Fantasy Premier League – Potential Premier League Lineups GW16


Jordan Sadler has provided this helpful fantasy premier league lineups GW16 article with the potential premier league team lineups for GW16.  It also includes injury information and where the potential lineup unknowns are.

 fantasy premier league – potential premier league lineups GW16

I’m just going to premise the article this week by stating that with the games being so close together it becomes very difficult to predict what managers will do as it’s hard to know who they think needs resting. I will do my best but this may not be as accurate as usual.

These are my predicted lineups for gameweek 16. These should become more accurate the further into the season we get. Currently I seem to be getting around 90% of players correct each week. There are also a list of injured players for each club and their expected return dates.

Key: Two players separated by a / means I’m unsure which of the two will start. A player in grey means there is a potential chance they may start instead of the player in white.


– Laurent Koscielny: Lack of match fitness (75% chance)
– Rob Holding: ACL rupture (June return expected)
– Nacho Monreal: Hamstring injury (75% chance)
– Konstantinos Mavropanos: Groin injury (8th December return expected)
– Danny Welbeck: Ankle injury (unknown return)
– Mesut Ozil: Back injury (75% chance)
– Aaron Ramsey: Ankle injury (75% chance)


– Adam Smith: Knee injury (February return expected)
– Lewis Cook: ACL rupture (June return expected)
– Dan Gosling: Knee injury (unknown return)


– Jose Izquierdo: Knock (75% chance)
– Alireza Jahanbakhsh: Hamstring injury (8th December return expected)
– Glenn Murray: Shoulder injury (75% chance)


– Nick Pope: Lack of match fitness (unknown return)
– Stephen Ward: Knee injury (unknown return)
– Steven Defour: Knock (75% chance)


– Ashley Richards: Hamstring injury (15th December return expected)
– Kenneth Zohore: Calf injury (22nd December return expected)
– Greg Cunningham: Knock (75% chance)
– Gary Madine: Knock (75% chance)
– Daniel Ward: Knock (unknown return)


Injuries: None

Crystal Palace

– Christian Benteke: Knee injury (unknown return)


– Morgan Schneiderlin: Leg injury (75% chance)


– Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Ineligible (15th December return)


– Chris Lowe: Shoulder injury (75% chance)
– Steve Mounie: 2 match ban (22nd December return)
– Philip Billing: 1 match ban (15th December return)
– Adbelhamid Sabiri: Shoulder injury (February return expected)


– Daniel Amartey: Leg injury (March return expected)
– James Matthew: Lack of match fitness (unknown return)
– Jamie Vardy: Muscle injury (15th December return expected)


– Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Knee injury (unknown return)
– Dominic Solanke: Groin injury (16th December return expected)
– Sadio Mane: Foot injury (25% chance)
– Nathaniel Clyne: Knock (16th December return expected)
– Dejan Lovren: Concussion (16th December return expected)
– Joe Gomez: Leg injury (January return expected)

Manchester City

– Sergio Aguero: Muscle injury (15th December return expected)
– Claudio Bravo: Achilles injury (unknown return)
– Kevin De Bruyne: Knee injury (15th December return expected)
– Benjamin Mendy: Knee injury (February return expected)
– Oleksandr Zinchenko: Facial injury (75% chance)

Manchester United

– Phil Jones: Knock (75% chance)
– Eric Bailly: Knock (75% chance)
– Victor Lindelof: Muscle injury (unknown return)
– Anthony Martial: Hamstring injury (75% chance)
– Luke Shaw: Knock (75% chance)
– Alexis Sanchez: Hamstring injury (January return expected)
– Chris Smalling: Foot injury (75% chance)

Newcastle United

– Karl Darlow: Arm injury (75% chance)
– Florian Lejeune:  Lack of match fitness (25% chance)
– Paul Dummett: Lack of match fitness (75% chance)
– Isaac Hayden: Knock (75% chance)
– Fabian Schar: 1 match ban (15th December return expected)


– Ryan Bertrand: Back injury (75% chance)
– Shane Long: Ankle injury (75% chance)
– Sam Gallagher: Hamstring injury (unknown return)
– Michael Obafemi: Hamstring injury (75% chance)
– Danny Ings: Hamstring injury (75% chance)


– Davinson Sanchez: Hamstring injury (29th December return expected)
– Moussa Dembele: Ankle injury (January return expected)
– Juan Foyth: Hamstring injury (15th December return expected)
– Vincent Janssen: Foot injury (unknown return)
– Erik Lamela: Thigh injury (15th December return expected)
– Victor Wanyama: Knee injury (15th December return expected)
– Kieran Trippier: Groin injury (15th December return expected)


– Etienne Capoue: 2 match ban (22nd December return)
– Adalberto Penaranda: Foot injury (75% chance)
– Will Hughes: Hip injury (75% chance)

West Ham

– Marko Arnautovic: Hamstring injury (January return expected)
– Carlos Sanchez: Knee injury (unknown return)
– Manuel Lanzini: Knee injury (unknown return)
– Winston Reid: Knee injury (unknown return)
– Andriy Yarmolenko: Achilles injury (March return expected)
– Ryan Fredericks: Shin injury (February return expected)
– Aaron Cresswell: Hamstring injury (75% chance)
– Jack Wilshire: Ankle injury (15th December return expected)


– Jonny: Knee injury (26th December return expected)

See our captain analysis article if you’re still undecided plus our imaginary wildcard article for transfer suggestions.  Also see what the 10 top FPL managers are doing.  These managers have finished in the top 10k each of the last 3 seasons

There’s also our Arnautovic replacements article and the FFGeek early team thoughts article

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