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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. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Double Burnley defense are the real winners today
    Woohooo

  2. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DCL holding his head in the article pic.

    I keep telling you the article pics are this site's best prediction tool...

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Probably.

      And differential.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Two points more than Bamford and Ings.

        Hopefully 2 points more than Kane!

  3. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Liverpool hit the 40 point mark and stopped playing. On the beach after PL safety was secured?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Hopefully just avoid Europa now.

      1. Naby K8a
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm sure they'll attract all the top players with no European football... not

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Could’ve won 3 or 4 -1 today ... happens

  4. casual69
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Accepted pool been unlucky with injuries, but no goals at anfield this year in open play, dont say much for them

  5. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ings > DCL locked in for me ahead of the double as planned. Nice to see him get half an hour.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Was always the move I'd have made this week. Glad it still looks a positive one.

      WC-ing out Digne a bit more annoying 😆

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same lol.

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You would’ve benched him anyway.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yes that is absolutely true, possibly even 3rd on bench.

          I meant more-so for the DGW possibilities.

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’m thinking Bamford > DCL to keep Ings for next double gameweek

  6. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Wonder if Klopp is going to blame refs or wind first in his post match interview?

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Should have benched Salah for Mee.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DCL holders very unlucky here, mega mega differential score if he had have started.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I will still take those 4 points. Better than 1 that I expected when he came on.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This, happy to get my 4

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lol a dive assist should be happy as Larry

  9. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Need help...

    Currently on a -4pts for next week. Is it worth doing Bamford + Soucek to DCL + ESR for everton cover for -12pts? Team would look like-

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Konsa
    Salah Son Gundo Son
    DCL Kane Watkins

    McCarthy ESR Alioski Coufal

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    From champions of Europe to second best team in Merseyside is quite a rapid fall isn’t it

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not watching then

  11. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Not a Liverpool fan, but if Trent had slipped and fallen over, then DCL runs right over him and trips as a result, is that a pen?

    Because the initial missed tackle from Trent that left him on the ground had nothing to with the pen being awarded?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Its a dive. Clear as day.

  12. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    It is all Pickford’s fault

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Air Jordan

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

    Salah can't match Minamino this week 🙁

  15. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Selling one of Bamford or Raphina next week, which one should I get rid of?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Why?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Using BB, want DGW'ers. I can get DCL if I sell Bamford so might do that

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Neither. Villa without Grealish?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Play 29

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        FH ready to go for 29

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          In that case, fair. Raphinha is more exciting to watch.

  16. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Digne 3rd on my bench. No points for me. Hope he’s fine though.

  17. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Klopp looks a real hero sending Minamino out on loan.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Squad size. Nobody wanted Origi or Shaqiri.

  18. Third Eye Vision
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pickford.

    Never mind man of the match.

    Man of the season.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He’s been dreadful for months and then turns up like this. Crazy.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He’s been mostly excellent.

  19. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Another Anfield disaster-class from Liverpool. This is becoming a regular thing 😀

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pickford starting at the Euro’s 🙂

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Digne concussion?

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No, he's just French.

  22. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Insult to injury, the villain at Goodison has his best game of the season here.

  23. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Digne season over

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Or not

  24. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    At this rate Brewster will break his goal drought against us

  25. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Missing in Everton win : Fans in stadium

  26. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bamford(c) Raph Dallas Ings Salah fails. Mee, meh.
    Digne benched.

    Nice start here...

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Salah, Bamford to Son, Kane for -4?

  28. LewisKitesurf
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Just for those struggling to understand football (caragher included) sliding in missing the ball and taking somebody down weather you mean it or not is a foul. Great referring finally

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Luiz literally got sent off for less.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Well said

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He didn’t take him down, DCL ran over him and dived

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Digne goes down like this every single match.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        It’ll be time wasting .

    • BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Credit to Ancelloti for restng Pickford with an "injury" Great management.