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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
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Come on Rich

  2. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Can we have 4 Everton?

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

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

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Away to Spurs, where he kept a clean sheet.

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

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

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

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

    3. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      he is, watch the game ffs. Embarassing

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

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

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days 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 - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    WBA the whipping boys

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yep.

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

      It'll be between WVA and Fulham

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

    Rich offside goal. Damn

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

    Wow Rich, what a hit.

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

    Come on James Rodriguez, one more for us lad

  8. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Congrats to Andy for the DCL punt

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

      Haha what a lad

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

      Where's my congrats?

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

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

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

          Ironic coming from someone called Hatr hey...

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

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

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

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

  10. waldofeen
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days 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
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      diangana

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

      When did you get Willian?

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

      Captain Knee Jerk over here

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

    So triple Everton attack was the move 😆

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

    James and Digne link up lovely

  13. Right In The Stanchion
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Unbelievable Richarlison goal disallowed

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

        Both here 🙂

      2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

          livefpl.net

      3. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

        Assume most will be getting both in now!!!

      5. Groot the Leveller
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Both on WC. Yay

    • jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Unlucky... Great strike

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

      No more goals Everton please

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Ban

    • Adetro
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Will DCL go up again tonight?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I want the DCL of post lockdown back please

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Rich will get a goal, don't worry

    • Alnair
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      DCL - 17
      Richarlison & James - 12 each

      You're laughing if you have any of them

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

        Or 2 of them 😉

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

      Flag himmmmmmmm

    • reason17
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I already have DCL

      James or richsrlison?

      Who is more reliable for points?

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        You’d want a mid for slot reasons

    • stat sifter 888888
        4 months, 11 days ago

        noooo Richy Richy

      • The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        DCL putting ice on hammy..

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

          Just a knock probs

        2. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          It's cheese

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

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Come on Rodríguez. Grab another

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

        Brought in DCL seven minutes after deadline 😉

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 11 days ago

          Shame about the hammy!

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

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

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

          GW2 though is such a waste

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

            Tell me at the end of the GW

      • BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Richarlison has been immense

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        DCL’s thigh being strapped
        Uh oh