FPL Gameweek 30 predicted lineups and team news for 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.
ArsenalPredicted lineup Press Conference Bukayo Saka is feeling "better", although he is yet to train fully. Emile Smith Rowe, who missed Wednesday nights' England under-21 game in Croatia, has a hip complaint, and he will be fully assessed on his return to London Colney. No major concerns ahead of Liverpool, although Mikel Arteta failed to provide an update on Willian. However, the Brazilian has been pictured in training over the break. Late team news from the Arsenal website:
- David Luiz has experienced discomfort in his right knee and is being further assessed. He will not be available for Saturday's match.
- Granit Xhaka was unwell on Friday morning and missed the day's training session. He will be further assessed ahead of Saturday's match regarding his availability.
- Willian (calf) - Missed the last two games, but the Brazilian was training during the international break.
- Bukayo Saka (hamstring) - Improving but is yet to take part in full training.
- Emile Smith Rowe (hip) - Injured playing for England under-21s. To be assessed on his return to London Colney.
Aston VillaPredicted lineup Press Conference Jack Grealish rejoined the group on Monday, and Dean Smith admits his skipper looked "very, very good", suggesting he will be back in the starting XI. "It was mouth-watering to see what we’ve been missing; you sometimes forget how good he actually is." Kortney Hause has returned to full-time training, and the defender played in a practice game behind closed doors to build minutes. "We’re in a good place at the moment. We’ve pretty much got a fully fit squad." Wesley is set to start for the Under-23s against Wolves on Friday afternoon. The striker has been sidelined since suffering a serious knee ligament injury on New Years Day back in 2020 but recently stepped up his recovery playing 45 minutes in a friendly against local rivals West Bromwich Albion. Pending Evaluation
- Kortney Hause (foot) - Involved in a behind-closed-doors fixture during the break. Training full-time and ready to be called upon.
- Jack Grealish (shin) - The skipper has impressed since his return to the training pitches on Monday.
- Wesley (fitness) - Playing for the Under-23s to build match-fitness.
Brighton and Hove AlbionPredicted lineup Press Conference "Everybody's back from the internationals," confirmed Graham Potter. "All the tests have come through fine - we have no injuries. It's been a positive break and we're in a good place. The squad is as it was for Newcastle." Aaron Connolly wasn't involved in GW29 due to a rib injury, and the Irishman picked up a calf problem in a World Cup qualifier on his return, but there is a chance he could feature at Old Trafford after training on Friday. Adam Webster is targeting a comeback by mid-April: "He's making progress; he's not joined back up with the group yet, though. We're looking more hopefully towards Everton but I would say he's still a couple of more weeks away." Pending Evaluation
- Aaron Connolly (foot) - Trained on Friday morning and could return to the Seagulls squad.
- Florin Andone (ACL) - Making good progress with a possible return before the end of the season.
- 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 Webster (ankle) - An outside chance of returning against Everton, if not, then it's likely to be GW32.
BurnleyPredicted lineup Press Conference Ashley Barnes is "making good progress", but the striker is still some way off returning. Robbie Brady (Achilles) suffered a setback with Ireland, and the winger is expected to be sidelined for weeks rather than days. Sunday is likely to come too soon for Clarets defender Kevin Long who missed the recent internationals with a calf strain. Jack Cork and Charlie Taylor are taking part in full sessions; although Dyche admits that the pair are a little short of fitness and "ideally", they would have a little more time on the training pitches. "But, [they are] available." Pending Evaluation
- Jack Cork (hamstring) - Confirmation that the midfielder is available, but "ideally" Dyche would want him to have more time on the training pitches.
- Charlie Taylor (hamstring) - The left-back is available, but "ideally", Dyche would want him to have more time on the training pitches.
- Ashley Barnes (thigh) - Making good progress but still has some way to go before returning.
- Kevin Long (calf) - Withdrawn from the recent internationals and unlikely to recover in time for Sunday.
- Robbie Brady (Achilles) - Another setback, this time with Ireland, resulting in the winger missing several weeks.
ChelseaPredicted lineup Press Conference N'Golo Kante was the only Chelsea player missing from training on Friday. The Frenchman suffered a muscle injury with the National Team, which is likely to keep him out of the next two matches. "He is doing individual training. Tomorrow he will miss the game and can't be in the squad. Then we prepare for [Porto], so that leaves us with only three days." Tammy Abraham and Thiago Silva are back in contention for Thomas Tuchel's side. At the same time, Edouard Mendy is fine following a dental procedure during the break, which kept him out of the internationals. Timo Werner looks set to start in attack despite his struggles in front of goal. "Yesterday, I sent him in from training because he wanted to do some finishing with us. I said, 'you don’t need that; your body, your brain knows how to score. You did it since you were six years old so don’t worry, it will come. If a woman does not want to go out with you to dinner, you cannot force her to, you just step a little bit back, and maybe she will call you!" Pending Evaluation
- Thiago Silva (thigh) - "Tomorrow, Thiago is available and back on track and fit."
- Jorginho (knee) - No specific mention, but Tuchel confirms only Kante missed training on Friday.
- Edouard Mendy (dental) - A planned procedure during the break. No issues, and he will be ready for Saturday.
- Tammy Abraham (ankle) - The striker has returned to full training and appears to be working as normal.
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (shoulder) - Responded well to treatment after he was released from the England under-21s.
- N'Golo Kante (hamstring) - Suffered a "small lesion" playing for France. Could miss GW30 and the Champions League next week.
Crystal PalacePredicted lineup Press Conference Roy Hodgson reports no fresh injury problems: "The players who played internationally seem to be okay." Cheikhou Kouyate had not returned at the time of Thursday's press conference due to his extended travel, but there aren't any known issues. "With regards to the squad from the West Brom game, I think the only player we’re likely to get back is Tyrick Mitchell, although we’re still assessing James McCarthy and Nathaniel Clyne." Pending Evaluation
- Nathaniel Clyne (muscle) - Getting closer. A decision to be made nearer kick-off, but could just miss out.
- Tyrick Mitchell (muscle) - Passed fit and could be the only returner for Roy Hodgson.
- James McCarthy (groin) - A return in GW31 is a more realistic target.
- Mamadou Sakho (thigh) - Hodgson will not be drawn on a timeline, but media reports suggest around 2-3 months.
- James Tomkins (eye) - Surgery. Will not be rushed back. Long-term.
- James McArthur (muscle) - GW30 comes too soon for the midfielder.
- Nathan Ferguson (thigh) - Working with the U23s. Hoping to rejoin the main group during the break.
EvertonPredicted lineup Press Conference Tom Davies and Ben Godfrey will be available despite missing England's under-21 qualifier in Croatia. The Toffees also welcome Robin Olsen and James Rodriguez back after five weeks out. "James is well and in a good condition; his physicality is good at the moment." Jordan Pickford has not responded as anticipated, and Carlo Ancelotti is "not sure" when the goalkeeper will be back. "He's improving day-by-day; maybe he will start to train next week on the pitch with the goalkeeper coach." No Fabian Delph or Bernard either while Ancelotti says Abdoulaye Doucoure is recovering well. Jean-Philippe Gbamin is injury-free and ready to play: "It is really good news. He trained this week and last week. He did well, and he feels comfortable. He is ready to play, but we have to consider the fact he didn’t play for at least one year and a half. I don’t know if he is going to play on Monday." Pending Evaluation
- Robin Olsen (abdominal) - Confirmation from Ancelotti that the goalkeeper will return.
- James Rodriguez (calf) - Back on the training pitches and working normally. Passed fit.
- Ben Godfrey (undisclosed) - Working individually, although the defender will rejoin the group ahead of Monday.
- Tom Davies (undisclosed) - Picked up a minor issue while playing with England under-21s. Passed fit and available for selection.
- Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) - Training normally but lacks fitness after 18 months out. A decision to be made GW-to-GW.
- Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot) - Recovering well but "we have to be patient with him."
- Jordan Pickford (abdominal) - No definitive timeline. Could rejoin the group from next week.
- Fabian Delph (tendon) - Nearing a return, although no specific word from the Toffees boss.
- Bernard (undisclosed) - Ruled out. No timeline or further details at this point.
FulhamPredicted lineup Press Conference No fresh concerns for Fulham. "It looks like all of their international players came back fine," confirmed Scott Parker. Tom Cairney faces a race against time to play again this season, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid should be back after just missing out in GW29. "We're all good on the injury front." Pending Evaluation
- Bobby De Cordova-Reid (undisclosed) - Only just missed the defeat to Fulham (GW29), which indicates he should be ready for Sunday.
- Marek Rodak (finger) - Met with a specialist. No word on the severity of the injury.
- Tom Cairney (knee) - Scott Parker admits the injury is proving to be "tricky", and with nine games to go, the midfielder faces a race against time.
Leeds UnitedPredicted lineup Press Conference Marcelo Bielsa is unsure whether Mateusz Klich (COVID) is available due to the uncertainties around the protocol. "The situation is in the process of being solved. There's a protocol that needs to be completed, and we will see what the consequence of that is. The rest of the players haven't arrived back yet [from international duty, and we need] to evaluate to know whether they are okay or not fitness-wise." Liam Cooper (illness) is in line for a recall though, and Bielsa did report that the group is "healthy", which includes the possible return of Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez. Patrick Bamford has recovered from the knock he suffered during the win over Fulham in GW29. Pending Evaluation
- Pablo Hernandez (muscle) - Passed fit and one of several players likely to return this weekend.
- Liam Cooper (illness) - Missed the two previous matches, but he has returned to the training pitches.
- Patrick Bamford (calf) - Limped through the win over Fulham. Confirmed post-match that the problem was fatigue-related, no tear.
- Mateusz Klich (COVID) - Missed the recent internationals following a positive test. Could rejoin the group following a period of self-isolation.
- Rodrigo (knock) - Expected to return after missing out in GW29.
- Adam Forshaw (hip) - The player remains hopeful that he can play some part this season.
Leicester CityPredicted lineup Press Conference Brendan Rodgers confirms James Maddison is fit and available to face Manchester City. "He is not 100 per cent in his match fitness, but he’s looked great in training. There’s no pain, and that’s really good news." Ricardo Pereira is also in contention for the Foxes, but Cengiz Under has not recovered as hoped, and he won't be ready. Harvey Barnes still has "a way to go" and won’t be rushed on his recovery from knee surgery - Rodgers reveals the winger will “play a part” before the end of the season. Those players that had returned from international duty at the time of Thursday's press conference are fine. The rest are due back on the eve of the game - not great in terms of preparation - but there are no known issues. Pending Evaluation
- James Maddison (hip) - Fit and available but lacks match sharpness which could mean a place on the bench.
- Ricardo Pereira (hamstring) - Passed fit and ready for action.
- Wes Morgan (back) - Ruled out. No definitive timeline.
- Justin James (ACL) - Ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on his knee.
- Harvey Barnes (knee surgery) - Progressing well, but still has a while to go. Targeting a return by late April.
- Cengiz Under (thigh) - Targeting a return after the international break.
LiverpoolPredicted lineup Press Conference Jurgen Klopp confirms Roberto Firmino "is back," but the rest of the Liverpool treatment room remains the same. "All the others are not." And when asked if Virgil van Dijk or Jordan Henderson could recover in time for the Euros, he said. "I have no idea, to be honest, I have no bad news, no brilliant news," before adding. "[Jordan] is not here - he can't train, but he will train in the next days and weeks for sure. Nothing to say from me. I am not a doctor or surgeon - it's about time!" However, England manager Gareth Southgate provided a little more clarity on the Liverpool skippers potential return. "We know it’s going to be close to the end of the season. In terms of promises, we can only say that [he] is very optimistic about how the operation went. We also know he is likely to be a bit short of match minutes in high-level games.” Pending Evaluation
- Roberto Firmino (knee) - Back on the training pitches and ready for action.
- 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) - Gareth Southgate believes the skipper will return towards the end of April.
- Caoimhin Kelleher (stomach) - Ruled out. He might not play again this season.
- Divock Origi (muscle) - Missed the win at Molineux due to a muscular issue. No further details.
Manchester CityCity take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League midweek, and with a full squad at his disposal, expect Pep to cut his cloth accordingly. Guardiola has made 17 changes alone in his three previous Premier League outings, and expect more of the same here. Predicted lineup
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