Premier League Predicted Lineups for FPL Gameweek 5  from Injury Analyst Ben Dinnery. Ben shares all the injuries, team news and predicted lineups for all Premier League clubs ahead of the FPL deadline. They will be regularly updated throughout and following the press conferences.

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Arsenal Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

Mo Elneny (hamstring) is aiming to be back in full training from next week. Meanwhile, Rob Holding (knee) sustained heavy bruising, and the defender will not be available on Saturday. Granit Xhaka will serve the second game of his three-match suspension. Thomas Partey is pushing for a start after returning to the squad in GW4 following a high ankle sprain. "He's been training in and out this week," said Mikel Arteta. "His load has had to be managed, but he's pushing everybody. He wants to be involved. We'll see what's best for him." The Arsenal boss gave nothing away on who would start in goal after Aaron Ramsdale was preferred to Bernd Leno versus Norwich. "We are trying to raise the level of the team and the level of the club. Bernd should be disappointed, and he should support his teammates [as] they all have with him. That’s exactly what he’s done. I haven’t made a decision on my team for Saturday."

Pending Evaluation 

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Ruled Out

  • Mohamed Elneny (muscle) - Aiming to be back in full training from next week.
  • Rob Holding (knee) - Bruised patella. His rehab has progressed to the training pitches, but he won't be available for this one.

Banned

  • Granit Xhaka - Serves the second game of his three-match ban.

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Aston Villa Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

A decision on Emi Martínez and Emi Buendía will be left until Saturday when the players touch down in Birmingham. "We are expecting them to join us tomorrow morning, and I will assess it then [before] deciding whether they will be involved or not. They are in a good place physically," Dean Smith told reporters. Carney Chukwuemeka and Jaden Philogene-Bidace, groin and ankle respectively, remain on the sidelines but the pair could return in the league cup midweek. Trezeguet (ACL knee) may not play again this year, while Keinan Davis (knee) targets a return next month. Bertrand Traore, Leon Bailey and Morgan Sanson have all benefitted from another week of training, having recovered from injuries recently.

Pending Evaluation

  • Emiliano Buendia (quarantine) - Training in Croatia in the hope of being ready for GW5. Due to land in England on the morning of the game.
  • Emiliano Martinez (quarantine) - Training in Croatia in the hope of being ready for GW5. Due to land in England on the morning of the game.

Ruled Out 

  • Trezeguet (knee) - Suffered an ACL rupture against Liverpool last season and may not play again this year.
  • Keinan Davis (knee) - Should be back in training by the end of September.
  • Carney Chukwuemeka (groin) - Expected to be ready for the Carabao Cup midweek.

Banned

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Brentford Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

No fresh injury concerns for the Bees: "Everyone that was available for Brighton is also available for Wolves," confirmed Thomas Frank.

Pending Evaluation

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Ruled Out

  • Joshua Dasilva (hip) - A rare and complicated injury that needs to be managed. No timeline currently. Long-term.
  • Mads Sorensen (knee) - Medial ligament damage and flagged as a longer-term injury by Thomas Frank.

Banned

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Brighton and Hove Albion Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

Graham Potter confirms: "Enock (Mwepu) is available," after his close contact 'ping', but Pascal Gross continues to self-isolate. A hamstring injury rules Adam Webster out of the game, while the Seagulls welcome Dan Burn back into the fold for the first time this season. Tariq Lamptey is "looking better and better each day", and the wing-back has a chance of returning in the cup. Aaron Connolly is available again after suffering a slight glute problem while away with the Republic of Ireland squad during the break. "Otherwise, we're as we were."

Pending Evaluation

  • Aaron Connolly (glute) - Missed the win at Brentford despite training ahead of the game.
  • Enock Mwepu (COVID-related) - Cleared and available for selection.
  • Dan Burn (knee) - Back in contention but may be too soon for a start.

Ruled Out 

  • Tariq Lamptey (hamstring surgery) - Targeting a return in the Carabao Cup later this month.
  • Jurgen Locadia (fitness) - Returns after 18 months away from the club, but Graham Potter insists he does have a future at Brighton.
  • Pascal Gross (COVID-19) - Self-isolating following a positive test.
  • Adam Webster (hamstring) - Likely to be the other side of the international break.

Banned

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Burnley Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

This weekend, Nathan Collins should be back amongst it while summer signing Connor Roberts (groin surgery) shouldn't be too far away after completing 45-minutes in a behind-closed-doors game. Kevin Long was also involved, but Dale Stephens is still some way off a return. Maxwel Cornet was named in the matchday squad on Monday night, but the striker must bide his time: "He is certainly available," said Sean Dyche. "But pitching him in at the right time is important. His English is still pretty limited; he has fitted in with the group well. We have our internal fitness tests, and he came through those reasonably well, still a bit to do."

Pending Evaluation

  • Nathan Collins (knock) - Expected to be included in the squad this weekend.

Ruled Out 

  • Kevin Long (Achilles) - Played 90-minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.
  • Dale Stephens (ankle) - The furthest away of those players currently sidelined.
  • Connor Roberts (groin) - Managed 45-minutes of a bounce game and won't be too far off a return.

Banned

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Chelsea Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference 

Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns heading into Sundays' derby. Christian Pulisic is currently working individually. "He’s not in the squad this weekend, as the game comes too early for him, but he is working hard on his fitness." Meanwhile, N'Golo Kante is "back in full shape" and ready to face Tottenham.

Pending Evaluation

  • N'Golo Kante (ankle) - Just missed out in the Champions League despite a return to training.

Ruled Out

  • Christian Pulisic (ankle) - Training individually. Targeting a return in GW6.

Banned

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Crystal Palace Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

Jeffrey Schlupp is improving, but he won't be ready for Saturday. "He is not going to be involved," said Vieira. "He didn't have enough training with the squad so he's going to stay behind and do a session before [rejoining] the team from Monday." Eze is "improving", and the long-term absentee is looking to begin working outside "very soon" with Nathan Ferguson. However, it could be next year before either player is in contention. The Palace boss would not be drawn on a start for Odsonne Edouard after scoring twice from the bench. "[There's] nothing better for new players than scoring on [their] debut, but it's a process, it's a team. I'm really happy with the forwards that we have and I don't take away the hard work from Christian for the first 75 minutes."

Pending Evaluation

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Ruled Out

  • Nathan Ferguson (Achilles) - Suffered a rupture on the training pitches, which means a return in 2022 is most likely.
  • Eberechi Eze (Achilles) - Targeting a return to action in late 2021.
  • Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) - Close but won't rejoin the team in training until Monday.

Banned

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Everton Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

James Rodriguez is training with the team, but Rafa Benitez will leave any decision on his involvement until after the final session. Dominic Calvert-Lewin will once again miss out, and the striker could be sidelined until the international break: "It is what I said after the game [on Monday]. Still, we have to wait some weeks. We don't know exactly how many, but he will not be available for 2-3 weeks." Fabian Delph is the only other injury absentee listed.

Pending Evaluation 

  • James Rodriguez (fitness) - Needs to improve his fitness before being considered for a return. Training normally.

Ruled Out

  • Fabian Delph (shoulder) - There is no definitive timeline, but it could be around 4-6 weeks.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (toe and thigh) - The striker may not return this side of the international break.

Banned

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Leeds United Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference 

The Whites failed to overturn the red card issued to Pascal Struijk, but despite missing three of four centre-backs, Marcelo Bielsa insists he has the personnel to "resolve the issue" with Diego Llorente and Robin Koch injured. Fears were allayed on Thursday over the availability of Patrick Bamford, who has "no difficulties" after he was overheard complaining of hamstring discomfort following the defeat to Liverpool. Adam Forshaw should be available from GW6 after suffering a setback in training.

Pending Evaluation

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Ruled Out

  • Diego Llorente (muscle) - Forced off against Liverpool and ruled out of the trip to Newcastle.
  • Adam Forshaw (muscle) - Marcelo Bielsa expects the midfielder to return in GW6.
  • Robin Koch (groin) - No word on when he will be back in contention.

Banned

  • Pascal Struijk - Leeds failed to overturn the red card issued for his tackle on Harvey Elliott. Three-match ban.

Return to Competition

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Leicester City Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 5

Press Conference

Leicester couldn’t hold onto a two-goal lead in the Europa League, finally succumbing to a Victor Osimhen double for a share of the spoils. Brendan Rodgers made several changes that saw Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, and Marc Albrighton rested from the starting XI. That should hopefully give us some indication of how the Foxes will line up at Brighton. Ricardo Pereira continues to be overlooked since suffering a hamstring strain at Carrow Road. Patson Daka scored his first goal for the club, only for VAR to correctly disallow his strike, while Harvey Barnes looked sharp, laying on the first for Ayoze Perez and scoring an excellent individual effort. Jonny Evans suffered a setback, and his availability this weekend hangs in the balance: “I felt he was struggling to push off, so we’ll see how he is in next 24-48 hours,” Rodgers said in his post-match interview.

Pending Evaluation

  • Jonny Evans (foot) - Forced off in the Europa League and may not be risked this weekend.

Ruled Out

  • James Justin (ACL) - On schedule to return around late October or early November.
  • Wesley Fofana (lower leg) - Fractured fibula and dislocated ankle. The defender will not play again until 2022.

Banned

  • Ayoze Perez - Serves the final game of his ban after receiving a straight red in GW2.

Return to Competition

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Liverpool Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek5

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