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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. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can't wait for another Mitchell haul left on the bench

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That's kinda the problem with these 4.0's - I was doing the same with Lundstrum last season 🙂

      Mitchell got a positive Hodge review during the pressers - I think the position is his to lose

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    No real interest in Bruno til he can do that and deserve the points lol

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He never deserves his points

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Deserve's got nothing to do with it.

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Haha, arguably does sometimes. Today was not at all one of those days

  3. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who would you prefer for next 5 gws?

    A) Jimenez- FUL lee NEW CPL lei

    B) Martial- TOT new CHE ARS eve

    1. Clam. ☘️
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Pick the one on penalties.

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A all day

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jimenez plus change surely

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not even a question. A, all day every day.

    5. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Question is whether Jim -4 > Martial!?

  4. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Will Bruno's price drop with 12 points?

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Go up

    2. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    All these penalties is pretty depressing

    If it carries on same as this I’ll be wildcarding to 7 penalty takers in international break

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Oh boy.
      🙄

  6. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ole out

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hope not - too much comedy

    2. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't be surprised if he's the first to be sacked this season.

  7. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    goalfest incoming?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      0-1

  8. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So which penalty takers to target then?

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Klich

  9. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Good for fans of other teams, that win will paper over the cracks at United. Draw might have forced them to start spending

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ole doing his thing, long may it continue!

    2. FlyingWithoutIngs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Literally said the same thing earlier. Oles at the wheel

  10. Sarnab
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Solskjær: "First of all we have to be thankful José isn’t here to measure the goalposts, otherwise we’d have been in trouble."

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Did he really say that?

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If he did it makes no sense, so probably

      2. Sarnab
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

    2. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      #Deflection

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 3 days ago

        😀

      • sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        That's actually pretty funny.

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Legendary if he did

    4. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nearly went EVE due to the deceiving Brighton fixturebeing perhaps tough. It's actually a double agent fixture as Brighton look pretty hopeless defensively. Ben White looks Bobby Moore momentarily and off it in the next phase of play.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        *without EVE

      2. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Have you seen Southy's defence? Brighton's defence has definitely improved with him and Dunk this year. Not sure about Ryan but he's ookkk.

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Southampton defence has looked terrible as has been weel documented

      3. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Wenger OUT

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Amazon prime. Dammit

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          3 minute delay - turns off goal notifications on phone

      5. Napoleon IV
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If I was the Brighton captain I would have led my team off in disgust and let Fernandes kick the ball into an empty net.

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          CRYYY

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          but on the off chance Ryan had saved it this would be a very stupid suggestion lol

          1. Napoleon IV
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            nope, not at all

      6. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        C'mon Hamez.

      7. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Would love for Hamez to get penalty duties. Season keeper then

      8. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Everton have the players to crack Palace's low block, I think they'll do it.

        Palace surrender space out wide in order to stay compact centrally. But Everton have huge quality out wide, so they can take advantage of it like Saints and United can't. They also have a battering ram in DCL.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah they're not impenetrable, Southampton could have easily scored, utd did score

        2. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Going to be interesting

          I know it was only Fleetwood but looked really good in midweek too

      9. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        oh my I have no Everton players please stay quiet

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wouldn't worry about it

      10. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Keown says not many strikers around better than DCL

        ...what?

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          he's a FPL causal

        2. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          At Everton...

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            oh was it? I didn't see any such qualification made:

            "There aren’t many strikers who are better than Calvert-Lewin at the moment."

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Let's be honest here, there are quite a few.

          2. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            haha

      11. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Maupay is probably the saddest bloke in EPL rn

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          couldn't have happened to a better bloke

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Did he captain Martial?

      12. Nicti
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Martial -> Jimmy or DCL? Thanks!

        1. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Jimmy

      13. Destroyer of teams
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Brunooooooo! Only just seen the score as on holiday. Legend, now for Son to flop please

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yeah . Man Utd are now permitted to score penalties after the final whistle.

          1. hitenabler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Hand ball happened before final whistle that is exactly what VAR is there for

          2. Destroyer of teams
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Confidence boost is all they needed

      14. ivantys
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Those fergie time was so nice, Brighton scored at 94.5 min but game dragged until 97.

        • Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          In other Non Fpl related news, Pedro Mendes was finally awarded the goal v Man United from the 4th January 2005. However as it is against Man United it has been taken away from him again.

        • Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Need to find out who's taking Everton pens

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Jrod, rich, dcl.

            One of them

            1. Ser Davos
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I think it'll be JRod

        • Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Come on Mitchell!

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Mitchell assist, Digne assist and an everton 2-1 win I would be happy enough - also have James R and DCL.

        • abhirup780
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Got extremely lucky with my Bruno (c) this time. That was a terrible performance. Have to ship him out.

          1. Adetro
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Brave of you to captain him

            1. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I was regreting about it for 1 h + 95 minutes

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Fair play to you

          3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Do you really want to transfer him out though dodgy pens and the odd assist for about 1m cheaper than KDB

        • Destroyer of teams
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Imagine not owning Bruno

        • ceerus
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          awb bruno > sterling lamptey (-4)
          yay or nay?

          1. Ser Davos
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            See how Raheem fares up top

        • Shultan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sometimes teams that don't deserve to win...WIN..thats football
          Build a bridge & get over a bit!