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Everton unchanged as Eze makes first Premier League start for Palace

Carlo Ancelotti has named an unchanged side for Everton as they travel to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 3.

The Toffees’ key players have been highly sought-after in the transfer market over the last seven days; hardly a surprise given that Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.3m) already has four goals in two matches.

The mid-priced forward arrives at Selhurst Park currently sat in 27.5% of Fantasy Premier League squads, the most of any Everton asset.

James Rodríguez (£7.6m) is not far behind his colleague. Following his 12-point haul against West Bromwich Albion, the Colombian is now owned by 25.1% of Fantasy managers.

Richarlison (£8.0m) is currently the slight differential in attack, currently sat in 11.4% of Fantasy squads for Gameweek 3.

There is also plenty of interest in an Everton clean sheet today, as 14.1% have hold of Lucas Digne (£6.1m). The left-back was unfortunate to blank in Gameweek 2, hitting the crossbar and targetted by more final-third passes than any colleague against the Baggies.

While the majority of the Fantasy community will be siding with the visitors today, Crystal Palace are hardly short of support.

After finding the net three times in the opening two matches of the season, Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) has already accrued 17% ownership. With Luka Milivojevic (£5.9m) still on the Palace bench, the out-of-position FPL midfielder, deployed as a centre-forward once again, may get another chance at spot-kick duties for the Eagles.

Meanwhile, 24.4% of Fantasy managers remain invested in Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m), who is yet to register a blank this season. The young left-back kept a clean sheet in his last Premier League outing at Selhurst Park, and provided a Fantasy assist when Palace won 3-1 at Old Trafford last weekend.

There will be plenty of interest from Palace fans and neutrals alike as Eberechi Eze (£6.0m) makes his first league start for his new club. The former QPR man has been restricted to substitute appearances in the Premier League thus far, but replaces Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) on the left-hand side of midfield in Gameweek 3.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Sakho, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, McCarthy, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman; Allan, Gomes, Doucouré; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodríguez.

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2,182 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ashante'Kotoko
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Hey lads want Jiminez in wait for it or do it now blindly hoping no injuries whatsoever ? Anyone in the same situation?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      For who?

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Kane to Jimi direct
        Or Bamford Nd Salah to Barnes and Jimi -4
        Or Son and Kane to Jimi Nd Barnes -4

        Team;
        Salah sterling Jrod Klich. Son
        Kane Bamford Richarlison

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep, 90% sure I will pull the trigger

      1. Ashante'Kotoko
        • 8 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Problem is last match on Monday you would like to watch Salah form too as too much money on him

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          Oh yeah your plan involves a bit more than mine... I have a simple switch Martial to Jimi

          1. Ashante'Kotoko
            • 8 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            I'd do it Asap to be honest easy transfer regardless your rest of team

          2. Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            I did that before this GW for a -4

  2. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Any chance DCL gets any bonus??

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Nope

  3. Hospital Pass
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Couldn't see the game, anything wrong with this as a summary? Everton pass their first test, but not 100% convincingly, mainly thanks to Pickford/defence. So: Digne's perhaps a touch pricey despite being a serious assist merchant; James Rod is an artist but not necessarily a great FPL asset; DCL is currently almost essential; but Richarlison may overtake him in time thanks to the fact penalties are now handed out like confetti. Zaha flatters to deceive again.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Perfect!!

      1. Hospital Pass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks!

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      No I disagree. Don’t understand this James isnt an fpl option stuff, he shoulve had 2 assists today had Dcl put them away. And he took a FK in a dangerous position and has shown he can score from outside the box.
      Everton conceded one goal to a set piece away to palace, not terrible from a defensive pov, Digne should start getting CS soon

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        I think he’s an option but Rich,DCL,Digne options too.
        Do we want multiple Everton players ? With Chelsea ,United players available.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          I think we do want multiple Everton players imo because of their value, Dcl and James are underpriced a bit I think

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            Great value indeed. Merseyside Derby coming up soon. Will be interesting.
            I went with Rich over DCL. Slightly regretting it now but can’t change.
            DCL getting all the price rises.

      2. Hospital Pass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks. Makes a whole lot of sense, to say the least.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Nope

      JRod definitely an asset. DCL reasonable asset only - poor keeping from Guaita gifted him a goal.

      All about who scored first. Palace showed as much in attack as Everton who simply sat back when ahead.

      1. Zalk
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Poor keeping? That's at point blank range. He saved two of those from Southampton so can't blame him on that.

      2. Hospital Pass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Thanks. Really useful.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Stockley Park is deciding all games.

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    A nervy 30 minute wait for Werner(c)

    1. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep..and no Jorginho...could mean pens??

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        We can hope. Better not he Havertz on em...

        1. Costa Nostra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          After owning them both first two weeks and only keeping Werner...that would really hurt. I don’t see it though... I’m sure Frank wants to get Werner going and open his account as soon as possible.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 20 hours ago

            Same here. But yes Werner would make sense

  5. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Trossard is my secret weapon going forward. His performances have to start translating into fpl points soon surely!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Deserved 4 goals today

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Not that secret now

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Lol true

    3. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Just needs to do a Mourhino and get the goalposts moved 🙂

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      I was bigging him up preseason, looks a great fpl player

    5. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Nice pick just waiting for fixtures to ease

  6. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Went without DCL and Everton and you know what I’ll take it this week lol

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Miffed with Hamez but at least *only* 6 for DCL

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    KDB Salah Bruno Jimenez Wood doesn't seem like enough penalty takers.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Need Klich

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Yup

  8. PlayPercentage
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Timo on the left wing. Is that his favoured position?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      That's correct. Cutting inside from the left wing is his move and he actually started playing as winger when he was very young so I think Turbo Timo going to do well

      Hoping for plenty of goals

  9. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Any chance Digne sneaks a BAP, folks?

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Sadly no

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Hoping so but seems unlikely

  10. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Pls pls pls stay quiet Timo..

    1. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Maybe he'll take and miss a penalty

  11. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Those saying Richarlison played badly have no clue about football... he was brilliant.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      He creates nuisance of himself.
      Nothing more than that. But yeah ... He's good if used to his advantages

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        defenders just can't handle him... he has a red card in him though!

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      He was brilliant today, always looking to turn his man and run past.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        spot on

  12. Amey
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Over the IB I'm going to play my WC.
    And downgrade all Defense only keeping Taa and load upon as many pen takers as i can.

    This is ridiculous amount of pens which can't be ignored.

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    cmon werner... cmon

  14. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Some hysterical comments from people on here during match days. Now anyone who blanks is trash. Guess what, 7.0 midfielders are unlikely to haul every week. Thats why they're 7.0

    Can't wildcard every week

  15. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    My gameweek starts now with James, Havertz, Werner (c) 🙂

    1. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      exactly same boat my friend

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      I have Johnstone only from this game

  16. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Can we say that AWB is one of the most overrated players in the league ? 60 millions for player who cant cross, and who is bad in defence apart from 1vs1 where is he good but defence isnt only 1v1.

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      People were saying he's the best rb in the league

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Not even close to TAA or Walker and there are players like Pereira who are better than him.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Very good without the ball average with the ball

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        yea, we saw today how is he good without ball

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Was very good off the ball, now he's declined to being crap on and off the ball

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          true dat

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 20 hours ago

          It's the result of not defending collectively. In Palace you will always get teammates close

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Still Rashford

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Reminds me of Earl Barrett, and that isn't meant to be insulting.

  17. maclrc
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Zaha to Barnes or Foden worth doing early to avoid price changes?

    Or does it stink of knee jerk?

    1. maclrc
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      I still reckon Zaha worth keeping, but reckon plenty will sell and I don't exactly have great faith in him...

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Pretty kneejerk to me. Look at Zaha's fixtures

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Exactly. They still played decent football.
        He may give nice returns against attacking Chelsea and Brighton sides

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      I'm keeping for now, good fixtures and looks like he's on pens

      1. maclrc
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 20 hours ago

        Going to keep him. Will see how he goes until after Fulham game

  18. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Baps final?

  19. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    - Werner brace
    - no Chelsea CS
    - Soton - Burnley 0-0

    too much to ask for..?

    1. Nightrain_
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      Triple CHE brace, not much to ask I guess against the bottom feeder

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 20 hours ago

      1/3

  20. trafalgarlaw
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    Need help mate, Doucoure will drop tomorrow
    1FT 3.8ITB

    McCarthy
    VVD Justin Digne
    Doucoure KDB Bruno Podence
    DCL Jimenez Martial

    Nyland Mitchell Ayling Bissouma

    Who to replace Doucoure ?
    A. Barnes
    B. Son
    C. Foden
    Other

  21. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 20 hours ago

    If the comments section format was switched to audio and maybe include video as an option - would you like/support such an 'enhancement' to the environment?

    Y. Yes
    N. No
    M. Maybe, but unsure ..
    D. Definitely not!