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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. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Only Stones here. Coufal as cover.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      KDB and DCL here with Brewster and Douglas coming on...

  2. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    wow. dcl, keane, cancelo, sterling and dias here! lol!

    1. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ouch! Thought mine was bad.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Ouch

  3. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Covid can do one. Things better not be like this next season

    1. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Things better not be like this GW19!

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hard enough to have a good team of nailed players as it is around Xmas hey

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It will be just as bad yeah

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah I think you're right. Actually you definitely are

  4. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    James first sub for DCL. Meh :/

  5. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I benched DCL anyway

    1. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Me too

  6. Frucke
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    It is too risky to have 3 players from the same team this season

  7. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    *Opens a bag of Popcorn*

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Cancelo, Dias & DCL owner here.

    Hold onto that CS Mitchell!!

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mitchell last on my bench and he's hauling. Eff this game

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Haha. He's not. 1/2 points max

    2. fiveyears
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      He'll probably come in given how the GW has started!

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Fudge it

  10. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Squad depth is important this season

  11. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Is there a definite source here for all this BS or just scaremongering?

    If true, then this season is well and truly f**ked, and I give ip

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      up*

  12. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why in the world would they cancel the game. Only 4 players out. Imagine a team cancelling a game because they had too many injuries. Don’t understand it

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Must be some outbreak to the U23s etc, that’s the rule right?

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think the point is that if this many players have it then Even a small chance that testing could easily miss other cases poses a risk to the opposing team

    3. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Because other players probably have it too but it hasn't shown up in tests yet. Liverpool fans crying about having a few injuries once again

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Surely they were tested a few days ago with the plan to get results back before game? Why would they not test them. Makes no sense

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Even though a cancellation would be a good result as I sold KDB, I agree with you.

      Man City can easily field a full team:

      Steffen
      Stones Dias Laporte Ake
      Gundogan Rodri KDB
      Bernardo Aguero Sterling

    5. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Injuries are not contagious I suppose. If those 4 tested positive, they have likely been in close contact with the whole team and staff.

    6. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No way you can plan FPL this season.

      This week can be Manc/Eve, next week can be Liv/Sou or Manu/Avl. You never know.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Everton vs City to be moved into DGW19?

      Shite meet fan...

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        That would actually be incredible.

        Messes up planned transfers though.

      2. djman102
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        City tend to reschedule missed fixtures during their off midweeks of the Champions' League round of 16 matches.

    8. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sold all Chelsea, city and Everton already, just have Dias but with Webster to come in. Not bad at all.

    9. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is the City game confirmed?

    10. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Matip out for 4 months

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Got 7 points from him yesterday but was quite cruel to see him walk off at 59.30

    11. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Casuals punished. You simply dont pick players from a team that is ravished by a deadly virus

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Comedy

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'll put my Captain Hindsight suit on

      3. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        stones only with cover. hello green arrows my old friend

    12. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Brought in Aguero... heard he was starting and got excited. FPL gods really said F u, can’t wait for Firmino and Cavani to haul now

    13. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Defo being called off, was looking forward to it too!

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Official from that source?

    14. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Surely City are getting a DGW in 19 now.... surely.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Those WCers may have to buy them back in gw17/19.

    15. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      All those City defence double up in flames

    16. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Someone post some good news

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It’s not raining where I am

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        We can get rid of kdb now

      3. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        2020 coming to an end soon.

      4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        More DGWs

      5. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Its raining in northern sweden

      6. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Vardy will score second half

      7. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Still got some christmas leftovers in the fridge, will enjoy later tonight with a nice glass of wine

    17. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Have KDB. Stones first sub. Guess Bissouma will have to fill in.

    18. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If the city Everton game is cancelled I’m done with this season

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bye .

    19. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      It was going to happen sooner or later

    20. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Leicester keeping a clean sheet here?

      1. BIG TONES
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yeah and win the game also

    21. Mane Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dias Cancelo and KDB all in my starting 11. Thank god I got rid of DCL this week or I’d be fielding 10...

    22. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sold DCL and KDB for Kane and Son. Love that