Premier League Logo
Fantasy Premier League

Rondon set to profit from Watford weakness

The Scout 30 Nov 2016
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion

Facing reshuffled defence struggling in the air, West Brom forward can deliver a difference

A Gameweek 14 visit from Watford hands Salomon Rondon (£6.6m) an opportunity to register a third double-figure Fantasy Premier League return at The Hawthorns this season.

The West Bromwich Albion forward has produced 10+ points in two of his last four home appearances, delivering a goal and an assist against both West Ham United and Burnley in Gameweeks 5 and 12 respectively.

Tony Pulis’s side host Watford after two wins and a draw in their last three fixtures, while Watford arrive with an array of potential absentees in defence. 

Miguel Britos, Watford
Watford will be without the suspended Miguel Britos in GW14, while three other defenders are injury doubts

Miguel Britos (£4.4m) is suspended and Craig Cathcart (£4.3m), Younes Kaboul (£4.4m) and Jose Holebas (£4.8m) are all injury concerns.

Watford have been vulnerable in the air recently, a weakness that could be exploited by West Brom and Rondon, particularly at set-pieces.

Only two teams have worse records than Watford’s 20 headed attempts conceded away from home, Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth, who have allowed 23 apiece. 

Watford face a West Brom team strong at set-pieces, scoring six goals and recording 35 attempts direct from corners, the latter a total only Chelsea (37) exceed.

After nine goals and three assists in his debut season Rondon has become more important to West Brom in 2016/17.

Rondon 2015/16 v 2016/17

Per match 2015/16 2016/17
Goal attempts  2.1 2.8 
Penalty-area attempts  1.6 2.2 
Penalty-area touches 4.9 6.6 
Goal attempts on target 0.6 0.8 
Chances created 0.8 1.1 

The Venezuelan has improved his attempts per appearance and efforts from inside the opposition area, as the table above shows.

Furthermore, his shots on target and chances created are also on the rise in 2016/17.

Owned by only 5.9% of FPL managers, Rondon follows Saturday's match with a further promising home encounter against Swansea City in Gameweek 16, suggesting he could prove an effective short-term differential.

Latest News

More News: Latest News

Latest Videos

More Videos: Latest Videos