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FPL Sunday review: Bale back to his best?

1 Mar 2021

Welshman delivers season-high haul of 19 points in first match of Spurs’ Double Gameweek 26

Two goals and an assist against Burnley helped Gareth Bale (£9.3m) to his best haul of 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder also collected the maximum three bonus points, totalling 19 points in the 4-0 win on Sunday.

With an ownership of just 0.8 per cent, Bale showed just why he was among The Scout’s Differentials for Spurs’ Double Gameweek. 

He has four goals and three assists in his last four appearances in all competitions ahead of a trip to Fulham in midweek.

Highlights as Spurs beat Burnley

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) also delivered huge hauls for Spurs.

Son supplied two assists to earn 11 points, his ninth double-figure return of the campaign. 

Reguilon recorded his season-high score of 10 FPL points, combining an assist with a clean sheet and a bonus point.

Chelsea strong at back

Chelsea’s outstanding run of defensive displays under Thomas Tuchel continued with a goalless draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have conceded only two goals in nine matches in all competitions since the German was appointed head coach.

Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) was their top performer in the first match of their Double Gameweek 26.

The goalkeeper earned 10 points, picking up one save point and three bonus points along with his clean sheet.

Andersen providing value

Fulham’s defence have also proven a consistent source of returns in Fantasy of late.

A goalless draw at Crystal Palace means Fulham have conceded a single goal across their last five outings.

Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) has been their most reliable defender.

The centre-back has produced at least six points in all five of those matches, combining four clean sheets with an assist and four bonus points.

Arsenal pair shine

Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m) and Willian (£7.5m) are the top-scoring players with a single fixture in Gameweek 26.

The pair produced 12 and 11 points respectively in Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Leicester City.

Pepe has started six of Arsenal's last seven Premier League matches, scoring three goals and supplying an assist in that run. 

Also in this series

Part 1: GW26 FPL stats: Fernandes owners frustrated by Double blank
Part 2: GW26 Bonus points: Mount counts more gains
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Double delight for City centre-backs
Part 5: Who are the best replacements for Barnes in FPL?
Part 6: FPL Monday review: Richarlison extends goal run
Part 7: FPL Tuesday review: Jesus and Mahrez are Double differentials
Part 8: FPL Wednesday review: Fernandes foiled by Palace defence

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