FPL Gameweek 13 – Fixtures, Team News & Predicted Line-ups

Ahead of Saturday's 2:00pm deadline, we have combed through all 20 Premier League press conferences to bring FPL managers the need-to-know team news, injury updates and predicted XIs for GW13.

The Stats Zone's other Gameweek 13 FPL content includes Captain Picks, Fixture Analysis, Projections & Team TSZ Discussion.

GAMEWEEK 13 FIXTURES

Saturday 24th November

Brighton vs Leicester (15:00)

Everton vs Cardiff (15:00)

Fulham vs Southampton (15:00)

Man Utd vs Crystal Palace (15:00)

Watford vs Liverpool (15:00)

West Ham vs Man City (15:00)

Spurs vs Chelsea (17:30)

Sunday 25th November

Bournemouth vs Arsenal (13:30)

Wolves vs Huddersfield (16:00)

Monday 26th November

Burnley vs Newcastle (20:00)

TEAM NEWS & PREDICTED LINE-UPS

ARSENAL

  • Nacho Monreal (£5.5m) will miss Arsenal's next few Premier League games after suffering a setback in his return from a hamstring injury. Emery will be relying on Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) to continue to fill the void though Granit Xhaka (£5.3m) has occasionally been deployed as an auxiliary left-back at times this season.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) have been pictured in training and are set to be available after withdrawing from their respective national team squads over the international break.
  • Konstantinos Mavropanos (£4.7m) is taking much longer than initially anticipated to recover from a groin injury. The defender is not due to return to full training until next month. He is joined on the injury list by Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) and Danny Welbeck (£6.5m).

BOURNEMOUTH

  • The international break came at a good time for Eddie Howe’s men with the manager declaring the break has given his team the “chance to nurse our players and we’ll look at them all and assess their fitness ahead of Sunday.”
  • Both Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) and Josh King (£6.3m) have returned to training and are ready to be called upon for the match against Arsenal. Asmir Begovic (£4.5m) is also available after withdrawing from the recent internationals with a thumb injury.
  • Adam Smith (£4.5m) is set for a spell on the side-line after undergoing surgery to repair a cartilage tear on his knee. The defender is due to be out for up to three months, which could mean a run in the side for Charlie Daniels (£4.2m). No update was provided on Junior Stanislas (£6.2m).

BRIGHTON

  • Pascal Gross (£6.8m) could make his first appearance in nearly three months as the German has returned to first team training this last week. Hughton would seem to have no qualms throwing the midfielder straight back into the starting XI, stating “Pascal is a very fit lad - he's clear of the injury now and he's fit to start. He's ready to start against Leicester and that's a decision I have to make."
  • Along with Gross, Davy Pröpper (£4.8m) is ready to be called upon after training with the first team this last week.
  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£6.7m) is still yet to train with the squad after missing out last gameweek and seems almost certain not to feature this Saturday against Leicester. Anthony Knockaert (£5.5m) will look to continue to make the most of his recall following Jahanbakhsh’s absence.
  • Dale Stephens (£4.4m) is suspended following his red card against Cardiff last time out. When absent in the past, his replacement has sometimes been Yves Bissouma (£4.7m).

BURNLEY

  • After Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m) was forced to pull out of the Iceland squad with a calf injury, Dyche has made it clear he expects the midfielder to be available. Gudmundsson has returned to training with the boss confirming he is fit and available for Monday.
  • Steven Defour (£5.4m) is also expected to play following his early withdrawal from the Leicester match with a knee injury. “He’s trained this week, so we’re pleased with that.” said Dyche.
  • The Clarets boss confirmed that James Tarkowski (£4.8m) would miss out on Monday, but Dyche has been encouraged by Tarkowski's recovery, saying "he's going nicely on the grass. He's not quite with us yet, so Monday's probably going to come too early for him, but he's making good progress. We're very hopeful on a quick return." With Tarkowski absent, Kevin Long (£4.2m) will likely continue in defence.
  • Nick Pope (£4.9m) continues to make impressive progress from the shoulder surgery he underwent in the summer. The England international is back training with the Clarets’ goalkeeper group, but not yet with the full squad.
  • Ben Gibson (£4.8m) is also starting to step up his rehabilitation, with Dyche stating that he “will play in the development game on Saturday, which is good.”

CARDIFF

  • Sean Morrison (£4.7m) has been cleared to play after being forced off against Brighton last time out. He should take his place in the starting XI come Saturday.
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (£4.8m) has stepped up his recovery from the long-term knee injury that has kept him sidelined this season. The English winger played and scored for the U23’s during the international break. Warnock is likely to take it slow in integrating him back into the first team, saying “I don’t think he'll be involved at Goodison Park. We’ve got to be a bit careful with him at the minute, especially with this busy period.”
  • Kenneth Zohore (£4.7m) remains out with a calf strain having not responded well to treatment during the international break. "We’re disappointed. It seems to be taking an eternity to get his calf right.”

CHELSEA

  • Chelsea have no injury concerns ahead of the weekend visit to Wembley to face Tottenham. When questioned on his squad's fitness the Chelsea manager stated, "No big problems. As usual after international break there are some issues, a little tired, but fortunately no big problems."
  • The only potential injury could have been Mateo Kovacic (£5.7m) who took a blow to the ankle while playing for Croatia. These concerns were laid to rest with Sarri saying, “Kovacic is doing better. He had an ankle problem; he has been doing all the training. I think he will be able to play." Ross Barkley (£6.0m) may still get the nod though if any doubt in Kovacic’s injury lingers.

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • It’s good news on the injury front for Roy Hodgson as Wilfred Zaha (£6.8m) and James Tomkins (£4.3m) have trained all week and both players are expected to be available. Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) is predicted to recover from the back problem he suffered while representing France. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.3m) has also returned to full training.
  • Palace’s forwards seem to be on the mend also with Connor Wickham (£4.9m) now taking part in training and Christian Benteke’s (£6.3m) progress being described as “good”. Still no word on a return date though.

EVERTON

  • Marco Silva has confirmed midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) and Andre Gomes (£5.4m) are fit to face Cardiff on Saturday. "Gylfi and Gomes are OK. They are available for selection this weekend. We had some worries during the week about Gylfi but he's OK and that's good," Silva said.
  • The Everton boss is delighted with the form of Richarlison (£7.0m), especially since he switched the Brazilian to play down the middle. “Richarlison is proving his quality and I am sure he will keep playing and scoring goals.” The player scored midweek for Brazil calming any concerns FPL managers may have over his fitness after the Chelsea match.
  • Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) is available again following his ineligibility against Chelsea but Silva has remained tight-lipped on which two will play at the back between Zouma, Michael Keane (£5.0m) and Yerry Mina (£5.4m).

FULHAM

  • Ranieri has remained fairly tight lipped on his thoughts towards his first line-up against Southampton - “if you come to the stadium you will see, I don’t tell you so Hughes doesn’t know.”
  • When pushed on his thoughts over the players at his disposal, Ranieri stated: “Fulham has a very good three keepers” when asked about who will be his number 1.
  • “Not yet, I have to be fast to choose the best team to fight and get points” when asked about playing with a strike partner for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m)
  • “I need to choose who is a good moment now, good form”, when queried over his defensive choices. Enlightening!
  • The Italian did at least confirm that both Zambo Anguissa (£4.4m) and Kevin McDonald (£4.3m) would miss the match this weekend.
  • Joe Bryan (£4.8m) is back in contention after missing the last two months with a hamstring strain. “He has trained every day and has trained very well. He's a very good and ambitious player, and I believe in this guy. I don't know if he's ready for 90 minutes.”

HUDDERSFIELD

  • Chris Löwe (£4.4m) will miss the next few weeks after examinations revealed his shoulder injury wasn’t as bad as first feared. “We are very happy with the results of the investigations that they made and the estimations of his return.” Lowe is likely to be replaced by Erik Durm (£4.4m) who has filled in for the German when he has been out in the past.
  • Mathias 'Zanka' Jorgensen (£4.4m) will serve a one-match ban after collecting his fifth booking of the season. Jon Stankovic (£3.9m) filled in for Zanka back in GW2 and is most likely to take his place again.
  • Other than Löwe and Zanka, Wagner has a fully-fit squad to pick from after they all returned “healthy” from the international break. Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl (£4.4m) has recovered from the minor knock that stopped him from joining up with his international team-mates and Danny Williams (£4.5m) has trained for the last two weeks.

LEICESTER

  • Harry Maguire (£5.5m) has been ruled out of the match this weekend with Puel stating “it’s too early, we will see next week.” With Maguire ruled out, Jonny Evans (£4.8m) and Wes Morgan (£4.5m) will likely keep their spots at the heart of the Leicester backline.
  • Delighting his owners, James Maddison (£6.8m) returned to full training and is available for the weekend. Puel is set to wait until the weekend to decide whether Maddison will start but he is confident the Englishman will be in the squad.
  • Puel is also optimistic Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) can overcome a muscular problem. “I hope he can be available for the weekend. We will see tomorrow. He has a groin injury." Rachid Ghezzal (£5.2m) is also a doubt with Puel citing “disturbances” from the international break.
  • Daniel Amartey (£4.4m) remains a long-term injury for the Foxes with Puel not expecting the Ghanaian to be available for at least “four months”. With Amartey out, Ricardo Pereira (£5.0m) is likely to continue at right back.

LIVERPOOL

  • Adam Lallana (£6.9m) has been ruled out with a “minor thing” but other than the Englishman Liverpool have “pretty much a full squad” to choose from as Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) has overcome a minor hamstring injury.
  • The Liverpool boss has said that Andrew Robertson (£6.5m) only trained with the first team today after an “intensive” international break whilst Naby Keita (£7.2m) is “tired” on his return from the internationals.
  • Klopp seems unmoved by the betting charge brought against Daniel Sturridge (£5.8m) by the FA with the boss stating, "I know about the case and you don't see any influence in training. I cannot say anything about it. He's in good shape, looks sharp and focused. As long as he trains well, he is 100% in contention."

MAN CITY

  • Following surgery on his right knee Benjamin Mendy (£6.3m) will be out of action for up to three months. In the three games he missed earlier this season (GW5 – GW7) Fabian Delph (£5.3m) replaced the Frenchman at left back for two of those matches and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m) for the other.
  • A secondary beneficiary of Mendy’s injury may be Leroy Sane (£9.2m). Guardiola is known to enjoy playing with plenty of width and with Mendy out of the line-up; Sane is the natural replacement to offer that width. Furthermore Sane started each of the games Mendy was injured for earlier in the season.
  • Guardiola also confirmed that Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) picked up a knock on international duty and will miss the game against West Ham: “He cannot play this weekend. It’s not too big but this game and I don’t know if he will be able next Tuesday.” Silva is most likely to be replaced in the starting XI by the fit again Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) who is “ready to play 90 minutes” if required.
  • The weekend also comes too early for Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) who is targeting a return to first team action in early December.

MAN UTD

  • Jose Mourinho has been allaying fears over the myriad of potential injures at the club. On Anthony Martial (£7.6m) the Portuguese manager has stated, "I like to call that a pre injury because problems in the muscles around it, they are a dangerous situation and he was in a pre injury situation, he worked really hard, he’s ready for tomorrow, he plays for tomorrow, is he ready to play three in a row in the same week I don’t know but the most important match is the next.” Bottom line – he’s fine.
  • Marouane Fellani (£4.9m) “is also good” after the Belgian withdrew from international duty. The same is true for Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) who came back from international duty “with a little problem but is ready."
  • Paul Pogba (£8.0m) was another that withdrew from the France squad with injury but is also available for the weekend: “Paul we knew with this break he would recover from that small muscular injury.”
  • The final update was given on Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) who is the most likely to miss out with his manager saying, “Lukaku is ready, I would say ready with a little bit of a risk but ready.”
  • One man definitely unavailable is Luke Shaw (£5.0m) who, after picking up his fifth booking of the season last time out, is suspended. Shaw’s absence could see Ashley Young (£5.7m) move across to left-back after Mourinho said “Antonio Valencia (£6.4m) will play”.

NEWCASTLE

  • Rafa Benitez has confirmed Paul Dummett’s (£4.3m) absence from Monday night's Premier League clash at Burnley with a hamstring injury. The Spaniard is however refusing to place a timeframe stating, “Dummett is not available. His hamstring is being treated and we will not put a time on his return yet.” He is most likely to be replaced in the left-back slot by Javier Manquillo (£4.4m).
  • Jamaal Lascelles (£4.7m) and Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3) have “two more training sessions to prove their fitness.” Florian Lejeune (£4.4m) is also back training with the squad just four months after reconstructive surgery on his ACL. Benitez has hinted that even if the three are declared fit they are unlikely to start as he “won’t rush” them back.
  • Yoshinori Muto (£5.7m) is also set be assessed in the build-up to Burnley but given Salomon Rondon’s (£5.7m) scoring form in the last game, he is likely to regain his spot straight away.

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Danny Ings (£5.5m) is rated as a “big doubt” for the trip to Fulham. After injuring his thigh in the warm-up, Ings has been unable to train with the group. If he is unable to go, Hughes will most likely pair Charlie Austin (£5.5m) and Manolo Gabbiadini (£5.6m) up top.
  • After picking up his fifth booking of the season, Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) will miss the game against Fulham. Matt Targett (£4.2m) is his most likely replacement.
  • Hughes failed to provide an update on Shane Long’s (£4.8m) injury. When asked before the international break about the Irishman, Hughes said "it could be a little bit of washout to free out the ankle. That would be two weeks maybe. If it's a little bit more significant it could be four-six weeks."
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi (£6.2m) has a "slight issue with his hamstring" and Mario Lemina (£4.9m) will have a problem with his thigh checked, but Hughes expects the pair to be fine.

TOTTENHAM

  • Tottenham are facing a little bit of a defensive crisis ahead of the visit of Chelsea with a number of the backline carrying knocks. Kieran Trippier (£6.2m) has been ruled out of the game on Saturday with the Englishman hoping to return by the end of the month.
  • In positive news, Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) is making better than expected progress in his battle to return from his longstanding hamstring injury. The Belgian has been back in full training with Pochettino not ruling him out of the match against Chelsea this Saturday.
  • Vertonghen's quick return is timely given the news that Davinson Sanchez (£5.8m) is out of this weekend's London derby with a hamstring strain. Juan Foyth (£5.0m) is most likely to continue partnering Toby Alderweireld (£5.9m) at the heart of the Tottenham defence following his Man of the Match performance for Argentina against Mexico.
  • Mousa Dembele (£4.9m) remains out and is set to continue his recovery from an ankle injury in Qatar. Danny Rose (£5.9m) has entered the final phase of his rehab and could return in the next few weeks.

WATFORD

  • Long-term absentee Daryl Janmaat (£4.9m) has finally returned to first team training but is expected to play for the U23s this week as he steps up his attempts to be match fit. "He maybe plays with the Under-23s in the next game. After that he will be ready. He is very close. I'm happy with that as in the next month we will need all of them.”
  • The treatment room will be practically empty with Will Hughes (£5.0m), Sebastian Prödl (£4.2m) and Tom Cleverley (£5.0m) all nearing a return following their recent injury concerns. Of the three, Hughes is the most likely to kit up against Liverpool.
  • With Isaac Success (£4.6m) and Roberto Pereyra (£6.4m) the last players to return to Watford from international duty, Gracia could ring the changes with both Troy Deeney (£5.9m) and Andre Gray (£6.0m) pushing for recalls.
  • Étienne Capoue (£5.1m) makes his return from suspension but may have to settle for a place on the bench after Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.5m) impressed during his absence.
  • Adalberto Penaranda has finally had his work permit resolved and is ready to be called upon. Gracia is likely to take it slow though. When asked about the winger, he said "now in this moment he's available. I think he needs time but training hard during the next weeks will put him in the best condition. I think he's a very good player for us and I'm sure he will help us in the next games."

WEST HAM

    • West Ham have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the weekend encounter with Manchester City but the treatment room remains full. Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.8m), Winston Reid (£4.4m), Ryan Fredericks (£4.6m), Manuel Lanzini (£6.4m) and Carlos Sanchez (£4.4m) are all out for the foreseeable future.
    • Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) is suspended for the clash after collecting his fifth booking of the season. His absence could mean a return to the starting XI for Hammers captain Mark Noble (£4.9m).
    • In better news for West Ham, Andy Carroll (£5.4m) and Jack Wilshere (£4.8m) have been working with the squad fully during the international break as they near a return from their prospective injuries.

    WOLVES

    • Matt Doherty (£4.9m) has been passed fit to play this weekend after missing both of Ireland's internationals with a facial injury. He's “almost 100 per cent” ready to go, Nuno said.
    • The manager has also revealed that Jonny Otto (£4.5m) does not require surgery on his injured knee and is likely to miss up to the next six weeks. His replacement in the line-up for that time period will most likely be Rúben Vinagre (£4.3m).
    • Santo reported no other injury concerns and given he is not one to tinker with his squad too often Wolves may remain otherwise unchanged from the team that gained a draw at the Emirates a fortnight ago.