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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
      11 months, 26 days 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
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Not with his next two fixtures.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            11 months, 26 days 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
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

          Everyone gets transfers every week. The wildcard is not magical

        3. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

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

        4. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 26 days ago

          Nope. Son if he fires tho

        5. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 26 days 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.

        6. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

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

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

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

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

          Nope

        2. FOO FIGHTER
            11 months, 26 days ago

            No, and better options than Maguire available.

          • Phil's Stamps
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

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

          • sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

            Rather double up on Everton defence on current form

          • Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

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

          • Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

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

        3. Hazardous1983
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

          should i get rid of salah to mane on wc

          1. Greek Flair
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

            Depends what you use the mil on

            Is it really worth it?

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              11 months, 26 days ago

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

              1. Hazardous1983
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 26 days ago

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

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 26 days ago

                Yes the extra mil will help you defence.

            • FPLAdmiral
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 26 days 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
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 26 days ago

                No City defence.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Not the end of the world not having City defence.

                2. AicilaXI
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 26 days ago

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

                3. Forever In Our Shadow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

                  Pope instead of Adrian.

              2. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 26 days 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
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Or Rashford

                    1. Galza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 26 days 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
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      This. Going the other way is better. Surely.

                3. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

                  Looks very nice.

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    I knew you’d like it 😉

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days 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
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 26 days 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
                          • 7 Years
                          11 months, 26 days 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
                            • 3 Years
                            11 months, 26 days 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
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 26 days 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
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    If they'd started with a backup keeper

                2. diesel001
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 26 days ago

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

                4. FOO FIGHTER
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      11 months, 26 days ago

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

                5. Hobolicious
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    B
                    1

                6. JT11fc
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Ryan is good.

                  2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Both good options tbh

                7. sunzip14
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Gtg. I like the Lanzini pick

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

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

                      1. JT11fc
                        • 1 Year
                        11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  2. jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    No Pukki no party

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Or puke after the Pukki party turns sour 😀

                8. Stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Which do you prefer?

                    A) Zinch + Dendo
                    B) 4.5 + McGinn

                    1. Stupendous
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      B 100%

                    2. juho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Sorry, replied your post by mistake

                      I would start Pope ahead of Heaton

                      1. Stupendous
                        • 7 Years
                        11 months, 26 days ago

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

                        1. juho
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          11 months, 26 days 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
                            11 months, 26 days ago

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

                9. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Excellent front 6, and decent D considering that. GTG

                  2. Stupendous
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Excellent tbh

                  3. FPLAdmiral
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                10. Fernando Torres
                  • 9 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    first one

                  2. JT11fc
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  3. Sharkytect
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Son

                11. juho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 26 days ago

                  Which do you prefer?

                  A) Zinch + Dendo
                  B) 4.5 + McGinn

                  1. JT11fc
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    B

                12. bcfcjacko
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Gtg but ye last chance for a few

                  • Garfield1001
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Play 1

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

                    Thanks!

                    1. JT11fc
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      B

                  • rnrd
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Do it.

                    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                      • 6 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Barkley is a dobber

                    3. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      No brainer

                    4. The Man Pastore
                      • 5 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      yep

                  • Heintorg
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      1 3 decent players so more chance of hauling

                      1. Heintorg
                        • 4 Years
                        11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  • ZeBestee
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Not even in the slightest

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 6 Years
                        11 months, 26 days ago

                        Any reason?

                  • Digidestined
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    siggy still worth keeping?

                  • jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                    • 2 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      B

                  • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                    Pathetic!

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Sterling too.

                      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 26 days ago

                        Makes it crazy tough!

                        Hey Bernard scored! 🙂

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • 7 Years
                          11 months, 26 days ago

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

                    2. The Man Pastore
                      • 5 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      They are tho

                  • RIDZ
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 26 days 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
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Save the FT? Another mid may emerge such as Lanzini

                  • Boo Ya Ka Sha
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                  • leovesole
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                    1. Leander The Doncker
                      • 5 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      On wc? B then

                  • Leander The Doncker
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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

                    1. leovesole
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      No hits.

                  • Akey678
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Who gets the armband this weekend?

                    A) Kane
                    B) Sterling

                  • Sir Edo
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 26 days ago

                    Emerson anyone?
                    Attacking eye test amazing!

                    1. Pieterke30
                      • 4 Years
                      11 months, 26 days ago

                      Very low chance of CS though

                  • Digidestined
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 26 days ago

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