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:

Joshua King - £6.3m - Bournemouth

King impressed me in the win over Man United, scoring a great goal. With penalties in his locker, he still offers good value at that price.

Leandro Trossard - £5.8m - Brighton

This guy is very exciting for us fantasy managers. He created four chances in just 31 minutes coming off the bench at the weekend against Norwich, scoring, assisting and walking away with two bonus points. A solid half hour shift. Brighton's fixtures turn nasty now but once they clear up, Trossard is going to be a popular pick if he's a regular starter which remains to be seen.

Jetro Willems - £4.5m - Newcastle

Willems has started 7 of the last 8 matches and has caught the eye, particularly going forward. He's got a goal, two assists and six bonus points to his name already this season. He's not a player you'd want to start every week, but he's a good option for a defensive rotation with a decent run of fixtures ahead for the Magpies.

Bamidele Alli - £8.4m - Spurs

Is this the start of the Dele Alli revival? It's easy to forget he banged in 18 goals and registered 11 assists on his way to 225 points in 2016/17. Can he get back to those levels, or at least close to it? He's been plagued by injuries in recent times but has managed to complete 90 minutes in the last three games. He's one to keep an eye on. Fitness is key.

 

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