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

    Wow what scenes!

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Fernandes yeah!

  3. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I’m a United fan but rival has got Bruno and those are some jammy points, the assist took place about 10 seconds before the Rashford goal too! Anyway I’ll take it as a fan!

  4. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Penandes at it again!

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Peno Utd with late win....

  6. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Kinda feel like that was karma for maupay the way he celebrated his penalty

  7. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno gets the jammiest points in the game

  8. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sooo wilcard full on penalty takers is a real thing.

  9. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Sold Bruno on my wildcard 🙂

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It'll happen every week. We'll just need to attack each one and nail the captain if possible

  10. stat sifter 888888
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Man U would have lost that game without Maguire....

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Such an awful game when you know the woodwork was your best defender

      1. ElChapo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        shot against the post/crossbar = a shot off target.

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

      One of the luckiest wins I can remember.

    • GROBARI
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Penalty merhant and Varchester United strikes again

        1. ElChapo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          every VAR decision was spot on, the Handball for our penalty was a blatant as you can get, what's your issue?

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        YAYYYY took one week punt for Bruno on WC !!! Jammy but idc 😉

      • Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wow Bruno only 20% ownership. Thought it would be atleast 30

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Absolute joke getting those points. A through ball where Rashford beats 3 defenders and a last kick penalty from a ridiculous handball.

          1. BoomXhakaLaca1
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A ridiculous handball, with the new rules it's a straight forward handball

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Not doubting that, but ridiculous to concede from a defensive point of view. And stupid jammy for United.

              1. BoomXhakaLaca1
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Oh ya I don't know what he was at putting his hand up, luck no doubt

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Tbf the ball was quality

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

            It was a nailed on handball.

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

            Ridiculous as in the Maupay was being stupid waving his arm above his head or???

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yes

          5. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This is exactly how he scored points at the end of last season. Just imagine what happens when he gets his eye in

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yet people think he's the second coming of Messi...

      • BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Should've done the crying celebration back to Maupay

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Never bench Lamptey.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Sounds good to me. Relying on clean sheets will be a waste of time and effort at this rate. Even Wolves will let us down

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            My WC team is based around it.

            Martinez
            TAA - Saiss - James - Lamptey
            Salah - Sterling - KDB - Podence
            Inzaghi - Jimenez

            Podence & Jimenez will probably be Antonio/Pulisic down the line.

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              looks good. Base price bench?

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Pretty much.

                Steer - Mitchell - Alzate - Brewster

                +0.4m

            2. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Who is Inzaghi, Giggs?

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Calvert-Lewin.

                Ancelotti compared him to Inzaghi 😀

                1. Hairy Potter
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Which Inzaghi? There were a few with varying careers.

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Philip

                2. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  😛 😎

      • xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Some people should be banned from posting at halftime.

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So brighton isntead of big win got a loose because of the referees ?
        So unfair

        1. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Well he did handball it like

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            in 99 minute ?
            it was 5 minutes addition after 90

            1. BoomXhakaLaca1
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Ya add on the minutes for the celebrations from brighton band then it was in man united attack. They didn't clear the ball so couldn't blow it up

          2. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Yeah you're right, they should do that for every game. Blow the full-time whistle then cycle through any and all decisions to have penalties/cards/freekicks again. I hope Man U miss out on top 4 this year. Corrupt tactics.

              1. BoomXhakaLaca1
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Learn the rules bud

              2. ElChapo
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                your last 5 posts have been negative about united, how sad.

          3. ElChapo
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            The handball was blatant?

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

          "Bruno with a 100th minute VAR penalty" is hilarious.

        3. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I suspect the games wouldn't be playing out like this with fans in the stadium

          and dismal defending with VAR is seemingly the root cause for the drama

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

          Should the ref had consulted VAR after he blew the final whistle??

          1. Godfrey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yes, foul was before the final whistle

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

            The handball was before he blew for full time.

            1. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It doesn't matter, he should have either waited and checked var, or ended the game.
              The full time whistle ends the game, you can't restart it after that, unless they have changed those rules as well

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

                I’m sure he wouldn’t have blown for full time had he seen the handball.

              2. Das Boot
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I don't think it is that straightforward anymore. They were asking why Sian Massey didn't raise her flag for a clear offside earlier and it turns out that they have now changed this too. They said that they don't want refs to stop play for the raised flag as VAR would check it anyway. So, they have been messing about with the rules, no doubt this is the case in this instance also.

          3. Pulp Minion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yes, incident happened before the final whistle.

        5. TAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Will have to tear up the team to get Fernandes then…

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

            Why?

            Hr was poor

            1. TAT
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              He's going to get those 10.12 pointers despite being invisible with all those pens.

            2. Ode
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Doesn’t matter, Utd will keep getting penalties no matter what

        6. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Didnt realise you were allowed to re start a game to change a decision you made. Lets re start every game and replay all the mistakes

          1. ElChapo
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            handball was before he blew the whistle?

          2. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It's so corrupt and stupid. Is this the first time it's ever been done? It's the kind of record that United deserve.

              1. BoomXhakaLaca1
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                It's the first time ever because VAR was only brought in last season sure

            • Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Should disallow Maradona's goal from 1986.

          3. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Wow, absolute scenes!

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Thanks Bruno(c)

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

              The only thing more undeserved than a United win. He looks awful. I'm happy to be without.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                A pen is a pen mate end of

              2. Woy_is_back
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Happy to be without lol. He's will score a lot of points

                1. Woy_is_back
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  *he

              3. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Does it really matter if he looks awful. He'll get 15 goals just from penalties

              4. No Salah
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Only he looked good from that Awful Utd performance. Played major role in All three goals.

                Harsh to say he was awful.

                He was the only good thing from Utd today.

          5. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Disgusted by that game.

          6. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            who had Bruno in their WC?

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

            That has to be serious shitehousery.