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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. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Everton desperate for final whistle!

  2. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    6 players including C played 16pts.

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Unlucky

    2. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You don’t have any good players then

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          3x Villa, Kane, Zie(c)h, Rodrigues

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Well done DCL cappers!

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ty! 🙂

      2. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers

      3. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        thanks

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Appreciate it

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Iwobi cost 28 million!!

      😆
      Robbery

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He was excellent today.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No. Fulham were just that bad

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            That's irrelevant. James was pretty poor and he was playing against the same team.

    5. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Kane > Vardy(-4)?

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Your funeral

          1. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            That bad?

            Concerned with no city or Lei attack next week

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          10 years and you come up with that 😛

          1. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lol! What to do with this mess though...

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

            steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              you need a defensive transfer, not a transfer out of a striker that hasnt blanked in forever

              1. manu4life99
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Agreed, my FT will def be Saiss>Dias/Cancelo

      2. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Coufal cleansheet please

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Coufal assist, no CS would be lovely

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        72 points so far without DCL captain. Any good?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Awful

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            What’s good this week?

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              At least 200

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          ban

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            not his fault he is bad at this game. well kind of. he will learn!

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yeah. I am awful to be fair. But it’s a bit of fun.

        4. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          RLC TC?

        5. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          don't worry, better weeks will come!

        6. MMN
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Which players left?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Only Saiss. If he doesn’t play it’s either Gabriel or Mitchell.

        7. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Could have been better with Dominic captain, sigh, opportunity missed

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeh. Only 2 points difference though.

        8. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Awful

        9. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Only Gabriel to go though?

          67 with 3 to play here.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            So is that good?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Surely it depends on what happens in the remaining half of the match-week?

              Only 50% of matches have been played.

              Only good if players don't go off in the remaining ones.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yeah true.

      4. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Any chance DIgne gets 2 Baps?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Close but probably not.

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            thanks..

        2. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          nope

      5. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I have No city ( other than Cancelo ) and 1FT. Would appreciate some suggestions.

        A. Kane, Rashford, Maupay to Vardy, KDB, Bamford -8

        B. Kane, Rashford to KDB, Jesus -4

        C. Maupay to Bamford FT

        D. Kane to Vardy FT

        E. Hold

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I wouldn’t be taking a hit to get a City player. D

      6. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Kane 》 Vardy worth it.

        Also have Son. Feel like taking out Kane would be a huge mistake but Vardy has 3 excellent fixures.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd do it. Plum captaincy option next week

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yup. Going against the logic of good fixtures seem like a huge mistake this season.

        2. Penzardlife
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thinking the same. Alternative is to drop to a cheapie and go for a super KDB-Bruno-Salah-Grealish mid.

      7. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Exact money for either...

        A. Hames to Salah
        B. Zaha to KDB

        Which would you do?

        I am 100% on A right now for many reasons. Convince me otherwise please!

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Primarily because I punted and kept the 4.5m to get Salah right back in tbh

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          A

          KDB and City look rancid

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            One of the reasons yep

        3. No Salah
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Salah is uncertain to play next GW,

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            True. Shall see.

        4. BeWater
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Don't do anything right now and monitor the prices. Wait for news on Salah. I think you should be safe with the prices Zaha might even rise if anything.

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Ok thanks good advice

          • Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I’m thinking A, although I’ll need to do a -4 by doing Jimenez to Bamford to afford it.

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I did Salah to Ziyech and was gonna reverse it right away. I fully expected Hames to stick around but today was his final match for me I think.

              Pretty sure I fancy the output of Ziyech over Hames, even though Ziyech wasn't great yesterday!

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

            Sorry is this my fault? Maybe jumping the gun a bit, see how Zaha looks.
            Have you got any other City?

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              No and don't want any for now. Your words were eye opening and I'll entertain them now. Still set on A.

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

                No worries, always good to consider other options at least

        5. BeWater
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Feared there would be 30 DCL + JRod points after the first minute. Feel grateful it was only 15 in the end.

          • Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Everyones happy then 🙂

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

              Little bit disappointed in Rodriguez blank

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Very disappointed

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

                  Remaining optimistic for the next couple of weeks at least

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            62 with 3 to go without Bruno.. will take it... 🙂

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

              53 (-4) with 2 to go. Kane C is the regret!

              1. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                still a good score and a top rank....

            2. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Great score Chucky

              1. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                thanks 😉

          • Vazza
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Which combo is better for the next 4 to 6 gameweeks-

              A. Salah, Vardy (4pt hit req’d)
              B. KDB, Kane

              Assume all players are fit to play...

            • Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Got out of jail with no DCL there

              1. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                He got 26 pts for us captainers what are you on about?

                That is a haul

                1. Mr. O'Connell
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  He was on 2 after 20 mins. Honestly thought he was on for 4 or 5.

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    That said, I'm still on for a huge rank drop this week.

            • ace3.1415
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I need a coufal cs + double assist

              • threeputt
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Anybody see Citeh trolling us all next few ?

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    City were absolutely dominant against spurs.. City assets will come good over the next few gameweeks

                  • Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I’ll still be getting them in.

                2. ZeBestee
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Can't wait to see Fabianski getting 2 pen saves and CS and Cresswell a brace of assists.

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Did Fulham improve in the second half or are Everton just terrible?

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Bit of both

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Mix of both. Everton took their foot off the gas and struggled. Fulham better team in the 2nd half

                4. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  There's a Vardy in my pants...

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Can I join?

                5. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  just heard that Bowen is going to score today

                6. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Should've played Coufal over Targett

                7. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Is any of Thomas and Justin an option for the next two?

                8. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  27 with Dallas PVA and Jimenez left.

                  Big LOL

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    33 then. If youre lucky.

                  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Unlucky, pal. Loaded up on City and Villa?

                    1. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      KDB Rashford Ziyech Rich (C) Watkins

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Ouch.

                9. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  David McGoaldrought struggling to take the knee there. One for the future

                10. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  60(-8) with Coufal to go. Pretty disappointed..

                11. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Cancelo still a better option for next month or so than Digne?

                  Will be finally ditching TAA this GW. (Had other fires to put out)

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Yes

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    I think so. Both are attacking but Cancelo has a way better probability of CS compared to Digne/ EVE def

                    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 28 days ago

                      My issue is Digne will play every game. Cancelo might not.

                12. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Hopefully Mane can absolutely bang

                13. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  People hesitating to sell Kane or Son will be punished. Yes they are both great options but you’ve got to remember their manager is Mourinho not Pep or Klopp. The 3 games before City they scraped out 3 wins scoring just 4 goals. The Southampton and United games were simply outliers.

                  They will consistently chip in with points week in week out regardless of fixtures but doubling up is a bit much. Especially considering all the other big hitters more capable of hauling. Just my take on the situation

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    But you own both?

                  2. AC Yew
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Who would you lose out of the two?

                  3. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    Still top of the league. 2nd highest goals per team & it's mostly Kane/Son scoring 'em.

                  4. Plant Based Footballer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    14 points between them is good. Chelsea away isn't great, true. The other fixtures aren't as bad as the FPL fixture ratings make them seem, even 'Pool away.