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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    When will Podence be subbed

    A) comes off injured before half time
    B) comes off for poor performance before half time
    C) subbed at half time
    D) 45:00-54:59
    E) 55:00-59:59
    F) 60:00-64:59

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      E

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He’s good fun to watch though.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If stepovers, nutmegs and cruyff turns got you fpl points....

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      E

    4. Ode
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      69:69

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      G - 75 mins

    6. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He didn't put himself in his team, so he's not going to show up at all!

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    This game had Pope 10 pointer written all over it. Disappointed in myself for not picking him in FanTeam single GW sides.

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looking ahead anyone with Martinez with no playing back up might consider
      Martinez g/w 16/17che/man utd away for Pope
      g/w 16/17 SHU/FUL at home

  3. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lets go Kilman and Jimenez. Need a big haul.

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      ...and a Semedo assist? 😉

  4. Henning
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1 ft and 2.4 m in the bank

    1 Vardy in for Kane
    2. Jota in for Zaha
    3. Keep FT

    Martinez

    Chilwell Coufal Justin

    Son Fernandes Rodriguez Zaha Grealish

    Kane DCL

    Steer Bamford Vestergaard Lamptey

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Getting rid of Kane would allow me to get vardy and KDB.

      Surely thats worth it, but just feels wrong.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’d go Jota

    3. Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanx

  5. KEVIN DE CLAUS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Zaha & Kane -> Salah & Bamford
    B) Son & Werner -> Salah & DCL

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah definitely back next week?

      1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Transfers will be done over two GWs. Salah swap last

        1. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'd roll this week then. Wouldn't do Kane > Bamford on it's own.

  6. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Benteke 90+2 incoming

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If by 90+2 you mean 90+2 yellow card then I agree, he looks frustrated right now

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nah a scissor kick goal

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Panenka over the bar.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pope denies him

  7. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day 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! Think he may be worth it for next 3/4, and Son still gives Spurs coverage.

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

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Coverage is not and has never been a thing when it comes to attackers.

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'd say that it most definitely is this season with Spurs, just look at the goals/assists between Kane and Son. But thanks for your input on my potential transfers..

    2. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wouldnt do a minus to get rid of form players like kane and son whoever they play

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    WOW POPE

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice

      Knock on the head for it

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Benteke should have scored

    1. doher.ty
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I could say this about almost every game Benteke has ever played in.

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Heard that on here a few times over the years 😉

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yup

    2. KAALI_DAAL
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hooollldddddddd

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who are the players in this last match who can hurt the rank for non-owners?

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Probably Mccarthy?

          • doher.ty
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Jimmy (at least I'm hoping)! Still only 15% owned.

            • FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Jim and Kilman

            • FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              McCarthy and KWP as well. But none of them will hurt much

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              EO in the top 100k (everyone is there right?!)

              McCarthy 24%
              KWP 19%
              Kilman 16%

            • Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Not a whole lot to worry about. McCarthy, KWP and Kilman the only ones with more than 15% ownership

            • HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Subs for Saiss - Rival has Konsa coming in for Saiss 🙁 .. and also has Pope ... another 18 points behind, plus I need Vestegaard to have his first blank since gw2

          • doher.ty
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It's basically between Sterling and Vardy for my team this week. Have KDB. Do you have a preference between the two?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                If you have KDB ; then Vardy.

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  What is your theory behind this? Let me guess: He already has City 'coverage'?

                  1. doher.ty
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I consider KDB the one to have - would you advise a double up instead of Vardy?

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yup ; Burnley are fairly tight so I can't see a massive landslide of goals, KDB likely to be involved in anything ; Vardy has a huge potential upside this week.

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      It's really not a question of coverage, rather of spread. Doubling up on a single team makes sense if goals galore is possible, against Burnley with City in current form this seems unlikely. Leicester were awful against Liverpool but Vardy home to a sieve like Fulham is about as safe a bet as you get. So why would you double up on City?

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Black smoke at the ready at Turf Moor.

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Wonder save from Pope

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Just to rub it in

              4. SomeoneKnows
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                So who is the best Saiss replacement?
                Already got Chilwell, Robertson, Dallas & Mitchell

                A) Cancelo
                B) Cresswell
                C) Digne
                D) Kilman
                E) Coufal

                1. The Sociologist
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  E), otherwise too much money in defence for me

                2. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Cancelo or Diaz

              5. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Well Pope just earned that CS

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Nice one. Always liked Pope and good to see a Dyche/Bur win

              6. BenDavies
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What an incredible save by Pope from Benteke. Seriously you need to watch it, I was watching thinking it was a goal

                1. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  sams

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  My rivals players get superpowers to destroy me

                3. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Make yourself big and hope for the best. Well done lad.

              7. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Saiss nowhere to be seen. Lamptey -1 confirmed.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Said has Covid

              8. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                4 minutes added on... feels like the ball's been out of play more than in.

              9. KAALI_DAAL
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Someone give the golden glove to Pope already.

                • Pukki Party
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gw1 Goal
                  Gw2 Goal
                  Gw3 Blank
                  Gw4 Blank
                  Gw5 Goal
                  Gw6 Goal
                  Gw7 Blank
                  Gw8 Blank
                  Gw9 ?

                  1. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Guess who

                    1. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Jimi

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Correct

                        1. Duke Silver ☑
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Yeah I got rid of him this week for Werner so he's getting at least a brace tonight.

                          1. Pukki Party
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Never gets a brace but a goal and 3 bonus incoming for sure

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      The postman?

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Bamford?

                    1. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Bamford has 7 goals.

                        You were not even close.

                    2. KAALI_DAAL
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Jimmy

                      • HashAttack
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Your missing his OG in gw3 ... I had him for gw3 and 4

                    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      78 points yesterday, 77 today. What's the point

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Wow 155 total is pretty good

                        1. KAALI_DAAL
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Stop showing off your new calculator

                        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          The point is a minus from Lamptey

                      2. Ted Bovis
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I was told I don't have a good understanding of FPL for having Pope in my team by some muppet!

                        1. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Lucky day ; on another Palace could've had 2 or 3 . . .that's the game

                        2. doher.ty
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            If you owned Martinez from the start you'd have 12 more points and 0.5 more to spend on the rest of your team.

                        3. mrtapio
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Zaha > Salah with my 1FT a decent move?

                          1. Rupert The Horse
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Not bad at all.

                          2. Duke Silver ☑
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Absolutely!

                        4. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Nick Pope: the most disliked fpl player

                          1. Slitherene
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Not really

                            1. KAALI_DAAL
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                This

                            2. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Nicolas

                            3. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Who dislikes him ._. We all dislike maupay

                            4. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Have you met Erik Lamela? Or Alionski after yesterday's farce?

                            5. Pep bites Kun
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Really - Carroll surely?

                          2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Keep Son or Kane?

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Son

                            2. jamiejoe
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Depends on replacement.

                              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Son > Salah
                                Kane > Werner

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

                              I prefer Son at the moment.

                          3. camarozz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            I presume Zaha absence has effected PVAs output? Was expecting big things frm him tonight 🙁

                          4. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            How are some of these players getting these fresh skin fades during lockdown?

                            1. Rupert The Horse
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              What the hell is a skin fade? Am I just a bit old?

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Maybe, grade 0 at the bottom of your head/neck, fading into a longer cut further up the head

                                1. Rupert The Horse
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  So not a hair fade then

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    The amount of skin you can see fades

                            2. FC Hakkebøf
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              The barbers go to their homes

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                That allowed?

                                1. Pep bites Kun
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  🙂 Ah the innocence ..

                          5. BenDavies
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Taylor on for 2 BAPS now.

                            1. jamiejoe
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Nice

                            2. KAALI_DAAL
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Awww yeahhhhhhhh

                            3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              My bet on PvA has massively backfired

                              1. Rupert The Horse
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Maybe a name change for you then if you couldn’t sense a Burnley CS

                                1. FC Hakkebøf
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  I think he was banking on a CS

                                  1. Rupert The Horse
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 1 day ago

                                    Yeah, but I’m trying to be clever.

                              2. Giggs Boson
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Next two games look good for him.

                              3. Pep bites Kun
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Early doors fpl-wise or did you have a bet on this week?