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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. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I think Zaha just won the week for my H2H rival

    Garbage GK by Schmeichel

  2. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Man City training ground closed for "an indeterminate period" due to COVID-19 cases that led to tonight's game at Everton being called off.

    Team won't be training at all.

    Won't be shocked if Chelsea-City game is off as well.

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      KBD true believers wont be happy

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I hold him for one week. Son comes in next week. Hope he doesn't punish me this week

  3. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    My rival obviously has KDB with Zaha first sub. This game man...

  4. Alex_thekid
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Get Vardy on

  5. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Jammy Mitchel bench everywhere

  6. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Covid is certainly tipping those luck vs skill scales towards the former this year.

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Depends if you bought a strong bench and didn't double/triple

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That mitigation only goes so far, I have a playing bench. My gameweek defining decision this week was holding a premium asset in KDB, which is now out the window and I'm left disadvantaged.

  7. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Vardy sighting

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mitchell owners happy.

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Why? He’s the third guy on all benches

  9. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Justin coming in for Kdb... Damn you Walker.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Justin may get a late equaliser

  10. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    No signs of Vardy?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Warming up

  11. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Roy get Mitchell off now please and rest him for his cleanie next week 🙂

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Vardy warming up

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Rebekah can warm me up anytime

  13. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Great. Vardy brace double figures incoming ffs

  14. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    God help me please Mitchell is hauling on my bench

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3rd on my bench lol

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why don't they get their e-sports players to play the game out on Fifa

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ruben Dias' honest work comes to an end 🙁

  17. ElChapo
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    get vardy on for a one pointer pls brendan. great character, really great character.

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Haha

  18. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Love the fact so may trolling Zaha and then he comes up with that goal 🙂

  19. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    All these people predicting Newcastle/Pool cancelled because Newcastle played City. If that's the case how come Palace's game wasn't cancelled the week after they played Covid-riddled Newcastle?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Conspiracy

  20. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Dias miss

    Soucek first sub. Good ?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      the gold standard of subs!

  21. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Go Mitchell gooo

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mitchell in the baps...

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hooooold

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Who’s Christmas break has been ruined by FPL? I really need to stop playing, annoys me too much.

    Logging out and deleting the app for now anyways

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      You're spot on as always Rafa.

      Was gonna do KDB to Bruno (C) before Leeds at home. 24 points lost made me almost ruin christmas but decided to let go off fpl between 21-27th and it has been alot better.

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'm having a right old laugh.

      I find following the games on this forum funnier than watching live.

  24. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I don't get it why Liverpool game would be off, but I wouldn't mind it

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nothing confirmed yet.

  25. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Zaha paying off my decision to bring him in last week when everyone else was selling him 🙂

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Clapping

  26. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Love the Mitchell crying. Leicester (Vardy) will score.

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    well done mitchell owners for 6 points in 9 gameweeks

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Stop it

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      he would be a bench player for most of those teams

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      LOOOL SOME CHIPS WITH THAT SALT?

    4. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Was just thinking this lol

  28. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Party ready

  29. Wicked Weapon
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Taylor coming in for Cancello will be fine right ?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        This is jam at its finest

    • ivantys
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mitchell on 1 bonus