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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. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Come on Rich

  2. mattk lfc
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Can we have 4 Everton?

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    People actually thought Digne was worth 6m after his 1 chance created last game?

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Away to Spurs, where he kept a clean sheet.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        But you have him Home to West Brom, where he’s got 1 point

    2. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I've not got him, but he's a good pick.

    3. H-SF
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      he is, watch the game ffs. Embarassing

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No I don’t want to I want to annoy you instead

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      He's made multiple chances and hit the bar. Just been unlucky.

      He'll bring in a heap of points over the next 10 GWs.

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    WBA the whipping boys

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep.

    2. BERGKOP
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      It'll be between WVA and Fulham

  5. Whats the Huth
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Rich offside goal. Damn

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Wow Rich, what a hit.

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Come on James Rodriguez, one more for us lad

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Congrats to Andy for the DCL punt

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Haha what a lad

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Where's my congrats?

      1. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Here you are again. Perhaps you should get a life?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Ironic coming from someone called Hatr hey...

  9. Flair
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I probably shouldn't be disappointed with only Rodriguez but Keane and DCL were close sigh

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      well I went for Barnes instaed of James...still happy to have DCL though

  10. waldofeen
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Really tempted to go for James R. in for Willian especially looking at their fixtures. I will let let the GW play out first but what are your thoughts on this?
    Willian to JamesR
    Hendrick to Di

    1. waldofeen
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      diangana

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      When did you get Willian?

      1. waldofeen
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Have Willian since the beginning. Just don't like his fixtures. Not gonna kneejerk but will consider it, especially when I can upgrade somewhere else with the change

    3. Fiona B
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Captain Knee Jerk over here

    4. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Talk about point chasing. Willian was incredible GW1 and hasn't even played yet and you want to get rid for another player that scored points? Give over.

  11. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    So triple Everton attack was the move 😆

  12. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    James and Digne link up lovely

  13. Right In The Stanchion
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Unbelievable Richarlison goal disallowed

  14. BenDavies
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Most DCL owners don't have Rodriguez which is good. Having one or the other is fine.

    1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Both here 🙂

    2. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Any stat how much it will affect if having 1 only from those 2

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        livefpl.net

    3. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I got James and Richa.. Sad doesnt have DCL tough

    4. L'Aeroplanino
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Assume most will be getting both in now!!!

    5. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Both on WC. Yay

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Unlucky... Great strike

  16. Pukki Blinders
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    No more goals Everton please

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Ban

  17. AIRMILES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Will DCL go up again tonight?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Probably not tonight but would expect at some point later this week

  18. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I want the DCL of post lockdown back please

  19. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Rich will get a goal, don't worry

  20. Alnair
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    DCL - 17
    Richarlison & James - 12 each

    You're laughing if you have any of them

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Or 2 of them 😉

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Flag himmmmmmmm

  22. reason17
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I already have DCL

    James or richsrlison?

    Who is more reliable for points?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You’d want a mid for slot reasons

  23. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    noooo Richy Richy

  24. The Train Driver
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    DCL putting ice on hammy..

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Just a knock probs

    2. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      It's cheese

  25. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    DCL following the Pukki trajectory from last season, 1 goal away +BP in GW1, 3 goals home GW2. Goal + assist coming up next week, get him in lads

  26. Party time
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Come on Rodríguez. Grab another

    • Brosstan
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Brought in DCL seven minutes after deadline 😉

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Shame about the hammy!

    • AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Currently on 24 points for 2 uncapped players - one of my better wildcards

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        GW2 though is such a waste

        1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Tell me at the end of the GW

    • BERGKOP
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Richarlison has been immense

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      DCL’s thigh being strapped
      Uh oh