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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, 8 hours ago

    No Heaton BAP.

    BPS as they are, Wesley +3 GWG -3 deductions.

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

      THanks bapsmaster

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

      He only had one save to make. Tells how much appaling Everton are.

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

    John McGinn would 100% be a United player by now if Sir Alex was still manager

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

      hahahahaha

      1. Demí
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        McGinniesta

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

    Overall average is still negative after this game 😆

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

      No

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

        Yes

  4. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Now to get an early night before the Pukki Party turns into a three day rave following his next hat trick!

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      It'll only be a brace, they want people to leave...

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      May you dream of stupid, sexy Flanders!

      1. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        I always do.

  5. Naby K8a
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    John McGinn is such a good player

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

      Played really deep today.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Not thinking fantasy wise. But bet Klopp likes him

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

      Lol

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      No he’s not

    4. DandyDon
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Great player, didn’t look to good from a fantasy point, assist aside, tonight but against tough opposition. Everton had most of the possession

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

      KDB is ...

  6. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    It's been three game and you wanna lol at a player who so far scored 6, 11 and now 1 point.

    https://i.imgur.com/pbLqP6H.jpg

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

      Not me. Sigurdsson is the problem

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Averaging 6 points a game. I think there are a lot of newbies on here who think their players will end up at 500+ points each end of season

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

      Should have been 2, 2, 1 if not for massive jam

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

    Best midfield option under 6.0?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Ceballos or Jota

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

        Jota looked good

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

      McGinn

      Rhetorical question right?

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

        Nah genuine. Is he a good option actually?

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

          Yeah defo

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

      sigurdson after a few days of drops

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Probably another will emerge this week. See where Ceballos lines up v Pool to see if there's real potential.

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

      Ceballos vs McGinn vs Cantwell vs Neves/Moutinho/Dendoncker, but you need to see Arsenal, Wolves and Norwich GW3 matches before deciding. McGinn seems to have a deep role vs top half teams, so he is not as attractive as many thought previously.

  8. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Digne has already got 2 CS. No player has ever got 38 CS in a PL season. Everton were going to concede eventually. He still has good fixtures for a while.

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

      This. It's been a bit of a nightmare not owning him until tonight

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

      Were Everton not on for 38 CS’? Like Pukki is on for 76 goals.

      Are you saying Pukki won’t get another 72? 🙁

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

      Digne is fine, on corners and free kicks as well

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      I'll bet Benteke has 38 CS in a PL season 😆

  9. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    So pleased I played Heaton and benched Pope.

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

      Same here

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

      Pope hasn't played yet

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

      Great call. I decided to play pope.

    4. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope penalty save incoming.

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Yup. I bought them to rotate.. So I rotated. If I wanted to play pope every game I'd save 0.5. We did what we planned and we benefitted 🙂

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Until pope hauls on Sunday that is

  10. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    The lateish show with Mo Gilligan on channel 4 now is very good by the way...

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      So many mcginns on this page that I read that as mcginn

  11. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Dies Mark owns McGinn?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Sorry typo. *does

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Obviously

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Genius

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

    Baps?

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Hopefully Wes gets all three. He was excellent.

  13. zdrojo187
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    McGinn = Mahrez(5.5)
    If ya know what i mean...

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

      Not quite, as yet

  14. Old Bull
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    So pleased I stuck with Heaton and didn’t do the Digne bandwagon thing at the start of the season. If you look at the stats of how Burnley did when Heaton was out of the side last season, he comes out of it favourably.

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

      Digne bandwagon thing has paid off so far mate

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

        All 19 points have been enjoyable indeed.

        Mad place this sometimes. Someone doesn't clean sheet or score and they are no good anymore

      2. Old Bull
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah sorry, I need to qualify that statement. If I’d gone with him, my team would have been quite different.

    2. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      The digne bandwagon has been a success, you didn't want 17 points over the first two games for a 6m player?

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

      Sounds like he could have had at least an assist tonight

    4. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      So pleased I avoided the KDB and Pukki bandwagons

  15. DandyDon
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Heaton AND McGinn up to top 25k feels good. Will all come crashing down tomorrow no doubt but good start to weekend!

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

      go away

    2. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Congrats

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

    If you own Toffees attack ditch now before it's too late? I mean i know they still have great fixtures going forward but they're looking like they couldn't score in a brothel right now, talk about lack lustre and lacking any creativity in the final third? Stagnant.

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

      sell in the next 5 mins or ur seasons over yeah. dont worry about the rest of the games this weekend

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

        Huh? Don't get it? Reply fail.

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

          oh dear

        2. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          Yes sell imo. Wait the games to finish first

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

            I actually don't own any but just putting across my opinion on Everton after watching the game, lacking any ideas final third by the looks, odd searching ball from Digne but that was about it? Siggy & Richarlison went missing.

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      They’re not looking good for attack. So yes, no to mids and forwards and maybe/yes to defence

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Once the manager allows Kean and Iwobi to play full 90 minutes, it will be a different story. But even then Digne is the main attraction with CS potential, corners and assists. They are much more of a 1-0 team than a 4-3 team like the crazy Norwich.

  17. HMFC1874
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Time to get rid of Digne 6m t 4.5m def

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

      good idea if u hate pts

    2. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      I’d keep the faith. In the long run, he will score a lot of points.

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

      Good luck!

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

      No chance

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

      Kean will be playing soon. He just needs someone to aim for

  18. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    After holding Wesley when people sold, I feel very happy tonight. Up from 25k to 9k, might be short lived but ill take it 🙂

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Good job Anish...keep it goin, pal!

    2. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Same as. Kept the faith. I Might be up from 3.5 m to whatever!!!

    3. DandyDon
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Well done. original plan was to bring in Wes this week for King but he didn’t look to good last few and Pukki really showed up

  19. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Apart from corners aimed at Mina, Digne had utter dross to aim for in that second half.

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

      same story as last year

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

      Hopefully Kean gets going vs Wolves.

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

    Haha

    Just checked LMS on LiveFPL- it’s worth a look. -8 seems fairly popular 🙂

    1. Mr. Grv
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      I took a -8 but heaton and digne makes a -1

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

    Heaton with a bonus! Waheyyyyy!

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

      Um, where?

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

        Don't Wes and Engels get 3
        Mings 2
        Heaton 1?

        Maybe 3 3 1 and I am wrong sorry

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

          Unfortunately not

        2. Slam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          No worries, even as an owner he doesnt deserve one tbh

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

          Uh.

          Close but no cigar

          Never mind then sorry

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Ummm. No.. It splits into 3 3 1

    3. DandyDon
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Unfortunately no

  22. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Woot, up to 69 K w 7 pts.!

    1. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      nice one Yank, lets keep this momentum going 🙂

  23. WikiWacko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    The Heat is on!

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

    DCL can take his 0.42xg back to the championship

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

      Awful player

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

      He is terrible, a joke

  25. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Mings on my bench gets a cleanie and a cheeky bap

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Bench one for next GW:

    A) Digne
    B) Dendoncker

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

    Digne and Siggy.

    a) hold
    b) ship Digne for AWB
    c) ship Siggy for Martial

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      D, both?

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

        Lol yeah thanks. That's a good option!

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Anyone chucking Digne gets all they deserve

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

      No chance of B. C

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

        But he's 6.0 and won't justify the price without assists and free kicks.

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Depends on Sigurdsson alternatives and how Martial does.

  28. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 8 hours ago

    Top 10K avg

    0.51

    Overall

    -0.39

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

      Yay I have 3

    2. DandyDon
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Me 13...yes!
      Luck never continues for a full wknd for me so tomorrow will no doubt be very underwhelming

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Minus 3 baby 😎

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

    Just clicked on my team for next week's fixtures. Damn it looks good

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Who is your keeper?

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

        Henderson 😉 10 pointer inbound

    2. Slam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 8 hours ago

      Mine are dog Everton (get it)

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

    Was worried about Jota v Everton next week.

    Not anymore