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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
    23 days, 15 hours ago

    McGinn playing quite deep and not pushing forward

  2. arkom
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 15 hours 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
      23 days, 15 hours ago

      Needs Salah

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 15 hours ago

        Mane*

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 15 hours 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
        23 days, 15 hours 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
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Er. They will

        2. arkom
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

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

        3. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

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

      • FOO FIGHTER
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          WC already???

        • Beatle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Wait for tomorrow at least

        • Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Chill out and wait till Sunday night dude.

        • HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

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

        • MrSmores88
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 15 hours 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.

      • Olivier Bernards watch
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Making you feel better about not owning them?

          1. Olivier Bernards watch
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            opposite

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Not possible

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Cope

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            Making me feel better about Pereira (Lei)

        5. FPL DONKEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 15 hours ago

          Why do I own Sigurdsson?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            Thinking the same lmao.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                23 days, 15 hours ago

                Same as Perez and Vardy

            2. Four Hit Wonder
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 15 hours ago

              Because stats fooled you.

              1. FPL DONKEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 15 hours ago

                And fixtures

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                23 days, 15 hours ago

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

            3. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 15 hours ago

              Steady stream of points...3 3 2

            4. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 15 hours ago

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

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            Gomez 😀

          3. Stoic
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            Andre Gomes is bad

          4. MITHRRANDIRR
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 15 hours ago

            Andre Gomes is shite.

          5. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 15 hours 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
              23 days, 15 hours ago

              Who on earth did that?!

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                23 days, 15 hours ago

                Wood for the trees.

              • MITHRRANDIRR
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 15 hours ago

                Some have gone 3 with everton defenders..

            3. PUP02
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 15 hours ago

              Gomes is having a really poor first half here.

              1. Free Hat
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Like playing with 10 men

                • MITHRRANDIRR
                  • 6 Years
                  23 days, 15 hours ago

                  Jose would have hauled him off already.

                  1. purple lamborGhini
                      23 days, 15 hours 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
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        That would actually be perfect

                      2. MITHRRANDIRR
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                        1. purple lamborGhini
                            23 days, 15 hours 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

                          • Ason Willa
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 14 hours ago

                            Bad news for Sane then...

                  2. SPorting
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

                    Jota with the Go-megs!

                  3. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  4. unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours 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
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      Game isn't over dude

                    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours 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
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    4. Prisoner B5160-8
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      You'll need him next GW.

                    5. Jurgen Flopp
                      • 5 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  5. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

                    Wesley successful cross

                  6. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      Bookmarked

                    2. Freaki
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        There not passing the ball to him that’s why

                      • Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        *rolls eyes* 😆

                      • ZICO SENNA
                        • 8 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Good call over 44 mins

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours 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
                            • 2 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Coleman not on as many set pieces

                          2. ZICO SENNA
                            • 8 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Of course i disagree, Digne is a class above Coleman

                      • Bob_the_builder
                        • 3 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        You pay the extra 0.5 for the set pieces.

                      • pablo discobar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Sidebe says hi

                      • MITHRRANDIRR
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Wait till Gomes, the donkey is subbed off.

                    3. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      Easy to drop Siggy now at least

                      1. FPL DONKEY
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Gonna upgrade to KDB by selling VVD

                    4. Gringo Kid
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      Siggy is the worst player on the pitch

                      1. diesel001
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Gomes, DCL and Richarlison are worse IMO

                      2. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        🙁

                      3. PUP02
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Nah, Gomes is.

                      4. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Nah, there's much worse

                      5. BobbyDoesNotLook
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Gomes worst performance so far this season on any tv game

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

                          Lingard against Wolves.

                      6. MITHRRANDIRR
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours ago

                        Gomes bossing that category with ease.

                    5. Wakanda 4ever
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 15 hours ago

                      Where's Sigurdsson?

                      1. Freaki
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

                          Playing like ozil

                          1. Business Cat
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            He plays Fortnite too? 😉

                        • Four Hit Wonder
                          • 2 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      2. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        23 days, 15 hours 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
                          23 days, 15 hours 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
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                      3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                          23 days, 15 hours 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
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            This is the kind of action I like.

                        • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

                          Good news for Kean owners

                        • Jurgen Flopp
                          • 5 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

                          Kean will be on a HT. No doubt here.

                        • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          23 days, 15 hours 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
                            • 4 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            0 saves

                            1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              23 days, 15 hours ago

                              Only because he's not needed to.

                        • Tcheco
                          • 2 Years
                          23 days, 15 hours ago

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

                        • MeatPieSausageRoll
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Gomes giving it away again in the US broadcast

                          • Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Gomes has to be investigated for match fixing with this performance

                          • Zygaenid
                            • 4 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Andre gomez is terrible!

                          • Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours ago

                            Gomes match fixing?

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              23 days, 15 hours ago

                              Haha, snap

                          • Irbox ⚽
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            23 days, 15 hours 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
                              23 days, 15 hours 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
                                23 days, 15 hours ago

                                Can be bargains if they do

                            3. diesel001
                              • 2 Years
                              23 days, 15 hours ago

                              Siggy taking a shot from the half way line. Terrible

                            4. FOO FIGHTER
                                23 days, 15 hours ago

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