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23 January 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross finds the back of the net against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Brighton & Hove Albion came up against the Premier League’s in-form side on Saturday afternoon, and despite going 2-0 behind against Manchester United, two of Chris Hughton’s midfielders collected healthy FPL totals after halving the deficit.

Gameweek Review

The Seagulls delivered a spirited second-half performance at Old Trafford, with Pascal Gross (£6.7m) scoring his second goal of the season against the Red Devils, which also earned the German three bonus points to take his overall score to ten for the afternoon.

Davy Propper (£4.8m) claimed five points for laying on his first assist of the season, as the Dutchman curled an excellent cross into Gross with the outside of his right foot, which enabled his team-mate to finish.

Due to goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, all of Albion’s defenders and David Button were deducted a point, but the Seagulls shot-stopper recovered that point thanks to his four saves against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Looking Ahead

It’s Emirates FA Cup action at the weekend for the Seagulls, with West Bromwich Albion visiting the Amex Stadium, so there’s no rush to make your FPL changes for Gameweek 24.

But there’s a quick turnaround leading into Albion’s match against Fulham, with Hughton’s team visiting Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening for their first Premier League meeting in the capital.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season (51), therefore selecting Albion’s attacking options within your FPL team could turn out a good decision.

Glenn Murray (£6.3) - Albion’s top point-scorer - will be desperate to add to his eight goals this season, two of which came against the Cottagers at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season.

Brighton Fan League

No change at the top of the Brighton Fan League, with Ulan Apsater and his team ‘Fenerbahce’ leading the way by 38 points after scoring 74 points in Gameweek 23.

A healthy 30 points came from captain Mohamed Salah, while Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Marcus Rashford also contributed goals, which kept Apsater comfortably ahead of Peter Carey’s ‘What’s Schlupp’.

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