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FPL team guides: Everton – Best players, predicted line-up + more

We’re profiling all 20 Premier League clubs before Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) gets underway.

From our top picks from each team to a predicted line-up for the opening weekend, we’ll be covering each top-flight side in detail.

Everton are up next, with the focus here on the Frank Lampard era that started in Gameweek 24 of 2021/22.

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LAST SEASON: ATTACK

GAMEWEEK 24 ONWARDS
TotalRank v other Premier League clubs
Goals scored1917th
Shots19016th
Shots in the box11318th
Shots on target5816th
Big chances2218th
Expected goals (xG)20.7017th

*Rankings are weighted per game due to the different number of matches that clubs played from Gameweek 24 onwards


It was a bit of a miserable picture from an attacking perspective after Lampard’s appointment, with only the three relegated clubs scoring at an inferior rate to the Toffees (1.06 per game).

They were bottom-five material for everything from shots to xG, too.

Using our Team Comparison tool to assess Everton before and after Lampard’s appointment, we can see that there was even a downward turn in the underlying numbers from Gameweek 24 onwards:

Above: Everton’s underlying attacking numbers from Gameweeks 1-23 (left) and Gameweeks 24-38 (right). Most figures given are per game.


Lampard could even call upon Richarlison (£8.5m) and an admittedly rusty-looking Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.0m) for much of his tenure, with the former now packed off to Tottenham Hotspur.

FPL team guides: Everton - Best players, predicted line-up + more

LAST SEASON: DEFENCE

GAMEWEEK 24 ONWARDS
TotalRank v other Premier League clubs*
Goals conceded3116th
Clean sheets510th
Shots conceded25914th
Shots in the box conceded16713th
Shots on target conceded9718th
Big chances conceded4015th
Expected goals conceded (xGC)30.4814th

*Rankings are weighted per game due to the different number of matches that clubs played from Gameweek 24 onwards


The clean sheet count was fairly healthy following Lampard’s appointment, with five shut-outs being banked in 18 matches.

The rest of the underlying defensive data was less impressive as Jordan Pickford (£4.5m) was kept busy, making more saves per 90 minutes (3.76) than all bar two other first-choice goalkeepers.

A comparison of the numbers pre and post-managerial change reveals something of a mixed bag, with big chance concession and xGC not really altering to a significant level:

Above: Everton’s underlying defensive numbers from Gameweeks 1-23 (left) and Gameweeks 24-38 (right). Most figures given are per game.


James Tarkowski (£4.5m) has been brought in over the summer to bolster the backline, with an improvement at defending free-kicks and corners surely a priority: only Leicester had a worse xGC from set plays last season, something that was the case both before and after Lampard’s appointment.

OPENING FIXTURES

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A motley collection of opening games sees Everton rank lower-mid-table for fixture difficulty in Gameweeks 1-8, which will be enough to deter many FPL managers from considering the Toffees as viable options.

The concern would be a continuation of their abysmal away form of last season, as most of their early ‘winnable’ matches come on the road.

European qualifiers Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham all visit Goodison Park between now and the international break. That trio of clubs plus Arsenal were among the division’s seven highest-scoring teams in 2021/22, so multiple clean sheet opportunities don’t leap off the page.

PREDICTED GAMEWEEK 1 LINE-UP

 

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1,284 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 17 hours ago

    Anybody going with double Man United attack, until the Ronaldo saga is resolved ? Their first 2 fixtures are very good.

    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      I’ve got double at the moment but triple when the Saka deal goes through (Dalot at the back)

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 17 hours ago

        Saka deal? Are we dreaming now?

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 17 hours ago

          What d’you mean mate?

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        They would have to physically abduct him just like they would FDJ or anyone who isn’t a nobody from the Eredivisie.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Maybe its just (Wan-Bis)saka in disguise?

      3. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        This literally makes no sense.

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          You could say the same thing about any of my posts

    2. No Professionals
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      yeah they're good fixtures for Brighton and Brentford.

    3. Forget Special, I am the ON…
      • 11 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      Wait for the Final Friendlies over the weekend before jumping on Mutd players - they have shown improvement in preseason for sure however more test is required before investing in 2 attacking players from them.
      Saying that it may work as a differential and could give you a great start to the season.

    4. Rocket Raccoon
      • 12 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      Was on Martial and Rashford but went for Bowen and Sacca instead

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Who is Sacca?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          New West Ham striker

  2. Forget Special, I am the ON…
    • 11 Years
    16 days, 17 hours ago

    Seeing a lot of Threemium Teams in RMT so far, has anyone yet tried Quadmium?
    I was giving it a go & think like it is possible however it would mean avg (or may be below avg) remaining 7 players

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      Single premium(Kane) here...

    2. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      The Biffas didn't die for someone to say quadmium

      1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 17 hours ago

        Rip bro, you'll be RMTing with the angels now

      2. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 17 hours ago

        It just doesn't work and is an insult to the term 'threemium'.

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        #justiceforbiffas

      4. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Where'd he go?

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Larry got him 🙁

        2. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Some guy called Larry smoked him, ran him out of town

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            Link?

            1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
              • 8 Years
              16 days, 16 hours ago

              Can't go that far back in comments because they changed the stupid site sadly

              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 16 hours ago

                Hopefully it’s work in progress, I can probably find it, was it yesterday?

                1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
                  • 8 Years
                  16 days, 16 hours ago

                  Can't remember tbf, last few days. Someone called Larry and TheBiffas titanic showdown

                2. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  16 days, 16 hours ago

                  Nah, was a good few days ago now

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 16 hours ago

                    Looking for it!

    3. No Professionals
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      I haven't seen a threemium that I like, so not sure about squeezing 4 in.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      I have these 5 if that counts as a quadium?

      Trent
      Cancelo
      Salah
      Son
      Kane

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Pentium even…

      2. TheWantonTrader
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Quintium… 😆

      3. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        That's a Quintium

    5. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      I have salah, Trent, haaland, Jesus, and Kane

    6. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      The Quadreamium was right there…

    7. Sameobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      I’m on a quinternium. Trent, Salah, Sterling, Håland, Kane.

      Oof!

  3. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 17 hours ago

    Everton best line up:

    -end-

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      Chaotic Goalkepper
      Leaky Defense
      Midfield full of other clubs rejects
      Dominic Calvert Levin

  4. MamboNumberOne
      16 days, 17 hours ago

      How's this for a threemium?

      Raya
      TAA, Cancelo, Botman, Dalot, Justin
      Salah, Son, Aaronson
      Haaland, Jesus

      4.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5

      Thanks.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      Going with a Pentium draft me

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Kane & Son the dynamic duo!

    • Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      With Laporte being out is their a bargain city defender now to get ?

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Cancelo

        1. Stranger Mings
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Walker , ake , stones

      2. Dutchy
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        He’s not gonna miss long. Walker or even Ake for a GW 1 punt

        1. Stranger Mings
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Currently on Walker

        2. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          September is long enough

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Not really. Walker safe-ish until Cucumber comes

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          😆

        2. Stranger Mings
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers think Walker still

        3. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          He put in a transfer request today

    • Dutchy
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      Latest draft, like the different side to it. Tossing up between Ederson and Dias and Meslier and Cancelo

      Ederson
      Trent Dias Tripper Digne Gabriel
      Son Sterling Diaz Grealish
      Kane

      Ward Gwood Archer Andreas

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        The latter please

    • Zimo
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 16 hours ago

      I think we all know we need to go for a Septium draft.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Is that targeting September's fixtures ?

      2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        I’ve seen a few drafts already that are septic

        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Nice

      3. SonnyPikey
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          no we don't

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Changed my mind on Neto, Wolves are pretty prolific, they scored more goals than all the relegated teams

        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          If you actually know your stats they scored more than Liverpool too, now on pens apparently. No brainer

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 9 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah I'm defo going Neto

      5. mikey
        • 12 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Something different
        Ddg
        James robbo cancelo zinch perisic
        Salah mahrez mount Rushford
        Kane

        4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5

        Thinking of upgrading perisic to Martinelli
        by downgrading perisic to a 4.0 and play
        4 5 1

        What yous think

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Looks good

      6. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Who is this Sacca that peeps are referring to above?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Scamacca

        2. LangerznMash
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          New West Ham target man.

        3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
          • 7 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Saka but sweeter

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            🙂

        4. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Scamacca is way too expensive, especially if you consider Mitrovic is 6.5

      7. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        I hope Martinez is picking up Scamacca at set pieces. Going to be fun

      8. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        How do I get Martinelli, Rashford and Neto in this team?

        Mendy
        TAA Cancelo Zinchenko Trippier
        Salah Diaz Mahrez Bailey
        Kane Jesus

        Olsen Neco Andreas Plange

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          You don't.

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          By swapping 3 of your current mids.

        3. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          I appreciate the satire Dynamic. Keep fighting the good fight.

      9. Wings Fan
        • 9 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        I think I've accepted the prospect of going Salah-less. The ones I have real FOMO over are Haaland and Kane, but Jesus appears to be so underpriced that it leaves little option but to go 3 up front.

        That leaves me with this:

        Ramsdale

        TAA - Cancelo - Trippier - Cash

        Diaz - Sancho - Grealish

        Kane - Haaland - Jesus
        ------------------------------------------------
        Klaesson - Neco - Andreas - Dasilva

        Any better £12m combination than Grealish and Cash?

        1. Wings Fan
          • 9 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          I guess there's this option. Thoughts?

          A) Ramsdale - Cash - Grealish
          B) Meslier - Robertson - Neto

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            B

            1. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 16 hours ago

              B

      10. Djokovic Airlines
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Is there a possibility to display the results from past years' MiniLeagues?

        1. Bram
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Not that I know of as such but if you know who was in it you could recreate from their histories.

      11. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 16 hours ago

        Anyone tempted by Konate? Feel like he became 1st choice in the big important games and that should transfer into him being 1st choice this year, anyone else feeling this?

        1. Mixed Bag
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          No, because there are at least 4 better Liverpool options.

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            If he starts as often as Matip did last year, I think 180+ is a very reasonable projection given his greater set piece threat. 180pts for 5m? I'm not sure you can find better value than that

            1. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 15 hours ago

              Agree with this take and if he stays tomor I may take the punt

          2. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 15 hours ago

            But is there really if he’s 1st choice?
            For 2mill less than Robo is take my chances

            1. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 15 hours ago

              @mixed bag

              1. Mixed Bag
                • 5 Years
                16 days, 15 hours ago

                I do see your logic, but the risk v reward isn't there for me yet.

                1. KDB4PREZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 15 hours ago

                  I hear that mixed bag goodluck boss

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 16 hours ago

          Very. Ready to jump on as soon as I believe he's a regular starter. But I'm not sure I agree he "became 1st choice in important games" - I think his rare PL runouts were mostly decided by opposition matchups, e.g. countering Son's pace. And I don't believe Matip's performances warrant being phased out. But I think the friendlies, while not really conclusive, do suggest he might start more often in PL this year.

          1. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 16 hours ago

            Hmm I hear that and do agree however he did start the final (granted pace was needed) but he’s just an all round beast and I feel like a better overall player than matip. Goodluck

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              16 days, 15 hours ago

              You may well be right. I hope you are - I love my Konate draft. I just haven't quite convinced myself to go for it yet. But its close...

      12. Aaronec92
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 14 hours ago

        mesiler

        robbo cancelo zinchenko trippier
        Salah KDB Neto
        Kane Jesus

        Bench Fodder