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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. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    DCL goal incoming...

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Please god

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    When did Lowton lose a bonus????!!

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Didn’t deserve them.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      YC

    3. maditass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      When he got a yellow card

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes but he was on for 2. Now just 1

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      -2 YC

    5. Bobby
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They've taken another one off him four hours later!

      1. maditass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        It's not fully set before the last game has been played

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      When the football gods decided his owners have been given too much jam already.

  3. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Still right decison to keep TAA for the DGW? Looks awful

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Come on salah score a goal!

  5. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Digne owners rejoice.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      2nd on my bench. Lol

    2. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What if he's first on my bench?

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      3rd on my bench .... how are Liverpool looking ... part of me wants them to score to reduce my bench points frustration?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ah all of you benched him. Well I was only tryin to jinx it. Let's hope he loses CS then.

  6. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Liverpool need a new defence training coach. One who doesnt injure the players

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They got lucky last year the Van Dijk never got injured but they still had major injuries

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Just stop it.

    2. maditass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Its not just vvd missing, its the core of midfielders also missing when that injury happened. Fabinho is such a big loss there that our WB's are a shadow of themselves and salah and mane can't do whatever they want anymore etc etc.
      Its a totally different team now compared to when all the players were in their best position.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Trent trying, rest rubbish.

  8. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'll now take any points from TAA, Salah or DCL

  9. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Not watching the game, how is Salah looking, shall I sell him or keep him on WC?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Great opportunity to jump the pack and sell.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      They look bad but pressure building

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Looks knackered gust of wind made him to fallover.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        But those fixtures. Arrh, I am torned. I might risk and get KDB instead.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He doesn’t look in any way tired. He’s sprinting all over the place.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Guess my joke went over your head, clearly not clever enough (joke that is, not horse).

    4. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If I was on WC I'd probably get rid.

      I have him but probs saving WC, so I'll keep.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      So near

  10. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah cheeky pen coming in 4....3.....2.....

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Liverpool don’t get cheeky pens

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah's top 10k EO still 87%. Not sure how tbh, feels like he's been sold by a lot more than that

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Everyone is scared to sell him.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I’m not

      2. GGMU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I'm not either

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If Kane scores tomorrow Salah will be a big fall guy for him.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Second highest pts...

  12. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mane free yc

  13. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Love the commentary, TAA and Robbo don’t cover back, it’s just not how they play.. couldn’t have said it better myself

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mané YC

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Needless, he’s always mouthing off

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah subbed soon for midweek

  16. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    BAPS update:

    Tarkowski (27) - 3
    Pope (26) - 2
    Lowton (25) - 1
    Johnstone (25) - 1

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      aargh

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Booo

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Brilliant.

      Tark and Pope.

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Salah misses a sitter

    1. chinmusic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sitter my arse

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I know. This poor bloke. So thick.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      😆

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Mo misses

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Misses?

  19. ivantys
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pickford massive haul

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pickford World Class.

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      So should I have played Digne over Salah then?

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Huge Pickford save

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Is there a morr overrated player than Thiago?

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Pogba.

      2. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        agreed

        If he was called Trevor or Dave Richards would be playing in the Championship for QPR

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Have you been on this board. Astounding the number of people who don’t understand a holding midfielders job

    • hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pickford you legend

    • Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      What a save again by Pickford

    • MissouriMarten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Has Kabak ever played football before?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Have you ever watched a game before?

        1. MissouriMarten
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hit a nerve? He's garbage.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            His #19 shirt already in the mail

    • ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      peeps here keeping Mo for the double?

      Liverpool yet to win at Anfield this year

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pickfords reaction 😆

      Forgot this would be Evertons biggest win since 1995.

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pickford could literally save my family from a burning building but I'd still never have in my team again.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He’d save them and then throw them back in

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Another salah dive