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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
    3 months, 23 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
    3 months, 23 hours ago

    Lascelles or Pereira for a hit?

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

    1. FPLinho
        3 months, 23 hours ago

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

      • Claudio555
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Schar better than Lascelles?

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          2 YC from suspension

      • Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 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?

    2. Weasel51
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Claudio555
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        31 yes, 32 no

      2. Claudio555
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        I mean 33 not confirmed

    3. barcaa7
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      captian Auba or Son??

      1. Claudio555
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Auba

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Auba

          1. Amey
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              Auba

      2. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 hours ago

        Clyne worth a punt to replace AWB?

        1. Amey
            3 months, 23 hours ago

            I did Kiko to Clyne.

        2. Dead Lift
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

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

        3. VinMar
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 hours ago

          Martial to Almiron or Maddison?

        4. Amey
            3 months, 23 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
              3 months, 23 hours ago

              Looks really good to me

              1. Amey
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  Cheers mate

            2. Misteak
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 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
                3 months, 23 hours ago

                Auba

                1. Amey
                    3 months, 23 hours ago

                    This

              2. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 23 hours ago

                Jimenez capt v Bournemouth??

              3. CHARLIE HULL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 23 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
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  C

                2. barcaa7
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  B

              4. gaurava1216
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 23 hours ago

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

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

              5. barcaa7
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 23 hours ago

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

                1. gaurava1216
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

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

                  1. barcaa7
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 23 hours ago

                    thanks

              6. gaurava1216
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 23 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
                  3 months, 23 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!)

              7. wagner is king
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 23 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
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  no

              8. Yank Revolution
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 23 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
                    3 months, 23 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
                      3 months, 23 hours ago

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

                2. Barca_Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

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

                3. Eriksen Maestro
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

                  Any news On Maddison?

                4. CHARLIE HULL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 23 hours ago

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

                  1. barcaa7
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 23 hours ago

                    B

                  2. Yank Revolution
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 22 hours ago

                    C

                    (See below)

                5. The 12th Man
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 23 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
                    3 months, 22 hours ago

                    Your starters should all play, afaik.

                6. Yank Revolution
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 23 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

                7. mo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 22 hours ago

                  Fh team g2g?

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

                  Rice, Paterson, Koscielny

                8. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 22 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