Predicted Lineups, Injury Updates, Team News for FPL Gameweek 28

Here’s the latest scoop on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) updates ahead of Gameweek 28, gathered from press conferences held by all 20 teams. We’ve got the essential injury news and predicted lineups to help you make informed decisions for your FPL team.


Bukayo Saka Arsenal
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is optimistic about the availability of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli for their upcoming match against Brentford. Saka had to be substituted during Monday’s win over Sheffield United due to feeling unwell, while Martinelli sustained a minor cut and needed assistance leaving the field. However, David Raya won’t be able to play against his parent club Brentford as he is on loan from them.

Updates on other injured players are limited, with Jurrien Timber still some way off from returning despite resuming training recently due to a knee injury. Oleksandr Zinchenko has been absent since Gameweek 23 with a calf issue. Arteta provided a more positive update on Takehiro Tomiyasu, stating that the defender is “very close” to returning and has started training on the field following a calf injury.

Predicted XI: Ramsdale, White (Ben), Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Aston Villa

Keinan Davis Aston Villa
Keinan Davis (From Getty Images)

Aston Villa‘s injury list includes Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings, and Emi Buendia, all dealing with long-term knee injuries. However, the team’s overall injury situation is looking positive. Diego Carlos and Jhon Duran have returned to training after hamstring issues, while Unai Emery mentioned that Jacob Ramsey’s foot injury isn’t serious. Although Ramsey missed the Ajax game, Emery hasn’t ruled him out for Gameweek 28. Stay tuned for more updates following the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa Ngoyo, Lenglet, Álex Moreno, Bailey, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Rogers, Tielemans, Watkins


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Bournemouth has added Marcos Senesi to their injury list following his hamstring strain last weekend. Although manager Andoni Iraola hoped it wasn’t serious, Senesi’s withdrawal from the Argentina squad suggests he’s unlikely to feature in Gameweek 28. Additionally, Lloyd Kelly, Max Aarons, James Hill, and Ryan Fredericks have been dealing with injuries recently. Tyler Adams is back in training after a hamstring issue but will undergo match practice with the academy team first. Dominic Solanke played through knee pain against Burnley, and although it’s a recurring issue, he expressed confidence in being available for upcoming matches against Sheffield United and Luton Town. Stay tuned for more updates after the pre-match press conferences.

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

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Toney Brentford
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Brentford will be missing several key players for their upcoming match. Ethan Pinnock, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva, and Ben Mee are all sidelined due to various injuries. However, Bryan Mbeumo has returned to team training, and his availability for first-team action will depend on manager Thomas Frank’s assessment. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press

Predicted XI: Flekken, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Roerslev, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Reguilón, Toney, Wissa


Evan Ferguson Brighton
Evan Ferguson (From Getty Images)

Brighton and Hove Albion will be without several players for their upcoming match. Joao Pedro, Jack Hinshelwood, Solly March, Kauro Mitoma, and James Milner are all sidelined due to various injuries. Additionally, Billy Gilmour is serving the final game of a three-match suspension. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Verbruggen, Van Hecke, Dunk, Igor Julio, Lamptey, Gros, Baleba, Estupiñán, Buonanotte, Adingra, Ferguson (Evan)


Fofana FPL
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Burnley will continue to be without several players due to injuries. Aaron Ramsey, Lyle Foster, Luca Koleosho, and Nathan Redmond are dealing with longer-term injuries. Jordan Beyer has been sidelined since December with a muscle issue, and while manager Vincent Kompany has mentioned his progress, there’s no clear timeline for his return. On a positive note, Josh Brownhill is set to return from suspension for the upcoming weekend’s match. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Trafford, Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor, Vitinho, Berge, Brownhill, Odobert, Fofana, Bruun Larsen


Nicolas Jackson FPL
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Chelsea‘s injury situation is not looking promising, as Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t anticipate the return of several key players. Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, and Christopher Nkunku are all expected to remain sidelined. Although Chukwuemeka and Badiashile were slated to join team training or partial team training for rehabilitation, their return seems delayed.

Furthermore, the Blues have suffered additional setbacks, with Levi Colwill and Ben Chilwell joining the injury list. Conor Gallagher has been absent from training all week due to illness, but the Monday clash against Newcastle United provides him with some extra time to recover. Stay tuned for further updates on their fitness ahead of the match.

Predicted XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Moises Caicedo, Fernández, Palmer, Mudryk, Sterling, Jackson

Crystal Palace

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Mateta (From Getty Images)

Crystal Palace continues to deal with several players on the injury list. Marc Guehi, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure, and Rob Holding are all sidelined due to various injuries. However, there is some optimism regarding Olise’s potential return for the Eagles’ following league match in Gameweek 30.

Manager Oliver Glasner expressed hope and confidence that Jordan Ayew hasn’t joined the injured players on the sidelines, despite being forced off with a hip issue last weekend. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

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


Calvert-Lewin FPL
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Everton will be without Arnaut Danjuma, who is still nursing an ankle injury, and Dele Alli, who is sidelined with a groin issue, for their upcoming match. Manager Dyche expressed hope that Danjuma could return after the March international break.

Idrissa Gana Gueye is unlikely to feature in Gameweek 28 due to a groin problem, although he hasn’t been completely ruled out. Dyche started Beto instead of Dominic Calvert-Lewin last weekend and discussed his striking options ahead of the upcoming fixture.

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


Rodrigo Muniz FPL
Rodrigo Muniz (From Getty Images)

Fulham appears to have only one player unavailable for their upcoming match: Raul Jimenez, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury. However, Joao Palhinha is back in contention after serving a two-match suspension. Keep a watch on the pre-match press conferences for further updates.

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


Mo Salah FPL
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Liverpool will have Mohamed Salah available for the crucial clash against Manchester City, although his level of involvement is yet to be determined. Salah was included in the squad for the match against Sparta Prague on Thursday. However, several key players remain sidelined: Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Ryan Gravenberch, and Alisson are all expected to be absent. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Kelleher, Bradley, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai, Salah, Núñez, Díaz

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Luton Town

Carlton Morris FPL
Carlton Morris (From Getty Images)

Luton Town continues to grapple with several players on the injury list. Dan Potts, Jacob Brown, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba, and Tom Lockyer are all sidelined due to various injuries. Additionally, there’s anticipation regarding updates on Elijah Adebayo and Albert Sambi Lokonga, who sustained hamstring issues either just before or during Double Gameweek 25.

The defensive situation for Luton Town is particularly concerning, with Gabriel Osho ruled out of the previous match against Aston Villa due to a muscle problem, while Amar’i Bell, who was not fully fit, had to be substituted after just five minutes due to a hamstring issue. The extent of Bell’s injury remains uncertain.

On a positive note, Joe Johnson is expected to return from illness. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

Predicted XI: Kaminski, Burke, Mengi, Hashioka, Issa Kabore, Clark, Barkley, Doughty, Townsend, Chong, Morris

Manchester City

Erling Haaland FPL
Erling Haaland (From Getty Images)

Manchester City has had relatively few injury concerns recently, with Jack Grealish being the only notable absence due to a groin issue during the Manchester derby. However, Jeremy Doku has since joined the injury list, although his issue is described as “minor” by the Manchester Evening News. Doku hasn’t trained since Sunday’s game and was not involved in the match against Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

Matheus Nunes suffered a dislocated finger during the Copenhagen match, while Phil Foden reportedly picked up a dead leg in the win over Manchester United. However, Foden has returned to training and was on the bench for the match against Copenhagen. Stay tuned for further updates after 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 Man United
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Manchester United are waiting to assess the severity of injuries sustained by Marcus Rashford and Jonny Evans during the Manchester derby. Both players had to be substituted due to their injuries, and United manager Erik ten Hag mentioned that they were struggling to overcome them. However, ten Hag expressed uncertainty regarding the duration of their potential absence.

The United boss also hinted at the return of several players in the coming weeks, particularly after the international break. However, the upcoming game might be too soon for Rasmus Hojlund, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial, and Harry Maguire, all dealing with various injuries. Luke Shaw is expected to be out for a longer period due to a muscle issue. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

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

Newcastle United

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Kieran Trippier (From Getty Images)

Newcastle United continues to face injury setbacks, with Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Sandro Tonali, and Nick Pope still unavailable. Additionally, Lewis Hall is ineligible to face his parent club. Reports indicate that Kieran Trippier is expected to miss Gameweek 28 due to a calf issue, although it’s not considered serious, so he may only sit out one league fixture. On a positive note, Matt Targett could be set for a return after rejoining training. Stay tuned for further updates after the pre-match press conferences.

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

Nottingham Forest

Awoniyi Nottm Forest
Awoniyi (From Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest could potentially see the return of Chris Wood and Willy Boly soon. Wood has been described as “closer” to fitness, while Boly is reportedly in the final stages of his recovery from a muscle issue. Nicolas Dominguez experienced muscle tightness during the defeat to Liverpool but is not believed to have sustained a serious injury.

Giovani Reyna and Gonzalo Montiel were absent in the match against Liverpool due to a knock and unspecified issue, respectively, with updates awaited from manager Nuno Espirito Santo regarding their status. Ola Aina and Nuno Tavares continue to face muscle problems and are likely to remain sidelined.

Predicted XI: Sels, Williams (Neco), Omobamidele, Murillo, Toffolo, Yates, Danilo, Origi, Gibbs-White, Elanga, Awoniyi

Sheffield United

William Osula Sheffield United
William Osula (From Getty Images)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder anticipates having a similar group of players available for selection as he did for the match against Arsenal on Monday night. Ben Brereton Diaz, who returned to the squad as an unused substitute in Gameweek 27, is expected to feature this weekend.

However, the Blades continue to grapple with long-term injuries to Rhian Brewster, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Chris Basham, and John Egan. Additionally, Mason Holgate is unavailable due to suspension.

Wilder mentioned last week that Cameron Archer and Anis Ben Slimane will likely return after the March international break. Daniel Jebbison, who has been sidelined all season due to injury and a serious illness, could also be nearing a return, according to Wilder’s last update.

Predicted XI: Grbic, Baldock, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Bogle, Davies (Tom), Vinicius Souza, Brooks, Osborn, Brereton, Osula

Tottenham Hotspur

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Son (From Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur‘s training video posted on Wednesday did not feature Richarlison, who is nursing a knee injury, or Pedro Porro, who is dealing with a muscle issue. Richarlison’s absence was expected, as manager Ange Postecoglou reiterated over the weekend that the Brazilian is still on his recovery timeline. However, there was hope for Porro’s possible return this week, which now seems unlikely.

Additionally, Manor Solomon, Fraser Forster, and Ryan Sessegnon continue to be sidelined for Tottenham due to knee, foot, and hamstring injuries.

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

West Ham United

Lucas Paqueta West Ham
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West Ham United continues to be without Maxwel Cornet due to a hamstring issue. Nayef Aguerd’s availability for Thursday’s clash with Freiburg was uncertain, with him being labeled as a “question mark.” However, aside from these concerns, the Hammers have a clean bill of health.

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


Pedro Neto Wolves
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Wolverhampton Wanderers will be without Hwang Hee-chan and Matheus Cunha due to hamstring injuries. Hwang is facing a six-week lay-off, while Cunha’s return might come before the South Korean winger’s recovery. Joao Gomes missed out last weekend due to a hamstring injury, although the extent of his condition is uncertain.

On a positive note, there’s relatively good news regarding Jose Sa and Pedro Neto, who were substituted during the defeat to Newcastle United. Assistant coach Gary O’Neil indicated that their substitutions were precautionary measures, and he seemed confident that they would recover in time for the upcoming match against Fulham.

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

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