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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

      Blame Boris. Incompetent buffoon

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

      They need to shut schools otherwise this will get messy.

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

      Glass half full mate?

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

    Any status on Wan Bissaka?

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

      Still shite.

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

      Isnt Manchester lockedown yet?

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

        What if it is?

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

    Brewster time to shine

  4. Milkman Bruno
    9 months, 2 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

      Will have a DGW ever other GW though.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. C_G
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

      Nice

  7. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 2 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. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 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
        9 months, 2 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. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        It’s ruined and you know it

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

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

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

        And me!

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

  8. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    4 players in that city game for me.

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

      #metoo

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

        Same

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

      Ouch

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

      This is why we have benches

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 2 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
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

          ... at least not fully.

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      same

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

    Feel free to rest Mitchell he is your crucial player

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

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

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

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

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

    Suddenly I need James to play lmao

  12. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Mitchell G or A too much to ask for?

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

      OG?

  13. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Chelsea and united game might be off

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

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

      Wow

    2. Milkman Bruno
      9 months, 2 days ago

      United Cup game

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

      Now sh*t just got real

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      wow

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

      That was an obvious result of today's news.

    6. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      read again

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

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

    8. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Award the rumbelows cup to the winner of spurs v brentford

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

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

  15. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

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

  16. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    that City news sucks so much

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

      Puts spanner

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

    Free WCs would be terrible for late first WC managers

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Chaos - more games getting assessed now....

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

      Lying for sure

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

      More rumours

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

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

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

      More the merrier shake up the template 🙂

  19. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 2 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.

  20. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

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

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

    games being cancelled left right and centre

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

      What?

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

        He's talking rubbish, ignore him.

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

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

  23. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 2 days ago

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

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

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

  25. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 2 days ago

    Zaha out of bonus

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

      Noise

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

    Who broke the bubble with secret orgy parties?

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

      Grealish and Walker

  27. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 2 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
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Statement seemingly translated from Latin

  28. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 2 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
      9 months, 2 days ago

      I’d say it’s highly likely

  29. PlayPercentage
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 2 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
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 2 days ago

      Newcastle-Villa game was postponed

      1. PlayPercentage
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 2 days ago

        I stand corrected. My apologies to Pep.

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

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