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Zaha self-isolating as Eze and Taylor shrug off yellow flags for Burnley v Palace

Wilfried Zaha (£7.4m) has been omitted from Crystal Palace’s matchday sqaud as they travel to face Burnley in Gameweek 9.

Roy Hodgson revealed on Monday afternoon that the midfielder is self-isolating, although it was not yet confirmed that he was doing so because of his own positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, or because of someone he was in contact with.

Michy Batshuayi (£5.8m) comes in for Zaha, starting up-front alongside Jordan Ayew (£5.7m) in a 4-4-2 formation.

There is slightly more encouraging news for Palace fans as Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) has overcome his muscle injury to start on the left-hand side of midfield.

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m), who has the best minutes per shot of any Palace player since Gameweek 3, is at left-back once again, this time rooting Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) to the bench, who finally returns from his knock.

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) has shrugged off his yellow flag to start at Turf Moor, the Burnley defender behind only Nick Pope (£5.4m) for points per million spent among his colleagues this season.

Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) starts alongside Chris Wood (£6.2m) up-front for Sean Dyche’s men, relegating Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) to the bench.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Gudmundsson; Rodriguez, Wood.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyate, Clyne; Eze, Riedewald, McArthur, Townsend; Ayew, Batshuayi.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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  1. balint84
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Jimenez+Son
    Or
    Vardy+Ziyech
    Or
    Kdb+Adams
    ?

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy and Ziyech

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy+Ziyech looks like a nice differential

    3. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy and Ziyech

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy+Ziyech for the next 3

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

    Burnley are back!

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Yes Dallas 5 pointers

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Classic Tekkers.

  5. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Ben Mee is Burnley's 80 million man.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Ben Mee the leg breaker is a more accurate description

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        The Bur Keane?

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Thought that was Steve Austin - no, sorry, he was only worth 60m

  6. dopellganger
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Guaita Steer

    Chilwell Coufal Targett Justin Mitchell

    Son Grealish Zaha Bruno Reed

    Kane Dcl Werner

    1ft 2.5 itb

    Thinking of doing Zaha+Son to Kdb+ Jota
    What do you think ? Any advice is appreciated

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Can you do Kane and Zaha for Vardy and Kdb?

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    FT Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace.

    Pope 3 BAPS
    Wood 2 BAPS
    Taylor 2 BAPS

  8. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Pope 10 pointer and water is wet!

  9. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    So many people on here talking about selling Son and Kane, I think they are crazy but they're almost certainly having a better season than me.

  10. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Taylor Awww YeEAaHhhhhh

  11. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Taylor likely baps?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Looks above

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Looks like 2

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        😆 Now I wish I knew what it was...

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Rather wished they could erase my hits so far...

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I had to rename from Tonto Murphy

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Because "Tonto" is racist? Or is it slang I'm not aware of?

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Tonto is a fictional Native American(70's cowboy movies); as John Wayne would say 'an endian'. Partner (not to be confused with life-partner) of the Lone Ranger. Tonto Murphy is a character from an Irish/Native American anecdote, of which there are not many; some would say too few. Look it up - quite funny and complementary to both sides of the equation 🙂

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers. Once you reminded me of the joke I remembered hearing it many years ago. As you say, can't understand the censure - seems bizarre.

    3. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      A player in our league has the surname Draper - his team is called Drapes.

      He has been forced to change his name.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Is Drapes slang for anything?? Drapes used to mean someone of low standing - as Stephen King would say, "low men".

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Curtains in my definition - yes there is some slang referring to head hair v a breed of southern hare

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha did not show up Mitchell 1st on the bench and Taylor 2nd because of yellow flagged ... guess take the points and run!

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      FFS that is disgusting

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        It is, isn't it?

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Ah the little things that make this game worth it once in a while. Enjoy

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    If it wasn’t for PvA having Newcastle next I’d rage transfer him out right now

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Almost got an assist at the end there

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Swap to Ben Mee

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Like me you got him for 3 wks. Only one gone, disappointed but guess no Zaha didn't help his cause attacking wise.

  14. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    God I am getting fisted hard tonight, a Wolves clean sheet and Jiminez goal and I will be in severe agony!

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Thats what she said...

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Guaita haul!!! 😀

  16. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Jammy Taylor points off the bench for Saiss Xmas comes early 😉

  17. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Jota has started 4 PL games, including one where Mane had COVID and one where Salah had COVID. Firmino has never been benched.

    In the 2 games where all 4 played (Sheff Utd + Man City), Liverpool played 4-2-3-1 with:

    Jota --- Firmino --- Mane
    ----------- Salah -------------

    Do Liverpool fans think you switch to that formation going forwards given Jota's form and Firmino's importance to the team?

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      No livpool fan.
      But either way it will go, I just cant see Klopp benching Firmino.
      So it will depend game by game I guess and available personnel to see which formation he plays.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Not fan, but perhaps/probably imo they will try something like that again. Very difficult to see any of those four being dropped. Yet the formation may actually be fluid.

  18. Wirbelwind
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    A) Hamez Rodriguez -> Salah
    B) Wait one GW before doing A
    C) Stephens to Jota (and play 5 mid in the casino)
    D) Brewster -> Vardy (and no Salah untill I can downgrade Kane)

  19. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Was looking at my rival team and was delighted to see Mitchel didn't play in his 3/5/2 formation as he had Son 1st sub and two zeros frm defenders...

    Then I realise he has Zaha..

  20. Gemma817
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Wanna get Cancelo in for Chilwell for a hit.
    I am being completely crazy here?

    *Can't afford Cancelo without selling Chiwell

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

      1. Gemma817
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Yup thought so

  21. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    After getting Lamptey rc pts from bench and no info how long Zaha is out and Barkley with hamstring injury, this isn't looking fun at all. Planned transfer was/is Kane to C Vardy. If I don't do that, I have 1 ft and exact money for
    Barkley to Jota
    Zaha to Torres

    Nothing can go wrong here... No matter what I do this looks like the most difficult situation to solve ever 🙁

  22. AlternativeB
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Hmm. Have no pressing matter really BUT. Like Matin Luther King said "I have a plan" (or dream). My midfield/frontline is this atm:

    Grealish Bruno Son Zaha
    DCL Kane Watkins

    I have 1. FT next week. My original plan was and still is Son --> KDB. Need a City asset the next two games.
    But... now with the Zaha situation, i was wondering about Zaha --> Ziyech... But then I cant afford KDB (Unless i take a -8, and change Kane to Vardy). And now with the Lamptey red card - I don't have a good sub-option (Only Mitchell Bisouma)

    So..
    1. Do nothing for now. Wait and see about the Zaha situation and do Son --> KDB as planned
    2. Do nothing
    3. Do something else

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I have similar situation but worse:
      Barkley, Zaha, Bruno, Rashford, Salah
      Kane, DCL, Brewster

      You can easily do Son to KdB and Zaha to Jota for example, it's only -4.

      1. AlternativeB
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Yup. True.. But Vardy though.. Tempting

  23. Arctic monkeys
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Burnley back at it, City struggling offensively. People still think loading on city assets is good strategy ?

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Think you are likely to get a CS, and I think KDB could go big next GW.
      90 minutes of shots outside the box, dangerous passes, corners and free kicks should/could return more than 1 attacking return.

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      2 nil city

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        KdB one assist the most likely result for him imo. But after Burnley not having him is dangerous.

  24. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    I began the international break with Kilman and Podence on the bench, and Salah & Zaha in midfield...