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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. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Gallagher assist?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No

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

      Nope

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Olise assist, what a player

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

      No

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Seriously mate? I own him, what do you think!?

    6. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Olise assist

    7. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Lets all put the player we own followed by assist?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        😀
        Ramsdale assist?

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

    Ramsdale special

  3. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who’s the better pick at this point folks given DCL and Richarlison to come back?

    Gray
    Townsend

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Gray

  4. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Can I get Sanchez back for free? Getting Ramsdale was a mistake. Actually I think it's time to say good night. Nothing I do this season works. It started from GW1 with having Barnes and Harrison over Benrahma and Raphinha and has continued with all possible mistakes and bad luck. Che defenders have given me nothing and now this Arsenal triple up with WC two weeks ago is a disaster, not forgetting those funny zero pts from both Dias and Cancelo vs Liv.

    Bad decisions combined with bad luck means that I will have hard time to get even top 100k finish this season. Being forced to take risks doesn't usually go well. (C Lukaku will blank next week and Salah will probably score a hattie and that's it.)

    1. Riverside Red
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      It's tougher when us casuals are starting to understand the FPL rules

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

    Brilliant Gallagher AA

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Could have told you that before the game, he won't get anything

  6. HD7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Why was Saka subbed for Lokonga?
    Injury?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      McArthur booted him up in the air.

  7. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone buy Gallagher assist, I’ve got ESR, rival has Gallagher haha

  8. PartyTime
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hahaha Arsenal 😆

    • Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Arsenal, Lmao

    • Riverside Red
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Smith blaming Ramsdale...what about the Arsenal defence..this is a great game

    • Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What the. How did Ramsdale not save that? Straight through him.

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Leno will be smiling again.

    • DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Arteta out, he’s absolutely useless.

      1. Stram Dunk
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ole first

      2. Random Name
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Immediately

    • Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Palace only can win without milivojeivc

    • Random Name
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Loses to the top 6. Can't beat Brentford. Can't beat Brighton. Can't beat Palace. That's half the league and we're not even 8 games in.

      Arteta Out.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        But you guys are back, you beat Norwich and Burnley!

    • Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think a player who gets AA should get a point (if I own him)

    • have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      ffs Arsenal, you are at home, its a Derby. So, so bad

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not the first time Ramsdale has done that move haha.

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

        He's been watching Pickford. Jumping as a means of losing height

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Olise came on last week scores straight away, comes on now and an assist, worth watching

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Was just saying earlier today I was hoping he'd start today as I'd like to get him in if I could be sure of time, Palace have nice fixtures in the next little batch and they're scoring a lot of goals

    • Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hockey assist for Gallager

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

        Again

    • Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      What was ramsdale doing??

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’d blame white more for that, gave him a free shot from inside the box.

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

        Fed up of saving his team time after time. Turning into Cyndi Lauper

    • Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      White down to 1 point and nothing from Gallagher, shock!

    • Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Needs Odegaard on the end of this FK...

    • *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      How has Arteta still got a job... hes been taking the piss for years....Arsenal have some decent players!! Laca for instance, scores a goal, benched, scores a goal, benched ...

    • Gunneryank
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Palace playing like we should be playing.

      • Nomar
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This is a GW that makes you want to WC everyone out of your team except Trent and Salah.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Why are you keeping Trent? 7.5pts for a clean sheet?

          1. Gunneryank
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Lol what?

            • Nomar
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              True, but it's the hope he's going to turn back into 2018/19 TAA

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

            ... Foster Livra Duff Cancelo

            1. Nomar
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              True, I'd keep Livramento. Not sure Foster keeps his place for long though.

              Don't own the other two.

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            WC to last seasons consistent scorers

            TAA, Salah, KDB, Son, Kane, Vardy, Bamford, DCL

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Arsenal wishing they could play Norwich and Burnley every week.

          1. Random Name
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            I don't think they win more than 5/10 games against either of those teams

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

          Book, him Mike!

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Wtf no yellow for that?

        5. Random Name
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Why is Pepe on dead balls

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

            He's good at them