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Which Watford players should FPL managers consider in 2019/20?

It’s as you were for Watford going into the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

At the time of writing and with just 24 hours before the transfer window closes, the Hornets had made only two first-team signings this summer – one of them Danny Welbeck.

Centre-half Craig Dawson (£5.0m) has arrived from West Bromwich Albion and he was the only player not on the books in 2018/19 who was involved in Watford’s final pre-season friendly against Real Sociedad last weekend.

Javi Gracia’s side are also set to be lining up in their familiar 4-2-2-2/4-4-2 shape, with the Watford boss having briefly experimented with a three-man backline in their penultimate friendly against QPR.

We can be fairly confident about the system and personnel going into Gameweek 1 and beyond, then, but what can Fantasy managers expect from Watford’s players this season and are they worthy of consideration?

Our latest Big Numbers piece delves into the underlying data from 2018/19 to see which players could prosper in FPL this season.

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  1. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Haller or Jota?

    1. stamboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Haller to start with purely on fixtures

    2. Pointerlou
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Haller

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Haller by a mile for me but then I've been 'hallering' about him all pre-season

    4. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      check wolves' europa league match tomorrow, then you'll decide

  2. stamboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which 2 4.5 GKs ?

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Pope with either Ryan or Heaton

    2. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      my choice is heaton and pope

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Ryan has the best fixtures

  3. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Who is more nailed / best sub pick?

    A) Dendoncker
    B) Hayden
    C) Douglas Luiz
    D) Stephens

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. Too Many Hits
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 15 days ago

        everyone is going for A it seems but I've got Hayden as well, better chance at a goal/assist

  4. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    If you’re determined to Triple up on Both Lpool and MCity then which six do you select ?

    .....bearing in mind you’d like 5 decent others to make up your XI

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      you'll end up in a 541 formation

    2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      3-4 in defence
      2-3 in attack

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ederson / VVD / TAA / Robertson / Sterling / De Bruyne

    4. Belalugozi78-When Owen Gets…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      TAA, VVD, Salah, Sterling, KDB, Zink

  5. Nespinha
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    which trio would you prefer:

    A) Ryan, Ake, Wilson

    B) Ryan, VVD, King

    C) Lloris, Alderweireld, King

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B seems balanced and not doubley dependent on BOU or TOT
      A 2nd choice

      Don’t like C

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  7. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    City sign Joao Cancelo. This complicates things. Is Walker going to play CB now?

  8. thom830g
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Suggestions to what to get in empty spaces would be very appreciated! Got 10,5 m in the bank.

    Ederson - Mcgovern
    VVD - TAA/Robbo - Montoya - Walker-Pieters - XX
    KDB - B.Silva - Salah - Dendoncker - Xx
    Kane - King - Greenwood

    Was thinking
    A) Aké (5 m) + mcginn (5.5m)
    B) cathcart/balbuena (4,5m) + Barkley (6m)

    But not satisfied with either option

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A or don’t try to hard to pay exactly 10.5
      i.e. dunk 4.5 and. Sissoko 5. .... save 1m

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You'll probably never play the defender, so why not go for a 4m one (Rico, Gibson), and then get a 6.5m mid, like Perez or Lanzini? That also gives you a flexible slot to change for anyone in that price range who does well and becomes a bandwagon - like Harry Wilson, CHO, Loftus Cheek (when fit, obviously).

  9. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hows this

    Pope
    Digne, vvd, Zinchenko, montoya
    Lucas, perez, salah, sterling
    Aubameyang, king

    Bench, button, greenwood, Lundstram, Dendoncker

  10. raskothekid
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Whats your thoughts guys?!?

    Ryan
    TAA, Robertson, Digne, Holebas
    Salah, Perez, Sterling, Fraser, Moura
    King

    Greenwood, Wickham, Kelly, Heaton
    Spare 0.5mil

  11. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I went with this team to try maximise the possibilites in case of some uncertainties to clear up, what do you think ?

    Pope - Heaton
    kiko Femenia - Dunk - Robertson - Zinchenko - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - Lucas Moura - McGinn - Pérez
    Wilson - Murray - Kean

    I prefer McGinn over Robinson because we're not sure what position the Sheffield man will be playing
    Kean in a punt
    Lucas Moura is just there to wait and see who's Chelsea's #10
    Murray will rotate but should at least play the first match, I can't see that monument for the club be benched for the begging of the season

  12. Dzekotelli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Rate the following:

    Martial
    Moura
    Fraser

    1.?
    2.?
    3.?

  13. Manani
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Laporte+King
    or
    Stones+Haller

  14. mirza88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ake or Holebas?

  15. samlowe
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pope (button)
    TTA, VVD, Montoya, Digne (rico)
    Sterling, Salah(c), Fraser, Wilson, Dendoncker
    Kane(vc), (Greenwood), (Wickham)

    struggling the most that I ever had this year! thoughts please?

    1. samlowe
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      i've got robbo instead of VVD sorry

  16. bentekkers2299
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hi,

    A) robbo and mcginn
    B) azpi and lanzini

    Already have vvd digne and zinchenko in defence.

    Cheers

  17. etown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Good evening everyone,

    Almost happy with team, would like to strengthen my defense though looking for any thoughts or opinions.

    Ryan

    VVD. Digne. Cathcart. Lundstram.

    Fraser. Sterling. Gross. Salah.

    Wilson. Aubameyang.

    McGovern, Greenwood, Dendoncker, Kelly.

    0 ITB.

  18. Jerryblock
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Please RMT !!

    Pope / Heaton
    Robertson / VVD / Zinch / Taylor / Lundstram
    Salah / Sterling / Fraser / Trossard / Dendoncker
    King / Rashford / Murray

    Thanks