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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. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Kouyate G

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    DCL on penalties?

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Nobody knows.

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Richarlison or James if Siggy isn’t on.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I would give them to him.

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    1-1

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Kouyate G

    Townsend A

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Kouyate G Townsend A

    Great header

  6. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Goalfest continues....

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Deen CS gone

  8. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Kouyate G, Townsend A

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Oh man I miss kouyate at West Ham. One of my fav ever playera

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Really don't understand how you let kouyate go, been great for us.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Probably the same reason we let Diangana go to relegation rivals for only £12m

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Eve clean sheet gone

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    F you Digne lol

  12. JustSomeGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Digne 🙁

    Score now pls.

  13. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Townsend making a mockery of his price this season. Lovely.

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      How much is he? 5.5?

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        6m with 1 goal and 2 assists

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        6.0

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Shhh

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Was horrible last season. Looks amazing so far this season, great turnaround. Eze signing just have kicked him into gear

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah agreed he had a terrible season last one

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Nice. Very nice.

  15. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Great header.

  16. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    great stuff, clean sheets gone 🙂

  17. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Digne cleanie wiped. Just need his standard yellow card now.

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Plenty of time

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Everton CS wiped! Beautiful!

  19. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Clean sheet wiped. Lovely

  20. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Despite the 12pts people are still selling Bruno

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I don’t blame them because Man utd look poor but if they proved anything today it’s that they will get oenalties

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Ah I knew shoulda got Andros instead of Zaha 🙁

  22. Oooof
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Afternoon lads and lasses

  23. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Jeez. Amazon steam almost 1 min behind.

  24. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    That's almost regulation for a goalkeeper, middle of the goal and nice height.

  25. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Townsend and Trossard alert!

  26. Bada Bing
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pickford caught flatfooted again.

  27. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pickford's reaction is so slow

  28. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    palace goal

  29. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pickford isn’t very good is he?

  30. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Final whistle please!