Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 35

If you are unsure as to whether your player will make the starting 11, be on the bench, injured or suspended, then check out our predicted line-ups article! The starting 11s for all 20 Premier League clubs in the following gameweek are covered, so you can be sure that you’re not missing out on those valuable FPL points. Here are our gameweek 35 predicted line-ups…



Although Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid arrives just four days after the home encounter against West Ham United, Arsene Wenger has announced that he views Sunday’s match as preparation for Thursday’s tie. That has placed a question mark of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s involvement, who is ineligible to play in Europe, with the Gunners boss saying he was not sure if the Gabon international will start against the Hammers. If he figures, it could be that Aubameyang plays on the left flank, allowing Alexandre Lacazette to start in the lone striker role. Mesut Ozil is likely to get a run-out after being rested against Newcastle United, so he may start in the No 10 role, potentially leaving Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck battling it out for one spot out wide. Youngsters Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah provide further attacking options. Aaron Ramsey has recovered from a shin problem and could, along with Laurent Koscielny, be considered for a starting berth. Hector Bellerin was left out against Newcastle, so he is expected to return at right-back, allowing Calum Chambers to partner Shkodran Mustafi in central defence. But Nacho Monreal played the full 90 minutes at St James’ Park, so Sead Kolasinac could get the nod on the left. Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles provide further defensive cover. Jack Wilshere was another not to feature on Tyneside, but he has a small ankle problem, so Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny may continue at the base of midfield in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Santi Cazorla remain sidelined, but David Ospina is available.


Bellerin – Chambers – Mustafi – Monreal

Xhaka – Ramsey

Ozil – Iwobi – Aubameyang



Sean Dyche revealed that James Tarkowski picked up a knock in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, but the Clarets boss is optimistic it is not a serious issue, and that the defender should be okay for the trip to Stoke City. Ben Mee (shin) is unlikely to feature, so Charlie Taylor provides the main cover in central defence. Phil Bardsley is an option in the full-back positions if Dyche looks to rotate. In terms of options to freshen up the midfield, Jeff Hendrick is the player most likely to push for a recall in place of Ashley Westwood. With the Clarets boss expected to stick with a 4-4-2 formation, Sam Vokes may be an option to start up front. Ashley Barnes played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea, so he would appear to be the most at risk of dropping to the bench. Nick Pope continues to be praised by Dyche but was perhaps at fault for the Blues’ opening goal on Thursday, so Tom Heaton could be considered for a start at the bet365. Scott Arfield, Steven Defour and Robbie Brady remain sidelined, while Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (hamstring) isn’t likely to feature. Jon Walters (lack of match fitness) remains a doubt.


Lowton – Tarkowski – Long – Ward

Lennon – Hendrick – Cork – Gudmundsson

Wood – Barnes

Crystal Palace

Although Christian Benteke returned from injury in the 3-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, Roy Hodgson seems likely to stick with Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend in attack for the trip to Watford. That would see the Eagles line up in a 4-4-2 once more, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and James McArthur continuing out wide. Joel Ward returned at right-back last weekend and is expected to retain his start ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Jeffrey Schlupp has returned to training, but the Hornets clash will come too soon for the Ghanaian. Connor Wickham is set to remain sidelined, while Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon and Bakary Sako are all long-term absentees.


Ward – Sakho – Tomkins – Van Aanholt

Milivojevic – Cabaye – McArthur  – Loftus Cheek

Townsend – Zaha


Unless Sam Allardyce considers handing a recall to Tom Davies for the home clash against Newcastle United, the Toffees boss may name an unchanged starting XI. Davies is an option either at the base of midfield or in a No 10 role in the 4-2-3-1 formation favoured by Allardyce. Ramiro Funes Mori returned as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Swansea City and he now provides an option in central defence should Allardyce consider starting with the 3-5-2 system that he adopted during the latter stages against the Swans. Mason Holgate and Gylfi Sigurdsson remain out, while Eliaquim Mangala and James McCarthy are long-term absentees.


Coleman – Keane – Jagielka – Baines

Gueye – Schneiderlin

Walcott – Rooney – Bolasie



Liverpool’s trip to the Hawthorns comes just three days before their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg meeting with Roma, so Jurgen Klopp may look to rest key players against the Baggies. Dejan Lovren was back in training on Thursday after being substituted against Bournemouth due to a knock, but Ragnar Klavan could start in central defence. Alberto Moreno provides an alternative at left-back, but with Nathaniel Clyne (knock) sidelined, Trent Alexander-Arnold may have to continue at right-back unless Joe Gomez is hurried back into service having only just returned to training. James Milner was only used as a late substitute against the Cherries last weekend so he could earn a recall in central midfield. In terms of the front three, Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings are the alternative options in attack, should Klopp look to manage the minutes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino. But the Reds boss stated Salah has “no physical problems in the moment,” suggesting the Egyptian will start. Emre Can and Adam Lallana are still unavailable, while Joel Matip is a long-term absentee.


Alexander-Arnold – Klavan – Van dijk – Robertson

Henderson – Milner – Wijnaldum

Salah – Firmino – Mane

Manchester City

The newly-crowned champions have been dealt a blow with the news that Sergio Aguero is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing minor knee surgery. So Gabriel Jesus is clear to lead the line against Swansea City, with Bernardo Silva a possible alternative to Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the wide positions. With Fernandinho serving a suspension, the three-man midfield is set to remain unchanged. After being rested against Spurs, Nicolas Otamendi will likely return in central defence, with Aymeric Laporte set to drop to the bench. If Pep Guardiola opts to hand starts to some squad players, the likes of Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko could be considered. John Stones (groin) remains doubtful, while this match will likely come too soon for Benjamin Mendy, although the Frenchman has returned to action for the U23s.


Walker – Kompany – Otamendi – Delph

Silva – Gundogan – De Bruyne

Sterling – Jesus– Sane

Newcastle United

Following four consecutive wins, Rafa Benitez is likely to name an unchanged starting XI once again for the trip to Everton. Islam Slimani provides a different option to Dwight Gayle in the lone striker role but is unlikely to get the nod at Goodison Park. Christian Atsu misses out with a minor injury, so Jacob Murphy provides the main alternative out wide.


Yedlin – Lejeune – Lascelles – Dummett

Ritchie – Shelvey – Diame – Kenedy

Ayoze Perez


Stoke City

Paul Lambert must decide whether to hand a recall to Peter Crouch for the home fixture against Burnley after the target man came off the bench to score in the 1-1 draw with West Ham United. The Potters boss switched to an attacking 4-2-3-1 system during the second half at the London Stadium, and given Stoke’s desperate need for points, he may consider turning to a more attacking formation. So Mame Biram Diouf could potentially start on the flank, should Crouch be chosen to lead the attack. Ramadan Sobhi has been favoured on the left side of midfield of late, though. Diouf is also an option on the right flank, which would perhaps mean Moritz Bauer returning to right-back in place of Kurt Zouma. Glen Johnson did train on Friday following a groin problem, though, and may be available for the weekend. Geoff Cameron could earn a recall at the base of midfield if Lambert does opt for a 4-2-3-1 which would see Joe Allen pushed forward into a No 10 role with Xherdan Shaqiri shifted out wide. Charlie Adam is available again after serving his three-match ban but is unlikely to feature. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (groin) and Konstantinos Stafylidis (broken rib) are unlikely to feature.


Zouma – Martins-Indi – Shawcross – Pieters

Bauer – Ndiaye – Allen– Sobhi



Swansea City

Sam Clucas returned to training on Thursday following a knee problem, and if he comes through Friday’s session, he should be available for the trip to Manchester City. But Luciano Narsingh has been ruled out due to a sprained ankle. Clucas is likely to return on the left side of midfield in a defensive 5-4-1 system, with Mike van der Hoorn expected to return in central defence after making it as far as the bench against Everton. That would see Kyle Naughton shift across to right-back or wing-back role. Tom Carroll could be favoured over Ki Sung-yeung in central midfield, while Andre Ayew may slot in on the right side of midfield, leaving Jordan Ayew as the lone striker. Alternatively, both Ayew’s could combine up front in a 5-3-2, seeing Clucas start as part of a three-man midfield. Renato Sanches is back in training but is not ready to return to action, while Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony remain sidelined.


Naughton – Van der Hoorn – Fernandez – Mawson – Olsson

Ayew – Clucas – Carroll – King

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Javi Gracia has revealed that Jose Holebas is available for the home encounter against Crystal Palace after the defender missed the 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town due to a back problem. Sebastian Prodl was one of three players struggling with illness at the start of the week, but they are all expected to be available. Craig Cathcart came back into the starting XI last weekend, but the fit-again Christian Kabasele and Adrian Mariappa are other options in the heart of the defence. Kiko Femenia has been favoured on the right of the attacking midfield trio in Gracia’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation in recent matches, but his starting berth could now come under threat from Richarlison. A recall for the Brazilian would leave Femenia battling with Daryl Janmaat for the starting berth at right-back. Younes Kaboul, Tom Cleverley, Nathaniel Chalobah and Gerard Deulofeu all remain sidelined, although Kaboul is back in full training, while Chalobah has resumed light training.


Janmaat – Cathcart – Prödl– Holebas

Doucoure – Capoue

Femenia – Pereyra – Hughes


West Bromwich Albion

Following the shock 1-0 win at Manchester United, caretaker manager Darren Moore is expected to name a similar starting XI for the home clash against Liverpool. But Jonny Evans and Hal Robson-Kanu are both back in contention, with Evans set to return at centre-back, seeing Craig Dawson move to right-back in place of Allan Nyom. The likes of Sam Field and Grzegorz Krychowiak are unlikely to earn recalls in midfield, while changes are unlikely in attack given that Daniel Sturridge is ineligible to face his parent club. But Nacer Chadli could be ready to return to the bench this weekend. James Morrison is set to remain out, while Gareth Barry is a long-term absentee.


Dawson – Hegazi – Evan – Gibbs

Phillips – Livermore –Brunt – McClean

Rondon – Rodriguez

West Ham United

Manuel Lanzini is likely to push for a recall for the trip to Arsenal after returning from injury as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Stoke City. The Argentine is an option to replace Edimilson Fernandes in the attacking midfield spots in the 3-4-2-1 formation favoured by David Moyes. Andy Carroll may also be considered for a start after scoring the late equaliser against the Potters but could be named among the substitutes once again. Other changes appear unlikely in what has been a settled starting XI of late, although Moyes stated he has a decision to make following Joe Hart’s error on Monday night. Adrian is the alternative option in goal for the Hammers. James Collins (hamstring) remains out, while Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Pedro Obiang and Michail Antonio are long-term absentees.


Rice – Ogbonna – Cresswell

Zabaleta – Kouyate – Noble – Masuaku

Lanzini – Mario


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