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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Of course Coleman gets points now 🙄

    DCL though... season keeper 😀

  2. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Inzaghi can't stop scoring. Unbelievable

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Believe me about DCL yet Daniel?

    2. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pippo clear C option now

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If he is Pipo than yes

  3. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    DCL on fire

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

    Amazing Hot Rod pass.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No assist though

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    lol @ me for going without him

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Take Martial out for him 😉

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Loool ur funny

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers Tony 🙂

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    DCL triple rise coming

  7. Vazza
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was it natural or foolish to go for Sterling instead of Bruno this week?

      A. Natural
      B. Foolish

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL G 😉

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mitchell at fault for the goal. Gtfo my team

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCzaghi goal

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

      Hamez AA - dammit!

      Maybe need DCL after all :/

    • MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A) Davies -> Saiss
      B) Martial -> Jimmy

      ps: Davies will be on my bench anyway in GW4.

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not good for rankings. Both highly owned

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bernard assist

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Feed DCL and he will score. Quality

    • Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lol feels nice to own this guy. Never leaves the box.

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        The anti-Kane.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        People prefer Richarlison "looks busier"

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL, you just can't stop him

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can't help think Hamez will be assisting the assister a lot

    • rambo.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Another hat trick incoming!!

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Real deal it seems. Must have

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL golden boot. Everton are the real deal

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL can't miss

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Picked Dinge over Coleman 😆

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      DCL you absolute king of tap ins

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think it's time to bite the bullet and get him in

    • lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Oh ffs seems like the only one who doesn't own him

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You're me, last season, when everyone had Vardy but me 🙁

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Still stand by no DCL in my WC

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I am getting tempted

    • Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      come on richa, your turn

    • JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Might have to bring him in, so he stops scoring.

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Choosing Rich over DCL was a bad move

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It's early yet!

      2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        not after the restart last season it wasnt....its jsut typical that now hes found his shooting boots 🙁

      3. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Richarlison will out point DCL over the season.