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

    How many pens have Palace claimed? 😆

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

      To be fair they are falling all over the pitch but they’re not exactly calling for the penalties.

      I want to know where the yellow cards are after Xhaka got one for the same thing earlier

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

    Crystal Palace in total control, too bad they have players like Ayew and Eze to fck it up

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

      Eze has been excellent

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

    Zinc CS banked

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

    Looked like a pen.

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

    Tierney and nketiah on
    Zinc and Jesus off

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

    Jesus fail

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

    Get Nketiah on to give them something to worry about

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

      Ah, good

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

    Zinky CS points preserved.

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

      Year of the 5.0™

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

    Jesus flop!

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

    Oh dear Jesus.

    Does he start vs Leicester?

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

      Obviously…

    2. CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Of course.

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

    3/4 of game with a blank there

  12. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 16 hours ago

    Jesus disappoints his followers

  13. SonnyPikey
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Wait, nobody triple capped zinch? Fools!

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

      Pep wouldnt sell a stud player

    • Pedram
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      Jesus clean sheet banked!

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

      Jesus FAIL

    • SH1M1
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

      A blank for 3/4 of the game owners lol

    • MarkyMarkL
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Brace yourselves for the inevitable Jesus price drop...

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

          Will rise again after his GW3 hattie

      • Kaneyonero
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Eddie will score lol

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

        Jesus 2pts. 2pts. Sell sell sell!

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Great start for Zinch, … not so for Jesus.

        Thank goodness for Martinelli!

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        That was inevitable with Jesus.

        But we all have him so irrelevant

      • jacob1989
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          congrats to the zinchenko owners.. a massive haul

        • _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Sala goal

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            Saka even maybe an og

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

          Saka G

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            yay!

        • SonnyPikey
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            OG

          • Yossi
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 16 hours ago

            looks like we failed fellow Jesus owners.. Is it time to get rid?

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

            OG
            Saka A

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

            Og

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

            Saka :-O