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FPL Injury Update and Team News for Remaining Fixtures of Gameweek 29

The double gameweek 34 of Premier League includes the fixtures of remaining matches which were supposed to be played in gameweek 29 but will now take place during this midweek.

We are here to cover the FPL injury updates, team news, and predicted lineups of all 12 teams who will be featured in this midweek clashes.

Arsenal vs Chelsea

For Arsenal, Jurrien Timber remains the sole confirmed absentee as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. However, he is nearing a return to action and is set to feature for the club’s U21s this week. Takehiro Tomiyasu may be available after overcoming a knock, while Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko are potential candidates to join the starting lineup, with some rotation expected.

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Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal in 2023/24 (Credits: Instagram)

On the Chelsea side, star player Palmer’s availability is uncertain due to illness, despite Pochettino denying any FPL injury concerns. Christopher Nkunku is nearing a return from injury but may not be ready for this game. Robert Sanchez and Levi Colwill are also close to returning. Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell remain sidelined, while Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Wesley Fofana, and Romeo Lavia are all nursing injuries.

Arsenal Predicted XI: Raya; Ben White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Ødegard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Chelsea Predicted XI: Petrovic; Petrovic, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Chalobah, Cucurella, Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher, Sterling, Madueke, Jackson.

Wolves vs Bournemouth

Wolves’ hopes for their upcoming fixture hinge on the potential inclusion of Rayan Ait-Nouri, who made a return to the bench in their recent defeat against Arsenal. However, they faced a setback with another injury to Matheus Cunha, who had just recovered from a previous fitness concern. As they prepare for their next match, Wolves will be without Matheus Cunha, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Nelson Semedo, Noha Lemina, Pedro Neto, Leon Chiwone, and Craig Dawson.

Bournemouth’s Marcos Senesi accumulated his 10th yellow card of the season in the previous match, but since the team had surpassed the 32-game threshold, he remains eligible to play. Despite this, Bournemouth continues to face absences with Chris Mepham, Luis Sinisterra, Marcus Tavernier, and Ryan Fredericks all unavailable. There is optimism surrounding Tyler Adams’ potential involvement in the upcoming fixture.

Wolves Prediction: Sa; S.Bueno, Kilman, T.Gomes; Doherty, J.Bueno, J.Gomes, Traore; Doyle, Chirewa, Hwang;

Bournemouth: Prediction; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Ouattara, Kluivert, Kerkez; Solanke;

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United

Crystal Palace’s Adam Wharton was withdrawn due to a knee injury against West Ham, but it’s expected to settle quickly. Chris Richards and Will Hughes recovered to start last weekend, but Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma, Marc Guehi, and Matheus Franca are out. Jairo Riedewald or Naouirou Ahamada could replace Wharton. Otherwise, no changes are expected.

Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier and Joe Willock aim to return after an 11-day break. They remain without Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Lewis Miley, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles, and Sandro Tonali. Despite injuries, they may field an unchanged lineup from their strong home performance against Tottenham.

Crystal Palace Predicted XI: Henderson; Clyne, Richards, Andersen; Munoz, Ahamada, Hughes, Mitchell; Olise, Mateta, Eze

Newcastle United Predicted XI: Dubravka; Murphy, Krafth, Schar, Burn; Anderson, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Gordon, Isak, Barnes

Manchester United vs Sheffield United

For Manchester United, manager Erik faces a challenging selection dilemma due to a combination of poor performances and a lengthy FPL injury list. Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelöf, Mason Mount, Willy Kambwala, and Jonny Evans are among the players sidelined, depriving Erik of several key options. Additionally, the absence of Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martínez further complicates matters for the Red Devils as they strive to secure a positive result against Sheffield United.

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Lisandro Martinez for Man United (Credits: Getty)

On the other side, Sheffield United also grapples with an extensive injury list as they prepare for the showdown at Bramall Lane. John Egan, George Baldock, Chris Basham, Max Lowe, and Rhian Brewster are all unavailable for selection, leaving manager Oliver with limited options. However, there is a ray of hope for the Blades as veteran midfielder Oliver Norwood could potentially make his first Premier League start since February, offering a boost to the team’s midfield options.

Man United Predicted XI: Andre Onana, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Casemiro, Diogo Dalot, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, Antony Matheus dos Santos, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Højlund.

Sheffield United: Ivo Grbic, Jayden Bogle, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Auston Trusty, James McAtee, Oliver Arblaster, Gustavo Hamer, Ben Osborn, Vinicius Souza, Oliver McBurnie, Ben Brereton Díaz.

Everton vs Liverpool

In Everton’s recent victory against Nottingham Forest, the celebratory mood was dampened by a concerning head injury to Beto, who was stretchered off the field in added time. However, there are positive signs regarding his condition, although he will miss the upcoming derby.

Joining him on the sidelines are Lewis Dobbin, Dele Alli, and Nathan Patterson. Seamus Coleman’s availability remains uncertain due to a groin issue, while Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are fit after overcoming their own fitness worries.

Liverpool, on the other hand, maintain their injury list, with Joel Matip, Ben Doak, Thiago Alcantara, and Conor Bradley still unavailable. Stefan Bajcetic continues his recovery from a calf problem, with his absence potentially being tactical.

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Mohamed Salah for Liverpool this season (Credits: Instagram)

Mohamed Salah rested in the previous match, is expected to return to the starting lineup for the derby, likely displacing Diogo Jota if Jurgen Klopp opts for rotation.

Everton Predicted XI: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Gueye, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Brighton vs Manchester City

Brighton faces potential setbacks in midfield, with Solly March and James Milner both facing doubts due to injury worries. Additionally, defender Adam Webster is set to miss out, further depleting the Seagulls’ defensive options as they prepare to face the formidable attack of Manchester City.

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Erling Haaland in a press conference (Credits: Getty)

On the other hand, Manchester City approaches the fixture with relatively fewer injury worries. While Erling Haaland may be unavailable for selection, Pep Guardiola can take solace in the availability of the majority of his key players. This news comes as a relief for City as they aim to maintain their strong form and secure vital points in the title race.

Brighton Predicted XI: V Berbruggen (GK), P Estupinian, L Dunk, J van Hecke, J Veltman, C Baleba, P Gross, J Pedro, J Moder, S Adingra, and D Welbeck.

Man City Predicted XI: S Ortega (GK), K Walker, J Stones, M Akanji, N Ake, Rodri, B Silva, P Foden, K De Bruyne, J Grealish, and Julian Alvarez

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