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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. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    If Ings injury keeps him out for a while, which is the better move:

    A) TAA, Ings -> Zouma, Kane
    B) TAA, Bissouma, Ings -> Chilwell, Rash, Brewster (-4)
    C) TAA, Bissouma, Ings -> Zouma, Fernandes, Brewster (-4)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Oh, C can be Chilwell too instead of Zouma

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Don’t think too much, just sell him

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Huh?

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      A

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Imgaine Newcastle cant score against the Everton defence

  3. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    I f**king hate you Grealish

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I know Im fuming as well that he let Watkins take that penalty...

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      And that's exaclty why I brought him in my team 🙂 . Couldn't stand his constant points last season.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Are you his barber ?

  4. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Fff. Again goal in the last seconds. Or actually Grealish scored on 96:30 which was overtime. All late goals against my FPL.

  5. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Everton are absolutely lost and useless without Digne and Hames

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      and Richarlison

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      And Coleman

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        And Barkley... oh no wait...

    3. GROBARI
        2 months, 24 days ago

        And pickford 😀

      • Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        And Pickford

    4. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Why the urge for United attackers all of a sudden?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        they face Everton next

      2. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        One or two guys started the movement after the Leipzig game and the hivemind kicked in.

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        United supporting casuals

      4. Harper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        West Brom at home in GW9 with no other obvious captaincy choice apart from Salah against Leicester

        1. davies
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          The exact type of game they’re bound to struggle in

          1. Harper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I think we are all overestimating how bad West Brom are. Don't see Spurs rolling them over either.

        2. Sean
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Think JRod is a captain option provided he’s fit and everyone is back

      5. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Low ownership, good fixtures and picking up some form

      6. ivantys
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Vs a park bus Arsenal side as well, can't wait to see them being punished. Arsenal currently best defence in the league.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Agreed. Cant see that game being high scoring. Arteta Arsenal the most boring 0-0 side in the league.

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Arteta successfully converted Auba into a wing back as well.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Boring game

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yup, like watching paint dry.

        • antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Any updates on Hamez injury yet, do we know if he is likely to be fit for next game?

          1. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yeah one week only

          2. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Pretty sure it’s a testicular injury chance are he’ll be back for next weekend

            1. antis0cial
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Thanks

            2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              It would be a real ballache if it was longer than a week

        • ivantys
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Everton back to reality like Villa

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Oh there goes gravity

          • Sco
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I predict a DCL price drop this week.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Basing this on the same first 30mins like Grealish ?

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            So I need to make a desision

            A. Grealish
            B. Zieych
            C. Zaha

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              B

            2. antis0cial
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              A

            3. Sco
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              A has amazing fixtures long term.

            4. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              B

            5. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              A is looking pretty damn nice after the ARS game 🙂

            6. Hattrick Harry
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 24 days ago

              D) Ziyech

            7. ivantys
                2 months, 24 days ago

                A can wait 2 weeks, he's gonna blank vs Arsenal, but the price rise would be pain

            8. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              I heard that Everton have never won a game without Richarlison in the team ever since he joined. Is that right?

              1. Sco
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Don't know but he plays pretty much every game so wouldn't be a surprise.

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  🙂 lol stat-busting common sense

            9. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Anyone considering doing DCL to Ings?

              1. Traction Engine Foot
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Ings is injured.

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yes but looks injured

                See below

              3. mgilbert86
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                read below

              4. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Wait for update on Ings injury

              5. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Living on an island with no internet?

            10. abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              On the injury front:

              "It was such a hard game, maybe it was too tough at times.

              "Ingsy's (injury) doesnt look good. it was right by me and we know his history with his knee.

              "Bertrand had an hamstring problem and Bednarek clashed in the air. Let's hope"

              #SaintsFC #AVLSOU

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Saints season over

                • BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  It is a shame for Ings. Such a great and hard working player. I always wanted him to succeed at Pool but the guy always came up with injury problems. Hopefully it is not as bad it seems.

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 24 days ago

                14 after captain with 4 to play. That's it guys. Probably the last time I ever come here. Cya.

                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  lol

                2. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  I'm on 8 lol

                  1. Egg noodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    {in my main fpl team}.

                3. Joey Tribbiani
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    lol

                  • Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Yawn.

                  • Garlana
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I know how you feel. Pulisic in instead of obvious moves are killing me. Hate this game most of the time now it's not fun or good for me

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    See you on the next page

                  • Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Dont leave us Fudgers

                  • Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    We will see here you on Friday.

                  • Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    I'm sure I'll see you moaning about something in a couple of days

                  • Slouch87
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Yet another attention seeking exit . Bye then .

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      😆

                4. Obi Wan Elokobi
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Ralph on Danny Ings: “It didn’t look good, to be honest. I hope it’s not too bad. He was immediately shouting, ‘my knee, my knee’. He will have a scan tomorrow.”

                5. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Everton within Richarlison, James, Coleman and Digne. Not a pretty sight.

                6. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Wonder if Jesus will be back soon ?
                  Might be great replacement for Ings, Burnley and Fulham at home soon - tasty as f.

                7. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  Olson save

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    Pickford would be picking that out of the net!

                    1. ivantys
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        It was an easy routine save

                        1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          He'd still have been picking it out of the net.

                    2. GROBARI
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Olsen was good goalkeeper for Sweden in WC 2018

                    3. The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Mcginn & Sterling
                      To
                      Rashford & Grealish?
                      Seems extremely knee jerky but city don't seem to be scoring many & Villa face arsenal next
                      Thoughts?

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Thinking of doing Stirling & Klich > Rash & Grealish myself lad.

                    4. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Lol what happened in the villa match. I turned ofd tv at 4-1 thinking it was over :p and now grealish gets another assist and goal. I love it! Watkins on pens. Didnt expect that

                      1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Not on pens. Grealish handed the ball to him. Maybe to boost Ollie's confidence.

                        1. Zim0
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Oh nice so good chance its Grealish?

                          1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            Confident it is Jack.

                            1. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Cheers thanks

                      2. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Jack let him take it

                    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Hmm Robin Olsen 4.5m

                      Too bad their fixtures turn soon

                      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Apparently Ancelotti said Pickford is definitely back in next game.

                        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Aha, thanks for that piece of info

                    6. Bobby Digital
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      They flagged Ings fast, didn't look that bad.

                      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        It really did. Ligament damage I reckon

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        "Ralph Hasenhuttl says that the knee injury that Danny Ings picked up in the win over Aston Villa "doesn't look good". Ryan Bertrand has a hamstring problem and Jan Bednarek was taken off after a knock to the head."

                        1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Oh well

                          Hazards of early transfers

                      3. Ginkapo FPL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Its that knee

                      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Bad with his history of injuries

                      5. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Comments from Ralph implies its bad. At least out for a few game weeks bad

                      6. ivantys
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Such terrible luck for him, he looked set to be winning the golden boot this season.

                        • Hattrick Harry
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          On the looks of it, its 6-8 weeks out, scan will reveal the damage

                      7. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Is Che Adams a bad option without Ings?

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          yep

                        2. BobbyDoesNotLook
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Wait and see but definitely not a good thing generally for Soton attack. But also definitely not getting rid of Adams yet as a non owner.

                      8. Right In The Stanchion
                          2 months, 24 days ago

                          Put £20 on 1 Siggy shot on target.

                          They’re not even getting close to the Newcastle goal.

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            not the wisest bet

                            1. Right In The Stanchion
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Didn’t think they’d be this flat.

                                He does take pens and free kicks also so could come in.

                                1. Pukki Blinders
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  fair enough, what were the odds for it

                            2. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Siggy could shoot from anywhere. Biggest problem is that he will be subbed around 70

                            3. abhirup780
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              He will score from a penalty in second half

                          2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 24 days ago

                            The only way I can win my H2H:

                            Son blanks
                            Dallas either scores or keeps a clean sheet
                            Leicester concedes

                            Already time to look at the next match up!

                            1. Harper
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Fancy a Dallas goal this week and that checks two of your boxes

                              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                That will be perfect. A Son blank will be great to start it all though.

                          3. GROBARI
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Very bad game

                            • KAPTAIN KANE
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Everton playing well?

                              1. Third Eye Vision
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                No. Poor.

                                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  🙁

                            • Dybala10
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              Quite happy with my Castagne & Barnes > Chilwell and Grealish moves for a hit.

                              Phew.

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Barnes blanked yet?

                                1. Dybala10
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 24 days ago

                                  I don’t care if he hauls, he’s an awful pick and Grealish is miles better long term.

                              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                Great moves, even long term

                            • tokara
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 24 days ago

                              English Inzaghi going to score soon?!?

                              1. g40steve
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 24 days ago

                                No service so far