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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hamez u useful muppet

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What a strange sentence.

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

    Leeds are going to cause a lot of issues for Everton. Look at them panic when being pressed.

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

      Leeds have been shocking themselves at the back

      Could be an open game

  3. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Davies will put a shift in anyway

  4. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    No one in here still own Hamez though

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

      I do

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I do, but not for long

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lots still do

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I do

    5. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Was waiting for this Fulham and the next Leeds match to get rid

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

    Hames wtf, was he injured?

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

      Tired

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

      tired

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

      Never at his best after an international break

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cansado

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

    When Fulham next get a penalty it will be interesting to see who takes it
    Probably Mitro if on the pitch

  7. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hames owners punished

  8. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Benched Jrod, Somebody was looking over me today 🙂

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Another JRod blank. Might be time to sell

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

      I bought him this week lol, wouldn’t sell now Rich is back and those 2 fixtures next week

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I didn't expect anything from him away from home ... difficult to know whether he has lost form or just problems with the squad over the last few weeks, injury and tiredness from the IB

      Was thinking of bringing him in, for Rashford, for the Leeds match ... I don't have any Everton players at the moment

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

    Richa off
    Siggy on

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Richa was about to cry

  11. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison subbed

    1. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Ahahahahahhaha

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Be cool

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

      Hames out of my team aswell. Easy decision atleast

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

        Whom for?

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

          KDB

    3. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If Salah is available considering Hamez & Jiménez to Salah & Bamford (-4)

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would

    4. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Fulham must have the worst pen record this season? So far at least.

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

      Exact money for Rodriguez to Salah allowing me to keep Ziyech!

      Yes please!

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No brainer, that.

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Gives me

          Zaha Ziyech Grealish Salah Son

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

            Zaha to KdB

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

              Keep Hames

            2. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Shall I just pull 4.5m out of thin air or are you implying to reassess the move?

              Hames to Salah all day.

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

                If you have exact money for Hames to Salah then I assume you also have money for Zaha to KdB and keep Hames?

          2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Gorgeous

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

        I wouldn’t

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why would I keep Hames? I wanted to sell weeks ago and everyone said "But Fulham!"

          He's assisting the assister and he rarely lasts 90 mins.

          I dont care about fixtures with them

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

            Rich is back now and they’re scoring goals again, in my opinion he will get good points, especially in the next 2

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

            He didn’t get 90 today because of International travel too

    6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hamez a concern after blanking again but I guess he stays short term with fixtures + bigger fish to fry. Tough price bracket for replacement with KDB, Bruno and Jack already in my mid.

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

        Heard he was superb first half, points will come. Just need to be patient

    7. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      12 points for Richa(C) and James
      What a pile of shaite

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 4 days ago

          More than Bruno

          1. JJO
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            What are you even talking?

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Looking for budget replacements for Podence is a bit like looking for DVD's in the £1.99 bin at the supermarket - Naff all to choose from!

        But, what are we thinking about Lookman? Worth a punt as my 7th attacker? (I play 3-5-2 with Brewster)

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          There are plenty of good picks in defence 5.5 and under. I wouldn’t be looking at a midfielder in his price range

        2. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          What's wrong with Soucek?

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

          Think I’d go Soucek. Good chance to see whether he can profit from the better fixtures in 20 mins

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

          Soucek going under the radar, very good threat for his price. Also there's a small chance he could be on pens, not clear who west ham pens are, noble not always playing, Antonio injured, soucek took many penalties in his past

      3. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Richarlison challenging for balloon d'Or ha

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

          Could easily have had a brace and 2 assists today. Unlucky.

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        There is Absolutely NOWHERE TO HIDE for James owners. Thoroughly punished

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Lol

          The drama

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

          Reece James got 8 points

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

        Rich subbed 3-3 incoming

      6. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Kane to Vardy (C) - Easy choice right??

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Kane will score more against Chelsea than Vardy will v Fulham

          Bet on it?

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

          not easy considering kanes form but vardy is a must so kane have to go I reckon

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Vardy isn't a must. He's a wonderful option but not essential.

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Replacing the best striker in the league? Ok.

      7. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The penalty situation at FUL is absolutely pathetic

      8. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is DCL getting his hatti?

        1. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hope so. Put a bet on it before the game.

        2. Spab
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          It looks unlikely. Fulham are bossing it now.

      9. noone
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        and I thought Mitro would take the penalty this time atleast!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Strangely mitro confirmed in an interview a week or so ago that he was back on pens. Who knows what’s going on at Fulham

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

        Hamez captain paid off then

      11. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Everton will get a penalty and DCL will smash it over the bar

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I mean he won't take them so that'll never happen

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He's on a hattrick. Siggurdson might let him have it considering he scored one for England

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

        Can Michael Keane just get injured so I have a reason to sell him for -4?

      13. bangers and M*A*S*H
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Grealish or Son?

        Got Kane and Watkins. Grealish leaves me room to upgrade to a Man City defender for their tasty fixtures

      14. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I need bamford and Vardy next week. Only have vardy. And my transfer is rodriguez to kdb. Should i do adams to bamford too for a hit?