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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. winchester
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Evening lads, my team below. 1ft 5.2m ITB

    Martinez
    Chilwell Coufal Kilman
    Bruno Grealish Zaha Son
    Watkins Kane DCL

    (Martin Mitchell KWP Bissouma)

    some changes to be made I reckon..
    a) Zaha->KDB
    b) Zaha+Kane -> KDB+Vardy (-4)
    c) Zaha+defender(?) -> KDB+cancelo(?) (-4)
    d) Any other suggestions?

    Cheers lads!

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Zaha to Salah?

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

    Roy confirmed Zaha tested positive.
    Time to sell Zaha

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I am getting Jota or Torres

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

        same 😉

  3. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Santa please fill Zaha's stocking with coal :angry:

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Zaha is a casuals pick 😉

  4. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha 🙁 why we don't know this before the games, before fpl Friday?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      because that's not how viruses work

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

      in that case I would have bought KDB for -4 by downgrading Robo to Cancelo

      thanks god

    3. leeboy104
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, Covid-19 should have been more considerate and ensured he was infected him before the deadline.

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

        😆

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Does Podence start tonight?

    1. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Probably, and I think he's going to cause problems to Saints' high line.

      That's my blind stab anyway. No one can predict football matches.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Well i can count on his 58th minute sub to not worry me too much

  6. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    How many will Zaha miss, assuming he doesn't actually have the virus?

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

      he has

    2. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      But it’s confirmed that he does have the virus.

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      let's not go there again, the Salah discussion was painful enough.

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

    Been fully finger banged by big Woy tonight. How to ruin a monday.

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    I am afraid to see on whether Mitchel starts or I am left with 10 players 🙁

    Pulling courage to do it

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I hope he starts

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Well he isn't but i hope he comes on for u to get that 1 point

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        He doesn't 🙁 hope he enters soon.

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

      Mitchel didn't play in 7 or 8
      PVA did
      Time to spend some of that ITB !

  9. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    What do you make of this -8?
    Zaha, Kane and Rashford (Have Bruno) to KDB, Bamford, Salah (C)

    1. Yam-es
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Good, Bamford’s next too are a little sticky but plain sailing after that

  10. Yam-es
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Evening All, presuming Zaha out of next GW too - fingers crossed he’s ok. Looking at the below moves for GW10 to the following team:

    Zaha-Salah-Rash-Son-Soucek
    DCL-Wern-Brew

    Zaha & Rash - KDB & Grealish (-4, £ in the bank)

    Thoughts?

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

      Hmm Rash to Grielish not for me but guess you need the funds for KBD

      1. Yam-es
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Yep - not sure who else to lose for the funds, and fancy a Citeh asset for the armband in upcoming weeks

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

          Prob.go Jota over Greilish then. Cheaper also I think?

  11. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha > Grealish or Jota?

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

      I'm thinking Jota as I don't have Salah and can't afford him back

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

        I'm considering a Salah and Jota double up

        1. CelticBhoy1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Same, but might bring Salah back GW11 and see how Son does

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Jota for me. Villa's performances are on too broad a spectrum (very good to complete dross).

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I think Jota offers amazing value, saving 1.0 between the two

  12. Party time
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Imagine having Lamptey as autosub

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I would be absolutely furious........having said that, Lamptey was in my starting XI

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        at least we've accepted our fate. some have thought they'd dodged the bullet.

      2. Party time
        11 months, 8 days ago

        🙂

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

      First time off my bench

      1. Party time
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Same here. Also brought the little fella in for a hit this gw

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

      Many have I guess

      1. Party time
        11 months, 8 days ago

        🙂

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

    Kilman off the bench for Zaha then - need a Wolves CD tonight

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

      That's a pretty good bench. Better than most I expect.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Fek that. I need an Adams brace!

  14. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    You're joking, this game-week literally cannot get any worse.. Taylor to come off the bench for Zaha and Podence left to play.

    So now what do I do, look at moving Zaha out, or is Podence still my main concern?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Coufal - Cancelo - Dallas (Taylor & Lamptey)
    Salah - KDB - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
    DCL - Kane - Werner

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

      Same issue. Got Zaha and Podence. Zaha bigger problem bow if he misses the weekend.
      Gonna watch Podence and hope he stays fit!

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        The thing is.. I'm priced out of doing Zaha > Grealish by .6m, so could possibly look at doing Podence & Zaha > Grealish & Soucek?

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

        Jota and Souchek for me

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

      You're way ahead of the Lamptey lot ,

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I did Podence to Jota this week.

      A 6.5 million forward classified as a midfielder for the best team in the league is a no brainer for me.

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I have Salah too, is a double up too much?

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha and Son out for a hit Jota and KDB in?

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

      Yep , live a little Daniel

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers mate

  16. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Damn it Antonio being injured for do long, leaves me in a difficult situation.

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

      Try Bamford

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

      Tough one such a good value player but any doubts then probably time to cut the losses

    3. G B
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      He's was training last week, so surely he's back next game!

      Still hoping to do Jimenez -> Antonio this week. Hoping for good news in the presser...

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Fingers crossed

  17. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Lamptey coming off my bench for Zaha, love to see it

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah I've got Lamptey off the bench for Wilson, annoying

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Have funds for Zaha to Kdb

    No brainer ?

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

      Yepp

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

      defo

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Easiest transfer you'll ever do.

  19. Andy'81
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Lucked into having Calvert-lewin as my cappo now, Zaha really has been a star for my team all season, it's just a shame that nigh on everyone else has tanked me.

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

    Haha guess who I have in tonight's game.... Zaha, guess who I have coming off the bench for him.... Justin! FFS

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      At least it isn't lamptey

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

        I started Lamptey!!!!

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Good result, could have had lamptey Coming on like many of us

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

        I started Lamptey FFS

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

      I got Lamptey, so disappointing, was looking forward to some points tonight

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

        Oh I've got him in my starting lineup

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

          It was a tough decision who to start this week

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Could have had lamptey mate

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

            I already said I started Lamptey ha

    4. HippY
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Currently me, unless Mitchell comes on

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

    Guy in the top 20 of the FFS league gets Dier and Dallas off his bench for Zaha and Mitchell - nice!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4515612/event/9

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Stalker

  22. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this -8?
    Kane, Zaha and Mitchell to Bamford, KDB (C) and Dias/Cancelo

    Worth it?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      it looks good, i'm too much of a wuss for a minus 8 though.

  23. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Got just enough ITB to do Brewster to Vardy. Looks like Vardy may go up tonight then I won't be able to afford it. I've gotta pull the trigger despite the midweek games right?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Do it then

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      https://mobile.twitter.com/fplZOMBIE/status/1330621320212647936

      Why not change Wilson instead?

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

      Vardy is a joke, he's got me 2 0 2

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        maybe highlights your lack of patience, rather than his ability as an FPL asset.

  24. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    A Lamptey Tsunami incoming

  25. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Got exact funds to do Zaha & Podence > Jota & Tielemans/any 6.4m midfielder... Yay or nay?

  26. tabzy
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Jota in for JRod?

    Also enables Dias in for Ayling.

    Decent move or impatient?

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

      Decent move, especially if it's free

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

        Nice one. It is!

        Might go for it. Got DCL cover for Everton.

  27. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

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

      Aye , we all love joke but agree get well fella

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

    How about these moves for a hit?

    Bamford >Vardy
    Zaha > Soucek

    (gives me a front 3 of Kane DCL Vardy)

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Smooth

  29. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Just logged on to see no Zaha then. KWP off the bench so can root for a Saints cleanie later.

  30. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on either
    A - Saiss to Cancello -4 or
    B - Son to KDB -4

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Mitchell
    Son Jota Bruno Grealish Ziyech
    DCL Vardy
    Saiss Brewster Lamptey

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

      A should pay for itself as you won't have 3 playing defenders otherwise
      Just wait until midweek games

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

      A, B can wait a week