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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. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Jesus to drop 0.3 by GW2 if he blanks and any 8.0 or less forward scores

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      No chance

    2. RICICLE
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Absolutely no chance

      • Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        I think they will "protect" his price

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

      Jesus nearly on the end of a cross

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

      Should have been a Zinchenko YC for that shirt pull

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

        Only gave him a quick tug.

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Giggidy

      2. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Didnt slow the Bull

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

      Ars looking like ars again !

    6. Pedram
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      The director seem to really like Saliba

    7. lindeg
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Bring on nketiah, jesus i rubbish

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

      Jesus to darwin might be something to consider if darwin starts

      1. SonnyPikey
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Kneejerk central

        • TOBY1
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Not many without triple pool

          1. Third Eye Vision
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Loads of players have got 2 x Pool.

        • DeuloRad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Most people have 3 Pool already. (And I have Darwin already (and so doe the other 2 people in my league, strangely))

      2. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Mikel Arteta's hair confuses me.

        1. SonnyPikey
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            He needs to put on his MAGA hat

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

            Tis tar

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

          Marti G + Arsenal CS = great start!

          1. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              You could have zinch or ramsdale that would be better

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

            Nearly fell into the Jesus trap.
            666

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

              Keep ignoring him!

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

              We all fell in

              There’s always one player every year where we all get convinced they are all of a sudden going to be different than the player we’ve always seen…

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

              Is Jesus the new Mario Bosselli?

              1. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  No cos he was in league before

                • Critical Observer
                  • 6 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  The less-known evil brother of Mauro Boselli?

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

                My message has been deleted 🙁

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

              What are the live odds on a draw?

              Run to the bookies

              1. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  No!

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

                Mili on for the pen.

                1. SonnyPikey
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Red card*

                2. StevenW
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  Thought Saka would be worth the extra vs Martinelli, first mistake of the season?

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      After 1 game? Beatch please

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

                      First game is not even finished

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

                      Clearly

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

                      Yes.

                    • lindeg
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      Both looked shite

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

                      Wait for the next few games first. Im still confident he’ll smash

                      1. StevenW
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Transfer done, Saka to Mart, Kane to Haaland (-4).

                        I joke ofc

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

                        Saka and Jesus are doing fine. Anyone would think some posters are watching this match on Ceefax.

                        1. StevenW
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Is teletext not the only acceptable form of enjoying football bar attending?!

                  2. Pedram
                    • 8 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    That looked like a penalty imo

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Penalty police are here

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

                        They all do

                    2. Kaneyonero
                      • 5 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      Just because one player scores this week doesn't mean that another one can score next week

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

                      Don’t know what this ref’s name is but he always impresses me tbh, one of the better ones

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

                        MA

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

                        Moby

                      3. Threat Level Midnight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Couldn't agree more. I always think that a well reffed match is coming when I see him in the walkout.

                      4. rainy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Anthony Taylor

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

                      Saliba looks a baller

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                        Who would have known.. coming from a farmers league and all

                    5. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
                      • 1 Year
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                      Saka could price-drop if he blanks...easy and tempting swap to Martinelli

                      1. Assisting the assister
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                        Knee jerk central

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

                      Saliba might be too good!

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

                        You want to rub Ben White owners, we get it.

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

                      Saliba on 2 BAPS

                    8. Casualspotted
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Jesus proving he is fraud. This is not preseason

                        1. SonnyPikey
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Yep

                          • keefyefc
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Game not over yet
                            3 of his next 4 games are at home
                            The away game Bournemouth

                          • thischarmingman
                            • 11 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Casual spotted

                        2. Threat Level Midnight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Saliba has been the best player on the pitch today.

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

                            Put him up front then

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

                          Saliba is class. What a tackle

                        4. Tcheco
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Come on Palace smash this CS

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

                          Hopefully Jesus gets 10 minutes off the bench

                        6. gooberman
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Has Martinelli been playing in the 2nd half? lol

                          1. The Suspended One
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Good question…

                          2. Steerpike
                            • 13 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Has Arsenal been playing in the 2nd half?

                          3. Royal5
                            • 10 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Done nothing apart for one goal and one wastes sitter all game has he?

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

                          To think I almost picked almiron over saliba

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

                            Monobrow?

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

                              Have you been on the old magnum knight

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

                          Palace really missing Gallagher

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

                            Eze almost as good no?

                            1. SpeedyPro
                              • 12 Years
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              No

                            2. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              I’m going to go with No

                        9. lindeg
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          Zinchenko is sunday league level defensively

                          1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Harsh

                          2. Dennis System
                            • 3 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            Check out the moron

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

                          Really great to have football back! Love Selhurst Park