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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
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Come on Mina!!!

  2. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

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

  3. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Siggy Saves Struggling Scousers

    I can picture the back of the Daily Mail already

  4. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Wish list

    Mina G
    Digne A

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Digne G
      Mina YC

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Digne OG and RC

    3. zdrojo187
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

    4. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Siggy brace , Trezeguet goal

    5. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 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
      1 month, 21 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
        1 month, 21 days ago

        And a price rise for Digne if possible.

    7. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      same here...

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    241st domestic meeting between Aston Villa and Everton tonight

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        1 month, 21 days ago

        2 cracking little sides

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Proper traditional English grounds.

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

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

      • Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Can't get rid of 'em

      • Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Whoah, that's a lot of history!

      • Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Friedel, Dunne, Collins and Milner in the lineup?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Updated.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Please get injured in the warm up Guilbert

      1. zdrojo187
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ha ha ha

      2. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Uncool, man.

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

      1. Demí
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Who's Mings?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Elmo coming in?? 🙂

        2. Bolivian Seaman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

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

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Flash!!!

      2. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

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

    5. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

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

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Updated. Need a Wildcard to sort out my Wildcard.

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This is the worst post of the season

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          If only it weren't true....

          1. International Richard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            haha

          2. Trossard or not Trossard
              1 month, 21 days ago

              There's always next season.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Or January Wildcard

        2. zdrojo187
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Ha ha ha

      2. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Need a Guilbert red card to save my gameweek

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Wishing for injuries and red cards is uncool and unsportsmanlike.

      3. Unai Emery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 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
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You should be happy with 24 captain points

      4. teddypicker
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Transfer history is back

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          for opposition?

          1. teddypicker
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yep, only took 2 gwks

      5. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Haul or RC for Digne

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          down with this sort of thing

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          YC..2 goals consided

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          We have to choose? That seems unfair 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

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

        4. Yank Revolution
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          You should be spanked for not owning Monsieur Digne

      6. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 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
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Was bigging up Elmo on SSN yesterday as well

        2. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Does he like to trash his players?

        3. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Bloody toothless, benched Trez.

        4. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Just wait for Potter

      7. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What is your favourite Craig David song?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Woman Trouble with Artful Dodger count?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Or the one with Bastille

        2. Bolivian Seaman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          bo selecta

        3. International Richard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

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

        4. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Down in a Tube Station at Midnight.

        5. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 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
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Walking away

      8. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

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

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Me, if I had one 😉

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

            Classic 😀

        2. Bolivian Seaman
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

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

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
              1 month, 21 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
                1 month, 21 days ago

                You know what’s coming... 😉

            • Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 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
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Done it. Taken out Bellerin and McTominay already

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

                You’re pulling my leg... 😉

          3. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

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

            1. Mr. Grv
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I hope this is a joke

              1. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Why?

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Only if the deadline is tomorrow.

            3. Bagheri Arce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 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
            1 month, 21 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
              1 month, 21 days ago

              +120 min, Digne who?

            2. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Did many sell?

              1. Pepe Le Pukki
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                100k

            3. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 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
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Same story last year? I think not

          5. zdrojo187
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I feel Siggy will punished sellers...

            1. Bolivian Seaman
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 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
            1 month, 21 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
              1 month, 21 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
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Hello mate 🙂
                Yep. Very long time.

                Like the rule myself.

                1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  How's it started?

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              TV frozen between GWs is nice.

              Enough on show for those that were crying about it.

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Exactly
                Masterstroke

          7. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Digne vs Heaton. Let's go 4 points!

          8. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 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
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Mings could be injured here.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              A maybe
              Rotation with Brighton Defender can work i guess

          9. Tiki-Taka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Digne & Coleman double-up, hoping for 30pts

            1. Ha.
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              And the rest

              1. Tiki-Taka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                that was a conservative estimate

            2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                1 month, 21 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
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  i'll settle for 20 😀

                  1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      lol gl

                2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Would you be disappointed with 29 then?

              • Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Mings off on 11 mins

              • Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 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
                1 month, 21 days ago

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

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Damn, need Elmo on before 30 mins

              • Pepe Le Pukki
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 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
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  That's just how ffs does exits I think

              • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                  1 month, 21 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
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Mings injured in warmup... Heaton nightmare

                  1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 21 days ago

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