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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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Got rid of double Burnley defence and Richarlison on WC.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      WC is sometimes risky for the first GW but it would be paid off in mid and longer term ...

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lots did

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Benched Digne.

    CS confirmed.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      And goal

  3. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ings subbed at 84 I notice...not another injury I hope?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nah he weren’t injured

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Good ta

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not injured

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nope

  4. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sold Richarlison as part of a hit

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Did Klopp get a Money-Kaback guarantee?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Only a loan.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's very good for six on Saturday 🙂

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Let’s hope their take Kabak rules are lax

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pickford showing why he still needs to be England’s #1!

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Said no one EVER

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        As a Poland supporter I certainly hope so.

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Martinez still available

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hendo injured . Hammy

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh my world

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Liverpool’s season done. Sigh.

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Adductor

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      With hamstring issue, can we trust DCL for dgw..?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I’m wondering the same. Tempted to swap him for Kane

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Have Kane already
          But ideal front 3 would have been Kane Watkins Dcl for me. But now maybe inclined to hold Bamford.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not unless you see /0+ tonight

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          20+ mon*

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Autocorrect is literally never correct, hate this phone

            1. Free Hat
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Even with 20min, issue can reoccur. But with his ownership risky to not own.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Henderson injured, looks bad.

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Henderson muscle injury

      Pain.

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Unbelievable how many Liverpool centre backs have been injured this season

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hendo hamstring go bye bye

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Henderson hammy.

      Klopp should look to finish 8th.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Top six ... maybe. Not sure we could have worse luck this year.

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hendo crocked

    • akhilrajau
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Who alk are essential for upcoming weeks
      A. Bruno
      B. Salah
      C. Sterling
      D. Gundogan

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        E. Son

        1. Lets jump straight into it.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          F. KDB

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son and LEI boys

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        ABDEFC

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hendo twangy

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sell all Liverpool assets.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Already did on WC, still sat here back to tele having palpitations

    • SM001
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Hendermong goes down on his own and it's a free-kick?!?

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Liverpool and Henderson very unfortunate with injuries.

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      At this rate, Salah could be the answer for getting Kane

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Between him and Bruno, was keeping Mo because of fixtures

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I imagine both would sell to enable KdB or Kane or even both. Seems too good opportunity with those fixtures.
        Surprised most haven’t done it already

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          May be because spurs are awful and Bruno is a machine

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I mean selling Salah only

    • Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Playing CB for Liverpool this season is a perilous game.

    • Wicked Weapon
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why do I still have Robertson in my team ? *existential crisis intensifies*

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That was it. To the next season.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Actually long past caring. Season will always be a *

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Cared about UCL but very difficult to see wins after RBL without Hendo as well.

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Europa league

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Everton crock another of our stars.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Did it to himself

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Noone touched him

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Tug, pull, tug, sure

      • Random Name
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What do these scouts spend their time doing. Who watched Kabak and thought he was a good player? 3 mins vs Everton and anyone with half a football brain can tell he’s not a good CB

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Tbf he was motm against Leipzig. Only 20 mill and he’s 20 yrs old. Not suddenly going to turn into a world beater

        2. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Not every player steps up to PL level in first few games. Klopp's mate recommended him.

        3. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I don't agree that he should be judge at Liverpool yet. But his numbers and stats in the Bundesliga were indeed shocking and worrying

          1. dark91
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Judged*

          2. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Apparently Schalke were woeful but Kabak fairly decent. Don't quote me though. Wagner recommended him to Klopp.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why do I still have Robertson in my team 😆

      • Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Salah out on WC now with no midfield and no CB

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Still a goal threat.

      • dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Klopp sometimes make me think he is a psycho. He smiles in situations where he should be crying and then shouts and screams for example because a throw in was not given!!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I’ve noticed that, smiles when he should have a look of care and concern

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nah, he's a great manager. Did wonders with Dortmund and then Liverpool.

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Fabinho, Hendo, Davies all injured. What are the chances of 6/7 centre backs getting injured. Surely under 0.01%

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Hendo is our best midfielder 😉

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            And the fact you counted him as one of our best cbs tells it all about the injury crisis.

        2. Effe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just unbelievable

        3. Vazza
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Gomez and Davies are playing though..

          • tambourineman
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Davies isn't injured

          • Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            3 front line CB's there.
            Maths not your strong point is it.

          • Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yawn, inaccurate would be kindest comment i could make but mostly yawn.

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Tis but a flesh wound

        5. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No way Henderson can continue like this.