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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. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Transferred out DCL,Digne,Pope,Lowton on WC!
    DGW messes with your head so much!

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Wow...that sucks bro

  2. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    When was the last time a 'top six' side lost 4 consecutive home games?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      1928 I think.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ha. No that’s current champions. Facepalm.

    2. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Arsenal earlier this season

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Top 6.

  3. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Liverpool don't get the dodgy Anfield pens when there is no crowd!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Except their last goal against Man City.

      Mane last open play goal at home on Dec 27th.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Haven’t had any VAR decisions this year.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ref must not be getting the crowd noise in his earpiece

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    How much for Everton season review: We beat Liverpool at anfield bluray?

  5. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Dcl next..

    Vs Sou

    Vs Wba.

    Looks delicious

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      TC

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Dive week in week out?

  6. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    How did he take one look at that lmao, how weird

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah that was odd. Don’t think he stopped jogging.

  7. KAALI_DAAL
      2 months, 22 days ago

      That was a pen. There. I said it.

      1. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Lol

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hindsight eh

    • Pariße
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sorry but by all the rules that non-challenge by Alexander-Arnold is a red card. No attempt for the ball was made in a foul denying a clear goalscoring opportunity - hence the red card precedented by Luiz and Bednarek, who also did not challenge the attacker.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yep, Liverpool got away with one there, lucky it was only a pen

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Luiz and Bednarek got their RCs overturned?

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Only Bednarek. Another display of inconsistency.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Because they weren't *exactly* the same thing

      3. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Agreed. It’s a disgrace.

      4. Supertrooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yep, where is the consistency....?

      5. Pariße
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Another observation, the understanding of VAR in Europe is much superior, you rarely see any mistakes in UEFA's competitions, even FIFA's World Cup showcased a wonderful use of the technology.

      6. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It was a clear dive LMAO

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          The ref did not think so by determining it is a penalty but went against the rules afterward.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            No, he gave a penalty (which it wasn't) because he felt Trent's slide caused dcl to be impeded, whatever way you spin it this arsenal biased take is nonsense because Trent initially did try to play the ball

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ref didn’t think so, soft lad.

      7. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        He ran over TAA when he was already on the ground...

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          It's a funny one I agree, but Arnold's head can also be used to make fouls. He did lift his leg as well.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            DCL was diving long before. Near side camera is SOOO clear

      8. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Non pool Fan obviously?
        Dcl fell if anything, soft pen

        1. Pariße
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I like Liverpool honestly. Soft prn but by the rules he denied a GS opportunity.

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Not watched the game - Salah worth getting on wildcard?

      1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        100% he's been brilliant today

        1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          It'd still on too

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        No

    • MIDIMAN2010
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      United fan here.
      Never a Pen in a million years.
      Shocking decision.
      TAA tackles and DCL just fell over him

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Agreed

      2. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It’s that raised arm. You just can’t do that sort of thing.

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        😀

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      DCL (TC) anyone?

      I'm tempted.
      Think DCL has slightly better fixtures than Kane in GW26.

      1. MIDIMAN2010
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Just a question whether he starts the first game or not

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Its 9 days away i think he should be fine.

    • Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      does anyone still have taa or robbo in their team?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yes.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          You already finished your meal?

      2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        There's a website I think

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      😆
      😆

    • Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      DCL and Digne second and third on bench, none of my ML rivals have either.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        First and third on mine .... oh well, the bench pain continues. ...

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ings to DCL next week

    • Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Salah > Hudson-odoi worth -4?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Thiago with another classic performance

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Should be at Man City. Would suit their style

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        He just stops the flow, no longer a counterattack team, they are not a tippy tap team!

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yawn yawn yawn. As stated before your ridiculous rose tinted bias is unrelenting

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Nothing got to do with Liverpool but more so Race

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Load of rubbish anyway.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Point not proven.

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Check again

      4. dark91
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Seriously? You need to read 'all' comments over here and not only the ones you choose to. Many people over here saying it wasn't a pen

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          The point I’m making isn’t that people said it wasn’t a pen. It’s that no one accusing DCL of diving and looking for the pen

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            You really do have a problem sunshine.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            It was a clear dive

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mane dive

    • jammie26
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Liverpool must go down as one of the worst champions ever.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          They might even beat us (Chelsea) at this rate.

          1. FantasyTony
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Their defending a title how I'd imagine Spurs would.

          2. jammie26
              2 months, 22 days ago

              They'll be lucky to finish top half imo.

            • JohnnyRev7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Nah, Tuchel will match Klopp for tactical nous so by halftime we'll all be wishing we'd decided to paint the spare bedroom so we can watch the paint dry. Prior to 90mins all us CHE and LIV fans will have fallen into a coma.

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            That's such a stupid comment.
            Doesn't change the fact they won the league last season.

          4. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Poor enough season fosho. But City 37/38, relegated as reigning champions. Good job the gap to the bottom is a big one and games running out though.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Mane denied a stone wall pen.

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Book Mané for that dive - absolutely pathetic

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            A YC would have heen harsh

        4. Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          WBA with 10 played better than pool today

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            LOL ; Pickford has literally saved Everton’s hide today. Watch the game man.

        5. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Any English forwards available for Liverpool to buy?

          Penalties needed!

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            All they need to do is recall Ings from their 2nd team.

          2. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Ah the bigoted anti English King rears his head again

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Brexit boy in da hoouse!

        6. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How does this wc option look?

          Martinez
          Dias Digne Pereira
          KDB Son Bruno Barnes Gundo
          Kane DCL

          Steer Vestergaard Struijk Webster

          1. 2's Kompany 3's M…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Good, what are your wk29 plans?

        7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          DCL bullied Trent there

        8. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pickford dont laugh

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Been brilliant today.

            1. El Fenomeno R9
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              VVD was too

          2. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            He fantastic or ridiculous!

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Pickford outscores Pope!

        9. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          So typical. DCL third on my bench
          104pts last GW. 15pts from 5 including captain so far

          1. Old Bull
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Oh and -4

        10. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Liverpool 1 goal (a pen) in last 4 home games. Unreal.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Unreal we got a pen

        11. tbos83
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Pool are absolutely woeful this season. Injuries can't explain it all.

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Injuries explains most of it. TAA and Alisson have been off form as well.

            2. BobB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              VVD the key. Not only defensively, but wing backs having to defend.

            3. maditass
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Bad refs is another reason
              Missing main midfielders is another