FPL Gameweek 23

Predicted Lineups | Team News | Injury Updates | FPL Gameweek 23

As we approach Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 23, anticipations are high for injury updates and team news. All 20 managers have already undergone media sessions, and this is to bring a flood of information regarding player availability.

This article serves as a comprehensive resource to stay updated on potential player absences for gameweek 23 of the 2023-24 Premier League season due to injuries.

Let’s have a look at the Predicted XI and Team News for all 20 Premier League teams ahead of FPL Gameweek 23.


Arsenal’s Thomas Partey faces another setback with a muscle injury and will miss the clash against Liverpool. Jurrien Timber (knee) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (on international duty) remain unavailable. Mohamed Elneny is likely to be in contention after Egypt’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations. Emile Smith Rowe could be replaced by either Kai Havertz or Jorginho in midfield.

The choice may depend on the need for control (Jorginho) or physicality (Havertz). Both may start, similar to the FA Cup tie. Gabriel Martinelli might make way for Gabriel Jesus, and there’s a left-back dilemma between Jakub Kiwior and Oleksandr Zinchenko, with the latter targeted by Liverpool in a previous fixture.

Predicted XI: Raya, Martin, White (Ben), Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Rice, Havertz, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa faces multiple absences, with Pau Torres, Lucas Digne, Jhon Duran, Tyrone Mings, and Emi Buendia unavailable. Nicolo Zaniolo joins the sidelined players after feeling pain in training. Following a defeat to Newcastle United, changes are expected, with Moussa Diaby possibly making way for Leon Bailey. Boubacar Kamara’s availability doesn’t impact Matty Cash’s chances, but Diego Carlos might return, shifting Ezri Konsa to right-back. Jacob Ramsey could feature on the left, potentially replacing Youri Tielemans in the starting XI.

Predicted XI: Martinez, Konsa, Ngoyo, Diego Carlos, Lenglet, Álex Moreno, Bailey, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Tielemans, Watkins.


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Bournemouth’s new loan signing, Enes Unal, may not make his debut against Nottingham Forest due to visa issues and lack of training with the team. No new injury concerns have arisen from the West Ham United draw, but Max Aarons, James Hill, Tyler Adams, and Ryan Fredericks remain sidelined. Dango Ouattara could return from international duty. In the attacking midfield areas, rotation is likely, with Ouattara and Antoine Semenyo as wide alternatives, and Justin Kluivert and Philip Billing as options in the central role.

Predicted XI: Neto (Murara), Smith (Adam), Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly, Christie, Cook (Lewis), Tavernier, Scott, Sinisterra, Solanke.


Brentford’s Sergio Reguilon is set to return for the Monday night game after being ineligible in Gameweek 22 against his parent club. Injuries persist for Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, and Rico Henry, while Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka, Saman Ghoddos, and Kim Ji-soo remain away on international duty.

Manager Thomas Frank is expected to stick with a 3-5-2 formation against the reigning champions. The wing-back slots are subject to debate, with Reguilon providing a natural option on the left, though more attack-minded. Mads Roerslev is likely to feature on the opposite flank. The front two are in good form, and the midfield three could see Mikkel Damsgaard, Shandon Baptiste, Yehor Yarmoliuk, and Josh Dasilva as options off the bench.

Predicted XI: Flekken, Collins, Pinnock, Mee, Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Reguilón, Toney, Maupay.

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Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Pervis Estupinan is fit despite being withdrawn in Gameweek 22, while Ansi Fati is in contention after returning to training. A late decision will be made on Joao Pedro’s involvement due to his injury at Luton Town. James Milner is expected to miss several matches after coming off in the same game.

Joel Veltman, Solly March, and Julio Enciso are still on the treatment table, and Simon Adingra and Kaoru Mitoma are away on international duty. Jack Hinshelwood and Evan Ferguson could benefit with Milner out and Pedro uncertain. The match fitness of other midweek benchwarmers (Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster, Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder) is questionable. There might be a change in goalkeeping, with Jason Steele facing competition from Bart Verbruggen.

Predicted XI: Verbruggen, Van Hecke, Dunk, Igor Julio, Hinshelwood, Gros, Gilmour, Estupiñán, Buonanotte, Ferguson (Evan), Welbeck.


Burnley’s Luca Koleosho and Nathan Redmond are long-term absentees. Vincent Kompany hinted at possible returns for Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, or Hannes Delcroix this weekend. If Beyer and/or Taylor are back, Hjalmar Ekdal and Ameen Al-Dakhil are at risk. The defensive situation is complicated by the recent acquisitions of Lorenz Assignon and Maxime Esteve. Mike Tresor, Manuel Benson, Jacob Bruun Larsen, and Aaron Ramsey, attacking midfield options, have struggled for playing time. New signing David Datro Fofana may disrupt the lineup, possibly replacing Zeki Amdouni after an impressive cameo at the Etihad in midweek.

Predicted XI: Trafford, Vitinho, O’Shea, Ekdal, Al Dakhil, Berge, Brownhill, Gudmundsson, Amdouni, Odobert, Foster.


For Chelsea, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, Wesley Fofana, and Levi Colwill remain sidelined. Trevoh Chalobah is nearing a return, but permission from the medical team is awaited for his competitive comeback. Nicolas Jackson, back from the Africa Cup of Nations, is an option upfront. Christopher Nkunku might be handled carefully after returning from injury. Ben Chilwell and minute-managed players like Noni Madueke and Conor Gallagher could make way. Mykhailo Mudryk and Carney Chukwuemeka might be considered, with Chukwuemeka showing promise in his Anfield cameo.

Predicted XI: Petrovic, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Gusto, Moises Caicedo, Fernández, Palmer, Chukwuemeka, Sterling, Jackson.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace has mixed news on Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze. Olise is expected to be fit, but Eze faces uncertainty pending a scan on his hamstring injury from Gameweek 22. Joel Ward remains sidelined in individual training, while Cheick Doucoure and Rob Holding are long-term absentees.

New signings Daniel Munoz and Adam Wharton are available but might not see immediate action due to their late arrival and manager Roy Hodgson’s historically cautious approach with new players. Jeffrey Schlupp might replace Eze as the only alteration, or Hodgson could experiment with Chris Richards at center-half and Munoz or Nathaniel Clyne at right wing-back in a potential 3-4-3 formation.

Predicted XI: Henderson (Dean), Richards (Chris), Andersen, Marc Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Lerma, Olise, Schlupp, Ayew (Jordan), Mateta.


Everton welcomes back Idrissa Gana Gueye from international duty. However, there are concerns in the team. Arnaut Danjuma is a doubt with an ankle issue, and Amadou Onana is “touch and go” due to a knee problem from the previous weekend. Seamus Coleman has resumed training but lacks match fitness, while Abdoulaye Doucoure is doing individual work on the grass. Dele Alli and Andre Gomes remain sidelined.

Gueye might be directly back in the midfield if others don’t recover. The defensive lineup is uncertain, with Ben Godfrey starting unexpectedly at right-back recently. Michael Keane or Godfrey could be options as a third center-half, especially if manager Sean Dyche opts for a cautious approach against high-scoring Spurs.

Predicted XI: Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Young, Garner, Gueye, McNeil, Harrison, Calvert-Lewin.


Fulham faces new injury concerns as Issa Diop and Raul Jimenez are both sidelined with hamstring issues for “weeks.” They join Harry Wilson (shoulder) and Adama Traore (hamstring) on the injury list, while Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey are away on international duty. Armando Broja, a deadline-day signing, might be ready for immediate action, having been part of Chelsea’s match-day squads recently. Rodrigo Muniz could also deputize for the injured Jimenez.

Tim Ream is expected to replace the unavailable Diop at center-half, and Kenny Tete is a potential alternative to Timothy Castagne at right-back. Manager Marco Silva has limited options to address the current goal shortage, with benchwarmers Harrison Reed and Saka Lukic not known for their goal-scoring abilities in midfield.

Predicted XI: Leno, Castagne, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, João Palhinha, Cairney, Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian, Broja.


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Jurgen Klopp expressed initial concerns about Darwin Nunez’s foot injury following Liverpool’s win over Chelsea, ruling him a doubt for the clash against Arsenal. However, Nunez made a surprising recovery, spotted out of his protective boot and participating in training on Friday. Mohamed Salah remains ruled out with a hamstring issue, while Wataru Endo, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, and Joel Matip are sidelined. Kostas Tsimikas and Thiago Alcantara, seen in training, are unlikely to start.

Cody Gakpo may feature over Nunez if the latter is hindered by the swollen foot. The attack, midfield, and center-back positions seem settled. The left-back position leans towards Joe Gomez, given his recent excellent performances. The right-back position is a tighter call, with Conor Bradley impressing recently, but Trent Alexander-Arnold might return for his experience and to manage Bradley’s recent workload. Klopp hinted at bringing Alexander-Arnold on against Chelsea for rhythm after his three-week absence.

Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones (Curtis), Diogo Jota, Núñez, Díaz.

Luton Town

For Luton Town, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba, and Tom Lockyer are still unavailable, but Issa Kabore returns from the Africa Cup of Nations after Burkina Faso’s elimination. Jacob Brown and Teden Mengi have been declared fit. Following the impressive win over Brighton, manager Rob Edwards is likely to stick with the same group of players.

Mengi might replace Reece Burke, who has recently completed back-to-back 90-minute appearances after a long absence. Kabore’s return could push Chiedozie Ogbene forward to the front three. Andros Townsend and Brown are alternative options in attack for this challenging away fixture. Jordan Clark and Carlton Morris, despite their roles in the recent victory, are the most at-risk names in the starting XI.

Predicted XI: Kaminski, Mengi, Osho, Bell, Ogbene, Barkley, Sambi Lokonga, Doughty, Clark, Morris, Adebayo.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad for Manchester City’s Monday clash with Brentford. Guardiola confirmed that Erling Haaland is ready to start, although cautioning about potential surprises, reminiscent of a similar situation with Kevin De Bruyne earlier in the season. Guardiola acknowledged the need to “adapt” to Brentford’s strength at set plays, hinting at a possible defensive setup with three center-halves. Haaland’s aerial ability could be beneficial in dead-ball situations.

Guardiola mentioned the possibility of Alvarez and Haaland playing together, a combination they’ve used frequently this season. The manager has also employed De Bruyne and Alvarez as dual 10s in the past against deep blocks and five-man defenses, a potential strategy for Monday’s match. Other alternatives include Jeremy Doku and Jack Grealish on the left flank, while Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes are options alongside Rodri in midfield.

Predicted XI: Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Aké, Stones, Rodri, De Bruyne, Álvarez, Bernardo Silva, Haaland, Foden.

Manchester United

Manchester United
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Manchester United will likely miss Anthony Martial, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but Victor Lindelof, recovering from a groin issue, could make a return. Sofyan Amrabat is on his way back from the Africa Cup of Nations. Lisandro Martinez, who was seen with an ice pack after the Molineux match, is not injured according to Erik ten Hag, but Harry Maguire could still feature, potentially replacing Martinez or Raphael Varane.

Fitness considerations, rather than form, would be the primary factor in any lineup changes after the midweek win at Wolves. Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen are alternatives in the midfield if Kobbie Mainoo or recently returned Casemiro aren’t fit for two starts in less than 72 hours.

Predicted XI: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Martínez, Shaw, Mainoo, Casemiro, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Højlund.

Newcastle United

For Newcastle United, Joelinton, Sandro Tonali, Nick Pope, Elliot Anderson, and Matt Targett are still unavailable. However, Alexander Isak, who had a groin issue, might be involved on Saturday after avoiding serious injury. Positive news suggests that Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes, Jamaal Lascelles, and Joe Willock are close to returns, but details remain sketchy, and it’s uncertain if they’ll be in the starting XI against Luton.

Anthony Gordon could stand in as the center-forward if neither Wilson nor Isak are fit to start, with Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy flanking him in attack. The defense and midfield are likely to remain unchanged after an impressive win at Villa Park, with limited alternatives in the midfield.

Predicted XI: Dubravka, Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn, Longstaff (Sean), Bruno Guimarães, Miley, Murphy (Jacob), Gordon, Almirón.

Nottingham Forest

For Nottingham Forest, Ibrahim Sangaré, Willy Boly, and Ola Aina are still on international duty, while Cheikhou Kouyaté has been granted compassionate leave in his homeland. Moussa Niakhaté, back after Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations elimination, will start training on Saturday.

Divock Origi (muscle) was the only injured player before Gameweek 22, but Nuno Espirito Santo hinted at emerging issues, including Chris Wood’s tight hamstring. With Wood and Taiwo Awoniyi concerns, and Rodrigo Ribeiro new to the squad, Anthony Elanga or Morgan Gibbs-White may have to play in attack. Elanga, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Gio Reyna aim to displace Neco Williams and Nicolas Dominguez. Ryan Yates could benefit from Orel Mangala’s departure in midfield. Loanee Nuno Tavares, now eligible, returns to challenge Nuno Tavares at left-back. A change in goal is expected as Matz Sels replaces Matt Turner.

Predicted XI: Sels, Montiel, Omobamidele, Murillo, Nuno Tavares, Yates, Danilo, Elanga, Gibbs-White, Nicolás Domínguez, Wood.

Sheffield United

For Sheffield United, new goalkeeper Ivo Grbic is ruled out due to a concussion sustained in the loss to Crystal Palace. Ben Brereton Diaz is in contention for the weekend’s match despite a tight hamstring. The status of Tom Davies (thigh) and Max Lowe (muscle), previously potential returnees, remains unclear.

Chris Basham (leg), John Egan (leg), George Baldock (unspecified issue), and Rhian Brewster (banned) continue to be sidelined. Wes Foderingham will replace Grbic in goal, and Mason Holgate’s arrival may signal a return to a wing-back system. The starting striker remains uncertain, with Cameron Archer struggling for form and minutes, and questions over Oli McBurnie’s ability to stretch Villa’s high line, potentially giving Will Osula a chance.

Predicted XI: Foderingham, Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Bogle, Hamer, Vinicius Souza, Norrington-Davies, McAtee, Osula, Brereton.

Tottenham Hotspur

For Tottenham Hotspur, there are no fresh injury concerns or expected returns. Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring), Manor Solomon (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), and Alfie Whiteman (ankle) remain sidelined. Son Heung-min and Yves Bissouma are still away on international duty. Pape Matar Sarr could be involved following Senegal’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations.

A tight Wednesday-Saturday turnaround might lead to a few changes, but James Maddison is expected to start both games, as per Ange Postecoglou. Radu Dragusin could be considered in defense, given Micky van de Ven and Cristian Romero are recently back from injury. Brennan Johnson will push for a start after his goal against Brentford, but Dejan Kulusevski and Timo Werner’s performances may impact his chances.

Predicted XI: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Destiny Udogie, Sarr, Højbjerg, Maddison, Kulusevski, Richarlison, Werner.

West Ham United

For West Ham United, David Moyes, in his press conference shortly after the Bournemouth game, couldn’t provide extensive team news but hoped everyone came through unscathed. Vladimir Coufal returns from suspension, and Nayef Aguerd could be back after an early AFCON return.

Lucas Paqueta (calf) is likely to remain injured, while Michail Antonio (knee) is back on the grass but unlikely to feature. Coufal may replace Ben Johnson in defense, and Aguerd will challenge Mavropanos and Zouma at center-half. Ward-Prowse filled in on the left flank with Paqueta absent, potentially opening up a central midfield spot for new signing Kalvin Phillips. After a subpar display against Bournemouth, Ings and Cornet could hope for a recall.

Predicted XI: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Álvarez, Phillips (Kalvin), Kudus, Souček, Ward-Prowse, Bowen.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers
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For Wolverhampton Wanderers, there wasn’t much team news from Gary O’Neil, and there are no known fitness concerns. Boubacar Traore and Hwang Hee-chan are still on international duty. Following the 4-3 loss to Manchester United and a quick turnaround, a few changes might be in order.

Rayan Ait-Nouri could come in for Matt Doherty at left wing-back after Doherty’s struggles. Joao Gomes might be reintroduced in midfield to add bite after conceding four goals in midweek. Pablo Sarabia for Jeanricner Bellegarde is also a possibility, given Bellegarde was only a substitute in Gameweek 22 after a recent calf injury.

Predicted XI: José Sá, Kilman, Dawson, Toti, Semedo, Lemina, João Gomes, Ait Nouri, Sarabia, Neto (Pedro), Matheus Cunha.