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Rodriguez returns to Everton line-up as Greenwood misses out for Manchester United

James Rodriguez (£7.9m) is back in the Everton starting line-up after missing the past two gameweeks through injury.

The Colombian has so far racked up 34 points in three home games, including one 18-point haul against Brighton in Gameweek 4.

Rodriguez is set to operate on the right of a front three for the Toffees, with Bernard (£5.8m) playing from the left in the absence of the suspended Richarlison (£7.8m).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m), fresh from an overnight price rise, leads the line for Everton.

Seamus Coleman (£4.9m) is another injury returnee at right-back, while Lucas Digne (£6.1m) resumes his place on the other side of defence following a reduced one-game ban.

The fit-again Mason Holgate (£4.8m) is preferred at centre-back over Yerry Mina (£5.5m). Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) returns between the sticks for the Toffees, having been dropped in favour of Robin Olsen (£4.5m) in Gameweek 7.

Ancelotti made it clear in is pre-match press conference yesterday that Pickford would come back into the Everton XI.

On the pitch he [Pickford] has to be focused on what he’s doing. He has to know where his quality is. He knows what to do tomorrow. His mentality is good, I don’t want to change it.

I think sometimes he made mistakes because he thought too much. He has to use his instinct more, which is really good. – Carlo Ancelotti

Anthony Martial (£8.7m), back from a three-game suspension, begins up front for Manchester United.

Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) is absent from the Red Devils’ matchday squad so Juan Mata (£5.9m) earns a start in attacking midfield.

The Spaniard could play from the right or centrally, potentially interchanging with Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m), while Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) looks set to face off against Coleman from his usual left-side attacking berth.

Alex Telles (£5.5m) is back in training but does not make the 18, while Paul Pogba (£7.8m) is on the United bench.

Victor Lindelof (£4.9m) has recovered from a back injury to take up his spot in central defence beside Harry Maguire (£5.4m).

Victor is feeling okay in his back, hopefully he can last the game because he has had trouble with it. The energy of Scott McTominay and Fred after not playing this midweek [in the Champions League] will help us. – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

On Richarlison, who will return for the Toffees’ sweet clash away to Fulham in GW9, Ancelotti said last night:

it is impossible to replace Richarlison. There is no player in the world like Richarlison. So we have to replace him with another player with different quality.

We have to change a little bit our style of play without Richarlison, but the defeat [against Newcastle] was not because Richarlison was not there. It was because we did not play well. Simple.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, was full of praise for the Everton manager when quizzed by BT Sport on his decision to join the Merseyside outfit.

I needed to play under a coach who knows me; how I behave on and off the pitch. Carlo was exactly what I needed for coming to this club.

It was because of both reasons [Carlo and the club] that I moved here. They trusted me when no one else did. I;ll be forever grateful to the club and to Carlo. – James Rodriguez

Everton XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Digne, Keane, Holgate, Coleman; Sigurdsson, Allan, Doucouré; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, B Fernandes, Mata; Martial.

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  1. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone else got a player in every game this weekend?

    Taylor and Kwp so far. DCLs turn

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yep! Really want to have a green arrow before the IB

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      None IN Palace game for me

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Except West Ham vs Fulham, I have players from all matches. Taylor, Lamptey & McCarthy played so far.

  2. AlCapwnUK
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    In before a united asset does well today and becomes briefly "essential"

  3. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    So is this it for Olé, could a defeat to Everton today be the final nail in the coffin for the Norwegian?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Good start a Pogba on the bench, cannot give away a pen from there.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Pogba not even trying when he comes off the bench nowadays says it all really...

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Too soon, if he gets sacked it’ll be at Christmas time

    3. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Could be, Pochettino didn't do bad in his job interview.....at Skysports 😀

  4. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    The United Stand has heard that Greenwood is out due to some disciplinary reason...

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      all going downhill for him

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ole praised him the other day, tf is going on. Just destroying a young talent

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He most likely did it to protect him from the press

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        We don't know what's happened. Given he's out of the England squad too, it could be an injury.

        The United Stand is a terrible source.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Time keeping is known problem.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      OMG

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

      All depends which Man U turn up.....the Shite one or the really Shite one

  5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Maupay owners what to do with him? I have DCL... Looking maybe to transfer out for around same price bracket

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Antonio

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wilson or Antonio if they are back after IB.

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not a Maupay owner but should be an easy transfer to Watkins or Bamford.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bamford is neglected 😉

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Rightfully so

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I won't be that confident

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            He’s a trap

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Points says different?

            2. Top Dog
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yep I feel right in to those 17pts

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                We’ll see how sustainable that is

            3. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              In what sense? Yeah he's a poor finisher but Leeds create so many chances for him.

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                This, chances = goals.

    5. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Benching next week to teach him a lesson.

  6. Bielsa Murderball
      2 months, 13 days ago

      what to do with robbo and watkins?

      1. Ings_is_the_king
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Keep both of them

        • Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Keep both.

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Keep

        • Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Would hold Robo as Liverpool fixtures are improving soon..but can see the urge to sell because of his high price.

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        long way to go but in view of fixture would you do kdb to bruno. could get kdb back later on. thanks.

        1. Ings_is_the_king
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Don't think so, KDB's form has been improving

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            You’d want KDB back for gw10 is the only problem

          • korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            i got in KDB on WC, getting Rashford next week for Son probably.
            So my ranking:
            KDB
            Rashford
            Bruno.

            of those three.

            1. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I meant Bruno,De Bruyne, Rashford. Offcourse..

          • Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks all

        2. Ings_is_the_king
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Re-post from last post:
            Should I do Ings and Son to Mane and Antonio for a -4? Or wait another week to do Kane, Bissouma and Ings to Salah, Antonio and Brewster?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yes if Antonio is fit

              1. Ings_is_the_king
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Cheers, I can only afford Mane and he could be a nice differential to Salah going forward.

            2. sunzip14
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I can see Real Madrid and Utd go all out for Pochettino in the near future!

              1. Rolls-Royce
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                PSG*

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Moyes back to United to prove the point 😆

            3. Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              What's happened to Mason Woodgreen?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                His wood has turned green is what’s happened

            4. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Vardy (liv) next week, what's the prospect? Better than Kane (MCI)?

              1. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Yeah, Vardy will have a party again a VVD-less pool defence. I'm getting him in I think

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Thinking about it here

                  1. Over Midwicket
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Then he'll be essential for the week after and we'll be laughing with a brace against Pool

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      I will win FPL this year, genius!

              2. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Would rather Vardy I think

            5. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Ole having an affair with McTominays mum explains why he's in the team.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Completely uncalled for

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                And Jose?

              3. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Really disrespectful comment.

              4. Joey Tribbiani
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Nah, Ole just clueless

                • The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Awful comment, Ban!!!

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Scott’s better than Matic/Fred

              5. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Who would you sell

                A) Son

                B) Rashford

                who would you buy

                1) KDB

                2) Sterling

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Son KDB

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  A2

              6. gooberman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                So who thinks this will be the last Utd game with Ole at the wheel? I do.

                1. 1zverGGadeM
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Hope he stays at least for Xmas 😀

                2. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Since Richarlison joined Everton in 2018, they haven’t won a game without him.

                3. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  The management above Ole need the sack.
                  Very clear watching what positional players are needed yet still they buy a retiring top up pension fwd

                  1. tokara
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Ed bring in $$$$$

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      United are no longer the top draw for the top players, hence they pay premium wages but still the top top players go elsewhere.

                      A top top team has a pull for a certain class of player & United have lost that appeal?

                      Look at Pools model & see where they are now without the chequebook.

              7. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I don’t feel the need to sell Kane & Son, Pool, City, Chelsea & Arsenal could all get thumped?

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I would think that could be close between Son Kane and the replacement such as Rashford Vardy Jesus KDB for the next 3 ... I may choose to transfers in and out for the sake of FPL enjoyment

                  1. Third Eye Vision
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I’m very reluctant to drop either of them currently. I’d rather react to a change in form rather than try to predict it.

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Different manager we are

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Correct, not owning one of the pair is huge rank drop?

                    3. tokara
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      This

                  2. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I might go cash in Robbo & upgrade DCL or Bamford to Vardy if his home form improves.

              8. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Who is CHayes?

              9. Third Eye Vision
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I’ve got some money to spend. I was thinking of getting Bruno in. And if I wait a week to take a hit, I could get Sterling or KDB. I’m actually thinking that replacing Bamford with Vardy might be the way forward. Leicester (and Vardy) look great. Plus no rotation.

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  I like Vardy but Fernandes's performances were so bad.New game today though.

                  1. Third Eye Vision
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I feel like I’ve got to pick one more premium and Vardy might be it.

                    This is with keeping Son & Kane. Could obviously also jump on a United asset for one of those.

                2. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Vardy good for 3 weeks but you will be missing some huge city fixtures and then stuck needing 2 xfers to move from vardy to kdb/sterling. I would say kdb is the pick - id go bruno then kdb if you want to go that way. But tbh, id just go straight to kdb

              10. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Bruno time 😎

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Goalless draw imo.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    I’ll take 3 points lol

                2. Kip
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Bruno, Rashford, Jrod & DCL here. Bring on the goalfest

                  1. Kip
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Boom boom boom

                3. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Can't wait to get rid of him

              11. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Was that a foul kick off? Lol

              12. Jellyfish
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Can see a Martial goal today generating a lot of Kane > Martial transfers. Looks a tempting move at 8.7

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Vardy GW10 looks better

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Vardy for me

                3. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Could be gold at that price

              13. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Martial sprinting upfield whilst everyone took the knee

              14. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                United looking sharp early on

              15. Warbling Wendy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Holgate 4.8, Coleman 4.9 - thoughts?

                1. Ings_is_the_king
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Coleman is more nailed, but Everton fixtures aren't great after gw11

                2. Ings_is_the_king
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Should I bring in Mane or KDB for Son (already have Sterling and can't afford Salah)? Thanks

                  • Right In The Stanchion
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      Siggy playing really dampens Hames’ appeal.

                      Siggy on loads of set pieces and probably pens

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Not even an Everton fan but nothing infuriates me more than random changes of set piece taker. Hames had been putting in absolute world class crosses creating big chances and now randomly siggy is taking them

                        1. Third Eye Vision
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Siggy is taking James’ crosses?! Are you sure?

                      2. Troll hunter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Wouldn't bet on pens, check his record.

                        1. Royal5
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          This

                    • mookie
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 13 days ago

                      10 minutes in and yet to hear a positive sentence about one foreign player or a negative one about a British player. Plenty of it the other way around.
                      What the heck is wrong with the comentators?

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Bias of course

                      2. Right In The Stanchion
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Give it a rest Katie Hopkins

                      3. Dynamic Duos
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Needs to forget Utd they are so bad

                      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Short sleeve and gloves always makes me chuckle

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          Jock strap and cricket box is another classic.

                          Especially when worn with nothing else.

                        2. Ginkapo FPL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 13 days ago

                          I do that. Keeps the blood flowing to my extremities without restricting movement. ...

                      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Martial misses a big chance

                      6. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 13 days ago

                        Amongst the other issues United have, for some time now I have observed how disorganized United's pressing is. Unlike almost nay other team, United have no cohesiveness in their press and seem to be doing it just because they have been told to do so. This has to be on Ole.