Premier League Projected Lineups: Gameweek 19 [UPDATED]

Premier League Projected Lineups: Gameweek 19 [UPDATED]

This article is part of our Premier League Projections series.

MATCHES (EST)

Wolverhampton vs. West Bromwich Albion

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Willy BolyDHamstringGTD 1/16/2021
Pedro NetoF/MUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Adama TraoreF/MHamstringGTD 1/16/2021
Fernando MarcalM/DGroinOUT 1/27/2021
Daniel PodenceF/MCalfOUT 1/27/2021
JonnyM/DKneeOUT 2/6/2021
Raul JimenezFHeadOUT 2/6/2021

Wolverhampton Projected Lineup (3-4-3 v. West Brom): Rui Patricio (GK), Rayan Ait-Nouri (ML), Romain Saiss (DC), Conor Coady (DC), Willy Boly (DC), Nelson Semedo (MR), Leander Dendoncker (MC), Ruben Neves (MC), Pedro Neto (FWL), Adama Traore (FWR), Patrick Cutrone (FW)

Notes: Wolves could run things back from the last against Everton, mainly because they don't have many other choices. However, the possible return of Boly could mean a return to a 3-4-3 with Neto and Traore being doubts. Cutrone takes over for Fabio Silva up front

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kieran GibbsDQuadricepsGTD 1/16/2021
Conor GallagherMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/19/2021
Hal Robson-KanuFWristOUT 1/19/2021
Conor TownsendDKneeOUT 1/26/2021
Sam FieldMKneeOUT 1/30/2021
Karlan GrantFFootOUT 2/13/2021

West Bromwich Albion Projected Lineup (4-4-1-1 at Wolves): Sam Johnstone (GK), Semi Ajayi (DC), Kyle Bartley (DC), Darnell Furlong (DR), Dara O'Shea (DL), Jake Livermore (MC), Romaine Sawyers (MC), Matthew Phillips (ML), Robert Snodgrass (MR), Grady Diangana (AMC), Callum Robinson (FW)

Notes: Given recent results, Sam Allardyce could make numerous changes, though his options are limited. Bartley is ready to start again, while Robert Snodgrass could debut after transferring in last week. Additionally, Livermore comes in for the suspended Conor Gallagher, while Robinson starts for the injured Karlan Grant.

Leeds United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diego LlorenteDStrainGTD 1/16/2021
Tyler RobertsFUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Adam ForshawMHipOUT 1/26/2021
Kalvin PhillipsMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/26/2021
Gaetano BerardiDKneeOUT 2/6/2021
Robin KochDKneeOUT 2/6/2021

Leeds United Projected Lineup (4-1-4-1 v. Brighton): Illan Meslier (GK), Luke Ayling (DC), Liam Cooper (DC), Ezgjan Alioski (DL), Stuart Dallas (DR), Pascal Struijk (DMC), Mateusz Klich (MC), Rodrigo (MC), Jack Harrison (ML), Raphinha (MR), Patrick Bamford (FW)

Notes: Cooper returns to the XI, which allows for Struijk to take the spot of the suspended Phillips as a defensive midfielder. Otherwise, the rest is the same.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Steven AlzateMIllnessGTD 1/16/2021
Aaron ConnollyFHamstringOUT 1/26/2021
Jose IzquierdoF/MKneeOUT 1/26/2021
Alireza JahanbakhshFUndisclosedOUT 1/26/2021
Adam LallanaMIllnessOUT 1/26/2021
Tariq LampteyM/DHamstringOUT 1/26/2021
Danny WelbeckFUndisclosedOUT 1/26/2021
Florin AndoneFKneeOUT 3/6/2021

Brighton & Hove Albion Projected Lineup (3-4-2-1 at Leeds): Robert Sanchez (GK), Dan Burn (DC), Lewis Dunk (DC), Adam Webster (DC), Solomon March (ML), Yves Bissouma (MC), Ben White (MC), Joel Veltman (MR), Alexis Mac Allister (AMC), Leandro Trossard (AMC), Neal Maupay (FW)

Notes: Brighton may have the most injuries in the league, but they fortunately have a deep bench on a team where no one has stood out. The lack of attacking options means they could go with a 4-1-2-1-2 again, but in a matchup they can win, Graham Potter could return to a 3-4-2-1. Bissouma and March are back, moving Propper and Tau to the bench.

West Ham United vs. Burnley

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Issa DiopDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Lukasz FabianskiGUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Ryan FredericksDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Fabian BalbuenaDNot Injury RelatedOUT 1/26/2021
Arthur MasuakuDKneeOUT 3/20/2021

West Ham United Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Burnley): Lukasz Fabianski (GK), Angelo Ogbonna (DC), Craig Dawson (DC), Aaron Cresswell (DL), Vladimir Coufal (DR), Declan Rice (DMC), Tomas Soucek (DMC), Jarrod Bowen (AMR), Said Benrahma (AMC), Pablo Fornals (AML) Michail Antonio (FW)

Notes: Antonio is back and otherwise, it's a repeat from the win against Everton when West Ham used a four-man back line.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jimmy DunneDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Bailey Peacock-FarrellGUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Charlie TaylorDHamstringGTD 1/16/2021

Burnley Projected Lineup (4-4-2 at West Ham): Nick Pope (GK), Erik Pieters (DL), James Tarkowski (DC), Ben Mee (DC), Matthew Lowton (DR), Dwight McNeil (ML), Josh Brownhill (MC), Ashley Westwood (MC), Robbie Brady (MR), Ashley Barnes (FW), Chris Wood (FW)

Notes: Charlie Taylor could fight to replace Pieters at left-back, while McNeil is back in the XI for Gudmundsson, who won't be asked to start after going 90 a few days ago.

Fulham vs. Chelsea

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Aleksandar MitrovicFUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Tom CairneyMKneeOUT 1/20/2021
Mario LeminaMUndisclosedOUT 1/20/2021
Ruben Loftus-CheekMNot Injury RelatedOUT 1/20/2021

Fulham Projected Lineup (3-5-2 v. Chelsea): Alphonse Areola (GK), Tosin Adarabioyo (DC), Ola Aina (DC), Joachim Andersen (DC), Antonee Robinson (ML), Harrison Reed (MC), Andre Zambo Anguissa (MC), Bobby Decordova-Reid (MC), Kenny Tete (MR), Ademola Lookman (FW), Ivan Cavaleiro (FW)

Notes: Scott Parker keeps almost all of his squad that gutted out a 1-1 draw with Spurs, with the only change being Lookman in for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Andreas ChristensenDKneeGTD 1/16/2021
Reece JamesDHamstringGTD 1/16/2021
N'Golo KanteMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/19/2021

Chelsea Projected Lineup (4-3-3 at Fulham): Edouard Mendy (GK), Reece James (DR), Thiago Silva (DC), Kurt Zouma (DC), Ben Chilwell, (DL), Jorginho (MC), Mason Mount (MC), Mateo Kovacic (MC), Christian Pulisic (FWL), Hakim Ziyech (FWR), Timo Werner (FW)

Notes: Jorginho comes in for the suspended N'Golo Kante, while the attacking three has plenty of options, with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud options at forward, while Kai Havertz could push Pulisic or Ziyech to the bench. James is also back from injury.

Leicester City vs. Southampton

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
James MaddisonMKneeGTD 1/16/2021
Ricardo PereiraM/DGroinGTD 1/16/2021
Cengiz UnderF/MAnkleGTD 1/16/2021
Jamie VardyFHipGTD 1/16/2021
Dennis PraetMHamstringOUT 4/10/2021

Leicester City Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Southampton): Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Wesley Fofana (DC), Jonny Evans (DC), Timothy Castagne (DL), James Justin (DR), Wilfred Ndidi (DMC), Youri Tielemans (DMC), Marc Albrighton (AMR), James Maddison (AMC), Harvey Barnes (AML), Jamie Vardy (FW)

Notes: With a fairly fit squad, manager Brendan Rodgers is able to use basically his preferred XI, with Caglar Soyuncu still working his way back to full match fitness.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Che AdamsFConcussionGTD 1/16/2021
Alex McCarthyGIllnessGTD 1/16/2021
Oriol RomeuMCalfGTD 1/16/2021
Danny IngsFIllnessOUT 1/26/2021
Nathan RedmondMUndisclosedOUT 1/26/2021
Nathan TellaF/MStrainOUT 1/26/2021
Moussa DjenepoF/MHamstringOUT 1/30/2021
Jannik VestergaardDKneeOUT 1/30/2021
Michael ObafemiFStrainOUT 3/20/2021

Southampton Projected Lineup (4-4-2 at Leicester): Alex McCarthy (GK), Kyle Walker-Peters (DR), Jan Bednarek (DC), Jack Stephens (DC), Ryan Bertrand (DL), Stuart Armstrong (ML), Oriol Romeu (MC), James Ward-Prowse (MC), Theo Walcott (MR), Che Adams (FW), Shane Long (FW)

Notes: Long moves into the starting XI after Danny Ings tested positive for COVID-19, lining up alongside Adams after he recovered from a head injury.

Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
George BaldockM/DUndisclosedGTD 1/17/2021
Enda StevensM/DUndisclosedGTD 1/17/2021
Oliver McBurnieFShoulderOUT 1/27/2021
Jack RobinsonDUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021
Jack O'ConnellDKneeOUT 2/20/2021
Sander BergeMHamstringOUT 3/20/2021

Sheffield United Projected Lineup (3-5-2 v. Tottenham): Aaron Ramsdale (GK), John Egan (DC), Chris Basham (DC), Ethan Ampadu (DC), Ben Osborn (ML), John Lundstram (MC), Oliver Norwood (MC), John Fleck (MC), Jayden Bogle (MR), David McGoldrick (FW), Oliver Burke (FW)

Notes: Baldock and Stevens remain questions and there's a chance Chris Wilder keeps the XI from their first win of the season. John Lundstram could also keep his spot in the starting XI in favor of moving Stevens or Baldock back to the XI.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Steven BergwijnF/MIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Giovani Lo CelsoMStrainOUT 1/28/2021

Tottenham Hotspur Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 at Sheffield United): Hugo Lloris (GK), Sergio Reguilon (DL), Eric Dier (DC), Toby Alderweireld (DC), Serge Aurier (DR), Harry Winks (DMC), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DMC), Son Heung-Min (AML), Tanguy Ndombele (AMC), Steven Bergwijn (AMR), Harry Kane (FW)

Notes: Moussa Sissoko played well on the wing against Fulham, but the attack was mostly muted after Spurs went up 1-0. Bergwijn is most likely to return to the XI following illness, while Gareth Bale and Erik Lamela wait for their chance at the XI.

Liverpool vs. Manchester United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Joel MatipDGroinGTD 1/17/2021
Naby KeitaMStrainOUT 1/21/2021
Diogo JotaFKneeOUT 1/27/2021
Konstantinos TsimikasDLegOUT 1/27/2021
Virgil van DijkDKneeOUT 3/6/2021
Joe GomezDKneeOUT 4/3/2021

Liverpool Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Man United): Alisson Becker (GK), Andrew Robertson (DL), Jordan Henderson (DC), Fabinho (DC), Trent Alexander-Arnold (DR), Georginio Wijnaldum (MC), James Milner (MC), Thiago Alcantara (MC), Sadio Mane (FWL), Mohamed Salah (FWR), Roberto Firmino (FW)

Notes: Liverpool continue to deal with a plethora of injuries, particularly along the back line, which will force Henderson and Fabinho to once again partner in central defense. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gives way to Milner, though Curtis Jones and Xherdan Shaqiri are also midfield options.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Victor LindelofDBackGTD 1/17/2021
Anthony MartialFHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
Nemanja MaticMGroinGTD 1/17/2021
Phil JonesDKneeOUT 1/27/2021
Marcos RojoDCalfOUT 1/27/2021
Brandon WilliamsDUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021

Manchester United Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 at Liverpool): David de Gea (GK), Alex Telles (DL), Eric Bailly (DC), Harry Maguire (DC), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DR), Fred (DMC), Scott McTominay (DMC), Paul Pogba (AML), Bruno Fernandes (AMC), Marcus Rashford (AMR), Edinson Cavani (FW)

Notes: Anthony Martial is questionable with a hamstring injury, which could allow Cavani to come in and lead the line. Pogba is capable of playing in the defensive midfield or in the attack, and he's preferred in the latter to keep up with Liverpool's front three. Additionally, Telles comes in for Shaw, though the latter's defensive capabilities (at least compared to the former's) could be a better option.

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Adrian BernabeMIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Thomas DoyleMIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Eric GarciaDHipGTD 1/17/2021
Cole PalmerF/MIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Sergio AgueroFUndisclosedOUT 1/20/2021
Nathan AkeDUndisclosedOUT 1/26/2021
Scott CarsonGIllnessOUT 1/26/2021
Aymeric LaporteDHamstringOUT 1/26/2021

Manchester City Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Crystal Palace): Ederson (GK), Joao Cancelo (DL), Ruben Dias (DC), John Stones (DC), Kyle Walker (DR), Rodri (MC), Ilkay Gundogan (MC), Kevin De Bruyne (MC), Raheem Sterling (FWL), Phil Foden (FWR), Gabriel Jesus (FW)

Notes: Foden keeps his spot in the starting XI after scoring in back-to-back Premier League games, while Jesus starts as Sergio Aguero continues to work his way back from a COVID isolation.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Nathan FergusonMKneeOUT 1/27/2021
Wayne HennesseyGUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021
Martin KellyDUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021
Connor WickhamFUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021
Mamadou SakhoDThighOUT 1/30/2021
Jeffrey SchluppMHamstringOUT 1/30/2021

Crystal Palace Projected Lineup (4-4-2 at Man City): Vicente Guaita (GK), Tyrick Mitchell (DL), Cheikhou Kouyate (DC), James Tomkins (DC), Joel Ward (DR), Eberechi Eze (ML), James McArthur (MC), Luka Milivojevic (MC), Andros Townsend (MR), Wilfried Zaha (FW), Christian Benteke (FW)

Notes: Patrick van Aanholt, Nathaniel Clyne and Gary Cahill are all options to feature again, but it's been a guessing game with Palace's back line the last few weeks and it's best to expect the same from their match against Arsenal.

Arsenal vs. Newcastle United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Gabriel MartinelliF/MAnkleGTD 1/18/2021
Kieran TierneyDUndisclosedGTD 1/18/2021
Pablo MariDCalfOUT 1/30/2021

Arsenal Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Newcastle): Bernd Leno (GK), Bukayo Saka (DL), Rob Holding (DC), Gabriel (DC), Hector Bellerin (DR), Granit Xhaka (DMC), Thomas Partey (DMC), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (AML), Emile Smith-Rowe (AMC), Nicolas Pepe (AMR), Alexandre Lacazette (FW)

Notes: Tierney could be featured again, while Partey enters the XI for Ceballos, though Saka could move to left-back to give the Gunners some attacking potential from the back. That would move Nicolas Pepe into the XI.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Paul DummettDUndisclosedGTD 1/18/2021
Federico FernandezDUndisclosedGTD 1/18/2021
Jamal LewisDKneeGTD 1/18/2021
Allan Saint-MaximinF/MIllnessGTD 1/18/2021
Jonjo ShelveyMGroinGTD 1/18/2021
Ryan FraserMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/26/2021

Newcastle United Projected Lineup (5-4-1 at Arsenal): Karl Darlow (GK), Jamaal Lascelles (DC), Ciaran Clark (DC), Fabian Schar (DC), Matt Ritchie (DL), DeAndre Yedlin (DR), Sean Longstaff (MC), Isaac Hayden (MC), Joelinton (ML), Miguel Almiron (MR), Callum Wilson (FW)

Notes: Jonjo Shelvey is close to returning from injury, but an immediate start seems like an unnecessary risk if he's cleared to play. Joelinton also makes his way back in for the suspended Ryan Fraser, while Ritchie returns for Paul Dummett at left-back. Lascelles is back for injured Federico Fernandez.

West Ham United vs. West Bromwich Albion

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Issa DiopDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Lukasz FabianskiGUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Ryan FredericksDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Fabian BalbuenaDNot Injury RelatedOUT 1/26/2021
Arthur MasuakuDKneeOUT 3/20/2021

West Ham United Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. West Brom): Lukasz Fabianski (GK), Aaron Cresswell (DL), Craig Dawson (DC), Angelo Ogbonna (DC), Vladimir Coufal (DR), Declan Rice (DMC), Tomas Soucek (DMC), Pablo Fornals (AML), Jarrod Bowen (AMR), Said Benrahma (AMC), Michail Antonio (FW)

Notes: Andriy Yarmolenko is a possibility for Antonio, while Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble are possibilities if manager David Moyes isn't comfortable with Benrahma in central midfield.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kieran GibbsDQuadricepsGTD 1/16/2021
Conor GallagherMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/19/2021
Hal Robson-KanuFWristOUT 1/19/2021
Conor TownsendDKneeOUT 1/26/2021
Sam FieldMKneeOUT 1/30/2021
Karlan GrantFFootOUT 2/13/2021

West Bromwich Albion Projected Lineup (4-1-4-1 at West Ham): Sam Johnstone (GK), Semi Ajayi (DC), Dara O'Shea (DC), Darnell Furlong (DR), Kieran Gibbs (DL), Conor Gallagher (DMC), Matheus Pereira (MC), Romaine Sawyers (MC), Robert Snodgrass (MR), Grady Diangana (ML), Callum Robinson

Notes: With a game for his new team under his belt, Snodgrass comes into the starting XI, with Gallagher returning from his one-match ban and Gibbs coming back to his regular left-back spot.

Leicester City vs. Chelsea

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
James MaddisonMKneeGTD 1/16/2021
Ricardo PereiraM/DGroinGTD 1/16/2021
Cengiz UnderF/MAnkleGTD 1/16/2021
Jamie VardyFHipGTD 1/16/2021
Dennis PraetMHamstringOUT 4/10/2021

Leicester City Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Chelsea): Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Wesley Fofana (DC), Caglar Soyuncu (DC), Timothy Castagne (DL), James Justin (DR), Wilfred Ndidi (DMC), Youri Tielemans (DMC), Ayoze Perez (AMR), James Maddison (AMC), Cengiz Under (AML), Jamie Vardy (FW)

Notes: Perez makes his way back into the starting XI for Marc Albrighton, though Cengiz Under is also a possibility now that he's fit again. Additionally, Caglar Soyuncu will surely be pushing for a start, while Luke Thomas could replace with Castange or Justin. Kelechi Iheanacho could also come in for Vardy, though that seems unlikely for such a big game.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Andreas ChristensenDKneeGTD 1/16/2021
Reece JamesDHamstringGTD 1/16/2021
N'Golo KanteMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/19/2021

Chelsea Projected Lineup (4-3-3 at Leicester): Edouard Mendy (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta (DR), Thiago Silva (DC), Kurt Zouma (DC), Ben Chilwell, (DL), N'Golo Kante (MC), Mason Mount (MC), Mateo Kovacic (MC), Timo Werner (FWL), Kai Havertz (FWR), Tammy Abraham (FW)

Notes: Kante returns from his one-match ban, pushing Jorginho to the bench, while Abraham's return pushes Werner to the wing. Havertz could get the start, though Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi could all make a case for the place as well.

Fulham vs. Manchester United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Aleksandar MitrovicFUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Tom CairneyMKneeOUT 1/20/2021
Mario LeminaMUndisclosedOUT 1/20/2021
Ruben Loftus-CheekMNot Injury RelatedOUT 1/20/2021

Fulham Projected Lineup (3-4-2-1 v. Man United): Alphonse Areola (GK), Tosin Adarabioyo (DC), Ola Aina (DC), Joachim Andersen (DC), Antonee Robinson (ML), Harrison Reed, (MC), Andre Zambo Anguissa (MC), Bobby Decordova-Reid (MR), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (AMC), Ademola Lookman (AMC), Ivan Cavaleiro (FW)

Notes: Loftus-Cheek returns to the XI after being unable to face his parent club earlier in the gameweek, while Decordova-Reid goes back to the right wing-back spot so the recently back-from-injury Kenny Tete doesn't get over-extended.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Victor LindelofDBackGTD 1/17/2021
Anthony MartialFHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
Nemanja MaticMGroinGTD 1/17/2021
Phil JonesDKneeOUT 1/27/2021
Marcos RojoDCalfOUT 1/27/2021
Brandon WilliamsDUndisclosedOUT 1/27/2021

Manchester United Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 at Fulham): David de Gea (GK), Luke Shaw (DL), Victor Lindelof (DC), Harry Maguire (DC), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (DR), Paul Pogba (DMC), Nemanja Matic (DMC), Mason Greenwood (AMR), Bruno Fernandes (AMC), Marcus Rashford (AML), Anthony Martial (FW)

Notes: Lindelof and Shaw come in for Bailly and Telles, respectively, while Pogba moves back into the holding midfield while Matic, who comes in for McTominay. Additionally, Martial returns from from his hamstring issue, which pushes Edinson Cavani to the bench.

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Adrian BernabeMIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Thomas DoyleMIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Eric GarciaDHipGTD 1/17/2021
Cole PalmerF/MIllnessGTD 1/17/2021
Sergio AgueroFUndisclosedOUT 1/20/2021
Nathan AkeDUndisclosedOUT 1/26/2021
Scott CarsonGIllnessOUT 1/26/2021
Aymeric LaporteDHamstringOUT 1/26/2021

Manchester City Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Aston Villa): Ederson (GK), Oleksandr Zinchenko (DL), Ruben Dias (DC), John Stones (DC), Joao Cancelo (DR), Fernandinho (MC), Ilkay Gundogan (MC), Kevin De Bruyne (MC), Bernardo Silva (FWL), Riyad Mahrez (FWR), Ferran Torres (FW)

Notes: Estimating one Manchester City lineup is tough enough, who knows what they'll do two games from now. We could see Silva and Mahrez come in for Sterling and Foden, with Fernandinho also an option to come in for any of the midfielders or either center-back. Zinchenko could also get a rare Premier League start at left-back, which would push Cancelo to the right side and Kyle Walker to the bench. Torres is an option to replace Jesus up front.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Ross BarkleyMHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
TrezeguetF/MHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
Wesley MoraesFKneeOUT 1/20/2021

Aston Villa Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 at Manchester City): Emiliano Martinez (GK), Matt Targett (DL), Ezri Konsa (DC), Tyrone Mings (DC), Matty Cash (DR), Douglas Luiz (DMC), John McGinn (DMC), Bertrand Traore (AMR), Jack Grealish (AMC), Anwar El Ghazi (AML), Ollie Watkins (FW)

Notes: All the recently regular starters are fit, so they start, unless of course Ross Barkley gets the call.

Liverpool vs. Burnley

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Joel MatipDGroinGTD 1/17/2021
Naby KeitaMStrainOUT 1/21/2021
Diogo JotaFKneeOUT 1/27/2021
Konstantinos TsimikasDLegOUT 1/27/2021
Virgil van DijkDKneeOUT 3/6/2021
Joe GomezDKneeOUT 4/3/2021

Liverpool Projected Lineup (4-3-3 v. Burnley): Alisson Becker (GK), Andrew Robertson (DL), Joel Matip (DC), Fabinho (DC), Trent Alexander-Arnold (DR), Georginio Wijnaldum (MC), Xherdan Shaqiri (MC), Jordan Henderson (MC), Takumi Minamino (FWL), Mohamed Salah (FWR), Divock Origi

Notes: This is a perfect spot for Liverpool to rotate, which could allow Shaqiri to come into the midfield, while Minamino starts for Mane (or Salah) and Origi for Firmino, while Naby Keita could be fit again. Additionally, Matip finally makes his way back in.

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jimmy DunneDUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Bailey Peacock-FarrellGUndisclosedGTD 1/16/2021
Charlie TaylorDHamstringGTD 1/16/2021

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

Notes: Taylor's return from injury pushes Erik Pieters to the bench, while Jay Rodriguez is available to spell Barnes or Wood. Gudmundsson takes over for Brady on the wing.

Aston Villa v. Newcastle United

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Ross BarkleyMHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
TrezeguetF/MHamstringGTD 1/17/2021
Wesley MoraesFKneeOUT 1/20/2021

Aston Villa Projected Lineup (4-2-3-1 v. Newcastle): Emiliano Martinez (GK), Matt Targett (DL), Ezri Konsa (DC), Tyrone Mings (DC), Matty Cash (DR), Douglas Luiz (DMC), John McGinn (DMC), Bertrand Traore (AMR), Jack Grealish (AMC), Anwar El Ghazi (AML), Ollie Watkins (FW)

Notes: As long as everyone makes it through the Man City match, it seems they'll start again, though guys like Kortney Hause, Marvelous Nakamba and Conor Hourihane are theoretically options (and Ross Barkley).

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Paul DummettDUndisclosedGTD 1/18/2021
Federico FernandezDUndisclosedGTD 1/18/2021
Jamal LewisDKneeGTD 1/18/2021
Allan Saint-MaximinF/MIllnessGTD 1/18/2021
Jonjo ShelveyMGroinGTD 1/18/2021
Ryan FraserMSuspensionSUS  (Premier)1/26/2021

Newcastle United Projected Lineup (5-4-1 at Aston Villa): Karl Darlow (GK), Federico Fernandez (DC), Ciaran Clark (DC), Fabian Schar (DC), Matt Ritchie (DL), DeAndre Yedlin (DR), Jonjo Shelvey (MC), Isaac Hayden (MC), Joelinton (ML), Miguel Almiron (MR), Callum Wilson (FW)

Notes: Shelvey makes his way back into the starting XI, though either Sean Longstaff or Matthew Longstaff could start too.

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