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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showed Fraser and King being joined by Junior Stanislas in a front three, with David Brooks stationed in a more withdrawn position in central midfield.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. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Dignarlison

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How long before the clean sheet is gone?

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

        3 nanoseconds from kick off.

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

        12 mins

    2. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sigurdigne!

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

    Digne clean sheet and hat trick is all that is needed.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I have him... CS would be a very good.. Anything else would be a dream

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

      This!

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

    "Injured"

    1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Strained neck from Chelsea turning his head so sharply.

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

        πŸ˜€

  4. VISH
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Guys any advice on what I can do here?

    Patricio
    Digne Doherty TAA Holebas
    Salah Hazard Anderson Siggy Pogba
    Auba

    Bench Henessey AWB Kamara Arnie

    Scared I might miss out on Spurs good run and considering bringing in Aguero for Auba?

    Thanks

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Anderson -> Deulofeu / fodder
      Auba -> Kane is an option

      1. VISH
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks, is Hazard worth keeping as 11 mill is a lot of he isn't producing?

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Question with Aguero is how much he will be rotated. Too expensive toto only play 2/3 games imo

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

    Switched captaincy at 11:29 from Rich to Haz. How many points will it cost me?

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

      Not many, if any.

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

      A million

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

      minus -3

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    That feeling when a starting defender gets 1 point and you have attackers on the bench. Punish me Fraser, I deserve it.

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

    Fraser has put his form this season down to brushing his teeth with deep-fried toothpaste.

    1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Seriously have you ever tried deep fried mars bar? They are absolutely dreadful.

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

        Deep fried Turkish Delght is much better.....

        1. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Fusion cooking at it's finest.

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

            Always looking for new content.....

            1. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              πŸ˜€

      2. Jα΄€Κ€α΄ ish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I really like them - always get a couple for pudding when getting fish and chips.

        1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Careful buddy. Cholesterol is a silent killer.

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

    How many mins to kickoff?

    1. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      18

      1. badgerboy (Howe to Train Yo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        - 15

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

          πŸ˜›

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

      3

      1. liverpool01
        2 months, 5 days ago

        1

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

      Depends when you read this but about 3

  9. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Arnie has to go... Best replacement?

    A. Jiminez LEI WHU eve NEW
    or
    B. Rashford BHA BUR lei ful

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

      B

    2. Good Kompany
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rash...
      But it’s really dependent on what you’d do with the extra cash i suppose as there’s about a mil difference

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yep... Cheers

  10. Bakibaki
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is son playing today,seeing that he is red flagged in fpl?

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

      No. I think.

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

      Red flagged as this is his final game before leaving for the Asian Cup. Should be playing today.

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

        Maybe then. Ha ha. Why would game say he gone before he really gone, though?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Because you cant transfer him in for todays game anyway.

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

          Because the window for GW 23 began at 11.30 yesterday, so with that perspective he is gone...

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

          Yeah, I think it's wrong they red flag players when they are available to play the current match. Flag should be applied when the game week is over. FPL doing it's best to help out casual players.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Helping the underdog, its a travesty.

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              He sure is a grumpy man

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

            This

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

          it says: gone from 14/01

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes.

  11. ItOnlyTook9Years
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just changed my team back to what it was in gw1, only gave me 2.2 itb.
    I assume that's pretty low profit compared to most?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, thats very poor.

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

        Nah, sell value of 102.2 is not 'very poor' - below many price change obsessives around here but probably above average for active players.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          101.3 here. 😎

  12. TyroneGAA
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Currently just outside the 100k mark... what would you consider as a good finishing number? Not just for me but in general what’s a good number?

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

      Top 10k has been used as an abitrary number for some time, with the increase of players each year I think you could probably push that out to top 20k these days as a relative measure

    2. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Top 10k is the general goal every season

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

      From there top 10k is definitely achievable, and that's generally the benchmark amongst 'top' managers (of which I am not one).

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

      Top 10K

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

      So if you where at 100k could I do it ?? I’m quitting my job and going fpl full time lads wish me luck

      1. ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If you have your chips still then yes, careful planning and good timing and it's easily doable

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

        Don't do that. This is a game of 50% luck. You'll miss your job I can assure you.

    6. CaTriEm
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Top 10k seems to be the arbitrary benchmark the community strives towards. Anywhere inside the top 100k is decent in truth.

    7. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Top 100k isnt terrible. Top 10k is very good

  13. BigBillyBass
    2 months, 5 days ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10 how essential is Mo Salad?

    I say 10

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1

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

      You don't win friends with Salad πŸ˜‰

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Without checking, name the episode that line is from.

        1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Lisa the vegetarian.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Damn, well done sir.

            1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              What do I win?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                A DVD of the series Joey.

                1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I'll pass. Thanks all the same.

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

          'A toast, to the host who can boast the most roast!'

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Well, I'm not gonna lie to you Marge, so long.

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

          Chuckle Brothers Go Rogue

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He's just a little expensive, he's still good, he's still good!

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      11 whilst he's getting all the penos

    4. BigBillyBass
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I absolutely love Salad

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Fatso.

        1. BigBillyBass
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Fatsalad

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

    Bournemouth are gonna win this.

  15. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Fraser looking lively....

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

      Very!

  16. Unliklinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Lots of ineffective Bournemouth possession resulting in a 1 all draw in this game, please...

  17. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Goodison looked dated 20 years ago....

    1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks like their new stadium is happening.

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

        Needs to.....this place looks like an episode of Crossroads

        1. Tonight! Live! Marvin!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah I agree. Although there is an element of sadness in knocking down a stadium which is more than a century old.

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

            True....

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

      Dosen't even have a cottage in the corner

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

        Has a pump station instead....

    3. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Their owner did call Everton a museum tbf πŸ˜†

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This has nil-nil written all over it...

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

      That wouldn't be a bad thing for us playing Digne.

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

      Using the Better FPL app too?

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

      0-0? Bournemouth should be 0-2 up. Absolutely zero chance of an Everton clean sheet here.

  19. BigBillyBass
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I can’t put up with Alonso anymore.

    Worth doing Alonso for VVD for free?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why would it to be worth it?

      1. BigBillyBass
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Can you convince me Alonso is worth keeping?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I misspoke.
          I was meant to say why would it not be worth it?
          I would definitely do that.

          1. BigBillyBass
            2 months, 5 days ago

            That’s more like it!

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

      Robbo worth the extra over VVD IMHO, if you're gonna be cheap about it just get TAA and spread / save the dosh

      1. BigBillyBass
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Already own Robbo. Fair point, Terence Trent D’Arby is worth consideration

  20. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Everton trying to lose that CS early to keep owners from getting their hopes up.

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

    Didn't get Digne for his clean sheets anyways

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This Everton defence is all over the place

  23. GXNG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I think King will be a great option if Wilson leaves. The season Wilson was injured King played up top and got 16 goals..

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

      Stanislas a good option too if he remains injury free

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

        He’s one of the most injury prone players in the league.. but yeah I agree

  24. It doesnt really Mata
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    On WC:

    Puncheon and Jimi or

    Pereyra and striker fodder

    Which option best?

    Wolves have good fixtures but Pereyra for me is the more dangerous player so not sure.

  25. Syd.
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Marco Silva is a bit clueless

    Anyone care to guess what shape Everton are playing

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

      From a birds eye view, it looks like Silvas face

      1. Syd.
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        πŸ˜†

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

      Fat Sams teams had plenty of shape ..... shape can be overrated

      Though so is Silva

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

      That awkward one that doesn’t fit anywhere from Tetris.

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

    Should i hope for hattrick digne + cs with ricarlison assists or hattrick ricarlison with digne assists + cs?

    - I have both
    - AWB coming in for wilson

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

      A

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

    10 mins, 0 shots. That Richarlison vs Anderson connundrem working itself out.

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

      Has richarlison touched the ball yet?

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

        Was just wondering whether he's been subbed on yet.

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

      Who is winning?

    3. BigRedDog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      What conundrum? Not interested in Fanderson

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

        I have both, wondering which one to lose.

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

      Anderson had a shot every 45 mins

  28. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So what minute is Fraser scoring

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    This is embarrassing from everton

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

    Everton are truely woeful