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

    Coleman YC

  2. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 6 hours ago

    Anybody else play pope ahead of heaton? 🙁 🙁

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

      Aye

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      If you own both and bought them to rotate I don't see why you would tbh

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Not being rude.. Just saying with rotation you have to stick with it or go with a 4.0

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Yes, Pope for bonus points. Heaton getting none.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Heaton is on 23..just 4 behind 3 bps.. With just 1 save

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 6 hours ago

      YC Trez and Goalman

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

      Coleman, 2 yellow cards in 3 games...he's doing well

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        Ban inc, time to avoid!

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          yep...wonder how quickly he can do it!

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        So your sayimg there was a game where he didnt get a YC....

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Yeah, first game...hadn't quite got to match anger fitness yet

    6. MeatPieSausageRoll
        27 days, 6 hours ago

        All kicking off

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            In the US broadcast

        2. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Coleman bossing the baps (for Everton)

        3. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Harsh YC for Coleman

          1. Royal5
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            😆

        4. Ser Davos
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Thought Coleman nailed Naylor then

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Hopefully he gets a chance to do him

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

          Should have been a red card for Coleman.

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

            Wesley deserved a YC too

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

              True. Seems like a hot head.

          2. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Would be a nice break before Swiss.

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

          ElMo fan boy now happy 😀

        7. fr3d
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          How does Coleman get a yc for that lol these Villa players are disgusting

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

          Everton going to score tonight?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Not even if they got till midnight.

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

            Zero chance

          3. Drop the Dendoncker
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Maybe not

        9. PUP02
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Very happy with what I've seen from Dinge. Pretty regular attacking returns are an inevitably for sure.

          1. Ole Trafford
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            They need someone that can score

            1. PUP02
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              It will come, I like the look of Kean. Mina/Keane are a threat from his set pieces.

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

              Bring on latchford

          2. Touré De Force
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            An improvement in your spelling doesn't appear inevitable.

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

              Clever, so frightfully clever.....

            2. PUP02
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 4 hours ago

              Imagine taking your time to write that comment over a misspelt name. You absolute weapon.

        10. Carefree Crew
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Ryan, (Button)
          TAA, Zinchenko, Alderwerald, Digne, (Rico)
          Salah(V), Sterling(C), Martial, Dendonker, (Stephens)
          Kane, Barnes, (Greenwood)

          1FT, £0.4 ITB

          Any recommendations much appreciated.

          Looking at Ryan, Rico, Dendonker, Stephens, Greenwood as possible transfers out. Best options of £4.5 m GK,DF, MF, ST that are worth considering & why please? Thanks in advance.

          1. Lukey27
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Post this later mate

          2. Pepe Le Pukki
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            I feel after this weekend you'll want to keep Greenwood.

        11. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Stop rubbing salt into wounds

        12. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Villa really do make this like the championship, such a sloppy and Sunday league vibe to it

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Shame on them for not playing salsa ball against illustrious opponents.

          2. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            3 points is 3 points.

            As a QPR fan I'd happily take 3 points at the moment over losing with style.

        13. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 6 hours ago

          Cant believe I switched last minute pope to Heaton

          1. SPorting
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Ouch

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Smooth?

        14. FOO FIGHTER
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            OMG, I feel sorry for owners of Chelsea assets. Pukki going to run riot.

            Willing to eat humble pie though.

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              They’ve not played yet

          • shearer9
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 6 hours ago

            Wood -> Wesley is tempting. Has he looked good in the previous two games?

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

              Not at all

            2. Ambrosiana Inter
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Pppfffff

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

              He's awful

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

              Red card in waiting. Too hot tempered

            5. FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Wait and see. Not a budget forward in any shape or form as yet.

            6. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Oh Feo

            7. Luka - Man Like Serbia
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              lolcott 😀

            8. Hairy Potter
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Walco...

            9. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Walcott doing a classic Walcott

            10. SPorting
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Wally!

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

                same old walcott!

            11. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Walcott big chance missed from Kean cross

            12. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Struggling to tell Iwobi and Kean apart. They both have a number that ends in 7 too.

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 6 hours ago

                Racist

                1. Valar(Keith)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  27 days, 6 hours ago

                  Hairist and numberist more like

            13. MITHRRANDIRR
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Walcock lol !

            14. Ole Trafford
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Lol @ me for using my WC when I didn’t need to and lol @ Walcott

            15. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Wally, eeeeeee-ooooooor

            16. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 6 hours ago

              Lolcott