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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
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Double CS for all serious FPL managers

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      never know i m a serious FPL manager

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      I'm semi serious 😆
      Only Tarkowski.

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      wow - I got promoted

    4. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Thank you.

    5. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 9 days ago

      and triple CS for the pros 😎

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Claps

      2. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Elite FPL management

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        You are super human.

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Once again proving luck better than judgment

  2. Amey
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    PLAY UP Tarkowski 😎

  3. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    DCL cameo goal would be wonderful

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Cameo ✓
      Goal ... Nahhh

  4. Rekk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Shot went through so why count as a save ?

      1. Rekk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. Rekk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 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
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

      2. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

  5. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Pretty much yeah

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Ha how does that work?

        1. Knock Down Your Aerial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Magic.

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 9 days ago

            Haha Yep fair dos

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Defenders booked + do poorly for passing BPS.

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 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
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 9 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
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Yep I think there needs to be a slight change somewhere

  6. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Dias Stones will return a double CS anyway lads.

    1. Knock Down Your Aerial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hope so!

    2. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Arsenal will score. City one eye on Champions League

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Not so soon

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Laporte says hi

  7. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Dr Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Congrats. So ballsy

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. Knock Down Your Aerial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Yeo totally agree!

  8. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    FFS DCL

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Me you probably the idiots who played him.

  9. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Your new article posts are wonderful, thank you.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        That’s ok Hazz. My pleasure.

    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 9 days ago

      They were actually VERY lucky to get a draw

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks for reposting. x

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        I always wonder if anyone will notice.

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 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

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Should have benched DCL instead of Mee.
    Bad mistake

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Hindsight

      Stop with these meaningless comments.

      1. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

  12. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Haul imminent.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Good boy DCL!

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Man of poor taste

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Let's go Lowton! The Lamborghini rides on

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      A hero!

  14. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Haha Klopp hasn’t even seen their lineup

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

  15. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 9 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Have you watched Pool much recently?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 9 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
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 9 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
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 9 days ago

                RB

  16. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

  17. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    No Burnley defence ruined both game weeks

  18. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 9 days ago

    What’s the latest on Grealish guys?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Gone

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 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
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        That’s some level of desperation!

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

  19. Davros
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Yes get in Pope

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Zip

  20. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

  21. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Wow

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Nice stat

  22. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Sofa time without Salah and DCL benched.

  23. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Yuck

    2. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      6 pack of Heineken.

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Oooh jealous

  24. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Quite high

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      There is

    4. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Started Gundo and Cavani. Grealish first sub, Tarkowski second

  25. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

  26. Davekitson
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 9 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Good is 15-20 pts imo

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      40
      20
      13
      12-

    3. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      20+
      16+
      11-15

      1. Davekitson
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 9 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
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 9 days ago

          Nervy game for you.

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

          1. Davekitson
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 9 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
      7 months, 9 days ago

      30
      25
      20
      14 or less

  27. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

    Raphinha is really a better captain pick than Bamford

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Don’t speak to soon

    2. Sergeant Slaughter
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

      Easily, I believe

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. Dr Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 9 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.

  28. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 9 days ago

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

  29. jammie26
    7 months, 9 days ago

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