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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. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Don't have dcl - but brought in jrod as part of a minus 8..... so this counts as a success so far!

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Well depends who you got rid of but it’s not negative at least

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Antonio havertz and bavies out

        Martial jrod and ayling in

  2. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Didn’t do Werner > DCL this week so but gutted about that as DCL looking great value.

    Did bring in James 2 mins before deadline though so pretty chuffed with that

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Still laughing at my early wildcard?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Your strategy to have an awful GW1 and then WC was genius

      1. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Lol

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Ha ha, that made me laugh, thank you sir.

  4. Andre W
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ok Everton 5 is enough. Relax now

  5. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Digne YC would be wonderful

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    What is DCL’s EO :/

  7. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    0.2m off of DCL

  8. Yome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    They all said DCL is a donkey! They said Rich is better... Well I am glad I wildcarded DCL in.

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Bravo

    2. Carky
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Mark my words DCL will Troll.

      This has to be the worst hat-trick i have ever, ever seen.

      Rich / James / Digne the Everton assets despite this hat-trick IMO.

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Worse than salah last gw?

        1. Carky
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Yes. He scored two pens, it happens.

          DCL bounced off back of his head and scored another from 10cm

      2. Yome
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Can’t ignore DCL at this price with the fixtures. But James looks quality, I might triple with Digne

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Rich is better

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I'm glad I trusted my personal opinion which was to ignore it full stop. Had him from the start and it's currently paying dividends. On the flip side, I kept All despite the serious consideration of bringing James Rodriguez in. You win some, you lose some. It's what the game is about.

      1. Yome
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Well done for having since the start!

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Thank you.

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Rich is better

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Yes but a million more and has a habit of constantly missing sitters. DCL been better so far - fir FPL. Don't get the 2 mixed up. For me , it's about jumping on and off the right players at the right time. That's the game. I think I agree Rich is a better all round player but I want points right now.

  9. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    OLD RANK 2.8 MIL
    NEW RANK 800K
    thank you everton should have Captained James indtead of Auba though
    Alli Out James In worked though ...

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Did same sub 🙂

    2. Alnair
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Did the same move, James captain is a good shout in the future looks involved in everything

    3. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Unless Alli plays and gets more points.......

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Omg how did Rodriguez get the assist for DCL? That's great

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

      Corner

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Dom scored from a James corner.

  11. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    That crossbar from Digne is going to hurt for a while, such fine margins in this game...

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

      Yep, Digne’s been really good

    2. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      He'll score plenty of points this season, not to worry.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        None of which will come from clean sheets though

  12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    James one more??

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Ignored the advice on here and got DCl in for werner

    Nothing wrong with knee jerks

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      wait, did chelsea play last night and i missed it?

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Pretty disappointed seeing DCL go off this early ffs

    1. Yome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yes very annoying. He rarely plays 90min it seems

  15. ameisin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Drunkenly did Pereira > Greenwood for a hit last night.

    However, DCL and Hamez are softening the blow significantly!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I fail to see the blow

      1. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        You must have missed Pereira's assist and goal then.

  16. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    How can you watch Digne in this game and not think hes a great pick

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah just unlucky

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      and what about the rest of the defence... don't be expecting any CSs

      1. Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        they literally kept one last week

  17. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Into the top 100k 😎

  18. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL to score 76 goals this season.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Should do

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      minimum, simple maths, 4 in 2, 38* 2 = 76

  19. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    I'm on 0 points so far. This is great.

  20. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    If Digne hadn't conceded, he'd be on track for 6 points here

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks captain obvious

  21. reason17
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Twice DCL was subbed off early

    Rest because they're winning

    Or does this seem like a regular thing regardless of the score

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      It was to get his ovation from the crowd for the hat trick

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Might be subbed around 80, just taken off today to give others a run and already claimed the match ball with his hat trick

  22. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    24 pts and only 2 played if Fix is accurate

  23. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    That DCL rise has really ruined my plans

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Looks like another season of the casual. People knee jerking in everton assets based on one game rewarded... FPL should manually remove some of their points...

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

      Mate, don’t go there!

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Just because you didn’t doesn’t make it a casual move...if you understand football and watched them play you would instantly see they were good options

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      This is not the wiser post, even for you mate. They looked incredible with the new midfield against Spurs. Completely rejuvenated squad.

    4. Benjustjamin
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Dumb troll

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Is digne even taking corners...just swtiched on telly to see james taking it james taking it for dcl hatty

  26. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Seeing the funny side as a Digne owner

  27. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Come on Richarlison!!!!!
    Get a goal to finish it

  28. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    HRod price is gonna rocket now

  29. Carky
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL to troll.

    Worst hat-trick ever.

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Worth a WC depending on how the week goes?

    Ryan Doherty Auba Ings Gordon KWP Davis to Martinez Saiss KDB Martial Bissouma BUR DCL?

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