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GW30 Ones to watch: Glenn Murray

The Scout 8 Mar 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal

The Scout on why the value offered by the Brighton striker is proving impossible to ignore

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 30.

Glenn Murray (BHA) £5.8m

January signings have inspired a burst of goals and FPL points from Glenn Murray.

Brighton & Hove Albion broke their club transfer record to sign Jurgen Locadia (£6.0m) from PSV Eindhoven. They also sealed the capture of Leonardo Ulloa (£4.8m) on loan from Leicester City.

Since their arrival, Murray has reacted by scoring five goals in as many Gameweeks.

That includes Sunday’s header against Arsenal, which proved the winning goal and earned him two bonus points.

Value option

Murray has scored 16.7 FPL points per million (ppm) this season, placing him second only to the 17.2ppm of Jordan Ayew (£5.4m) for FPL value among forwards. 

That has helped him attract more than 39,000 new owners since Saturday’s deadline, although he is still found in just 4.5% of squads.

The statistics suggest Murray can maintain his hot streak.

His nine shots in the penalty area over the last four Gameweeks is ranked fifth among FPL forwards.

Meanwhile, Murray has had four big chances. Only Harry Kane (£12.9m) has had more, with eight.

Promising Everton trip

Brighton will face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Toffees are without a clean sheet in their last four home matches and their last nine overall.

Only West Ham United, conceding 11 goals, have let in more than Everton's nine over the last four Gameweeks.

Everton have also faced 65 shots over that period, one below the highest total, 66, held jointly by Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth.

Brighton have had their Gameweek 31 fixture postponed for the FA Cup, but Murray will resume with two promising home match-ups.

Leicester City and Huddersfield Town are next to visit the Amex Stadium.

This hands Murray the platform to go on providing outstanding value in Fantasy.

Brighton's next five Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
30 EVE (A) 3
31 - -
32 LEI (H) 3
33 HUD (H) 2
34 CRY (A) 3
Also in this series

Part 1: GW30 Ones to watch: Leroy Sane
Part 2: GW30 Ones to watch: Christopher Schindler
Part 3: GW30 Ones to watch: Theo Walcott
Part 5: GW30 Ones to watch: Eden Hazard

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