Brighton & Hove Albion were narrowly defeated by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but the Seagulls’ late goal at least ensured some extra FPL points for a couple of players.
The 2-1 defeat against Spurs meant that most of the Albion players scored only one or two points. Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) was one of these players, and managed to gain an additional save point thanks to his five saves during the match.
Fresh from his 12-point tally achieved against Southampton, Shane Duffy (£4.5m) was one of only two players to score more than two points. Duffy’s superb cross-field pass to set up Brighton’s goal against Spurs saw him score a total of four points.
Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) netted the goal which Duffy assisted, and in doing so added five points to his two appearance points to finish on seven.
The top three Albion point scorers for this season remain in the same positions, but Duffy and Knockaert have now closed the gap on Glenn Murray (£6.5m). The striker is in first place on 29 points, followed by Duffy on 27 and Knockaert on 26.
Brighton’s next fixture will be one of their toughest of the season, as they come up against Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
However, Pep Guardiola’s team have only kept one clean sheet in three home matches so far, which means the Seagulls, who have scored five goals in their last three games, can go there confident of scoring.
As such, Knockaert is looking like a great pick to have at the moment, with one goal and two assists in his last three outings and a price of only £5.5m.
Duffy has also been a strong contributor in attack, with two goals and two assists to his name this campaign, and given Albion’s fixtures after the City match, clean sheet points could soon follow.
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Jon Clays is becoming a familiar name in the Brighton FPL league, and he remains in top spot after his team ‘And Smith Must Score’ registered 62 points this gameweek.
Three clean sheets in his defence, as well as a goal from his captain Mohamed Salah and strikes from Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Mitrovic, helped Jon move on to 463 total points.
Second place now belongs to Richard Tipple and his team ‘Flying Without Ings’, while last week’s other joint leader, Jake Manthorpe, has dropped down to sixth.