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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. Peter Russo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Does Martin Atkinson have Digne in his Fantasy team? How that tackle before was not a red or even a yellow no one knows!!

  2. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Kane gets 6 points. Not good at all
    Later Salah / Bruno / Gundo /Vardy /Probably DCL blank
    Kane 6 points looking good now !

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Midway

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 29 days ago

        But true

  3. G00LI0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Barnes and pereira to

    A) Son and Mitchell (-4)
    B) Bale and veltman (-4)
    Or
    C) Barnes to Lingard or someone else and leave pereira?

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Djenepo sitter

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Far from one, but a chance certainly.

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Djenepo close to scoring

  6. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Djenepo blasts it wide. Everton CS looking shaky

  7. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Glad I put on the last 15 minutes of this game. Already feeling drowsy. Will be sleeping shortly.

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Big miss Sou

  9. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Djenep No

  10. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    That’s a poor miss

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Don't be ridiculous.

  11. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Southampton look relegation material at the moment.

  12. lewis1290
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 29 days ago

    DCL/ Digne - doooo something

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Digne's done enough, the way this game has gone.

  13. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Unforgiveable miss

  14. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    At least the Brighton games are fun to watch

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    90 minutes into DCLs dodgy hamstrings with another game on Thursday...

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      What’s dodgy is his decision making

  16. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Gomez fail

  17. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    I didn't get Digne for cs points. Disapointing.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      This.

    2. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      It's alright, Ings will score in 90+3 to remind me of why I dropped him and Pope for Vardy and Pickford for -4.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      So, he’s not going to be the highest scoring player of the gw?

    4. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      I didn't either, but as bad as my GW is going I'll gladly take them

    5. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      I'll ceartainly settle for 'em :).

  18. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Iwobi on
    Gomes off

  19. Kaneyonero
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    How are the Baps looking?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Bappy

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Sagging

  20. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Haven't watched a full Everton game in a while. Gomes is such a tidy player

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah. He’s been very good tonight. He’s gradually working his way back to form after his horrific injury.

  21. Whatever100
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Southampton are so bad and Redmond is even worse. Poor player.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Digne really trying hard to get booked.

  23. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Don't score

  24. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Love the sounds from the Everton sideline, sounds like a construction site in Napoli Aaaay Ooooh

  25. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Not watching the match, just checked the stats. Has neither keeper made a save?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Pickford has now.

  26. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Vestigaard close.

    1. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Ffs brought him in and nothing!!!!

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Vestergaard so close

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Pickford massive save

  29. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    How many upvotes before we force the mods to list a garbage comment as a Hot Topic?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 29 days ago

      Hulk smash that upvote button

  30. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 29 days ago

    Big Save