Fantasy Premier League

Lukaku claims another big points haul

By The Scout 19 Sep 2016
Everton v Middlesbrough - Premier League

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The Bonus Points

Everton continued their fine form under Ronald Koeman to earn a fourth successive victory, claiming all the Fantasy Premier League bonus points on offer against Middlesbrough.

Romelu Lukaku’s (£9.3m) goal and assist helped the Everton frontman to a Bonus Points System (BPS) score of 38 and an additional three points.

A typically energetic display earned Seamus Coleman (£5.4m) two bonus points.

Scoring 36 in the BPS, the right-back was among the goals in the 3-1 win and added two completed tackles, five successful dribbles and nine clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI).

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Coleman's goal capped off an energetic display from the full-back

Idrissa Gueye (£5.0m) picked up a single bonus point with a BPS score of 34.

In a tireless performance, the midfielder contributed 12 recoveries, eight successful tackles and two clearances.

Gueye also completed 86% of his 87 attempted passes.

The ICT Index

Lukaku’s goal and assist were enough to earn the Belgian top spot in the ICT Index, with a score of 11.7.

Ross Barkley (£7.6m) ranked second after an impressive midfield showing.

Stationed behind Lukaku in the Toffees' 4-2-3-1 formation, Barkley produced four attempts on goal – with three arriving inside the Boro penalty area. 

He also created two chances via 15 successful passes in the final third.

The Scout Notes

Having taken his tally to six goals in three matches for club and country, Lukaku continues to gain momentum as an FPL property. 

The Belgian was forced off with a foot problem, though, and his fitness will need to be monitored ahead of the weekend trip to AFC Bournemouth. Loan signing Enner Valencia (£5.5m) is the likeliest to deputise.

Subbed off at half-time in Monday’s win over Sunderland, Barkley retained his place and, having played the full 90 minutes, looks to have staved off any question marks over his place in Koeman's starting XI.

Everton v Middlesbrough
Barkley produced a fine performance to cement his starting position

With Christhian Stuani (£5.1m) missing out through injury, Middlesbrough handed defender Emilio Nsue (£4.5m) a spot on the right flank before he made way for David Nugent (£4.8m) just prior to the hour-mark.

Now fully recovered from injury, new boy Marten de Roon (£4.4m) was named on the teamsheet as Adam Clayton’s (£4.5m) run of four consecutive starts in midfield came to an end.

Up front, Alvaro Negredo (£6.8m) has now failed to score in each of his last four outings. Only Chelsea's Eden Hazard has suffered more sales so far ahead of the Gameweek 6 deadline.

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