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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. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    This is a disgrace, Liverpool should have lost 1-0 not 2-0! And at least 4 dives should have been given which weren't by the biased refs!

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Amen

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A loss is a loss regardless the circumstances

  2. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    I don't think I've ever seen a Liverpool fan on here simply admit their team haven't played well enough to win a game. They're a strange breed.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      They’ve been awful for months 😀

      Since Watford maybe...

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Gen-gen-depressing.

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      always full of excuses....

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      We haven't played well since we secured the title last season. Looks like a different team

    5. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      There was a post earlier about most hated team in the UK which is definitely 100% man utd

      On here however Southampton, arsenal and Liverpool fans are so uniquely blind to the fact that there are other teams that have bad decisions that go against them all the time too and never see what went on their favour

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Even last season they kept getting injuries at CB, it just didnt affect Van Dijk. Victims of their own demise

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pickford played great. Nice to say it.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        How did Liverpool play?

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Like in many games lately - huffing and puffing without much invention, struggling to create real chances against a team that sat back after an early goal.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Everton slightly over celebrating?

    Everyone beats Liverpool at Anfield these days...

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Who are you referring to? There are no fans there and there don't seem to be many on here either. Do you have Everton fans partying outside your house?

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Have to say it’s a huge win for the table also

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Isn't it about 20 years since Kevin Campbell scored at Anfield in the league derby, and 11 years in 23 games at both grounds?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        * for an Everton league win.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Mentality monsters.

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Mane is just not good at anything outside finishing and even that is hit and miss. They look far better with Salah centrally and no Mane

  6. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Any reason not to TC DCL next week?

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Kane?

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Bad fixtures next week for us.

      1. HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        2 of the worst defences in the league?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          DCL scored 17 pts vs WBA

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            They had 10 men tbf

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Newcastle beat us twice. Fulham beat us.
          We beat sides like Chelsea,Arsenal,Spurs.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I think that is the only way to try win big time

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Probably.

    5. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Surely Kane? But DCL should do well too

  7. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Surprised by the huge split in opinion ref the pen. Clear and obvious imo, Carra losing the plot on Sky. Any intent is irrelevant. He’s impeded him, it’s a foul.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Totally disagree, one of the worst 3 pens of the season

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        You think there has to be an element of intent to warrant a foul? Or are you saying DCL wasn’t impeded?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I’m saying the first challenge wasn’t a pen and then he trips over TAA when he was on the ground during the second attempt

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yep, it's a bit unusual but DCL is knocking that in otherwise for the goal.

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Lots of different opinions on this. Personally I think it’s accidental so shouldn’t be giving a goal for it. Much like the if it hits your hands when your backs turned decisions i hate

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I wonder what he said about the Luiz "Penalty". There was no intent there too! We have idiots disguised as Pundits everywhere!

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      He’s dived over him deliberately; near side camera is very clear

    6. Red dev
        3 months, 27 days ago

        How many times donwe penalties for handball when it's not deliberate. End of the day DCL was about to knock it in and trent sat up making it impossible for DCL to avoid him. It was a penalty

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I agree,

    7. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Turn up against the big teams. Get beat against Newcastle x 2, Fulham.
      That’s us all over this season.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Insane how bad you looked against Fulham the other day, total turn around

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I think most of that was the 120 mins in the midweek in the cup against Spurs.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        CL should really help you bring in some quality depth to improve that

    8. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Digne bap by the looks of it 🙂

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        That will look good on my bench

    9. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Big win for Everton.

      7.5 to 1 in a 3 horse race!!

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        With the draw

    10. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Just checked the score and wow DCL has an assist - wow

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Won the pen

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yes - I went outside as soon as I saw he is on the bench

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Would have scored if he hadn't gone over TAA's head.

    11. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Carlo Ancelotti proving he’s still one of the best managers in the world.
      Ancelotti Masterclass!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Scott Parker disagrees!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Pickford masterclass ; watch the highlights

    12. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      We are pure sh!te

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Finally, an honest Liverpool fan.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Harsh on shite.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Indeed

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Been a while 😆

      4. aborg
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Of course we are....half of our important players are injured ! We don’t have the depth that City have to replace like with like when someone gets injured (except for KDB)

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Half 😆

    13. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Odds of Gundo and Grealish not playing a minute so I can get my Digne points?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Decent

    14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Is it the same team that lost to Fulham 0-2 at home? Just how bad is Liverpool this year?

    15. tbos83
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Can we just get on with dgw26? This has been an absolute washout

      • Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Might as well go with a Chelsea attacker for the DGW. Too big games against poor defences.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Man City hadn't won at Anfield since 2003 before their win a few weeks ago. Everton hadn't won at Anfield since 1999 before today.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        LIV are now 6th. Very bad.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Very good 🙂

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Did Everton just win the league?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Last win was 1999 or something.. Fair play to carlo and his shitty team

      • gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Forget Sheff Utd and West Brom, Liverpool are the team to target for clean sheets for your defenders playing against them!

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Lowton second digne third on the bench and lord Antonio fst

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        What’s the chances one of Dias or Cancelo doesn’t play? Got Digne ready to come on.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Reasonable I'd say

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        DCL outscores Mo 😀

      • Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I’m on 7 from 5 inc captain and have Tarkowski and Digne, second and third on my bench 😳

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            No one (other than double Burnley defence owners) have any points

            The gameweek starts for real tomorrow

            1. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Thanks. Feel a bit better

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 27 days ago

            Just an areola CS to round off the day please !

            1. Al Moon Yeah
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              Aye!

          3. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            When did Liverpool last genuinely play well and look decent to watch against a decent side?

            1. tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

              When beating Spurs? Or Leicester?

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Gifted goals against Spurs. Leicester earlier in the season played well I suppose.

            2. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 27 days ago

                During the week

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Count Leipzig? 😉

                Chelsea away...

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Gifted goals in both of those games.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                City last season.

            3. Milkman Bruno
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Liverpool to finish outside the top 4 but win the champions league.

              • Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Pool ain't getting top 4 this season

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  They probably still will tbh.

              • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 27 days ago

                Wouldn’t mind Cancelo getting a full rest

                1. Chrisitis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Big chance.
                  Pep wants him fully fit in cl

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 27 days ago

                  Doubtful