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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    It s beautiful to watch James

  2. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Roy picking his nose

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

      should make for some good new memes

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

    That was horrible defending from CP tbh.

  4. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Tried to be differential and didn't pick DCL on WC. Happy starts again..

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

      Maybe essential

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

      I’m with you brother

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

    Werner to DCL yes or no?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Will likely do this tonight

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I own DCL and would prefer Richarlison

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

        Really - why so?

      2. LC1
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Eh

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

      Well if Werner can snatch pens somehow he'll 100% be worth it.

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes do it now

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

      for a -8 only

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

      He's a sure-fire replacement for Werner, but I'm waiting to see after Brom. When Puli's or Z are back - he could be a totally different asset, but no denying DCL form

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

    So painful considering I took him out on wildcard lmao

    Oh well we won

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Same.

      Prefer the 3 points!

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

        My guy

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Penalty or not....
    Game over or not....

    Only 5 minutes of extra time was given.
    Brighton scored in 94th
    penalty was awarded In 97th

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

      This

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

      At what minute was the handball committed?

    3. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      “Minimum of 5 minutes...”

  8. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Penalty to United!

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

      Amazon prime?

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

      Watching from the ISS ?

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ryan's halfway home... Fernandes goal anyway.

    4. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      😀

      Even for man utd that would be too late after final whistle

  9. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martial over DCL. season over. neever playing this game again

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

      Get Jimmy and Chucky will be again in heaven

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

    Can’t wait to break DCL again 🙂

  11. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sold DCL on WC. Don't even care

  12. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hmm ok start with rashford and dcl. Still bitter about united penalty though

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Could Everton challenge United and Spurs for 4th spot?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Only 2 and a bit games.

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      and not with Pickford

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

        True

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

      Feels more like "could United and Spurs challenge Everton for 6th spot"

    5. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Arsenal getting 4th chill

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        No they aint

    6. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No. They'll return to being Everton by November.

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

    DCL captain against Brighton anyone?

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

      I mean there are about 5-10 teams who look worse than Brighton at the moment!

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

        Clear top half side with a decent defence. The killer touch will come. I expect DCL to blank in that one.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not on fake pens, so no.

  15. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Why do I still not have DCL? Martial out DCL in...

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

    DCL bossing the bps

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

    Maybe I'll do Hamez Davis to DCL Burke (-4) just so DCL stops scoring

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pls. Thx.

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hamez will be on pens, I place my house on it

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good news

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

      can you sign off on that please

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

      how many bedrooms it have?

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

        2 bed with a small garden

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Richa

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

      Can I have your house now?

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

      Lost it at ledley king coaching our defence

      As if that’s a good thing

      1. ZTF
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        At least I did avoid the spurs double up!

      2. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You obviously never watched Ledley King ever play a game of football. Ever.

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

          Lots of times, maradonna as well, a great player doesn’t always make a great coach

          1. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Your comment came across as if to say you didnt rate him as a player.

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

              No, spurs legend just don’t think he’ll make a great coach, i think we’re about to tighten up a bit this week and hoping for a CS, when we get it we can claim It was ledleys influence

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

      You'll find loads of this, even from myself included, if you scroll back on comment histories.

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      People don’t know what they’re on about a lot of the time

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

        This league will make you look stupid over and over again

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

    When James came to prem I said he was overrated and would flop lol

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

      he is young and in a struggling Man U side

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

        Meant hamez

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

          who is Hamez ? can’t find him in the game ?

  20. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    DCL own goal and then a red card would make my day

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Enjoy the DCL points while we can, he’ll be owned by every serious manager soon

    1. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can he continue strong start though?

      Im afraid he's gonna stop scoring as soon as i get him in. Similar to last season.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Makes a mockery of his price wven if he does slow down a bit

  22. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Has to be Antonio -> DCL next week right?

    McCarthy
    TAA, VVD, Bellerin, Holding
    Salah, KDB, Son, Foden
    Jimenez, Antonio

    Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Davis
    Bank 0.9m, 1FT

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Aye I think so lad. Been stubborn because I missed the rises but seems to be making a mockery of his price tag so far.

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

      I think so yeah.

      Although getting Sterling v Leeds might be a bigger priority...

  23. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    No brainer? Exact cash

    Martial Mitro --> DCL Jimenez (-4)

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yup!

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

      Yes

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

    Mitchell having a bit of a shocker so far

  25. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Auba Adams ASM > Rodriguez DCL Podence -4 good so far. A Hamez return would be nice

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

    How is Ayew still starting over batshuayi

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

    Jammy casuals with DCL score again. Am i doing this right?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How were you doing it in old days?

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

        in the old days we accepted others made their own decisions and if they scored more than us, we used to say 'well played'.

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Casuals? He's got the fixtures and playing for a team who look like they might even sneak into the Top 4. Look strong for Top 6 anyway. Think it's the opposite of casual to own the guy at this point.

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

        whoosh

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      End your sentence with FML! and its gettin closer

  28. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which is better?

    A) Rashford & Martial to Sterling & DCL -4 keep Wilson

    Or

    B) Martial & Wilson to Jiminez & DCL -4 keep Rashford

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Wilson on penalties though 😉

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

    Sad feeling DCL may be put on pens over Hamez in an early golden boot challenge...

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

      He’s only taken 2 pens in 6 years. For England U21s.

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        But did he score two...?

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

        Tis a good season to start!

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

      Until he misses one!

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      James is on them I’m pretty sure