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FPL Team News and Injury Round-up – Blank Gameweek 27

Seven Premier League press conferences were held on Friday ahead of the earlier-than-usual Gameweek 27 deadline.

Two well-owned Fantasy Premier League defenders made the headlines for different reasons, as Roy Hodgson and Nuno Espirito Santo provided us with injury updates ahead of their respective matches this weekend.

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Crystal Palace will be without Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hamstring) for the trip to Leicester, with Martin Kelly (muscle) also sidelined for the Saturday evening kick-off.

Hodgson said:

We won’t have Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he’s still recovering from the hamstring problem that he’s been suffering from, and we won’t have Martin Kelly, who picked up a slight muscle strain in the game against Doncaster.

We don’t think it’s a long-term injury, but unfortunately, he’s not recovered from that.

They’re the two injury problems we have.

The Palace added that he “hoped” neither injury was serious, though no timeframe was put on Wan-Bissaka’s return.

There was more positive news on Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota (both knocks), however, with Santo simply saying “everyone is OK” when asked for the latest update on the Wolves’ injury situation.

There were developments ahead of Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford, meanwhile.

Seven days after ruling Anthony Martial (groin) and Jesse Lingard (hamstring) out for “two to three weeks”, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave this latest update on the midfield pair:

I hope and think Anthony will be ready and I hope Jesse will be ready because it’s two different injuries.

So maybe more hope than think, with Anthony as well, but he’s got a chance. Anyway, we still hope Jesse could be ready. Let’s see. We’ve still got a couple of days’ training left and they need to be part of it.

They’ve not been part of it yet, but they’ve been doing some recovery work and Anthony’s was a different muscle, of course, so we think that he might be ready and hope that Jesse will.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Dejan Lovren (muscle) and Joe Gomez (leg) will again be unavailable, though other than those two defenders and long-term absentee Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) the Reds have a clean bill of health.

Unai Emery gave a brief press conference after Arsenal’s victory over BATE last night, with the club today confirming that Ainsley Maitland-Niles (illness) and Laurent Koscielny (muscle) will be assessed ahead of the visit of Southampton.

Koscielny was forced off in that Europa League victory but Emery said:

I think it’s a precaution. We are going to wait until tomorrow. I hope he is OK for Sunday. It’s muscular. He started to feel not good.

Emery had the following to say on Mesut Ozil‘s performance against the Belorussian side, meanwhile:

Well, I said to him to carry on and be available like today and the last two weeks to continue training and also continuing helping us. Today I am happy and this is the way we want with him.

We are going to play a lot of matches and maybe sometimes we need him in the starting XI and maybe can be on the bench. In the combination with some players is good, like with Matteo Guendouzi, in the attacking third with Mkhi, with Iwobi.

The Saints will again be without Danny Ings (hamstring) and Mario Lemina (abdomen) for the trip to the Emirates, though Michael Obafemi (tendon) and Stuart Armstrong (calf) are back in contention after resuming training.

Bournemouth will assess Junior Stanislas (thigh) ahead of the visit of Wolves but David Brooks (ankle) and Callum Wilson (knee) remain out – Eddie Howe said those two players are “some way” from a return.

Jonjo Shelvey has resumed training for Newcastle, meaning that only Ciaran Clark (knock) and Rob Elliot (back) are absent.

Yesterday’s Injury News

The eight press conferences that were held yesterday were covered in last night’s round-up, which can be explored in more detail here.

Harry Kane (ankle) and Ben Davies (groin) will be assessed by Spurs ahead of their trip to Turf Moor, though Dele Alli (hamstring) remains out for another one to two weeks.

Burnley will again be without Steven Defour (calf), Aaron Lennon (knee) and Jonathan Walters (Achilles), though Sean Dyche confirmed on Thursday that Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are fit to feature.

Leicester will check on James Maddison and Ben Chilwell, who Claude Puel said on Thursday had picked up injuries that were “not serious”.

Manuel Lanzini (knee) and Samir Nasri (calf) have returned to training for West Ham United, while Alfie Mawson (knee) was the only injury-related absentee reported by Claudio Ranieri in his presser.

Kiko Femenia (hamstring) will miss out for Watford against Cardiff, while Jose Holebas begins a two-match ban for collecting ten yellow cards.

Roberto Pereyra (hamstring) and Isaac Success (hamstring) are back in contention, however.

Sean Morrison (appendix) has returned to training for the Bluebirds but is still a major doubt, while Huddersfield welcome back Jonas Lossl and Chris Lowe from illness.

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  1. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Hi, do I play with 10 or transfer Kelly ( bench fodder) or Kamara for a hit for someone else? Cheers

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Lascelles or Pereira for a hit?

    Want to get rid of AWB to field 11 players this week.

    1. gdeane491
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      I think Newcastle defence. Surely hud at home is a gimme

    2. Claudio555
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      Schar better than Lascelles?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        2 YC from suspension

    3. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      Why would you get rid of a defender for a hit though? Unless they happen to get a clean sheet and attacking returns isn't it pointless?

  3. Weasel51
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Are Newcastle guaranteed to play in GW’s 31+ 33?

    1. Claudio555
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      31 yes, 32 no

    2. Claudio555
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      I mean 33 not confirmed

  4. barcaa7
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    captian Auba or Son??

    1. Claudio555
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      Auba

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        24 days, 10 hours ago

        Auba

        1. Amey
          24 days, 10 hours ago

          Auba

  5. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Clyne worth a punt to replace AWB?

    1. Amey
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      I did Kiko to Clyne.

  6. Dead Lift
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Sorry for the repost, it's urgent! Is Maddison fit? Has he trained today? Any Leicester's fans here, please help!

  7. VinMar
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Martial to Almiron or Maddison?

  8. Amey
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Any changes in 11 guys ??

    Fabs
    Doherty, Robbo, Pereira
    Salah,jota,pogba,mane,son
    Auba ©,rash

    Clyne (bench)

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks really good to me

      1. Amey
        24 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers mate

  9. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Laca or Auba? I'm thinking Laca because then next week I can do Son > Sane for City's good run of fixtures

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      Auba

      1. Amey
        24 days, 10 hours ago

        This

  10. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Jimenez capt v Bournemouth??

  11. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    A) Richarlison to Felipe Anderson
    B) Digne/AWB to Pereira
    C) Richarlison/Digne to Anderson/Pereira

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      C

    2. barcaa7
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  12. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Best replacement for AWB 4.3m? Needs to play in 27 and 31

    currently only seeing Diop... am i missing anyone else?

  13. barcaa7
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Hamer to Boruc for -4? (No GK this week)

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      if chip strategy is FH 32 and build for 31 then yes as points can be made up

      1. barcaa7
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        thanks

  14. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    Hi guys... What do i do with this lot? 0.0ITB 2 FT Planning to: Build up to 31. FH32. WC 34. BB 35. Just feel like this week could be terrible...

    Boruc
    Doherty VVD WB* Bednarek(arsenal away)
    Salah Pogba Son McNeil(4.4m spurs home)
    Auba Rasford

    Patricio Richarlison* Aguero* Balbuena*

    Not happy with Richarlison- trying to figure a way to get Fanderson in
    Was going to do Doherty to Chillwell (now flagged) as i already have Patricio for wolves cover... Balbuena just never gets better....
    Wb now injured....

    Pls help!

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      Somewhat similar boat, seems like bringing in a New or Lei D is the smart play (AWB out for you, but unsure you have enough money to get anyone!)

  15. wagner is king
    • 8 Years
    24 days, 10 hours ago

    fab for ederson for -4 or have no keeper
    is the extra mil in bank worth it ?

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 10 hours ago

      no

  16. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    I cannot decide between Pereira or Lascelles!

    -Fixtures look great for both
    -1 Advantage for Lascelles is that he is a good amount cheaper, and also can score a G based on his career numbers.
    -Is there a chance Newcastle blanks later on?

    1. The 5% Team
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      yes, if Crystal Palace win vs Watford in the FA cup, then Newcastle - Palace will be blank in 33

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        Thx 5 %, so who would you select? Yes, Pereira seems to be the clear 'better player', but he isn't cheap.

  17. Barca_Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    What times .. we have to choose between fanderson maddison lascelles king and those sorts lol

  18. Eriksen Maestro
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Any news On Maddison?

  19. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Richarlison to Felipe Anderson
    B) Digne/AWB to Pereira
    C) Richarlison/Digne to Anderson/Pereira (-4)

    1. barcaa7
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      B

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      C

      (See below)

  20. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Any changes needed ? No backup on the bench?

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

    Hamer,AWB,Groß,Kamara 1 FT 3.3m itb

    1. Save and risk the starting 11.
    2. Groß > Anderson
    3.AWB > Yedlin

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      Your starters should all play, afaik.

  21. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Just did:
    AWB/Rich out
    Lascelles/F. Anderson in
    -4

    Gives me 11 for this week:

    Lloris
    Robbo/Doh/Lascelles
    Son(C)/Mo/Pogs/F. Anderson/Camarasa
    Rash/Jimenez

    Bednarek/Kun/Luiz

  22. mo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Fh team g2g?

    Dubravka
    Shar, Periera, Kola
    Pogba, Salah, Son, Anderson
    Aubumy, Rondon, Arnie

    Rice, Paterson, Koscielny

  23. Bobby_Baggio
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Morning wise ones. Save or take -4 (Kamara > Auba)? 7m ITB. Thanks.

    Fab
    Robbo - AWB - Pereira - Bennett
    Mane - Pogba - Salah - Son
    Jimenez - Rashford

    Punch - Digne - Kamara