Despite taking an early lead, Brighton & Hove Albion slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Cardiff City on Saturday. However, two Albion players at least made useful FPL contributions for a consecutive gameweek.
The trip to the Cardiff City Stadium was a missed opportunity in more ways than one, and unfortunately for the second week running it is mainly one and two-point scores for most of the Seagulls.
A red card for Dale Stephens meant he received minus two points, and the £4.4m midfielder will be unavailable to FPL players for a few weeks as he serves his suspension.
Maty Ryan (£4.6m) was back amongst the save points to ensure he finished with two overall, but it was last weekend’s top point scorers who were at it again in Wales.
Solly March’s free kick was headed home by Lewis Dunk, resulting in March getting four points and Dunk nine, thanks to two extra bonus points for the defender.
Dunk (£4.4m) now leapfrogs March (£5.0m) into fourth position for Brighton point-scorers this season.
Once the international break is over, Chris Hughton’s side are back in action at the Amex Stadium as they entertain Leicester City.
Albion have only lost once at home in the League this campaign and have scored in every game on their own turf. The Foxes meanwhile have alternated between losing and winning on the road this season, and if their sequence continues, Albion will be the team claiming all three points.
March now has as many assists as he registered in the whole of last season and is Brighton’s form attacker heading into the match. The record of Glenn Murray (£6.6m) at the Amex cannot be ignored though.
While Shane Duffy (£4.6m) was the goal-scoring centre-back in the first few months of the season, his defensive partner Dunk has taken up the mantle and is now the Brighton defender to have.
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It has been tight at the top for a while now, but another impressive gameweek for Atte Kinnunen and his team ‘Tractor Boys’ has seen him stretch his lead to 23 points.
The biggest scorers in Atte’s 71-point haul were Andy Robertson, Marcus Alonso and captain Mohamed Salah.
Simeon Sulc is back into second place, one point ahead of Nemanja Dragic in third.