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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. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Come on Hames! Show us some of that World Cup class

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      and show Real Madrid what they are missing..

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Agreed, hoping for Bale to do the same tbh. Glad to see both players back in the league even though I’m a Chelsea supporter

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          good as long as they don't do damage to us

          KTBFFH

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Club career ave a goal every 3.3 games.

      If that's augmented with assists he'll do fine.

  2. Ciarant20
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is anyone considering Sterling over KDB? At 5% ownership he could be a huge differential

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I will let you know once they play

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sterling does well with no Aguero around ..

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If sterling plays up top he’s in

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He’s not going to play up too

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            top

        2. Ciarant20
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Only issue with that is that KDBa price should rise tonight?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeh, nasty scheduling. I'm on a WC and got KDB in for that reason. If I lose Auba on Tuesday for a premium - either Sterling or Salah, losing 0.1 shouldn't be an issue.

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Jesus is playing up top

    4. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I am. Kdb on pens though makes me want to rethink that.

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sterling a great option potentially but KdB with pens looks fantastic also. He could conceivably get 15+ goals and 20+ assists this season.

  3. Hart-ake
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Want 6 players out from my team minimum, got to wildcard right?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      yes

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes and no

    4. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

  4. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any other Pickford owners? I brought him in as my first transfer this season, which feels odd.

    1. Carky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I have him as my set and forget. 5mill cant go wrong

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No but definitely considering bringing him in. Looks like the pick of the 5mil keepers to me. Guiata maybe another option.

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Depends if he wears the cap today

  5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm going with this:

    GW 2:

    Something old, something new,
    Something borrowed, something blue,
    A silver sixpence in her shoe.

    Johnstone
    van Dijk, Digne, Justin
    Salah, Aubameyang, Willian, Hendrick
    Vardy, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

    Button; Jorginho, James, Mitchell …F/T: 0/0, 1.0 ITB, TV: 99.6

    Good luck all - but not too much!!! 😉

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Love it! GL Doos!

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA VVD Digne
      Salah Bruno Grealish Klich
      Jesus Wilson Watkins

      GL mate!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Oh and (S)alah

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      GL good sir!

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        😀

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think Willian's going to be great for you this GW.

      Good luck Doos.

    5. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You have a tendency of nailing GW1, well in!

    6. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Looks very good. Good luck!

  6. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    who else is regretting not doing son to rodriquez?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2 pts for haames incoming

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        chessman disagrees

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think Son might do well vs that Southampton high line.

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I did Alli to games but if I had son I may have kept, tough one to call but if it was for a -4 it will be close I think

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        son is out after this gameweek though, 2ft

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Has anyone checked their points and rank status on LiveFPL?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      just did...up 70k. Good start

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hits taken, up 25K.

      Free money like!

    3. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      150K up with zero points...must be for the hits taken by other teams?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I am up by more than 100k places. Plenty hits taken lol

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I use for Live (mini) League but that's not working yet.

        2. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          im up 10k to 140k :O wtf

    4. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      down 250K .. 1 HIT taken

    5. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      up with near 20k from 260k to 241k overall..

    6. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Up 120k!

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Up 12k to 163k with no players.

  8. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chances of a jammy WBA goal?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Of course. I think Everyone CS odds are about 40% so going by that, it's more likely WBA will score than won't.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        *Everton

    2. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      slim to none

    3. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      hope in Costa scores

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        hoping

  9. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    When do the new entries get added to the classic leagues?

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      following GW

      1. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Players have joined before the GW2 deadline and the league is still showing them as new entries...will they get added to the table after the points update tonight?

        1. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes .. previous points are considered

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks mate

  10. OldBenKenobi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Don’t know if this is a good or a bad thing but I’ve only just noticed that when I was doing my last minute wildcard team I’ve ended up with 1.0 ITB. Didn’t feel like it at the time though 😯

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wonder if all the manchester players will rise in price now

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think transferred are counted after GW3 opened for transfers

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I wonder. Planning Auba to KdB this week, ideally would like to wait until City game is over in case of injuries etc. Will probably take the risk to save 0.1 though

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        just done that now - too impatient

  12. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Where can we see effective ownership of players?

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who’s on your “if they don’t start this GW he’s out”-list?

    Mine is: Mitro and Vinagre

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mitro Son

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think I'm set on Auba to KdB/Sterling as my transfer so might have to keep Mitro even if he is benched again.

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doherty

  14. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Pull the trigger on Auba >> Salah?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      At the very least wait for today's games...

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      not bringing Salah back in until GW6 personally

  15. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A 5-0 would be so nice here

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      5-4 please.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        As long as Digne scores and assists in that, i’ll let you have it 😉

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      just done Everton to win -2 goals and -3 goals.......4/1 and 10/1...........

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Iv got Everton, Leeds, Arsenal and Man Utd all to win -1

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes, I did exactly the same bet earlier ( and Im a WHU fan ).........GL to us both

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same bet.

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone not pressing the WC button?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Can't. It's already gone

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      o/

      GWs 18-19 could get messy.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same hold as long as possible?

  17. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm expecting Z-Cars at Goodison and they're playing an air raid siren. What?

  18. OldBenKenobi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone else on Rashford(c) 😯

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      no but I'd be happy enough if that works out for you

  19. Carky
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What we all think of Chris Wood?

    Been eyeing him up since the start of the season for Burnleys run of fixtures, just seems weird doing Wilson - Wood (which i always planned) When Wilson has started well

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Prefer Burnley defence (got Taylor). They're not terribly prolific.

      1. Carky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        You'd think this wouldn't you, but Wood's last three seasons in the PL have returned G/A = 15,14,11 .... not bad for a third striker

  20. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I missed the deadline and was tinkering yesterday so now I have Bruno c and Auba vc what have I done lol!

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sick man

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      My c/vc other way round. Could well work out.

  21. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa, Lascelles, Saiss, Taylor
    Salah, Auba, Son, ASM
    Ings, Werner

    Button, Bissouma, Justin, Davis

    -4 Hit

    Werner>Jimenez
    Auba>Kdb
    Ings>Martial

    Worth it?

    1. Carky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Werner scores against liverpool and rips your script up

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lol Jimenez seems a good alternative, will see how Werner does....

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'm thinking of removing Son to Pulisic aswell GW4 for Chelsea cover.

    3. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Solid move but I would rather get rid of Son instead of one of the others

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I could transfer Son for Greenwood but would rather have Martial.

  22. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    after a few years of fpl im holding my knees firmly so no wc

  23. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any Hamez captainers here?

  24. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any Vardy captainers here?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Had him on WC the changed to Jesus. Capped Salah.

      If I did have Vardy would have capped him.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks for the encouragement. I just feel a big party tomorrow. Salah is also a great pick. GL

  25. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Held off on bringing in Rashford for a hit. DON'T SCREW ME UP, MANE!

  26. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just wildcarded in Salah, KbD, Jimenez, Saiss, Grealish, Pope, Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Lamptey & Bissouma!
    Liking the look of my new squad 😉

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      KdB even lol

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kevin be Druyne

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        🙂

  27. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How soon should we expect KDB and Bruno price to rise?

  28. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    All those who are planning Auba > KDB

    Are you going to wait till Man City's game? or pull the trigger today in order to avoid the price raise?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      already done

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Probably waiting unless there's going to be a 0.2 swing

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just about to pull the trigger now.

    4. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Done

  29. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I've owned Digne on and off for the past couple of seasons. When i own him he usually concedes or gets carded. I brought him in this week, let's hope I finally get some attacking points

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same had him for restart, points were something like 1 1 0 2 1

  30. Yome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martial to Werner for GW3 or keep?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Keep Werner unless something goes drastically wrong this GW