immediately.

    • Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any news about Zaha status?

    • Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Had been planning Fernandes to Salah this week but don’t think I should do it now. Thoughts?

      Martinez
      Chilwell Cancelo Coufal
      KDB Sterling Fernandes Ziyech Grealish
      DCL Bamford

      Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Kilman, Brewster

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm exactly on the same boat but would you do Fernandes to KDB (C) this gw?

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I’d definitely consider it, especially if captaining KDB. Fernandes is consistent though so it’s not an easy sell.

    • LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Best 5.5M defender or lower?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        James

        1. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Already have Chillwell

          1. Man Chest Hair United
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            That doesn’t change the answer

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lamptey

      3. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Dier.

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        From GW12, I think Dallas is the best option if you have cover for this week.

    • LLoris
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do you think Kane for KDB is worth it?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes imo

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That's what it boils down to for me. I think so, yes. Just maybe not this week?

    • circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If Villa v Newcastle is cancelled, is it worth a free hit when I have triple Villa and 2 non players on my bench?
      I already have 3 City (KDB, Foden, Dias), I only have Thiago Silva from Chelsea.

    • CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Zaha should be back for next weekend right?

      May need him in case Villa/Newcastle is postponed.

    • Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Planning to roll the FT, G2G for this week?

      Martinez
      Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
      Bruno (C) Son Ziyech Grealish Torres
      (V)ardy DCL

      Forster KWP Brewster Dallas
      1 FT 1.8 ITB

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yep all good.

      2. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Is your captain Bruno or Son? You have really strong team on paper.

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bruno it is

      3. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nice. Definitely GTG!

    • Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thoughts on Ziyech to Mahrez for free?

      1. LLoris
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I dont trust Pep

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I wouldn't. Could easily be benched against Fulham in favour of Raz

      3. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I am keeping Ziyech for one more week. Mahrez is so risky, he usually blanks (or benched) when everybody gets him.

    • Jdpz
        1 month, 19 days ago

        McCarthy, Nyland
        Chilwell, Konsa, Taylor, Tierney, Justin
        KDB, Son, Bruno, Jota, Bissouma
        Kane, DCL, Bamford
        1 free transfer, 0.5m in the bank

        Kane to Vardy? Tierney to Dias?

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Save FT

        2. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Thinking about the the first one but I dont think its worth it

      • Penang Sandman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Any moves for this team worth - 4?
        Martinez
        Coufal Chilwell Cancelo (Mitchell/3.9)
        Jota Fernandes Son Grealish (Romeu)
        Wilson Kane Vardy
        1.7m itb

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Nope, GTG.

          1. Penang Sandman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Hopefully KDB stays quiet for next 2 GWs

      • pjanns
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Who would you choose for the long run?

        A. Holding
        B. Cresswell
        C. Vestergaard
        D. Konza
        C. Dallas

        My choice would probably be B or C, but would like your opinion.

        Thanks alot!

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          B

        2. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B