Here’s our fantasy premier league GW1 lineups where we look at the potential lineups for Arsenal to Huddersfield including highlighting the major injury issues.
fantasy premier league GW1 lineups part 1 – Arsenal to Huddersfield
Here is what I think the potential lineups will be given the current information. I would rather have done this on Friday when the press conferences will happen but given the Friday night deadline for GW1 it’s not feasible to be trying to write it up then. What it does mean is that you will still need to check your lineups against the press conferences of the managers.
As opposed to the last lineup article where I put the lineups in code I’ve taken a screenshot of the image as the code seemed to cause problems for some.
It is an incredibly laborious task going through the pre-season fixtures and the injury information to come up with a lineup and it’s obviously impossible to get it 100% right. Please be patient and if you have any information to add please put it in the comments column.
Where I don’t think the position is certain I’ve included more than one player and under neath the image tried to outline the main injuries and significant issues
Monreal and Koalsinac definitely look out and Ramsey is still an unknown but likely to be ok.
The front 3 looks an issue as there are 4 possibilities. I suspect Lacazette will lose out but it could be Mkhitaryan who loses out with the disaster scenario of Aubameyang moving left.
Stanislas is ruled out and Ake is a doubt.
I’m amazed I could narrow the team down to this level given Howe’s propensity to rotate. Daniels will probably lose his place when 3 match suspended Rico is available.
Izquierdo and Jahanbakhsh look doubtful. Murray has some doubts but expected to be fine.
Duffy and Dunk look favourites for the CB spot
Wood looks a doubt and Vokes could easily step in. Lennon, Ward, Heaton all look doubts and there seems no chance for Brady.
Only Danny Ward appears to be an injury doubt. He could potentially take one of the AM spots.
Hazard and Kante will come into the side at some stage for Husdon-Odoi and Barkley respectively. Courtois looks like a transfer risk with Jack Butland rumoured to be coming in. Giroud will also come back at some stage to compete with Morata.
Only the GK position looks uncertain for GW1. I would expect Benteke to start over Sorloth.
Pickford will come in for Stekelenburg it’s just whether it’s GW1 or 2. Holgate is injured with no return date.
If Silva goes 4-3-3 I imagine Walcott would be the one to miss out rather than Sigurdsson.
Mawson won’t be fit for a few weeks to challenge Ream or Odoi
The Huddersfield lineup makes the Bournemouth lineup look easy. In attack I can only see Pritchard and Mounie starting with any certainty. This should be the defence though although Hadergjonaj has played a few different positions in pre-season.
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