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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
    23 days, 8 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
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Oh boy

      • Zilla
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Boy oh boy

      • Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Don’t celebrate too early...

        1. lugs
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          i might aswell enjoy my jam while it lasts 🙂

      • amol
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      Bitter sweet....

      Rashford - goal! 🙂
      No BPS?? 🙁

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Constantly offside

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

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

      1. doher.ty
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          lol

        • TheBrazilianRonaldo
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          This please

        • jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          No be very loud Wilf!

      2. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

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

      3. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Who was on penalties at Everton, Siggy right?

        1. Sarnab
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Richarlison

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Used to be

        3. sully29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 8 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
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Hopefully Hamez. We may see today

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 8 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
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          It doesn't work like that

        2. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 8 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
            23 days, 8 hours ago

            Arsenal fan?

            1. FPL_trail_runner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              23 days, 8 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
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Rio basically agreed with you!

      5. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Classic United. Classic Bruno.

      6. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 8 hours ago

        Is Dunne for Burnley nailed or filling in for somebody?

        1. doher.ty
            23 days, 8 hours ago

            Filling - he's 4th choice.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 8 hours ago

              Cheers! Who for?

        2. Carlton P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Bruno > sterling -4 hasn’t started too well

          1. mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            23 days, 8 hours ago

            you will be smiling soon enough after his hat trick

        3. aborg
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 8 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
            23 days, 8 hours ago

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

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 8 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
              23 days, 8 hours ago

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

        4. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 8 hours ago

          Anyone share price rise link ?

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

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 8 hours ago

            Man Utd defense is utter garbage, so it.

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 8 hours ago

              do*

        5. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 8 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
            23 days, 8 hours ago

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

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              23 days, 8 hours ago

              totally

        6. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 8 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
            23 days, 8 hours ago

            Biggest rat in football man

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 8 hours ago

              That title is Maupay's

              1. doher.ty
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

              2. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                1. Qaiss
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 8 hours ago

              What a man

            3. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 8 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
                23 days, 8 hours ago

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

            4. doher.ty
                23 days, 8 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.

              • COK3Y5MURF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 8 hours ago

                Pathetic statement for a penalty merchant

                1. doher.ty
                    23 days, 8 hours ago

                    lol

                2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                3. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  Not sure how his ears fit under the cross bar

                4. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  Or maybe he should

              • Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  Quite right.

              • delux
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 8 hours ago

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

              • amol
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

                  To be fair his pass to Rashford was really good

              • Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                3. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  I have those 3. Martial > Ings this gw

                4. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 7 hours ago

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

              • El Magico5
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 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
                    23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  1. El Magico5
                    • 4 Years
                    23 days, 8 hours ago

                    Think it would make things a lot fairer

                3. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 8 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
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

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

              • Ruinenlust
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 8 hours ago

                Fernandes non-owners are so salty

                1. Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  I'm not. Sorry to burst your bubble.

                2. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 8 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
                    23 days, 8 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
                      23 days, 8 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

                4. Sarnab
                  • 9 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  I like the way ManUtd haters are fuming atm 😀

                  1. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                    1. NULL-X-VOID
                      • 6 Years
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

                      this

                    2. Sarnab
                      • 9 Years
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

                      Harsh Truth! 🙁

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

                  Ole could have been killed there!

                6. Wild Card this...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  23 days, 8 hours ago

                  LOL @ BPS:
                  Lindelof 22 vs Lamptey 21

                7. stat sifter 888888
                    23 days, 8 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
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

                      Salty much. 😀

                    2. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                    3. Tony Martial
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

                      Cry some more

                  • UnitedFan
                    • 5 Years
                    23 days, 8 hours ago

                    Penandes scores for Penchester United.

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

                  • Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    23 days, 8 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.

                  • FPL_trail_runner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    23 days, 8 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

                  • TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 8 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
                      23 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

                  • NULL-X-VOID
                    • 6 Years
                    23 days, 8 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
                      23 days, 8 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

                  • mgilbert86
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    23 days, 8 hours ago

                    the amount of penalties is insane

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

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

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

                      2. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        23 days, 8 hours ago

                        Refs discretion, as it always had been

                      3. Tempestic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        23 days, 8 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
                      23 days, 8 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
                        23 days, 8 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
                        23 days, 8 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
                          23 days, 8 hours ago

                          Think I misread what you said there.

                    3. stat sifter 888888
                        23 days, 8 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
                            23 days, 8 hours ago

                            *Watford stay up

                          • mynameisq
                            • 7 Years
                            23 days, 8 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

                          • doher.ty
                              23 days, 8 hours ago

                              Villa fans united - stale opinions incoming.

                            • sully29
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              23 days, 8 hours ago

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

                          • FlyingWithoutIngs
                            • 3 Years
                            23 days, 8 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.

                          • SoapAFC
                            • 1 Year
                            23 days, 8 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
                              23 days, 8 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
                                23 days, 8 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
                                  23 days, 7 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

                          • Das Boot
                            • 6 Years
                            23 days, 8 hours ago

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