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

    LOL I just realized I'm on a free hit and don't actually own Digne at the moment.

    Well done, me.

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      You are on a free hit on gw3?

      I don’t think well Done is the right adjective

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Free hit now? Not sure u should be proud

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Link team?

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Is this real?

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Someone in my league has activated his Free Hit.... d'oh!!

  2. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Fickle people on here haha. You can't expect a defender in a mid table team to score hauls every week!

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      No problem with Digne, though that last goal hurt.

      Sigurdsson is the issue. Utterly useless.

      1. Astronautovic
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Digne is the one to keep. It siggy has to go. I see it the same way

    2. RichardNixon
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      he's got 18 from three games.

      even tonight he put two corners on Mina's head, set-up a chance for Iwobi, and had two shots

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Everton are awful. More confident week by week, especially when we surprise Leicester tomz 😉

  4. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Best fixtures they said. lol

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      This is fact. But without form good fixtures become useless.

  5. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    McGinn & Heaton - good start of the GW.

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

      Heaton conceeded

  6. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    As a Mings owner I feel blessed!

    1. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      He was good

  7. as33
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Coleman to whom 🙂

    1. Limpbusquets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      AWB

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Decent start as a Heaton and Wesley casual 😉

    1. Astronautovic
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Well done

    2. pollz
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Woo! I'm in the same boat. Not gotten much the last two gameweeks from them though.

  9. Alfa romeu
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Got McGinn on WC & kept & played Heaton! Think its all downhill from after today

  10. PAL
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    King ➡ Wesley + Heaton = good ebening 🙂

    1. Mr Peanutbutter
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        you have 16 players?

    2. The Casual One
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Guilbert starts and a cs. Hopefully plays from now on

    3. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Heaton cleanie is huge

      1. Martial Mathers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Yep - like many we were 50/50 as to play Pope so great result

    4. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Hopefully mcginn can rise another 0.01 and then we can shift with profit 🙂

    5. 5os
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      McGinn my enabler this week and the hit might pay off! Did Perez, Fraser, Wilson -> McGinn, KDB, Pukki.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Def pays off

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        I did the same thing

        1. 5os
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Nicely done 🙂

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

      Coleman owners no doubt getting a Lundstram 15 pointer off the bench tomorrow.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Scoring 0 doesn't sub you out 😛

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          can u ever just let a joke exist

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Says the ultimate killjoy. You literally go around trashing everyone's team.

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Ahahah THIS

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              thats actually funny though

      2. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Too soon

    7. purple lamborGhini
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        woot a rise of 20k with Heaton and a -4 😛

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Right now McGinn has same number of points as Mo and Kane 🙂

        1. Marvin.com
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          My god I'd forgotten about pingu. Thank you for reminding me.

        2. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          It won't last. Enjoy it.

      • Kung Fu Football
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Mixed feelings, Coleman 0, McGinn 6...ok i'll take it.

      • Freaki
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Drop digne as liability to cs it seems?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Kneejerk to the Nth degree. He looks very attacking. I get him for that. He will blank some weeks. It's fine.

            1. Freaki
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                I’ll hold for sure but I can see wolves smacking the life out of Everton.

            2. Ambrosiana Inter
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              I don’t mind tonight I enjoyed his hauls last 2 weeks so

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Had Heaton McGinn Wesley last week and sold Heaton on WC oh well

          3. Rolls-Royce
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Marco Silva is overrated. Deluded substitutions killed the game.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Lol, who rates him? Usually, a manager of that height can't do well.

            2. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Absolutely. Needed Siggy creativity, very strange tactics

            3. RichardNixon
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              they looked more in the game AFTER the substitutions! Iwobi hit the post, had another shot that was partially blocked into Heaton's hands, Kean set-up Walcott (lol) for that miss. Nothing wrong with the subs, they were chasing the game and to be fair both Siggy and Bernard were ineffective

              1. Touré De Force
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                This, comment is silly, he's clearly a good manager.

          4. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Iwobi made a big difference to Everton. He'll also get Digne in good crossing positions.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              seemed like digne kept givin him ball instead of crossing

            2. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              McGinn will get 2 pts in most games

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

            Quite enjoyed that match even though I don't particularly like either team and had no FPL players in it. Well done to Villa getting some points.

          6. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Everton are challenging big six they said ...

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Not without striker.
              Finishing was shocking.

            2. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Pinocchio said

            3. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              said no1

          7. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Pickford
            Coleman Mina Keane Digne
            Gomes Gbamin
            Iwobi Siggy Richarlison
            Kean

            Very poor tactically from Silva there imo. Wouldn’t be surprised if Everton had the higher xG, just no composure in the box or final third. Well done Villa

            1. Krionos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Siggurdson and Calvert Lewin are holding them back. No pace or creativity. Siggy is a massive disappointment so far...

          8. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Don’t know who to rage sell Siggy for yet (has to be sub6.0 mid), but shoving him on the bench has made me feel slightly better in the meantime.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              ill try this

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              We all know you wont rage sell.

          9. Tcheco
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Please keep top baps Wesley

          10. Little Red Lacazette
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Everton have failed to come from behind at HT to win a PL game since September 2015 at West Brom (W0 D5 L33 since).

            1. SafetyDance
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              Wow

          11. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            Guilbert laughing at me from the bench.

            Coont.

          12. stupendous
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 8 hours ago

            As it stands Digne is the top scoring defender AND joint 3rd (I think), highest scorer in the FPL game.

            Happily holding for 6m

            He's their best player by a mile and they have plenty of good fixtures for weeks now.

            Sell away people.

            1. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              100% hold on to him

              1. stupendous
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                Think I said that

            2. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 8 hours ago

              DIGNE PARTY

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                Epstein's pad.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  27 days, 8 hours ago

                  bottomed again by you know who

            3. Coolbean
                27 days, 8 hours ago

                He’s also played 50% more games than any other player.