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Replacements needed for De Bruyne and Vardy in wake of long-term injuries

A large number of Fantasy Premier League managers now have big transfer decisions to make ahead of Gameweek 20.

In the build-up to the FA Cup fourth round, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) were both ruled out for several weeks.

The Belgian came off with a suspected muscle problem in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Guardiola has now confirmed that De Bruyne will miss the next four to six weeks as he recovers from a hamstring issue.

Meanwhile, Vardy has been dealing with pain from a hernia in recent weeks and Brendan Rodgers has seen fit to get him under the surgeon’s knife to correct the problem.

That has ruled him out for “a few weeks” just as Fantasy managers were considering investment in light of Leicester’s appealing short-term fixtures.

With some managers facing two high-profile absentees in the coming weeks, the number of hits for Gameweek 20 is likely to increase.

This is also the sort of development that could tempt some into deploying the Wildcard.

Either way, the Season Ticker and other Members Area tools are sure to help anyone struggling in light of this news.

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  1. Piksau
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Should i look to move on from Salah and Firmino? Surely they will find form soon....
    Meanwhile, City and Villa have really good fixtures upcoming...
    Dont have Villa assets but have Cancelo and Foden from City...
    Which Villa assets should i turn to? And should i get Gundogan in even though i have Foden?

  2. themaindanger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 days ago

    I moved Son & Kane to KDB and Vardy for a -4 last week and TC on KDB. What a bad move that was! Now need to take another -4 to take both out again. FPL can be cruel sometimes☹

    1. white heart pain
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      I feel for you on this one. Sound moves at the time.

  3. Purpledog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Hi all, newbie here. Does anyone know how to get the stats table referred to in the article?

  4. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Gundogan or Foden?

  5. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 7 days ago

    Foden or gündogan and why? (KDB replacement)

    1. karathb
      9 months, 7 days ago

      Gundogas, as he is more likely to play and is cheaper

  6. Green O' The South
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Call me crazy but I’ve gone KDB to Gundogan and Vardy to Bamford for -4.
    Leaves a shed load of money in the bank.

    Didn’t fancy Kane against Liverpool but next week I can bring him in for McGoldrick and still have money burning hole in my pocket.