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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    looking forward to unlimited transfers in a few months after the inevitable shutdown of the PL

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Blame Boris. Incompetent buffoon

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I proposed that we wouldn't make it far past new year a week ago and got laughed out of town with people banging on about the enormous success of the elite sportsperson bubble. Still not optimistic

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      They need to shut schools otherwise this will get messy.

    4. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Glass half full mate?

  2. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Any status on Wan Bissaka?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Still shite.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Isnt Manchester lockedown yet?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        What if it is?

  3. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Brewster time to shine

  4. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 14 days ago

      People talking about unfair advantages in fpl would want to get a grip. This effects everyone playing and if you own a lot of players in cancelled games, that is just how the cookie crumbles.

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yep. Have nobody in the City game, but had to ride out Villa/Newcastle with triple Villa and Wilson.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      KDB owners are pretty unlucky. Underperforming his expected stats when he usually outperforms them by a mile and now a cancelled match. Real shame.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Will have a DGW ever other GW though.

        1. Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          People who dont own him noe can easily bring him in by then

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Keeping a crap overpriced asset and getting punished is justice, not bad luck

      3. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        He'll be a bargain by the time these games are caught up

    • C_G
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      have Riedwald and Mitchell coming on for KDB and DCL :/

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

        Nice

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      This is the most stunningly unfair and disastrous season imaginable. Everything has gone wrong. From poor choices that have been exceedingly punished to excellent choices being unfathomably unlucky. Every move made has been terrorised and every alternative explosive in its success.

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The game has just changed. It's an opportunity for those who adapted to do well. Sure, more luck has been introduced, but you can somewhat mitigate against bad luck. It's not no longer fantasy football, it's just different. And every bit as valid.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          That’s totally fair. But with me it’s every single move I make. It’s utterly exhausting. This postponed game is annoying but it’s just one more thing.

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It’s ruined and you know it

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            People with a strong bench who didn't double and triple probably feel differently to you. I see some in my ML who have been talking it up. This is their week.

            But go ahead and take home your ball because it hasn't gone the way you think it should

        3. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          How can you say it is every bit as valid, right after saying the mitigation methods available only go so far, and more luck has been introduced?

          1. Olson
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Games get cancelled or moved every season. If there's more luck involved, take stronger precautions. Work out how to give yourself the highest probability of winning

            1. JIMMY764
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              You're dodging the point. You said it's every bit as valid, right after effectively suggesting it's not.

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yep, have the same problems. but I'm loving it.

        1. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          And me!

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Just like the year itself, it's a write-off. I've got money in my leagues, but I've already written it off. Just going to enjoy the season for what it is.

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      4 players in that city game for me.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        #metoo

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Same

      2. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Ouch

      3. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This is why we have benches

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          A good bench is a mitigation method that only goes so far. Nobody off your bench can replace the likes of KDB. So much luck has been introduced this year with covid.

        2. tommydardar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          No bench could ever cover the loss of four outfield players.

          1. tommydardar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            ... at least not fully.

      4. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        same

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Feel free to rest Mitchell he is your crucial player

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Total lockdown would be terrible for FPL. Template teams upon return

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I can’t see how it could get any worse.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Suddenly I need James to play lmao

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mitchell G or A too much to ask for?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        OG?

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Chelsea and united game might be off

      https://twitter.com/GNev2/status/1343591340110733312

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Wow

      2. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 14 days ago

          United Cup game

        • PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Now sh*t just got real

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          wow

        • Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          That was an obvious result of today's news.

        • Zilla
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          read again

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I only have DCL and Zouma... Massive jam!

        • how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Award the rumbelows cup to the winner of spurs v brentford

      3. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        fpl physics, do the opposite of what you think is a good decision

      4. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Got Coufal & Burke coming on for KDB & DCL... lol

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Me too ...if ever we needed Burke to score a goal please let it be this gw!

      5. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 14 days ago

          that City news sucks so much

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Puts spanner

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Free WCs would be terrible for late first WC managers

        • Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Chaos - more games getting assessed now....

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Lying for sure

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            More rumours

          3. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            ...Mitchell might win you your H2H this GW 😆

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            More the merrier shake up the template 🙂

        • Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          So why does nobody talk about the fact that none of the players follow the protocols set up. There was elbows for celebrations for about 2 weeks then it with back to normal. Players and staff in the ground do or do not wear mask as they feel like.
          If one of them get it they all will
          And it sets a very poor example when they could be doing exactly the opposite.

        • Zilla
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Could that mean Newcastle's game against Liverpool might be off as well?

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          games being cancelled left right and centre

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What?

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              He's talking rubbish, ignore him.

        • Essan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Everyone in the same boat 😉 We picks our teams and play the consequences.

          For the record, I only have Stones and DCL, with Coufal and Podence coming on in their place. Mitchell 3rd on the bench ...

          1. PlayPercentage
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Same here. Most people will have Mitchell as 3rd sub.
            He may not feature in many GW scores.

        • Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          So need a Leicester goal to stop the jammy Mitchel points off the bench

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          City just getting a Winter break so and all the players immune.

        • ivantys
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Zaha out of bonus

            1. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Noise

          • PocketZola
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Who broke the bubble with secret orgy parties?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Grealish and Walker

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 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.

            City: "The security of the bubble compromised, there posed a risk that the virus could spread further"

            1. moment
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Statement seemingly translated from Latin

          • La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            City’s next game is with Chelsea Dm 6 days later. If they have so many cases then perhaps another game possibly off

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              I’d say it’s highly likely

          • PlayPercentage
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Did Newcastle cancel any of their fixtures, when they had a COVID outbreak?
            I think they just used their squad players, as far as I can recall.
            But Pep wants his full squad to choose from.

            1. djman102
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Newcastle-Villa game was postponed

              1. PlayPercentage
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                I stand corrected. My apologies to Pep.

          • Ha.
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Rival ditched DCL in a move to bring in Bruno #theyknew