Chris Wood scores eighth goal in last nine league games – Nottingham Forest striker features in just 0.1% of Dream Teams


IF Nottingham Forest are to avoid relegation then Chris Wood will seemingly have a huge role to play.

The New Zealand international hasn’t always been the most prolific goalscorer in the Premier League but he’s prone to purple patches when his confidence is high, as is the case right now.


Dream TeamWood is in sparkling form[/caption]

Last night, he scored the second goal of a first-half blitz as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side beat Fulham 3-1 to take a step closer to safety.

Wood caught Bernd Leno (£2.6m) flat-footed and unaware with a accurate shot from distance to make it eight goals in his last nine league games.

Granted, this fruitful run was disrupted by an injury layoff but the stats don’t lie – Wood has been one of the most efficient strikers in the top flight of late.

Usually, a forward in such fine form would have experienced a surge in popularity among Dream Team managers but the 32-year-old currently features in just 0.1% of teams.

His lowly ownership is partly down to his aforementioned injury but it’s simply true that the vast majority of gaffers have let a load of points slip through their fingers.

ReutersWood has scored in each of his last three games[/caption]

At the time of writing, only two assets in Wood’s position have scored more points across their last three outings, Mohamed Salah (£6.7m) and Alexander Isak (£4.2m).

More broadly, he’s provided 90 points in his last 12 appearances.

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Whether Forest’s No11 is a viable transfer option going forward is a more complicated debate but there’s no doubt his form is worthy of appreciation.

It’s rare that a 0.1%-owned player provides such healthy returns.

Forest have just seven fixtures left to fulfil this seasonPA

The main thing working against Wood is a lack of fixtures.

Forest have just seven league games remaining with no additional commitments.

By way of a comparison, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have at least 11 fixtures left to play at the time of writing, probably more depending on their respective fortunes in Europe.

If Wood’s form extends into May then he might be a worthy differential option as he’s due to face Sheffield United and Burnley in the last three Gameweeks of the campaign.

Dream Team bosses should keep an eye on his returns at the very least.

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