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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. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on Kane Hamez Reguilon to Vardy (c) Sterling Cancelo -4?

    0.1 short for KDB due to that last scam price rise

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I wouldn't be rushing to sterling.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I will try to find 0.1 for KDB tbh

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I would if he were in form. Much of a muchness, I reckon

    3. FPL Laurenzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably wouldn't go -4 to add Cancelo but I like the Vardy/ Sterling pick. If for no reason other than the glorious hope that Sterling "is due"

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Saiss > Cancelo
    B) Saiss,Son > Bellerin,KDB (-4)
    C) Saiss,Son,Kane > Cancelo,KDB,Vardy (-8)

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
    Bruno Son Grealish Zaha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

  3. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Desperate to see another Fulham penalty! Sadist.

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Everon deserves to have a better keeper than Pickford

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      United should have sold them Romero.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        They still might. He is leaving in Jan for £2.5m

  5. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Still don't think I'll keep Digne. Not much chance of clean sheets and even with two assists its only seven points. Doesn't justify the 6m.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I agree with this. At least pick a defender that has a chance of getting some CS points. Everton defence is poor

  6. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Coufal, Justin, Targett, 3.9
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Jrod, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    0.8 itb

    What's better for next 3 gameweeks:

    A) 3.9 > Cancelo, Kane > Vardy (-4)
    B) 3.9 > Cancelo, Jrod > Sterling, Kane > Watkins (-8)

    So basically should I go for a City triple up or Vardy ?

  7. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Mourinho tactics here... geeez

  8. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Richarlison and Jamez off. Perfect for non owners

  9. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Fulham now bossing the game
    Can someone explain how ?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Everton don’t have an outlet

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Everton are soft boys deep down.

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Fulham subs made a big impact

    3. Pitch Perfect
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sun was in their eyes first half.

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That was Pep’s excuse

  10. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hamez owners, keep or sell?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Planned on selling for KDB anyways. Kept him cuz it was fulham

    2. United 99 4Ever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      sell. but I don't know for who

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Keeping for next two then selling most likely.

    4. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sell as many other options are available

    5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Really don't know

    6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'll probably keep for next two due to fixtures and attempt to bring in City players for more valuable assets.

    7. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He won’t be jet lagged next week. That said I could upgrade him to KDB and keep Son

    8. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sell after Leeds

    9. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably keeping for Leeds. I could upgrade him to KDB but I think I'd rather upgrade Wilson to Vardy. Will think about it though.

    10. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      probably keep, jimenez to vardy looks promising for me

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Come on Dom one more please

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No service, doesn't look likely

  12. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Robinson’s a good player.

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    For one GW Kane (che) or Werner (TOT)?

  14. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rich captain fail. And No DCL here.
    FML. Anyways how did Rich look today?

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looked good but shares space on the wing with Digne so not guaranteed assist points

  15. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Why would anyone have Richardson over DCL?

    This makes no sense.

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Richarlison

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Penalties

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This
        I feel he’s a better player, but DCL was cheaper

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Penalties and differential

    4. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I agree..are 8 GWs not enough sample size to see he is a much better pick this season

  16. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What’s DCL’s EO? (Don’t worry about top 10k, not relevant :lol:)

    1. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      73%

  17. Henrik Larsson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    KDB price rise is bloody annoying. I had the exact funds to transfer him in for Son until that happened. So now i have the following options:

    A Son -> Sterling
    B Son -> KDB, Dallas -> Dann/Lowton -4
    C Son -> KDB, Bissouma -> Riedewald -4

    What we thinking?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'd rather Son than KDB right now.

      Have both.

    2. Henrik Larsson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I'm going fixtures rather than form here. Surely city will sort themselves out over the next few GWs

  18. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    DCL grab a goal to save my GW please...

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Everton are not interested in attacking

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Itd be hilarious if they concede at the last second

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      😆

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😛

  19. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Im so confused with whats happening at city tho. Why can't they score anymore

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kun and D Silva

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      No width from LB.

      Mahrez, Bernardo off form.

      Jesus and Aguero not properly fit.

    3. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Once Kun returns, things will change, trust me.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        He's been injured almost all his career. They haven't particularly missed hi. Before. It seems like davidsilva is missed more than him.

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They are struggling without Silva.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Seems like it

    5. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Their little magician left them ....Dilva was instrumental in the team!

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lacking D.Silva and Sane, their best two players from back when they were at their most attacking. Also no leadership to get them out of slumps without Kompany.

      Basically just a bunch of sunshine players these days except KDB.

    7. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I don't like MCI when Mahrez plays - he seems very selfish and all the other players end up also being selfish. When MCI are really good they play lots of quick, short passes in the opponents box, that never happens when Mahrez is on the pitch

    8. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Guess Pep isn't so good. Very overrated, I think everyone of us could produce same results with City's budget. Never been in CL semi final since Barcelona, a joke of a manager.

  20. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you rather do?

    A. TAA > Castagne/ Cancelo
    B. Foden > Grealish
    C. Both -4

  21. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on WC team? My Team Val is crap

    McCarthy 4m

    Cancelo James Justin Targett N.Williams

    KDB Bruno Ziyech Zaha Grealish

    Vardy DCL Brewster

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ziyech, Brewster, Zaha to Werner, Jota, Bissouma

  22. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Looks like Fulham are going to have a go and play, could be the ones to target as apposed to bus Parkers WBA and burnley

  23. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    As a DCL owner but non captain ill take this. Especially that James blank. Feared the worst today.

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      As a DCL captainer I'll also take this.

  24. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Already banked Rodriguez's 4 points for the next two

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Different animal at home with Rich in the side

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hope so

  25. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Haven’t managed to see the Spurs City game.
    We’re City bad, or just unlucky?
    Smash and grab by Spurs, or tactical masterclass from Jose?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      masterclass from Jose and City have no cutting edge

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Aguero starts next game?

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      City bad, no real rhythm. Spurs good tactics and gave hope that even with tougher fixtures they can get points

    3. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Spurs caught them on the break twice. Bar the goals Spurs didnt create much, they also parked the bus. It was your typical Mourinho performance, 11 men behind the ball. Man city were the much better team creating a lot more, they looked dangerous, but they just can not put the ball in the net, trying to walk it in on occasions. Very frustrating but i firmly believe that Kun returning is a turning point. He has the goal scoring instinct they’ve missed.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I’m surprised Aguero never came on

  26. bangers and M*A*S*H
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Grealish or Son?

    Got Kane and Watkins. Grealish leaves me room to upgrade to a Man City defender for their tasty fixtures but not sure about City this season

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Son

      form over fixtures for me

  27. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Zouma or Chilwell, will transer in after TOT

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    We all ready for the Soucek brace then?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Would like this. But think he can manage one attacking return from a set piece. Think it could be a defensive game with set pieces being key.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yes my thinking too

  29. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    DCL for 7.0 is pure Mr.Value

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep looking like only season keeper for me , also got at 7

  30. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Goal

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      ?

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      lol

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      You’re early, 7 mins til Soucek opener