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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. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    If Carlo can't fix Everton then they're done

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

    Hames > Diagnana In 2 hours time

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Digne in, what a terrible idea...

    1. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      already created multiple chances...

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

    Triple up WBA for -8? Thoughts?

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

      😆
      😆

    2. Halftime
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      You mean you haven't already?

  5. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    If only Richa could raise his head once and pass it to James who is always alone at 11m

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      11m?

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        11meters

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

    Trent to score more points then Digne this GW?

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

      think he will need assists or goals as I don't see a CS for Liverpool

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Why of course!

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, 2 instead of 1

  7. Lucackadoodledoo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Lol @ Digne owners 🙂

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

    Every single one of Everton's corners have been crap

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      That last one was alright

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

        Twas, Digne getting closer and closer to an assist

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

      Except Hamez’s

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No they haven't. DCL should have scored from the first one.

  9. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    sometimes the best transfer decision is no decision

    or you can do what one guy in my ML did and free hit 3 Everton players in...

    1. fusen
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      And sometimes the best decision is following a good performance.

      It's almost like hindsight posts are really simple to do 😛

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

      which 3 players ? 😉

    3. Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      He knows.

  10. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Rodriguez, and penalty behalf the half, I can see it.

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

    If Digne ends up with 2 points, do you think Trent will get more?

    Trent owner only here.

    1. Halftime
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      The same imo

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      🙄

      Yes .... 😀

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

        Just checking on head to head game

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

      He's taking LHS Corners/FK, expect an assist

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

      Who the heck knows? We can’t see the future

    5. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Isn’t this just a rehashed Question from above? Haha, but still, yes

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

        Sorry mate just checking on my head to head match

    6. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No, and you just asked that

    7. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      What if I told you, that the amount of points Digne ends up with in no way affects the amount Trent will get?

  12. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Dodged a bullet by avoiding hamez cap

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

      who did you captain instead ?

  13. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This is only the beginning of the knee jerk fails. Never understand how people decide on a player after one GW

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Never understand how people write off players after 30 minutes

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

      And you are now writing them off after 30 minutes...

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

      what fail might that be ? 😉

  14. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    All Everton's creativity coming through Digne

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

      He's got a hell of a left foot

  15. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Laughing at everyone who acted like Everton was essential to get in after one match. Lol

    And I’m not even good at this FPL stuff...

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

      he who laughs last 😉

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

    GOAL
    DISALLOWED

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Being checked

  17. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Offside... Pls let it be!!!

  18. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This place goes from rational debate other times of the week to a weird kindergarten on match days. Full of what I can only hope are 17 year olds lolling...

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

      It’s amazing. Lol

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

    Offside goal

  20. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    How's Hamez looking?

  21. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    No goal

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

      Who ?

  22. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Should be a goal

  23. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Offside who

  24. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    loool Richarlison goal ruled out

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Didn't touch him. DCL goal disallowed but it's been given now

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

    I reckon that’s a goal for DCL

  26. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Will be given

  27. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    DCL goal
    No assist

    Didn't touch Richa

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

    comes off defender

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

      Wow
      Well done DCL owners

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

        cost me a -4 though !

  29. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Clear goal. Comes off WBA defender so he cannot be offside.

  30. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Could be DCL goal