Fantasy Premier League

Negredo shows FPL promise in defeat

The Scout 6 Apr 2017
Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo

No Fantasy asset can better Middlesbrough striker's 12 shots from inside the box over the last three Gameweeks

The Bonus Points

Abel Hernandez (£5.9m) earned the maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points in Hull City’s 4-2 home win over Middlesbrough.

Scoring 46 in the Bonus Points System (BPS), the Uruguayan produced a goal and two assists to return a 14-point tally – his highest of the season.

Opposing wingers Lazar Markovic (£5.2m) and Adama Traore (£4.8m) both collected two bonus points, with 24 in the BPS. 

Markovic struck Hull's first goal and completed 81% of 33 attempted passes from his right-wing berth. He also made three clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and six recoveries.

Traore supplied three goalscoring opportunities for the visitors, including the assist for Alvaro Negredo’s (£6.1m) early opener.

He also completed eight attempted dribbles, in addition to making six recoveries and a pair of successful tackles. 

The Scout Notes

Hull head coach Marco Silva’s decision to retain a 4-4-2 system reaped rewards, yet he has concerns over the fitness of Hernandez, who was forced off on 51 minutes.

Should the striker fail to recover in time for a weekend trip to Manchester City, Silva could hand the fit-again Evandro (£4.9m) a central-support role behind Oumar Niasse (£5.6m) in a 4-2-3-1 set-up.

Netting his side’s second, Niasse has four goals in the Tigers’ last five home fixtures.

For Middlesbrough, Negredo’s return to the scoresheet boosts his FPL prospects ahead of a home encounter against Burnley.

Alvaro Negredo, Middlesbrough
No forward has fired more shots from inside the box in the last three Gameweeks than Alvaro Negredo

With caretaker manager Steve Agnew also employing a 4-4-2 set-up, the Spaniard fired five shots on goal in Wednesday’s contest.

Since the departure of Aitor Karanka, Negredo is second only to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (£12.7m), by 14 to 15, for shots on goal over the last three Gameweeks.

No player has produced more shots inside the box than Negredo’s 12 during that spell.

With a pair of Gameweek 34 fixtures against AFC Bournemouth and Sunderland, Negredo’s 10.8% ownership looks set to climb, with 5,800+ FPL managers acquiring his services since Tuesday’s deadline.

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