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Encouragement for owners of Leicester’s FPL assets after dire Everton display

Everton 0-2 Norwich City

  • Goals: Todd Cantwell (£4.6m), Dennis Srbeny (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Teemu Pukki (£6.6m)
  • Bonus: Tim Krul (£4.5m) x3, Cantwell x2, Srbeny x1

Rumours of an imminent Marco Silva departure have been swirling ever since Everton’s defeat to Norwich City on Saturday but, at the time of writing, the ex-Watford head coach still remains in charge at Goodison Park.

The cynics amongst us who own the likes of Jamie Vardy (£9.7m), James Maddison (£7.6m) and Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) will perhaps be hoping it stays that way until Gameweek 14 has passed.

Leicester City host the Toffees next Sunday and the sad truth is that many of us would probably prefer it if Vardy and co were facing a Silva-led Everton side at present, rather than a team potentially benefitting from the fabled “new manager bounce”.

The Merseyside club are not a completely terrible side, let’s say that first: Everton had dominated Southampton in Gameweek 12 and were deserving of a point against Spurs a week before that.

But this latest loss was a morale-sapping, fan-infuriating defeat to a side who were previously winless away from home.

Norwich had conceded at least two goals in ten of their previous 12 fixtures but didn’t allow their hosts a single ‘big chance’ on Saturday.

The Canaries hadn’t scored an away goal since the opening day of the season, either, but beat Jordan Pickford (£5.5m) on two occasions as the atmosphere on Merseyside turned poisonous.

Everton did have their chances: Theo Walcott (£6.2m) and Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) flashed first-half efforts wide, while Tim Krul (£4.5m) made decent low stops from Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) and Tosun after the interval.

Krul walked away with maximum bonus points after this fixture but in reality, not one of the seven shots he saved would have been expected to beat the Dutch goalkeeper.

While all of that gives encouragement to owners of Leicester defenders ahead of next weekend’s clash, there were even more positive signs for the likes of Vardy as Everton conceded several chances to Daniel Farke’s troops.

Pickford had to deny Onel Hernandez (£5.3m) in a one-on-one situation in the first half before Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) whistled a deflected shot narrowly over just before the break.

Cantwell then latched onto to a Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) pass to break the deadlock on 54 minutes before Dennis Srbeny (£5.2m) sealed the win in stoppage time, with Sam Byram (£4.4m) wasting a glorious headed chance in between those two strikes.

Speaking after the match, Marco Silva said:

It was a difficult afternoon, very disappointing for all of us and our fans. We have to respect all the reactions. I can imagine how [the fans] felt. The message is that I respect what they are feeling, for sure.

We expected this type of game, with Norwich having strong organisation and being compact. We had to play faster, move forwards quickly to disorganise them. We didn’t do that in the first half.

We started the second half in a different way, quicker and trying to create more chances. But we made a mistake to concede the first goal and everything was more difficult even if we had enough time to change things. We started to be so nervous, not being calm in our play or taking the right decisions.

But we cannot be happy with the quality of our performance, even if we created some chances.

Richarlison (£7.9m) was sporadically lively and Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) offered a threat down the right flank upon his introduction but this may have been the swansong for Everton assets in our Fantasy squads for the foreseeable future – and not just because of the result.

The Toffees’ next five matches are against Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, while they also travel to Manchester City on New Year’s Day.

Norwich’s own fixtures are a mixed bag and Fantasy managers may want to see continued improvement before we revisit the bargain buys of early-2019/20: these were, after all, Pukki and Cantwell’s first attacking returns since Gameweek 5.

Cantwell was back in the starting XI after his recent benching but was operating on the right flank, rather than on the left where we have seen him for much of the campaign.

Any renewed interest in the budget FPL midfielder has to be put on ice for now, though, as he picked up an ankle injury against the Toffees and was later seen sporting a protective boot.

Cantwell himself said after full-time:

It’s just precautionary. I got a bit of a kick on it and it’s obviously not in the best shape at the moment but I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

It was no surprise that Norwich looked more solid with an actual centre-half playing alongside Ben Godfrey (£4.4m) and two bona fide defensive midfielders in front of the back four, with the fit-again Christoph Zimmermann‘s (£4.4m) return allowing Alex Tettey (£4.5m) to move further forward.

Farke said after full-time:

It is important to have Ben and Christoph back and fully fit. You could see it also enabled me to change to a three-man formation at the end because I had the players available to alter the balance and keep the pressure away from our goal. From now we deserve a bit more luck in this area.

It is no coincidence that we have kept a clean sheet or that he was a big part of what we did last season. If I am honest when you have to play without your club captain, Grant Hanley, without your most experienced player on this level, Timm Klose, and without Christoph, who was our leader last season when he was unbelievable, it is not easy.

The injuries defensively were a massive problem for me but you can’t keep mentioning it in public too much, because you need to keep the players going and to give them trust. They are not stupid. They know like I do that you need a solid defence to be stable so during the international break it was a big boost to see Ben and Christoph fully fit.

This was more or less the first time we could play the lads in their best positions, people like Alex Tettey and Tom Trybull, who are important for our midfield balance. You sensed the lift it gave the rest of the lads.

A lifted, perhaps more defensively sound Norwich side is bad news for one man, of course: under-fire Arsenal boss Unai Emery takes his troops to Carrow Road in Gameweek 14.

Owners of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) et al indeed may be less confident of this fixture than they were this time last week, although the Gunners’ frontline ought to be more of a test for Norwich’s defence than Everton were.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Sidibe (Coleman 66′), Mina, Holgate, Digne; Schneiderlin (Iwobi 58′), Davies; Walcott (Calvert-Lewin 66′), Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Tosun.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram; Tettey, Trybull; Cantwell (Buendia 80′), McLean (Amadou 88′), Hernandez; Pukki (Srbeny 90′).

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1,057 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    I wonder if Marco Silva will outlast Quique Sanchez Flores.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I worry that Emery will outlast both 🙁

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        I worry that ole will Outlast Emery 🙂

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          What a mess 😆

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            I wonder if Pellegrini outlast Roberto's stint at GK spot in WH team, i.e. unless Fabianski is back

      2. Bushwhacker
        3 months, 2 hours ago

        Emery will go to the end of the season as Arsenal have a break clause so it’s free. Why fire him now and pay (unless you’re hiring Pochettino). Set up Nagelsmann and hang tight.

  2. luk46
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Ryan 4m
    VVD Soy Lund Dunk Lowton
    Salah KDB Maddison Mount Yarmolenko
    Vardy Tammy Jimenez

    Would you do VVD + Yarmolenko > Robbo + Cantwell for a hit? Could also get Tomori for Lowton for a hit and Robbo after. Feel like Mo will go big!

  3. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Hi guys, got 2 FT  and 0.4 ITB... 

    Get rid of Sterling + Greenwood for Son + Ings? Or anything else you would suggest?

    Heaton Button
    TAA Rico Lunds Chilwell Dunk
    Mane Sterling KDB McGin Dedonck
    Tammy Vards Greenwood

    1. Jullepuu
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Soinds good

    2. theguy69
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      mousset

  4. Phlajo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Who will score more before January?
    A - Son
    B - Sterling

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

      B

    2. theguy69
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      A

  5. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Losing value all over the shop

    Yarmolenko the big lump has lost me .2 but isn’t my priority now mount is dropping too - pains me!

    Need to stick to the plan tho

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Mount dropped last night

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        I know, but at this rate he’ll drop again before the weekend

        1. Lets VARdy Party
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Is Mount to Pulisic and losing .3 in value as well as what would be 2 free transfers next week worth it?

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      previous seasons i was obsessed with not losing money, this time around i lose money because i don´t go early on transfers and with Mount i think is temporary, once he scores he will rise i think. Maupay was also a surprise tonight, but my transfer in is Ings, and i have to wait for that presser. Some players you can take in without worry about, some you have to wait on, like Ings. Cantwell the same, i would have gone for hits prior to this season to get moeny out of him, now i just leave him there. Still, my TV is not that bad, i think around 104.5

  6. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Hey guys. I've got 4.9 available to spend on defense
    Currently got Rico Lundstram Soyuncu Robbo.
    Anybody comes to mind that would slot in perfectly? Depending on fixtures may end up being bench fodder

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Tomori??!

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      You made your own point. Who is presently on your bench. 4.9 is expensive for third sub but if there is a chance of him being played then Tomori a good shout along with a reliable Palace defender. Having Lund scares everyone into playing him. Not saying a poor call but the man U game is a game I would not normally play him. But, bloody hell, he was good wasn't he?

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 hours ago

        Currently Dendoncker Kelly and Connolly (who will become Jimenez).
        Thinking about it will most likely become 2nd or 3rd sub. Just conscious that I want someone playing to cover injuries and rotations next month.

  7. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    I watched so much football this week everything has become a blur.
    My biggest memory is Mosset; only because he was top of my watchlist and the lad has skills far and above his FPL value.
    Remind me guys how he went off. Did it seem serious?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Looked a bad hamstring pull, he wasn’t a happy camper by any stretch

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        I have learned to listen to you. Tnks MBP

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      totally off the ball. just collapsed while chasing the ball. Maybe cramp? probably hammy.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Shxxt. Perfect value for money 8th forward. Ok, plans down the toilet. What a top player though!

      2. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        I cannot remember when a 5 mil player was my 1st go to transfer.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      Tight hamstring according to reports

      1. Bushwhacker
        3 months, 2 hours ago

        Yeah if he didn’t do anything else he’ll be in contention for the weekend.

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Early transfers all the rage this GW...

    So many midweek games, potential for chaos

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      I’m holding on till friday

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      tempted to do one myself but resisted, lost 0.1 on Maupay but not the end of the world. Ings will earn me that back-)

  9. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Which is better?

    A- Aguero + Mendy > TAA + Kane (don't have Son)
    B- Aguero + Mendy > TAA + Rashford
    C- Aguero + Saka > Jiminez + Son

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      c

  10. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Pope has redeemed himself lately but I'm still looking to remove him for someone like guaita or Henderson next gw. Pretty bad fixture run coming up

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      9 points minimum as parting gift this weekend

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Seems a nailed on clean sheet so he will likely get 1 point after an ayew brace

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Zaha brace

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      not popular but i´m thinking a second goalie for chrisrmas; one because i want to play someone else in those tough burnley fixtures and in case of injuries/suspension or just illness. Mccarthy is the one i´m looking at, but might be Heaton.

  11. j1ves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Assuming everyone comes out fresh after the midweek games, is this move worth it?

    Sterling, Hudson-Odoi & Greenwood > Pulisic, Vardy & Fleck for -8

    1. 404_FC
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      -8 no for me

    2. j1ves
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      There's also the option of Sterling & Greenwood > Mount & Vardy

      1. j1ves
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        for -4

      2. Bushwhacker
        3 months, 2 hours ago

        I wouldn’t do anything to get Mount, he maybe benched for a while. But you need Vardy.

  12. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Aguero and tielemans for jesus and son? -8

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      I would.

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Do it

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      No, but Kun out is perhaps needed. Jesus in for 3 games which is Burnley/Newcastle and United, 3 decent defenses when City are hit with so many injuries, it´s going to have an impact on them, not that i think they lose or something but they will not go hung ho in going for big victory as they will need to "rest" during matches to cope with so many out. Also it gives you a headache before gw18, where you would want to have as much freedom as possible to pick good players, with Pool blank

  13. 404_FC
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    pick one

    a. martial to son for 1FT
    b. keep 1ft and play martial

  14. Klein
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    TAA has been frustrating to own really. Has he just been unlucky or bad?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      he is never bad.

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Tbf everyone has him, I don’t really care how many points he gets. Season keeper unless injured

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        in this site ye, but not overall. That said, i agree with you. No point in moving him on

    3. Tinmen
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      He was very poor at the weekend. Just saying.
      I have and will be keeping

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        Did you watch the game? The 2nd goal would have been a Trent assist to VVD. He attacked ever so well. Don't know what else you need from him

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          Someone get on the end of his crosses?

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 hours ago

            Yeah. Sometimes they do but ruin the oppurtunity. The last game for example, Firmino, VVD etc. were given the oppurtunity from Trent. I watched the recap & those 2 should have put the game to bed earlier

        2. Tinmen
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          Yes Liverpool can! Zaha had the better of him, no doubt about it. His passes from general play were poor and miscued. Definitely didn’t look his normal self. He’s class and usually a lot more threatening, Palace tactics stifled his attacking

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 hours ago

            Nearly 2 assists if not more. Imo that is not a "very poor" performance

            1. Tinmen
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 22 hours ago

              To say he ‘attacked ever so well’ is Just not true

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 22 hours ago

                Oh man! He was the most creative player on the pitch in that game from both sides. I watched the recap. He could have had 3 assists. What is your definition of attacked ever so well?

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      Unlucky

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      I understand the frustration. When Robbo climbs to his level of ownership, he will be almost impossible to ditch. Then fighting a pack with Pool double up. If he fails at least I know everyone else is too.

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Seriously considering KDB to Son this week? and then going no city.
    Madness or do you think Son could outscore KDB over next 4 or 5 weeks?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Soy
    Pulisic Mane Maddison KDB
    Tammy Vardy Jimi
    Button Cantwell Rico Lunds

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      fit both I reckon.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        1.7 ITB and cant see who else I can drop to fund it? any ideas thanks

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          Gotta make a call between Maddi/Pulisic
          Robbo ? Lundy can play every week.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 22 hours ago

            Am tempted to drop KDB for Son as dont have much value in KDB as brought him late. Then switch Maddison and one of the pool defenders back to him in 3-4 weeks? thoughts thanks!

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 hours ago

              yeah, could work.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      i have both but that means no Robertson for me. I´m a little worried about City attacking wise, with all injuries, still great players of course but the amount of games could result in a more stalemate wins, like 1-0 or 2-0.

  16. King Kun Ta
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 hours ago

    Was thinking Sterling & Mount -> Son & Pulisic....but with Aguero out for a few GW’s it might be better to keep Raheem. What do you think?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      Don’t see that Aguero being out has much effect on Sterling. Jesus takes his place, he’ll only play up front if Jesus gets injured too. It’s weeks not months Kun is out so it’s not like Pep needs to rotate Jesus, considering he is young and only played half the games anyway.

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  18. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 hours ago

    Am I an idiot for sticking with Sterling?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      Yes but there could be some dunskies out there who took a hit to bring him in for Chelsea as captain

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        I would be very surprised if there many who took a hit for it.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 hours ago

          I saw a team last night. Took a -12 & captained him 😆

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 hours ago

      I’m worried about selling Sterling last week now that Aguero is out. He complements Jesus really well.. just look at the West Ham performance in GW1.

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        i think West ham being a factor there too, tbf-)

    3. Bushwhacker
      3 months, 2 hours ago

      Scored last week ... without idiotic VAR calls the smarties would have been Sterling (c) and the dafties Vardy ones. Small margins.

  19. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 22 hours ago

    Am quite liking that Lucas Moura is going under the radar a bit. Son is 2.5m more and playing in the same position but on the opposite flank. Son was by far the better pick under Poch because while he lined up on the left, he had the freedom to cut in and play close to Kane.

    It’s only been one game and Mourinho’s had 2 days on the training pitch, but from what I saw Moura will be just as threatening and offer far better value.

    We have a chance to watch another performance in the CL tonight ahead of Bournemouth at the weekend.

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 hours ago

      could be an intriguing option yes, and not like Spurs have many wingers to choose from. He could play Eriksen in Alli role and Alli right, but not likely. Sessegnon maybe?

  20. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 22 hours ago

    Moura or Pulisic?

    1. Bushwhacker
      3 months, 2 hours ago

      Pulisic; pending CL performance

  21. Mr.K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 hours ago

    Every year I bench boost on a DGW and end up not doing too great due to resting rotation etc. Was checking the fixtures now and started thinking that it might make sense to do it now already. What do you think?

    Gazzaniga (BOU H ) - Ryan (LIV A)
    Söyüncü (EVE H) - TAA (BHA H) - Tomori (WHU H)- Lundstram (WOL A) - Rico (TOT A)
    Sterling (NEW A) - Mane (BHA H) - Maddison (EVE H) - Mount (WHU H) - Traore (SHU H)
    Jimenez (SHU H) - Abraham (WHU H) - Vardy (EVE H)

  22. Tommy d
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 hours ago

    WC team g2g???

    Pope
    Tta Lund soyuncu
    Mount maddy kdb mane son
    Vardy abraham

    Ryan/greenwood/kelly/Simpson