The Watchlist feature on the FPL website is a very handy tool which most managers don't use. To add a player to your Watchlist, simply click on that player while you are on the 'Transfers' page and you will see 'add to watchlist'. To remove them, it's the same process. To view the players on your Watchlist, on the 'Transfers' page, click on the drop-down box that says 'All Players' and you will find 'Watchlist'.

After a Gameweek has finished, I go through all twenty teams individually to see what each player has scored that week and add the players I am interested in my Watchlist. The players I'm no longer interested in due to injury, loss of form or tough fixtures get removed each week.

In general, I like to keep my Watchlist to a maximum of 30 players. I don't include goalkeepers because that's a position that doesn't change very often.

The main benefit of using the Watchlist feature is that it helps to avoid bandwagons. When I go to make my transfers on a Friday night, I look at the 30 or so players on my Watchlist only rather than scrolling through teams. This avoids a scenario where I wake up on a Saturday morning to find Theo Walcott or Andy Carroll in my team because if they're not on my Watchlist, there's no chance I'll bring them in (even if I've had a few beers). It saves a lot of time too.

So which players have I added to it this week and which players have been removed?

 

Players Added:

Charlie Taylor - £4.2m - Burnley

The left-back started his first game of the season in Gameweek 12 and helped Burnley keep their first clean sheet since Gameweek 8. A first-team regular last season, he came into this campaign with an injury which cost him his place in the side to Erik Pieters but he should be first choice again now after a good performance against West Ham. He's not a player you'd want to start every week in FPL, but his price makes him an attractive bench option for the busy period ahead.

Christian Pulisic - £7.4m - Chelsea

This guy is getting hard to ignore. The threat of rotation has put a lot of managers off the American to this point but his ownership will soar now after scoring 5 goals in his last 3 appearances. Lampard can't drop him now. The Mount to Pulisic transfer is a tempting one. The former Borussia Dortmund attacker had 6 shots against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 12 and registered 13 touches in the box (see Hub stats tool). He's passing the eye test and the stats test!

Adama Traore - £5.2m - Wolves

Blink and you'll miss him. Traore is the quickest player I've ever seen play in the Premier League. Defenders simply can't do anything to stop him unless they hack him down. He's completed 90 minutes in seven of the last nine Wolves fixtures. He's maturing as a player, making better decisions in the final third as we seen with the assist for Jimenez's goal in the win over Aston Villa. Wolves have a great run of fixtures, including Norwich (away) in blank Gameweek 18. If I can find a way of getting him in to replace Cantwell over the next few weeks, I will. He's the ideal first sub.

Allan Saint-Maximin - £5.4m - Newcastle

Saint-Maximin is a bit like Traore, bags of pace but needs to work on his final product. He smashed the ball against the crossbar from about 5 yards out against Bournemouth in Gameweek 12. A little bit of composure and he would have had his first goal of the campaign to go with his first assist. Like Wolves, the Magpies have a kind run of games aside from Manchester City (home) in Gameweek 14. Saint-Maximin is even more of a punt than Traore, but the potential for points is there.

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