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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Void the FPL season.

  2. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Imagine if city get a double in the blank gameweek

    1. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would be nice, but can't happen unless they and Everton or Villa lose their FA Cup matches next week. GW18 is midweek, and the next round is at the weekend.

  3. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is it too early to say I sold DCL and KDB this morning for Grealish and Kane?

    Puts the city Chelsea game at risk too

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I was going to sell KDB this week anyway, but very annoyed by Cancelo (esp. if he has it.)

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

    GW16 WCers win!

    Hail the 'pros'!

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

      Some had City players...

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I think that is his point

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bissouma & Coufal to come in for DCL & KDB.

  6. slove
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How many single game week players would you have before deciding not to free hit in 18? I already have 5 + Brewster and not sure how many other worthwhile players I’d realistically get in on a bench boost so not sure whether it’s worth it

    1. slove
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Free hit not bench boost *

    2. gogs67
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I'm playing that week with 6 (well, that's if it goes ahead!!) and keeping the FH for later in the season
        Was going to use it but now think it'll be such a low scoring week that I'll get better points further into the schedule

      • djman102
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Depends on which 5 you have. Any five of Kane, Son, KDB, City def, Grealish, DCL could be sufficient, as any FH selections beyond that are a lottery. Though you would be at least 12 points down on FH teams.

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        7-8, but City, Spurs & possibly Ars heavy. Even in saying that, the probability & pickings seem slim for a chip

    3. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Everton versus Manchester City is in doubt due to Covid-19, talks taking place about postponement. - Paul Joyce

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Dial up?

    4. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I knew Amartey would start!! I benched him. Should of benched Cresswell for the higher ceiling I think as I have Adams playing against him...

      • Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sold KDB and DCL.....

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          You might have just half answered my question below.

        2. james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Me too. Yesterday!

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

          Wish I did

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

          Nice

        5. ChelseaGuy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I think many did

      • Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Setting up for DGW

        Who would you lose for Vardy?
        A: DCL
        B: Watkins

        KDB >
        1: Rashford
        2: Soucek

        Martinez Forster
        Chilwell Dallas Coufal / Taylor Neco
        Salah Rashford Bruno Son / Riedewald
        Vardy Bamford Watkins

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A 1

          Those were my moves yesterday.

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            What's the case with Rashford injury though?

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

        Just the 4 players in that City match for me later. Nice

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          😆

          1. UshFPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            It's just not my season lads

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Happens to the best of us mate

        2. james 101
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Unlucky mate.

        3. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          2 is the average though

      • Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Took a hit Grealish, Martial to Son, Wood. Could have just done kdb to son no hit. Thanks City -_-

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Stones + DCL. Lovely

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What’s lovely? I don’t get it?

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

          KDB / Cancelo / DCL

          Had DCL benched, only Brewster otherwise.

          Would have sold KDB this week anyway but wish I'd done the -4 for Vardy/Soucek now!

      • UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What’s the issue here with KDB and DCL?! Totally going over my head!

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

          The game

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

            Is

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

              Cancelled

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Sou

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  rce

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Every source.

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Joking season.

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        FPL should null and void all mini leagues this is pathetic

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          We're all allowed playing benches

      • 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Jammy Mitchell benchers

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He's gonna get 1 or 2 points...

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So many people will have a city defender + dcl, better hope those benches are stacked!

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

          Cancelo KDB DCL here

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

          Yep, my own bad for having a poor bench tbh

      • EMERGING STAR
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I transferred in KDB in and kept DCL in wildcard !

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        F this season.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I benched DCL and moved out KDB - lucky escape but Burke only sub for Dias 🙁

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Got Ederson, Stones and KDB. About to throw the towel ib

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Winter Break might not happen

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

        More carnage!!!!! That's why a playing bench is important this season

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Here’s captain hindsight

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Jammy DCL, KDB sellers

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

          Hardly Jammy....

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sold DCL. Just kdb. Good News

        1. GGMU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Dumped KDB and DCL. Love it!

      • Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If Cancelo is indeed covid positive Mitchell CS would be lovely

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Give us extra in game transfers.