Premier League Predicted Lineups for FPL Gameweek 23  from Injury Analyst Ben Dinnery who has teamed up with Starting XI.

Ben shares all the injuries, team news and his predicted lineups for all Premier League clubs ahead of the FPL deadline.

They will be regularly updated throughout the week and following the press conferences.

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Arsenal Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

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Pending Evaluation 

  • Calum Chambers (neck) - Missed the EFL Cup semi-final second-leg against Liverpool.
  • Cedric Soares (hip) - Forced off during the opening exchanges of the Liverpool game. Rated as a major doubt.
  • Bernd Leno (back) - Training ground injury that kept the goalkeeper out of the game on Thursday.

Ruled Out

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (cardiac lesions) - Released by his national team for further tests following an anomaly post-COVID.
  • Mohamed Elneny (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Nicolas Pepe (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.

Banned

  • Granit Xhaka - Receives a two-match ban for denying a goalscoring opportunity. This midfielders second suspension of the campaign.
  • Thomas Partey - Must serve a one-game suspension following his dismissal in the EFL Cup on Thursday.

Return to Competition

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Aston Villa Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

"There's nothing in terms of illness, assuming everyone comes through the testing process this morning," Steven Gerrard told reporters on Friday. "We've got a doubt with Ezri Konsa, which you'll know from the previous game. He left the pitch with a severe whack on his hip, so we'll make a late decision. Besides that, we're in good health. We've still got a session and testing process to come through." John McGinn returns after his ban, and the Villa boss must decide whether Philippe Coutinho is ready to start after scoring the equaliser against Manchester United last weekend. "He's hit the ground running, it was a wonderful cameo, and it was exactly what he needed."

Pending Evaluation

  • Ezri Konsa (hip) - Impact injury. Painful, but can be managed—a late decision. Kortney Hause will come in if he fails a fitness test.

Ruled Out 

  • Marvellous Nakamba (knee) - Successfully undergone knee surgery that could keep him sidelined for up to four months.
  • Leon Bailey (thigh) - Likely to return after the winter break.
  • Trezeguet (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Bertrand Traore (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.

Banned

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Return to Competition

  • John McGinn - Makes a return following a one-match ban.

 

Brentford Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Thomas Frank expects to have more or less the same squad that was unlucky to lose to Manchester United on Wednesday night. Josh Dasilva is making good progress after playing in a bounce game earlier this week. The attacker, who has been sidelined for close to a year, is around "four weeks away" from being back in first-team contention.

Pending Evaluation

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Ruled Out

  • Joshua Dasilva (hip) - Building fitness carefully after close to a year out. Played 45-minutes in a bounce game this week.
  • David Raya (knee) - Damaged his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) against Leicester. Around 4-5 months out.
  • Julian Jeanvier (knee) - Working his way back to full fitness following reconstructive surgery.
  • Tarique Fosu (hamstring) - There is no timeframe following surgery at the end of 2021.
  • Mathias Jorgensen (muscle) - Taking part in aspects of training and hoping to join full sessions soon.
  • Charlie Goode (hamstring) - Thomas Frank confirms he is still a "little bit further away" from returning.
  • Frank Onyeka (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Brighton and Hove Albion Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

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Pending Evaluation

  • Adam Lallana (hamstring) - Missed the draw with Chelsea, and I suspect this one will come too soon.
  • Lewis Dunk (knee) - Rejoined the group earlier this week and could be included.

Ruled Out 

  • Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring) - Targeting a comeback by late February.
  • Yves Bissouma (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Enock Mwpeu (hamstring) - Complained of tightness on Saturday. Expected to return after the break.
  • Jason Steele (back) - Injured in training and due back after the break.
  • Shane Duffy (ankle) - Scheduled to return in early February.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Burnley Predicted lineup - FPL Double Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Ashley Barnes is still recovering from a thigh problem; however, Sean Dyche says the Clarets have a "few [players] beginning to come back" from injury and illness. Charlie Taylor is rated as touch and go, but Erik Pieters returns after COVID and Johann Berg Gudmundsson has trained. Maxwel Cornet is still at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Dwight McNeil and Dale Stephens are with the group again, and Connor Roberts is OK after building fitness with the Under-23s. "It has been a long list, but we have different people returning. We had 16 out there today; we should be fine." Matej Vydra is available following COVID, although he is managing an ongoing hernia problem and Dyche hints that Jay Rodriguez could start. "He has been close to being on the teamsheet anyway, and then he's had a hamstring, and illness and COVID and the like. Off the top of my head, I don't know how many games he's played since last February, but he must be due one!"

Pending Evaluation

  • Matej Vydra (groin) - Managing an ongoing "hernia situation", and decisions on his availability will be taken weekly.
  • Nathan Collins (COVID) - Missed out in the FA Cup following a positive test, and the Clarets have not played since.
  • Charlie Taylor (COVID) - Rated as "touch and go" by Sean Dyche.
  • Erik Pieters (COVID) - Passed fit. Confirmation of his availability for Sunday.
  • Dwight McNeil (COVID) - Trained normally and expected to be in the squad for Arsenal.
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson (injury + COVID) - The winger has been training with the group.
  • Connor Roberts (fitness) - Available for selection after building fitness with the Under-23s.
  • Dale Stephens (undisclosed) - Back with the group and available for Sunday.

Ruled Out 

  • Ashley Barnes (thigh) - Suffered a minor setback that will delay his return. Not ready yet.
  • Maxwell Cornet (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Chelsea Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

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Pending Evaluation

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Ruled Out 

  • Ben Chilwell (ACL knee) - Confirmation on Thursday that the defender has successfully undergone knee surgery.
  • Reece James (hamstring) - Left Stamford Bridge after the 1-1 draw with Brighton on crutches. Could be around 6-8 weeks.
  • Edouard  Mendy (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring) - No timeline at the moment. His status remains unclear.
  • Andreas Christensen (COVID-19) - Tested positive after the EFL Cup win over Tottenham. Hoping to rejoin the group from next week.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Crystal Palace Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Jordan Ayew took part in aspects of team training on Friday morning following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations, and Patrick Vieira confirms the 30-year-old is available for the game with Liverpool. James McArthur is working individually, and James Tomkins could be back with the team from next week. "Everyone else is good."

Pending Evaluation

  • Jordan Ayew (AFCoN) - Took part in aspects of training on Friday following his early exit from the tournament. Vieira confirms his availability.

Ruled Out

  • Wilfried Zaha (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Cheikhou Kouyate (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • James McArthur (hamstring) - Aiming to be back in contention next month.
  • James Tomkins (undisclosed) - Patrick Vieira confirms the defender could be with the group from next week.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Everton Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Duncan Ferguson confirms Fabian Delph and Tom Davies are "long-term injury" absentees. "The rest of the squad is mainly fit." Yerry Mina and Richarlison will be pushing for starts after recently rejoining the group. Allan is back in contention. Alex Iwobi is away on international duty with Nigeria.

Pending Evaluation 

  • Jarrad Branthwaite (hamstring) - A decision closer to kick-off. Back on the training pitches.
  • Allan (illness) - Passed fit and available for selection.

Ruled Out

  • Alex Iwobi (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Tom Davies (hamstring) - The midfielder suffered a setback in training. He has successfully undergone surgery.
  • Fabian Delph (hamstring) - Confirmed as a long-term absentee. May not play again this season.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Leeds United Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Marcelo Bielsa confirms Adam Forshaw and Junior Firpo have "muscular" issues, while Patrick Bamford has sustained a "new injury" to the bottom of his foot. All three players will miss the visit of Newcastle on Saturday. However, there was better news regarding Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt, who have returned ahead of schedule. Diego Llorente is back after serving his one-match ban at West Ham.

Pending Evaluation

  • Tyler Roberts (calf) - Back in contention after recovering quicker than expected.
  • Joe Gelhardt (ankle) - Returns ahead of his initial four week recovery period.

Ruled Out 

  • Kalvin Phillips (hamstring) - Surgery. Marcelo Bielsa says the midfielder will return in March.
  • Liam Cooper (hamstring) - The defender has been ruled out until March.
  • Jamie Shackleton (Achilles) - Overuse issue that needs to be managed, expected to return after the winter break.
  • Charlie Cresswell (clavicle) - Suffered a fractured collarbone in training. Due back after the winter break.
  • Hector Firpo (hamstring) - Ruled out of the Newcastle game. No timeframe currently.
  • Patrick Bamford (foot) - Another setback suffered in training that will keep him out of the game.
  • Adam Forshaw (hamstring) - Confirmation as a low-grade tear. Likely to be back after the break.

Banned

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Return to Competition

  • Diego Llorente - He returns following a one-match ban.

Leicester City Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

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Pending Evaluation

  • Daniel Amartey (AFCoN) - Back in contention following his exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Keirnan Dewsbury-Hall (fatigue) - Confirmed as cramp midweek. Cleared for the game.

Ruled Out

  • Wesley Fofana (lower leg) - Fractured fibula and dislocated ankle. Won't be back until February.
  • Jonny Evans (hamstring) - Successfully undergone surgery but won't be back until April.
  • Ricardo Pereira (fractured fibula) - Expected to miss around 6-8 weeks.
  • Ryan Bertrand (knee) - Meeting with a specialist, awaiting the outcome.
  • Jamie Vardy (hamstring) - Expected to miss around two months. A possible return in March.
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Nampalys Mendy (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Wilfried Ndidi (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Timothy Castagne (thigh) - Had surgery this week to stop a bleed in his leg. Up to nine weeks on the sidelines.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Liverpool Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23


Press Conference

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was forced off against Brentford after rolling his ankle, has started running outside, and he could be available at Selhurst Park. Jurgen Klopp says Fabinho got a "proper knock" in the red card challenge by Thomas Partey. Harvey Elliott "cannot" be rushed, and the youngster is expected to return in early February. "I'm pretty sure after the international break; he should be ready." Joel Matip will be checked after being replaced at half-time in the EFL Cup semi-final. "We thought something was not completely 100 per cent right. We had Ibou (Konate) and (Joe) Gomez on the bench, so we made the change."

Pending Evaluation

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle) - Hopeful of returning after missing out in the EFL Cup semi-final second-leg.
  • Joel Matip (undisclosed) - Jurgen Klopp wasn't taking any chances on Thursday saying the player did not seem "100 per cent". If he does miss out then Konate could be the pick.
  • Fabinho (knock) - Took a "proper knock" in a challenge by Thomas Partey but should be OK.

Ruled Out

  • Harvey Elliott (ankle) - Back in full training and working well. Expected to be held back until after the break.
  • Nat Phillips (fractured cheekbone) - No surgery required. Hoping to return in early 2022, around 4-6 weeks.
  • Divock Origi (knee) - Expected to return after the break. Targeting a return in GW24.
  • Thiago Alcantara (hip) - Expected to return after the break. Aiming to feature in the FA Cup vs Cardiff.
  • Mohamed Salah (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Sadio Mane (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.
  • Naby Keita (AFCoN) - Representing his country at the tournament in Cameroon.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Manchester City Predicted lineup - FPL Gameweek 23

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