The summer departure of Clint Dempsey to Tottenham had many Fantasy managers worried that the goals would dry up for Fulham this term. Martin Jol’s side have shown little ill-effects of the American’s decision to move to pastures new, however, and, with a trio of new arrivals offering alternatives up front, the Cottagers have already found the net on 21 occasions, with only Chelsea (22) and United (26) proving more lethal in front of goal.

Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric have all added a significant threat and with Bryan Ruiz finally settling down after a difficult debut season, the attacking returns have been plentiful. After 10 Gameweeks, the quartet have produced 124 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points between them, with only eight points separating the top (Berbatov, 35) from the bottom (Rodallega, 27). It’s little wonder that in an interview towards the end of last month, Jol admitted he was yet to discern the best front pairing in his preferred 4-4-2 formation:

“What is my best forward line? That is still my problem – and it’s already October. Ruiz is probably my most creative player but on the other hand Berbatov is a very good second striker. It’s like a luxury problem. The thing is we started the season with Moussa Dembele, Bryan Ruiz and Mladen Petric against Norwich and it was probably our best game of my time here. Then we had Rodallega and Berba against West Brom and it was another great game. I feel that Berba is not a typical No.9 and that is why I’m playing Rodallega because he has pace and he stretches defences.”

Berbatov’s Starts So Far…

Intriguingly, last Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Everton was the first time Jol had fielded Ruiz and Berbatov as his front two this season, after the Costa Rican climbed off the bench at Reading to grab a goal and assist and earn himself a starting berth. Berbatov had previously been the deep-lying forward, the creator at the centre of his side’s attacking forays, but Ruiz was handed this role last weekend, with the former United man tasked with leading the line instead.

Fulham v Everton
Berbatov Average Position

As the average position map from Saturday’s game (left) shows, however, Berbatov’s (9) natural instinct to drop deep in search of possession meant he occupied the same area as Ruiz (11) all too often, but with no one ahead of him to stretch the opposition backline, Fulham suffered as a result. Indeed, looking at Berbatov’s average positions for each of his appearances so far (right), only once – in the Gameweek 5 trip to Wigan – has he played so deep; bearing in mind he was the support striker in each of those games, the problem is more apparent and, allied with the stats below, suggests the pair might not be the best-suited starting partnership for Jol.

Tchs Tchs Final 3rd Mins/Tch Passes Rcvd Final 3rd Mins Passes Rcvd Succ Passes Succ Passes Final 3rd Chncs Crtd Pen Box Tchs Shots Shots (Box)
GW4 (WBA) 75 48 1.3 34 1.8 44 27 2 10 7 5
GW5 (wig) 85 17 1.1 8 2.3 52 5 2 6 5 4
GW8 (AVL) 69 27 1.4 20 2 51 16 1 6 3 3
GW9 (rdg) 90 33 1.1 30 1.4 71 28 1 4 3 2
GW10 (EVE) 47 17 2 9 4.1 24 6 1 3 1 1

By some distance, Berbatov saw less of the ball when alongside Ruiz than in any of his appearances in the Fulham first XI so far. The Bulgarian managed just 47 touches, almost half the number of his previous match away to Reading, and 22 less than his previous low of 69 in the Gameweek 8 home win over Villa; Ruiz, on the other hand, had 80 touches – more indicative of Berbatov’s previous level.

Berbatov’s Fantasy owners will also be a little concerned with the fact he had just 17 touches in the final third – the least number in a home match by some distance and, while this mirrored his previous season low at Wigan, the Bulgarian’s involvement in the DW encounter afforded him a touch every 1.1 minutes – this figure dropped to 2 minutes on Saturday, compared to Ruiz’s 1.2.

Indeed, Berbatov received a pass every 4.1 minutes against Everton and made just 24 successful passes all game – once again, these totals were significantly lower than any of his previous starts, with Ruiz recording 2.4 and 46 respectively. Worryingly, the Bulgarian made just six successful passes in the final third – his previous two home matches afforded him a combined tally of 43, with his previous low at the Cottage 16.

In terms of threat, Berbatov –despite playing as the furthest forward – had his worst game for Fulham. He managed just three touches in the box, compared to 16 over his previous two home games, and had a season low for both overall shots and attempts in the box. Bearing in mind the least he had previously managed all season was three attempts, it’s fair to say that Saturday – despite his assist for Steve Sidwell’s goal – was something of a disappointment. As Jol mentions above, Berbatov isn’t a typical centre-forward and needs someone in front of him to stretch the opposition backline, allowing the Bulgarian more space to manoeuvre and room to drift into. With Ruiz tucked in behind him, it simply didn’t happen.

Berbatov’s Forward Partners

In terms of game time, Jol’s faith in Berbatov is obvious – the Bulgarian has finished every game he has started for Fulham and, when fit, will surely be the first name on his manager’s team sheet. Over his five first XI appearances, the former United man has been partnered with Rodallega three times, while Petric and Ruiz have both afforded a single opportunity. Looking at the key attacking stats in each of those matches, it’s intriguing to see the difference:

Partner Chances Pen Box Tchs Shots Shots (Box)
GW4 (WBA) Rodallega 3 (2+1) 16 (10+6) 13 (7+6) 8 (5+3)
GW5 (wig) Rodallega 4 (2+2) 11 (6+5) 7 (5+2) 6 (4+2)
GW8 (AVL) Petric 1 (1+0) 12 (6+6) 6 (3+3) 5 (3+2)
GW9 (rdg) Rodallega 3 (1+2) 7 (4+3) 5 (3+2) 4 (2+2)
GW10 (EVE) Ruiz 2 (1+1) 3 (3+0) 4 (1+3) 1 (1+0)

At home to West Brom in Gameweek 4, Berbatov and Rodallega created three chances between them, with the Bulgarian edging it by two to one. They had a combined 16 touches in the box, with Berbatov on 10 to his partner’s six, while they racked up 13 shots between them in the 3-0 win; again, Berbatov just edged it by seven to six. Eight of the duo’s efforts came inside the box, with the Bulgarian managing five in a 3-0 win that also saw Rodallega play the full 90 minutes. Berbatov bagged a brace and maximum FPL bonus for a 13 point return.

Jol kept faith in the partnership for the Gameweek 5 trip to Wigan and was rewarded with a 2-1 win, with Rodallega playing all but three minutes of the match against his former club. This time, they both created a couple of chances for team mates and had 11 touches between them in the box, with Berbatov narrowly ahead by six to five. Their goal threat diminished from the previous match, with a combined seven shots, though Berbatov’s stats were almost as strong as the week before – he had five efforts to his partner’s two. Looking at the efforts from close-range, though, there was little difference – the pair produced six attempts inside the box, with Berbatov offering double the Colombian’s tally of two. This time Berbatov grabbed an assist and maximum bonus, returning eight points for his FPL owners.

A Gameweek 8 home clash with Villa saw Rodallega miss out – Petric was the replacement. The Croatian lasted 63 minutes before being hauled off and while Jol’s front two created just a single chance between them, Petric matched Berbatov for touches in the box (six) and total attempts (three), despite playing almost half an hour less in the 1-0 win. Berbatov still offered three shots from close range, just bettering Petric’s tally, but the Bulgarian picked up just two FPL points this time round.

In the 3-3 draw at Reading the following weekend, Rodallega was reinstalled alongside Berbatov but lasted just 58 minutes before being replaced. In spite of this, he still created more chances ( two to one) and has the same number of efforts inside the box (two), though the duo’s combined touches in the box dropped to seven, with the Bulgarian managing only four – with Ruiz replacing Rodallega and Berbatov moving forward, this was perhaps a sign of what was to follow. With another assist picked up in this one, Berbatov picked up six points.

Last weekend’s stats highlight the dilemma Jol now has. Ruiz was also handed 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Everton but his inclusion, and the change of position for Berbatov, definitely came at a cost. Looking at the pair as a partnership, they had three touches in the box over the full 90 minutes – while Berbatov had three, Ruiz failed to register even one. Although the Costa Rican had three shots to his partner’s one, all his efforts were from distance, with his fortunate assist coming from a combination of the goalpost and Tim Howard’s back. Between them, they offered a single effort from inside the box all game, with Berbatov also a little lucky to grab an assist and a five point haul.

Post-match, Jol explained his thinking again after the hosts escaped with a point in a match the Toffees dominated:

“Petric got injured a few weeks ago and I had to do something. I needed another striker, so I started with Hugo Rodallega and Dimitar Berbatov at Wigan and that was OK and Rodallega scored, so I left it, so that cost him his place. It’s all about momentum. If Rodallega scores against Wigan, I want to leave him in. Never change a winning team is the principle.”

While Fulham remain unbeaten in the five matches Berbatov has started, with three wins and two draws, the stats above certainly raise question marks as to Ruiz’s suitability to play alongside him. In terms of FPL returns and overall threat, Rodallega certainly seems to bring out the best in the Bulgarian, with his style complementing Berbatov’s far more efficiently. From touches in the box to overall shots and close-range threat, they look a better balance. More importantly for Fantasy managers are the cold, hard statistics – Berbatov has averaged nine FPL points per start alongside Rodallega, compared to 3.5 without him.

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  1. Fantastic work on those explosion imminent tables, Tommy. I got Giroud out on a wildcard - and now I want him back again! It was your dam table that made me get him in the first place. ggrrrrr

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Cheers Limpar.

      I am a giroud fan now :-)

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. Giroud is so bad. Can't believe his miss for walcotts first goal. The commentator said " poor guy just kicked the floor first"

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  2. Fletcher or A.Kone for the next 4 GWs?

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. looking at your team i'd say stick with Fletcher, just seen as you have him already and probably has a bit more potential if Sunderland get their act together.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Kone has great potential

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. I don't know, just can't see him doing near as well as he did in Spain last year.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. kone

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. Shane Long trust me

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  3. When Silva is back, do you think Tevez will be rotated?

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Yaya-somebody
      Or yaya/somebody
      So i dont see tevez rotated ;D

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Wtf did i just read?

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. It has to have some effect - but not just to Tevez.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  4. Oh dear...I appear to be having on of those transparent mornings. Signing out......

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
  5. is santon or saylor going to play tonight???

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. As Colo is banned in the Prem, he s nailed on to start so Saylor may get a place on the bench as Williamson didn’t play on Sunday. Santon may get a rest as well as he plays all league games.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. who do u think is better for fpl???

        santon or saylor???

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. Probably neither as it stands currently but Saylor carries more attacking threat.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
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  6. Hermy, McEwan, Count and any other Celtic fans about - Well done for last nights result. Your lot out smarted Barca albeit whilst riding your luck at times. Well played.

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. The Celtic keeper was immense, made some superhero saves.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. He did have a cracking game as did Wanyama. Both players have been suspect on occasion this season but they performed when it mattered last night.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
      2. Played for the same village team as me (although he came 10 years later :) )

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
  7. Finally got round to watching MOTD2. Two best goals of the weekend in the Liv-New game! Really want Suarez now is the downside.

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Must have

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. Hes on 4 bookings so id hold off for now

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. Me too jonny. Badly! Probably wise to wait for his fifth booking though

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    4. Want but cant afford :(

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  8. 2 FT:

    Bale to Fellaini and Berba to Giroud?

    Fixtures wise it seems smart move, but should I pull the trigger? I like the potential

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. I don't like giroud but can see the attraction

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  9. That's 4 people on the Rooney and RVP wagon.

    "Don't cha wish your striker was RVP? Don't cha wish your other was Wayne Rooney? Don't chaaaaa?"

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. LoL nice one mate 😛

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. I didn't until the song

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. I did for 1 week then realised how stupid it was and sold rooney

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. So you did, immediately out for Suarez. If it was anyone else I would have condemned the hastiness but that was a nice move and you're doing very well.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    4. Nah

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    5. Im slowly conforming to the idea.

      Now its down to do it this week for a 4pter or next for free?

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Well they'll both start this weekend if that's any consolation? 😛

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    6. The penalty scored by Rooney will help that decision.. I got to say I had my doubts he would keep penalty duties after he missed agaisnt Arsenal... yesterday proved me wrong.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. The penalty yesterday didn't prove that Rooney will be on all penalties from now on - but it did prove that RVP won't be. I wouldn't be comfortable trading one Man Utd striker for the other, but Rooney does become a viable option.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. It gives more appeal to this crazy double idea.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
        2. So your saying if Rooney wasn't on the pitch RVP wouldn't be on pens!!? From my experiences the manager usually declares a penalty taker before the game and since RVP was on the bench it was Rooney. If they had both started it may have been different? Just a thought.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
          1. Not at all - all it proves is that RVP isn't first choice - but it doesn't mean that Rooney always is.

            • 3 years, 3 months ago
        3. Wrong. Rooney is definitely on all penalties. The order is simple:

          Rooney, RVP, Giggs, Hernandez.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
          1. So it would appear - but when SAF states he was 'surprised' that Rooney took last night's, then there must be reasonable doubt.

            • 3 years, 3 months ago
  10. rate my team-

    mignolet jaas
    hazard,michu barfa,nolan,mcanuff

    and wat changes do i need???

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. I like, I'd change lambert though. Good fixtures but with only 3 striker positions there's better alternatives

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Who would you pick for that knockdown price?

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. Think I'd try Down grade one of the defenders. You have a few 5.5ish values that you could nock down to nelson or another 4 then try get another striker. Crutch looks good value for the fixtures to come

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
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  11. Jussi/Al habsi
    Baines Vermaelan Huth Ridgewell Caldwell
    Michu Fellaini Cazorla Bale Hazard
    RVP Tevez Ba

    My rival has RVP Aguero Suarez up front and Mata/Dempsey/Fellaini/Michu/Cazorla in the midfield.

    I am concerned about Ba’s injury and Mata’s recent good form compared to Haz/Bale. Suarez also seems to have good fixtures coming up. But on the other hand, I like them also as a differential factor against my rival.

    Currently considering Bale>Valencia. and maybe Tevez or Ba->Berb
    Any suggestions?

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. how could you afford this team man..stop spamming and waste our time

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. +1

        It is surprising what is affordable at this point if you've taken a few hits for the sake of team value but this one is absurd.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. Yeah - you'd need about £115m banked by now...

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
      2. I'm actually playing ESPN fantasy, which has a little different transfer system. Instead of having hits for transfer out/ins, we get 20 transfers in half a season. The price fluctuates and that price affects the budget.

        The point system, tho, is very similar to the FPL perspective. That's why I love to come to these forums and get advice on the team (b/c there ain't no good ones for ESPN Fantasy!!). Sorry if I got you guys confused :(

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
  12. if walcott starts, he will be a better bet than cazorla..and will be a gud differntial in the coming weeks..wat u guys think?

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Defo...I think the same.he is on form at the moment

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. I have both. I think Walcott could be a great differential as you say, but I just couldnt bring myself to dump Cazorla.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  13. Off to bed folks,

    Night! :)

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
  14. Ridgewel-Hughes-Baines-Clyne-Rangel
    Which 3 would u start this week??Thanks guys for ur opinion...

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
  15. New post!!!

    In about 10 mins.

    Everybody ready...

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Oh boy oh boy oh boy

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. And now it's a race for the first post...

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Everything in life is a race

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. Except making luurrrrve

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
          1. That's the only time slow is good.

            • 3 years, 3 months ago
          2. :) te he he

            • 3 years, 3 months ago
        2. That's the excuse I use with my sexual partners.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
          1. This again?

            • 3 years, 3 months ago
        3. Keep race out of it please.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
        4. That's not what she said.

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  16. Foster Begovic
    Baines Clyne Demel Hughes Cuellar
    Hazard Cazorla HBA Guthrie Sterling
    VP Berba Aguero

    I have 2 frees and 0.1 in the bank. I have a few ideas but looking for some suggestions.

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Hazard > Mata
      Aguero > Rooney


      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. i cant afford that either :(

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. ageuro to ba

      guthrie to felliani/michu

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Just short of that. If i go Aguero to Ba i can go Guthrie to Ramirez

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. pienaar maybe for the 3 easy fixtures until ramirez actually performs

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
        2. That'll work too!

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
      2. I love this move.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. Aguero to Tevez
      Does that leave enough for Guthrie to Michu?

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. 0.1 short

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. arsebiscuit. thats annoying

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
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  17. Will Williamson start next two games with Coloccini suspended?

    Thinking of doing Hangeland --> Williamson

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. The next three in fact but the defence will be weakened and he's likely to be dropped again afterwards. Not a great move imo.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  18. Nelson(A) vs Stoke or Williams(A) vs Soton?!
    Please help.

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. I'd say Nelson, Southampton are all about the goals

      • 3 years, 3 months ago

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
  20. After 2 own goals and a sending off GW8, followed by 1 own goal and sending off GW9 and a missed pen GW10 my rankings taken a hammering over the last 3 weeks. I've taken an 8-pointer to try and get things back on track.

    Sagna Huth Rafael
    Mata Cazorla Ben Arfa Michu Pienaar
    Ba RVP(c)

    Jussi Lambert Gorkss Cuellar

    Am stumped as to whether I should play Lambert, Ben Arfa,Michu or Pienaar.

    Last time I benched Michu was GW1(ouch), and he's playing worst defence in league.
    Piennar ran riot at home to SUN last season
    Ben Arfa should be due a big one soon and my ML rival who is now ahead of me has him
    Lambert is currently benched but is at home to Swansea

    Anyone have any other thoughts on which of the 4 I should bench?

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Blimey that's bad luck. I like the way you have it. Good team.

      Lambert probably the right one to bench this week to be honest, despite the fixture.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. Saints will be all out attack and Lambert will be in the mix in everything they do. II intend to lump big on him for anytime scorer. Don't bench!

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. Why don't you bring him in for Berbatov then if you're so sure?!

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. Those starting 11 are fine. Indeed hard choice. Gorkss can score, Cuellar can clean sheet, Lambert almost score last weekend. Jussi (saves points) but i think begovic is a better choice for clean sheet.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  21. Women are like mobile phones.

    Some are contract, some are pay as you go :)

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Mines both unfortunately

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. Apparently there is a maxim amongst the mega-rich: if it flies, floats or fücks, it's cheaper to rent.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    3. There's always moaning in your ear or down around your pockets :-)

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. One time a mates sister asked me if id hold her mobile while she went to the dancefloor.

        I said sure, she then put her mobile in my pocket... right next to my willy!!!

        That is the only time I ever got really excited over a mobile :)

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
        1. 😆

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
        2. If it was your shirt pocket I'd be impressed

          • 3 years, 3 months ago
        • 3 years, 3 months ago
  22. Berbatov, Morrison, Vorm -> Begovic, Maloney, Giroud.


    • 3 years, 3 months ago
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      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Not Giroud

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. Berba is okay. Morrison is Okay. So you don't have to get Maloney and giroud. Begovic yes you have to because cheaper than vorm.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  23. Morning all - The Jon Boy Walters experiment is starting to grind to a hault.

    Worth shipping him for fellaini this week for -4 or do it next week for free?

    Walter has QPR so I know I should stick 1 more week, dont like the idea of fellaini rising much more as Im going to have to buy him at some point

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Gotta stay with Walters, wish I had him

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. please take him and I'll have Pienaar off you?

        He's been taken off early in the last couple of matches as well - i'm not enjoying this ride man

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
      2. Hey Sulk I like your tea except you haven't gone for any City attack considering the fixtures? Any particular reason ?

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. I've got him too. Wouldn't be surprised if he's on the bench this week and Ethers starts.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  24. Regarding Doosra's earlier post about Shorey's potential. I've made a table of potential scorers from the ranks of Reading ahead of the kind fixture run and the double. Set to last four gameweeks for best effect. Chances created and Shots inside the box are the key stats imo.

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. Large number of crosses & corners for Shorey, 0 assists. Have been considering a switch from Clark-Shorey, but the problem is having a converter. Bit like Cazorla. Still, at 4.1, not alot to lose I guess. Except a transfer.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  25. RVP's goal/game in all competitions last year was 77%.
    RVP's goal/game in all competitions this year is 79%.

    Can't believe he's actually beating it 😯

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
    1. He's played around a quarter of the games though.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
      1. True but do you honestly see him slowing down? I don't.

        • 3 years, 3 months ago
    2. He's in a better team so no suprise he's scoring more. If he stays fit he could get 35-40 goals in the prem.

      • 3 years, 3 months ago
  26. Who do u think will score more points over the next 2 GW's??
    A) Jelly
    B) BA

    • 3 years, 3 months ago
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  27. New post :(

    • 3 years, 3 months ago

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Shelvey NEW 7
Pieters STO 7
Dele Alli TOT 7
Dier TOT 7
Noble WHM 7

“All players will blank a few times during the season. When almost all do it in the same Gameweek, it is tough to take, but that's just the dark side of probability.”

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