Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has joked that he has been let down by Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in recent weeks in his Premier League Fantasy Football team.
Last weekend, Bamford, who scored and assisted during a 3-1 win against Leicester, made the decision to captain Heung-Min Son, who drew a blank following a 1-0 loss to Brighton.
Two weeks prior to that, Bamford even ‘triple captained’ Salah during a period where Liverpool failed to score in four successive Premier League matches.
Unfortunately for Bamford, the 27-year-old also overlooked Salah for the captaincy in the most recent game-week. The Egyptian international rediscovered his touch with two crucial goals during a 3-1 win against West Ham on Sunday.
With Salah back on the goalscoring trail, Bamford shared his thoughts on his decision to overlook the Liverpool No.11 for the armband.
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“I have been having a couple of sticky weeks,” said Bamford, per talkSPORT. “I had myself captain for the Newcastle game where I basically assisted their goal.
“Then I thought, I have to take myself off this week and I put Son as captain. And he did nothing!
“I triple captained Salah, a couple of weeks ago in a double-game week, and he did nothing, and then he scored a couple [against West Ham], so I had an absolute mare.”
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If there is a lesson to be learned, it’s that a player of Salah ilk doesn’t remain off song for too long.
The 28-year-old Liverpool man is the Premier League’s top-scorer, after all, with 15 goals this term, three more than Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son as well as Manchester United talisman, Bruno Fernandes.
According to Fantasy Football Pundit, Salah ranks as the fourth-highest selected player this season with a pick percentage rate of 46.2 per cent.
Fernandes boasts the highest overall rating with 56.5 per cent, while Son and Bamford rank as the second and third most selected players throughout 2020/21.