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Calvert-Lewin and Allan start as Hasenhüttl benches McCarthy

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) makes a much-anticipated return to the Everton starting line-up as they host Southampton in Double Gameweek 26.

The forward missed each of the Toffees last two matches through injury and featured only as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 win at Liverpool last time out.

Back in the side from the off tonight, Calvert-Lewin comes into Double Gameweek 26 captained by 8.7% of the top 10k.

His last Premier League start produced his third double-digit haul of the campaign in a 3-3 draw against Manchester United, although the forward’s Gameweek 6 trip to Southampton resulted in his first blank of the 2020/21 campaign.

Calvert-Lewin backers will no doubt have half an eye on the Everton midfield tonight considering that James Rodríguez (£7.7m) misses out and remains without a full 90 minute outing in the Premier League since Gameweek 21.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) is tasked with the number 10 role again at Goodison Park although there is still a boost deeper in the midfield with Allan‘s (£5.2m) first league start since Gameweek 13.

Lucas Digne (£6.2m) and Mason Holgate (£4.8m) are either side of Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) and Michael Keane (£5.1m) in the back-four while Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) makes a third successive start.

Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhüttl has made a brave call for Southampton’s trip north.

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) misses out on the starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 17 when he was injured for the 1-0 win over Liverpool.

Fraser Forster (£4.0m) comes in for just his second Premier League start of the season, supported by a back-four with Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) at right full-back.

With Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) out for the season with an ankle fracture, winger Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) occupies a central-midfield role alongside James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m).

Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) and Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) provide the width either side of Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.8m).

Double Gameweek 26 line-ups…

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Godfrey, Keane, Holgate; Gomes, Allan, Doucouré; Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Southampton XI: Forster; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bednarek; Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Adams, Ings.

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

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1,033 Comments Post a Comment
  1. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I guess I’ll have to survive without my 1 or 2 points from McCarthy tonight on BB.

    And it makes my Martinez v McCarthy next week a whole lot easier (provided Martinez is fit of course)

  2. jammie26
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Let's go Dominic!

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Great differential

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Soton will keep a clean sheet now that Forster is in goal, watch

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nothing against Mccarthy, Forster just seems to have that good luck charm

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Forster was the original McCarthy, unbeatable some days, other days horrendous. Let's see which one turns up today

    • Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Must be due yet another 9-0 about now, it’s been a while.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        McCarthy been dropped... shouldn’t be seeing any more 9-0’s now

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Triple hatrick DCL.

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL EO?

      Weird sentence but I guess you all know what I mean.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think I saw someone say it's 80%, not sure what it really means though

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Anything less than 100 pct Effective Ownership is good if you're an owner or non-owner. The closer to 100 the better it is to be an owner. Over 100 pct, even if you're an owner, points scored by that player can hurt you, because it means many have captained that player -- the higher it is over 100 the worse it is for owners (but not captainers), barely over 100 pct wont rly hurt non-captainers much...Making a player a captain/triple cap is the only thing that can bring their EO over 100 pct.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks, in that case let's go DCL let's get some points!

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Absolutely-- would also help if Everton concede one.

          2. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            How can you make any claim about EO being good or bad without considering points? This is a very confused and confusing post.

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            *In isolation of your other 10 players

        2. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          If you own and EO 80%, a 10 point score gives you an effective 2 point gain. If you don't own, then effective 8 point loss.

      2. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Something about Electric Light Orchestra?

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        .782 in top 10k

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          So if you own him but not captain then you want him to do well?

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            YeP

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Nice

      4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Haven't seen you round these parts too often.78 % in top 10 K

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers all. I’m here most days. Don’t comment too much though.

    • FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm sorry but I only read David Wardale and Neale articles.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Who cares?!?

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Weird flex but okay.

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I thought you once wrote one, but you didn't bother to read it?

      4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Haven't seen you round these parts too often.

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL blank coming

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dont see it.

    • The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hmmm, Everton odds against (and drifting) against a team who are tailed off at the bottom of the form league and who get nine battered past them on a regular basis.

      Something in absolutely rotten the state of Denmark folks.

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rodriguez benching not good for DCL

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He's not on the bench.

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not even on the bench.

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Sorry yes, even worse xD

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Game.will results with 0-0

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Based on?

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Best possible result is 1-1 no DCL

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Richarlison to steal the limelight from Dcl

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        With a red card after DCLs 2.

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Goals*

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        And therefore?

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Siggy is the man

    • pol
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Which 2 to start:

      A- DCL (che)
      B- Bamford (whu)
      C- Dallas (whu)
      D- Keane (che)

      Leaning toward A and C

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Presume you meant which two to bench?

        I’d start the Leeds boys, both forwards if it works in your formation though.

        1. pol
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah both forward works might go with that thanks

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        AB. Not sure why you would play Dallas over Bamford

        1. pol
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          West ham are solid defensively so can't see Leeds scoring big that's it

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            West Ham are good in attack and Leeds awful in defence..?

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yup

      4. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        B,C

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Richarlson will outscore DCL

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Wishful thinking? Look at DCLs returns this year, he's blanked like 6 times out of 20

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      To the DCL owners that are confident, Andy doesn’t own him so enjoy the blanks - cards optional...

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Luck runs out eventually

    • bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      In a perfect world, you TC the player with the highest GW score of the season. How many does DLC need to achieve that ?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        25?

        Grealish vs Liverpool.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        27 Stones?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          How could I forget Sir Pebbles 🙁

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          At least 4 goals and an assist needed over the two games than.

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL to absolutely smash Kane here

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kane isn’t playing

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Barely played against Burnley either 😆

      2. Dash4
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Hope so. TC here!

      3. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Come on Calvert and Keane!

      4. Hutchiniho
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Drop Antonio or Bamford for DCL?

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Drop DCL

          1. Hutchiniho
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            you'd prefer Antonio and Bamford ?

            rather than swapping on out for DCL?

      5. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Everton pickford will be MOM

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          MOTM

        2. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          After kicking Ings in the head while Ings goes to pick up the ball for a quick throw in.

        3. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          When's the due date

      6. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I put a bet on dcl to score atleast 2 goals, jinxed you owners 😀

        1. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Enjoy your winnings

      7. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Phillipe Couthinho = Jota

      8. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Digne mega haul incoming. That Southampton ride side looks prime for picking. Bednarek and some no name will be at sea

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Right side even

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Hope so.

        3. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          My captain. Fingers crossed. One of the few times I’ve given (c) to a defender.

      9. PP6
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Barnes Salah Stones to (K)DB Philips Son -8?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Wow, absolutely not

        2. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes assuming whoever philips is isn’t going to play.

      10. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        COYBs

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah boy!

      11. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        2-1 Southampton it shall be!

      12. threeputt
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        sold Mccarthy for Lloris and bb'd with Martinez as other keeper, mini league leader bb'd and kept mccarthy, result 🙂

        (Vestergard and Richarlison do me proud please)

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You need to pay for that

      13. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Went for a random punt on Richarlison, instead of DCL.
        Let's hope it pays off!

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You are the real winner

        2. Kim Jong Kün
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I considered that endlessly then chickened out. You’ve already won by having the balls.

      14. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ft score Everton 0-0 Southampton

      15. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A very strong defence from Southampton. Salisu and Vestergaard have been immense. Bednarek will make them more solid at RB than in recent weeks. Forster is an upgrade on an out of form McCarthy.

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I'm sorry mate but have you actually watched Salisu? Immense he has definitely not been

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Very solid vs Chelsea.

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              He's horrific

      16. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        FINALLY McCarthy dropped, should have done it long ago!