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The best Everton players to sign as Calvert-Lewin posts big FPL points haul

Everton 5-2 West Brom

  • Goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin x3 (£7.1m), James Rodríguez (£7.5m), Michael Keane (£5.0m) | Grady Diangana (£5.5m), Matheus Pereira (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Richarlison x3 (£8.0m), Rodriguez | M Pereira
  • Red cards: Kieran Gibbs (£4.5m)
  • Bonus Points: Calvert-Lewin x3, Rodríguez x2, Richarlison x1

Fantasy Premier League managers who jumped onto the Everton bandwagon early were richly rewarded with a goalfest at Goodison Park.

But it was largely only those who invested in the attacking assets who enjoyed watching a 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion, which featured some clinical finishing, as well as questionable defending from both sides.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) was the match’s top-scoring player, registering his first career hat-trick and taking his goal-tally for the season to four in two matches.

The Englishman appears to have finally picked up where he left off pre-lockdown. After a disappointing run of performances during Project Restart, Calvert-Lewin has put in two shot-laden displays reminiscent of Carlo Ancelotti’s early days at Everton.

“(Ancelotti) is on me every day for one-touch finishes and being in the right area of the pitch to find the back of the net. It’s nice that what we’re working on in training is coming off in matches.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The mid-priced forward stalked the six-yard box like a true poacher all afternoon, getting just rewards for his presence in that area of the pitch.

The first goal came as Calvert-Lewin pounced on a loose ball after a defensive header, back-heeling it over the line. Then he slid in at the back-post to help Richarlison‘s (£8.0m) effort from a tight angle into the net. And he leapt highest to connect with a James Rodríguez (£7.5m) cross just after the hour-mark, turning it in with his back.

It could have been an even more memorable afternoon for Calvert-Lewin, as he missed an easy chance in the early exchanges, nodding a Rodríguez corner wide at the far post.

There will be those that point to Kieran Gibbs‘ (£4.5m) red card in first-half stoppage time as a key reason for Everton’s domination of this fixture and Calvert-Lewin’s 17-point haul. However, it must be said that West Bromwich Albion were guilty of poor defending across the entire fixture, not just after going down to 10 men. At the very least, that is good news for Chelsea attackers in Gameweek 3, while Southampton host the Baggies in Gameweek 4.

When Calvert-Lewin was showing this kind of form at the start of the calendar year, he was close to becoming fixture-proof, so considering the appealing nature of the upcoming fixtures, there is sure to be more to come.

Calvert-Lewin faces Crystal Palace (away), Brighton (home), Liverpool (home) and Southampton (away) between now and Gameweek 6, fixtures which are sure to encourage investment.

Fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on Ancelotti’s subsequent press conferences in the next week though, just to be safe. With the game tied up at 5-2, Calvert-Lewin was replaced by Alex Iwobi (£6.0m) in the 71st minute and sat down with an ice-pack on his hamstring. The player himself did report that all was fine after the full-time whistle, while his manager did not touch on the subject.

“Yeah absolutely, my hamstring’s fine.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Calvert-Lewin’s 17-point haul is likely to overshadow impressive performances elsewhere in Everton team, which Fantasy managers should certainly make themselves aware of.

Despite not getting onto the scoresheet for the second match in a row, Richarlison was dangerous once again, his role in the Everton front-line yielding three assists. That made for a Gameweek 2 score of 12 points, just five short of Calvert-Lewin’s total.

The first assist came as he teed up Rodríguez on the stroke of half-time, it was his saved shot that was turned home on the rebound by Michael Keane (£5.0m) after the interval and Calvert-Lewin turned in his wide-angled shot just after the hour-mark.

Considering the price difference between Everton’s two FPL forwards, Richarlison is likely to be the least popular of the two for any Fantasy managers chasing the best avenue for investment. But with Richarlison’s constant threat, and appealing fixtures, his 11.2% ownership will be more than happy to hold.

However, there will be significantly more attention on Rodríguez, whose midfield classification could be enough to tempt Fantasy managers to pay a little bit extra for his services in comparison to Calvert-Lewin.

The Colombian international was equally as impressive against West Bromwich Albion as in his Premier League debut at Spurs, although against more favourable opposition, he was able to get on the ball much closer to the penalty area.

Furthermore, Rodríguez confirmed on Saturday that he will be giving Lucas Digne (£6.1m) a run for his money in terms of set piece responsibilities, as he finished the game joint-top for corners (five).

As a result, Rodríguez came away with a goal and an assist, making for a 12-point haul. Like was the case with Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, it could have been an even bigger haul for the midfielder, as he was denied two more assists by his team-mates. It was Rodríguez’s corner that Calvert-Lewin put wide early on, while he might have got an assist for a Richarlison goal in the second half, had Calvert-Lewin not helped it over the line at the last.

Rodríguez’s presence in the team, both in terms of threat and creativity, is not only enough to justify considering him for Fantasy inclusion, but it is clear the likes of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are benefiting from playing alongside the former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich midfielder. In their first three matches in all competitions this season, Everton have totalled 64 shots on goal, an average of 21.3 per game.

“Dominic Calvert-Lewin started really well. Today he was the top scorer but Richarlison did really well and had a lot of opportunities. He had support from James, who is doing really well in this period. He has a fantastic desire to play and he loves to play with us.” – Carlo Ancelotti.

“As a centre-forward it’s nice to have (Rodríguez) when you think about the level he’s played at.” – Dominic Calvert-Lewin

However, while Fantasy managers had plenty to fawn over in terms of Everton’s attacking credentials, Ancelotti’s defence largely failed to live up to expectations set by last week’s win over Spurs.

While Allan (£5.5m) has added so much needed bite to Everton’s midfield, and Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.5m) had a good afternoon in terms of mopping up loose balls in midfield, neither one could legislate for the errors that led to West Bromwich Albion scoring twice at Goodison Park.

Jordan Pickford‘s (£5.0m) distribution was poor, which set the tone among Everton’s defence in terms of giving the ball away. When West Bromwich Albion won possession high up the pitch in the 10th minute, Yerry Mina (£5.5m) allowed Grady Diangana (£5.5m) too much space and time to fire in the opening goal. 

Shortly afterwards, West Brom caught Everton napping at the back once again, Jake Livermore (£5.0m) left unmarked to rattle Pickford’s right-hand post.

While the Baggies were able to add a second goal via a Matheus Pereira  (£6.0m) free-kick in the second half, the sending off certainly eased the pressure on Everton’s defence, so it will be interesting to see how Ancelotti and their players respond for the trip to Crystal Palace. They also face Liverpool in Gameweek 5…

“The result doesn’t reflect what really happened on the pitch. In the first half, they (West Brom) were better but we had a good reaction to their goal and the game was easier in the second half. We have to be better at the back but I have seen more ambition, motivation and focus (in the new season) and we have to pay attention as every game can be difficult. I am happy with a great result but if you look a performance, there are lot of points in which we we can do better. We were without balance at the beginning but after two games it’s normal that everything is not perfect” – Carlo Ancelotti

Everton’s defensive issues ensured a frustrating afternoon for those invested in Digne, who picked up more than 300,000 new owners for Gameweek 2. As he conceded two goals and did not manage an attacking return, the Frenchman followed up last week’s 12-pointer with a round score of just one.

That said, there was still plenty to admire in Digne’s performance, with enough indicators of his Fantasy potential this season.

The Frenchman was a constant thorn in West Brom’s side, the most targetted player of any pass from Rodríguez on Saturday afternoon. As a result, Digne was heavily involved in Everton’s attacking play down the left-hand side and high up the pitch. While the Colombian is likely to reduce Digne’s set piece appeal compared to last season, the left-back remains involved. In fact, he crashed Sam Johnstone‘s (£4.5m) crossbar with a venomous direct free-kick around the hour-mark. Further big hauls are almost certainly around the corner…

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Doucouré (Sigurdsson 65′), Allan, Gomes; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Iwobi 71′), Rodríguez (Kean 78′).

West Bromwich Albion XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Gibbs, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Furlong; Diangana (Edwards 71′), Sawyers (Field 75′), Livermore, M Pereira (M Phillips 71′); C Robinson.

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2,527 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Captain Hindsight
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Thinking of pulling the WC

    How would this team look to you?

    Pickford
    Doherty / Saiss / Justin
    Salah / Sterling / KDB / Zaha
    DCL / Mitrovic / Bamba

    Ryan / Soucek / Lamptey / Lewis

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Pickford!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This is the team you want to WC from or to?

        1. bitars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          ha ha

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          thats never a good sign

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This

        1. Captain Hindsight
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          To

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Too much money in midfield, not sure about Pickford and Doherty, Bamford will be this years Pukki and you have too much money tied up on the bench.

    2. HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Digne over doherty

      1. Captain Hindsight
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I’m going to leave the team I have then I think, itchy fingers need to hold faith

        Think auba is going to have to go before he drops though

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    James price rises likely, move Willian > James now?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No

  3. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Good moves for - 4?

    Auba, Son & Adams to KDB, Zaha & DLC?

    Current team:
    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Justin Davies
    Salah Son Auba
    Werner Adams Mitro

    Subs: Reed, Bissouma, Taylor

  4. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Davies Justin
    Salah Aubameyang Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    Button Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

    0.0 itb, 2FT

    Whats the move here?

    Aubameyang >> KDB ??

  5. No Kane, No Gain!
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    How’s this team looking for GW 3?

    Martinez
    Digne, Saiss, Gabriel
    KDB, Bruno, J Rod, Zaha, Podence
    Jimenez, DCL
    (Steer, Lacazette, Justin, Mitchell)
    £1m in babk

  6. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    In my draft would you transfer out Jota > Klich or Costa?

    1. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Klich on penalties, right?

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        yea more to see if Jota is worth holding on to

        1. St. Stephen XI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I don't see Jota getting regular minutes. Who is he going to displace? Mane?

    2. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Leeds so hard to guess who scores.

  7. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Best replacement for Auba?

    A) Salah
    B) KDB
    C) Sterling

    1. HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Watch City first. Obviously.

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B or C

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      C for me

  8. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is TAA really worth 1.5m more than Digne? Even if that saving could be used to bolster the rest of your team?

  9. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who is the most attacking wolves defender?

    I know Saiss got the goal last week but he is a CB right? Who is their Doherty equivalent this year?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Traore player RWB and Marcal LWB but he wasn’t very attacking

    2. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Wolves is tough I think unless you get Jiménez. Only real banker

  10. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Would you rather have Zaha & Bamford/Wilson/Mitro or a 5.5m midfielder and Jimmy up top?

    1. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If the Wolves two-step doesn't scare you, Podence and Jimmy

  11. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Whay would you do with this team? 0itb

    A.....wildcard

    B....auba to sterling (and maybe a hit)

    Mccarthy steer
    Taa shaw ayling vinagre feeguson
    Salah auba jrod asm biss
    Werner martial adams

    Thanks

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I would WC personally.

  12. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone bringing in City automatically learned nothing from the pain of those who brought in United players auto for this GW.

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      This. People even took hits for United players.

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      They're a lot better than United, tbf.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      This comment has convinced me to wait. I also didn't make any Utd transfers this GW

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      They'll have played a week of football till next GW though

    6. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      City is city though

      Don’t often get rolled over like that

  13. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Apparently today was the most goals ever seen on a four-game #PL matchday and yet I dont have a single goal scorer, must be proper sh**e at this game lmao

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      21 goals and not a single one in my team, useless I tell u

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It started well and became somewhat normal after - had Evertons 5 goals scorers. No goals since.

  14. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Do we know who is on penalties for EVE when Sigurdsson is not on the pitch?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      No but I would guess Rodríguez or Richarlison

  15. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    0.1 short for Adams to DCL. Shall I do Auba to KDB/Sterling tonight before price rise or wait until Monday since I have 1itb?

    1.0itb 2ft
    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Justin Ayling
    Auba Salah ASM Havertz
    Werner Adams
    (Peacock Bissouma Taylor Vassilev

  16. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Auba to Salah already .. Nice free transfer after a nice gameweek too far
    Hope Salah stays quiet now

  17. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    On my knees for a Heung Min Son masterclass tomorrow

    1. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I sold him so it’s definitely happening

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sold him for James a few days ago

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      See you Son then

    4. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      See you Sonday

    5. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It's daughter's time tomorrow not son's

  18. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is Salah’s EO really 120%?! I’m scared.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      44% overall.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      In the top 10k - you anywhere near that?

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      The Top 10k are irrelevant at this point.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Dead teams who captained in week 1

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      The top 10k are the people who TCed Salah gw1 so yes, in top 10k its massive

  19. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Here's my situation. With 1 free transfer.

    Own Ings and Havertz, who both look set to drop in value tonight. I would like to see how they both perform this week, since they both still have favourable fixtures coming up that I'd prefer to keep them for.

    Would you:
    A) Make transfers (around -8) to save TV and more to form players who also have good fixtures
    B) Wildcard to avoid loss of TV and move them out.
    C) Wildcard to avoid loss of TV and get them back after they've dropped?

    1. HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Need to know the rest of your team before recommending a WC

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Mccarthy
        TAA . Davies . KWP . Lewis . Mitchell
        Auba . Son . Havertz . Soucek . Bissouma
        Martial . Werner . Ings

        1. HM2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I’d WC mate, easily > 5 transfers can improve your team

          1. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'm in the same boat. I think I'm going with a -4 tonight then will wildcard later if I want to make more transfers like City assets.

      My team:
      McCarthy,
      TAA, James, Holding,
      Salah, Auba, Alli, Havertz,
      DCL, Ings, Adams

  20. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Worth getting James R in tonight before price rises? Is he the real deal??

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      With Richy & DCL receiving yes

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I think so. So far anyway

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Go with your gut

    4. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I feel there's a Vahrez lurking in James and DCL.

      Neither leaving my team for a while.

    5. DangerFC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Think the exact same thing. Think I'm goi g to change willain to hamez before the rise...any thoughts?

  21. RamboRN
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Egan Doherty
    Bruno aubam son ASM Bissouma
    Martial werner

    Subs Nyland vinagre Mitchell brewster

    I planned to do aubam to kdb this week but after 2 bad weeks i think I may need to wc ?

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I would delay the WC by one more week at least

  22. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    No room for DCL, so which moves are best or can you see a better move?

    2FT & prepared to take -4
    1, Auba > Sterling
    2, Son > James Rod
    3, ASM > Zaha
    4, Another move?

    Bold 3 would be Werner > DCL but Chelsea have WBA next?

    McCarthy
    Trent, Egan, Robbo
    Auba C, Soucek, Son, ASM
    Vardy, Richarlison, Werner

    Steer, Mitchell, Reed, Burr

    .5

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I like all 3 moves even for a hit although Son has newcastle next when James Rod has palace so wont be easy.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers.
        Is Werner real deal or DCL better value?
        Can you see a better third move?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Think i'm getting DCL but I wouldn't want to be without Werner v wba next week.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            How’s your set front compared with mine.

            Think Vardy is Gold.
            Richy looks hungry & involved in everything
            DCL is on fir & relatively cheap
            Werner not seen anything to understand his ownership unless placeholder for Martial?

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              my teams a mess so i'm tempted to WC but have 2FTs

              McCarthy
              TAA Justin Shaw
              Salah Auba Son ASM
              Werner Adams Wilson

              Steer Egan Bissouma Mitchell

              Could do Auba/Adams to JamesRod/DCL then maybe Son to KDB/Sterling once i see them play.

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                You have Salah & I gambled without?
                Only three spots FWD, Vardy, Richarlison, Werner or DCL so hard to chose.
                Thinking do 1 & 2 & watch games tomorrow & decide on 3 🙂
                Thanks for the advice, already chasing due to Salah hatrick 🙁

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Or just Son to James R & watch City match, Sterling is nailed with Kun out?

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Cheers, yeah Sterling scores better with no Kun but KDB 30% ownership and on pens.

                    I would keep the strike force you have, looks great

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Cheers mate good luck tomoz, thanks for advice, early days but you & Ping helped a lot after restart 🙂

  23. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Posted on wrong page:

    Would you WC this? (Bearing in mind these rises making it difficult)

    McCarthy
    Justin - TAA - Davies
    ASM - Salah - Bruno - Auba
    Adams - Werner - Mitrovic
    _________________________
    Steer: Taylor: Bissouma: Ferguson

    Could make so many improvements.

    Cheers guys

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nope

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Its borderline in my opinion. But have to go with your own style. I dont like so many possible soon to be non players ( Justin, Davies, Ferguson, maybe Adams) + dont like ASM, McCarty,

        Feels your next moves will be Auba to City and maybe one more but you are very much on the back foot and not been able to react to the current market or form

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Great points. I can still react but only if i WC tonight really, lot of players there i’m in total agreement with about not liking

  24. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    1) Ings to dcl
    2) auba to kdb

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Both

      1. HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This

        1. Sid07
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Do 1 today are wait till tomorrow?

      2. raff97
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Now or wait til city and lose a bit to price changes?

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Both

  25. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    So what do we think about Bamford? Is he a real option now?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Won’t he be ousted soon?

      1. Pratik
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Rodri simply isn't better, and Bamford is scoring/assisting + has a working relationship with Bielsa.

        Bielsa took out Rodri at half time, and I think the team was better up front after that too.

      2. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        We’ll only play one forward, and Rodrigo clearly isn’t up to speed with the pressing style Bielsa wants from a striker - he was subbed at half time from playing the 10 role due to struggling with the “physical effort” according to Bielsa’s post match interview.

        Plus, Bielsa’s fiercely loyal to players so it’s Paddy’s spot to lose for now irrespective of what we paid for Rodrigo.

        1. Pratik
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, that's aligns with what I was thinking too! Thanks 🙂

          Also the physical effort required by Bielsa is intense, but they really need to be more intelligent once they are winning. When I saw the last 10 minutes, I was like are Leeds losing or winning, considering how mad they were pressing in Fulham's half. Wild.

          1. CC22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The pressing style definitely won’t change, although when it works it is effective. As you mention, after the lapse where we slipped from 4-1 to 4-3 we actually started pressing even harder and further upfield again and managed to stem most of Fulham’s attacks in their own half - which coincided with Phillips performing better, he’d struggled early on. Our whole concept relies on heavy pressure on the ball and snuffing out most attacks before they get started.

            Also, once Cooper & Koch get more of an understanding together I do think we’ll sharpen up somewhat at the back. Although we definitely won’t return the clean sheets that the likes of Sheff Utd did last year, we’ve generally been quite a strong team defensively in the past two years.

    2. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I had heard that Bielsa only plays one striker up front, but surely Bamford > Rodri for the forseeable future.

      So I reckon he is a real and the best Leeds option tbh.

  26. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I will be really satisfied if 3 of those 5 :TAA Robbo Havertz Davies Ings bring me returns tomorrow...

  27. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Best Everton asset moving forward??

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      JRod

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bond

    3. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I own DCL but Richarlison looked fantastic. Involved in everything.

    4. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Take your pick - all of them could do well in different games but probably James but it’s harder to find a midfield spot for me , would like to know who is on pens now.

  28. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Which one would you get to play every week for next few?

    1. RJames
    2. Saiss
    3. Taylor

    Tempted by RJames tbh

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Same but not sure he is nailed.

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks, thinking the same

      2. Blzbobuk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Heard rumblings none of them are 100% nailed(hoping Taylor is). Think James has highest upside but wait for the game to see if he plays.

  29. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Havertz on -100,2, Think his price willl fall tonight?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yup

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      FFFix has him at -96.9. I think he'll be OK for one more day

  30. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    13.2m to spend on one midfielder and one attacker, both need to be in my starting 11 every week. Who do you go for?

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      - Podence /Klich +DCL currently

      Soucek and Antonio remain valuable also.