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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    Salah cheating again

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Should be booked

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Digne? Harsh.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Salah

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            For having his shirt tugged?

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

      Is Kane a cheat or is he streetwise?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Street wise because he’s British.

  2. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 hours ago

    Ah the old Digne tug ... wahay!

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

    Salah thinking he plays for United 😆

  4. jammie26
      4 months, 3 hours ago

      Thiago is hopeless.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Holding midfielder. Also see Fabinho.

        1. jammie26
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Bringa nothing to this team, need to drop him imo.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              When we have a fit midfield next year he’ll play a different role

        2. maditass
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          No, he isnt useless.
          He is just unlucky that vvd got injured and fabinho and henderson moved down to play as a defender

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Good move

        Gomes was either getting a red or handing Liverpool a goal

        1. Reeker
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Should of stuck on Allan instead. Siggurdsson and Rodriguez both on the pitch is bad news for Everton

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Contrary to popular belief, Liverpool aren’t the first Premier League team to be struck by an injury crisis.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Or the first to suffer from it.

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Not like city don’t have a Cb injured

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Just $200m others to replace them

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Is this a dig or do you fully believe Ake out has the same impact as Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Fabinho, Henderson all being out?

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Can you go 1 minute without thinking about Liverpool? Obsessed

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            There is a game on at the moment.

            1. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              There is a pandemic on atm.

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Cheers Geoff. Wasn’t aware.

        4. dark91
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          The first to be allergic to wind though

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          How dare you

          They were blatantly awesome before all these injuries, they only conceded 11 goals & a penalty in their first 4 games then the injuries ruined everything

      4. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Classic Salah dive. Still, it's nice to see one not given for a change.

      5. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 hours ago

        Just logged on and was delighted my pick of Raphinha armband over Bamford was working out so far....
        Then realised the captain change never confirmed before deadline!

        Bamford it is.

        Unreasonable disappointment maybe but I’m p’d off!

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          You’ll be glad it didn’t change by the end of the gameweek

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Hope so now but v frustrating as I was pleased with the differential!

        2. jammie26
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Raph blanked didn't he?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Got 2 bonus

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 hours ago

          Can somebody explain to me what is Andre Gomes giving the team ?

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Thought he had a decent first half.

          2. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Sangeria

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

            He was giving Liverpool a chance.

          4. dark91
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Him and Tom Davies. No idea why they play

          5. Kane and Ablett
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Great hair, improves the follicle count and style average for the whole team

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                Leeds should break the bank to get him then.

            • seanie3
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              To think last year West Ham were looking to offer 30-35m for him? everton should have bit their arm off

          6. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Salah and Antonio to Kane and Gundog for free no brainer?

            1. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              yeah salah could well be an expensive flop for the remainder of season or until Virgil or Gomez are back for last few games anyway

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

            never thought I would do this, but on my WC for Gw26 I'm seriously thinking of getting rid of Salah for KDB or Son for a while.. salah is alot of dough for not much returns,

          8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Low scoring games so far. Expect the goals to come tomorrow

          9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            DCL coming on

          10. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 hours ago

            Not been a particularly enthralling start to the GW unless you have a Burnley defender

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Or 2

          11. jammie26
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              DCL goal incoming.

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 hours ago

              Dcl to add salt, let’s go!

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

              DCL goal time!

            • Kane and Ablett
                4 months, 3 hours ago

                I’m a Salah owner and I still want him booked for that dive

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 3 hours ago

                  If there was no contact you may have a point

                2. Kane and Ablett
                    4 months, 2 hours ago

                    Seriously that wouldn’t knock a five year old over

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

                  DCL coming on

                4. chonks
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 3 hours ago

                  talk to me please

                  salah, bamford, and ings to kane, son andvardy for -8?

                  yes or no

                  1. Kane and Ablett
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      During the Merseyside Derby? No, maybe after a couple of beers closer to midnight but I’d spread the moves over two weeks

                  2. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    Pools instalments to the FA must have dried up!

                    1. Make United Great Again
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      And the PED’s.

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

                        Presume you’re joking with this?

                        Would love if it was a genuine thought 😀

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      They play in the Premier League.

                    3. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      VAR has had a very anti-Liverpool reaction to their title

                  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 3 hours ago

                    When did they decide you can dive now and not get a yellow card?

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

                      When Kane started constantly doing it, can’t be booking the golden boy.

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Yeah he’s awful for it too. Up there with Salah. Disgusting

                    2. Kane and Ablett
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        This! Refs are too scared of some managers now

                      • Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        When there’s contact but not enough for a freekick

                    3. Dazzled water
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Worth playing bb for Johnstone / bamford / Dallas / soucek?

                      (Raphina already in starting XI, with 10 DGW)

                    4. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      Donkey incoming

                      1. seanie3
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        lets hope he gets a brace

                    5. Neevesy
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 hours ago

                      DCL coming on with Digne first on the bench.

                      Oh, and I started TAA lol

                      1. Neevesy
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        I've started DCL. Not going plan so far....

                    6. ivantys
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Cameo 1 pointer...

                      • Nightcrawler
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Is FFS cup qualification this week?

                        When is the deadline to enter?

                      • EmreCan Hustle
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        With DCL on, is this the best Everton XI? Maybe Allan for Davies?

                        1. Silecro
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 hours ago

                          He subbed James, so no

                          1. EmreCan Hustle
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 3 hours ago

                            Haven't really been impressed with James tbh...Sigurdsson looks more impressive.

                      • Reeker
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        Thank god. Siggurdsson and James on was a recipe for disaster. Lot more hopeful now

                      • seanie3
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 3 hours ago

                        come on DCL, rip that defence to shreds