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FPL Review: Gameweek 13

By Sachin Dholakia

watfordfc.com's resident FPL expert Sachin Dholakia reviews the latest weekend of Fantasy Premier League action.


It was a tough Gameweek 13 for the Golden Boys as a flurry of second-half goals saw Liverpool run away with a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Mo Salah (8 points) came back to haunt the Hornets once more with the opening goal while Trent Alexander-Arnold (14) delighted his increasing FPL ownership with an excellent free-kick after a foul on Roberto Firmino (12). Firmino himself sealed the win in the dying minutes of the game following a good save from Watford keeper Ben Foster. The Brazilian also picked up all three bonus points, with Alexander-Arnold claiming two extra points in addition to his goal and clean sheet.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is beginning to deliver on his obvious potential - much to the delight of his FPL owners

Sadio Mané (9) also contributed with two assists while Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson (0) was sent off following a second yellow card in the second half. Watford’s Will Hughes (2) was also denied a strong penalty shout at the start of the second half which could have changed the course of the game.

The fixtures come in thick and fast as we go into the festive period with Watford playing three games in the space of a week. An away trip to Leicester City in Gameweek 14 is followed by a tough home game to league leaders Manchester City before a much-awaited tie at Everton on the Monday. The Hornets will need to be at their very best to keep any clean sheets in these three fixtures so much focus will be placed on Gerard Deulofeu (£5.4) and Roberto Pereyra (£6.4) as well as skipper Troy Deeney (£5.9) who returned to the starting-XI against Liverpool.

Elsewhere in the league, there was another large goal haul for Manchester City as they thrashed West Ham 4-0 at the London Stadium. Leroy Sané (19) was the highest points-scorer of the week with two goals and an assist, while Raheem Sterling (16) continued his sparkling form with a goal and two assists. The England international has 45 points in his last four gameweeks and it’s hard to justify not having him in your team at the moment.

It was another week where low-ownership players were surprise point-scorers with Aaron Mooy (16) scoring his first two goals of the season in an impressive 2-0 win for Huddersfield at Wolves. Stuart Armstrong (14) also scored a brace for Southampton in only his second start but was unable to prevent defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage with Aleksandar Mitrović (13) contributing for the hosts with his first goals in six games.

Wayne Hennessey (10) picked up all three bonus points in addition to his clean sheet as Crystal Palace held Manchester United at Old Trafford, while Ciaran Clark (11) scored in Newcastle’s Monday night win over Burnley. 

The festive period could really spice things up at the top of the Watford global league

Stuart Brant remained at the top of the Watford global league with an 18-point gap, while Matty Bousfield was the big point scorer in the Top 10 with 70 points. Congratulations if you were in the Top 10 this week!

Tip of the week

While it’s useful to assess a player’s fixtures and to plan ahead, make sure not to plan too far into the future. There are many things that could affect a player’s performance in addition to fixture difficulty including team form, injury and suspensions. As a general rule, try to look at the next five Gameweeks for a club and try not to focus on ‘home’ fixtures as there can be many points found in away games as Manchester City have shown in recent weeks.

Players to Watch

Marko Arnautović has flourished since playing as a more central forward

1) Marco Arnautović (West Ham, £7.1) is a must in your team given West Ham’s overwhelmingly favourable fixtures in the next few weeks. Will be worth waiting a while to transfer in however as he is currently doubtful with a knock, but is likely to be fine to play.

2) Harry Kane (Tottenham, £12.3) is yet to make a massive impression on FPL this season but could be an interesting differential over the festive period. He’ll be motivated against Arsenal in Gameweek 14 and has favourable fixtures following that. It only takes a week for the England striker to be in full demand again.

3) Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace, £4.2) has favourable fixtures with Crystal Palace over the next four Gameweeks with games against Burnley, Brighton, West Ham and Leicester to be played. Despite high ownership, is still available at only £4.2 and could free up funds for other players.  

Likely Price Rises:

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, £11.3), David Silva (Manchester City, £8.6), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, £5.2), Leroy Sané (Manchester City, £9.3)

Likely Price Falls:

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal, £9.7), Eden Hazard (Chelsea, £11.1), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham, £6.2), Mesut Özil (Arsenal, £8.3)

Best of luck for Gameweek 14 FPL managers!

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Away Tickets: Leicester City Latest

If you've not yet secured your seat for Watford's Premier League match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this Saturday (December 1, 3pm KO), tickets will remain on general sale up until this Friday (November 30).

Online orders at tickets.watfordfc.com will be available until 2pm, while in-person visitors to the Ticket Office at Vicarage Road will be able to purchase until 5.30pm.

Any online orders made after 4pm on Wednesday (November 28) will need to be collected from the Vicarage Road Ticket Office before 5.30pm on Friday.

The Hornets have been given an allocation of 3,300 tickets for this fixture. As of 10.30am today (Tuesday November 27), approximately 2,850 tickets had been sold.


Tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY via tickets.watfordfc.com.

The Ticket Office Hotline on 01923 223023 can be called to seek assistance with online account information and for other general ticketing enquiries.

TICKET PRICES

Adult: £30
65 & Over: £25
Under-22: £25
Under-18: £20
Under-12: £10

WHEELCHAIR & AMBULANT DISABLED

Prices are as above, including a free personal assistant where required.

AWAY GAMES: FAMILY AREA ALLOCATION

A dedicated area for family groups is now available at all of Watford's away games. These 'non-standing seats' are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01923 223023, and are subject to the usual Away Group A, B, C and D sales process.

Official club coaches: £15 per person. Departs from Greenhill Crescent at 10.30am. A Milton-Keynes pick-up service WILL be in operation.

Under-18s attending any away game and/or travelling on official club coaches unsupervised MUST ensure an UNDER-18 AWAY FIXTURE CONSENT FORM is signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Ticket Office (either in-person, by emailing ticket.office@watfordfc.com or by post to Watford FC Ticket Office, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER) before the day of the game.

SALES ARRANGEMENTS - WHO CAN BUY WHEN?

Monday November 5, 12noon
- Away Group A
 
Wednesday November 7, 12noon
- Away Groups A & B
 
Friday November 9, 12noon
- Away Groups A, B & C
 
Monday November 12, 12noon
Away Groups A, B, C & D
 
Wednesday November 14, 12noon
- General sale 

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times.

AWAY FIRST ACCESS SALES GROUPS*

First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2018/19 Away Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE:

Group A (3,363 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group B (679 fans):
- Non-ST holders with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group C (10,470 fans):
- ST holders 2018/19 with less than 15 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group D (14,684 fans):
- Non-ST holder with between 1 and 14 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

*Includes away sales up to 9am on November 2.

Regular sales updates will be published here at watfordfc.com and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

How to contact the Ticket Office:
ticket.office@watfordfc.com / 01923 223023