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

    Mitchell excellent tackle

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      😮

  2. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Could palace Vs Leicester get cancelled?

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

      Anything is possible with this Covid craic!

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why has Chels been cancelled?

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

      City was cancelled, Chelsea vs Villa is on.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry yes the City vs Everton game, reason?

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      City training ground is closed

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      They are talking about Chelsea City at the weekend.

    4. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      City Chelsea next game week might be off... Not this GW.

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

    Planet FPL guys saying it's more likely the City DGWs are in 24/26/27. Would love that

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'm wildcarding in 24 then

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Why not in 18/19?

      1. djman102
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Premier League wants to preserve the "winter break" for all teams as much as possible. That's why they split the GW18 games in the first place.

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

          That plan is blown. City will have more fixtures to make up with the Cups

  5. HippY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    A lot of people moaning, but people have been warned since GW1 about the risks of double/triple ups this season. Let's not forget the constant reminders of a strong bench.

    Nobody listened, and here we are.

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

      Andy_Social was banging on about it and has a full bench, fair play to the guy - he called it.

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Only have 2 City in that match, got a good bench to come on for them. Still it sucks
        Dont try to act smart lol

        1. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not really trying to act smart just a reminder really about not necessarily going for the optimal picks, but spreading out the risks.

          Nobody really gave it a thought though despite the very real possibility of it happens, myself included.

          1. unclesbasement
              3 months, 17 days ago

              its more about being lucky then anything. No one knows what game is going to get postponed. I have mitchell and clyne on my bench (not necessarily strong) and yet i could possibly get 12 points

              1. HippY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                This game had the potential for being called off. There was already 2 positive tests that we already knew about.

              2. unclesbasement
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  this aged poorly

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

            The 'strong bench' mitigation method only goes so far, unless you have the likes of Son coming off your bench for the likes of KDB.

            Which nobody has.

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

          Mitchell 3rd on the bench but I'll just wait until he's on 4.0m again and then switch to Rhys Williams

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

          Pity they couldn’t have cancelled the city Everton game earlier this afternoon/pre-deadline

          Wonder why they waited

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

            Players weren't sick yet?

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

            Maybe they don't play fantasy football?

        4. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          FPL updated with the blanks!

          FH BGW16 anyone?

        5. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I would be doomed if Newcastle vs Pool is called off..

          Salah(C) Mane(vc)

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

            Never c and vc in the same team

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

              This

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

          CHELSEA TEAM NEWS - SIX CHANGES
          Team to play Aston Villa: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Giroud
          Subs: Arrizabalaga, Silva, Abraham, Werner, Tomori, Kovacic, Gilmour, Havertz, Emerson

          ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS - KONSA IN FOR MINGS
          Team to play Chelsea: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Hause, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Grealish, Traore, El Ghazi, Watkins
          Subs: Heaton, Taylor, Hourihane, Nakamba, Engels, Guilbert, Elmohamady, Davis, Ramsey

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

            As expected

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Not cancelled?

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Still an hour for that

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

              Everton v City cancelled and game v Chelsea on 3rd could also be cancelled.

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

            Chilwell jeez

          4. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Lampard must hate Emerson and Alonso if they can't get a game less than 48 hours after a bad loss to Arsenal.

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

              Or perhaps he is just clueless?

          5. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Where's Zouma?

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              This

        7. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is there really an 'elite sportspeople bubble'?

          Thought all the players were allowed to go home and see their families etc. If their kids are going to school etc then always a chance that they catch Covid.

        8. unclesbasement
            3 months, 17 days ago

            ive got elneny mitchell and clyne on the bench...hoping elneny doesnt play and palace retain the CS so i get a lovely 12 points after the city game getting postponed

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

            GW 24 and GW27 doubles for City

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Source?

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

                Very likely

            2. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              DGW19 incoming

          • Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            No Zouma in squad

          • tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Zouma and James not even in the squad

          • Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Going to be some jammy Mitchell owners... real jammmm

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            No James also FFS

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

            Zouma rested

          • Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            From KDB being the differential in my ML it's now up to the strong shoulders of Ampadu. Do it boy!

          • NejiHyuuga01
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Chilwell coming in for KDB. Well nothing serious happened unless he makes 1 point cameo

            1. NejiHyuuga01
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I am lucky after all lol

          • C_G
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Riedewald 3 pointer on for KDB this week haha

            and Mitchell on for DCL

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Reece James not in squad.

          • Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            No Zouma also FFS

          • Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Amartey coming in for Dias here...

            • Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Now no James either

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

              No Zouma no James wow

            • Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Grealish have a field day today I got shut as part of a hit to get Kane!

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

              The most luck based season yet, literally getting a full 11 out this gw is pure luck. Even a full playing squad without fodder will have a tough time.

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

              Brought City defender in FanTeam and have double up

            • Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Vardy dead

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Pole in eye only will be fine