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Week 5 FPL Injuries, Suspensions & Pre-Deadline Chat

Week 5 sets us underway with a Friday clash between Chelsea v Liverpool. Both teams should be fresh and ready having had a full week of training without European competition. But first let's take an abbreviated rundown of our PL injuries and suspensions.

Klopp has said Diego Costa is "World Class" - will the German's words come back to haunt his Liverpool side?
Klopp has said Diego Costa is "World Class" - will the German's words come back to haunt his Liverpool side?
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Welcome back to our Injuries/Suspensions and Pre-Deadline Chat! Friday sees a continuing trend of Premier League matches being played one day early from the weekend, meaning extra caution must be taken when setting your team on time. Let's take a look at the team news concerning your player selection for Week 5.



Arsene Wenger's only real concern is Theo Walcott, who is out nursing an injured knee. Olivier Giroud has a possible toe injury sustained against PSG midweek, making his selection doubtful. Per Mertesaker is still out and Gabriel as only just returned to training. Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck continue their injury spell.


With no fresh injury concerns, Eddie Howe could likely name an unchanged side against Manchester City.


Jeff Hendrick could make his debut while Ashley Barnes is a doubt. The rest of the squad should likely be unchanged against the Champions Leicester City.


Antonio Conte confirmed David Luiz will start in place of John Terry, due to injury. Conte will likely keep the rest of his side the same with Cesc Fabregas only touted as a possible alternative but not a sure starter.

Crystal Palace:

Yohan Cabaye is the only major concern for Alan Pardew, as the midfielder is still nursing a groin injury. The rest may stay the same for the visit of Stoke City.


With no fresh injury concerns, the only player who seems to have some doubt is Ross Barkley. Ronald Koeman was critical of the young midfielder's recent performance so it remains to be seem if he will lose playing time.

Hull City:

Likely an unchanged side in their home clash with Arsenal.

Leicester City:

Danny Simpson becomes available again for selection against Burnley, with the other important players, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, etc due to start after their Champion's League opening victory.


No new fresh injury concerns for Jurgen Klopp's Red's as Dejan Lovren returns from injury to be available for selection in Week 5's Friday opener.

Manchester City:

Sergio Aguero serves the second of his 3 match ban while David Silva is revealed to be a slight doubt for Pep Guardiola. Gael Clichy has started the previous 2 home matches and may replace Aleksandar Kolarov on the left.

Manchester United:

Eric Bailly is a slight doubt with a knock but Luke Shaw is expect to return to the starting line up after being rested midweek. Wayne Rooney was also rested and should regain his starting berth. Henrikh Mikhitaryan is still ruled out.


Christhian Stuani and Jordan Rhodes are still listed as doubts, Negredo should retain his lone striker position for the trip to Everton.


No fresh injury news but Charlie Austin will be pushing for inclusion after his two goal exploits mid week.

Stoke City:

Xherdan Shaqiri is still out with injury but Glen Johnson and Mame Biram Diouf return to contention.


David Moyes has most of his squad available with Jason Denayer possibly making his first start for the trip to Tottenham.

Swansea City:

Borja Baston could make his debut for the Swans as Nathan Dyer is ruled out after deciding upon ankle surgery.

Tottenham Hotspur:

Mauricio Pochettino should be set to continue with Ben Davies as Danny Rose remains a doubt. No other fresh injury concerns for the visit of Sunderland.


Walter Mazzarri may likely name an unchanged side for the visit of Manchester United.

West Bromwich Albion:

Tony Pulis should welcome back Solomon Rondon to the starting 11 after returning to full fitness after international duties.

West Ham:

No fresh injury concerns but Slaven Bilic may be tempted to make changes after a perplexing meltdown against Watford last game week.


My Official squad:

Forster, PvA, Pieters, Friend, Mahrez (c), Sanchez, Snodgrass, Hazard, Rooney, Kane, Benteke

How have your teams shaped up for Week 5? Who are you setting as your (c) in the Official format?