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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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  1. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

  2. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Imagine have Guaita in goal. Lol

    Terrible choice.

  3. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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.

  4. The Big Fella
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 20 days 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  5. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Rooney's Derby in disarray

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

    Stick with richarlison or swap to dcl?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

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

    Mitchell poos himself every time coleman gets up there

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Well done to those patient enough to keep Bruno

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      You had him, we understand

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

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

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Kane to do the business tomorrow;)

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Hopefully, did you squeeze him in in the end?

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

      patting on your own back?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 20 days 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
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

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

    4. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

        Thought you hated United haha

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 20 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 20 days ago

            *is

        2. Right In The Stanchion
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

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

        Much salt in this one.

  9. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Steady on Seamus you’ll burn yourself out.

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

    Zaha YC

  11. Brooksy86
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Everything about Utd annoys me.

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Zaha YC

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

    Zaha YC

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

    Guiata really should have stopped that tbf

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

      Yeah probably

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

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

    Zaha YC...will he revert to normal service

  16. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Zaha yc.

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

    Harsh on Zaha.

  18. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Must be the new shoes

  19. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Zaha tried to be clever there

  20. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Priority to get rid of next week:

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

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      E - it’s fun

      Made my best ever start wildcard last GW

      1. Blue Moon Rising
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 20 days ago

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

  21. BarryManilows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 20 days 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

  22. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

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

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Yeah that was a ludicrous decision

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

    Ymina going down like hes been shot.

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

      Are you new to live football?

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

        They show replays before it happens, wow new tech 🙂

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

  24. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    Ancelotti did say he wanted DCL as his new Inzagi.

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 20 days ago

      Offside -bps incoming

  25. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

    DCL ownership will skyrocket

  27. Valar(Keith)
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 20 days 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

  28. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

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

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

    YESS!!!!!

  30. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 20 days ago

    DCL will be 7.5 by the end of the week