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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. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is that really a pen though?

  2. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    DCL with the biggest dive I’ve seen in my life.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    LiVAAAAARpool are back.

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    He’s given it 😆

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    He’s stood up into him and tripped him

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    The ref is a Siigy(C)

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    That’s the quickest review ever

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Meaningless to check in the first place.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    He didn’t look hahafa

  9. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Trent red card incoming

  10. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Dcl have most favourable fixture next. Buy him a.s.a.p

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

    Shouldn’t be given

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Pool are done this year

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Siggy G
    DCL A

  14. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    lolapool

  15. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    lol @ Carragher saying the argument is whether there should be a pen, when it's whether or not trent should be sent off

    1. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Eh?

  16. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    GET IN THERE

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Can someone tell me with a straight face that was a pen or am I just gone deluded

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Never ever a pen..just run into players and fall over and its going to be a pen?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        That's exactly what happens in FUT Fifa 21

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Incredibly harsh

  18. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    He didn't even look at it lol..

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    It’s clear now that the FA are against Liverpool.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lmfao

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Got your luck last 2 years. Eventually your luck turns.

    3. MissouriMarten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hilarious.

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

    Crap decision really

  21. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Chris cavanar what a hero not falling for salah nonsense and sticking by his decisions best ref since mike dean

    1. maditass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They are both crap refs.
      What a stupid comment

  22. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Liverpool are terrible

  23. Supertrooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Where is the red card?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Double jeopardy rule

  24. Craicer
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wow. Not a pen.

    1. Craicer
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hmmm after the replay I may have rushed that. Looks like Trent tried to trip him.

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

    Dammit

  26. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    R I P Liverpool fc

  27. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Eh

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    LIVARPOOL 😀

  29. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    DCL1111111111111111111

    (assist)

  30. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I'll take the DCL assist. Literally my only points of note so far.