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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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Mitchell excellent tackle

    1. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      😮

  2. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Could palace Vs Leicester get cancelled?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Anything is possible with this Covid craic!

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Why has Chels been cancelled?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      City was cancelled, Chelsea vs Villa is on.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Sorry yes the City vs Everton game, reason?

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

      City training ground is closed

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      They are talking about Chelsea City at the weekend.

    4. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

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

  4. Flair
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      I'm wildcarding in 24 then

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Why not in 18/19?

      1. djman102
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 13 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
          11 months, 13 days ago

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

  5. HippY
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 13 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 13 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 13 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
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 13 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
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 13 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
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 13 days ago

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

          2. unclesbasement
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 13 days ago

            this aged poorly

    3. JIMMY764
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 13 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.

  6. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 13 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

  7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 13 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
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Players weren't sick yet?

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe they don't play fantasy football?

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    FPL updated with the blanks!

    FH BGW16 anyone?

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

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

    Salah(C) Mane(vc)

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Never c and vc in the same team

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

        This

  10. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 13 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      As expected

    2. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Not cancelled?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Still an hour for that

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

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

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Chilwell jeez

    4. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 13 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
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Or perhaps he is just clueless?

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Where's Zouma?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

        This

  11. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 13 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.

  12. unclesbasement
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 13 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

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    GW 24 and GW27 doubles for City

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Source?

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Very likely

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      DGW19 incoming

  14. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    No Zouma in squad

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Zouma and James not even in the squad

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

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

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    No James also FFS

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Zouma rested

  19. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

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

  20. NejiHyuuga01
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. NejiHyuuga01
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      I am lucky after all lol

  21. C_G
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Riedewald 3 pointer on for KDB this week haha

    and Mitchell on for DCL

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    Reece James not in squad.

  23. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 13 days ago

    No Zouma also FFS

  24. Milkman Bruno
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Amartey coming in for Dias here...

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Now no James either

    • Flair
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 13 days ago

      No Zouma no James wow

    • Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 13 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
      11 months, 13 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 13 days ago

      Brought City defender in FanTeam and have double up

    • Milkman Bruno
        11 months, 13 days ago

        Vardy dead

        1. Milkman Bruno
            11 months, 13 days ago

            Pole in eye only will be fine