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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. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Best 4.4m defender option for the next 5 or 6 weeks? Already got Kelly, Rico and Lundy

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      I’m going for Williams. (Utd)

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

      Stephens - Southampton

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Holgate

    4. Jamizz
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Holgate of course

    5. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Holgate

    6. Stef rocks
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Holgate by far, but get him asap before his price rice

    7. Arron Wan Bissaka Nil
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      seems fairly unanimous, cheers guys 🙂

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Pukki back for next week? Lol

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      TC.

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Want him but after that game fixtures are dreadful

  3. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    I bet Deeney and Pearson have aggressive angry sex.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      😆

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Jesus

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

      Orgy for the title next season.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Whatever makes them happy with each other!

    5. tm245
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      The grav-comment combination is a bit unsettling here.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      With Sarr tied up in closet being forced to listen for refusing to look Pearson DIRECTLY in the eyes whilst coming off

    7. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Just hope poor Deloufeu dosn’t drop in....

    8. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      With each other or with their respective partners?

  4. Stef rocks
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    I didnt have balls to get Kun and cap him for -4 and already regret it. I have a gut feeling i will regret it even more after full time 🙁

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Hopefully KdB will have a field day today.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      I own Aguero and didnt have the balls to captain him. 0 captainpoints last GW put the fear in me.

      1. Stef rocks
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Obviously Bad decision not captain him

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Lesbiavenue then City

  6. fplking14
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Deeney or Delofeu?

    1. BNMC
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Deeney's on penalties

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Doucoure

        1. fplking14
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          What position does he play?

      • Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Deeney

    2. BNMC
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Must. Play. Cantwell.
        Must. Bench. Alli.
        No, this is not a kneejerk.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Correct decision.

          Now watch Callum Wilson troll us all!

      • Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Rebecca Lowes is awesome.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          NBC’s coverage is so good

          Rebecca, the two Robbie & Kyle are a great team

          Although Robbie Mustoe can be difficult to listen to, small price to pay for the overall package

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            BBC should sign her up for MOTD.

            Sky should then pay more for her to front Sunday programme.

            Better than any of the presenters we have.

      • sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Need Sterling to come on to block rival's rashford VC. He should come on right?

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Think so

      • Atimis
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Who is a better option Grealish or Richa?

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Grealish imo

        2. Londongeezaa
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Rich for me.

      • Horlicks esq.
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        I need to make a transfer.

        I have 2 Liverpool and 0 W.Ham.

        A) Vardy > Firmino
        B) Maddison > Fornals
        C) KDB & Abraham > Salah & Calvert Lewin

        1. Bruno BaNani
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          C if you must

          1. Horlicks esq.
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            That’s the long way around. I have 2FT and I hate wasting one.

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

          None of them I like

        3. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          All bad options mate

      • SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        First clean sheet clean sweep of the season (I think) thanks to Benny F

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Doucoure 5.6m, last 3 gws: 6 9 14

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

          Different position or lucky?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Lucky? Three gws now ... will have a look at the stats later

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Position

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Didnt look lucky the way he played today. Very involved in the attacking, willing to get into the box all the time.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 3 hours ago

              He did really well at 10 last season too before he started playing deeper again iirc.

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

              Didn't see it, ta

      • FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        I am mad to consider playing Cantwell (NOR) and benching Jiménez (sou)? 🙂

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I think it's a good idea to play Cantwell.
          Not a great idea to bench Jimenez.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Bench someone else, Southampton plays quite open football at home, Jimenez is likely to get some chances.

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Nope... If Cantwell is playing himself then he's bound to haul :p

      • Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Rank these please (for mid term, maybe 6-8 games)

        A) DCL
        B) Maupay
        C) Haller
        D) Deeney
        E) Ayew

      • TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Sterling captainers unite

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          🙁

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          About that...

        3. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Either he comes soon or doesnt come at all... At least I got my VC on Martial

          1. BAMBAA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Like last gw?

        4. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Will do when they come come too.

        5. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          This didn't age well

      • Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Alli, Aurier to Sarr, Robo? Bench Martial?

        Hendo
        TAA Perreira Robo
        Sarr Mane KDB Cantwell
        Vardy Maupay ings
        (Martin, Martial, Lund, rico)

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Great moves

      • Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Maddison with 8 blanks in 11, yet I'm still reluctant to get rid..

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I am keeping him for next 2 and then will reassess (probably ditch)

        2. Londongeezaa
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Same boat, but mainly because of lack of decent options elsewhere. Doucoure on the radar now.

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

          I'm holding for next 2 anyways. If Leicester's poor form continues then the Leicester triple up has to go and Maddison the most likely for tge chop.

        4. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I chose to lose him this GW for Salah. I’m sure I’ll regret it!

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Brandon Williams or Kiko Femenia?

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Kiko

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Kiko isn't even fit. Masina had a good game.

            Williams of the two, but consider Stephens (SOU).

        2. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Kiko if you want someone nailed

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Nailed to what?

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          If Brandon plays midweek him.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        The more you see Doucoure's 'assist'. 😆

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Didn’t he shoot?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            He tried to shoot. Possibly a swing and a miss.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 3 hours ago

              If he shot, his rebound was scored.

              Or he was last Watford player to touch it.

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Did the ball touch his feet?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 3 hours ago

              Was he the last to touch before Deeney?

              1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 3 hours ago

                Thats what I'm not sure of. Even in slow motion it doesn't look like ball touched his feet.

                Sarr crossed the ball and Doucoure tried to shoot but felt like the ball touched BOU defender and not Doucoure

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 3 hours ago

                  Yeah Sky only showing 1 angle so not sure.

                  It’s not a Sarr assist no matter what, any touch from Doucoure and he’ll keep it.

                  1. Skonto Rigga
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 3 hours ago

                    Bournemouth defender attempts to clear Sarr's cross, takes a slight deflection off Doucoure's leg and falls to Deeney. Great vision.

      • BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Travers-ty will be dropped, but Ramsdale or Boruc next game?

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Begovic

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            He's going to Milan.

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

            Moved to Milan

      • DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        As a De Bruyne non captainer do I want him to haul or not?

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Not

        2. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Depends where do you stand?

          If in top 100k probably you dont want a haul cause everybody has him and those who have captained him will benefit more.

          1. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            30 K so no haulage required.

        3. teddypicker
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Ofc not, anyone without KDB isn't a rival

        4. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          You hope for a red card and penalty miss.

        5. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I'd be happy with 8 points. Anymore will be annoying as he outscores my captain then and those who have captained will gain a lot more.

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Need Aguero/Jesus injury on warm up to Sterling start

      • BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Anyone considering any West Ham players for the double GW?

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Staying clear

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

          Fabianski owners will be getting Martin, I’m sure.

        3. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Wanted Flappy for save points, but that didn't go too well. Ignoring them now.

        4. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Unless you are happy with 4 points, I wouldn’t.

      • TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Sterling staying in bench gives me a 15 point boost. Go figure.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Vardy v©
          Ings 1st sub

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Dendo second sub. First sub, Rico, no show

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

          Most he’s given you this season? Bar GW1.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            He gave me 17 * 2 when he was benched for the Watford fixture!

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 3 hours ago

              Lundstram off the bench too 😎

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Expect second half cameo

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Ty

      • Abra Dubravka
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        For 3rd Liverpool player (already have TAA and Mane):

        A) Robbo, Maddison, Jimenez?
        B) Dunk, Salah, Ayew?

        Won’t always need to play all 3.

      • SpiritRising
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Can't wait to get rid of sterling next week. He's been a nightmare to own and by far my biggest mistake this year. Not so much his own output but having him prevented me having rashford or vardy.

      • Jamizz
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        WAT had only 9 points from 16 games but have garnered 13 points from the last 6 games. Incredible stuff from Pearson. Docoure In the last 3 games 6,9,14 points too.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Pearson’s team won the Prem with Leics.

      • Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Sooo, am I the only Mahrez owner here?

        1. Londongeezaa
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Wait till he delivers you some points, and you will no doubt hear from the others

        2. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Summed up by your username 😉

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Only allowed to brag after the match.

        4. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I'm (S)ilva

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Lads, how do you start Cantwell (BOU) in here?

        Hendo
        Lundstram TAA Holgate
        Salah Mane KdB Grealish
        Vardy(c) Ings DCL

        McGovern | Cantwell Soy Rico

        2FT 0.1inb

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          For DCL

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            DCL looks like a trap

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 3 hours ago

              Yeah, he defo gonna score if I bench him.

        2. Nüno Vippan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          My gut says kdb will rest against palace cause in 3 days there is another gw. So you are ok

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            In that case, I'd be more willing to sell KdB for Son coz, I have no idea what to do with my 2 FTs. 🙄

        3. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Grealish

        4. Skalla
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Pep will prob bench KdB to make it easier, so just keep him 1st sub.