Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 14

Here are the predicted line-ups for gameweek 14!



The Gunners will likely start in a (1)3-4-2-1 again, as they face Huddersfield at The Emirates this gameweek. Cech will be the goalkeeper, with the back three being Monreal, Koscielny and Mustafi. Kolasinac is set to start as the left-wing-back and his right sided counter-part, Bellerin, playing on the right. Xhaka should be accompanied with Ramsey in the middle. Welbeck, Sanchez and Lacazette could line up together, as Özil could potentially miss out with illness, Arsene Wenger saying “we will make an assessment after the training session”.


Monreal – Mustafi – Koscielny

Bellerin – Xhaka – Ramsey – Kolasinac

Welbeck – Sanchez


AFC BournemouthAnother (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, as Francis returns from his 1 game suspension. Surman and Arter should start in the centre once more with Ibe and Pugh. Upfront we expect to see King and Wilson, but Afobe could slot into the striker position instead of Wilson, as he may need to rest his slight injury in this hectic schedule!


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, now the regular back four. 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, who looks to get his name back on the scoresheet after 2 consecutive blanks.


Bruno – Dunk – Duffy – Bong

Knockaert – Stephens – Propper – Izquierdo



Burnley:Still only owned by fewer than 4% of FPL managers, 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, after keeping 3 clean sheets in 4 games. The midfield could see Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork and Brady line up. Hendrick and Wood are likely going to pair upfront.


Lowton – Mee – Tarkowski – Ward

Gudmundsson – Defour – Cork – Brady

Hendrick – Wood


ChelseaThe Blues are set to play in Conte’s favoured (1)3-5-1-1 formation. Courtois will play in goal, with a line of 3 in front of him, which should include Luiz, Christensen and Azpilicueta. Moses could return to play as the right wing-back, as Alonso will play as the left wing-back. Fabregas is set to play in the centre with Bakayoko and Kante. Morata should play in front of Eden Hazard, who is on the rise in ownership.


Azpilicueta – Christensen – Luiz

Moses – Fabregas – Kante – Bakayoko – Alonso



Crystal PalacePalace could play in a (1)4-4-2 again. Hennessey has now returned to the net, and is likely to retain his place. The back line should see Tomkins keep his starting position in the centre with Sakho, with Ward and Schlupp as the full-backs. Cabaye and Milivojevic could play with McArthur and Loftus-Cheek in the midfield. Upfront we might see Zaha alongside Townsend, with Benteke on the bench.


Ward – Sakho – Tomkins – Schlupp

Loftus-Cheek – Milivojevic – Cabaye – McArthur

Zaha – Townsend

EvertonThe Toffees could play in the ever popular (1)4-2-3-1 against West Ham. Jordan Pickford will start in goal. The back four are expected to be Kenny, Jagielka, Keane and Martina. We could see Gueye and Schneiderlin in centre defensive midfield. Be prepared to see the attack holding Lennon, Sigurdsson and Lookman playing with Calvert-Lewin at the top. Niasse remains out through suspension.


Kenny – Jagielka – Keane – Martina

Gueye – Schneiderlin

Lennon – Sigurdsson – Lookman



HuddersfieldThey are probably going to employ 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 Smith. Mooy could play with Hogg and Williams in the middle. Ince and Kachunga could be playing in the triple line of attack with Depoitre


Smith – Schindler – Zanka – Malone

Williams – Mooy – Hogg

Kachunga – Depoitre – Ince


Leicester City: We see the (1)4-4-1-1 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 Ben Chilwell 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 Mahrez play as a secondary striker behind Jamie Vardy.


Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Fuchs

Grey – Iborra – Ndidi – Chilwell




LiverpoolIt appears that the formation of (1)4-3-3 will be used again by Jurgen Klopp. Starting with Mignolet in goal, Klavan 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 wreak havoc once again in gameweek 13. Expect Lallana to be back very soon.


Gomez – Matip – Klavan – Moreno

Henderson – Wijnaldum – Coutinho

Salah – Firmino – Mane

Manchester CityThe same prediction as last week, no one knows how this one will pan out. 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 Bernardo Silva, Jesus and Sane, with Agüero in the bench once again.


Walker – Otamendi – Kompany – Delph

Kevin de Bruyne – Fernandinho – Silva

Bernardo – Jesus – Sane

Manchester UnitedJose Mourinho look to use a (1)4-2-3-1 formation again. de Gea will play in goal with Lindelof/Rojo and Smalling 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 Fellaini as the CDM, while Pogba plays much more attacking with Rashford and Martial. Those 3 will likely play behind Lukaku. Ibrahimović is unlikely to feature just yet.

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Valencia – Rojo – Smalling – Young

Fellaini – Matic

Rashford – Pogba – Martial


Newcastle UnitedNewcastle 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. Gayle might play with Mitrovic, as Joselu hasn’t been finding the net.


Yedlin – Lejeune – Clark – Manquillo

Ritchie – Merino – Shelvey – Murphy

Mitrovic – Gayle

Southampton: The 4-2-3-1 is not expected to be changed at all by Southampton for gameweek 14. In goal will be Forster, with a back four that could see Virgil Van Dijk alongside Yoshida, who is now rotating with Hoedt. Cedric and Bertrand are expected to play as the full-backs. Lemina and Romeu are expected to play slightly deeper than the next line of three, including, Tadic, Boufal and Redmond. Up front we should see Austin again, as he aims to build on his latest goal.


Cedric – Yoshida – Van Dijk – Bertrand

Lemina – Romeu

Tadic – Davis – Boufal



Stoke CityA (1)3-4-2-1 setup looks like the formation for out of form Stoke City. 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. There is little debate that Shaqiri and Ramadan Sobhi will 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)4-4-2 diamond formation for a change this week. Between the sticks will be Fabianski. In front of him should be Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Olsson and Naughton. The midfield could see Mesa, Ki Sung-Yueng Carroll and Fer. Upfront we should see Bony and Ayew, as Abraham is unable to play due to facing his parent club. Fernandez is on compassionate leave, and is unable to play.


Naughton – Van der Hoorn – Mawson – Olsson


Ki Sung-Yueng – Carroll


Bony – Ayew

Tottenham Hotspur: (1)3-4-2-1 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, with Alderweireld still injured until around New Year. Sissoko and Dembele should fill the midfield, with Rose and Aurier.  Eriksen and Alli are expected to start behind the striker. Kane will play upfront.


Dier – Sanchez – Vertonghen

Aurier – Dembele – Sissoko – Rose

Alli – Eriksen


WatfordThe (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 continue to play as Watford’s inform attacking duo behind the striker, Gray, who scored last time out.


Mariappa – Kabasele – Britos

Femenia – Cleverley – Doucoure – Zeegelaar

Hughes – Richarlison



West Bromwich AlbionA (1)3-5-2 formation could be utilised by West Brom, starting with Foster. Hegazi is in line to play with Nyom and Evans in the centre, whilst Phillips will play out wide with Gibbs. Yacob, Field and Livermore are expected to start in midfield. Rondon and Rodriguez are expected to play as the strikers again.


Nyom – Hegazi – Evans

Phillips – Yacob – Livermore – Field – Gibbs

Rondon – Rodriguez

West Ham UnitedThe (1)4-3-3 setup could be used for West Ham’s fixture against out of form Everton. Starting with Joe Hart in goal, Reid should next to Ogbonna, whilst Zabaleta and Cresswell start out wide. Kouyate should sit deep in the midfield with Obiang, whilst Lanzini, Arnautovic and Ayew push forward. Carroll will likely be playing as the striker.


Zabaleta – Reid – Ogbonna – Cresswell

Kouyate – Obiang

Arnautovic – Lanzini – Ayew



By Dylan Quibell

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