When Fantasy Premier League managers see their players shoot, they hope for one outcome: a goal.
However, even if that shot is blocked or saved, it can still be rewarded in FPL.
In the second part of a series analysing FPL assists, we look at how shots can play their part, showing how the rules are applied.
In awarding assists for a blocked shot, touches from defenders play a key role.
Players who have their shots saved, blocked by a defender or denied by the woodwork can earn an assist if the ball then falls to a team-mate to score.
Touches or deflections from an opponent before the rebound do not cancel out the assist, unless there is more than one that significantly changes the trajectory or power of the shot.
If an opponent makes a significant touch after the first initial block and before the goal is scored, no assist is awarded.
However, it is crucial the action leading to the block or rebound is deemed a shot.
A player cannot earn an assist when scoring after their initial shot has been blocked, saved or has struck the woodwork.
Indeed, when a player scores from a second attempt, no assist is awarded to the team-mate who provided the pass or cross.
Roberto Firmino provided the pass to Oxlade-Chamberlain but was denied an assist because the scorer failed with his first attempt.