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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. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Welcome back TAA

    1. andrewe63
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Next week for me.

      Oxlade-Chamberlain apparently pencilled in for the Bayern game too which is good news.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ox was just added to the CL squad, won't make Bayern not even the second leg (according to Klopp today)

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You're a GW early 😉

  2. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What's the most popular strategy for using the chips until the end of the season?

    1. andrewe63
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      In the lap of the dogs as triple-captaining Sane proved.

  3. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sane out for mane -4?
    Can't see him starting.

    1. Hoof It and Hope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why?

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why not starting? Because he'll probably start Bilva Sterling Kun

  4. Hobolicious
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who would you play out of these two?

    A) TAA (Bournemouth H)
    B) Richarlison (Watford A)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B .A is a doubt to start IMO unless further news

  5. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Arsenal training pics from training session today - CANNOT see Auba in them:

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/arsenal?events=775294207&family=editorial&phrase=arsenal&sort=best#license

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      good good

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙁

    3. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fingers Crossed

    4. Going Home
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Man's got a cold. Why risk him training on a cold day?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's gone the week without training - is he going to play?

        1. Going Home
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          One week? Surely refreshed, rested and ready to go.

          FWIW I'm not too fussed. I own, I want next week. I'm not doing the in out shuffle

    5. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The pics are from yesterdays training

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No they are not. Click on one of them - the captions all clearly state the following in their title:

        "during a training session at London Colney on February 08, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)"

        1. fr3ddy
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Next level mind games

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        "Auba didn’t train yesterday and looks to not have trained today

        Arsenal look to travel to Huddersfield this afternoon without Auba who is still sick"

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Laca wagon?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kola wagon here

    2. Devo-McDuff
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just hopped on.

    3. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tempted

  7. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Schmiechl duffy (or) ryan periera

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      RP.

  8. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pick 2 long term:

    a) Auba
    b) Mane
    c) Son

    1. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A & C

  9. Erez Avni
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    sane out! but for which one?

    a. son
    b. mane

    everyone going son but because I already used my FH cheap maybe mane is the wise choice?
    cheers!

    ederson (hamer)
    shaw awb doherty (Digne bennet)
    Salah fraser sane Pogba (snogras)
    Jimenez Rashford kun

  10. TheJoker
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Triple captain Salah against Bournemouth or not?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I thought this and posted on here and got shut down swiftly

      Don’t think you’ll get anyone agreeing here

      I have decided to leave it this week though but really don’t think it’s the worst idea bud

    2. Tommo1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can’t be worse than the people that tripled sane ! If he gets any sort of return you will be one up on them !

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No, his form isn't great at the moment

    4. Grounderz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This is when you use your experience to make the judgment call.

      Personally for me, I would go for it, given the circumstances of form and motivation that requires them to have to maintain their lead and expectations.

    5. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sane (TC) - second times the charm...

    6. Fergus1107
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      wait till week 36 at home to huddersfield.

  11. Hoof It and Hope
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    McCarthy
    Holebas Shaw. Doherty
    Salah (c). Hazard. Sané. Pogba. Townsend
    Jiminez. Rashford

    Guaita. Bednarek. Tarkowski. Ings
    2.3ITB, 1FT

    Stick this week, or twist?
    Been doing a lot of twisting recently

    1. Devo-McDuff
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Be a hero ... Ings to Arnau! Then play instead of Townsend. Good fixtures apart from City in the middle. Not many other options at that price point apart from what you already have. Downside is always an injury risk.

  12. J - Gimme your Mané …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anything on Jota yet?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Expected to play.

      1. J - Gimme your Mané …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks.

        Fingers crossed.

        Any source behind this?

  13. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start fabs or Etheridge?

    1. Tommo1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fabs for me !!

  14. Tommo1888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Surprised there’s not more talk about Arnie ?! West Ham have a good run and he is their talisman

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just that he keeps breaking

  15. Devo-McDuff
    1 month, 12 days ago

    G2G? If Everton weren't bobbins I'd be half tempted to play BB this week!

    Fab
    Doher / Holebas / Bedna
    Salah (C) / Son (V) / Sane / Jota
    Laca / Firm / Jimi

    Button / Richarl / Digne / AWB

  16. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who should sit higher on bench:

    A) AWB (WHU)
    B) Digne (wat)

    1. Federico
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne

    2. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      awb

    3. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who scores more this week

    A Aubameyang
    B Aguero
    C Firmino

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How good is the Auba autosub? 😉

      Close between Kun & Bobby 5-7s.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes catching up on news.... Bednarek first sub

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For those not seen, no lindeloff in united squad

    https://twitter.com/SeanPaulKearns/status/1093897645058330629?s=19

  19. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best one week punt?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Laca

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tony Martial

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kante

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Laca

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Laca!!

    6. Greko82
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Martial

  20. Henning
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    0.4 m in the bank anything worth a hit.

    Etheridge

    Robertson Wan-Bissaka Bednarek

    Salah Son Pogba Sane

    Aubameyang Rashford Jimenez

    Guaita Camarasa Luiz Digne

  21. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anything worth a hit? Right to start Doherty & AWB over Bednarek? 0.0 ITB.

    Fabianski
    Robertson, Doherty, AWB
    Salah, Sane, Sterling, Son, Pogba
    Rashford, Jimenez

    (Speroni, Bednarek, Lovren, Kamara)

    Cheers.

  22. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rumours abound amongst Arsenal twitter accounts that Auba hasn’t travelled.

    Search “Aubameyang travelled”

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Interesting thanks

      Hopefully will know more when arsenal bus arrives.

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yep

    2. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good job I did the hokey but not the cokey

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nothing official though..

  23. Federico
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I see that the Aguero to Auba question is recurring, but let's try this angle:

    Range these choices from best to worst:
    A) Aguero -> Auba
    B) Aguero -> Laca
    C) Keep

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      cba

    2. child of God
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bca

  24. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Haz > Sterling

    B. Rich > Moutinho

    C. Save FT

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd save. 2 FTs next week can open up a lot of possibilities, especially if stretched to a -4.

  25. Depldax
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A question for draft players

    My mate has transferred out a player however I can't select that player and there is a padlock sign next to the player's name
    Any ideas on why ? Do I have to wait longer to make the signing!

  26. Aaaatsu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sane to Son worth a hit?

  27. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A- richarlison to son
    B- sane to Mane
    C- both (-4)

    1. team77
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

  28. fakelund
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Order my bench

    a) Eriksen
    b) Almiron
    c) AWB

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If that's your bench... bench boost.

  29. team77
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who to buy from below:

    A. Felipe Anderson
    B. Richarlison
    C. Willian

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I did Hazard to Anderson this week.

  30. Athletico Timbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How do you think Spurs will line up this weekend?

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1 keeper, a few defenders & 7 mids.

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lloris
      Trippier Toby Vert Rose
      Sissoko Winks
      Lamela Eriksen Son
      Llorente