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The FPL Pod: What to do with Watkins?

4 Dec 2023
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Kelly Somers and the panel discuss what to do with Aston Villa star and look at cheap goalkeepers

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Kelly Somers returns to marshal the FPL Pod team as they dissect the weekend’s results and plan ahead for the midweek matches in Fantasy Premier League, with the Gameweek 15 deadline coming up soon at 18:00 GMT on Tuesday.

They discuss what to do with Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins (£8.4m), talk about the opportunities provided by cheap goalkeepers, and play a game of "Buy/Sell/Hold".

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Running order:

 - GW14 review (04m 14s)
 - Villa headache (14m 23s)
 - Goalkeeper combos (18m 07s)
 - Buy/Sell/Hold  (22m 43s)
 - Differentials (41m 33s)
 - Captaincy choices (45m 36s)

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Podcast presenters
Kelly Somers

Kelly Somers is a broadcast presenter and reporter who regularly presents a range of shows across the BBC including live Women's Super League, the Women’s Football Show and Final Score.

She is also BBC’s men’s England football reporter, having been embedded in the Three Lions squad during their run to the UEFA Euro 2020 final, and has recently been an integral part of the presenting team for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

In addition, Kelly is Channel 4’s England reporter, while she presents on BBC Radio 5Live and Amazon Prime, and includes Just Eat, the PFA and Barclays among her corporate clients.

She is, by her own admission, a football and Fantasy Premier League obsessive (who finished in the top 40k last season) and has hosted FPL content for the last six seasons.

Ian Irving

Ian is a sports broadcaster who presents for a number of television channels, while also following manager press conferences and hosting player interviews. He is also the host of the Talk of the Devils podcast for The Athletic.
Now in his 17th season playing FPL, Ian has an impressive seven top 100k finishes and two top 10k finishes under his belt.

Sam Bonfield

Sam is an experienced FPL pundit and one half of the popular YouTube channel the FPLFamily with husband Lee.

In her 13 FPL seasons Sam has developed a keen eye for spotting differentials. However, she prefers making sensible decisions supported by underlying stats and the eye test wherever possible, to help her find those all-important green arrows.

Julien Laurens

Julien is a French football journalist based in London, reporting on the Premier League for RMC Sport, TNT Sports, BBC Radio 5Live and ESPN. 

He is a keen FPL player who likes to get ahead of the curve by spotting high-performing differentials, with Raphinha and Aaron Ramsdale just two examples of his shrewd early tips over recent seasons.

Also in this series

Part 1: The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 15 Ones to watch
Part 3: How to invest in Newcastle's backline in Fantasy
Part 4: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 15