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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Allen down

  2. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    1 pointer for DCL it looks like, inevitable frustration yellow card to come

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Potential Saiss and Ings replacements:

    A) Cresswell and Martial
    B) Coufal and Werner

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A a a

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Trust you

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’m in exact same position and I’m going for coufal and Martial.

      If you were going to have to play one of Cresswell or coufal every week then I’d say Cresswell, but if it’s just in the good weeks then Get coufal.

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Looking at something similar to A but with Coufal so I can move Barnes to Grealish for a hit

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    My players are always involved in turgid 1-0 bore fests and never the 10 goal thrillers this season, spurs will be 1-1 later with a dier header sorry all

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Good.

  5. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    17 points with captain played, anyone doing worse?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You have at least 5 left to play?

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Exactly 5 but two are benched... lamptey and bissouma

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You may well be OK.

  6. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What happened to Ings?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Knee injury

      1. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Balls!

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No. That’s Rodriguez.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Knee injury. Landed awkwardly with a lot of weight on the knee.

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gonna parboil the veg for a Sunday roast, which is best:

    A) Roast lamb
    B) Roast beef

    1. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      (C) Nut roast?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Get out

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B. Although both great when cooked properly.

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A always.

    4. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B - prime bone-in rib

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Did that last week, twas beautiful. Slow cooked for an hour and a half, rested for an hour, then blasted at high heat for 10 mins to get a crust.

        Digital meat thermometer is essential if you like rare roast beef.

    5. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    6. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Tough one this, B edges it for me

    7. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Either 😛

      • Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A. Roast lamb all day long. What time shall I arrive ?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          leech 😀

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            You like roast leech? How bizarre

      • GROBARI
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Roast lamb, roast root vegetables topped with pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta, mint peas, fried cabbage with bacon and caraway seeds, and potato gratin. Rosemary gravy. Yum.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            This sounds awesome but have hardly any of those things this week

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Feel a bit sad about my roast chicken now 😆

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Having ham joint, homemade chips, egg, pineapple and mushy peas later on.

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Prefer lamb for this part of the year. Beef/steak for the grill in summer

        • Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A. Just polished off rack of lamb - delicious!

        • Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Lamb

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ah damn, wanted to do Saiss to Coufal but might have to play Justin and do Ings to Werner now instead

      • ivantys
          2 months, 27 days ago

          JWP nailed on pens now. He basically takes free kicks, corners, pens everything now.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No Ings hurts the team though.

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yeah Adams and Long are terrible finishers

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              SOU attack a lot less attractive without Ings

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              won't be earning any FKs corners or pens without Ings though

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Their first 3 goals didn't involve him at all. I think they will still score a lot against teams who can't defend, just that hard to guess their scorers now without Ings.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Fair, but fixtures aren't great so can't see many goals

              2. DycheDycheBaby
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                is Ings confirmed out??

                1. ivantys
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeah looks like an old injury and old injuries are usually terrible. Hope he doesn't lose his quality after his injury. A lot of players careers over cos of recurring injuries.

                2. Hattrick Harry
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  You need to sell all Soton players with hit, nothing without Ings and losing all games starting now

              3. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                DonkeyCL looking very hungry

              4. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Chasing point but Sterling,Foden, Saiss -> Fernandes, Grealish, Chilwell looks pretty good move for -4

                1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I'll do this!

              5. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                ASM crocked

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Hes just pretending as an excuse not to track back. Does it constantly...

              6. Kryptonite666
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                mixed feelings about Rodriguez Watkins to Grealish Bamford.

                Overall a positive move I suppose. How did Watkins look ?

                1. Kun, Ayew Nigerian?
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  32 BPS - Ings had 33
                  7 touches in opposition box
                  2 shots (2 on target)
                  5 penalty area actions
                  2 attempted assists

              7. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Watching Everton New is putting a sour taste on my Grealish points, time to switch off.

              8. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                DCL the world beater, they said.

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  No service without JamesR & Digne.

              9. George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Who to make way for Kdb?

                A Son
                B salah
                C Grealish
                D Hamez
                E Kane

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Could be D if you wait on injury update.

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Salah

                  1. George Agdgdgwngo
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

              10. tiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Games needs Pickford to do a mad thing...boring without him

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  He could streak I suppose.

                  1. tiger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    In front of the new keeper Olsen...hmmm, that could work.

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Everton are in better place so far without him, new guy looks very confident.

                  1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Pickford is back in next game though.

              11. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Werner or Martial as replacement if Ings is out?

                1. Hattrick Harry
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Nope, Cavani

              12. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                What the hell do I do here!? Distaster gw only going to get worse, can't see a way to turn it around. WC burnt.. considering sacking it off as I spend too much time on this game and I'm not getting much back from it. WC already played too...need some thoughts to steady this sinking ship!

                Martinez
                Robbo, Saiss*, James*, lamptey, Mitchell*
                Son, sterling, pulisic*, foden, bissouma
                Kane, Jimi, bamford

                1ft 1.7 itb

                1. Do I Not Like Orange
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Nothing there that a couple of hits won't fix. Saiss/Pulisic out for a couple of West Ham would be sufficient for this GW IMO.

                  1. Garlana
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    The likes of grealish who everyone has it would seem is killing me, I keep trying to be too smart each week, sterling captain.. bringing pulisic in.

                2. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Logg off bot ffs and fpl. Come back on thursday.

                  Sell Pulisic for Rashford and Saiss for Kwp

                  1. Garlana
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yeh I should log off thats good advice, need to turn these goal alerts off my phone too!

                3. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Maybe puli to rash? Play James

                4. Harper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Just Pulisic out this week I think. Hope James plays next week.
                  Keep the faith in the rest of your guys and it should come good.

                5. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Puli and Saiss out for a hit and you have plenty of options. MItchell and James not a priority

              13. Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Pleased they decided to put this one on normal Sky instead of the 7-goal game.

              14. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Dcl to bamford done

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Silly transfer

              15. dansmusen
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Konsa/Pickford/Watkins so far today...lets just say that i am gutted. All my rivals have Grealish

              16. Planet Jo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                0-0 suits me just fine with Lewis and Keane as 2/3 of my starting defenders.

              17. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Well, at least Pickford owners will get the same points as my Martinez.

              18. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Ings -> Vardy?

                1. GROBARI
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Big yes

                  • potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Is he out?

                  • ivantys
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Vardy is the fav for golden boot winner now imo.

                  • Ady87
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Did Rodriguez/DCL > Rashford/Bamford, not out of the woods yet though!

                    Grealish saving me from the fact I’ve got Mitchell and Saiss covered byTaylor (1) and Lamptey (tot) in defence.

                  • Flynny
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Which united asset from next week please?

                    A.....Bruno

                    B...rashford

                    Thanks

                    1. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      A.
                      Rash will go out wide again soon

                  • potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    A. Jimi>Werner ..lose Saiss or;
                    B. Foden>Ziyech ... lose TAA.

                  • diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    1-0 Newcastle win without any C. Wilson involvement would be a good scoreline.

                    Some FPL players will be fooled into going into Newcastle defence in future and many will get doubts over DCL.

                  • davies
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Yes or no?

                    Robertson/Dunne/Barnes > Chilwell/Zouma/Grealish (-4)