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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. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    McGinn playing quite deep and not pushing forward

  2. arkom
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wild card or not? Before prices goes up!

    Ederson / Button
    Zinchenko / Robertson / TAA / Digne / Lundstram
    Salah / Sterling / Martial / Mount / Dendoncker
    King / Jota / Greenwood

    WC team: 4,5 £ / 4,5 £
    Zinchenko / Walker-Peters / Duffy / Maitland-Niles / Lundstram
    Mane / Sterling / Martial / Mount / KDB
    Barnes / Rashford / Greenwood

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Needs Salah

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mane*

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      yeah mate do it. Such a good idea to do that before the FIRST half of the FIRST game of the GW isnt even finished yet.

    3. Freaki
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No need to wildcard so soon prices will not go up until after staurdays game so watch them!

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Er. They will

      2. arkom
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Really.. At least Mane price seems to be rising today..

      3. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Will rise somewhere between 3-6am...like they do everyday

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 28 days ago

      WC already???

    5. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wait for tomorrow at least

    6. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Chill out and wait till Sunday night dude.

    7. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If you're gonna wildcard this week, do it today

    8. MrSmores88
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Absolutely not. But if you really must because you're afraid of being priced out, then just do the Salah - Mane transfer today so you catch the price rise. Then wait until Sunday when you have more info before you hit the WC button.

  3. Olivier Bernards watch
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    this game is making me feel even better about coleman and digne

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Making you feel better about not owning them?

      1. Olivier Bernards watch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        opposite

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not possible

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cope

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Making me feel better about Pereira (Lei)

  4. FPL DONKEY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why do I own Sigurdsson?

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Thinking the same lmao.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Same as Perez and Vardy

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Because stats fooled you.

      1. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        And fixtures

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Stats only tell you what happened last season. Stats this season are different obviously.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Steady stream of points...3 3 2

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Even considering last season's stats there was around a 30% chance of 3 blanks in a row. Variance.

  5. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomez 😀

  6. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Andre Gomes is bad

  7. MITHRRANDIRR
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Andre Gomes is shite.

  8. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    And to think there are people who’ve double up on everton defense at the expense of TAA/Robbo

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Who on earth did that?!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wood for the trees.

    3. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Some have gone 3 with everton defenders..

  9. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomes is having a really poor first half here.

    1. Free Hat
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Like playing with 10 men

    2. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jose would have hauled him off already.

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        1 month, 28 days ago

        funny u say that I think Jose could be the manager everton need, I reckon that will happen one day

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That would actually be perfect

        2. MITHRRANDIRR
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He won't downgrade to Everton unless Everton become one of the big boys. I think Bayern next for him.

          1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            1 month, 28 days ago

            no pressure for him taking that job though, he can only exceed expectations and push the top 4 which is what they want. It probably wont happen but I think its possible. If Jose wants back in the PL where else could he go?
            But yea if a big club wants him then no chance

          2. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Bad news for Sane then...

  10. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Jota with the Go-megs!

  11. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    It is almost like Jota and Gomes have swapped places - Freaky Friday

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Feeling really "smart" that i benched heaton over pope!

    Entire reason i spent an extra 0.5m on gk was so i could play heaton when pope had tough fixtures between gw2-4

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Game isn't over dude

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I did so many wrong decisions with gk pairing last year that I did not want to go through that again

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      That's exactly what happens to each and every person who decides to do goalkeeper rotation.

    4. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You'll need him next GW.

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Lol still one half to go. Villa will concede - to Moise Kean.

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Wesley successful cross

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Digne has not looked worth .5 more than Coleman this game.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bookmarked

    2. Freaki
      1 month, 28 days ago

      There not passing the ball to him that’s why

    3. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      *rolls eyes* 😆

    4. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Good call over 44 mins

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Do you disagree? Coleman looking just as attacking. They wont keep many clean sheets, very lucky to get 2 already.

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Coleman not on as many set pieces

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Of course i disagree, Digne is a class above Coleman

    5. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You pay the extra 0.5 for the set pieces.

    6. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sidebe says hi

    7. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wait till Gomes, the donkey is subbed off.

  15. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Easy to drop Siggy now at least

    1. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gonna upgrade to KDB by selling VVD

  16. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Siggy is the worst player on the pitch

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gomes, DCL and Richarlison are worse IMO

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      🙁

    3. PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah, Gomes is.

    4. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nah, there's much worse

    5. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gomes worst performance so far this season on any tv game

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lingard against Wolves.

    6. MITHRRANDIRR
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gomes bossing that category with ease.

  17. Wakanda 4ever
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Where's Sigurdsson?

    1. Freaki
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Playing like ozil

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He plays Fortnite too? 😉

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      In girly land where you stay away from all those bad people who want to foul you

  18. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    If Everton ever manage to spot Digne with nobody within 10 yards of him he would be able to run into the box unchallenged

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah seen that happening a few times tonight, even hold his hands up for the ball. Everton haven’t got a clue tonight

      1. MITHRRANDIRR
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Siggy not even looking up in that instance. Digne was free.

  19. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Silva’s going to come out for the 2nd half without his tie on. would put money on it

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      This is the kind of action I like.

  20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good news for Kean owners

  21. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Kean will be on a HT. No doubt here.

  22. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Heaton you tease! I'd pre-accepted no points and you've gone and given me hope, you little minx!

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      0 saves

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Only because he's not needed to.

  23. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Everton defenders trying to wind up Wesley. Keep it cool Wes

  24. MeatPieSausageRoll
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomes giving it away again in the US broadcast

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomes has to be investigated for match fixing with this performance

  26. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Andre gomez is terrible!

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Gomes match fixing?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Haha, snap

  28. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bernard, DCL and Gomes glaring issues for us again.. Iwobi and Kean will make a hell of a difference in the final third

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Richarlison has been worse than Bernard. He holds on to if far too long thinking he can beat 3 players and score. Inevitably he loses the ball.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Can be bargains if they do

  29. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Siggy taking a shot from the half way line. Terrible

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I can imagine the minus hits being taken after this match 🙂