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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. SHUTUPHEATHER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone else got D Silva as a differential or just me ?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just you

      1. SHUTUPHEATHER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Great.

  2. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Hope for a Rico appearance.. Ake limping.

  3. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How did Doucoure get the assist? Not watching and goal summary does not even mention him, just Sarr crossing.

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sarr crossed to doucoure who went for a shot, Bournemouth defender blocked/ cleared the cross but cleared it onto doucoure and then it fell to deeney who buried it.

      1. Skalla
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks, hopefully Sarr gets one more return but good that he is involved again!

  4. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any chance for Rico to get in?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The bath afterwards.

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    With so many injuries Bournemouth need to sign a couple of players in January to have any chance of staying up.

  6. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    3 min till meltdown

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Both goals down the BOU left.

    There could be life left in Rico!

  8. The Sociologist
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Surely we have to play Cantwell at home to this rabble next week?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, hoping Pukki is fit as this will help Cantwell for potential goals and assists

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah, playing instead of Martial

    • Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      deeney is a bad picked they said

      1. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        easy game vs spurs next too

        1. st4rty
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Captain material.

      2. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Don’t copy me they said

        1. Big Troy Deeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Don’t copy me they said

        1. Big Troy Deeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          never once doubted deeney... was hacked maybe

        2. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          whats your point?

          1. Big Troy Deeney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            tell em pumpkinhead

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            before the game he wanted to sell Deeney, after the game he is on here lauding it as if he is some FPL god because he owns Deeney in the face of people maybe saying he shouldn’t own him lol 😉

      3. dark91
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I got him in for Kane this week and I am quite happy with it

      4. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        😉

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      More goals in it.
      Sarr should get another return

      1. st4rty
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pref a goal.

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He better

      3. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Any manager that would buy Philip Billing hasn't a clue.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Another overhyped English youngster...

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Danish

      4. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bournemouth really missing Callum Wilson

      5. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Best Rico replacement under 4.5:

        A) Williams (4.0)
        B) Stephens (4.3)
        C) Holgate (4.4)
        D) Cathcart (4.3)
        E) Tanganga (4.0)
        F) Other

        (No SHU, BHA or CPL)

        1. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          C

        2. Celt Abroad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Stephens.

        3. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Holgate

        4. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          F - Ward

        5. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Probably C

      6. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Dourcoure the casual darling strikes again

          Mili the only bigger casual troll in the league

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He's a tank.
            Hopefully United try n get him and sell that fraud Paul Pogba (Bruno Doucore Fred midfield 3 😮 )

          2. Zlatanzo
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Not a casual darling anymore, playing very high up

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No Rico today.

            Starters actually getting points for his spot this GW.

          4. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No Rico cameo then

          5. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No Rico today

          6. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Want Sarr, not worth a -4 to get for moura is it?

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              sure, why not ?

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Spurs have watford and Norwich next 🙁

            2. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              No

            3. Reiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Not nearly

            4. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Well he’s doing more than Moura mate haha

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Everybody is ahaha! Getting him over grealish has been a nightmare!

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

              I'll probably sell him soon, you can have mine.

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                For who?

          7. Nightcrawler
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Aurier in for rico

              At least no negative points this week

            • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Lucky Rico owners getting all the luck

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Kelly coming off my bench 😎

            • DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sterlin' D:

            • Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy, Rodrigo, D Silva (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, G Jesus, Aguero

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                No sterling

              2. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Damn. No Sterlimg.

            • potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              No sterling.

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Sterling benched.

              KDB starts.

              Aguero, Jesus, Mahrez front three.

              1. Hybrid.power
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                KDB assists everyone today

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Hooray!

              3. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Annoyed I didn't punt on Mahrez, but never mind!

            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              ⚽ Team News 📰
              AVL: Nyland, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Douglas Luiz, Taylor, Drinkwater, Hourihane, El Mohamady, Grealish, El Ghazi
              Subs: Kalinic, Chester, Guilbert, Lansbury, Trézéguet, Indiana Vassilev, Nakamba

              MCI: Ederson, Fernandinho, Stones, Rodrigo, Mendy, David Silva, De Bruyne, Cancelo, Jesus, Mahrez, Agüero
              Subs: Bravo, Otamendi, Walker, Bernardo Silva, Gündogan, Sterling, Foden

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Sterling benched!

              2. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Is that a Grealish striker I see

              3. Zladan
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Dilva and KDB start!!!

              4. Dont give a fuchs
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Scenes

              5. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                My captain Sterling benched. Another great news this GW

                1. Zlatanzo
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Who's your vice? Could possibly not come on if CIty dominate

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Vardy

                  • Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Same here, I knew the risks with his performance and how Aguero and Jesus were benched and change in formation but still went for it. Now I want him to stay firmly there rather that the obligatory 1min as have Rashford Captain.

                2. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I wish I had Rico today. Williams not coming from the bench. Plenty getting Donker points?

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I should have bought Sarr a few weeks ago like I threatened to. Would have been a good Son replacement