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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. Pedram
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Saka didn't deserve any points from this match, was invisible until now

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Yup, annoying

    2. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Fpl

    3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Only an assist

    4. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Not sure if comments like this are serious. He’s been class.

      As usual.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah I thought he was excellent

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    No Jesus worked ok. This gameweek at least.

  3. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    zinch and martinelli was a lucky pick, thank GOD!!

  4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    That’s cruel on Jesus! Second goal coming seconds after going off

    1. Yossi
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      yes, its cruel that the team managed to score when he wasn't playing

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        He was begging for an attacking return bless him

    2. SINGH
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Palace were managing to mark him out of the game but with Nketiah is a different option to bring off the bench

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

    Those that'll sell Jesus are the same ones that got rid of Haaland after the CC.

    Let them off and the ownership drop!

  6. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    End it now please

  7. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Does anyone actually listen to Carragher's co-commentary?

    Not only his awful accent, but a flat monotone pitch, and just witters on and on and on.

    Also there's the additional risk he may lean out of your TV set and spit at you if you mention Man Utd.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Tis a fine jape!

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      LMAO!!!

    3. Flog the trog
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      Worst pundit, turn things off with him on

  8. borat
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Saka non owners in the mud.
    Martinelli non owners in the mud.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      No one then

  9. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Season saved by Saka

  10. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    77% of the game mudded.

  11. SINGH
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    I see Jesus being sold in Jan window. Already out of my fantasy team.

  12. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Arse defense is shaky lucky to get a cleanie

    1. SINGH
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      That keeper is the problem, Saliba looks solid

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Ramsdale has looked shaky. Palace are a decent team and can cause anyone problems.

      I’ve thought the defenders have played really well.

  13. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Arsenal have been crap (didn't watch)

  14. Zimo
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Queue the Jesus price drop

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Cue the queue

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        😉

  15. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Nobody wants to own a 7.9 Jesus

    1. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      And I went for him over Robbo.

    2. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I do. Doesn't matter if his price drops if you're not selling.

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        I'll probably sell him in GW5 😉 but I'm okay with a price drop cuz I'll get Robbo or Cancelo.

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Jesus only owners fuming

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Jesus owner, but lol yea

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      Really happy actually- looked in great form. Goals will come

  17. DeuloRad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    I'm sure Nketiah's still gonna get double digits this season

    1. RN - Lyon Fan
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      zzzzzzzzzzzz

      1. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Hahaha

  18. jimmy12
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Cashed out, decent start
    https://i.imgur.com/QzCDJBW.png

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Please don’t boast about gambling, tis a shameful thing to do.

  19. Pedram
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 10 hours ago

    Come on Ramsdale get that third save

  20. SonnyPikey
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Last season arsenal bottom 1st game
      This season arsenal top 1st game

      Jesus is the factor.

      1. DeuloRad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        That's what we're paying the 8.0 for

      2. SINGH
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Praise the lord.

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      First mistake of tinkering this season, went from I have to get Zin to not having him 😛

    • THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Zinchenko Baps Monster.

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        Not really. Would be on 29 without the assist

    • Daniel Jebbison
      • 13 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Jesus blank

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Dialup?

      2. Dušan Citizen
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Really?

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

      Feel sorry for Arsenal fans. It's the hope that kills you.

      1. jacob1989
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          lol. An away victory to Palace is a good result.

        • SonnyPikey
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Palace beat them here 3-0 last season.

        • PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Respect those that went without Jesus. Ballsy & paid off already. Might not in gw2

          1. nolard
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            depends who you have instead. I got Vardy 😉

            1. PartyTime
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 9 hours ago

              Party is on Sunday. Bring your wife along 🙂

        • have you seen cyan
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Nice, Gabriel sneaking a bap

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Almost had a cs busting OG

        • RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Zinchenko's play is making me very interested for gw3.

          Happy with Martinelli goal of course but SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy not having Jesus

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            He headed a ball back across goal

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              lol.
              maybe i should say the team's performance in general but yes that was a nice header.

        • Vermeerish
          • 13 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Jesus tells his followers that "the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again"

          1. Vermeerish
            • 13 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Just saying

          2. PartyTime
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            😆

        • Pedram
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Contemplating selling Jesus, that 7.9 is gonna be very annoying

          1. jacob1989
              9 days, 9 hours ago

              go ahead

          2. Johnjo
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Jesus currently most transferred In strikers this week.

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Top scoring one.