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Defoe sales increase in Fantasy

The Scout 3 Apr 2017
Watford v Sunderland

FPL managers swapping out Sunderland striker after failing to score at Watford

The Bonus Points

A second-half header from Miguel Britos (£4.3m) earned Watford a 1-0 victory over Sunderland and the defender claimed maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points.

In addition to his goal and a clean sheet - Watford’s first since Gameweek 21 – Britos contributed 13 clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and won two tackles to score 45 in the Bonus Points System (BPS). 

Craig Cathcart (£4.3m), who provided the assist for Britos's winner, picked up two bonus points thanks to a BPS tally of 39.

The Northern Ireland international also benefitted from registering seven CBI, two successful tackles and a pair of key passes.

Jose Holebas (£4.6m) made it a clean sweep for the Watford defence.

Recalled to the starting line-up, Holebas made four recoveries, won three tackles and produced an open-play cross to claim the remaining bonus point. 

The Scout Notes

A goal and two assists from his last seven appearances makes Britos as a real set-piece threat for the Hornets.

With four of Watford’s next six matches scoring a Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR) of two, he presents a differential and alternative to Holebas as an FPL option at the back.

Elsewhere for the Hornets, Troy Deeney (£6.9m) was kept on the bench by Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri, disappointing his 7.5% ownership.

Having been rested Deeney will be expected to return for Tuesday night’s Gameweek 31 encounter with West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland have failed to score in five consecutive matches as Jermain Defoe’s (£7.8m) FPL stock continues to decline.

The 23.9%-owned forward failed to produce a single touch in the Watford penalty box or a shot on goal at Vicarage Road.

More than 15,000 FPL managers have sold Defoe ahead of Gameweek 31, with the striker having missed training on Sunday ahead of a testing trip to a resurgent Leicester City in Gameweek 31.

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