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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
      1 month, 29 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zaha to Salah?

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Roy confirmed Zaha tested positive.
      Time to sell Zaha

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I am getting Jota or Torres

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          same 😉

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

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

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zaha is a casuals pick 😉

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

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

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        because that's not how viruses work

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        thanks god

      3. leeboy104
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            😆

      4. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Does Podence start tonight?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 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
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

      5. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          he has

        2. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

      6. Hey_Arnold
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

      7. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I hope he starts

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

          2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            He doesn't 🙁 hope he enters soon.

        2. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

      8. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 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
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

      9. Yam-es
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Yam-es
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 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
              1 month, 29 days ago

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

      10. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zaha > Grealish or Jota?

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm considering a Salah and Jota double up

            1. CelticBhoy1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

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

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

      11. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Imagine having Lamptey as autosub

        1. sovietrockettes
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            🙂

        2. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          First time off my bench

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

        3. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Many have I guess

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            🙂

      12. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Fek that. I need an Adams brace!

      13. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          1 month, 29 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 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
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Jota and Souchek for me

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You're way ahead of the Lamptey lot ,

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 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
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

      14. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep , live a little Daniel

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Cheers mate

      15. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Try Bamford

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

        3. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 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 - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fingers crossed

      16. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

      17. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Have funds for Zaha to Kdb

        No brainer ?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yepp

        2. Jellyfish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          defo

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Easiest transfer you'll ever do.

      18. Andy'81
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 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.

      19. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          At least it isn't lamptey

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I started Lamptey!!!!

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I started Lamptey FFS

        3. Time Lord
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Oh I've got him in my starting lineup

            1. Time Lord
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              It was a tough decision who to start this week

            2. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Could have had lamptey mate

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I already said I started Lamptey ha

        4. HippY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Currently me, unless Mitchell comes on

      20. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Stalker

      21. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

        Worth it?

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

      22. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Do it then

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          Why not change Wilson instead?

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

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

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

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

      23. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A Lamptey Tsunami incoming

      24. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

      25. tabzy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jota in for JRod?

        Also enables Dias in for Ayling.

        Decent move or impatient?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Decent move, especially if it's free

          1. tabzy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Nice one. It is!

            Might go for it. Got DCL cover for Everton.

      26. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Zaha here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Aye , we all love joke but agree get well fella

      27. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Smooth

      28. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

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

      29. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 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
          1 month, 29 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
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A, B can wait a week