Dugout Discussion

Digne fit to start but King only among the subs despite Calvert-Lewin absence

Two sides with a pair of fixtures in Double Gameweek 24 meet on Merseyside this evening.

Fulham are Everton’s visitors, with kick-off at Goodison Park at 19:00 GMT.

The hosts are missing Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Jordan Pickford (£4.8m), both of whom were ruled out by Carlo Ancelotti on Friday – but the duo could be back for the visit of Manchester City in midweek.

Another Everton asset who was carrying a flag in Fantasy Premier League, Lucas Digne (£6.1m), makes the starting XI tonight.

Ancelotti has made two changes from the Toffees’ previous Premier League outing, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) and Seamus Coleman (£4.8m) recalled.

Michael Keane (£5.1m) and Calvert-Lewin are the men to make way.

Despite Calvert-Lewin’s absence, new singing Joshua King (£5.5m) is only among the substitutes.

As for Fulham, deadline day signing Josh Maja (£5.5m) makes his full debut and takes the place of Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m) misses out after testing positive for COVID-19.

Ola Aina (£4.5m) for Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) is the only other change that Scott Parker has made from the Gameweek 23 draw against West Ham United.

Calvert-Lewin featured in the top three for both FPL transfers in and out in Gameweek 24, with those Fantasy managers making an early move to recruit the England international left short-changed by the forward picking up an injury in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Richarlison (£7.9m) picked up some of the slack, with 347,604 Fantasy bosses making the move for the Brazilian.


Everton XI: Olsen, Coleman, Holgate, Godfrey, Digne, Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Rodriguez, Davies, Sigurdsson, Richarlison.

Fulham XI: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina, Reed, Lemina, Reid, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Maja.

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1,430 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    The FPL site is not working?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It's working

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Fine for me.

  2. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Pope
    Dallas Dias Cancelo
    Fernandes Gundog Grealish Barnes Son
    DCL Bamford

    Martinez (pray) Antonio Cresswell TAA

    3.6m ITB 2FT

    1. Barnes + Antonio > Raphina + Kane (bench Grealish)
    2. Grealish + Antonio + DCL > Raphina (c) Ings + Kane (bench Barnes) -4
    3. DCL + Antonio + TAA > Kane + Ings + Dunk (bench Dias) -4

    I feel like I want Raphina captain this week but I’m now wary of selling Barnes (nice DGW and low ownership) and Grealish (nice DGW and likely GW29 fixture)

    Thoughts?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      do you have bench boost?

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Dallas, Ings or Raphinha rising tonight?

    1. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Dallas probably

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I don't think they will rise tonight but you never know

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Son to Raphinha done. Potentially 0.2 in it in a few hours.

    1. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Getting rid of Son ahead of a potential DGW26?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        He's coming back in

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No changes tonight by the looks of it and won't lose anything on Sonny even if he does drop

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      are you WC 26?

      glad to see you have a good GW Fudgy

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I think so and thanks mate

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

    Mane + dier to Dallas + raphinha -4? Yes or no

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  6. Reeker
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Wonder who will be the main 3 strikers for the wildcard this week.

    Tough to leave out one of Kane, Bamford, Ings and Watkins

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It will be spread. We shall probably see a lot of Ings to Kane transfers begore gw 26.

    2. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Add vardy to that possibly aswell

  7. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Alonso, DCL, Antonio to Dallas, Kane, Ings worth -4?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  8. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    There will be bgw 33 without MCI and Spurs assets. I haven't seen much chat about it, but just wondering if using WC now causes problems later keeping those fixtures in mind. Any ideas?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      So many light years away is gw33

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yes, but the point was that saving WC now might be worth thinking.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Have a listen to this for chip strategy. It also has a YouTube link.

      https://twitter.com/PlanetFPLPod/status/1360196799269638149?s=19

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thx!

    3. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Those trying to navigate 29 without using WC will probably have 2/3 Spurs, 3 Villa and 3 Leeds. They also have good fixtures in 30 so it actually makes sense to hold WC until 34 to jump another hurdle.

  9. barcaa7
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Justin to Konsa for free (Cant afford Targett) ? yes or no

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Y

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I don't think Konsa is a transfer I would be prioritising for 25. Surely you can use your FT for someone else

      1. barcaa7
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I need Villa defender for the GW26

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I'm not sure Villa's defence is that great. Martinez is over performing. Villa are conceding a lot of chances and bound to start shipping goals sooner rather than later

      2. barcaa7
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        also need 0.1 to afford Antonio to Ings

  10. dogtanion
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Interesting to see how Pep approaches next 2 games with attacking line ups ahead of champions league next week. Gundo being rested for Everton and playing v Arsenal would make sense. Sterling could play all but resting ahead of Arsenal also makes sense

  11. Aster
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Soucek OR Saka for Raphinha?

      1. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Soucek. Saka is class

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      So, Gundo not gonna play on wednesday or still early to say?-worried owner

      1. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Well I didn't captain him and he was my second choice so going by this season's events he's implanted with a new bionic groin and hauls another 19 pointer while Sterling (c) gets rested for Fernan Torres.

      2. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Still early but can’t see him starting. Pep only needs a sniff of an injury and the player is rested!

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Pope
      Shaw Mee Alioski
      Raphinha(c) Bruno Salah Gundo Sterling
      Bamford(vc) Cavani

      Johnstone Antonio Cancelo Coufal

      1 ft., 0.9m itb.
      What to do?
      Cavani to Ings? I bought Cavani in last gw.

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Why is it still unknown who will play two matches in DWG 26?

      What teams can they be?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Waiting for TV companies

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Latest Antonio news

      "He has a fitness test before tomorrow’s game"

      https://twitter.com/ExWHUemployee/status/1361085692844113927?s=19

      1. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        If the guy doing the fitness test has him in his team then it will consist of "move that yellow cone from there to over there. Great , he's good to go"

      2. Aster
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Ok. So he is not starting

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Cue 1 point cameo

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          For me, he is either starting or not in the squad. Can't see him getting limited mins

        • waldo666
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          C'mon Mickey!!! Dallas -1 off the bench if you don't play!

          1. gmando2011
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            same!

      3. gmando2011
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        who is the best £4.5m defender for the next few weeks

        its my only way to get Kane in

        are brighton defenders good value?

        or do i just save big and go £3.9m on Strujik?

        1. Aster
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Dunk is a good value.

            Spurs at the moment-not.

          • dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Burn for Brighton ? Solid of late..plus he's about 8 foot 6 so a danger in the box.

          • Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Ben White. Nailed and in good CS team

          • Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Probably dunk or burn if you want to save cash

            1. gmando2011
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              cant afford Dunk - i guess i was considering White or Burn

              no other obvious options

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Oops missed out that you mentioned 4.5.

        2. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          What's best strategies for blank gw 29? I still have second WC, BBoost and TC.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Depends on your team and confirmed DGW and BGW fixtures

        3. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Has anyone considered a KdB in route?

          Easy for Sterling owners, but if you don't, it could be quite tough. Probably have to sack one of Salah or Fernandes.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Who needs KDB when you have Gundogan.

            1. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              This. I was leaving cash ITB to help out but have been whittling that away, aren't too phased now with Gundo keeping up his stellar form.

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

              It's not one or the other. It's both.

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                For me double city def still provides brilliant value in your team. There still lots of good cheap midfield alternatives

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            I won't be in any rush break the setup of my team to bring in KDB until he gets some mins under his belt and shows some form.

          3. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            That's overthinking imo

        4. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Time has come to trade Fabianski (second gk to Martinez), have kept him since previous BB in the DGW.

          trade to Steer or Forster?
          I have a strong feeling that McCarthy will be dropped.

          Cheers.

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Steer will block you from getting 3 good villa players. Go cheap with fabri at 3.9

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              That's a good point, probably between him and forster then. depending how I go.

        5. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Odds on Sterling starting on wednesday?

          1. dogtanion
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            I hope so but Mahrez and Torres are completely fresh

            1. Aster
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Sterling is the captain and Guardiola holds him in high regard. Everton with DCL and pumped up .

          2. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            1 FT and 4.2 ITB

            Thought appreciated, not so sure I want to play McCarty over Pope despite the double.

            McCarthy
            Shaw Dallas Cancelo
            Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raphinha
            Bamford Antonio

            (Pope Stones Coufal Brewster)

            Transfer

            A) Brewster to Ings and play over Antonio
            B) Something else

            Start

            A) McCarty
            B) Pope

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Incredible team, when did you WC? Get Ings play Pope

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Thanks mate, WC 16.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  How are you so well prepared then!? Lots of hits?

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Zero hits since WC and only 1 hit (GW11) all season. I got the 3 Leeds and McCarthy on the WC in anticipation of their double which didn't happen in the end, luckily they have been performing (Leeds lads anyway) so has enabled me to hold them through until now.

            2. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Transfer A looks good. I have the same goalkeepers and currently starting Pope. Just can't trust Saints at all atm but form can change in an instant of course...

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Cheers. Yeah, trying not to get blinded by doubles.

                I could just get BB out of the way but not sure a bench of McCarthy Stones Antonio Coufal is strong enough.

          3. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            WC25 BB26 still popular? If so, everyone activating WC tonight to catch the price rises?

            1. Jdpz
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 6 days ago

              yes

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              I'm doing it but not hitting the WC button yet, fixtures not even comfirmed

            3. Zogzeg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Make transfers before price changes.
              Activate WC anytime before deadline.
              Same diff.

          4. wantsharptv
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Only got 5 DGW players for GW25

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Wow that's alot.

              Only 2 teams with a double gw25?

            2. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Doubt there'll be many with more than that.

            3. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              There's only two teams with a DGW

            4. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              I'll probably be going with just Bamford, Raphina and Ings. May take a hit for Vestergaard if they have a dgw 26 confirmed.

              1. wantsharptv
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Feel a haul from dallas

            5. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              That’s ok- only 1 short of full house

              1. wantsharptv
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                But KWP is injured so really it's 4

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

              I have 2 and will add 3rd, or mayne WC if all get clear

            7. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              I currently have Bamford and Dallas and prob getting Raphinha and possibly Ings but not def

          5. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Would you start Mee or Coufal?

            1. wantsharptv
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Meeee

            2. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Mee prob

            3. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              cheers

          6. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Wildcard in 29 blank gw is good idea? (I have WC, TC and BBoost).
            I will make team with 11 blank 29GW players. Another idea?

            1. Zogzeg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Makes a weak team for GW30+

          7. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 6 days ago

            The only way to fund Kane for me is removing either Salah, Fernandes or Son. Who would go in your opinion?

            The -4 would be:
            Coufal, Antonio and Son/Salah/Fernandes to Dallas, Kane and Raphinha?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              As it stands Son of those

          8. Aster
              4 months, 6 days ago

              One question

              Why Ings?

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                He scores goals and has a double.

                1. Aster
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Southampton in shambles. Scored his first goal in the last 5 games. Playing Chelsea and Leeds.

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      Don't get him then. Simples

                    2. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      The Chelsea defence that just got scored on by Sheffield and the Leeds defence that's conceded the equal second most goals in the league?

                    3. Aster
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Never planned.

                        Just wondering why all the hype.

                  • Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Prospect of doubles abd him being the only person worthy of anything in that SOU side!

                    1. Aster
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Doubles are deceiving.

                        1. Don Kloppeone
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 6 days ago

                          Agreed but we know Ings has the quality but missed a fair amount. Depends on the service from his teammates also

                  • Don Kloppeone
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    With the lack of info we have so far, which looks to be better over next couple?

                    A)
                    GW25: Soucek > Raphinha (roll 1FT)
                    GW26: Antonio, Pope > Kane, fodder (2FT)

                    B)
                    GW25: Soucek, Antonio > Raphinha, Ings (2FT)
                    GW26: DCL, Dallas, Pope > Kane, Veltman, fodder (-8)

                    C)
                    GW25: Soucek > Barnes (roll 1FT)
                    GW26: Antonio, DCL, Pope > Kane, Watkins, fodder (-4)

                    2FT 3.4itb
                    Martinez, Pope
                    Dias, Stones, Coufal, Dallas, Shaw
                    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Soucek
                    Bamford, DCL, Antonio

                    Only WC and TC left. Hoping to hold WC until GW30

                    Cheers!

                    1. wantsharptv
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      A

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Cheers. Feels the safest but then no SOU (maybe a good thing!?) and no LEI

                    2. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      A

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Thanks mate. It’s the default option. Feels a bit unexciting and no differentials is the issue tho

                    3. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      A

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Cheers Warby

                        It leaves 0.4itb to maybe get another DGWer (def for Dallas/ Coufal?)

                  • wantsharptv
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    Would you BB if you genuinely thought your four worst players for GW25 were areola cancelo cavani Lowton?

                    1. waldo666
                      • 10 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      I'd be mightily tempted, this chip feeling like a thorn in my side atm. Cavani on the bench cos you think he doesn't start?

                      1. wantsharptv
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Got a front 7 of

                        Salah Sterling Gundogen Raphina Bruno
                        Ings Bamford

                        Cavani is probably my 8th choice but is home to Newcastle

                        Tough choices. Would prefer to use bench when I have more dgw starters so that they all play atleast once

                        1. waldo666
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 6 days ago

                          The more I look, the more I reckon I would BB that tbh.

                          1. wantsharptv
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 6 days ago

                            Yea tempted!

                  • Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 6 days ago

                    GW 25 potential team

                    Martinez (Pope)
                    Dunk Cancelo Shaw Mee (Dias)
                    Salah Fernandes Raphinha Son Gundogan
                    Bamford (DCL Antonio)

                    Dunk fixtures look great also ready for blank 29, probably looking at Antonio/Fernandes to Kane/Grealish or just Antonio to Watkins, ready for BB26..

                    1. Don Kloppeone
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 6 days ago

                      I wouldn’t be planning ditching Bruno that’s for sure!

                      1. wantsharptv
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 6 days ago

                        Agree. Bruno a must at all costs