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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
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Decoure G
    Digne A

  2. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne on fire.

  3. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Luca Digne back to being essential..

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne essential again

  5. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne hauling

  6. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    We want more!

  7. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    James assisting the assister yet again.

  8. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    DCL hattrick please

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not difficult I believe.

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This is carnage

  10. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    If we must learn anything....patience is key in this game...Son Kane & DCL sellers all punished...sometimes even the experts get it wrong

  11. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Why did I take armband off DCL? Been on there all international break and then I change to Ziyech. What a Wally

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    JRod is assisting the assister.

    1. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just have to keep for one more week for Leeds then can finally get rid lol

  13. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Fulham deserved to relegate

  14. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Can't watch more of this as an non-owner :!

    Need Bowen, Cresswell & Bamford to deliver later or my green looking arrow will turn dark red 😀

  15. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    GW12 Salah TC locked in.

  16. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This is one of those games where JRod gets nothing

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Like his previous two games?

  17. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Fulham are here for the taking.

    Well done Digne owners

  18. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kane > (V)ardy has to be done right?

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

  19. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne makes user FLAIR look like an idiot.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ikr looool

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Captained DCL and don't even have him mate 😆

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Still you were taking the piss out of owners after 10 minutes of the game.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair enough! Too over the moon to care.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            You need to get out more.. egg all over your face regardless

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Not at all, enjoying DCL's points! You're so insecure 😆

  20. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mark owns Digne

  21. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    My 2 left footed Assist the assiter types. Hames and Ziyech...worst part is there are no good replacements really

  22. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hamez assisting the assister

  23. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    We are really good.. still feeling top 4 this season

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Lol

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Ban

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Fulham are really bad and they look like scoring when they get forward.
        We need better depth to get top 4.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Richarlison back and Everton winning. Coincidence?

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No.

      2. Utopsis
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Richarlison is a magnet for defenders, he draws at least 2, usually 3 - meaning his teammates are laughing

      3. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Hames time now

      4. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Patience with Digne pays off finally

      5. Railwayman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Can't believe Rodriguez has no involvement in 3 goals. If he doesn't score in this game, he is out of my team...

        1. Utopsis
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I sold Son for Bruno and kept him as well - the tears will follow shortly

            1. Railwayman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If I end up selling him, it will be for KDB most likely.

              1. Utopsis
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yep this was my plan all along as well - going to stick with it despite Son's ongoing menace

            2. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Ironically he's been the primary movement creator, the issue is that he's not directly supplying the ball to the attack.

              1. Railwayman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah, right now he is in full "Luka Modric mode" with these assists for the assister 😀

          • PremKraut
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Sold Dinge 4 weeks ago because he couldn't get CSs and didn't take corners and free kicks anymore. Seems he's back.

            1. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              To be fair the CSs are still missing

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              He still can't keep a CS and isn't taking corners and FKs.

          • NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hamez is playing a Lil deeper, if he keeps playing that position, I don't think I'll keep him

            1. Utopsis
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He's a playmaker so would never be one of this breaking into the box. They have Richarlison, DCL, and one of the midfield runners for that. His job is to pick one of those out.

                1. Utopsis
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    one of those*

              • KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Just transferred in DCL so I can get some points in case he scores his third goal.

                  1. Utopsis
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Nice!

                    • The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Might do the same. Will I keep yesterday’s Werner points?