Fantasy Premier League Manager Who Triple Captained Jan Bednarek Gets Record Minus Score
Only one, single Fantasy Premier League manager had Jan Bednarek triple captained before Manchester United's 9-0 demolition of Southampton - and received a record minus score.
A night to forget for the Polish centre-back saw his side conceded a Premier League record-equalling nine goals at Old Trafford, with Bednarek netting an own goal, before being sent off for bringing down Anthony Martial to give away a penalty (a decision he protested).
That resulted in an FPL record -7 score for the player (-4 for goals conceded, -2 for an own goal, -3 for a red card, but +2 for completing 86 torrid minutes).
Except, of course, for the only team in the whole FPL - laserklubben - whose manager had bet on the Bed by triple captaining him. They received an all-time record -21 score. Ouch!
At least they had Bruno Fernandes in midfield (17 points) to make up some of the agony.
Still, while just one manager had triple captained Bednarek, another 31 FPL gaffers had a holy trinity on Tuesday night in that they selected Bednarek, plus Arsenal duo David Luiz and Bernd Leno in their defence.
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Both David Luiz and Leno were red carded in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Wolves: keeper Leno for bizarrely punching the ball outside the box, while his Brazilian teammate was sent off for his challenge on Willian Jose.
That reduced Arsenal to nine men - and meant the 31 managers with all three players got -11 for the trio (-7 for Bednarek, -3 for David Luiz, -1 for Leno).
Still, let's take nothing away from poor Bednarek - who was also on the pitch during Southampton's 9-0 defeat to Leicester last season - and the FPL manager who tripled their losses on him.
"Martial said it's not a foul!"- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 2, 2021
Jan Bednarek was not happy with the decision that saw him sent off :eyes: pic.twitter.com/GxhGv8ncu1
For the record, laserklubben had Son Heung-min as vice-captain for this gameweek. So expect the Tottenham attacker to net a couple against Chelsea tomorrow, just to compound the FPL misery.
Unlucky, Bednarek and laserklubben. We'd like to say we've been there, but - well - nobody has before.
Featured image credit: PA Images/Fantasy Premier League
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