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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. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Only comments. No replies

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      true

    2. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yep. No wait...

  2. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    So every single content provider is frantically penning articles and podcasts now about bench depth

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    This season is a joke.

    I've been bollocked so bad.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      My season pretty much over

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Season defo over now, used to be fun years ago, now an absolute fu**ing joke, game over, defo

  4. Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Gf an NHS worker says they are meant to have put everything in place (safety precautions etc) to reduce the risk of covid19. If they can't do this either don't play any games whatsoever! or whichever club it is has caused it to forfeit the match.

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Isn't that only SFA?

      1. Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Not sure just her opinion!

  5. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Kane to KdB in 2 transfers if they get DGW 19

  6. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What happens if you had a accumulator bet which includes the city Everton match? There are 4 other games in the acca

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Individual bet voided with rest of the acca going as before is what most sites would do.

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Gambling is wrong.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Match becomes void and your five-fold becomes a four-fold

    4. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'd assume it's off? Can't change the bet, can they.

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Liverpool Newcastle will be cancelled then

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Why?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        city players were positive when they played newc

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      hope so

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Why?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        City mixed with Newcastle on 2 days ago

    4. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Could be yeah.

    5. fiveyears
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I think the rules have changed re: footballers being close contacts - certainly has been the case in the EFL. Could be wrong...

    6. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Could be. Dependant on whether it’s City and the NUFC test results.

    7. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Probably also. Can't rule out this.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Null & Void the season.

    If the current leaders are previous Champions they retain the title...

  9. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    So happy I sold DCL 5 weeks ago.
    Season defining transfer.
    We Move.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      You never post anything nice, something I've noticed.

      Only ever gloat or tell people their transfers are silly.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I like you.
        x

      2. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Hulk this

    2. Party time
      8 months, 28 days ago

      😆

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Do one Christina, pleb

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    How’s good your benches guys & girls ?

    Stones, Dallas off bench

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Dreadful, Lookman & Brewster to come on 🙁

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Button - Klich - Coufal - Kilman

      1. Lazaretti
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Kdb cancelo owner

    3. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Targett of the bench for Stones leaving me with double villa defense

      Mitchell 2nd 🙁

  11. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Pick one player from each team. Have 15 teams in your squad!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I got double Spurs, Villa and Liverpool.

      So 15 players from 12 teams.

    2. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      That's what I've done for my ghost team, though I now have two non-playing keepers.

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Why do I have Zaha in my team?

    Definition of a casual.

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Because he is the 5th best Midfielder points wise at a bargain price?

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        you might be onto something right there

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          As I was saying Zaha, imagine not owning him 🙂

    2. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Terrible decision mate

  13. MOTHRA
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    The assumption is that it’s City driven, so that would likely mean CHE will be off too. But will have to wait for more info.

  14. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Glad I sacrificed KDB this week. Sad circumstances though. Hope they are all well soon.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Obviously you’re glad because of your FPL team. But that’s incredibly lucky. And now everyone will just get 3 City for the DGW so all the people who own City just get shafted more.

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Rumoured its Ederson, Cancelo, Torres and one more

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      City could play:

      Steffen
      Stones Dias Laporte Ake
      Gundogan Rodri KDB
      Bernardo Sterling Foden

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      *2 more

  16. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Why are city allowed their game called off and others had to play?

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Can you name the others? Newcastle is the only other one like this that I know of and they didn't play.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Liverpool also.

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Palace Newcastle Liverpool?

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Good question!

    3. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Depends on number of players (and from either side)

  17. jshelmo
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Looking for some guidance for GW 17,18,19:
    Current team:
    Martinez (4.0)
    Zouma, Cresswell, KWP, Justin, Taylor
    Salah, Son, Bruno, Soucek, Bissouma
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    2FTs, 0.9 ITB

    I literally have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I salute your confidence of getting a response at this time

      1. TOLV TUMS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        No kidding.

    2. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Wait.

  18. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Not doing KDB -> Son

    What’s the worst that can happen I thought - they should have similar expected points

    I forgot that FPL doesn’t obey logic and always delivers completely stupid scenarios

    Son 10000 pointer confirmed

  19. Trondero
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Mixed the deadlines... Is it to late to use the first wildcard now?

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

      1. Trondero
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        fack

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Say goodbye to WC 1

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Hope City get a DGW in the BGW

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Would be perfect

  21. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Now that is what you call luck. Captain blanks or injuries are now normal in FPL. Games being called off is just next level bad luck.

  22. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Did we take our eyes off the Palace game, I think Zaha may have just netted a hattrick in the meantime?

  23. Party time
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I should have whacked kevin out of my team

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Everyone. Wait. Don't make transfers till the last minute pre the next GW!!!

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Too late. Already done Salah-> KDB.

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    If you sold KDB using a FT this GW does it count as a +2?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      And you get 4pts as a bonus 😉

  26. HippY
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Took out DCL, KDB and Cancelo this GW. Good times!

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Same here sold KDB, DCL and Watkins.

    2. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Took out KDB for Son, but feel bad for managers who are getting shafted by this late cancellation

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Will city still play in blank game week?

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Why didn’t you get Cavani!!!!!

  28. xuwei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Does anyone know where Pep was when the pandemic started? He’ll do anything to avoid this fixture jus’ sayin’...

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Kane exploding would be huge. KdB owners most probably don't have him

  30. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Lieceter, get rid of the scabby Mitchell B3 cleansheets.