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FPL Team News – De Bruyne set for return as Klopp guarded on Salah

Kevin de Bruyne could change the landscape of Fantasy Premier League very soon after Pep Guardiola confirmed he is once again in contention for Manchester City.

The Belgian midfielder has been on the sidelines since August but has recovered from his injury in time to be considered for the side set to face Burnley.

However, Guardiola admitted that he did not know whether or not he would start the match or simply be involved from the bench. At the very least, he should be watched by Fantasy managers in the coming weeks now that he has fallen to £9.7m.

Meanwhile, the Man City manager revealed that Ilkay Gundogan would be out for two to three weeks with an unspecified injury.

In the same breath, he announced that Fabian Delph was available again, which could cause some concern for Benjamin Mendy owners, or anyone tempted to purchase him.

While the Frenchman has had more game-time in recent weeks, Guardiola is always prone to rotation, especially in favourable home fixtures.

There was some frustration for owners of Liverpool assets as Jurgen Klopp was typically non-committal when referring to the ongoing injury saga at Anfield.

Naby Keita was the only player he was prepared to rule out claiming that some of Mohamed Salah (muscle), Sadio Mané (thumb), Virgil van Dijk (rib) and James Milner (hamstring injury) had trained and that they were all facing late fitness tests.

Reports in the media this week have been positive as far as Salah and van Dijk are concerned with less certainty expressed over Mané and Milner.

It was a similar story at Bournemouth where Fantasy managers were hoping for a clearcut statement on Ryan Fraser from manager Eddie Howe.

Instead, they got the following:

“We’ll have to see with Ryan. He’s been carrying a hamstring injury for a few weeks, we’ll have to see and make a late decision on him, but he’s certainly a doubt.” – Eddie Howe

Howe went on to clarify that if Fraser were to miss the Gameweek 9 visit of Southampton he would almost certainly be fit for Gameweek 10.

Junior Stanislas looks first in line to claim Fraser’s place if he does not feature on Saturday.

Howe also revealed that Josh King was struggling with an ankle injury sustained on international duty with Norway but that he was hoping not to rest him considering his current form.

Things were a little more straightforward at Chelsea where most of the injury concerns are either minor or concerning players less in the Fantasy spotlight.

Ethan Ampadu will be out for a few weeks while Maurizio Sarri says he “thinks” Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic will recover from their knocks in time to face Manchester United. Ross Barkley was also revealed to have a minor injury that could only keep him out for one or two days and is therefore not ruled out of Saturday’s lunchtime match.

Marco Silva announced that Idrissa Gueye is a doubt for Gameweek 9 but revealed that he may be able to include Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and James McCarthy in his matchday squad.

Wilfried Zaha remains a doubt for the Crystal Palace side visiting Goodison Park on Sunday. Roy Hodgson revealed that the Ivory Coast international had not trained since picking up his injury and that he was touch and go to train on Saturday.

On Thursday, Tottenham broke the news that Christian Eriksen had recovered from his abdomen and that, along with Mousa Dembele, he was available for Gamweek 9. Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen remain ruled out.

Finally, Marko Arnautovic‘s fitness was given another vote of confidence by West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini who explained that he does not have an injury. However, he did make reference to the fact that he has to be “careful” with his knee.

This is just a round-up of some of the bigger Fantasy Premier League talking points from the Gameweek 9 press conferences. Get the full team news and predicted line-ups on our TEAM NEWS page.

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648 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 8 days ago

    Is Barkley an option after last week?

    Holebas & Wally to Barkley & Mendy?

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Injury doubt

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
        6 months, 8 days ago

        Not been a regular. Monitor for now

    3. JurgenRocks
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 8 days ago

      Patricio,
      Laporte, Doherty, Alonso, TAA,
      Salah (75% injured), Maddison, Hazard
      Aguero, Mitrovic, Murray

      Hart, Hojberg, Fraser (75% injured), AWB

      I have two FT, but a pretty solid team. The only change I can really see is selling Salah, but their next three fixtures are quite good if he gets better.

      Sell or stay the same?

      1. child of God
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Keep

        • Gonna mesut up
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          I would leave Salah in, maybe you can use a transfer on awb to bennet or something øike that so that you are set up for later?

        • Camzy
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          He's like 90-95% chance to play imo. Keep Salah.

        • DARE TO BISCAN
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Keep Mo. Hart to Fabianski?

        • Sir Edo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Late Wolves presser today, any Jimenez late arrival news?

        • Bill Haverchuck
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 8 days ago

          Any thoughts on this WC are appreciated.

          Patricio Hamer
          Laporte TAA Robbo Bennett AWB
          Haz Sterling Richarlison Knockaert Billing
          Aguero Mitro Firmino

          1. child of God
              6 months, 8 days ago

              You're good to go

              1. Bill Haverchuck
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers dude

            • Stonerrocks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              2 Liverpool defenders?! TAA a slight risk too since he's been benched since Lovren came back with Gomez shifted to FB.

          2. Austin 3:16
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Zaha gonna drop tonight??

            1. Ghost Gooner
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              fplstatistics.co.uk/Home/IndexAndroid

          3. Va Fa NGolo
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Ederson (Hamer)
            Alonso Doherty Robertson Trippier (AWB)
            Hazard (VC) Richarlison Mane (Maddison)
            Kun (C) Wilson Mitrovic

            1FT 1.2 ITB

            Cant afford Mane to Sterling (by.2) Rollover and do next week? Something else?

            Ta

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              would roll as u have maddy as bench cover

              1. Va Fa NGolo
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                This is sensible. Think I will do. Ta

          4. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Current team below. 2 FTs. 1.0 ITB:

            Patricio
            Alonso / Robertson / Doherty
            Salah / Hazard / Richarlison / Fraser*
            Aguero / Mitrovic / Zaha*

            Hamer // AWB / Tomkins / Neves

            As part of a -4 with Mendy in for Tomkins, which of the below looks best?

            A) Neves/Zaha > Murphy/Wilson
            B) Neves/Zaha > Knockaert/Jiminez
            C) Neves/Fraser > Kenedy/Brooks
            D) Neves/Fraser > Murphy/Brooks
            E) Neves/Fraser > Kenedy/Murphy
            F) Neves/Fraser > Knockaert/4.4m
            G) Other?

            For C/D/E/F, I would look to do Zaha > Arnie the following week..

            1. Stonerrocks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              B

            2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              a

          5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            What would you do with this team?Have a few injury doubts

            1ft, 0.9m itb, WC in hand

            Patricio
            Alonso - Mendy - Doherty
            Salah* - Hazard - Richarlison - Fraser*
            Aguero(c) - Mitrovic - King*

            Fabianski - Wanbisakka - Chilwell - Stephens

            A)Roll free transfer and awb first sub
            B)Roll free transfer and chilwell first sub
            C)Stephens to kenedy or murphy or camarasa for bench cover
            D)Any other moves

            thoughts??

            1. Desperately Seeking Dusan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I would go with A. Not sure about Fraser but the others I'm confident will play.

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Agree.

              2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                thnks.Leaning to it too.2fts would be handy next week.Lot to assess regarding many teams this week

            2. Stonerrocks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Maybe Fraser to Maddison or King to Arnie.

              1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 8 days ago

                fraser to maddy not possible.Need to make a decision on mitro or king to arnie by gw11 so i want time to assess that

                1. Stonerrocks
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 8 days ago

                  Don't get rid of Mitrovic, his upcoming fixtures are excellent! King out for Arnie would be a great move on paper.

          6. spikkis
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Would you take a hit to transfer out hennessy? Already going to transfer out trippier to Robertson and zaha to arnie. I dont think hennesy would get a cs and need to transfer him out annyway next gw

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              have a feeling cpl will be very defensive if no zaha and go for a 0-0.Wont ship him out for a hit tbh

            2. Stonerrocks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              No

          7. Arlo
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            a) Zaha to Wilson
            b) Mane to Sterling

            Both for -4

            or just a)

            Would probably rather have Mane over Sterling next week though

            1. Stonerrocks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              a

              1. Arlo
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers, it's where I'm at right now.

                Only half way through a bottle of red though, so things may change 🙂

          8. Dosh
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            A) Fraser --> Stanislas FT

            B) Save and play Bennett

            1. MMN
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Save for sure

            2. Sharpe Shuffle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Don’t get Stanislas - he won’t play enough

          9. MMN
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            0 FT 3.8m ITB, anything worth a hit with 3 doubts?

            Pat (WAT)
            Alonso (MUN), Doherty (WAT), Robbo (hud)
            Hazard (MUN), Mane* (hud), Bilva (BUR), Richa (CRY), Fraser* (SOU)
            Aguero (BUR), Zaha* (eve)

            Hamer- AWB - Kamara - Peltier

            I'm thinking either (benching Zaha in both cases) ...

            A) Kamara > Arnie/Mitro
            B) Peltier > Mendy

            Don't want to sell Mane or Fraser as I want them for GW 10.

          10. SPorting
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Burning an FT this week. Feels wrong.

            First world problems.

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Auction it off. Plenty on here taking a hit.

            2. twoplustwo
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              B******

          11. Sharpe Shuffle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            2 FTs. Kane and Son to...

            A) Sterling and Laca
            B) Salah and Mitro

            1. twoplustwo
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              A for me

          12. twoplustwo
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Chaps, Razza and Gomez + or Robbo and KDB? Medium term.

          13. Dosh
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Robbo Alonso Digne (Bennett AWB)
            Hazard Sterling Rich Fraser* (Cairney*)
            Aguero Laca Mitrovic

            2FT. 0.7ITB

            A) Fraser --> Stanislas/Murphy and save other FT
            B) AWB --> Balbuena in preparation for future GWs and save other FT
            C) AWB + Fraser --> Mendy + 4.3 fodder

            Thoughts appreciated!

          14. SPorting
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Play one:

            A) Fraser - injury doubt
            B) Knockaert - Gross out
            C) Jimenez - Watford rout

            1. Chucky
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              C.. Jimenez haul incoming

          15. SPorting
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 8 days ago

            Need to use an FT somewhere.

            How about AWB -> WHU

            A) Grab a Zaba
            B) Bal-bueno
            C) Mr. Rice Guy
            D) iop

          16. AsemBraik
              6 months, 8 days ago

              what about Sane? would he be on the Line-Up 2morrow?

            • Cheese Pizza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Hi guys, thoughts on what I should do this week?

              I have Salah, Mane and Fraser all under injury cloud and only Ederson as City cover.

              1. Mane + Trippier to Sterling + Jonny (-4)
              2. Tripper to Mendy
              3. Mane to KDB
              4. Bank FT

              Thanks

            • Calvin Valance
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Is Kante the new Ramires?

            • Whitburn34
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              I've got Robertson and Mendy in defence and don't know whether to play Trippier or Alonso (or both and put Schurrle on the bench). Input appreciated

            • silvxo
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 8 days ago

              Hennessey
              Alexander-Arnold | Bennett | Alonso
              Richarlison | Salah | Fraser | Hazard
              Arnautovic | Mitrovic | Agüero (C)

              Hart | Steve Cook | Wan-Bissaka | Hudson-Odoi

              G2G?