FPL Triple Gameweek 35 predicted lineups and team news for all Premier League clubs from injury guru Ben Dinnery ahead of the Gameweek. They will be regularly updated throughout and following the press conferences.
ArsenalGranit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos were the only survivors from the loss against Everton as Mikel Arteta made changes en masse at Newcastle. But despite heavy rotation, the Gunners still ran out worthy winners, with Odegaard and Aubameyang getting some much-needed game time. Expect more of the same with Villareal up next in the Europa League on Thursday. Predicted lineup Press Conference Mikel Arteta reveals he risked Alexandre Lacazette in the Europa League on Thursday after his recent hamstring injury: "He was only available to play 10-15 minutes maximum. We were already taking a risk because he hasn't trained fully with the team, but he wanted to take that risk, and we believed that it was worth taking it. That was the maximum that he could play." The Arsenal boss also believes he had no other option but to start Kieran Tierney after Xhaka pulled up during the warm-up complaining of muscle tightness. "We had Cedric Soares in hospital 24 hours ago, and when Granit got injured, that was the only option that we had... [Cedric] is fine now." Pending Evaluation
- Kieran Tierney (knee) - Thrust into the starting XI on Thursday night after Granit Xhaka's late withdrawal. Assessed after playing 80 minutes.
- Alexandre Lacazette (hamstring) -Played 10 minutes in the Europa League, but Mikel Arteta admits the striker is not fully fit. Late decision.
- Granit Xhaka (muscle) - Complained of tightness while warming up on Thursday. Must be considered a serious doubt given the quick turnaround.
- David Luiz (hamstring) - The Brazilian suffered a setback on his return to the side. A least a few weeks out, I'd suggest.
Aston VillaEven if the Villa skipper manages a full week of training, Dean Smith is likely to opt for a more cautious approach with Jack Grealish, and I'd expect a place on the bench at best. Predicted lineup Press Conference This weekend will come too soon for Jack Grealish, but Dean Smith reveals the Villa captain will train with the group from Saturday: "He’s out on the grass loading the injury, so he’s on his way back. It is too soon to put him in against Manchester United. As I’ve said many times, we want him back as soon as possible, but we’ve got to do it right." Morgan Sanson is still not available, but he’ll be training fully from next week. Trezeguet (ACL knee) remains a long-term absentee. Following the win at Goodison Park, Villa could be unchanged with El Ghazi and Ross Barkley stepping up in recent matches. "He’ll be the first to admit that his performances have been a little bit inconsistent, and we’re trying to find that consistency," Smith said, singling out the Egyptian winger. "He’s come back again just when we need him. I'm really pleased for him, and it will do his confidence the world of good." Pending Evaluation
- Jack Grealish (shin) - The skipper will train with the group from Saturday and could feature in Villa's second DGW fixture against Everton.
- Trezeguet (knee) - Suffered an ACL rupture against Liverpool. Successfully undergone surgery.
- Morgan Sanson (knee) - Should rejoin the group from next week with a view to being in contention for the trip to Crystal Palace.
Brighton and Hove AlbionPredicted lineup Press Conference The game at Molineux will come too soon for Adam Lallana, who is struggling with a calf problem. "He is back on the grass, but we will be looking more towards West Ham for him. Apart from that, we have not picked up any problems from the Leeds game." Expect the side to remain unchanged following an excellent win last time out. Pending Evaluation
- Percy Tau (hamstring) - Working with the group and comes into contention.
- Florin Andone (hamstring) - Suffered a slight setback playing for the U23s, which will delay his return.
- Solly March (knee) - The winger admitted that he is now targeting pre-season to return to full fitness.
- Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) - Surgery will keep the full-back out for the remainder of the campaign.
- Adam Lallana (calf|) - Graham Potter believes GW36 is a realistic target.
- Chris Wood (dead leg) - Sean Dyche is confident the problem is not serious and that the clubs' leading goal scorer will be available.
- Dale Stephens (knock) - Trained on Thursday and should be in contention for the trip to Craven Cottage.
- Kevin Long (Achilles) - Already way beyond his initial timeline. No definitive update on a possible return.
- Robbie Brady (Achilles) - No guarantees that the Irishman will be back before the end of the season.
ChelseaOnly Pep has managed to change his lineup more than Thomas Tuchel in recent game weeks, making the Chelsea starting XI almost as difficult to predict. Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho and Christian Pulisic were all rested to varying degrees following the draw in Madrid. Expect more tinkering with the Galácticos arriving at SW6 on Wednesday. Predicted lineup Press Conference "For the injury list, it doesn't change too much," said Tuchel, although Chelsea had a training session scheduled after Fridays' press conference. Mateo Kovacic is still out: "We hope to bring him back for the game against Arsenal and then hopefully for Wembley [FA Cup final vs Leicester]." Everyone else is available. And in a similar vein to Guardiola, the Blues boss insists his focus remains on the Premier League. "We have to now forget Wednesday as it won't help us on the pitch. Forget the praise, the positive feedback, the result. I try to prepare the game in a normal way, and the challenge right now is to get the tiredness out of our legs and our brains. The target is to be in good shape tomorrow, and then we'll see." Pending Evaluation
- Thiago Silva (fatigue) - A decision will be taken following his involvement in the Champions League.
- Mateo Kovacic (hamstring) - A setback in training. Assessments continue to determine the severity.
Crystal PalaceIf Wilfried Zaha fails to recover, then Roy Hodgson could look to Jeffery Schlupp or even Patrick van Aanholt who missed out in GW34 with Tyrick Mitchell starting at left-back. On the opposite flank, Nathaniel Clyne played an hour for the U23s to build fitness, and he becomes another option, having seen Joel Ward start in the previous nine. A full week of training will help Gary Cahill, who was confined to a place on the bench last time out. Predicted lineup Press Conference Wilfried Zaha was not amongst those players ruled out by Roy Hodgson: Connor Wickham, Nathan Ferguson or Mamadou Sakho. There was no mention of James McArthur either, who hasn't featured since January. "Strangely enough, at this stage, we seem to be recovering a lot of players." Ferguson is expected to put a "miserable 18 months" behind him by joining the first team from next week if the Sports Science department clears him. James Tomkins and Nathaniel Clyne come into contention after playing for the Under-23s on Monday. Tyrick Mitchell hopes to retain his place in the side after making his first start since February against Champions-elect Manchester City last time out. "We've been very pleased with Tyrick - in particular, I thought he was exceptionally good at the weekend. But he's not been blessed with staying fit consistently. The big thing will be to make sure he stays fit going forward, and it's not going to be a case where we get excited about him and lose him again." Pending Evaluation
- James Tomkins (fitness) - Played for the U23s on Monday night. Building match fitness.
- Wilfried Zaha (groin) -No mention of the winger amongst those players ruled out through injury.
- James McArthur (calf) - No definitive timeline for the Scottish midfielder. Ruled out.
- Nathan Ferguson (thigh) - Hoping to join the first team in training from next week.
- Connor Wickham (muscle) - Continues to work away from the main group. Still not 100 per cent.
- Mamadou Sakho (thigh) - Working with the squad. Building fitness. His contract ends in the summer, so he may not play again.
EvertonPredicted lineup Press Conference Everton have been boosted by the return of midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure who returns slightly ahead of schedule: "For this weekend, we have Doucoure back. After the injury that he had, he has recovered well," confirmed Ancelotti. "It is true; he is one of the most important players. With Doucoure, we have had some fantastic results - without him; we had more problems. It is really important [to have him back] because he showed fantastic quality. He has helped the team a lot when he has played." However, the Toffees will be without James Rodriguez because of a calf complaint. "He had a little problem in the warm-up before the game against Aston Villa. He didn’t train this week with the team; he trained alone. It is a little problem. He is starting his proper rehab, and he is going to train at the start of next week." Pending Evaluation
- Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot) - Back with the group and available for selection.
- Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee) - No surgery required, but Ancelotti believes the injury-plagued midfielder will be out for the season.
- James Rodriguez (tight calf) - Withdrawn from the warm-up (GW34) and continues to train alone. Could return against Aston Villa.
FulhamThe fat lady may not be singing, but the Lilywhites sit nine points from safety with only four to play, and the bookies make them huge favourites to join Sheffield United in the second tier. Their form of late has been poor, so expect one last roll of the dice in this must-win fixture. Predicted lineup Press Conference "We’re looking okay [injury-wise]," Scott Parker told reporters on Friday. "Harrison (Reed) came in today with some light work," and as Fulham don't play until Monday, the midfielder could make the squad. Tom Cairney has joined the group and is "heading in the right direction", and there is still hope that he can feature before the end of the campaign. "Everyone else is fine." Pending Evaluation
- Harrison Reed (undisclosed) - Took part in a light session on Friday but the extra recovery days will work in his favour.
- Tom Cairney (knee) - Working with the group again and heading in the right direction. Monday could come too soon though.
- Terence Kongolo (knee) - Injured following a heavy collision with Adama Traore. Surgery will rule him out of the remaining games.
Leeds UnitedAvailability decisions closer to game day will have a bearing on how Bielsa lines up his side, but the skipper is almost certain to be handed an instant recall after missing the last three. Notes: If Kalvin Phillips does miss out, Robin Koch may deputise again, while Pascal Struijk can move forward into midfield, giving Bielsa the option of playing Stuart Dallas wide right in the absence of Raphinha and Helder Costa. Predicted lineup Press Conference Marcelo Bielsa confirms Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips are being "evaluated" on a daily basis, and a decision on their involvement will not be made until Saturday. There was no word on whether either player has trained fully, which is typically a prerequisite for availability; however, ahead of GW34, the Argentine coach said that he got the "impression" that Raphinha was in the final stages of recovery, which suggests he should be close. Liam Cooper returns after serving a three-match ban, but Helder Costa will miss the final four fixtures due to the back injury he suffered against Manchester United. Pending Evaluation
- Kalvin Phillips (knee) - No word on the severity of the problem, and his availability for Saturday remains in doubt. Late fitness test.
- Raphinha (thigh) - Bielsa states that the Brazilian is being "evaluated" daily, and a decision will be left until the last moment.
- Adam Forshaw (muscular) - Suffered a setback on his return for the U23s. Ruled out for an undefined period.
- Helder Costa (back) - Confirmation from Marcelo Bielsa that the winger has been ruled out of the remaining fixtures.
- Liam Cooper - The skipper returns after serving a three-match ban.
Leicester CityRicardo Pereira has been rested in recent matches following a minor calf issue, but having taken 7 points from nine in his absence, Brendan Rodgers would be happy to continue with an unchanged side. The Foxes face Newcastle on Friday, so an early drinks break looks to be in the offing for Wesley Fofana, while his minutes could also be limited. Keep an eye on Jonny Evans, who is managing a painful foot condition, and should the opportunity present, the Irishman will be protected. Predicted lineup Press Conference James Maddison is approaching full fitness following his injury-hampered recent spell. "The 90 minutes (GW34) was important for him," said Brendan Rodgers. "He’s had a good week’s training, and he will look to take that into the next game. He’s an outstanding player. He’s not at his full level of fitness yet, but the only way you get that is in games." Jonny Evans is managing a painful foot condition (plantar fasciitis), but the centre-back will be fine for the visit of Newcastle. "It’s just something which was provoked towards the end of the (Southampton) game." Rodgers reveals Ricardo Pereira, who has been on the fringes of the starting XI recently, will get some game time. "I’m pretty sure he will play a part on Friday. We changed the balance of the team for those games, but each game is different. He's had a few weeks of training and looked really good." Jamie Vardy has recovered from a knock, but Wes Morgan remains on the sidelines. "He’s still working with the rehab team and getting back to some sort of level of fitness." Pending Evaluation
- Jonny Evans (plantar fasciitis) - An ongoing issue that is being managed. Expected to soldier on through the remaining games.
- James Vardy (ankle) - Cleared after picking up a heavy knock at Southampton.
- Justin James (ACL) - Ruled out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his knee.
- Harvey Barnes (knee surgery) - Set for a second surgical procedure after suffering a setback. Season over.
- Wes Morgan (back) - Rated as "touch and go" for a return this season.
LiverpoolNathaniel Phillips was all set for a timely return on Sunday before the game against Manchester United was called off. With the 24-year-old expected to return alongside Ozan Kabak, Jurgen Klopp is likely to ditch the Fab Four and revert to a more familiar 4-3-3. Predicted lineup Press Conference There are no major developments from the Liverpool treatment room, or shall I say, nothing that Jurgen Klopp was willing to divulge. "Some late decisions" would be made as there were a few bumps and bruises. The additional recovery time has helped Nat Phillips, and as of Thursday, the centre-back was fit. Jordan Henderson is running outside now. "Not in team training yet, that's it." Pending Evaluation -- Ruled Out
- Virgil van Dijk (ACL knee) - Jurgen Klopp believes the Dutchman will not play again this season.
- Joe Gomez (knee surgery) - Likely to be season over after suffering a non-contact patellar tendon rupture.
- Joel Matip (ankle) - Confirmation that the centre-back will undergo surgery, ruling him out of the remaining fixtures.
- Jordan Henderson (groin) - Jurgen Klopp feels the skipper will not be back within the next few weeks.
- Caoimhin Kelleher (stomach) - Ruled out. He may not play again this season.
- Divock Origi (muscle) - Missed the win at Molineux (GW28) due to a muscular issue. No further details.
Manchester CityA win could clinch the Premier League title and crown an excellent week for Pep Guardiola's men after securing a place in the Champion League final with a win over Paris Saint-Germain. Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy were among those who started on the bench midweek, and they could come into the side. Predicted lineup
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