Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 2

Here are the predicted lineups for game week two!

Arsenal: The Gunners could start in a (1)3-4-2-1. Cech will be the shot stopper, with a line of 3 to protect him, being Holding, Mustafi and Monreal. We expect Kolasinac to move to the left wing-back position, with Bellerín doing the same on the right. Xhaka will be accompanied with Ramsey in central midfield. We predict Ramsey will push Elneny out of his position. Welbeck and Özil will play behind main striker Lacazette.


Holding – Mustafi – Monreal

Bellerin – Xhaka – Ramsey – Kolasinac

Ozil – Welbeck


AFC Bournemouth: A (1)4-4-1-1 looks probable for The Cherries, starting with Begovic in goal. Cook and Aké will be the centre-backs, while Smith / Francis and Daniels play as the full backs. Surman and Arter will play in the centre of the park, with Fraser to Surman’s right and Pugh to Arter’s left. King looks to play as a centre-forward and Defoe will lead Bournemouth’s attack. Should Defoe not be available to Eddie Howe, Afobe will once again fill his position, for now.


Smith – Cook – Ake – Daniels

Fraser – Surman – Arter – Pugh




Brighton: Newly promoted Brighton could shape up in a (1)4-4-2 for their match against Leicester. Goalkeeper Ryan looks to retain his position. Duffy and Dunk will clear Brighton’s lines as centre-halves with Suttner and Bruno out wide. Knockaert and Murphy will likely play as wide men whilst Stephens will be accompanied by Pröpper / Morishige in the middle. Groß and Murray look to be a dangerous pairing up front.


Bruno – Duffy – Dunk – Suttner

Knockaert – Stephens – Propper/Morishige – Murphy

Groß – Murray


Burnley: Heaton will be at the base of Burnley’s (1)4-4-2 set up. Tarkowski and Mee will play at the back with Lowton and Ward. The next line of four will boast Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick and Brady from left to right. The duo up front will be Vokes and Barnes.


Lowton – Tarkowski – Mee – Ward

Gudmundsson – Cork – Hendrick – Brady

Vokes – Barnes

Chelsea: The Blues are set to play in a (1)3-4-2-1. Courtois will play in goal, with a line of 3 in front of him consisting of Rüdiger, Christensen and Azpilicueta. Wing-backs Moses and Alonso will be running the by the touch lines. Kanté will be partnered with David Luiz in the centre. Willian, Batshuayi and Morata will play as an attacking trio.


Rudiger – Christensen – Azpilicueta

Moses – Kante – David Luiz – Alonso

Willian – Morata



Crystal Palace: Palace will likely shape up in a (1)3-4-3, beginning with Hennessey between the posts. The back three will see Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins and Dann. Wide men Van Aanholt and Ward will play alongside Puncheon and Milivojevic. Townsend will play on the right, Loftus-Cheek on the left, Benteke in the middle.


Fosu-Mensah – Tomkins – Dann

Ward – Puncheon – Milivojevic – Van Aanholt

Townsend – Benteke – Loftus-Cheek


Everton: The Toffees look to shape up into a (1)3-4-2-1. Jordan Pickford will be looking to keep City’s shots out for his new side. The back three will be Keane, Williams and Jagielka. Gueye and Schneiderlin will play in the middle, playing the ball out wide to Calvert-Lewin and Baines. Klaassen and Rooney will play just behind new striker Sandro Ramirez.


Keane – Williams – Jagielka

Calvert-Lewin – Gueye – Schneiderlin – Baines

Klaassen – Rooney


Huddersfield: A (1)4-2-3-1 looks the probable formation for Huddersfield’s face off with Newcastle this Sunday. Lössl will play in goal, protected by the defensive line of four which will include Schindler, Zanka, Smith and Löwe. The two holding midfielders, Billing and Mooy, will work the ball through the centre to Kachunga, Ince and Palmer. Mounie will be leading the Huddersfield attack.


Smith – Zanka – Schindler – Löwe

Billing – Mooy

Kachunga – Ince – Palmer



Leicester City: A traditional (1)4-4-2 will once again be employed by Leicester City coach Craig Shakespeare. Schmeichel will be The Foxes’ shot stopper, behind Morgan and Maguire. Fuchs and Simpson will start as the full-backs. Further up the pitch, we will see Mahrez and Albrighton on the flanks. Ndidi and James look to bind the team in central-midfield. Up front we may see Iheanacho alongside Jamie Vardy.


Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Fuchs

Mahrez – Ndidi – James – Albrighton

Iheanacho – Vardy


Liverpool: A (1)4-3-3 set up served Liverpool well in their match against Hoffenheim on Tuesday, and Klopp looks to use it again versus Crystal Palace, starting with Mignolet in goal. Lovren and Matip will be joined by Alexander-Arnold and Moreno as wide men. Henderson and Wijnaldum will play with Can in centre-midfield following the news that Coutinho will not play due to a back injury. The front three will see Mané on the left wing, Salah on the right wing and Firmino playing down the centre. All of the attacking trident scored goals in Liverpool’s last premier league encounter against Watford, proving any of the Liverpool front line to be valuable assets to FPL managers.


Alexander-Arnold – Lovern – Matip – Moreno

Henderson – Can – Wijnaldum

Salah – Firmino – Mane

Manchester City: A (1)3-5-2 looks the formation for Pep Guardiola’s side this weekend, starting with Ederson in goal. The back line will consist of  Kompany, Stones and Otamendi. Wing-backs Walker and Danilo will run alongside David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva. Yaya Toure and Fernandinho are the other contenders for these spaces. The front two in Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Agüero should retain their places at the point of the City attack, leaving Sané and Sterling on the bench.


Kompany – Otamendi – Stones

Walker – Kevin de Bruyne – Bernardo – Silva – Danilo

Aguero – Jesus


Manchester United: Jose Mourinho looks to build on last week’s 4-0 win over West Ham, using a (1)4-2-3-1 formation. de Gea will play in goal with Lindelöf and Bailly in front of the Spaniard, whilst Valencia and Blind fill the full-back roles. The Pogba and Matic partnership looks set to continue again behind Mata, Mkhitaryan and Rashford. Lukaku will be the lone striker.

de Gea

Valencia – Lindelof – Bailly – Blind

Pogba – Matic

Mkhitaryan – Mata – Rashford



Newcastle United: Goalkeeper Elliot starts off the predicted (1)4-2-3-1, seeing Mbemba and Lascelles in front of him. Clark could move out wide on the left, with Manquillo playing as the right sided full-back. Hayden and Colback / Merino will sit directly in front of the centre-halfs, whilst Ritchie, Ayoze Pérez and Atsu push forward. Dwight Gayle will play up front for Newcastle.


Manquillo – Lascelles – Mbemba – Clark

Hayden – Colback

Ritchie – Perez – Atsu


Southampton: The Saints look to tackle their fixture against West Ham by using the (1)4-2-3-1 formation. The back four will see Stephens and Yoshida with Cédric and Bertrand. Davis and Romeu will sit deeper than the next line of three, Ward-Prowse, Tadic and Redmond. Up front, we will see Gabbiadini.


Cedric – Yoshida – Stephens – Bertrand

Davis – Romeu Vidal

Ward-Prowse – Tadic – Redmond



Stoke City: A (1)3-4-2-1 set up looks probable for Stoke. Butland will start in goal, behind Shawcross, Zouma and Cameron. Allen and Fletcher will start in line with Diouf and Pieters in a midfield line of four. Shaqiri and Bojan will push further upfield to supply Berahino with chances and perhaps bag a goal for themselves!


Shawcross – Zouma – Cameron

Diouf – Allen – Fletcher – Pieters

Shaqiri – Bojan



Swansea City: The Swans look to line up in a (1)4-3-3 formation. Between the sticks will be Fabianski. In front of him will be centre-backs Mawson and Fernández, with Naughton and Olsson as full-backs. The next line of 3 will hold Carroll, Britton and Fer. Routledge will likely fill the central striker position, with Abraham and Ayew by his side.


Naughton – Fernandez – Mawson – Olsson

Carroll – Britton – Fer

Abraham – Routledge – Ayew

Tottenham Hotspur: (1)4-2-3-1 will be the set up used by Spurs this weekend against Chelsea. Lloris will play between the sticks. Alderweireld and Vertonghen will start as the centre-halves, with Walker-Peters and Davies as wing-backs. Dier and Dembélé will play in midfield, supplying Eriksen, Alli and and Son who will play further up the field. Of course, Harry Kane will lead the team going forward.


Walker-Peters – Alderweireld – Vertonghen – Davies

Dier – Dembele

Eriksen – Alli – Son



Watford: The (1)4-2-3-1 formation will likely be used by Watford, starting with Gomes covering the net. Prödl and Britos will play as Watford’s centre-backs. The full-back positions are an uncertainty, and we can’t be sure who will fill them, but Holebas is likely to feature, along with Mason or Femenia. Cleverley and Doucouré will form the base of the midfield. Amrabat, Capoue and Okaka make up the next line, assisting the new striker, Andre Gray. Should Gray not be handed his first league start for the club, Deeney will fill the position.


Holebas – Prodl – Britos – Mason

Cleverley – Doucoure

Amrabat – Capoue – Okaka



West Bromwich Albion: A (1)4-2-3-1 formation will be utilised by West Brom. Dawson will be joined by Hegazi in the centre, while Nyom and Brunt play nearer the touchlines. Livermore will play alongside new signing Gareth Barry, but should Barry not make his first appearance for the club this time round, Yacob will retain his place in the squad. Phillips, Chadli and McClean / Brunt will play on the heels of striker Rodriguez.


Nyom – Dawson – Hegazy – Brunt

Livermore – Barry

Phillips – Chadli – McClean


West Ham United: The (1)4-3-3 set up will be used for West Ham’s fixture against Southampton, starting with the loan signing Joe Hart. Fonte and Reid will form the centre of the defensive line, spreading the ball out wide to Zabaleta and Cresswell. Obiang, Fernandes and Noble form the 3 man midfield. Right winger Ayew will cross the ball in to striker Hernández, as will left winger Arnautovic.


Zabaleta – Fonte – Reid – Cresswell

Obiang – Fernandes – Noble

Ayew – Hernandez – Arnautovic


By Dylan Quibell

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