FPL Blank Gameweek 29 predicted lineups and team news from all Premier League clubs from injury guru Ben Dinnery ahead of the upcoming Gameweek. They will be regularly updated throughout and following the press conferences.

Arsenal

Notes ahead of the Europa League tie on Thursday:

  • Latest team news: "Everyone is more or less okay. We have a few doubts, but hopefully, everyone will be involved in the squad."
  • On rotation: "It's a good time for everybody, it is a really important game for us, nothing has been decided - there is still another 90 minutes at least to play for, and we know it is going to be tough, and everyone has to be ready. We have the opportunity to make changes; we have five substitutions, so we will decide the best team to try to beat them."
  • On Aubameyang: "We talked, everything has been resolved in a really positive way, so we move forward."

Predicted lineup

Press Conference

Mikel Arteta said: "Everybody was fine after the [Olympiakos] game," although the players were still being assessed at the times of this mornings press conference. A decision on Bukayo Saka will be made over the next two days. "It depends on how he feels. He wasn’t ready to be involved [in the Europa League]. We made that decision, and we will make that decision for Sunday, and after that, we will make the decision on what to do [regarding his England call up]." No word on the availability of Willian, who missed last nights' game because of a calf complaint...

Pending Evaluation 

  • Bukayo Saka (tight hamstring) - Withdrawn at half-time during the north London derby. Late fitness test.
  • Willian (calf) - Surprise omission from the Europa League squad. No word on the severity of the injury.

Ruled Out

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Banned

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Aston Villa

Predicted lineup

Press Conference

Dean Smith remains "hopeful" that Jack Grealish will be available for Sunday even though the Villa skipper is yet to train with the group. "I’ll leave it until Sunday morning, but he’s pain-free, and he’s running. Ultimately, it will be his decision. If he doesn’t play, I can pretty much guarantee he’ll be ready for the Fulham game after the international break." Wesley continues to take part in normal sessions, and the injury-hampered striker will take part in a behind-closed-doors game to get some minutes into his legs. Bertrand Traore will have an injection on Friday after falling over advertising hoardings (GW28), taking a whack in the rib. "He was in a lot of pain, and he went to the hospital, but thankfully there was no bleed. He’s just had some painkillers for that, and he’ll be ready to train Saturday morning.” No word on Kortney Hause, who should have fully recovered from a recent foot problem.

Pending Evaluation

  • Bertrand Traore (rib) - Will receive a pain-killing injection and "should" be available.
  • Kortney Hause (foot) - Training normally. Building fitness, but can be called upon if needed.
  • Jack Grealish (shin) - Running pain-free but yet to train with the group. Dean Smith will leave the decision until Sunday morning, but ultimately he will be guided by the player.

Ruled Out 

  • Wesley (ACL knee) - Full-contact training. A behind-closed-doors friendly arranged during the break to get some minutes into his legs.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Brighton and Hove Albion

Predicted lineup

Press Conference

Graham Potter believes Dan Burn - who was replaced because of a tight hamstring last weekend - "could" be available to face Newcastle after responding well to treatment. "He will train [ahead of the game]." The Seagulls have no other new issues, with four confirmed absentees. Aaron Connolly is well-placed to return ahead of schedule. It was initially thought that the Irishman would be sidelined until after the break, but he has trained and can be called upon. Graham Potter will make a late decision on his involvement.

Pending Evaluation

  • Dan Burn (tight hamstring) - Responded well to treatment this week. Good chance.
  • Aaron Connolly (rib) - Re-joined the group ahead of schedule and is likely to return to the matchday squad.

Ruled Out 

  • Florin Andone (ACL) - Making good progress with a possible return in late-March.
  • Solly March (knee) - The winger admitted that he is now targeting pre-season to return to full fitness.
  • Adam Webster (ankle) - Taking much longer than initially thought and may not return until after the international break.
  • Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) - Not responding as hoped. Expected to go under the knife, which will end his season.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Fulham

Predicted lineup

Press Conference

Fulham face Leeds on Friday evening, and Scott Parker says the "squad is good at the moment" with no fresh injury worries. Tom Cairney is still a little way off. "It's week-by-week; it's an ongoing issue to manage the pain. It's proving to be a tricky one. He's doing all he can. We've gone and seen some people, got a report, and there's a new way we're going to go in the coming weeks." Bobby De Cordova-Reid is going to be a little bit short of fitness for Friday night, but Marek Rodak could return to the matchday squad.

Pending Evaluation

  • Marek Rodak (finger) - Could return to the matchday squad. Not one of those players ruled out by Scott Parker.

Ruled Out

  • Tom Cairney (knee) - Still some way off a return. An ongoing issue that is being managed. No timeframe on a potential return.
  • Bobby De Cordova-Reid (knock) - Missed the defeat vs Man City. The extent of the problem is unknown, but Parker reveals the 28-year-old will be a little "short" for Friday.

Banned

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Return to Competition

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Leeds United

Predicted lineup

Press Conference 

Marcelo Bielsa believes Patrick Bamford will be okay to face Fulham: "We think that yes," he told reporters on Wednesday. "He has a knock on his hip that is painful, but we don't think it will make him miss the game." Steve Clark ruled Scotland international Liam Cooper out of the upcoming internationals, sentiments which were echoed by Bielsa, who revealed he hadn't recovered from the "illness" which kept him out of GW28. Leif Davis has a "small" joint problem, and Rodrigo picked up a knock in training, and his availability remains in question. Robin Koch is building fitness with the development side following knee surgery. "The U23s is not the level of the Premier League. These are steps that he has to take when he has not competed for four months. But he is an athlete which takes less time to reach his optimal state. But either way, we have to be careful."

Pending Evaluation

  • Patrick Bamford (hip) - Forced off during the loss to Chelsea. Impact injury - Bielsa believes the striker will be available.
  • Pablo Hernandez (muscle) - "Small issue," but no specific details offered by Marcelo Bielsa.
  • Rodrigo (knock) - Picked up a minor problem in training. Rated as 50-50.

Ruled Out

  • Adam Forshaw (hip) - The player is still hopeful that he can play some part this season.
  • Liam Cooper (illness) - Non-specific, but Scotland boss Steve Clarke admits the defender will not be ready for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
  • Leif Davis (undisclosed) - No details on the nature of the injury, but only small.

Banned

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