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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. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Don’t know if I’m going to enjoy this game.
    I’ve owned Coleman, Wesley, Mings and Guilbert at some point already this season. 😆

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      did you WC?

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeah.

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        You liked my team. 😆

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          I know - just got confused cause there was another Gazza grav (Euro 96 kit)

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 13 hours ago

            I know the one.
            The original 🙁

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          You keep tabs? Better be careful. Was I polite? You’re on Bobby F no?

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 13 hours ago

            Correct 😉

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 13 hours ago

            All good 🙂

  2. United10
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Should I WC to catch price rises? 1FT and 0.4ITB
    Pope
    Robbo, VVD, Digne, AWB, Laporte
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount
    Wilson
    Button, Donkey, Greenwood, Wickham

    1. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Mate your team is fine

      1. United10
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        thanks

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    How nailed is Kelly? Cahill a threat?

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      He's never been nailed in his career so difficult to say, playing well now but he's not even a centre half by trade so God knows

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Actually he is CB now by choice - has been for a while at Palace. Irony is he’ll be the reserve RB now.

    2. Amey
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Opposite of nailed.

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Mings on the Red Bull - error incoming

    1. Marvin.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Bloody awful stuff red bull. I don't know how anyone drinks it.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Tastes like baby aspirin

      2. purple lamborGhini
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        red bull is nice tbh, things like monster are garbage I agree with that. At first you wont like red bull but it grows on you, Monster ect never grow on you

        1. Blind Ghost
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          Overall I agree with you, but the White Monster is the exception. It's unbelievably good.

          1. purple lamborGhini
            26 days, 13 hours ago

            tbh I havent tried many monster drinks and im sure there is some nice ones, my issue probably is more to do with the can size. I feel dirty drinking such a big can, if you drink tha tin public you look like you sell the big issue or something and its too much caffeine imo.

    2. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Red Bull Red and Blue Editions are pretty good.

    3. International Richard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      I feel Always Ultra panty liners and redbull have very similar tag lines.

      You do can a anything with wings

      1. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        It sounds right in my head. Not so much on paper

  5. Amey
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Saw a post saying KDB will rise tonight.
    Is it always this rapid rise/fall at the start of the season ??
    Almost feel forced into doing transfers sometimes 😮

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      I know, doesn't feel like it has been like this. Usually a lot slower at the start due to Wildcards.

      1. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Always been like this

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          No but I mean it doesn't seem as slow as yester years

      2. Amey
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeah

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      You worried about your itb reserve. He could easily be the other side of 10.0 by GW5. Almost probable - benchings provided 😉

      1. Amey
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        I am.
        Can get outpriced easily if he keeps rising like this 😀
        Need a blank to stop it

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Usually it's much slower. This season is insane, esp regarding price drops.

      1. Amey
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        😮
        Very volatile market tbh

      2. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Highly owned players dropping once after 2 blanks? Not unusual at all

        1. Amey
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          You're right about that. I'm more amazed at rises tbh

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Getting a massive déjà vu looking at all these wildcards

    What I've learned from the new template:

    AWB essential
    Mane essential
    Salah terrible option
    Pool defence avoid at all costs

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Should bookmark this to see if they're right...or wrong

    2. Amey
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Ha ha
      Boom.... Taa/Robbo haul Mo dive 😉

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      That's the rear view mirror

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      And Maguire to top Defender raking cards based on VVD being poor.

      The logic.

  7. Zygaenid
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Mings on redbull.

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      So Mings with wings

  8. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Richarlison to score 1 and assist 1. I'll take that

  9. The Gobstopper
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Gotta love the line-up kid yelling "C'mon, Villa" while walking on to the pitch. (BTW, just realized this might have just been on the U.S. broadcast...)

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Its the same footage for all broadcasters isnt it? Saw the same in Norway.

  10. MeatPieSausageRoll
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Mings is currently drinking red bull

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Wise man.

    2. MeatPieSausageRoll
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Mings no longer drinking red bull

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Further updates to follow

    3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Worse than coke that stuff.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Weird that coke is illegal if that’s true

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          Cola.

    4. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Redbull gives you Mings

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        You got me.

  11. purple lamborGhini
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    come on you villains!

  12. Littlefish92
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Oops was meant to C Kane but had it on sterling and was gonna do last minute swap but fell to sleep let's hope it pays off

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Everything happens for a reason.

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        The reason for this is to teach him a lesson about not falling asleep 😉

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 13 hours ago

          Been a long week for him.

  13. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Digne recover quickly.

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    50% of Top 10k captained Sterling.
    29% Kane.
    No one else over 5%.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Gulp. Own both, Capped Kane.

    2. fr3d
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Kane at CM, I'm confident in my Sterling (c)

    3. puhd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      I’m on the Kane boat

    4. Amey
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Smell Mo Hattrick don't you 😉

  15. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Everytime they Moise Kean name... https://bit.ly/2RWggT6

  16. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Bernard first goal scorer 16/1.

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Not sure how I feel. Don't like Villa, have Digne but also got Wesley. Can't win really, I suppose a 2-2 draw with Digne assists and Wesley brace

  18. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    40 Mings

  19. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Mings dead

    1. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Taurine kickin in

    2. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Mings is having a rough day...

  20. Abraham seed
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Who would be better to keep in Montoya and soyoncu? Not too thrilled at the thought of having Brighton defence but Montoya is playing further forward this season

    1. Sarri, not Sarri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Monty a no contest for me

  21. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    KDB (c) please dont tell me im on my own....

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      2nd in my work ML has him as captain too

  22. MeatPieSausageRoll
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Mings watch: Man down

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      And now up

  23. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    YC Guilbert

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Super Guilbert YC

    1. Amey
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Yessssssss

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        😀

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Oh dear. How sad. Never mind! 😀

  25. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Freddy Gilbert YC haha

  26. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Gillbear YC

  27. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Guilbert booked

  28. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Back to zero guilbert

  29. MyBall MyRules
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    The biggest problem with fantasy football..... I'm watching villa vs everton and hoping for a 0-0 draw :/

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      At least that’s realistic. I’m hoping for Digne to grab 5 goals while keeping a clean sheet (not too fussed on the BAPs)

      1. MyBall MyRules
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        Tbf I'd take that aswell. I'd want the 3bps too though haha

  30. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 13 hours ago

    Elmo come on yet?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 13 hours ago

      Eat your sweets, and shaddup! 😉 😆

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 13 hours ago

        🙂