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Rico benched as Ramsdale misses out through injury

The penultimate match of Gameweek 22 sees two sides battling to avoid relegation meet at the Vitality Stadium.

Watford and Bournemouth are in contrasting shape.

The Cherries were bottom of the form table heading into this clash, based on results over the previous ten Gameweeks.

Since Nigel Pearson took charge at Vicarage Road, however, Watford have lost just once – and that defeat came at runaway leaders Liverpool.

Unsurprisingly, the Hornets boss has kept changes to a minimum and both of his alterations are enforced: the suspended Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) and the injured Kiko Femenia (£4.2m) are replaced by Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) and Adam Masina (£4.3m).

The team news from the home dressing room will affect more Fantasy managers.

Diego Rico (£4.2m), the only player in either squad who can boast a double-digit ownership in Fantasy Premier League at present, is only among the substitutes, with the fit-again Nathan Ake (£4.8m) taking his place at left-back.

Adam Smith (£4.3m) also makes a sooner-than-expected return from injury and replaces Chris Mepham (£4.3m), who was ruled out for 12 weeks on Friday.

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m), himself owned by over 6% of FPL bosses, misses out with a minor injury and is replaced by Mark Travers (£4.2m) between the posts.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m), without an FPL attacking return since Gameweek 7 but on the scoresheet last weekend in the FA Cup, is joined up front by Dominic Solanke (£5.2m).

Ben Foster (£4.9m) has three clean sheets in his last six league matches (albeit all at home) and was the most-bought player from either side in the run-up to Gameweek 22.

Just over 70,000 prescient FPL managers shipped out Rico, who had accumulated only 18 points over the previous ten Gameweeks.

Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), who has four attacking returns in as many Gameweeks, is Watford’s most-owned outfield player within the top 10k, sitting in 2.55% of these elite squads.


Bournemouth XI: Travers, Francis, S. Cook, Ake, A. Smith, H. Wilson, Gosling, Lerma, Fraser, C. Wilson, Solanke.

Watford XI: Foster, Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina, Chalobah, Capoue, Sarr, Doucouré, Deulofeu, Deeney.

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1,286 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    3-0 pereryra no assist

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Gray assist

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Deeney assist

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Oops, when did Gray come on? Must have been when I was having a slash 😀

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 11 days ago

      seriously 3-0 and Deulofeu has nothing -_-

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Clearly Gray

  2. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pereyra G

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Howe is finished.

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      People actually hyped him up, lol.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      doubt it

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He is fraud anyway

  4. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    VAR check

  5. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    For KDB owners not captaining, is 1 assist about right? So captainers don't run away with it but still get something on non owners?

    Or does EO over 100% truly mean getting no enjoyment from watching the best player in the league?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I want as many points as possible

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Same here. Main ML rival has captained him which I guess is skewing my judgement.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Blank required.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you can't separate FPL from real life, sure.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Fair point. Although FPL does seem to have an influence on how I watch football these days. Not that it's a good thing.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you didnt cap you want him to get a yellow card and get subbed off before 60. Unless you are low ranked. Around 500k+ and below he has less than 100% EO

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This kind of stuff is a bit much, it's only FPL

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          failed reply to the post^

    5. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Depends on EO below your rank I guess

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        True. Guess EO is theoretical and it impacts everyone slightly differently.

    6. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That is for top 10K, no? lower ORs can enjoy, I guess.

    7. bialk
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      112% EO in top 10k.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Barely over 100. Let's see some goals!

    8. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Just try to enjoy any attacking points he gets today

    9. nerd_is_the_werd
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I reckon something like 8 points would be a solid return for non-captainers.

      Don't want him scoring too highly to punish captains.

    10. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The latter I think but correct me if I'm wrong

    11. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Check table at the bottom of this page https://www.livefpl.net/rank_tiers

      Only if you're below 800K that you need KDB returns

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice one. Cheers. Haven't seen that table before. Good information.

  6. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wish I had Pukki and Cantwell for next week.

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Howe out by tomorrow then

  8. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rico starters the real winners here.

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      this.

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Cantwell essential next week

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pukki in the oxygen chamber getting that hammy done for that

  10. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thats the performance of a side going down, fire sale incoming

  11. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Start 1:

    Cantwell (BOU)
    or
    Mane (MNU)

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is that even a question

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I would bench both tbf

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is the question who will score a hatty? Its both btw.

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bournemouth players' lack of effort has been embarrassing. They owe their manager an apology.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What manager?

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Manager will be out the door by the morning, forget apologies...

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      They dont have manager

  13. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FOOOOSTER

  14. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bournemouth won’t sack Howe

    1. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      They'll go down with Norwich then

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The injury list is horrible, they should be backing Howe in the transfer window by bringing in some players to give him a chance to stay up.

  15. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Cantwell or vardy cap next week?

  16. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Damn I’m benching Cantwell next week hate bench points

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Cantwell and maupay hauls in the next 2 weeks. Bourne are shockingggg... Did people end up punting on Callum Wilson? Haha

  18. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ramsdale to macarthy.
    Yes or anybother option
    Money no issue

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes him or Foster perhaps

  19. BNMC
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I want to start Cantwell next week but will have to bench Alli, Grealish, or DCL!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Donkey all day.

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Alli

  20. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Whatever Nigel is being paid.......... it aint enuf

  21. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Need to get a Norwich attacker for next weekend now.

    Cantwell, methinks.

  22. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Did Gerarrd look good today? Unlucky not to be in the points?

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would have had points if he bothered to pass

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Sidibe still a good pick?

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ignore Doucoure at your peril. Outscoring Sarr again!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Should have told before this GW 😀

  25. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I hate this game

    1. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Football or FPL? 🙂

      1. AD2110
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sterling (C) 🙁

        Extremely unlucky last 4/5 game weeks

  26. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Agueeerrrooooooo!!!!!

    Just practicing.

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      ban

  27. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lauras nicked Troys hat

  28. Areid13
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Good WC team?

    Henderson
    TAA VVD Lundstram Soyuncu
    Mane KDB Martial
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    Martin Cantwell Dendoncker Kelly

  29. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I will play Cantwell over Martial.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Same.