Fantasy Premier League

Coleman output proving popular

By The Scout 2 Feb 2017
Seamus Coleman, Everton

Attacking FPL points for third Gameweek in a row puts Everton full-back in demand

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The Bonus Points

Peter Crouch's (£4.9m) 100th Premier League goal earned Stoke City a point against Everton, but it was the performance of Seamus Coleman (£5.7m) that most caught the eye of Fantasy Premier League managers.

Crouch scored 31 in the Bonus Points System (BPS) having completed 80% of his 36 passes, including a single chance created, to claim maximum bonus points. 

Potters left-back Erik Pieters (£4.6m) was awarded two bonus points with a score of 22 in the BPS.

He completed 88% of 49 passes and won three tackles to fend off a host of players tied on 21 in the BPS. 

Stoke City's Peter Crouch
Peter Crouch has four goals, two assists and six bonus points over his last five Gameweeks

They included both goalkeepers in Wednesday's contest, as Everton's Joel Robles (£4.7m) and Stoke City's Lee Grant (£4.4m) earned a bonus point apiece.

Robles made five saves and nine recoveries for the visitors along with two clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI), while his counterpart Grant matched that tally of saves and made 13 recoveries.

Grant has moved on to seven bonus points for the season, second only to Burnley's Tom Heaton (£5.0m and 18) among FPL goalkeepers

Charlie Adam (£4.7m) also accrued a score of 21 in the BPS, completing five dribbles and supplying three key passes to earn a single bonus point. 

Stoke City v Everton
Lee Grant has seven bonus points this season, second only to Tom Heaton (18) among FPL goalkeepers

The Scout Notes

Crouch has now provided four goals over his last five Gameweeks, with two assists and six bonus points also collected during that spell.

Despite the arrival of Saido Berahino (£6.0m) from West Bromwich Albion, Crouch looks assured of a starting role while he maintains such form.

Found in a mere 4.9% of FPL squads, Crouch's ownership has nonetheless been on a steady rise, with moe than 14,000 managers already acquiring his services ahead of Gameweek 24.

For Everton, Coleman's assist, which led to a Ryan Shawcross (£4.9m) own goal, ensured the defender returned attacking points for the third successive Gameweek.

Everton's Seamus Coleman
Seamus Coleman has returned two goals and an assist in his last three Gameweek starts

With four clean sheets in five appearances prior to Wednesday's contest, FPL managers have flocked to Coleman. 

He has already claimed 32,000+ acquisitions ahead of Gameweek 24, second only to Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (£9.0m) as a transfer target.

Coleman’s stock is boosted by the fact that Everton are one of only six Premier League sides currently assured of a fixture in Gameweek 28.

Their match with West Bromwich Albion is guaranteed over the same weekend of the the FA Cup quarter-finals, with both teams already knocked out of the competition.

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