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FPL fixture analysis: Trossard the standout for Brighton

The Scout 8 Dec 2022
Leandro Trossard, Brighton

The Scout says Seagulls’ schedule boosts Belgian’s prospects of more goals

The Scout pinpoints the teams with the most favourable schedules, according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), when the Premier League returns on 26 December, identifying which players Fantasy Premier League managers should consider with their unlimited transfers.

Brighton & Hove Albion

A kind run of opponents suggests managers should consider the Seagulls' key players for their squads.

According to the FDR, four of Brighton's next six matches score only two, lifting their potential at both ends of the pitch.

Brighton's next six matches
GW Opp. FDR GW Opp. FDR
17 SOU (A) 2 21 LIV (H) 4
18 ARS (H) 3 22 LEI (A) 2
19 EVE (A) 2 23 BOU (H) 2

Leandro Trossard (£7.1m) has been their standout pick in 2022/23 Fantasy.

The Belgian ranks fourth among midfielders on 80 points, thanks to seven goals and three assists.

Notably, his prospects have improved thanks to a role as a forward under new head coach Roberto De Zerbi.

Trossard's 20 shots in the box and seven big chances both rank second among midfielders in Fantasy since De Zerbi arrived in Gameweek 9.

Other midfield options

Pascal Gross (£5.6m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m) offer cheaper routes into the Brighton midfield, both scoring five goals this season.

Mac Allister's 15 shots and 12 key passes both place second among team-mates under De Zerbi, with the Argentinian also their first-choice penalty taker.

Bargains in defence

In defence, Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) and Pervis Estupinan (£4.5m) boast the strongest attacking potential.

Centre-back Dunk has scored nine goals in the previous three seasons.

He has also collected bonus points on three of the four occasions his side have kept a clean sheet in 2022/23.

Meanwhile, left-back Estupinan has supplied two assists in his eight starts this term.

Also in this series

Part 1: Southampton stars can be Fantasy bargains
Part 2: Back Man Utd at both ends of the pitch
Part 3: Chelsea can provide key differentials
Part 4: Newcastle primed for more success
Part 6: Home in on West Ham
Part 7: Fulham stars lifted by Double Gameweek

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