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The Scout 28 Apr 2017
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores but it is later disallowed for offside

The Scout rounds up GW35 team news with Man City and Liverpool stars ready for FPL returns

Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) could return to the Manchester City starting line-up for Sunday’s trip to Middlesbrough, offering Fantasy Premier League managers an intriguing differential for the run-in.

After appearing as a substitute in Thursday’s goalless Manchester derby, the Brazilian, who scored 24 FPL points in his first two Gameweek starts, will challenge Sergio Aguero (£12.8m) for the lone striker role as Pep Guardiola’s side prepare for five fixtures in the remaining four Gameweeks.

At the other end of the pitch, Willy Caballero (£4.7m) could get a run of starts between the posts after Claudio Bravo (£5.0m) suffered a calf injury against Man Utd. 

Arsenal have concerns in defence ahead of their derby trip to Tottenham Hotspur

The influential Laurent Koscielny (£6.1m) is doubtful with a knee problem and fellow centre-back Shkodran Mustafi (£5.8m) remains sidelined through injury.

Arsene Wenger has deployed a 3-4-2-1 formation in recent weeks and could recall Rob Holding (£4.0m) if Koscielny is ruled out, with Nacho Monreal (£5.8m) continuing as part of a three-man defence.

Spurs could be set to make changes of their own, with Mousa Dembele's (£5.4m) ankle injury potentially leading manager Mauricio Pochettino to move back to a four-man defence. 

That could result in a recall for Son Heung-min (£7.3m), who was benched for Wednesday's 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace to the disappointment of his 80,000+ new owners prior to Gameweek 34.

Sunderland manager David Moyes is set to monitor a number of players, including Lee Cattermole (£4.2m), ahead of a home meeting with AFC Bournemouth.

With Sunderland's injury concerns mounting, AFC Bournemouth midfielder Joshua King (£6.1m) could improve a run of eight goals in the last nine Gameweeks.

The Norwegian is the most transferred-in midfielder for the Gameweek with 51,000+ new owners. 

Liverpool's Adam Lallana (£6.8m) and Daniel Sturridge (£9.6m) are back in training ahead of a trip to Watford on Monday evening.

Sidelined since Gameweek 29, Lallana’s potential return could allow Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) to return to a central role at Vicarage Road, with Divock Origi (£6.1m) dropping to the bench.

The Brazilian, who has been operating on the right in recent weeks due to the absence of Sadio Mane (£9.3m), produced his best haul of the season (15 points) in a 6-1 win over the Hornets in Gameweek 11

Crystal Palace are without on-loan Mamadou Sakho (£4.8m) for the visit of Burnley after the centre-back injured his knee.

The Eagles have recorded three shutouts in their previous five at Selhurst Park but with Scott Dann (£5.2m) and James Tomkins (£4.9m) also out through injury, manager Sam Allardyce is poised to field value options Martin Kelly (£4.2m) and Damien Delaney (£4.8m) in the heart of his defence.

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