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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. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    James owners so unlucky. Again assisting the assister

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yea but it is still beautiful to watch

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That's his job

    3. Alan_T
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not sure I call that unlucky

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Oh wow need 2-3 LEI next week, forget MCI

  3. Alan_T
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What happens if I take transfer hits, but then play free hit chip?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      hits are canceled

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Still only a 8 pointer for Digne as he’s not guaranteed many bps with goals flying in

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Richarlison FC indeed

  6. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    James has got to be one of the most frustrating players to own this season

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I see your Hamez and raise you Pickford

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      try Guaita

  7. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Unlucky Rodriguez owners. 3 AA 🙂

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    DCL beating Bruno;s haul 30 minutes in 😀 You love to see it

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It's more like FUL is worst than WBA?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        *worse

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A gifted double pen is a haul?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        It's an FPL haul, yes.

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Kane to Vardy(c) confirmed

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good luck, I plan to do Jimenez to Vardy.

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Digne will never be essential because they can’t keep CSs, simple

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Meh i will take his assists over his lack of cleansheets

  11. Davros
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Omg Everton look good going fwd. DCL and Rich an option?

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It's Fulham too bad.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It’s Fulham...

  12. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Think I should quit this game.

    Never go with my gut which was DCL (C) all week but changed it on friday to Bruno.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      TBF, both good options. You must be getting a green arrow with Bruno(c) and DCL.

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He got you 22 points as captain. Stop complaining

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yeah you should, 2 points is all the difference isn’t it

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        DCL will get more though.

    4. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You feel bad? I went with Werner over DCL..

    5. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes quit because your capt choice was the sensible one and it got you 22pts...

    6. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good chance you’re getting at least thirty five points from two players. Pipe down and don’t be a fanny.

    7. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Knob comment that

  13. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Captain DCL against Leeds next week?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy vs Fulham

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good shout

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    How’s Rodriguez looking? Any good?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Best player on the pitch. Just no good for FPL.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That's not true. There are players playing better than him so far today.

  15. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Digne back in form again.

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Probably should buy DCL at some point this season...

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      maybe sooner rather than later lol

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Bit late for that

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jiminez will bang a double hattrick on Monday. No worries.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          😀

  17. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Digne bandwagon to start against a poor Fulham with no clean sheet 🙂

  18. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    This match tells you nothing. Nobody becomes essential. For goodness sake they're playing Fulham. Stop the over-dramatics. 😀

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It tells me always have someone playing against fulham

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Slow on the uptake there 🙂

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I ain't ranked over 1m for nothin

  19. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    any news on Salah's latest Covid test?

  20. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hames 2 assist of the assisters GET IN 😎

  21. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hamez is a complete waste of a player... Too deep and always assisting the assister

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Apart from the 3 goals and 3 assists he got

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      in FPL terms. But a great footballer!

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Get out of my car now...

  22. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which is the more sensible move? Won't pull the trigger till Salah news anyway.

    A. Salah -> de Bruyne
    B. Son + Jimenez -> de Bruyne + Che Adams (Exact funds to do this rn)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B will also be a hit btw. But it seems like A is winning unanimously even without that info.

  23. Shifty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    THere were managers who actually captained Grealish.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I almost did that.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      My VC...

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        same oops

  24. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Digne playing wing back with Leeds and Burnley next. Only problem is they can’t keep a clean sheet

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No CS vs Leeds, almost a guarantee.

  25. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Got no Leicester, City or Liverpool players. Need to fix that quickly given they are Fulhams next 3 opponents.

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Richy misses a sitter

  27. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Any updates/news on Salah’s covid test?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      asked the same above too.

  28. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Digne will get like 5 assists this match.

  29. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Richarlison crocked

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nooe

  30. Ode
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    A) Rashford to Kdb
    B) Bamford to DCL

    Will captain the one I get next gw