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James Tarkowski won both the man of the match and the player ratings in our 1-1 home draw against Fulham and in doing so lifted himself into top spot in the player of the year table.

Tarky was in top form for the Clarets who conceded just that one goal from the corner early in the second half and won the man of the match with 28% of the vote. Jay Rodriguez, who brilliantly set up our equaliser for Ashley Barnes, was second with a 16% share, just ahead of Kevin Long who came in alongside Tarkowski at the back and also had 16%. Fourth place went to Ashley Westwood who won 15% of the vote.

Three of those four were in the top four in the ratings too, Tarkowski winning it with a score of 7.48 out of 10. Westwood was second with 7.25 while his fellow midfielder Jack Cork was third with a rating of 6.92 and that was just ahead of Jay Rod who came fourth with 6.90 out of 10.

It all gives Tarkowski ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. Both Rodriguez and Westwood have picked up four points while Cork and Long win two points. Those points are significant at the top of the table with Tarkowski now moving into first place, two points ahead of Nick Pope.

There is just one game to go to catch up and that’s last Saturday’s home draw against West Brom when I don’t think we will be expecting high scores in the player ratings.

The Fulham result and the updated player of the year table are below.


28% – James Tarkowski
16% – Jay Rodriguez
16% – Kevin Long
15% – Ashley Westwood
14% – Jack Cork
5% – Robbie Brady
2% – Ashley Barnes
2% – Matt Lowton
1% – Charlie Taylor
1% – Dwight McNeil & Nick Pope
0% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
0% – Josh Brownhill


7.48 – James Tarkowski
7.25 – Ashley Westwood
6.92 – Jack Cork
6.90 – Jay Rodriguez
6.88 – Kevin Long
6.65 – Matt Lowton
6.52 – Nick Pope
6.48 – Ashley Barnes
6.25 – Charlie Taylor
5.87 – Dwight McNeil
5.85 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
5.50 – Josh Brownhill
3.69 – Robbie Brady


90: James Tarkowski
88: Nick Pope
65: Ben Mee
56: Charlie Taylor
53: Josh Brownhill
46: Dwight McNeil
34: Matt Lowton
27: Matěj Vydra
24: Jay Rodriguez & Ashley Westwood
22: Bailey Peacock-Farrell
20: Robbie Brady
19: Kevin Long
16: Jimmy Dunne
15: Phil Bardsley & Jack Cork
10: Josh Benson, Will Norris & Erik Pieters
6: Bobby Thomas
5: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
4: Ashley Barnes & Chris Wood
3: Dale Stephens
2: Joel Mumbongo
1: Anthony Glennon

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