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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. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    TC DCL confirmed?

  2. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Lmao! Pool are beyond help!

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

    That’s a soft penalty but who cares?
    We don’t get many.

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

      Everton the far better side tbf

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    What did Salah promise the fans ?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      More blanks

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

    How is that a pen? ROFL

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Are you watching? Stonewall. Arnold even lifts his foot.

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

        DCL ran into the back of his head when he was on the ground...

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Watch again. Whe DCL chases the rebound he lifts his foot to stop him

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Catch yourself on mate lol.. never a pen and I own dcl!

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          I don't own him and it was 100%

  6. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Not a penalty. DCL owners with thoroughly undeserved points from a poor gameweek pick.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      This game got nothing to do with fairness. Its a roulette.
      Raphinia owners deserved double digit haul yesterday....

      1. Roy Hudd
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Agreed re: Raphina. Those who captained him (not me) were terribly unlucky.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Great hold by dcl owners, patience rewarded

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        ......on my bench.

  7. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Liverpool are in a BAD BAD way.

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

      Klopp out? 😀

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Currently in relegation form.

  8. Top Mark.S
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Need to amend my var overturn table

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      No you don't as this wouldn't show up on it lmao

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Everton have won the World Cup!

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      This

    2. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Be serious. Winning at Anfield is easy for anyone now days. Long may it continue

  10. FantasyTony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bring back Lovren!

  11. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    DCL landed on Trent's head. I'm done!

    1. maditass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He trips on his head and gets out of balance and therefore falls over. What are these refs doing nowadays.

  12. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    pool are trash

  13. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Well taken. Cool as a breeze.

  14. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    The bias from Carragher. He stopped DCL from scoring. Doesn't matter if it's an accident

    1. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      You could argue that almost all penalties conceded are accidents.

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He ran into taa when he was on the floor, its like running straight into a player and falling over, is that going to be a pen?

      1. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Trent put himself between the ball and DCl and caused DCL to run over him so yes it is a foul

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Again, so a defender is between the attacker and the ball, the attacker can just run into the defender(who just happens to be there) and fall over?

          I own dcl, and that was a joke pen, I can look at football without fpl tinted glasses.

  15. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Need a Liverpool goal to ruin this Everton CS

  16. FPLShaqiri
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Did the ref even look at the pen incident? Quickest review I’ve ever seen

    1. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Saw he stopped him from scoring and gave it

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He checked pitch side monitor.

    3. maditass
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He probably didn't see that DCL was clumsy and got out of balance when he stepped on Arnold's head

  17. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    WENGER OUT

  18. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Points for everyone...

    1. dansmusen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Really

  19. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Always laugh at comments about how bad a team line up is and that team A is gonna stuff team B with that line up.

    Liv vs Eve being case in point.

  20. Optimus.
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    O̶u̶r̶ ̶y̶e̶a̶r̶

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      That was last year. Can't have a good year every year......

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Back to their default setting.

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

        King Kenny time?

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Next year....

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    More utterly disgusting officiating. Never in a million years is that a pen. If its not in the box there would be no free kick given. These officials are utter pieces of scum.

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      They wont listen to you even if you provide hard facts

    2. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      You are saying that like it would make a difference to the end result. Liverpool still gonna get slapped up lol

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

        I know but it's not the point

    3. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Wouldn’t say there are scum. A bit harsh. I do think it was the wrong decision, seemed reluctant to even watch the replay.

  22. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Ref defo had DCL in his team

  23. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Can we all just agree if Salah did what DCL did there would be a target on his head after the game

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      No there wouldn't. Everyone knows Salah is a diver along with Kane, Sterling, Zaha etc.

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Can we all just agree that your ridiculous rose tinted bias is unrelenting. Objective you certainly aren't.

  24. Bunk Moreland
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Early days but Salah and Ings > Son and Kane looks very tempting

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

      That’s perfect.

  25. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    What a pen ... Unbelievable.

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Prem refs are a whole different level 😆

    Would be an insult to blind bats to compare them.

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    So DCL streetwise right?

  28. Parsnips
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Give me this cracking points DCl

  29. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 8 days ago

    DCL assist! Excellent.

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

    What a bizarre penalty award. Never seen one like that.

    1. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I can see why it was given in real time, looked like a pen. On replay I expected it to be overturned but the ref looked at the monitor for precisely 1 second. Didn’t give himself the chance to reconsider. What did you think? Pen or no pen?