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22nd Aug 2015

Guess which striker 36,000 fantasy football players benched? More fool them…


Nooruddean Choudry

Fantasy football is a tricky business. It’s all about strategy and timing…

The problem is, it can make constant tinkerers out of all of us. We look at form, analyse fixtures, and react to circumstance with numerous weekly changes.

It’s Sod’s Law that more often than not, the one player we drop or remove as captain goes on to have an absolute stormer. This weekend, it seems that 38,000 of us made exactly the same clanger.

Callum Wilson of Bournemouth was a speculative buy for many, but after an underwhelming start to the season, the equivalent to just over Upton Park’s total capacity dropped him from their team.

And what did he go and do against West Ham? That’s right – bag at hat-trick and a whopping 17 points whilst helping the Cherries to their first win of the season.

Ah well, at least there’s safety in numbers…