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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. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Digne fine

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Digne on WC for next weeks BB. On the bench this week

    FAIL

  3. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Balls of steel

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Can I relax? Is Salah off yet?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      He's about to go off big time.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Brace soon 🙂

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Such high profile manager, making brave decisions and really pushing risk & reward transfers like yourself will never relax.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Everton 15 minutes away from the pinnacle.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      15 minutes for Mo to get a brace

  6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Makes you think how such an ordinary side won the League so comfortably last season, Blackburn 94/95 vibes ...

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Lol

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      90+ pts in back to back seasons. Statistically the best ever team to compete in the Prem alongside City. Look at the facts Emile Smith Rowe

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Think I’ve got a bite, reel him in lads!

      2. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Nonsense. Only won the league in the most uncompetitive season. Getting slapped up this season so Liverpool back to normal.

    3. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Coached by a Pool 7 legend.

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Man, no way have I benched a Digne 7 pointer at Anfield. My highest scorer this week so far.

    Blimey :/

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

      Was the right decision. Anyway it’s not over yet.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        True, would never have started him over Cancelo Mee or Dallas with dgw...

  8. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    time for a Salah goal

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Are you watching the game ?? Not going to happen.....

  9. mrodgers91
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Ouch, right in the dignes. Yes I am on dial up

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 28 days ago

    Typical of Areola outscores Martinez this week now too

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

      I benched Martinez for him after owning and starting all year

  11. tbos83
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Salah pen o'clock

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Wrong team

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Wrong end

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Penalty

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

        Donkey A incoming

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        FFS I thought it was another Salah dive

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Pen Everton

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Penalty Everton, dcl A

    • The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Man this second half is dragging.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      DCL wins pen

      Trent red check

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      MO GOAL TIME

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t miss u plonker

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Pen

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 28 days ago

        Trent tripped him up

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      DCL owners outscore Ings

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      That can’t be a pen

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Hahahahahahaha what a joke no way

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Pen for that hahahaha

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 28 days ago

      That’s a pen

    • potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      That's harsh.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      DCL diving and gets a penalty

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Pls no pen, or save it Alisson

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      No way that a penalty

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Pen may not be given

    • Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 28 days ago

      Sold DCL for Ings