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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. lugs
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    King Bruno

    last minute WC changes, Foden, Werner, Son, Saiss out

    Bruno(c) Havertz, Semedo, Connolly in 😆

    Martinez
    Semedo, James, Dunne
    KDB, Bruno(c), Havertz, Rod, Burke
    Kane, Jimmy

    Forster, Connolly, Castagne, Lamptey

    1. doher.ty
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Oh boy

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

      Boy oh boy

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Don’t celebrate too early...

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

        i might aswell enjoy my jam while it lasts 🙂

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

      Cant wait for the rest of your team to fail, brag then.

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

    Bitter sweet....

    Rashford - goal! 🙂
    No BPS?? 🙁

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

      Constantly offside

  3. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Come on Palace! But not you Zaha... you stay quiet.

    1. doher.ty
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      lol

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

      This please

    3. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      No be very loud Wilf!

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

    Pretty amazing stat - after 19 Games:
    2019: 3 pens
    2020: 15 pens

  5. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Who was on penalties at Everton, Siggy right?

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

      Richarlison

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

      Used to be

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

      Yep. We don't know who will be taking them when he's not on the pitch.

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

      Hopefully Hamez. We may see today

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

    Son could be in triple captain territory next GW.

    AWBs awareness of what’s behind him and his positioning in them situations is awful, Brighton could have scored 5 from the LW spot.

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

      It doesn't work like that

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Spurs are not a good attacking team

      Son will never score 4 goals again.

      Spurs wont score 5 again in the PL this year.

      You need to back teams with consistent stats. Spurs last week was random variance driven by crazy soton defending.

      Its never going to happen again.

      More likely City , Liverpool or Chelsea who have longterm proven ability to create and score multiple goals per match will be the most likely team to get 5+ goals

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Arsenal fan?

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

          Nope, spurs have terrible underlying creative stats. Middle of the pack for PL.

          Son maybe decent ish pick based on price, but never a triple captain choice in a random gameweek.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Rio basically agreed with you!

  7. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Classic United. Classic Bruno.

  8. The Big Fella
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Is Dunne for Burnley nailed or filling in for somebody?

    1. doher.ty
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Filling - he's 4th choice.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Cheers! Who for?

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

    Bruno > sterling -4 hasn’t started too well

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      you will be smiling soon enough after his hat trick

  10. aborg
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Although Bruno had a lucky last second surge from 4 points to 11 points I’m still happy not owning him. What a miserable first two performances from United !!

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

      Yeah, but if this is "miserable" imagine when engine is firing....

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

      You might want to check Bruno’s stats. Even when Utd are horrific he still gets high spg and kp. Plus pens. He’ll be 12m next year

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

        nah, i'm still not convinced enough from the eye test this season. Give me KDB anytime !

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

    Anyone share price rise link ?

    Trying to know should I ship out Shaw now for Saiss.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Man Utd defense is utter garbage, so it.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        do*

  12. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    If you see March's goal, it was Bruno's positioning fault that led him put the ball, lad made up for that

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

      Yes. But you can't blame him for a defensive error, that isn't his job

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        totally

  13. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Bruno Fernandes: "Maybe they [Brighton] say they did better. The point is to score goals not to hit the post or crossbar." #mulive [bt]

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Biggest rat in football man

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

        That title is Maupay's

        1. doher.ty
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Why? He earned the Arsenal 20m more for Martinez for his 'foul' on Leno.

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

        as in, he looks like one?
        I thought I was the only one who thought that.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Yeah, I captained him but I can’t stand him.

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

      What a man

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

      He's an arse. Anybody with eyes can tell United arguably didn't deserve 1pt from that let alone 3.

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Like this point is so stupid. Teams win games they don't deserve to win all the time

    4. doher.ty
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I mean they did play well, I'm not a United or Brighton fan but seems a bit off to call them out like that.

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

      Pathetic statement for a penalty merchant

      1. doher.ty
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        lol

    6. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      haha literally speaking the truth and people getting mad - if you can't shoot don't call yourselves unlucky

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

      Not sure how his ears fit under the cross bar

    8. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      He cant exactly say, 'sorry for not bothering to defend'.

      Or maybe he should

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Tough game for Everton here, not expecting to much from Hames and DCL

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

      Quite right.

  15. delux
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    at least, thanks to ads here, I bet on ManU to score penalty at 5.5 It's like printing money

  16. amol
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Fernandes is a horrific player yet still gets points, I hate it. A 3 yard pass where Rashford becomes Neymar and a penalty loool

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

      More like a 33 yard pass...but agree with everything else.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Play the game then. Don't let your emotions take over.

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

      To be fair his pass to Rashford was really good

  17. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Possible Martial replacements? Have Jimenez and Rich (triple Everton)

    Max 9.5

    A) Werner
    B) Ings
    C) Wood
    D) Other suggestions welcome

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Ings, Maupay, Wood, DCL. All good options. Ings best option if you won't be spending that extra money anywhere else

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Keep him tbh, unless desperate for the cash. Ings v WBA perhaps

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      I have those 3. Martial > Ings this gw

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

      Cheers all Ings appeals with the prevalence of pens and eventually Rich will probably become one of Wood/Maupay

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

      Jiménez looks set and forget. I will do this move if nothing else crops up this week

  18. El Magico5
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    FPL need to bring in minus points for giving away a pen.

    Was clear for everyone to see that bruno didn't have a 12 point game.

    1. Harry the Hack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      i saw an assist, a goal and 3 BAPS. seemed pretty clear to me its a 12 point game

      1. El Magico5
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        A pass 30 seconds before isn't an assist & a goal after the final whistle.

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

      Strange that it isn't already part of the scoring system really.

      1. El Magico5
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Think it would make things a lot fairer

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

      Fully agree should be a huge number of minus BPS or points deduction for pen conceded

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

      I think fanteam has that rule and would be a great addition for fpl

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

    Fernandes non-owners are so salty

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

      I'm not. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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

      Or just neutrals who hate to see crappy rules come into play like that to rob games - no matter if it was a penalty

    3. stat sifter 888888
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Nobody cares about who scored the pen. The Prem are re-inventing creating laws to suit Man U now. Disgraceful corruption.

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

        They had a magic 8 ball to see this would happen? Or did they write the new rules on the fly after this incident?

        Or the rules are confirmed before the season starts, if you're crying so much ask why a blatant handball was missed in the first place

  20. Sarnab
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    I like the way ManUtd haters are fuming atm 😀

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Same. It's hilarious. But it is clear that we won't win anything with Ole.

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        this

      2. Sarnab
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Harsh Truth! 🙁

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

    Ole could have been killed there!

  22. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    LOL @ BPS:
    Lindelof 22 vs Lamptey 21

  23. stat sifter 888888
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    What an appalling example for Man U and the Prem to be setting for refs and games down the country and the world. When does the game end? Can the game be rewound for every decision for as long as you can keep the two teams there? There's going to be so much more harassment for refs at semi-pro and amateur games now. Absolutely disgusting record and a shambles of a club. Hope to god that they lose out on the top 4 this year.

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

      Salty much. 😀

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Okay buddy relax don't let it ruin your weekend. You need to get over it.

    3. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Cry some more

  24. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    Penandes scores for Penchester United.

    Jokes aside, that's the luckiest 3 points ever.

  25. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    I played my wildcard last week and, 1 game in, I actually still like my team but I'm starting to think I should have targeted penalty takers.

    Something like Salah, KDB, Zaha, Klich, Maupay, Ings Jimenez should do well this season.

  26. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    As a Rashford owner, who is firmly anti Bruno (overpriced and only pens) the last minute pen make be decent longterm

    Keeps Rashford low profile , people with Bruno will keep longer term.

    Still think people are sleeping on Rashford, he was CF in and out at times today and was a few cm from a 15+ point haul , on a bad united performance

  27. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    The number of penalties per game is getting really out of hand

    A front 7 of penalty takers looks hugely appealing

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

      I worked out a team of 8 PK'ers...

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22532392

  28. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    the only reason of having Bruno in your team is pens, just pens, nothing else.

    i mean from an FPL POV, amazing, but irl that just makes him look bad as a player, I hope he can start commanding plays like he did post restart, not a UTD fan but looking at a club with such a history playing like this is sad.

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      pens and assists. He's going to rack up points like he did today. Doesn't seem as threatening from open play as he did last season though

  29. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    the amount of penalties is insane

    might have to go away from non-penalty takers the rate this is going

  30. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 20 hours ago

    How can people be so confused about the penalty being given after the whistle was blown?

    You can't compare it to pre-VAR for a start, absolutely pointless comparison. The ref blew the whistle because time was up. Yes, correct. However, the ref had missed an incident that had happened while the game was still going on. VAR made him aware of this and the game is brought back...as it is throughout the game.

    It is harsh but there is nothing wrong with it. It would have been unfair if the ref had not given a penalty that should have stood.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      could you explain the last play being given even after the added time elapsed after Bri goal. DDG goal kick was after the 5th min.

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        That's not even what I'm making a point about.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Refs discretion, as it always had been

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

        coz it takes time to reset from the goal. 5 mins is the minimum added time, there can be further injury time added onto the 5 mins

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

      It's like saying once the ref blows the whistle when someone scores a goal that it can't be reversed... some people need a lesson of common sense I think

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Think people are more frustrated about how undeserved the win was after United played like utter crap.

        Still, I think VAR was spot on today.

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

        It's not like that at all. If the ref blows the whistle that's the end of the game. If someone scores a goal after he's blow the whistle then it won't stand. At all.

        The penalty was given because of something that happened before the whistle was blown.

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

          Think I misread what you said there.

    3. stat sifter 888888
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      Only the law is that once the referee has blown the whistle, the game is then over. No ifs, no buts. Sheff didn't get a goal at Villa last year bc Hawkeye's technology failed that would have seen Villa go down and Villa stay up. That was only seen and confirmed after the game. The result was not changed to reflect the fair proceedings of the game.

      It's difficult to overstate the importance of the laws of professional football being changed to suit one club without saying that United have set a record for the most corrupt decision in the history of the game.

      1. stat sifter 888888
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        *Watford stay up

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        You are truly dense, if it was that corrupt don't they give utd the decision in the first place? Why would a corrupt ref not award a blatant pen

        Think please

      3. doher.ty
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        Villa fans united - stale opinions incoming.

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

        That's not the rule, at all. The ref is explicitly allowed to do what he did.

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

      Think it’s more the fact that brighton score with the last kick of the game... if Brighton miss that chance at the other end the full time whistle goes but United are allowed to kick off and have another chance then the full time whistle is blown and a penalty is given. There’s a reason why decisions shouldn’t be made after the full time whistle, where do they draw the line. Say the ref and players are walking off and United don’t kick up a fuss (which I believe they have every right to do so by the way because it was clearly a pen) how far can it be taken before a full time whistle decision is reversed.

    5. SoapAFC
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      So at what point is there a time when you cannot return? If the whistle is not adhered to, then why not go back to every decision that occurs throughout the game? once the half time whistle is blown then why not go back to something that happened in the first five minutes?

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 20 hours ago

        I don't know. I don't know the ins and outs of VAR but there prob is a time frame. The incident happened just before the whistle though...not 10 minutes before

        1. SoapAFC
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          I think it needs to be clarified, for me the biggest flaw of modern day reffing in the premier league is the absence of information provided by refs, like in rugby and nba etc, why are ref's not mic'd up?? They're so protected, don't see why they're not interviewed like the players to explain decisions

          1. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            I love the idea of mic'd up refs. Think it would stop a lot of the disrespect that refs get from players too

    6. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 20 hours ago

      This makes perfect sense to me. I don't support United btw