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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. Aster
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL is not even near the ball

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Come on Keane!

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

      DCL misses sitter

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

        If the ball was air ....

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

      Ffs DCL has to get his head on that!

    • Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Picked Richarlison and Keane, feeling robbed.

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

        Anyone else in this game you would prefer?

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

          Maybe Sigurdsson- on pens.

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

      Richa is a screamer

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

        He gets "hurt" more than any player in the league

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Atkinson forgot his cards?

    • Kane and Ablett
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Having had the exact money to get DCL in this week but getting Barnes in instead I can’t watch this anymore .....

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          DCL blank. You'll be fine.

          1. Ozils Nozle
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            DCL (C) 4pts bagged

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

        Richarlison: "Target spotted"

      • Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Such a shi* DGW .
        Dont know why i waste all my time on this stupid game

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

        Need a Southampton goal please

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

        Teller coming on against tired legs

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

          Will he change the Saints fortunes?

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

            He might cash in and bank some points

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

          Shame Walcott is injured

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Did people actually tc dcl over one of the greatest strikers of all time?

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

          Aguero not hit the form yet so....

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

          I just didn't fancy Welbeck this week

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

          Aguero is only just back from injury.

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

          I TC'ed Salah earlier in the season in a DGW. He got outscored by a SGW 4.4 Brighton defender.

        5. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Van the man retired years ago.

        6. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          The Drog hung up his boots already

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Keane should be on 34 points already. Robbed

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

          Would have been very happy with that as an owner

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

            Pleasantly surprised to see him quite a threat!

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Just got in from tending to my donkeys, how's dcl doing?

      • ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Teller on Penns?

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

          Nice

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

          That would be magic

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

          Is that an adult movie?

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

        Digne lagging behind in the bps 🙁

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

          Of course, I bought him this week

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

          Siggy stealing his FKs

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kane TC looking like a major win atm

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

          Bales says hello.

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

            Who?

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

            is that what you did?

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

          I tc'd him and tbh, it's not like he's pulled away with his score. If he blanks next any one of Bruno DCL and Salah could still outscore him

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

          Certainly not major

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

          At HT it's a win for Son TC ers..

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

          Between 6 and 10 points would be satisfactory, 10+ would be a success especially if Salah/Bruno etc dont't score

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

        3 - Richarlison (28)
        2 - Keane (27)
        1 - Sigurdsson, Godfrey (24)

        Pickford (23)
        Digne (21)
        Holgate (18)

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

          23rd - DCL (-99)

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

          All set for Digne to take all three with an assist

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Keane goal incoming

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          DCL

      • acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Keane is such a goal threat..

      • Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Trying to understand why Siggy takes all set pieces? Didn't Digne have a large amount of those responsibilities as well...

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Depends on the angle

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Digne & DCL. Do something...

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Rich, you trickler of points, grab a brace brag

      • chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Best GK for the next three weeks?

        1. Ozils Nozle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I have put my money on Loris

        2. Dreaming of glory
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ederson

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

          Ederson if you want 3 clean sheets

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

        Why did I try to be different and do DCL. Silly mistake

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

          DCL cap*

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Said his ex girlfriend

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He's just a bit more than 1/3 into his gameweek.

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Is the Pele documentary any use?

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

          It's ok but nowhere near Maradonna's one

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

            In fairness two class players but Pele's off pitch stuff is a tad boring compared to Diego's who also played in good leagues in more than one country.

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Flopped a bit

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers lads. I'll carry on with Fargo after the match.

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Lol. This triple captain gameweek has been so underwhelming so far..

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Not for Bale TCs

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        So many chances, DCL has to score!

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

        Next Digne foul will be a YC