Brighton & Hove Albion yet again came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw, and the comeback against Southampton on Monday night rewarded certain Albion players with a healthy amount of FPL points.
The two goals conceded by Chris Hughton’s side meant that goalkeeper Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) and three of the four defenders in front of him scored only a single point.
The exception was Shane Duffy (£4.5m), who claimed six points for scoring the goal that got the Seagulls back into the game, as well as three points for winning the penalty that led to the equaliser. An additional two bonus points saw the Republic of Ireland international reach a total score of 12 points – the joint-highest achieved by a Brighton player in a match this season.
Glenn Murray (£6.5m) and Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) were tipped to bag points going into the game, and both delivered. Knockaert assisted Duffy’s goal and received four points, while it was Murray who dispatched the penalty to give the visitors the draw and claim six points for himself.
The striker maintains his position as the highest Brighton FPL point scorer with 27, but Duffy, now on 23 points for the season, overtakes Knockaert to move into second place.
Albion now face a run of two tough fixtures, hosting Spurs at the Amex Stadium next weekend before a visit to Manchester City.
However, Hughton’s players can take belief from Spurs’ two consecutive defeats, as well as a potential set-piece fragility that has seen them concede three goals from such situations in those two losses. Therefore, Knockaert and his delivery from dead-ball scenarios could be a route to look at for your FPL team.
Murray must be mentioned again, having already found the net in both of Albion’s matches at the Amex this season, and now going into the fixture with four goals to his name this campaign.
Summer signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£6.8m) made a late cameo appearance against Southampton, but had enough time to take three shots, one of which hit the post, and if involved against Mauricio Pochettino’s side, he could be a useful differential pick.
Brighton Fan League
There is change at the top of the Brighton Fan League, where there is now in fact two players currently sharing top spot.
Jake Manthorpe and his team ‘Pröpper Good’ now have 401 points, the same amount as ‘And Smith Must Score’ - the team owned by Jon Clays.
Both Jake and Jon - 75 and 84 points respectively this gameweek - benefitted from Eden Hazard’s hat-trick and big points from their forward lines. Jake’s Bench Boost chip also gave him a Rui Patricio clean sheet.