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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. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    WC or just Aub>KDB FT?

    Mcarthy
    TAA Dallas KWP
    Aub Salah Rodriguez ASM
    Werner Martial Mitro

    steer mitchell bissouma justin

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

      Why WC?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        wouldnt WC that team

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Auba KDB - same move I did - teams fine

  2. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Digne getting only 1pt in this game is a miscarriage of justice

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

      Definitely

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

      Long winded way of saying beautiful 😉

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      True, he's been incredible.

    4. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Definitely,
      Hit the bar, 2 great chances for Richarlison..
      As a Digne + Rich owner, i am happy but think i could have more.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If you concede 2 at home against this WBA side with 10 men you dont deserve a single point

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I dont own Digne for clean sheets

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

        I know you’re a troll but oh stop it. And I don’t even own him

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I never troll in replies

  3. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I'll probably be on task for another rubbish week...

    Worth wildcarding this team?

    McCarthy

    Justin / TAA / Taylor
    Salah (only just brought him in before the deadline) / Son / Soucek / Auba / Saint-maximin
    Ings / Werner

    Bench: Nyland, Mitchell, KWP / Davis

    1. Says
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      doesn't look too bad to me

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I just activated my WC;

      New team for GW3

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

      Thoughts?

      1. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        How does podence look? Plays on the wings? Is on set pieces? Trying to upgrade him to periera though

      2. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        really nice team. I might do something similar

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          thanks mate - obviously Elneny is bench fodder

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Richarlison so wasteful

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

    Leeds expected Starting XI but Rodrigo not on bench.

    Good luck to my triple - Meslier, Ayling and Klich.

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

      He is on bench. Come on ayling x

  6. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    At least I've got Keane, so I can gloat at Digne owners

  7. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    No Everton players 🙁

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      True red

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

        Nice

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Same here mate 🙁

      Honestly, never expected DCL to score a Hattie and Everton to score 5. Silver lining is that they conceded two.

    3. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Went for willian over James for a one week punt... Think wc time depending on price rises

  8. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Too late to get DCL? Missed the .1 rise and goals already which is annoying

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well it's too late for this week, I know that much.

  9. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    No everton assets, whats the priority?

    Would you rather
    1)DCL
    2)James
    3)Richa

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      All good option. I think 3 is the best.

    2. Chelsea Dagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      James

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      312 in that order imo

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      James Bond

  10. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What is this about Auba.. fake news...?

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

      What’s the word?

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Apparently read on here that he has a flu. Not my words.

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

      People with Everton assets as VC engaging in wishful thinking.

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

      What is it?

    4. Vazza
        4 months, 3 days ago

        You trolling us?

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

        nob

    5. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Digne is quality, anyone who transfers him out for this blank is a dunderhead

      1. Wild Card this...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He was good, not his fault that Rich is so wasteful player.

    6. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Dcl giving it loads on the bench now

    7. Says
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Keane, Mina, Digne is a nursery rhyme waiting to happen

    8. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Kean always looks rushed.

    9. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      So.. James with 2 baps?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yes. Most certainly

    10. krishgorwani
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Gw 1 - 37 points
      McCarthy
      Taa robertson Doherty
      Auba (C) , son , alli , havertz , ASM
      Werner , mitrovic
      Subs - Mitchel , Davis , Douglas, nyland

      Was really depressed trying to be smart thinking max salah might hurt me with 1 goal, goes on and scores a hat trick

      Gw 2 transfers - option a - Bruno dcl for alli Werner
      Option b - Bruno periera for havertz alli
      Option c - Bruno podence for alli havertz
      Option d - alli to james

      What do I choose, I end up choosing option c and miss all the hauls from the match , really feel like quitting now

    11. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Lmao Keane is no Lewa

    12. insertcomedyname
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      So DCL over Jimmy now?

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

        Probably going without DCL but why not both ?

        1. insertcomedyname
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Too many transfers to make it happen

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Both

      3. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        The price difference tips it in DCLs favour.

      4. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Everton wont play WB every week.

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Exactly, focus on Chelsea for next week

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

      Don’t think I can afford DCL if I make the other moves I want (possibly WC) unless I go Burnley defender over Saiss and 5.0 over ASM

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Just get James or Rich

    14. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why people want use wildcard? SB is injured?

    15. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Will James hang on to his 2 BAPs?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Hope so

    16. Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hate price changes. Would have done Adams to DCL if DCL hadn’t rose in price. Wanted to wait til press conferences before making moves.

      Anybody else feel the same?

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

        Yeah I wish they happened just the night before a GW starts

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Game is a joke

      3. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        It'd be a boring game without price changes. It rewards those who get in early and take the risks.

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

        This is the beauty of FPL though. It sucks when its against you, but if you ride the wave correctly then you're on the other side of the fence and pleased people can't match you because of the price rises. Swings and roundabouts.

    17. Pranked
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Is this the transfer of the week? Traded my Pereira for doucoure 😀 rekt

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

        Ouch

    18. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Love James haul but Rich and DCL look a lot better

      Though adding one of them alongside him seems best

      1. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        At thier price points all are viable options and it's not about a 'bandwagon'

        I've got Hamez and looking at Mitro to DCL this week if he's fit and I can find 0.1!

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

        At one points does DCL look better? misses sitters and scores goals with his back and from 50cm on the line.

        DCL WILL TROLL

    19. Matt Sk
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Gibbs -4 what a start to this gameweek, but I guess it cant go much worse from now on

    20. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Dcl limpimg

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

        Panic

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Looks like a hammy

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

        Rubbish

      4. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He's fine

    21. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I hope Leeds 0-1 Fulham with a goal by Hector and assist by Kamara

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I hope 1-0 Ayling goal

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Hope mitro gets one goal

    22. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      James to get the winning goal bap?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        No he scored the 2nd I think?

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Keane gets that

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

        Didn’t get the winning goal did he

      4. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        There were several winning goals.....
        Not sure how the system works, but if he gets them then so should DCL, Richarlison etc.

    23. Penzardlife
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      KDB rising tonight?

    24. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Really need something from Aleksandar the great! Come on boy

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Leading the line. Their only source of goals. Has to get a goal today.