Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 6

Here are the predicted line-ups for gameweek six!


Arsenal: The Gunners will likely start in a (1)3-4-2-1 again, as they face West Brom on Monday night. Cech will be the goalkeeper, with the back three being Monreal, Koscielny and Mustafi. Kolasinac is looking sharp in that left wing-back position, with Bellerin playing on the right. Xhaka should be accompanied with Ramsey in central midfield. Özil and Sanchez look to start the match, pushing Iwobi and Welbeck out of the starting eleven behind Lacazette, the main striker.


Monreal – Koscielny – Mustafi

Bellerin – Xhaka – Ramsey – Kolasinac

Özil – Sanchez


AFC Bournemouth: A sturdy (1)4-4-1-1 looks like the formation Eddie Howe’s men will shape up in when they face Everton this weekend. Bournemouth should start with Begovic in goal. Cook and Ake should be joined by Francis and Daniels to form the back line. Arter and Surman are in line to fill the midfield, with King and Defoe up front, the latter looking to build on his goal against Brighton on Monday.


Francis – Cook – Ake – Daniels

Ibe – Surman – Arter – Pugh




Brighton: Brighton could potentially shape up in a (1)4-4-1-1 for their match against Newcastle. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan starts the formation. The common back four consisting of Bruno, Duffy, Dunk and Suttner should feature, as Bruno looks to return to the side. Knockaert and March should play out wide, whilst Stephens will play alongside Propper in the middle. Groß and Hemed will likely start as the strikers.


Bruno – Dunk – Duffy – Suttner

Knockaert – Stephens – Propper – March

Groß – Hemed


Burnley: Goalkeeper Pope starts off Burnley’s traditional (1)4-4-2 setup, as first choice keeper Heaton is ‘out for months’ with a shoulder injury. Tarkowski and Mee will play at the back with Lowton and Ward as the full-backs. The midfield will see Gudmundsson, Defour, Cork and Brady included. Vokes will be joined up front by Wood. The New Zealand striker will want to continue his run of good form lately.


Lowton – Mee – Tarkowski – Ward

Gudmundsson – Defour – Cork – Brady

Vokes – Wood

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, which will highly likely include Cahill, Rudiger and Azpilicueta, following David Luiz’s suspension. Wing-back Victor Moses should retain his position as the right wing-back. Alonso will be the other full-back. Kante will play in the centre with Fabregas/Bakayoko. Morata could play alongside Willian or Pedro, with Hazard likely completing the attacking trio, as the Belgian looks to start for the first time this premier league campaign.


Azpilicueta – Cahill – Rudiger

Moses – Kante – Bakayoko – Alonso

Pedro – Hazard



Crystal Palace: Palace will likely shape up in a (1)4-3-3, beginning with Hennessey between the posts. The back line will see Fosu-Mensah/Dann in the centre with Sakho, with Ward and Fosu-Mensah as full-backs. Cabaye and Milivojevic will play with Puncheon and Townsend in the midfield. Loftus-Cheek certainly looked bright last time out, and we expect him to provide support to Benteke, who is ready to play as the main striker.


Fosu-Mensah – Sakho– Dann – Ward

Townsend – Milivojevic – Cabaye – Puncheon




Everton: The Toffees could play a (1)3-4-2-1. Jordan Pickford will start in goal. The back three are expected to be Keane, Williams and Jagielka. Gueye and Schneiderlin should play in the middle, supplying wide men Martina and Baines. Rooney will play with Sigurdsson, behind Calvert-Lewin/Ramirez as the striker.


Jagielka – Williams – Keane

Martina – Gueye – Schneiderlin – Baines

Rooney – Sigurdsson


Huddersfield: A slightly tweaked (1)4-2-3-1 looks the probable formation for Huddersfield’s upcoming game versus Burnley. Lössl will surely play in goal, protected by the defensive line of four which will include Schindler, Zanka, Smith and Löwe. The double-pivot, Billing and Mooy, will play through the centre to Kachunga, Ince and Sabiri, who is expected to step in for van La Parra. Depoitre will be leading the Huddersfield attack as Mounie misses out through a head injury.


Smith – Zanka – Schindler – Löwe

Billing – Mooy

Kachunga – Sabiri – Ince



Leicester City: A traditional (1)4-4-2 looks like the formation to be used by Craig Shakespeare when Leicester face Liverpool for the second time of the week. Schmeichel will be The Foxes’ shot-stopper, behind Morgan and Maguire. Fuchs and Simpson should start as the full-backs. Further up the pitch Mahrez and Albrighton are expected to be roaming the wide areas. Ndidi and Iborra look to piece together the team in central-midfield. Up front, we should see the common occurrence of Okazaki and Vardy.


Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Fuchs

Mahrez – Ndidi – Iborra – Albrighton

Okazaki – Vardy


Liverpool: A (1)4-3-3 arrangement is unlikely to be replaced by another formation as they revisit Leicester City this gameweek. Starting with Mignolet in goal, Lovren and Matip will be joined by Alexander-Arnold and Robertson in defence. Henderson and Can will play with Wijnaldum. Coutinho is finally returning to the first team, and looks to make a positive contribution to the team upon his return. The front three will see Coutinho on the left wing, Salah on the right wing and Firmino playing as the striker. Mane is still serving a suspension.


Alexander-Arnold – Lovren – Matip – Robertson

Henderson – Can – Wijnaldum

Salah – Firmino – Coutinho

Manchester City: A (1)4-3-1-2 looks in contention for Pep Guardiola’s side this weekend, starting with Ederson in goal. The centre-back roles look to be filled by Stones and Otamendi, with Kompany out with a calf injury. Walker and Mendy should play as the full-backs once again. Fernandinho will play with de Bruyne and David Silva in a line of three. Next up is Sterling/Sane, forming City’s attack with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.


Walker – Stones – Otamendi – Mendy

Kevin de Bruyne – Fernandinho – Silva


Jesus – Aguero


Manchester United: Jose Mourinho looks to continue his great form, using a (1)4-2-3-1 formation again. de Gea will play in goal with Jones and Bailly in front of the Spaniard, whilst Valencia and Blind should fill the full-back positions. Matic will play with Fellaini, as Paul Pogba is out for over a month through injury. The feared attacking line of Mata, Mkhitaryan and Rashford/Martial will play behind Lukaku.


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Valencia – Jones – Bailly – Blind

Fellaini – Matic

Mata – Mkhitaryan – Rashford



Newcastle United: Goalkeeper Elliot is the first player in our predicted (1)4-4-1-1, with Clark and Lascelles in front of him. Mbemba will play out wide as the left full-back, with Yedlin playing as the right-sided full-back. Hayden and Merino should start in central-midfield, whilst Ritchie and Atsu are pushed out wide. Joselu and Perez will push forward as the strikers.


Yedlin – Lascelles – Clark – Mbemba

Ritchie – Hayden – Merino – Atsu

Joselu – Perez

Southampton: The Saints will be using the (1)4-2-3-1 formation. In goal will be Forster, with a back four that could see Virgil Van Dijk re-join the side with Hoedt/Yoshida, with Cedric and Bertrand as full-backs. Lemina and Romeu Vidal look to display another great performance for the home fans in the deeper role that they play behind the next line of three which will hold Davis, Tadic and Redmond. Up front will be striker Long.


Cedric – Hoedt – Van Dijk – Bertrand

Lemina – Romeu

Tadic – Davis – Redmond



Stoke City: A (1)3-5-2 setup looks the formation Stoke City will employ this weekend against Chelsea. Butland will start in goal behind Martins Indi, Shawcross and Wimmer, providing Shawcross is fit enough to feature. Allen and Fletcher will start in line with Diouf and Pieters in midfield. Shaqiri could sit just behind the striker, Jese, with Choupo-Moting. Mark Hughes, the Stoke City gaffer, has a defensive crisis on his hands.


Martins Indi – Shawcross – Wimmer

Diouf – Fletcher – Allen – Pieters

Choupo-Moting – Shaqiri



Swansea City: The Swans look to line up in a (1)3-5-2 formation. Between the sticks will be Fabianski. In front of him should be the three centre-backs Mawson, van der Hoorn and Fernandez. The midfield will see Clucas/Carroll and Fer joined by Sanches. Naughton and Olsson will play as wide midfielders. Upfront Abraham/Ayew could play with Wilfried Bony, who should be up to full fitness by then.


Fernandez – Mawson – van der Hoorn

Naughton – Clucas – Sanches – Fer – Olsson

Abraham – Bony

Tottenham Hotspur: (1)3-4-2-1 is the likely set up to be used by Spurs this time around as they face West Ham United away. Lloris will play between the sticks. Alderweireld and Vertonghen are expected to be playing at the back with Sanchez. Dier and Dembele should take control of the centre with Aurier/Trippier and Davies out wide. Eriksen and Alli will play further up the field behind the striker. Harry Kane will look to improve his premier league scoring so far, whilst Son is pushed to the bench by Davies.


Sanchez – Alderweireld – Vertonghen

Aurier – Dier – Dembele – Davies

Eriksen – Alli



Watford: Our predicted line-up for Watford remains the same as last weeks. The (1)4-2-3-1 formation could be utilised by Watford, starting with Gomes covering the net. Kabasele and Wague should play as Watford’s centre-backs. The full-back positions should be filled by Femenia and Holebas. Doucoure and Chalobah will be the protection in front of the backline. Carillo, Cleverley and Richarlison will play as Watford’s attacking trio behind the striker, Gray.


Femenia – Kabasele – Wague – Holebas

Chalobah – Doucoure

Carrillo – Cleverley – Richarlison



West Bromwich Albion: A (1)4-5-1 formation could be utilised by West Brom, starting with goalie Foster. Hegazi is in line to play with Evans in the centre, whilst Gibbs will play out wide with Dawson, although Nyom is always an alternative option. Krychowiak will play as a defensive central midfield with fellow teammates Barry and Morrison. McClean and Phillips are expected to play at the end of the midfield line, with Brunt unlikely to be 100% match fit for the game. West Brom’s striker will be Rodriguez.


Dawson – Hegazi –Evans – Gibbs

Phillips – Barry – Krychowiak – Morrison – McClean


West Ham United: The (1)3-4-3 setup will be used for West Ham’s fixture against West Brom. Starting with Joe Hart in goal, Reid should start alongside Ogbonna and Fonte, whilst we will see Zabaleta and Cresswell further out wide as The Hammer’s wing-backs. Noble and Kouyate will complete the midfield. Antonio and Hernandez will play as forwards, with Carroll playing as the main striker.


Ogbonna – Fonte – Reid

Zabaleta – Kouyate – Noble – Cresswell

Antonio – Carroll – Hernandez


By Dylan Quibell

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