Despite a late fightback, Brighton & Hove Albion suffered a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. The match did however see some FPL firsts for some of the Seagulls’ players.
The wait for an Albion clean sheet unfortunately goes on, and there were no save points for Maty Ryan (£4.6m) this gameweek to help boost the Australian’s score.
Albion’s goal did at least see some points for two individuals. Bernardo (£4.2m) achieved his first assist of the season to finish on four points, while Solly March (£5.0m) scored his first goal of the campaign when he turned home the Brazilian’s header.
March also received a bonus point to produce eight points in total and is now the second-highest point-scorer for the Seagulls.
Next up for Chris Hughton’s side is a trip to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth. The Cherries lost 2-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend and have only won once in their last seven outings.
March is in good form and will be hopeful of claiming more points as he faces a defence he netted against last season. Florin Andone (£5.0m) has started in away matches for Albion recently and remains a good budget forward option.
Bernardo’s assist could be a sign of points to come for the defender, and at 4.2m he is one to keep an eye on.
Brighton Fan League
Despite replicating the average score for Gameweek 17, Atte Kinnunen and his team ‘Tractor Boys’ remain in first place in the Brighton Fan League.
Atte’s 43 points came mainly from a couple of defensive clean sheets and three assists from offensive players, including his captain Harry Kane.
Nemanja Dragic is refusing to give up the fight though, and an impressive 61-point return sees him return to second place, 15 points behind the leader.