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Ben Foster | Goalkeeper

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 198

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West Brom have become early relegation candidates after struggling once again and losing 2-0 to Everton.
Some analysts were hyping up West Brom's defense before the season started but that hasn't been the case so far as they've lacked quality. They only have two points after four matches and are tied for last place in the Premier League. Their poor display at home today was another sign that they might be fighting the relegation battle this season. We advice against using any WBA players in fantasy at the moment. Sep 13 - 1:38 PM
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Ben Foster will apparently recover from the thumb injury he aggravated on England duty and be available to feature for West Brom in Week 4.

Everton may not have a league win yet but they have been scoring at a strong pace (7 goals in 3 matches) despite only two points to show for all of those goals. West Brom will need all the defensive help they can get as the Toffees next opponent and will be thrilled with the news that Ben Foster will recover in time to feature at the Hawthorns. Foster is still not a good fantasy choice given Everton's attacking potency but he might be able to help stem the tide.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sep 12 - 11:07 AM

The Baggies conceded early and often at the Liberty Stadium as they fell for the first time this season.

The match was best summed up by a sequence in the second half where Ben Foster conceded an indirect free kick in the box by handling a back pass from a defender. On the ensuing free kick someone in the Baggies' wall knocked a shot on target down with his arm. The sequence didn't result in a goal but it should have and it underscored the gulf in class between the two sides on the day.
Aug 30 - 1:06 PM

Ben Foster kept Southampton out of his net for a rare road clean sheet for Alan Irvine's West Bromwich Albion who got a solid road point.

It certainly wasn't an inspiring performance but if the road to safety from relegation is grinding out points on the road and winning at home then it was mission accomplished in Week 2 with a point at St. Mary's. With reinforcements still to come in the form of Gareth McAuley, Joleon Lescott, Cristian Gamboa, Brown Ideye and (reportedly) Georgios Samaras West Brom will be happy holding serve until they are all available.
Aug 23 - 12:10 PM

Champions League winning assistant manager Paul Clement is considering a move back to England to take a managerial role with West Brom mentioned as a possibility.

Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid was linked to the West Brom job previously and with that post open again he may be a prime candidate a second time. Coming off a dramatic come-from-behind win in the Champions League final, Clement will undoubtedly be a popular managerial candidate given that a) he is English and b) he has the unusual experience of having plied his trade outside of England (and successfully at that). If he is popular, it is unclear why he would be interested in the West Brom job when other clubs are better placed to succeed sooner.
May 26 - 9:08 AM

It's hard to have a good match as a goalkeeper while giving up three goals but Ben Foster achieved that on Saturday.

With West Brom up 2-0 early, Ben Foster came to the rescue of Morgan Amalfitano when he saved Emmanuel Adebayor's weak penalty. Foster made a number of other strong saves but he couldn't prevent Jonas Olsson from scoring an own goal off of a deflected cross or two additional well-taken Spurs goals. The match ended as an extremely entertaining 3-3 draw that likely helps neither team in the standings.
Apr 12 - 2:09 PM

Ben Foster saved a Nikica Jelavic penalty but couldn't keep out Liam Rosinior on the rebound as Hull City beat West Brom 2-0.

Ben Foster had a strong match in net despite his team losing 2-0 to Hull City. Foster made three saves as well as saving Jelavic's penalty in the 31st minute but Foster's teammates could clear the rebound from Foster's save and Liam Rosinior put Hull City up 1-0. Seven minutes later, Shane Long doubled Hull City's lead for the final score. Of interest elsewhere for West Brom and fantasy managers were starts for Graham Dorrans and Thievy.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 22 - 1:01 PM

Ben Foster is close to returning from his foot injury and may return in Week 17 against Hull City.

"Close to returning" is hardly a certainty which means that both Foster and Boaz Myhill are equally difficult to justify this week. Moving forward and starting with Boxing Day it seems likely that Foster will return to his place as the Baggies' number one. That said, the Boxing Day match is at White Hart Lane and even in a little bit of chaos that doesn't seem like a good match-up for Foster.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 03:28:00 PM