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. buzzkill
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I think I know the answer to this one but I'd appreciate answers anyway.

    Jota or Torres?

    Safe vs a differential. Got Salah but no KDB.

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      jota

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      KDB & Jota > Mo & Torres

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jota, but i would find a way to have Salah and KDB.

      1. buzzkill
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I would but it'd mean decimating my midfield.

        Martinez - Steer
        Robbo - Chilwell - Cancelo - Cresswell - Mitchell
        Salah - Son - Grealish - Fernandes - Barnes
        Wilson - DCL - Delap

        Probably means dropping Bruno but whilst he's still returning double digits I'd find it very difficult to part with him 🙁

  2. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Articles on the potential cancellation.

    https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Football/Premier+League/Aston+Villa/Aston+Villa+v+Newcastle+United

    What is the chance that the solution of giving them a few more days to maybe be able to sort it out (and even do some training) i.e. move it to Monday at 5:30pm, is ruled out by Sky because their money is more important than what makes sense for football?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      delaying would be obvious solution, hence that will not be what happens

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Won't somebody think of the money?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Anybody old enought o remember when Boro unilaterally cancelled a fixture becuase of illness through the squad?
      Didn't end well for them.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Really? If you got into football as a child you'd only have to be 30 odd to remember.
        #feelancient

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      They won’t delay it, it will just be cancelled as they have already done with SPL and EFL games this season and yes whilst this is the PL, Covid safety is a much bigger issue than any football match.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        U would think so but i think it'll go on

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/fresh-claim-made-aston-villa-19375395.amp
        This article makes me think premier league don't even care about the players and that game will happen

  3. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    If Villa v Newcastle on Friday is postponed due to Covid then do you think they will move the GW deadline to Saturday ?

    I think it could catch a lot of people out if there is no game on Friday but the GW deadline stays as it is.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Based on previous form, doubt they'd bother to change it.

    2. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I doubt very much that it will be postponed. They'll all now be tested and as long as there's 14/15 able bodied men the game will go ahead. They'll all be creaking like old men though so Villa triple up essential.

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It won't be changed and the game will go ahead. If Newcastle can field 14 players and that includes all squad members including the second team squad members it goes ahead.

    4. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Sunday the NFL forced a team to play their game even though they had all their quarterbacks on the Covid-19 list. They didn't allow them to play one of their coaches at quarterback and they had to play a wide receiver at the position. He completed one pass all game.
      The media doesn't care if it's sports or circus anymore.
      I don't expect it to be any better in England, if anything it will be worse when it happens.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    1FT. 0.4ITB

    Would you roll FT and risk going without City or that is too daring and bad for the heart?

    Martinez
    Coufal Chilwell Kilman
    Grealish Son Bruno Salah
    Bamford Kane DCL

    Steer Dallas Bissouma Lamptey

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Despite what happened yesterday, fulham are the kind of team that City thrash in their sleep and the good fixtures carry on for the forseeable future too. I'd try and get in on that. Not sure how you'd do it though, Jesus?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thinking of Son + Kane -> KDB and Wilson (-4). Of course wait till Friday.

  5. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Jimenez to Jesus(C) no brainer?

    Cancelo(!) only other City player

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Worth a punt. Jimi won't be getting any points any time soon.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I like that one. Good move imo.

    3. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Done thank you

  6. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    horrific week with 38. any suggestions with what to do with the below? planning on wildcarding next week i think.

    McCarthy
    Bellerin / Chilwell / Justin
    Mane / Fernandes / Soucek / Ziyech
    Kane / Watkins / Vardy

    Button / Mitchell / Dalls / Bissouma

    2FT's 1m ITB

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Don't panic.
      City defender might make you feel a bit better for starters.

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        yep good shout.

        could do mane & bellerin > KDB & laporte / Dias depending on tonights line up

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good stuff

  7. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Son(C) anyone ?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It is tempting. I think Spurs will trash Arsenal.

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Arsenal 1-0 spurs

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      (K)aaaaaaane

    3. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      sorry but arsenal gonna win this.
      remember lei can lose fulham.

  8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ziyech to Grealish this week or give Ziyech another chance?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think he could do well this week

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I'm glad I didn't get him, but would keep if I had

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Grealish is a billion times better than Ziyecg

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Sure is. Should have gotten him instead of Ziyech. One of those beer induced transfers. But should I keep him for the one against Leeds?

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      If Ziyech plays 90 m vs Sevilla I would..

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good point.

  9. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I need a City player, but not sure how to get them in

    Martinez
    Chillwell, Cresswell, Lamptey
    Salah (c), Grealish, Ziyech, Bruno
    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    Ryan. Dallas, Mitchell, Bissouma

    1.9 ITB

    Ziyech > Mahrez seems the easiest, but that can easily backfire

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Mahrez is an avoid for me, but I would have said that last week too. Mitchell to say Dias has no downside.

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yeh, I’m not sold either, but I don’t really want to drop anyone for KDB. Originally was thinking Bruno > KDB, but tough to do that now.

        Dias creates a benching headache and ties up a lot of money in defence, so not sure on that either.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Jesus or Mahrez then but both feel like what they are, 2nd choices.

  10. pjanns
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Who would you rather have?

    A. Cresswell
    B. KWP

    Thanks alot guys!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Creswell still

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Both...A > B

  11. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which city defender, and why?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dias because he starts

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Probably Dias. Seems most nailed. I went Cancelo though...

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        #metoo

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I would stay away due to rotation risk..
      Walker seems to provide most attacking threat recently..

  12. Quan MisTaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I have both Cancelo and Kilman. Should i be worried?

    Otehr defenders are Chullwell, Lamptey and Coufal

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Only if you’re playing 4 at the back

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You're fine.
      Like the Glasgow pronounciation of Chelsea def

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You have 3 starters there. Probably no problem if you play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2.

  13. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which of these will you sell to generate 0.4 million cash for KDB?

    A) Grealish
    B) Vardy
    C) DCL

    Cheers...

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      None

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dare I say DCL

      I think it might be time for one of Bamford, Adams, Wilson, Watkins to replace him

      1. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would avoid Wilson & Watkins because of covid news this week though

      2. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Am looking at Wilson. ..
        I think he could match DCL although in a less attacking team..

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Keep all

  14. NateDogsCats
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Can someone clarify what the situation with Newcastle is? Is their whole squad isolating or something? I thought it was a short number of players that were affected but presumed they'd still have the 14 players (probably including youth) but looking here I'm guessing it's a lot worse.

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        We need a HT about this matter. All news and discussion under it.

    • Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who should start for England?

      A. Chilwell
      B. Cresswell

      1. TAA
      2. Walker
      3. AWB

      1. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Chilwell
        TAA / Trippier / James

        1. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Hmm forgot about Trippier & James but wouldn't start either above TAA or Walker

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The NUFC outbreak highlights the importance of a good bench. Bench fodder is a thing of the past.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Agreed I think I need to upgrade one of Kilman or Mitchell soon.

      2. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        My thinking too.

    • umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Start one:

      A) Coufal - MUN(H)
      B) Dallas - CHE(A)

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I have the same two options. I am starting Coufal.

      2. Tcheco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Dallas because of attacking threat

      3. Jimjam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Coufal

    • Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Martinez (Steer)
      Robertson, Chilwell, Coufal (KWP, Mitchell)
      Salah, Son, Ziyech, Grealish (Stephens)
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      2FT, 1.3 in bank

      Best way to get KDB?

      (A) Robertson, Son -> Lamptey, KDB

      (B) Robertson, Chilwell, Ziyech -> Zouma, James, KDB (-4)

      1. umerlfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Son + Ziyech - > KDB + Jota?

        Pretty template but I guess good option with 2 FTs

        But if you think Robbo is jot great value then A seems gtg
        Can consider City defender maybe Dias for Lamptey as well

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vardy captain fail, DCL, Son, Bamford & James Rod blanking too, but still managed to scrape a small green arrow 🙂 ... this game is very wacky at the moment

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        strange season. After my GW2 implosion I have had 7 green arrows (1 red that was effective a hold) and i'm still 600k+.

    • AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Guess its too risky going for Wilson now. That leaves Bamford or Watkins?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        wait and see? plus you may not want a player from a depleted squad

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      my biggest annoyance last night wasn't that captain vardy didn't score, it was who the hell gave him that hair cut? It's lockdown!

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rebekah

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          she looks like a hairdresser so makes sense.

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Apart from waiting for COVID news, What do we think of:

      Ziyech + Kane > KDB + Wilson -4

      I have no city otherwise. Wilson could be Bamford or other budget FOR if needed

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Whilst I don't really like removing Kane for a hit with his fixture (and Ziyech's come to think of it), KDB captain looks the go to move.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah I don't like it much either, but might be necessary to avoid KDB punishment. ON;y other way to bring him in is Salah out and that seems like a non-starter

      2. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Have fun trying to get Kane back in.

        That for a hit is a ridic long term move

    • mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Where can I see how many times can one enter a contest on FanTeam?
      God I hate their site.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who scores more this GW?

      A) Robertson, KDB, Jota, Watkins
      B) Lamptey, Sterling, Bruno, Vardy

      Thanks!

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      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      this looks like a nice easy gameweek.

      horror show and big red arrow incoming.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Yup, no transfers and leaving everything, inc. (c) and (VC) exactly as it was. What could possibly go wrong?

    • NateDogsCats
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Did Antonio go off injured last night or was it a tactical change?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          ? I'd imagine he was just lacking match fitness to play 90

      • Erez Avni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ok so in order to bring KDB I need to sell Robo or Werner...
        I'm really cannot decide who to sacrifice...

      • tim
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A) Keep Son and do Sterling to KDB?

        or

        B) Son to KDB and DCL to Bamford?

        Cheers!

        1. Phlajo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I like B if you have 2 FTs 🙂

      • BEEZUS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Can't get KdB and Jota and keep two of Bruno/Kane/Son without a -8. Time for WC?

        1. Phlajo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not worth a WC imo if that's your biggest issue.