Predicted Line-ups – Gameweek 5

Here are the predicted line-ups for gameweek five!


Arsenal: The Gunners will likely start in a (1)3-4-2-1 again. Cech will be the goal keeper, with a line of 3 to protect him, being Monreal, Koscielny and Mustafi. Kolasinac looks to secure the left wing-back position again, with Bellerin playing on the right. Xhaka will be accompanied with Ramsey in central midfield. Özil will play alongside last week’s star man Welbeck behind Lacazette, the main striker.

Monreal –  Koscielny – Mustafi
Bellerín – Xhaka – Ramsey – Kolasinac
Özil – Welbeck

AFC Bournemouth: The traditional (1)3-5-2 looks like the formation Eddie Howe will employ when they face Brighton this weekend. Bournemouth will start with Begovic in goal. Cook, Ake and Francis will form the back three, with Smith and Daniels playing as the wing-backs. Arter, Gosling and Surman will pack the midfield, with King and Defoe up front, both still looking for that elusive first goal of the season.

Cook – Aké – Francis
Smith – Surman – Arter – Gosling – Daniels
King – Defoe


Brighton: Brighton will shape up in a (1)4-4-1-1 for their match against Bournemouth. Goalkeeper Mat Ryan starts the formation. Once again the familiar back line of Bruno, Duffy, Dunk and Suttner will feature. Knockaert and March will play as wide midfielders whilst Stephens will be accompanied by Propper in the middle. Groß and Hemed will look to force their way through the defence, building on last week’s victory.

Bruno – Dunk – Duffy – Suttner
Knockaert – Stephens – Pröpper – March

Groß – Hemed


Burnley:Pope will play at the base of Burnley’s solid (1)4-5-1 set up, as first choice keeper Heaton is ‘out for months’ with a dislocated shoulder. Tarkowski and Mee will play at the back with Lowton and Ward as the full-backs. The midfield will see Gudmundsson, Defour, Arfield, Cork and Brady from left to right. Vokes will be joined up front by Wood, following the New Zealand born striker’s run of good form lately.


Lowton – Mee – Tarkowski – Ward

Gudmundsson – Defour – Arfield – Cork – Brady

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, likely to be Rudiger/Cahill, Luiz and Azpilicueta. Wing-back Victor Moses could potentially miss out, as Zappacosta is looking for a break in the first team. Alonso will be the other full-back. Kante will play in the centre with Fabregas/Bakayoko. Morata will still play alongside in-form pairing Willian and Pedro, as Eden Hazard hints towards a bench role against Arsenal this weekend.

Azpilicueta – David Luiz – Rüdiger
Moses – Kanté – Bakayoko – Alonso
Willian – Morata – Pedro


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 and Dann, with Ward and Schlupp as full-backs. Cabaye, Puncheon and McArthur will start in the midfield. As we move up to the attacking three, Townsend will play on the right, Lee Chung-Long on the left and Benteke in the middle.


Ward – Fosu-Mensah – Dann – Schlupp

McArthur – Cabaye – Puncheon

Townsend – Benteke – Lee Chung-Long


Everton: The Toffees could revert to a (1)3-4-2-1. Jordan Pickford will start in goal. The back three will be Keane, Williams and Jagielka. Gueye and Schneiderlin will play in the middle, supplying wide men Holgate and Baines. Rooney will play with Sigurdsson, behind Calvert-Lewin who looks to continue his great form also, playing as the striker.

Williams – Keane – Jagielka
Holgate – Gueye – Schneiderlin – Baines
Rooney – Sigurdsson

Huddersfield: An unchanged (1)4-2-3-1 looks the probable formation for Huddersfield’s upcoming game versus Leicester City. 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 Van La Parra. Mounie will be leading the Huddersfield attack.

Smith – Zanka – Schindler – Löwe
Billing – Mooy
Kachunga – Ince – van La Parra


Leicester City:A traditional (1)4-4-2 looks like the probable formation to be used 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 roaming the wide areas. Ndidi and James look to bind the team in central-midfield. Up front, we should see the familiar sight of Okazaki and Vardy.

Simpson – Morgan – Maguire – Fuchs
Mahrez – Ndidi – James – Albrighton
Okazaki – Vardy


Liverpool: A (1)4-3-3 arrangement should suit Jurgen Klopp, The Reds looks to use it again when Liverpool come up against Burnley at home. Starting with Mignolet in goal, Lovren and Matip will be joined by Alexander-Arnold and Robertson in defence. Henderson and Can will play with The Ox. Coutinho will return to the first team sometime soon, but we can’t be entirely sure when. The front three will see Coutinho on the left wing, Salah on the right wing and Firmino playing as the striker. Mane is suspended.

Alexander-Arnold – Lovern – Matip – Robertson
Henderson – Can – Oxlade-Chamberlain
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-backs will be Stones and Otamendi, with Kompany out with a calf injury. Walker and Mendy will play as the full-backs. Fernandinho will play with de Bruyne and David Silva. Next up could be Raheem Sterling or Sane, behind Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.

Walker – Stones – Otamendi – Mendy
de Bruyne – Fernandinho – Silva

Agüero – Jesus


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 Darmian fill the full-back positions. Matic will be forced to play with Herrera, as Paul Pogba is out for over a month through injury. Mata, Mkhitaryan and Rashford/Martial will play behind Lukaku.

de Gea
Valencia – Jones – Bailly – Blind

Herrera – 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. Gamez will play out wide as the left full-back, with Manquillo playing as the right sided full-back. Hayden and Merino will play in central-midfield, whilst Ritchie and Atsu are pushed out wide. Jos Perez will push forward as the strikers.

Manquillo – Lascelles – Gamez – Clark
Hayden – Merino
Ritchie – Pérez – Atsu

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 alongside Yoshida, with Cedric and Bertrand as full-backs. Lemina and Romeu Vidal will sit deeper than the next line of three which will hold Davis, Tadic and Redmond. Up front will be striker Gabbiadini.

Cédric – Yoshida – Van Dijk – Bertrand
Lemina – Romeu Vidal
Tadic – Davis – Redmond


Stoke City: A (1)3-5-2 set up looks probable for Stoke City, a bit of a change from their last game against West Brom. Butland will start in goal behind Martins Indi, Zouma and Wimmer. Allen and Fletcher will start in line with Diouf and Pieters in midfield. Shaqiri will sit just behind the strikers as will Choupo-Moting behind the striker, Jese.

Martins Indi – Zouma – Wimmer
Diouf – Allen – Fletcher – 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 will be centre-backs Mawson, van der Hoorn and Fernandez. The midfield will see Carroll and Fer joined by Sanches. Naughton and Olsson will play as wide midfielders. Upfront Abraham could be accompanied by Wilfried Bony, who should be up to full fitness by then.


Fernandez – Mawson – van der Hoorn

Naughton – Carroll – Sanches – Fer – Olsson

Abraham – Bony

Tottenham Hotspur: (1)3-4-2-1 will be the set up used by Spurs this time around as they face Newcastle. Lloris will play between the sticks. Alderweireld and Vertonghen will be playing at the back with Sanchez. Dier and Sissoko will take control of the centre with Trippier and Davies out wide. Eriksen and Alli will play further up the field behind the striker. Harry Kane will look to continue his premier league scoring.

Sanchez – Alderweireld – Vertonghen
Trippier – Dier – Sissoko – Davies
Eriksen – Alli


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


Femenia – Kabasele – Wague – Holebas

Chalobah – Doucoure

Carillo – Cleverley – Richarlison



West Bromwich Albion: A (1)4-5-1 formation could be utilised by West Brom, starting with goalie Foster. Dawson will play with Evans in the centre, pushing Hegazy out of the side. Nyom will play as the right sided full-back, as will Gibbs on the left. Krychowiak will secure central midfield with fellow centre-midfielders Livermore and Morrison. Phillips and Brunt will play at the end of the midfield line. West Brom’s striker will be Rodriguez.


Nyom – Dawson –Evans – Gibbs

Phillips – Livermore – Krychowiak – Morrison – Brunt


West Ham United: The (1)4-3-3 set up will be used for West Ham’s fixture against West Brom. Starting with the loan signing Joe Hart, Reid should be cleared to play, despite his calf injury, with Collins and Fonte, whilst we will see Zabaleta and Cresswell out wide. Obiang and Kouyate will complete the midfield. Antonio and Hernandez will play as wingers, with Carroll playing as the striker.


Collins – Fonte – Reid

Zabaleta – Kouyate – Obiang – Cresswell

Antonio – Carroll – Hernandez


By Dylan Quibell

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