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Sigurdsson punishes FPL managers' lack of faith

The Scout 1 May 2017
Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City

Swansea player continues to deliver to the woes of 350,000+ owners who sold him

The Bonus Points

A stunning free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) earned Swansea City a 1-1 draw at Manchester United and the midfielder all three Fantasy Premier League bonus points.

Sigurdsson also contributed six recoveries and four key passes, supplying two "big chances" to total 41 in the Bonus Points System (BPS).

Wayne Rooney (£8.6m), who gave Manchester United the lead from the penalty spot, claimed two bonus points.

Recalled to the starting line-up, Rooney made four clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) and won two tackles to tally 35 in the BPS.

Ander Herrera (£6.4m) claimed the final bonus point after completing 91% of his 67 attempted passes and providing two goalscoring chances to tally 23 in the BPS.

The ICT Index

Sigurdsson’s display was also recognised in the ICT Index, with the Swansea playmaker producing the top score of 11.6.

He recorded five shots, with two from inside the box, and produced the most successful crosses (three) at Old Trafford.

Jesse Lingard (£5.6m) claimed the highest Threat score, with his tally of 71 generated from three shots, two of which came from inside the Swans’ penalty area.

The Scout Notes

Sigurdsson has lost more than 350,000 owners over the last five Gameweeks, but has returned a goal and an assist in his last two starts.

Although Swansea have no Double Gameweek during the run-in, their remaining schedule offers home fixtures against Everton and West Bromwich Albion, along with a trip to Sunderland.

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho suffered two further injury blows, with defenders Luke Shaw (£5.2m) and Eric Bailly (£5.5m) both forced off. 

The latter was withdrawn having played 60 minutes, just enough for the Ivorian to benefit from his fifth successive clean sheet and his eighth in 11 Gameweek starts.

With his resources stretched, Mourinho's teamsheets remain a concern for FPL managers seeking to capitalise on Man Utd’s two Gameweek 37 fixtures.

They face a UEFA Europa League semi-final, second leg, against Celta Vigo three days before the first of those Double Gameweek matches at Tottenham Hotspur, on 14 May.

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