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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. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Do you think KDB will rise before the game ends on Monday?

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

      Think so

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

      could rise as early as tonight... can't predict fpl towers

    3. diabydoesgallas
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Nah. Everyone will be scrambling to get in Everton assets

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Haha! Love that display name!

  2. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone heard if Auba has got the flu or slight injury or something?
    DCL vice cap and Pereira first on bench.. pray for me.

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

      No I won’t pray for you. I’ll just pray Auba gets a hatty too

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

    Blew it up ref

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

    DCL essential right??!!

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

      injury depending

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

      If fit I’m gonna try to squeeze him in. May mean a WC though with all the other moves I want

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

    One game, 600k rank drop. WC activated…

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

    Got Digne over dcl and rodriguez...

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

    Digne going up in price stopped me getting him. Was short of funds by 0.1m. 8 point hit repaid back by Hamez + Rich

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

      They both look great picks, tbf

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

    Could just be a tight hamstring, using ice as a precaution. Relax 🙂

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

    The entire Everton attack looks like great value under Carlo, can't believe I'm disappointed only having James

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

      U cant have them all

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

      Same mate! Stuck with Ings for 1.5 dearer than DCL ffs

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

        Get jim next week

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

          Probably Martial. May try to fund DCL in for Davis though

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

      This. But DCL will troll and people will get burnt. hes a donut. Richarlison however, he's going to hurt not owning.

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

        Dcl is just lucky all three goals

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

          This, on another day it’s a blank

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

            The only reason if i want dcl is because he is cheap, everton will be even better if they have a proper no. 9

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

    DIGNE GET SOMETHING

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

      THIS!

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

      He’s got 1 pt

  11. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Come on Seamus.

  12. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DCL will be fine..

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    I have a Everton player

    And Yes it is DIGNEEEE FFS

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

      It's okay. He'll come good next match. Could have had a goal but hit post and generally looked good

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Same here.
      Dont help, but he could have 1+1

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

    Periera quietly on 10pts..

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

      this

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

    HRod already looking like a must own

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

      At 7.5 yeah

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

      He really isn’t

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

        Please tell me why not? Could easily get 1+2 today. Easily...

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

      ofc he is, but im stupid enough to have Son ahead of him

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

      If he gets pen then he is more essential than Bruno imo

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno is not essential

  16. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Never expected that i would need a huge couch to hide while watching an Everton match.....

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

      wont be playing west brom every week - even a lacklustre leics got 3 last week.

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

    Have Werner, but thinking to bring another Chelsea asset for next GW

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

      See how they look v LIV

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

      There aren’t any others

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

      Gotta captain Werner whatever.

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

        triple maybe

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    I'd feel so much better if I hadn't taken a hit for Digne

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

      I brought him in with the wildcard and I'm already regretting it. It would seems that James has taken the set pieces from him.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        I'm wildcarding this week for sure

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

        Are you watching a different game? Hes been amazing

      3. Logic
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 11 days ago

        No, could easily have had a goal and assist. You would know if u were watching

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

          Ok. Well I'll have to leave him for now.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Digne is worth 5.5 tops

  19. Liegitty
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    DcL fOr bALLoN D’oR

  20. Seanigula
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Mitrovic starts, that will be the 2nd hat-truck today, ha

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

      *2nd red card

  21. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Adams>DCL 🙂

  22. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 11 days ago

    No Everton players unfortunately, hopefully my 2FT help aha.

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

    Holgate and a more balanced midfield will get this Everton side Europa for sure

  24. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Old rank 293K
    New rank 36K

    Thanks DCL, Hamez !

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

      well done

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

      Hamez? Isn't his name James Rodriguez?

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

        His name is Hamez Hodriguez

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

          That's not what it says on the FPL site or wikepedia. Hamez isn't even any of his middle names. James David Rodriguez Rubio. Really don't know where Hamez comes from.

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

            I think it’s from the pronunciation of James in Spanish

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

      You do realise that isn't your new rank after only 1 game?

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

    James and Ancelotti are buddy buddies confirmed

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

    Is Livefpl down?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 11 days ago

      apparently so

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

      works for me

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

    Adams + Aubs + Davies -> DCL + Raz/KDB(C) + Mitchell (-8)?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah

  28. JohannaAdams10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 11 days ago

    Are people expecting price rises to hit tonight?

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

      DCL to rise twice tonight.

    2. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 11 days ago

      For City & Utd yeah I think

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

    Do I stick to the plan and go Wilson to Jimi?

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

    Seemd I'll need a hit or two to chase these points, as KDB or Sterling already planned for FT.
    Ofc its not WBA next GW, but...

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

      You can chase them, but you're no chance of getting them.