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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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939 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Well... That's a curveball

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Curved balls

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes finally benched

  2. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    A) Jimi -> DCL this week, then JRod -> Ziyech next week and Bruno -> Salah gw12
    B) Jimi -> Bamford this week, then JRod -> Salah next week

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B - exactly what I’m doing! Same four players. I’m hitting it for a -4 this week and Salah (c)

  3. Big_Bear
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    PVA to save my GW!

  4. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Feel sorry for those who only have Zaha left to play. Even worse if they have Justin coming off bench

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      How about Saiss on the bench?

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        How about Lamptey?

      2. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeh that also! Or lamptey

    2. built_this_city
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      thanks for your pity, means a lot

      1. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Haha I've been there when you look forward to your 1 Monday player playing and then doesnt...sucks!

        1. built_this_city
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          ive got big charlie taylor too

    3. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm getting a Leeds CS off mine 😆

      1. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Nice...One of the luckier ones

      2. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yep me too, have Reguilon's CS on the bench as well, just in case

    4. FFFoxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lamptey -1 here

    5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I have Zaha and Mitchell starting, Lamptey coming in with Bissouma

    6. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Me 🙂

    7. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      How about Charlie Taylor?

  5. built_this_city
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    wtf is wrong with zaha anyway

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      this thing called covid 19

  6. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Charlie Taylor gang reporting for duty

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      x2

  7. sovietrockettes
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    A) Start both Chilwell and Reece James
    B) Bench James and play Callum Wilson

  8. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    2FT

    Zaha > Jota
    Bellerin > Cancelo

    Thoughts?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Nah, probably just the first one and bank one FT

  9. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Missed the news on Zaha until now, gutted!
    Not much news on it, anyone know how long he's out?

  10. NKDB
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Who will take the penalty if Palace earns one?

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        PVA

    • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Zaha -> Ziyech no brainer here?
      And maybe
      Lamptey -> Cancelo (-4)

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      PVA on penalties with no Zaha and Mili?

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah

      2. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Good catch, could very well be

    • NKDB
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Hoping and praying

      • Alexike8 fc
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Heart break for me , it’s key to have a good bench

      • diabydoesgallas
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Was relying on zaha to potentially save my gw. Damnit

      • TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        KWP better get a 12 pointer tonight or there will be serious trouble

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Getting ready for serious trouble

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        My first hit of the season was for Zaha - what a season this is. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          But definitely damned of you take a hit for Zaha.

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            😆 The damndest...the absolute damndest

          2. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            I already brought Chilwell and Grealish in for free and had an injury crisis.

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I fancy Burnley for this one with Zaha out. Chris Wood brace.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          2-2 no Jammy Taylor points , sorry Chuck

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            😛 reported...

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Guaita better concede and get sent off

      • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bad timing for us with Zaha when we have Burnley/Newcastle/West Brom as next 3 games. Oh well got to get used to playing without him for next season.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Eze was signed for that only I guess. Finally time to let him go

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Eze was signed as a long-term replacement for Loftus Cheek who we have missed in that role completely. It gives Zaha more freedom.

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I know it is tricky to predict, but do you reckon Zaha makes it for the Friday night game?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I own him so 100% no

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Any further news on this?

        @TalkingWolves
        An unnamed senior Wolves player has contracted coronavirus whilst on international duty whilst Conor Coady is still a doubt for tomorrow’s game vs Southampton. [via @JPercyTelegraph]

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Will find out quite soon.

        2. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Saiss' name keeps popping up

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Help greatly appreciated! Which do you prefer?

        A) Jota, Zouma & Cancelo
        B) Ziyech, 4.6D & 4.6D
        C) Grealish, Zouma & 4.6D
        D) Watkins, Zouma & Cancelo

        Shame to go without Ziyech but thinking if Jota continues to get minutes then A seems the most balanced option and takes advantage of strong Liverpool and City fixtures. Will be alongside Salah, KDB, Fernandes & Son.

        Cheers

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Quite like D. If you could put names to the 4.6ers it might help.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers. They would be transfers in so could be any...KWP and Coufal I guess, looking at next 5 fixtures.

        2. Oliver Tockman
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          C until we know more about Jota

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers.

      • Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Roy Hodgson on SS says Zaha has tested positive for Covid. Probably out for next week as well then.

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Hoping burnley win so they can Relax and then get annihilated by city

      • Oliver Tockman
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Have Kane

        A) Son
        B) Rashford

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Kilman in for Zaha here at least.

        Ugh

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Reguilon off the bench it is then 🙂

      • Spg76
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Bamford fast becoming a 1st off the bench player

      • I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone else still have Jimenez? Selling this week but hoping for a farewell goal tonight.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Here. Has he ever scored two in a match? Nice time to break that milestone?

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I still do, had other fires to put out. Hoping for a return then it’s sell time to afford KDB

        3. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Jimi and Podence for me. Soon to become Vardy and Torres/Jota.

      • wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Best defender up to 5.0?I have James,Targett,Coufal.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Lamptey probably - super attacking and good fixtures after next week

          1. gedda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Was it not a straight red for multiple games?

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              2 yc

          2. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            cheers but i want a defender for this gw.

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Not great choice
              Justin probably has the most upside this GW, but could lose his place once Pereira is back
              Konsa but you probably don't want to double up
              Ayling/Dallas both attacking

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                cheers.Justin is probably my best bet.

        2. Must.Go.Faster.
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Fofana? Have Fulham up next.

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              cheers