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

    Got Martinelli and Zinchenko and no Jesus.

    Green arrow?

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

      Obviously

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

      duh

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

      Is there a smug arrow?

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

        Lol

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

      Enjoy it when you can ...

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

      Sorry for the smug! Feel lucky with getting away with no Jesus today.

    6. Roy Hudd
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Not having Jesus given his price and many other factors is actually a poor managerial decision so this post actually makes you look silly tbh.

      1. SH1M1
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        Haha

      2. Geenn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        So far it is a good managerial decision no matter how you analyze it and I can still buy him if I want to. I took him out so I could afford both Hauland and Kane beside my Salah. So hey, in fact, it’s a even better managerial decision.

    7. jacob1989
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        since u were joint rank 1 with 8 m others, u will have a red arrow

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

      Jesus will not be heavily sold with a nice fixture next and everyone clambering for city players

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

        The Kane sales & Haaland buys are already flying 😆

    9. Bucky Barnes
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      With such high ownership and a lot of inevitable knee jerk transfers on the Jesus is crap bandwagon, I wonder how cheap I'll be able to get him for in time for Gw3

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

      So is Tommy Asu getting back in that side? Who makes way?

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

        Yes for white

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

          Hmmm 50 mill benched

          1. Martial Mathers
            • 12 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            He got rinsed today though

            1. ToffeePot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 14 hours ago

              Zaha does that to a lot of players tbf

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

      - Jesus was great. 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 today, but looked shaky as per. Eze absolutely should have scored.

      1. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Thanks - useful info

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

        Zinchenko still looks like a CM playing LB, be interesting to see if he displaces xhaka when Tierney plays

      3. SADIO SANÉ
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        wasn't the Eze one a really good save? agree otherwise, good round up

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

          Eze shot straight at Ramsdale, had the width of the goal to go for. Still had to be in the right place to save it I guess.

      4. ToffeePot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        I thought Mitchell looked poor... and shouldve been targeted more

      5. Heskey Time
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        Saka had to help out white a lot defensively with zaha. He’ll be much more involved in coming weeks. More so than martinelli

    12. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Saliba is that guy.

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

        Virgil vibes.

        1. SH1M1
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 14 hours ago

          O

    13. AnyoneButLiverpool
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Mark is a genius for not getting Jesus or Salah. I should've followed him.

      1. SonnyPikey
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Yeah 37 games left

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

          Where to start…

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

          Yeah whatever he is doing is GENIUS

        • fploutcast
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Jesus should have had 2 assist played very well. I think non-owners are lucky today.

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        What is the site to check price rises?

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

          ASX

        2. International Richard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          fplstatistics

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

        The embarrassment of owning Jesus.

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

          Wrote a paragraph early on why not to get Jesus till GW3 due to opposition.
          I didnt listen to me.

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

            I did. Thank you.

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

            With the ownership we had to get him, too much of a risk to go without.

            I create my own risk % -> Price x Ownership, if that number is considerably high they are too risky to go without.

            Trent another good example

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

            Lol we all knew who he was

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

            I guess we could just sell for GW2 and buy back in GW3?

      4. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Jesus has always been a poor player. Was an easy fade every day of the week.

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

          Did you watch the game? Asking becasue I think he played very well!

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

        Jesus' owners should sell him as soon as possible. He plays well, helps Arsenal, but he won't have good numbers because he is being watched by defenders.

        1. Khark
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          lol.

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

            Jesus' owner? Cry cry cry(stal PAlace) 🙂

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

        Everyone clamouring over Saliba being TOTALLY disrespectful to the best player on the pitch by far....

        Andersen.

        Way way more impressive than Saliba

        1. TheTinman
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          True but they conceded 2

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

        Jesus price drop tonight as two million managers sell?!

      8. Jet5605
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Martinelli only player to score for his own team and not even in BAPS. lol

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

          System still broken 🙁

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

          Apart from his big chance missed and fairly lucky right place right time goal, he was fairly anonymous imo

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

            Sounds like a classic Danny Ings 3 BAPs game!

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

              Yes sir

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

          Take the points and run. Don't think he was that great.

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

          Will take it for 6 mill plus he got full 90

        5. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 14 hours ago

          As someone that had him for a decent period last season, this is something he tends to do. He's often guilty of missing good chances and doesn't tend to do much apart from his returns

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

        Nice to have that Rambo CS but really disappointed that I haven’t go with Zin as initially intended

      10. jia you
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Not great for my non Arsenal defence team...Jesus getting in team of the week just adding to the pain (was hoping he'd stay quiet)!

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

          Scored his gw 1 goals vs Sevilla

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

        Oh bollox. Fábio Borges already a point ahead of me.

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

        Martinelli has a chin merkin!

      13. SonnyPikey
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          18 with 8 to play any bad

        • MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          0 goals in 1 game extrapolated over 38 games is 0 goals. What a useless buy

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

            Indeed

          2. SonnyPikey
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              I agree

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

              Very interesting. Stats tell the story.

            • SonnyPikey
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Jesus is the most template player on here bro

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

                  I can’t wait for Klaren to show his/her face around here again soon bro

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                      Ugh

                      1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                        Haha

              • Jdpz
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                What's Magnus Carlsen ID? And Fabio Borges? And Mark?

                1. SonnyPikey
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    And mine

                  • fploutcast
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                    WOW! Don't want mine?

                2. gart888
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  One more save for Ramsdale would have been worth 3 more points. Pity.

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

                    Yes shame. Happy with pick tho

                3. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 7 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  anyone compared Jesus to Firmino on here yet?

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

                    A couple of people ready to start comparing him to Neil Mellor I think

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      haha jesus

                      1. DeuloRad
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                        haha mellor*

                        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                          😀

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

                  New season, new me. Nah, welcome back perennial and disproportionate disappointment

                  1. fploutcast
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                    I feel this

                5. jacob1989
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Hope Salah plays.
                    Jesus is my VC

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 8 Years
                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                      Post of the day

                    2. fploutcast
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      7 days, 14 hours ago

                      Salah is obviously going to play

                    3. SonnyPikey
                        7 days, 14 hours ago

                        Hope Jesus blanks
                        Salah is my VC

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

                      Well my no arsenal(coz of palace home record)gamble didn't pay off but its safe to say it could've been worse

                      1. SonnyPikey
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Lol

                        • jia you
                          • 5 Years
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Yeah a Jesus brace in a two nil win would've been a killer!

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

                        As a Gabriel, Saka, Jesus owner. Thank god Saka got something or this would have been a bad opener to the season and I would already be questioning my picks.

                        1. Bushwhacker
                          • 3 Years
                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                          Uh lucky clean sheet not enough????

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

                        Jesus to
                        a) Firmino
                        b) Havertz
                        c) Werner
                        ???

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

                          Already sold for Brewster

                          1. SonnyPikey
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              Rhian the great

                          2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                            • 5 Years
                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                            D) Archer

                            1. Jdpz
                              • 2 Years
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              I have Archer 🙁

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                • 5 Years
                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                Taylor from Forest

                          3. The Knights Template
                            • 8 Years
                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                            All great options

                          4. jacob1989
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              edouard

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

                            Jesus with a fine 2 pointer.

                            Watch someone like Solanke haul tomorrow just to rub it in.

                            1. have you seen cyan
                              • 3 Years
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              *Wilson

                            2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                              • 5 Years
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              Or even more moronic every forward getting less than 2 points lol

                            3. PartyTime
                              • 1 Year
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              That’s not how to spell Holy Watkins

                              1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                Isn’t that the girl charging a tenner for a RMT?

                          6. SonnyPikey
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              If you triple capped Jesus you got more points than Saka

                              1. SonnyPikey
                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Saka had guehi on his fantasy team...