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

    Ooh DCL injured?

    1. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      That ice pack looks ominous

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

        Hopefully just a precaution.

    2. Peteex
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Don't think so

  2. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    James off

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

      Carlo out

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

    Feels like a Hot Rod fail.

  4. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Yo why is DCL getting his leg wrapped in something?

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

      Must be injured.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Could be precautionary

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

      Most players take ice baths after every game for recovery, everyone gets so worried when they see ice on a player, it’s probably just a bit tight and he wants to help it along

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

    DCL injured looool

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Hattrick makes up for it i think

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Haha

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

    Noooo leave Hamez on

  7. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL injured now, so he probably won't rise....
    hate this game

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

      Id rather his ownership stays lower tbh

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Exactly.

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      You want everyone to buy the players you have?

  8. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    an assist or goal from Digne would be excellent

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

      It is the hope that kills

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        True

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

    Ah I can turn off now. Let me know if Digne scores

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

    Alright Hames, save those legs for next game...thanks for the points

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    0 from 0. Feeling left out. 🙁

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

      -4 from 0. Fuming >:(

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

      Arguably better than 1 from 1

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL leg strapped up?

  13. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Was planning Wilson to Jimi this week, might just have to bring in DCL to pair with Rich instead

  14. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    James subbed

    DCL treated off the field.. nothing serious

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

      Nothing serious? Says who

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

        Get a life. Such a troll

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

          You sound like the troll mate, why so aggressive what's the matter?

    2. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      ice on the hamstring nothing serious???

    3. RocketMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      I agree his face says it all... its not serious calm down all!!

  15. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Spare a thought for those us who tried to be clever and went Johnstone+Button..

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

      Who?

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

      Well TBF Button may be a playing 4.0 at some point

  16. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Salah Kane and Vardy to James Richarlison and DCL for -8?

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

      All that £££

    2. Pied Mee Ince Silva
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      A week too late for this trade. 🙂

    3. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Username checks out

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Thank you DCL!

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

    Good to own DCL but feels like i missed opportunity not getting james

    Anyone with double everton attack?

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

    DCL flagged yet?

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

    Rodriguez 2 BAPs 😎

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

      Love it

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Unless Richarlison does not steal them for him ! Hope he remains quiet.

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

    Icing the hamstring... DCL could be out for 4 weeks ffs. Thought there was a catch to the hattrick...

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

      Stop talking rubbish

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Lol calm down. He went off with a smile on his face.

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

        Maybe cause he scored a hattrick lol

    3. RocketMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      stop talking rubbish... its why i take limited advise from this forum anymore

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

        It's not advice? hamstrings typically are 4 weeks out if he's done one. Not saying he has but there's ice on it...

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

    Richa is by FAR the best and most in form player in this team....

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

      Agreed

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

      Looks hungry

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Probably will be top FPL points scorer. If only he was 1 mil cheaper.

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

    Arghhh one more would’ve been nice.

    Hopefully holds onto the 2 BAPS

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

      If Richarlison does nothing else he'll get 2

  24. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Werner to DCL done 😎

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

      You know Werner faces this defence next 😛

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

      But Werner faces this west Brom next week... lol

    3. tokara
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Hamstring pulled

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

      LOL he's injured mate

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

      He was just injured 5 minutes before.

    6. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      DCL could be injury risk too

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

    8 points from 1 post-hit if the BPS hold.

    Can’t complain about that

  26. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL and James 😎

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 11 days ago

      nice one mate

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

    Digne get something ffs

    Waste of a 6m

  28. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone else part of the initial 8% DCL owners?

  29. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Radio commentator just said Rodriguez got a goal and TWO assists? FPL only says goal and one assist?

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

      Brilliant AA for 4th goal.

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

      U fortunately FPL goes by what happens in the game and not what a commentator believes he saw

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

    Let's see how this week goes - but tempted by wildcard.

    Jesus syerling. Podence saiss. Dcl. Martinez tempting