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FPL Team News Round-up – Gameweek 12

After the doubts surrounding premium midfielders in Gameweek 11, this week it’s the turn of their mid-price alternatives to cause Fantasy managers some headaches in their preparations for the coming weekend.

James Maddison is a definite absentee for Leicester City, with the summer signing from Norwich and team-mate Harry Maguire being ruled out of Gameweek 12 and England’s fixtures over the international break with knee problems.

Their manager, Claude Puel, had this to say in Thursday’s press conference:

We will see after the international break if they can come back or not in the team. I think Maguire is a little more serious than Maddison, we will see.

Richarlison added to the Fantasy community’s worries on Friday when his manager, Marco Silva, revealed that the player was struggling with the knock he picked up in the win over Brighton last weekend.

The Brazilian only took a small part in Everton’s training session today and Silva said:

He didn’t do the whole session today, we’ll see tomorrow, we have one more session. Still a doubt for the match [on Sunday].

The news was more positive at Liverpool and Manchester City, with Jurgen Klopp reporting that Joe Gomez, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson were fit to feature against Fulham and Pep Guardiola revealing that his City side would be missing only Kevin De Bruyne for the Manchester derby.

Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne have also returned to training after illness for the Reds.

Manchester United, meanwhile, could welcome back Romelu Lukaku from injury after the Belgian returned to training.

Mourinho said of the under-fire striker:

Lukaku is training with the team this morning. We have one more session tomorrow – if the answer is positive, he is ready.

With Chelsea in action on Thursday night, there was no press conference from Maurizio Sarri on Friday – though Eden Hazard seemingly came through an hour of the win over BATE unscathed ahead of Sunday’s clash with Everton.

Newcastle United look set to be without Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Yoshinori Muto for their match against Bournemouth, who welcome Joshua King back into the first-team fold after an ankle knock.

Spurs have lost Mousa Dembele until the New Year, though at least have Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama close to full fitness to bolster their midfield options.

Across north London, Danny Welbeck looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in the draw with Sporting CP on Thursday.

Stephan Lichtsteiner picked up a muscle injury in that match and will be assessed ahead of the weekend along with Nacho Monreal (hamstring).

Arsenal face Wolves on Sunday and Nuno Espirito Santo welcomes back Diogo Jota from injury for that clash.

Troy Deeney returns for Watford to put pressure on Isaac Success, while the Hornets will be without Etienne Capoue after the midfielder collected his fifth yellow card of the season in the defeat to Newcastle.

Southampton have slight concerns over Wesley Hoedt and Mario Lemina, meanwhile.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh is a major doubt for Brighton, who may hand a recall to Anthony Knockaert in his absence. Pascal Gross and Davy Propper miss out again.

Joe Ralls has returned from injury and suspension for Cardiff City, who will be without the banned Harry Arter in Gameweek 12.

James Tarkowski is a doubt for Burnley after seeing a specialist about his ongoing groin problem, with Ben Gibson also set to be unavailable yet again.

Roy Hodgson and Manuel Pellegrini reported no new injury concerns for Crystal Palace and West Ham United, while David Wagner has a fully fit Huddersfield Town squad to choose from.

Slavisa Jokanovic’s press conference was dominated by talk of his future rather than injury news, so doubts remain over Joe Bryan and Kevin McDonald.

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  1. sentz05
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Thoughts on Lindeloff?

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

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      1. Fagaazi
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        ban

        1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
          • 8 Years
          2 days, 23 hours ago

          Lol

    2. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Hahahhahahahhahhahahahhahahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahaha

      1. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        :))

    3. Salah wont repeat it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Don’t think anyone has ever commented that before cos no one has ever thought about him!

    4. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Improving. Thought on united defence ? Steer clear

    5. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Shaw is a better pick

      1. Fagaazi
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        no he isnt

      2. sentz05
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        not enough cash

    6. skihouse78
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      As someone who stupidly got him in pre West Ham away (own goal & early substitution) instead of Doherty, I would urge caution!

  2. Dr Funk
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    What to do with this...

    Foster Patricio
    Alonso Mendy Robbo Daniels WB
    Hazard Salah Maddison Fraser Ward
    Aguero Wilson Jimenez

    A. Maddison and Jiminez to Diangana and Arnie?

    B. Maddison and Ward to Diangana and Shakiri?

    C. Something else?

    I have my WC so happy to do something risky as I can fix it later.

    Cheers

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Maddison to martial?

    2. Salah wont repeat it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      I like A. Arnie ser for a big run I think!

  3. Captain Kakaroto
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Is Robertson fit? Would you do Holebas to robo?

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes and yes

    2. sentz05
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm trying to find a replacement. Either Evans/ Morgan or Mee?

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        Replacement to robo?

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes and yes

  4. Gregg Wallace
    • 3 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Best Maddison Replacement? 1FT, £1.1 ITB

    Patricio
    Alonso Mendy TAA Duffy AWB
    Salah Mané Maddison* Fraser Barkley
    Aguero Arnautovic Ings

    A) Richarlison
    B) Sigurdsson
    C) Martial
    D) Anderson
    E) Someone else

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 8 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      C

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        Think he can keep it up?

    2. Salah wont repeat it
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Damn tough call! All four of those are good ins! Leaning to Rich or Mart based on Rich being my Everton preference and you already have Arnie.

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 3 Years
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        Rich has the highest ownership by a lot so would be safest, but there's a danger both he and Barkley might not play

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Long term a, just not this week. Maybe c

  5. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Had a pop up saying sterling signs new contract.. think I'll keep him now.

    1. Sánchez
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      That's him made now.
      No need to try for 3 years

      1. Fagaazi
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        lets hope he doesnt have that attitude.

  6. Please Answer Me
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    have just got back from a long day at work. can someone give advice as to what to do if you have 2ft and own richarlison and Robertson. my bench isn't very good.

    1. Djalmination
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Any news saying robbo will be benched?

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Why is robbo a problem

  7. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Could really do with advice for transfer this week, dont want to take a hit, 1 FT, 0.0 itb:

    Fabianski/Hamer

    Laporte/Alonso/Robertson/Wan-Bissaka/Doherty

    Maddison/Hazard/Pereyra/Salah/Hojbjerg

    Murray/Aguero/Arnautovic

  8. Auboomerang
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Only Arnie & Fabianski playing for me tomorrow. Boring day for Fantasy

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Have Morrison, Fraser and ings too and somehow less exciting

    2. Amey
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah.
      Arnie and gudmundsson for me.
      Holeberg aslo has outside chance to get in the lineup though 😛

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Ryan, Murphy, Fraser, Brooks, Arnie for me. I better be on a green arrow come saturday night.

    4. Silecro
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Arnie, Fabs, Fraser and Pereyra. Small guns trying to make good entrance for me this week. Will be happy with 20 points from them

  9. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone know when Maddison injured his knee or how? 'Ligaments behind the knee'? Thats your ACL or PCL. Hopefully that diagnosis is lost in translation.

    1. Bill Haverchuck
      • 6 Years
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Where did you see ligaments behind the knee?

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 22 hours ago

        On this site: Team news, Leicester

    2. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Behind the knee is the PCL

      1. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 22 hours ago

        Not really, could be either.

  10. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Anderson bandwagon will instantly fail like Knockaert and Barkley before him

    1. Djalmination
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Or not.
      Wait n see.

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      That is the Martial, Shakiri and Diagnana bandwagons. When will people learn to pick players who are starters.

      1. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 days, 23 hours ago

        "Starters" Shakiri"

      2. vickyz r3d d3vil$ !!!
        • 6 Years
        2 days, 22 hours ago

        Martial appears to have nailed down that place atleast for 2 more weeks. Sanchez might just have to start as FW or start cutting from right wing or remain on bench.

      3. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 days, 22 hours ago

        Anderson has started every game?

      4. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 days, 22 hours ago

        Not sure Diangana belongs in that group.

  11. Demel
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Heads Up. The Times are reporting that Paul Pogba wasn't fit enough to train and is a doubt for the derby. The Times tend to be the most accurate newspaper when it comes to news.

    1. czechow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Confirmed on sky sports as well - a doubt

  12. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    A. Maddison > Gudmundsson
    B. Play success

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Considering A because every other Maddison replacement feels like a one week punt and I reckon that no Maguire isn’t going to help Leicester’s set piece defense.

  13. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Fabianski (Stekelnburg)
    Robertson, Mendy, Alonso (Wan-Bissaka, Bennett)
    Hazard, Mane, Maddison, Richarlison (Stephens)
    Aguero, Arnautovic, Wilson

    1FT, 2.6 in bank

    A) Maddison --> Martial / Mahrez
    B) Save FT, auto-sub Stephens

    1. Amey
      2 days, 23 hours ago

      Martial !!!

  14. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Own balbuena so for this gw
    A. Fabianski
    B. Ryan

  15. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Does anyone else think Success may keep his place, with Deulofeu (if anyone) dropping out for Deeney?

    Success as far as I've seen has been playing more like a no.10, creating loads of good chances that Deulofeu has been missing.

    1. zamorac69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      Out of those two i would bench delaf to bring troy in

  16. zotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Predictions

    Cardiff v Brighton. 0-0
    Huddersfield v hammers. 1-1
    Leicester v Burnley. 3-0
    Newcastle v Bournemouth 1-1
    Saints v Watford. 1-0
    Palace v spurs. 1-3
    Liverpool v Fulham. 5-0
    Arsenal v Wolves. 2-2
    Chelsea v Everton. 3-1
    City v united. 2-0

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      1-1
      1-3
      1-0
      2-2
      1-1
      1-3
      3-0
      2-1
      3-1
      2-1

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 days, 21 hours ago

      Cardiff v Brighton. 0-0
      Huddersfield v hammers. 1-1
      Leicester v Burnley. 2-1
      Newcastle v Bournemouth 1-2
      Saints v Watford. 1-1
      Palace v spurs. 1-1
      Liverpool v Fulham. 3-0
      Arsenal v Wolves. 2-1
      Chelsea v Everton. 1-0
      City v united. 1-1

  17. zamorac69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 23 hours ago

    Best replacement for Maddison for one week punt with 7 m or less is....

  18. jblakes
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    anyone doubling up on west ham players for run of games?

    got arnie and need a replacement for madd, looking at anderson. West ham looked to have turned a corner plus very good run of games coming up.

    1. randypriest
      • 9 Years
      2 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm replacing Maddison with Anderson too. Have Arnie

  19. House Frey Wedding Planner
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Hazard, Sterling or Aguero as Captain?

    Cannot bring in Salah without making multiple transfers and would prefer to carry over the transfer to take out Billing and one other after the international break.

    Allison
    Mendy Gomez Alonso
    Hazard Sterling Richarlison Kenedy
    Aguero Wilson Vardy

    Bench - AWB, Bennett, Billing

    No transfers and 0.9 itb

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Fab
    Alonso TAA Pereira
    Salah Mane Hazard Richarlison
    Aguero Jiminez Ings
    Bench: Hamer Doherty AWB Guendouzi

    Have 2 FT
    A) Ings > Arnie and Rich > up to 5.2m (e.g Brooks, Murphy)
    B) Guendouzi > Diangana and roll FT
    C) Other

    At the moment worried about TAA and Rich starting and the high Arnie ownership.

  21. Zladan
    • 1 Year
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Thoughts greatly appreciated.

    Ryan
    Alonso Robbo TAA
    Mané (c) Hazard Mahrez* Kenedy Knockaert*
    Agüero Arnie

    Patricio Jimenez Bennett AWB

    Knockaert has to go really. Best replacement for £7.6m?

    Mahrez to go too? Combined £16.2m to spend.

  22. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 days, 22 hours ago

    Looking at the numbers Fraser looks the most obvious Maddison replacement. Do people think he's worth the extra 1m on Brooks?

  23. TRHero
    • 2 Years
    2 days, 21 hours ago

    How sure are we that Mane will start? Given he played full game midweek.

  24. P_Mc
    2 days, 17 hours ago

    Raul Jiminez or Murray? And why

  25. Hermanos FC
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Alonso Mendy
    Maddison Fraser Mane Hazard Richarlison
    Aguero Arnie

    Patricio Jimenez WB Cedric

  26. Hermanos FC
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson Alonso Mendy
    Maddison Fraser Mane Hazard Richarlison
    Aguero Arnie

    Patricio Jimenez WB Cedric

    Best replacement for Maddison with 7 m or less is....

  27. Hermanos FC
    2 days, 9 hours ago

    How about Milner in place of Maddison?