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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
    2 months, 12 days ago

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

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        am thinking this!

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A is for pansies

          Go for B

          1. Rinseboy
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I reckon both will be in points

              I have Son (c)

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      a not close

    3. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A by miles

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    5. DF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      +1
      Thinking about same moves

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Which moves 😛

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Raz Barnes >> Son Vardy (-4)

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I’d do it without doubt

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers mate
              🙂

    7. F0oTBall GuRu
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

    8. Oldie99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      Gunn. Greenwood/digne/lund

      Correct captain, 11 and bench order?

    9. Noregretz
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days 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

    10. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Tammy most transferred in 2 weeks in a row

      You know how this ends

      lol

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          lol

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      3. F4L
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        bubble has to burst at some point

    11. Wish you were me
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. Boz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        KDB and Aguero

      2. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Sterling and Aguero if you can afford both with Salah?

        1. Wish you were me
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Impossible

          1. Marty McFly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

      5. Dutte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Kun & Kev

    12. FFFoxy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      2 questions

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

    13. Bumbaclot
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      Captain one for me please!

      Thanks

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Son

      2. Boz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Sonny. Spurs are dire but he's fpl gold

      3. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      4. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah

      5. Teomi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

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

      6. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Som

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Son*

    14. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days ago

        has to be A if you have him

        1. Danstoke82
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers!

      2. Dutte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Salah?

    15. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Get two goalkeepers and you're good to go.

      2. Boz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Nice team. I'd swap Diop for Tomori

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

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

      3. Lav
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Different, honestly I do not mind it.

    16. Lav
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who to captain?

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

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        C

      2. Teomi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

      3. Dutte
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B

    17. Champions united
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who to play choose any 1

      Digne/lunds/doug/greenwood

      1. Sid1891
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Digne

    18. AFC90
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A. you need double city

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days 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
          2 months, 12 days 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
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Nice one, cheers

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days 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
        2 months, 12 days ago

        B, but with Sterling over Salah.

      4. Sid1891
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Like B

      5. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

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

    19. Trophé Mourinho
        2 months, 12 days 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
          2 months, 12 days ago

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

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                this game gets in your head.

          2. Tomerick
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Mane, Sane, Kane.

        2. Boz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days 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
            2 months, 12 days 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
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah good shout. Think TAA is a luxury too far

        3. Jakew99029
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days 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.

        4. New Article Posted
        5. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thoughts on this (madness) WC side...

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

        6. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days 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

        7. Edge
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days 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!

        8. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Is Greenwood actually starting this weekend? :O

        9. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days 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!