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

    Jesus Wept!

  2. asr
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Saka you beauty!!!

  3. g40steve
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Saka A

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Saka a

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

    Deflected?

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

      Lol I’d say…

  6. SonnyPikey
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      It's an og

    • PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      And that is what you get from following the herd

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Ffs… Rashford + cash over Saka not looking good as a punt lol

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Whichever 8m mid does well it's Rashford + cash over _______

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Guehi does what Jesus couldn't.

    • tutankamun
      • 13 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Sakassist

    • Licky
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      That's gonna be an assist.

    • djman102
      • 13 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Still points...I'll take it.

    • DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Yesssss Saka assist

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Saka so lucky to get an assist today.

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

      SAKAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Kaneyonero
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Og?

    • HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      assy or not

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

      That came out of nowhere with Saka

    • Ninja Škrtel
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      BOOM SAKALAKA

    • SonnyPikey
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Where are the guys who said palace would win

        1. Tcheco
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Here

      • AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Take the Plange!

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

        Saka huge haul

      • RICICLE
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Saka not worth it apparantly…….

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Arsenal looking ruthless without jesus

        • Old Bull
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Would have been happier with the goal

        • Lindelol
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Finally something for saka

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

          Top of the league!

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

          Mark wins again

          No Jesus, Saka and Martinelli

          1. RICICLE
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Saka and Marti have done things.
              Just in case you didn’t know 🙂

            • diesel001
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              He is lucky at FPL. Yes, he has skill, but he also has a lot of luck.

              But as I have said before, I would rather be unlucky at FPL and lucky in other areas in my life because FPL is nothing in the grand scheme of things. Being unlucky in wealth, health, family and career are way worse than being unlucky in FPL.

          2. MarkyMarkL
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Saka you beauty! All is not lost after Jesus blank!

            • Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              It was a bloody huge deflected. Obviously an OG 😆