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FPL Saturday review: Dallas equals Lescott record

The Scout 9 May 2021
Stuart Dallas, Leeds v Spurs

No Fantasy defender has scored more goals in a single season than Leeds United star

Stuart Dallas (£5.2m) reached another milestone as he consolidated his position as the highest-scoring defender in Fantasy Premier League.

He scored his eighth goal of the campaign in Leeds United's 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

That equals the best-ever goal haul from a Fantasy defender in a single season, set by Joleon Lescott for Everton in 2007/08.

However, only just over half of Dallas' owners actually benefited from his nine-point haul.

That's because he was the most-benched player in Gameweek 35, named as a substitute by more than 1.01 million managers.

Leeds 3-1 Spurs highlights

Dallas' strike has made him a top target ahead of Friday’s Gameweek 36 18:30 BST deadline.

Only Son Heung-min (£9.5m), who scored Spurs' goal on Saturday, has earned more new owners for Gameweek 36.

Leeds' key players have the schedule to enjoy a successful run-in, with their three remaining matches all scoring two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Their forward, Patrick Bamford (£6.3m), moved into second in the FPL forward standings on Saturday, scoring his 15th goal of the season and earning nine points.

Four of the nine teams who play at least twice in Gameweek 35 were in action on Saturday.

Among them were Crystal Palace, who continued their fine defensive form by defeating Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

Seven of the Eagles' eight clean sheets this season have come from Gameweek 17 onwards.

Winger Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and centre-back Gary Cahill (£4.5m) both delivered double-digit hauls and were the Gameweek's highest-scoring players in their positions heading into Sunday's matches.

Double-digit goalkeepers

Chelsea and Liverpool were also victorious, with Edouard Mendy's (£5.2m) penalty save in the Blues' 2-1 win over Manchester City helping him claim 11 points, his highest Fantasy score in a single match.

There was another double-digit score from a goalkeeper at Anfield, with Alisson (£5.9m) collecting two save points in a Premier League match for the first time in 2020/21.

An injury to Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) meant Liverpool lined up with Nat Phillips (£4.1m) and Rhys Williams (£4.0m) at centre-half for their 2-0 win over Southampton.

Those two defenders could be excellent budget options for the Reds' final three matches of the season, all of which score two in the FDR.

Liverpool's remaining Gameweeks
GW Opp FDR
36 WBA (A) 2
37 BUR (A) 2
38 CRY (H) 2

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah's (£12.7m) assist for Sadio Mane's (£11.7m) goal against Saints took him to exactly 1,000 FPL points since the Egyptian moved to Liverpool in 2017.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW35 FPL stats: Fernandes shines in historic Gameweek
Part 2: GW35 Bonus points: Firmino delivers for Liverpool
Part 3: FDR Analysis: Leeds can thrive over run-in
Part 5: FPL Sunday review: Greenwood and Cavani reward new backers
Part 6: FPL experts: Top targets for Blank Gameweek 36

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