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showed Fraser and King being joined by Junior Stanislas in a front three, with David Brooks stationed in a more withdrawn position in central midfield.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, 4 days ago

            30pts from my 3 def and GK

    5. 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

    6. 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

      3. 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

      4. 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.

      5. 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

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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

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

              Few appealing replacements

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

              That's not how it works

            • Wirbelwind
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Yeah, definitely until GW27. Then I'll reevaluate

          3. 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

          4. 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, 4 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.

              2. 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).

            6. 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

            7. 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.

            8. 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.

            9. 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

            10. 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)

            11. 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

            12. 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

            13. 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.

            14. 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

              • 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

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

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

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

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

                  • 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.

                  • 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

                    • 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)

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

                        dammit spurs be more clinical in the final third

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

                        Rashford (C) is very tempting against Brighton next week

                      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        De Gea gonna sign for PSG this summer.