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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. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ancelloti is class. No cliches or rubbish out of him.

  2. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Anyone else having trouble with the FPL website? My 3rd Pope save won't load

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Same, but on my bench anyway

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Will be added at 4am.

      You must be online and logged in to accept it though.

      Be ready!

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Please give full information. You also have to say:
        "Abra ka dabra"

    3. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      My 4 Raphina (c) assists haven't been added yet either. Hopefully within an hour after this game

    4. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Depends on if Mark owns him. If he does, it's coming.

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mark took care of those 2 BPs, there his influence is the strongest when FPL Towers actually need to make a decision 😉

  3. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Please Pep, rest Stones and Cancelo once again

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why?

  4. Henning
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is next dgw best time to use TC?

    Tempted to use wildcard.

    This is My team
    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias Mee
    Son Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha
    Bamford DCL

    Pope Dallas Ings Coufal

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Who were you planning for TC? Have you FH for GW29?

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nah, just wildcard and TC left.
        TC would be hmmmm.. Fernandes or maby Kane of i can get him in.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          2 hood TC picks alright. Depending on how many DGers, possibly some for BGW29 too, a WC after the BGW could bring more points. Might be tricky to get a good team after BGW29 without it.

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Dcl cameo do we think?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      200%

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unless Everton are winning comfortably, cameo for sure.

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Afraid you're right. Lowton jammy points to stay on bench for me then

  6. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you wildcard this lot?

    A) Yes
    B) No, Ings -> DCL
    C) No, STERLING & Ings -> SON & KANE(c) (-4)

    POPE
    CANCELO, TARGETT, TARKOWSKI
    SALAH(c), BRUNO, STERLING, GUNDO
    WATKINS, Ings, Bamford

    Forster, Raphina, Coufal, Mitchell
    Bank 0.7m, 1FT, all chips & WC

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Literally my team
      Except I have Stones and Konsa
      I’ve just played my WC as need Spurs, wanted rid of Sterling and Coufal
      It’s tight, but who you going to captain

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Probably Salah (or Kane if I get him)

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      At least wait until all games are played?

    3. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m partial to C in your situation. I’d want the Spurs players for the double and I think Sterling/Gundo might be asking for trouble with all the City fixtures coming up.
      Hold the WC!

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Big game tonight....
    FUL v SHU

    Perfect Saturday night 😆

  8. BeWater
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Emi don't you dare score more than 8 points tomorrow. Save it for DGW.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This

      2. CBonci
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You know he’s going to

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Move aside Brexit boys. Let the foreigners entertain us.

    • pjomara
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Salah (c).
      A brace as revenge for Van Dijk please

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hopefully he 2 foots Pickford and gets sent off instead

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Hahaha

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      repost, sorry. Anyone got any good advice?

      A) Rash (save FT) - che + cry
      B) Son (have Kane) - BUR + ful
      C) Barnes - ARS + bur
      D) Maddisson - ARS + bur

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        B

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          cheers

      2. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wait until they have played their game?

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          fair

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      0-0 yet Pope only gets 8 points?

      I feel robbed

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        West Brom 3 shots on target? Where’s the save point?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Tark 1 save.

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Damn

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        2 baps from 2 saves.

        Cretin.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lucky lucky boy

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Martinez has beaten Pope last two times I have had him on bench. Will Emi make it 3?

      1. BeWater
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Even if Leicester score and wipe the clean sheet early he'll head a back post corner in the 97th minute.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Haa

        • Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No i sold Pope for Emi on wildcard. I avoid keeper hauls. Unlucky

      2. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I love the weeks when my highest scoring player (Johnstone) is on my bench

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Anyone else building for GW29 with freebies or are you using FH?

        I've got 7 players in GW29 as it is now and will use my freebies to get 11 or 10 BGW players.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I am but being careful not to commit entirely, I don’t for example want to start bribing in villa players if Grealish is out long term, I have my fh so staying flexible but bringing in the likes of Kane, targett, to give myself options

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Have 8 currently so 3 careful FTs should do the trick

        3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Still have my FH but will have 7 with using FT’s, should be able to build up an XI in the coming weeks

      4. Mooster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pope 2 saves, 2 bonus points....

        1. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It shows how rubbish their other players are

      5. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Excluding the Arsenal game, how many of the 2 DGWs games do you think De Bruyne plays in?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Both if fully fit

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            So all 4? That would be amazing, differential as well

      6. Saves the day
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Considering the following -8 so I can bench boost in GW26. Is this the right thing to do?

        Ings, Sterling, Kilman -> Kane, Gundogan, Pereira

        Will give me:

        Martinez
        Pereira - Cancelo - Dias
        Gund - Fernandes - Rashford - Barnes - Raphinha
        Kane - DCL
        Pope/Shaw/Bamford/Dallas

        Plan will then be to make 3/4 transfers until 29 and WC in 30/31. Thanks for any advice, much appreciated!

      7. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Salah brace is upcoming. He has to deliver for my team at least once.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I’m absolutely terrified of not owning

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Amen

      8. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        C'mon Liverpool, get y'selves back on track.

        Been a joy to watch these last few years.

        Give them something to worry about.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Still wish Klopp could get another defender up to speed ; we’re hobbled with Hendo at the back

      9. BeWater
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Burnley amassed a gigantic 0.48 xG against a team that had a man sent off and had conceded 55 goals in 24 games.

        • Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Salah and Bruno are definitely going to haul because I went against my gut!

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            But you do know the reason why you didn’t captain them so chill

        • Kannbury
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Let's go Mo & Trent, get it together.

            1. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              .......

          • For Fuchs Sake
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Is everyone WCing for 26 then?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 24 days ago

              WC31

            2. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Nope, will roll a transfer this GW. Got 9 DGW players and Bamford + Dallas with single fixtures.

            3. jammie26
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Nah no need. Got 11 doublers with no planning whatsoever

              • Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Yep on WC.

            4. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Which combo scores more in 26:

              A. Diaz + Raphina/Bamford
              B. Stones + H.Barnes -4

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                B

            5. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Salah, DCL, Robbo blanks all round please

            6. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Burnley triple up in 24WC netted me a nice 52 points from 5 appearances

              Plan was to shift Tark and Pope on this week but second thoughts setting in. Very decent chance Pope finishes the season as top goalie imo. Saves aplenty versus Spurs and Leicester anyway

            7. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Richy G

            8. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              All over the place. What on Earth?!

            9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Kabak is awful