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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    What a mess this GW is

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      *season

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Hahah

      2. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        haha true

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Heaton is back

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Feel for Camzy, where's he at

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      What happened with him?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Has both James and Zouma IIRC

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          They were conceding anyway

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Vardy down.

  5. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    No zouma means Mitchell off bench. I know you can keep that cs my boy. Believed in you since gw1

  6. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    People with 7 or 8 players this GW

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    FPL already updated with cancelled game...

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      That was fast

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      They knew long before we did

  8. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Chelsea-ManCity in gw17 will also be postponed right?

    1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      6 days is plenty

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Not for isolation.

        1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          They have different protocols. They will be tested multiple times

          1. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            yeah,I guess we have to wait.They could have a playable squad.

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            No there's a 10 day isolation period

  9. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Need a Leicester goal and a Villa clean sheet...

    1. Milkman Bruno
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Agreed

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      And Chilwell is. This is relentless unforgiving pain.

    3. Olson
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      'You want it to be one way, but it's another way'

      Marlo Stanfield

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      All the carnage is brilliant 🙂

      As a wise man once said, chaos is a ladder 😎

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Why all these sudden cancellations?

      1. Milkman Bruno
          4 months, 16 days ago

          *the sudden cancellation

        • Arteta
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Covid-19

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          rona bro

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Bloody hell

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        3 players down already lmao

      3. Dire Souffle
          4 months, 16 days ago

          No Zouma in the Chelsea game either...

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Phew, Watkins and Grealish survive

          1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Of course they do

        • Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Poor Mark's WC. He is left with 2 defenders

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 16 days ago

            So are many of us tbh

            1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Not with WC

        • Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          You can bet Pickford wasn't one of them who caught Covid..

          The lad can't catch anything

          1. Milkman Bruno
              4 months, 16 days ago

              😆

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              😛

            • La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              😛

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

            • HippY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Needs a sticky comment! Lol

            • PocketZola
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              He punched it on to the post and back on to his face

            • ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              😆

          2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Just relegate City to League 2 already

          3. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Watkins to score

            1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Obviously

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              a hattrick

            3. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Are you supporting Liverpool these days?

          4. Free Hat
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Who would have thought I had to put Mitchell 1st sub instead of 3rd.

            (for now that is)

          5. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Come on Leicester take that Palace CS away.

          6. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Pundit of Punts was planning his team for BGW18 and Free Hit in DGW19. Had quite a few Man City players. Damn.

          7. ChelseaGuy
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Tielemans lol
            I thought someone was injured and he kicked the ball out

          8. BIG TONES
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Damn no Zouma

          9. Milkman Bruno
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Good result for United and Liverpool this

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              I'm out of subs if Rashford doesn't play 🙁

              1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Poor you

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                -2 for me

              3. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Doesn't look like he will tbh

            • Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              5 players out for so far. Sold James over Chilwell and Mitchell over KDB. MADNESS

              1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                I feel you. Open a beer

              2. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Unlucky mate.

              3. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Brutal.

              4. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Sold Chilwell rather

              5. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                How is your bench?

            • ZEZIMA
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Good ebening fantasy footballers!

              Can I double check that Mitchell will sub in for me? As Dias and Zouma won't feature. Playing a 433

              Dias, Zouma, Robertson, Taylor

              Bench order = Podence, Burke, Mitchell

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Yes.

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Yup you're good

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Yes

              4. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                He won't if Podence and Burke get Minnie's

              5. PocketZola
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                jammy

              6. Milkman Bruno
                  4 months, 16 days ago

                  Yes Mitchell comes in

                • ZEZIMA
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 16 days ago

                  Thanks

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 16 days ago

                    Unlucky

                    1. ZEZIMA
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 16 days ago

                      Furious!!

                • Homer21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 16 days ago

                  Correct

              7. BIG TONES
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 16 days ago

                Villa will do well against that b-tec central defence Chelsea is rolling out

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 16 days ago

                  Hope so