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2 October 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Anthony Knockaert takes the ball down at the Etihad Stadium.

It was a 2-0 defeat for Brighton & Hove Albion against Manchester City on Saturday, and consequently FPL points were few and far between for the visiting players.

Gameweek Review

In what was always going to be a very tough afternoon for Chris Hughton’s side, the two goals conceded and none scored in reply resulted in low point totals.

Martin Montoya and Shane Duffy scored zero due to the yellow cards they received, while six Brighton players gained one point and five produced 2 points.

The only player to score more than two points at the Etihad was Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) with three points. The Australian goalkeeper made six saves, and as a result got two save points. He has received a total of seven save points so far this season – the joint-second most in the Premier League.

Looking Ahead

After already facing four of last season’s top six teams, a more welcoming set of fixtures are coming for Albion over the coming months. Their final match before the international break is a Friday night encounter against West Ham United at the Amex Stadium.

Despite firing a blank against Pep Guardiola’s team, Albion’s in-form attacking duo of Glenn Murray (£6.5m) and Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) remain useful picks, especially as differential options.

Ryan and Duffy have also been reliable for positive point returns, and the pair will be determined to help their side keep their first clean sheet of the season.

Jose Izquierdo (£5.9m) made his anticipated return from injury on Saturday, and having scored against the Hammers in both fixtures last campaign, the Colombian will look to contribute yet again.

Brighton Fan League

A 68-point gameweek for his team ‘And Smith Must Score’ means Jon Clays remains top of the Brighton Fan League.

Three clean sheets from his defenders and goalkeeper, as well as big tallies from Eden Hazard and his captain Sergio Aguero, ensured that Jon stays ahead of the chasing pack.

Bertil Wennerberg is now up to second place after an 83-point return from his side ‘Ingscels’, while Richard Tipple has moved down to third.

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