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Ancelotti and Bilic name unchanged teams for Gameweek 2 opener

It’s as you were for both Everton and West Bromwich Albion in the opening match of Gameweek 2.

Fresh from a 1-0 win at Spurs, Carlo Ancelotti has gone with the same XI that impressed there.

That means another start in the front-three for James Rodriguez (£7.5m), who was highly sought-after in the Fantasy Premier League transfer market this week.

The Colombian international is joined at that end of the pitch by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) and Richarlison (£8.0m), both of whom scored or had chances to in Gameweek 1.

The midfield trio of Allan (£5.5m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) and André Gomes (£5.5m) gets another chance to dictate proceedings in front of an unchanged back-four.

Lucas Digne (£6.1m) is at left-back, Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) on the right-hand side of Michael Keane (£5.0m) and Yerry Mina (£5.5m).

Considering his slight personnel issues, Slaven Bilic has named a five-man defence once again, despite conceding three times at home to Leicester last time out.

Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) is not ready for involvement yet, so Kieran Gibbs (£4.5m) and Darnell Furlong (£4.5m) sit either side of Dara O’Shea (£4.5m), Kyle Bartley (£4.5m) and Semi Ajayi (£5.0m).

Grady Diangana (£5.5m) and Matheus Pereira (£6.0m) provide some additional width in midfield with Romaine Sawyers (£5.0m) and Jake Livermore (£5.0m) operating centrally.

For the second week in a row, Callum Robinson (£5.5m) has been named as the lone centre-forward.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Doucouré, Allan, Gomes; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Gibbs, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana, Sawyers, Livermore, M Pereira; C Robinson.

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2,277 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    DCL brace incoming!

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Brace of touches in the opposition's half

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hahaha

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ha ha

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      pls pls pls pls

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      DCL Hat-trick! Wohoooo!

  2. barry custard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Everton to win 3 or 4 zip

  3. I am 42
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    take it easy Everton

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Richy

  5. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    fpl is too slow

  6. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    2-0 home wins in all today's matches.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I'll take it

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ok Lawro

  7. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Disgraceful from fpl not to update yet

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Too many wildcards to process

    2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Disgraceful? Slight annoyance maybe

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      The term for this is ‘first world problems’.

      Try to enjoy the football.

    4. Bob McMayday
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Calm down Karen

  8. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Rodriguez 1-0 as the FT score pls

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      This is an odd wish for a Rodríguez owner

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He scores 1 goal every 3.3 games club career average.

  9. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    We are all assuming that TriggerLips got the FPL deadline changed because he wanted a lie in in New Zealand.

    I reckon FPL needed the extra time to update the game.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That and the Rockstar leaks weren't fair in world timezones.

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Well I live in the UK and people like Rockstar were ruining the game. Doesn't take skill if you play it by being told lineups.

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        It also thew up stupid dilemmas, like if you benched a rested player who hauled.

        I never let it change my team but freehit final day would have been too much.

  10. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Two previous times Don Carlo has faced WBA was 6-0 and 3-1

    Come on the toffees

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Now you tell me.

  11. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Hamez brace assist & 3 bonus. Cheers.

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    The update will take a little longer since they’ll have to check what was the exact formation at 11am of every team manually.

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Taking ages to update

  14. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I do not feel comfortable with triple Everton. I am just not used to it after years of disliking Everton as fpl assets. Hope it comes good but... yikes

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Which three?

    2. Carky
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Digne, Rod, DCL??

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yep

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Did you WC?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No

    4. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      got them only coz of King Carlos .. it will end good

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Digne, James & DCL/Richi, surely.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yes

    6. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I’m on the same!

    7. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Triple Everton is a step too far imo

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        We will soon find out

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah. Just need a haul from the Colombian today

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I started with DCL & James, and I’d like to get Digne in. Not sure id keep James on a WC though, as I’m not keen to triple on any team. I’d possibly go Willian over James.

    8. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      1 or 2 many, but we have only seem 1 match so far and lots of Other great mid and fwd options, so wouldn’t triple up

  15. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Updated

  16. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Doucoure brace incoming

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I very like this comment very much (in my best Borat impression)

  17. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Does Everton play a diamond mid?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      433

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No.

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      4-3-1-2

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A lop-sided one of these.

  18. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Took a slightly rash - 8 for jrod martial and ayling. Looking for immediate payback please!!

    Removed Antonio havertz and bavies....

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    World number 2 taking a -24 hit!

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      this season or last season No.2 ?

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          doesn't matter then

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      World number will most likely not be world number 1000 even, when this season is over.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        2*

    3. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Bloody hell! Maybe he meant to do that via WC.

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He forgot to hit the WC button

    5. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Oh, in fairness he TCd Salah in GW1. He's not in it for the longterm. That said, why mess it up when you have such a great start?

  20. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Updated, nice, anybody hit the WC button yet 😉

  21. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    played a safe game last season.. going trigger happy this time

  22. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Got no Everton, so time to get behind the sofa

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      send it to me for ManU game

  23. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any stats on captain picks for this GW?

  24. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Alli Ings and Havertz dropping tonight. Alli should be going out tonight. 0.2 drop is too much.

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Why is LiveFPL shoing I am already on 75 points with a green -1 rank?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      *showing*

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      same for me .. some one deleted their team?

  26. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I have a weird Doucoure + James double up

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That is a good combo

  27. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Okay lets start with auba to kdb !!!

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Stupid to do so soon.... So why an I gonna do it haha

  28. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Can someone tell me when do the new entries get added to the classic leagues?

  29. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best defender under 4.8 that is not justin and taylor? Need to ship out vinagre asap

    1. Licky
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lamptey?

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lewis or Lamptey

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Or Mitchell

  30. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Those Wolves fixtures. Time to load up.

    1. Licky
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thinking of bringing in Podence now that Jota is gone.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Good shout

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah he could be a great pick this season, kept .5 itb to get him for soucek