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Fantasy Premier League Player of the Week: Watford forward Troy Deeney

The Hornets captain earns his first POTW win for his efforts in the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Week 26.

Often overshadowed by his strike partner, the Hornets' captain earned top billing this week.
Often overshadowed by his strike partner, the Hornets' captain earned top billing this week.
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Quique Sanchez Flores and his Watford FC side have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League this season. They newly promoted club have surprised many of their doubters with their strong defensive displays and potent attacking pair of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.

While Ighalo has often been the star man from a fantasy point of view, Deeney's contributions have been essential to the Hornets' success this season. After being given the week off in round 25, the captain returned with a man of the match performance to help his side to a win over Crystal Palace in Week 26.

Deeney earned a penalty in the 15th minute after being dragged down by Mile Jedinak, which he then took and scored. The striker also scored the match-winner to cancel out Emmanuel Adebayor's first-half equalizer as the game approached full time. Here are the highlights from the performance:

With Odion Ighalo being the more expensive option of the two (especially so in Fantrax), will you make space for Deeney ahead of Watford's home match against AFC Bournemouth in Week 27?