Season Prospects – Watford


Considering Watford had four different managers in less than ten months, they have done extremely well to even find themselves in the Premier League. The run that they went on saw them sitting top of the Championship all the way up to the final week of the season. Unfortunately they saw themselves squander the title, as they drew with Sheffield Wednesday, meaning Bournemouth leap frogged them in the last game week to snatch the title from their grasps.

This season the Hornets have another new manager in the form of Quique Sanchez Flores, who will need to hit the ground running if they are to have any chance of staying up. This instability at the helm of the club may come back to bite them if this continues, however it seems to have worked for the club so far!

STAR MAN – Troy Deeney (5.5m)

With 21 goals and 9 assists, the Watford forward was crucial to the success of the team last season, and helped propell them into the Premier League. Deeney was the second highest scorer last season in the Championship, joint with Jordan Rhodes, and he may just be the Charlie Austin of the 2015/2016 season.

With a price of 5.5m he could definitely work well as the cheaper third striker, if you play three up top alongside two expensive forwards, or a good rotational bench warmer. The ability to grab a goal or two with his attacking play makes him a huge prospect, but whether or not he can do it with Watford in the ‘big league’ is yet to be seen.

HIDDEN GEM – Craig Cathcart (4.5m)

The ex Manchester united defender, now with Watford, had a good season last year, with him leading the Watford defence to a total of 15 clean sheets over the course of 28 appearances. The Northan Ireland defender also helped himself to 3 goals during the campaign, which if he can do the same this season, would be crucial for the Hornets survival in the Premier League.

By FPL Fantasy Talk.


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