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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. Seanigula
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Quick, everyone sell Digne!

  2. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Costs assist! (I can't spell Pereira)

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      or costa

  3. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    TrEnT > DiGnE ThEy SaID

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

      Bunch of casuals

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Shut up Karen.

  4. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Everton will always be the biggest FPL trolls!

  5. Snarftron9009
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I'm so sorry. I brought in Pickford and dropped out Pereira. So people are DOOMED I TELL YOU, DOOMED!!!!!!!!!

    • Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Surprised Everton aren't in for a defender like Tarkowski.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        50 million reasons why

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Or just a defender

    • djoker_nole
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Why are Everton playing Norwich?

        1. Steinburg FC
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          11 mins gone and everyone writing off Everton... I think their system is looking good. Very fluid.

          1. Mambino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            nobody is writing them off it's just their clean sheet has gone

      • Pointless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        With Aguero out who’s the best one City player to own: Sterling, KDB, or Jesus?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Kdb

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          KDB if you plan to hold long-term, Sterling if you plan to do the Premium shuffle every few games.

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Best app for up to date score notifications?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Flashcore

        2. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Livescore and star the games you want notifications for

        3. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Here

        4. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          http://www.livefpl.net

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Got Digne this week and benched pereira hahahah

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Rule of thumb, always play the attacker 😉 that’s why I didn’t do Dier to Keane/Coleman

          1. Root
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Horrible rule

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Not imo

          2. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No I benched Soucek!
            It was a call in between Soucek and Perreira!

      • fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Are they going back to multiple games being played at the same time later in the season or nah?

        1. Andy'81
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Can't see full capacity crowds anytime soon so they'll likely try to keep as is, more viewers the better.

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Well DCL is getting chances

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Poor finisher though

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yeah not clinical

        2. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He fluffs his lines too often.

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Maybe this is a way to increase television revenue during Covid

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

        Digne yc incoming

      • Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Pereira assist! I’ll take it and run! Glad I hung tough and and saved my ft.

        1. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nice in it

      • Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hope Digne price drops by 0.1 now

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No!

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        DCL or Rich are scoring today

        1. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          May need 10 chances they are not great finishers

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        James Rodriguez going to overtake Maddison as the xA King who never actually gets points.

      • NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        What kind of a corner kick was what

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Its going all off

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        WBA won’t play the Everton defence every week so tougher hames to come for them 🙂

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Diangana is a classy player

      • Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Such an anti climax lololol everyone was expect Everton to hammer West Brom

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

          ban

      • BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Pass around the defence simulator for Everton right now

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        West ham sold this gem...

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Doucoure yellow

        1. Andy'81
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          The magic one pointer from my FT incoming.

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Anyone got Pickford other than Southgate?

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Me.

        2. HODGE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Pickford is worse than henderson and pope no clue why he is first choice

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This is what happens when you judge a team off 1 GW

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It's 15 minutes in

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

          or after 20 mins of a games 😉

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

          ... err ...

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Uh oh... Though I'd like to say It's a WBA team with 10 men and no manager

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Doucoure YC

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Digne firesale begins .... NOW

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          To be fair he's doing well so far. Getting a good few crosses in already.

      • MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Everton forwards couldn't hit a barn door.

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

          ... ummm ...

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        DCL turning like a sumo wrestler there