Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Wolves was the first time since 1981 that Brighton & Hove Albion have recorded three consecutive top-flight wins, and the result meant that, once again, there were plenty of FPL points scored by Chris Hughton’s side.
It was a difficult game against Wolves at the weekend and a match that could have had plenty more goals than it did. Brighton’s defence had other ideas though, and more superb performances ensured yet another clean sheet.
Shane Duffy (£4.6m) and Gaëtan Bong (£4.5m) both scored six points, while a yellow card for Lewis Dunk (£4.4m) saw the defender finish on five.
As has been the case on many occasions this season, Glenn Murray (£6.5m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) were two of the Seagulls’ bonus scorers. Murray’s 100th goal for the club was a truly memorable moment and helped him gain an extra bonus point to reach a total of seven.
Ryan produced some heroics in the final moments of the match to keep the clean sheet intact, earning two save points and two bonus points in the process to rack up a ten-point total.
Murray’s winner was assisted by Bruno (£4.4m), and the Spaniard achieved Albion’s highest point total on Saturday with 12. The total is still the figure to beat for the highest score in a gameweek by a Brighton player, with three different players now having scored 12 points at some stage during the season.
If you haven’t brought any Brighton players into your FPL squad by now, fear not, as Albion still have plenty of fixtures ahead where a healthy amount of FPL points can be gained.
Next weekend’s trip to Goodison Park may prove difficult though, with the Toffees scoring in all five of their home matches this season and having kept clean sheets in their last two.
However, Albion will go there full of confidence given their three-game winning streak, and Ryan remains a great goalkeeper option if you are looking to switch things up in the net.
Bruno’s three consecutive clean sheets, as well as bonus points in two of those matches and a budget price of £4.4m should also tempt FPL managers.
Brighton Fan League
It’s very tight at the top of the Brighton Fan League, and a high-scoring gameweek has seen plenty of change at the top of the leaderboard.
Simeon Sulc and his team ‘Kids See Groß’ are now in first place after scoring 73 points this gameweek. Mathew Ryan, Ryan Fraser and 30 points from captain Mohamed Salah helped Simeon rise up the table.
Nemanja Dragic is four points further back in second, while a big 102-point round from Olly Stern puts him in third.