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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 - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Mitchell > PVA

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Defensively no doubt

  2. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    How does Zaha score that at the near post? Schmiechel should have had that covered

    1. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Think Zaha taking it on his right in-step maybe put Schmeichel off

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        His reaction was so late so very could well be, it almost seemed like Tielemans blocked his view of Zaha

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Tielemans didn't mark him

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        He was ball watching for sure, but that’s really poor for a keeper to be beaten at almost point blank range from your near post off a volley

  3. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Rodgers is going to regret rotating Vardy

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Ihenacho is not a good striker.

  4. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Lots of people have Zaha on their bench

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      dont think so

  5. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Zaha goal

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    now Leicester score!!

    Tielemans Goal please

  7. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Palace clean sheet needs to be wiped

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Nooooo! I need it!

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Because of the 0.5% who hold palace defenders shooting up the ranks?

  8. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    lovely stuff now wipe that CP cleanie as well

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Save that TC chip for a QGW for City.

  10. Wicked Weapon
      4 months, 11 days ago

      It's not all doom and gloom ZAHAAA get in!!!

    • Drogo
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Everton - City is postponed due to Covid-19.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Source?

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Amazon prime just announced on screen

          1. Drogo
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            So did Viasat Sport, during the Cry - Lei game.

        2. King Carlos
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Google

        3. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          man city everton postponed in google, click news

        4. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          BBC, everywhere...

        5. MessiGOAT
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Wuhan China

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Is Covid even real?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        As real as you

      2. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Are you?

      3. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Stupid City kit staff

      4. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No

      5. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Yes but the numbers have been fudged to fit a political agenda

      6. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I don’t think so tbh

      7. Steve Chance
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Great way to uncover the nutters.

      8. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Not if you have enough tinfoil supplies to ride it out.

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Building my team for GW18 has been royally screwed up if the Chelsea game gets called off too

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Zero chance. It would have been cancelled by now

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Next week's game

    • Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Need a Leicester goal for all the Jammu michell owners

    • PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Pepe swap for zaha

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      DGW 19 for City and probably Everton now.

      1. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Glad i hold DKB,DCL and Dias 😉

        Harsh on WCers

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          KDB*

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Will Ben Johnson start for West Ham?

      1. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I doubt it he’s a 1988 drug cheat and over 50 now.

      2. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        But seriously, I think it’s likely

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Last week I had 20 points on my bench. This week I need all 3 players so no doubt will get 3 points

    • jammie26
        4 months, 11 days ago

        This is very amusing..no city players here, just DCL who i had benched anyway.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah GTFO

          1. Steve Chance
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Lol

        2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Nothing amusing about people testing positive mate

        3. BIG TONES
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Show some empathy. You wouldn't like it if you lost 3 or 4 players

          1. Steve Chance
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            It's only a game.

            1. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah true, but play nice.

              1. Steve Chance
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 11 days ago

                I do.

                1. BIG TONES
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 11 days ago

                  Cool but my comment was in relation to OP. Good luck for the rest of the GW mate.

                  1. Steve Chance
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 11 days ago

                    You too, as long as you have the same players as me!

        4. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          You have a strange sense of humour

      • Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Kept Zaha for one more week. There's nothing like some luck in these dark FPL times

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bring Vardy on Brendon you idiot. Iheanacho couldnt score if you gave him 10 penalties.

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          He might if he had 10 pints though...wouldn't be able to see the posts 🙂

      • CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Mitchell 6 points on the bench,what gmwk is this? 1?

        1. Feanor
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Last on my bench, but may end up coming in now

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Just git rid of him for a hit !

        3. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Do you have any City or Everton in your starting 11?

        4. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Lots will be getting Mitchell for City players

      • BigBillyBass
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        The whole Newcastle squad has already had covid anyway, no chance the Pool game will be off

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Mitchell owners in CS heaven

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        KDB DCL likely out next week too then??

        Thank god I have 2FT

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Needed an excuse to ditch DCL

        2. BigBillyBass
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Just KDB

      • Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Lovely result for the Reds if it stands

      • ivantys
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Zaha was on negative BPS before the goal lol.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Still time to be sent off

        • JayLegend
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          So many going to get Mitchell on from 3rd sub spot due to City Everton...

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          So does this postponement put a lot of people's 18/19 plans in tatters?

          I'm down 3 players now

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Not for me. Beautiful as someone who only has Dias as their only Man City or Everton player.

          2. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            If City vs Chelsea gets postponed too my plans are out the window (no FH in 18)

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 11 days ago

          MITCHELL IS LAST ON MY BENCH WTF

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 11 days ago

            Rookie mistake