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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. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Unashamed brag: `17 from 7

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Huge score, I’m in 13 -4 with 3 to play, cpt already played. On for my worst gw ever.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Joining your club guys have a disastrous gw 🙂

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sympathy - this year is the the one for logical thought processes.

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wilson is surely scoring brace next week.

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well done saints. Very comfortable.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They made that look easy

    • RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chilwell should be nailed for Chelsea right? Ziyech RM should come in for R James right?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Chilwell nailed.

        A 4 will be played more times than not, James vs Azpi for RB.

      2. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Eh?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hooooold Danny Boy.

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2 (!) Tounches inside the box f8r DCL

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Saints up to 5th and points v Chelsea and Everton.

      After a slow start, starting to show the pre season promise

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        3 clean sheets as well

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hate to brag but im on 9 pts from 6.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same inc captain

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If you have both Son and Kane may not be too bad? 😀

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Think everyone is struggling, Zaha saving me 🙂

      4. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        13 points from 8, but took a -4 hit too, so on 9...

      5. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same too with captain gone (Salah) and Saïss Podence Lamptey Kane Son to come. Worst ever start to fpl

    • The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      15 from 7.

      Need some magic from Kilman, Podence and Jiminez. Score will be comic if Wolves are beaten 😀

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bound to be Woves 0 newcastle 4

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimenez hattie, Kane blank - you have been warned !
      (guess what was my transfer 😉 )

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Absolutely bossing things with 27 from 6

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Outrageous

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Congatulations - you've been elevated to FPL God.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really need a good show from Podence, one of my differentials 🙂

    • TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 10

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Farmer's League

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Famers'

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Close enough.

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        My only aim this week is to survive for LMS.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No more unbeaten teams left now

      Arsenal alone invincible pl record continues

    • Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Podence is going to haul isn’t he?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Let's hope so 🙂

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not a chance

    • Nas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wc not looking good so far.
      McCarthy to Martinez and klich to grealish both busts. It’s all down to kane and trossard now to outscore bruno and podence

    • Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Saints you beauties! 33 with Pereira and Trossard to go

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Huge sofa needed tomorrow when Spurs haul?

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Burnley 1- 0 Spurs

        2. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          The largest I can find

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimmy, Saïss & Semedo, impress me tonight boys

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Triple Wolves now, this'll define the GW for sure. Big game to push myself into the promised land of the top.......... 2 million

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        lol

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ha similar for me.

        Podence, Jimi and Kilman in this one.

    • Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Person with the highest points this GW played 2 MU defenders and 3 Chelsea defenders.

      CS must have felt amazing.
      Also same country

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Let's go Podence!

    • villian-ty
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Time to get rid of hamez and dlc

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Oh yeah of course.

        1. villian-ty
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same reaction for villa assets when they lost

    • Ay Ay Ron
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Any good streaming sites? (Asking for a friend.....)

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yer, loads

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Reddit, the American name for the sport, small rivers.

        1. Ay Ay Ron
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

    • JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      After DCL's YC ... 5 from 6.

      I think I win!!

      (Trying to remain postive).

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Loads of good players to come.

        I have same except Maupay over Jiminez and still hoping for 30-40 points from them

        1. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Group hug.

    • Jdpz
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ings and Adams have 2 bonus points both? Or no?

      • KneejerkJoe
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        14 (-8) 7 out.

        Nice

      • mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This season hasn't been rewarding for any analysis I've done, feels like I'm gambling instead of playing FPL.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Semado, Jimmy, son, Kane (C) and lamptey

        Surely this gw can only get better from here

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Digne replacements please?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Chillwell, Reguilon, Semedo

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Reguilon for me

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yeah I've got him. Next couple of fixtures are golden

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Semedo, last game looked like pub league player?

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              True. My thoughts are that he's got great fixtures, in the Doherty role and used to play with Lionel Messi. Worth a punt.

        2. Steve Chance
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cresswell or Regullion for me.

      • Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Triple spuds to save my gw. This can only go one way...