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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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939 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Eze cut above the rest of these palace players

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Saiss not in squad
    Podence and Kilman start

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Need a parting gift from Podence tonight.

    1. boogle
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lucky you - I have 4 players ahead of him as priority to get rid of.. Zaha, Brewster, Mitchell, Guaita...

  4. ClaireT
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What would you do with this team?

    Martinez, Forster
    Chilwell, Lamptey, Coufal, KWP, Cancelo
    Fernandes, Ziyech, Grealish, Salah, Bissouma
    DCL, Watkins, Martial

    1 FT, 0.9 ITB

  5. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    pls mitchell

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      you must be desperate for that 1 pointer

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not looking good now

  6. Vazza
      3 months, 15 days ago

      C’mon Jimenez!!!! Feel free to give me a little present as you make your way out of my team..

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Preferably assisted by Podence!

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      There is a chance forTaylor 2 bonus points?(and Wood only 1)

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I can already tell you the Wol v Sou score, it will be 2-0 Wolves.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Oh and Jiminez will score

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Burnley cleanie guaranteed now.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Only Semado owner in my ml, looking forward to a big haul tonight

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I’ll just accept my -1 then sigh

    • Vazza
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Coady out for Bellerin was a golden move a few weeks ago 🙂

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo - Chilwell - Zouma
        Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Hamez
        Kane - DCL - Watkins

        1 FT
        4.5 itb

        A) Zouma ➡ Cancelo
        B) Hamez ➡ Salah
        C) Hamez ➡ KDB
        D) Kane ➡ Vardy

        Which?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          A

        2. Vazza
            3 months, 15 days ago

            B without a doubt

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            C for sure.

          • ash and swanson inc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            In order I would go B, C, A, D - unless you fancy going jota and that would leave funds to upgrade watkins or another mid to a 'premium'

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Come on Dyche take off Charlie Taylor, let him rest his "niggle"

        4. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Semedo, a goal and cleanie will do. Nothing less.

        5. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Jimenez to get his first PL hat-trick tonight?

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            If he does, I’ll hit 95 pts

          2. BenDavies
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            in a word - no.

          3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            50-1 with BetFred

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Terrible odds.

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                I've only put £200 on it

        6. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Do I pull the trigger on Kane and Zaha to KDB(C) and Bamford(-4)?

          1. Vazza
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Don’t lose Kane at any cost

            • Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              You have Vardy?

          2. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            FFSS where is Mitchell???

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              About to turn into Numptey's -1

              1. Labile
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Same here

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Really need him not to play.

          3. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            JRod YC

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 15 days ago

                The real JRod played yesterday and didn’t pick up a booking

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Will be interesting to see how Wolves defence looks without Coady
              Che Adams owners could get rewarded

              1. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Adams owner and looking forward to this, took his goal really well in the last match so brings the form into this.

            3. PLerix
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Dier coming in for Zaha. Jam

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                But I get Lamptey!!!

            4. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Taylor to take all 3 BAPS soon....

              1. Jdpz
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Why?

            5. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              19:00
              WOLVES TEAM NEWS

              Starting XI: Patricio, Boly, Dendoncker, Kilman, Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri, Traore, Podence, Jimenez.

              Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Marcal, Neto, Silva, Vitinha, Otasowie.

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Took 7 minutes to copy and paste?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Just as the other one got deleted.

                2. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  I had posted the teams earlier, but Sky screwed the pooch (pun intended) and had the wrong Wolves team. Post got deleted.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Yeah I saw your post and commented on it. It realised it was deleted so added it. First time I’ve posted a line up. Think I’ll leave it there.

                    1. ClassiX
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      🙂
                      May have to find another site to get the teams from - that's about the 3rd or 4th mistake on the Sky site in the last month.

              2. KAALI_DAAL
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Dial up?

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Original post was deleted because it was wrong.

                • Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  I thought Traore was going to start, but at the expense of Podence (since he's always subbed off for Adama, who plays with Neto).

                  Got that call right - but it's Neto on the bench! Uh-oh!

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    No that’s a fair assumption.

                • Daniel - WC Active
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Kilman nailed on

                • Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Thanks Horse, the other was wrong then. 343 after all.

                  Still hoping to get a Jimenez parting gift...

              3. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Lamptey -1
                Zaha 0
                Justin 0
                Mitchell 0
                Stephens 0
                Steer 0
                Martinez 1
                Grealish 1
                Vardy 2

                What a squad I have!

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  looks like binary that

                2. KAALI_DAAL
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    My condolences.

                  • The Sociologist
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Yuck

                3. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  As great as Burnley are for FPL. They are absolutely terrible to watch 😆

                  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Brutal!!!

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Dyche and Hodgson teams . . . not exactly gonna be mile a minute thrills is it?

                4. ZAWAd25
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Activate WC here? 1.9itb 1Ft

                  McCarthy
                  Zouma Coufal Justin
                  Son Sterling Fernandes Zaha
                  Kane DCL Watkins

                  (Taylor Bissouma Mitchell)

                  Little worried about not owning Grealish, Chilwell, Liverpool also spurs fixtures don’t look good.

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Seems fine with weekly fixes ; wouldn't worry about not owning Grealish

                  2. Vazza
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      Absolutely no need to wc mate

                  3. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    If there was a 4.0 fwd available for you to buy in FPL who played in China (plays for Burnley let's say). Would you buy him to save the 0.5m and play 3-5-2?

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        This sounds fishy

                        1. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 15 days ago

                          As long it's just fish and not bats.

                      • Daniel - WC Active
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Ferguson dilemma all over again. Yes for me

                      • Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        I'm hoping Villa's Davis falls more: 4.3m, on -72.3 on FPLstats and still 8% owned (9th most owned forward in the game ahead of Mitro, Brewster, Adams etc.)

                      • HashAttack
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Might even go 4-5-1 if there was

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS

                      Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Djenepo, Adams.

                      Subs: Forster, Stephens, Long, Obafemi, Tella, Diallo, N’Lundulu.

                      1. Daniel - WC Active
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Cheering for them to concede

                    3. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      Saiss rested ahead of hectic Xmas schedule?

                      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        He made the bench, no? (I think his name is different than 'R. Saiss')

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 15 days ago

                          Incorrect.

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Naughty or Saiss.

                      3. lespaul
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        There was a mystery senior wolves international player that has tested covid positive. It's not a huge leap to assume it was Saiss

                    4. mookie
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      Who's taking set pieces for Palace? Not watching...

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Eze?

                      2. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Townsend taking corners

                      3. mookie
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Cheers!