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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. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Richarlison hattie now more likely

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    17th CB partnership in the 24th league game 😀

  3. BeWater
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kabak is possibly the worst centre back I've seen play. Since the last time I saw Davinson Sanchez play anyway.

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Did you ever see Pascal Cygan play?

        1. BeWater
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yes. He was horrific.

            1. Effe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Haha

          • Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Legend in my books.

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He's bald, he's sh*t,
              He only gets a game when no ones fit!

              Pascal Cygan!

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You won't remember Alan Woollet or Jeff Blockley then.

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

          Per Krodrop

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He’s 20 and has been at the club for three weeks. Give it a rest.

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ever heard of a joke. It's actually taking the piss out of a player that plays for my club.

            • Effe
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Wise up he’s only joking

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            At least Sanchez can run...

          3. Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Used to be a guy called Liam Daish play for a Coventry. Looked like the bloke who sold cheeseburgers outside the ground. I've seen milk turn quicker.

          4. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Gary Doherty worth a mention

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Phillips & Kabak... Everton must fancy that

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

            DCL dying to get on.

        6. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think it’s about time this season was Null & Void.

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Liverpool fan?

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              whatever gave you that idea?? Not his grav pic surely?

              1. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Oh but ofcourse, it’s clear as day from my mobile device. Silly me

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Me? Never!

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Me neither.

                Br YNWA

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Will always have a *

        7. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Klopp has to take him off surely...

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            nvm off now

        8. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Get DCL on asap

          1. Silent Friend
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            why?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I want points

        9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          DCL licking his lips here

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Understandable, windy day makes the lips dry when you're sitting still

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Lip balm. Duh.

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Its dinner time

          2. Vazza
              1 month, 27 days ago

              DCL licking his lips

              1. KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Brace yourself. Bemba will now come here and claim you have dial up.

              2. KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Am i the only one watching PSL instead of Liverpool vs Everton?

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    What is PSL

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Pakistan Super League. T20 Cricket.

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          What is cricket?

                        2. STEP rOVERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Lol

                        3. casual69
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          any superstars like Yuvraj, Ben stokes moen ali etc?

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Almost definitely.

                    3. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Peen Suck League?

                      1. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Not funny.

                      2. Slouch87
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Pathetic.

                    4. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      PSL.... Lmao!!

                    5. Dont give a fuchs
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Just came back from the stadium. One sided match.

                  2. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Everton are their own worst enemy.

                  3. casual69
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    pool should have bought mustafi or got socratis off us, tbf socratis was ok

                  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Digne assist denied

                  5. MessiGOAT
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Lads quick one
                    Play Maddison (Are/bur)
                    Or Fernandez (che/cry) ?
                    Or Bench one ?
                    Sterling Gundo Grealesh
                    Watkins Kane Dcl

                    1. Captain Scarlet
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      I’d consider Bruno and Maddison over Sterling and Grealish, personally. Watkins gives you enough Villa cover.

                      1. MessiGOAT
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Mm interesting im lost now 😀 thx for thoughts

                  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    What’s Coleman doing there

                  7. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Coleman almost

                  8. Kannbury
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Manè loses out every time he gets the ball.

                      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        He’s been very bad today

                      2. Vazza
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          For sure

                        • The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Auditioning for Man U move

                        • Neevesy
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          He's been pretty average for a few months

                      3. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Brilliant cross from Digne. I need him

                      4. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Digne is awake

                      5. Royal5
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Gotta score that Colman

                      6. Team Bobcat
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        If Liverpool lose this they have a massive job on their hands ro secure Champions League. Everton won't secure it either but Europe a possibility again should they hold today

                        1. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Season’s a write off. The amount of bad luck is insane. Pack up, come back next year fit.

                          1. Team Bobcat
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            I think so

                            And start by playing CB in their positions even if it means playing the news boys. Blood them in now.

                            Paying too much of a price everywhere else otherwise

                      7. GreennRed
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Ancelloti prob bring on King before DCL.

                        1. Neevesy
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Yeah, all depends if he wants to DCL to have a run out.

                          1. GreennRed
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            He sounded like he'll be happier to leave Allan and him on the bench.

                      8. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Brewster wagon?

                        1. ivantys
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            If he's gonna get any returns this season it's gonna be against pool.

                          • KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            If he was nailed to start, even with no goals I probably would have BBed with him on it

                        2. Flair
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          DCL really missing out here

                        3. Says
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Everyone always asks "Why Naldum?" but never "How Naldum?"

                          1. Vazza
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Lol

                            • Konstaapeli
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              +1 for the effort.

                            • SADIO SANÉ
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Whenaldum?

                              1. Says
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                soon

                            • Vazza
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Who’s Naldum?

                              • Vazza
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  What Naldum?

                              • Team Bobcat
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                DCL not clearly 100% as named on brnch only. May make more sence to bring king on first

                              • 12steps
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Everton haven't won at Anfield since 1999. They won't get a much better opportunity than tonight for a while

                                1. tiger
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  I reckon Pickford will throw one into his own net in injury time 😀

                                  1. Bushwhacker
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Origi special

                                2. Team Bobcat
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Everton have injuriesof their own too but 1 nil up a golden opportunity given the circumstances.

                                  Still all liverpool

                              • fedolefan
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Come on Rich, just stay calm brah. Can't be having another red card.

                              • Slouch87
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Thiago very poor again.

                                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Bankruptcy ?

                                2. JONALDINHO
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Water is wet

                                3. Bushwhacker
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  People say this about Fabinho as well

                              • Lethargio Alcantara
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Thiago is the worst thing to happen to us in sporting terms since the Gerrard slip.