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ALBION FANTASY UPDATE: GAMEWEEK NINE

23 October 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Maty Ryan keeping busy at St James' Park.

The Fantasy Premier League points are really starting to flow for Brighton & Hove Albion, with Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United providing more big scores.

Gameweek Review

After having to wait until Gameweek Eight for a clean sheet, Chris Hughton’s side have now kept two in a row after some battling defending helped keep Newcastle at bay.

The defence and midfield all received clean sheet points as a result, and seven Albion players scored a total of six points or more. Shane Duffy (£4.5m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.4m) both earned bonus points to finish on scores of seven and eight respectively.

The biggest Brighton point scorer was Maty Ryan (£4.5m) with 11 points, who on top of his clean sheet points gained two save points and three bonus points.

After producing an assist against West Ham, Beram Kayal (£4.4m) went one better at St James’ Park as he diverted Jose Izquierdo’s shot into the net for the match-winning goal. Kayal ended up on seven points, while Izquierdo (£5.9m), who was tipped as one to watch in the last Albion Fantasy Update, racked up a total of six thanks to his assist.

Glenn Murray (£6.6m) still has the most amount of FPL points for a Brighton player this season, but Duffy is now only a point behind the striker’s total of 40, with Ryan in third on 35 points.

Looking Ahead

Now really is a good time to have some of the Seagulls’ in your FPL squad, with Brighton not having a match that registers four or higher in the Fixture Difficulty Ranking until Gameweek 17.

Next weekend they welcome Wolves to the Amex Stadium, who are coming off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Watford. Five of Wolves’ last six Premier League matches have seen just one side score, while Albion have scored in every game at home in the competition this season.

This suggests that another clean sheet could be on the cards for Hughton’s players, so any one of Ryan, Duffy or Dunk would be a wise selection.

In attack, Izquierdo will be a dangerous threat going forwards in the games to come and could be a good source of goals and assists. Murray, if deemed fit, has four goals in four matches at the Amex this campaign.



Brighton Fan League

Many low scores for lots of FPL players this Gameweek, with clean sheets being where the majority of points were found.

Jake Manthorpe and his team ‘Pröpper Good’ took advantage of this, with clean sheets from the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Andy Robertson and a big score from Mesut Ozil on Monday night helping Jake go joint-top of the Brighton Fan League.

Bertil Wennerberg is who joins Jake at the top, his team ‘Ingscels’ only managed 38 points this Gameweek.


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