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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. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    So just fill your team with penalty takers?

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      No, with the penalty takers who will take the most penalties

  2. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Absolutely ludicrous

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    The rules of the game are absolutely out of line and whoever is responsible deserves a serious flogging...

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Get in the box, kick ball at defenders arm.

    Will get at least one pen a game.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      It’s in the rules, it’s how the game is meant to be played

  5. Right In The Stanchion
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Happily take that Digne assist

  6. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Ward should have conceded two pens really

  7. Werner Brothers
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    VAR is consistently inconsistent

  8. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Shame that richarlison on penalties. Though makes it worth getting him over DCL on wildcard in a week or two

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Mass selling of Rodriguez incoming

  10. Right In The Stanchion
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Where the Digne haterz at?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Not bothered no clean sheet

    2. doher.ty
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Lol for one assist, simmer

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Co fused as to why you spent 6m on a defence that don’t keep CSs

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Games turning into a laughing stock£

  12. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Hodgson lost the plot

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      You can hardly blame Palace for that penalty. That's just rotten luck.

  13. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Even in basketball they allow it if the ball touched the foot unintentinally.

    This is ridiculous

  14. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Well, looks like bye to Rodriguez then, not even on pens

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      But surely he is just a brilliant player but an average FPL one? Assistssister

  15. aborg
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Why did Richarlison give the penalty?

  16. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    DCL to Richarlison ?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Just have both

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        That’s too much everton surely

        1. fantasyfog
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Never too.much Everton

  17. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Penalty was fine this time. The defenders know you can't make your body bigger - yes it was accidental but if you put your hands out wide that's going to happen.

    1. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      That's a natural movement when you're trying to stop after running though. Like for real if his hands aren't out he could easily just topple over to the right lol.

    2. Sir EFO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Before handball it was offside

  18. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Go cheap on defence, fill the team with pen takers. Thats my strategy from now on

  19. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    2020...the year the world finally lost the plot

  20. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    This means Hamez out next

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Think Woy just said he’s cutting off both of Joel Wards arms at HT.

  22. JustSomeGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    I don't really know what to think about pens.

    His hand clearly stopped the ball, which could have led to a goal scoring chance, but at the same time the only way his hand isn't there is if he doesn't have one.

    It's almost like a handball in the pen area should just give you a freekick on the box instead...

  23. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Have to sell Rodriguez now he ain't on penalties for sure

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep same here

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Spare a thought for the poster on here who has to sell his house.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Lol forgot about that 😆

    3. Neto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      --> Barnes

  24. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    There's gonna be a minimum of 10 penalties per game week at this rate!!!

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes Ings Jimienz become imp and max 3 defendets at back

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Definitely need at least 4 to 5 penalty takers in my team

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Once I transfer JRod to Grealish, I'll have 8.

  25. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    That run up looked a bit suspect to me

  26. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Is that 16 penalties now? And just two misses. Much easier taking a penalty without fans.

  27. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Can I have my wildcard back. I'll have 7 penalty takers please.

    1. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Same here

    2. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      lol yep. Feels so boring tho.

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Is anyone actually enjoying this game with this current farce going on?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      FPL that is

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Yeah I like goals

    3. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Well right now I am

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Bring back ball to hand

  30. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Werner too expensive for a striker not on pens?
    Ings, Rich, mitro & Maupay cheaper

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Sounds stupid but it does reduce his stock quite a bit if so

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Jorginho missed last so you never know

    3. POZZY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Jorginho isn't nailed to start. Think Werner will start taking them soon.