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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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Still hurting after that Tierney miss. Arrrrrrgghhhh.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      So unlucky. The points will come for Tierney I’m sure of it.

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Unlucky. Tierney hit it well.

  2. gilean
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Saka-> Mbeumo a no-brainer? I don't own Toney.. yet

    1. Bam Saka Laca
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He should be fit enough to start the next game if you're concerned that he won't...

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maybe Toney in first

  3. MountainBeach
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

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

    1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yes

      1. MountainBeach
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Which one lol

        1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mbeumo cancelo

    2. Gunneryank
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would do either one in a vacuum. Raph and Cancelo for me, but all are good choices atm imo.

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I didn't see the game. What on earth happened to Saka?

      1. Gunneryank
          1 month, 17 days ago

          McArthur chopped him down quite deliberately, he was subbed at HT.

        • Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          James McArthur volleyed his calf... 😮

        • Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah Macca had his eyes on the ball for the volley and whacked his calf instead. Got a deserved yellow

        • Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          McArthur thought he was a football.

      2. King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Which two would you bench this week?

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo Dias James Livramento
        Salah Mahrez Raphinha Mbeumo
        Lukaku Antonio Hwang
        Foster Brownhill

        1. vova
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          tough one, I'm in a similar position. Livra + Hwang I guess?

        2. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Nice squad, must be doing well. Livra and, at a push, Mbeumo. Really tough to bench either though!

        3. Gandalf
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hwang + Livra

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I have looked at all the possible forwards as possible replacements for Antonio. I have DCL so rules him out in my case. Nacho also out of the equation as I have Vardy.

        Toney, Jimenez, Ings, Hwang, ASM, Maupay and Wilson.

        At this point I am rather going to stick with Antonio through the West Ham fixture run tbh. Will Toney who is not hitting any high numbers score more than Antonio?

        1. Dušan Citizen
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would just get the cheapest one or Toney and use that money elsewhere

        2. Gunneryank
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Probably not but i am taking a chance on him for the lovely run of fixtures they have. (Own Antonio also).

        3. Dušan Citizen
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I literally don't know what players I want in my team except Salah and Livramento and that's really sad. This season is so weird.

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            It’s been pretty boring so far, proven by how most well known managers within the community are around similar rank. Teams have all been so similar, template captain doing the business every week and taking risks getting punished.

            1. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              True, this game is getting harder and harder for punts and managers who want to take risks.

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Midfield has been the biggest conundrum this season. That is why I have Gray and Doucoure double up. Both have been relatively consistent. Just going to set forget Son and Salah. Did Bissouma to Hojbjerg FT as he looks a better option than any of the mids under 5m.

            The rest do not really interest me tbf.

            1. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Nice plan. Might do similar - Salah, Son, Raph and Mbuemo and back 4.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Could work. I prefer 3 up top. If I do howevet move on Antonio then I will switch to 442.

        4. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I know this is purely a FPL website, but being at the game, absolutely gutted for the third game in the row, that we didn't get the three points we deveserved

          By the way had Gallagher, Ramsdal and Saka too.

          1. Abaddon
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah. Must be hard being a Gunners fan

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I am a Palace fan?

              1. Abaddon
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Oh… then i obviously disagree. Feel for you for losing the 3 points that deep in extra time, but CP wasn’t the clear winner tonight

                1. Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yeah, true just frustrated after the last 3 games, we should have got a win at least. I just remember 1993 when we went down with 49 points from the premier league and played the same way 🙂

                  1. Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    sorry, one win in the last 3.

                  2. Abaddon
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yeah. Frustrating. Hope it turns for you. I’m an MANU fan and have no hope whatsoever for us lol

                    1. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      You have the players, but not the tactics at the moment, not sure what should happen next? Is it the management /coaching or the players not listening or undertanding?

                      1. Abaddon
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        I think it is the lack of tactical skills from OGS. I don’t see a plan or a system. Just a team hoping for some individual magic

                        1. Crunchie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Yeah i think you are right, I don't see even the league cup coming under OGS. Just not a good time to change your manager unless you can afford another buy-out clause. 🙁

          2. Sting in the Tail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            You’ve just got to be philosophical and know that at least you’re playing decent football. Results will come.

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              You have to be being a yo-yo club. That one stung 🙂 Really happy with the way the new young players have settled

        5. We Go Again
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Best 5.5 or below to replace Tierney? Laporte?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Get a Brentford defender. Their fixtures from GW9 to 19 are plum.

          2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Poor selection in that price range, better to use funds elsewhere imo.

            • FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Matip also a good option at 5m.

          3. Kryptonite666
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Anything worth a -4 ? 0.3 ITB.

            Sanchez
            TAA Cancelo Rudiger Marcal (Livramento)
            Salah Son Mbeumo Gray (Mendy)
            Lukaku Vardy (Perica)

            1. vova
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              looks good

            2. Neevesy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not at all, never a hit there.

            3. PascalCygan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Looks strong

          4. vova
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Saka or Benrahma to Mbeumo (already have Toney)?

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              See if Saka fit first as that might dictate your decision

            2. Royal5
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Meh

            3. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I'd still keep Saka, the fact that he got a kick to his calf isn't reason good enough to knee jerk immediately.

          5. EffPeeEll
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Soo what has progressed from two blokes in the pub talking about a premier league game has evolved into said blokes taking money off patreons to give them a more in depth evaluation of what was self evident?

            Spotted two newbies on youtube ranked 600k and 3 million joining the bandwagon.

            FFS ppl use your own eyes eh!

            1. Gunneryank
                1 month, 17 days ago

                But it's "content."

            2. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Hi...mediocre 59 points with this wildcard team. 0mitb

              Can I get away with saving ft this week - before finding s way to move Armstrong to toney wee after? Thanks

              Ramsdale
              Taa cancelo dias james (livra)
              Salah raphinha foden mbuemo (normann)
              Lukaku antonio (armstrong)

              1. PascalCygan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yes, easy hold

              2. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Mediocre 59 points, 12 points above the average, what are ye on about? Try being on 38 points.

                Yes you can

              3. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Great team honestly. Easy hold. 59 isn't bad.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    59 is a brag

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Thanks.....59 wasn't easy to be a brag....sorry if it came across that way

              4. PascalCygan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Getting rid of Ronaldo after midweek games are done. Who would you bring in?

                1) Toney
                2) Vardy

                1FT 0.0ITB
                Sanchez
                TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
                Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher
                Lukaku Ronaldo

                Steele ESR Marcal Steele

                Wondering if I need to take a -4 too?

                Cheers!

                1. PascalCygan
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Street last on bench!

                2. Royal5
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Vardy

                  1. Royal5
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Can't realy compare him with Toney

                    1. PascalCygan
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Cheers. Was thinking more with how the money might be used elsewhere with Toney but Vardy is the proven asset… who would free up funds too!

                      1. Royal5
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Yh that's true. Vardy has actually been unkucky not to score more points. Great form. Nacho playing is a worry though, as he is very greedy.

                3. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I just did both because i was priced out if i waited. Took a hit too! Scarlett > Toney 😀

                    I think it's a justifiable hit. Was playing a 3-5-2 with Ronnie and Antonio stinking it up and needed to shake it up.

                    1. PascalCygan
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I was thinking of doing it over two weeks but the hit appeals! Thanks!

                      1. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Yeah especially if it's for a non-playing player in for Toney, just look at those Brentford fixtures! Pays for itself.

                  • HaveYassineChikhaoui
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Auba BAPS keeping me in LMS by the skin of my teeth, things we love to see.

                      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Not me, rather see you get knocked out. One less player to worry about 😉

                        1. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Dw my customary run of luck usually gives way some time around that last double GW 😉

                      2. Moose™
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Hi all,

                        Thoughts?

                        Sanchez

                        TAA Rudiger* Walker

                        Salah Gray Benny D.Luiz

                        CR7 Lukaku Antonio

                        Steele Gilmour* Williams* Livramento

                        1FT & 0.0ITB

                        WC?

                        A. Yay
                        B. Nay

                        1. PascalCygan
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          I would be tempted to. Two of Rom / Ron and two 4.5 mids an issue

                          1. Moose™
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Thanks mate!

                        2. HaveYassineChikhaoui
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Nah, CR7 & Gilmour out for Toney & Son (-4) and you're set.

                        3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          bench Antonio or Toney next GW?

                          1. Abaddon
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            You can’t bench anyone else? Just sell Antonio then if you are thinking of benching him against Dier and company

                          2. Gunneryank
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Neither for me.

                            • FOO FIGHTER
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Who will be playing instead?

                          3. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            What's the website that hands out your password and does -200 point hits for money? Could do with that right now.

                          4. That Fantasy Guy
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Would you bring in Reece James or too much risk?

                            1. Mr. O'Connell
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Come on now....

                            2. FCSB
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              high risk, high reward

                              1. Mr. O'Connell
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                *high risk, no reward.

                                1. FCSB
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Too early to say that, at least I hope so

                                2. Abaddon
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  I have him… and that was spot on lol

                          5. FCSB
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            58, small red arrow... I'll take it but James over Chilwell killed me

                            1. Atimis
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Same here with James

                              1. FCSB
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                i mean, were we trying to be too clever ?

                                1. Atimis
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 17 days ago

                                  Always fails

                                  1. FCSB
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Hope he’s rested in CL

                          6. Atimis
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Done Ronaldo to Lukaku but maybe hit WC? Or give it one more week?

                            Sanchez/Steele
                            TAA/Cancelo/James/Duffy/Tsim
                            Salah/Foden/Benrahma/Sarr/Raphinha
                            Lukaku/Antonio/Scarlet

                          7. Lindelol
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            bit Early but who shoud b the captain
                            1. Salah
                            2. Vardy
                            3. Lukaku

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              1

                            2. jimmyharte
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              3

                          8. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Was better off not knowing White almost had an assist, now I'm gutted 😆

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Aw nooooo, now I am too!!! Haha

                            2. FCSB
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              did it come off Martinelli or the palace player ?

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Martinelli, been given the assist already.

                          9. jimmyharte
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Who would people be bringing in for wildcard? Dias? Vardy? Chilwell? Toney? Gallagher?

                            1. Kiwivillan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Only Chilwell out of those. Probably getting rid of Toney

                              1. jimmyharte
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Cheers but Vardy defo banging a few in upcoming weeks

                            2. caldracula
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              McCarthy/ Raya
                              Azpi, Dias, Cancelo, Brentford DEF, Livra
                              Salah, Son,
                              Vardy, Toney

                          10. DavidBadWillie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            So their not awarding the assist to white?

                            Shot on target saved, took a mild deflection but still on target. Not Martinelli assist

                              1. DavidBadWillie
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                I saw the goal. Wasn’t a martinelli assist. He didn’t know what was going on.

                          11. Ruinenlust
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Benrahma -> Mbeumo

                            or

                            Antonio -> Toney?

                            1. Jimbo-Jones
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              A easy.
                              Not really sure why everyone is ditching Antonio - his stats are still strong, and he does well v Top 6.
                              The rule of the last few seasons has been if he’s fit, get him in.

                            2. jackruet
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Ben> mb

                            3. Amartey Partey
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              A

                          12. Jimbo-Jones
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Roll transfer? Only 0.2itb.
                            Bench Sarr?

                            Sanchez
                            TAA Rudiger Christensen White Livra
                            Salah KDB Doucoure
                            Lukaku Antonio

                            Sarr Gilmour Scarlett

                            1. BeWater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              I'm benching White and playing Sarr.

                            2. FantasyClub
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                I got rid of Sarr for Mbeumo but if I still had him I would definitely field him

                              • Sting in the Tail
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Bench White

                            3. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Kneejerked and did Antonio----->Vardy cause I had the exact fund for Vardy. Just checked that Antonio plays Spurs at home next week. Should have waited 1 more GW?

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Vardy scored, Antonio blanked so you are good.

                              2. Amartey Partey
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Good move.

                            4. Moose™
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Had enough ITB to fo Rudiger to Azpi.

                              Azpi will go up in price, and Rudiger going down. Would you do the transfer for a hit?

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Chilwell.

                              2. BeWater
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                No. Rudiger could be back this weekend.

                              3. LarryDuff
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Nope

                              4. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                I think it's a better long term play to Own Azpi but risky to do it before midweek games

                            5. estheblessed
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              How is this looking for coming GW:

                              Ramsdale
                              Cancelo, Rudiger, Christensen
                              Benrahma, Salah, Rapha, Sarr
                              Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio

                              Foster, Luiz, Duffy, Manquillo