Fantasy Premier League

Snodgrass strike revives FPL stock

By The Scout 31 Dec 2016
Robert Snodgrass, Hull City

Tigers midfielder demonstrates dead-ball prowess to underline his credentials as a value midfield option

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The Bonus Points

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass (£5.6m) and Everton's Leighton Baines (£5.4m) both claimed three Fantasy Premier League bonus points in Friday's 2-2 draw at the KCOM Stadium.

The pair shared a score of 30 in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Snodgrass struck a superb free-kick for the Tigers' second goal and completed 80% of 45 passes, including two goalscoring chances created for team-mates.

However, the Scot's BPS total was dented by two off-target efforts, while Snodgrass was also tackled on two occasions.

That allowed Baines to match the Hull City man.

Leighton Baines, Everton, and Ahmed Elmohamady, Hull City v Everton
Everton's Leighton Baines, right, has returned a goal and two assists in his last six Gameweeks, earning eight bonus points

The Tofffees left-back provided the flighted cross for Ross Barkley's (£7.0m) equaliser, one of three chances he created in Friday's contest.

Baines also made eight recoveries and completed 87% of 48 attempted passes.

Barkley and team-mate Kevin Mirrallas (£6.0m) both claimed a single bonus point apiece.

The latter provided the delivery for Everton's opener - a corner diverted into his own goal by goalkeeper David Marshall (£4.5m). The Belgian also completed four dribbles to score 27 BPS.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas and Hull City's Harry Maguire
Kevin Mirallas (left) followed up his Gameweek 18 strike with the assist for Everton's opening goal at Hull City

Barkley matched that total thanks to Everton's headed equaliser, while he also completed 83% of 54 passes.

However, he was tackled on five occasions, reducing Barkley's final BPS tally.

The Scout Notes

A sixth goal of the season, a fourth from a dead-ball scenario, maintained Snodgrass' record: he has still scored or assisted 50% of Hull City's goals.

Snodgrass now ranks second only to Watford Etienne Capoue (£4.9m) for points per million value.

However, Hull City's schedule of fixtures offers a potential barrier for would-be suitors.

The Tigers make the trip to West Bromwich Albion for Monday's Gameweek 20 tie, before hosting AFC Bournemouth in Gameweek 21.

Following that, Mike Phelan's side must endure a run that will pit them against Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal over their next four Gameweeks.

For Everton, Baines' promising form warrants attention.

Switched to left-back from a wing-back role as manager Ronald Koeman reverted to a 4-2-3-1 formation, Baines' assist was his third attacking return in his last six Gameweeks.

He has gathered eight bonus points over that spell.

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