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David Datro Fofana had made his Burnley debut as a substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City three days earlier, setting up our goal for Ameen Al-Dakhil, and he again came on as a substitute to great effect in the home draw against Fulham.

It was just past the hour when he and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson replaced Zeki Amdouni and Aaron Ramsey with the Clarets 2-0 down and facing a tenth home defeat of the season. Both did well but Fofana it was who scored both our goals, the second in stoppage time, to earn a point in his first Turf Moor appearance.

His half hour on the pitch had lifted us and won him both the man of the match and the player ratings and neither by a small margin either. He won 64% of the vote for the man of the match with Lorenz Assignon, making his debut at right-back, taking second place with 12%. Goalkeeper James Trafford was third with 8% while Sander Berge picked up 4% of the vote to take fourth place.

The same two players took the top positions in the player ratings too with Fofana again some way clear. He rated at 7.89 out of ten to win with Assignon coming second with a rating of 6.82. The two other substitutes took the next two places. Maxime Estève had come on at half time for Hjalmar Ekdal to make his debut and he was third with a rating of 6.72 and Guðmundsson finished fourth with 6.15 out of ten.

Fofana has won the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Assignon winning six points. There are also two points apiece for Estève and Trafford with oth Berge and Guðmundsson claiming one point.

It’s had little impact on the player of the year table other than extending Berge’s lead at the top by a further point and seeing Trafford move ahead of Luca Koleosho into third place.

The Liverpool result will be available tomorrow; the Fulham result and the table after that game are below.


64% – David Datro Fofana
12% – Lorenz Assignon
8% – James Trafford
4% – Sander Berge
3% – Wilson Odobert
3% – Vitinho
2% – Lyle Foster
1% – Maxime Estève
1% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
1% – Josh Brownhill
0% – Dara O’Shea & Aaron Ramsey
0% – Zeki Amdouni & Hjalmar Ekdal


7.89 – David Datro Fofana
6.82 – Lorenz Assignon
6.72 – Maxime Estève
6.15 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.12 – Wilson Odobert
5.91 – Lyle Foster
5.66 – Sander Berge
5.57 – Dara O’Shea
5.37 – James Trafford
4.66 – Vitinho
4.29 – Josh Brownhill
4.22 – Hjalmar Ekdal
3.55 – Zeki Amdouni
3.45 – Aaron Ramsey


95: Sander Berge
66: Lyle Foster
56: James Trafford
54: Luca Koleosho
45: Dara O‘Shea
37: Jordan Beyer
32: Charlie Taylor
29: Josh Brownhill
27: Wilson Odobert
22: Ameen Al-Dakhil
16: David Datro Fofana
15: Zeki Amdouni & Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
13: Hannes Delcroix
12: Arijanet Muric & Vitinho
11: Hjalmar Ekdal
10: Josh Cullen
8: Anass Zaroury
7: Jacob Bruun Larsen
6: Lorenz Assignon
5: Aaron Ramsey
4: Nathan Redmond
2: Maxime Estève
1: Jay Rodriguez

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