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

    I wish I picked Maja over Ashley Barnes ffs

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

      Very unlucky Fudgy

      You are also very unlucky you didn’t bring Auba in too

      People on here giving you bad advice again

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

        I know and now I've wasted my bench boost and everyone else will haul off it gw26 with Maja on the bench

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Harsh.....but true

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      So unfortunate

  2. Party time
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Lookman do something

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Preach.

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

      James done

    • Reeker
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Really need to produce more yellow cards for everyone trying to leave a mark on Rodriguez. Getting out of control, the lad has niggles every week over it

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Jack Grealish is the most fouled player in the league apparently.

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

          Having fancy hair and being good at football gets players gunning for you

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

          Really ? I haven't got the daily reminder from Sky on this yet today

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Maja problems for Hamez owners

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah

    • acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Maja in for fulham double it is then..

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Save a penalty Areola.

      Or save something

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Content with a CS for now

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        How can he?

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      If gundo is fit he is going to eat this Everton side and Citee will romp in 5-0

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Hope so. Would love a Cancelo G too

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          A Dias goal too would top it off 😉

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Do we reckon Dias plays vs Everton, ML Rival has Dallas (-1) 1st sub whilst I have Targett (6)

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

        Surely he plays

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        100% imo.

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Rodriguez doesn't fancy the English winter anymore.

      Last year with global warming we had hardly any snow!!

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

      If Fulham manage to stay up then parker surely manager of the season?

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

        They won’t stay up

        But yes if any of Fulham West Brom or Sheff Utd stay up their manager should be knighted

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

          W.B.A can't drop they have big Sam

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Arise, Sir Scott Parker!

      2. ivantys
          4 months, 6 days ago

          They could stay up, I can't see newcastle getting any more points.

        • mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Bielsa

        • Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Too much to do. They will get within a few points but alas it’s to bigger gap.

      3. JJO
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ofcourse you will lose when you play Gomes,Siggy and James at the same time

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

        DCL looking less good after Hames injury.

      5. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        My defensive picks have been terrible this season. Ferguson, Dier and Digne.
        No WHM, sold Justin early.

      6. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Bamford and Dallas enough for DGW25?

        Want to hold my WC for later and if I bring in Ralphina that means one less DGW26 player

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I've those 2 and gonna add ings just I'd say

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I’d get raphinha and take a -4

        3. Giles G
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I'm thinking just these 2. have you still got BB?

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah BB26. Depending on fixtures, but could be 13DGW +Bamford + Dallas

            1. Giles G
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              What is your WC midfield out of interest?

              1. Giles G
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                ignore that

              2. Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Well I'm playing to WC around 30/31.

                GW26 BB midfield would be

                Salah Bruno Grealish Gundo Barnes
                Kane Bamford DCL

        4. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I’ve got those plus either Ings or Raphinha. Most likely anotonio to Ings.

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Mmm I was thinking Ings also, but was thinking going straight to Kane.

            Maybe I just need to take a single -4 in 26

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Will probably do Kane in for -4 in 26. Thats if I don’t wc this week. Waiting for schedule before deciding.

              1. Dirty Harry
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Really want to hold the WC till after 29. I think it could be a lot better to get through 26 and still have it

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 6 days ago

                  And miss all those lovely pick of the bunch DGW 26’ers?

        5. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Bamford and Raphinha

      7. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Raging out Digne for Dallas. Might do that then go back to concentrating on Valentines Day.

      8. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Is Fulham playing so well or Everton so bad?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Both

        2. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Both. Fulham were impressive vs. WHM too. Everton are just bad.

        3. Says
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          yes

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

          Fulham played well for a while now imo just haven't had the points to show for it.

      9. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Digne and DCL out of my team

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

          You know DCL isn’t playing today.... don’t blame this on him

        2. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          You are probably right

      10. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Maja could be the perfect 8th attacker on wildcard!

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

          Does he have a double in 26?

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

        When double week fixtures will be announced? I want to wc gw25 and bench boost gw26.. should i activate now?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          If you're sure you're wild carding yes

          Fixtures hopefully out before weekend but no one knows for sure

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Should be announced this week but need to see

      12. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Why no Antonee Robison?

      13. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 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)

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yes imo. Doing same transfer

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers all, looks to be the move yeah ... can probably either bank other FT or even use it to drop Areola

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Always play Martinez

          **Long suffering non-owner

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          The one I am on right now.

        4. Aster
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Why Ings?

            Playing Chelsea and Leeds. Also, Southampton falling apart.

        5. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Awful from Everton

          Guaranteed to end City’s record run now

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Really?

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

              2020/21

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 6 days ago

                Cittee. In imperious form. Worse case they draw. They certainly won’t lose.

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Them there the twists

          3. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            We have it in us at home this season. Newcastle ,West Ham, Leeds now Fulham.

        6. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          This Maja guy rocking a vintage Sunderland shirt on his fpl profile lol

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            What they would do to have him right now.

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

            Was he in Sunderland til I die actually? If so I'm getting him in!

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 6 days ago

              Relegation season i think. Also looks like he is still alive and not playing for Sunderland so not sure i'd trust him.

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

          Well that's decided no Digne on my WC then. Shaw in for him I think.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Dignes points history is usually

            1,1,14,0,-2,0,6,2,21,-1

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

          Luca Digne 2018-2019 nostalgia pick

        9. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Hopefully Everton manage to kill the Fulham CS.

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Stop

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

            Hopefully not via richarlison

        10. Giles G
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          If I take a hit, then activate my wildcard later in the week. the hit will be wiped out yeah?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah

        11. CRO KLOPP
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          First shot on target for Everton 75. min

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

            So bad...

        12. puhd
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Digne wtf... worst pick ever.