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Vardy and van Aanholt suffer from festive rotation as Palace host Leicester

Festive rotation has struck Fantasy Premier League managers as early as the first match of Gameweek 16 as Crystal Palace host Leicester City.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) is the biggest name to fall foul of the busy schedule, named on the bench with Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.6m) handed his usual centre-forward role.

The striker, who sits behind only Harry Kane (£11.0m) for most points among forwards this season (106), is joined among the Leicester substitutes by Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) and Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.3m) returning from injury.

However, Vardy is not the only Foxes asset to miss out on Gameweek 16, James Maddison (£7.2m), Wesley Fofana (£5.0m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) all missing out on the matchday squad entirely.

The central midfielder is managing an ongoing knee issue so sits out for precautionary reasons, while Fofana is in a similar position for a knock.

As a result, Harvey Barnes (£6.7m) is the most dangerous Fantasy asset to earn a start at Selhurst Park, involved in five goals this season.

James Justin‘s (£5.0m) impressive powers of recovery earn him yet another start, having already played every minute this season.

Crystal Palace have also undergone necessary Christmas rotation with Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) coming in for his first start since Gameweek 6, pushing Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) back to the bench.

The left-back is joined there by Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) while Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m) comes in for his first start since Gameweek 9.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Tomkins, Kouyaté, Clyne; Schlupp, Riedewald, Milivojevic, A Townsend; Zaha, Benteke.

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel; Thomas, Evans, Amartey, Justin; N Mendy, Choudhury; H Barnes, Praet, Pérez; Iheanacho.

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  1. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    let’s go

    1. JonBoy
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I second that.

  2. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Iheanacho is so shite even Guaita might get a CS today

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy after half time

  3. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Question, can you make a permanent transfer and then play the free hit chip in the same GW?

    1. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Nope.

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      No

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      no

    4. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Answer. No

    5. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Another no

  4. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Aaaah man what has mark done to his team. Gonna take weeks to undo that mess after GW19 :-0

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Link?

    2. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Link please mate.

        1. Knock Down Your Aerial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Ta

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      It looks good for BB

      Thats the thing with BB your team is messed after the DGW

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      It’s a bit odd that’s he’s gone balls deep into a GW19 Bench Boost, yet has no Vardy, Chilwell or Rashford...

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Worried about injuries for latter two maybe.

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Will have 2FT to make changes before DGW, looks set to me?

    6. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      He's built it for the BB with a view of getting players who will help him shoot up the ranks. It's a decent stategy. Everyone's teams are so similar. You hardly gain ground where he's at, going for the same players. You need to back yourself to pick the right differentials and he's done that. Yes, it may need 2/3 hits post DGW-19, but if he does fairly well in the DGW, he can afford to do that.

      1. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        He could easily get battered in the two weeks before with Leeds v a stubborn WBA and Spurs.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          He could. But that's the risk he's taking. SPurs didn't excite him vs and improving Fulham. Leeds game is going to be a blood bath. But, you can't say Leeds won't score and if they score the likes of Rodrigo and Raphinha will be involved. Brighton and Southampton in the double are good fixtures as well.

      2. Pacer.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        2-3 hits? No way. Wood, Rodrigo, Raph, huge bench, 5.4 in a keeper and second keeper. Double Liverpool. That's more like 4-6 transfers or a WC, or have an unbalanced collection of mingers stinking up the place. I always love Marks radical play but I don't like the look of that

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          No harm in keeping Liverpoool assets, maybe apart from Mane but then again he's his differential. Wood and/or Pope will be gone in DGW19 anyway according to his plan. So, that leaves the Leeds guys and the second keeper. Second keeper is fine until you need the cash. Newcastle away in 20 isn't a bad game to have 3 Leeds anyway.

    7. Dont give a fuchs
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      That defence though

      1. JonBoy
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah. That's the main part of his strategy by the look of it. And hoping for extras from the Leeds players.

        He does still have the other WC. I don't think it's bad at all.

    8. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Weird that he picked Pope for next two fixtures and talked about getting another keeper for the double, but went with 0 Spurs for next two.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Cause everyone will have 2 Spurs. He's backed Mane, Rodrigo and Wood to try and beat them till GW19.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        He knows Spurs are garbage

    9. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Why the hell is James third on his bench

      1. JonBoy
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Carrying injury and might not start.

    10. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I thought he was having a bad year but sat just outside top 100k.

      If this works then easily could jump into top 10k and then assess for hits etc.

      Always more interesting when people do something different!

  5. PogChamp
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Massive Sterling(c) haul tonight please.

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Pleaseee noooo!

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      No guarantees he'll even start nevermind haul

  6. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Mitchell's 15 pointer 3rd on the bench is classic FPL for you.

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I started my boy 😉

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Or actually started Vest but he's injured

    2. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Burke and Lamptey 1st and 2nd for me - theres a chance..

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      He's 3rd mine on too but my bench is so bad that he has a chance of coming on if needed.

  7. as33
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hi to all, just wanna ask, if my first def sub is Kilman(he wont start) and my second is Mitchell, will he starts?
    My current def: Dier, Cancelo, KWP

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      only if any of Dier Cancelo KWP or Kilman doesnt start

    2. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      As long as Kilman and one of Dier, Cancelo or KWP doesn't start, then Mitchell will come on.

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    A start for Tompkins

  9. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    preparing the DGW BB:

    Choose one:

    A)C Taylor
    B ) Dallas
    C) KWP (already have Mc Carthy)

    1)Fabianski
    2)Meslier

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      B2

  10. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Maddison was a DGW buy anyway, so I'm happy for Dallas to come off the bench. Vardys scoring a hatrick off the bench anyway.

    *POSITIVE VIBES*

  11. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    There's such a template midfield and attack in the other teams in my leagues that I just can't see myself making any headway at all. Just comes down to Vardy or Kane and who your fourth attacking midfielder is.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Take a chance. I'm not sitting on the fence any longer and my rank has went from 3m to 499k in the last 2 GWs

    2. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      I’m chasing and my strategy is to not go too far away from template. You’re picking those players because they score points. Wait until the last ten game weeks to start going for differential captains and hope your chips pay off.
      I’ve made the mistake of picking players purely on a differential basis at this stage and it just put me further back.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        I agree. Can't go full on maverick at this stage. But you need to be chipping off points. So, 2/3 differentials here and there will help you. Can't be too far behind with 10 odd games to go. You'll end up picking ridiculous differentials for the sake of it, which will cost you.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      That is one of the reasons I stuck with KdB for one more week. Everyone has Son. If I am to shoot up the ranks, I have to back KdB to do well. LEt's see hoe it goes. Will probably switch for the Leeds game anyway. So, it's today where he has to come up big for me.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      You can still make gains with ballsy captains and how you play 18/19,

  12. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone got the update to the “pro” transfers and captain choices please? Somebody normally does a post but it doesn't always get hulked. Thanks!

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      on last article last page

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Got it, thanks man.

  13. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    which leeds mid to bring in in the run up to dgw19

    A: Harrison
    B: Klich
    C: Raphinha

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      C everyday

    2. thetommy14
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      C no brainer

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      c

    4. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      thanks lads!!!!

  14. Evasivo
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    A rival in my minileague wildcarded last GW and scored 18pts 😀

    Anyone beat that???

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      That's brutal

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      link that up... gotta see the team

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          even aside from the 18points... it doesnt look any bit decent (to me)

          was expected a great gmwk19 prep that just had an off week

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          That's not even unlucky. Got what they deserved with that team. Get a new rival.

    3. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      A rival !!???

      1. Evasivo
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        A rival team manager but pointswise no where near 🙂

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        haha

        *a person who also plays in the same ml

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      If that’s your rival I’m concerned

    5. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Removed Son & Bruno looks like he was high on that day

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Kane and Son to shoot me up in the rankings !!!

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Think Kane may heavily haul this GW

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Calling some vodoo actually for a Kane super blank (1pt)

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        I feel a crazy 4 goal special coming. Sorry xx

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      With another blank?

    4. Thomas Shelby from Birmingh…
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Kane benched Defo....Son and Viniscus upfront

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Lol

    5. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      With their ownership, it'll be difficult unless you've captained them.

  16. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Is it worth to take -8 to build up BB team for GW19? Or just save BB to later.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      depends who in who out

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Think the majority will BB GW19.

  17. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    A lot of managers transferred in Justin but i don't think Leicester will keep a cs tonight and there are better defenders for the double gw.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Yup... regret on my wc now. Thought he’d be rested today for the dgw. Will probs move to cresswell if Antonio isn’t fit

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Creswell is a great pick.He could return 22 points in 2 games.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Not many for his price though with doubles.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        I prefer Dallas and double up on West Ham defenders.Maybe even James for 0.1 more?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Dallas an be great if Leeds defence improve cos he'll always have attacking threat. A pity Vestergaard is injured.

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Hope I don’t need Mitchell from 2nd sub, but if I do I hope it’s a big ‘un!

  19. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Justin benched... Vardy out for Aguero. You know what to do palace 🙂

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Justin isn't benched

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        On my bench

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          Ah right soz

      2. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        He benched Justin

  20. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    For some reason switched Targett to first o my bench and Mitchell second 2 minuets after the deadline past can see a Palace clean sheet here and Stones not starting ffs lol

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Here’s hoping Kane blanks and KDB returns big

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Hope they both get sent off

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Hope they both get injured

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Morbid

  22. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    FML a cheese and onion crisp went down my wind pipe, dying over here

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Ouch

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      the big question... tayto, king, walkers/lays?

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Walkers, my eyes nearly popped out my head 🙁

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 3 days ago

          i don't know where you live but do ye have tayto? might just be an irish thing... def the best cheese&onion imo

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 3 days ago

            Name rings a bell, I’m a bit of a traditionalist though so rarely experiment with exotic crisp brands

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 3 days ago

              tayto is far from exotic... can something irish be exotic 🙂

              1. have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 3 days ago

                lol it is compared to walkers cheese and onion xD

  23. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    How do you see Spurs vs Leeds game next week?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      3-2 or 5-2

    2. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      22-21 to Spurs

      1. Bielsa Murderball
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 3 days ago

        *To leeds

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Leeds win 2-1

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      On the telly

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 3 days ago

        Wrong. With his eyes is the correct answer. He didn't ask where. He asked how.

    5. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      1-1

    6. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      6-6

    7. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      7-3. Kane hatrick, Bamford double.

    8. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      1-1

    9. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Think its set for a son haul with kane hauling this week

  24. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    I hope vardy will be in after half time will expect 0-0 HT score

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Keep Hope Alive

  25. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Personally I'd love Everton 1 City 1 (Keane, B Silva) no assists.

    Beautiful.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      1-0 dcl

  26. tokara
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    If i save my ft in gw17, freehit gw18, do i get two ft in gw19?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      nope

  27. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Is Fofana safely nailed?

    Thinking of getting him for the DGW

  28. pokercroc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Have captained Son

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      Daddy Salah will be unhappy with you

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      i was all set son since last deadline... switch back to salah

    3. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 3 days ago

      GL mate

  29. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Never felt so indecisive with my fpl moves before. Feels good to have 2FT going into GW17 though. Good luck all!

  30. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 3 days ago

    Roy Hodgeson is a top guy