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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
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Phew i saved a transfer

  2. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  3. Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Yeboahs Yorkshire Puds
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Aye true

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Why Liverpool game is off?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      newcastle in contact with city

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

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

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        It's fake news.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Yes no game in Liverpool tonight, covid case in ManCity

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        What?

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

          He said tonight. It's a joke.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Everton game postponed

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Who said it's off?

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Will be interesting.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Why always Pep?

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    SEASON, OVER

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      On contrary . Season started

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 1 day ago

        This 😆

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 23 hours ago

        And yet not really clown

  7. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  8. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  9. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    This place is hilarious.
    Snowflake Central.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      More snowflakes then the ones outside my window. 😀

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 23 hours ago

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

  10. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    It's horrible.

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

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

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Hoooold

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Leicester clean sheet locked.

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

      Been locked since 00:01

    2. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      What??

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Timing 🙂

  13. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Salah cappers in tears.

  14. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Pages flying . No replies

  16. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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

  17. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 23 hours ago

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

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      You never fail to sink lower

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 22 hours ago

        He is an utter ringpiece.

  18. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      Says Chucky the virus expert. 😀

  19. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

    Game should go ahead

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Their

  20. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

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

  22. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Will FPL refund us for this seasons entry fee?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      23 pence

  23. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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?

  24. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    wow zaha

  25. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Zaha G
    Townsend A

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Kane captain then. Come oooinnn Kane

  27. HippY
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Take a bow Wilf lad!

  28. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 1 day 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
      9 months, 23 hours 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. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      STFU you absolute clown

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 23 hours ago

        Hahhahahaha
        Boo Hoo.

      2. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 23 hours ago

        Don't cry.

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Justin CS BUSTEDDD

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      NICE

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 hours ago

      wooo

  30. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Zahara again