FPL Injury Updates and Team News Gameweek 34

FPL Injury Updates and Team News Gameweek 34

FPL managers are facing a dilemma following surprising results from Arsenal and Liverpool in their recent home defeats without scoring a single goal. Despite these setbacks, players from both teams are likely to remain central to most FPL squads in Gameweek 34.

Let’s delve into the FPL team news, FPL injury updates, and FPL predicted lineups for all 14 Premier League clubs set to feature in FPL Gameweek 34.

Luton vs Brentford

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Issa Kabore will return after being ineligible to play against his parent club, Manchester City. Albert Sambi Lokonga is expected to make a comeback after recovering from a hamstring injury. Teden Mengi’s availability for Gameweek 34 is uncertain after missing out on the match against Manchester City. Chiedozie Ogbene, Gabriel Osho, Elijah Adebayo, Amari’i Bell, Dan Potts, Jacob Brown, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba, and Tom Lockyer are all expected to remain unavailable due to various injuries and health concerns.


Kristoffer Ajer, who missed the win over Sheffield United due to a minor calf strain, could return to face Luton Town. Ivan Toney, dealing with ongoing hip issues, may also be back in the starting lineup after being benched in the last two matches. Christian Nørgaard is expected to return from a back injury, although his availability for Saturday’s match is uncertain. Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva, Ben Mee, and Aaron Hickey are all sidelined with longer-term injuries for Brentford.

Luton Town Predicted XI: Thomas Kaminski, Alfie Doughty, Reece Burke, Daiki Hashioka, Tahith Chong, Ross Barkley, Luke Berry, Fred Oneydinma, Andros Townsend, Jordan Clark, Carlton Morris

Brentford Predicted XI: Mark Flekken, Mads Roerslev, Mathias Jorgensen, Nathan Collins, Sergio Reguilon, Mikkel Damsgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Mathias Jensen, Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Yoane Wissa

Sheffield United vs Burnley

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Jack Robinson’s ankle injury will be further assessed this week after he was not risked for the Brentford match. Jayden Bogle’s ankle injury looks concerning after he left the last game limping. Several players including George Baldock, Tom Davies, Rhian Brewster, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham, and John Egan remain sidelined.


Dara O’Shea returns from suspension, and Hjalmar Ekdal, who replaced him in Gameweek 33, is expected to be fit despite hobbling out of the draw with Brighton. Aaron Ramsey, Nathan Redmond, and Luca Koleosho remain out long-term. Han-Noah Massengo returned to the bench against Brighton after an unknown issue, while Ameen Al-Dakhil and Jordan Beyer, who have been sidelined, were not involved.

Sheffield United: Ivo Grbic, Mason Holgate, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Jack Robinson, Jayden Bogle, Gustavo Hamer, Ollie Arblaster, Ben Osborn, Auston Trusty, Ben Brereton Diaz, Oliver McBurnie

Burnley: Arijanet Muric, Lorenz Assignon, Hjalmer Ekdal, Maxime Esteve, Vitinho, Wilson Odobert, Sander Berge, Josh Cullen, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Lyle Foster, David Datro Fofana.

Wolves vs Arsenal

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Leon Chiwome and Pedro Neto are still sidelined with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively for Wolves. Craig Dawson might undergo season-ending groin surgery this week. However, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde could make a return against Arsenal, while Rayan Ait-Nouri may also be back after overcoming a calf issue.

Arsenal‘s Martin Odegaard seems set to feature against Bayern Munich despite picking up a knock in the previous match against Aston Villa. He trained alongside Bukayo Saka and the rest of the squad. Jurrien Timber, recovering from a knee injury, is still a bit away from returning to action.

Wolves: Jose Sa (GK); Santiago Bueno, Max Kilman (C), Toti Gomes; Nelson Semedo, Tommy Doyle, Mario Lemina, Matt Doherty; Joao Gomes; Pablo Sarabia, Matheus Cunha.

Arsenal: David Raya (GK); Benjamin White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jakub Kiwior; Declan Rice, Jorginho, Martin Odegaard; Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, Gabriel Martinelli.

Everton vs Nottingham Forest

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Idrissa Gana Gueye missed the Chelsea match due to hamstring and calf issues respectively, but Calvert-Lewin has a good chance of returning for the upcoming Sunday clash. Seamus Coleman, Jarrad Branthwaite, and Nathan Patterson were forced off during the match, with Branthwaite’s issue being minor. Lewis Dobbin and Dele Alli remained sidelined.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly missed the last match due to muscle issues and are still undergoing treatment. Anthony Elanga was unavailable due to a slight knock but is expected to return to training this week.

Everton: Jordan Pickford (GK); Seamus Coleman (C), James Tarkowski, Jarrad Branthwaite, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Ashley Young, Amadou Onana, James Garner, Dwight McNeil; Abdoulaye Doucoure; Beto.

Nottingham Forest: Matz Sels (GK); Neco Williams, Andrew Omobamidele, Murillo, Ola Aina; Ryan Yates (C), Danilo; Giovanni Reyna, Morgan Gibbs-White, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Chris Wood.

Crystal Palace vs West Ham

Crystal Palace may see Chris Richards return from a knee injury in Gameweek 34, as he was initially ruled out for 2-3 weeks in early April. The Eagles have been missing Sam Johnstone, Matheus Franca, Marc Guehi, Cheick Doucoure, and Rob Holding due to various injuries, with Johnstone and Doucoure out for the season. Guehi is targeting a return in Gameweek 36, while Jesurun Rak-Sakyi recently made a comeback from a hamstring injury.

Jarrod Bowen returned to training after a back issue and should be available for the match against Crystal Palace, despite potentially missing the clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday. Kalvin Phillips and Alphonse Areola also trained, but Konstantinos Mavropanos, who sustained an injury against Fulham, was not seen on the training ground.

Crystal Palace: Henderson; Ward, Andersen, Lerma; Munoz, Wharton, Hughes, Mitchell; Olise, Mateta, Eze

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

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth

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Douglas Luiz continues to serve a two-match ban, while Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, and Emi Buendia remain sidelined with injuries for Aston Villa. However, Clement Lenglet and Matty Cash returned to the squad as substitutes last Sunday.

Luis Sinisterra suffered a setback after returning from a hamstring injury, likely ruling him out of Double Gameweek 34 for Bournemouth. Marcus Tavernier and Ryan Fredericks are also expected to miss out due to hamstring and calf issues respectively. Antoine Semenyo’s calf injury doesn’t seem severe, but further updates are awaited. There’s a possibility of Tyler Adams making a return from a back injury this week. Chris Mepham has been absent due to a health issue in the last three matches.

Aston Villa: Emi Martinez (GK), Ezri Konsa, Diego Carlos, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne, John McGinn (C), Youri Tielemans, Moussa Diaby, Morgan Rogers, Nicolo Zainolo, Ollie Watkins

Bournemouth: Neto (GK, C), Adam Smith, Illia Zabarnyi, Marcos Sensi, Lloyd Kelly, Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, Lloyd Kelly, Justin Kulivert, Dango, Dominic Solanke

Fulham vs Liverpool

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Fulham enters the match against Liverpool with a fully fit squad since the March international break. Tim Ream wasn’t in the squad last Saturday, possibly due to squad selection choices rather than injury.

Jurgen Klopp is yet to hold his pre-Atalanta press conference, but it’s expected that Conor Bradley will be sidelined for the rest of April after injuring his ankle in Sunday’s defeat to Crystal Palace. Ben Doak, Thiago Alcantara, and Joel Matip remain unavailable. However, there were no other absentees noted during Wednesday’s open training session for Liverpool.

Fulham: Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Palhinha, Cairney; Iwobi, Pereira, Willian; Muniz

Liverpool: Alisson; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

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