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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. weaver93
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Bruno 3 BAPS as well..
    Utd were 2nd best throughout the game..
    Unlucky Brighton

    1. doher.ty
        2 months, 2 days ago

        It's true

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

      Finger hovers over fernandes transfer button, whistle blows, finger presses , var Intervenes = goal + 3bps , DO NOT CONFIRM undo undo

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

        same here ... was sitting with Bruno & Wilson to Foden & Ings .... Man U always get penalties against Spurs so probably have to keep him now

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

        😆

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just bad refereeing.

      Added time 5min.

      Brighton scores in ET 4min30 sec

      Corner man utd in ET 6min30sec

      Just doesnt make sense.

      Feel bad for Brighton.

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

        Ignoring the fact he ended the game as well with full time declared and then restarted the match, first time I have saw that in 30 years watching football.

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          With VAR present I can understand that when a foul is made before the final whistle they can intervene.
          Its harsh, but by the rules a correct decision.

          But playing so late on is just a blatant foul by the referee imo

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

        Brighton celebrated their goal for a while and then the handball was before the final whistle which the referee didn’t see so checked on VAR. Correct decision, as annoying as it is for me too.

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I concur with the correct decision even after final whistle. But for me the corner shouldnt have been taken. For me it was past 30 seconds from kick off.

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

            Fair enough, the 5 minutes injury time is a minimum though so we don’t know the exact time that he was going to add and then extra is added for the celebrations. Harsh on Brighton for sure.

        2. stat sifter 888888
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Rubbish. Once the full-time whistle has been blown the game has ended. Man U now have the record for the most outrageous corruption of the laws of the game in professional football.

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

              The ref missed the handball, I’d have been furious if they hadn’t checked that and given a penalty if it was against my team.

      3. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What a shame for Brighton, they deserved more. Even a draw would have been flattering to United, PKs to the rescue again for United!

      4. Sleep Talk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So AWB has to go from my team yeah?

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

          Yes

        2. LC1
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A$AP

        3. Sleep Talk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I have the exact money to go AWB and Wilson to Jimi and a 4.5M def for a hit.

      5. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That is such a weird thing.. I had the captaincy all week on KDB and had a dream Bruno got a goal and assist.. put the armband on him this morning

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

          😮

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

          No you didn’t

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

            Yes I did. You just can’t believe it because it’s unbelievable.

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

        Bonus Penandes does it again - elite FPL option

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

          Even when they play horrible he gets a 12 pointer :p

        2. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Now say that without crying

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

            I have him you helmet

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Your name suits you completely doofus

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

                Now say that without crying

                1. The Red Devil
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Lol, have a tissue child!

      7. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        United are awful, will be lucky to finish top 8

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

          That's a stretch. Top 4 probably not but they'll be in top 8.

          1. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 2 days ago

              There's a lot of competition this year. Their attacking tactics are so one-dimensional at the minute that it is possible.

        2. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Anyone else rapidly losing interest in football since the introduction of VAR? Glad I support a club in the EFL!

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

            Not even slightly.

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

            Losing interest because the right decision was made?

            Maupay is a fool for leading with his arm, his fault.

            1. stat sifter 888888
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Full-time whistle was blown. Think it might be the first time in the history of professional football that such an outrageous standard has been set. Definitely the first time in the Prem. They didn't even do it last year when Sheff didn't get a goal last year at Villa bc of Hawkeye and that was the only reason Villa stayed in the Prem and Watford went down.

            2. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Just youi

            3. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              100%

            4. JIMMY764
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It’s not actually VAR as a concept I have an issue with. It’s actually done a good job in exposing certain laws of the game that aren’t up to scratch, such as handball and offside.

              There’s far too many penalties in football, those lines on the pitch were drawn over 100 years ago and funnily enough, football has changed a lot since then. Fouls 15-18 yards away from goal during certain phases of play shouldn’t be punished with a free kick at goal from 12 yards out in the what is a low scoring sports match.

              Compared to other top sports, football is fast becoming a bit of a joke sport at the highest level, and it’s VAR exposing it. Imo of course.

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

            Son > Bruno > Son

            Have to laugh. No transfers for me next week 😆

            (This week was a Wildcard, don't tell me to be patient - nobody here recommended Fernandes on Wildcard.)

            1. LC1
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Same mate.

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

              he didn't score last week so why would they?

              1. nobwak
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Lol so much this.

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

              You have to be different mate, I know it’s frustrating but the group think isn’t alway right.

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

            A big win like that has to mean a contract extension for Ole?

            Can’t teach that winning mentality!

          5. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Bruno triple captain successfully 😀

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

            There was always a risk in selling United players on wildcard but those who did can at least take comfort in the fact that they still looked poor.

            You can't own everyone and it may well be the players you have instead are currently better options.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Exactly. Frustrating but you just have to laugh. So many double-digit pointers thus far.

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

              This is it. It's absolute chaos atm and we've just got move on.

              Pens are key, defences are a waste of time.

          7. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Harry freaking Maguire double digit haul?

            1. You've got red on you.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Don't think we'll be rushing to get him in lol

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

            Is the Amazon game free to view do we know?

            1. Leonard hatred
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              if you have Prime, yah.

              else you're stuck with the crappy streams, or catching covid in a pub.

            2. Leonard hatred
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              i suspect you get it on months teh free trial too....

          9. nobwak
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Who sold Bruno?

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

              For son!

              And had Bruno over Son last week

              What a time to be alive

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

              Sold martial on WC but still annoyed I bought him in last week for a hit

              For ings

          10. DeathAngel
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Has a referee ever gone to check the pitch side monitor at VAR's behest, and NOT changed his mind?

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

              Yep. I remember it happening in the WC for sure and there have been plenty other times in other leagues. Changing is more likely though.

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

                It's ridiculously rare though right? Like probably less than 1% of the time they don't change their mind, meaning that the slow walk over to the monitor is just a glorified waste of time right?

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

                  Yep, it's definitely the minority.

                  The problem is if you don't use the pitchside monitor then you get more of what you had in the PL last season, which was calls were bad enough to go against common sense and majority opinion but not "clear and obvious" enough for Var to more directly overturn.

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

                    Surely pretty much the same decisions are changed via VAR both this season and last season? Only now the accountability for VAR is gone, because the on-pitch referee is the sole person in charge of non-offside/encroachment type decisions (that are black and white and VAR changes it without asking the on-pitch referee).

                    I see this monitor check as just a glorified time waste that makes it so that the on-pitch referee has supposed ultimate decision making power, but since he doesn't want VAR to look bad he pretty much always agrees with VAR's assessment, rather than giving actual value with his monitor check.

                    The only way around this is for VAR to do some fake monitor checks so that the referee approaches each decision with an open mind as he will not know if VAR is doing a fake or real monitor check.

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

            I would be very ashamed if im a united fan. What a puke ! 🙂

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

              Shame only exists if you care what others think.

              If you internally validate yourself (confidence), you don't need validation from others (ego).

          12. ...al
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Sold Bruno for son then son for Bruno

            Can I get an amen up in here

            Not even mad though United were absolutely terrible

          13. Leonard hatred
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Martial possibly dropping tonight, DCL is playing brighton next week, getting tempted to join this bandwagon late....

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

              I’ll boot him out for either DCL or Jimi.

              Course, he’ll score a batty next week now.....

          14. SoapAFC
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Actually feel sick watching that from a neutral's perspective... So the amount of crazy things that haven't been overturned because of "clear and obvious error" but you can restart the game after FT whistle has gone?? Not to mention the additional time UTD were given when there was only 5 mins extra time..

            1. You've got red on you.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              The handball happened before the whistle

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                again, so what? the game had ended. yes it should be a penalty but you can't just resume a finished game that's ridiculous

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

                  this.

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

                  It's over don't be salty

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

              the handball was before the whistle?

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

              You can, foul was before the final whistle. It's in the rules

            4. SoapAFC
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Would like to see the rulebook around the "full time whistle" whether it's something definitive, I would've thought that it signifies the end of play for sure

              1. You've got red on you.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                lol

          15. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I don't get you guys, football is more fun than ever. Has there even been a boring match this season? I'm all for it

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              ikr, I'm just excited lol

            2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Agreed and I transferred out Fernandes for a-4 gw3!

          16. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I mean, it was a penalty.

            Crazy result though. Poor Brighton.

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

              It was, but the ref had ended the game.

              Have you ever saw the ref blow for fulltime, end the match, and then restart it again? Ive not in 30 years watching football.

              1. You've got red on you.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Stupid comment.

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

                  is it? so you have seen it before where the ref has blown final whistle, ended the game, and then restarted it?

          17. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            This should be Investigated. Disgusting!!!

          18. Carky
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Forget result, Maupay is looking essential.... as is every other penalty taker.

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

            Is it only Bruno owners, who don't see an issue with the referee ending the game(blowing up for full time) and then restarting the game?

            Yes the hand ball was before fulltime, but once you end the game its over.

            Never seen anything like it to be honest, but I'll take the win as a utd fan, but absolutely crazy refereeing.

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

              I don't own him and obviously it was correct to give the penalty.

          20. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I guess the penalty wasn't the wrong decision, I don't understand why the ref didn't blow right after Utd's Goal kick after March's goal, it was well over the added time, right?

            This just looks corrupt.

          21. No Salah
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            My only way to KDB is Bruno or Son 🙁
            Totally clueless now.

          22. Pedram
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            From IFAB Laws of the Game:

            However, if at the end of the half, the referee leaves the field of play to go to the referee review area (RRA) or to instruct the players to return to the field of play, this does not prevent a decision being changed for an incident which occurred before the end of the half.

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

              Fair enough

          23. Sarnab
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            KDB to Bruno for a -4? 😀

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

              100%