The Promoted

Assessing Ismaila Sarr and Watford’s midfielders and forwards upon FPL return

Our series on the newly promoted Premier League sides continues with a look at Watford’s midfielders and forwards.

We have already assessed the Hornets’ defence, with focus now moving to some of their key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players who operate higher up the pitch.

We previously ran the rule over Norwich City’s backline and attack, with a profile of top-flight rookies Brentford to follow in the coming days.

FPL price reveal and launch reaction from three-time top 200 finisher Lateriser 1

WHAT IS WATFORD’S GOALSCORING POTENTIAL?

Watford’s defence assessed ahead of FPL return in 2021/22 3

Watford return to the Premier League as the Championship runners-up but could boast only the sixth-best attacking record in the second tier of English football, having scored a modest 63 goals in their 46 league fixtures.

Brentford (79), Norwich City (75), Bournemouth (73), Cardiff City (66) and Blackburn Rovers (65) all found the back of the net more often than the Hornets last season and their success was largely built on a solid defence that conceded just 30 goals, a record-equalling total in the Championship as we know it now.

Given that they were rarely free-scoring and created the ninth-fewest chances across the division, Watford’s attacking potential does seem somewhat limited.

Another consideration is that nearly one in six of their goals arrived from the penalty spot: across the campaign they converted 10 spot-kicks, more than any other side.

WATFORD’S CHAMPIONSHIP TOP GOALSCORERS 2020/21:

Sarr13
João Pedro 9
Deeney7
Gray, Sema5
Chalobah, Cleverley 4

However, despite some underwhelming attacking numbers, Watford do start with an appealing run and sit top of our Season Ticker for ease of fixture in Gameweeks 1-7:

It’s also worth bearing in mind that Xisco did up the goal output upon his appointment, with predecessor Vladimir Ivic chiefly culpable for the shortage:

GamesGoalsGoals per game
Watford under Ivic20231.15
Watford under Xisco26401.54

Had Watford scored at that rate across the whole of 2020/21, they would have hit around 71 goals – that’s still short of what Brentford and Norwich managed.

From February onwards, the new manager set the Hornets up in a balanced 4-3-3 formation, with the aim of getting their wingers on the ball as often as possible. 

As a result, the wide areas are where most of their attacking threat stems from, which is where our assessment of Watford’s midfielders and forwards begins.

MIDFIELDERS

Ismaila Sarr (£6.0m) is the most expensive Watford player listed in FPL, and for good reason.

The Hornets’ Player of the Season finished as the club’s top scorer last year with 13 goals, and also provided four assists. 

He racked up 86 goal attempts and 57 shots in the box, more than any other team-mate, and ranked second for key passes (42).

Playing on the right of Muñoz’s 4-3-3, Sarr looks like the go-to pick for FPL managers next season, should Watford prove to be more of an attacking force than they were in the Championship.

On the other flank, Swedish winger Ken Sema (£5.5m) also established himself as a regular and impressed. He combined five goals with five assists, and was the Hornets’ top creator with 51 key passes.

Outside of the wingers, there isn’t too much to get excited about from a Fantasy perspective, but Tom Cleverley (£5.0m) led by example in the engine room and will be pushing for a starting place again, while Will Hughes (£5.0m) played more of a deep-lying midfield role at the base of Watford’s midfield three:

Above: Will Hughes’ touch heatmap 2020/21, via Sofa Score

However, his future is still uncertain as negotiations have stalled over a new contract, with defensive midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah (£5.0m) in a similar position.

Other options include Philip Zinckernagel (£5.5m), who will aim to build on a good second half of the season and could offer value if he can establish himself in the starting XI. 

Domingos Quina (£4.5m) and Dan Gosling (£5.0m) will need others to leave before being handed first-team spots, and may move on loan, which also applies to youngsters Kwadwo Baah (£4.5m), Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (£4.5m) and Joseph Hungbo (£4.5m)

Of the new signings, Oghenekaro Peter Etebo (£4.5m) has arrived on loan from Stoke City and will compete for a defensive midfield role, while Imrân Louza (£5.5m) is a box-to-box midfielder who scored seven goals in 35 appearances last season at Nantes. He has played six times for the France under-21 side, which suggests there is plenty of potential, but of course will need time to adjust to Premier League football.

FORWARDS

Up front, the expectation is that Joshua King (£5.5m) will compete with Troy Deeney (£5.5m) for the no. 9 role. 

The last 12 months have not gone to plan for King as he had limited opportunities to impress at Everton, but he is an experienced striker who likes to run in behind and could be a useful FPL asset if he gets enough minutes; they’re aren’t many other viable forward options in the £5.5m-and-under price rung.

Club captain Deeney has scored 19 goals across his last two Premier League campaigns, and chipped in with seven despite injuries last season. He is also on penalties, but given his advancing years, it seems unlikely that he will be a week-in, week-out starter.

João Pedro (£5.5m) produced nine goals and two assists last term and is highly thought of, and like new signing Emmanuel Dennis (£5.0m), can play both centrally or in a wide position. The latter has featured in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Club Brugge, though it’s difficult to see exactly where he fits in given how many options Watford have in the forward department.

One interesting thing to note on the spot-kick front under Xisco: in the games when Deeney wasn’t on the pitch, the two players who won penalties – Pedro being one, Sarr the other – ended up taking them.

New signing Ashley Fletcher (£5.0m) has been brought in as a back-up option, which moves Andre Gray (£5.5m), Isaac Success (£5.0m) and Stipe Perica (£4.5m) further down the pecking order, and there is a distinct possibility they will all leave the club in the coming weeks.

Cucho Hernández (£5.0m), 22, is training with the first-team, and another youngster Adedapo Awokoya-Mebude (£4.5m), who signed as a free agent after leaving new Scottish champions Rangers, is likely to go out on loan.

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  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Son, Salah and Bruno in midfield looks awesome and that's the gwk 3 (c) sorted

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      This is what I am looking to start with, as well as TAA. It just means I'll have to rely on a 5.5 or 6.0 forward most likely as I am fixated on playing 3-4-3. But I am happy with my pricing template as it is now.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I have a flexible 442, 352 , but no TAA

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep doing the same.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Sanchez - Foster
        Robbo – Fofana – Ayling – White - Coady
        Bruno – Salah – ESR - Son - Gilmour
        Watkins - Toney – Bam

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          No Lamptey?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Fofana or Coady could be him and rotate with Ayling. Was just thinking about his next injury.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 4 hours ago

              Yeah I understand. I used my money different in defence, but both 5 cost the same

              Shaw, Digne, Coufal, White, Lamptey

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I like it, mine is similar except I have a cheaper 3rd striker in on order to afford Raphinha and TAA 🙂

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Yeah I looked at that but prefer the 7.5 and 8.0 strikers. So got Bam instead of Raph and punting on ESR.

            I could go Raph and Nacho with a 4.0 def.

            1. Jellyfish
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              Harrison and Nacho is another option

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Is Salah really worth 2.5m more than Son?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Don't think so but would rather start with Salah and have to downgrade to Son then start with Son and then upgrade if Salah goes point crazy. Starting with both though to avoid this headache haha

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Maybe not for the whole season, but Liverpool have great fixtures for the first 6.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      With or without captaincy?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        With (considering without you’ll get Bruno/Kane captaincy points instead)

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Then yes he is worth it

    4. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Rule number 1: Always go with Salah

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Top 7k last season without him for large stretched

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          *stretches

        2. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Surely youd want him for the good set of fixtures at the start?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Possibly - per below now toying with the idea of Salah & Greenwood instead of Bruno & Jota

    5. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Get both

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Kane, Son and Trent nailed in my team.

        So it’s Bruno or Salah

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Hamilton (c) starts!

  4. jimmy.floyd
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Best 4.5 def that is not Lamptey?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Ayling

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      White

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Him too

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Best 4.5 options are:

      White (Arsenal), Lamptey (Brighton), Ayling (Leeds), Fofana (Leicester) and Lowton (Burnley)

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I'm into the Lamptey/Ayling rotation.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Ditto

  5. sk24
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    A) Maddison + Grealish
    B) Son + Sarr

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  6. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    White is a waste of an Arsenal spot. Come GW4, people will be looking at Tierney, Pepe, Saka and ESR. Plus potentially Martinelli, whoever looks most nailed of Laca and Auba, and potentially the RB if one is looking a favourite for 4.5-5.0m. Not to mention Partey, who I think has genuine FPL potential for 5.0. A good place to spend 0.5 above baseline for a first sub or final playing midfielder, potentially.

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      IMHO!

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Arsenal, with no European football, ought to be challenging for a Top 4 place and if they finish outside the Top 6 it will be a failure.

      Probably the only excuse I would accept for that failure is if half the first team pick up season-ending injuries early in the season.

      The FA Cup and EFL Cup are distractions that Arsenal should not be concerned with.

      Leno
      Bellerin White Gabriel Tierney
      Partey Lokonga
      Pepe Smith-Rowe Saka
      Aubameyang

      If Aarons is signed from Norwich then Bellerin can be sold.

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        That's not a top 4 side or even close to it

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          6th or 7th at best I reckon

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Lol

      3. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Stay on topic please

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I can't imagine anybody wanting 3 Arsenal players.

      I don't think he's a waste, he's a bit uninspiring though without a high ceiling.... but not many 4.5 options are...

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Can't imagine it? Interesting limitation you have there...

        Uninspiring, yes. Luckily, you're not forced to own a 4.5m defender. You can set up your team how you like. Although I do think there are more inspiring options out there at 4.5m.

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          You said White is a waste of an Arsenal spot. Then you list Tierney as the only other defender. It's feasible people may want an Arsenal double up at the back.... but to suggest Pepe, Saka, ESR - so you think people will want 3 Arsenal mids, or 2 with Tierney?

          Maybe my imagination isn't that good, but even with what you've suggested, to say White is a 'waste' at 4.5 is wide of the mark isn't it?

          I won't be considering an Arsenal triple up, unless we go back in time to 2009/10 and they have Cesc, RVP and Vermaelen.

          Brave to predict that after 3 games people will be scrambling to get them in this season.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Agreed, I think he is overly optimistic, it will probably take 6 weeks for the svramble to start

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            A waste of an Arsenal spot. I'm quite clear. That's 3 Arsenal players you're allowed from any position at any price.

            No mention of scrambling; I said people will be looking at these players.

            Come on. Think and be fair.

            1. kevchenko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              I think, if you think and are fair, you'd say White isn't a 'waste' of a spot? 🙂

    4. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Could be a cheap route into their defence for clean sheets and potential BPS of they keep their good defensive stats. I'll be looking at Tierney & or Pepe from gw 4

  7. Union_Jacks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Sanchez, Steele
    Trent, Cancelo, Digne, Wan B, White
    Salah, Havertz, Jota, Raphinha, Gilmour
    DCL, Watkins, Toney

    1.0m itb

    Thoughts?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Needs a another captain option imo. Wouldn't rely that heavily on Havertz

      1. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah that’s true, okay for first two weeks

  8. Desange
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    RMT

    Foster, Sanchez

    AWB, Fofana, Manquillo, Lamptey, Ayling

    Salah, Fernandes, ESR, Raphina, Bissouma

    Kane, Wilson, Watkins

    Thanks,

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Would be scared to go without TAA. That guy can ruin your season and is easy to downgrade

  9. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Thoughts in this team? What would you change?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Lamptey
    Salah Bruno Jota Raphina
    DCL Watkins Toney
    ___
    Steele Ayling Gilmour Manquillo

    0.5 itb

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Looks great, Kane/Son only notable absentees, but you can’t have them all

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Not to worried about leaving them out unless Kane moves to City

        1. Tango74
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            I can understand why people put Steele in squad if Sanchez not played

            But this would mean if you had Lampty to get a Brighton attacked / midfielder you would need to do 2 transfers !

      2. Aurora Borealis?
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m pretty similar but decided to go with Robertson over Jota.

        Sanchez
        TAA - Robertson - Shaw - Lamptey
        Salah - Fernandes - Buendia
        DCL - Iheanacho - Antonio

        Foster - Bissouma - Manquilo - Gilmore

        Buendia will become Raphina after GW3

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Bruno & Jota
      Or
      Salah & Greenwood

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Salah + Bruno hehe.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I’ve convinced myself the winning team won’t have both….

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            You are wrong. I have both.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              Hehe, I think most do tbf

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Salah Greenwood

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Cheers

      3. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Salah Greenwood

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Even with Sancho signing?

          1. Union_Jacks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Personally think he’ll keep his spot with Rash out

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              Ah yes forgot Rash is out!

      4. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Jota could be gold until Firmino is fit to start

    3. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Do you have captainacy plans?

      I think one of my most consistent mistakes in FPL is not worrying enough about captaincy when planning. I think, to some degree, people are too stubborn in captaining specific players or positions when it comes to actually picking the captain each week, but when it comes to planning, it's something you obviously need to consider. With that in mind, I'm taking a look at alternatives to the standard Salah (perma-)captaincy for the beignning of the season, based on my current (potential) selections.

      1. Tienery/ESR (bre)
      2. Man City (NOR)
      3. Watkins (BRE)
      4. Arsenal (NOR) / Cavani (NEW)
      5. Man City (SOU)
      6. Stuck - unless I start with or buy Castagne (BUR) or Digne (NOR)

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m gonna go with my gut between Kane or Salah/Bruno on the gameweek, influencer somewhat by EO and who’s at home.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          *influenced

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          You have all this time to choose the team you think will get the most points in the opening portion of the season, and you're already planning to play reactively using non-points-related, fear-based decision-making!?

          (EO) 😉

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Taking the risks outside of captaincy choices 😉

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              Nope. The risk is picking thewrong player. You're increasing that risk by poor decision-making 😉

              It would make more sense to use a captaincy poll if you wanted to outsource your decision.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                That’s what I mean by EO - top of the polls nearly always is highest EO (from the realistic usual options anyway)

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Just about to post on this.

        Nacho is pencilled in very firmly for week 3 here. One of two players who are tied on in my squad and perfectly viable captain choice from last season. Watkins feels a reach IMO

      3. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Who is ESR?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Emile Smith-Rowe

      4. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        I'm targeting Palace, as I think they could fall apart this season, for the first two GWs
        1. Havertz
        2. Toney
        ...very panty I know but at least I've a plan right 😉

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          *punty (but I could be caught with my panties down)

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Salah and Bruno cover the first 2 GWs and GW5, and Son 3-4.

      5. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        How far ahead do people plan captaincies? I'm rubbish at it, except DGWs or Defenders

      6. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        One of Son, Salah or Bruno everyweek

        Gwk1 Salah (nor)
        Gwk2 Salah (BUR)
        Gwk3 Son (WAT)
        Gwk4 Bruno (NEW)
        Gwk5 Salah (CRY)
        Gwk6 Salah (bre)/Bruno (AST)
        Gwk7 Son (AST)
        Gwk8 Salah(new)
        Gwk9 Son (wsh)/DCL (WAT)
        Gwk10 Salah(BRI)

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          I count one Bruno there

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            He probably isn't worth having?

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            And Son has Palace that week

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

        “And then they started to recommend captaining Arsenal Defenders”

        “Sure Grandma, let’s get you to bed”

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Muahahaha

    4. 03farmboy
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Do people think traore could be a good option? Seems a good price for 6 mill

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Which one? No.

        1. 03farmboy
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          At wolves got a new manager hopefully will play regular

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Not with Buendia arriving, nailedness will be an issue

    5. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Anybody else have a feeling that Chelsea will batter Palace in GW1?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Ecen Viera is thinking that, so they will be very defensive

        1. jia you (The No BS League -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          haha yeah bound to be...think loads will be going into it with no Chelsea due to their follow up fixtures and that could be something to take advantage of.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Was it week 2 Palace dismantled United at OT last season? Probably a stronger squad this time around - ignore various noises off over that point

        But yes Chelsea are heavy favourites

    6. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Do we like A or B

      4-4-2
      Bachmann
      TAA Robbo AWB Dunk
      Salah Bruno Raphina Barnes
      DCL Watkins

      Foster Brownhills 4.0 4.5

      5-3-2
      Sanchez
      TAA Robbo AWB Digne Cresswe
      Salah Bruno Barnes
      DCL Watkins

      Steele Bissouma Brownhill 4.5

    7. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      a) Wilson and Sarr
      b) Smith Rowe and DCL/Bamford (and who)
      c) Maddison/Barnes and Toney

    8. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Stones/Dias/Walker/Cancelo/Laporte or AWB?

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

      Which city player is everyone putting the armband on in gw2?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Nobody has any City lol

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Guilty as charged. Salah and Bruno both have good fixtures anyway.

      2. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        None

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Mahrez

      4. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        That's the kind of decision you can't make till it's time to make it. But if I keep my City players..... Hmm nah, I just don't know yet!

    10. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks strong I think , any glaring issues?

      Sanchez
      Robbo Coufal Tierney
      Salah Bruno Son Harrison ESR
      DCL Watkins

      Steele Lamptey Williams Obafemi

    11. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Right then lads, my locked in team (barring any major transfers of course) has triple City and double Chelsea...now that's a bit different to the teams on here eh!

    12. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Bloody hell bad crash

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Wow so that was Mercedes strategy was it

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Hardly. Max drove into Lewis. Horner knows it as well trying to argue that Hamilton shouldnt have driven up the inside. Nothing about that in the rulebook

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Horner is a disingenuous peen. Makes my skin crawl.

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 2 hours ago

            Agree, I cant stand Red Bull cause of him

    13. Alexis Nonsense
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      For those of you that know more about this:

      Is there a chance Rafa might affect DCL negatively as an fpl asset?
      DCL have been used different until Ancelotti took over, which dented his attacking output no?

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        I'm avoiding. Only considering Digne /Dumfries (if he actually signs)
        Am interested in who his chief creator will be, will be keeping an eye on James/Siggy . But that's it for me

    14. Lovren an elevator
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Hardly any starts. Didn't look fit and also didn't look like first choice (before King was signed!)

      1. Lovren an elevator
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        Major reply fail! Lol

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          Classic Dom!

    15. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Assuming all players are fit to start GW1 and stay at their current clubs, this is 442 is what I've got so far, any thoughts?

      Sanchez fodder
      TAA Shaw Digne Lamptey Ayling
      Salah Bruno Grealish Jota fodder
      Watkins Antonio fodder

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        I like it.. would consider going 3-4-3 though (see below)

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 2 hours ago

          4-3-3**

    16. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 2 hours ago

      Which draft do you prefer?

      A: 4-3-3

      Sanchez
      TAA Robertson Shaw Digne
      Salah Bruno Raphina
      DCL Watkins Toney
      ____
      Steele Gilmour 4.5 Manquillo

      B: 3-4-3

      Sanchez
      TAA Shaw Lamptey
      Salah Bruno Jota Raphina
      DCL Watkins Toney
      ____
      Steele Ayling Gilmour Manquillo

      0.5 itb (Grealish over Jota and option)

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 2 hours ago

        B probably more balanced. If A don't work out then i'm in trouble. But could really see the fullbacks go nuts this year

    17. Jonnyb40
        11 days, 23 hours ago

        Thoughts on my first team.

        Sanchez
        Coufal Fofana Sierralta Robertson
        Salah Ralphina Son Bruno
        Dcl Watkins

        Bachmann White Bissouma Perica