Fulham have made the acquisition of the versatile attacker Ryan Babel from Turkish outfit Besiktas on a permanent deal running until the end of the season. The former Liverpool man rejoins the Premier League after eight seasons away from England’s top flight.
The Dutchman has recently found himself back in Ronald Koeman’s plans for his international side where he has made 54 caps in a Holland shirt scoring eight times, most recent of which coming in a 2-1 loss to World Cup winners France in September.
Speaking to Fulhamfctv Babel has said:
“My first impressions are good and I am very excited. I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up. That’s one of the reasons that I’m here, to try and help that to happen, I’m ready to go.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (5.5m)
Babel made his debut in a Fulham shirt against Tottenham, playing 54 minutes and looking dangerous at times. He was denied a debut goal early on by a good save from Spurs’ keeper Hugo Lloris.
For Liverpool his points per game ratio wasn’t too bad at all. In the 2009/10 campaign, which is somehow almost a decade ago, he scored 61 fantasy points in under 11 games worth of minutes which levels out at over five points per game.
Fulham’s next five fixtures are as follows: Brighton (H), Crystal Palace (A), Manchester United (H), West Ham (A) and Southampton (A). Aside from the difficult visit of Man United, e games are winnable for Claudio Ranieri’s side who are desperate to pick up points in order to avoid the drop.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark_)