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04 May 2018 by HUGZ

FPL Double Gameweek 37 – Fixtures, Team News & Predicted Line-ups

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Ahead of Friday's 7.00pm deadline, here are the fixtures, predicted line-ups and notable points from the press conferences as we approach GW37 of Fantasy Premier League.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 37 FIXTURES

Friday 4th May

Brighton vs Man Utd (20:00)

Saturday 5th May

Stoke vs Crystal Palace (12:30)

Bournemouth vs Swansea (15:00)

Leicester vs West Ham (15:00)

Watford vs Newcastle (15:00)

West Brom vs Spurs (15:00)

Everton vs Southampton (17:30)

Sunday 6th May

Man City vs Huddersfield (13:30)

Arsenal vs Burnley (16:30)

Chelsea vs Liverpool (16:30)

Tuesday 8th May

Swansea vs Southampton (19:45)

Wednesday 9th May

Chelsea vs Huddersfield (19:45)

Leicester vs Arsenal (19:45)

Man City vs Brighton (20:00)

Spurs vs Newcastle (20:00)

Thursday 10th May

West Ham vs Man Utd (19:45)

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

ARSENAL

- Laurent Koscielny could miss the World Cup after likely rupturing his achilles against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

- David Ospina could continue in goal ahead of Petr Cech; the Colombian has started the last four games in all competitions.

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could play up front or on the left of an attacking three, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan should earn another league start. Other line-up changes are expected to be scarce for Arsene Wenger's last home game in charge of Arsenal.

BOURNEMOUTH

- Harry Arter and Adam Smith remain out, along with Junior Stanislas. Defender Tyrone Mings is available.

BRIGHTON

- Davy Propper returns from suspension for the Seagulls.

BURNLEY

- Bee Mee is likely to miss out once again, as is Scott Arfield.

CHELSEA

- Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from as Marcos Alonso returns from suspension.

- Olivier Giroud is expected to retain his start ahead of Alvaro Morata. The Chelsea boss knows his side must win to continue a late top-four push but also emphasised the need for the Blues to be "compact".

- This means Conte will use a 3-4-3 formation with Willian regaining a place in the first XI, or continue with the 3-5-1-1 system with Tiemoue Bakayoko remaining in central midfield for added defensive protection with Eden Hazard in the No 10 role.

CRYSTAL PALACE

- Connor Wickham and Jason Puncheon are set to train on Friday but neither is expected to feature over the Eagles' final two games. Apart from long-term absentees Scott Dann and Bakary Sako, Roy Hodgson has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.

EVERTON

- Sam Allardyce will be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate for Saturday's visit of Southampton. Nikola Vlasic looks set to retain his start ahead of Yannick Bolasie after the Toffees' victory at Huddersfield in GW36.

HUDDERSFIELD

Tom Ince faces a late fitness test on Saturday ahead of the trip to Man City.

LEICESTER

- On Leicester's injury list, Claude Puel said: "We will wait for Kasper and how he is feeling, if he can come back. It's the same with Okazaki and different players."

- Kasper Schmeichel will go straight back into Puel's starting XI if fit, while Shinji Okazaki has several new companions in the treatment room.

- Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Simpson and Ben Chilwell are all ruled out. Vicente Iborra is back in training. Aleksandar Dragovic could start at right-back if Daniel Amartey is not fit enough following a recent injury. Marc Albrighton is suspended for the first of the club's two GW37 fixtures.

LIVERPOOL

- Liverpool do not have any fresh injury worries from Wednesday night's battle in Rome. Jurgen Klopp admitted that rotating his players is "difficult" due to the club's lengthy injury list.

- With the Champions League final not until May 26th, the Reds must now focus on securing European football for next season. Victory over Chelsea will see Liverpool finish in the top four, so Klopp is likely to name a full-strength XI.

- Joe Gomez is out with an ankle problem so Nathaniel Clyne provides competition to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back. Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno are other options in defence.

- Liverpool attackers Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will cause problems for Chelsea's back three, while a lack of options in midfield should see James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum all selected. Adam Lallana did train on Thursday but is lacking match fitness.

MAN CITY

- Yaya Toure is certain to start Man City's second DGW fixture at home to Brighton. Pep Guardiola said: "The Brighton game, we will focus on winning and Yaya."

- On Vincent Kompany, the City chief added: "He had a little problem but has had a perfect training session, so he is ready from the day after tomorrow." John Stones could make the Sky Blues' squad, while Kyle Walker was pictured in training on Thursday after picking up a knock in GW36.

- The Premier League champions will be presented with the trophy following Sunday's tie against Huddersfield. Guardiola is expected to name his strongest line-up this weekend, while players such as Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Phil Foden could all earn minutes in midweek along with Toure.

- Sergio Aguero should be fit for the World Cup but will not feature domestically again this season. Gabriel Jesus looks one of few secure starters in Guardiola's squad, unless the manager decides to use a 'false nine' system in one of City's remaining three games.

MAN UTD

- Romelu Lukaku is ruled out of Friday's trip to Brighton. Jose Mourinho said at his press conference on Thursday that the Belgian has a chance of being fit for the FA Cup final; essentially ruling out the £11.5m-rated striker for United's other two remaining league fixtures.

- Mourinho also revealed that Eric Bailly hasn't been featuring as the Ivory Coast are not at this summer's World Cup. Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo all look set for game time over double gameweek 37 and GW38. Sergio Romero is still sidelined.

NEWCASTLE

- Rafa Benitez has two injury "problems", in the form of squad players Christian Atsu and Ciaran Clark. On-loan midfielder Kenedy, a promising DGW option, has just the little-used Jacob Murphy as competition for the left-wing berth.

- Islam Slimani will play no further part for the Magpies after being handed a three-game ban following an incident during the loss to West Brom in GW36.

SOUTHAMPTON

- Steven Davis remains Mark Hughes' only injured player.

STOKE

- Bruno Martins Indi is ruled out of the Crystal Palace clash but could return for Stoke's final fixture.

- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kostas Stafylidis remain out but Glen Johnson has been training with the first team. Jese Rodriguez will play no further part for the Potters after being granted compassionate leave.

SWANSEA

- Federico Fernandez and Luciano Narsingh are fit for the Swans. Carlos Carvalhal said: "Fede is training with the team with no problems so he is available. At this moment we just have Bartley who has not recovered yet and the two long-term injuries, (Leroy) Fer and (Wilfried) Bony. Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Renato Sanches, Fede Fernandez and Luciano Narsingh are all training and available."

TOTTENHAM

- Mousa Dembele twisted his ankle on Monday night against Watford and could miss the trip to West Brom on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino said the midfielder should be OK for the visit of Newcastle on Wednesday if he misses out tomorrow. Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko will battle it out for a central midfield berth if Dembele is ruled out. Harry Winks is unavailable.

- The Spurs boss is expected to rotate in defence and attack over the double gameweek. Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies and Danny Rose (who is confirmed as "fit again") will vie for the full-back spots, while Son Heung-min could lose minutes to Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.

WATFORD

- Roberto Pereyra returns to contention for the Hornets. Manager Javi Gracia said: "Pereyra is coming back. He is in full training with the team. It is possible Roberto will play."

- The Argentinean will be in the mix for an attacking midfield spot with Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, Richarlison and Gerard Deulofeu. On the Spaniard, Gracia added: "He is okay. He showed last game against Tottenham his virtues and what he can do. He needs to improve his physical condition and needs more training sessions but he can help us in the next game. From the beginning or during the game, I don't know, but I'm sure he can help us."

- Andre Carrillo and Stefano Okaka are out. Troy Deeney should be fit enough to regain the No 9 spot from Andre Gray.

WEST BROM

- Apart from Gareth Barry and James Morrison, Darren Moore has a full squad at his disposal.

WEST HAM

- David Moyes has not decided whether Adrian or Joe Hart will start in goal. The Hammers boss said: "Joe has been in and Adrian has been in but unfortunately for Joe it was because it was his parent club last week, so I've got a decision to make."

- After being fined for leaving the bench early as the Irons were hammered by Man City in GW36, Andy Carroll will be part of Moyes' squad for the trip to Leicester.