Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) looks unlikely to start for Manchester City when they face Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.
His fitness is the primary concern for Fantasy managers with the Gameweek 15 deadline looming large.
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Manager Pep Guardiola admitted he did not know if Aguero would be fit in time for Gameweek 15 in his Monday press conference, but the Fantasy Premier League community has been in overdrive ever since in their attempts to find out more.
Pictures emerged of a training session on Monday in which Aguero was not clearly seen although there were plenty of attempts to find him in the background.
On Tuesday morning images emerged of Manchester City travelling by train to Watford and the Manchester Evening News reported that Aguero and team-mate Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m) were not spotted with the group. There are now reports in the media that Aguero has suffered an injury setback but nothing has been confirmed on this front yet.
That is probably good news for the large number of Fantasy managers moving Aguero on for Harry Kane (£12.4m) or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) in time for Tuesday’s deadline.
As per usual, there were no real indicators from Guardiola over who else might be in and out of the City team. Fabian Delph (£5.3m) and Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) feel the most likely to start given the reported injuries in their positions.
We could see some rotation at Liverpool as well as Jurgen Klopp provided some updates on Sadio Mané (£9.8m) and Andrew Robertson (£6.5m). The former has a cut on his foot and would apparently miss the trip to Burnley if it was taking place on Tuesday. That makes him quite unlikely to start Gameweek 15 while Robertson’s dead leg is not considered to be too serious.
“Sadio (Mané) and (Andrew) Robertson we have to have another look today. Sadio has an awful cut on his foot so it needed to be stitched. He’s okay, he’s walking around here now but in flip-flops. We don’t play in flip-flops. With (Robertson) it’s not that serious, like with Sadio, but we need to have a look.” – Jurgen Klopp
Maurizio Sarri explained that Marcos Alonso (£7.1m) suffered a back injury in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend. However, in the same press conference that the injury was revealed in, the Blues’ manager confirmed he would be ready to play in Gameweek 15. The same was the case with Mateo Kovacic (£5.8m), while Ross Barkley (£5.8m) was indirectly given the all-clear when Sarri explained there were no injuries for him to worry about.
“I spoke with the doctor ten minutes ago, but we have no injuries at the moment. We have a little problem with Kovacic and Alonso in he last match, but they are ready to play.” – Maurizio Sarri
The return of Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) could be a potential game-changer for Fantasy managers looking to jump in on Spurs’ fixture-swing. It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the right-back was available for selection against Southampton. Whether he will start is another matter but his return to fitness does allow another route into Spurs’ attack in the coming weeks and at £6.1m he is under half the price of popular Gameweek 15 transfer target Kane. Anyone buying the talismanic strike can also feel confident with Trippier back in the side as he is a regular provider of assists for him.
Meanwhile, Erik Lamela (£6.3m), Davinson Sánchez (£5.8m), Mousa Dembele (£4.9m) and Victor Wanyama (£4.9m) were all ruled out of Gameweek 15.
“We’re going to play a lot of games. Some players we cannot rotate for different reasons. Some maybe need to rest. It’s so important the health of the squad and we believe we can win with anyone on the pitch.” – Mauricio Pochettino
There was no such detailed update from Manchester United where Jose Mourinho was reticent to provide much injury information. There are several defenders with yellow flags to their name ahead of Gameweek 15, including Luke Shaw (£5.0m), Chris Smalling (£5.7m) and Eric Bailly (£5.1m) while Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) is out for some weeks and Ashley Young (£5.7m) misses out on Arsenal through suspension.
“No. I don’t want to update you, Arsenal TV make the same questions but they don’t they hide everything from the inside, so why should I answer to you so why should I give anything to you.” – Jose Mourinho
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