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Why has Everton’s attack been so underwhelming so far this season?

Everton’s popular attacking assets have underwhelmed Fantasy Premier League managers so far this season.

After two matches, they have scored just once, only Crystal Palace finding the net fewer times than the Toffees at this stage.

Perhaps we should not be too surprised to see Marco Silva’s men struggle in front of goal at this stage.

During their pre-season campaign, they scored just three goals in seven matches, with Richarlison (£8.0m) the only key figure missing for most of it.

One was registered against Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks, while Monaco and Mainz were the only other teams to concede against Everton.

The Toffees drew blanks in four of their summer friendlies, against FC Sion, Wigan Athletic, Sevilla and Werder Bremen.

Of those who found the back of the net, Joe Williams and Lewis Gibson are not first-team regulars, the former now a permanent Wigan player, while Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) is the only summer goal-scorer to have played in either Premier League match so far this season.

Accordingly, ahead of a Gameweek 3 trip to Aston Villa, Fantasy managers might be looking to move on their Everton attackers.

We have assessed the underlying statistics from their first two matches of the campaign to find out if the Toffees have simply been unlucky not to score more often, or if there are some tangible reasons for concern.

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  1. FOO FIGHTER
      27 days, 21 hours ago

      So anyone that does not have Kane going to consider him if he has a top weekend?

      That is the beauty of still having your WC...

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 21 hours ago

        Not with his next two fixtures.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            If he is bang on the money this weekend meaning at least a brace then I will wait to see him vs Arsenal.

            I am defo going to keep an eye on Barnes. He really started well and value for money so far.

        2. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Everyone gets transfers every week. The wildcard is not magical

        3. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          There's also Son. Anither good reason to still have a wildcard

        4. JT11fc
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Nope. Son if he fires tho

          • Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            No. I expect him to haul v Lolcastle, but I'm not going to chase lost points. I could only get him in by doing a WC and I'm not planning to use it yet.

          • Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Whatever he does this weekend he and Mount (1 week punt) will be gone for KDB and Rashford.

        5. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 21 hours ago

          Is anyone doubling up on United defence? Maguire and AWB too much?

          1. The Overthinker
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            Nope

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              No, and better options than Maguire available.

            • Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              I think for now a double-up is premature, take AWB and give it a few more games.

            • sunzip14
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Rather double up on Everton defence on current form

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              I'm not myself, but I don't think it's a bad idea.

            • Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 20 hours ago

              Don't be greedy. 1 is enough for now.

          3. Hazardous1983
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 21 hours ago

            should i get rid of salah to mane on wc

            1. Greek Flair
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 21 hours ago

              Depends what you use the mil on

              Is it really worth it?

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Would be madness if you going to use your WC for one player!

                1. Hazardous1983
                  • 8 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Lol iv used it to get many. Pukli kdb martial awb zinchenko

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Ok so do you not rather want to wait and see if Salah has Arsenal for lunch?

                2. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 20 hours ago

                  Yes the extra mil will help you defence.

              • FPLAdmiral
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 21 hours ago

                Would really appreciate some feedback on this WC team guys! What am I missing?

                Adrian
                AWB, Mina, Söyüncü, Montoya
                Sterling, KDB, Mane, Martial
                Kane, Pukki

                (Button)(Cantwell, Lundrom, Greenwood).

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  No City defence.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Not the end of the world not having City defence.

                  2. AicilaXI
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    You are going to regret Adrian/Button in a couple of weeks.

                  3. Forever In Our Shadow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 20 hours ago

                    Pope instead of Adrian.

                2. Galza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  Here’s my variation of a non Salah/Mane W/C team...

                  Pope
                  AWB / VVD / KWP
                  Sterling / Martial / KDB / Ceballos
                  Firmino / Kane(c) / Pukki

                  Button / Doug Luiz / Lundstram / Hanley

                  Been on this all week.

                  Offers so much potential going forward as there’s a player at every price point.

                  Would you take this team, if you were on a wildcard...??

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    I like it, but honestly I would sooner invest in Wilson and deploy cash elsewhere than in firmino. He's streaky with good points and average overall. It's just a ballache

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      I genuinely don’t think I could put Wilson in on a W/C now.
                      I’m not expecting massive hauls from Firmino, just to keep me ticking over with the odd returns.
                      It allows me to keep a Pool forward and gives me the dream mid pairing of Sterling + KDB... ty

                    2. Sharkytect
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Or Rashford

                      1. Galza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        Got AWB + Martial.
                        Stick Rashford in there too and it may be overkill.
                        It is an option going forward though.
                        As I said, this team covers most moves..

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Get Son instead of KDB, you can always swop later if you wish

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Was actually thinking the reverse. 🙂
                      I’ve got Kane for Newcastle, so think I’d prefer to see how Son pans out first. Ty

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        This. Going the other way is better. Surely.

                  3. The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    Looks very nice.

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      I knew you’d like it 😉

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        Yeh, However I’m having second thoughts on Martial and Firmino.
                        Thinking Mane + Greenwood and using the 1.3m spare to upgrade elsewhere.

                        1. Galza
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          I tried moves like that.
                          It’s all very well saving a bit of cash to upgrade, but I found that I didn’t have anywhere to spend it.
                          This team was bang on the money for me and I would of lost it if I had held off playing w/c...

                          1. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Yeh fair enough.
                            The only player I’d upgrade with the 1.3m is KWP > Digne but that would mean you playing one of Lundstrum or Cantwell every week.

                            1. Galza
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              I think I’d rather have KWP for now.
                              I’m just hoping he can keep his place.
                              He needs to make himself undroppable against Newcastle imo...

                3. Tamagotchi Massacre
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                  What are the key things we're looking out for this weekend?

                  I'd say

                  Cabellos: plays and looks good again - amazing. Anything goes wrong, bit of a disaster. 5.5, that horrific price point haha

                  Liverpool defence. Say no more

                  Kane. Hits double figures again and becomes the cheapest premium with serious ability to smash 200. Salah absolutely plummets

                  Son. What a chap.

                  All the 6.0s. Mount, Trossard, Perez etc. Who will steal a march

                  1. RubeRx
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    if id told you two weeks ago that many are abandoning Pool defense by GW2.....

                    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      If they'd started with a backup keeper

                  2. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                    1) Performance of £6.5m or below strikers
                    2) Performance of £6.0m or below midfielders
                    3) Liverpool, Man City and Everton defences
                    4) Aguero vs Sterling
                    5) Kane vs Son
                    6) Salah vs Mane

                    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      With the repricing it's say this is now Salah v Sterling and Kane/Son/KdB v Mane

                      Your comparison kind of suggests Liverpool attsckers are essential. Biggest question for me is, are they?

                  3. JT11fc
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Good reasonably priced strikers such as Kean/Maupay/Wesley/ etc emerging

                    • FOO FIGHTER
                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                        I think we need to come back to your post after the weekend fixtures are done.

                        Seems like you are very confident in what you are saying. We will review 🙂

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Why do I get the feeling that you'll forget this post if he turns out to be right, Captain Hindsight? 😉

                    • Hobolicious
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                      Final decisions on WC:

                      A) Maguire (have AWB)
                      B) Zinchenko (lacking 0.1m for Laporte)
                      C) Mina (have Digne)

                      1) Robertson + 0.4m ITB
                      2) VvD + 0.9m ITB

                      1. JT11fc
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          B
                          1

                      2. JT11fc
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          Gtg? Play Pope against a tired wolves?

                          Ryan
                          Digne Emerson Zinc Pereira
                          Salah Sterling KDB Mount Trossard
                          Wilson

                          Pope O'connell Greenwood Wickham
                          0.5 itb

                          1. sunzip14
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Ryan is good.

                          2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                            • 5 Years
                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                            Both good options tbh

                        • sunzip14
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                          After taking a hit, I have the following team. Good to go?0.2 itb

                          Heaton
                          VVD, Digne, Montoya
                          Sterling, KDB, Martial, Lanzini, Mount
                          (K)ane, Rashford

                          Button, Diop, Greenwood, Rico

                          1. JT11fc
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              Gtg. I like the Lanzini pick

                              1. sunzip14
                                • 2 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                I like going with 1 or 2 differentials. Hope he delivers!

                                1. JT11fc
                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Yup Mount and Trossard my differentials Lanzinis definitely next on my list

                              2. jimmyabs1987
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                No Pukki no party

                                1. sunzip14
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Or puke after the Pukki party turns sour 😀

                            • stupendous
                              • 7 Years
                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                              Gtg yea? Off the grid til Saturday.

                              Heaton
                              Digne Laporte VVD Lundstram Montoya
                              KDB Sterling(c) Salah
                              Jota Pukki

                              Pope Robinson Dendonker Ayew

                              1. juho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                Which do you prefer?

                                A) Zinch + Dendo
                                B) 4.5 + McGinn

                                1. stupendous
                                  • 7 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  B 100%

                                2. juho
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Sorry, replied your post by mistake

                                  I would start Pope ahead of Heaton

                                  1. stupendous
                                    • 7 Years
                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                    I have Jota up front and Heaton has a misfiring Everton at home

                                    1. juho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                                      I'm looking at bookmakers' odds for clean sheets and a possibly tired Wolves attack

                                      1. Andy_Social
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Heh, the rotating keeper dilemma - a too-tired-tonight opponent versus a flaccid opponent!

                            • Lingard’s Shin Guards
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                Ok, think I’m all set - wc gtg?

                                Pope
                                AWB Mina Montoya Soyuncu
                                Sterling Mane KDB Martial
                                Kane (c) Pukki

                                Button Lundstrum Cantwell Wickham (0.3m itb)

                                1. bitm2007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Excellent front 6, and decent D considering that. GTG

                                2. stupendous
                                  • 7 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Excellent tbh

                                3. FPLAdmiral
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Almost identical to mine above, only difference is Pope + Wickham vs Adrian + Greenwood

                              • Fernando Torres
                                • 8 Years
                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                Son + 6m + 5.5m def
                                Or
                                Mane + 2 4.5m defs

                                1. sunzip14
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  first one

                                2. JT11fc
                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                    A but assuming you dont have pool attack id want an easy way to go to mane/salah

                                  • Sharkytect
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                    Son

                                3. juho
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                  Which do you prefer?

                                  A) Zinch + Dendo
                                  B) 4.5 + McGinn

                                  1. JT11fc
                                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                                      B

                                  2. bcfcjacko
                                      27 days, 21 hours ago

                                      Heaton
                                      Zinchenko, Robertston, VVD, Walker Peters
                                      Salah, Sterling, Dendonker, Sigurdsson
                                      Pukki Vardy

                                      Barkley Lundstram Greenwood

                                      Good to go? Looking to ditch Barkley I think next but would like to get Martial in, maybe a downgrade of one of the lpool pair? Vardy and Sig are on their last chances also, potential for a shake up GW4..

                                      1. JT11fc
                                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Gtg but ye last chance for a few

                                      2. Garfield1001
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 21 hours ago

                                        Play 1

                                        King (mci)
                                        Lundstram (LEI)
                                        Dendonker (BUR)

                                        Thanks!

                                        1. JT11fc
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            B

                                        2. rnrd
                                          • 5 Years
                                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Would you do Barkley —> McGinn on a free transfer or give barkley another chance ?

                                          1. sunzip14
                                            • 2 Years
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            Do it.

                                          2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                                            • 5 Years
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            Barkley is a dobber

                                          3. The 12th Man
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            No brainer

                                          4. The Man Pastore
                                            • 5 Years
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            yep

                                        3. Heintorg
                                          • 3 Years
                                          27 days, 21 hours ago

                                          Would you go:

                                          1: Digne, TAA, Barnes
                                          2: Kelly, Pieters,Kane

                                          Teams like this:
                                          Pope,Button
                                          AWB,xxx,xxx,Zin,Lund
                                          Mane,Sterling, Martial, Cantwell,Ceballos
                                          xxx,Rash,Pukki

                                          1. JT11fc
                                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                                              1 3 decent players so more chance of hauling

                                              1. Heintorg
                                                • 3 Years
                                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Thank you! Thats what im currently on, but kane is tempting..

                                          2. ZeBestee
                                            • 5 Years
                                            27 days, 21 hours ago

                                            Anyone looking at Haller from Westham? They have nice upcoming fixtures and he looks like a very good player.

                                            Or not done enough yet to suggest he will do well?

                                            1. stupendous
                                              • 7 Years
                                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                                              Not even in the slightest

                                              1. ZeBestee
                                                • 5 Years
                                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Any reason?

                                          3. Digidestined
                                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                                              siggy still worth keeping?

                                            • jimmyabs1987
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                                              Is nobody tempted at Gray for 5.9? I think he has some ok fixtures and is guaranteed to start. Would give me 2 playing strikers with him and Pukki and mid of Son, KDB, Sterling, Martial, Mane...

                                            • primal33
                                              • 1 Year
                                              27 days, 21 hours ago

                                              A) VVD + Robbo + max 7.5m mid
                                              B) VVD + Laporte + Lucas to Martial next gameweek
                                              C) VVD + AWB + Lucas to Martial next gameweek + bank remainder

                                              1. JT11fc
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  B

                                              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                                • 2 Years
                                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Sky FF have Salah, Mane and Firmino all as strikers this year.

                                                Pathetic!

                                                1. The 12th Man
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Sterling too.

                                                  1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Makes it crazy tough!

                                                    Hey Bernard scored! 🙂

                                                    1. The 12th Man
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                                                      Good goal too. He needs to take more responsibility and shoot more. Good start for him.

                                                2. The Man Pastore
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  They are tho

                                              3. RIDZ
                                                • 2 Years
                                                27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Which one better:
                                                a) Fraser to Mount
                                                b) Fraser+Robinson to Martial+Dendo for -4

                                                Already did Auba to Kane, need to waste another FT but not sure Martial worth -4

                                                1. JT11fc
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Save the FT? Another mid may emerge such as Lanzini

                                                2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Rashford, Dunk, KWP, Kelly or Wickham, Laporte, Digne, Boly

                                                3. leovesole
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Hey guys. It comes down to this final choice.
                                                  A. Salah+Lundstram
                                                  B. Mane+AWB

                                                  1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    On wc? B then

                                                4. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  1. Salah --> martial (-4)
                                                  2. Salah --> kdb (-4)
                                                  3. No hits

                                                  1. leovesole
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    No hits.

                                                5. Akey678
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Who gets the armband this weekend?

                                                  A) Kane
                                                  B) Sterling

                                                6. Sir Edo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Emerson anyone?
                                                  Attacking eye test amazing!

                                                  1. Pieterke30
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Very low chance of CS though

                                                7. Digidestined
                                                    27 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Ryan
                                                    TAA - WalkerPeters - Digne - Lundstram
                                                    Martial - Salah - Sterling - Trossard - McGinn
                                                    Pukki