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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. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy coming on cm on vardy party

  2. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    sold dcl. mitchell 3rd sub on bench, score lei now!

  3. MCM
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Going to have my full bench, minus the GK, coming on then! Klich, Coufal and Mitchell. Importance of having a full playing bench I suppose. Definitely the most unpredictable season.

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Advantage of not bothering with City this season

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    This same day Covid postponement impacts on the cup qualifying but guess that's the way it falls.

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      that's me out so 🙁

  5. Party time
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Let us get the Party started

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

      Cancelled

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Postponed.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        And £10k fine in England if you invite guests!!

      3. Alnair
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I think you mean 'Cancelod' 😀

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Nope

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Fear another football lockdown isn’t far away 🙁

    New strain etc etc

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yep.

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Could very well be

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Possible. Especially with the chaos before Xmas

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

      The new strain is not as bad as people think.

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Don’t start this, please.

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

        A virus is a virus...

    5. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Agree

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy On, Praet off

  8. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    That Zaha goal is what I get for cheering that my ML rival has 2 City and 1 Everton with no bench cover, wiped my Justin CS in the process

  9. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Any plan that involves non playing bench this season is worthless. Those double or tripling up on Man City defence instead of having a playing bench got exactly what they deserved.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Eh?

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Then I cheered seeing my rival with double City def and no bench cover - only for his Zaha to wipe my Justin CS.. I’m still chasing him

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Some have Mitchell, Johnston and Williams

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        That's very lucky.. well played.

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    If City have a DGW in 19 there'll be zero need to FH for me, just TC and save it. Can ride out 18 anyways

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Party has begun.

  12. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Time to party

  13. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    double city defenders in pain

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    18 minute hatty for Vardy ?

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Isn't it a bit early to celebrate Mitchell clean sheet when Leicester are masters of late goals?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      People celebrating having a sub for their Man City and Everton players.

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      We're trying to jinx it

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      It’s the fact that he played which has really gutted me

  16. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    I guess I have to do KdB > Mane -4 for this week.

    Could be worse I suppose...

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Gw17?

    2. Dexters Laboratory
      9 months, 2 days ago

      What about Davis/KDB to Raph/Vardy.. especially after his rest

  17. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Lot of talk of luck all of a sudden from managers who didn't take steps to protect themselves from this

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

      This.

      Like the FPL equivalent of a face mask

  18. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Vardy on

  19. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Rebekah Vardy on

  20. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Cancelo cancelled!

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    WC fails a lot

  22. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Ffs looks like I am forced into using the FH in 18 now. Plans out the window.
    And I thought I had Salah C and Son VC but I actually have KDB VC that could end very badly.

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      The C and VC thing is my own fault tbf

  23. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    The return of unlimited transfers is inevitable

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Why? Because Man City game postponed? Nah

      If there is a full lockdown then yes.

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Frankly I used to play the Yahoo fantasy game because of unlimited transfers, it just makes it more fun week to week having to juggle discounts and getting in new players

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Nahh

  24. Pitch Perfect
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    This week is the ultimate advert for having a 15 man team. Just feel like it's needed this season more than ever.

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

      15? How?

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        11+1+3

        top level Cambridge maths tripos

      2. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        A PLAYING BENCH MAYBE...

      3. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I mean a playing bench. You can get covid news with less than a day's notice. Personally Ive felt better knowing at least 2 of my bench play. And a 3rd covers injuries too.

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Yes, but you have to hope 11 of your 15 actually don’t get rested this GW.

      It’s great having 15 starters but not so great if, say, 6 of them get rested or have their game postponed at the last minute.

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        True. I've never liked triple ups, so that helps spread the risk of mass outage. Rotation is a Christmas risk anyway, but I mean at normal points of this season it's been more useful than normal to have 15 who play.

  25. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Good thing about building for BB19 is I have a fully playing bench (I hope...)

  26. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    I can scarcely believe that most posters here are adults. Laughing at people with man city players because LOL they got the Rona. Just STFU the lot of you.

    1. Kindness
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      They're lunatics

    2. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      This is fantasy football. Not real life. Surely you can tell the difference

    3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Who's laughing?

    4. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Some just would kill their gran to be in the top 10k
      poor human beings.

    5. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      No, we're laughing at the spoonfed snowflakes who think this only affects them.

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

        Yep

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Mainly school kids

    7. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Name one footballer who hasnt come back after corona in maximum 2 months.

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Lascelles and ASM

      2. Lethargio Alcantara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        oh well I know a few footballers who never came back at all after catching covid. rip

  27. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 2 days ago

    We may get an illusive triple gameweek after all!

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

      If United and City don't get arranged in GW18 and 19 respectively and they go deep in FA Cup and Europe, it is surely a possibilty. But rotations galore!

      1. Milkman Bruno
        9 months, 2 days ago

        Bruno TC

  28. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Seems very likely they'll postpone Newcastle vs Liverpool too now.

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Why?

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I asked this question on the previous page, but why? Precedent already set allowing Palace game to go ahead the week after they played Covid-ridden Newcastle.

  29. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    GIVE US MORE TRANSFERS FPL

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      We don’t need more the game is pure luck this season

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Covid relief WC

    3. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Nonsense

  30. Alnair
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Eesh, Mark kept 2x City defenders on WC!

    Guess he's not the cheating luckbox we all thought he was 🙂

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

      Check his bench!