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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
    6 months, 28 days ago

    So frustrated as a Keane owner...

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Megnutts Digne 🙂

  3. 7_Dan_7
    6 months, 28 days ago

    christ imagine a DCL OG

  4. Parsnips
    6 months, 28 days ago

    DCL and Keane switching positions

  5. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Is calling someone a donkey racist?

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 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
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Why would it be racist?

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      It's 2021. Everything is racist.

      1. mad_beer ✅
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        That's racist.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          This is seriously racist.

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 28 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
          6 months, 28 days ago

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

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          Google 'coffee is racist'. No, really.

          1. The Point About It Is
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 28 days ago

            Good grief

      3. Steve Chance
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Only for the hard of thinking.

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Don't even get me started on giraffes like crouch

      2. mad_beer ✅
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

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

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          You can, think Gabby was regularly called a donkey

          1. mad_beer ✅
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 28 days ago

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

            1. Hulk Smash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 28 days ago

              Woah, racist.

              1. mad_beer ✅
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 28 days ago

                I know. It's an insult to donkeys.

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 28 days ago

                  I have an excellent donkey joke ❗

                  1. ‘Tis the Season
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 28 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’’

  6. 7_Dan_7
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Final score predictions? I reckon 3-1 Ev

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      2-0

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        2-0.

  7. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Southampton will score here.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  8. KUN+10
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Great defender this DCL guy,..baps incoming

  9. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Log off and never return again.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        😆

      2. pjomara
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 28 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
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Ban

  10. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    DCL isn't getting anything here

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      I hope he gets a card, preferably red

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Nearly an OG from him.

      2. dogtanion
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

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

  11. son of city
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

  12. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    DCL TC make me proud 😀

  13. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 28 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
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Getting BPS for it is enough.

    3. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 28 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
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

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

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Southampton coming back into the game

  15. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 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
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Southampton dominating so far

    2. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. lewis1290
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 28 days ago

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

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      There are multiple Pickford owners?!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        (JK. Nice score last week. )

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

          Joking, surely.

          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 28 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
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 28 days ago

            He got 11 points last week.

      2. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Indeed.

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  16. Party time
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Brought in Dcl instead of Richarlison

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      As did the majority

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Brought in both 😉

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Vestergaard is a tank

  18. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Rich misses an easy chance

  19. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

    why do they keep insisting on this high line

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Allan is so rusty 😆

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      nice brag

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        Humble eh?

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

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

  22. dogtanion
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

    2. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 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
      6 months, 28 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
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

    6. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Please score DCL please

    1. dogtanion
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Don't think it'll happen man unfortunately

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Pickford playing with fire

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  25. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Dcl looks very unlikely to score...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      He went close tbh but for Southampton.

  26. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 28 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
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  27. Aster
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Bloody hell...

    How I regret captaining DCL

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      Congrats on looking like a m0r0n on the top post

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 28 days ago

        That’s karma 🙂

        1. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 28 days ago

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

          1. Egg noodle
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 28 days ago

            Yep

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  28. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

      I had him, but jumped ship 🙁

  29. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 28 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
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 28 days ago

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

  30. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 28 days ago

    Everton don't want to attack