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Dugout Discussion

Yarmolenko and Sigurdsson benched as Everton host West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini has opted to shuffle his pack for the lunch-time kick-off with Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) dropping to the bench for the clash against Marco Silva’s Everton. 

The Ukrainian international, owned by over 6% of managers, has scored three goals in his last five starts for the Hammers, but any impact against the Toffees will have to come from the bench with Pablo Fornals (£6.1m) taking his place within the starting XI. 

Elsewhere for West Ham, Pellegrini has made just one other change with Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) starting in place of Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m), who misses the game with a “minor injury” according to the club.

Yet whilst West Ham will be looking to regain some momentum, Silva’s Everton will simply be looking to kickstart their season with the Merseyside’s lingering in the Premier League relegation zone. 

Silva has made five changes for the Toffees’ clash against the Hammers, with the most notable changes coming in the Portuguese manager’s attacking selections. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) have dropped to the bench, with Silva opting to deploy Richarlison (£7.9m) in a central striker role.

If he puts on a decent performance, his shift into a more advanced role may interest Fantasy managers, despite Everton’s precarious form. 

Theo Walcott (£6.2m) and Bernard (£6.5m) also start for the lunch-time kick-off, as the Toffees bid to find any semblance of form and halt the run that has seen them lose their last four Premier League fixtures. 

Tom Davies (£5.3m) and Andre Gomes (£5.3m) come into central midfield at the expense of Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) and Fabian Delph (£5.4m) – the latter being sidelined with injury – whilst Seamus Coleman’s (£5.4m) suspension paves the way for a first start for Djibril Sidibé (£5.3m) in a vital clash for Silva’s side. 

Starting XIs

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Davies, Bernard, Walcott, Iwobi, Richarlison.

West Ham XI: Roberto, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Lanzini, Fornals, Anderson, Haller.

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805 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    I know Seamus is a leader and captain and all that, but Sidibe is quality. Remember, this guy wouldve started ahead ot Pavard if only he wasnt injured in a freindly before the WC. Key player in that Monaco Ligue 1 winning side.

  2. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Aurier and Rise horror show incoming, does Poch ever learn anything

  3. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Move to sell son to mount looking good so far

  4. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Welbeck, seriously....

  5. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Welbeck just needs to give up on football

  6. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    28 days, 7 hours ago

    Poch just leave, ur totally clueless these days. That team selection...

  7. Next year
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 21 hours ago

    Nå!!!!! Please'