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Hot streak puts Eriksen top of Spurs targets

The Scout 29 Dec 2016
Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Eriksen

Midfielder has five goals and four assists in last six Gameweeks as ownership rapidly rises

The Bonus Points

Dele Alli's (£8.1m) pair of goals in a 4-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton helped him score of 45 in the Fantasy Premier League Bonus Points System (BPS), the second-highest tally of Gameweek 18.

The midfielder earned the maximum three bonus points at St Mary's Stadium, having also won three tackles and completing two dribbles.

Two players shared a BPS total of 32, with Alli's team-mate Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk (£5.8m) both awarded two bonus points.

Eriksen completed 84% of his 69 attempted passes, providing five goalscoring opportunities and a pair of assists.

Van Dijk scored the opening goal of the match and also contributed eight clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and nine recoveries. 

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Virgil van Dijk is now fifth in the FPL defender standings on 74 points

The Scout Notes

Alli has now provided three goals and as many assists over the last six Gameweeks.

Found in only 5.4% of squads his ownership had been in gentle decline over the past two Gameweeks, but that trend has now reversed.

More than 12,000 FPL managers have acquired the midfielder ahead of Friday's 7pm GMT Gameweek 19 deadline, although it is Eriksen who remains the more popular target. 

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Christian Eriksen produced his fourth double-figure return in his last six Gameweeks

The Denmark international's impressive form continued as he took his tally to five goals and four assists in the last six Gameweeks.

Eriksen has returned four double-figure hauls over that period, claiming 10 bonus points.

Harry Kane (£11.0m) ended a run of three successive blanks to head Spurs' second goal, but later missed a penalty to reduce his return to four points.

The striker is second only to Arsenal's Theo Walcott (£7.8m) for transfers out ahead of Gameweek 19.

Spurs' attackers will look to boost their stock further in the New Year's Day trip to Watford.

Spurs will go into that fixture without suspended pair Kyle Walker (£6.2m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.7m) after they both received their fifth yellow cards of the season on Wednesday night.

For Southampton, a run of three consecutive clean sheets at St Mary's Stadium ended abruptly.

But Van Dijk’s FPL stock is on the rise after he scored his first league goal of the season and the Dutchman has now moved to fifth in the overall defender standings on 74 points.

Fantasy Premier League managers who are yet to deploy first available chip have until 7pm GMT on Friday 31 December to do so, with a fresh wildcard available after that.

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