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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. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Is a double up of VVD and TAA looking 'shaky' right now 🙂

    1. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      VVD about to demolish Arsenal on set pieces

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        I reckon he gets a goal tomorrow.

    2. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      My triple up of Adrian taa and robbo looking worse

  2. Mr Peanutbutter
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    digne really lost his cs to a dude with one leg 3 centimeters longer than the other

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

      I read this in a princess Caroline voice.

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    VAR last week: "If it hits the hand it's handball, intentional or not"

    VAR this week: "it wasn't intentional therefore not given"

    Make it up as they go along

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

      So nothing new then.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Agreed

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Was there handball in the build-up to the goal?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Nah, for Wesley's 2nd chance it hit Mina on the arm when he shot. Don't think it was a handball but Laporte last week surely knew just as much?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          The rule is that unintentional or not doesnt matter if its in the build up to a goal. The attacking team gained an advantage from Laportes handball.

          Its not the same for the defending team.

        2. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Has to be a goal, then they look back at any handball from the goalscoring side, as long as it's in a reasonable phase of play.

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Haha this

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      When was there handball involved in then goal?

    6. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Have you read the rules? like this isnt new, it was implemented at the beginning of the season.

      IF YOU SCORE, and it hits the hand it's handball, intentional or not
      Every other situation it is only a handball if it is deemed intentional or blatant

      Read the rules

      1. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        If you dont like it complain about the rules, VAR is simply enforcing them.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          My apologies. The rules are shite.

          1. Four Hit Wonder
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 7 hours ago

            Yes they are, and what's worse they're unclear. VAR revealed this.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Lool what a stupid rule. Thought attackers got the advantage. So a shot on target or a potential penalty is different to a goal. Don't get it but it is what it is. Needs sorting for sure though

    7. Bolivian Seaman
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Referees don't play football

    8. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      No. They don't award pks for unintentional handling of the ball anymore.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    McGinn not as advanced as I thought he would be. Not an attractive option if he continues playing deep.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Makes late runs

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Yaya Toure esque

        1. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          in his pomp or in his slippers?

    2. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I want refund!

  5. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    I sighted Luke in the number one spot in Sun Dream Team with his block Toffee defence.

    Swimming with Dorothy now.

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      What does any of this mean?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        😆

      2. Amey
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Nothing
        He's just talking to himself loudly

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Luke knows.

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      This ain't your WhatsApp group

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Whatsthat?

  6. Demí
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Siggy scored in the 2nd half last time he played Villa in the league. All hope is not lost https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/34558441

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Ill cross my phalanges

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Have a feeling Everton will come out all guns blazing and destroy my heaton cs. I'm trying not to get too attached to it

    3. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Siggy was a terrible pick.. rivals have KDB instead.

      I've given up hope.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        This

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Rivals cheated if they had 1.5m more

  7. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Who kidnapped kiwi villain?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      The men in white coats

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Huh?

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Haha. I dint see a single post of yours since Wesley scored and got worried 🙂

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Posted several

        2. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          Ah found your posts. You sold Heaton? Blasphemy 😯

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah shameful but kept Wesley

    3. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Found him

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      He was sacrificed to allow Guilbert play.

    5. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Villan is Villa fan. Villain is a bad character

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Let me try:
        David Cameron is a villan
        David Cameron is a villain

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Absolutely correct

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Fist clench

  8. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    I have two too many Everton players in my team

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      And you only have one

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Burn em all

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Not a did but this gives me much reasons to stick with Pereira Lei over Digne.

    If Digne has nobody to feed then end game.

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Is this in code?

      1. Mr Peanutbutter
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        yes. it translates to something along the lines of "digne=bad pick cause everton strikers suck

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Sorry meant not a dig instead of did.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      He’s on track for 19 points from 3 games - absolutely disgraceful.

      Sell him.

      Sell him now goddammit.

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        done

    4. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      No problem can just score himself from a couple of free kicks

  10. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Still no Kean ffs

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Agreed, get him on Silva!

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      won't be long...

  11. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Digne and Pickford, WC fail 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Did you play your FH or WC? 🙂

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        WC, had problems with old team, looks like problems with new team 😆

        1. Ambrosiana Inter
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          U ll be fine

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 7 hours ago

          WC isn’t for 1 week... Someone earlier celebrating the Villa goal cause they sold Digne on WC 😆 You’ll be fine!

    2. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Back to the Liverpool double up so...

    3. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Ahhahaha same here burger, altough I had them from the beginning

    4. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Could be worse, you could still have Siggy like me

  12. MeatPieSausageRoll
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Is he wearing his tie?

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    LMS safety score currently -6

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. purple lamborGhini
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      for real? lol

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Massive hits taken clearly

    3. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Phew... just safe atm

    4. Amey
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Safe by -2 then
      😀

    5. GMBC
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      hi, when will MS open again for new entries?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        I'll open it near price changes until 6am or so.
        Will be open most weeks during the week.

        1. GMBC
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          thanks!

    6. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      And still out 🙁 lol
      Expecting good news tomorrow

    7. Too Mane Men
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Can I still join if I met the safety score first two GWs? Can’t believe I forgot to enter this year!

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah

  14. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    King dropping tonight..

    Best replacement, max 7.0?

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Barnes or Pukki

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Keep

    3. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Can't think of anyone in that price bracket who's scored 4 already

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      See how Kean does when he comes on

    5. Canary_Kid
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      I'm guessing Kean by the end of this game (assuming u already have Pukki

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Wesley obviously

  15. Taking the Mkhitaryan
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Is anyone on here sober this evening?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Yeah, need a lift bro?

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 7 hours ago

        Haha

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Sadly, ran out of everything. The horror.

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Shameful. Up your game

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm trying not to be.

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        How do cows get wasted?

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Milk stout?

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Get DCL off

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Disgusting.

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      This

  17. Captain Remorse
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    I love Digne but the chances of getting 3 clean-sheets in a row are not high. He is still worth keeping.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      The chances of getting a third clean sheet given two previous clean sheets is basically the same as that of getting one clean sheet

      1. Lukakuna
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        That's not the point tho...

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Zero chance of the CS

  18. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Without WC many points hits to be taken 🙂

  19. fantasyfog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Wesley and jota in anyone's wc teams???

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Last change on WC was to keep Wesley

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        only a villa fan would have...played sir

  20. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    As a Heaton owner, please keep DCL on

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      Haha this.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 7 hours ago

      😛

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Digne of no use if he cannot feed anyone 🙁

  22. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Silva is not keen on Kean

  23. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    The C in DCL stands for cleanie. For the opponents.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      And that's not even funny. It's sad.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Not sad. Lovely

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Well said.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 7 hours ago

    Gomes taking the piss now

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Lol

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Richarlison has been absolutely awful. So much for him having a fast start to the season

  26. Freaki
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Alright I’ve had enough, who gave Marco Silva the drugs. Own up I know it was one of yas

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Ok it was me. Sorry.

      1. Freaki
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Disgustang behaviour

  27. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Gomes is having the worst game I've seen anyone have. Ever

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Everton overall.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Worse than Renato Sanches 45 for swansea when he passed every ball out for a throw in?

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Surely not worse than Eboue against Wigan

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Patience. Villa were beating spurs till way later than this.

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      Do they have a Kane though

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Get Gomez off.............

  30. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Gomes looks lost