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Cherries spark late transfer boom

The Scout 24 Apr 2017
AFC Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

FPL managers look to AFC Bournemouth's assets for value over a kind season run-in

The Bonus Points

Marc Pugh (£4.6m) was awarded the maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points in AFC Bournemouth's 4-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Scoring 47 in the Bonus Points System (BPS), Pugh curled home his side's third goal and provided two scoring opportunities, one of which earned him the assist for Joshua King’s (£6.0m) early opener.

Charlie Daniels (£5.1m) picked up two bonus points, with 38 in the BPS.

The left-back netted the fourth goal and completed 83% of 72 attempted passes. He also produced eight recoveries as AFC Bournemouth picked up a third clean sheet in six Gameweeks.

Midfielder Harry Arter (£5.0m) collected a single bonus point, tallying 34 in the BPS.

He completed 93 of his 100 attempted passes, three of which created scoring opportunities, earning an assist for the second goal.

Arter also contributed eight recoveries and won five tackles. 

The ICT Index

Benik Afobe (£5.5m) topped the ICT Index thanks in the main to his Threat score of 58.

Scorer of AFC Bournemouth's second goal, Afobe had five touches in the Middlesbrough penalty area, hitting the target with both his close-range shots. 

Meanwhile, Ryan Fraser (£4.6m) topped the ranks for Creativity with a score of 42.

Recalled by manager Eddie Howe, the winger supplied three scoring chances, supplying the assist for Daniels’ late strike.

Charlie Daniels, AFC Bournemouth
Cherries left-back Charlie Daniels is ranked top for points-per-million value among FPL defenders

The Scout Notes

With matches against Sunderland, Stoke City and Burnley in the next three Gameweeks, Daniels and King are currently top for transfers in among FPL defenders and midfielders respectively.

Daniels’ fourth strike of the season helped him climb into sixth place in the FPL defender standings.

See: FPL standings by position

Indeed, with three assists also to his name, the Cherries’ full-back is now the number one defender for value in terms of points-per-million.

Benched by over 104,000 FPL managers, the in-form King has now supplied eight goals from his last nine Gameweeks.

Alvaro Negredo, AFC Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo was brought in by more than 201,000 FPL managers ahead of Gameweek 34

Middleborough disappointed in the first match of their Double Gameweek 34.

Both Alvaro Negredo (£6.3m) and Ben Gibson (£5.1m) were subject to significant investment ahead of Saturday’s deadline, with over 201,000 and 118,000 transfers-in respectively.

While their second fixture - Wednesday’s home encounter with Sunderland - remains favourable, recent investors are already deserting the Teessiders.

Gibson has been transferred out by more FPL managers than any other defender since the weekend deadline.

Meanwhile, Negredo is second only to the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.4m) for sales ahead of Boro’s back-to-back encounters against Manchester City and Chelsea.

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