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Watchlist Update – Firmino breaks into forwards selection

After the hectic Christmas schedule came to an end in Gameweek 21, we have finally been able to update our Watchlist.

This feature helps us keep track of the best Fantasy Premier League options to monitor over the coming matches.

It is split by position and uses a variety of factors to decide the rankings.

The top story coming into Gameweek 22 is probably not a huge surprise in that we have given Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) a return to the summit of the midfield section.

The Egyptian’s form is hard to ignore, with three double-figure hauls in his last four matches and appealing fixtures on the horizon. A trip to Brighton this weekend might be harder than some imagine, but home matches against Crystal Palace and Leicester afterwards look like routine outings for Liverpool. In Gameweek 25 and 26, Salah will face the shaky defences on offer at West Ham and Bournemouth.

That means Eden Hazard (£11.1m) drops to second place, partially caused by blanks in both of his last two fixtures. However, we still believe the Chelsea man is a good option long-term with strong underlying statistics and decent fixtures too. Newcastle, Huddersfield and Brighton are the next three players to visit Stamford Bridge, while the defences of Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester City, their next three away trips, have been suspect recently.

The biggest riser in the midfield category is Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) as he sneaks in between Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) and Felipe Anderson (£7.4m) to sit in seventh place. The fixtures are good for Everton, who have Bournemouth, Southampton and Huddersfield as their next three, all of which are vulnerable through the centre. Sigurdsson himself has two goals and an assist in his last three starts. The inclusion of the cheaper Richarlison (£6.9m), who still has a chance of playing out of position as a centre-forward, is the main reason why we can’t really push the Icelandic international any higher.

At the other end of the midfield section, Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) comes back onto the Watchlist to replace Roberto Pereyra (£6.3m). The Bournemouth winger is currently an injury doubt (hamstring), which is why we can’t really put him any higher, but he looks capable of performing very well over the next few weeks if he’s fit. The left-sided midfielder is second for chances created over the last four Gameweeks and faces sides either vulnerable on their right or to ser pieces in each of his next six.

We also see Anthony Martial (£7.3m) drop down several places. The Frenchman has been a victim of Paul Pogba (£8.4m) and striker Marcus Rashford‘s (£7.3m) success.

The forwards’ section has also seen some changes, not least including the removal of Rashford’s injury doubt, although we still see him as a slight rotation risk with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sánchez potentially waiting in the wings.

Harry Kane (£12.6m) remains top of the pile based on his better fixtures compared to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m), although it’s a close-run thing between the two strikers.

Raúl Jiménez (£6.4m) and Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) remain the tried and tested budget forwards, while two new names have joined the forwards ranks just below them.

Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.2m) recent form, four goals in his last two matches, forced him into our thinking. He also benefits from Salah’s favourable fixture run but has registered more penalty box shots than him in the last six Gameweeks.

Threatening to become one of the new cheaper forwards offering excellent value is Ashley Barnes (£5.6m). He comes onto the list in place of the injured (and similarly priced) Danny Ings (£5.6m) having recorded eight shots on target since Gameweek 18. Only Rashford and Pogba have managed more in that time.

Further down, Callum Wilson (£6.7m) drops to the bottom of the list in light of his recent injury doubt, Eddie Howe revealing he has a hamstring problem ahead of Gameweek 22.

Not much has changed in defence, with Andrew Robertson (£6.6m) still the best option as Liverpool’s fixtures carry more clean sheet potential. We were close to adding Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) and encouraging a double-up on the Reds’ backline but we’d like to see which options are fit to line-up in Gameweek 22 before pushing that angle.

Meanwhile, Matt Doherty (£5.2m) and Lucas Digne (£5.2m) remain the cheaper options, although their popularity has seen them both move out of the budget category.

Jan Bednarek (£3.9m) keeps his place on the Watchlist as he continues to hold down a spot in Southampton’s defence. The Polish international has started the last six Premier League matches in a row and can help any Wildcarders spend a little extra elsewhere.

The biggest changes in the Goalkeeper section over December saw Ederson (£5.6m) drop all the way from the top three to the bottom of the pile. Manchester City are now without a clean sheet in eight Gameweeks, making his expensive price not worth paying at all.

Crystal Palace’s new number one Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) offers the best value right now. He appears to be the starting goalkeeper at Selhurst Park and the fixtures indicate there could be more clean sheets on the way for him, including the trip to Southampton in Gameweek 24 and a home match against Fulham in Gameweek 25.

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1,116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ozist
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Wilson owners, what you guys planning ??
    Pull the trigger or wait for a week??

    1. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      If bench can cover him, might as well wait

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Already done a transfer so probably will wait a week on Jimmy.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Bench if you can or transfer if you can't

    4. Effe
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      He’s not definitely out is he? Think I’m going to wait a week. Have Torriera first sub. Wilson might be a Chelsea player next week!

  2. SweeSwee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Play AWB or Bamba this week?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Bamba

  3. Tabasco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Hi chaps, play one:

    A) Wan-Bissaka (WAT)
    B) Kiko Femenía (cry)
    C) Doherty (mci)

    1. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      A

    3. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      A

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      A I think.kiko attacking stats not great

    5. Tabasco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Cheers!

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Afternoon all, how we looking? GTG?

    Lossl
    Robertson TAA Digne
    Hazard (c) Son Pogba Anderson Richarlison
    Kane Mitrovic

    Hamer AWB Doherty Ings* 3.1 ITB 0FT

    1. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Nice. Keeper situation will obviously need looking at but ok for this week.

      Salah in next week?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Son and Mitro to Salah and Kamara for a -4 next GW.

        Not sure if the keeper situation is worth a hit.

        1. Teddy Brewski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Nice. Agree, yeah not worth a hit. But needs sorting soon.

  5. Halas it's Salah
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Any changes needed with my team here I need to adress?

    Fabs
    TAA AwB Pereira
    Salah Pogba Richarlison Fernandinho
    Kane Rashford Aubameyang

    Button/Lindelof/Neves/Doherty

  6. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    I was considering bringing in Fraser this week.
    Is it too risky to do so?

    1. RustyBz
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Thought about it too, but his fixtures aren't good. I'm saving to bring in Salah + Pogba next week

    2. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Last time Howe said he was a doubt he played and scored 18 points. That news stopped me bringing him in and got Gray instead. Oh that hurt

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Ugh - I did something similar.

  7. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Who will play for Bournemouth this GW with Wilson, Fraser and King all doubtfull?

    1. Mattias
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Solanke maybe? or too soon?

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        he's doubtfull too 🙂

  8. boc610
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Thomas Mueller banned for both Liverpool games. Get in.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Good news for Bayern

    2. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      It's an advantage for Bayern

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Dont be silly now.World class players often produce when it matters .the fact they can't call on him is a good thing for Liverpool.

        1. Bavarian
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          James will play instead and he's a better option for them...

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Muller isn't world class.

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Muller has regressed. It means James Rod will play, who is world class.

      1. boc610
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        You really think j rod has lived up to his 2014 world cup promise?Bayern don't want him, neither do madrid

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          He's absolutely brilliant.

  9. My Name Is Prince
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    I am completely torn between selling Kane in order to fund Salah or just doing Alonso —> TAA... Have Auba/Kane/Haz and 2FTs so have to do something, it’s either Martial/Kane —> Salah/6.7m forward (Barnes, Jimenez perhaps?), or just Alonso —> TAA which I’d do anyway next week, Alonso has a plum fixture tomorrow which is rather nice plus he’s a differential in my ML! Also need to factor in the fact that I’m chasing around 40pts in my ML and the leader has Salah and no Kane so doing the Kane —> Salah bit would also make my team look a lot like his team... Any thoughts?

    1. SweeSwee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Just do Alonso > TAA

      No attacking returns in months and CS récord in “good” fixtures not even reliable.

    2. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      wouldn't sell alonso this week.

  10. Geezer
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Got no City.

    A: Alonso and Hojbjerg to Bednarek and Sterling for -4
    B: VVD and Hojbjerg to TAA and Sane for -4
    C: Save or something else

  11. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Does this look silly?

    Etheridge - Fabianski
    Wan-Bissaka - Robertson - Kolasinac - Alexander-Arnold - Bednarek
    Hudson-Odoi - Brooks - Salah - Pogba - Puncheon
    Agüero - Aubameyang - Kane

    1. RustyBz
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Yeah, looks like a 16 point hit rage waiting to happen

    2. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      disastrous midfield

  12. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Best mid priced defender (5.5m or less)

    Not considering the obvious Doherty, AWB etc?

    Thanks

    1. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Digne until 27 then Pereira.

    2. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      ...or obviously TAA if you don't already have?

  13. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    In Watchlist: Why is Firmino marked with unfavourable fixtures, while Alisson, Robertson and Salah are marked with favourable fixtures?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Strange but how will LFC defence cope with Van Dijk as the only natural centre half fit?

  14. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Got 2 FTs. Who needs to go?

    Fab Pat
    Alonso Digne Robbo AWB Bennett
    Haz Sterling Anderson Martial Fraser
    Kane Jimenez Kamara

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      No one. Maybe Fabianski?

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Similar issue - in your situation I'd downgrade a keeper for sure. Martial is also on thin ice with competition though.

  15. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Which option?

    A) Salah (C) / Tomkins / £4.3 Mid on bench (-4 hit)
    B) Sterling (C) / Bellerin (already got) / £4.3 Mid on bench (no hit leaves £1.3ITB)

    Patricio
    Robertson - Digne - X
    Mane - Richarlison - Pogba - X
    Kane - Rashford - Wilson

    Subs: Hamer - Doherty - Duffy - x

    1. RustyBz
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      B

  16. CarrollsPonytail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    GTG?

    Fabianski
    Luiz Digne Kolasinac
    Sane Pogba Anderson Richarlison
    Kane (VC) Aubameyang (C) Barnes

    Subs: AWB, Bednarek, Lerma & Patricio

  17. konrad.sygula95
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Bench one defender this gw please:
    I am leaning toward B currently,Fabs as a GK

    A Digne
    B Awb
    C Laporte
    D TAA

    1. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      B..1st on my bench too as playing TAA, Alonso & Digne as back 3.

  18. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Just seen Gabbi has moved to Sampdoria. Wonder if he will see an uptick in form. Southampton seem to harm attacking players prospects in recent years.

  19. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Salah blank incoming!

    1. Daniel Exeter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Tbf even if he did, he's for the longterm.

    2. Here comes the Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      He might, at least I think Hazard is better captain option this week after I heard about Salah traveling for some reward ceremony and just recently back.

  20. Just Kreuzing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Patricio
    Robbo,Digne,AWB,Doherty
    Salah,Hazard,Pogba,Fraser
    Kane, Jimenez
    (Fab, Holebas, Snodg, Ings)

    2FT

    A) Holebas,Snod,Ings -> Bednarek, Camarasa, Rashford for -4

    B) Ings, Snoddy -> Camarasa, Barnes

    C) Ings -> Barnes

    D) Other suggestions

    Any help appreciated

    1. Daniel Exeter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Lovely team.
      Wouldn't touch tbh

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      I'd use the chance to downgrade Snod to Camarasa or downgrade a keeper

    3. Kodjiabelieveit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Fab > Guaita

  21. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    GTG?

    Guaita
    Luiz - TAA - Digne
    Hazard (C) - Sane - Richarlison - Pogba
    Kane - Lacazette - Rashford

    Button, AWB, Doherty, Gibbs-White

    Thanks guys!

    1. GreenShark1
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      GTG

  22. Aubaaaaa
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Hello, not sure if i’ve missed the news. Does anyone know of any updates on Camarasa? Is he fit to play this weekend?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      We’ve got a few players with knocks," said Neil Warnock. "[But] most of them trained yesterday, so we’ll have to wait and see. Nothing concrete on that." #Bluebirds

      Those being monitored include - Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa.

      1. Aubaaaaa
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Thanks mate.

  23. Gamer18
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Going into Week 1 of Last Man Standing who should I pick? Comment below.

  24. dillydally1982
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Draft question...would you sell Sane & Lacazette in return for Aguero & Sanchez?

    Tempted with Mendy coming back, Solksjaer improving United & Lacazette far from nailed at Arsenal.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Think Sanchez will start?

      1. dillydally1982
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Over the remainder of the season, I feel like Aguero will outscore Sane, and Lacazette/Sanchez will be fairly close.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          So much competition for Sanchez, and think he's got a way to go to earn a start

    2. BobbysBecker
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Two questions:
      1. Why do you still have Lacazette?
      2. Why do you wanna cause yourself even more misery by getting Sanchez?

      1. dillydally1982
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Have you played the Draft format before? It's not easy to rotate players in and out of your squad (particularly the forwards).

  25. Paddyb1982
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Is there any more updates on aguero today ??

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      He was less ill yesterday

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      he trained

    3. Paddyb1982
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Thanks..i will keep so !!

  26. Manani
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Fabianksi Button
    AWB Dohetry TAA Digne Holebas
    Salah Hazard FAnderson Richarlison Pogba
    Kane Jimenez Kamara

    0.5mITB, 2FT

    thinking on wasting my FT and let it go to the bin.
    Any move?

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      Amazing team - maybe get rid of Fabianski though

  27. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Choose one
    A) Mitrovic
    B) Jiminez

    1. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      B no contest

      1. TONY123
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 13 hours ago

        Long-term I mean, if only this GW then Mitro

    2. JaiLeR11
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      I have both in my squad. Against Burnley am easily playing Mitrovic.

  28. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Double Cardiff defence at the ready.

    Cue a 2 nil Huddersfield win tomorrow.

  29. JollyGoodYellows
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    A) Fab + Lingard + Son (next week) > Etheridge + Richarlison + Sane (next week)
    B) Fab + Lingard + Son (next week) > Alisson + Richarlison + Dilva (next week)

    Thanks guys

  30. Denver Omelette
    7 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone tempted for Rich(c)? I mean even Newcastle can score twice against Bournemouth

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 13 hours ago

      I'm torn between him, Salah and Alonso. Currently on Salah but seems a bit boring

      1. Denver Omelette
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Im also currently on Salah, but Brighton defence scared me