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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. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Do we reckon Kdb starts against wolves?

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

      Yes.

    2. The Point About It Is
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      yep

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I really hope so... he's my differential captain!

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Pickford will get max BAPS for the amount of passes he's had

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

    I'm very worried about how many touches Pickford is getting. It's only a matter of time before he doesn't something stupid.

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

    Weird that wasn't a pen as Adams fell over Godfrey like DCL over Trent.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Refs always favour the bigger Merseyside teams.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Not a Chelsea fan talking after yesterday’s events

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          It was a borderline penalty.

          Like Chelsea haven't been chested out of points vs. Man United before though dude.

          You can conveniently ignore the last match Maguire putting Azpi in a headlock last time

          https://talksport.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/10/NINTCHDBPICT000616245586.jpg?strip=all&w=960&quality=100

          Or the time Maguire kicked up at Batshuayi

          https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2Fbe1cab4a-51c9-11ea-a869-24971f770bf3.jpg?crop=768%2C512%2C0%2C11

          Maybe it's just Maguire. Nothing came of those.

          Besides, nobody seems to be mentioning the FK that came right before that penalty shout shouldn't even have been a FK.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      That wasn’t a pen either

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

    Has the ref watch stopped?

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Peter Walton works for BT

  6. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Halftime topic:

    What’s the point of linos nowadays anyway?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      For show.

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      good alternative to wood floors

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Beat me to it 🙂

        1. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          And me 🙂

          1. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 2 days ago

            It was set up nicely, was just a case of who got there first for the tap in 😀

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 2 days ago

              😀

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Zingooo

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

      Stop the kitchen floor getting wet 😉

    4. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Means its easy to clean the kitchen floor

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

      Keep the flag selling industry afloat.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I mean there’s still F1.

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

      To confuse the situation. Or to let United score goals that go out of play.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Linseman in Hammers game was too busy sucking off Ole to notice that ball left the stadium.

    7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Any other flooring alternatives ?

    8. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Honestly think we could do without. No use with VAR.

  7. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    DCL you garbage TC,do something

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      TC always lived among the garbage

  8. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Another year another TC chip wasted, DCL is getting nothing tonight.
    Lethargic Everton, happy to ride out 1-0...
    Hope they get punished.

    1. CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      1 quarter of his games in.

      Get a grip

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I've seen enough to know that DCL is not scoring tonight.

    2. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah that last few mins of nervously passing around the back almost made me projectile vomit. 2 pointer for DCL confirmed.

    3. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I had KDB TC last year,that was first GW after Covid break. He gave me 40+ pionts that GW. The only good TC :/

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

      Mane last season?

      At least DCL made it to HT 😆

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Mane and Sane last two.

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

          El Blanko 🙁

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Add Kane to that when be got sick around new year, missed the first game, came off the bench at half time during the second

  9. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Which is the better sub;

    A) Salah --> KDB(c)
    B) Barnes --> Lingard (Kane captain)

    1. Syd.
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Long term B

    3. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A

  10. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Did anyone captain DCL with a straight face?

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

      I had a donkey face on when I did it

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Differencial,2 good games,one of the best goalscorers in PL
      Yes,I do

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

        He said Kane not DCL.

        1. GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 2 days ago

          He is a differental captain choice?

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Enough went all in TC too.

      Needs an explosive half now!

    4. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      A straight face and a downed bottle of vodka

  11. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Where are all these goals that were promised from Dcl .

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

      Where are all these goals

      FTFY

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

      James Rodriguez holding on to them

  12. davies
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Would you do:

    A) Areola > Forster (shu/mci) to free up future funds
    B) Save ft & play Martinez (WOL)

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

      Considering A after 29

  13. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    I don’t want to sound like captain hindsight but why did bring in DCL and not Richarlison this week?

    Serious question

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Group think on here. Herd mentality.

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Because we are casuals.

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

      You don't get to ask those questions with no grav and no number 😉

    4. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I guess DCL was already in lot of teams..

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

      DCL tends to outperform Richarlison if James is on the pitch with them. I think.

    6. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      You don't have the guts to make own decisions

  14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    How likely is Forster to keep his place for next week.

    1. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Very..as everton seem content with. 1-0..

    2. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      I'm wondering that... need to play my bench boost in the next few weeks

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Not certain after that first goal. Was it partially his mistake?

    4. jesus jesus
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Ano - was just about to get rid for 4.5 keeper this week cos i have DeGea and has a dgw next week

  15. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Best Barnes replacement?
    Needs to play 29 (own raphinha already). Max 7.6

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Messie Lingardinho

    2. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      J. Lingz

    3. abaalan
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Not sure i can bring myself to do it!!! Sakaa??

  16. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Siggie to score here

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      At Goodison, tonight

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Goal from this FK and it's a DCL assist

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

      Earnt it with that Bambi on ice style dribbling

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Got it from Welbeck.

  18. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 2 days ago

    Again a overrated DGW
    Salah-blank(gonna do nothing vs CHE)
    Bruno-blank
    DCL-going to blank
    Kane-6 points,not good
    Barnes-big blank
    Cancelo-benched
    Leeds players on the BB-blank

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Dias, Stones, KDB, Son...

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Happy with my 64 with 10 to go

    3. Saka_me_sideways
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Yet you’ll be back for more next week like the rest of us 😆

      • Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Mine seems to be going okay so far
        Son Captained
        Bench boost includes Johnstone
        *(but also includes Brewster so...)
        Points from Stones, Targett, Robertson, AWB

    4. dogtanion
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Other DCL captainers going to watch the 2 pointer play out in full? I've decided not to

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Just switched on, how’s he been? Guessing completely anonymous

        1. dogtanion
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          He's actually done ok but they're not scoring again

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        **4

    5. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Southampton were top of the league a while ago, we'll be fighting relegation soon

    6. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Keane 9-pointer incoming?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        no

    7. Kaneyonero
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      C'mon Richarlison, grab another my son!

    8. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      WC this week
      Bought Digne-back to back 4
      Bought Pereira-back to RB
      Bought Barnes-injured
      Bought Cancelo-benched
      Sold Stones-scored

      I rule 😆

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        **Sold Ings (goal incoming)

      2. Rashers
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Sounds like my free hit 🙂

        The Vardy v Son debate i had with myself is what's really annoying me. I went Vardy of course as more of a differential. His last DGW he got me 3. I said it couldn't happen again. . .

    9. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      This game is crap

    10. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Southampton goal would put me in heaven

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Not looking likely I'm afraid

    11. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      All Digne has done this match is lose 1 BAP.

    12. afcblegend
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      that is pathetic from salisu. it's a contact sport, acting indignant that he was even touched. i'm just going to see out this season with FPL and then I'm done with football

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        All this due to Salisu?

        1. afcblegend
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          penalty madness, diving and play acting, refereeing quality. and the games aren't even entertaining more when man utd chelsea is a dead-cert 0-0

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Salisu living in your head mate

      3. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        It’s a non contact sport now. VAR plays a big part in that, players just spend the game looking for free kicks/pens

      4. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Hes been subbed off, you can resume viewing

    13. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      DCL replicating last season it seems... Started well and dropped off later in the season.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        I was just thinking about how he went from his run at the end of last season to TC in this dgw.

        Can you imagine what certain characters on Twitter would be saying?!

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah I know.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        Should have scored!

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

        Seem to recall him being anonymous during that run though, whereas he looks likely to score tonight

    14. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      Not happy with siggy hogging the set pieces

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 2 days ago

        He is the team captain so can pull rank

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

        Was thinking same thing!

    15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 2 days ago

      DCL misses