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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Woohoo!!

  2. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Aand my rival brought in Siggy. Haul incoming. Fair play to him though.

  3. richarlison2348
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Does everyone have a nickname? DCL, Siggy, Richy... lmao

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Dominic Calvert Thuggery

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Save time innit?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Why use lot word when few word do trick?

      3. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Allan Bennet

      4. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I like:

        Soucek = Souk
        Bernardo Silva = Bilva
        Salah = Mo

        genius

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Urgh hello darkness my old friend

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      When was the last time Richa scored a hattie ?

    • Dosh
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yesss Rich!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sky score centre trolling me saying Richarlison receives Calvert-Lewin’s pass, rounds the keeper and scores

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Siggy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Yes must have been a wind up by the intern

      2. gers23
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This displeased me greatly

    • Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I called Forster to come in this week, but also have Martinez. There goes my 27 BB with Barnes crocked! 🙂

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      DCL shoulder on that goal, so shoulder is not part of the arm?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Nope.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        You new to football?

        1. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          These cats are changing the rules everyday.

          Flapping arms and sleeves were never offsides before.

          Now hand balls are not hand balls unless they are hand balls.

          It's a match fixers dream

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Shoulder's always been legit

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Nope. Handball only if it is below the short-sleeve shirt line on the arm.

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No, that’d be part of his shoulder.

      5. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        if it's covered by a short sleeve, it's legal, as of the start of this season. Top of the shoulder has always been ok

      6. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        YouTube Balotelli shoulder goal

      7. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I was always giving away free kicks for shoulderball

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      DCL TC major Fail

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      DCL involved

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        ...in celebrations

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Beat the snot out of a Southampton defender ; deserves pts

    • Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Ri(c)hattrickson incoming

    • DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      DCL sighting

    • Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Knew I should've captained Richarlison instead of Sterling. Need a brace out of that little squirt tomorrow night...!!!

    • Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I got Richarlison and doubled up with DCL in 21 preparing for the dgw24. Rage sold him for a hit after the first game in the double after yet another blank. He scored versus city then and has gone on a run ever since.

        1. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          If only you told everyone you sold him

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Change your username to Milkman Richarlison

      • Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Very proud

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This ref born on Merseyside then?

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Unlike you.

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Easy Richarlison, us non-owners would like to be able to sleep

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        What’s Rhod Gilbert doing in goal?

      • Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        2 goals in 2 games since selling Richarlison so far

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Isn't that how FPL really works though?

      • Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I was in Jail in Brazil once, I could swear that Richy and Allan were in there with me.

        They wanted me to give them $100 per year and I could pick 3 dudes to snuff out every year.

        I was in Jail due to mistaken identity, but had to Act Hard to keep the other guys scared.

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        DCL playing the 'battering ram' role tonight which is allowing Richarlison and Siggy to get space.

      • Sondre van Bank
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Best 4.5 midfielder? Preferably one who has a game in 29

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Lol Bissouma

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            LoL this

        2. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Richarlison. But seriously, Anguissa? Not sure if he is that cheap still.

        3. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Ainz

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          The cheapest who plays.

          Maybe ESR if he’s not injured and you’re feeling punty.

        5. Legomané
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Smith-Rowe, if he recovers from injury (75% flag)

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Hmm I went Ings to Watkins over Richarlison...

      • pjomara
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Sweet, went Richarlison instead of DCL on a hunch

        1. Legomané
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Good start 🙂

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Just as well saints started season so well

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          ‘Stop The Count’ would have really helped them...

        2. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Quality depth is not there

          Plus they miss Hojberg they lost many points when they failed to hang-on

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I dropped Richarlison for Ings that last double. Sigh.

        1. Legomané
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          🙁

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Great save by Forster, albeit offside.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Linesman has DCL tc.

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Pep better start Sterling against this Saints defence in DGW27

      • son of city
          3 months, 12 days ago

          C'mon, DCL am tired of hiding.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Soon there'll be nowhere to hide

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Hey are you the guy whose scared of Professor Bears invite... don't be.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                This