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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. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Double CS for all serious FPL managers

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      never know i m a serious FPL manager

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm semi serious 😆
      Only Tarkowski.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      wow - I got promoted

    4. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Thank you.

    5. Joey Tribbiani
        2 months, 26 days ago

        and triple CS for the pros 😎

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Claps

        2. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Elite FPL management

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          You are super human.

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Once again proving luck better than judgment

    6. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      PLAY UP Tarkowski 😎

    7. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      DCL cameo goal would be wonderful

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cameo ✓
        Goal ... Nahhh

    8. Rekk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Did I miss something or should pope not be on 3 saves?

      Maybe they didn't count the one that was cleared off the line?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Shot went through so why count as a save ?

        1. Rekk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He got a piece of it. Without the touch it probably goes in

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            With his touch ball still went on goal. So no save

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Don't think they gave the one for the Tarkowski clearance. A little harsh as it may have gone in had Pope not taken the pace off it.

        1. Rekk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Seems that way, but yea he definitely played a part in keeping that out.

          If he parried it and a defender kicked it away would it be counted as a save?

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Would have been a goal if not for the goal lien clearance

        1. Rekk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Guess that's the way to come to grips with it, just seems harsh considering he played a big part in keeping it out also

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

            I mean that's not how it works but okay 😆

        2. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          It would have also been a goal had Pope not got a touch 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Lol
            That's subjective. Final important touch was from Tarkowski. So no save 😀

    9. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      So does Pope get a Bap for every save or something?!?!..

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Pretty much yeah

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ha how does that work?

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

            Magic.

          2. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It’s cos his outfield players are complete dog shite I guess

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Haha Yep fair dos

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Defenders booked + do poorly for passing BPS.

          4. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Just check the rules. Everything is explained. Then you can be a master of disguise.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        It's because the other defenders kick the ball towards the forwards every chance they get instead of completing easy passes

      3. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Him and Emi seem to. They should change it. 1 point for a pass back type " save" and 2 for a proper save

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yep I think there needs to be a slight change somewhere

    10. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dias Stones will return a double CS anyway lads.

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

        Hope so!

      2. dogtanion
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Arsenal will score. City one eye on Champions League

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Not so soon

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Laporte says hi

    11. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Pope, Mee and Lowton done me well. Last 2 weeks, gone on WC this week though.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah..take the points and run. Pope’s ok though...always good for saves.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Congrats. So ballsy

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Against WBA is was a solid bet ; as the game played out jammy as all hell!

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

          Yeo totally agree!

    12. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      FFS DCL

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Me you probably the idiots who played him.

    13. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Must suck being a Burnley supporter. How can one not score against a 10 men WBA?

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

        Your new article posts are wonderful, thank you.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          That’s ok Hazz. My pleasure.

      2. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        They were actually VERY lucky to get a draw

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah that game was nuts. WBA should have had 3.

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks for reposting. x

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I always wonder if anyone will notice.

    14. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Annoying YC and no BAPs for Mee but at least he got the CS... first attacking returns to take it to 17 from 5 including Bamford(c)...

      Hope this kicks off the actual returns for my squad after Leeds and Saints blanking

    15. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Should have benched DCL instead of Mee.
      Bad mistake

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hindsight

        Stop with these meaningless comments.

        1. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Meow.... He's just letting off steam.

      2. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not THAT big a mistake. How many points did mee get? 5?

    16. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      As the teams walked in to the ground only DCL has arrived without either AirPods or AirPods Pro’s. He’d opted for Samsung. Should we read much in to this?

      1. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Haul imminent.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Good boy DCL!

      3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Earpiece theory is still a fairly new science in FPL. Stick with bib theory.

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Man of poor taste

    17. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Let's go Lowton! The Lamborghini rides on

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        A hero!

    18. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Haha Klopp hasn’t even seen their lineup

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah that was so funny. “ haha, Carlo you poker face.” 😆

    19. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looking at the Everton lineup, fully expect Pool to dish out an absolutely hiding.

      No Allan, No DCL, soft defence and midfield. Should have captained Salah.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Have you watched Pool much recently?

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sure, they've been poor. But Everton will bend over for them here

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Have you? Final ball has been missing, other than that they’ve played fine.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Final ball isn't important sure ......

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              It’ll come. Came against Palace. To say they aren’t playing well is ignorant. They aren’t as dynamic, maybe with an actual defender playing we’ll be a bit better.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                It's not ignorant, it's a fact. An inexperienced PL level CB and a midfielder at CB and a defensively suspect LB and confidence is low. Attack is not firing either. It's a bad patch.

                1. GreennRed
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  RB

    20. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Klopp just literally laughed at me starting DCL in my fpl team and him being benched in his sky interview

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah. I love how he called Carlo a poker face.

    21. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No Burnley defence ruined both game weeks

    22. Vazza
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What’s the latest on Grealish guys?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Gone

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Wasn’t spotted in training. Would be a shame for SKY as they’ve been hyping up the Maddison bs Grealish clash.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            That’s some level of desperation!

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Rushed to hospital because he got taken out of some FPL teams.

      • Davros
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes get in Pope

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Zip

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Argh, should've started Furlong over Salah... absolutely livid

      • Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Liverpool need two goals to become only the second club after Everton to score 7,000 times in the top flight

          BBC sport. Wouldn’t have guessed that.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Wow

          2. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Nice stat

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Sofa time without Salah and DCL benched.

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Right I’m off to get some Rioja from the shop. Anyone need anything?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yuck

          2. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Kinda stuck on the Dada recently, the white label for me please

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              6 pack of Heineken.

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Oooh jealous

          3. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Any chance that two of Gundogan, Grealish, Cavani don’t play?

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Quite high

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Definitely a decent chance at that. Cameo may spoilt it though.

              3. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                There is

              4. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Started Gundo and Cavani. Grealish first sub, Tarkowski second

              5. fedolefan
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Come on Richarlison, you absolute garbage pick, time to fluke another goal or two.

              6. Davekitson
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Be interested to know what ranges people would give for a:

                Great bench boost
                Good BB
                Average BB
                Bad BB

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Good is 15-20 pts imo

                2. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  40
                  20
                  13
                  12-

                3. hullcityfan
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Great - 21+
                  Good - 16-20
                  Average - 12-15
                  Bad - 11 or less

                4. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  20+
                  16+
                  11-15

                  1. Davekitson
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    21 points for Johnstone - McNeil - Lowton - Mee

                    Happy to have fluked a good BB and to have WC ready so I don't spend the rest of the season debating whether to bench gundo or DCL 😀

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      Nervy game for you.

                      Take that and run, 21 in the bag for a chip we overhype.

                      1. Davekitson
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        didn't even watch it! Very happy bb has paid off after TC'ing Salah for 3pts

                5. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  30
                  25
                  20
                  14 or less

              7. Max City
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Raphinha is really a better captain pick than Bamford

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Don’t speak to soon

                2. Sergeant Slaughter
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Easily, I believe

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  A loaf of bread might end up being a better pick than Bamford

                4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Well he’s a better player for certain. Bamford is a bit kak but only needs to be in the eighteen yard box when it matters, and that could be any time, he doesn’t really do anything else.

              8. Daniel Jebbison
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I hate bench points (Tarkowski). Maybe I should have BB-oosted.

              9. jammie26
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  FFS put DCL 1st on my bench, should have made him 3rd.