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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. PartyTime
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Arteta is not the Messiah

      1. No end product
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        He’s Brian

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

      I recon we will stop seeing the following question from now on.

      ESR or Saka...

      1. Patron
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Damn if that was a big question on here last couple of weeks

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

        Maybe. But what could stop you posting?

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Another ban?

    • Patron
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I literally think watching games make me lose points.

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        i have the same superstion lol, i rarely see my players score

        1. Patron
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If it’s 200% eo Salah, then yeah, he might score. But other lads that are “differentials”? Nah they get booked before the half time and break a leg most likely while I’m there to witness that.

      2. Gunneryank
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Thought it was just me.

          1. Patron
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No. Definitely not.

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

        Ramsdale 4th... no protection from midfield helping his count.

      4. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Palace bossing it

      5. Riverside Red
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ramsdale man of the match

      6. Whatever100
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Gallagher as my fourth MF needs to go right?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Mili taking his set pieces really hurts him.

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Almost scored before half time

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Keep for Newcastle at least

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

          Maybe Eze will be the one to own from Palace.

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

          He will get something against Newcastle surely? Even Lukaku might score against Newcastle.

        5. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yep since I brought him in he's been cack as usual

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

            Lol, can you list the players you have in order for me to get rid 🙂

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              He has every player

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

                Ha ha

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

          Why would u? He looks decent. Who would you consider?

          1. Whatever100
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Good point. Not a great deal of alternatives in that price bracket. Might just keep and hope for the best. Had a terrible start so could be a good differential (although I know he won’t be)

            1. Patron
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Haha, I kinda like Palace atm, so wouldn’t mind having him.

      7. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Maybe i will start mbeumo inatead of Saka next week

      8. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wildcard now right?

        (1FT, 0.1 itb)

        Sanchez
        TAA/Cancelo/White
        Salah/Greenwood/Saka/Benrahma
        Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

        Bench: Steele, Shaw, Williams, Gilmour

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

          Yup

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Why?

      9. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Anyone got any favourite whiskeys they can recommend?

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

          Glenmorangie Signet is lovely.

        2. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Anything from Campbeltown- Springbank, Glen Scotia or Kilkeran. Amazing whisky.

          1. Better off with a pin and a…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Springbank is very special - quite pricey these days, though. Try a Penderyn - the peated is very good if you like that style.

        3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm quite partial to a glass of Glenfiddich.

          1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Can't go too wrong with anything starting with Glen 🙂

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Glen Murray

        4. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Recently started getting into bourbon....

          But non bourbons.....

          Green Spot is the dogs bollocks
          Amrut Fusion is the cats whsikers
          Lagavulin 15 is the Elephants trunk
          Nikka From the Barrel is the Monkeys tail

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

            I second the Nikka from the barrel shout. What a whiskey!

            1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Actually.... youve put me in the mood Toadfish.... thinkll ill pour one when the clock hits 70mins

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I have Bulleit bourbon for making Old Fashioneds

        5. Im New Here
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hibiki

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Used to be a fan. But since it went no age... too pricey.

            This might be the best post on here in weeks!

            While you are at it.... can you rate my team....

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Tried - currently on a Suntory blended Scotch, it’s only a Monday

            1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Suntory blended scotch?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                *Whiskey

        6. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          coca cola is good

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yawn.....

        7. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Like Laphroaig of the peaty ones.

        8. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Oban scotch, Green spot Irish

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Oban... good shout

        9. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          WhiskEy is Irish or American, I really love the Jameson’s cask mate.. Whisky wise Dalmore 15yo or glenmorangie 15 yo solera cask..

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Pedanticism.... second only to hindsightism on this forumn....

          2. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Glenmorangie 15 solera is a rather nice one mind

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

            Jameson cask mate stout edition is one of my favorites too.

        10. Weak Become Heros
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Was recommended redbreast irish whiskey on here by Rupert the other day.

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes another golden one

            Some great irish ones about these days.....

            Kinnahan Kasc Project also great.

        11. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Caol Ila, cask strength

        12. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Check out Yellowspot.

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Didnt want to put that due to price. But it is hands down one of the best. I was lucky to nab a bottle of Blue spot Cask strength when it was release. Sublime

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

              It's not the cheapest but if you are looking for quality then look no further.

              Wish i was rich enough to move up to Redspot.

              1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Ive had a bottle of each last 2 years from my folks as a birthday present. Its so smooth. Really good. But without a shadow of a doubt the yellow spot is worth its price more.

                Midleton do one called method and madness single pot in chestnut casks. Its a real special one. Got a nice spice to it.

                1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Meant ive had a bottle of it (red spot) each of last 2 yrs

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

                    A quality whiskey like that needs to be savored and only sampled on special occasion indeed.

        13. Ben White saved my life
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not Proper 12! See Mourinho drinking it with Crumlin most famous son!

          1. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yeah is a manure petrol mix

        14. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Macallan, Chivas Regal

          Someone mentioned Laphroaig but yuck, tastes like rank medicine

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

        Arteta out?

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

          Vieira in?

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

            Good call.

            1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not a good call 🙂

        2. No end product
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bruce

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

            Bruce or Big Sam could keep Arsenal up.

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

        No CS points for Ramsdale ever right? What was I thinking haha

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          3 of the previous 4?

        2. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          GW 4, 5 & 7

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

          Leno back in.

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

            I meant now that I bought him on WC

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

        Arsenal start so well and just stop playing.

        They have absolutely no killer instinct.

        1. Gunneryank
            1 month, 17 days ago

            This. It's partly Arteta's mentality and coaching too.

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          3 player's in this game, 3 blanks, what a surprise

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

            Three Arsenal players is way too much. Stick to just one.

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              None of my rivals have

              White 2
              Gallagher 2
              ESR 2

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

                I still like Gallagher. Unsure about the other two though.

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

            Well you picked em.

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yep, every player I pick blanks

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

          Arsenal beat Norwich and Burnley, but they can't beat a half-decent team like Palace. Was the Spurs win a fluke?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Played us at a great time and got up for it - not a fluke but certainly nothing to hang your hat on

          2. Gunneryank
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Maybe, in the sense that Spurs are basically garbage and disguise it well.

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

              We started the game with Alli. That's like playing with 10 men.

          3. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Hurts my eyes watching Arsenal. They are really poo

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

            What are everyone thinking about Tielemans? Is he worth considering at all?

            1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Never heard of that whiskey

              1. Patron
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Ye I guess Belgians are making better beer tho.

              2. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

            2. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A trap

              1. Patron
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Fair. Cheers!

          5. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Useless milivojeci offf

          6. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            In what minute will White whip a cross onto Ramsdale head for a goal?

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

              89th

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

              105th minute

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

            Had to rewind that to check. Ben White took a shot.

          8. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I’m getting rid of Tierney

          9. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes, Laca. I would prefer him over Auba in most games tbh

            1. PartyTime
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Arteta is clueless. Laca should be starting most games

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Lacatalent lively.

            3. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Gallagher corner to Kouyate for the winner pls

            4. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I’m 97 points behind rank number 1

              I might not win fpl this year

            5. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Worst possible result for me in this game is 1-1 with no White, Gallagher or ESR involvement....

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Couple of bookings for them lot could make it worse

                1. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I'd put some serious cash on it happening too if I had it but I'm not that lucky

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

              edouard goal

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

                Lovely, I am actually keeping tabs on him.

            7. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Auba brace plz

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

              A. Solskjaer
              B. Arteta
              C. Big Sam

            9. Riverside Red
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Oh dear