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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. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How s Callum looking?

    1. Bada Bing
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I didn't even see him on the field tbh. Taxi for Howe...?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He started the game ?
      😉

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Callum? Who?

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ohh ffs why did i bring him 😀

  2. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What the hell happened to Wilson and Fraser?

    No goals or assist in last 15 gws for Calum Wilson

    2 assists in last 17 gws for Fraser

    Remarkable demise given the great fpl assets they were last season

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stopped playing long-ball football that was the key to their success. Fraser wants to leave.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bournemouth got found out half way through last season and they started to slow down.

      Wilson started well FPL-wise this season but had some incredible luck!

      Confidence absolutely shot too.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Funny how Media was raving about Eddie Howe.

        He's getting found out

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I don't like this comment. He's a brilliant manager. Not many people can stay amazing for such a long time - there's bound to be some sort of drop off at some point. Bournemouth have been punching above their weight for years because of him!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah, have to agree, he has worked wonders for the club...anybody that understands the game knows this but far too many love to kick people when they're down unfortunately, it's human nature I guess! Bournemouth have been dreadful of late though and very good chance that they'll go down!

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Unfortunately for Bournemouth they don't play Chelsea again until GW28

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Perfect for the blank

  4. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best moves for gw 24

    A. Son, Rash ----- Salah, Ings
    B. Son, Abraham --- Salah, Ayew
    C. Abraham, Rico ---- Dcl, Vvd
    D. Abraham, Rico --- Ings, Gomez

    Pope, Martin
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Kelly, Rick
    Mane, Son, Kdb, Traore, Dendoker
    Abraham, Rashford, Vardy

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  5. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you WC this:

    Fab* Button
    Trent Soy Lund Aurier* Rico*
    Mane Kdb Grealish Cantwell* Martial
    Vardy Ings Auba*

    To this:

    Martin Guaita
    Dunk Trent Soy Lund Lascelles
    Salah Mane KdB Sarr Grealish
    Vardy Ings Ayew

    - Only 1FT to sort out mess and get Salah in

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    2. MidTableFantasy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd take a -8 for this if math works out before hitting the WC button:

      Fab > Anybody (hit justified to have starting GK)
      Auba > Greenwood (To get in Salah)
      Cantwell > Salah (DGW should justify a hit)

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The above looks good.

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ty!!

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Just tried, but -0.1 off

  6. MidTableFantasy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA Soy Lund
    KDB Martial Mane Alli Maddison
    Ings Vardy

    A) Soy + Martial > VVD + Richarlison
    B) Alli + Martial > Salah + Sarr

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

  7. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which way do you currently plan to triple up on LIV for dgw24?
    I own TAA & Salah.

    To get Mane, I'll have to sacrifice Rashford & Martial who play BUR(h) in that gw. Not ideal considering BUR's current state.
    Going for Robertson instead, allows to keep Rashford but sell Martial which feels ok.
    Another option would be to sell Rashford & get Firmino, but I think Robertson is a better pick than the Brazilian.

    What do you think?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Robertson better than Bobby agree...I sold Martial and held Rashford on WC..going Trent, Salah, Mane as they are head and shoulders the best team in the land and their upcoming fixture run is gold!

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Already tripled up with Rob, Trent and Mo

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Snap

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Going Salah, Robbo & Trent

  8. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What position is doucoure playing?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks like support striker to me. Lol.

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      CAM

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Box to box, right up with Deeney when attacking, back helping at the other end.

      Monster!

    4. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Everywhere

    5. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lundstram position

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Everywhere 😀

    7. Leander the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      On paper : CM
      In reality : poacher

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Get one!

    A. CHO
    B. Trossard
    C. Fleck
    D. Doucoure

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      D

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      S)arr ?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A if Pulisic is out for long

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only got 6m

      3. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Too expensive I guess

    3. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      CHO is a trap

    4. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Got Fleck (on my bench)

  10. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Aguero hatrick please
    Aguero hatrick please
    Aguero hatrick please

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Legend has it that if you see it 3 times like this...Aguero spontaneously combusts

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lol
        That was my exact thinking

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          😉

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      *kdb

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Benched

      2. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Or blank hopefully

  11. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How does this look?

    McCarthy
    TAA | Digne | Lundstram
    Salah | Mane | KdB | Martial | Cantwell
    Vardy | Ings

    Martin | Greenwood | 4.3 def | 4.2 def

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice

  12. Gazza2000
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this lot ? need a 3rd Liverpool player and leaning towards Mane but not sure how to get him in...

    2 FT 1.7 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Dunk
    Salah KDB Martial Maddison
    Abraham Ings Vardy

    Button, Lundstram, Rico, Dendoncker

    a) Martial, Abraham and Martial to Mane, Sarr and DCL
    b) Abraham and Martial to Mane and Greenwood ( play 442 )
    c) Rico and Martial to Robertson and Grealish

    Other ideas are welcome 🙂

  13. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    8 of my 10 players returned this weekend 5+ more points and I still get a red arrow.

    What the actual F.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No Rashford?

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I own Rashford

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rico to an Everton defender?

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ues

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        *yes

  15. Sailboats
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hopefully they sack Howe tonight and appoint Big Sam. Then I don't have to sell Rico

  16. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sidibe or Digne? Was so much clearer when Sidibe was OOP

    1. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I own Sidibe
      Wish I went Digne

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sidibe will be OOP in games the ‘tougher’/away games, not great for FPL.

      Digne has more routes to points, worth the extra for me.

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Holgate. Low investment, low expectations from a team like Everton.

      1. Reiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This.

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I went sidibe and quite content despite preferring digne

    5. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne for me

  17. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who do you think the 3 teams to go down will be?

    Norwich
    Bournemouth
    Burnley

    1. BNMC
        1 month, 12 days ago

        My heart tells me Villa stays up and Burnley aka Brexit FC goes down.
        My head tells me the opposite.

      • The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Villa instead of Burnley.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Villa for Burnley.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Agree

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I think grealish will be the difference of them going down or staying up. Plus they need a new striker

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Norwich Bournemouth Villa

      • Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I hope Bournemouth will relegate so we dont need to listen that Edie Howe is good manager

      • Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I hope this

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What's a better duo for GW24?
      1) Rashford and Doucoure
      2) Maddison and DCL

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        1

    3. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any early news about City lineup?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jamie Jackson hasn’t mentioned anything, yet.

        1. The gospel according to Mar…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Poor guy. He will never be allowed to forget that will he.

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Ever!

    4. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish or Sarr on wildcard?

      1. Gazza2000
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Grealish

        1. The Royal Robin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sarr has returned 29 points over 5 GW's in a pretty crap team. That shouldn't be sniffed at though.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jack grealish

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Grealish

      4. RoryzonderR
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tough call but maybe Sarr because playing in better team

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fabianski to Ryan or McCarthy this week?

      Fabianski
      TAA - Soy - Lundy
      Salah - Mane - Maddison - KDB
      Vardy - Ings - Maupay

      Button Traore Kelly Rico

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I went for McCarthy

      2. Gazza2000
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ryan

      3. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same situation. I will pick Ryan. Good fixtures and Button as back up if anything happens.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Good point on the button backup. Cheers

    6. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Top10 overall have already played their captains. Come on KdB(C) 20 pointer please!!!!!

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How many in Top 10k have c KDB?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          18% or so

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            So not devastating for NON cappers if he gets a brace

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Are you 11th?

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Soon

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I´m not 182k atleast

      3. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Like you care about the top 10 😀

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I will be there soon

        2. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Link your team bro

    7. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Solanke. This is his 29 game for Bournemouth in the league. 0 goals. 20 milion.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lingard Part 2?

        1. Klein
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Linguard will be monster when he hits the age. Just need few more years and few more.

      2. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jordan Ibe's figures don't look too clever either. Liverpool really took Bournemouth to the cleaners.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Consistently is key!

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        rubbish player!

    8. Froes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      is aguero playing ??

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Find out in 24 mins

    9. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sarr last 5 games; 2 goals and 3 assists.

      1. Relaxing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Keep it coming

    10. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This reminds me of when you had to sit through a crap B film before the main event. 😐

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who do you have, kdb/Grealish?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          KDBC

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Same, but not c... Good luck!

      2. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        PPVs

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oh Sarr.

    12. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think I have to WC. To get salah in, I have to go Auba > someone I don't really want and my defence is atrocious.

      Last season stats showed WCing early was effective so hopefully it's the same this season. If I don't WC now, it'll only be in 2/3 weeks time anyway so I think it's time tbh.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I wildcarded today and brought in Salah, Mane, Maddison, Son and Ings...feels good but time will tell 🙂

    13. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What a chance by Sarr.

    14. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I have 2 FT, no big issue other than Rico and maybe Martial (at least for this week). What would you do?

      A) Rico > Stephens and roll the other FT
      B) Martial > 8.7 (no standout player for now, suggestions welcome) and roll the other FT
      C) A and B together for free
      D) Other

      Ryan
      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
      Salah Mane KDB Martial
      Vardy Ings DCL
      Button Dendo Kelly Rico
      2 FT 1.0 ITB

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You would want Martial for GW 24, so A