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Fantasy Premier League Targets: Tottenham & Watford

Tottenham

With a lot of their player coming back late from the World Cup after being heavily involved throughout the whole tournament, Spurs will probably get off to a slow start with key players returning to the starting XI, among them the Belgian duo in defense and the England trio of Kane, Alli and Trippier. However, this may be a blessing in disguise for FPL managers.

Harry Kane

He’s the most obvious pick out of that team. Being the most expensive striker in the game and the second most expensive player after Salah, he’s obviously a golden and explosive fantasy asset for managers. He has scored 104 goals and grabbed 19 assists in the last 4 seasons which is insane. However, he has shown to be frustrating sometimes with his home blanks last season against easy teams and his infamous “August curse”.

That being said, a lot of FPL managers are disregarding him for the first few games (currently owned by only 34% of managers). However, that ownership is still high, not to Salah’s level, but he can be dangerous if he starts banging from the start. Sooner rather than later, Kane will be a must-have and disregard him at your own will but he’s the top pick from Spurs.

Christian Eriksen

He’s the safest pick from Spurs. At 9.5 million, his price is reasonable considering his contributions to the team. He’s by far the most key player in that team; he was only second to Kevin De Bruyne in terms of total chances created (95 to Kevin’s 105) and in terms of total key passes (85 to Kevin’s 89). Another attractive thing about Eriksen is that he’s a guaranteed starter; he’s only missed one match out of the 38 during last season’s campaign, he’s also on free kicks and corners and he’s a very consistent player.

Ben Davies

When it comes to Full Backs at Tottenham, they are golden; they have Clean Sheet potential due to their solid back line as well as the attacking points’ potential due to their huge involvement in offense. However, the only problem is rotation. Pochettino loves that word and he applies it quite a lot in his weekly team selection.

We may have an exception here, Ben Davies has been used at center back during preseason (until the Belgian duo is back) and he’s also used at left back. With Danny Rose linked to a move, a well-rested and potentially rotation proof for the first few weeks, Davies is the best defensive option from Spurs.

Lucas Moura

Loving the word “Differential”, I couldn’t resist putting this guy in my FPL targets article. In fact this guy has been sitting there in my team for a week now and I like his potential as a differential. With Son going to the Asian games after GW1 and Lamela struggling and missing a couple of pre season matches, I am giving the edge to Moura to start for the first few weeks and he could be a sneaky option at a cheap price of 7 million from that Spurs’ midfield.

Watford

Last season, Watford had a roller coaster of a season; starting really well under Marco Silva which then became very flat which led to the switch to Gracia who had a quite start to his career at Watford. With players and managers constantly coming and going, this Watford team confuses me and I can only see a couple of real good options from that team for the time being.

They have a decent start to the season with Brighton and Crystal Palace at home and Burnley away in their first three matches. However, who will emerge as a real option from that team remains to be seen and I have a quite few players on my WatchList.

Roberto Pereyra

He’s their best player in my opinion. Switching from Juventus two seasons has seen him start very well but he has been fluctuating since then with injuries and some poor performances slowing him down.

However, with the departure of Richarlison, I can only see Pereyra as the main threat from Watford. He’s a very good playmaker and goalscorer as well as a guaranteed starter. At 6 million, he’s a bargain some will bank on but I still think this whole team is a “wait and see” from a fantasy football perspective.

Ben Foster

The only Watford player I am really considering is Ben Foster. After the relegation with West Bromwich Albion, Ben Foster has finally returned to Watford and he’s set to be their starting goalkeeper. He’s a well-known fantasy football asset and he rotates well with a keeper like Fabianski (which is my current rotating goalkeeper pair). At 4.5 million, he’s a good pick with a lot of saves potential and possible clean sheet potential, especially with Gracia who has played with a more defensive mind than Marco Silva; from gameweek 24 onwards, only Liverpool and Manchester City have conceded fewer shots than Watford.

Watchlist

The couple of players to put on your watchlist are Deulofeu and Hughes. Priced at 5.5 million and 5.0 million respectively, they can be decent cheap midfield options from Watford. Deulofeu, completing a permanent move from FC Barcelona, will certainly look to make an impact to catch the eyes of the big clubs. On the other hand, Hughes has really shown his FPL potential; he provided consistent fantasy football returns when fit and he’s one to watch out for at his cheap price.

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