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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. Frucke
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Zaha goal

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Zaha G

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      I love him

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        And benched justin

  3. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    CS wiped

  4. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Nice counter goal

  5. Poison Apple
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Jumping a little ahead, wouldnt it mean chelsea vs man c in a few days be likely to be killed off too?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Doesn’t have to be, isolate the infected, make sure everyone else returns a negative test and go ahead

      1. Poison Apple
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 23 days ago

        Certainly hope so.

  6. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Thank you Wilf ‘CS wiper’ Zaha

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    I almost sold Grealish for Zaha to be fair

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Justins CS gone. Lovely!

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Yessssss

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Yes Zaha finally delivers!

  10. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Zahaaaaa
    yes justin cs wiped

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Justin cleanie gone thank god

  12. Andre W
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Any chance of a Kilman appearance...

  13. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    KDB -> Salah for free.

    My best transfer this season!

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      : )

  14. fiveyears
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Oh there's football on!

  15. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Jammy Justin CS points gone.

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Townsend or Mitchell assist?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Townsend

  17. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Hi, How are you?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Hey You

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Don't spam

  18. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    ZAHAAAAAAAAAA

  19. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Tielemans lol

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Well... that’s a problem, having kept KDB DCL. Looks like I’ll need Mitchell after all.

    Hope no other games are affected. Will City likely be back for BGW?

  21. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Can people discuss the Palace v Leicester on a different thread please. We're busy here

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      Your sarcasm class isn’t going well

  22. djman102
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Oh yeah, there's a game on. 🙂

  23. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 23 days ago

    My anxiety levels are through the roof. Im going to get about 20 points this week and my 18 19 strategy is in ruins

  24. Party time
    8 months, 23 days ago

    That serves you right. Midget Rodgers

  25. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Now just wipe that Palace CS and we’re all good!

  26. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Please CPL hoooold

  27. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Vardy on asap now

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Vardy 1 pt cameo required for many now. With Everton vs Man City off.

  29. Huddersfield
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Zaha 7.94%
    Justin 43.67%
    good goal for non owners

  30. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 23 days ago

    Amazon Prime video is so delayed for me. Anyone else?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 23 days ago

      About 30 seconds