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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. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Us Digne owners so unlucky today

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      But DCL did well for us owners too

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Not his fault that Rich is so wasteful player...

  2. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    wow congrats to DCL owners.

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

    I know people will bring in Everton assets but targeting West Brom and maybe Fulham seems like the best play

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      So Ings hattrick next week then

  4. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I still thought Richarlison is worth 1m more..

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Me too. The fella will score more than DCL I think

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      True, over the next few weeks the tide will turn.

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Not exaclty the prettiest hatrick ever scored.

    Two tap ins and a great header tbh.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A perfect game for a No.9

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      he has to be in the right place to get those tap ins though

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

      Great header off his lower back 😀

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

    Us digne owners can feel unlucky there.

    What really pains me is that I brought him in for vinagre and benched pereira

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

      Ouch

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Palace Brighton Liverpool won’t make this so easy for Everton

  8. Manani
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    who are the now everton 'must have'?

    held off Alli > Hamez this week and I am hurting

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Richarlison
      DCL
      Rodriguez

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        in that order?

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

          Yes

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      still Hamez I think, looks central to everything

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    BAPs update @Rainer?

  10. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Took a -4 to get in DCL and Bruno.

    Over to you Bruno. 😀

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Nice

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

      brave move - paid off already

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Decent move. I nearly did the same. But wanted to keep Son

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Same! Crazy stuff 😀

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks. Think I'll be following whipping boys West Brom each week. 😉

  11. Art Vandelay
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I only need 8 points to match last week’s score. 😆

    I should be over the moon with my 30 from 3 after WC. Yet, my main feeling is disappointment with Digne.

    I hate FPL 😆

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Digne could easily have got a goal and assist. Wouldn't be that worried!

  12. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Man Utd 0 - 0 Palace

    would do now

    *gets the sofa ready

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Would be glorious

  13. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    1 bonus for Richarlison?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Unfortunately yes

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Unfortunately?I am happy! 🙂

  14. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Everton will only get better

  15. Penzardlife
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed: KDB rising tonight?

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

      Depends if the transfer needed are reset.

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    “My hamstrings fine” - English R9.

  17. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Auba >

    A. KDB
    B. Fernandes

    move is to fund Barnes>James

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

      A for me

    2. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Well, depends on how they play, no? Let's just wait after the match. Blindly I'd pick KDB though.

  18. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    DCL says he's fine

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Walking and smiling too

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    is DCL fine ?

  20. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    DCL: “My hamstring is fine (laughs)”

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

      Nervous laugh

  21. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    AndyLTFPL is flying this year he won't know what to do, most of last year he only said plenty of time left!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/40/event/2

  22. New Article Posted
  23. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Need an Auba hattie and Martial goal then it's the perfect day. Shaw and Klich doing well in the draft would be great as well

  24. Carky
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Im going to keep repeating myself ...

    DCL has scored the worst hat-trick in premierleague history.
    He's missed clear cut chances, and scores off his back and literally on the goal line.

    Do people on this thread actually watch the games or just go off what the G+A is on the fantasy website..

    Hames, Richarlison and Digne are all better options than DCL.

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I agree 100%

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Put some respect on Kuyts hattrick

    3. tokara
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Points matter, period.

      1. Carky
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        They do, but this is one week against WBA.

        DCL has trolled in the past and will troll in the future. Freak week for him.

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I know, i had dcl in the project restart, he trolled.

    4. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Long may it continue

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I think it's more that you don't understand the game you watched...he had to be in the right place at the right time too get a hattie in that game and he was and will be again more so than Rich will be imo

    6. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      The way Carletto has the team set up there will be lots of poacher type opportunities in the weeks ahead for a soon to be 7.2 striker to put away...

  25. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Good start to my WC team with DCL

  26. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Should’ve been three assists and a goal for richarlison.
    But DCL had to toe poke the 3rd

    Damn

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Two assists even

    2. tokara
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      The ball wont go in.. look carefully

  27. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Top of the league!
    Catch us if you can.

    1. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 days ago

      As a Liverpool fan I don't like it, as a football fan I applaud it. Great coach, great team, great start! Let's put some pressure on the London and Manchester boys 😀

  28. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    shame next game isnt until half five

  29. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Moved up a couple hundred thousand places just owning Rodriguez, I'm happy with that. Not many DCL/Rod double owners clearly

  30. buggyball
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

    4million Overall atm
    Going from bad to worse by the signs of it