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GW9 Ones to watch: Jamie Vardy

The Scout 17 Nov 2020
Jamie Vardy, Leicester

The Scout says combination of form and fixtures makes now the time to move for Leicester striker

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £10.1m

The Leicester City striker visits Liverpool on the back of his best form of the season.

He has three goals and two assists over the last three Gameweeks, scoring in victories over Arsenal, Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Vardy's impact v Leeds

The 33-year-old looks set to pose major problems for a Liverpool defence that could be without their entire first-choice back four on Sunday.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) and Joe Gomez (£5.4m) are sidelined through injury, while Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) is expected to miss out and Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) is a doubt.

Leicester’s subsequent schedule only adds to Vardy’s appeal.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of his three matches over Gameweeks 10-12 score just two.

Leicester’s next four GWs
GW Opp FDR
9 LIV (A) 4
10 FUL (H) 2
11 SHU (A) 2
12 BHA (H) 2

Those upcoming encounters with Fulham, Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion boost Vardy’s potential as an explosive captaincy option.

The Foxes forward was a huge success when facing opponents lower down the table last season.

He scored 18 of his 23 goals against sides who finished in the bottom 10, more than any other player in FPL.

Goal threat

The underlying numbers also highlight Vardy’s huge potential.

He has had 12 big chances in the first eight Gameweeks, at least nine more than any team-mate.

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Indeed, that total is at least three more than any other player in Fantasy.

Vardy’s form and fixtures look irresistible for the coming Gameweeks, starting with his visit to face Liverpool’s depleted backline this weekend.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Richarlison (EVE)
Part 2: Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
Part 4: Jarrod Bowen (WHU)
Part 5: Timo Werner (CHE)

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