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. Fantasydreamer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What we reckon on saints GK situation - they actually rotate nicely with Martinez for the few games you may doubt him and can’t see much cheaper options for bench boost double...

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I wouldn’t put rotate and Martinez in the same sentence tbh

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Just get Sanchez, no need think about rotation afterwards as well.

      • Wılly
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Couldn't be too certain on whether McCarthy keeps his spot in goal anyway. Lost 6 on the bounce and Forster has 4 clean sheets in 4 appearances this season. I could be tempted by a cheap defender like Vestergaard though

    3. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lei should have DGW26, yes?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        yes

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks, probably would go with one of their mids over Grealish

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Barnes?

            1. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Toss a coin a bit but would say that Watkins is enough for AV and my recent mistake was going Grealish over one of the Lei mids

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I will probably go Watkins and Martinez from Villa and Barnes in midfield

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Predicted yes [ARS bur]

      3. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Should do yep

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Anyone come up with a decent WC draft yet?

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes

        1. Breezyy
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Show us

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yep

      3. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yes.

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo, stones, targett, struijk, dunne,
          Salah, son, Bruno, Gundo, Raphina,
          Kane, Ings,
          Bamford.

          2.8 itb to do Raphina to grealish

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Got a FH?

          2. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Was thinking something along the lines of this yep looks great, looks expensive though!

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What is k laser

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Google has the answer.

    6. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What to do here guys?

      BB and WC still available. £3m ITB and 1FT

      Pope
      Alioski, Stones, Cancelo, Shaw
      Bruno, Grealish, Salah, Gundo
      DCL, Bamford

      Martinez, Barnes, Antonio, Dier,

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        We have very similar teams - also got alioski Barnes dcl antonio etc etc

        I’m planning to do Dallas and alioski double up, bring in Ings for a hit and BB25

        Just can’t bring myself to sell any of my mids for a hit to bring in Raphinha

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Interesting. Thanks for that

    7. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      45 minutes of football and Richarlison has touched the ball just 4 times

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bad punt on my part. At least it makes it easier to swap him for Ings next week

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I sold him 2 GWs back only to bring him back after DCL injury. Worst DGW decision

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Vardy does less at times, just makes them count.

    8. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A. Branthwaite to Struijk
      B. Sterling/Salah/Son/Bruno/Gundogan to Raphinha

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Does strujik keep his place? Lineups suggested he was CDM, does he drop out when Philipps returns?

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes I think he does for thre foreseeable. He’s play 90mins for the past 8games or so

      2. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sterling to Raphina and upgrade a striker to Kane if you don't have him already

    9. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rank has fallen from 30k to 100k interim
      Own Sterling over Gund and no Ings or Leeds, if chasing should I pull wildcard out now or hang on til post 29 blank. Team linked

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        30k to 100k? Wow I did not realise the impact of this DGW ...

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Tell me about it. No Gundo plus TC chip being played. Benched Martinez high EO and Leicester Burnley assets

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hmm, I would probably WC to exploit 25 and 26 but it's not without risk of injuries and rotation. I did my WC BGW18 and BB DGW19, luckily successful. On reflection, it could go the other way. GL!

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              104k back to 92k with Areola cs
              Just shows how tight it is everywhere

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Team is decent outside no Gundo and the bench.
        Really depends on how good the WC team is.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Sterling to Kane via Gund. Though I could just sacrifice Salah which I dont feel good about. Probably Ings and Bamford up top
          West ham players out but it’s not mass changes I don’t think besides the bench of course. Will prob just hang onto Areola as backup

    10. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Would love an Areola CS here before hopefully a 0-0 with Burnley

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would be even better if he had the opportunity to make any save points

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I don’t care about saves, I’ll take the 6/7

        2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hopefully will make 3 in the second half

    11. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If I wildcard I lose pope and Lowton when they play west brom... Very difficult decision

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        But if you keep they won't keep a CS.

    12. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who is more likely to have a DGW in 26, Leeds or Southampton?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Leeds won't.

      2. marcos11
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Southampton if any at all

      3. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Tweaked my GW 26 BB team a little

        Lloris - Areola
        Dias - Stones - Shaw - Holgate - Targett
        Bruno - Son - Grealish - Gundogan - Barnes
        Kane - Ings - Watkins

        Bamford and Raphinha for Barnes and Watkins for DGW 25 and then switch back.

        Looks safe and nailed on for BB in 26 right?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Safe for a couple of days.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Got 4.8m for a gk beside Lloris

            Who’s you go for TM?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Without fixtures, hard to say.

              1. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Hmmm

                Suggest on the basis of Ben Crellin’s spreadsheet

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  It's a season long decision?

        2. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Lloris is a crazy shout. Think long term.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I’m looking very long term

            Spurs have a lot of DGWs and amazing fixtures

            Can’t look past him from spurs defense

        3. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nice team

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers

      4. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Antonio to Ings? 2FT 4.4 ITB 🙂 means benching Watkins(LEI)

        Areola / Martinez
        Cancelo Dallas Mee*
        Salah Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
        Bamford(c) Watkins
        —————————————
        Antonio Digne Stones

        Also can’t decide on Martinez v Areola this week (will be rid of Areola soon to avoid the headache)

      5. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        45mins with no shot or card? Wow. Feel bad for those who watched

      6. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Does the gw average on livefpl include bonus points?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          yes

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Think so yes

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks both

      7. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        In about game week 4 I raged out Martinez to Mendy, huge mistake

        One of the things I’ve learnt this season is never make transfers in the heat of the moment

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Especially gk transfers

      8. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What are the chances of a DGW for AVL in 26?

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Quite high

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Good chance

      9. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Anyone else heard of these Klopp resignation rumours? Absolute garbage right? He was odds on to go next with Skybet earlier which I thought was weird

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Mourinho in

        2. A Kun & Mateta
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Wouldn't surprise me. Poor guy lost his mother recently and couldn't go to the funeral. Imagine he's burnt out tbh.

        3. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Probably started by The Sun

        4. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I can see him taking a break. He lives for the fans

        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          where did you hear them? on twitter...

          1. John Nerdelbaum
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            from Rupert

      10. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Which is best on WC to prepare for BB26? (FH29 so no need to worry about who plays in 29)

        A. Ings and a defence of Dias/Stones/Shaw/Targett/Vestergaard(or other 4.7) - exact cash
        B. DCL and spend 0.7m to improve the above defence
        C. Watkins and spend 2.0m to improve the above defence

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Who are your two other strikers?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Kane, Bamford

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Will probably leave Bamford in as my only SGW26 player.

      11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        OMG Maja

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Sweet

      12. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maja G

      13. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Great goal!!!

      14. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Digne CS gone

      15. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Digne was an awful punt

      16. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        City will absolutely slaughter this defense

      17. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bugger off Digne

      18. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This is an absolute joke. Bring in Digne and DCL for DGW planning. Decide to go sterling over gundy.

        I’m done

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not very saucy outcomes

      19. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Great, thought there was a chance of 0-0 that would suit perfectly, now gonna end with a point each from Digne and Nipples

      20. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maja loving this mon.

      21. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Jesus christ