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Mitrovic benched for Fulham as Richarlison returns for Everton

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.7m) had appeared to be another international break casualty for Fantasy Premier League bosses in Gameweek 9.

Having been on Serbia duty following Fulham’s calamitous penalty situation involving Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) back in Gameweek 8, Mitrovic finds himself on the bench for Everton’s visit on Sunday afternoon.

However, when asked by BBC Sport if the decision to demote Mitrovic was related to fitness or tactics, Scott Parker responded:

Mainly tactical, really. Obviously Aleks has come back from international duty.

The team I’ve decided to go with today is a team that I feel can hurt Everton, can cause them problems.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) looks set to lead the Fulham line ahead of an attacking midfield trio of Lookman, Tom Cairney (£5.3m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m).

Lookman missed a last-minute penalty in GW8 as Fulham lost 1-0 to West Ham

Having missed the last three gameweeks through suspension, Richarlison (£7.8m) returns to the Everton starting line-up.

On the Brazilian attacker’s absence coinciding with a poor run of form for the Toffees, Ancelotti stated in his pre-match press conference:

We didn’t lose because Richarlison wasn’t there. He’s a striker and the problem we had was that we didn’t defend properly.

He’s really important for us, a top player and it’s important to have him.

He has everything, I think he can reach the top level in football. He’s still young but a really humble guy, I think he can be at the top soon.

The Everton manager could possibly be going for a formation switch at Craven Cottage, with Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) included in the Toffees’ XI along with Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) and James Rodriguez (£7.9m).

The Italian also had some interesting words on Rodriguez’s position on Friday.

“His position is number 10. It doesn’t matter if he is a little to the right, his best position is to the front. It doesn’t matter in the middle or to the right. Every game he has played in the front.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) deputises at right-back for the injured Seamus Coleman (£4.9m), with natural full-back Jonjoe Kenny (£4.3m) not in the matchday sqaud.

Fulham XI: Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Reed, Lemina; Lookman, Cairney Cavaleiro; De Cordova-Reid.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Keane, Mina, Godfrey; Iwobi, Allan, Doucouré; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Rodriguez.

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

    Mitro owners STUNNED

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Stunned as they can no longer expect the customary 2 points

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Let's pray Salah is back to captain him and grab the lost points of not getting Bruno back

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He will miss 2 games

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          My thinking also

    3. Vazza
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Which combo is better for the next 4 to 6 gameweeks-

        A. Salah, Vardy (4pt hit req’d)
        B. KDB, Kane

        Assume all players are fit to play

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Any thoughts please guys?

          • what\'s my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A

          • Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A, because I don't think KDB is worth it at the moment.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Rodriguez at #10? Love it.

        3. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          James Rodríguez haul incoming

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Really hope so

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

            Regretting not getting him ...

        4. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          D(C)L

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

            on the BB(C)

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

        5. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 1 day ago

            triple Everton, this could be huge

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Huge what, you didn't finish your sentence

          • davies
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Which combo lads?

            A) Bamford Coufal/4.5

            B) Brewster Cancelo/James

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Tough one
              A

            2. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Close - A for me

            3. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A by quite a long way. Brewster looks like a useful enabler, but nothing more.

          • TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pick one from each:

            Vardy, Kane or Werner

            Son or KDB

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Werner cause form
              Kdb cause fixtures

            2. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy, Son

            3. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Difficult. Vardy due to fixtures and has to be KDB based on fixtures despite relatively poor form compared to Spurs/Son

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                It’s so hard to justify selling son and Kane ... even though fixtures wise it makes sense

                A huge form vs fixtures question

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yes - all options make sense on their own merit. It will come down to luck I am sure 😉

            4. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Pundits need to focus on analysing this pre GW10 otherwise will not listen to them 😆

          • Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            People without City C this week, whom are you going to trust the armband?

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Planning Vardy (C), KDB (VC)

            2. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy or Bruno

            4. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Kane to Vardy (c)

            5. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy

            6. Stoic
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Party Animal

            7. Pegboy
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Maybe Salah. Otherwise Vardy.

          • Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Planning transfers over the next 3 GWs, which do you prefer please?

            A) Zouma, Son, Grealish
            B) Cancelo, Son, Abraham
            C) Cancelo, Ziyech, Grealish/Rodriguez (-4)

            D) Cancelo, Son, Grealish (-8)

            Thinking B as I get to keep Son (will be losing Kane for Salah), get Cancelo for City's fixture run and a Chelsea attacker (Abraham) after losing Ziyech. Hoping Abraham will keep his spot and Grealish less attractive with Barkley's injury?

            Would leave me with:

            Martinez
            Chilwell, Cancelo, Justin (rotating with Kilman/Mitchell)
            Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Son
            DCL, Abraham, Bamford

            (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

            Cheers

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers. Don't trust Abraham? Not worried by Villa form/Barkley injury?

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Justin & Abraham are transfers waiting to happen.

                Castagne & Watkins/Antonio.

                Watkins may partially cover Grealish points, as you don't have him.

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

                  Konsa also decent at a similar price point to Justin, but it does leave you with double Villa defense.

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

                  Also I though this was a WC, sorry. D better players, but C more than serviceable.

                  1. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Cheers - food for thought. D doesn't seem great value with the -8 compared to A and B is my concern. C means no Son and losing Kane I really want some Spurs coverage. B is the only option that gets me Spurs plus Chelsea attacking coverage so swaying towards that and hoping Villa don't go nuts! Cheers

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              BBC always seem to get the low scoring prem games, RIP us Everton owners?

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

                What have BBC done?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Nothing, I seem to recall post lockdown all the games they did have we’re low scoring

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

                    Ok so Digne owner is the winner then

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Probably 1-1 with Iwobi and Cairney

              2. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                The bookies are backing a low scoring game as well...

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Oh no

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Oh no!

            3. Vazza
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Who’s got what in the ful v eve game?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  DCL & Rodriguez

                  1. Stormbringer22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    This

                2. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  DCL only.

                3. Il Capitano
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Just DCL

                  • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    DCL captain

                4. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Any idea whats the EO for Dcl?

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    72.59%

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Thanks

                5. TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  I don’t own KDB or Vardy
                  I do own Kane and Son

                  Can I really sell Kane and / or Son?

                  1. S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes

                  2. Peter Ouch
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    We have 5 more days of this debate.
                    Relax and enjoy it.
                    Probably after so many podcasts and expert advices the 50/50 will go against you 🙂

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

                      Inconclusive and 'go with your guts' kind of conclusion 😆

                      1. Peter Ouch
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        That's the conclusion 😉

                  3. Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Going Kane to Vardy, looks like a safe move

                  4. Pegboy
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Justifiable based on fixtures, but does feel a little shortsighted. KDB has shown very little, and Vardy often struggles against low-block sides.

                6. jimmy.floyd
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Bamford or Watkins? Don't have Grealish

                  1. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Watkins

                    • Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Watkins

                    • g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Bamford

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Genuine question - will Maupay ever score a premier league goal again?

                    1. grumpyman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes, next GW after I’ve finally sold him.

                    2. Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      What is Maupay

                    3. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes he'll get a brace in gw 16.

                    4. teneighty
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I just sold him so if he does, it will be next GW.

                    5. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I’m considering selling for a -4 just to get rid of him. I can’t take owning him anymore

                    6. LegendMoon
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      possibly not if he gets sold in January

                    7. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      He is a legend (mentioned all the time here) so yes 😉

                  3. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I think it will be THE deciding factor of this season. When to swap Spurs assets if need to swap in the first place. I see a lot of "experts" riding the fixture swing and the fixtures make form mantra but most of them bandwagoned too soon and are falling victims of their own prejudice, something that someone (sorry I can't remember who) wrote an article about here at FFS.

                    Never let your past assumptions cloud your present judgment and decisions. How in the world the main topic is about selling the 2 main assets from the team leading the league? The 2 top scorers of the game? It's madness. It's like Liverpool is top of the league firing and full of confidence and people are discussing when to drop Salah & Mané. Mind boggling.

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Because if you don’t own Vardy and KDB next few weeks - lots will captain and there is potential for huge huge swings

                      It’s purely the age old question of form vs fixtures

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        This 100%. Need to be proactive to succeed in this game

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

                      Spot on. Selling Kane and Son is just desperation from people looking for differentials. Its simply bad management.

                      1. Atimis
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Wouldn’t agree with you

                    3. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Its an attempt to get more points. Speculation and prediction is what this game is all about.

                      Can work, can backfire. Sitting back is not a strategy everyone follows.

                      If I do sell Kane, I'm fully aware of the fact that it can heavily backfire but if I don't try something to improve my rank, then why am I even playing this game?

                    4. seewhyaxe
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      HT worthy discussion.

                      I lucked out honestly as I wanted to remove Son.

                    5. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Find those with the combined form + fixture and you will be fine, or will you?

                    6. CONNERS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      They'll most likely both tick over in the next few with a goal or assist here and there but I don't see any big hauls.

                      I still have Kane and will probably get Son back nearer the xmas schedule.

                      In the meantime the spare cash allows me to jump on players with the potential for some monster scores (Vardy against Fulham, etc).

                    7. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      You can keep both and still get KdB and Vardy, I get being pro active etc but there are other assets that can be sacrificed who aren’t the top 2 highest scorers in the game

                    8. Rinseboy
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      whos more important to keep hold of Kane and Son or people like Ziyech Grealish Bruno DCL?
                      This is what I'm struggling with who to lose for a gamble on KDB or Sterling

                  4. Vazza
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Which combo is better for the next 4 to 6 gameweeks-

                      A. Salah, Vardy (4pt hit req’d)
                      B. KDB, Kane

                      Assume all players are fit to play.

                      1. Pep Roulette
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        A

                        Although I have B

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

                        A more exciting

                    • Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Podence & Lamptey to Barnes & Justin for -4?

                      Provided that Barnes starts tonight and looks good.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Barnes is up there with Barkley in terms of FPL traps ever season

                        It’s a no from me

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

                        Stay far away from Barnes. Rotation risk and simply a bad player

                        1. fr3d
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          😆

                      3. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I'd just keep Lamptey and figure out a way to get Vardy instead.

                      4. LegendMoon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        you'll want Lamptey back again with his fixtures

                      5. Vazza
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Barnes is too inconsistent for my liking. Justin is rotation risk. Maybe make one of the moves for free

                          Can you respond to my post above pls

                        • Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Thanks for your input everyone! Cheers!

                      6. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Hi all,

                        If Jota starts again today, doesn't he become a shoo-in at that price?

                        Quite fancy doubling up with him and Salah in time for GW12.

                        1. tokara
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          He will start for sure duh

                        2. what\'s my name
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          could be gold watch and wait

                        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Yep. Brought him in and kept Salah.

                        4. Vazza
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            I agree

                        5. what\'s my name
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Early thoughts lads:
                          Son, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish, Biss
                          Vardy, DCL, Kane

                          Kane + Bias to Brewster + KDB minus 4?

                        6. Reeker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          If James is on the right today its bad news for DCL cappers because James will struggle with Geodfrey behind him. Hopefully he plays central today

                        7. LewanGOALski
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Should I drop one of those to get KDB?

                          I want KDB but not sure I can drop any of my MIDs:

                          Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Hamez

                          1. what\'s my name
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            i d hold

                          2. S.Kuqi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Ziyech is the one I would sell

                          3. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Son or Ziyech if must. Son plays no. 9 -ish for a counter attack Mou's team. One goal in low scoring games is all what you need for a double-digit return. Ziyech needs to do a lot (2-3x assists to get similar points) albeit cheaper due to CHE points distribution. So keep Son probably.

                        8. Gudjohnsen
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Zaha or Rodriguez as my Podence replacement?

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

                            Watch the match on BBC

                        9. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Good or bad moves?

                          Robbo & DCL > Castagne & Vardy

                          1. FPL Virgin
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Don't sell DCL before Leeds.

                            1. Tony Martial
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              And Burnley

                          2. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Probably better to delay one more week

                          3. CONNERS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            I'd prefer to wait for the fixture turn before losing DCL, especially with his ownership.

                          4. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Need Leicester cover just Castagne, Justin or even Tilly?

                        10. FPL Virgin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Bookmark this.

                          Auba and Mane will be by far the highest scoring captains this gameweek.

                          1. Tony Martial
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            I hope not but I can see it

                          2. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            If this happens, I'll give you an upvote 😉

                          3. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Hope so

                          4. fr3d
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Can definitely see Auba break the 0.1 xG milestone

                        11. Tony Martial
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          What about Foden?

                          Has surely got to start these next two home games allows me to get City Coverage while keeping the spurs boys?

                          To put it simply if he was nailed these next 2 would you consider?

                          1. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Of course, but he's not.

                        12. Bleh
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Chances of Salah dropping another 0.1? Means I can get him for free when Liverpool play Wolves.

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

                            Sold at 12.2 so another drop or two would be a bonus!

                        13. Weeb Kakashi
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Ri(C)harlison.
                          Iwobi starting is kinda bad for him I guess