The Bonus Points

Wednesday’s goalless stalemate at the Etihad Stadium saw defenders monopolise the Fantasy Premier League bonus points, with Manchester City’s Gael Clichy (£5.2m) awarded the maximum three on offer.

The left-back topped the Bonus Points System (BPS) rankings with a score of 37, as the Man City rearguard registered a fourth clean sheet in their last five Gameweeks.

Clichy’s four successful tackles were the key factor in earning three additional points, although the Frenchman also created a goal scoring opportunity for the hosts.

Erik Pieters (£4.6m) claimed two bonus points for visitors Stoke, recording 33 in the BPS.

Erik Pieters in action against Jesus Navas
Erik Pieters (left) has claimed bonus points in three of his last six Gameweeks

He also supplied a key pass, while making nine recoveries and winning two tackles as the Potters delivered back-to-back clean sheets over Gameweek 27.

Man City right-back Bacary Sagna (£5.3m) collected the remaining bonus point, with a score of 31 in the BPS.

He made six recoveries and won two tackles and has now returned clean sheets in each of his last four Gameweek starts.