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8 May 2019

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Pascal Gross in action against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion secured a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday and Glenn Murray was able to extend his lead as the club’s top FPL point-scorer.

Gameweek Review

Due to Cardiff City losing against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the Seagulls travelled to the Emirates Stadium knowing their Premier League status was secured for another season. Albion's desire to collect a positive result took a dent when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored from the penalty spot and thus prevented any clean sheet points.

But a battling display saw Albion deservedly get back into the match with a penalty of their own. Solly March (£4.7m) was the man fouled and therefore claimed an assist, his first since gameweek 14, to produce five points overall.

Murray (£6.1m) stepped up to score his 12th league goal of the campaign and received three bonus points on his way to a nine-point total. Maty Ryan (£4.4m) also made six saves, picking up two save points in his score of four.

Murray extended his lead over Shane Duffy (£4.7m) to eight points in the overall standings for Albion’s players.

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Looking Ahead

Chris Hughton’s side host Manchester City at the Amex Stadium on Sunday in their last game of the season. Pep Guardiola’s team go into the match needing a victory to guarantee winning the Premier League trophy.

It will obviously be no easy task for Albion, but the performance against Arsenal will give them belief in their quest to cause an upset.

Ryan could be a potential transfer option if you are looking for a goalkeeper for a final gameweek Bench Boost. The final day of the season can often see games become high-scoring affairs, so the likes of Murray and Pascal Gross (£6.7m) could be candidates for points in attack.

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With just one gameweek to go, it’s David Williams and his team ‘Montreal Albion’ that currently occupies first place.

David registered 60 points in Gameweek 37, mainly thanks to big scores in defence from Matt Doherty, Aymeric Laporte and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Mohamed Salah also chipped in with seven points.

David has a 29-point lead over Dino Papadopoulos in second, but that gap can still be closed if things go Dino’s way.

Chris Peto is in third, 48 points off the pace.

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