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Crystal Palace v Arsenal team news: Jesus and Zinchenko make debuts

Arsenal visit Crystal Palace in tonight’s season opener, with all Fantasy Premier League (FPL) eyes on Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners forward is the most-owned player in FPL heading into Gameweek 1, with his ownership sitting at a whopping 77.1 per cent.

Kick-off at Selhurst Park is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta has opted for his usual 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 formation, with Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba – who spent last season on loan at Marseille – featuring in defence. The latter’s inclusion means Ben White shifts over to right-back as expected.

Further forward, Jesus is joined in attack by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, both of whom are owned by over 20% of FPL managers, with captain Martin Odegaard pulling the strings in behind.

Kieran Tierney returns to the bench, which also includes another new signing Matt Turner.

Palace, meanwhile, line up in a 4-3-3, with the exciting Eberechi Eze deployed in the ‘Conor Gallagher’ role.

The most popular Eagles asset on show is Wilfried Zaha, while Cheick Doucoure makes his debut in midfield.

Fellow new boys Sam Johnstone, Chris Richards and Malcolm Ebiowei are substitutes.


GAMEWEEK 1 LINE-UPS

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Doucoure, Schlupp, Eze, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard

Subs: Johnstone, Ward, Richards, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Hughes, Ebiowei, Mateta, Plange

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Cedric, Holding, Elneny, Lokonga, Nelson, Pepe, Nketiah

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  1. Surfreak
    • 13 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Martinelli up front 🙂

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Which whilst good means he will probably rotate with Nketiah

      1. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Eddie the Feather will be a fringe player

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      If you're going by BBC then they are wrong almost every time when it comes to putting up formations.
      I would expect a 4231 with White at RB.

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      can't trust the sofascore graphic.

      Same graphic against Sevilla, and Saka and Martinelli played wide in a 4-3-3 / 4-2-3-1

  2. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Do Kane to Haaland now to avoid the price drop?

    1. RUUD!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Na, can wait until at least Sunday night before doing anything.

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

    2. Surfreak
      • 13 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Wait and see how he plays first

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Madness

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        I guess sarcasm is dead

    4. Flaps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      You have a 12 so stop the bull

  3. RUUD!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Robbo’s my differential in pretty much all of my leagues, I’ll take that!

    1. Sergio Giorgini
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Same here, happy with that

    2. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I can’t see any of the other teams, am I being stupid?

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Click on 'GW1'

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Ah got it thanks!

  4. Sergio Giorgini
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Am I the only person with Alonso? I know he's supposedly going, but straightforward enough to swap once Perisic is up and running.

    1. RUUD!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Cucurella could play, cleared to play against Everton

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Highly unlikely

    2. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      No, there’s about 7.2m players and he has 3.8% ownership. So you and about 274,000 others by my calculations

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      There can't be a big club. At least his value will hold most likely lol.

    4. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Bold pick

  5. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Where is Jonty these days?

    1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Barely anyone that works here actually posts, not sure what happened

      1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        We put such quality stuff on here

        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          I can only speak for myself mate and I post pure gold

          1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            I am intimidated by the quality of your posts

    2. Haalander
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      I haven’t seen captain Kane on recently either

      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Banned

        1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Always happens to the good ones

          1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            He was not a serious FPL poster, unfortunately.

            1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              You are not serious until you have been banned

              1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                I’ve never been banned. You’re thinking of my evil twin. He has a goatee

                1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                  • 5 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  He is the one who told me you got banned.

                  I thought we were a banned of bros

          2. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            I hope that this is an example of sarcasm.

        2. Haalander
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Doesn’t surprise me in the least

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        He's changed his name a bit but still posting.

    3. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Where is Maximus Bonimus Pointimus

      1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        I tired him out with daka

      2. No Need
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Bannedius

      3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Hopefully gone for good

      4. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Boring people elsewhere in his vortex of misery.

        1. DeuloRad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks for lightening the mood 🙂

    4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Twatter

    5. SonnyPikey
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Jonty fell in with the wrong crowd and has a serious drug addiction

        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Really? #getwellsoonjonty

    6. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Runaway winners

      Jesus 77%
      Sahah 62%
      TAA 60%

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Don't have number 1

    7. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      How are people managing to view the teams of their rivals in their mini-leagues, even if I click on their name and go to their GW1 history, I still get nothing?

      Cheers

      1. Ady87
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Refresh or close browser etc, that’s how I’m doing it, clicking GW 1 and team shows

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        refresh/do cookie thing etc.

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Nice one.

      3. Egg noodle
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Why don't you just click GW1 in their history

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          As I said in my original post, that isn't/wasn't working for me.

    8. Ady87
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Top 2 in my ML last season that finished top 2k both gone 5 at the back and it looks immense. I am scared.

      1. Haalander
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Well if the hype around scoring forwards happens and strong midfielders scoring maybe the clean sheets will effect points and bonuses! That’s my theory anyway.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Is this going to be a serial?

      3. LangerznMash
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Best player in my league has gone 523 and his team looks amazing.

    9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Carragher says he expects Ben White to step into midfield alot this season. Could be a similar role to cancelo last season at city

      1. Podge
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Zinchenco surely

      2. SonnyPikey
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          and still not score/assist

        • Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Lol what

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Who is Carragher? 😛

          1. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              jimmy carragher. was on emmerdale

          2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Did you have subtitles on?

          3. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            I expect Arsenal to play more of a left-sided pivot with Zinchenko / Tierney bombing forward and linking up with Martinelli. White I see as a forward CB who will come out of defence (albeit at RB, but that is why it is a left-sided pivot) and look to play longer passes. Arsenal have Saka on the right hand side and he is used to the WB role so effectively they switch to a 3-5-2 when they have the ball.

          4. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            Surely no one listens to him

        • Egg noodle
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          The only player I want to fail is Bailey. I really don't care beyond that.

          1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Just all the players I don’t own for me

        • g40steve
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Teams 85% template 🙂

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Where do you get that? LiveFPL?

          2. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Very proud of you, SirG40steve!

            1. g40steve
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 17 hours ago

              Cheer, thanks for the knighthood 🙂

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Who's your starting XI with ownership less than 10%?

          Only Kulusevski here, blimey!

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Mount at 10.3%... but that's it!
            Iversen if Ward isn't fit 😛

          2. Salarrivederci
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Iversen the only one 😉

            But got Ward on the bench 😉 ;/

          3. sirmorbach
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Only Bowen for me. Bruno Guimarães with 11%.

          4. DeuloRad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Collins, Iversen

          5. Woy_is_back
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Maddison. He will haul

          6. Haalander
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Almiron here or should I say almoran lol. Said I’d chance a one week punt vs forest and see what happens even tho o know already. He’ll blank

          7. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Digne at 4.4%

          8. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Raya, Saliba, Aaronson

          9. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Botman, Aaronson and Kulusevski

          10. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Literally none. Spend 5 weeks tinkering and obsessing. End up mega-template.

          11. Avery
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Cucurella
            Aaronson
            Bamford
            Saliba

          12. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Wilson and Trossard.

          13. Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Aaronson 1.1%

            Toney 5%

          14. Thanos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            Sterling!

          15. Licky
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            Meslier
            Botman
            Koulibaly

          16. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            Aaronson

          17. Sergio Giorgini
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            Bernardo, Mahrez, Alonso

        • 1zverGGadeM
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Good Luck, Everybody!

        • Woy_is_back
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Heezus blank

        • ᴋiɴɢ
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          FPL stats being showed during the game lol

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            the fantasy football programme which doesn't talk about fantasy football. Was awful as I remember but 2 terrible hosts

            Will give it a miss

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 13 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Closing LMS entry until Wednesday when the game kicks off in 18 minutes.

        • SonnyPikey
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            benteke not in squad. on his way to wolves?

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 12 Years
              7 days, 18 hours ago

              gone to America I think

              1. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  howdy cowboy

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Coyotes

              3. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  thanksgiving benturkey

              4. Rocket Raccoon
                • 12 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Am on holiday. Some old Spanish man is ranting and raving outside. Tried to use Google translate on him. Seems like his mate told him not to Captain Kane.

              5. Woy_is_back
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Only me who thinks Ramsdale is shaite? Arsenal wont win trophies with him

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Ramsfail? Nah, absolute wall.

              6. Count of Monte Hristo
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Starter for next week?

                a) Trippier @ BHA

                b) Cash (h) EVE

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  B obvs

                2. Drip Doctor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  I mean, maybe wait and see how they perform first?

                3. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

                  A

              7. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                My template rating is 59%

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Poo Fighter!

              8. pundit of punts
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                Went with this lot

                1. pundit of punts
                  • 9 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Went with this lot 🙂

                  Ward
                  TAA - Cancelo - Robertson
                  Salah - Mount - Martinelli - Neto - Bailey
                  Kane - Jesus

                  Sa - Neco - Patterson - Plange

                  Kane + Mount > Haaland + Foden in gw 2 😉

                  1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                    • 5 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    It was better the first time around

                  2. Slouch87
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

                    Thank goodness . You left us dangling there.

                2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 18 hours ago

                  Cool, keep us updated (which I know you will do, but only if you are doing well)

              9. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 18 hours ago

                I will be revealing my template rating at 9pm GMT this evening

                1. SonnyPikey
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    you're the most template player on here i know

                    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      F ME

                  • ᴋiɴɢ
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    you're the most template player on here i know

                    1. DeuloRad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      F ME

                  • SonnyPikey
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Contrary to reports on various media outlets, MYNAMEISREDRO is definitely the least template player on here bro

                  • Haalander
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    Well one think we all know for sure. Doesn’t do anything to the rank of Jesus scores 10 goals tonight we all have him!

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    7 days, 18 hours ago

                    If you've never been to Selhurst Park, really have to recommend it. Great venue.

                    1. LangerznMash
                      • 6 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Are you there now? I never get phone signal in football stadiums.

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Haha not tonight. Many a time though. Game & beer festival alone.

                    2. SonnyPikey
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        can smell the BO from my telly

                      • Haalander
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Yes I’ve heard that before alright and the fans are pretty hard core from what I heard. I’d like to visit Brentford it’s getting good reviews as a stadium too

                    3. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Is Live fpl not working- when I put ID in I am getting someone else’s name coming up?

                      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                        • 7 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Same

                        1. TopMarx
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          7 days, 53 mins ago

                          hey Jarvish, have you entered the H2H leagues this year?

                          drop me an email at will@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Give it time.

                    4. Egg noodle
                      • 12 Years
                      7 days, 18 hours ago

                      Kane just dropped from 29.4% to 29.3% lol wtf

                      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        He’s done nothing all season tbf

                        1. The Persecuted ⓄⓃⒺ︎
                          • 8 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          I forgot to check what month it is, it's August ffs

                      2. Milkman Bruno
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Kane to Haaland 😆

                      3. SonnyPikey
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          just sold kane for benteke. wish me luck

                          1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            Out of the frying pan

                      4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                        • 10 Years
                        7 days, 18 hours ago

                        Anyone else feel like they've just wasted 5 weeks of their lives?

                        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          That depends on K1ng’s final rank

                        2. Haalander
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          Nope not until 9.30pm tonight !!

                        3. Slouch87
                          • 6 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          No. I'm OR1 currently

                          1. Zalk
                            • 11 Years
                            7 days, 17 hours ago

                            What? My 1 is horizontal.

                        4. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          And this is just the beginning

                        5. Lallana
                          • 8 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          yes

                        6. SonnyPikey
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            i was living under a rock so can't complain

                        7. DeuloRad
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          7 days, 18 hours ago

                          This burrito is good but it is filling

                          1. SonnyPikey
                              7 days, 18 hours ago

                              can i ask you a question? is cereal soup?

                              1. DeuloRad
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                7 days, 17 hours ago

                                You are the most cereal player I know bro

                          2. Lallana
                            • 8 Years
                            7 days, 18 hours ago

                            With Ward & Perisic somewhat doubtful, I brought in Ramsdale (for Sanchez) & Trippier last second. Hope it works out.