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Brighton striker a bargain bin transfer for gameweek 18

Brighton striker Neal Maupay is a bargain bin transfer for gameweek 18. The Frenchman is a mere £5.8 million heading into gameweek 18, which is £0.2m less than his starting price when the Fantasy Premier League season kicked off. Maupay has totalled 70 FPL points this season which is the best of any Brighton player.

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Maupay has notched 7.7 FPL points in each of the last three gameweeks. It is a solid return by the Brighton striker making him a positive addition to your FPL forward line.

Brighton took a punt on Maupay in the summer signing him from Brentford for £16m. It was a great move for Brentford, who originally added Maupay for just £1.6m.

So, what makes the Brighton striker worth paying £5.8m in FPL for in gameweek 18? Maupay has scored in each of his last three Premier League matches with goals against Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Crystal Palace. Wolves and Crystal Palace both have good defences, showing Maupay can score against difficult to breakdown sides.

Graham Potter’s team, who have fewer points this season than they did under Chris Hughton this time last season, has picked up points in each match in which Maupay has scored a goal. Fifteen of Brighton’s 2o points have come in matches that Maupay scored in.

Brighton do have a difficult run of fixtures over the next four matches. Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, and Chelsea are upcoming. Although these teams are higher up the table, Brighton can take points off of each of them.

The Seagulls have already beaten Tottenham Hotspur, 3-0, this season. Maupay tallied seven FPL points thanks to a goal in 90 minutes of football. Brighton fell 2-0 to Chelsea the gameweek prior with Maupay managing just one FPL point in 78 minutes of football.

Maupay has been a major upgrade to Brighton’s top scorer last term Glenn Murray. Murray scored 13 league goals last term and Maupay is over halfway to Murray’s total last season.

So, should you add Maupay to your FPL squad for gameweek 18? The Brighton striker is a bargain for this weekend’s action and well worth a punt.