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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. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone considering Abraham as a cheaper alternative to Ziyech? Would allow me to keep Son (and Salah, Fernandes, KDB etc.). He has returns in each of the five games he started (5 of the last 7 GWs and started last 3).

    Cheers

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Game time a problem. + good options for 1m cheaper.

    2. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nope but considering Werner

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Once Pulisic is fit there will be rotation.

    4. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers all. and hmm, yes - when Havertz and Pulisic are back that will spell trouble for Abraham (maybe even Ziyech a little?)

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ziyech is nailed on the right mate.
      Competition is up front Werner / Tammy & on the left Pulisic / Werner / CHO in those orders.

      Lamps has gone back to 4,3,3 Havertz will be #8 on the right.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Back to the drawing board then 😉

  2. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    You know you’re in trouble when you make iwobi look good

  3. Avo24
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is it painfull for 40% that doesnt have DCL? Could be better version of jiminez in term of fpl

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Could be? *Is.

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      so many dead teams I guess

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

      I dont own him. Incoming "Casual" comments from the usual suspects 😆

      Jimenez instead of him has killed my season.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pre season the consensus on here was that he was a terrible pick

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      In fairness he was dire in the last few games of last season.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        But had a really decent season overall. When picking an initial fpl team, how much does the ‘last 3 performances’ affect your decision making?

  4. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I earn my DCL (c) points through skill while it gets cancelled out by jammy Bruno cappers who wrongly assessed WBA as an easy fixture.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You’re a casual though..

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      lol

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nice try

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If Martial, Rashford & Cavani were slightly better with their finishing Bruno could have had a 20 point haul.

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You've changed. Crying too much now.

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

      bRuNo iS sO lUCkY!?!?!

    7. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Dcl vc and iboy brought Bruno in cause of Salah. Fixture wasn’t ever that appealing

      Meh

    8. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You're getting flamed for this but you're absolutely right.

    9. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No fixtures are easy for United! Shock horror - leader of the Captain poll scores well...

  5. Vazza
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone here who doesn’t own DCL?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Anyone else with 100% of DCL’s points this season? Was nailed in my GW1 squad

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Lateriser?

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          From wk 2 for me

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You must have an incredible rank with how good you are at fpl

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 6 days ago

            😆 😆

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Pipe down you noob with an unlinked team.. you don’t deserve the right to comment here

          2. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            History speaks for itself brah

          3. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            talk is cheap

          4. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            😆 it’s rising rapidly. Was well below this at same time of season for fantastic finishes but you do you sunshine

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              It’s a big red arrow for you this week sadly

          5. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Far superior to your abomination there Ross! 😆

        4. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A bit late bought him @ 7.1 after the West Brom game gw2

        5. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yup. Owned from gw1

        6. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah me

        7. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Me.

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

        Not many but plenty who didnt captain him. Cmon Dom just 2 more. I need it cos I've only got saiss left with Dallas to cover the "no show".

    • Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Which transfer would you prioritise ahead of next GW?

      A. Hamez > Bruno
      B. Kane > Vardy (C)

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Both. Taking a -4 for B is fine if he is your (c).

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Both would mean no room for Salah going forward though

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      4. marcos11
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      5. Kannbury
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Already considering the -4 for Vardy next week.

        • ...al
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          What to do with Jrod

          Decent performance so far today assisting the assists, but no baps yet

          Frustrating

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            going out for KDB/Sterling this week.. have had enough tbh..

          2. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Keep for next 2

          3. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Best player on the pitch by a country mile. Be patient. Points will come

          4. Vazza
              2 months, 6 days ago

              He’s definitely a keep with Everton’s upcoming fixtures

            • Parsnips
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Surely there’s a goal or assist coming for him

              • ...al
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Lets hope he can nick something in the second half 🙂

              • Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                wait until the end of the game probably before thinking too much about it ?

              • Third Eye Vision
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I got Bruno in for him for this week.

            • Right In The Stanchion
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I own Vardy but wouldn’t buy for Kane right now.

                Vardy scores in hard fixtures and makes hard work of the easy fixtures.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  There's easy fixtures, and there's Fulham.

                  Vardy scored a brace against them last time.

                  1. DA Minnion
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Jinx

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      😀

                2. DA Minnion
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  But there's easy fixtures and then there's Fulham.

              • HurriKane
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Cancelo to cause havoc like Digne down that fulham left side in couple of gws time?

                1. Meinhoff
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Sure, if he starts that game

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    This, the problem with Pep MCI

                2. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Will be a massacre

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  probably benched in the easier games

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Priority this week for me is a Leicester full back looking at this Fulham side?

                1. Parsnips
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Castagne

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Lamptey,
                    Zouma,
                    Robbo,

                    For Castagne?

                    1. Babit1967
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Yeah I’m tempted by Zouma to Castagne, already have James of Chelsea

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Sounds decent, Lamptey to Castagne doable?

                2. Pedram
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Vardy captain against Fulham is a no brainer

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    It’s a brainer. It’s a real brainer.

                  2. Vazza
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Really? Vardy is suited to games where the opposition plays a defensive high line enabling him to counter attack. Fulham don’t offer that.

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Fulham offer something else. It's called clueless, comical defending

                  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    DCL is insane value at 7.8m

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Yeah cheers for that

                    2. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Even more insane when u got him at 7.0

                  4. drughi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Vardy looks like a must next week, fulham defense is comical

                    1. Chucky
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      TC locked on him...

                      1. drughi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        really worth considering

                      2. IRBOX ⚽
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Do you not realise how Vardy scored goals? Please waste that chip in an unfavourable fixture..

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

                      Kane to Vardy next week 7 captain him ?

                  5. FPL FAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 6 days ago

                    Did WC, without DCL. Am i supposed to quit this game?

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      WTF

                    2. Kannbury
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Me too, punted on Martial and captained him, already handed in my notice!

                        1. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          LOOL

                    3. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      FPL is full of headaches this season. I want to own both KDB Sterling Vs FUL(H) and next gw I want to own Robbo Mane Salah Vs FUL(A). Then tell me how I could be loyal to my Spurs duo...

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Add one player from each team and have peace of mind

                      2. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Can't have them all. Maybe get 1-2 players from each team.

                      3. diesel001
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Hokey Cokey with some hits

                    4. Trilly
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      James is a frustrating one. Can’t get rid of him with current fixtures but you could see him getting 3 MOTMs while still blanking.

                      1. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Dropping him is a no brainer for me. Waste of money

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

                        He is playing more central. He will have some long range shots at goal and he will also be AA.

                    5. Chucky
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      how many goals/assists for these players in second half?
                      A) Hamez 1A
                      B) DCL 1G
                      C) Digne 0

                    6. The Big Fella
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Still no Antonio...........

                      1. abhirup780
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Not even in bench

                    7. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      So...

                      A. Barkley to KDB (c)
                      or
                      B. Brewster to Vardy (c)

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

                        b

                      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Both for a hit and (V)ardy

                    8. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 6 days ago

                      Chances of Bamfrod grabbing a goal Vs. Arsenal later?

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

                        pretty good i feel 🙂

                      2. Kannbury
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          If we are as poor as we have been recently, he could get 2 or 3.

                        • g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          High I would say

                        • TimoTime
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          I like everyones optimism

                      3. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Having DCL and not captaining has no impact on OR seemingly 🙁

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          better than falling in rank

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Yep, positive thinking

                        2. THFC4LIFE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          I got a 2k green lol

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Looks like same here 🙂

                        3. Silecro
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          What about 42% of managers who dont have him? Some of them surely have better OR than mine.
                          I dont see it being that pointless

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Did not say it is pointless, just want to get better rank and should probably double up

                        4. Yankee Toffee
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          I capped and moved up about 120k, according to FFF anyways

                          1. Magic Zico
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Nice!

                      4. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Kane -> Vardy (C) locked in then?

                        1. diesel001
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Makes sense because, like Bruno Fernandes, even if Leicester have an off day you can see Vardy scoring a penalty and taking max BAPs.

                        2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Keep Kane

                        3. Karan14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Yes for me.

                      5. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Richa should have a hattie today ffs

                        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          I should have TCed DCL today

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            One of my leagues someone did.

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

                        Feels like a no brainer to me...

                        Kane/Brewster > Vardy(c)/Bamford (-4)

                        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Keep Kane

                      7. Pedram
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Need Bamford to go mental against Arsenal

                        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Headbutt incoming

                      8. keefyefc
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Fulham next 3 fixtures
                        Leicester & Man City away Liverpool at home
                        Big captains available for these games

                      9. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Any chance Castagne loses is place in the starting XI once Pereira is back? Really considering the Belgian even if it means taking a hit.

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          too risky

                        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Castagne plays on the other side

                          1. Pukki Blinders
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            What have you been smoking?

                          2. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            No he doesn't. I mean he can play there but he's naturally an RM/RB.

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

                            What are you two on about. Castagne will be LWB/LB and Pereira will be RWB/RB.

                            1. mynameisq
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              Likely but not 100% certain

                        3. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Plays on other side

                        4. keefyefc
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Does Castagne play right back & Pereia left back ?
                          Justin place more at risk

                          1. Chandler Bing
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Castagne can play on either flank but his natural position is RM/RWB/RB. Pereira is the same but his week foot isn't the best so he has to play on the right side.

                      10. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 6 days ago

                        Rich is doing my head in. Picked him for a bunch of FanTeam single GW bets and he's just so wasteful.

                        1. Zim0
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Brazilian Maupay

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            At least Richarlison gets the shot off. Maupay just dances around the box until he loses it.

                            1. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 6 days ago

                              😆

                        2. jamiejoe
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          He makes lots happen for team mates tho

                      11. Bennyboy1907
                          2 months, 6 days ago

                          Can we confirm Scott Parker is a shocking manager no where near prem level

                          1. Silecro
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            I agree, there is a reason why there were 5 championship teams ahead of Fulham last season

                          2. diesel001
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 6 days ago

                            Hard to say. You need to take into account player quality. Fulham and WBA have the 19th and 20th worst squads in the PL. So where do you expect them to end up?