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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. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      E

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He’s good fun to watch though.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      E

    4. Ode
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      69:69

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      G - 75 mins

    6. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days 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
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days 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
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Lets go Kilman and Jimenez. Need a big haul.

    1. Mr Wolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      ...and a Semedo assist? 😉

  4. Henning
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      2

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days 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
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I’d go Jota

    3. Henning
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Thanx

  5. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Salah definitely back next week?

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Transfers will be done over two GWs. Salah swap last

        1. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

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

  6. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Benteke 90+2 incoming

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Nah a scissor kick goal

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Panenka over the bar.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pope denies him

  7. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 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! 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
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days 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
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    WOW POPE

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Nice

      Knock on the head for it

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Benteke should have scored

    1. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Heard that on here a few times over the years 😉

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yup

  10. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Hooollldddddddd

  11. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Probably Mccarthy?

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Jim and Kilman

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      McCarthy 24%
      KWP 19%
      Kilman 16%

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    7. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days 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

  12. doher.ty
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If you have KDB ; then Vardy.

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. doher.ty
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

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

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days 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.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days 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?

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Black smoke at the ready at Turf Moor.

  14. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Wonder save from Pope

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Just to rub it in

  15. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      E), otherwise too much money in defence for me

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Cancelo or Diaz

  16. Bushwhacker
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Well Pope just earned that CS

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  17. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days 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
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      sams

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      My rivals players get superpowers to destroy me

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  18. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Saiss nowhere to be seen. Lamptey -1 confirmed.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Said has Covid

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

  20. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Someone give the golden glove to Pope already.

  21. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Guess who

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Jimi

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Correct

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

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

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        The postman?

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Bamford?

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Bamford has 7 goals.

        You were not even close.

    3. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Jimmy

    4. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  22. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wow 155 total is pretty good

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Stop showing off your new calculator

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      The point is a minus from Lamptey

  23. Ted Bovis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. doher.ty
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days 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.

  24. mrtapio
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Zaha > Salah with my 1FT a decent move?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not bad at all.

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Absolutely!

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Nick Pope: the most disliked fpl player

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Not really

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        This

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Nicolas

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Who dislikes him ._. We all dislike maupay

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Really - Carroll surely?

  26. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Keep Son or Kane?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Son

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Depends on replacement.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Son > Salah
        Kane > Werner

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I prefer Son at the moment.

  27. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

  28. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days 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
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          So not a hair fade then

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            The amount of skin you can see fades

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      The barbers go to their homes

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        That allowed?

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          🙂 Ah the innocence ..

  29. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Taylor on for 2 BAPS now.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Nice

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Awww yeahhhhhhhh

  30. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    My bet on PvA has massively backfired

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I think he was banking on a CS

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah, but I’m trying to be clever.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Next two games look good for him.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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