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Predicted Lineups | Team News | Injury Updates | FPL Gameweek 27

Gameweek 27 in the Fantasy Premier League is looming, and with it comes crucial team news from the 15 pre-match press conferences scheduled for Friday, along with some updates from earlier midweek FA Cup. 

Here’s the lowdown on the latest developments regarding team lineups, injuries, and any other relevant news for all 20 Premier League clubs for FPL Gameweek 27.


Declan Rice
Declan Rice (From Getty Images)

In Arsenal‘s latest news, Jurrien Timber is still on the mend from a knee injury, while Thomas Partey is expected to make a return to the squad for Monday’s match after recovering from a muscle issue and resuming training. However, uncertainty looms over Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu, both dealing with calf problems, with Mikel Arteta suggesting they might be available but without concrete evidence from training sessions.

Partey’s comeback might not translate into a starting spot due to the duration of his absence, and Gabriel Jesus’ inclusion in the lineup is also in question. Although deemed fit, Arteta expressed concern about his endurance, possibly as a substitute, hinting at a gradual reintroduction. Despite potential tweaks for specific matchups, significant rotation seems unlikely given the ample rest leading up to the game and only two matches before the international break in March. Eddie Nketiah and Leandro Trossard are mentioned as striking alternatives, with Kai Havertz poised to shift into midfield if necessary. Emile Smith Rowe presents another midfield option, having featured in Gameweek 22.

Predicted XI: Raya Martin, White (Ben), Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Odegaard, Rice, Havertz, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli

Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins (From Getty Images)

In Aston Villa‘s recent updates, Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings, and Emi Buendia are ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee injuries. Diego Carlos is expected to remain sidelined for their upcoming clash against Luton Town due to a hamstring issue. Pau Torres, who reported leg pain in Gameweek 26, will continue to be assessed. On a brighter note, Ezra Konsa and Jhon Duran have been observed in training this week, hinting at their potential involvement against Luton Town. Further updates are anticipated following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI Martinez, Konsa Ngoyo, Lenglet, Torres, Álex Moreno, Bailey, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, Tielemans, Watkins


Dominic Solanke
Dominic Solanke (From Getty Images)

Bournemouth’s injury concerns persist as they are expected to be without Max Aarons, James Hill, Tyler Adams, and Ryan Fredericks due to respective hamstring, ankle, and calf issues. Enes Unal is also uncertain to feature due to a shoulder injury sustained recently. There’s anticipation for updates on Dominic Solanke, who missed the midweek cup match against Leicester City with a knee problem, and Lloyd Kelly, who has been sidelined for the last two games due to a hip issue. Further updates are awaited following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Neto (Murara), Smith (Adam), Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez, Christie, Cook (Lewis), Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier, Solanke


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Ivan Toney (From Getty Images)

Brentford continues to grapple with several key players on the sidelines. Bryan Mbeumo, Ethan Pinnock, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, Rico Henry, and Josh Dasilva are all still unavailable due to various injuries. Additionally, Ben Mee’s status is uncertain as he will be assessed after sustaining an injury during the defeat against West Ham United on Monday. Stay tuned for further updates following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Flekken, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Lewis-Potter, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Reguilón, Toney, Maupay


Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck (From Getty Images)

Brighton and Hove Albion continue to face absences due to various injuries and suspensions. Joao Pedro, Jack Hinshelwood, Solly March, Kauro Mitoma, and James Milner remain sidelined, while Billy Gilmour is serving the last of a three-match ban. On a positive note, Roberto De Zerbi is optimistic about the potential return of Evan Ferguson, Tariq Lamptey, and Joel Veltman, who missed out in the midweek fixtures. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Verbruggen, Lamptey, Van Hecke, Dunk, Igor Julio, Gros, Baleba, Buonanotte, Lallana, Adingra, Welbeck


Zeki Admouni
Zeki Admouni (From Getty Images)

Burnley continues to face injury and suspension challenges heading into their upcoming fixtures. Aaron Ramsey, Lyle Foster, Luca Koleosho, and Nathan Redmond remain sidelined with longer-term injuries. Additionally, Josh Brownhill is unavailable due to suspension. Jordan Beyer, who has been sidelined with a muscle issue since December, continues to progress in his recovery, with further updates expected following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Trafford, Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Berge, Cullen, Odobert, Fofana, Amdouni


Cole Palmer
Cole Palmer (From Getty Images)

Chelsea‘s injury list includes Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, and Christopher Nkunku, who are all still unavailable for selection. However, there’s some positive news with Marc Cucurella and Thiago Silva, as both have resumed partial training following knee and groin issues respectively, indicating they could be nearing a return to action. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell, Moises Caicedo, Fernández, Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson

Crystal Palace

Jean-Philippe Mateta
Jean-Philippe Mateta (From Getty Images)

Crystal Palace will be without Marc Guehi, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure, and Rob Holding for their upcoming match. However, there’s hope for the potential return of Eberechi Eze and Will Hughes, who have been sidelined with hamstring and unknown issues respectively. Stay tuned for further updates following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Johnstone, Ward (Joel), Andersen, Richards (Chris), Muñoz, Lerma, Adam Wharton, Mitchell, Ayew (Jordan), Edouard, Mateta


Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (From Getty Images)

Everton‘s injury situation sees Arnaut Danjuma and Dele Alli remaining sidelined with ankle and groin injuries respectively. Andre Onana and Idrissa Gueye are nursing groin issues and will undergo assessments before the weekend’s match. However, there’s some optimism as André Gomes is back in training after dealing with a calf problem, potentially making him available for selection. Manager Sean Dyche suggested that the midfield selection might depend on the fitness of Onana, Gueye, and Gomes, with James Garner also in contention.

If none of them are fit to start, a similar midfield setup to Gameweek 15 could be deployed, involving Abdoulaye Doucoure in a deeper role and Jack Harrison in the number 10 position, possibly with Ashley Young on the right flank. Beto provides another option alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack if Doucoure is needed elsewhere. Despite potential midfield changes, alterations in other positions seem unlikely, with Seamus Coleman and Nathan Patterson having to wait for their opportunities due to Ben Godfrey’s strong performances at right-back. Furthermore, Lewis Dobbin’s involvement remains uncertain due to an ankle injury that kept him out of Gameweek 26, pending further assessment.

Predicted XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Young, Garner, Doucouré (Abdoulaye), McNeil, Harrison, Calvert-Lewin

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Rodrigo Muniz
Rodrigo Muniz (From Getty Images)

Fulham will continue to be without Raul Jimenez due to a hamstring injury, while Joao Palhinha is unavailable for the final game of his two-match suspension. The availability of Willian, who missed the win over Manchester United due to a hamstring issue, remains uncertain. Further updates regarding the team’s lineup will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Leno, Castagne, Tosin, Bassey, Robinson, Reed, Lukic, Wilson (Harry), Pereira, Iwobi, Rodrigo Muniz


Mo Salah
Mo Salah (From Getty Images)

Liverpool faces a significant roster challenge this weekend, with several key players unavailable due to various injuries. Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Ryan Gravenberch, and Alisson are all ruled out. Additionally, there are doubts surrounding Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Wataru Endo, who missed the midweek fixtures. Andrew Robertson also missed the previous match against Southampton due to illness. Further updates on the team’s status will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Kelleher, Bradley, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mac Allister, Gomez, Clark, Elliott, Gakpo, Díaz

Luton Town

Carlton Morris
Carlton Morris (From Getty Images)

Luton Town continues to grapple with injuries as Jacob Brown, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba, and Tom Lockyer remain unavailable. Elijah Adebayo and Albert Sambi Lokonga face fitness races due to hamstring issues. Amari’i Bell will undergo assessment after sustaining an injury during the midweek cup defeat against Manchester City. Dan Potts missed that match, while Gabriel Osho experienced muscular discomfort and remained on the bench. Stay tuned for further updates following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Kaminski, Burke, Mengi, Osho, Ogbene, Barkley, Ruddock Mpanzu, Doughty, Clark, Chong, Morris

Manchester City

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland (From Getty Images)

Manchester City may have to cope without Jack Grealish, who is likely to miss out after being substituted during the midweek cup victory over Luton Town due to a groin issue. However, there’s optimism surrounding Josko Gvardiol, who is nearing a return from an ankle problem and could be in contention for the upcoming match. Stay tuned for further updates following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Aké, Stones, Rodri, De Bruyne, Kovacic, Bernardo Silva, Haaland, Foden

Manchester United

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford (From Getty Images)

Manchester United‘s Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane are expected to be fit for the Manchester derby after shaking off injury concerns in the win over Nottingham Forest. However, Rasmus Hojlund, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Anthony Martial are likely to remain unavailable. Harry Maguire is also expected to miss out.

Manager Erik ten Hag faces selection dilemmas in defense and on the right flank. Sofyan Amrabat or Jonny Evans could fill the defensive vacancy, while Omari Forson or Antony could feature on the right, with the possibility of Fernandes moving out wide to accommodate a more combative central midfielder like Amrabat or Scott McTominay.

Predicted XI: Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Amrabat, Mainoo, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, McTominay, Garnacho, Rashford

Newcastle United

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Anthony Gordon (From Getty Images)

Newcastle United continues to face absences, with Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Sandro Tonali, and Nick Pope all still out. Matt Targett’s return to training may not be in time for the upcoming match against Wolves due to a hamstring issue. However, there’s positive news as Martin Dubravka and Elliot Anderson have recovered from illness and injury, respectively. Sven Botman is expected to return to the starting lineup after being rested in the midweek cup tie.

Joe Willock and Alexander Isak made their comebacks in Gameweek 26. It is with Willock particularly being eased back into the squad after a long absence. Lewis Miley may be given another chance considering Willock’s recent return. Harvey Barnes and Miguel Almiron provide fresh options in attack, with Anthony Gordon also in contention after a full 120 minutes in the cup match. Despite criticism, Dan Burn may see a return at left-back, possibly replacing Tino Livramento.

Predicted XI: Dubravka, Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn, Longstaff (Sean), Bruno Guimarães, Miley, Almirón, Isak, Gordon

Nottingham Forest

Awoniyi (From Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest continues to face absences in their squad. Ibrahim Sangaré, Willy Boly, and Ola Aina have been sidelined with unknown issues since returning from international duty. Additionally, Chris Wood is still out with a hamstring injury, while Nuno Tavares remains sidelined with an unspecified issue. Further updates on the team’s lineup will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Sels, Williams (Neco), Felipe, Murillo, Nuno Tavares, Nicolás Domínguez, Danilo, Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi, Awoniyi

Sheffield United

Rhian Brewster
Rhian Brewster (From Getty Images)

Sheffield United‘s George Baldock and Ben Brereton Diaz have returned to training and could feature against Arsenal. However, Cameron Archer is expected to remain sidelined with a calf injury. Other absentees include Anis Ben Slimane, Daniel Jebbison, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham, John Egan, and the suspended Mason Holgate.

Manager Chris Wilder may stick to a similar lineup after a solid performance against Wolves. Brereton Diaz could slot into various formations, while Baldock offers versatility. Ben Osborn, Tom Davies, and Andre Brooks are midfield options, with Osborn also capable of filling in for Yasser Larouci at wing-back. Rhian Brewster is likely to lead the attack.

Predicted XI: Grbić, Ahmedhodžić, Trusty, Robinson, Bogle, Norwood, Vinícius Souza, Hamer, Larouci, McAtee, Brewster

Tottenham Hotspur

Richarlison (From Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur may still be without Pedro Porro and Manor Solomon due to muscle and knee issues respectively. Fraser Forster and Ryan Sessegnon remain sidelined with foot and hamstring injuries. However, there’s a possibility of Destiny Udogie returning to the squad after being spotted in training this week. Further updates on the team’s status will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Vicario, Emerson Royal, Romero, Van de Ven, Destiny Udogie, Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison, Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son

West Ham United

Jarrod Bowen
Jarrod Bowen (From Getty Images)

West Ham United could have a fully available squad for their upcoming clash with Everton as Kalvin Phillips returns from suspension. Further updates on the team’s status will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Álvarez, Soucek, Kudus, Ward-Prowse, Lucas Paquetá, Bowen


Pedro Neto
Pedro Neto (From Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will likely be without Matheus Cunha, who continues to recover from a hamstring injury. There are doubts surrounding Hwang Hee-chan’s availability for the upcoming match against Newcastle due to a hamstring issue. Further updates on the team’s status will be provided following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: José Sá, Kilman, Dawson, Toti, Semedo, Lemina, João Gomes, Doyle, Ait Nouri, Sarabia, Neto (Pedro).

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