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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
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Amen

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      A loss is a loss regardless the circumstances

  2. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      They’ve been awful for months 😀

      Since Watford maybe...

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Gen-gen-depressing.

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      always full of excuses....

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    5. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Pickford played great. Nice to say it.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        How did Liverpool play?

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 2 hours 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
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Everton slightly over celebrating?

    Everyone beats Liverpool at Anfield these days...

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        * for an Everton league win.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Mentality monsters.

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Any reason not to TC DCL next week?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Kane?

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Bad fixtures next week for us.

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        2 of the worst defences in the league?

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 2 hours ago

          DCL scored 17 pts vs WBA

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 2 hours ago

            They had 10 men tbf

        2. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Probably.

    5. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Surely Kane? But DCL should do well too

  7. JIMMY764
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

      1. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 2 hours 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
          7 months, 2 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    6. Red dev
      7 months, 2 hours 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        I agree,

  8. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  9. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Digne bap by the looks of it 🙂

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      That will look good on my bench

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Big win for Everton.

    7.5 to 1 in a 3 horse race!!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      With the draw

  11. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

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

      Won the pen

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

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

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  12. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Scott Parker disagrees!

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Pickford masterclass ; watch the highlights

  13. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    We are pure sh!te

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Finally, an honest Liverpool fan.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Harsh on shite.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        Indeed

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Been a while 😆

    4. aborg
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 hours 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
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        Half 😆

  14. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Decent

  15. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  16. tbos83
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  17. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 2 hours 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.

  19. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    LIV are now 6th. Very bad.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Very good 🙂

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Did Everton just win the league?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  22. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Lowton second digne third on the bench and lord Antonio fst

  23. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 2 hours 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Reasonable I'd say

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    DCL outscores Mo 😀

  25. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

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

      The gameweek starts for real tomorrow

      1. Milkman Bruno
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        Thanks. Feel a bit better

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

    Just an areola CS to round off the day please !

    1. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Aye!

  27. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      When beating Spurs? Or Leicester?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

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

    2. Milkman Bruno
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      During the week

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Count Leipzig? 😉

      Chelsea away...

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 2 hours ago

        Gifted goals in both of those games.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      City last season.

  28. Milkman Bruno
    7 months, 2 hours ago

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

  29. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Pool ain't getting top 4 this season

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      They probably still will tbh.

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 2 hours ago

    Wouldn’t mind Cancelo getting a full rest

    1. Chrisitis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 2 hours ago

      Big chance.
      Pep wants him fully fit in cl

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

      Doubtful