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

    Jesus > Alvarez done

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

    It’s safe to say Arsenal are back.

    Great win.

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

      Goooner spotted.

      Can’t wait to see the silverware this year

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

        Haha you’re a Chelsea fan by the looks of it.

        You’ll always be a small money club with no history.

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

          Considering we’ve won 5 titles since Arsenal won anything, I wouldn’t be talking.

          You are just salty because you know you are never going to win the CL. It would be a miracle if you even qualified in the next decade.

    2. SH1M1
      • 11 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      lol

  3. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Arsenal blew 2 Jesus assists.

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

    Did nobody expect that Jesus could run his socks off and blank GW1?

    It’s the fixture run we were targeting..

    KCCO

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

      Are you baiting?

      He was electric, should have had at least one assist. Martinelli's huge miss and Ode refusing to shoot.

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

        Always.

        Seriously though, all these people saying they are selling..

        I didn’t think he looked great but I’m definitely holding.

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

        I just don’t like him much as a player either. I want my CFs to score goals. He’s always trying to make highlight reel plays and needs to focus on getting in better positions so he can actually get a clean look or two.

        To be fair, he knows he’s better on the wing. I think he’s poorly suited to lead the line.

    2. PogChamp
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Not everyone will see it like that. That's the problem.

      1. TOBY1
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Its not a problem if they sell and he goes down so be it. He will do well this season.

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

    This Arsenal team have something they haven't had in a long time, a good, solid spine!

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

      5th best spine in the league

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Xhaka says hi

  6. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    CP was always going to be a tough game.

    Jesus will come good so I'm defo sticking.

  7. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Sell Gabriel Jesus.

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

      Done

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      or keep

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Long time ago

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

    Could have been worse, but happy to see how Foden does over Martinelli

  9. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Nightcrawler about?

    4/5 of managers globally engulfed in a MUDWAVE!

    1. Zimo
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      He's jizzing himself currently

  10. Yossi
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Any other Jesus owners fed up?

    Feels bad to have thrown the season away already ffs

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

      Jesus to Maupay done

    2. Runnerboy31
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      lol - some people will think this without irony

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      70% of the teams have quit the game

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 15 hours ago

    Jesus + Martinelli only, should I moan or should I cheer? 😛

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

      You should chill out.

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

      Red arrow

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

      Perfectly fine. Arsenal CS annoying, but they showed enough shakiness not to worry me tons yet.

    4. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Moan.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Will do my best 😛

    5. jacob1989
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        same here.. mixed feelings

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

      i'm fairly satisfied. 2 out of 3, rams & saka. Jesus points will arrive...

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

      A lucky Ramsdale CS to start the season 😀

      1. Zimo
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        If only he had gotten that 3rd save

    8. Djokovic Airlines
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Any chance to see rival's teams?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Click on GW1 after loading their name 🙂

      2. MrBoombastik
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Can only see in cups right now

      3. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Zinc + Martin + Jesus owner.

        Happy here.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          😎

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          same!

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

        31% template team, bet no one is lower then that?

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 13 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          How do you check that ?

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

            Live FPL scroll down on main rank page

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Mine must be in the 20s!

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

          Also 31%, so no I can't

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

            4.0% in defence!

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

              31% also wow, but 4% wtf lol

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

              My main star is Saka even though I have Martinelli

        4. EVILFUK
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          I will check

        5. EVILFUK
          • 12 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          7% temp

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

            I.D 136

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

              ha, had to be BB. I am also BB

              Ur team is interesting

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

            7 lol who have you got 😀

      5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Jesus was fantastic tonight, I’d much rather a performance like that and a blank rather not being in the game and getting a random tap in.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          yep he was great
          People will remove him and he will probably drop in price, but that really doesn't matter to me. His ownership will be a bit lower which is nice.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            I’m very confident he won’t drop first week, he might if he blanks GW2.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          This! Wisdom from above 😛

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

          Jesus will probably double drop. First game week when people are still engaged, has like 80% ownership..

          If someone like Wilson scores, mass exodus

          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            What if similar options don’t score though

          2. jacob1989
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              let people sell.. better for us owners

        4. Etihader
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Ramsdale won the game for Arsenal. Minimum 3 very high XG saves. And he will not get any baps. But Zinchenko who just played 1 header from the corner will get 3 baps. Pathetic.

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

            As Zinch owner and Ramsdale non owner, I 100% agree.

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

          I won’t be selling Jesus, you wombats can do so at your peril.

        6. Daniel Jebbison
          • 13 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Arsenal look top 4 material

          1. Dušan Citizen
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Owen, is that you?

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

            4th? We're top of the league baby! 😎

        7. Dušan Citizen
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Is there anyone here whose humour isn't on the level of a 12 old boy?

          1. No Need
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Im nowhere near that high a level

          2. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              MYNAMEISREDRO

            • Dušan Citizen
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              sElLiNgG jEsUs. Woah, so funny

              1. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  Kneejerkers ahoy

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Fart humour is best humour

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

                Ur mum

              4. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                I like the tiny little v above your s

              5. Freshy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Transfer Window still open
                Saliba to ManU?

              6. borat
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Yes. I am.
                My teachers say i have a humour of a 6 years old

            • OLD Rafiki
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              (c)son to do the rest...

            • EVILFUK
              • 12 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Martinelli to get any winning goal bps score?

              1. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  No

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

                Defo gonna keep Jesus next 3 GWs and reassess

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  6pts woohoo!

              3. SonnyPikey
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  Saliba 8 pointer beast

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

                    As someone that has no Martinelli I'm delighted with that, punt worth taking considering I thought Arsenal would concede today

                • The Mandalorian
                  • 9 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  New players will register this week and likely buy Jesus which should protect him from a price fall.

                • Runnerboy31
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  People on here are hilarious with the reactionary emotion

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Love this site! 😛

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

                  - Jesus was actually good. Should have had at least 2 assists. Sitters from Martinelli/Odegaard. Needs to shoot though.
                  - Martinelli looked more direct than Saka. Will note Mitchell is a decent defender so Saka will get easier games
                  - Saliba really good. Obviously did well on BPS too. Nice enabler. Endangers White when Tomiyasu back.
                  - Zinchenko was alright, but not as good as tally suggests. Bit weak defensively.
                  - Ramsdale did his job, but looked shaky as per. Eze absolutely should have scored.

                  1. Hits from the Bong
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Thought Martinelli was a bit lucky, missed a glorious chance before the ball hit him in the face, then he disappeared
                    Saka was a bit disapoointing, but still think he's the better option of the two.
                    Zinchenko was more attacking than I thought he would be, what does Tierney being back do to him though?

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

                  Rambooo

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

                  3.4m rank drop from joint first =[