Premier League Projected Lineups: Gameweek 9

Premier League Projected Lineups: Gameweek 9

This article is part of our Premier League Projections series.

Last update: 2:30 p.m. EST on Fri., Nov. 20

MATCHES (EST)

Arsenal at Leeds United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Calum ChambersM/DKneeOUT 11/29/2020
Mohamed ElnenyMIllnessOUT 11/29/2020
Sead KolasinacM/DIllnessOUT 11/29/2020
Thomas ParteyMThighOUT 11/29/2020
Pablo MariDAnkleOUT 12/5/2020
Gabriel MartinelliF/MKneeOUT 12/13/2020

Projected Lineup (3-4-3 v. Leeds): Bernd Leno (GK), Kieran Tierney (DC), David Luiz (DC), Gabriel (DC), Hector Bellerin (MR), Bukayo Saka (ML), Dani Ceballos (MC), Granit Xhaka (MC), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (FWL), Nicolas Pepe (FWR), Alexandre Lacazette (FW)

Notes: Ceballos starts for Elneny, who is out with COVID-19, while Luiz comes into the XI for Rob Holding after Arsenal fell apart against Villa last match. Pepe comes in for Willian, who took an unauthorized trip to Dubai over the break. Xhaka is back for the injured Thomas Partey.

Aston Villa v. Brighton & Hove Albion

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kortney HauseDGroinGTD 11/21/2020
Frederic GuilbertM/DUndisclosedOUT 11/30/2020
Tom HeatonGKneeOUT 12/5/2020
Bjorn EngelsDThighOUT 12/12/2020
Wesley MoraesFKneeOUT 12/19/2020

Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Brighton): Emiliano Martinez (GK), Matt Targett (DL), Tyrone Mings (DC), Ezri Konsa (DC), Matty Cash (DR), Douglas Luiz (DMC), John McGinn (DMC), Jack Grealish (AML), Ross Barkley (AMC), Trezeguet (AMR), Ollie Watkins (FW)

Notes: More of the same for Villa after taking down Arsenal last match, though Bertrand Traore will keep pushing Trezeguet for starts.

Brighton & Hove Albion at Aston Villa

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Aaron ConnollyFHamstringGTD 11/21/2020
Solomon MarchMAnkleGTD 11/21/2020
Davy PropperMIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Leandro TrossardF/MGroinGTD 11/21/2020
Jose IzquierdoF/MKneeOUT 11/28/2020
Alexis Mac AllisterF/MUndisclosedOUT 11/28/2020
Christian WaltonGAnkleOUT 11/28/2020
Florin AndoneFKneeOUT 3/6/2021

Projected Lineup (3-4-1-2 v. Aston Villa): Mathew Ryan (GK), Dan Burn (DC), Lewis Dunk (DC), Adam Webster (DC), Solomon March (ML), Yves Bissouma (MC), Ben White (MC), Tariq Lamptey (MR), Adam Lallana (AMC), Danny Welbeck (FW), Neal Maupay (FW)

Notes: March returns from injury, which moves Pascal Gross back to the bench. White also returns to a central-midfield role where he has three starts this season and Dunk is back from suspension, replacing Joel Veltman.

Burnley v. Crystal Palace

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Phil BardsleyDIllnessGTD 11/23/2020
Robbie BradyMHamstringGTD 11/23/2020
Johann Berg GudmundssonMCalfGTD 11/23/2020
Erik PietersM/DCalfGTD 11/23/2020
Charlie TaylorDAchillesGTD 11/23/2020
Dale StephensMHamstringOUT 11/28/2020
Jack CorkMAnkleOUT 12/5/2020

Projected Lineup (4-4-2 v. Crystal Palace): Nick Pope (GK), Matthew Lowton (DR), Ben Mee (DC), James Tarkowski (DC), Charlie Taylor (DL), Josh Brownhill (MC), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (MR), Ashley Westwood (MC), Dwight McNeil (ML), Chris Wood (FW), Ashley Barnes (FW)

Notes: Gudmundsson should be ready to start again, taking over for Robbie Brady who went a full 90 prior to the international break.

Chelsea at Newcastle United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kai HavertzF/MIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Thiago SilvaDRestOUT 11/24/2020
Christian PulisicF/MHamstringOUT 11/29/2020

Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Newcastle): Edouard Mendy (GK), Reece James (DR), Andreas Christensen (DC), Kurt Zouma (DC), Ben Chilwell (DL), N'Golo Kante (MC), Jorginho (MC), Mason Mount (MC), Hakim Ziyech (FWR), Timo Werner (FWL), Tammy Abraham (FW)

Notes: Christensen comes into the XI for Thiago Silva, who will not play after arriving back from international duty late Wednesday.

Crystal Palace at Burnley

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Eberechi EzeMStrainGTD 11/23/2020
Tyrick MitchellDUndisclosedGTD 11/23/2020
James TomkinsDThighGTD 11/23/2020
Joel WardDUndisclosedGTD 11/23/2020
Luka MilivojevicMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)12/5/2020
Connor WickhamFUndisclosedOUT 12/15/2020
Nathan FergusonMKneeOUT 12/19/2020
Wayne HennesseyGUndisclosedOUT 1/16/2021

Projected Lineup: (4-4-2 v. Burnley): Vicente Guaita (GK), Patrick van Aanholt (DL), Gary Cahill (DC), Cheikhou Kouyate (DC), Nathaniel Clyne (DR), Eberechi Eze (ML), James McArthur (MC), Jairo Riedewald (MC), Andros Townsend (MR), Wilfried Zaha (FW), Jordan Ayew (FW)

Notes: Cahill could find his way back into the XI, but everything else stays the same after Eze and Ayew provided sparks in a big win prior to the break.

Everton at Fulham

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
RicharlisonFAnkleGTD 11/22/2020
Fabian DelphMUndisclosedGTD 11/22/2020
AllanMUndisclosedGTD 11/22/2020
Seamus ColemanDHamstringOUT 11/28/2020
Jean-Philippe GbaminMAchillesOUT 12/19/2020

Projected Lineup: (4-3-3 v. Fulham): Jordan Pickford (GK), Lucas Digne (DL), Michael Keane (DC), Mason Holgate (DC), Jonjoe Kenny (DR), Andre Gomes (MC), Allan (MC), Abdoulaye Doucoure (MC), James Rodriguez (FWR), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (FW), Richarlison (FWL)

Notes: Kenny comes in for Seamus Coleman, who can't get over his hamstring injury, while Richarlison is back from suspension. Gomes also returns to the XI with hopes of reviving his early season form.

Fulham v. Everton  

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Mario LeminaMUndisclosedGTD 11/22/2020
Kenny TeteDCalfGTD 11/22/2020
Aboubakar KamaraFSuspensionSUS  (Premier)11/28/2020
Terence KongoloDFootOUT 11/28/2020

Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Everton): Alphonse Areola (GK), Joachim Andersen (DC), Ola Aina (DR), Tosin Adarabioyo (DC), Antonee Robinson (DL), Tom Cairney (AMC), Andre Zambo Anguissa (DMC), Harrison Reed (DMC), Ademola Lookman (AML), Bobby Decordova-Reid (AMR), Aleksandar Mitrovic (FW)

Notes: Mario Lemina has a chance to come in for Reed, but everything else stays the same, though the return of Tete could change things.

Leeds United v. Arsenal

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
RodrigoF/MIllnessGTD 11/22/2020
Kalvin PhillipsMShoulderGTD 11/22/2020
Pablo HernandezMStrainOUT 11/28/2020
Diego LlorenteDGroinOUT 11/28/2020
Jamie ShackletonMStrainOUT 11/28/2020
Adam ForshawMHipOUT 12/5/2020
Gaetano BerardiDKneeOUT 2/6/2021

Projected Lineup (4-1-4-1 v. Arsenal): Illan Meslier (GK), Liam Cooper (DC) Luke Ayling (DL), Robin Koch (DC), Stuart Dallas (DR), Kalvin Phillips (DMC), Raphinha (MC), Helder Costa (MR), Jack Harrison (ML), Mateusz Klich (MC), Patrick Bamford (FW)

Notes: Phillips is likely to return to the starting XI, while Rodrigo is a bigger doubt to feature. Ezgjan Alioski, Pascal Struijk, Tyler Roberts and Raphinha will compete for the final starting spot.

Leicester City at Liverpool

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Daniel AmarteyM/DHamstringGTD 11/22/2020
Timothy CastagneDHamstringGTD 11/22/2020
Wesley FofanaDKneeGTD 11/22/2020
Ricardo PereiraM/DKneeOUT 12/13/2020
Wilfred NdidiMGroinOUT 12/19/2020
Caglar SoyuncuDGroinOUT 12/19/2020

Projected Lineup (3-4-2-1 v. Liverpool): Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Jonny Evans (DC), Wesley Fofana (DC), James Justin (DC), Luke Thomas (ML), Timothy Castagne (MR), Nampalys Mendy (MC), Youri Tielemans (MC), James Maddison (AMC), Dennis Praet (AMC), Jamie Vardy (FW)

Notes: The Foxes have a few injury questions that won't be answered until later in the week. If Castagne is ready, he'll likely push Christian Fuchs back to the bench.

Liverpool v. Leicester City

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Thiago AlcantaraMKneeGTD 11/22/2020
FabinhoM/DHamstringGTD 11/22/2020
Rhys WilliamsDHipGTD 11/22/2020
Jordan HendersonMGroinOUT 11/25/2020
Mohamed SalahF/MIllnessOUT 11/28/2020
Trent Alexander-ArnoldDCalfOUT 12/5/2020
Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainMKneeOUT 12/5/2020
Virgil van DijkDKneeOUT 3/6/2021
Joe GomezDKneeOUT 4/3/2021

Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Leicester City): Alisson Becker (GK), Andrew Robertson (DL), Joel Matip (DC), Nathaniel Phillips (DC), James Milner (DR), Naby Keita (MC), Georginio Wijnaldum (MC), Curtis Jones (MC) Sadio Mane (FWL), Diogo Jota (FWR), Roberto Firmino (FW)

Notes: The issue are piling up for Liverpool, but the possible returns of Thiago and Fabinho would be a nice boost against Leicester. Jota will take the spot of Salah in the three-pronged attack and Thiago could replace Henderson.

Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Sergio AgueroFHamstringGTD 11/21/2020
Scott CarsonGUndisclosedGTD 11/21/2020
Benjamin MendyDUndisclosedGTD 11/21/2020
Raheem SterlingF/MUndisclosedGTD 11/21/2020
FernandinhoM/DIllnessOUT 11/25/2020
Nathan AkeDHamstringOUT 11/28/2020

Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Tottenham): Ederson (GK), Joao Cancelo (DL), Ruben Dias (DC), Aymeric Laporte (DC), Kyle Walker (DR), Ilkay Gundogan (DMC), Rodri (DMC), Kevin De Bruyne (AMC), Riyad Mahrez (AMR), Ferran Torres (AML), Gabriel Jesus (FW)

Notes: Mahrez returns to the XI for Sterling, who picked up a muscle injury on international duty. Aguero also has a chance to feature.

Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Mason GreenwoodF/MIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Victor LindelofDBackGTD 11/21/2020
Harry MaguireDFootGTD 11/21/2020
Anthony MartialFBackGTD 11/21/2020
Marcus RashfordF/MShoulderGTD 11/21/2020
Eric BaillyDUndisclosedOUT 11/24/2020
Phil JonesDKneeOUT 12/5/2020
Jesse LingardF/MUndisclosedOUT 12/5/2020
Luke ShawDHamstringOUT 12/19/2020

Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. West Brom): David de Gea (GK), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DR), Axel Tuanzebe (DC), Harry Maguire (DC), Alex Telles (DL), Scott McTominay (DMC), Fred (DMC), Juan Mata (AMR), Bruno Fernandes (AMC), Anthony Martial (FW), Marcus Rashford (AML)

Notes: Greenwood could be back in the XI for Juan Mata, while Telles is set to replace Luke Shaw. Tuanzebe has a chance to start for Lindelof due to a back injury.

Newcastle United v. Chelsea

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Matt RitchieM/DShoulderGTD 11/21/2020
Callum WilsonFHamstringGTD 11/21/2020
Jonjo ShelveyMGroinOUT 11/27/2020
DeAndre YedlinDUndisclosedOUT 11/28/2020
Martin DubravkaGHeelOUT 12/5/2020
Ryan FraserMHamstringOUT 12/5/2020
Dwight GayleFKneeOUT 12/5/2020
Paul DummettDHamstringOUT 12/19/2020

Projected Lineup (5-3-2 v. Chelsea): Karl Darlow (GK), Fabian Schar (DC), Federico Fernandez (DC), Jamaal Lascelles (DC), Jamal Lewis (DL), Jacob Murphy (DR), Jeff Hendrick (MC), Sean Longstaff (MC), Isaac Hayden (MC), Allan Saint-Maximin (FW), Callum Wilson (FW)

Notes: There's a chance Wilson isn't ready to feature, giving Joelinton a rare start, while Hayden replaces Miguel Almiron after his travels.

Sheffield United v. West Ham United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Sander BergeMNot Injury RelatedGTD 11/22/2020
Rhian BrewsterFUndisclosedGTD 11/22/2020
John EganDHeadGTD 11/22/2020
John FleckMBackGTD 11/22/2020
Lys MoussetFToeGTD 11/22/2020
Enda StevensM/DKneeGTD 11/22/2020
Jack O'ConnellDKneeOUT 3/6/2021

Projected Lineup (3-5-2 v. West Ham): Aaron Ramsdale (GK), John Egan (DC), Enda Stevens (DC), Chris Basham (DC), George Baldock (MR), Sander Berge (MC), Max Lowe (ML), John Lundstram (MC), Ethan Ampadu (MC), Rhian Brewster (FW), Oliver McBurnie (FW)

Notes: The Blades have some questions after the break, but things should stay the same if Berge, Egan, Stevens and Brewster remain available. Otherwise, Ampadu will likely get his place back in the XI, possibly replacing John Lundstram.

Southampton at Wolverhampton

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Ryan BertrandDHamstringGTD 11/23/2020
Mohammed SalisuDUndisclosedGTD 11/23/2020
William SmallboneMThighGTD 11/23/2020
James Ward-ProwseMHamstringGTD 11/23/2020
Danny IngsFKneeOUT 12/5/2020

Projected Lineup (4-4-2 v. Wolverhampton): Alex McCarthy (GK), Kyle Walker-Peters (DR), Jack Stephens (DC), Jannik Vestergaard (DC), Ryan Bertrand (DL), Moussa Djenepo (ML), Oriol Romeu (MC), James Ward-Prowse (MC), Stuart Armstrong (MR), Che Adams (FW), Theo Walcott (FW)

Notes: Bertrand is the biggest question, while Ward-Prowse should be fine to start after withdrawing from the national team as a precaution. Walcott will likely continue up front next to Adams.

Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester City

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Steven BergwijnF/MUndisclosedGTD 11/21/2020
Tanguy NdombeleMFootGTD 11/21/2020
Japhet TangangaDThighGTD 11/21/2020
Harry WinksMUndisclosedOUT 11/26/2020
Matt DohertyDIllnessOUT 11/29/2020
Erik LamelaMUndisclosedOUT 11/29/2020

Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Manchester City): Hugo Lloris (GK), Serge Aurier (DR), Toby Alderweireld (DC), Eric Dier (DC), Sergio Reguilon (DL), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DMC), Moussa Sissoko (DMC), Tanguy Ndombele (AMC), Gareth Bale (AMR), Son Heung-Min (AML), Harry Kane (FW)

Notes: Aurier comes in for COVID-positive Doherty and everything else stays the same in a big spot against Man City.

West Bromwich Albion at Manchester United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Matheus PereiraF/MIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Branislav IvanovicDIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Callum RobinsonFIllnessGTD 11/21/2020
Hal Robson-KanuFArmOUT11/28/2020
Sam FieldMKneeOUT 11/28/2020

Projected Lineup (4-1-4-1 v. Manchester United): Sam Johnstone (GK), Darnell Furlong (DR), Semi Ajayi (DC), Branislav Ivanovic (DC), Conor Townsend (DL), Jake Livermore (DMC), Conor Gallagher (MC), Filip Krovinovic (MC), Matheus Pereira (MR), Grady Diangana (ML), Karlan Grant (FW)

Notes: The Baggies return to a 4-1-4-1 with Pereira and Ivanovic both expected back from COVID-19, while Diangana also returns to the XI for Robinson.

West Ham United at Sheffield United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Michail AntonioFHamstringGTD 11/22/2020
Mark NobleMRibsGTD 11/22/2020
Angelo OgbonnaDGroinGTD 11/22/2020
Andriy YarmolenkoF/MIllnessOUT 11/30/2020

Projected Lineup (5-4-1 v. Sheffield United): Lukasz Fabianski (GK), Vladimir Coufal (DR), Aaron Cresswell (DC), Angelo Ogbonna (DC), Fabian Balbuena (DC), Arthur Masuaku (DL), Jarrod Bowen (MR), Declan Rice (MC), Tomas Soucek (MC), Pablo Fornals (ML), Sebastien Haller (FW)

Notes: Antonio is set for a late-fitness test, while Ogbonna could be replaced by Issa Diop if he isn't recovered from a groin issue.

Wolverhampton v. Southampton

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Rayan Ait-NouriDGroinGTD 11/23/2020
Conor CoadyDIllnessGTD 11/23/2020
JonnyM/DKneeOUT 12/5/2020

Projected Lineup (3-4-2-1 v. Southampton): Rui Patricio (GK), Willy Boly (DC), Conor Coady (DC), Max Kilman (DC), Nelson Semedo (MR), Ruben Neves (MC), Leander Dendoncker (MC), Pedro Neto (MC), Rayan Ait-Nouri (ML), Daniel Podence (FW), Raul Jimenez (FW)

Notes: Wolves have questions, but there's a chance they don't change anything if the issues to Ait-Nouri and Dendoncker aren't serious. If Ait-Nouri isn't ready, Fernando Marcal could return to the XI after returning to the bench prior to the break.

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