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Dias recalled for benched Stones as injured Gundogan and Calvert-Lewin miss out

Double Gameweek 24 comes to a conclusion as Everton and Manchester City meet at Goodison Park.

Kick-off on Merseyside is at 20:15 GMT.

The two most-owned players from these two teams don’t feature tonight although the no-shows from Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m) aren’t shocks, with their managers having previously ruled them out in their pre-match press conferences.

Pep Guardiola gave an update on Gundogan ahead of kick-off:

The injured Gundogan is one of three players who started the win over Tottenham Hotspur who doesn’t feature in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.

The other two are Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and John Stones (£5.2m), who both drop to the bench.

Kyle Walker (£6.1m), Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) all return to the visitors’ side.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) makes his return to the City matchday squad following a month on the sidelines and is among the substitutes, along with Sergio Aguero (£10.3m).

Guardiola has threatened more changes when City head to Arsenal this weekend, saying:

If you see the schedule that we have… we have a game every three or four days, everybody is going to play. Against Arsenal, we are going to play new ones.

Carlo Ancelotti has gone one better than his opposite number, making four alterations from the defeat to Fulham at the weekend.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) returns from a rib injury, with Robin Olsen (£4.5m) making way to accommodate the England international’s comeback.

Yerry Mina (£5.5m), Michael Keane (£5.1m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) are also back in the line-up, with Seamus Coleman (£4.8m), James Rodriguez (£7.7m) and Andre Gomes (£5.3m) all dropping to the bench.


Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.

Everton XI: Pickford, Mina, Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Davies, Doucoure, Digne, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison.

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1,725 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    No Digne assist!!!

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No, Digne assist.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No, money down!

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      In via post. Doesn’t count sadly.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That’s rubbish. Was 99% sure too. 😐

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cannot be assist...it was off the bar

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It's definitely an assist. When keepers save it and it gets rebounded in that counts, so why shouldn't this when it comes off the post?

        1. Winners900
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          its assist for sure

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          cause thats a shot off target no?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            It's more of an assist than when it's saved. No opposition touches the ball before it goes to the attacker who scores.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If it’s an assist then I want my 3rd Pope save back

  2. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What is Richarlison complaining about here

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wish refs would give YC for that sort of behaviour.

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    B*tch slap, haha.

  4. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    KDB, Gundo and Cancelo the way on WC?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      All depends on who is nailed, which is obviously always tricky with Pep. I think I'm going to stick with Dias/Stones/Gundo

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dias and Stones will get rotated with Laporte over four games.

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dias and Stones are 6 pointers. Laporte will be rotated between both of them. And as we’ve seen tonight there not keeping a clean sheet every game

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aguero on bench too.

      They’ve got the league sown up even with a few bumps. Nobody can realistically compete with that squad depth without keeping their own in near perfect shape.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nope. $1bn squad finally pays off . . . all it took was a worldwide pandemic

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That’s who I’ve got

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ofcourse rival has Digne and Richarlison FFS!!!

    1. More Cowbell
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Snap. Painful combo

  6. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    FML... felt like a legend for 5 minutes when Foden scored but my rival has both Digne and Richarlason. This season has a cruel sense of humour.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Digne has done nothing FPL wise

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Well he did miss 7 games

  7. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Where tf is Ederson in that goal?!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Where was Ederson for the goal 🙁

  8. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    89 with 7 players to go at one point

    Fast forward to now and I’m an Everton goal away from not breaking 100

    🙁

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Beat me by 30

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I know. After first 5 players I was on 65. Struggling to break 100

    3. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm on 101 and will end up with 105. But like you at one point I was looking at 125+

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Need a Cancelo/Dias goal to hit 100. Double gameweeks ain't what they used to be.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same, need a Cancelo assist minimum to hit the tonne

  9. Vazza
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dias headed goal wishers unite here...

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        o/

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Keane, please.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Disaster, ML rival has Digne and Richardson FFS

      1. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        How did they knew this...

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Digne assist my arse

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This DGW died after Saturday...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cresswell 12 was tasty

    • potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is that restrained celebrations not a thing anymore.
      Both celebrations now were mass humpings

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Where art though Sterling?

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He will be substituted at half time or really early me thinks

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        In everyone’s pocket

      3. More Cowbell
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thou*

    • G00LI0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I assume that digne assist will be scratched off?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why would it be? Rebound was the goal

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don’t get what’s wrong with people on here. I think they think stupid statements will get heard by people running FPL for some reason. Why wouldn’t it be an assist?

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Richarlison Digne and Foden delivering 🙁 This nightmare double GW keeps on giving.

      Nothing for Sterling or Cancelo 🙁

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cancelo has no end product

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That half was good for my rank that’s for sure. Still wish I’d captained Gundo though

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It would be harsh to remove Digne’s assist. He could argue it was a shot come cross to Richarlison.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Harsh? There's literally NO reason to remove it. Foden's goal however . . .

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          There’s no reason to remove either, goal on target

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rich YC

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good

    • Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Everton will be fine as long as they keep James Rodriguez and Siggurdsson from being on the pitch together

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looked at the stats for that today. Win % is slightly higher when only one plays. No significant difference, although of course it’s only a small sample size.

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Richarlison yellow card

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Richy YC

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Richa YC

    • Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I am irritated enough the commentator constantly calling Davies Davis

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It’s pronounced Davis either way. At least it is in the North West of England.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fair enough. I am still irritated 🙂

    • LIH0U
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sterling finally goes into the middle of the box, and the ball stays out wide, instantly sprints to the touch line, balls comes central... I get the strategy from Pep but god it is infuriating owning him

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Please Raheem. Come oooon

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Everything going down the other side not looking good.

    • Vazza
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cancelo looking poor today

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored from the rebound, then an assist is awarded.

        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          People don't ever read the rules. Nice one for linking & quoting it 🙂

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Then that means no assist. It wasnt a shot on goal. Hitting the framework is off target

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Lol

          2. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            There's a long history of that kind of assist being awarded, so they don't mean 'on target' when they say 'on goal'.

        3. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Duh. Thanks for clarifying to the trolls though

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I’m sure I’ve been on the right side of that rule before and not got the points

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Give sterling a yc ref

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Faking Richa
        Your job was only to do norhing after that lucky goal

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Pick one more YC richy