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GW19 Captains: Vardy can thrive in home matches

The Scout 15 Jan 2021
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

Leicester striker among leading armband options for visits from Southampton and Chelsea

Two home fixtures for Leicester City lift the armband potential of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) in Double Gameweek 19 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Leicester frontman is showing his most consistent form of the season as he prepares to face Southampton and Chelsea.

He has produced attacking returns in six of his last seven starts, netting three goals and supplying six assists in that period. 

Vardy’s potential for explosive hauls is highlighted by his five double-figure scores this season.

Vardy's 2020/21 highlights

West Ham United also have a pair of home matches, which boost the prospects of their key players.

Indeed, Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m) and Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) are the most-bought defender and midfielder respectively in the Gameweek for their fixtures against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.

Cresswell has combined six assists with six clean sheets in the opening 18 Gameweeks. He sits just three points off the top of the FPL defender standings.

Soucek has stepped up his output recently, scoring in four of West Ham's last seven matches.

He has returned double-figure hauls in two of his last three outings.

Villa options

Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish (£7.7m) and Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m) can also take advantage of their pair of fixtures.

Although they face a testing trip to Manchester City, Villa also host Newcastle United.

Grealish has created 55 chances in 2020/21, more than any other player in Fantasy.

He has combined five goals with nine assists over his 15 appearances. 

FPL managers should just be aware that Grealish has accumulated four yellow cards this season, and another booking at Man City would rule him out of the home encounter with Newcastle.

El Ghazi, meanwhile, has scored all five of his goals this season in his last six matches. 

Indeed, from Gameweek 12 onwards, the Dutchman’s 27 shots and 16 shots on target are both league-leading totals.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW19 Kings to watch: Back Pogba to maintain his form
Part 2: GW19 Differentials: Coufal an all-round prospect
Part 3: GW19 Captains: Midfielders boosted by Double Gameweek
Part 5: Who to captain in GW19? What the experts say
Part 6: Scout Selection: Soucek to reward new backers

Remember, the Gameweek 19 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 16 January.

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