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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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Phew i saved a transfer

  2. ivantys
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Glad Frank's troll gave me an excuse to sell Chilwell and I could bank the extra money.

    • Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Feel sorry for Everton fans that would have been able to go to the match.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Oh well, they'll join the rest of the 95% of the country in the same boat.

        1. Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          Aye true

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Why Liverpool game is off?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        newcastle in contact with city

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          They have two days to test..very very little chance IMO

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          It's fake news.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Yes no game in Liverpool tonight, covid case in ManCity

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          What?

          1. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            He said tonight. It's a joke.

          2. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            Everton game postponed

      3. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Who said it's off?

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Will be interesting.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Why always Pep?

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      SEASON, OVER

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        On contrary . Season started

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 7 days ago

          This 😆

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          And yet not really clown

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Everton vs City postponed due to increased in Covid cases in City team!

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      KDB owners pretending he would've even started had the match not been cancelled...

    • Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      This place is hilarious.
      Snowflake Central.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        More snowflakes then the ones outside my window. 😀

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          So many players are spoonfed info and transfers.
          Here's a problem, "go sort it" 😆

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

      Really don't understand why ppl sold Manc/Eve players are so happy now.

      It's horrible.

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        I feel bad for the managers who are 3 or 4 players short now. Must be super frustrating

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Hoooold

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Leicester clean sheet locked.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Been locked since 00:01

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

        What??

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Timing 🙂

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Salah cappers in tears.

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      DCL or Stones was a decision I spent far too long on 😆

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Pages flying . No replies

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Typical of VAR not to even look at this clear handball in the first half. Didn't even get mentioned in the half time analysis either, jokes https://twitter.com/CPFC/status/1343580674574278657/photo/1

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      To be perfectly honest I dont think theres many serious managers who still own players in this game. DCL is a donkey who is regressing to his actual level lately, KDB is overpriced and the other City players are rotation risk. Would be much worse for serious managers if the United game is called off.

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        The number 1 ranked player in the game owns 3 City players. Have a day off

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        You never fail to sink lower

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          He is an utter ringpiece.

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I just read that this new covid strain spreads very quickly... pool game in danger of getting cancelled for sure...

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Says Chucky the virus expert. 😀

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Pool and Newcastle testing they're entire clubs as we speak.

      Game should go ahead

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Their

    • Esalman
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      KDB and Richarlison to Son and Bamford over last two gws.. things going according to plan.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Why should Liverpool game be off if they all return negative tests tomorrow ?

    • Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Will FPL refund us for this seasons entry fee?

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        23 pence

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Hopefully nothing happens to Salah now seeing as KdB is my VC.

      Imagine the joy if Brewster can do something this GW. Sheffield have to score sometime.... Right?

    • ivantys
        7 months, 7 days ago

        wow zaha

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Zaha G
        Townsend A

      • Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Kane captain then. Come oooinnn Kane

      • HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Take a bow Wilf lad!

      • Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Playing bench essential and season keeper. If you don't have it, you have only yourself to blame. Surprising we didn't have cancellations earlier.

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

          You could literally say that about any season. You're not clever and are clearly just trying to get a rise out of people.

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          STFU you absolute clown

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            Hahhahahaha
            Boo Hoo.

          2. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            Don't cry.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Justin CS BUSTEDDD

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          NICE

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          wooo

      • Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Zahara again