FPL Injury Updates and Team News

FPL Injury Updates and Team News Gameweek 32

In Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 32, managers are facing a quick turnaround with a full set of fixtures following a busy midweek schedule.

Key players like Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne are expected to return fully rested for Manchester City’s clash against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Arsenal faces a challenging match against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, and Liverpool seeks redemption against Manchester United at Old Trafford after their recent defeat.

With such high-stakes matchups ahead, FPL managers are eager for injury updates and team news to inform their selections for the upcoming gameweek. Let’s take a closer look at the predicted lineups and injury updates for all 20 Premier League clubs as they prepare for Gameweek 32.

Crystal Palace vs. Man City

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Crystal Palace defender Chris Richards is sidelined with a knee injury, joining several other players in the treatment room. However, winger Michael Olise has returned to training and might feature. Jefferson Lerma could continue in defense.

Manchester City‘s Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are expected to miss out, with Ederson doubtful. John Stones may see some action, while Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne could return to the starting lineup. De Bruyne has a strong record against Palace but hasn’t scored in his last 17 appearances for club and country.

Crystal Palace’s possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Ward, Andersen, Lerma; Munoz, Wharton, Hughes, Mitchell; Ayew, Mateta, Eze

Manchester City’s possible starting lineup:
Ortega; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Foden, Doku; Haaland

Aston Villa vs. Brentford

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Aston Villa is still missing key players like Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, Matty Cash, and Jacob Ramsey due to injury. Emiliano Martinez and Ollie Watkins are uncertain for Saturday’s game. John McGinn returns from suspension, while several players could start after being substitutes in the last match.

Brentford is without Josh Dasilva, Rico Henry, Ben Mee, Aaron Hickey, and Kevin Schade due to injury. Christian Norgaard and Ethan Pinnock will be assessed. Bryan Mbeumo is ready to start, and Sergio Reguilon could feature at left wing-back. Ivan Toney aims to end his goal drought.

Aston Villa’s possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Moreno; Bailey, Luiz, Tielemans, McGinn; Diaby, Duran

Brentford’s possible starting lineup:
Flekken; Zanka, Collins, Ajer; Roerslev, Onyeka, Jensen, Janelt, Reguilon; Mbeumo, Toney

Everton vs. Burnley

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In Everton‘s camp, Dele Alli and Lewis Dobbin are still out with injuries, while Arnaut Danjuma remains unfit. Amadou Onana’s availability will be assessed, and Andre Gomes is in contention after progressing in his recovery. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and others will be vying for starting spots.

Burnley has no new injury concerns, but Aaron Ramsey, Luca Koleosho, and Nathan Redmond remain sidelined. Arijanet Muric is likely to start in goal, with a consistent back four. David Datro Fofana and Lyle Foster could feature in an attack for Burnley.

Everton’s possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil; Doucoure; Beto

Burnley’s possible starting lineup:
Muric; Vitinho, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor; Odobert, Cullen, Berge, Larsen; Fofana, Foster

Fulham vs. Newcastle United

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Fulham boss Silva should have a fully-fit squad available for the clash against Newcastle United. Following the midweek match against Nottingham Forest, some changes are expected, with Willian, Bobby Decordova-Reid, and either Harrison Reed or Tom Cairney likely to feature. Timothy Castagne may replace Kenny Tete at right-back.

On the other hand, Newcastle United faces significant injury woes, with several key players unavailable. Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles are among those sidelined due to ACL injuries. Sandro Tonali remains suspended, and Lewis Miley, Callum Wilson, Nick Pope, Miguel Almiron, Valentino Livramento, Joelinton, Kieran Trippier, and Matt Targett are also out. However, Lewis Hall is expected to be fit, and Anthony Gordon could start front upon his return from suspension, potentially replacing Jacob Murphy.

Fulham’s possible starting lineup:
Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Muniz

Newcastle United’s possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Barnes, Isak, Gordon

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Luton Town vs. Bournemouth

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In terms of prediction, it seems like a close match between Luton Town and Bournemouth. Both teams have had their share of injuries, but Luton Town may have a slightly larger fitness crisis with several players still out of contention. However, they have shown resilience despite the challenges and have players stepping up to fill the gaps. Bournemouth, on the other hand, has seen improvements in their injury situation, with only Ryan Fredericks and Luis Sinisterra confirmed to be missing.

The return of Chris Mepham could bolster their defensive unit, while midfield options like Antoine Semenyo or Kluivert could provide depth. Overall, it could be a tightly contested game with both teams looking to secure a positive result.

Luton Town possible starting lineup:
Kaminski; Hashioka, Mengi, Kabore; Onyedinma, Mpanzu, Barkley, Doughty; Townsend, Clark; Morris

Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Neto; Smith, Mepham, Zabarnyi, Kelly; Cook, Christie; Semenyo, Billing, Kluivert; Solanke

Wolves vs. West Ham United

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For Wolverhampton Wanderers, Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-chan remain sidelined with thigh issues, but Matheus Cunha has returned to the squad and could feature against West Ham United. Leon Chiwome may make way for Cunha’s return. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and Craig Dawson are doubts for the match. Dawson has a better chance of returning and could bolster the defense alongside Toti Gomes and Max Kilman.

As for West Ham United, Edson Alvarez returns from suspension and is likely to feature in midfield, potentially impacting Michail Antonio’s role in the team. Lukasz Fabianski continues in goal in place of the injured Alphonse Areola. Nayef Aguerd could make the squad, but Dinos Mavropanos and Kurt Zouma are expected to maintain their places in defense.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Kilman, Dawson, Toti; Semedo, Lemina, Doyle, Gomes, Ait-Nouri; Sarabia, Cunha

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Kudus, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta; Bowen

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal

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Brighton & Hove Albion may have to contend without two promising attackers for their clash against Arsenal. Evan Ferguson is uncertain due to an ankle injury, while Ansu Fati was omitted for tactical reasons, with manager De Zerbi indicating he wasn’t in the “right condition” for Premier League action. Other absentees for Brighton include Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma, Billy Gilmour, and Jack Hinshelwood due to various injuries, while James Milner is recovering from a thigh issue. Managerial rotations have been frequent for Brighton this season, with ex-Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck potentially returning to the starting lineup.

On the Arsenal side, top scorer Bukayo Saka missed the midweek match due to fatigue but was expected to be available against Luton. However, a late setback could delay his return. Meanwhile, Emile Smith Rowe, who impressed in the previous game, is likely to make way for a refreshed Declan Rice. ACL victim Jurrien Timber is nearing a return but is expected to remain sidelined for this fixture.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s possible starting lineup:
Verbruggen; Lamptey, Dunk, Van Hecke, Estupinan; Baleba, Gross; Adingra, Moder, Enciso; Welbeck

Arsenal’s possible starting lineup:
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Manchester United vs. Liverpool

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Manchester United faces a defensive crisis ahead of their clash with Liverpool as Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans both sustained injuries in their recent match. Their availability for the weekend is uncertain, potentially leading to 19-year-old Willy Kambwala partnering Harry Maguire in defense. Victor Lindelof and Lisandro Martinez are sidelined with thigh and calf injuries, respectively. Casemiro is also a doubt due to his recent withdrawal from the match. Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, and Altay Bayindir remain unavailable due to various injuries.

Liverpool’s Wataru Endo missed their last match but has a “big chance” of returning for the weekend. However, several key players, including Joel Matip, Ben Doak, Stefan Bajcetic, and Thiago Alcantara, are still sidelined. Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Alisson Becker are also expected to miss out but could return to team training next week. Endo’s potential return may impact Ryan Gravenberch’s involvement, while Andrew Robertson is set to replace Joe Gomez on the left side of the defense.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Kambwala, Dalot; McTominay, Mainoo; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund

Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Tottenham vs Nottm Forest

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Tottenham Hotspur will approach their upcoming match with several key players still sidelined due to injury. Ryan Sessegnon, Fraser Forster, and Manor Solomon remain unavailable, but there are no new fitness concerns following their recent game against West Ham. Manager Ange Postecoglou is anticipated to make changes to the lineup, with Brennan Johnson expected to start. This alteration might see Dejan Kulusevski on the bench, while the return of Richarlison could see him replace Timo Werner in the starting XI. Additionally, Rodrigo Bentancur and James Maddison are viable options for Postecoglou’s squad.

For Nottingham Forest, Taiwo Awoniyi remains sidelined due to injury, although manager Nuno Espirito Santo has indicated that the setback is not season-ending for the Nigerian striker. Defensive duo Willy Boly and Nuno Tavares are set to miss out due to minor injuries, while Ola Aina is likely to feature after his return from the Africa Cup of Nations. Anthony Elanga’s impressive performance against Fulham positions him to start on the wing for Nottingham Forest, providing added depth to the team’s attacking options.

Nottingham Forest’s possible starting lineup:
Sels; Williams, Felipe, Murillo, Aina; Yates, Sangare; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Wood

Tottenham Hotspur’s possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Johnson, Maddison, Son; Richarlison

Sheffield United vs Chelsea

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Sheffield United’s manager, Chris Wilder, faces a significant injury crisis ahead of their next match. Key players like Chris Basham, John Egan, Tom Davies, Rhian Brewster, and George Baldock are still sidelined, adding to the team’s season-long struggles. Additionally, Gustavo Hamer and Jayden Bogle are walking a disciplinary tightrope, each with nine yellow cards. Another booking for either would result in a two-game suspension.

On the other hand, Chelsea‘s Mauricio Pochettino will also have to contend with several absentees for their trip to Sheffield. Long-term injuries continue to sideline Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Reece James, and Lesley Ugochukwu, with no immediate return in sight. Levi Colwill and Christopher Nkunku are also unavailable for the next game. Moreover, striker Nicolas Jackson risks a two-game suspension due to accumulating nine yellow cards in the Premier League this season.

Sheffield United Predicted XI: Ivo Grbic (GK); Mason Holgate, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Jack Robinson (C); Jayden Bogle, Vinicius Souza, Oliver Arblaster, Gustavo Hamer, Auston Trusty; James McAtee, Ben Brereton Diaz.

Chelsea Predicted XI: Dorde Petrovic (GK); Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Marc Cucurella; Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez; Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher (C), Mykhaylo Mudryk; Nicolas Jackson.

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