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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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1,982 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Fpl is dead to me

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      lol - the editor picking top of page is choice 🙂

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Announce Everton vs City in DGW19!!!

  3. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Whens this city game gonna be played then

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    I suppose next worry is whether game at weekend v Chelsea will go ahead. If players need to self isolate and depending on how many test positive must be a risk.

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Game vs Chelsea in high risk.

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Hahaha, I sold Chillwell coz of rumours and DCL / KDB coz of GW19....

  5. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    All because Kyle Walker cant keep his willy in his pants...

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    If Mitchell outscores son I quit

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yeah exactly the same.

  7. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    The more contagious strain running wild

    1. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      why? because some people who are constantly in close contact have contracted covid from each other? the Newcastle outbreak was also the "more contagious strain running wild" aswell?

      You should write headlines for The Sun.

  8. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Ffs... Why did I keep Kdb, wanted to sell him for Son.

    1. Etonmessi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      look on the bright side....he'll be nice and rested for the next game!

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        What next game?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      oNe MoRe ChAnCe is what I told myself last night

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Just confirmation from Everton that the game is off...
    https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1343587699677143041

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Imagine saving your WC for this double gameweek when there are gonna be 100 more.

    1. Hands Guber
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      You're a bitter little boy, aren't you? Not only have you posted this twice to try and wind people up you were also 'laughing' at people ditching KDB and Chelsea Defence a few hours ago.

      What goes around, comes around.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        It's not that deep bro. Chill

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Are you ok? Calm down brotha

  11. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Wait this also likely means the Chelsea game next week will likely be postponed as well, right? This is insane. City don't have enough midweeks to play these games. Will definitely have a DGW in 19 now I think.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Will force a few WC’s and FH’s next week too

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Doesn't seem unlikely!

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Not certainly, they’ve probably done this because they don’t have time to test and isolate the infected and worried about asymptomatic or recently infected players spreading it

      If they can test everyone and follow procedure no reason they can’t play Chelsea

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Probably.

  12. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    FPL planning soooo difficult this year

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      It is, and a reason those who just transfer week to week, rather than further out, may be capitalising

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Too much City + Eve = no cup qualification.

  14. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Please wipe out both CS’s, ML Rival has Mitchell & Justin coming on for KDB & Dias

  15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    And mark having 2 city defenders..but he has a strong bench though..Is it official though?

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      yup

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      What's his fpl ID so I can have a google at his bench? 😉

  16. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    FH18ers win then - those of us building a side for gw18 just got shafted hard

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Yes

  17. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Need to rethink chip strategy. There might be another big DGW yet with all these cancellations.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      So what? You can only play one.

  18. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    See you all next season

  19. Kebab pig
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      City - Everton is cancelled due to covid19

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Hahaha

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      KDB and DCL to Son and Kane looks like a masterclass, love that

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Luck like a causal 😉

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          This is casual season after all

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Better to be lucky than good

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Casuals luck is with you mate

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Casual season requires casual luck

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Annoying this breaks after the deadline. Cruel

      5. Kindness
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        You've already posted this. It's s just dumb luck

      6. Stejson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Worth a -12 for sure

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Panic and carnage caused by this potential City news.

      Why we don't get this before deadline?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        They weren't sick yet?

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Smooth: KDB out for Mane
      Rough: Grealish out for Maddison

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Hearing rumours that Everton v City might be off. Watch this space

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Oh, really?

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        ok.

      3. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        lol

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Yawn, few hours late.

      5. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Hahaha,

        Funnier than the comedy channel

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Have no City players in my team. #Skillz

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      City informed they have to close training ground for an indeterminate period. Guess the Chelsea game is off then?

      1. fiveyears
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Highly likely you'd think

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Ben Crellins inbox just exploded

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Hahahahahahahaha

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      And my rival has no City and no Everton!

      Think that’s me done for the season

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        But you have lots of DGW to look forward to!

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          With rested players

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Can see it happening again.

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Need both teams to score here now

    • Holteenderinthesky
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      This game needs to end now. -8 for Captain Vardy to be benched. Injury and rotations, now covid. Leaves me with Balbuena as my only defender. Ouch

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        There were a lot of news that Party would be benched. I gave up on the plan to get him for a hit

        1. Holteenderinthesky
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          I took the gamble for DCL. With the fixtures and double to come. Sterling and DCL out for the -8 makes it a little better

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I alsmot brought another City defender for Lamptey. Uh, what would have been