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A start for £4.0m defender Branthwaite as Everton take on unchanged Blades

There are two Premier League matches kicking off at 18:00 BST this evening, with interest from a Fantasy perspective mostly focused on the game at Bramall Lane.

Everton make the trip to South Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United, while on the south coast, Brighton and Hove Albion face Newcastle United.

The Blades are unchanged despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City last week, which means another benching for John Lundstram (£4.6m) and John Fleck (£4.7m).

The team news is not quite as straightforward for the Toffees, however.

Carlo Ancelotti will be without Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and Mason Holgate (£4.3m) for the rest of the campaign, so budget Fantasy Premier League defender Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) makes his first Premier League start at centre-half.

Branthwaite for Holgate is one of four changes that the Everton boss has made.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m), Djibril Sidibe (£5.0m) and Theo Walcott (£6.2m) are recalled, with Alex Iwobi (£5.6m), Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) and Bernard (£6.4m) dropping to the bench.

At the Amex Stadium, Graham Potter has made his now-customary handful of changes for the visit of Newcastle.

Yves Bissouma (£5.0m), Pascal Gross (£6.2m) and Aaron Mooy (£4.7m) are all brought back into the starting XI, with Davy Propper (£4.8m), Solly March (£4.6m) and Glenn Murray (£5.4m) making way.

For all of the Magpies’ injury woes, Steve Bruce has changed just two of his side from the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur – and only one of those alterations is enforced.

Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) and Danny Rose (£5.3m) replace DeAndre Yedlin (£4.4m) and the injured Fabian Schar (£5.0m) in defence, which will presumably see Emil Krafth (£4.3m) move over to centre-half.

Despite being classed as a ‘big doubt’ with a calf problem, Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) is passed fit to start.

Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) are the only two players in the starting XIs in Sussex who have a double-digit FPL ownership, although there is only modest interest within the top 10k.

John Egan (£4.7m) is the most popular pick from the top 10,000 on show at Bramall Lane, meanwhile, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£6.1m) fall from grace continuing: his ‘effective ownership’ in the top 10k is just 1.71% for tonight’s game.


Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick.

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Branthwaite, Keane, Digne, Walcott, Gomes, Davies, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, Stephens, Groß, Trossard, Mooy, Maupay.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Krafth, Fernandez, Rose, Shelvey, Bentaleb, Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Gayle.


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885 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL post 😯

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ok here’s one he is dire

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’d comment but don’t want to jinx my double Sheff Utd defence.

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Almost a return for DCL owners

    1. Lucy2019
        2 months, 2 days ago

        *owner

      • BNMC
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Those exist?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            2% EO!

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          annnnnnddddddd it's gone

        • Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah, they'll return to the dressing room in a minute or so ..
          😉
          Game is there to win for you boys ...

      • Kannbury
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Start 2, Drop 1...

          Antonio
          Ings
          Willian

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

            Drop Willian

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Start the first two

          3. Kannbury
              2 months, 2 days ago

              That's how I am at the moment, thanks!

          4. Iggypop
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Newcastle game pretty terrible

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Likewise in Sheffield

            2. Monkey Hanger
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Funny. So is the Brighton match. 🙂

              1. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Everton aren't going to score are they

          5. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            ASM is a baller 😀

            1. Jag-z
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yea better than trashford

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

              Attempt on target Klaxon

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

              thinking of bringing in kane or dilva

              A. Dilva (greenwood bench)
              Or
              B. kane and ( foden bench)

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

              Keep switching between games but no joy , dire stuff eh

            5. HurriKane
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              What happened to DCL and Richarlison.?

              Both were unplayable and fpl gold before lockdown

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Richarlison sure does spent a lot of time on the ground, he needs to be more street-smart when defenders tackle him

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                No service at all !

                1. HurriKane
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Still amazed how DCL went from 10 goals and 1 assist in 13 pl games to 0 goals in last 9 pl games

                  1. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    In the 6 games pre-lockdown Everton were 2nd best in the league for big chances created (behind Liverpool)
                    In the last 6 games they are 2nd worst in the league for big chances (above Norwich)
                    Crazy change

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

                Yep Everton have hardly been inspiring since lockdown

            6. Goodbye Horses
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Rip-roaring first half.

            7. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              End of the second quarter

              1. Monkey Hanger
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Hot dog time.

            8. Hybrid.power
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Brought in Egan this week. Wheres my goal? Or will I get a red card instead?

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

                Played him over TAA. A clean sheet would be enough!

            9. Bielsa's Bucket
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Who scores more points GW38?
              a) Rashford (lei)
              b) Jesus (NOR)

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

                Jesus

            10. gers23
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Clean sheets r killing me. Feel like a right tit sitting with TAA, Ederson, Maguire and Seiss in my back line.

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Saiss probably one of the best value players in the game.

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Need Sheffield & Brighton to concede ASAP.

            11. JJO
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Lets bet that first goal tonight will be scored by Palace

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Nah there first will be some point after 90 mins

                1. JJO
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Those two are not excluded

            12. Forza Papac
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Digne looks to be off set-pieces. Siggy took the lot in that half

            13. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Top 10k defender+GK EO by team tonight:

              Sheff Utd: 34.7%
              Everton: 8.1%
              Brighton: 7.4%
              Newcastle: 5.9%

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

                Wolves are at least 100% i'd imagine

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Yeah

                  Wolves: 115.1%
                  Palace: 0.2%

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

                A few Henderson and Egan owners but results irrelevant otherwise

            14. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              RMFHT : Kane or Son

              Martinez Martin
              Pieters Williams Branthwaite **** ****
              Salah KDB Dilva Antonio ****
              Auba Jesus ****

              A) Kane Guendouzi Thomas 3.9
              B) Connolly Son Egan Long

              1. Bielsa's Bucket
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                b

            15. Bookkeeper
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Need these CS wiped out

              1. gers23
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                One hundred percent m8

              2. Garam MOSALAH
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yea

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

                Sorry

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

                Got Hendo and egan, no doubt Everton will score!

            16. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Forget the HT highlights package lads!!

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

                For once the 2 minute analysis Sky Sports offers these days will be difficult to fill.

            17. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Any Sheff or Everton defenders impressed first half for FH options? Watching Toon Brighton snooze fest

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Barely any chances for either team
                Digne doesn't look very exciting as a FPL options, seems to be less involved in set pieces

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Thanks good update on Digne as I was considering him somewhat

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

                Other game just a repeat

            18. Victor6359
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Anyone watching the Shef U game? Fancy them based on stats but don’t know whether to get them or not?

              Cheers

              1. Victor6359
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                * bet

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

                  Say No to Gambling.

                  1. Victor6359
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Oh, right, ok then

              2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                If any stay at 4.5 next season they will be snapped up

                1. BNMC
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Give me some WBA and Leeds defenders at 4.5, I'll be stacking up on those instead

              3. jason_ni
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Come on Everton... get a bloody goal in this 2nd half!!

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Hey hey hey!

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

                    I'm one of the few without any Sheffield it seems!! Take any gains I can!!

                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      I want you to be pleased for me. It’s not all about you!

                    2. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      This aged well 😀

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

                What do you reckon to this FH team?
                Martinez
                Robertson pieters Bardsley
                Mane sterling dilva martial saka
                Kane jesus

                Got 0.9 so could go Robbo to TAA or Mané to Salah.
                If we see nketiah starts might have him instead of saka. Or got greenwood first on bench.

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

                  Standard.

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

                    I think Rashford will score more than Kane though.

              5. Az
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                In case anyone was a fan of my old podcast 'FPL Black Box', just to let you know it's back!

                It's a short roundup of the GW so far, a look ahead to GW38 (and my free hit team) and then some things I've learned from this season that I want to put in effect for next season.

                It should be on Spotify / iTunes if you search for 'FPL Black Box'

                Can also view it on YouTube:

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI7CfKTSbmA&feature=youtu.be

                Soundcloud:

                https://soundcloud.com/fplblackbox/fpl-black-box-gw38-preview

                All feedback welcome. Gonna start churning these out regularly next season if people like it!

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Nice one, Az

                2. 11 smelly shirts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Haven't listened to your podcast so far, but will put it on the list.
                  Became a fan of hte black box thinking though and bought the audiobook after one of your articles hear

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

                  Hope you put in a good workman like performance AZ like Harry Kane does. 😛

                4. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I like them, please continue

                5. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Sounds good!

              6. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                If you’re losing your hair, use Regaine foam.

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  How is this bull dung advertising even allowed?

                  1. Az
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I thought this was a reply to my post for a second, I was cut to my core xD

                    All the ads these days are for viagra, gambling or to reverse hair loss! Crazy

                    1. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      You’re blessed in that department, don’t worry Az

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

                      The 3 most important things in life; sex, money and... hair!

                    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Somehow that comment had me burst out laughing. You've made my day, Az.

                  2. jason_ni
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Mines is devbridge.. "custom software that defies mediocrity"

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

                  Not seen that advert, but probably more exciting than this Sheff-Everton game....hell I'd rather watch what Az just posted.

                3. jason_ni
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  waste of money.. unless you want to commit to spending that premium rest of your life!

                  As soon as you stop, the hair loss will just come quicker!!

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

                    hahaha

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

                  Wear a hat

              7. 11 smelly shirts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Any thoughts on my FH team for GW 38?
                Pope (Martinez)
                Tarkowski, Pieters, Aurier (Egan, Thomas)
                Salah, B. Fernandez, Dilva, Mahrez, Saka
                Kane (C), Auba (Greenwood)
                0.1 itb

              8. BNMC
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Gordon will come on, score the winner, and suddenly he'll become a bandwagon at only 4.5 and will start in 38. You heard it here first.

                • Berbs
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Manchester City close to signing Nathan Ake for £35m, via Guardian.

                  1. JJO
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Nice signing
                    The stupidest thing Chelsea did is to let him go with CBs they have

                    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Salah and KDB?

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Joins KDB, Kaku, Salah in the list of ex-Chelsea do-gooders

                  3. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Well, they need some proper defenders. Thats for sure

                  4. jason_ni
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Think he's pretty good value at that, he's still pretty young, and has lots of potential!

                  5. Lucy2019
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Brilliant signing if true.

                      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        I think the last two words are the important ones.

                  6. Forza Papac
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Rich G
                    Siggy A