Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 13

Here are the predicted line-ups for gameweek 13!


Arsenal:The Gunners will likely start in a (1)3-4-2-1 again, as they face Burnley away this gameweek. Cech will be the goalkeeper, with the back three being Monreal, Koscielny and Mustafi. Kolasinac is likely to start as the left-wing-back, with Bellerin playing on the right. Xhaka should be accompanied with Ramsey in the middle. Özil, Sanchez and Lacazette will surely start.


Monreal – Mustafi – Koscielny

Bellerin – Xhaka – Ramsey – Kolasinac

Özil – Sanchez


AFC Bournemouth: Another (1)4-4-1-1 is the expected starting formation for The Cherries. Bournemouth should start with Begovic in goal. Cook and Ake should be joined by Francis and Daniels to form the back line. Surman and Arter should start in the centre once more with Ibe and Pugh. Upfront we expect to see King and Wilson, as Wilson scored a hat trick last gameweek!


Francis – Cook – Ake – Daniels

Ibe – Surman – Arter – Pugh




Brighton: Brighton are expected to shape up in a (1)4-4-1-1 for their match against Southampton. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan starts the formation. The back four should be Bruno, Duffy, Dunk and Bong, who appears to have taken Suttner’s place permanently. Knockaert and Izquierdo should play out wide once again, whilst Stephens should play alongside Propper in the middle. Pascal Groß is likely to play behind Murray, as he keeps his place as the first choice striker for the time being.


Bruno – Dunk – Duffy – Bong

Knockaert – Stephens – Propper – Izquierdo



Burnley: On the rise goalkeeper, Pope, starts off Burnley’s (1)4-4-2 setup, as first choice keeper Heaton remains injured. The back four of Tarkowski, Mee, Lowton and Ward are once again set to play at the back, as they attempt to shut out Arsenal. The midfield could see Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork and Brady line up. Hendrick and Wood could star upfront.


Lowton – Mee – Tarkowski – Ward

Brady – Defour – Cork – Gudmundsson

Hendrick – Wood


Chelsea: The Blues are set to play in a (1)3-5-1-1. Courtois will play in goal, with a line of 3 in front of him, which should include Cahill, Christensen and Azpilicueta. David Luiz is destined for the bench again! Zappacosta should play as the right wing-back, as Alonso will play as the left full-back. Fabregas is set to play in the centre with Bakayoko and Kante. Morata should play in front of Eden Hazard, who is highly likely to benefit by playing in the new number 10 role.


Azpilicueta – Christensen – Cahill

Zappacosta – Fabregas – Kante – Bakayoko – Alonso



Crystal Palace: Palace could play in a more rigid (1)4-4-2 for their winnable fixture against Stoke City. Speroni is likely to play in goal. The back line should see Dann in the centre with Sakho, with Ward and Schlupp as the full-backs. Cabaye and Milivojevic could play with Townsend and Loftus-Cheek in the midfield, on the assumption that the English international is fully fit. Upfront we might see Zaha and Benteke as an unchanged attack.


Ward – Sakho– Dann – Schlupp

Loftus-Cheek – Milivojevic – Cabaye – Townsend

Zaha – Benteke

Everton: The Toffees could play in the ever popular (1)4-2-3-1 against Southampton. Jordan Pickford will start in goal. The back four are expected to be Kenny, Jagielka, Keane and Baines. We could see Gueye and Schneiderlin in centre defensive midfield. We expect to see a reformed attack with Lennon, Sigurdsson and Lookman playing with Calvert-Lewin at the top. Davies and Niasse are out through suspension.


Kenny – Jagielka – Keane – Baines

Gueye – Schneiderlin

Lennon – Sigurdsson – Lookman



Huddersfield:Huddersfield are set to use the (1)4-3-3 formation. Lössl will surely play in goal. Schindler looks set to partner Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen in central defence, with Malone and Florent Hadergjonaj continuing in the full-back positions ahead of Tommy Smith and Chris Lowe. Mooy could play with Hogg and Williams in the middle. Ince and van La Parra could be playing in the triple line of attack with Deloitte.


Hadergjonaj – Schindler – Zanka – Malone

Williams – Mooy – Hogg

Ince – Depoitre – van La Parra


Leicester City: Once again we predict the (1)4-4-2 as the most likely formation to be used when The Foxes face West Ham. It’s Schmeichel to start in goal, trusting Morgan and Maguire as his centre-backs. Fuchs and Simpson should start as the full-backs. Further up the pitch, Demarai Gray and Rihad Mahrez are expected to be starting in the wide areas. Ndidi and Iborra look to piece together the team in central-midfield. Up front we are likely going to see Okazaki play as a secondary striker behind Jamie Vardy.


Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Fuchs

Mahrez – Iborra – Ndidi – Gray




Liverpool: It appears that the formation of (1)4-3-3 will be the go to set up from now on. Starting with Mignolet in goal, Lovren and Matip should be joined by Gomez and Moreno in defence. Henderson, Coutinho and Wijnaldum will play as the midfielders. The Salah-Firmino-Mane trio will reunite in gameweek 13. Expect Lallana to be back very soon.


Gomez – Matip – Lovren – Moreno

Henderson – Wijnaldum – Coutinho

Salah – Firmino – Mane

Manchester City:  The hardest one to predict is always Man City, but we think this is going to be bang in, after a few injuries have ruled out certain players like John Stones. A (1)4-3-3 is the formation, starting with Ederson in goal. The centre-back positions should be filled by Kompany and Otamendi. Walker and Delph should play as the full-backs once again. Fernandinho is likely going to play with de Bruyne and David Silva in a line of three. Next up are Sterling, Jesus and Sane, with Agüero in the bench once again.


Walker – Otamendi – Kompany – Delph

Kevin de Bruyne – Fernandinho – Silva

Sterling – Jesus – Sane

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho look to use a (1)4-2-3-1 formation again. de Gea will play in goal with Smalling and Bailly in front of the Spaniard, whilst Valencia and Young should fill the full-back positions. Jones will probably miss out with injury. Matic will play with Paul Pogba, in Pogba’s return from injury. Rashford, Mata and Martial could play behind Lukaku. Ibrahimovic is unlikely to feature just yet.

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Valencia – Bailly – Smalling – Young

Pogba – Matic

Rashford – Mata – Martial


Newcastle United:Newcastle goalkeeper Elliot is the first player in our predicted (1)4-4-2, with Clark and Lejeune as the centre-backs. Manquillo will play out wide as the left full-back, with Yedlin playing as the right-sided full-back. Merino and Shelvey should start in central-midfield, whilst Ritchie and Murphy play as wide men. Joselu and Gayle could push forward as the strikers.


Yedlin – Lejeune – Clark – Manquillo

Ritchie – Merino – Shelvey – Murphy

Joselu – Gayle

Southampton: The 4-2-3-1 formation really plays to Southampton’s strengths, and that is how they are expected to play in gameweek 13. In goal will be Forster, with a back four that could see Virgil Van Dijk alongside Yoshida. Cedric and Bertrand are expected to play as the full-backs. Davis and Hojbjerg are expected to play slightly deeper than the next line of three, including, Tadic, Boufal and Redmond. Up front we should see Long. Lemina and Romeu are out.


Cedric – Yoshida – Van Dijk – Bertrand

Davis – Hojbjerg

Tadic – Boufal – Redmond



Stoke City: A (1)3-4-2-1 setup looks like the formation Stoke City will employ this weekend against Crystal Palace. Grant should start in goal, as Butland is out with a broken finger. The back three looks to contain Wimmer, Shawcross and Zouma. Allen and Fletcher should start in line with Diouf and Pieters in midfield. We predict Shaqiri and Ramadan Sobhi to be played behind Choupo-Moting, the striker.


Wimmer – Shawcross – Zouma

Diouf – Fletcher – Allen – Pieters

Sobhi – Shaqiri



Swansea City: The Swans look to line up in a (1)4-3-3 formation for a change this week. Between the sticks will be Fabianski. In front of him should be Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson and Naughton. The midfield could see Fer, Ki Sung-Yueng and Sanches. Upfront we predict Abraham, Ayew and Dyer.


Naughton – Fernandez – Mawson – Olsson

Fer – Ki Sung-Yueng – Sanches

Dyer – Abraham – Ayew

Tottenham Hotspur: (1)3-5-1 is the likely formation to be used by Spurs. Lloris will be in the net. Vertonghen, Sanchez and Dier are expected to be playing as the centre-backs, because Alderweireld is injured until around New Year. Eriksen, Alli and Winks should fill the midfield, with Tripper and Davies. Son should play further up the field behind the striker. Kane will play upfront.


Dier – Sanchez – Vertonghen

Trippier – Alli – Winks – Eriksen – Davies



Watford: The (1)3-4-2-1 formation could be utilised by Watford, starting with Gomes covering the net. Kabasele, Britos and Mariappa should play as Watford’s centre-backs. The full-back positions could be filled by Femenia and Zeegelaar. Doucoure and Cleverley are expected to roam the midfield, whilst Hughes and Richarlison will play as Watford’s attacking duo behind the striker, Gray.


Mariappa – Kabasele – Britos

Femenia – Cleverley – Doucoure – Zeegelaar

Hughes – Richarlison



West Bromwich Albion: A (1)3-5-2 formation could be utilised by West Brom, starting with Foster. Hegazi is in line to play with McAuley and Evans in the centre, whilst Gibbs will play out wide with Nyom. Krychowiak will play as a defensive central midfielder with fellow teammates Barry and Livermore. Rondon and Rodriguez are expected to play as the strikers.


McAuley – Hegazi – Evans

Nyom – Krychowiak – Livermore – Barry – Gibbs

Rondon – Rodriguez

West Ham United: The (1)4-3-3 setup could be used for West Ham’s fixture against Leicester City. Starting with Joe Hart in goal, Reid should next to Ogbonna, whilst Zabaleta and Cresswell start out wide. Noble and Kouyate should sit deep in the midfield with Obiang, whilst Lanzini and Arnautovic stay on the flanks. Carroll will likely be playing as the striker.


Zabaleta – Reid – Ogbonna – Cresswell

Kouyate – Noble – Obiang

Arnautovic – Carroll – Lanzini


By Dylan Quibell

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