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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. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which idiot was that that lost the ball? Gomes?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hamed

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What a goal Diangana! Everton CS wiped! Amazing!

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I will be happy with 0-0 Digne cleanie.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Timing

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Lol

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Covid denier

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Christ sake

  5. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Whoa, nice goal.

  6. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    wildcarding after GW1 is just a brilliant idea tbh.

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Feck off lol

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mina backed off the whole way hahaha. Terrible defending

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

    Beautiful CS buster.

    TRex arms.

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      This

  10. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pickford loooool. And then people saying he is good GK. Lol.

  11. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Won't play Spurs every week
    Won't play Spurs every week

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Brought in Digne. Godamnit

  13. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Everton defence social distancing

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Seriously that is one funny comment

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Andy_Social is funnier

  14. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Digne’s CS gone in a flash

  15. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Yessss WBA lol

  16. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    TAA -> Digne worth a hit?

  17. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    My goodness Pickford is awful

  18. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    booom

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    so who took a hit to get an Everton defender 🙁

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pickford is proper trash

  21. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any Diangana owners here? I feel nice to have a real differential scoring. 0.6%. Bravo.

  22. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Terrible defending from Mina

  23. Samwise the Brave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is that a Pereria assist?

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Diangana bandwagon incoming...

  25. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    great goal - 😉

  26. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Wtf was Mina doing

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    You own Digne for the attacking returns anyway

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      True

  28. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Great fimish to be fair...

  29. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    FFS Pickworth you're a waste of space

  30. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hate Pickford so much