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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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  1. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    DCL brace incoming!

    1. Pacer.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Brace of touches in the opposition's half

      1. Party time
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Hahaha

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ha ha

      2. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        pls pls pls pls

      3. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        DCL Hat-trick! Wohoooo!

    2. barry custard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Everton to win 3 or 4 zip

    3. I am 42
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      take it easy Everton

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Richy

    5. Jacky boy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      fpl is too slow

    6. Adetro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I'll take it

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ok Lawro

    7. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Disgraceful from fpl not to update yet

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Too many wildcards to process

      2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Disgraceful? Slight annoyance maybe

      3. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        The term for this is ‘first world problems’.

        Try to enjoy the football.

      4. Bob McMayday
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Calm down Karen

    8. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rodriguez 1-0 as the FT score pls

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This is an odd wish for a Rodríguez owner

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          He scores 1 goal every 3.3 games club career average.

    9. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      Come on the toffees

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Now you tell me.

    11. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hamez brace assist & 3 bonus. Cheers.

    12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Taking ages to update

    14. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Which three?

      2. Khark
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Digne, Rod, DCL??

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yep

      3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Did you WC?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No

      4. Siva Mohan
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

      5. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Digne, James & DCL/Richi, surely.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yes

      6. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I’m on the same!

      7. Party time
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Triple Everton is a step too far imo

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            We will soon find out

            1. Party time
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Yeah. Just need a haul from the Colombian today

            2. Third Eye Vision
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months 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.

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months 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

        • Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Updated

        • fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Doucoure brace incoming

          1. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

        • Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Does Everton play a diamond mid?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            433

          2. Third Eye Vision
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            No.

          3. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            4-3-1-2

            1. Third Eye Vision
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              A lop-sided one of these.

        • Flynny
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

          Removed Antonio havertz and bavies....

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          World number 2 taking a -24 hit!

          1. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            this season or last season No.2 ?

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              This

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                doesn't matter then

          2. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              2*

          3. Adetro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

          4. Party time
              1 year, 2 months ago

              He forgot to hit the WC button

            • Adetro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 2 months 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?

          5. jia you (The No BS League -…
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Updated, nice, anybody hit the WC button yet 😉

          6. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

          7. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Got no Everton, so time to get behind the sofa

            1. Siva Mohan
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              send it to me for ManU game

          8. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Any stats on captain picks for this GW?

          9. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

          10. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              *showing*

            2. Siva Mohan
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              same for me .. some one deleted their team?

          11. umerlfc
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            I have a weird Doucoure + James double up

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              That is a good combo

          12. dshv
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Okay lets start with auba to kdb !!!

            1. Soto Ayam
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

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

          13. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

          14. Silecro
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

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

            1. Licky
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Lamptey?

            2. 1zverGGadeM
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Lewis or Lamptey

              1. 1zverGGadeM
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Or Mitchell

          15. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Those Wolves fixtures. Time to load up.

            1. Licky
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Thinking of bringing in Podence now that Jota is gone.

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Good shout

              2. Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

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