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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. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    16 pens in 20 fixtures so far this season.. absolutely absurd!

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

      A pen every game more or less... means penalty takers have a 1/2 chance of scoring every game

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

      Load up on pen takers 😆

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I think (though I'm open to correction) that the changes we've seen over the summer were driven by FIFA too, so we're less likely to see the sort of course correction in how the rules are applied that we saw in the PL last season.

      1. MesQueUnClub
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        You are correct.

  2. Bleh
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    WC to this pen-taking team, yay or nay?

    Ryan 4.0
    TAA Justin Lamptey Mitchell Dunne
    Salah KDB Bruno Klich Alzate
    Jiminez Richarlison Mitro
    0.2 ITB

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Its actually pretty good

    2. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Maupay!

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I’m very tempted

    4. Manani
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      tbh it is pretty similar to most WC team last week, except DCL vs Richarlison and Klich. Not bad team

  3. Third Eye Vision
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Things are looking up. Everton only got awarded ONE Premier League goal last season and that was in July. Is it because we’re a top 6 club?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      How did they stay up with 1 goal? 😯

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Valid point on the typo. It must be out incredible defence.

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Anyway, swapped James & Brewster for Richi & Anguissa on WC this morning. So happy days.

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Bit premature

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          I know I’m biased, but in fpl-terms, he’s looked amazing. He’s creating and scoring.

  4. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Official Pens WC

    4.5GK
    Lamptey Justin Saiss (Mitchell, Taylor)
    KDB Salah Bruno Klich (Jorginho)
    Maupay Richarlison Jimi/Ings

    0.9itb so room for adjustments. Anything you would change?

    Also not serious at all about this lol.

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Not a bad team though!

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane & Auba

      1. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Mathematically impossible to get them all haha

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Well all 8 of my mids/forwards are on pens

          1. Mr. Chimes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            Well yeah you can make a team with all 8 being on Pens, but not with all of KDB Bruno Salah Auba Kane is what I mean to say

    3. Sahil.....
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Its temting

  5. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    So is there a team that will keep a cs in this gw?

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

      CSs are a thing of the past

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Liverpool

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      What's a "cs"?

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        crusty sausage

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      same thoughts

  6. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Anyone think penalties should be worth less points that normal goals? Just a thought

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

      Definitely but they won't change the rules mid season

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      No but winning a penalty should be awarded in case its missed

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Don't see why the would be. They don't impact the game any less than regular goals.

      1. Adetro
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        But it also doesn't impact the game depending who scores, but they get different points.

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        It’s more about improving the game. Attackers goals impact the game the same as defenders but it’s 4 points vs 6

        1. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Defenders are also much less likely to be penalty takers though. I don't have a problem with the few who are skilled enough to be first in line for penalties in their team being rewarded the same as any other defender who scores a goal.

          As a general rule, taking points out of the game is a bad idea.

    4. Manani
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      no. a goal is a goal in the scoreboard no matter where it came from.

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        You think a player should get the same points regardless of their position too?

      2. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        This, what about tap ins on the line then lol

    5. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes

    6. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I think that'd be fair. 3 points, no matter which position they play, and less baps.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Do away with losing points for missing one then?

    7. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I think 3 points, unless the penalty taker also got the assist, then they should get the points they would have got if they scored in open play. Then again, they risk losing points if they miss, which will be more likely when the fans are back.

    8. cheekumz
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      No because there's already a point penalty for missing one. If there wasn't then yeah they should probably be worth 1 less maybe.

  7. DanwiseTheBrave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    These price changes. Martial>Jimenez now or lose 0.2 by waiting to see what happens in the rest of the games.

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

      Same situation, I'm making the move after the Wolves game

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

        Just realised Wolves game is tomorrow, argh!

      2. DanwiseTheBrave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        That's the smart move, but hemorrhaging cash in the meantime

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

          Yeah I think I may do it now and just pray he doesn't get injured tomorrow

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Ings instead ?

      1. DanwiseTheBrave
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Yeah, also a good option, might just wait it out

  8. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    need digne to grab a goal asap...

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      This

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        That

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          The other.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Mitchell*

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Townsend might be a great shout with a monopoly on set pieces

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Oh no Eze took it ignore me

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Eze lively.

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Deadly

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Just seen the replay. How was that penalty given. Joel Wards arm was there in the first place, not after Richarlson headed it.

    May as well go and enjoy a day at the circus than the shite being televised from empty stadiums.

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

      The person that made that rule change needs to be jailed

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Everton have found the Stockley Park “drop box”. United will be furious.

  12. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    0 points so far lol

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Could be worse, could have had only Dunk 😀

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Same. Can’t wait for my players to play

  13. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Rodríguez done anything?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Brilliant AA for DCL goal.

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Looked class

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Playing well.

      • BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        He has kept his hair perfect in 54 min of play

    3. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL missed

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

      DCL 🙁

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL misses sitter from Digne A

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Sorry would have been James A ***

    6. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL almost from hamez corner

    7. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Should have scored that.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Inzaghi-esque

    8. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      How did DCL miss that

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Regression has begun.

      DCL out!

    10. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Hamez owners fuming

    11. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Fek thats an annoying miss

    12. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Interesting that Fernandez was so far in front as the top bonus point scorer, when overall he had a poor game. Is the bonus points system any good? Did he lose points for conceding the penalty? Seems wrong that in effect you get double points for scoring a pen - now there's one seemingly every game- should they just be two points?

    13. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      DCL did well to get there, not exactly a tap in

    14. Ninjaa
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Is it time to ship B.Davies after this gameweek with Reguilon challenging him ? It would be to either Saiss or R.James
      ????

    15. adstomko
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Have 6/7 penalty takers in my team. Feeling smug.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          The wrong ones this week though

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Eze is amazing at everything that doesn’t require passing or shooting

      3. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Are you keeping Bruno?

        Thinking about downgrading to Son and getting Foden with the saved $

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Bruno on penalties. May as well keep.

      4. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        post restart DCL is back...

      5. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Hardly a sitter from dcl