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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
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jota or Torres for me

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

  2. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 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
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    WOOD GOAL
    JROD ASSIST

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Zaha EO 47% in top 10k, ouch!

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 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
      3 months, 14 days ago

      10 - 1 maybe ?

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

  6. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Yep GB you were right

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Wood thrives against deep blocks.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hmm not when I have Wood 🙂

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

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

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 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
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ahhhhh you gotta love it lol

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Coffee was already smashed below after the lineup news.

  8. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I did chuckle when I saw Guaita in the scout picks

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why...look at Bur attacking stats

  9. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 14 days ago

      goooool

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone got Wood?

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Only in the mornings

        1. BooYaKasha
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Class

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        GW1

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You can get help for that.

      3. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

      4. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not many on this site have Wood

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          speak for yourself

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That PvA CS lasted long...

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Guaita essential?

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 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
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not for -8.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      so glad I did not get PVA

    • Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Lamptey first on bench with Zaha out. Lovely stuff.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Bad luck.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You are not alone

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

      4. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        1

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Burnley genuinely looking like they could run riot

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It's Burnley

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

        Worst teams than them in the Prem this season imo.

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes but only after HT

      2. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Time for PVA to do 4 goals

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I reckon wait a week

      2. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 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
        3 months, 14 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 - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Who is that?

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nice scout pick GK!

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Amazing rank bro!

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        don’t think goals count as shots on target

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          They do

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mitchell be back in the XI next week at this rate

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yup

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I guess Eze is the spanner in the works

    • Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bring Mitchel in, you need better defense Woy 😉

    • Oliver Tockman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford or Son? Have Kane

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

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

    • HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No definitely not.

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Palace playing like a pub team

      1. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Obviously without Mitchel and Zaha they are not that good

    • james 101
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have dcl as cover for jrod

      2. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Now.... Zaha.

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Tempted

        2. james 101
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Was thinking jrod

          1. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

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

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              True. Hopefully he’ll be back to himself

    • The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Rodriguez making Wood another viable cheap striker?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not going there

    • Kloppage Time
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 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
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

    • The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

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

      FT to get Jota in for him?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That's the logical move I recokon

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 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
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

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