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

    DCL sot

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

      No use in that

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      he is already ahead of everyone on BAPs

  2. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Chilweell taylor justin lamptey mitchell
    Bruno son sterling soucek
    Watkins Dcl

    (Salah mitchell, davis)

    1.8 itb 1ft

    Already did lamptey to cancelo
    What else to do ?

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Only ghost teams will still have the Digne, Hamez & DCL (c) combo, so not too much to worry about.

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

      forgot about us WCers

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Saw some people capping DCL on here earlier this week. He's also fourth in the capt poll.

    3. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Guess i'm a ghost team then

  4. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Would you sell Rashford or Son to get Kdb?

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

      Are you serious?

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yes

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

          Ok. Care to explain why on earth you consider selling Son? And don't use the "bad fixtures" argument. As he clearly does well against the good teams. Also, City has been terrible all season.

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

      Rashford yes if for free

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

      Neither

    4. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rashy

    5. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      cheers

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

      Same situation.
      Rashford it is for me.
      I'll do it after the European games

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

    Tosun warming up. How many mins will DCL get?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He's already beaten Bruno's haul so not too concerned, ideally the full 90 though

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Depends on how many minutes he needs ro get his hatty

  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Come on James

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Do something!

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

    If Sheffield United lose today only one club will have had a worse points total at this stage since the formation of the Premier League. Can you name them?

    Only two other teams have had just 1 point after 9 games...

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

      Derby county?

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Derby and Palace?

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Qpr?

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

      No no no

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

      Swindon must be one

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nope

    6. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Derby and Crystal Palace?

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Noy

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

            Oh wait I know this. It’s back there somewhere.

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Surely Derby

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Neeigh

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

        Portsmouth

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Bang on. -6

      • Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sunderland?

      • Olson
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        The other two were

        Sheffield Weds, 02/3, 1 point
        Manchester City, 1995/6, 1 point

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Actually sheff was 99/200

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sheffield Wednesday?

    7. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL Kane Vardy

      Never thought I'll be having 3 English strikers in my team next week

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

        Did you copy my team? 😆

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You could say that 🙂

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Missing the Patrick "the star" Bamford

    8. Manumana
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Anyone know a free stream now for ful v eve ? Thanks

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        rules of this site mean we can't tell you

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        its on bbc one lol

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

          Can people get it outside UK?

        2. Manumana
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Im not in uk. Can u spel it out instead ?

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

          lol - I’ve been watching it unnecessarily in Bulgarian

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

            Haha. Brilliant

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

            This!

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

        Google.com

        1. Manumana
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks all

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

      No Salah but I could do Adams --> Vardy next week. Seems like a no brainer?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It does but I’m also in a similar position but if I do it will block getting salah back so make sure that’s not the case first

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

          Yes it would. So it would mean -4 next week or the week after.

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yes

    10. Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Can’t wait for DCL to secure that hatty.

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

      Keown says iwobi decision making has gone to a different level

      I guess he hasn’t been watching any of the other games he’s played this season

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

        What a tool

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

        Iwobi is an absolute clown. I can't believe how well Fulham have done to make him look like a football rpofessit

        1. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          *professional

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

        Pundits need to get some perspective. They are hyping up players because of a performance vs Fulham. Do it against Man Utd, Chelsea, Wolves, Liverpool etc and you might be onto something.

      4. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It has...now on Level 2, was on Level 1. Out of 10

      5. Free hitting is a ladder
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Even though Keown speaks better Irish than me, he's part of the BBC conspiracy to hype up England players. Wish they'd take a softly softly approach with praise.

    12. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Mitro to DCL or Son to KDB a priority?

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

          Ahahahajaha

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mitro to DCL no brainer

        3. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mitro to DCL of those options

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        DCL occupying the Kane role now. DCL the DCM

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

          DCL scores goals. Kane doesn't

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

            Just saying he’s changed position this half.

          2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Should I still keep Kane and Son? 🙂

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

              I stand by my decision. Their form won't last

              1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Could be. Still not worth losing my 10.5 and 9.0 picks. Superb value

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Anguissa lost his place ? That means with lamptey next week I could have a completely non playing bench !

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I'll lend you Brewster if you like.

          Guaranteed 2pointer - if he doesn't get dropped by then

          1. lespaul
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Shall I tell him ?

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Guess I have to get DCL. Didn't think he could sustain this at all. Still think he's just a beanpole though.

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

          You’re delusional

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Had to get him on my WC last week... Ownership too high.

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah he's complete rank killer when he scores.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Which is every match.

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

          Ah mate.

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

        Mitro on

      • The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        For all that they lack Premiership quality, Fulham play really nice free flowing football. No buses in sight. Keep Mitrovic off the pitch and they might even get another goal

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

          Unfortunately that doesn’t get it done in this league. Brighton look great but don’t get results. The likes of Burnley, Palace and Sheffield United last season have done well with awful defensive tactics and score on the counter

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I’m 0.1 short to do Kane Hamez Reguilon to Vardy KDB Cancelo -4, ffs...

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Castagne over Cancelo?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Castagne costs more.

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

              Yes .7 more

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

                .2

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                0.2 more

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I don't know if I'd advocate it myself, but Sterling is 0.1m cheaper than KDB.

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Oh that would be tempting

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Own DCL and I’ve still not gone up the ranks. Not a pleasant feeling

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          rank drop if you did not own him

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Youd go down a lot if you didn't have him.

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

          maybe try captaining him ?

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Chelsea is in great form right now, think doing Kane > Vardy is pretty safe

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          We've had some close calls regarding CSs that the likes of Kane/Son would take advantage of.

        2. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thats what I'm looking at.

          But its a risk.

          Would you captain vardy?

        3. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Nah

          Che due to concede.

          Remember Mour.

        4. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Fancy spurs to do a job on Chelsea

      • No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Considering Everton have Allan and Doucoure protecting, teams seem to find it very easy to play through them

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

          And score only 1 clean sheet in 9 games surprisingly @ Spurs g/w 1

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Teams just seem to stroll to the edge of their box

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Where’s my other two DCL goals?

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

          Deputised to Vardy next week

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

          Who did you captain?

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        3 goals and no Hamez involment ffs

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

          Keep for next week leaky Leeds defence @ home

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

          Penalty.

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

        Allan looks like a sicario

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        High team value makes it look beautiful 🙂

        Martinez

        Chilwell Cancelo Bellerin Coufal Lamptey

        Salah Bruno Son Grealish

        Kane DCL Watkins

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

        Mitrovic time

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        pelanty

      • Kannbury
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Come on Pickford, please save it!!

        • KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mitro or Lookman for pen?

          1. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Neither. Missed penalty lol