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FPL Team News and Injury Round-up: Gameweek 14

Tonight’s Fantasy Premier League deadline marks the start of a busy period in which three Gameweeks will be contested in the space of a week.

While rotation to a particular FPL asset is one thing that is often difficult to anticipate and seldom explicitly mentioned in Premier League managers’ press conferences, we can at least hope these head coaches provide some clear-cut injury news to help us out with our last-minute tinkering.

Unfortunately, Pep Guardiola wasn’t so obliging today.

When asked if Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan would be fit for the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday, the City boss said:

I don’t know. We have training in two-three hours and we will assess and see how they are. I don’t know right now.

Guardiola was also asked if he planned to “freshen the team up” for the encounter with Eddie Howe’s side:

Maybe, yeah. Because it was a really tough game [v Lyon] and after this game we have another one in three days against Watford. That is the toughest period and everybody deserves to play and [they are] going to play.

The former Barcelona coach later added that Jesus was “much, much, much better”, while Bernardo was reportedly close to featuring in midweek so both players could be in contention to feature. Kevin De Bruyne, meanwhile, will “soon be ready”.

We had nothing definitive on Eden Hazard from Maurizio Sarri, either, who gave a brief presser after Chelsea’s win over PAOK on Thursday.

The Belgian wasn’t even mentioned once by his manager, so all we have to go on are Sarri’s fairly positive words on Wednesday:

Hazard is not a serious injury, I think. I think that we will be able to recover him for the next Premier League match.

Twenty-five days ago he had a back injury, now the ankle, so he has lost a lot of training. So it is normal that he isn’t at the top of his physical condition. He needs to have one week of training and a couple of matches to [recover] his best level.

I think that this week it’s useful for him to have [only] training [and not play v PAOK]. Of course, I think that he cannot play ten matches in 29/30 days. So sometimes he has to rest.

Jurgen Klopp said the following about Liverpool’s team news, meanwhile:

The squad situation, not 100% sure at the moment. It was quite an intense game [v PSG] and we had a lot of knocks. It’s good that we have this one day more. Wednesday-Sunday will be enough to have a nearly fully fit squad.

Kieran Trippier seems set to miss the north London derby as he enters the final stages of his rehabilitation from a groin strain, while Erik Lamela is also a doubt after picking up a thigh injury.

For the Gunners, Alexandre Lacazette has trained this week without any issue so is expected to recover from a groin problem.

Alexis Sanchez (hamstring) was ruled out for up to six weeks by Jose Mourinho, who said that Diogo Dalot may start in the league for the first time this season.

Manchester United are up against Southampton this weekend, who will again be without Danny Ings (hamstring) and who have problems at left-back with Ryan Bertrand (back) and Matt Targett (head injury) rated doubts.

Marco Silva reported a clean bill of health at Everton, while Jonny (knee) is the only injury-enforced absentee for Wolves tonight.

Roy Hodgson also doesn’t have any fresh fitness concerns in his Crystal Palace squad.

Marko Arnautovic has recovered from the knock that forced his withdrawal in Gameweek 13, meanwhile.

Manuel Pellegrini said:

Marko Arnautovic worked the whole week without any problems. He has one day more to recover for the game, but he’s OK. Marko is ready to play.

Newcastle United have Jamaal Lascelles and Yoshinori Muto back in contention after the pair returned to training, though Paul Dummett (hamstring) again misses out.

Glenn Murray and Mathew Ryan have recovered from the knocks they picked up last weekend ahead of Brighton’s trip to Huddersfield, who welcome Zanka back from suspension but who have a doubt over Terence Kongolo (knock).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson has recovered from the illness that led to his absence on Monday, while the Clarets have James Tarkowski pushing for a recall after his rehabilitation from a hernia surgery.

Harry Maguire (knee) is still sidelined for Leicester this weekend, though James Maddison has at least served his one-match ban in the EFL Cup and is available for selection. Jamie Vardy was given a 90-minute run-out in midweek and could be back in a Premier League starting XI for the visit of Watford, who welcome back Jose Holebas from a calf injury.

Bournemouth may have a headache in central midfield for the trip to the Etihad, with Jefferson Lerma suspended and Dan Gosling (knee) a doubt.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Kevin McDonald remain out for Fulham, while Neil Warnock seemed to hint that Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (match fitness) isn’t quite ready to feature for Cardiff City tonight.

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  1. Daniel - jooohooo
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 2 hours ago

    Come oooonnn FPL, buy some servers, simple as that

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      Don't think that'll fix it... it's just a build script that is updating the game

      It has to go through literally millions of teams

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      racist

    3. Gnu-ardiolas of the Gnalaxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah, I demand the best of service from my free-to-enter game.

  2. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 2 hours ago

    Only Wilson to come off my bench is any of the big guns is a no-show.

    1. Daniel - jooohooo
      • 9 Years
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      This period rotation will kick in. Upgrade your bench if possible

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      I have Fraser ward mendy
      Bennett and ward don't start so now I'm in bother if sterling gets benched or anyone else for that matter.

    3. Deus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      Same here

  3. g40steve
      16 days, 2 hours ago

      Either way think I am covered, C Sane, VC Haz, Sterling Aguero covering.

    • Tsparkes10
        16 days, 2 hours ago

        How many points we thinking this week? Im hoping for a fair few but after last gw im not too confident...

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          16 days, 2 hours ago

          18.75 points

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 2 hours ago

          It depends on what players people have

          1. Tsparkes10
              16 days, 2 hours ago

              Yh exactly... so what you thinking from your team?

          2. J T
            • 1 Year
            16 days, 2 hours ago

            All my players have great fixtures so I’m expecting a bad score 😀

            1. Tsparkes10
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Exactly 🙂

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 5 Years
              16 days, 2 hours ago

              I think I will at least get 20

          3. French Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            16 days, 2 hours ago

            Played benett ahead of rich
            1pt cameo incoming

            1. gaurava1216
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 2 hours ago

              nah... he won't come on

            2. Fossit
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 2 hours ago

              I doubt he will come on mate

          4. Sharkytect
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 2 hours ago

            Noooooooooo!!!!!!

            Just been told by my mates about the early deadline.

            Hopefully rolling that transfer will help out getting kane next week. Still got Ings up front, though...

            1. gaurava1216
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 2 hours ago

              they not your mates if they just told you... stitched you up....

              1. The Overthinker
                • 2 Years
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Rivals first

            2. Tsparkes10
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Man u are crap... hatty inbound

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  I don't think Ings is fit m8

                2. Sharkytect
                  • 4 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  I am NOT crap!

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

              Damn i missed the deadline. I couldnt even do Mane --> Sane. I guess i would be among the few who doesnt own any Man City assets in this GW.

              1. g40steve
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  RIP

                • Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  Blessing in diguise, except without the disguise

              2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Bottled Hazard and C'd Kun. Good move for top 1K coverage?

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  The best move

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 2 hours ago

                    Cheers. Had no time whatsoever to keep up this week so just had to hit up the captain poll and try do the sensible thing

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 5 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  What is your OR?

                  1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 2 hours ago

                    About #500

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 2 hours ago

                      Very nice

                      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        16 days, 2 hours ago

                        Nice rank. Was where you are 2 weeks back but team creaked a little

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 5 Years
                          16 days, 2 hours ago

                          Thanks , but there won't be much in it, what is your points total ?

                          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            16 days, 2 hours ago

                            891

                            Position 528

                            1. Dynamic Duos
                              • 5 Years
                              16 days, 2 hours ago

                              So 12 points in it that is nothing .

                  2. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    16 days, 2 hours ago

                    DD boast incoming... 😉

              3. NOMONEY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                bennet:(

                1. Fossit
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  who's first on your bench?

              4. Bruce Lee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                How long does this update take?

                Pretty sure I remember it only take 20-25 mins

                1. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
                  • 1 Year
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  normally 30 mins

                2. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  Your brain is clearly running much faster nowadays, experiencing time in slo-mo like a fly

              5. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Double Wolves CS, I can't wait to get my 2pts.

                1. Super Saints
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  Guaranteed cleanie now Bennett's out

                2. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  It's the hope that kills ya

              6. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                16 days, 2 hours ago

                Game updated!

              7. Amey
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  Done

                • Sahil Yadav
                  • 2 Years
                  16 days, 2 hours ago

                  Uh-oh! 🙁

                • Niho992
                    16 days, 2 hours ago

                    Who will score more this GW
                    A : Aguero C and Sterling or
                    B: Sterling C and Sane

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 5 Years
                    16 days, 2 hours ago

                    Me and 8 others out if the top 10 in my big cash league (c) Aguero so that is a win win for me

                  • Tsparkes10
                      16 days, 2 hours ago

                      Vardy, Jimenez, Aguero, Haz, Alonso, AWB, Fabianski and VVD getting me a whopping 60 points this week... damn i jinxed it.

                    • Nice to Finally Michu
                      • 5 Years
                      16 days, 2 hours ago

                      Salah (C) in a derby is a risk I’m not yet sure if I should have taken!

                    • Tsparkes10
                        16 days, 2 hours ago

                        Interesting... my ML rival brought in sterling for haz and played Fraser and rich over AWB. Hmmm

                      • Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 5 Years
                        16 days, 2 hours ago

                        New article

                      • diesel001
                        • 2 Years
                        16 days, 2 hours ago

                        Nuno basically saying that Bennett and Cavaleiro have been dropped. Made the scapegoats for recent performances.

                      • stupendous
                        • 6 Years
                        16 days, 1 hour ago

                        Fffs!!!!!!! Benched Doherty

                      • Vasqujg
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        15 days, 22 hours ago

                        Got 7 points from Doherty but wolves are rubbish on Defense. I guess they have been figured out.

                        If Huddsuckers and Cardiff can score 4 goals, MCI is gonna maul them with 8 goals at the Etihad

                      • Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                        • 9 Years
                        14 days, 23 hours ago

                        I feel I must take both equal credit and blame for the improvement in Vardy's form and the misfortune of Aguero.

                        I brought in Vardy gw 11 (for a -4) - and sold him gw 13.

                        When I had Vardy he has got 2points and 2points.
                        Since I sold him he has got 8 points - and 8 points

                        I missed Aguero's scores of 13 and 7 points since I brought him in for a -4 in gw 13 he has got 2 points and 0 points in two games

                        1. Deulofail
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          14 days, 23 hours ago

                          Cheers mate. I have Vardy and no Aguero 🙂

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            14 days, 23 hours ago

                            I'm stuck! Stuck on this old article not realising you brought me to this strange time in history!

                            1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                              • 9 Years
                              14 days, 23 hours ago

                              sorry did not realise that - I will copy and paste my whinging elsewhere.
                              Well done on Vardy you jammy git.

                        2. Prisoner B5160-8
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          14 days, 23 hours ago

                          I brought him in GW8 as a Wilson upgrade. I feel I'm due, personally.