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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. dansmusen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Ramsdale to Pickford went well

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Never pick T-Rex in goal bud. He's simply not and never has been good enough.

  2. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Is Auba okay?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Why?

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

      Why not?

  3. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So refreshing to see Everton play great attacking football. Wonder if Spurs fans watch this and are disgruntled with Mourinho.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      We can be disgruntled without watching this.

      Let's see if everton keep this going or is a flash in the pan

      45 mins v 10 man WBA would flatter most teams.

  4. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    WC Activated;

    McCarthy / Steer
    VVD, Justin, Holding, Lewis , Mitchell
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Podence, Elneny
    Werner, DCL, C.Wilson

    Thoughts please? Good or Bad?

    Cheers

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Dcl could be injured

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Saw the ice pack on his hammy but he looked actually fine?

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Apart from DCL hows the rest of the team look?

  5. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    I'd like to know who's on everton pens?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Siggy now he's on

  6. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How did Pereira look today?

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

      not sure but he got 10 points

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

      Great goal . Looks like a season keeper

    3. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Pretty good. I'm really considering him.

  7. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    DCL chilling on the bench

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

      Suppose that’s what an ice pack does to you

      1. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        😀

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Time for Mitrovic to punish sellers

  9. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    DCL happy out on the bench

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      With a strapping on his leg

  10. GROBARI
      4 months, 7 days ago

      This Everton is scary

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        or this west brom is crap

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Everton look ok but WBA look terrible accept for the early stages of the game. down to 10 men as well....

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        It's one game and it's WBA.

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

          This - the overreaction against a newly promoted side down to 10 men is ridiculous - I may be proven wrong and it may continue of course

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Pretty sure it’s 2 games, but who’s counting?

        3. Pukkipartyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Again this itse just one game 😀 just like last week

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Werner (C) next week confirmed

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Good shout!

    • Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      DCL = the new Pukki

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Better asset than Pukki

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Never as good as PUKKIPARTY

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        So we should sell after gw5?

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

          always the plan. get a nice 40pts from 4 and bank 0.2m.
          either that or view him as a season keeper

    • TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Thinking about wildcarding only to fit in Everton players. Worth it or kneejerk?

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        look at wolves fixtures

      2. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Kneejerk-y as it gets

      3. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        got 2 good fixtures then you'll want to wildcard them out

      4. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        don't need WC to get in 3 players

      5. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yes!

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Everton look to have bought well for once.

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

        A rare occurrence indeed

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Yep Iwobi looking well worth the 40m

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

          28 million*

      3. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        arsenal could have done with those signings.

    • PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      1.5M up off that hatrick

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

      Bit of a lucky hattrick by the sounds of things

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        BIT!?!?

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Never heard anyone score a lucky Hat-trick before

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

          Not watching so haven’t seen any of the goals. Was it?

      2. King Drogba11
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Fpl doesn’t discriminate goals. All worth the same.

      3. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Who looked more threatening Rodriguez or Richarlison?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Rich

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

          Rich

        3. GAMBIT
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Richarlison

        4. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Rich by a mile. James is a wonderful player but not good for FPL. I have but am looking to get rid after some nice price rises

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

          Rich but Hamez will assist or assist the assister a lot

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        How the hell has Johnstone not made a save?

      5. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Everton finally looking alright for an attacking team. Defence needs some time

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

        Rest of this week will determine if I WC I think...

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          All the players you want will rise tonight

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

            Who’s that then

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

        Has there ever been a early kickoff game with more goals than this one in recent season? can't recall any

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Bournemouth - Liverpool season 2018/2019 and Salah hat trick. i think it ended something like 0-4 or 0-5

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

        Hanggggg onto those 2 BAPs Hamez!!!!

      9. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Didn't realize Hamez got the assist for DCL's third.

      10. mattk lfc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Very happy to own Digne despite the 1pt

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          He's looked brilliant

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

        I feel that I have been avenged with my two Everton players today, after my disastrous GW1 from not owning Salah (still don’t) after his hat-trick !
        Hoping for Mané to do something too though.

      12. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Digne has been so good today

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          So unlucky

      13. GROBARI
          4 months, 7 days ago

          A minute of silence for peole who havent got any Everton players (me also) :/

        • L'Aeroplanino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Digne assist wasted again

        • KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Slaven Bilic should prepare for Championship already. Can't see them staying up at all.

          1. GROBARI
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Fulham and WBA will be regelated 99.9%

              1. GROBARI
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Relegated*

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

                    Yep

            • Vazza
                4 months, 7 days ago

                If Alex Telles joins Man U, how much is he likely to be?

                1. Andre W
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  5.5 imo