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Dann's attacking threat rewarded

The Scout 1 Feb 2017
AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crrystal Palace defender's first goal since Gameweek 5 to renew FPL interest ahead of improving fixtures

The Bonus Points

Scott Dann's (£5.2m) third goal of the season set Crystal Palace on their way to a 2-0 victory at AFC Bournemouth, earning the Eagles defender maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points.

Converting a near-post flick-on from fellow centre-back Damien Delaney £4.8m), Dann earned 36 in the Bonus Points System (BPS), having also made five clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI).

Delaney was awarded two bonus points for his assist, contributing seven CBI as the Eagles held on for only their second clean sheet of the season. 

Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey (£4.3m) was recognised in the BPS with a score of 24, a tally he shared with Tuesday night's other goalscorer, Christian Benteke (£7.3m).

Hennessey made two saves and seven recoveries to clinch a first shut-out since Gameweek 14 and a single bonus point.

Benteke also collected a bonus point, but missed out on a higher BPS total after committing three fouls and having been tackled on two occasions.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke's goal at AFC Bournemouth was his first since Gameweek 15

The Scout Notes

Dann's first goal since Gameweek 5 had been long overdue.

He has produced 18 goal attempts from inside the opposition's box this season, more than any other FPL defender.

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha returned to the Crystal Palace XI having missed two Gameweeks

Having finally claimed a first clean sheet under manager Sam Allardyce, Dann could now warrant renewed FPL interest.

Palace's next four opponents total just seven in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR), with bottom club Sunderland the next visitors to Selhurst Park.

The Eagles are, though, one of the teams facing the possibility of a postponement in Gameweek 28.

Their fixture could yet be rescheduled should their opponents, Tottenham Hotspur, reach the last eight of the FA Cup.

AFC Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels
AFC Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels missed the match with a knee injury

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha (£5.5m) returned from duty at the Africa Cup of Nations to boost the Palace attack and help Benteke to a first goal since Gameweek 15.

AFC Bournemouth disappointed in FPL terms, with their top-owned asset Charlie Daniels (£5.3m and 13.8%) missing from the matchday squad having sustained a knee problem in training.

Eddie Howe's defence has failed to claim a clean sheet since Nathan Ake's (£4.1m) return to Chelsea, with just a single shut-out in their last seven Gameweeks.

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