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Alli maintains FPL momentum

The Scout 3 Apr 2017
Dele Alli, Spurs

Spurs midfielder sits second in Fantasy midfield standings ahead of a hugely promising run of fixtures

The Bonus Points

Second-half goals from Eric Dier (£5.0m) and substitute Son Heung-min (£6.9m) helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-0 win against Burnley, with Dier claiming the maximum three Fantasy Premier League bonus points.

Scoring a first goal of the season, Dier also contributed 10 clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and completed 87% of his 79 attempted passes to score 39 in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Spurs’ 13th clean sheet of the season put them level with the Chelsea defence and helped Hugo Lloris (£5.5m), Toby Alderweireld (£6.3m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.5m) to pick up the remaining bonus points.

An impressive 19 recoveries was the main factor behind Lloris claiming his reward, with the goalkeeper also making two saves to register a tally of 30 in the BPS.

Toby Alderweireld, Spurs
Toby Alderweireld earned FPL bonus points for the second time this season

Alderweireld and Vertonghen gained one bonus point apiece, with the centre-back pairing registering 29 in the BPS.

Alderweireld stood out by registerring 13 CBI, while Vertonghen totalled 10 CBI and made four recoveries.

The Scout Notes

Transferred in by nearly 130,000 managers prior to Saturday’s 11.30am deadline, Dele Alli (£9.0m) maintained his strong recent form with an assist for Son’s strike.

The most popular FPL midfielder, with 30.2% ownership, he has now produced three goals and two assists in his last four starts. He produced more close-range shots (four) and chances created (three) than any other Spurs player at Turf Moor.

Ben Davies, Spurs
Ben Davies (£4.8m) continues to offer value in a defence that has kept 13 clean sheets

Alli has already been snapped up by a further 35,000 managers ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Swansea City, one of Spurs’ next four matches that all score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

Further investment in Ben Davies (£4.8m) also looks likely after Mauricio Pochettino’s side claimed their sixth clean sheet from their last 10 matches.

The Welshman continues to shine in the absence of the injured Danny Rose (£5.9m) to offer a budget route into the Premier League’s joint-best defence.

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