As Manchester United roll up to the King Power this weekend, Vardy has scored five times against the Red Devils, and his goal and four assists in the Foxes’ 5-3 win back in 2014, will live long in the memory.
Though the visitors are showing signs their attack is beginning to tick again, their defence remains shaky, where Vardy could profit.
With three in his last four, Vardy’s still hefty price-tag is putting many off, but in what will surely be another open encounter, the striker could be in the points again here, and could take the armband.
As the mincemeat in our pie, Gylfi Sigurdsson (6.8) makes his first fantasy appearance this season, having impressed in recent weeks.
With James Rodriguez still on the sidelines, the Icelandic midfielder has returned to Everton’s midfield on a more regular basis, and has started to influence the Toffees again.
With a goal and assist in his last three games, Sigurdsson has also returned to spot-kick duties – dethroning Richarlison from his role.
For the Gunners, as boss Mikel Arteta scrambles for Premier League points, Arsenal will be under pressure to perform here, which should play right into the Blues’ hands.
Giroud has been back to his predatory best in recent weeks, and with a counter-attack to cause Arsenal all manner of issues, Giroud’s sub-7.0 value and 1.6% ownership, looks like it may offer superb differential value.
With funds freed up in midfield and attack, Gameweek 15 could be the perfect time to move Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.2) back into our fantasy squads.
Having played back-to-back 90 minutes, the Liverpool full-back grabbed his first assist since since GW3, but which wasn’t enough to claim a bonus in the Reds’ 7-0 trouncing of Crystal Palace.
After last week opting for Andy Robertson, Alexander-Arnold’s set-piece duties could be a source of points against the visiting West Brom in GW15.
Though the Baggies have scored in their last two away games, Anfield looks a far different prospect and with Liverpool’s wide players set to play pivotal roles here, defensive and attacking spoils look on the cards.
Alexander-Arnold has had a decisively inconsistent campaign, however, Boxing Day could flip things around significantly for fantasy managers.
Punt of the Week: Bobby Reid
GW15’s festive punt is aimed in the direction of west London, as an improving Fulham and Bobby Decordova-Reid (5.3) entertain Southampton.
This pick may appear the biggest of stabs in the dark, but if we look at the stats, the case in not so clear cut.
Fulham are not the same side they were at the outset of the campaign, and Reid has been a direct influence of that.
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