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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. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    So frustrated as a Keane owner...

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Megnutts Digne 🙂

  3. 7_Dan_7
      3 months, 13 days ago

      christ imagine a DCL OG

    • Parsnips
        3 months, 13 days ago

        DCL and Keane switching positions

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Is calling someone a donkey racist?

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          No.

          I see it used on this site particularly in reference to Giroud and DCL. They’re both incredibly talented footballers.

          Jealousy maybe.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Why would it be racist?

        3. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          It's 2021. Everything is racist.

          1. mad_beer ✅
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            That's racist.

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              This is seriously racist.

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            What's an example of something that shouldn't be racist but is, because it's 2021

            Just curious

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I feel like you may be opening a can of worms here..

            2. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Google 'coffee is racist'. No, really.

              1. The Point About It Is
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Good grief

          3. Steve Chance
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Only for the hard of thinking.

        4. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yes because if it was a black guy you would just call them benteke

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Don't even get me started on giraffes like crouch

          2. mad_beer ✅
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Why can't you call a black guy a donkey?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              You can, think Gabby was regularly called a donkey

              1. mad_beer ✅
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                My team is filled with donkeys. I don't care what color they are.

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Woah, racist.

                  1. mad_beer ✅
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    I know. It's an insult to donkeys.

                    1. ‘Tis the Season
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      I have an excellent donkey joke ❗

                      1. ‘Tis the Season
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Two guys at a bar, after going to the bar several times the one says to the other ‘’your turn Donkey!’’ Donkey with with a heavy stutter asks the bar tender for two pints ..‘’ttttttaaaattttwwwwoooo pints please’’
                        Bar tender replies ‘‘shouldn’t let him call you donkey’’...he replies..
                        ‘’He OR he OR he OR ...calls me that’’

      • 7_Dan_7
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Final score predictions? I reckon 3-1 Ev

          1. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            2-0

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              2-0.

        • grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Southampton will score here.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Of course they will. Despite having their players I'm still not going to delude myself into trusting them!

        • KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Great defender this DCL guy,..baps incoming

        • pjomara
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          A Redmond goal and it to finish 1-1 would be nice.

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Log off and never return again.

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              😆

            2. pjomara
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Wouldn't it be nice for the 0.2% of teams that have him?
              Most are probably members of the Redmond family mind.

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ban

        • dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          DCL isn't getting anything here

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I hope he gets a card, preferably red

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Nearly an OG from him.

            2. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I don't because I captained him but looking like a blank

        • son of city
            3 months, 13 days ago

            even the offside is from someone I don't own, someone please tell me what is happening.

          • Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            DCL TC make me proud 😀

          • The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            What do you think about introducing extra points for recovered balls like inte the UCL fantasy? Would justify getting premium defenders who defend well but don't have much attacking potential, or is the bonus system enough?

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              We've got enough trouble parsing out assists and saves, thanks.

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Getting BPS for it is enough.

            3. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Is there not something like that already within the BPS system?

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Yeah it is, but in UCL players get 1 point for every 3 recovered balls. It's fair to defenders who play really well but concede and lose CS points and most often the bonus with it as well

                1. Zalk
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Not a bad idea, would also make defensive midfielders slightly more attractive.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Southampton coming back into the game

          • Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            This isn't going to end well for us Digne and Pickford owners, is it?

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Southampton dominating so far

            2. Sack The Glazers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              since I have Digne and DCL (c), I know this is destined to be a massive fail

              1. lewis1290
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  same here as long there is a CS and 1 return idm

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                There are multiple Pickford owners?!

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  (JK. Nice score last week. )

                  1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Joking, surely.

                    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Oh, you mean JP. Nah, that's not why I got him. Needed a differential of sorts and he was my enabler for Vardy. So, all in all, things have gone well. /s

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      He got 11 points last week.

                2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Indeed.

              3. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Tbh I rarely expect them to keep a cleanie. Digne is in my team for attacking output.

            3. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Brought in Dcl instead of Richarlison

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                As did the majority

              2. grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Brought in both 😉

            4. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Vestergaard is a tank

            5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Rich misses an easy chance

            6. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Southampton literally cannot mark off of these free kicks...

              why do they keep insisting on this high line

            7. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Allan is so rusty 😆

            8. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Was so close to TCing DCL, but went Son in the end.

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                nice brag

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Humble eh?

              2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                So what? Not even half time in the first half of a DGW 🙄

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  True, and he scored a hattrick against WBA earlier in the season.

            9. dogtanion
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              What is supposed to be the logic behind not raising the flag straight away ?

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Lino can get it wrong, let the phase of play end.

              2. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Letting the moment play out in case there was no offside.

              3. IRBOX ⚽
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                VAR.. see if they score a goal. It’s to stop them from not playing the whistle. Silly imo

              4. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Cos if they raise and are wrong look silly. Best let fool proof VAR sort it out. Its basically like play on discretion by ref.

              5. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                so players dont just automatically stop playing, so if it was a mistake they cant blame the linemen

              6. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Well on cases where it's close raising might be the wrong decision and puts the players off

            10. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Please score DCL please

              1. dogtanion
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Don't think it'll happen man unfortunately

            11. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Pickford playing with fire

              1. Fred54
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Looks the sort who would burn his school down after he left.

            12. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Dcl looks very unlikely to score...

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                He went close tbh but for Southampton.

            13. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Took a punt on Richarlison in GW 21.....
              GW 21 - lose 2-0 to Newcastle 2 points (vc, so became 4)
              GW 22 1-2 to Leeds (DCL 9 points)
              GW 23 3-3 with Utd (DCL 12 points)
              Rage transfer to DCL...

              GW 24 injured for DGW (Richarlison 7 points)
              GW 25 sold DCL for Ings (3) DGW Richarlison gets 8
              GW 26 DCL in on WC, Richarlison scores

              Sums up my season. No luck

              1. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                No point watching the rest of the game then. The fate seems sealed

            14. Aster
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Bloody hell...

                How I regret captaining DCL

                1. Egg noodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Congrats on looking like a m0r0n on the top post

                  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    That’s karma 🙂

                    1. jason_ni
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      It was top lol.. what happened there? A post is deleted and they all get shifted up in!?

                      1. Egg noodle
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Yep

                2. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Only 1/4 of the way through. Also West Brom used up all their luck against Brighton at the weekend 😉

              • fedolefan
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Richarlison you garbage pick, thank you for the trickle of points since GW24

                1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  I had him, but jumped ship 🙁

              • Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                My draft team has Richarlison, Bale, KDB, Johnstone, AWB, Rudiger, Robbo....

                Its going to double my actual team's score at this point

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Draft teams are where picks we are too scared to go for, go.

              • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Everton don't want to attack