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Injury crisis eases for Everton as Ancelotti appointed new manager

With the strange situation of both Everton and Arsenal being under caretaker managers for one last match, the early Gameweek 18 kick-off is more so about the players impressing real-life bosses rather than Fantasy ones.

Carlo Ancelotti – announced as Everton’s new boss just before the 11.30am team news – and Mikel Arteta will both assess their soon-to-be squads at Goodison Park this afternoon.

The Toffees welcome back Lucas Digne (£5.7m), Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m), Fabian Delph (£5.3m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) from a range of injuries and illness.

Richarlison (£7.9m), brought in by nearly 150,000 managers for GW18, is named to start for a wide-left attacking position. If the Brazilian does remain in that berth for 90 minutes, it could be a clue as to how Ancelotti plans to use Everton’s top scorer.

Digne is actually the most-selected FPL asset in Everton’s squad at 11.4%. Owners and potential investors will be looking for the Frenchman to return to the creative ways that saw him become an extremely popular asset last season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) again leads the line for Arsenal, with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) benched for the third league game in a row.

Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) is set to miss the Christmas period with an ankle problem, while Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) is out until March with a shoulder injury. FPL midfielder Bukayo Saka (£4.5m) looks set to operate at left-back, which will pit him against ex-Arsenal man Alex Iwobi (£5.6m).

More young Gunners in the shape of Reiss Nelson (£5.3m) and Emile Smith-Rowe (unlisted) also start in attacking midfield for Freddie Ljungberg, while budget forward Gabriel Martinelli (£4.5m) could be one to monitor for FPL bosses using a 3-5-2 formation.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Holgate, Sidibe; Delph, Davies; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

Arsenal XI: Leno; Saka, David Luiz, Chambers, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira; Martinelli, Smith-Rowe, Nelson; Aubameyang.

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814 Comments Post a Comment
  1. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    There's really no quality whatsoever

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sums up the comments section

  2. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Duncan Ferguson embarrassed a black player last week and a Muslim this week. Brexit means Brexit

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Liverpool and Scotland both voted to Remain. So statistically he is more likely to be a Remain voter.

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Don't let facts get in the way of a good slogan mate. Have you learned nothing from Brexit?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Must be a remoaner haha

  3. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Chambers yc and suspended

    1. Nightcrawler
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nooooo

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ****!

  4. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Mina holding his in the middle of the game

  5. BenjoBD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Anywhere which shows live captaincy stats? Live FPS shows some but not comprehensive.

    Cheers

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Just increased the number of captains shown to 12 on http://www.livefpl.net/top10k and http://www.livefpl.net/Overall

      1. BenjoBD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers.

        Wow. We’ll spread out I’ve had Alli and he must be 1% or less!

  6. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why no Willems today

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Just signed for United.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Joking, dont have a clue. He was projected to start. Warm-up injury probably.

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Haha I had to check skysports (we have enough average full backs)

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Lol.

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Got to say arsenal needed this. They need to build from the back, be more organised and make it hard for teams

    When they got the confidence in defence it spreads throughout the team and gradually can then start to become more expressive in attack again

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wilson due a goal to get Arsenal back to normal next GW.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        My super troller Wilson

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nothing like conceding and going a goal down constantly which in turns out constant pressure on the attackers to return

    3. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It's been at best, woeful

      1. Holy See
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ain't that the truth

    4. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Point away from home is what a team in a relegation battle would crave...oh I see.

    5. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Emery's insistence on playing it around at the back (with players not good enough to do it) was a major issue for Arsenal

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Back to the important matters, Stupendous’ coffee...

    How do you like yours? Or prefer tea?

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No sugar

    2. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tea. Two tea bags, brewed for 3-4 minutes. Drop of milk, no sugar.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      like my women.

      black and strong

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Saucy! I like

    4. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Always been a tea drinker but coffee rivalling these days.

      Black coffee no sugar.
      Tea two milks one sugar stirred clockwise.

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Black with sugar

    6. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can't stand coffee, think most people drink it to be trendy. Tried it once, so bitter. Latte/Cappuccino are more milk with coffee.

      More of a tea drinker, but just the one a day will do.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The obsession is mad. I like it enough but many people are literally addicted and obsessed. It's not the best thing to drink by any means I agree!

        1. Celt Abroad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          This is true, but drinking beer at work is frowned upon.

      2. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        One tea per day? That's like only breathing in once a day.

    7. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tea first mug of the day ... then coffee until 6pm ,,. than back onto Tea

      I prefer both in large mugs

    8. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Straight black, 4 or 5 cups a day.

    9. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tea. Twinings Ceylon.
      Fresh coffee smells wonderful but the taste never delivers. Maybe it's all an acquired taste.

    10. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What's everyone's had or having for lunch today?

      Airport food for me

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Everyone

      2. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Off somewhere nice?

    11. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely tea anytime

    12. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Flagged for HOT topic

    13. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mug of tea, strong, no sugar. Bacon butty with HP sauce.

  9. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison (c) FAIL.

    Red arrow incoming.

    1. socho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same here 🙁

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I captained him last season vs Cardiff and failed. Never again.

    3. Supertrooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same boat, terrible decision in hindsight

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 4 days ago

      That was optimistic in the first place. It is poor team for a very good player.

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Great fixtures and ancelotti will build team around him. Hopefully strong back next week

    6. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      3 points will probably beat most of the other contenders this week

    7. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same here.

    8. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Don't worry - you'll score more than me this week and I don't have him.

    9. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He didn't get 5th yellow!

  10. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Gutted about Willems, bought him about 3 weeks ago with this week in mind.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Pure bad luck, hopefully a decent sub.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sucks, but that’s just a perfect summary of FPL for you isn’t it I guess.....

        Soyuncu sub....

        1. Eastman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Same. Not happy

  11. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why does Pickford just kick the ball as hard as he can every time

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Doesn't trust any of his team mates to string more than two passes together.

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      short arm syndrome?

  12. Jainica
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hahha I could've never imagined a 0-0 between these two

  13. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How will that Palace 11 lineup ?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe McCarthy RB & Kelly CB. Or Kouyate to CB.

      451/442.

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Kouyate is immense at centre back. He prefers playing midfield, but is far more assured at centre half

  14. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Holgate is such a bad player. Richarlison has to work too much in the defense because all his teammates sucks.

  15. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bps so close ... digne on 2 or 3 ...

  16. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    At nearly 2.6 to 1 those were some ridiculous odds you were getting for under 2.5 goals before the game started.. pretty hard to call this though

  17. JammySprat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What's happened to Willems??

  18. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    0-0 FT.

    Good result for Richarlison non-owners

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Still better than Mane

    2. Jafoole_88
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Jiz2ing in my pants laughing at those who brought him in this week

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Who the hell would buy Richarlison in the winter?

        1. Jafoole_88
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The guy's a b£ll-£nd with a chip on his shoulder for not being the next Rivaldo

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, good for Grealish owners, I’ll hide behind the coach

  19. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    That’s one of the worst games of football I’ve ever watched.

  20. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison, ya troll.

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He was supposed to destroy arsenal youngsters no?

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Will Richarlison be back for next GW?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Injured?

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Does anyone still own Digne?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Owned him for first 10gws in a rollercoaster run

      No room at the moment due to lots of cheapies performing well

  23. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Poor Arteta and carlo

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Should both get fired

  24. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Only 3 players tomorrow. Forgot about the captaincy and it is on Sterling. Would have wanted Son. Red arrow incoming for sure....

  25. King Henrik
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Grealish Captain here.

    Genius or Doomed ?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hope its genius since i got him in this gw

      1. Saint Channon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I got him in for Zaha and captain. So hoping genius.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Doomed

  26. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    My live rank is showing a green arrow even though I did not have a player in this first game 🙂

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      2k drop for me!

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        1k drop for me now ... I’ll take that 🙂

  27. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Captaincy stats out for this GW?

      1. Dont give a fuchs
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks. Wow alot of vardy C.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Son a big differential there

  28. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Well that was a rubbish game!

  29. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cup opponent has played his free hit ffs... will take something really special to get through this!

  30. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy EO, anyone?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      103

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        So as non capt I want him to do well.. is it only if it's like 120 plus I'd take a hit if he hauls?