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Calvert-Lewin on the bench as Everton visit Liverpool

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) makes an important return for Everton but not how his 34.0% Fantasy Premier League ownership would have hoped.

After missing two matches with a hamstring problem, the mid-priced forward has been named on the Toffees’ bench for the Double Gameweek 25 Merseyside derby.

With Josh King (£5.4m) also among the substitutes, Richarlison (£7.9m) leads the line for Everton today with James Rodríguez (£7.7m) in support.

Carlo Ancelotti has opted for a rather defensive set-up behind those two, choosing three central defenders as well as Lucas Digne (£6.1m) and Seamus Coleman (£4.8m) with Tom Davies (£5.2m), André Gomes (£5.3m) and Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.2m) forming the central midfield trio.

They also have Allan (£5.2m) to send into the mixed, making his return from injury on the bench and awaiting his first Premier League minutes since Gameweek 13.

Such a set-up might make life difficult for Liverpool’s key Fantasy assets, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) in his usual right-hand station of the front-three with 43.2% overall Fantasy ownership.

That said, the Egyptian has four goals over the last four Gameweeks and has led the league for shots in the box and shots on target during that period.

Sadio Mané (£11.8m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) complete the attack although they are owned by just 5.4% and 5.1% respectively.

Despite conceding three times at Leicester in this configuration, Jurgen Klopp has not changed his back-four.

That means Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) partners Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) at centre-back with Andrew Robertson (£7.2m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) in the full-back positions.

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Henderson, Kabak, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, C Jones, Wijnaldum; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Everton XI: Pickford; Keane, Holgate, Godfrey; Digne, T Davies, Gomes, Doucouré; Coleman; Rodríguez; Richarlison.

Double Gameweek 25 so far…

Burnley collected their ninth clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

However, owners of their defensive assets can probably consider themselves a little fortunate to benefit from the shut-out.

It looked, at first, that a red card for Semi Ajayi (£4.8m) in the opening period would severely dent the Baggies’ ability to trouble Nick Pope (£5.6m) but the exact opposite happened.

West Brom were comfortably the more attacking of the two outfits in the second half at Turf Moor and really should have found the net on multiple occasions.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) had a close-range effort cleared onto the crossbar while Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) fluffed a golden chance in front of a largely unguarded goal after a square-ball.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) really should have blasted the loose ball home, instead playing a sideways pass back to Pereira whose second effort was cleared off the line by James Tarkowski (£5.3m).

The centre-back is currently on for maximum bonus while Pope, who made two saves, is projected to receive two. Matt Lowton (£4.5m) is on two bonus as well, despite a late yellow card.

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1,640 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    We will have to win Champions league to make this season not a complete nightmare.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Just write it off. Everything and anything that can go against us has ... happens.

  2. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    People asking about Gundogan's chances of playing but didn't Ben Dinners post a quote from Pep saying he should be fine for the game?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yes but they have so many options if there’s any risk with the upcoming schedule he can rest him.

  3. Parsnips
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Salah > KDB and Gundo > Barnes??
    Salah > KDB and Stones > 6.0mil under defender, maybe Pereira?

    Cancelo Stones Dallas
    Gundo Salah Bruno Grealish
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Pope Raphinha Coufal Holding

  4. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    When is the Everton Villa match rumoured to be re scheduled for?!

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      28 possibly

  5. Sahin
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    What to do with this team????

    Pope steer
    Dallas cancelo stones alonso cresswell
    Bruno son soucek barnes sterling
    Ings Bamford Brewster

    I have BB, TC and wildcard

    1. Sahin
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Any help will be highly appreciated

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        How much ITB?

        Can you respond to my questions too pleSe?

        1. Sahin
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          1.9 m ITB

        2. Sahin
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          1.9m ITB

  6. LewisKitesurf
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Most stone wall pen you will ever see glad the ref got it right. If you slide in anywhere on the pitch, miss the ball and take somebody down it’s a foul. Surprised how many don’t get this