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Digne starts for Everton as Guilbert finally earns place in Villa team

Lucas Digne (£6.0m) came through his fitness doubts this week to keep hold of his starting place at left-back for Everton.

He makes a third successive start of the season as the Toffees travel to Aston Villa for the latest edition of Friday Night Football.

Despite the summer signing of Djibril Sidibé (£5.5m), Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) still starts at right-back.

Everton manager Marco Silva continues to delay Moise Kean‘s (£6.9m) first Premier League start, leaving him on the bench once again.

In his place is Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m), who has not particularly impressed going forward in 2019/20, with just one effort on goal in two matches.

Judging by Silva’s pre-match comments, it does seem as if we’ll have to wait before Kean is the established number one centre-forward at Everton.

“(He will start games) when he shows me in training sessions he is ready to. He needs a better moment than the others. 19-years-old player, we have to give him enough time to perform in the way we want. Now we start with Dominic up-front with a solution from the bench and Moise is one of them.” – Marco Silva

Meanwhile, Silva was enforced into one change from the side that beat Watford in Gameweek 2.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£5.0m) misses out, which sees Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) make an immediate return from suspension in central midfield.

There are just two changes for Aston Villa following their defeat to Bournemouth in Gameweek 2.

Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) makes a first appearance of the season, which is good news for his ownership both in FPL and the Sky Sports Fantasy game.

The right-back comes in for Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.5m) having not been involved in either of the first two matches of the season.

However, Dean Smith’s pre-match quotes don’t particularly inspire confience that he will be in the side regularly though, as it sounds as if he has been thrown in to provide something different.

“I’ve always said you always have to earn the right to get into the team. You know, Elmohamady’s done okay but Fred’s been knocking on the door, working hard in training. I just felt after his performances in pre-season he might give us a different dynamic.” – Dean Smith

The other alteration is further up the field where Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) drops out for Jota (£5.9m).

“El Ghazi’s not really been at his best in the final third for us and I just felt Jota, who also had a really good pre-season, can create a little bit down that side.” – Dean Smith

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Taylor, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; McGinn, D Luiz, Grealish; Trezeguet, Wesley, Jota.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; A Gomes, Schneiderlin; Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

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1,909 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Houldsworth Hatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Come on Mina!!!

  2. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Future FPL legend Sancho's Dortmund are playing if you want something to watch while the game updates

  3. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Siggy Saves Struggling Scousers

    I can picture the back of the Daily Mail already

  4. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Wish list

    Mina G
    Digne A

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Digne G
      Mina YC

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

      Digne OG and RC

    3. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Digne
      CS + Goal from FK + Assists from CK
      Mina
      RC

    4. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Siggy brace , Trezeguet goal

    5. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      0-0 draw with a Heaton penalty save. (As you can probably tell, I'm a Heaton and Digne owner...)

    6. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Over 24.5 shots, Digne cleanie, Digne A, Siggy G and price rise back to 8.0m so I can sell.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        And a price rise for Digne if possible.

    7. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      same here...

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    241st domestic meeting between Aston Villa and Everton tonight

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll Scott Ta…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      2 cracking little sides

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Proper traditional English grounds.

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

        Queue the, “we’re a big club” replies... 🙂

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Can't get rid of 'em

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Whoah, that's a lot of history!

    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Friedel, Dunne, Collins and Milner in the lineup?

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Updated.

  7. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Please get injured in the warm up Guilbert

    1. zdrojo187
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Ha ha ha

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Uncool, man.

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    mings was down in the warm up, picked himself up but a slight worry

    1. Demí
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Who's Mings?

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Elmo coming in?? 🙂

      2. Bolivian Seaman
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        He's the ruler of the universe and only one person can stop him

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Flash!!!

    2. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      As a Heaton owner, this is troubling news...

  9. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Still updating...6M people and one server?

  10. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Updated. Need a Wildcard to sort out my Wildcard.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      This is the worst post of the season

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        If only it weren't true....

        1. International Richard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          haha

        2. Trossard or not Trossard
            5 months, 27 days ago

            There's always next season.

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Or January Wildcard

      2. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Ha ha ha

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Need a Guilbert red card to save my gameweek

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Wishing for injuries and red cards is uncool and unsportsmanlike.

    3. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Do you want to see a madness? I couldn't resist.

      Heaton
      Wan-Bissaka (C) Laporte Digne Lundstram
      Salah Sterling KDB Trossard
      Pukki Jota

      Bench: Button, TAA, Greenwood, Dendoncker

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        You should be happy with 24 captain points

    4. teddypicker
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Transfer history is back

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        for opposition?

        1. teddypicker
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yep, only took 2 gwks

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Haul or RC for Digne

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        down with this sort of thing

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        YC..2 goals consided

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        We have to choose? That seems unfair 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          GL 🙂
          Don't have him & fearful of a haul

      4. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        You should be spanked for not owning Monsieur Digne

    6. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Dean Smith seems to be the new tinkerman, also seems to like to trash his own players publicly. Staying away from AV.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Was bigging up Elmo on SSN yesterday as well

      2. Big Troy Deeney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Does he like to trash his players?

      3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Bloody toothless, benched Trez.

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Just wait for Potter

    7. Big Troy Deeney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      What is your favourite Craig David song?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Woman Trouble with Artful Dodger count?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Or the one with Bastille

      2. Bolivian Seaman
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        bo selecta

      3. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days! ... oh wait

      4. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Down in a Tube Station at Midnight.

      5. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Why were you creeping 'round late last night?
        Why did I see two shadows moving in your bedroom light?
        Now you're dressed in black
        When I left, you were dressed in white
        Can you fill me in?

      6. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Walking away

    8. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I wonder who’s going win, First To Press The Wildcard Button, tonight... 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Me, if I had one 😉

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Classic 😀

      2. Bolivian Seaman
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I should never have used my wildcard, I had pukki martial and kdb before I pressed the button..

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            5 months, 27 days ago

            my 2 mates who wildcarded have garbage teams lol, one has kante and mcginn and a dire defence. My god, seems they wildcarded just to get Kane lol

            1. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              You know what’s coming... 😉

          • Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            I was just messing around and hit a on a team that I liked, that was bang on the money.
            I am quite excited to see what it brings though.

        2. MeatPieSausageRoll Scott Ta…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Done it. Taken out Bellerin and McTominay already

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            You’re pulling my leg... 😉

      3. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Moura and Perez to KDB and Cantwell(-4)? Kevin rising tonight

        1. Mr. Grv
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I hope this is a joke

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Why?

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

          Only if the deadline is tomorrow.

        3. Bagheri Arce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          He might not rise.

          Fplstats always adjusts after the deadline. He's back at 75ish

      4. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Come on Digne, destroy all the casuals that took you out on wildcard my beautiful son

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          +120 min, Digne who?

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

          Did many sell?

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            100k

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

          Digne owners are the biggest casuals. Jammy gits. Should have conceded in both games and the assist was a joke.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Same story last year? I think not

      5. zdrojo187
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I feel Siggy will punished sellers...

        1. Bolivian Seaman
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          he normally goes 5 blanks then 2 big scores etc, that 2 big scores could be today and against a tired wolves

      6. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Looks like we can see transfers of others only done at deadline though.
        Won't show during the week.

        Fair enough !

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Hey Amey, long time.

          Yeah like that rule. Don't need to spy. Much more fun to lie to each other in MLs

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Hello mate 🙂
            Yep. Very long time.

            Like the rule myself.

            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 27 days ago

              How's it started?

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

          TV frozen between GWs is nice.

          Enough on show for those that were crying about it.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Exactly
            Masterstroke

      7. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Digne vs Heaton. Let's go 4 points!

      8. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Best 4.5m defender? Need to get rid of Cathcart before he drops tonight.

        A) Soyuncu
        B) Mings
        C) other

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Mings could be injured here.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          A maybe
          Rotation with Brighton Defender can work i guess

      9. Tiki-Taka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Digne & Coleman double-up, hoping for 30pts

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          And the rest

          1. Tiki-Taka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            that was a conservative estimate

        2. Trophé Mourinho
            5 months, 27 days ago

            rofl thats a nice dream you have there :D, you going to be rudely awoken by a glass of ice cold water tho

            1. Tiki-Taka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              i'll settle for 20 😀

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  5 months, 27 days ago

                  lol gl

            2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Would you be disappointed with 29 then?

          • Guy Demel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Mings off on 11 mins

          • Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Very interesting to see changes this week. Teams looking very different in my MLs. Love it

          • Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Mings picks up an injury in warm up but is still playing.

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Damn, need Elmo on before 30 mins

          • Herman Toothrot
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            I've noticed Lukaku is still listed as 'out' in the team news section for United.

            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 27 days ago

              That's just how ffs does exits I think

          • Trophé Mourinho
              5 months, 27 days ago

              come on Digne do what you do best, attacking return one week followed by -2 the next. I have faith in you!

            • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Mings injured in warmup... Heaton nightmare

              1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Nbc sports reported this. But now pictured in the tunnel.