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

    Come on Roy, get Mitchell on and move PvA further up field.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Nooooo

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

      He should. I mean they are conceding from Burnley, if Mitchel was there I am sure it wouldn't have happened with such an easy goal

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

      This would be logical, but I'm afraid Roy's best days are behind him

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

    Is Mitchel in?

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

    Martinez
    Robbo - Chilwell - Coufal
    Bruno (C) - Son - Grealish - Zaha
    Kane - DCL - Bamford
    (Forster) - (Dallas - Bissouma - Mitchell)
    4.0 ITB - 1 FT

    A) Zaha -> Jota
    B) Zaha + Robbo -> Salah + Cancelo (-4)
    C) Zaha + Robbo -> Salah + Bellerin/Fofana (saves £ for Bruno -> KDB later)

    Cheers!

    1. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A)

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Buggar off Pope!!!!

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

      What did he do?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Saving everything and hauling for my rival

  5. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Would you swap Zouma to James if on a WC?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No.

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

      Probably would just get Chilwell and not double up.

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

      one is nailed, the other isn’t ...

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

        Yeah Rudiger could get some games 😀

        But in truth, I think Reece James is fairly nailed. He will only miss odd games. I don't even think he's less nailed than Chilwell. Chilwell occasionally gets little injuries and needs rest. James is a truck and playing really well.

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

          Rudiger will replace Silva. As publicly stated by Lampard

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

      Zouma has won most aerial duels in whole Europe (top leagues). I think he has goals and bonus in him. James has a higher competition for the festive period and Lampard on the other hand stated that he will manage Silva minutes

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

    PVA such a liability in the defence, awful at defending. Either play him OOP or bench.

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Not so good from Gudmundsson

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

    Pope on for a haul

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Standard, rival has started him

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

    Could do something like zaha / ziyech to jota / kevin (or salah)

    hm hm hm

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

    Need a Mitchell 1 point cameo

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

      Me 2. What do you think will it happen? Otherwise I get Justin with 0

  11. TNB
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Zaha replacement:

      1. Jota
      2. Torres
      3. 7.4m and under suggestion please?

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        1

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

        It's 1 or 2 for me, so difficult to decide

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

        CL should help. It's one of the two.

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

        Jota top of my list. JWP the next best for me.

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

        Soucek and invest elsewhere

    • fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I got rid of TAA gw9 and now I'm considering a Liverpool defender again...

      a. Dunne -> Robertson
      b. Jiménez -> Vardy

      Martínez
      PVA, Chilwell, Lamptey
      Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
      Wilson, Bamford, Jiménez

      Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
      1 free transfer, 3.1 million in the bank

      1. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A)

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

        You need both. B over A for me unless you need A to field 11 this week?

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks. Yes will only field max 10 without a new defender.

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

            A then. I have Robbo and fixtures are good with Milner filling in. Would you consider Cancelo for 1.5m less - better fixtures & less injuries?

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Burnley playing with fire there, so stupid

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

      Jota has started 4 PL games, including one where Mane had COVID and one where Salah had COVID. Firmino has never been benched.

      In the 2 games where all 4 played (Sheff Utd + Man City), Liverpool played 4-2-3-1 with:

      Jota --- Firmino --- Mane
      ----------- Salah -------------

      Do Liverpool fans think you switch to that formation going forwards?

    • AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pope back in bonus points if he keeps it clean...

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

        Burnley keepers are save magnets. Lots of easy low percentage saves from shots outside the box.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I love it!

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

            You got Pope?!

            Seemed too expensive to me, especially with all the injuries they had.

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

              Could be an option for 2nd wc if Bur pull it together

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Me in this game, Zaha
      Rival in this game, Pope
      Already over 50 points behind in mini league

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

        Luck will turn bruh

    • KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hold Taylorrrrrr Holddddddd

      • Pariße
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I hear there’s a chance up to 4000 fans would be allowed to attend games, but only in the safe regions?

        Any idea which PL teams would be able to have fans then?

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

          Sky Sports say the safe regions will be announced Thursday

        2. KAALI_DAAL
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Probably Man City will be allowed in the first phase cause they have 4000 real fans only.

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Southerners obviously.

        3. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Pleeeese score Palace. Walsh on FML was doing so badly, wanted a "dark" pod but now he'll get a "decent" score

        4. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Struggling to field 11, any advice on transfers?

          1FT £2.2m itb

          Martinez
          Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
          Bruno Son Grealish Zaha*
          Kane DCL Bamford

          steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

          1. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Good bye Zaha

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Saiss, Zaha to Cancelo, Jota?

              1. The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Would do this

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Guys. On the basis I want to have a strong bench is having, Chillwell, Robbo and Cancello as my main back 3 with both KWP and Dallas to much ?? Or would you consider downgrading one of the main back 3

            1. stu92
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              No, I think all 3 are going to come into a good run both attacking and defensively so justifies itself. If you are going to downgrade, Cancelo is prone to Pep roulette.

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

            9 mins til SCENES

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

              That on Netflix?

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

            Currently sitting with

            Mendy
            Cresswell Semado konsa
            Son zaha Bruno greilish
            Kane dcl bam

            Lamppost Mitchel anguissa Forster

            I’m thinking just zaha to Kdb?

            Anything worth a hit there do you think ? Possibly a city def as well as bench looks ropey ?

            4.8 itb 1 FT

          5. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Martinez - Forster
            Robbo - Zouma - Targett - Kilman - Lamptey
            Son - Bruno - Jrod - Barkley - Soucek
            Kane - DCL - Adams

            1FT, 3.3ITB - hadn't really considered Vardy before but have just seen Leicester's upcoming fixtures! Will probably deal with defence next week.

            A) Son > KDB
            B) Kane & Jrod > Vardy & KDB (-4)
            C) Kane & Barkley > Watkins & KDB (-4)

          6. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I like Charlie Taylor, but fixture is bad.

            1. KAALI_DAAL
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Next three are horrible

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

                  Next two*

              • FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yep, ship has sailed after this probably. He's been a good sub, but will be gone from my team

              • The Sociologist
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Just can’t find the transfers to shift him with everything else going on.

            2. TheTruth
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Its getting very clear now that rather swapping out players for a week or 2, we need a very strong bench as well as a strong 11.
              Gone are the days of a premium 11. It needs to be a very good 15.

              1. KAALI_DAAL
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Disagree

                  1. TheTruth
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Fair enough. But ditching Zaha/Salah for a week and then bringing them back in 3 weeks is a waste of transfers.
                    Covid is not a long term injury.

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

                      Check out my front 8
                      Grealish/Bruno/Son/Jota/Jrod
                      DCL/Bamford/Kane
                      Okay I may have a benching headache but plenty of options
                      Also 5 playing defenders
                      Play 3/5/2 or 3/4/3

                      1. TheTruth
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Exactly. That 8 wont give u any headaches if an injury or 2 happens. Strong bench is the way.

                • FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  It will be especially important over Christmas period. Thing is, it always has been

                • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Not sure I've had one player come off the bench this season. Happy to stick with my cheap fodder.

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

                  Disagree.

                  I have never had my 3rd bench (4.3m forward) needed. Not once. You transfer out players who are injury risks and have a spare 4.5m defender in case of the odd injury/benching.

                • Salarrivederci
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Disagree.
                  You don't need a 'very strong bench' or 'very good 15' 🙂

                  You just need your cheap bench players to return 1-2 points if one of your players misses out.
                  As an example I think Brewster is the perfect 8'th attacking player this season.
                  Should have played better to nail down a starting spot, but will likely start most matches. Even if he does'nt start he will get subbed in around 70'.

                  Not really interested in a cheap midfielder since the welth of good options is amazing this year:

                  In defense you just need something like: Kilman and/or Lewis and/or Lamptey and your bench is amazing.

                  In goal you either need the backup keeper or 2 cheap 4.5's in case of Covid-19 strikes.

                  In total no more than 18.5 on your bench is needed.

                  1. TheTruth
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Good points. But brewster is not worth the 4.5 mill in my opnion. Lampty is good value. I’d rather have a 3 forwards that will give me points and pay the extra....even if i rotate him depending on injuries and fixtures.
                    Example: Watkins Wilson DCL is better and cheaper then Kane ings Brewster. Especially if I can use the extra funds to invest in a good 4th and 5th midfielder or defender.
                    It all depends how you look at it. But I understand ur view. Its how I played the game before. But now its all changed with the rotation and injury issues.

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

                      Well you either need a 4.5 attacker or 4.5 midfielder to bench? can't play 2-5-3 😉 !
                      And I think the midfielders are simply more exiting to own compared to the forwards 😉

                      That is why I think Brewster is the best 4.5 bench player week in and week out.

                      The cheapest way is to go 4.0, 4.0, 4.0 and 4.5, but I think you can throw in 1.0 more in your bench this season

              2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Kane > Vardy an obvious transfer? I have money ITB so kind of tempted to switch Bruno > Salah...

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Long as you're going to captain him it's the right move.

              3. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                With a defence of Chilwell Saiss Lamptey Dallas and Mitchell, is it worth it to take a hit to bring in Cancelo for Saiss? Thanks guys

                1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Never worth taking a hit on a defender.

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

                    Don't be so closed minded.

                    I did Saiss (0) / Mitchell (0) > Chilwell (6) / Kilman (6) a couple of GWs back.

                    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Meh.

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

                    Over one gameweek, maybe, but over many GWs those 4pts will be paid back with interest. The player has up until the next WC to pay it back.

                    If you have transfer congestion coming up with lots of key moves you want to make, I wouldn't be against doing some housekeeping at the back for a hit, it should have long term benefits imo.

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

                      Transfer congestion is a massive point.

                      If you know you're wanting to make those moves, because they'll gain you points in the medium-term (or even short-term)... make them.

                      Dragging your heels otherwise.

                2. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Yes. Get it out of the way.

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

                  It's worth it imo because you only have 2 playing defenders.

                4. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  My rival brought in Bellerin for a hit!!!!

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

                Just logging in to see my Guaita guaranteed CS and max BAPs.

                ... nevermind.

              5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Mitchell pls

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

                  this