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FPL prices: Vardy drops in cost, Maddison rises

By The Scout 4 Jul 2022
Vardy and Maddison, Leicester

The Scout pinpoints the standout valuations among Leicester and Crystal Palace players

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Foxes talisman Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) has dropped £1.0m in cost from the start of last season.

The forward was restricted to just 25 appearances due to injury, totalling 133 points in 2021/22.

Despite his limited pitch time, Vardy was still a huge influence, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further three. 

Indeed, his average of 5.9 points per start was more than any other forward in Fantasy last term.

James Maddison (£8.0m) has risen £1.0m after recording his best-ever campaign in 2021/22.

The playmaker combined 12 goals with 11 assists to tally 181 points, placing him sixth among midfielders.

Vardy and Maddison were Leicester’s more reliable players for double-figure hauls in 2021/22, producing seven and eight respectively. 

They have the short-term schedule to reward immediate investment, with Brendan Rodgers’ side playing at home to both Brentford and Southampton in the first three Gameweeks.

Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) and James Justin (£4.5m) could also appeal as value picks in midfield and defence respectively. 

Crystal Palace

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace pair Marc Guehi (£4.5m) and Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) are ones to monitor from the start of the season.

Centre-back Guehi helped the Eagles to 12 clean sheets in 2021/22, a total only bettered by the top five clubs.

He also boasted a considerable goal threat, with his 18 shots in the box at least three times the total of any other Palace defender.

Zaha, meanwhile, delivered his career-high haul of 150 points in his first season under Patrick Vieira. 

The winger scored 14 goals last term, just one fewer than his combined total of 15 from across the previous two campaigns. 

However, with contests against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first four matches, investment in Palace looks best-avoided until their schedule turns more favourably in Gameweek 5. 

See: All 2022/23 player price reveals

Also in this series

Part 1: Saka rises after career-best campaign
Part 2: Haaland cheaper than De Bruyne
Part 3: Brentford offer early value
Part 4: Salah rises in price, Jota now a forward
Part 5: Big drops for Ronaldo and Fernandes
Part 6: Wolves wing-backs can be budget favourites
Part 7: Havertz now a forward, Bowen climbs in cost
Part 8: Guimaraes can be a budget gem
Part 9: Son costs more than Kane, Perisic a defender

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