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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    COLEMANNNNNNNNN

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

      Goalman

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Go on tell me I made a mistake early woldcarding bahahaha

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Give it 3 weeks when your into the top million, then evaluate mate

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Okay

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

    Only Ancelotti had faith in him. I think he is mediocre or just ok striker

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

    Please now stay quiet

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

    All created by Hamez there, but no returns. & a tap-in for DCL. Sigh.

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

      He loves Assisting the assister

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This is the only reason I went DCL over Hames on a WC, clearly the much better player but he will just create chances even DCL can’t miss

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

    Nearly overthought it. These Brighton and Palace defences are just as garbage as all the others

    I'll consider an EVE defender once Pickford is booted

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      brighton conceded to chelsea and united

      hardly slouches offensively

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

        I was going to potentially go without EVE attackers due to cpa BRI LIV

        Brighton are decent going forward

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yep, our 3rd choice defence is pretty crap so to be expected we concede. Luckily have DCL to soften the blow somewhat 🙁

  6. dark91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Yeeeees Coleman punt paying off

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

      Well done!

  7. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Still can’t bring myself to get DCL 😀

    Making my Richarlison pick from the start look pretty poor though...

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

      Same weirdly. I hope Hamez can try to keep pace

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Neither. It's just a personal agenda I have against him. I need to get over it

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

      Same here. Can't really double up with Liverpool fixture coming up?

  8. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Get involved Digne please

  9. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is DCL a must?

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

      Essential?

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

        yep

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

        It's subjective. No one knows what will happen.

        But for me personally, he's essential.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No, but I like points

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

      10.0m price next season

      1. Harry the Hack
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        you know theres still 36 rounds of this season to go

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      There are like 8 strikers who are all very good

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

    Everton has swiched sides quickly more times than ManUtd did in 90 minutes against Palace last week.

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

    Time for a name change

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

    If KDB doesnt play the DCL is my vice and Lamptey of the bench. Covered

  13. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Coleman. ;0)

  14. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL is gonna score 40. Bookmark me 😆

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Whole season?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah only joking but realistically i do think he'll break the 20 goal barrier this time

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

      Bookmark yourself. Lazy git

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What's got your panties in a bunch

  15. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Calvert Lewindowski....

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

      Hahahaha. Good one

  16. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    People only got DCL because they can’t afford Ings

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

      My 1.5 itb says otherwise.

  17. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    feels like it will happen a lot Hamez assisting the assiter

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

    Nice. A few more price rises for DCL coming up

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

    Come on Digne, work wonders for me this game please!

  20. Yome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL captain against Brighton next week

  21. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I see why Carlo keeps stressing on one touch finishes. DCL's shot wasn't great but it caught Guaita by surprise.

  22. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL my man

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Mitchlol

  24. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hopefully all this confidence makes DCL fight hard for pens xD

  25. Littlefish92
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    If son blanks Bruno for son is it ?

    1. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      If you have the attention span of a concussed goldfish, then yes.

      1. Littlefish92
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hahaha

  26. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    not watching, was that another tap in for DCL?

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

      Yup

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

      Strikers finish.

      Well positioned

  27. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL 1 - Rich 0

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What bout the other 2 games

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

      DCL 1 - 1 Rich

  28. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL non owners, how long will you stay in denial ? 🙂

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

    That Fernandes haul is one of the jammiest I have ever witnesed.

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

      There is a guy in ML... he’s got to get a lotto ticket, Zaha last week for a retaken pen, for some reason he’s then free hit this week and got Bruno in, also had Martínez when he was still at arsenal for the pen save

  30. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    DCL the new Yaya and Ramsey