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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. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    OMG JESUS

    .

    is looking really sharp

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Jesus passing the eye test atm

  3. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    I mean he's 6m, not expecting him to finish chances like Thierry Henry

  4. Hect.OR 98th
    • 12 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Rival is already one point ahead. Can I catch him? How? Do I play it safe and match him, or find differentials?

    1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd pack it in

    2. fantasywalker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      A bold strategy may be needed.

    3. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      So you have lost overall 1st place.

  5. SonnyPikey
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Zinch saved

    • Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Lineman flag up quick

    • Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Ben White's positionng is insane. He looks like a second striker

    • pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Arsenal are gonna score loads over the first few fixtures

      1. SonnyPikey
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Not with misses like that

        • BigJarvishManmynameisq
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Mate I keep telling you do a patreon or YouTube channel

          1. pundit of punts
            • 9 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Only if you're my first guest on the channel with all your FPL wisdom

      2. The Train Driver
        • 7 Years
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        Looks like I've should have gone Zinchenko over Gabriel...

        1. SonnyPikey
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            9 min in ok

            1. The Train Driver
              • 7 Years
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              I know, but he gets into some good attacking positions.

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Arsenal looking great

          They’ll probably end up 5th again though lol

          1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 10 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            No doubt. they'll probably even lose this match.

        3. Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          I wish I could have 4 Arsenal players

          1. ᴋiɴɢ
            • 4 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            You could if you had picked Zinch before the arsenal move

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 3 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            I wish they could play Palace every week

        4. Garfield1001
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Anyone have link to elite 64 league?

        5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Fabio Borges team is literally the FPL Review optimal team according to the algorithm. Ran it through earlier.

          1. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Pathetic

          2. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Link?

          3. BigJarvishManmynameisq
            • 8 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Always knew he was a cheater

          4. SonnyPikey
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              He's literally the most template player on here bro

            • ᴋiɴɢ
              • 4 Years
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              It's a well known fact he uses an algo

          5. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            White should “step” back into central defense. He’s terrible in MF

            1. DavidBW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              He’s playing RB

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 days, 23 hours ago

                Check avg position map and get back at me

                1. DeuloRad
                  • 6 Years
                  2 days, 23 hours ago

                  I think you're looking at Xhaka

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    Xhaka has been way advanced. Making the opposite point about White.

                    He’s basically playing as a def MF, not advancing beyond Partay

                2. DavidBW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 days, 23 hours ago

                  Watch the game and get back to me sausage

          6. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Jesus looks reincarnated in this Arsenal side!

          7. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Wow Arsenal looking very lively.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 3 Years
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              10 mins in ; where's the Jesus hat trick?!?!?

          8. Gudjohnsen
            • 5 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            Arsenal look really good.

            Think I need a 3rd one

          9. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 days, 23 hours ago

            How is Ayew still a premier league player? Shocking.

            1. SonnyPikey
                2 days, 23 hours ago

                Madness. 3 goals in 700 games

                1. gooberman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 days, 23 hours ago

                  He has to be the worst starting forward in the league. Baffles me that Vierra picks him.

            2. Pedram
              • 8 Years
              2 days, 23 hours ago

              This match has Zaha 1-0 written all over it

              1. ᴋiɴɢ
                • 4 Years
                2 days, 23 hours ago

                Do you have a patreon?

                1. SonnyPikey
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    I beg your pardon?

                2. SonnyPikey
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    It really doesn't

                  • MyNameIsBigManRedro
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    Know how I know you’re not watching?

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        2 days, 23 hours ago

                        He's in the dugout

                  • adstomko
                    • 6 Years
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    Arsenal should be 2-0 up now. Think it's time they bought a striker

                  • Pino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    Jesus will blossom in this Arsenal team.

                    1. TheBiffas
                      • 1 Year
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      Pino

                    2. DeuloRad
                      • 6 Years
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      Hot take

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 5 Years
                    2 days, 23 hours ago

                    Need Saka to stay quiet

                  • SonnyPikey
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      This season is so boring

                      1. TheBiffas
                        • 1 Year
                        2 days, 23 hours ago

                        I know right - this deep into the season, I expected a few surprises

                        1. fantasywalker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 days, 23 hours ago

                          At the very least some goals.

                    • KEN YA DIG IT
                      • 4 Years
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      Zinny looking lively

                    • Scots Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      Zinchenko been pretty threatening

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 5 Years
                        2 days, 23 hours ago

                        Don't know why isn't more popular one here

                        1. Freshy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 days, 23 hours ago

                          Wait till they move him to #10

                        2. Bushwhacker
                          • 3 Years
                          2 days, 23 hours ago

                          Because Tierney.

                    • ᴋiɴɢ
                      • 4 Years
                      2 days, 23 hours ago

                      3 Arsenal players marking Zaha

                      1. SonnyPikey
                          2 days, 23 hours ago

                          Zaha yellow coming up

                      2. Champ
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        2 days, 23 hours ago

                        How many cans before rage transfer allowed this season anyone?

                        1. SonnyPikey
                            2 days, 23 hours ago

                            7.5

                          • SonnyPikey
                              2 days, 23 hours ago

                              Oh sorry just used to RMT

                          • have you seen cyan
                            • 3 Years
                            2 days, 23 hours ago

                            Well, looks like its season over for everyone who went triple Arse.

                            1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                              • 10 Years
                              2 days, 23 hours ago

                              Jesus just dropped to 7.9

                          • Kaneyonero
                            • 5 Years
                            2 days, 23 hours ago

                            How come it's only 0 - 0

                            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                              • 12 Years
                              2 days, 23 hours ago

                              No ball hit the net

                            2. SonnyPikey
                                2 days, 23 hours ago

                                They took the goals away for fun

                            3. Bushwhacker
                              • 3 Years
                              2 days, 23 hours ago

                              Palace look a bit like a side that haven't played together because they've a bunch of anti-vax idiots on the team . . .

                              1. Fiona B
                                • 7 Years
                                2 days, 23 hours ago

                                Take your politics elsewhere.

                                1. OneMan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 days, 23 hours ago

                                  Agree.

                              2. The Gravless Wonder
                                • 8 Years
                                2 days, 23 hours ago

                                How cringe

                              3. FPL DONKEY
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 days, 23 hours ago

                                Fans and sportsmen dropping like flies and still people come out with drivel like this.