Fantasy Football Potential – Ben Foster

Watford have signed a familiar face in Ben Foster from recently relegated West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee. Foster was previously on loan at Vicarage Road from 2005-2007 playing 73 league appearances for them.

He had been at West Brom for seven years playing over 200 Premier League matches, but he couldn’t stop them getting relegated to the Championship. He also has eight caps for England since making his debut in 2007.

Foster said:

“I feel I had a really good connection with the Watford fans while I was here so it was a no-brainer really. They’ve always been absolutely amazing, they’ve always given me a good old clap and it’s nice. It means a lot because Watford has always had a special place for me.”

Fantasy Premier League Potential (4.5m)

Foster has been a highly owned Fantasy Premier League asset for a while now and he may not be finished just yet. He is owned by less than 1% of managers, mainly due to the fact that Heurelho Gomes will be stiff competition for the first choice keeper place at Watford and people are unsure as to who will be given the nod.

Foster is £4.5m once again and was the 12th highest scoring keeper last season, ending the season with a price of £4.3m making him an FPL bargain. If he can grab the starting place at Watford then he could squeeze into the top keepers this season at a good price.

Watford’s first five fixtures are as follows: Brighton (H), Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (H), Tottenham (H) and Manchester United (H). It’s a mixed bag of fixtures for Watford but they could cause some upsets with four out of five games are at home.

Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)

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