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Premier League Fantasy Football: Trust in Jamie Vardy as differential in attack

From a personal point of view, gameweek seven was nothing short of a disaster. 

Son Heung-min flopped as a captaincy pick, my three-man defence combined for three points and not a single player picked up double digits. It was not a pretty sight.

But this happens. Every FPL manager has had weeks to forget and this was the first one of the season where I was looking at the damage through my fingers. Thirty-two points proved costly. The average was 53.  

James Ward-Prowse produced a Midlands masterclass in a 4-3 victory away to Aston Villa

Fulham finally got their first league win since promotion thanks to Ola Aina's (middle) strike

Fulham finally got their first league win since promotion thanks to Ola Aina’s (middle) strike

It was a week in which most of the big-hitters fell flat on their face.

Manchester City scraped past Sheffield United, Manchester United’s woeful home form continued, Everton lost (again) and it was a rough ride for Sadio Mane, Kai Havertz and Son owners.

But, the beauty of this competition is that it all resets and we go again. New fixtures, new match-ups, new suggestions.  

As always, in this column I’ll be breaking down what we learned from the latest round of games, how best to utilise the free transfer for our squads and the…