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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Deeney breaks the net

    No assist, I think.

    Brilliant from Sarr.

  2. Bada Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    #HoweOut

  3. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Deeney G

  4. BNMC
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sarr double assist. Buying very soon.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Capoue A

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        More likely no assist. But still good play from Sarr.

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Doucouré assist

    • Niho992
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Will Wilson ever score again?

      1. Bada Bing
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        My guess would be no.

      2. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Harry yes, not so sure about Callum though...

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ok time to get Sarr

    • Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Worst assist ever 😀

    • Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Could've got Deeney instead of DCL!

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If KDB doesn't play I get Dendoncker off the bench and Vardy's points doubled. Not sure if I want him to play or not!

      1. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 14 days ago

          For sure you'd be hoping for a benching, won't happen though

      2. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bournemouth are sad.

      3. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        DEEEENEYYYY

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Doucouressential A

      5. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Genuinely never seen a worst team in the last 10 years in the prem than this Bournemouth side. They deserve to be in the Championship

      6. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Argh minus 1pt for Ramsdale 🙁

      7. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No assist given yet...

      8. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Never an assist

      9. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        That'll be a Doucoure assist won't it

        1. PocketZola
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          F this game

        2. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Or was it capoue, whoever sarr originally passed to

      10. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thats not an assist.

      11. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sarr only owned by 1.1%... lovin it

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The love the fact Doucoure got an assist?

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He didn’t get an assist mate for the second

            1. Zlatanzo
                1 month, 14 days ago

                🙁

          3. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Surely no assist

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              It is if Doucouré touched it last. Never a Sarr assist

          4. T.Henry14
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Spurs fans, who is better asset in Kane's absent, Dele or Son or maybe Lucas Moura?

            1. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Pretty sure the response will be none of them

          5. BNMC
              1 month, 14 days ago

              3-0???

              1. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                0-2

            • Zladan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              How’ve they given that assist to Doucoure?! hahaha

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                He shot and rebound scored...

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Will be removed.

              3. mynameisq
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Clearance hit him and fell to deeney

            • seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Ramsdale being ruled out of this game looks like a blessing in disguise

            • Nightcrawler
                1 month, 14 days ago

                No assist obviously

                Deeney wasnt the intended target

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Rebound scored.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I meant for sarr

                  2. Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No assist for sarr obviously*

                  3. Vpan
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A) Rashford + Tammy + Grealish-> Ings + DCL + Salah -4 (keep Martial)

                    B) Rashford + Martial -> Ings + Salah (no United)

                    C) Tammy + Rico -> Ings + Robertson (keep 2 United)

                    D) Soy -> Robertson (upgrade with no major changes)

                  4. Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Time to get Doucoure! A goal and assist!

                  5. Annie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    People saying Sarr assist actually watching?

                    1. FPL Pillars
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Day dreaming

                  6. Ha.
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Don’t get Dourcoure they said

                    1. Zlatanzo
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Been recommending all week to people on here, subtle brag... don't own though

                    2. Big Troy Deeney
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      they laughed at me for getting deeney and richarlison

                      1. JamieNumber4
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        That wasn't why they were laughing at you.