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

    DCL really does know where to be to score goals, his game has really come in this season

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

      and start of last - what happened to him post restart?

  2. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Imagine have Guaita in goal. Lol

      Terrible choice.

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

      Everton love to make big bucks off a young player.
      Dcl to have pens it will take him to 25 goals this season and then they can sell him for 100mln to united.

    • The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I really am torn. DCL hasn't turned into a world class striker overnight but he keeps on scoring and I keep thinking "don't chase last week's points" but then he scores again

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

        He's getting the chances. Thats all it takes sometimes.

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

        But he will be the first name on your team sheet next season when he is priced at 9.5

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Perhaps but that will be after a full season of data within this new team and not 2.25 matches

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

        DCL is a poacher.

        He doesn't need to look good, he just needs to be strong physically, have pace, work hard, and get into the right positions. He ticks all the boxes for what Ancelotti wants.

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

        Going to be the main scorer for a very good team. Get him in

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

        his positioning play to get on the end of chances in the box is exceptional

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rooney's Derby in disarray

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

      Stick with richarlison or swap to dcl?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Stick. Rich will probably score more points in the long run.

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

        Stick unless you have 2FT and have no other fires to put off

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

      Mitchell poos himself every time coleman gets up there

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

      Well done to those patient enough to keep Bruno

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

        You had him, we understand

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

          I didn’t have a choice really, Wildcarded in GW2 not GW3

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

        Kane to do the business tomorrow;)

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

          Hopefully, did you squeeze him in in the end?

      3. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        patting on your own back?

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

          Haha not really, I didn’t have much choice, if I had a million in the bank I would have sold to KdB no doubt

          1. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I don't mind it. Just make sure (K)ane does it tomorrow 🙂

      4. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He’s staying all season, by far United best asset.

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

            Thought you hated United haha

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

              But get fpl isn’t different to who you support 🙂

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

                *is

            2. Right In The Stanchion
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I do, but you can’t deny his ability and united’s luck.

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

            Are you giving rewards for luck? Also is patience holding someone more than one gw when the upcoming match is against Brighton?

            Yes, I did not like the result

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

              Yes luck plays a factor, but penalties are the main reason Bruno considered ‘essential’ before it even started

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

              Much salt in this one.

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

          Steady on Seamus you’ll burn yourself out.

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

          Zaha YC

        • Brooksy86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Everything about Utd annoys me.

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

          Zaha YC

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

          Zaha YC

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

          Guiata really should have stopped that tbf

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

            Yeah probably

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

            Stings after a couple of unbelievable saves off Adams when I had him gw1

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

            DCL is a horrible finisher, his last 4 have been insanely jammy

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

          Zaha YC...will he revert to normal service

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

          Zaha yc.

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

          Harsh on Zaha.

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

          Must be the new shoes

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

          Zaha tried to be clever there

        • Blue Moon Rising
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Priority to get rid of next week:

          A) Saliba
          B) Davies
          C) ASM
          D) Bassoma
          E) Wildcard?

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              2 months, 1 day ago

              E - it’s fun

              Made my best ever start wildcard last GW

              1. Blue Moon Rising
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I know but then it’s a long time until Jan-March

          2. BarryManilows
              2 months, 1 day ago

              That’s why I don’t listen to folk on here regards transfers, a lot will have put Hames in Over fernandes, well fool on you, lol

            • Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Absolute nothing that from Zaha, "reputation" costing him there. shocking decision.

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Yep, Kevin Friend service resumed as usual in our games.

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

                Yeah that was a ludicrous decision

            • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ymina going down like hes been shot.

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

                Are you new to live football?

                1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  They show replays before it happens, wow new tech 🙂

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

                Hardly. Tangle of legs as they were running.
                Harsh yellow for Zaha.

            • Bartowski
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ancelotti did say he wanted DCL as his new Inzagi.

              1. Right In The Stanchion
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Offside -bps incoming

              2. sunzip14
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I have Martial, AWB, Davies and double Southampton defense. If McCarthy loses his place that should be an easy WC decision right?

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

                  I’m in a similar boat. Got saka/ doucoure dropping this evening so if mccarthy is dropped I’ll be hitting WC

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

                DCL ownership will skyrocket

              4. Valar(Keith)
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I'm going to pretend DCL has fallen from 7.5 so I don't feel bad about getting him in 🙂
                The problem about a striker like DCL is.. if you own him and he blanks 2 games in a row will you trust him enough to hold for the 3rd game? I have no problem holding Jiminez /Ings etc for 2 to 3 blanks. But I fear a knee-jerk out in the future too

              5. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Having one kick off at a time really sucks at 3pm on a Saturday.

              6. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                YESS!!!!!

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

                DCL will be 7.5 by the end of the week