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Fantasy Premier League: Managers get ready for a Jamie Vardy party

Jamie Vardy heads into Fantasy Premier League gameweek 28 as the fourth leading forward in fantasy points. The Leicester man has put in a number of solid performances this term. The World Cup is coming in the summer, and Vardy is pushing to be a part of Gareth Southgate’s squad. Thanks to his consistent play, Vardy will be in the side; and he should be in managers FPL sides this gameweek. It is time for a Vardy Party.

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Make it a Jamie Vardy party

Leicester host Stoke on Saturday in a lunchtime fixture. The Foxes’ form hasn’t been great over their last six matches. But the team face a Stoke side that currently sit second from bottom in the Premier League.

Stoke have given up the most goals in the Premier League (53) and the Potters have recorded a dreadful -26 goal difference. Vardy has the potential to run the Stoke defence ragged, and add to his brilliant goal return. The Englishman is fifth in the league in goals scored with 13. His tally makes him the scorer of one-third of all Leicester goals. The forward has appeared in 26 Premier League games, which means he has scored in every other Leicester match. Not a bad return rate for FPL managers.

Vardy’s assist return is great with just one this term, but it is his job as a forward to put the ball in the net and not create. More assists would most likely see more Vardy double-digit gameweeks. The player has just one double-digit performance this term. That came all the way back in gameweek 1 against Arsenal. Three other times, Vardy has scored nine points.

Vardy has recorded 126 FPL points. The number ranks him higher than Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Chelsa’s Alvaro Morata.

Not only is Vardy a great choice this weekend, but Leicester’s next nine fixtures make him the right man to lead manager’s forward line. Until gameweek 38, Leicester face teams in the lower half of the table. Each match should see Leicester the favourite.

Perhaps the only problem with Leicester for the rest of the season, is the team is comfortable in the Premier League table. Leicester cannot make Europe nor can they be relegated in theory. Despite the team being able to take its foot off the accelerator, FPL managers should have a Vardy party this weekend.