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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Wesley pissing away the baps

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Good

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      He reminds me of Benteke

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Benteke never makes runs behind the defense

        1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Benteke never runs. Corrected 🙂

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            He was quality in early Villa days.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Everton with acres free out wide.

    Feed Digne!

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yeah but rest of the attack are just awful. Only thing we can hope for are points from set pieces, cause Everton aren't scoring from open play.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Digne nobody to feed!

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      My god Gomes has been atrocious.

    4. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      That cross was gross.

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        He plays tomorrow

    5. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Why big clubs haven't come knocking for DInge is a mystery

      1. Beatle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Barca?

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Caught one immediately

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Good bait

      3. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Rooney played for a big club and used to knock for dinge on a regular basis...

      4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        PSG next season

    6. Mr Peanutbutter
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        that cross was taylor made for jota

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Was he in the stands?

          1. Mr Peanutbutter
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              it's taylor made only cause neil crossed it

              1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                When you have to explain it, it kind of takes the shine off it.
                If it even had any

                1. Mr Peanutbutter
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    pun was still miles better than your username

                    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Ooooooh. Witty

                      1. Mr Peanutbutter
                          27 days, 12 hours ago

                          could've been just mkhi and that would at least make it a legitimate pun

                          1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 12 hours ago

                            Opinion noted

            • FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                MCginn to score 90+1 :lol

                1. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  Comes in for Siggy for me if so tbh

              • Licky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                Is it just me or are Everton the most frustrating team in the league?

                1. diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  Bournemouth

                  1. Licky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    I feel like I don't expect as much of Bournemouth though.

                2. Drop the Dendoncker
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  Many would agree

                3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  It’s not just you. It’s the same every year though. “Wow! Good player and nice fixtures” and then you realise it’s the same old Everton.

              • Guy Demel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                Digne sitting deeper with Iwobi on.

              • Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                Wesley really doesn’t look that good.

              • Four Hit Wonder
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                Who mentioned Walcott?

              • Freaki
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  When Walcott is your last option

                • Chenku╰☆╮
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 12 hours ago

                  Just logged on. Siggy common pls do something

                  1. Legendary!
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    LOL!

                  2. Freaki
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Siggy is currently sitting on the bench

                      1. Chenku╰☆╮
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        What he started right.

                    • Legendary!
                      • 7 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      From the bench?

                    • Jurgen Flopp
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Log back off

                    • Yank Revolution
                      • 7 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      He's chillin in Bikini Bottom

                  3. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    Here comes Wally

                  4. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    We are bad right now, and Everton look like the next worse team from what i have seen so far.

                  5. Hairy Potter
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    When did Walcott turn into Craig David?

                    1. Bartowski
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Pick a day of the week and I'll fill in the rest.

                    2. Jarvish
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Just after he met a girl on Monday

                  6. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    Wesley completely gassed. Villa should take him off, they are under too much pressure to have a passenger at this stage.

                  7. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    Goodness gracious Everton! Here comes Walcott

                    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Speedy gonzales is good news for Kean

                  8. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    27 days, 12 hours ago

                    Been a while since a Theo Walcott bandwagon!

                    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Everyone's favourite annual bandwagon
                      Memories

                    2. Don Rogers FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      If he scores now just watch it happen.

                  9. FOO FIGHTER
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      How many points hits once this match is done.

                      *Evil laugh*

                      1. FPL DONKEY
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        At least 4

                    • SoShy
                      • 3 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Digne and Siggy need to be playing at a bigger team.

                      1. FPL DONKEY
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Siggy needs to hang up his boots

                      2. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Soggy needs to gtf.

                        Autocorrect but still accurate

                    • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Three-oh Walcott

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Peep Show

                        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 12 hours ago

                          Valuable pub quiz team member

                    • Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Wally trying to disguise himself as better but lesser known players won’t help

                    • twoplustwo
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Iwobi and Walnut... Jesus Christ

                    • Four Hit Wonder
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Scenes when Wally scores

                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Bit early for the wagon

                      2. Calderano FC
                        • 9 Years
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Is he seeing his dealer after the game?

                    • Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Jotoff

                    • diesel001
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 12 hours ago

                      Walcott on
                      Richarlison off

                      El Ghazi on
                      Jota off

                    • FOO FIGHTER
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        Liverpool defence 'shaky'.

                        Ha ha.

                      • MaticMVP
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        What a boring match tbh.

                      • Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        27 days, 12 hours ago

                        I'm losing this Heaton clean sheet aren't I...

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 12 hours ago

                          Hope so, not confident