Dugout Discussion

Calvert-Lewin absent as injury-hit Everton take on unchanged Brighton

There may be a few more Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) auto-substitutions being processed in Fantasy Premier League this evening, thanks to a bit of unexpected team news in the final match of Gameweek 31.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m), owned by over one-third of all FPL managers, is absent from the Everton squad for the 20:15 kick-off, with an abductor problem the reason for his unavailability.

Carlo Ancelotti said ahead of tonight’s game against Brighton and Hove Albion:

In the last training session, Dom had a little problem on his abductor. He came here but this morning he was not comfortable so I prefer to leave him out. It’s the same with Allan and Andre Gomes – they are not 100%. I hope they will be available for the next game.

The Everton boss’s two alterations to his team are enforced, with Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes (£5.3m) both absent through injury.

Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) come into the side, with the Toffees including six recognised defenders in their line-up.

Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) and Allan (£5.2m) are still absent.

Earlier in the day, Everton confirmed that Jean-Phillipe Gbamin (£5.0m) is set for assessment on a fresh knee injury that he picked up in training.

Hosts Brighton are unchanged for the third game in a row despite losing at Manchester United last weekend.

Adam Webster (£4.3m) and Dan Burn (£4.2m) are both back from injury and are on the bench at the Amex.


Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Veltman, Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Trossard, Moder, Welbeck, Maupay.

Everton XI: Olsen, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Mina, Digne, James Rodriguez, Godfrey, Davies, Sigurdsson, Richarlison.

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420 Comments Post a Comment
  1. McPollolocco
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      After the neto injury i have some transfer suggestions:

      a) Neto to Harrison
      b) Neto to Bowen and Cancelo to 4,5 defender (-4 hit)
      c) Neto to Podence
      d) Neto to Greenwood and Cancelo to 4,4 defender? Thoughts?

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Not A - think it's premature for Leeds assets and if you're going to bench someone, why not Neto. B brings in the wrong man from West Ham (although if Antonio is out long term it could be a sensible punt). C doesn't get around it's still Wolves. D perhaps but not convinced it's worth a hit.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Maupay is awful

    • estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Is Kane this GW still the best triple captain option?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Yes I think so, the possible doubles in 35 don’t look too appealing

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          Thanks for the clarification

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        gonna be a popular cap cause of the dgw, sure many with t/cwill play it this week after sou result tonight

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Digne needs to up his BPS score

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Dunk has a magnet in his head.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Does it double up as a BPS magnet?

      2. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Heavy metal head he has

    • Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      My guess is 88th minute for Everton's winner

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      What to do here chaps?

      Martinez
      Dallas Digne Cancelo
      Son Salah Gundo Bruno
      Wood Watkins Kane

      Sanchez Veltman Tierney* Raphinha*

      1 FT & 0.8 ITB

      A) Tierney ➡ Semedo
      B) Wood ➡ Iheanacho
      C) Raphinha ➡ Lingard
      D) Do all 3 or 2 of them for -8 or -4

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        B and maybe C for -4 but maybe lose gundogan over raphinha? Tough one. I did raphinha to jota this week but kinda wish I’d done gundogan instead

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          Not sure, I feel everyone is starting to sell City assets is a mistake and I’d rather to hang onto Gundo. I reckon pep will start to take it seriously now.

          Also Raphinha could be injured anyway 🙂

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Fair enough. Didn’t think raphinha injury was that serious...just thinking if gundogan doesn’t play this week, and then he blanks and by that point Leeds fixtures turn nice again

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              That’s actually a good point tbh. Completely forgot about City blank!

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Does SOT increase or decrease baps?

    • Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Now approaching heartbreak territory for my triple cleanie

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Hoping for a farewell gift from Veltman before he leaves on my WC team.

    • Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I could be going out of LMS....need a goal or two in this match

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Oi!

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          Haha! It’s not looking like anyone wants to score

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah this could save my GW with Watkins and Dallas on my bench ouch

      2. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        What’s safety score?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          47 currently but will be loads of auto subs...I’m 50 all out and could be struggling

          1. Forgetmeknot
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Okay ta - that’s me gone doh

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Sanchez Veltman and Digne owner here

      Gulp

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Congratulations

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Don’t jinx it lad

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      KDB chances of starting in the next 2 PL games considering they could only be 8 points behind if UTD beat Burnley this weekend. Pep will want to close out the PL.

      14th April: BVB vs City (QF CL)
      17th April: Chel vs City (SF FAC)
      21st April: Vila vs City (PL)
      25th April: Spurs vs City (Final LC)
      28th April: SF CL
      1st May: CPL vs City (PL)

      i think he gets the Villa game.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Every shot into row z

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      That Keane yc is good for Dunk BAPS

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Keane -4 YC

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Just like that. 32 all out.

    • Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      struggling a bit here guys, any help appreciated
      keeper :Mendy
      play 2 with taa
      A rudiger (bri}
      B shaw Burn)
      C coady (sheff)
      D holding (ful)
      thanks

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Rudi and Shaw

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          thanks

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      That's Keane out of the baps then.

    • Nespinha
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Have Neto and Davis (bench)

      A) Neto to Moura

      B) Neto + Davis to Dendoncker + Iheanacho (-4 bench dendoncker)

      C) Vardy + Neto to Iheanacho + Son (-4)

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        C

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Digne and Sanchez owner... safe to count my points?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Same. How can you be so relaxed!?

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Because I'm not watching 😆

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks like a goalles affair. If anyone could score that’s Brighton tbh

      2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Burn blocker inc

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Oof saw one or two with Dallas hoping against this.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Dan Byrne coming on. F for that one guy who needed him to stay on the bench to get Dallas points.

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Ffs Burn blocking Bamfords points

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        3 point swing 😆

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Still!

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            Think of the poor bastads with Burn blocking Dallas!

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              If he hadn't come on they'd be called jammy bxxxx ;-D

            2. ktk_interista
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              here here

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Bench: Martinez, Bamford, White, Dallas

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Oucg

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Brighton are a good side. Just no cutting edge.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Dunk cleaning up With recoveries.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Another one into row Z

    • AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Brighton are the cure for insomnia

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        At least they're having a go. Everton on the other hand...

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Are they really having a go...it’s all side ways or backwards. No one actually in the box

        2. AMBELLINA PRISE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          They say Spurs are boring but they at least score. Brighton's aim is always 0-0

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Iwobi misses!

    • My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Iwobi close

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Managed a green arrow with no lingard and dallas rooted third on my bench, no idea how