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Zaha misses out as Palace face attacking Arsenal XI: FPL Gameweek 8 team news

In the final match of Gameweek 8, Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta makes just one change from Gameweek 7, as Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m) replaces Albert Sambi Lakonga (£4.9m) in an attack-minded starting XI.

He joins Martin Odegaard (£5.5m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m), Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) in the forward positions.

Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m), who was a doubt heading into the game, is named as a substitute, with Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) a long-term absentee with knee ligament damage.

As for Palace, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) misses out completely, with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) taking his place alongside Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) in attack.

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) – who is owned by 7.8% of FPL managers – features in midfield, ahead of Joel Ward (£4.5m), Joachim Andersen (£4.5m), Marc Guehi (£4.5m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) at the back. 


GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Saka, Aubameyang

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Sambi Lokonga, Elneny, Martinelli

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Edouard, Benteke

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Hughes, Mateta, Schlupp, Clyne, Kelly


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  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Perfect night for non owners!

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yep. See below

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I swear Monday nights always disappoint!

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Wham GW1 says otherwise, Antonio, Ben and Cresswell says otherwise. 32 points

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            my bad that was a Sunday lol

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Guess who I own lol it's not even funny

      White 1
      ESR 2
      Gallagher 2

      My season is genuinely fooked

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Having Saka / Dias over White not any better.

        1. Dammit_182
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I had guita, Gallagher and saka. 4 points from 3 to compliment the 1 pointers from Samedo, Jimenez and Antonio and Sarr and Lukaku’s 2 pointers. Bit of a poor week but roll on Chelsea v Norwich

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I was looking forward to tonight's match for the points boost from saka and Gallagher to push me ahead of my rivals.

      2 points.

      Anticlimax.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Small red arrow, down from 140k to 175k odd

      How did you get on and how’s your rank looking ?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Oh, only dropped to 152k

      2. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Just under 200k.

      3. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Red arrow, 320K to 350K 🙁

        Have been delaying WC, hoping can crawl back soon

      4. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        73(-12)

        976k to 817k

        Also happy with my team after the -12 so hoping for some more progress.

        1. Gunneryank
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Nice score! Proof that smart hits work.

        2. BoleynWin
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Decent start so far, sitting at 8k OR post subs.

          Wildcard this week pulling me up from 31k.

        3. Gunneryank
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Went from 1m to 700k 😀

            So a good week.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nice!

          • PascalCygan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            61 but that’s given me a first (small) green arrow since GW3.

            Had gone from 55k to 330k and now a back a little up to 270k.

            Considering I’m slowly rebuilding after a bad Ronaldo / Lukaku wildcard, it could be worse. Injuries have killed me!

        4. DandyDon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Because of course that wasn’t an assist for White. Martineli!? Well I didn’t watch the replays so can’t really comment for a change.

        5. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Who is the best mid after Salah, Son and Raph? Foden? Want a replacement for Saka

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Mbuemo.

            1. Lindelol
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I am not very confident with him

              1. VIVA_RONALDO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                You should be

          2. F4L
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Mbeumo still, two or three shots this season an inch closer to the middle of the goal and he'd be in everyone's team.

          3. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ok thanks all of you. If I take Mbuemo instead of Foden I can get TAA next GW for White so I guess I should go for Mbuemo

            1. Gunneryank
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Plus Brentford have some juicy fixtures coming up, and they basically love attacking.

              • FourLokoLeipzig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Easy Mbueno over Foden

          4. MountainBeach
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            5 points from Saka, White, Benny and Antonio. Nice one.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nicely cherry picked for sympathy.

              1. MountainBeach
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                What? They were my 4 remaining players…that’s why I picked them

          5. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Fair play to PV that last min goal will hurt but he has completely changed the ethos at Palace.

            I thought they might do a Fulham with all the mass change.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I’ll hold my hands up. I didn’t think he’d do well at all.

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Why though? He has done this before at a new club

              2. Weak Become Heros
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                My hands are the air too on this one.

                1. Weak Become Heros
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  *in the air.

          6. JUNITED
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I have been refreshing the FPL Twitter site in the last 12 mins.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Well done you. Next up, cleaning the toilet.

              1. JUNITED
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I did. I had cleaning inspection yesterday.

          7. Brakos2k
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            How was ESR? Tempted to move for Mbeumo but Aston Villa next...

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Ok but not in too many attacking positions.

            2. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I'd get rid. Arsenal were decent for about 10 minutes of that game.

            3. Baked baines
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              You’re making out that Villa are an easy game or something?? Far from it!

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Did you not see the last 15 minutes of the Wolves game this weekend? Villa are garbage.

          8. Tanglebrain
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            FPL is going through a very unenjoyable spell. A Lukaku blank next week will be the final straw.

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Oh no. Please don't quit... 🙄

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes. And can't get Son or Vardy in because of all the money being spread around. Che defense looked unsustainable and the only nailed option (Azpi) isn't attacking enough. Climbing ranks is not possible with safe picks and riskier picks are benched when they shouldn't. Had Jota played vs Watford instead of Firmino etc...

          9. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Play sarr ( eve away)
            Or
            Benrahma ( tot Home)

            1. Voodoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Sarr

            2. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Sarr

          10. No Professionals
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Son or vardy is really bugging me

            1. Ginola
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Same here. Think I am going for Son. Also maybe Iheanacho better value at 7?

            2. No end product
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I’m thinking both on wc

          11. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Arsenal should get Dembele from Barca, he was the assister of Aubas goals in Dortmund.

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              He’s always injured

              1. Weak Become Heros
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Would fit in well.

          12. adams_6
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martinelli assist then.

          13. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Just saw why Saka was removed
            Was he playing well before that calf kick

            1. Duke Silver ☑
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              He was lively but wasn't getting forward all that much. Arsenal probably scored too early in this. After 10 minutes they just sat in and let Palace have most of the ball.

              1. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yep. Arteta's favorite way to give away points. He's infuriating.

              2. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Not really.

                • Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yes, bad luck for owners. Another day someone else than him would have been kicked and he would have been able to play against 10 men. Another lucky day and ESR's shot would have went in. There are things that are impossible to predict. Luck doesn't even out in one season's term.

              3. McPollolocco
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Sanchez or Ramsdale for the next gameweeks?
                I have A.Armstrong. Should i swap to Edoard or Toney?

                1. No end product
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Toney

                2. Athletico Underachieving
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Surely Ramsdale when BHA have city

                3. MountainBeach
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Would you do Benny to Raph/Mbuemo or Coady to Cancelo/Dias for a hit?

                  1. MountainBeach
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Oops

              4. No end product
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Help appreciated.

                A. KDB and Vardy
                B. Son and Kaku

                Many thanks

                1. baines is god
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

                2. gilean
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  B

                3. Bam Saka Laca
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  B

                4. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  B

              5. Totalfootball
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Who plays midweek vs Malmo
                Alonso or Chilwell?

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  My instinct says Alonso so I'll go with Chilwell.

                2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Hopefully Chilwell!!! (Alonso owner)

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    This!

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  If Alonso I will sell him for a hit! (And then Chilly will have an issue with banana skin and Alonso will brace vs Nor.)

              6. Athletico Underachieving
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Very tight in all my leagues, many with Saka and/or White to my Ramsdale and Gallagher. So many permutations considered before KO…and it ended up being 0, 1, 2, 2

              7. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Thinking of getting Walker to go with Cancelo. Should always get one playing every chance both it Zinc gets CL games. More to the point I can’t cope with James anymore.

                1. King Kohli
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Why not Chilwell instead?
                  Even with rotation he should outscore Walker.

                  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Honestly think Chelsea will start conceding soon, Mendy wont keep saving them.

              8. baines is god
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Antonio to Werner for the Lukaku Werner double up?

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Not for me, Clive.

                  • Weak Become Heros
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    No. He loves to play v Spurs.

                  • Ayzay112728
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Have you been watching Werner play? Even if they were playing a run of championship sides he would be struggling to score. The annoying thing is it’s affecting Lukakus points as well as he would have had a few assist points the last few weeks had he had someone competent alongside him.

                  • dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    No that partnership not working.

                2. Ayzay112728
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Who to replace Jota with? Already have Raphina, Benrahma, Salah, Allan.

                  Not sold on any of the other mid price options. I’m thinking either Townsend and Gray given Everton’s upcoming fixtures?

                  1. gilean
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I'm shipping Saka for Mbeumo I think

                    1. Ayzay112728
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Mbeumo over either of the Everton duo?

                      1. gilean
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Yes. He has hit the post 6 times. Bound to score some this season

                  2. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Just keep Jota.

                3. McPollolocco
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Is chilwell a good option for the next gameweeks?

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    If he plays then yes but Alonso going to get some games. May know better after Malmö game as tight turnaround to Saturday lunchtime game

                4. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  a) vardy and foden
                  B) son and jesus

                  1. gilean
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    A unless you like to sweat before every City team sheet

                  2. Weak Become Heros
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    A

                  3. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    B - prefer Jesus over Foden

                5. Ginola
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Guaita good GK on wildcard? So many saves + Palace looks quite solid + proming fixtures coming up?

                  1. Ginola
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    *promising fixtures

                  2. Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Definitely worth a punt. Really like the look of Palace so far.

                  3. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Decent pick. He'll get you 2 points just like every other player.

                6. winchester
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  hey lads. have 1ft and 3.1m itb. Did wildcard last gw..

                  ramsdale (foster)
                  taa cancelo james (duffy livramento)
                  salah raphinha mbeumo mount (luiz)
                  antonio lukaku hwang

                  A) mount->son
                  B) antonio->vardy
                  C) something else?
                  D) save

                  1. gilean
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I like Son. Antonio could still score a couple in the coming fixtures. West Ham look decent

                    1. winchester
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Me too. Cheers. So what do you suggest?

                  2. Ayzay112728
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Looks good I’d save

                    1. winchester
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Cheers. What moves would you consider next gw then with 2ft?

                7. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Firmino train starts firing up if he scores vs United lads? Not a bad price if Klopp keeps faith in him and he stays injury free.

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Amazing teeth!!!!

                    2. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Nope. Those were easy tap ins and Jota would have scored them also. Jota still probably first choice or max. even rotation.

                      1. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Hmm you think? I think we might see less of Jota now. Maybe you're right. I still own Jota but he's very underwhelming.

                    3. Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Does anyone remember points?

                      1. Duke Silver ☑
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Pepperidge Farm remembers.

                        1. Gunneryank
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Beat me to it...

                          • Mr. O'Connell
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            But pepperidge farm aint just gonna keep it to pepperidge farms self free of charge

                          • Yank Revolution
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I member.

                        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Sure they used to come in varieties other than 0, 1 or 2

                          1. Baps hunter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Ou, I really do miss those days.

                        3. gilean
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Baby shark... 2222

                      2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Shaw to Azpi, James or Chilly (already have Rudiger).

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            If you buy Reece James you may as well just stop playing.

                            1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Yeah will probably avoid, already got enough headaches with Jota not playing as it is.

                            2. Baps hunter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Azpi not attacking enough, Che was lucky not to concede two, James 1 pointers are an issue and Alonso may get some games. I am considering Alonso to 3rd MCI def.

                              1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Would have gone for Shaw to Cancelo, but I'm priced out now - only option is Dias, a bit of a boring pick tbh.

                            3. Royal5
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              1 return in the last 6 games for Benrahma. People keeping?

                              1. dunas_dog
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Other than Mbeumo hard to think of better option at that price. Always looks a threat. I am keeping for now

                                1. Royal5
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Yh, he's pretty cheap tbf

                              2. Yank Revolution
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Sold weeks ago.