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Everton v Aston Villa team news: Coutinho makes his first Villa start

Double Gameweek 23 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues this Saturday lunchtime, as Everton contest their first match following the sacking of Rafael Benitez.

Duncan Ferguson takes temporary charge of the Toffees, as he did just over two years ago, and his starting XI has a familiar feel as he turns to (what is presumably) a 4-4-2 and pairs Dominic Calvert-Lewin with Richarlison up top.

This is the first time that Everton’s two forwards have made the same line-up since August.

Ferguson has made five changes in all, with Richarlison, Andros Townsend, Yerry Mina, Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate all restored to the team.

Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Anthony Gordon and Salomon Rondon drop to the bench, while Vitaliy Mykolenko misses out altogether. Fellow summer signing Nathan Patterson is also absent from the matchday squad but Allan is back on the bench after illness.

The big news from the Villa camp is that Philippe Coutinho makes his first start for the club after scoring off the bench last weekend. The Brazilian replaces Danny Ings in the Villans’ front three.

John McGinn also returns from suspension as Morgan Sanson drops to the bench.

Lucas Digne starts against his former club, meanwhile.

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Everton v Aston Villa team news: Coutinho makes his first Villa start

GAMEWEEK 23 LINE-UPS

Everton XI: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Mina, Godfrey, Doucoure, Gomes, Townsend Gray, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Subs: Begovic, Keane, Allan, Coleman, Gordon, Gbamin, Rondon, Dobbin, Onyango.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Buendia, Coutinho, Watkins.

Subs: Olsen, Targett, Sanson, Young, Ings, Hayden, Hause, Chukwuemeka, Iroegbunam.

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619 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 17 days ago

    Play up DCL and all that

  2. Gubby-Allen
      6 months, 17 days ago

      Is there any column for captaincy points over a season, without adding them up manually.?

      Even better would be a league table without the captains double points included.

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Chat to the Ragaman

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        This does it for an individual team: https://www.premierfantasytools.com/fpl-captain-picks-analyzer/

        1. Gubby-Allen
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Thank you each of you.

      3. james 101
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Nice to see Big Dunc getting a shot

        1. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Should just stick with him instead of giving these ‘merry-go-round’ managers the gig….

          1. james 101
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Couldn’t do worse

            And could be inspirational

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah. I think it could be a bit like OGS

              And then when the motivation runs out, they should have found a manager they're willing to work with on a long-term project (like Arteta), rather than glory hunting

              Weirdly enough, this could end up being Big Dunc himself

              1. james 101
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 17 days ago

                Agreed

        2. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 17 days ago

          He did say himself that he was not experienced enough “yet” but would like to permanently take it in the future.

      4. Mario Balofail
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        I hope Philippe smashes few goals...fingers crossed

      5. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Chances of Villa getting DGW24? I want to do Ramsey to Salah!

        1. james 101
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          I’m getting Salah anyway this week

          One week of Salah is better than two of most mortals

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            I will either sell Ramsey or Bernardo for Salah! Depending on DGW & how they perform this week!

            1. james 101
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              Think I’d lose B mate

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          There is no DGW24. GW24 is a midweek round, sandwiched between and FA Cup weekend and the GW25 weekend

          There'll be DGWs 25 and 26 though, wrapped around European fixtures

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            *an FA Cup weekend, dammit

        3. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Why sell Ramsey?

      6. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Went Dennis + Bruno over Ramsey and Ronaldo… still think it was the right call, but ramsey at 4.6M just seems too good. Best enabler

      7. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        More articles than the Lisbon Treaty, 2007….

      8. Gooner97
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Watkinssssssss go on lad

      9. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Really want to git rid of Ronaldo, despite seeing his good fixtures ahead.

        Is he not the best captain for DGW 25 (SOU, BRI) with two decent home games? Here we go again....

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Rather salah

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Yup 🙂

          Happy to hold until GW27. I just won't cap him unless he's the best option in a DGW

        3. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Salah (BUR)
          KDB (NOR)

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Both are away games.

      10. fplgaruda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 17 days ago

        High scoring game

      11. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Let's go Watkins!

        1. Gooner97
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          score some faking gauls

      12. ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        yess back up to 0 points for the gw

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Phew!

      13. fachada
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        is Dennis suspended for the BUR game or the suspension is only counting for the gw 24?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Burnley game

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Suspended for BUR, back next GW hence no red flag.

        3. ZimZalabim
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          if ur honest with urself how do you think it works ?

          1. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Not sure why this is confusing people

            1. james 101
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              I feel that way about a lot of things in life

            2. fachada
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              because the BUR game is an earlier gameweek

              1. Milkman Bruno
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 17 days ago

                But you miss the “next” game with suspension. Try not to overthink it. If Watford have another 10 cancellations, it’s their “next” pl game he misses

        4. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Misses the next game

        5. Dynamic Duos
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          I've seen enough Internet for one day after seeing this question, stupid really gives me headache

      14. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        I have definitely learned my lesson in the argument of captaining/owning a dgw player from an average/poor side compared to a sgw premium player, not falling into that trap again however tempting it is. Need to be strong 🙂

        1. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 17 days ago

          I say this every time lol then I sold Kane for Dennis C

          1. james 101
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            To be fair, Kane has been a waste of money this season

            1. Milkman Bruno
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah, I was thinking of Salah funds. Just I would have had Kdb C and Robertson and Laporte in my side with my 2ft’s had the dgw not been announced…

          2. DARE TO BISCAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Dennis was only a poor pick if you had the gift of time travel.

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Same here. Need to follow my own advice.

          I had Armband on Jota too, until they announced Watford DGW.

          Serves me right.

          1. Qaiss
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Same here with Foden, all week. I was even tempted to captain Foden after it got announced but didn’t and went King. I was even telling people on here that Watford are wack and captaining City/Arsenal players is a better idea lol

        3. Ephurion
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Isn't this a bit much recency bias? Dennis is the 2nd highest scoring forward in the game, why wouldn't he be worth captaining in a stellar DGW?

      15. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        C'mon Doucoure!

      16. Not again Shirley
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Sold Pickford this week. Guaranteed CS

      17. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Gray - do something

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Pass to Doucoure!

      18. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Ramsey is only 20. He will be superb by 26

        1. Sim Simma
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Jack Wilshere ? Delle Alli ?

          1. Boppin' Marv
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            No, he said Ramsey.

          2. Milkman Bruno
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 17 days ago

            I hope it doesn’t go that way for him.

            1. Sim Simma
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 17 days ago

              Same here but football can be rather unpredictable and the road to success is never guaranteed

              1. Boppin' Marv
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 17 days ago

                Despite my snarky comment above I totally agree. Jack Rodwell, David Bentley, happens to so many.

              2. Milkman Bruno
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 17 days ago

                This Villa side will be competing up around the top 8 next few seasons and I’d consider that successful. That will give him great experience and the foundation to build on at least. Bright future ahead

      19. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Buendia wild greedy

      20. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Beundia has not been the Jack replacement they thought he would be?

        1. Dr Van Nostrand
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Don't think anyone thought he would replace him. They replaced him with Ings, Bailey and Buendia. All been poor but not as poor as Jack himself this year

        2. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Buendia is playing much better recently.

      21. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Come on Dominic!

      22. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        I'm trying hard not to be sexist here but
        Does anyone else find the BT Sports co-comentator Lucy Ward's accent & voice very irritating ?

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Yes it's annoying and has nothing to do with sexism

          1. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks

        2. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          No sound on my BT ultimate live excellent no commentary 🙂

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Up there with mcmanaman

          1. Jafooli
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Sexist…..

      23. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        What the hell is going on with Salah on fpl stats, was on -150, then went to -61, then up to -86 and now back down to -68, doing my head in, need that price drop

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Who knows if he's locked or not and if they are tampering with it.

      24. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        So Keane's on my bench and Big Dunc's bench.

        We move.

      25. Hamish Bruce
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Can anyone offer help/advice or has experience of coming back from a team hack?

        Was 23k, but now 8.9m with -2500pts.

        Have tried tweeting, emailing Official FPL, but getting silence.

        Words can’t express how numb and demoralising this situation is. 13 seasons of playing this game, managing leagues etc but think I’m done.

        1. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Ask FFS to assist in getting in touch with FPL, maybe they can show some support to members?

          1. Hamish Bruce
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            I did email FFS yesterday. Will follow-up and see if there can help.
            3 in same mini-league all hacked… almost identical new teams set-up.
            Thanks

        2. Thanos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Oh damn. I feel for you.
          🙁

        3. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Really sorry to hear that happened man, there are some really sad and pathetic people in this world. All I can say is, just take a break until next season and enjoy watching the football.

        4. fusen
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          I'd try emailing them a few times if they don't reply.

          Did you use the same password on any other sites? I'm interested if they are using leaked passwords or are bruteforcing passwords

          1. Hamish Bruce
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            No. Unique password.
            But having wracked brains & seen other comments, I have previously used 3rd-party FPL tools (though not for a few seasons).
            Not such a big user of Twitter/forums now, so unaware of just how widespread the hacks still are

        5. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Have word with the mods, seen many hacked posts today & instead of coming clean FFS are pushing more promoted rubbish.

          Supposedly Gravatar at fault yet no mention on have I been pawned site??

      26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Poor from doucoure

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          He should've passed behind, not in front of Ramesey.

      27. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        I might need my glasses here. Everton seems to be defending

      28. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Not banking on my Matty cash cleanie today….

      29. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        Doucoure getting points in this game

      30. Sim Simma
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 17 days ago

        I haven't been hacked before but all I can say is that if FPL don't restore your points prior to the hack, don't lose faith. If I was in your situation, I would use the rest of the season as an experiment for different strategies. Making decisions you wouldn't ordinarily make and see how it pans out. Could prove advantageous to your future seasons.

        1. Sim Simma
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Reply Fail .. mean't to reply to Hamish

        2. g40steve
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          Can FFS have HOT TOPIC on something important like this hacking scandal rather pushing gambling?

          Very quiet on this subject from FFS & FPL towers!

          1. Jafooli
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 17 days ago

            I would also welcome a statement and discussion on this topic…..

          2. Fish up a tree
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 17 days ago

            Good shout! They should have an idea on the link to all the the hacks & giving advice to people to protect there teams & let people know what to do if you are unfortunate to be hacked!

            FFS pull your finger out & use your voice to help these guys!

        3. have you seen cyan
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 17 days ago

          If FFS wanted to deal with this well they could investigate it themselves. Ask anyone who has been hacked to contact them and answer some questions like what other fantasy sites and apps they use etc, to try figure out what they have in common. I suspect I know the answer but I won’t keep going on about it