Fantasy Premier League

Lallana enacts Liverpool FPL power shift

The Scout 15 Dec 2016
Middlesbrough v Liverpool

The midfielder's 19-point haul puts the market in a spin as Roberto Firmino suffers a blank and further sales

The Bonus Points

With two goals and an assist in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Middlesbrough, Adam Lallana (£7.2m) amassed an impressive 62 in the Fantasy Premier League Bonus Points System.

The second highest score over Gameweek 16, it saw the midfielder claim the maximum three bonus points for just the second time this season.

Striker Divock Origi (£6.8m) edged out team-mate Nathaniel Clyne (£5.7m) by 42 to 41 in the BPS to fetch two bonus points.

The Belgian completed 84% of his 33 passes, providing two goalscoring chances for team-mates.

Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool
Nathaniel Clyne helped Liverpool keep a fourth clean sheet of the season, their third in five Gameweeks

Clyne’s distribution was also key to him earning a bonus point.

The right-back completed 95% of his 74 attempted passes and won three tackles as Liverpool kept a third clean sheet in the last five Gameweeks.

The Scout Notes

Lallana’s devastating 19-point haul elevated him to fourth in the FPL midfield standings, just six points behind team-mate Sadio Mane (£9.4m).

His ascent marks a real shift in power in the Liverpool midfield, with the injured Philippe Coutinho (£8.3m) and the out-of-sorts Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) being shipped out of FPL squads.

Middlesbrough v Liverpool
Divock Origi has scored four goals in as many Gameweeks but picked up a knock late on in the 3-0 win at Middlesbrough

While Lallana claimed more new owners overnight than any other player, Firmino was second only to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (£10.5m) for sales.

The Brazilian has now failed to return a goal or an assist in five Gameweeks.

Meanwhile Origi’s form continues to impress. He’s now struck five goals in five successive outings in all competitions.

However, the striker suffered a knock late on and will need to be assessed prior to Gameweek 17’s Merseyside derby.

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