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FPL Gameweek 11 team news and injury updates so far

It was a quiet day on the Premier League press conference front, with only six top-flight managers holding their pre-Gameweek 11 media gatherings.

That means we will have a bumper crop of 14 pressers on Friday, with all of the ‘big six’ managers and the likes of Brendan Rodgers, Nuno Espirito Santo and Eddie Howe hopefully bringing us some clear-cut injury updates.

As for Thursday, there were few headline-grabbing quotes from the six managers who talked to the press.

For Fantasy managers, the most pertinent comments from Ralph Hasenhuttl didn’t concern team news per se but rather the approach of his Saints side when they visit Manchester City on Saturday.

The Southampton boss said:

It’s another game of being as nasty as possible, giving them not so many chances. For our side, be a little bit more self-confident.

It’s not so easy or seldom possible to press them high, this is why we immediately dropped back and came back in shape after losing the ball. This is not our normal style.

Normally we want to stay in, keeping longer pressure on them, but they are so calm on the ball and have so much quality. It’s not so easy to press them high and they don’t really get upset about getting pressure.

Asked first about Cedric Soares (calf) and Moussa Djenepo (muscle), Hasenhuttl added:

They trained today the first time with the team, this is positive. It’s a little bit too early for the weekend, they start training today, it was only a light session. I think for the Everton game they are an option.

Sofiane [Boufal] had a little problem with his knee after the game, Redmond yesterday in the session had a tackle where he fell on his knee. But they’re both OK, I think they are both options for the weekend. Two players back, maybe for the bench is one option.

There may be a change between the posts for the Saints at the Etihad, with Hasenhuttl saying of Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy:

Not an easy evening for Angus against Leicester. Alex made a good job on Tuesday, made a few good saves and with his body language in the goal, made a good performance. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do.

Bernardo (knock) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain out for Brighton, who are otherwise injury-free going into Saturday’s game against Norwich.

When asked about the possibility of Leandro Trossard starting, Graham Potter said:

They were his first minutes since the end of August, so that’s the consideration: how much time he can play. The quality of Leandro is not in doubt. We have to just manage that situation the best we can.

You can see the influence that he had on the last 30 minutes of the [Everton] game, the game started to become a little bit more open, a little bit more stretched, and then his quality in the final third is really helpful for us.

Chris Wilder was frustratingly coy on Sheffield United’s injury news, saying only:

There’s a couple that we are hoping are going to be fit for the weekend. They’ll go through the process today and tomorrow, [to] give them as much time as possible.

Asked whether the in-form Lys Mousset is ready to play for 90 minutes after his benching in Gameweek 10, Wilder replied:

Possibly a little bit off. But when you look at our forwards, not many of them play 90 minutes. We’ve got a group of forwards that we can change.

I believe we made the right call last week but maybe if we’d had a week’s work with Lys, the games Saturday to Saturday, then I’d have been very, very tempted to start him at West Ham.

The Blades are up against Burnley this weekend, with the Clarets still sweating on the fitness of Chris Wood (hamstring).

Phil Bardsley (back) is a fresh doubt, too, with Sean Dyche saying:

Chris Wood’s touch and go, he’s making a good recovery but you always get those moments of decision: should we, shouldn’t we? We’ll speak to him over the next 24 hours.

Bardo’s got a tight back, so we’ll see how that settles down.

Johann [Berg Gudmundsson] is making good progress but is still going to be weeks, not days.

On West Ham’s injury news, Manuel Pellegrini said:

Jack [Wilshere] is with some small problem but he is not 100% fit. I think that for him it is a risk to try to come back before he has completely recovered from that.

Winston Reid played yesterday night with the under-23s. He played 65 minutes without any problem. We’ll see how he reacts. Now he will play another game, a complete game, and as soon as he can, he will start working with the first-team squad.

Antonio and Lukasz Fabianski are recovering from their surgeries. Antonio I think will be ready for after the international break. All the other players are fit.

Watford ruled Domingos Quina (groin) and Ismaila Sarr (leg) out of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea, while Etienne Capoue (back) is “not 100 per cent”.

Quique Sanchez Flores said of Tom Cleverley (heel), meanwhile:

He has a little problem with his heel. I think not too long. He is positive, he will come back soon.

Isaac Success has recovered from a groin injury, though, while Sanchez Flores said Troy Deeney (knee) would “probably” be ready for a return after the November international break.


Predicted line-ups and more detailed information will be found in the Team News tab, which is being refreshed over the coming 24 hours.

We’ll have our regular early-evening round-up of Friday’s press conferences tomorrow, along with a video/podcast summary of Thursday and Friday’s breaking injury news.

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580 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Regin
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    is lacazette or firmino worth a punt? firmino blanked 4 in a row. laca back from injury. i want to get rid of pukki & have money ITB

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I've looked at Bobby myself but think I'm going to go with double Liverpool defence instead because I can't decide who to drop out of Vardy (have Aguero atm), Jiminez or Tammy. Not sure about Lacazette but could be a shout.

    2. WALOR
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Hold for nice fixtures, he will come good, and could even deliver vs MCity

    3. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I would say neither personally. What about Jimenez?

      1. Regin
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        he is another option. i'll wait 1 more week.

    4. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Next week getting Vardy. The following week ditching for Firmino.

  2. Another Hoops
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Am I G2G and have the bench order right? 1 FT 0 ITB

    Ryan
    Lundstram - Otamendi - Van Dijk
    KDB - Mane - Mount - Yarmelenko
    Abraham - Aguero - Jiminez

    Button - Maddison - Soyuncu - Lowton

    1. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Wow you have a lot of money on the bench! Are you hoping to make 2 transfers next week and take Maddison out?

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

        Yeah can't whose spot Maddison takes. Next week I plan to do Aguero & Otamendi to Vardy & Trent leaving me with around 1 mil ITB probably to either get a 2nd keeper or upgrade Yarmelenko.

  3. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    A) Jimenez + Robertson + Mane
    B) Jota + TAA + Salah

    1. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Dayummm tough... B

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I am thinking the same....I currently only have VVD from Liverpool and had originally been planning option A but then realised that B was possible.

        Perhaps I should go for an alternative for Jota (have up to 6.6 to spend)....

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      A because of Robertson over TAA

    3. Stuck Matip In
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Just have TAA and Mane and you're good

  4. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Who do you think scores more this week Auba or Kane?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Whichever doesn't get booked

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        Lol

    2. Another Hoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Auba but I'm sure Kane has a decent record at Goodison.

    3. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Hopefully Auba

  5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      12 days, 3 hours ago

      Lots of people mentioning Sterling due more goals, which he is. Not much mentioned about assists though. One so far. Has created sooo many chances. If he gets the same he got as last season or one before, then he’s due say 15 assists in 28 more games. Has to have a big game soon, just on stats and chances.

    • Scooby75
        12 days, 3 hours ago

        What are pros and cons of Aguero, Cantwell > Vardy, Mount?

        Thankyou

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 3 hours ago

          Pro- 2 safe options vs. rotation risk.
          Con- Aguero could explode vs Shampton.

          I would do these transfers next week.

          1. Scooby75
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              Cheers, I have 2 FT this week so can’t make up my mind to pull the trigger

          2. Another Hoops
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            Pro is simply that Vardy and Mount are almost guaranteed to play. Con is that Aguero on his own has the higher ceiling if he starts.

            1. Scooby75
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                Appreciated:
                Ryan
                VVD, Lund, Tomori,
                Salah, Sterling (c) KDB, Cantwell
                Aguero, Abraham, Connolly

                Dend, Pieters, Kelly

                2 FT, 0.1 in the bank.

          3. Regin
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 3 hours ago

            i am beginning to feel some regret selling kun to vardy rage transfer.
            i would have anyways done it after gw11. now i actually hope kun is benched.

            1. Scooby75
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                Yep, I’ve been cautious. So your comment was extra kind if you have already done Kun>Vardy. But most probably Kun benched Vardy party as it’s that type of FPL SEASON

            2. andres
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              I will give you my password to fpl and you guys manage!

              Cant make good decisions this season.

              And i was 329 in the world in 12/13!

            3. Regin
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 3 hours ago

              who to captain? Dont have Sterling, Kun or Salah

              A. KDB (seems to be playing more deep)
              B. Mane (Villa at home not too bad)
              C. Abraham (CHE have great away record)
              D. Vardy (Can he continue his great form away to Palace?)

              So I am leaning C.

              1. Scooby75
                  12 days, 3 hours ago

                  A. It’s Southampton

              2. Hits from the Bong
                • 1 Year
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                I’m very close to triple captaining Kun, who’s with me?

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 3 Years
                  12 days, 3 hours ago

                  move away from the bong

              3. Regin
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 3 hours ago

                i have a feeling lundstram can be captain material. I am predicting a CS & an assist or goal by Lundstram.

              4. Trickster72
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                12 days, 1 hour ago

                What do you think of my team for this week... honestly?
                Pope,
                Pereira, Lundstram, Chilwell,
                Mount, James, DeBryne, Sterling,
                Vardy, Abraham, Aguero,
                Subs: Guendozi, Rico & Kelly
                What do we think the best formation is for a team?