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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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Wait I thought people were messing. DCL actually got 3 baps! How

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Lol

  2. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    If you went dcl triple over Kane you've missed out on a whopping 8 points

    Not the end of the world

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      If you went DCL triple captain over Kane then you probably don’t update your FPL team more than once a month and used the chip by accident

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Lmao harsh, I tripled Kane but he hasn't exactly exploded either

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Eh? 6 vs 18 . . .

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        If you own both it’s an 8 point swing

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Thus far . . .

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Assuming you have both, if you don't even have Kane then what can you really complain about

        Post aimed at DCL triplers who considered Kane and own land

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Kane*

  3. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Wait, people really C and TC player who is not even on pens? Casuals everywhere

  4. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    I really give TC to this loser. Cmon guys,call me trash,casual. I derseved it.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Hey hey hey, you have to pay to get that kind of treatment.

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Hahahaha

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I'll call you a donkey for free because I'm nice

  5. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Keane you beauty!

  6. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Would you downgrade DCL to a bench player and bring in Son for Barnes ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I suggest you call an ambulance immediately

      Your knees must be in absolute agony from the amount they are jerking

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        I mean Barnes is injured...

      2. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        What.

  7. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    BB but dcl is my 9th blank so far
    ederson 2
    lowton 0
    cancelo 0
    raphinha 2
    salah 3
    gundogan 2
    barnes 1
    dcl 2
    bruno 3

    SMH

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Ive had 11 blanks on mine so far

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I have all those players except Ederson = McCarthy

      Disaster of a GW so far (even though I’m somehow on a tiny green arrow)

  8. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Cant wait for another Pope and Lowton double act tomorrow will probably enter the pitch in an exploding car

  9. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    7 players blanking (11 if I include bench) with James, Sterling and Cancelo no shows... 30 points 🙁

    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      reply fail to Jordan

  10. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who’s everyone’s Barnes replacement?

  11. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Pretty poor GW for my BB. 13 DGWers has whittled down to 10 (Cancelo, McCarthy & Barnes). Martinez may be injured too which will make it 9.

    Oh well, those are the breaks in a game of luck.

    For next week I’m looking at bringing in Son for Barnes... but I’m annoyingly 0.1 short. So I’m seeing a chance to get rid of McCarthy for a cheap GKer and trying to forget I ever brought him in.

    Which one looks best?
    A) Barnes & McCarthy > Forster & Son
    B) Barnes & Lowton > Holding & Son
    C) Barnes > Bale

    (Not feeling C) if truth be told!)

  12. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    What would be considered a decent/good BB score?

    Currently on 13 with 3 more fixtures to go

    Areola (6 + TOT)
    Neto (5+ mci)
    Raph (2)
    Taylor (0 + LEI)

    Hoping for around 6 more points with those games.