Fantasy Premier League: Will Mo Salah, Ivan Toney & Dominic Calvert-Lewin feature in GW25?

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Premier League GW25 gets underway tomorrow lunchtime.

This weekend is likely to see the full return of many AFCON stars that have been absent for most of the year.

Meanwhile, a number of players could return from injury for their teams, whilst others could be sidelined.

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If you are only a few points away from catching up with your friend in your Fantasy Premier League, then make sure to do your research to make sure you aren’t missing the unexpected return of one of your benchwarmers.

Here are this weekend’s predicted line-ups, to make sure you are up to scratch with your fantasy team...

Manchester United vs Southampton

Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Alex Telles will return to the squad ahead of tomorrow’s match after being forced to isolate due to Covid-19.

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However, Fred will still be unavailable after still testing positive for the virus.

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Eric Bailly has been absent after returning from Africa Cup of Nations with a swollen ankle, while Cristiano Ronaldo could be recalled from the bench.

Meanwhile, Tino Livramento could return to the fold for Southampton after suffering a knee injury, while Lyanco, Alex McCarthy, Nathan Tella and Nathan Redmond remain sidelined.

Predicted line-ups

Man Utd: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Pogba, McTominay; Fernandes, Elanga, Rashford, Ronaldo

Southampton: Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, Broja

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Brentford v Crystal Palace

Brentford duo Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo were both fit to start from the bench against Man City and could return to the starting line-up against Crystal Palace, while Ivan Toney could also start.

Vitaly Janelt, Tarique Fosu, Julian Jeanvier and Mathias Jorgensen are all absent.

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The Eagles could welcome James McArthur back to the starting XI, while AFCON winner Cheikhou Kouyate could return from the bench.

Patrick Vieira could be prepared to mix things up following their draw with Norwich City.

Predicted line-ups

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Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Norgaard, Onyeka, Jensen, Henry; Mbeumo, Wissa

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Hughes, Gallagher; Eze, Edouard, Zaha

Everton vs Leeds United

Everton have suffered a defensive blow with the absence of Yerry Mina, who will be sidelined until at least April.

The Colombian joins Ben Godfrey and Vitalii Mykolenko who picked up recent injuries.

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Demarai Gray, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph will be unavailable, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be fit to feature.

Meanwhile, Leeds United will be without Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper, Junior Firpo and Patrick Bamford.

Mateusz Klich was substituted against Aston Villa with cramp, however the midfielder will be available for this weekend’s match.

Predicted line-ups

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Kenny; Allan, Van de Beek; Townsend, Alli, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin

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Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Dallas; Koch, Forshaw; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James

Watford v Brighton

There are no fresh injury concerns for Watford ahead of this weekend.

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Peter Etebo, Rob Elliot, Kwadwo Baah and Nicolas Nkoulou remaine sidelined, however Ismaila Sarr could return to the matchday squad following his AFCON success with Senegal.

Meanwhile, Brighton could see Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard return to the fold, however Enock Mwepu and Jeremy Sarmiento remain in the treatment room.

Predicted line-ups

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Watford: Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara; Kucka, Sissoko, Kayembe; Kalu, King, Dennis

Brighton: Sanchez; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Cucurella; Bissouma, Lallana, Moder; Gross, Maupay, Welbeck

Norwich v Man City

Andrew Omobamidele has suffered a setback in his return to injury after he was on course to return to action this weekend following over two months out with a back injury.

Lukas Rupp wasn’t risked against Crystal Palace midweek and it is unclear whether he will return to the squad this weekend.

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Ozan Kabak, Tim Krul and Jacob Sorensen are sidelined, while Josh Sargent has recovered from illness.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus and Cole Palmer have been ruled out of their trip to Carrow Road tomorrow.

Kyle Walker could return to the starting line-up as he is banned for next Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon.

Jack Grealish could be in line to feature against his former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.

Predicted line-ups

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Norwich: Gunn; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Placheta, Gilmour, Lees-Melou, Rashica; Pukki, Idah

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Grealish

Burnley vs Liverpool

Maxwel Cornet was withdrawn with a thigh problem against Manchester United, however Sean Dyche has said the attacker is likely to be fit for this weekend’s match.

Charlie Taylor is nearing a return but is unlikely to be risked against Liverpool, while Matej Vydra and Johann Berg Gudmundsson remain out.

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As for Liverpool, Mo Salah could be set for his first start since his return from AFCON after coming on from the bench against Leicester.

Sadio Mane may return to the squad, though he is unlikely to start alongside his AFCON final opponent.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Jordan Henderson will play if his back injury doesn’t flare up again.

Predicted line-ups

Burnley: Pope; Roberts, Mee, Tarkowski, Pieters; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Cornet; Weghorst, Rodriguez

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Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Diaz

Newcastle v Aston Villa

Eddie Howe has confirmed that Kieran Trippier will face a late fitness test after he was subbed off with a calf injury against Everton midweek.

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Newcastle will also be without Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez, while Matt Target is ineligible to face his parent club.

As for Aston Villa, Ezri Konsa’s red card may pave the way for Calum Chambers to be handed his first start for the club.

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Marvelous Nakamba remains sidelined, while Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traore could return to the matchday squad.

Predicted line-ups

Newcastle: Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn; Guimaraes, Shelvey, Joelinton; Fraser, Wood, Saint-Maximin

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho

Tottenham v Wolves

Tottenham remain without Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga, while Eric Dier is a doubt after missing out on their defeat to Southampton.

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Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski could be set for their first starts for the club.

Meanwhile, Joao Moutinho is unlikely to be risked for Wolves after suffering a calf issue earlier this week, while Pedro Neto, Willy Boly and Yerson Mosquera remain absent.

Predicted line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris; Romero, Sanchez, Davis; Emerson, Bentancur, Winks, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Wolves: Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri; Chiquinho, Jimenez, Podence

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Leicester v West Ham

David Moyes has confirmed Kurt Zouma will be available selection after a video emerged on social media of the defender kicking a cat.

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Meanwhile, Leicester have a number of long-term absentees and are set to be without the likes of Jonny Evans, Jamie Vardy and Timothy Castagne.

Predicted line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel; Justin, Amartey, Ndidi, Thomas; Tielemans, Soumare, Maddison; Lookman, Daka, Barnes

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Bowen, Antonio, Lanzini

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