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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    A logical deduction would be that Pool vs Newcastle gets cancelled, but let's see how competent the FA decide to be. What a sh*tshow of a season

  2. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Actually glad i didn't sell DCL. He will be well rested on January 1st with Rodriguez back as well

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      This

  3. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Newcastle vs Liverpool off then?

    City played Newcastle 48 hours ago

    1. Party time
      8 months, 25 days ago

      OMG

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Salah C
      KDB VC here.

      🙂

      1. NateDog
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Heh me too

    3. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yea most likely

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Someone is sh*tting themselves having sold Salah.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        I’m chilling mate

        I’ve done way riskier transfers before

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      They will be tested before the game.

    6. HippY
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Obviously a possibility. But also possible that many Newcastle players have already had the antibodies, this possibly not catching it for a second time

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Good point/

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Glad I went without any City, Everton and Chelsea players on my WC!

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Same here

  5. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Need Brewster hattrick

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      but also have Taylor.
      So hattricks for both maybe.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      2 points will do.

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I'm happy with any points.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        true

  6. huwwilliams_
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Justin has been outstanding this season in his debut season but when pereira and castagne do we reckon there's still a place for him in the team?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yes. At RCB in a back 3.

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Yes

  7. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Party playboy Walker spreading Covid in City camp.

  8. lugs
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    nice i have Lamptey & Lewis coming on for Cancelo & Dias

    1. The Reptile
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Lamptey is Red - has he recovered?

  9. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Kilman to save my week

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

    A very nice touch from FPL, everyone now has an available Wildcard.

    Such quick thinking after the Everton/City game was just called off.

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      What do you mean?

    2. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      2nd wildcard - was due anyway this week

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Oh i see i thought we got an extra one ha

  11. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Null and void?

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Hope this game ends 1-1

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      0-0

  13. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Choose one:

    A Taylor
    B Dallas
    C Allioski

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Doesn’t matter, season over

      1. BIG TONES
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        Lol

      2. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 25 days ago

        hahaha

  14. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    The fixture pile up for City is going to be something else...

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Ederson essential

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Everton wanted this.

    Digne
    Hames
    Richa
    DCL (probably)

    All our too

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    City have truly ruined seasons, bar that man Ruben Dias

  17. Bram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Triple City killing me but this is the week Brewster is finally going to haul I tells ya!!!!!

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      hopefully. maybe. dunno.

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Second place in my league did KDB to Son and captained him. He knew.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Him and 200.000 others knew too.

      Best kept secret in FPL

  19. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Bring on party now....

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      He plays for Arsenal

  20. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Rumors that Ederson Torres Cancelo and 1 extra are positive

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Why is that enough to cancel?

  21. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    To be fair, none of the Newcastle players came within 6 meters of City players

    1. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Nice. Lol

  22. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Do something Ayoze !

  23. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Come on Balbuena do something for me now 😛 stupid kdb

  24. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Is that why we got a free wildcard?

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Come out of this quite well so far with no city and only dcl on my bench, might actually make up some ground

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Oh nice! Gtfo

  26. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    If you're missing 3 players who's your bench. Cresswell, Bissouma, Mitchell.

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    liverpool game is probably off too then

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Why?

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Of course not. 2+2 doesn't equal 5.

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I can live with that. Salah(c) but Kane(vc)

    4. fiveyears
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn't be surprised if it's on - Football League outbreaks haven't impacted recent opponents' matches this season

    5. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 25 days ago

      Kane(C) and Soucek in for me then. Could be worse

  28. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Can we have posts from Snowflakes, who think they should be given free extra players because of the postponement, be banned.

    Thank you. 😀

  29. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 25 days ago

    Dale Stephens masterclass off the bench incoming