Fantasy Premier League

FPL's festive wish list: Shane Duffy

The Scout 17 Nov 2018
Shane Duffy Brighton

The Scout picks out Brighton defender as one player to consider as Fantasy managers plan for busy schedule

The Scout singles out players who can be key Fantasy Premier League options for managers over the busy festive period.

Shane Duffy (BHA) £4.7m

The Brighton defender should be in the sights of managers now planning their next transfer moves as they assess the winter schedule.

Players who have favourable fixtures and are less prone to rotation for the intense period of forthcoming matches should be targeted, and Duffy fits the bill.

The Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back has produced his best-ever attacking returns in Fantasy this season.

Attacking returns

He has two goals and two assists over his 12 Gameweek starts, a threat that was highlighted by his underlying statistics in 2017/18.

The Irishman's 28 shots inside the box were second only to the 40 of Marcos Alonso (£7.0m).

Duffy's defensive contribution also fares kindly in the Bonus Points System, which determines the bonus points.

CBI king

He has recorded 133 clearances, blocks and interceptions, more than any other defender.

That has not only helped Chris Hughton's side record three clean sheets, but has earned Duffy a further three bonus points.

He is owned by only 7.2 per cent of managers, having delivered 47 points, but that may change as Brighton's upcoming run of opponents points to more success for the 26-year-old.

Brighton's opponents GW13-21
GWOppFDRGWOppFDR
13LEI (H)18BOU (A)
14HUD (A)19ARS (H)
15CRY (H)20EVE (H)
16BUR (A)21WHU (A)
17CHE (H)   

Only two of Brighton's nine matches during Gameweeks 13 to 21 score more than three in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

A secure starter with serious attacking potential and a kind festive schedule, Duffy ticks a number of boxes as a cut-price defensive pick.

Also in this series

Part 2: FPL's festive wish list: Matt Doherty
Part 3: FPL's festive wish list: Fabian Balbuena
Part 4: FPL's festive wish list: Eden Hazard
Part 5: FPL’s festive wish list: Richarlison & Sigurdsson
Part 6: FPL's festive wish list: Gudmundsson
Part 7: FPL's festive wish list: Anthony Martial
Part 8: FPL's festive wish list: Harry Kane
Part 9: FPL's festive wish list: Alexandre Lacazette

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