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Rodriguez passed fit to start as Sigurdsson returns to the Everton side for Saints clash

James Rodriguez (£8.0m) is fit to start for Everton this afternoon as the Premier League’s only unbeaten side head south to face Southampton.

Kick-off at St Mary’s is at 14:00 GMT.

It’s been a rollercoaster week for owners of Rodriguez, whose manager initially deemed him a major doubt for this Gameweek 6 clash.

The prognosis was a lot more hopeful in Friday’s press conference and, to complete his Lazarus-like recovery from a “haematoma”, Rodriguez is passed fit to feature against the Saints this afternoon.

Carlo Ancelotti has been forced into two changes, however, with the injured Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) and the suspended Richarlison (£7.8m) unavailable.

Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) makes his first Premier League start for the Toffees at right-back, while Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) is recalled down the left flank.

The Everton has made another, unenforced alteration to his starting XI, dropping Andre Gomes (£5.5m) to the bench and handing a run-out to Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m).

That’s a significant inclusion from a penalty-taking perspective, of course, with the Iceland international having been first in line from 12 yards for the Toffees for several years now – albeit with mixed results.

The hosts’ one change from Gameweek 5 has also been imposed on them, with loanee Theo Walcott (£5.5m) ineligible to face his parent club.

The fit-again Stuart Armstrong (£5.8m), who returns from a period of self-isolation, is back in the Saints’ line-up on the right of midfield.

The flagged Rodriguez has suffered 423,083 Fantasy Premier League transfers out ahead of this fixture, although that was offset by 280,064 purchases.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s (£7.7m) popularity in FPL continues to rise, however, with the in-form striker now the most popular player in the game and boasting a 56.8% ownership.

He has scored in all five Premier League matches this season, taking his tally to 15 since Ancelotti first took charge at Goodison Park in Gameweek 19 last season.

Danny Ings (£8.5m), who starts for the Saints this afternoon, is the only FPL forward who can match that tally in that time.


Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings.

Everton XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.


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1,272 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Evertons season over.

  2. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    That’s more bad news for DCL

  3. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Digne always has a red in him

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Haha

  4. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Can't have any complaints about a red there

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Digne owners trolled big time

  6. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Well, the James transfer waits another week 😀

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    WOLVES : Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Neto, Saiss, Jimenez, Podence.
    Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Marcal, Silva, Moutinho, Traore.

    WOLVES : Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Neto, Saiss, Jimenez, Podence.
    Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Marcal, Silva, Moutinho, Traore.

    1. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cheers mate

    2. Athletic Dildao
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What about Wolves?

    3. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Should be an easy game for Wolves playing themselves 😛

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wolves up against Wolves. Must be a thrilling encounter

    5. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Both teams looking to cancel each other out

    6. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Great line up and posted twice

    7. Monklane
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Could be a close match then.

      1. Athletic Dildao
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        They're getting matched all over the field.

    8. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wolves so good they name the team twice 😀

    9. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Newcastle?

    10. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Love how's it both Wolves 😛

      Nobody cares about the Newcastle lineup anyway!

    11. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wolves vs wolves next match. Will be interesting

    12. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I fancy Wolves myself

    13. Reedy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Draw nailed on. Can't separate them

    14. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hope Wolves beat Wolves in this one

    15. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Podence and Semedo!

    16. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wolves playng for a draw

    17. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Should be close though, look evenly matched these two sides, not much between them

    18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      NEWCASTLE : Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Murphy, Hendrick, Fraser, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.
      Subs: Gillespie, Carroll, Joelinton, Hayden, Krafth, Manquillo, Longstaff.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Turning into a team full of scummers.

  9. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Poor Mark, surely he is going for a WC now. it will be an interesting FPL Blackbox

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kilman starts wuhuu

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      juuhuuuuuuu

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Brought him in for Digne lol

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fair play

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wise move in the circumstances.

      3. ivantys
          1 month, 4 days ago

          One of the best transfers

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I suppose you don’t get Everton defenders for clean sheets, it’s the attacking points ... oh wait 🙂

    4. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      is two yellows penalised the same as straight red in FPL points?

      not clear in the rules

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        2 yellows is 1 game suspension

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 4 days ago

          yes

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Southampton cleanie definitely confirmed now.

      4. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wolves team the same as versus Leeds

        So my Antonio first sub remains on the bench as Kilman and Saiss both start.

        Oh well

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        How is that a red... foolish ref

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Clear red for me

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        That's really really harsh. Not a red.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Owner?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Nope. Don't have him in any team. You can just be a fan of the football, you know?

        2. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It was clearly a red he could have broken his leg...

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I don't think it's a red. He was clearly trying to slow down and just so happened to step on his trailing foot.

            If you've ever played football, you know that this sometimes happens when running behind someone.

            1. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              He challenged first and referee given the advantage there was a YC... Then he kept running and he stopped him an a very harsh way so you can count it as a second yellow card...

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Well he didn't give two yellows did he...

                For that one challenge, I don't think there's deliberate attempt to injure there.

                The fact that they skidded a few feet and Walker Peters is still playing means there wasn't excessive force.

            2. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              see below

        3. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Nasty challenge - deserved a red

        4. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Are you joking?
          2 bad tackles which would be yellows, then dangerous tackle from behind and no where near the ball

        5. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He stamped on his foot while sliding several meters...

        6. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Obvious red...what game are you watching?

      7. Crouching Tiger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I can't help but laugh. Now Digne RC. I wildcarded prior to this gameweek and now 7 players including my captain has played and I have 13 points. And this squad seemed to score big this week...

        1. Crouching Tiger
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sorry, 12 points.

      8. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        What’s Digne crying about? That was pretty obvious

      9. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sell DCL and watch him score against his favourite opponent Newcastle

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          With what service?

      10. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I've noticed TAA has dropped in price. Can't say I'm surprised! Likely to drop again before the weekend?

      11. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Digne > Kilman (-4)

      12. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So glad we finally have an excuse to get rid of Digne, boys. Chilwell get in my team!

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Same lol

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

          Easy out for Digne owners, dammit!

      13. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Right Poodence - last chance saloon here

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hope today is his day, I really need some points!

      14. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thats not a red. Var fail again

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          If you dont think thats a red then football may not be the sport for you.

      15. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Check this total fruit de loop game - https://www.flashscore.com/match/zwgyZO6R/#match-summary

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          1st Half: 2-0

          Then: 5 x RCs

          Ended: 2-2

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Nearly had an epileptic fit flicking through all that.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            😛

          2. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Click on the lineup tab...for the teams 😆

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Salazer got three cards.....wtf, lol

            2. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              😀

        3. polis
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          How did the same player get sent off twice?!

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yeah, just noticed that as well.....mad

        4. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Lol

        5. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          How many A.Salazars are playing for that team? Is this some kind of a family club?

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            It’s all one dude....maybe he was allowed back on, but then got sent off again?

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Probably just a mistake from flashscore and someone else got sent off the first time

      16. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Last week Richarlison, this week Digne. Who's with me?

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          On your own, by the looks of it, Mr Valderama.

          1. King Carlos
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yeah, it's my life

      17. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Calvert Lewin is about to go on a goal drought. Sell

      18. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        What a week this is. I have 14 points from 6 players, yet Dallas and Chilwell are my subs with 12 points...Need monster hauls from Maupay, Lamptey and Semedo, which in reality means they will get about 5 in total 😀

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I’m same situation.

          Bad week. Just want to survive LMS and get as close to average score to limit damage

      19. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        VVD to Digne worked a treat

      20. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Since 1995 you havent won a trophy !!