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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. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

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

      Nooooo

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

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

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

    Is Mitchel in?

  3. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 8 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
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      A)

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

    Buggar off Pope!!!!

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      What did he do?

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

        Saving everything and hauling for my rival

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

    Would you swap Zouma to James if on a WC?

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

      No.

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

      Probably would just get Chilwell and not double up.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 8 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 Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Rudiger will replace Silva. As publicly stated by Lampard

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

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

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

    Not so good from Gudmundsson

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

    Pope on for a haul

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

      Standard, rival has started him

  9. Kno
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

    hm hm hm

  10. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Need a Mitchell 1 point cameo

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

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

  11. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Zaha replacement:

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

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

      1

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Soucek and invest elsewhere

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

      A)

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

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

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 8 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?

  13. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Burnley playing with fire there, so stupid

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 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?

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

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

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I love it!

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

          You got Pope?!

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

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

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

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

      Luck will turn bruh

  17. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Hold Taylorrrrrr Holddddddd

  18. Pariße
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 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
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Sky Sports say the safe regions will be announced Thursday

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Southerners obviously.

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

  20. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 8 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Good bye Zaha

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

      Saiss, Zaha to Cancelo, Jota?

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Would do this

  21. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 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
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 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.

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    9 mins til SCENES

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

      That on Netflix?

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 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

  24. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 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)

  25. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 8 days ago

    I like Charlie Taylor, but fixture is bad.

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Next three are horrible

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

        Next two*

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

  26. TheTruth
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 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
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Disagree

      1. TheTruth
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 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
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 8 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
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 8 days ago

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

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

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

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 8 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.

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 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
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 8 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

  27. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

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

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

  28. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 8 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…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Never worth taking a hit on a defender.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 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…
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Meh.

      2. G B
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 8 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
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 8 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
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Yes. Get it out of the way.

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

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

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

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

  29. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

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

    ... nevermind.

  30. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Mitchell pls

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      this