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GW9 Kings to watch: Jamie Vardy

By The Scout 20 Oct 2021

The Scout reckons Leicester forward can extend his stay as the top-scoring forward in Fantasy

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in the opening Gameweek 9 of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £10.6m

The Leicester City talisman is the top-scoring forward in Fantasy over the opening eight Gameweeks of 2021/22.

Vardy has scored seven goals and supplied an assist, totalling 50 points. 

He has been among the most consistent players this season, blanking only twice. 

And he has also proven a reliable source of big returns, claiming eight or more points on five occasions.

Vardy's goal v Man Utd


Vardy’s fine start to the campaign has turned the heads of many managers in Fantasy ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadline.

Over 312,000 have bought the forward for Leicester's trip to Brentford on Sunday.

Those owners will be encouraged by Vardy’s record on the road, the striker producing 28 points in his last three away matches.

Brentford, meanwhile, have been poor in defence recently. 

After starting the season with successive clean sheets, the Bees have kept out their opponents once in the subsequent six Gameweeks. 

Favourable fixtures

Leicester's match against Brentford marks the start of a favourable run of opponents. 

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), just one of their next nine matches scores more than three.

Vardy approaches that run in prolific form, scoring five goals in the last four Gameweeks.  

He produced 14 shots in the box in that period, joint-top with Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) among all players. 

Vardy’s huge potential for goals, combined with Leicester’s long-term fixtures, can reward his growing band of owners for a number of Gameweeks to come.

Also in this series

Part 1: Bernardo Silva (MCI)
Part 2: Ivan Toney (BRE)
Part 3: Ben Chilwell (CHE)
Part 4: Andros Townsend (EVE)

Remember, the Gameweek 9 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 22 October.

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