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Palace v West Ham team news: Zaha + Gallagher out as Antonio + Bowen start

A relatively quiet day of Premier League football concludes with a hugely important match from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

The evening fixture sees Crystal Palace play host to West Ham United, with kick-off at Selhurst Park at 17:30 GMT.

This is the first of two matches that the Hammers have in Double Gameweek 21, with a clash with bottom-of-the-table Norwich City still to come a week on Wednesday.

FPL interest in David Moyes’s side spiked upon the Double Gameweek announcement, with Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio the most-bought players ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

The pair were among four West Ham assets who featured in the ‘transfers in’ top ten:

NameTeamTotal
BowenWHU1212972
AntonioWHU798749
GrayEVE479663
SonTOT436023
CoufalWHU374783
ToneyBRE302551
ReguilónTOT283033
BenrahmaWHU281589
KeaneEVE264500
KaneTOT240758

Further up the ranks, the pair were captained by a combined 89% of the top 10k and both of their effective ownerships exceed 100%:


Bowen and Antonio start tonight, with their manager’s only change seeing Declan Rice come in for Mark Noble in the middle of the park.

As for Palace, Connor Gallagher is still not ready to return.

He has been joined on the sidelines by Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate, with positive Covid-19 test results suspected but not confirmed by their fresh-out-of-isolation boss ahead of kick-off:

“We are missing a couple of players through Covid and injuries. It is difficult especially on the day of the game, at 12 o’clock, when there is a situation you cannot manage.” – Patrick Vieira

Palace’s two changes from Gameweek 20 see Luka Milivojevic and Christian Benteke replace Kouyate and the benched Jean-Philippe Mateta.

GAMEWEEK 21 LINE-UPS

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Hughes, Ayew, Benteke, Edouard.

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Olise, Eze, Mateta, Matthews, Kelly, Riedewald.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Johnson, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma, Antonio.

Subs: Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Areola, Noble, Fredericks, Masuaku, Kral, Okoflex, Alese.

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1,221 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Top scoring team this week has Sanchez (C)….like WTAF

    1. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Also 8 mill rank

    2. FPLrookie2009
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      He's 2nd on my bench .Played Cancelo, TAA and Keane was it right call?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Not certain. I benched TAA and started Reguilon. Liverpool has looked a bit shaky at the back, Chelsea could easily score and Alisson is rumoured to have covid. Benching Trent can always backfire, but I decided to start Spurs def.

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Need to transfer Rudiger out next GW. Is City double up the right way to go? Have this right now:

    DDG
    TAA Cancelo Reguilon Livra

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Laporte seems to be the man right now. I like him if you want to double up.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Yes. Considering Laporte. Seems to be the most dangerous from set pieces too.

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      too much can happen in 2 weeks. Time for a break and come back day before deadline

  3. Coaly
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    a) Salah to KDB
    b) Salah Sissoko to Sterling Bowen -4

    B makes it harder to get Salah back in 2 weeks …

  4. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Have I missed something here? Salah red flagged already?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Won't play next GW.

  5. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    When do injured players stop dropping in value? Thought they became price protected. Wondering about James?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Only when red to 100% like off suspension.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      James will keep on dropping...

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Had anyone asked why Salah is red flagged on this page yet?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wow he is flagged?

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      See about 2 posts above yours.

    3. Matjes_taet
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      AFCON next GW.
      Will play tomorrow.

    4. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Just so we're clear, I was messing. We'll get this every page for two weeks no doubt.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Once Pool play, not so much.

  7. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    I can’t believe nobody has noticed Salah’s red flag…

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      He's become a commy?

  8. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Salah to jota or son?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Give it a day

    2. mdm
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Jota

  9. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Only got Rudigar and Trent on tomorrow. Hoping for a lovely 0-0

  10. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Would you take a -4 or -8 to bench boost this?
    Would sell Foden & Foster for -4.
    West Ham v Leeds seems as good as any to bench boost.

    Lloris
    TAA Dalot Dier livra
    Jota gray son
    Ronaldo king antonio
    (Foster cancelo Bowen foden)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Depends on DGW fixtures but looks decent.

      1. Street Friend
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks. I’m basing it on what we believe to be doubles from Sir Ben

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Depending on the announced doubles fixtures, I'd say go for it.

      I've spent more than -4/-8 on bench boosts in the past, and it's a chip that's worth getting out the way at times. Particularly if you can do it in a double gameweek.

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      im most likely bench boosting with

      Sanchez (Bachman)
      TAA Cancelo Alonso* (White Livra)
      Bowen Jota Gray Son (Gundo*)
      Ronaldo King Antonio

      Gundo and alonso out for a hit to dgw players

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I haven't decided yet when to BB, but I am certainly considering it next week. I did WC this week and hope my team is good enough for BB and the covid situation allows it. Without WC and only one FH left navigating future blanks and doubles is even worse option.

  11. George James
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Chances of Johnson starting vs Norwich?

    1. mdm
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Slim

      1. George James
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Interesting. Why do you think? Didnt watch the game earlier but hear he played ok and no goals conceded before he went off.

        Masuaku in FA cup then back to Johnson hopefully.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      90%

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Looked good before he got subbed although Masuaku put in the most tackles even though he only played 45mins

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        and also got a yellow card and West Ham let in two goals with him on the pitch, Johnson will start

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’d say 90-100%.

      We were up 3-0 - Moyes was protecting him and the risk of a red as Palace only attacked down his wing.

      He did pretty well while he was out there and provided a much needed attacking threat that Masuaka doesn’t have.

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Scores on the doors?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      27 off 5

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      30 from 6. Not too bad

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      30 from 5 (-8)
      Sold Saka, so Gray with work to do!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        -31*. 9 to go, too.

    4. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      36/5 (with -8). TC on Bowen though so very much hoping that Norwich a) goes ahead b) gets him on the score sheet!

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      28, with 8 to go plus Bernardo 5 pointer from bench.

    6. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      24 though I'm on a free hit. Salah + 9 dgw players...

    7. Babit1967
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      39 from 8 on freehit, not the best but still got 9 to play, KDB, Kane let me down

    8. Matjes_taet
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      23 with 14 to go

    9. Root
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      26 with 16 to play.

      1. Root
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        (most of them are garbage from Brentford and Everton)

    10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      42 from 7

    11. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      31

    12. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      38 from 8 on WC.
      11 to go.

      Really hope Everton also get a double (Norwich - Newcastle) next GW. Could be very good for those of us on WC this GW.

      First and foremost we need Gray and DCL to play and bring us some points this GW ofc 🙂

    13. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      33 from 6, 11 to go (or 9 + C Bowen)

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        On WC also...

  13. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    I forget what a green arrow looks like.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Your season looks like a bad nightmare 🙁

  14. Pratik
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone wildcarding this week? Lots of price rises kicking in tonight.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Non

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      No my team always seems similar to what people want to wildcard to, though never seems to enable my rank to improve! Will wait until I come up with a master plan later in the season, and watch my rank nosedive afterwards instead!

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I have been in that position, but ended up last week having a team that looked like it was dead ended. I played my WC and kept only DdG, Trent, Jota and Cancelo.

  15. Ron_Swanson
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who reckons FPL towers red flagged Salah early on purpose and then came on here to see how many idiots would ask about it on here?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Had to explain it to my mate before lol

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      To think if the site had active moderators, properly curated hot topics, had working tweets, and a community who directed others to these tools, there wouldnt be an issue.

  16. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone got a clue what games might get added in next gameweek. Want to lose James with price fall tonight and wouldn't mind a DGW option?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      theres two weeks until next deadline legit no point in doing transfers for the next 10 days

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Eat the price drop. So many games to go before then.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Plus no one knows if/what doubles there are.

    3. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks all. Forgot the gap for the FA Cup!

    4. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Suspect we will know b/w 7th and 14th. Doubt any time before that.

  17. Toonmad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    So is salah one of the lfc players with covid?