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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Congrats to DCL owners.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks

  2. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    So sick of this game....

    no dcl,james or rich... and bought digne and martial for 4 point hit 🙁

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Hardly the games fault

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      You’re the most depressing poster. Same story every week

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Martial hasn't even played yet...

      Relax man,

  3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    LEE: Meslier, Dallas, Koch, Cooper, Ayling, Klich, Harrison, Phillips, Costa, Hernández, Bamford
    Subs: Elia Caprile, Struijk, Shackleton, Roberts, Alioski, Rodrigo, Poveda-Ocampo

    FUL: Areola, Tete, Bryan, Odoi, Hector, Onomah, Reed, Anguissa, Kamara, Cavaleiro, Aleksandar Mitrovic
    Subs: Rodák, Ream, Cairney, Knockaert, Kebano, Lemina, Bobby De Cordova-Reid

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks, Mitro 1 pointer banked 😎

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        mitro hattie incoming.. will stop thee dcl transfer in!!

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Most players chase total points before round points - DCL will still be bought en masse.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      The end of struijk. Leeds masterclass incoming

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      So Struijk not nailed on? Didn't he have a great game vs Liverpool?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He did but he is very young and very much not first choice

  4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Points not updating.

  5. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    DCL broke FPL

  6. Team Bobcat
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Fpl site has crashed trying to manage all the traffic 🙂

  7. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    The DCL is a donkey crowd are notably silent now..

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      It’s 10 man WBA, chill

    2. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I own him, but he's still Donkey Calvert Lewin. Last goal came off the back of his head when he wasn't looking

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A donkey could have scored the goals he has, tbf

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He scored 13 goals last season with arguably the second worst midfield in the league.

      He’s going to get 15-20 goals this season.

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly this. Said this yesterday. He is incredible in the air.

  8. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Matt Phillips the legendary troll incoming

  9. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Wildcarded this week and got in DCL 🙂

    Almost makes the wildcard worth it in itself!

    1. liner
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Have him from gw 1

  10. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    DCL and James owners raise your hands!

    o/

    (I don't own Salah so I am milking this)

    1. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      yep, got both + digne who blanked but still

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Best three Everton options on WC?

    1. Del Griffith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      DCL James and Digne?

    2. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      DCL James digne

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pickford, Digne and Richarlison!

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Have to hope DCL owners don't also own Rodriguez....would offset not owning DCL

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    DCL triple rise this week

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Everton have broken FPL.

    That tops off 2020 for me.

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Hahaha. Very true

  15. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Nightmare start having the wrong Everton triple up 🙁

  16. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Wilson to DCL I feel perhaps

    Maybe Ings even

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ings and Adams likely to share goals. I'd go Ings to DCL personally

  17. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Did Digne grab the assist for DCL’s hat trick?

    1. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      James

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Oh... I’ve just seen it also.Thanks buddy

    2. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    DCL fail.

  19. Alnair
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    No DCL but absolutely chuffed with James so far

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Same here but DCL will be coming in as well, Hames just pulling all the strings going forward, I see Everton scoring a lot this season

  20. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I was so close to do Son to James, but i bottle it ffs

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Fortune favours the brave

  21. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    DCL what a hero!

  22. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Even with the DCL hat trick he still hasn’t punished us Hames owners to badly only 4 points in it (5 with bonus) but with him coming off hoping Hames can get another!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Having both is ideal

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    PLEASE DIGNE GET SOMETHING

  24. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Shoulda captained DCL 😛

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      cheers BUBZ

      30(-4) so far 😎

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        😎

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        We’ve been unlucky with Digne

  25. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    This is torturous.

  26. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Both DCL and Diangana off now, so I can relax

  27. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Sold Hames on WC to get Bruno FFS

  28. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Thank god DCL got subbed, he was doing too much damage to my ranking

  29. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    42 points last week and took a -4 hit this week. Own zero Everton & Periera is on the bench for me.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      meanwhile people in my mini league are sat there with triple Everton (one even captained DCL) and are on 30+ points

  30. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    WTF!!! I go out at 1-0 to go and sell an iPad to someone. I come back and it's 5-2!