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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.

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939 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Zaha > Jota & Podence > Tielemans/Soucek/Armstrong/Fornals for free, decent moves? Already own Salah.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Jota or Torres for me

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I already have Salah & KDB, so guess it's a double up of one of either City/Pool?

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Can't believe that last minute hit to get Rashford who got me 3 pts is kind of success.

    Bottom line we need better bench this time

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I had Targett, Lamptey and Brewster. Not good enough, correct.

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    WOOD GOAL
    JROD ASSIST

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Zaha EO 47% in top 10k, ouch!

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    This is good, burnley to play open expansive football against city and lose 10-0

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      10 - 1 maybe ?

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Heard Dyche was online hiring a bus for 90+ mins for next sat

  6. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Yep GB you were right

    1. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Wood thrives against deep blocks.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Hmm not when I have Wood 🙂

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Brosstan just thrown his coffee out the window after guita CS goes in opening 10 mins

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I wonder why he doesn't get rid of him 😆

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Because last season when I finally took a hit to remove Pope after Burnley were trash for weeks, he went on a ridiculous run of hauls immediately.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Ahhhhh you gotta love it lol

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Good to lose it early - it's the hope that kills (PVA owner)

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Coffee was already smashed below after the lineup news.

  8. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    I did chuckle when I saw Guaita in the scout picks

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Why...look at Bur attacking stats

  9. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    goooool

  10. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone got Wood?

    1. HippY
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Only in the mornings

      1. BooYaKasha
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Class

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      GW1

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        You can get help for that.

    3. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      No, but I like him (and not in a man love kind of way)

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not many on this site have Wood

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        speak for yourself

  11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    That PvA CS lasted long...

  12. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Guaita essential?

  13. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on this -8?

    Kane, Zaha and Mitchell to Bamford, KDB (C) and Dias/Cancelo

    Worth it?

    1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not for -8.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    so glad I did not get PVA

  15. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Lamptey first on bench with Zaha out. Lovely stuff.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Bad luck.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      You are not alone

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I need Saiss and Kilman to play to stop Lamptey coming on as 3rd sub.

    4. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Lots of us in the same boat this week. Coady for me.

  16. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you rather have as a replacement for Zaha?

    1. Jota
    2. Torres

    Both for free, also own both Salah & KDB..

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      1

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Jota. But I'm seriously thinking about getting both.

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Burnley genuinely looking like they could run riot

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      It's Burnley

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Burnley weren't as bad as their early record suggested.

      Worst teams than them in the Prem this season imo.

  18. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Time for PVA to get a knock and Mitchell to come on then Burnley grind the 1-0 win. Please.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Yes but only after HT

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Time for PVA to do 4 goals

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Took a risk and did Podence to Jota last night.
    Worth a -4 to get KDB (C) for Son?

    Martinez
    Robertson, Coufal, Chilwell
    Son, Jota, Grealish, Ziyech, Bruno
    Kane, DCL

    Subs: Forster, Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I reckon wait a week

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      It's been 24 hours since you said Son was a season keeper

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Hahahahahahahahah

        That's true for sure but I want to be proactive but at the same time you can't have them all.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      If you are happy bringing in someone now who is potentially travelling to and from Greece midweek to play a team that has just confirmed a 5th COVID-19 positive player, go for it (or just wait...)

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Who is that?

  20. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Nice scout pick GK!

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I should be celebrating as I'm up against them this week... but I picked him too!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Amazing rank bro!

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Dumb question, but a penalty counts as a shot on target right in terms of the PL stats? So Vardy has 13 shots on target but has taken 6 penalties, so 7 'normal' shots on target in 8 games?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      don’t think goals count as shots on target

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        They do

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Mitchell be back in the XI next week at this rate

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Well he should have started imo and put PVA morr advanced. PVA leaves too much space behind

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Yup

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I guess Eze is the spanner in the works

  23. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Bring Mitchel in, you need better defense Woy 😉

  24. Oliver Tockman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Rashford or Son? Have Kane

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I have both and am considering selling them both. You want to buy them?

  25. HippY
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Is this a team to be wildcarding?

    McCarthy Ryan
    Mitchell KWP Justin Kilman Chilwell
    Salah Zaha Rodriguez Soucek Bruno
    DCL Kane Watkins

    If I don't wildcard, I'm thinking transfers now look like Zaha/Kane -> Brewster/KDB (-4). Leaves 3.9 ITB to do Soucek -> 8.8mid (likely Ziyech)

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      No definitely not.

  26. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Palace playing like a pub team

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Obviously without Mitchel and Zaha they are not that good

  27. james 101
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    If you had to lose one of these to get vardy in, who would it be?

    A. Jrod
    B. Zaha
    C. Grealish

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I have dcl as cover for jrod

    2. HippY
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Now.... Zaha.

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Tempted

      2. james 101
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Was thinking jrod

        1. HippY
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Everton have goals in them, and they have Leeds next, could score 3 or 4

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            True. Hopefully he’ll be back to himself

  28. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Rodriguez making Wood another viable cheap striker?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not going there

  29. Kloppage Time
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Which one to sell to bring in KDB
    a) James Rodríguez (have DCL)
    b) Son (have Kane)
    I'm thinking a) but Everton play Leeds at home next?, Spurs away to Chelsea.

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      A

  30. The Tinkerman
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Bought Zaha in on wild card, needed him to save my GW...

    FT to get Jota in for him?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      That's the logical move I recokon

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Will Jota start though?

      I like him but get the feeling he will be a super sub when Salah, Mane and Firmino are all fit.

      1. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        He's scoring goals for fun risk now. At only 6.6m he's a punt worth taking IMO