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Pickford benched as £4.0m FPL defender Nkounkou deputises for banned Digne

An under-strength Everton will attempt to bounce back to winning ways at St James’ Park this afternoon, following their first defeat of the campaign against Southampton.

The Toffees face Newcastle United in the second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday, with kick-off on Tyneside at 14:00 GMT.

Carlo Ancelotti is without the suspended Lucas Digne (£6.1m) and Richarlison (£7.8m) this afternoon, while James Rodriguez (£7.9m) and Seamus Coleman (£4.9m) miss out through injury.

Budget Fantasy Premier League defenders Jonjoe Kenny (£4.3m) and Niels Nkounkou (£4.0m) are brought into the full-back positions in the absence of the aforementioned first-team regulars.

That defensive duo are among five changes that Ancelotti has made from the Gameweek 6 defeat on the south coast.

Andre Gomes (£5.5m) and Fabian Delph (£4.9m) are recalled in central midfield, while the most notable alteration sees Robin Olsen (£4.5m) replace the benched Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) between the posts.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m), who blanked for the first time this season in that defeat at Southampton, starts up front.

Cenk Tosun (£6.0m) returns from a lengthy lay-off and is among the substitutes.

As for the hosts, Steve Bruce makes one change to the team that drew 1-1 at Wolves last Sunday.

Sean Longstaff (£4.8m) comes into the centre of midfield in place of Ryan Fraser (£5.7m), who drops to the bench.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) has recovered from a knock to start in the heart of the defence for the Magpies.

Digne and Rodriguez were the most-sold FPL assets of Gameweek 7, with each player transferred out by over 400,000 Fantasy managers ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Only Calvert-Lewin and Callum Wilson (£6.5m) have double-digit ownerships among the two starting XIs today.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Hendrick, S Longstaff, Murphy, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

Everton XI: Olsen, Kenny, Keane, Mina, Nkounkou, Gomes, Doucoure, Sigurdsson, Allan, Delph, Calvert-Lewin

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1,268 Comments Post a Comment
  1. doher.ty
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Where are all the DCL is TrAsH or DCL to Wilson for a hit crew?

      1. The Cabinet of Dr Marvin
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Polishing their giant shoes (they're clowns).

        1. doher.ty
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Lol

      2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        ^^Wilson, DCL, Hamez(=Podence) owner.

      3. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        DCL on 8 points

      4. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        so many ppl in my ML own Wilson, I am surprised! :O

      5. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Havertz. Keep or Sell?

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          sell unless there are other more important issue. or maybe save FT

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Cheers mate

      6. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Calvert Lewin casuals win again. Sigh.

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Hehe

        2. doher.ty
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Salty

        3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Wow, a proper race for the last bap.

        4. Aaa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Wildcard this?

          Ryan/Button
          TAA/KWP/Taylor/Kilman/Mitchell
          Salah/Son/Grealish/Zaha/Burke
          Kane/Werner/Maupay

          1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            TAA and Werner out. The rest isn't too bad.

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Nah - too early - solid squad for the most part - nothing that FT's can't sort to take advantage of fixtures in the short-term

        5. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          43 pts with Kane, Son(C) and Maupay left. I’ll take it I guess

          1. CloudSky
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Don't think you have any other choice or?

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            You’ve come to gloat

          3. sunzip14
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            47 with Kane, Son, Justin and Lamptey left.

          4. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            74 with Kane & Son left.

            Finally a good gameweek, it's been a while...

          5. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            35 plus (K)ane, Son, Bruno, Dallas and Lamptey

          6. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            You have no choice but to take it.

        6. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bernard close

        7. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          DCL goal made me up 100K place wow

          1. Harper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Sent me down about 200k lol

        8. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Did dcl to bamford at half time, tempted to get him back for a -8

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Living up to your name mate

          2. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            That’s right move

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Done

        9. pjomara
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Rage transferred DCL in 90th minute

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            In or out?

        10. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Where the DonkeyCL crew at now?

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 17 days ago

              He blanked once for 7.0 mil! Outrageous

              1. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Once Richarlison Hamez Digne comes in he might even get brace / hattricks. undepriced

                1. doher.ty
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Even this is worth 7.0 I mean he’s still undervalued at 1 blank

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                How one goal can change opinions aye

            • Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Fair play to Newcastle for nailing both a Wilson & Fraser combo deal. Early days, but seems to be working out. Who's the guy/gal who put that deal together?

            • Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Lamptey, Trossard, Kane and TC Son left!
              On 28 points at the moment

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                TC, wow!

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  nervous 😀

              2. Maddamotha
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                TC, but why tho..

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Brighton are shocking and Son is on fire

              3. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Why play TC now on Son?

                Genuinely interested. Was it a gut feeling? Impatience? Some statistical reason?

                I always wait for a DGW and then end up with TC fail anyway

            • Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Sterling and Barkley differentials, f**** off!

              1. doher.ty
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Sterling I don’t fault you on but Grealish is the star of Villa. Barkley isn’t near as good and would never keep up with him. IMHO.

                • S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Especially Sterling. Done nothing and killed flexibility. Poor decision making by me.

              2. seewhyaxe
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                some comments here really aged badly...

                1. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Wilson will never score again

              3. xHaTr
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                44 with 4 left. Happy so far!

                1. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  43 with 4 to go. Same!

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    *45

              4. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Own dcl but ugghhhh another cleanie gone injury time

                Lewis waste of space

                1. Plant Based Footballer
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Can't have your cake and eat it too.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Lewis cleanie far.more useful

                    1. Plant Based Footballer
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      True.

                      You set up that starting 11 with a Newcastle defender and an Everton attacker.

              5. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Wilson is so good on baps

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  I mean, he scored two goals and he's a forward.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    He is right though, so clinical/lucky

              6. Plant Based Footballer
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                No one blocking the Newcastle keeper there on the lobbing corner was poor.

              7. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                61 points with only Son remaining.. huge red incoming... 🙁

                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Subtle brag Jafooli

                2. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Oh shut up

                3. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Season over i reckon

                4. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Same, but Son and Lamptey. Lets cry together.

              8. Bury94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                650,000 Green arrow as it stands, all rests on what Kane does (don't own him)

              9. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                DCL 8 : 9 Man.City

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Madness of a stat

              10. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Need a Bissouma masterclass later

              11. Lanley Staurel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Is 4.30pm relegation 6 pointer in Sky or BT Sport?

                1. Warby84
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Sky

              12. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Subs ??

                Saiss no show, Mitchell in position 1 but no show, I take he still comes in 🙁

                1. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  You get Pod

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Sorry i misread. You get next def.

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Youll get Lamptey

                      1. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        So still 0 😛

                      2. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Binned Saiss last night 🙂

                        1. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Same, got Zouma as well.

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Lamptey 1 pointer, better than 0 🙂

              13. maditass
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Anyone seen the news that got Kane injured at training and wont play today?

                1. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah. Reason why he was sold by 700k this week.

                2. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Have you?

                3. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Fake news

                4. maditass
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Or is it just a friend of mine joking with me as he doesn't have him at fpl??

              14. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Toon win, DCL scores consolation! Perfect 😎