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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. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    I still feel sick.

    1. Glad He Ate Her
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Have some tea

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        What inspired your username?

        1. Adetro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          Probably the film Gladiator.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 20 days ago

            Have an upvote o/

        2. Licky
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          I need to know as well.

        3. Glad He Ate Her
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 20 days ago

          On a cold rainy night

        4. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          Gladiator?

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Now I don't anymore, top post cmon!

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      pregnant

    4. Pedram
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Covid-19

    5. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Might be a reaction to teeth bleaching?

    6. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Always do checkups

  2. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Mitchell cleansheet benched

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      what?

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Salah to get 10 penalties vs Arsenal. Drops mic...

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      With Milner taking 9 of them

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Yep

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Really torn now Sterling / Salah for next gameweek -4

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Joel Ward is so bad isn’t he

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Get ready for a DCL blank sincenI got him on wc this week.

  6. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    For those wondering about the mechanics of awarding a decision after the full time whistle is blown.....

    The assistant referee could always indicate an offense that took place before the final whistle was blown, which the referee could then take action on provided he hasn't left the field of play. VAR functions in the same way as the assistant referee in this situation.

    So VAR is supposed to immediately alert the referee to a check so he can prevent the players from leaving the field of play. Then if a decision is given that becomes the final action of the game.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      VAR was spot on all game, the issue is Fergie time is back 😉

    2. Das Boot
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Good Job Sully.

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

      As unfair as that still seems, thanks for clarifying (rather than just, like most others, saying "it was clearly a penalty - which of course it was, it was a handball).

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      It's one of those things where if nothing was given, loads of people would have been saying United should have had a penalty at the end and it's vars job to make these decisions.

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Nice one Sully

    6. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Fair enough

    7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Well explained makes sense, not sure on Connolly non pen though!

  7. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Meh. While awaking from my slumber I was visualizing a Martial hattrick. So close.

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      You snooze - you lose 🙂

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Everton on the ropes early

  9. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    What do real football fans have to say about this sceenes in Brighton today ?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      That’s football!

      Right decisions were made.

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        so why the referee didnt give the penalty to brighton too ? It was 100% faul from pogba

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

          No it wasn’t lad it’s a contact sport and Connolly goes looking for it.

    2. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Any real football fan would be disgusted at the result

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        if the teams were switched, real football fan will have the opposite reaction. Great entertainment always when a team getting dominated whole game got a last minute goal

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      I would love to see it happen with a crowd

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        I wouldn't - it's a typical scenario for after-match trouble

        Enjoy the game - shakes hands - enjoy the after-game entertainment

    4. Pjanić! at the Džeko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      It's one of those things. Brighton deserved to get something out of the game based on the balance of play, but goals are the real currency of football.

      I'd imagine that Graham Potter left the match feeling like his team have enough about them to stay up, and Ole has to be concerned about how his club performed overall. It could be that United had a short preseason and that things will resolve with time and a transfer or two, but if I were supporting the red half of Manchester I wouldn't be swimming in a sea of optimism right now.

    5. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      As a united fan I feel we were absolutely blessed with luck today. Trossard so unfortunate, could of had two or three.

      Brighton deserved at least a point today for sure but that’s football.

  10. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Good start so far

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Digne cleanie gone in...

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      English please?

  12. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Worst part about the penalty fests is that later in the season it'll basically make chasing impossible. You'll never be able to go without the popular penalty takers (Salah, Bruno, KDB etc) without being burned even if they aren't returning in open play.

  13. Hairy Potter
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Don't know why, and it wasn't his fault he was presented with a penalty, there is something I just don't like about Bruno that overrides me selecting him purely on his FPL merits. Anyone else have players that they just won't select?

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Usually just players that have burned me in the past.

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      DCL but that's because he trolled me all of last season when I owned him

    3. Adetro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Not any more, but Terry was one I could never bring myself to own.

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Yellow/red prone players I try to avoid.
      Like Diego Costa in his days.

  14. BarryManilows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Haha I have fernandes, those that don’t should feel ashamed

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Hamez good pass, Doucoure difficult finish

  16. rokonto
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Is that Amazon Prime game free to watch?

    1. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      if you got amazon prime

      1. rokonto
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Ok thanks (seem to remember they were free in lockdown end of last season, even though on Prime)

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Guaita denies Doucoure, Hot Rod pass.

  18. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Any concrete news on Podence injury or just rumours?

  19. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Love that Palace home kit

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      I loved their away kit tbf.

  20. Das Boot
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Keown on it today:

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score
    I think Palace will struggle. If you’re only getting 20 percent possession – you can’t do that every week.

    It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out today.

    6 points from 2 games incl a win at Old Trafford says otherwise Martin...

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Is Zaha on penalties for Palace?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      hard to say

      last game Ayew missed one then Z took second one

  22. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Having penalty takers is the only ESSENTIAL thing this year. Period.

  23. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Im realy glad that united had shocking perfomance today, i hope all the best to them and to continoue with this form all the season

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    DCL TIME!

  25. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Dcl goal

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    DCLLLLL

  27. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    What a boy DCL

  28. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Dcl goal James assist I think

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Sorry Coleman assist

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    oh ffs

  30. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    DCLLLL