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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. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Lowton lost a bap.

    Needless DCL 1 pointer.

    Ugh.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      DCL could still brace against this side.

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      I needed that bap

      two baps is always better than one, although one is nice 🙂

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Haha quality Chris cavenar, mugging salah off

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    No yellow again? This is a disgrace

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Digne challenged and missed ball completely

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Need to wipe them glasses Millhouse

  4. DropkickMurphys
      5 months, 12 days ago

      I wonder if Salah will ever score again

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Depends if the referees get tricked by his falling over

    • balint84
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Recommended TC next week?

      Bruno? Gündo? Son? Kane? Mo? Stones?
      Very hard to choose

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      DCL may score...

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Donkey Played on by Krap-lak

    • tbos83
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Salah getting a bit desperate with these dives

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Not good 🙁

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Contact ; you go down. Its written.

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Always cheating.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        ⚽ Team News 📰
        FUL: Areola, Andersen, Aina, Robinson, Adarabioyo, Loftus-Cheek, Anguissa, Lookman, Reed, Cavaleiro, Maja
        Subs: Rodák, Odoi, Ream, Tete, Bryan, Hector, Onomah, Lemina, Bobby De Cordova-Reid

        SHU: Ramsdale, Jagielka, Basham, Bryan, Ampadu, Fleck, Stevens, Lundstram, Baldock, McBurnie, Sharp
        Subs: Foderingham, Bogle, Lowe, Burke, Osborn, Norwood, Brunt, McGoldrick, Brewster

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          The crowd goes mild.

          1. PP6
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Some of us have Areola g

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Exciting!

        2. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          AREOLAAAA

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Let’s go nippies !

        3. Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Oh NOW Robinson starts...

        4. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Maja audition v Liverpool...

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Someone needs to tell Salah he’s not English, quick!

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Feck this! Back to watching Horimiya.

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Liverpool are pony.

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        If Salah dives he’s a cheat but if Kane dives it’s streetwise

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Mad isn’t it.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Depends on result imo

        2. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Exactly its BS

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Lot of racism on this board sadly

        4. dark91
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Neither of them should dive. But if I am not mistaken, Salah is doing it more often recently, almost every game

      • Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 12 days ago

        DCL blocking Digne. Also Cresswell. Actually I don’t deserve any Digne points.

      • SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Sick of Salah's pathetic diving. For a guy with so much ability it's embarrassing.

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        People here acting like Salah isn't the 2nd top scorer in the game despite 'pool having a crap season

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Close by Firmino's standards.

      • fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Come on Rich, you forgotten watford legend.

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Could do with Miniamino off the bench as a spark....oh wait

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Clearly surplus to requirements, eigh?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Squad size. And nobody wanted Origi or Shaqiri

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 12 days ago

              Wait, is the squad too big or too small? Need to get the excuses straight...

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          😆

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Hmm was playing Cresswell ahead of Digne the correct decision?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Yup

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Dives should be counted for bonus points so Salah would be on 3 bps for sure.

      • Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Salah leaving my team this week on WC. Jamie Vardy up top I fancy.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Coming back to this next week when you still have Salah

          1. Sack The Glazers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            I'm taking him out to get Kane. I'll have $$ so if I need to I can bring him back

          2. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Mate there is something completely wrong at Liverpool right now.

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        DCL might force an error out of Alisson.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Allison doesn't need to be forced, he does it for free these days.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Digne fail

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          He’s ok

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            Lmao

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Digne injured

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Noooooo

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Lies

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Sack recentred, carries on.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Digne factory hurt

      • The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Digne hit in the twig and berries

      • Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Everton time wasting up to 11. Weren’t people raging about Wolves doing this last night?

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          Up to Liverpool to push it.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Areola starts get in!

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Digne and Richa were down