FPL Gameweek 36 – Fixtures & Predicted Line-ups

Here are the fixtures, predicted line-ups and notable points from the press conferences as we approach GW36 of Fantasy Premier League:


Saturday 28th April

Liverpool vs Stoke (12:30)

Burnley vs Brighton (15:00)

Crystal Palace vs Leicester (15:00)

Huddersfield vs Everton (15:00)

Newcastle vs West Brom (15:00)

Southampton vs Bournemouth (15:00)

Swansea vs Chelsea (17:30)

Sunday 29th April

West Ham vs Man City (14:15)

Man Utd vs Arsenal (16:30)

Monday 30th April

Spurs vs Watford (20:00)



- Arsene Wenger is expected to rotate heavily ahead of Arsenal's Europa League semi-final second leg in Madrid on Thursday.

- Players such as Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are likely candidates for a GW36 rest. Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains sidelined.


- Harry Arter and Adam Smith ruled out. Eddie Howe said: "Apart from Harry Arter, I think we're OK, he's got an achilles problem and won't play.

"We thought Adam Smith's injury may have been a season-ending one but he's had no operation and is making good progress. I would say next week is more of a possibility for Adam."


- No new injury concerns for Chris Hughton. Davy Propper serves final games of ban.


- Bee Mee remains out, as does Scott Arfield.


- No injury worries for Antonio Conte. Marcos Alonso serves the final game of three-match suspension.

- Gary Cahill likely to start ahead of Andreas Christensen. Conte said: "Cahill is playing well as the middle defender in the back three. Christensen is having an important season but it is right to give Cahill more chance to play."


- The Eagles currently sit in 14th, on 35 points. Roy Hodgson said: "I will not be relaxing and the players will not be relaxing until we are mathematically safe."

- Jeffrey Schlupp is available while Connor Wickham has returned to training. Hodgson's comments on Christian Benteke suggest the striker will remain on the bench for GW36 at least.


- Sam Allardyce said: "We’re concerned about Morgan Schneiderlin (dead leg), Leighton Baines has a cut and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (back). We're waiting on tomorrow for those three."


Tom Ince is out of the Everton clash.


- Claude Puel revealed: "Kasper Schmeichel is still injured, like Shinji Okazaki. They are both not available."

- Daniel Amartey returns for the Foxes. Puel also stated that rotation will be the name of the game for Leicester's final four fixtures: "We have to give other players game time, and options."


- Of Sadio Mane, who missed training on Thursday, Jurgen Klopp said: "Of course there is something. We will see. It is not that serious; there is a chance for tomorrow.

"If we use that chance or not…it is quite early in the day. In these times, you always have to use each second and minute, speak to the player, speak to the doc, speak to the physiotherapists and all that stuff. At the end, you have to make a decision and I will make a decision.”

- On the potential for rotation ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg in Rome on Wednesday, the Reds boss said: "We could play the same team that we played against Roma, if the players are available. There will not be a thousand changes. It's a Premier League game and it's very important for both sides.

"We respect Stoke and we respect the competition. We have really big targets, goals, ambitions. That is what it is and that is what we will try to do."

- Klopp has few choices for the midfield three but there are several back-up options in defence. Mo Salah is expected to start, particularly considering Mane's minor issue, while the manager's comments are also good news for owners of Roberto Firmino.

- Anfield Express, who have leaked the Liverpool line-up for the last few gameweeks, go with a slightly different XI - Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Klavan; Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Ings.


- No mention of Sergio Aguero from Pep Guardiola; the striker is not expected to feature again this season. Gabriel Jesus looks nailed on unless the Man City boss opts to use a 'false nine' system.

- There could be recalls for Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker and Leroy Sane, who were all benched for the 5-0 rout of Swansea in GW35.

- Yaya Toure and Phil Foden are alternative midfield options. Benjamin Mendy is unlikely to start due to a lack of match fitness, while John Stones remains out.


- Sergio Romero is the only absentee for Jose Mourinho's side.


- No new issues for Rafa Benitez. Christian Atsu continues to struggle for fitness.


- Charlie Austin looks set to lead the Southampton line. Mark Hughes said: "We're pleased with what Charlie is showing. Given a run of games he will always score goals, he has done right throughout his career. He's great around the dressing room too."

- Steven Davis is the only Saints player confirmed out. Mario Lemina and Sofiane Boufal are to be assessed ahead of the south-coast derby.


- Paul Lambert said: "Glen Johnson is struggling. Maxim Choupo-Moting won't be fit for Saturday."


- Federico Fernandez and Kyle Bartley face fitness tests ahead of Saturday's late kick-off against Chelsea.


- No injury problems for Mauricio Pochettino. Danny Rose is expected back in training on Saturday and could make the squad for Monday's home tie against Watford.


- In late team news, Javi Gracia has ruled Stefano Okaka out for the season but Troy Deeney should be fit enough to start up front for the Hornets. Roberto Pereyra is struggling with a groin issue, while Gerard Deulofeu could play some part in GW36.


- Nacer Chadli is "stronger" while Daniel Sturridge is "getting fitter" but neither player is likely to make Darren Moore's starting XI for the Newcastle trip.

- Jonny Evans is likely to oust Allan Nyom from the Baggies' back four, having made his return from injury off the bench in GW35.


- Manuel Lanzini expected to start for the Hammers after playing 30 minutes against Arsenal on Sunday.