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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    1-1 would be a good result here.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Perfect.

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    When will we likely know if City and Everton will play next week?

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    For non-Vardy/KDB/DCL owners this could basically guarantee a green arrow. Not many other major threats to the rank

  4. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Sell Chillwell? There are not enough days for city to quarantine

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah, do it right now

  5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Mitchell G incoming cmon

  6. unclesbasement
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Watkins masterclass needed

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez*

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Hello old friends I was silently enjoying fantasy football again and now I find all I had been planning for the blanks and doubles has been blown out the water. 8 playing now this GW 🙂

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It’s tough but everyone is in the same boat unfortunately. We need to adapt as best as we can and just appreciate having any football at all!

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I agree x

          2. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Not everyone - some people got lucky and sold all their City assets when it easily could have punished them.

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Great result for non owners 😎

      3. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bissouma still on 4 yellows. Thank god he didnt pick up his fifth yesterday 🙂

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          this

      4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That Barnes goal was a killer 🙁

      5. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Someone tell me a 4.1 defender who'll play DGW. The kdb news has allowed me to get players in for bench boost.

        1. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Amartey 3.9 def who sometimes plays OOP.

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            KDB might have a DGW19 himself...

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Hopefully

        2. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Brilliant result that. I have Amartey coming in for Dias but whatever about fpl. Well done Woy

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            The annoying thing is KDB pretty much due to drop & Vardy/Soucek are due to rise.

            I wanted to make those transfers but if City have a DGW coming up...

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Doesn't look like it.

              https://twitter.com/PlanetFPLPod/status/1343593892474740737

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                WC GW 23 then to get in ManC players for the 3 DGWs

                1. Blzbobuk
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  You will want them earlier than that either fixtures - I will probably get 2 in gw20 for a 4 point hit.

          • BIG TONES
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Ideal result for non owners in this game

            1. JonBoy
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Not when you're a non-owner having just got rid of Barnes. 🙁

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Evans max BAPS

          • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            People selling City/Everton players now then?

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              no, why? Dias will now have double gameweeks like every week lol

            2. Lord.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Waiting looks like a good idea to me.

            3. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Not doing a thing until Friday

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Need a Martinez CS.

          • Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Such a terrible penalty. Perfect height for the keeper and almost dead centre.

            • wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Do you think i should have started HBarnes over Adams?

              1. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                obviously because Barnes scored.

            • yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Are City going to have like a quadruple gameweek?

              1. Blzbobuk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Combined with pep roulette it will be each player playing once with the under 18s and 55+ sides both getting a game

            • RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Balbuena and Brewster in for Zouma and DCL

            • Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Schmeichel should have saved that from Zaha

                1. Muchentuchel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  agree, butterfingers

              • Il Capitano
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Justin and Vardy blanks balance out the jam of getting rid of Zouma, DCL and KDB on WC.

                • El Presidente
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  No Zouma, no Madds, no KDB, no DCL.. and it keeps on giving...

                • sminkypinky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  With Zouma out I already need Brewster off my bench. Any more and I’ll field less than 11. Loads in a similar position i would imagine.

                • hammersp2000
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Which one of these 3 us best

                  Mane, soucek adams
                  Vardy soucek maddison
                  Vardy, pulisic, anguissa

                  1. unclesbasement
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      im scouting pulisic today. If he does well i reckon you should go with the last option.

                  2. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Even though Cancelo is infected. He can come back for GW18 by Jan 13 right?

                    1. Blzbobuk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Depends how it hits him - a couple players get long Covid / many get no symptoms. I would expect him to be recovered by then but whether he is match fit we won’t know.

                  3. Muchentuchel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Do you think there could have been a 'plan' to make it look like your whole team is in danger of getting covid just to get some more days rest between the games or is this an absolutely crazy conspiracy theory? I think it would suit Guardiola and the situation is not as serious as portrayed.

                    1. Blzbobuk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      As an Everton fan it’s good news as our recovery time was awful plus should get some injuries back.

                    2. yalala
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Fake positive tests?

                      1. Muchentuchel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        no didn't mean that but I think every team can still play with one or two players out as long as the others didn't catch covid.

                  4. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    If Chilwell scores there I would have deleted my team asap.

                  5. makaveli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Does anyone know why Maddison didnt play and wasnt even in the squad? No mention of him from Rodgers, or the Scout!