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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 5 Pre-Deadline Availability Update

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There are always a few injuries to discuss after an international break, so it’s time to see who’s available and who could miss out in Gameweek 5.

Sven Botman (Newcastle) – LIKELY TO BE AVAILABLE
Missed the Gameweek 4 defeat to Brighton but a return to training indicates the centre-back is ready to make his return.

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – OUT
Will be forced to sit out the clash with Wolves in Gameweek 5 due to having his suspension extended.

Reece James (Chelsea) – OUT
There was some talk that James could recover in time for Gameweek 5, but those hopes have been quelled by Maurizio Pochettino, with the right-back still a couple of weeks away from action.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – OUT
Has not recovered from the hamstring injury that forced him off against Aston Villa prior to the international break. Unlikely to be out for a significant period of time, though.

Jack Grealish (Man City) – OUT
A painful quadricep strain keeps Grealish out of the West Ham fixture, but it shouldn’t be long before he is back in the fold.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – AVAILABLE
Fit and available according to Mikel Arteta, despite some talk of the Arsenal star playing through the pain barrier owing to an ongoing injury.

Antony (Man Utd) – OUT
Is not being considered for selection while he deals with off-the-field matters. How soon he can return to action is unclear at present.

Ansu Fati (Brighton) – AVAILABLE
Will make his Seagulls debut in Gameweek 5 when Brighton travel to Man Utd, but it is unknown whether this will be from the start or not.

Evan Ferguson (Brighton) – 50/50
The Gameweek 4 hat-trick hero had to withdraw from international duty with a knee injury but did return to Brighton training on Thursday, so has a chance of inclusion.

Jon Fisher
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