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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. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Havertz has scored a hattie every time he's started with Abraham.

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Is that against Premier league teams?

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Lampard on pens.

  3. ivantys
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Imaginary injury for Chilwell?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Lampard said that he'll be eased back

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Only played a few minutes the other night, no ready to start yet.

      Spurs on Tuesday will help his fitness.

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    DCL needs to shave and get a haircut. Looks like a homeless guy.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      No thanks, may stop scoring if he does that

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        He's no Samson

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

    Bats on for Eze probably means zaha our wide now

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Any change is good as zaha was isolated

  6. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Werner will score more from the wings

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      why? how?

      1. Relias
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Hasn’t scored so can’t score less!

  7. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    James could be on pens you know.

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

    He is superb at taking them

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Great now I need to wash my pants

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Haha

  8. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Lampsy said he didn’t want to comment on Kepa’s error. This has clearly tested beyond his patience. Kepa deserves what he gets.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Chelsea spent 72m on a great shot stopper in a slow league. Should’ve done their homework better.

  9. Vpan
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Where is Zouma?
    Is Christensen nailed now?

  10. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Jorghino over Podence worked well then

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    James looks set in squad?

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Siggy on for Andre Gomez, attacking move.
    Interesting

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      If Carlo opened his eyes properly he'd notice he was 2-1 up not 2-1 down.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Haha

  13. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Rich no more on penalties?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Probs not no

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Why?

  14. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Havertz to shine today

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Bottled it with him and went with Werner

  15. ajay_kl +42
    • 9 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    What is going on with Chilwell and Dave?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Reece is becoming first choice. Has to eventually. Won't develop if he continues as a bit part player.

      Not sure about Chilwell, would have expected him to be in the squad. Perhaps just not risked today.

  16. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Havertz (c). Good start. All these Werner owners being happy at him playing on the left is funny to me.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Happy with likely pens

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Too early to celebrate.

    3. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Wow that's a punt and a half! Hope he does well for you!

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      As a werner captainer i'm pretty annoyed frankly! A great reason to ship him out if he blanks though . . . .

    5. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      I think it might be ok for him Camzy. At least he will get on the ball more. He has been pretty starved of it albeit they were down to 10 men for half a game v pool.

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Well captaining Havertz is funny to me...

    7. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      might make a huge difference for him in a positive way. Seen it with my own team. Manager played the striker on his own for weeks and he done nothing for a couple of months, nowt. Went two up front and he started scoring plenty.

    8. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Great captain call!!

    9. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      You mean like Salah, Sterling, Auba, Mane play wide?

  17. King Mo
    • 6 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    So tempted to get James in for next week but worried it'll be the week Azpili gets a game 😀

  18. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Have 4 players int the Chelsea game.

    James, Havertz, Pereira and Werner

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Captain POO 😎

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Greedy off me wanting another DCL goal?

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

      *Rich

  21. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Still not sure on James Rodriguez as an FPL prospect for 7.5m. If he had pens, great, but without them, i might be looking for an exit route.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      i'm already making an exit plan tbh, but......set pieces, he's great for

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Plenty of Chelsea midfielders to choose from soon.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      No pens is a big negative.

      Two forwards. If either score, BAPs scooped. If there's a CS, defenders scoop BAPs (evne without, as assist and goal threat).

      James makes everyone else tick, and will get returns, but IMO he makes others better & for that reason, you may as well go with the other players...

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Yep. Fantastic to watch, but probably not the FPL player i thought he'd be. I thought he'd be played as a 10 and firing off a fair few shots with that left foot.

    4. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      looks scary not owning though

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Nah

  22. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    My hearts in my mouth every time the ball gets passed back to Pickford.

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

    Calvert lewin misses another sitter

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Good defending from my fav kouyate

  24. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    If Werner doesn't score today, I'm switching him to Jimenez I think...

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      You and everyone else who doesn't already have Jimenez.

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    WC not started well then...

    Hamez not looking so good after all. Cursing myself for not swapping for tap-in merchant DCL

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Zaha says hello

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Who’s the east end geezer giving instructions?

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      You what mate?

  27. The Mandalorian
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    James should start most games Lampard prefers a consistent defence

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Hasn't he started a different CB pairing in each game so far?

      1. The Mandalorian
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Last season very consistent

  28. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Jimmy Richarlison Mitro / Maupay/ Wood

    KDB Salah Grealish Zaha (Klich on the ebcnh)

    There it is. Done.

    Ready for 180-200 penalties this season.

  29. El Magico5
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    We all ready for a reece james masterclass?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Lewis > James might be my Transfer next week.

  30. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Dcl not even on for baps

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Doesn't deserve em