Fantasy Premier League

Benched Boro trio behind weekly FPL prize

By The Scout 6 Dec 2016
Antonio Barragan, Middlesbrough

A total of 30 points from substitutes help Pagliuca Jababra to Gameweek 14 Fantasy Manager of the Week

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Pagliuca Jababra need look no further than Teesside for the key factor in his 149-point Gameweek 14 haul to claim the prize for Fantasy Premier League Manager of the Week.

With his Bench Boost chip in play, Pagliuca watched 24 points from a trio of Middlesbrough assets roll in.

Gaston Ramirez (£5.3m) goal in the win over Hull City, coupled with clean sheets for Victor Valdes (£4.5m) and Antonio Barragan (£4.5m), ensured that Pagliuca's line-up received a hefty push over the line in Monday night's final match. 

FPL Gameweek 14 Manager of the Week

Having gone all out for the weekly prize, tailoring his squad with 18 transfers before Saturday's deadline, Pagliuca's Gameweek-14 high was powered by the signings of Alexis Sanchez (£11.6m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m).

Selecting Kane as captain, Pagliuca will have been frustrated to have missed the opportunity to double Sanchez's 23-point tally in Arsenal's 5-1 defeat of West Ham United

But smart acquisitions elsewhere helped bridge the gap.

The signing of Chris Brunt (£4.9m) - classified as an FPL defender but deployed on the right wing in West Bromwich Albion's win over Watford - was particularly shrewd; Pagliuca was one of only 1,500 FPL managers to draft in the Northern Irishman ahead of Gameweek 14.

He returned 14 points, with team-mate Matt Phillips (£5.4m) scoring a third goal in four Gameweeks in the 3-1 victory to record another nine points towards Pagliuca's total. 

Chris Brunt, West Bromwich Albion
Pagliuca was one of only 1,500 FPL managers to transfer in Chris Brunt for Gameweek 14

Christian Eriksen (£8.3m) bettered the Baggies pair with an 18-point haul in Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-0 defeat of Swansea City, while a second successive clean sheet for Stoke City in their 2-0 win over Burnley ensured that both Lee Grant (£4.2m) and Erik Pieters (£4.5m) contributed a combined 14 points.

The Potters left-back joined the aforementioned Middlesbrough contingent as part of Pagliuca's Bench Boost, carrying him to the Fantasy Premier League weekly prize.

Pagliuca wins a copy of FIFA 17, a Nike Ordem 4 match ball and an FPL mug, all packaged in an FPL rucksack.

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