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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. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Odegaard is so slow on the ball. FFS.

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Jesus has been great. Points dodging due to teammates.

  3. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Why spend 60m on a player just to move him into a position he has no business playing?

    1. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Who cost 60m?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Ben white..

        1. DeuloRad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Don't think he did.

          He's probably better than Cedric at RB, and more defensive, allowing others in the team to attack more.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Dollars

            I really don’t think he is. Not that Cedric is great, at least he can offer width and hit a cross.

            I get what you are saying but Partey is doing all the work over there, hasn’t done very much defensively either. He’s a liability.

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Who are you moaning about now?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Same player as before.. move along.

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Him and Cucurella paid for the stadium nicely

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Talk about blowing 60m… Cucarella better be the second coming of Ashley Cole…

  4. lespaul
    • 12 Years
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Have the BBC lost the rights to radio commentary now as well ?!

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Hope not! If it's not on BBC it's nearly always on Talkshite

    2. lespaul
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Ah thanks you're right it is on talk shite

    3. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Nope. They share rights with TalkSport.

  5. TOBY1
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    How much will Jesus fall this gw if no goal?

    1. SonnyPikey
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Not much

      • RICICLE
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Not much, if at all

        • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          He won’t, not after one week

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            You underestimate the knee jerkers

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              He won’t, I remember Trent the other year having loads of blanks in a row and he didn’t drop.
              Players once they get to a certain ownership level require many many more sales for a drop in the algorithm

        • Royal5
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          0.1

        • jacob1989
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            not at all. He is playing good. Should have had 2 assists

            1. TOBY1
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Not everyone watches the games. Agree he's playing well. He generally does though..

          • TOBY1
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Are price rises/falls worked out on % change or actual number of sells/buys?

          • The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            0.3m. People will move en masse to the goal-scorers. Wilson probably.

        • The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Ramsdale just saved Gabriel’s bacon

          1. ASL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Is that the 3rd save for an extra Ramsdale point?

          2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Nah. Offside.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Still.. quite a scuff

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Zinchenko on 3 baps

          1. tutankamun
            • 13 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Ramsdale and Martinelli on 1

          2. Boxwoods
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            How is he looking? Haven't been able to watch.

        • Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          People did say Gabriel would be a threat from corners....

        • Halftime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Anderson is having a good game.

        • jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Need a palace goal

          1. Dannyb
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            This

          2. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              So needy

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            With 5 subs available, Arteta should sub Ramsdale!

          4. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Clyne yc

            • diesel001
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Palace look like a team who got a manager bounce under Vieira (new manager / new style of play boost) but now the opposition know what they are about and they have nothing to surprise the opposition with.

            • NateDog
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Saliba getting a couple of baps may ease the pain of Martinelli if he dodges them as he often does

              1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 12 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Probably the best 4.5 def imo

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Salibary glands activated!

              3. Johnjo
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Yes Sali looks good. Unfortunately he's on my bench.

            • Pedram
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              A zinchenko yellow card would be really useful right now

              1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Rc please.

              2. Herman Toothrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Boo hiss

            • Pedram
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 16 hours ago

              Btw why is this place so salty during matches? irony/sarcasm just dripping from everyone's mouths

              1. The Train Driver
                • 7 Years
                7 days, 16 hours ago

                Too many kids, I hope... Scary if some of them are adults...

              2. RICICLE
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  This is not new, always like this

                • NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  If you're looking for pleasant discussion just avoid Friday night to Sunday evening, the bitterness is hard to avoid

                • The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  Saibary glands overworked

                • DeuloRad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  Please don't mistake my drooling for irony. It is a sincere lack of motor control in response to Jesus' footwork and eyebrow movement

                • SonnyPikey
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    Lighten up bro

                  • The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    It’s so on-brand today it’s laughable

                • The Train Driver
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  Arsenal attacking assets:

                  Jesus has been Arsenals best attacking player. Great at holding up the ball, positioning, pressing anddriving it forward.

                  Saka working a lot in defence as well, doesn't get as many attacking positions as the rest.

                  Martinelli in some good positions, bargain at 6m.

                  Odegaard has looked off, bad decision making and not the greatest passes. Doesn't look focused. Armband too much pressure?

                  1. Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    Ode Never been a very good player really imo

                    1. DeuloRad
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      Nonsense

                    2. Royal5
                      • 10 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      Lol

                  2. jacob1989
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      yup. Saka not worth 2 m more than Martinelli.
                      Jesus will come good.

                      1. RICICLE
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          He is imo, it’s only first game of season

                          1. TheBiffas
                            • 1 Year
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            No chance. Only thing Saka has is nailedness.

                            1. Old Bull
                              • 9 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              As an owner I’m disappointed in his positioning tonight.

                            2. RICICLE
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                Explain……
                                Did brilliantly last season, no reason why he can’t again, nailedness….lol

                                1. TheBiffas
                                  • 1 Year
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Looks like he's playing wingback... Martinelli got much higher ppm last season and could outscore Saka this season with more minutes

                        • The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Who’s driving the train, aaahhhhhhh!

                          1. The Train Driver
                            • 7 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            Please let me enjoy my holiday....

                      2. MIGHTY JOE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Hoooold Ramsdale

                      3. jacob1989
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          cmon Palace wipe that ARS CS

                        • Van der Faart
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Arsenal haven't been great

                          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                            • 12 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            First half good
                            Second half not so much

                            1. Van der Faart
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Fortunate to be winning for sure

                          2. SonnyPikey
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Since 2009

                            • DavidBW
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Grinding out results has been arsenals problem. If they win 1-0 it’s a good performance.

                              1. TheBiffas
                                • 1 Year
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                Exactly

                          3. 824545201
                            • 6 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            Mitchell having an absolute shocker. Is he always this bad?

                          4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                            • 12 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            Jesus beginning to moan

                            1. djman102
                              • 13 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Jesus wept?

                              1. SonnyPikey
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Jesus sweep

                            2. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
                              • 5 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Do something Saka!

                              1. DeuloRad
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                Okay! I'll jump into a pool riding a unicorn

                                Now, you do something Xhaka..

                            3. JPSpurs
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              I was on Toney - damn my last minute change to Jesus

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                • 5 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                2 points more atm

                            4. g40steve
                              • 4 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Teirney ain’t getting back in this team Saliba is awesome!

                            5. Rainer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Arse dropping back.

                              1. SonnyPikey
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  My arse fell out the back of me

                              2. The Train Driver
                                • 7 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                Arsenal loosing focus, plsying long balls and defending. Game plan nonexistent.

                              3. Egg noodle
                                • 12 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                How long until 3rd Ramsdale save?

                                1. Daniel Jebbison
                                  • 13 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  After he concedes most probably

                              4. Daniel Jebbison
                                • 13 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours ago

                                Officially Zinchenko is the top scoring player in the game atm

                                1. DeuloRad
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Says who?

                                2. Daniel Jebbison
                                  • 13 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Ladies and gentlemen

                                3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                  • 12 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Never thought I would hear that

                                4. Rainer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Thanks Daniel, what's your goal of the season so far?

                                5. SonnyPikey
                                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                                    I thought I was

                                6. Gudjohnsen
                                  • 5 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Arsenal defence much better with Saliba.

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • 4 Years
                                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                                    If you own Teirney get rid