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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. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Points go drop drop hehe

    1. Root
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      hehe

  2. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    West brom Ay we! Let’s go West brom. Ultra attack that shitty Everton defence

  3. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Digne cleansheet ruined, gameweek starting quite well haha

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes hehe pointz go drop drop

  4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Diangana punt paid off, let's go!

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Really? Nice one!

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Had him in since the start, thought about using WC last week after a terrible start. Thank goodness I didn't

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nice

  5. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Did Hames lose the ball there?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      yes

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

    Right cmon James “Hamez JRod HotRod JamRod” Rodriguez

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Imagine selling TAA for Digne.

    Casuals.

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Imagine posting this after 12mins of play with TAA still to play

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Imagine

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What the hell is that positioning from Pickford. Absolute joke of a player

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cant blame Pickford here

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Definitely can, he didnt even dive for it

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Lol

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      tbh it was Mina's fault, he should've ran at him

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Well that too, but Pickford might as well not have been in goal

    3. Khalico
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      mina wasnt even trying to close him... just backing off

  9. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So you told me that I should have swap TAA for Dinge:)

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Casuals

  10. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    And that’s why I didn’t get Everton def

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    🙂

  12. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What was Mina doing

  13. HODGE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Not a Digne owner

  14. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Some decent 5.5s emerging, podence Harrison Diangana

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So glad I only have Everton FWD

  16. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What a weird goal by Diangana, Everton defence just completely backed off

  17. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Get in!! Cleanie wiped!

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    This is the type of game where Digne goes and get a card too

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thought there was no chance of WBA scoring here. You can always trust in Pickford.

  20. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bringing in Pickford not my greatest moment lol

    1. Carky
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      same

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    As if

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Jammy assist for Pereira.

  23. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kinda glad not jumping on transfers after one week. I know its only been 10 mins but Everton dont look as good

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      forced a few corners and had a couple of chances ?

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Nice to see the Everton we know back

  25. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Richa nearly

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nearly doesn’t equate points:)

  26. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hahaha Pickford is trash

    Southgate has no excuse if he continues to pick him ahead of Hendo/Pope

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Southgate is absolutely clueless

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Shambles

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Southgate the type of guy to keep dating a girl after being cheated on

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Great analogy

  27. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Why's everyone blaming Pickford? James and Gomes lost the ball upfront and then mina didn't even try to defend kept backing up

    1. fusen
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I think it is almost the easy immediate comment to make. Pickford easily has the least blame out of that situation

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It was poor positional play by lots of players that allowed the goal really.

  28. Carky
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I put Pickford in this week 🙂

  29. ⚽️ Barry Chocolate ⚽…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pickford - the ultimate troll keeper

    Everton - the ultimate troll club

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So who got in JRod?