Dugout Discussion

Injured Wilson misses out but Fraser is fit to start

The first of two Premier League matches on Sunday kicks off at 14:15 GMT, as Everton entertain Bournemouth at Goodison Park.

The Cherries had injury doubts over three of their attack-minded players coming into this fixture, though Ryan Fraser and Joshua King have recovered from injury and illness respectively to take their places in Eddie Howe’s starting XI.

Callum Wilson, however, misses out with a hamstring strain.

Bournemouth’s teamsheet showed Fraser and King being joined by Junior Stanislas in a front three, with David Brooks stationed in a more withdrawn position in central midfield.

Dan Gosling has shaken off a knock to feature, while there is an unexpected return for Adam Smith too – the full-back had been anticipated to be absent until February.

Nathaniel Clyne gets his first league start for Bournemouth at right-back.

Richarlison is back up front for the hosts this afternoon, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin dropping to the bench.

Ademola Lookman and Bernard, who both scored in the 2-1 win over Lincoln City last weekend, will provide the width on the flanks, as Theo Walcott takes his place among the Everton substitutes for the first time since Gameweek 17.

Gylfi Sigurdsson lines up in his customary “number ten” role.

Seamus Coleman is reinstated at right-back after missing the Toffees’ last league match, with Lucas Digne returning at left-back after a breather in the FA Cup.

Yerry Mina is the fall guy at centre-back as Kurt Zouma is paired with Michael Keane.

If the form book is anything to go by, then this fixture ought to have goals: Everton haven’t kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 13 (only Manchester City are on such a bad run), while Bournemouth had conceded more goals than any other Premier League side (22) in the eight Gameweeks preceding this one.

The two sides indeed shared four goals in the reverse fixture in Gameweek 3, with Walcott, Keane, King and Nathan Ake on target.

Richarlison was sent off in the very same game.

Wilson registered two assists that day and the Cherries may miss the talismanic England striker this afternoon: the third-most-owned forward in FPL has been directly involved in 17 (nine goals, eight assists) of Bournemouth’s 31 league strikes this season.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Lookman, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison.

Bournemouth XI (4-3-3): Begovic, Clyne, Ake, S. Cook, Smith, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Stanislas, King, Fraser.

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  1. CostaCoffee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    42 pts from 5 defenders, 14 out of 15 possible bonus from them beauts

    1. Ooh Aah Cantona!
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Fabianski, Digne, Robertson, TAA here. Feels good

    2. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The only thing that matters is OR after gw 38.

      1. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah, we may as well post no comments then

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Robertson Luiz Digne Holebas AWB?

    4. Dreaming of glory
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Picked up 15 bonus points from 3 playing defenders and my gk. Not often that happens

      1. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        ...how?

        1. Good Kompany
          2 months, 5 days ago

          30pts from my 3 def and GK

  2. Daniel - juuuhuuu
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ok I have a new one. I see it is a trend.

    Who will win:
    Mark or Granville?

    What if Granville gets 70pt advantage begining of the season?

    1. Les Bleus
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How do I say this nicely: I don’t give a damn 😀

    2. Yozzer
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You come across as being slightly obsessed with Mark dude. It's a bit weird

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Really is

  3. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I really hope Ademola gets an extended run in the team now.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      At who’s expense?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Walcott

      2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ah he started. Ignore me.

    2. The 5% Team
      2 months, 5 days ago

      yes, he was Evertons only good attacking player

  4. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lucky clean sheet for Everton. Bournemouth's Expected Goals was just under 2.

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Boo hoo

    2. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lucky is best

  5. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lovren, Wilson, Arnie. 1FT.

    This could be a problem... 😕

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      not if willy goes to che

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well, if you can get XI fairly certain starters, there is 10 days 2.5 weeks until GW24... let them recover?

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Delete “10 days”. My brain is gone.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Might be an option. Will have to wait for news.

    3. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wilson probs back next game no?

      1. The Enlightener
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Gone to Chelsea, it appears possibly possible.

        1. Hazardous Matarial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Higuin

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Fingers crossed.

  6. The 5% Team
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Nice to watch a match while having 4 attacking players in your team 🙂

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not if it ends 0-0

  7. Mr. Funny Name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have scored a combined 86 goals in 63 PL games that they have started together (1.37 per game)

    Kane has scored in 13 of his last 14 PL starts alongside Son - but in only 1 of last 7 in PL without Son starting

    Interesting statistics for Kane owners over the next few weeks while son is away

    1. FULHAM 4 LIFE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      for Kane, I think its more important that Alli and especially Eriksen play to be honest

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He also mostly hauls away.

  8. seewhyaxe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Digne first on my bench.

    hope someone doesn't play later 😉

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      But why?

      1. seewhyaxe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        TAA, Luiz, AWB

        not sure who to bench.

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bloody hell that would have been a Richarlison goal as well.

    People keeping?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes. Could have had a couple. Inches away from scoring.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He would have scored the DCL one too had he not been subbed for him

    2. The 5% Team
      2 months, 5 days ago

      yes, until their BGW 27

    3. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Few appealing replacements

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      That's not how it works

    5. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah, definitely until GW27. Then I'll reevaluate

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    OUT: Son and (who below??)
    IN: Salah
    2FTs, 4.0itb

    Doherty, Robbo, Luiz
    Pereyra, Anderson, Hazard, Pogba
    Kane, Jimenez

  11. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Beat forward for a total of 8.2 or less?

    Currently on Jiménez.

    1. Coaly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rash then Jimi

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks! Already have Rashford.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      This

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rashford main challenge there.

    4. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rashford has great fixtures coming up

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      We ve gone from mitro, Wilson, arnie, Ings, Zaha as options to just Rashford and Jiminez as viable options tbh

      1. Devo-McDuff
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I'm hoping Wilson goes to Chelsea for that reason! Arnie was my Ings replacement plan as I already have Jimi and can't do Rashford on principle and money ML rule basis. Might just stick and hope Ings can get and stay fit.

    6. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      i would think rash or jimi but it's been so hard to get the timing right. (have had 3 mid priced strikers nearly all season).

  12. Coaly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    a) Richarlison Lovren to B Silva Bennett -4
    b) F Anderson to Martial

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Both don't look nice

      1. Hazardous Matarial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kdb will be a risk to Bilva, Lovren could be back next game.

        Martial place less than assured going forward

  13. Elfozzie 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What's the feeling on Alonso currently?
    He's obviously a quality fantasy pick and still leading the chart for defenders which makes him seem obvious, but Chelsea are struggling for goals from anywhere and 5x 0-2 pointers in the last 8 makes it harder to make a case for tying up £6.6/6.7M, especially with mixed fixtures.

    Switch to Tripper looks like a smart way to raise a few £K, also considering restoring Doherty and saving more (took out a few weeks back as part of Salah recruitment).

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’d get rid of Alonso.

      Liverpool double up or Luiz look good along with Doherty and Pereira.

    2. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Once you’ve had 22 gameweeks you need to start ignoring the first 10 or so really. Then re-calculate.

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      "still leading the chart for defenders". Robertson says hi...

    4. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I've dumped him a while ago. Yes he's top, but most of that came from the first 3 GW

    5. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Alonso certainly not pulling his weight for the price - expect another drop this week too. Most without dbl Pool def will be selling for whichever of Robbo & TAA they don't already own.

  14. Ooh Aah Cantona!
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A little help please chaps. 1 FT, 0m ITB -

    Transfer:
    (A) Hazard > Sane
    (B) Hazard > KDB
    (C) Save

    Bench:
    (1) Doherty vs LEI
    (2) Digne vs SOU
    (3) Other

    Fabianski
    Robertson, TAA, Doherty
    Salah (c), Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison
    Kane (vc), Rashford, Jimenez

    (Button)(Camarasa, Digne, AWB)

    1. Super Jack Grealish
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C
      1

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'd roll the free. Digne v Doh a coin toss although I'd probably go Digne - whichever benched I'd have 1st sub over Cama though.

  15. drughi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hazard and Richarlison > Eriksen and Sane for free looks pretty good

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Does it?

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hazard move is tempting however, if Chelsea sign Higuain this week (strong possibility) then I think the club gets lifted. Hazard also has been scoring away from home recently and they have two away games next and then Hudd(H).

    3. Podge
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Eriksen could be in Madrid soon

  16. Super Jack Grealish
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do with this, want Salah in

    Fab, Steele
    Alonso*, TAA, Digne, Doherty, AWB
    Hazard*, Son*, Pogba, Siggy*, FAnderson
    Kane Rashford Kamara

    A) Alonso + Son + Siggy > Bednarek + Salah + Punch (-4)
    (Leaves me 2.5m ITB to do Kamara > Wilson if he goes Chelsea or FAnderson > Sane/KDB)

    B) Alonso + Son + Hazard > 5.0M Def + Salah + Sane (-4)

  17. Outatime
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Would you do either

    A) Richarlison Auba --> Salah Calvert-Lewin
    B) Haz Auba --> Salah Firmino/Jimenez

    Robertson Digne Alonso AwB Bennett
    Haz Pogba Rich Fraser Stephens
    Auba Kane Rashford

  18. Podge
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play
    Foster home to Burnley or
    Patricio home to Leicester ?
    First to 3 wins 😆

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1, 2, 3.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        And to answer your question, Patricio as I think Leicester lack attacking threat more than Burnley right now. Close call however.

        1. Podge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ok cheers

    2. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Patri

  19. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Can't see Walcott or Bernard starting ahead of Lookman next week. If he keeps that up he'll be cracking value.

  20. gdeane491
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A) Alonso + Martial ----> Salah + Bennett
    B) Alonso, Richarlison + Snodgrass ----> Salah, Puncheon + Holebas/Morrison (-4)

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  21. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Fanderson + Mitrovic -> Nasri + rashford (-4)

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. Chazz69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bizarre

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Why?

    3. gdeane491
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes if not currently covering Utd but would wait if you have someone else and save the -4, FAnderson could do well this week

  22. Klein
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Can anyone share a quick link and delete before someone else sees it?

  23. Alli 3',17',64�…
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane, firmino and trippier
    or
    Doherty, Auba and Sterling?

  24. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How bad is Mouras injury, thinking of making a straight swap for Son. He played well at the beginning of the season when Son was away.

  25. Alli 3',17',64�…
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Trippier getting assist today for sure

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nah

  26. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Fab, Button
    Robbo, Luiz, Doherty, Bednarek, AWB
    Pogba, Son, Hazard, Pereyra, Anderson
    Kane, Jimenez, Kamara
    2FTs, 4.0itb

    1) Son, Haz > Salah, Sane
    2) Son, Robbo > Salah, TAA
    3) Son, Pogba, Kamara > Salah, Camarasa, Rashford (-4)
    4) Son, Haz, Bed > Salah, Dilva/Bilva, Digne (-4)

  27. Alli 3',17',64�…
    2 months, 5 days ago

    dammit spurs be more clinical in the final third

  28. Champione
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford (C) is very tempting against Brighton next week

  29. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    De Gea gonna sign for PSG this summer.