Brighton & Hove Albion picked up what could be a crucial point in their draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers - one of Albion’s two matches in gameweek 35. The 0-0 draw meant useful FPL points were picked up by some of the Seagulls.
Another double gameweek for Brighton, and one that yielded some positives after a disappointing Gameweek 34. Saturday’s stalemate with Wolves saw Albion’s first clean sheet since the win over Huddersfield Town in Gameweek 29, and meant clean sheet points for all of the Seagulls’ midfielders, defenders and goalkeeper.
Bruno (£4.4m) was joint top-scorer with a nine-point total that included three bonus points, alongside Mathew Ryan (£4.4m) who claimed two bonus points and a save point. Lewis Dunk (£4.4m), Shane Duffy (£4.8m) and Gaetan Bong (£4.4m) all registered six points thanks to the shutout.
Albion’s second fixture of the gameweek saw them travel to face Spurs, and just when a brave and battling performance seemed like it was going to secure Chris Hughton’s side a draw, the hosts scored the winner only minutes before the end. The 1-0 loss meant that only appearance points were on offer for the Seagulls, apart from a save point for Ryan.
The results from the double gameweek saw Duffy replace Glenn Murray (£6.3m) as Brighton’s highest point-scorer so far this season.
It’s another important match for Albion on Saturday as they host Newcastle United at the Amex. Hughton’s players will be desperate to put an end to their run of six league games without scoring, and will be attempting to do so against a Newcastle side with one clean sheet in their last seven games.
Given his return to collecting save points, Ryan could be an option to consider if you are thinking about a goalkeeper transfer. In midfield, Beram Kayal (£4.4m) scored the winning goal when the two sides met in October, and could be in line for a start at the weekend.
Brighton Fan League
There aren’t many gameweeks left, but the race for first in the Brighton Fan League will go down to the wire with current leader Dillon Fiolet and his team ‘Tikka Mo Salah’ just one point ahead of second place.
Dillon used his Bench Boost chip in Gameweek 35 and amassed a total of 109 points. Double-figure scores from Matt Doherty, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota and captain Sergio Aguero were his main contributors.
Second place is now occupied by David Williams, with Ulan Apsatar in third.