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FPL Team News and Injury Round-up: Gameweek 26

Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) has returned to training for Liverpool ahead of the visit of Bournemouth, though doubts remain over whether the England full-back will be fit to feature at Anfield on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp said:

Trent trained yesterday first time, didn’t mention any issues. After three-and-a-half weeks, first session, so we need to see what we do with that.

Klopp added on the Reds’ other injury concerns:

Joe’s [Gomez] surgery worked pretty well. Four to six weeks for a return to play. [Henderson] trained yesterday for the first time. We need to have another look. Gini [Wijnaldum] trained yesterday completely normal. Dejan [Lovren] is not available.

The Cherries will again be without David Brooks (ankle) and Callum Wilson (knee), with a four-week timeframe put on both players’ return.

Manchester City take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon and the hosts will once again be without Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Vincent Kompany (unknown).

Pep Guardiola said of Mendy’s recovery:

His injury is not easy. Meniscus. It is not easy. He needs to re-adapt. You can’t return and train for two days and then you are fit. You have to be careful.

Chelsea have only minor doubts over Callum Hudson-Odoi (illness) and Gary Cahill (back) and Maurizio Sarri expects that every player will be available for the trip to the Etihad.

Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Ben Davies (groin) remain out for Spurs, though Mauricio Pochettino suggested that Kane could return for the Gameweek 27 clash with Burnley.

Spurs are this weekend up against Leicester City, who have lost Marc Albrighton (hamstring) to a potentially season-ending injury.

Unai Emery had plenty to clarify in his press conference yesterday, including the latest situation on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (illness):

Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] today is training with us as normal, Mkhitaryan also played 45 minutes on Monday with the under-23s.

Today is sick, but I think is good for Saturday, Aubameyang. Yesterday was sick, Laurent Koscielny, but today is training well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia to “niggles” but has an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.

However, reports on Friday suggest that Victor Lindelof has been omitted from the travelling party to face Fulham with one eye on the UEFA Champions League tie against PSG next Tuesday.

Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t scheduled to deliver a press conference before the Gameweek 26 deadline, so flags remain on Diogo Jota (knock) and Ruben Vinagre (illness) – though both are expected to recover ahead of Monday night.

Newcastle United will have record signing Miguel Almiron available for that clash after the Paraguayan midfielder was granted a visa, while the Magpies also welcome back Paul Dummett (hamstring), Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring) and Mohamed Diame (groin).

Wilfried Zaha is free to play after the FA temporarily suspended his one-match ban for improper conduct pending appeal, though Crystal Palace look set to be without James Tomkins (calf) for the visit of West Ham.

The Hammers themselves welcome back Marko Arnautovic from injury.

Danny Ings (hamstring) has joined Mario Lemina (abdomen) on the sidelines for Southampton, while Ryan Bertrand and Maya Yoshida are back in contention – but Ralph Hasenhuttl asserted in his press conference that he won’t change his back five for now.

Neil Warnock said of Cardiff City’s team news:

Harry Arter is back [after being ineligible to feature last weekend]. Victor [Camarasa], possibly. He did train with us yesterday but he’s got to be 100%. We have to be a little bit careful with Victor.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (knee) and Kiko Femenia (hamstring) are back in training and in contention ahead of the visit of Everton, who will again be without Leighton Baines (rib) – meaning a likely start at left-back for Lucas Digne.

Dale Stephens (hip) will be assessed by Brighton ahead of the visit of Burnley, who could have Matthew Lowton (toe) available after injury. Steven Defour (unknown) looks likely to miss out, however.

Claudio Ranieri will be without Marcus Bettinelli (knee) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (ineligible) for the visit of Manchester United, while Huddersfield Town may be able to welcome back Jonathan Hogg (back).

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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is TAA risky to start in FPL as he could get a cameo run out?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I believe it will be one or the other. No run out.

    2. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I think cameo is very unlikely personally. Always a possibility though

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      With their recent dip in form and few shaky defensive displays I cant see Klopp risking TAA in a game they should win anyway.
      He knows he will need him in the run up and probably will wait until fully recovered and ready.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        would you start wanbis ahead of him this week?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Defo, AWB is bonus magnet and have a chance of cleanie at home.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            cheers... the fear of taa came was annoying me

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He is at -178% on fplstatistics but I find articles that have him in the team. If I take him out, I'll want him back so could focus on shifting Everton and Manity players.

        Do you believe this article?
        https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool/liverpool-injury-suspension-list-team-news-and-predicted-lineup-vs-bournemouth-a4061226.html

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Articles that have him in the team?
          AKA some dudes best guess

      3. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        All the games they have dropped points and looked shaky lately have been "games they should win anyway". They need TAA back

  2. Halas it's Salah
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    G2G? Did Aguero>Auba So hopefully good to play? + Sane>Mane next!

    Fabs
    Robbo Holebas Doherty
    Sane Salah Pogba Son
    Jimenez Aubameyang Rashford

    Button/AWB/Digne/Puncheon
    0.2 ITB

    1. jbenny1107
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      G2G

  3. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which combo would you prefer to have in your starting 11 this GW ?

    A) Auba, Richarlison and Frasar (or Jota)

    B) Hazard, Luiz, and F.Anderson

    C) Son, Richarlison and Luiz

    1. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

      1. Andy Ftw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        With Jota

  4. Beavis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I've used WC so wanted to save FT to see what the status is of the future blanks.

    However with Lindelof, TAA, Sané all doubts and Ings definitely out, should I make a transfer?

    Etheridge
    Robbo, AWB, TAA*, Lindelof*
    Salah (c), Sané*, Pogba, Son
    Aguero, Rashford

    Subs: Speroni, Bednarek, Puncheon*, Ings*
    1 FT, 0.2m ITB

    Considering Sané > FAnderson

    1. Midlands Saint73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Seems like Lindelof is defo out and TAA most likely out. I would be tempted for that move, FWIW i brought in Fanderson for Sterling this week as part of a Ings to Auba move for free.

      1. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks! May be prudent...

  5. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Damn, Auba out means an easy move to Aguero for owners. There goes the differential!

    1. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm more tempted to swap to Lacca

    2. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      He might not even be out.

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wasn’t in training today and is said not to have travelled. But, yeah, maybe.

        1. Beavis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I'm more annoyed because I don't agree with the Aguero to Auba move this week. Think Aguero is a great pick and people are jumping the gun too quickly.

          1. Numb
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Me too

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Emery "thinks" that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be fit to feature on Saturday despite the Gabonese forward having suffered with sickness in midweek

    4. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Even though they’ve already done Aguero to auba this week!

    5. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I can't believe how much bad luck is coming in this season. I done the "sensible" thing and kept Aubameyang last week for this Huddersfield game and now he isn't even going to play.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        happened to me with Kane-Fulham, the moves I didn't do would have been amazing as it turns out

    6. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Source lease

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Twitter. Search Aubameyang and its all over there

  6. Chap of Steel
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No replies previously. I have 2 FT. Any advice appreciated!

      A) Haz, Sane, Kamara > Son, Felipe Anderson, Auba -4
      B) Haz, Sane > Son, Felipe Anderson
      C) Haz/Sane > Son and bank one
      D) Haz, Kamara > Jota, Auba

      1. Andy Ftw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        A looks gd to me

      2. petter84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        B, Auba was sick yesterday? is he fit to play?

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Im considering D myself

      3. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        D for me

      4. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        C. Sane ~> Son.

        Anderson's goal threat over the last four has been lack luster.

        1. T444
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Anderson hasn't scored but his goal threat is very strong. He was excellent against Liverpool. I would put him on even pegging with son this week. Have both myself

      5. Chap of Steel
          2 months, 16 days ago

          No conclusive result then haha

      6. manu4life99
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Would mean can't afford Long to Aub next gw without a hit (Rich downgrade)

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Roger

      7. petter84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Sane --> Pogba for free? yes or no?

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          How do you not own Pogba?!

          1. some witty pun
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Cant own them all. Have Son Salah Auba

          2. petter84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            went for Rashford early on. Didnt want to double up and sort on cash, Had, haz and salah, but now that haz is out of the team I can afford him

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          yeah

        3. some witty pun
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Considerint the same. Jota and Mane other options

          1. petter84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Yes, and maybe felipe.

      8. sneif4
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Starting:
        Bednarek (CAR)
        Shaw (full)
        Robertson (BOU)

        Bench:
        Digne (wat)
        Luiz (mci)

        Right order?

        1. T444
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          My rule with Chelsea defenders is set and forget. I wouldn't bench luiz regardless of fixture just in case. It's a lottery in your case really though. Could play that entire 5 defenders this week

      9. Starky22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ederson
        TAA Robbo AWB
        Richy Salah(c) Pogba Son
        Jimi Aguero Rashford

        Fab Digne Puncheon Cook

        Gtg? Or TAA to risky? Could also go Digne over AWB but Everton can’t keep a clean sheet.

      10. mcgooie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Aguero > Auba for -4? I have already done Sane > Son HM or wait for one more week?

        1. Numb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I’d wait

        2. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          save FT

        3. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          wait for fear auba out (only read that on here tho)

        4. Starky22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Hold

        5. tyron
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          hearing that auba hasn't travelled but not 100 percent sure.. hoping for news/confirmation of this

      11. mdm
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bench one:

        A. Doherty (NEW)
        B. Jonny (NEW)
        C. AWB (WHM)
        D. TAA (BOU)

        Thanks!

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Jonny. Spread the risk. He may end up playing anyway if TAA is a no show.

      12. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Really like the look of Ryan in goal for next few, shame about blank.
        Fabianski, Foster or Guaita ?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          foster for me

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Fabianski

      13. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Is Sane- De Bruyne a good move or has he not hit top form?

        1. some witty pun
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Not when City play Chelsea followed by a blank

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          KDB is not nailed.

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Cheers

      14. ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Which 3 defenders would you play?

        Doherty vs NEW(H)
        Shaw vs FUL(A)
        AWB vs WHM(H)
        Taylor(Burnley) vs BHA(A)
        Digne vs WAT(A)

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          The first 3.
          Not a fan of digne

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          125 or 135

        3. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Doherty, Shaw, and AWB.

        4. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Top 3 (though think I have answered this before!)

          1. ViperStripes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Yep and you said same 3, 2 days ago. So at least you’re consistent and it’s the order I had them in too

        5. petter84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          123

      15. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Start Luiz or Digne?

      16. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Who to start:

        A) Bednarek (CAR)
        B) AWB (WHU)

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Palace better than saints defensively

        2. petter84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I am starting bed.

      17. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Gtg? No transfers made.

        Fabianski
        Robertson,TAA,Doherty
        Salah(vc)Son(c)Pogba,Sane,Jota
        Aubamayang, Rashford

        Hamer,AWB,Periera,Kamara 0.4m itb 1FT

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Any worries starting TAA?

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Every week. Luckily AWB is his permanent auto sub.

          2. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            AWB and Periera as cover.
            I’ve started TAA the last 2 weeks just in case he starts.
            Probably all or nothing again.

            It’s Sane, Jota and Aubamayang that worry me though.

      18. Sondre van Bank
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Play AWB (WHU) or TAA (BOU). Have VVD and playing him

        1. petter84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          AWB. TAA prob. not playing, but would risk to play him in case he only gets a few min.

        2. Elite FPL Podcast
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Imho TAA will start as Klopp will want to sure up the defence after that bad display against West ham

        3. Klose but no Zidane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Play 3 out of

          A) Holebas
          B) AWB
          C) Digne
          D) Richarlison
          E) Felipe Anderson

          Currently on ADE.

        4. pressdpm
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Any advice here? 1FT, no cash spare.

          Fabianski
          Bennett - Robertson - Kolasinac
          Salah - Sterling - Richarlison - Pogba
          Rashford - Jiminez - Aguero

          Speroni - Wan Bissaka - Digne - Biling

        5. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          With Auba possibly out. Means I need to make sure my first sub is right. Sir order these 3 please:

          Taylor vs BHA(A)
          Digne vs WAT(A)
          Hojbjerg vs CAR(H)

        6. Gooner97
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Llorente to Jimenez?

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Jim. Form and fixtures.

            Kane may be back sooner then expected which will hinder Llorente's game time.

          2. petter84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            jim

          3. Elite FPL Podcast
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Jim all day long

            • Hooky
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yes

          4. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Play one:

            A fabianski (cpl)
            B ederson (CHE)

            1. Elite FPL Podcast
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A With the chance of added save points!

              • Brosstan
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Fab. why do you have both though.

                1. Liber
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  DGW?

            2. Speedu
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Succestions, please

              Fab
              Robbo Doherty AWB Shaw
              Salah c Son Pogba
              Barnes Aguero Rashford

              Boruc Sane Keane Billing

              Any advices needed
              Bench order correct, Or switch to Barnes,awb or shaw???
              1 ft 0.5 m itb
              A kun to auba
              B Sane to Mane
              C save ft

              1. tyron
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                don't think auba travelled...

                1. Speedu
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Got any link to that information?
                  If its true then def keeping kun...

                  1. tyron
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    tbh I just saw the training vids and pics and he wasn't in any of them.. saw a couple ig pics in the bus and I couldn't spot him.. but no concrete evidence besides that.. I am in the same position btw.. wondering if to minus him out for laca...

            3. Gooner97
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              2FT, what would you do?

              Heaton
              Doherty Alonso Robbo AWB Kola
              Rich Hazard Sane Pogba Hojbjerg
              Auba Llorente Rashford

              1. Speedu
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Alonso Sane out for Son and someone who plays 27,31,33 Watford defender would be nice, you can bench him normally

              2. tyron
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                don't think auba has travelled

              3. T444
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Hazard and llorente to Felipe Anderson and higuain?

            4. Liber
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Play Fabianski or Ederson?

              1. T444
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Coin flip. Both could keep a cleanie. I'd play fab most likely

            5. GoonerSteve
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              I’ve slipped from top 30k to outside top 100k in a few weeks!

              Need help drastically.

              Fabianski (Hamer)
              Robertson, Doherty, Holebas, (Wan b, Simpson)
              Salah (c), Pogba, Sane, Richarlison, Son
              Aubameyang, Rashford, Kamara

              Thoughts are currently:

              A) Sane to Mane
              B) Kamar to Jiminez, Sane to FAnderson

              Neither look great.

              Any ideas?

            6. Riggs
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Jonny (vs New) or Digne (vs WAT) to play?
                I already will play Jimenez and Jota.