Looking back on FPL Gameweek 29

By Shane from the Drafthound Team 23rd March 2021
5 min read

Gameweek 29 was a quiet affair with just four Premier League games due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. There were a total of 14 goals scored over the 4 games, giving an average of 3.5 goals per fixture. The highest FPL score for the round was 104 points and the average team total was 25. Now, let’s take a closer look at all the action from gameweek 29 and see who were the FPL’s big hits and misses.

Trossard on form again as Brighton make it two wins in a row

Brighton’s Leandro Trossard has spearheaded his team’s last two victories with goalscoring performances. In their 3-0 victory over a sorry Newcastle team on Saturday, Trossard scored and provided an assist to earn 14 FPL points for gameweek 29. Trossard’s total for the last two rounds is a fine 24 points. The Brighton attacking midfielder currently costs 5.8 million and is selected by 3.2% of teams.

Defender Joël Veltman was Brighton’s next-best player with 10 points. Veltman laid on an assist and also helped his team keep a clean sheet, bringing up his FPL score.

Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay were Brighton’s other goalscorers. Maupay netted 8 FPL points while Welbeck earned 6. Four other Brighton players bagged 6 points this week - Robert Sánchez, Lewis Dunk, Ben White, and Pascal Groß. Unsurprisingly, no Newcastle player scored higher than 2 points for the round.

Lingard shines but Hammers let three-goal lead slip

West Ham and Arsenal served up an enthralling six-goal thriller at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers went 3-0 up in the first half before surrendering that lead to The Gunners who came back to draw 3-3.

With a goal and an assist in the game, Jesse Lingard was West Ham’s star FPL player for gameweek 29. It was Lingard’s fifth league goal and third assist since his loan move from Manchester United in late January. His FPL total was 10 points for the round.

West Ham had two players on 7 points - Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio. Bowen also scored for David Moyes’ team. The Hammers’ Tomáš Souček scored a goal and an own-goal, earning him 5 FPL points for the round.

Alexandre Lacazette was Arsenal’s top FPL player from the round, bringing home 8 FPL points. The Gunners’ striker popped up with a late equaliser to salvage a share of the spoils for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Defeat to Leeds keeps Fulham in relegation zone

Fulham defender Joachim Andersen was the best FPL player on Scott Parker’s side as The Cottagers lost 2-1 at home to Leeds United. Andersen scored for his team and earned 7 FPL points for the round. That’s two seven-point scores in the last three gameweeks for Andersen.

Ademola Lookman was the next-best Fulham player in FPL terms scoring 5 FPL points for gameweek 29.

Patrick Bamford delighted many with his goal and assist in the game, becoming the top-scoring Leeds player in FPL for the round with 11 points.

Next-best from Marcelo Bielsa’s team was the always exciting Raphinha. Thanks mainly to his goal, Raphinha earned 8 FPL points. Midfield Jack Harrison was Leeds’ only other player with 7 points from the game.

Spurs win at Villa with Kane on the scoresheet again

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs won 2-0 at Aston Villa on Sunday night. Carlos Vinicius put the visitors ahead just on the half-hour mark and England international Harry Kane sealed the deal with a penalty for Spurs in the second half.

Spurs’ Lucas Moura was the best FPL player from the game with 9 points. Moura provided an assist and also earned points for his side’s clean sheet. Young defender Joe Rodon was next best with a score of 8.

Harry Kane got 7 points for the round while three Spurs players bagged 6 points for gameweek 29 - Hugo Lloris, Davinson Sánchez, and Japhet Tanganga.

No Aston Villa player managed to get an FPL score higher than 2 points in this round.

That’s all for our review of Gameweek 29. Gameweek 30 takes place after the international break and the deadline for transfers and changes is Saturday, April 3rd at 11:00 GMT.

Yours truly,

the Drafthound Team


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