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2 January 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Jurgen Locadia celebrates his winning goal against Everton.

Brighton & Hove Albion returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday, and big scores for certain individuals will trigger the interest of FPL players.

Gameweek Review

After a positive result against Arsenal beforehand, Albion were able to build on that draw by claiming all three points from the match against the Toffees. Jurgen Locadia (£5.3m) was on hand to score the Seagulls’ winner, and for the second gameweek in a row received three bonus points to finish on a total of nine.

With Maty Ryan (£4.5m) at the Asian Cup with Australia, David Button (£4.0m) was selected in goal and fully grasped his opportunity with a save point, two bonus points and nine points overall.

The clean sheet - Albion’s first since gameweek ten - helped produce healthy scores for Chris Hughton’s defenders and an extra point for the midfielders. Martin Montoya (£4.3m) ensured that all the bonus points on offer went to the Seagulls.

Looking Ahead

Albion's first fixture of 2019 will see them face West Ham at the London Stadium. The Hammers go into the encounter having suffered a 2-0 defeat to Burnley.

Locadia is the man in-form for the Seagulls, and with the second wildcard chip of the season now available, the Dutch attacker could be an option for one of your striker spots.

The same goes for Button, who could be an option between the sticks if using the wildcard.

Glenn Murray (£6.4m) scored twice in the fixture last campaign, though FPL players will have to take Florin Andone (£5.0m) into account when selecting an Albion forward.

Brighton Fan League

A difficult gameweek for some saw change at the top of the Brighton Fan League. Peter Carey and his team ‘What’s Schlupp’ have now risen to the top after a large 73-point return.

Peter’s masterstroke of captaining Paul Pogba was highly influential, with Mohamed Salah, Raul Jimenez and Marcos Alonso the other main contributors.

Atte Kinnunen has now lost his place in first as he drops down to second. The gap is only eight points though, so there will be plenty of twists and turns to come.

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