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

    Werner on the left!
    Could be gold for him

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      or completely awful

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

        He was a killer from the left at Red Bull

      2. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Probably get a a couple of penalties regardless!

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Mina with a Phil Jones style challenge

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I remember Terry better

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

    Werner possibly on pens but will play wide

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

    Tammy on pens?

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

      Without a shadow of a doubt

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        lol

  5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    werner on pens with jorg benched?

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

      He better be!

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

    Palace is no joke this season

  7. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Werner on pens then?

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

      Likely him or Havertz.

  8. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Tempted to WC tbh. I’ve gotten the start so wrong. Thoughts on this lot?

    Martinez
    Semedo, Saiss, James
    Salah, Kdb, Sterling, Trossard, Pereira
    Jiminez, Dcl

    Steer, Lamptey, Dunne, Brewster .3itb

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

      Looks a good team tbh

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      WC Team?

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        It would be. If only I had this team so far! Had a very poor start.

    3. TAT
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      Looking good. Not far from my WC team for this GW.

      I'm at 3.3m OR after last GW, so I know the feeling of getting the start wrong!

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        I’m almost 5m mate...

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 19 hours ago

          Ouch! Where did the first two GWs go wrong?

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

    Abraham is no good for Werner right?

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

      Yes werner gets pushed onto the wing

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Good for Havertz though considering he assisted him twice midweek

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

    This is not handball 😆

  11. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Thiago captain tonight.

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Today should go down in history as a DCL fail.

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Games a joke!

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    don't flop werner

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

    No jorginho. Wener peno lovely

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      could be havertz

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

        No chance with his confidence

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          higher than werner's though

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          He just scored a hat trick his confidence is probably fine

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 19 hours ago

          He just scored a hat-trick

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

    Doesn't make sense anymore

  17. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    more of a pen then Ward's one

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Correct

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Yep, thats Friend for you

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

      Probably but it’s all a shambles. What was wrong with the accidental rule we had before

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

    Werner LW

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

      on pens

  19. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Hand ball rule change ruining this season. Can’t watch a game normally any more

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Just fill your team with pen takers

  20. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Gun a be a 2-2 or 3-2 to Palace.

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

    What is wrong with replies on comments?

    Loads keep getting deleted.

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

      Conspiracy 🙂

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

    Where's my DCL/Digne combo at? 🙁

  23. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    A Tammy header is basically guaranteed today

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Werner assist

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

    If that was a handball I would've lost my head

  25. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Werner PK goal incoming

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      or not, may not even be on them

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Jorginho benched.

        Werner will take the pens

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          lamps?

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

    To be fair to the refs their reasoning for giving/not giving the pens is at least consistent. That one the defender had his arms tucked into his body so it wasn't given.

    1. King Mo
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      It isn't even consistent. Lascelles had a handball v West Ham similar to Maupay's today and they didn't give anything 😀

      1. Pavsboot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 19 hours ago

        Haha I take my comment back then

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 19 hours ago

      But you could argue he could have moved his arm out of the way more. Earlier one that was given I don’t see how he could. I know they brought it in to try and make it more consistent but like any rule it will be interpreted incorrectly a lot of the time...I just preferred the previous rule, this ones not worked

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

    Reece James on pens...

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

      Nice

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      He took pens for Wigan when he was on loan with us.

      He is superb at taking pens.

      So there is every chance

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

      Half the Chelsea team are on pens

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

    Kepa dropped.
    Hopefully better chances for CS!

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

      James and Alonso full backs against Diang and Pereira doesn’t fill me with hope

  29. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Need a CS from Chelsea

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

    Havertz playing as a 10. Hopefully my wildcard punt delivers