04/10/2017

Internationals | Six Hornets Selected

UPDATE 04/10/17

Christian Kabasele has been added to the Belgium squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia (Sat Oct 7) and Cyprus (Tue Oct 10).

The 26-year-old is a late call-up following an injury to Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku.


Five Watford players have been chosen to represent their countries in World Cup qualifiers during the current international break.

André Carrillo is part of the Peru squad which will face a trip to Argentina (Thu Oct 5) before hosting Colombia (Tue Oct 10).

Daryl Janmaat has been selected for Netherlands, who travel to Belarus (Sat Oct 7) and then welcome Sweden (Tue Oct 10).

Greece have called up Orestis Karnezis for their games away to Cyprus (Sat Oct 7) and at home to Gibraltar (Tue Oct 10).

Fellow goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann is included for Austria, who host Serbia (Fri Oct 6) before travelling to Moldova (Mon Oct 9), but defender Sebastian Prödl misses out due to his recent injury.

Finally, Molla Wagué will feature for Mali, who face a home fixture against Ivory Coast (Fri Oct 6).

03/10/2017

FPL Review | Gameweek 7

It was another entertaining week for Hornets fans as Richarlison headed in a late equaliser in a pulsating 2-2 draw against West Brom in Gameweek 7. 

The Brazilian (10 points) also picked up an assist, and his points haul so far makes him the fifth highest scoring midfielder in the game. You've got to feel he was unfortunate not to pick up any additional bonus points.

Abdoulaye Doucouré (10) is not far behind him in the rankings as he continued his goalscoring run to bring Watford back into the game. Jose Holebas (7) shared the 3 bonus points with Doucouré, providing the assist for the late equaliser. 

Richarlison (£6.1) saw his price finally increase before the weekend, while Doucouré's cost (£5.2) has increased by 0.2 since the start of the season. This trend could be set to continue after this week’s exploits so it may be worth getting either in early if you don’t have them already. 

It appears that midfield is the source of goals for the Golden Boys this season as Troy Deeney (£6.4) and Andre Gray (£6.3) have one goal between them. With tough matches against Arsenal and Chelsea coming up, it could also be worth looking elsewhere for defenders.

An exciting differential could be André Carrillo (£5.5), who has been a key man in the Hornets' recent good form and has been a little unfortunate in front of goal. 

Elsewhere, Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and Tottenham’s Ben Davies shared the honour of being the highest point scorers in the week with 16 points each.

Harry Kane’s outstanding September form continued with a brace against Huddersfield to add another 13 points to his total. With Sergio Aguero (£11.6) out for an unknown number of weeks, this international break could see Kane’s ownership and £12.6 price tag increase dramatically.

Tipped as a player to watch in this blog last week, Nacho Monreal (15) impressed for Arsenal in their 2-0 win against Brighton, while Kieran Tripper contributed with 2 assists as Spurs ran rampant against Huddersfield.
          
Ray Charles just held top of the Watford global league despite a difficult gameweek with only 42 points. Benjamin Golanski was the big climber in the top 10 with 92 points to end the week in second. Congratulations if you made the top 10 this week!

Tip of the week

With the international break to consider, avoid transferring in or captaining players in GW8 with long journeys to make or players that play for their countries relatively late next week. Managers sometimes rest those with fatigue or lack of preparation so it could be costly for your team. 

Players To Watch

1) Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, £8.5) is in good form and is currently the fifth highest scoring forward in the game. Has favourable fixtures coming up with only 12% ownership. 

2) John Stones (Manchester City, £5.5) has started the last 4 games for an in-form City side with two upcoming home fixtures. Relatively cheap and could provide an easy source of clean sheet points.

3) Stephen Ward (Burnley, £4.5) has attracted plenty of bonus points as Burnley continue to make an impressive start to the season. Could be a good rotation option with Newcastle defenders.

Fingers crossed for no international break injuries - best of luck for Gameweek 8, FPL managers!