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The FPL Gameweek 7 team news and injury updates

A busy Friday saw 14 Premier League managers deliver their pre-Gameweek 7 press conferences.

Among all the injury updates, there was nothing helpful from Pep Guardiola ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Everton.

Asked about City’s fitness situation, the league champions’ head coach simply said:

I have training this afternoon.

Across Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was more forthcoming about United’s injury situation.

Speaking this morning, the Norwegian said:

Paul [Pogba] was really struggling with his ankle as it was really swollen, so let’s see how that repairs. He got 90 minutes but was sore towards the end again. He’s in a race, I would guess, for Monday.

Phil [Jones] will be out until after the international break. I don’t think we’ll see Anthony [Martial] before the international break. No, I don’t think so. Luke [Shaw] is improving so, hopefully, we’ll see him.

Luke’s back in training today so let’s see how he is, he’s getting there. We hope to see him before the international break, maybe Monday, I’m not too sure, but maybe.

Asked again in his presser if Anthony Martial (thigh) and Marcus Rashford (groin) were definitely out of Monday’s clash with Arsenal, Solskjaer said:

I wouldn’t put my life on it, no, but that’s part of this game, you work with what you have.

That would potentially open the door for Mason Greenwood but Solskjaer urged caution with the budget FPL striker.

Asked if the teenager was ready to start in a game of this magnitude, Solskjaer said:

He might be, because he’s proven when he’s been on the pitch in the last two games he’s started against Astana and Rochdale, when you get him in the box, he’s dangerous.

He doesn’t turn down chances to finish. When you’re not 18 yet and you keep trusting yourself, he gets the chances… I’m not worried about him at all.

But as you say, we’ve managed him. We can’t just throw him in the deep end all of the time. He’s proved in those games he’s ready for it, now Premier League… I’ll have the weekend to think about it!

Alexandre Lacazette (ankle) has been joined on the sidelines by Emile Smith Rowe (concussion) ahead of the trip to Old Trafford but there were no other injury problems reported in Arsenal’s medical bulletin on Friday.

Dinos Mavropanos is available for selection, while Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin all returned to competitive action in the EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest. 

Jurgen Klopp brought us positive news on Sadio Mane (dead leg), saying of the Senegalese winger and Divock Origi (ankle) in his pre-match presser:

Both trained yesterday, Sadio and Div, completely normal, no issues.

Shaq [Shaqiri] is not ready yet, he’s doing rehab. Millie [Milner] got a knock in his back against MK Dons early in the game, looked a bit awkward after the game but it should be good.

The German also offered us an update on Alisson (calf), saying:

Getting closer and closer. Ali’s not in contention for tomorrow, it looks like maybe he can train with the team from Sunday on. Don’t know 100% but it’s really close.

Brendan Rodgers didn’t provide us with any clear-cut news on James Maddison (ankle) on Friday, unfortunately, but offered the midfielder’s owners some hope ahead of Gameweek 7.

Rodgers said:

We’ll see over the next couple of days. He’s obviously going to be a doubt for the game. He’s back out, he’s putting some weight on his ankle so we’ll see over the coming days.

It’s just the risk of whether he’s going to last the game or not. Like I say, it’s questionable whether he’ll play or not. But he’s such a talented player we want to give him every chance. We’ll assess it over the next day or so.

Everyone else is fit and ready.

Frank Lampard had plenty to round up in his press conference, saying of Chelsea’s various issues:

Toni [Rudiger] has got a recurring injury in his groin area. We’re trying to find a solution because he’s still got some pain. We’re hopeful it won’t be long but I haven’t got an end date for you.

Andreas [Christensen] should be OK. He has trained with us today, he’s missed most of the week. There’s still a tiny but of pain but hopefully not a risk. He will be in the squad.

Emerson now is going to be the other side of the international break with the hamstring injury. Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] we can’t give a date but he’s outside jogging slowly. We’ll see how that goes over the next weeks, months.

It’s actually been a difficult week for [Giroud]. It was quite a strong illness, it left him pretty weak. He’s been getting a bit of strength back this week. Touch and go to see whether he’s involved tomorrow.

Speaking of Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who returned in the midweek win over Grimsby, Lampard added:

Yeah, they’re in the squad. They performed well the other day. They still have improvement, they’re young players, but they’ve shown their quality. Now they’re back fit, they’re pushing.

Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday that Michail Antonio (hamstring) and Winston Reid (knee) are his only injury-related absentees for the trip to Bournemouth and provided positive news on Manuel Lanzini (foot).

Pellegrini said:

Manuel, he returned to work with the team the last two or three days. He has no pain in his feet. He doesn’t have any problems. He’s in the squad list.

The Cherries will again be without David Brooks (ankle), Dan Gosling (hip), Junior Stanislas (knee), Charlie Daniels (knee) and Adam Smith (hamstring) but at least welcomed back Arnaut Danjuma (foot), Simon Francis (knee) and Lloyd Kelly (ankle) from injury in the EFL Cup defeat to Burton Albion in midweek.

Roy Hodgson confirmed that Wilfried Zaha has recovered from a knock but that Connor Wickham (match fitness) won’t feature this weekend and that Mamadou Sakho (muscle) is a fresh doubt.

The Palace boss said:

We have a problem with Mamadou Sakho. He’s feeling a slight strain so we don’t know as yet whether he’ll recover in time to play but we’ll know that after tomorrow morning.

His opposite number this Saturday, Daniel Farke, has suffered more bad luck with injuries over the last week.

While Max Aarons (ankle) has made an earlier-than-expected return, Alex Tettey (groin) and Tim Krul (back) have joined Timm Klose (knee), Christoph Zimmermann (foot), Tom Trybull (ankle), Mario Vrancic (calf) and Onel Hernandez (knee) on the sidelines.

Ralf Fahrmann remains a doubt due to a groin injury but at least returned to training on Friday and will start if passed fit.

Marco Silva confirmed that André Gomes (ribs) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) will miss Saturday’s game against Manchester City, while Henri Lansbury (ankle) and James Chester (match fitness) will miss out on Aston Villa’s match against Burnley.

Jonathan Kodjia (cheekbone) has returned to training for the Villans but is wearing a protective mask and is uncertain to feature.

Sean Longstaff, Allan Saint-Maximin and Andy Carroll have all been passed fit for Newcastle’s trip to Leicester, while Steve Bruce confirmed on Friday that DeAndre Yedlin is available for selection after a return to training.

Matt Ritchie (ankle), Dwight Gayle (calf) and Florian Lejeune (knee) remain out, though, while Jonjo Shelvey will join them on the sidelines for the next two weeks after picking up a hamstring injury. 

Nuno Espirito Santo wasn’t much more helpful than Guardiola, saying of Wolves’ injury situation:

We have small injuries that we have to manage.


For a round-up of yesterday’s six press conferences, click here.

Predicted line-ups and more detailed information can be found in the Team News tab.

You can view a video round-up or listen to the podcast summary of Gameweek 7’s press conferences below.


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  1. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Who do you prefer
    A - Sterling (c) and Barnes
    B - Son (c) and Vardy -4?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        am thinking this!

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          A is for pansies

          Go for B

          1. Rinseboy
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 10 hours ago

            so tempted. fancy Vardy to get a haul this week too

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 10 hours ago

              I reckon both will be in points

              I have Son (c)

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      a not close

    3. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      A by miles

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    5. DF
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      +1
      Thinking about same moves

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        safety in numbers. Ready to hit the button? Son captain looks great and Vardy is due to explode

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          I'm doing very bad OR wise atm so thinking about taking the risk 😮

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Which moves 😛

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          Raz Barnes >> Son Vardy (-4)

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 10 hours ago

            I’d do it without doubt

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 10 hours ago

              Cheers mate
              🙂

    7. B.V.B 09
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  2. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Pope
    Taa ota kelly
    Sterling salah(VC) kdb mount cantwell
    Pukki Abraham(C)

    Gunn. Greenwood/digne/lund

    Correct captain, 11 and bench order?

  3. Noregretz
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Which Defender and El Capitan ?

    Pope
    Vvd soy diop Kelly Lund
    Salah KDB Sterling Mount
    Pukki Wilson Abraham

    Which Defender to play alongside VVD & Soy
    1. Diop
    2. Kelly

    Captain ?
    A. Salah
    B. KDB
    C. Sterling
    D. Abraham

  4. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Tammy most transferred in 2 weeks in a row

    You know how this ends

    lol

    1. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Tammy sure you to blank! owners will worry. Some will sell for Wood who will haul again

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        lol

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Safety in numbers. He is in teams to protect them from rank falls now.

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      bubble has to burst at some point

  5. Wish you were me
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    On a WC
    Which two would you pick in sterling, aguero and de bruyne?

    1. Boz
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      KDB and Aguero

    2. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      I’ve gone Kun and KDB. Terrified of not owning Sterling but can’t have them all I guess

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Tough one. Long term I see KDB and sterling being the pair to have. But at the moment aguero is in red hot form. I'm waiting for that to change before going back to sterling.

    4. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling and Aguero if you can afford both with Salah?

      1. Wish you were me
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Impossible

        1. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          It is possible. I’ve got players in my mini league with all 3.

    5. Dutte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Kun & Kev

  6. FFFoxy
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    2 questions

    1a) AWB or
    1b) Periera -4
    &
    2a) Aurier or
    2b) Tomori

  7. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Salah...son....kdb....Tammy

    Captain one for me please!

    Thanks

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Son

    2. Boz
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Sonny. Spurs are dire but he's fpl gold

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Son. But might as well roll a 4-sided dice and choose at random.

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah

    5. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah for me, rested and waiting for a haul this gw.

    6. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Som

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Son*

  8. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Current team;
    Pope
    VVD Otamendi Söyüncü
    Salah KDB Ceballos Cantwell
    Aguero Pukki Abraham

    Subs; Stekelenberg Lundstram Hayden Kelly

    Captain?;

    A) Aguero
    B) KDB
    C) Abraham

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      has to be A if you have him

      1. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers!

    2. Dutte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah?

  9. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    On WC...appreciate all comments 0ib

    Soyuncu, Diop, ATT, Otamendi, Lundstram
    Salah, Yarmolenko, KDB, Cantwell, Mount
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

    Thanks all.

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Get two goalkeepers and you're good to go.

    2. Boz
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Nice team. I'd swap Diop for Tomori

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 6 hours ago

        Why? CHE's could not even keep a CS against Norwich, Sheffield or Wolves... So hard to trust them.

    3. Lav
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Different, honestly I do not mind it.

  10. Lav
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Who to captain?

    A.Tammy
    B. Salah
    C. KDB
    D. Sterling

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      C

    2. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    3. Dutte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  11. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Who to play choose any 1

    Digne/lunds/doug/greenwood

    1. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Digne

  12. AFC90
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Down to last decisions on WC

    Team A

    Pope 4.0

    TAA Aurier Soy (Rico Lund)
    Salah KDB Mount Son Cantwell
    Aguero Tammy (Greenwood)

    Team B

    Pope 4.0
    TAA Ota Soy (Rico Lund)
    Salah KDB Mount Son (Hayden)
    Firmino Pukki Tammy

    Thanks in advance !

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      A. you need double city

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        ummmm B has double MCity. What are you talking about?

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B looks better because 3 forwards. I would be somewhat tempted to Salah->Mane and Rico->Aurier, though. Also, Saka instead of Hayden IMO, he should get XI starts while Lacazette is missing.

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Also, McGovern could be the 4.0 GK to get since the other Norwich GKs have at least minor injuries. Never CS potential though really.

        1. AFC90
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          Nice one, cheers

          1. Karhumies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 10 hours ago

            Against MCity, Norwich had 2x GK on the bench. Now that they have 2 injured GKs as well, I begin to wonder who they are able to round up on the bench. I don't see Farke as a player-manager type of guy.

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      B, but with Sterling over Salah.

    4. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Like B

    5. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 6 hours ago

      I would downgrade Aurier and upgrade Greenwood. Team A for me.

  13. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Does anyone else accidentally pronounce Kane in the same way you would Mane? It normally occurs when you have them both in your team.
    Just me? 😀

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      No but I did pronounce James the same way as you would in James Rodríguez.

      1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        lol, gets even worse when Sane is about as well -_-

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 10 hours ago

          this game gets in your head.

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      Mane, Sane, Kane.

  14. Boz
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    WC team:

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Ota Rico (Lund Hanley)
    Mane KDB Son Mount (Guendouzi)
    Auba Pukki Tammy

    0.1itb

    G2G?

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 10 hours ago

      If you are happy with Hanley, Rico, Lundstram being 3/5 of your derensive lineup, sure. I don't normally recommend VVD over TAA, but that would allow you to improve Hanley->Soyuncu and Rico -> Tomori or Mings so you would be able to FT 4.6 defenders to other 4.6 defenders based on fixtures. Otherwise, you are stuck with those 4.0-4.1 defenders until you downgrade something else.

      1. Boz
        • 7 Years
        21 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah good shout. Think TAA is a luxury too far

  15. Jakew99029
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Wc 1.7m in the bank...can’t see how to better use it.

    Pope heaton
    Aurier soy ota tomori (Rico)
    Salah sterling son (c) cant (dendonker)
    Vardy Abraham (Greenwood)

    Thinking auba and yam (West Ham) in next week for Salah/sterling and greenwood. Depending on form this week.

    Thoughts welcomed pls.

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  17. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on this (madness) WC side...

    Pope (Button)
    Ota, Soy, Tomori (Diop, Lundstram)
    Sterling, KBD, Son, Mount, (Cantwell)
    Pukki, Abraham, Aubameyang

  18. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    Simple question

    A: Mount + King... with a view to get Tammy or Haller in gw8

    B: James + Tammy......with a view to upgrade James > Mount or Anderson in gw8

  19. Edge
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 10 hours ago

    WC team...

    A) 4-3-3
    Pope (McGovern)
    *Soy, TAA, Tomori (Lundstram/4m)
    *Mane, De Bruyne, Son, *Mount (Cantwell)
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

    B) 4-3-3
    Pope (McGovern)
    *Otamendi, TAA, Tomori/Soy (Lundstram/4m)
    *Salah, De Bruyne, Son, *Guend (Cantwell)
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

    Appreciate any responses so I can get this locked in for the weekend!

  20. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Greenwood actually starting this weekend? :O

  21. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 6 hours ago

    Can someone please help me understand the Tomori bandwagon? CHE have conceded two goals to each of NOR, SHU, and WOL, as well as 4 to MU and 1 to LIV…zero CS. What am I missing here?
    WH and BUR also have good fixtures with defenders costing the same...and they have 3 and 2 CS!