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Watford v Norwich team news: Dennis and King start, Foster misses out

Double Gameweek 23 gets underway this evening as Watford play host to Norwich City at Vicarage Road.

Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

Claudio Ranieri makes four changes from last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle United, with Daniel Bachmann, Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele and Tom Cleverley replacing Ben Foster and Craig Cathcart, both of whom miss out due to illness, plus Jeremy Ngakia and Juraj Kucka.

That means the Hornets’ attacking trio remains the same, with Joao Pedro joining Emmanuel Dennis and Josh King in a 4-3-3 formation.

Imran Louza, Adam Masina and William Troost-Ekong remain at the Africa Cup of Nations. 

Meanwhile, Dean Smith makes just one change, with Angus Gunn coming in for Tim Krul, who misses out as expected with a shoulder injury.

Further forward, budget forward Adam Idah continues alongside Teemu Pukki in attack, with Josh Sargent and Milot Rashica flanking them.

Notably, the Canaries’ have scored the fewest (three) and conceded the most (25) away goals in the Premier League this season.


DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 23 LINE-UPS

Watford XI: Bachmann, Femenia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara, Kayembe, Sissoko, Cleverley, Pedro, Dennis, King

Subs: Elliot, Ngakia, Sema, Fletcher, Tufan, Hernandez, Sierralta, Kucka, Morris

Norwich City XI: Gunn, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams, Sorensen, Lees-Melou, Sargent, Rashica, Idah, Pukki

Subs: McGovern, Byram, Dowell, Placheta, Kabak, Tzolis, McLean, Giannoulis, Rowe


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  1. No Need
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 21 hours ago

    Bruno C to Dennis C, the FPL gods doth give and take away and we must remain humble…

  2. jia you
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 21 hours ago

    Before DGW announcement I had no Watford players in my team. Uncomfortably went with a triple up before deadline...lol at this season!

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 21 hours ago

      🙁

    2. Gizzachance
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Why did they have to announce dgw today after I had been undecided between jota/ foden for cap, and had Dennis left in my team from last dgw!
      Should of stuck to my plans, but dgw blindness eh, no doubt same for so many

      1. jia you
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Yup I had the armband on Sterling with no Watford in my wildcard squad but that's the way she blows...small mercy is that I didn't get Dennis!

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      🙂

    2. jia you
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      wow you TCd Dennis...now that's a bloody shocker, tough break mate!

    3. Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Massive fail

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Good job you don't play the game seriously

  3. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 21 hours ago

    Just noticed by team has been entered in three different League Cups that started in GW23. I'm down -6 to zero in each one - thankfully all byes.

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Just drank a whole bottle of red and transfered in Micheal Keane for Rudiger.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      That’s just a start. By the start of GW24 you need a Norwich kneejerk triple up

  5. StevenW
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Missed the deadline last week (which did end up costing me points), made the deadline this week (which has also cost me points)… moral of the story? I’m bad at FPL

    1. StevenW
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Can’t wait for Brentford to beat city next GW haha!

  6. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    That's 13 pts frm Williams last two wks whom iv benched dead last on bench for wks now.

  7. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    -1 pts, green arrow

  8. jia you
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    My team for next GW looks sexy:

    Sa
    Trent Robertson Cancelo Digne Telles
    KdB Sterling Jota Coutinho
    Watkins
    (Forster Martinelli King Pedro)

    Liverpool home to Leicester, City home to Brentford and Villa home to Leeds.

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Telles? Utd are shite. I'm a Utd fan

      1. jia you
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        just a punt with Shaw out and a decent DGW likely incoming

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 20 hours ago

          Hopefully

  9. No Need
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Double gameweeks are the equivalent of not stopping at a couple of biscuits but eating the whole pack then feeling sick

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Chocolate hobnobs?

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Today feels like a whole Xmas tin

    2. jia you
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      haha good analogy that

  10. El Lobito 10
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Everyone able to get Salah straight back for next gameweek?

    1. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Yes, but for Kev. Not sure I want to lose him now though, so WC active tonight I think

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Agree KdB is a must right now. Seems on a mission

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Already there 😎

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Nice

    3. Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Loooool

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        😀

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      yep - for either Jota or Greenwood (or KDB I suppose).
      i'm probably going to wait a week though - not sure he gets a start (or 90 if he does).

  11. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Any thoughts or insights on chances of Salah being back for GW24 (Feb 10 vs Leicester) whether or not Egypt make AFCON semifinals (final and 3rd place match on Feb 6)? Barring injury obviously...

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 hours ago

      Salah is a machine. Klopp plays him basically every single minute. IMO he should go straight back into the team, especially as they are chasing Citeh

  12. Footieboot
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 hours ago

    Am i crazy for going with Sterling over KDB?

    1. NorCal Villan
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Probably

      • jia you
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Sterling has looked very sharp in recent games...he would've been my captain this GW but for that blasted double!

      • El Lobito 10
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        He's a potentially brilliant differential. Very frustrating player to have though

        1. NorCal Villan
            4 months, 20 hours ago

            Key word **potentially**. Requires patience of a saint. I like him a lot IRL, just not as a fantasy asset in my team

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          I don't think so. His underlying stats are actually better than KDB this season

      • Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Dennis captainer here with an 18k Rank Rise.

        Thanks to 7 points from Williams. 😀

      • rozzo
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 20 hours ago

        Anybody captaining Dennis next gamesweek?

        Im determined to get some points from him after these last two weeks.

      • Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 16 hours ago

        I was almost going with not transfers this week, then heard about Ronaldo's neck and deicided to go Dennis or king in all my FPL teams. Mostly Dennis. Not in FPL though.. Although King hasn't been great at all too.