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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. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    This season is funny. Best to just have fun with it and not take it seriously.

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Nope, if you don't put all your eggs in one team and have a decent bench you can become the number 1:)

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I have only kdb from the game but this is just the start. A lot of games will get postponed.

      2. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        You have premium assets coming off your bench to replace premium assets?

  2. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Scenes

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    #ManCity will be granted a postponement if they cannot fulfil their @Carabao_Cup semi-final with @ManUtd

    The forfeit rule, applied to Leyton Orient in the third round, is only for games up to and including round four.

  4. tambourineman
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Barnes goal

  5. Milkman Bruno
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Barnes again!

    • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Go away Barnes

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      After months of patience and loyalty, the unrelenting pressure from people on here bullying me to sell Guaita became too much and I gave in before this GW. I knew I was right to trust him but all that peer pressure just became too much... Absolutely fuming, always bad advice on here from self-proclaimed "pros" who know absolutely nothing about football.

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

        Oh?

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        LOL. He is crap. It was good advice.

      3. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        That’s almost as funny as all the other crying on here

      4. Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 10 days ago

          nice jinx 😀

        • Zim0
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          😆

        • seanie3
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          He just conceded, maybe before posting your bile you wait until final whistle and if you don’t like the advice of others on this site why don’t you not use the advice or better still move on and don’t use the site at all

        • Fantabulous KdB
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Yet you fall for it every week, says more about you than others ..... and yes, kudos on taking responsibility for your actions

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Barnes G

      6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Can survive no KDB DCL (though sad, really hoped KDB would finally deliver).

        Can’t survive any other games being called off though. Only 2 playing subs!

      7. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        CS gone

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Not Vardy G
        Not Vardy A

      9. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Lovely. Palace CS gone!

        1. Frucke
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Great

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

        Barnes goal

      11. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Barnes my second sub...

        1. Milkman Bruno
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Nice Jam

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              ?

        2. ZEZIMA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          What a f******ing joke!!! See my post on previous page!!! Arghhhhhhh!!!!

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            You tempted fate and ruined it for all of us

            1. ZEZIMA
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              🙁

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Why don't you tell us the joke again

          3. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Why not wait until game is finished

        3. GGMU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Mitchell CS gone!

          1. Frucke
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            : )

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Perfect result as a player with no players from both teams.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            I'll take 2 from Mitchell as an unexpected bonus otherwise would have 0

        5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Oh bugger off Leicester ffsssss

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            No way - top class Foxes 😀

        6. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Evans assist

        7. unclesbasement
            4 months, 10 days ago

            NOOOOOOOOO MY 12 POINTS GONE CURSE YOU HARVEY BARNES CURSE YOUUUUUUUUU

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Lol at YOUUUUUUUU

              1. unclesbasement
                  4 months, 10 days ago

                  At least someones happy

            2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Really needed Mitchell to deliver there 🙁 goal needed now!

            3. Rolls-Royce
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Just inevitable that Leicester score late

            4. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Barnes wagon...

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Young enough to play two or three times a week, unlike Vardy.

            5. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Conceding an 80+ minute goal and being named Palace - name a more iconic duo

            6. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              Still time for a Mitchell red card.

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Haha

            7. Milkman Bruno
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Cmon Amartey, grab the winner 😆

              • GGMU
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                and no Vardy 🙂

              • moment
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Guy in my mini league has Mahrez (C) and KDB (V). And he just lost Mitchell's CS off the bench.

              • THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Could be on for a 20 point GW lol

              • bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Relief. I got rid of Mitchell for a hit