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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
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 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
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Let's go Dominic!

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Great differential

  3. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  4. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Triple hatrick DCL.

  5. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    DCL EO?

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

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 24 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
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Absolutely-- would also help if Everton concede one.

        2. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 24 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
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          *In isolation of your other 10 players

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Something about Electric Light Orchestra?

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      .782 in top 10k

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 24 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
          6 months, 24 days ago

          YeP

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 24 days ago

            Nice

    4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

  6. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Who cares?!?

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Weird flex but okay.

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

    4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Haven't seen you round these parts too often.

  7. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    DCL blank coming

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Dont see it.

  8. The Hunt
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 24 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.

  9. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Rodriguez benching not good for DCL

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      He's not on the bench.

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Not even on the bench.

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Sorry yes, even worse xD

  10. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Game.will results with 0-0

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Based on?

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Best possible result is 1-1 no DCL

  11. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Richarlison to steal the limelight from Dcl

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      With a red card after DCLs 2.

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Goals*

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      And therefore?

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Siggy is the man

  12. pol
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 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
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah both forward works might go with that thanks

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      AB. Not sure why you would play Dallas over Bamford

      1. pol
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

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

    3. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      yup

    4. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      B,C

  13. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Richarlson will outscore DCL

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Luck runs out eventually

  15. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      25?

      Grealish vs Liverpool.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      27 Stones?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        How could I forget Sir Pebbles 🙁

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

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

  16. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    DCL to absolutely smash Kane here

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Kane isn’t playing

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Barely played against Burnley either 😆

    2. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Hope so. TC here!

  17. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Come on Calvert and Keane!

  18. Hutchiniho
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Drop Antonio or Bamford for DCL?

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Drop DCL

      1. Hutchiniho
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        you'd prefer Antonio and Bamford ?

        rather than swapping on out for DCL?

  19. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Everton pickford will be MOM

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      MOTM

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      When's the due date

  20. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Enjoy your winnings

  21. ⭐ ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Phillipe Couthinho = Jota

  22. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Right side even

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Hope so.

    3. Kim Jong Kün
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  23. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Wow, absolutely not

    2. Kim Jong Kün
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  24. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    COYBs

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah boy!

  25. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    2-1 Southampton it shall be!

  26. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      6 months, 24 days ago

      You need to pay for that

  27. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

      You are the real winner

    2. Kim Jong Kün
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

  28. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    Ft score Everton 0-0 Southampton

  29. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 24 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 24 days ago

        Very solid vs Chelsea.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 24 days ago

          He's horrific

  30. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 24 days ago

    FINALLY McCarthy dropped, should have done it long ago!