FPL Gameweek 31

Predicted Lineups, Injury Updates, and Team News | FPL Gameweek 31

As we gear up for FPL Gameweek 31 in the Premier League, the team news updates are set to bring a varied assortment of updates. 

Here’s a rundown of the expected lineups and team news for all 20 Premier League clubs as they prepare for the upcoming fixtures.

Newcastle vs Everton

In the Newcastle vs Everton clash, Anthony Gordon’s red card rules him out against his former club, while Miguel Almiron’s injury setback means he’s likely to miss out too. Barnes and Murphy are expected to step in for Newcastle. Botman, Lascelles, and Livramento are sidelined for Newcastle, while Trippier might return. 

Everton have no new injury concerns except for Danjuma and Dobbin. Mykolenko’s illness could see Coleman or Godfrey drop out, and Calvert-Lewin might be benched after a goalless run.

Newcastle Predicted XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock; Murphy, Isak, Barnes

Everton Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Garner, Doucoure, McNeil; Beto

Nott’m Forest vs Fulham

Nott’m Forest faces Fulham with Taiwo Awoniyi sidelined due to injury, although it’s not expected to be a season-ending setback. Defensive pair Willy Boly and Nuno Tavares are also out, while Ola Aina returns from the Africa Cup of Nations. Anthony Elanga is likely to start in place of Divock Origi after a strong performance against Palace. 

Fulham boasts a fully-fit squad, with Muniz in fine form, but there could be a midfield change with Harrison Reed possibly replacing Sasa Lukic alongside Joao Palhinha.

Nott’m Forest Predicted XI: Sels; Williams, Felipe, Murillo, Aina; Yates, Sangare; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood

Everton Predicted XI: Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Iwobi, Andreas Pereira, Willian; Rodrigo Muniz

Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace

Bournemouth continues to miss Ryan Fredericks, Luis Sinisterra, and Marcos Senesi due to injuries, while Ryan Christie’s availability remains uncertain. However, there are no new injury concerns following the Everton match, so the same lineup could be expected. Lloyd Kelly might feature at left-back after his assist in the previous game, and Philip Billing is pushing for inclusion. Patrick Kluivert is likely to retain his place in the number 10 role.

Crystal Palace are still without several players, including Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, and Rob Holding, due to injuries. Michael Olise is nearing a return but may not be ready for this match. Coach Glasner may opt for an unchanged lineup for FPL Gameweek 31, with Mateta leading the attack and Eze in the attacking third. Adam Wharton’s strong performances should see him continue in midfield.
Bournemouth Predicted XI: Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Mepham, Kelly; Adams, Cook; Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier; Solanke

Crystal Palace Predicted XI: Henderson; Ward, Andersen, Richards; Munoz, Wharton, Lerma, Mitchell; Ayew, Mateta, Eze

Burnley vs Wolves

Burnley will continue to miss Aaron Ramsey, Nathan Redmond, Luca Koleosho, Jordan Beyer, and Ameen Al-Dakhil due to injuries. Assignon is suspended after his red card against Chelsea. However, David Datro Fofana returns to the lineup at center-forward after being ineligible to face his parent club. Fofana has been in good form, scoring four goals since his loan move in January. Lyle Foster could also feature in the attacking third.

Wolves will be without Neto and Hwang once again, while Craig Dawson, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, and Cunha are doubtful due to injuries. Leon Chiwome might retain his spot in the lineup after making his first Premier League start against Villa. Pablo Sarabia is expected to play in a wide position, and Mario Lemina could have an advanced role. With injuries affecting their squad, Wolves are unlikely to make many changes for this match.

Burnley Predicted XI: Muric; Taylor, O’Shea, Esteve, Vitinho; Larsen, Cullen, Berge, Odobert; Fofana, Foster

Wolves Predicted XI: Sa; S Bueno, Kilman, T Gomes; Semedo, J Gomes, Doyle, Ait-Nouri; Sarabia, Chiwome, Lemina

West Ham vs Spurs

West Ham are expected to be without goalkeeper Alphonse Areola due to a thigh injury, so Lukasz Fabianski will likely start. Nayef Aguerd should be available, but Edson Alvarez remains suspended. Michail Antonio’s participation depends on a late fitness test. The lineup might remain unchanged from the previous match, except for the goalkeeper, with Tomas Soucek partnering James Ward-Prowse in midfield.

Tottenham continues to miss Ryan Sessegnon, Fraser Forster, and Manor Solomon due to injuries, but there are no new fitness concerns. Brennan Johnson could start, potentially replacing Dejan Kulusevski, while Richarlison and Micky van de Ven are expected to come in for Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin. Rodrigo Bentancur is also an option. James Maddison will likely retain his spot as the number 10.

West Ham Predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus; Antonio

Spurs Predicted XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Johnson, Maddison, Son; Richarlison

Arsenal vs Luton

Arsenal’s injury concerns, including Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Magalhaes, all featured in their last match against Manchester City. With only Jurrien Timber still sidelined due to an ACL injury, Arsenal coach Arteta has a near full squad to choose from. Martinelli and Leandro Trossard are potential options to replace the fatigued Saka on the right, while Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Thomas Partey are likely to start.

On the other hand, Luton Town faces a significant injury crisis with Albert Sambi Lokonga ineligible to face his parent club, and a long list of sidelined players including Tom Lockyer, Amari’i Bell, Marvelous Nakamba, Elijah Adebayo, Dan Potts, Mads Andersen, Chiedozie Ogbene, Jacob Brown, Gabriel Osho, Reece Burke, Alfie Doughty, and Chong. Daiki Hashioka, Cauley Woodrow, and Jordan Clark could step in if needed, while Fred Onyedinma might earn his first start of the season.

Arsenal Predicted XI: Raya; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Rice; Martinelli, Havertz, Trossard

Luton Predicted XI: Kaminski; Kabore, Hashioka, Mengi, Johnson; Mpanzu, Barkley, Clark; Townsend, Morris, Woodrow

Brentford vs Brighton

Brentford welcomes back Sergio Reguilon after his suspension, likely replacing Keane Lewis-Potter at left-back. Christian Norgaard and Ethan Pinnock are aiming to return from injury, but several players including Kevin Schade, Aaron Hickey, Rico Henry, Ben Mee, and Josh Dasilva remain sidelined. Few changes are expected after their strong performance against Man United, but Bryan Mbeumo and Neal Maupay provide alternative options in attack.

Brighton, meanwhile, continues to cope with long-term absences, including Kaoru Mitoma, Solly March, James Milner, and Hinshelwood. Billy Gilmour sustained a knee injury while on international duty and is expected to be out for at least a month, while Julio Enciso is also sidelined with a muscular problem. Joao Pedro has returned to training from a thigh issue, but his availability for Wednesday’s match is uncertain.

Brentford Predicted XI: Flekken; Zanka, Collins, Ajer; Roerslev, Janelt, Jensen, Reguilon; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa

Luton Predicted XI: Verbruggen; Veltman, Dunk, Van Hecke, Estupinan; Baleba, Gross; Adingra, Lallana, Fati; Welbeck

Man City vs. Aston Villa

Man City faces defensive concerns with Nathan Ake picking up an unspecified injury against Arsenal and Ederson and Kyle Walker still recovering from thigh injuries. John Stones, despite being named on the bench, is not yet fully fit. Rico Lewis is expected to replace Ake, and there could be considerations for Jeremy Doku and Jack Grealish in wider positions.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa have a worrying situation with Ollie Watkins sustaining a hamstring injury against Wolves. Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, and Matty Cash are all unavailable, while John McGinn is suspended. Jacob Ramsey could potentially return from an ankle injury, but Jhon Duran is likely to partner Diaby upfront in Watkins’ absence.

Man City Predicted XI: Ortega; Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Doku, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Aston Villa Predicted XI: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Bailey, Luiz, Tielemans, Rogers; Diaby, Duran

Liverpool vs Sheffield United

Liverpool are expecting Curtis Jones to return from injury this week, confirmed by Jurgen Klopp. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker are still not close to being available. Ibrahima Konate and Ryan Gravenberch might see more involvement from the bench.

For Sheffield United, Cameron Archer is nearing his return, but George Baldock and Tom Davies are among those who will remain sidelined.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Sheffield United Predicted XI: Grbic, Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Bogle, Vinicius Souza, Arblaster, Hamer, Osborn, McBurnie, Brereton

Chelsea vs Manchester United

Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell are doubtful for Chelsea, with Gusto suffering a hamstring issue and Chilwell nursing a knock from England duty. Noni Madueke might be called upon from the bench due to limited options amidst numerous injuries.

For Manchester United, both Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof were substituted with injuries in the Brentford draw, while Harry Maguire returned from injury as a substitute. Mason Mount could start after scoring in the previous match, but Jonny Evans and Luke Shaw are doubtful and unavailable, respectively.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Petrovic, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Moises Caicedo, Fernández, Palmer, Gallagher, Mudryk, Jackson

Manchester United Predicted XI: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Martínez, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Mainoo, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Højlund

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