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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. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    DCL A Digne G please

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      The please killed me.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Pleez. Gotta ask nicely

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      PLEASE

      the combo of dreams

  2. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Richarlison’s up for this one. His body language is such a massive tell.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Was he doing a samba in the warm up?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        missed the warm-up unfortunately!

        He’s making all the right moves now though haha

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Odds of bale out scoring Bruno, dcl, salah and Kane before the gw started lol

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      16%

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      They weren't as bad. Bookies odds assume that everyone in the squad starts

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      50/50

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Add all their points together and Bale is still out scoring them

  4. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Forster looks like he's aged 30 years since last time I saw him play.

  5. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Richarlison TC. Another please.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      how many teams do you have?

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Doubt.

      1. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        My team is linked..i think.

    3. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Your linked team suggests otherwise.

      1. PogChamp
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Updated it.

    4. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wow, nice 🙂

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You must be seriously relieved!

    5. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Top work. Good luck.

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    DCL A Digne G please!

    ... another one for the road? 😆

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Keane g Holgate a

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      offside I think

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Someone tweet FPL Rockstar...

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Keane G
    Holgate A
    Digne AA

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Keane offside?

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

    Keane G
    Holgate A

    Checked for offside

  11. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    offside given no goal

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Feel sorry for the person I told to get Keane.

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Good, now DCL can actually score.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Feel sorry for the person I recommended to get Keane...

  12. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If we’re going to be battered. At least DCL and Digne could get involved FFS

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    gutted Holgate owner !!!!

  14. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Looks offside but camera angle can be deceptive

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    No goal

    Offside

  16. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Southampton the new whipping boys without Romeu?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Without half our squad.

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Strike that off 🙂

  18. SON of CITY
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Lucas digne will assist DCL any moment now,

      lol who am i kidding.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You have to say please.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Offside?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yup

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      DCL/Digne can't blank against this lot. Patiently waiting for my points

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        They'll come

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Second half they will batter Southampton.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Offside. DCL and Digne owners lucky. 2-0 and Everton would protect what they have

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You do post some garbage

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      2-0 and no DCL involvement
      4-0 and only one Kane return no BAPs
      0-2 and a Salah blank
      Bruno blank

      What a troll season lol

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        After the gameweek is over it might look different and more positive!

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It’s 25mins in.. calm down

      3. Parsnips
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Lol only 28 mins in the Everton game and they all have other games

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I know but the start just makes me laugh. The timing is incredible in the fact it’s a DGW

        • jammie26
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Its 1 0 not 2 0.

        • hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          DCL and Digne love assisting the assister

        • Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sad Keane Owner 🙁

          1. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Brought in and captained Keane in the Sky game

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Offside notwithstanding, that's the worst marking I've ever seen.

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Shame it was offside, but brilliant routine. Digne delivery on point

        • mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          16 days ago I told someone not to get Richarlison because he only has 2 goals all season. Since then he has scored in 3 straight.

          I should do the opposite of my own advice.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            But this is also your own advice, uh oh paradox

            1. mad_beer ✅
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              OMG Mind Blown!

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Wait that's not offside?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Holgate was well off.

          2. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Of course it was

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              NBC still has it on 2-0 haha

              silly americans

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Touchdown!

              2. Sack The Glazers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                no they don't. I'm watching and they show it 1-0

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          DCL misses a sitter

        • hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          DCL almost an own goal!

          1. djman102
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            That would have put the (T)Cat amongst the pigeons!