Last Sunday, Fantasy Premier League managers everywhere learned a valuable lesson as they watched one match throw season run-in plans into chaos.
It was the classic gambler’s fallacy – just because something has happened nine times in a row, doesn’t mean it will happen again.
West Ham’s defeat of a seemingly imperious Tottenham side turned the FPL landscape on its head like no result before it this season, instantly devaluing those very Spurs and Chelsea assets that had seemed so unquestionably essential a mere two hours earlier.
Now, a win against West Brom tonight will see Chelsea secure the title, almost certainly provoking wholesale rotation from Antonio Conte as he prepares for his assault on a league and cup double.
It would also have us dreading a repeat of last year’s late-season collapse from a despondent Spurs side.
Published: Thu May 11 2017 20:00:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)