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FPL Gameweek 12 team news and injury updates so far

Given that there is a Friday night deadline this week, there were disappointingly few Premier League press conferences held on Thursday afternoon.

Only eight media gatherings took place, with none of the managers from the ‘big six’ clubs amongst them.

We are likely to get a further ten pre-Gameweek 12 pressers tomorrow and whatever information we can extract from Nuno Espirito Santo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s post-Europa League press conferences tonight, with some of that information perhaps embargoed.

Brendan Rodgers was perhaps the headline act on a quiet Thursday, bringing the sort of injury news Fantasy managers like to hear: no news.

The Leicester City manager has a near-complete clean bill of health for the visit of Arsenal, with only Matty James (Achilles) unavailable – and even he has returned to the training ground this week.

Sean Dyche revealed on Thursday that Chris Wood (hamstring) has “every chance” of being available for selection against West Ham United, although Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) remains absent.

Asked whether there could be team changes this weekend, the Burnley boss said:

It’s a possibility. They always are, by the way, but if you have a tough result or performance then it enhances that fact. It keeps everyone alive.

Danny Drinkwater (ankle) is back in full training but a little way from a playing return.

Manuel Pellegrini says that Lukasz Fabianski (hip) faces at least another month out, although Michail Antonio (hamstring) is expected back after the international break.

Winston Reid is still building up his match-fitness, while Jack Wilshere (groin) will be assessed ahead of the trip to Turf Moor.

Pellegrini said of Wilshere:

We will evaluate, to see if he can be [available] for Saturday or not. We need to see him working tomorrow.

Norwich City have been gradually getting bodies back over the past couple of weeks and there was further good news from Daniel Farke on Thursday, with the Canaries’ boss saying:

Mario Vrancic, since two and a half weeks, consistently on the training pitch. He’s not fit for 90 minutes but at least a topic for the squad. It’s good to have him at least as an option.”

Grant Hanley is likely to be back pretty soon after the international break. Christoph Zimmermann was involved in some parts of team training during this week, it looks like he will also be back pretty soon after the international break.

Farke also confirmed that Todd Cantwell, Ibrahim Amadou, Tom Trybull and Onel Hernandez are all back up to full fitness following their recent injuries.

Quique Sanchez Flores welcomes back Troy Deeney (knee) from injury after a lengthy absence, meanwhile.

Flores said first of his club captain, and then of other returning players:

He’s ready to come to the group and go to the list. He is ready and we will make the final decision. It’s very good news.

It’s not just Deeney. We have [José] Holebas, Capoue, [Sebastian] Prödl, Sarr – players who have recovered in the week — and now we have more options. It’s good for the team.

Ahead of Southampton’s match against Everton, Ralph Hasenhuttl said:

Moussa [Djenepo] is back, Cedric is back, they can train with the team. No more injuries, so we have all the players on board now. Ryan Bertrand, he is still suspended. The rest are fit.

The Toffees aren’t quite so blessed with a clean bill of health, with Andre Gomes facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle fracture-dislocation in the draw with Spurs last Sunday.

Bernard (knee) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) remain on the injury list.

Marco Silva said of Fabian Delph (hamstring):

Big doubt for the game. Let’s see tomorrow and on the matchday but at this moment I can tell you he’s a big doubt for the match.

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

We’ve got a couple that are hopefully going to train today. No names mentioned obviously! But we’re hopeful that they’ll train today and be on the trip down south tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow will hopefully bring us fresh updates on the likes of Ederson (muscle) and Mason Mount (ankle) and you read up on those injuries in our Scout Notes articles below:

READ MORE: Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City and Red Star 0-4 Spurs
READ MORE: Chelsea 4-4 Ajax and Liverpool 2-1 Genk


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 article round-up of Friday’s press conferences tomorrow, along with a second video/podcast summary of any breaking injury news.

Joe and Neale’s YouTube round-up of Thursday’s pressers can be viewed or listened to below.



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1,322 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Just did Rashford and Martial in for a -8 , "welc, anyway your in the team"

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      good luck!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Really?!

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah couldn't resist, they are world beaters

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Lol. Rashford wasn’t for me last week against Bournmouth.

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Why on earth did you do this move tough? Your killing your rank mate!

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        though*

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Ahh... your joking.. I see now

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Sorry mate didn't know you was about. Haven't done that really. YNWA.

  2. jr3jonny
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Salah + Otamendi + Wilson —> Mané + Vardy + Soyuncu (-4)

    Too little too late or just go with it?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      No your need Rashford and Martial

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Maybe just get Ota out?

    3. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Good transfers

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      no

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Triple up Rashfraud, Man made of glass and Greenwood incoming.

    What a sight.

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Still prefer Martial for 0.8 less.. not watching the game though.

  4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    I'm being adviced to go for a liverpool double up defensively. But is this strategy really sound with the likes of Soyuncu and Lundstram performing just as good / even better? Liverpools fixtures are mouthwatering. But so are Leicesters and Chelseas. And Lundstram seems to be fixture proof given his goal threat.

    In the light of the above, which combo would you pick?

    A) Kane, Martial, Tomori
    --> Tomori in a two out of four rotation with Lundstram, Soy and a 4.5 defender

    B) Jimenez, Son, Roberton
    --> Rotate Soy and Lundstram only

    TAA is a part of all options

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      B

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Care to elaborate mate? I feel like most people say A because they disregard Kane. Would it change anything for you if I went with Auba instead?

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          I disregard both Kane & Auba atm..

          I chose B because every single player (fwd,mid,def) is a better pick then their counterpart in A

          1. Kip
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            Fwiw: personally i’m going for the Salah Mane TAA triple up after the IB

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              This is what i'm on now, great setup for pool players.

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 23 hours ago

                It's not like pool has been scoring for fun of late. +24 million for two pool attackers seems excessive

    2. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Waste of money

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Pool defenders?

        1. David Lo Pan
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Yes, I think so

  5. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Rest Martial you idiot

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Me?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        The idiot part applies!

        1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Come on then

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        We're all idiots

  6. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Gtg for this week?
    Pope
    TAA,Robertson,Lundstrum
    Sterling,KDB, Mount, Yarmolenko
    Abraham,Vardy(c),Rashford(vc)

    Button,Rico,Soyuncu,Cantwell. 1.3m itb.

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Would rather Jimenez than Rashford. By some distance. You a Utd fan?

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Everton

  7. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Nice. Rashford off

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Good for him. Personally not interested in Utd assets

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeh wish I’d gone Jimenez instead. I’ll leave Rashford in a few weeks though, see how he pans out.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Rash rest

  9. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    This rush to drop Citeh assets is a bit bizarre. I'm thinking of getting rid of Sterling because he never does anything against Liverpool, but Aguero didn't come on til the 73rd. Liverpool have hardly been solid defensively. Chelsea follow the next week and they got tonked 5-0 at Citeh last season and Aguero scored a hat trick. I think people are being a bit premature.

    1. Rustin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Let them I'm keeping aguero only problem is I cant get vardy in

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I'm thinking of wildcarding to get Aguero and Mane in.

        1. Rustin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          I've had aguero from the start it has hurt my rank but I think he will end up one of the top scorers again,didn't enter my mind to get rid before these next 2 fixtures. You have to use your wildcard or lose it in a few weeks so yeah why not

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            How can it have hurt your rank though? He has scored a plenty?

            1. Rustin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              Not only him to be fair stuck with Salah also ffs

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      dont think what has happenes years ago has any bearing in 2019

      1. Rustin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Wouldnt say years ago and he is still the best striker in the leauge playing for arguably the best team in the leauge

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          what?

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Chelsea also just shipped 4 at home to Ajax. I'm probably captaining a City player against them.

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Tbh guys , i really do think Martial is a good pick and said for my mate to (c) him, jokes aside.

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      I am considering

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Not convinced by Rashford though and think

    Vardy Abraham Aubameyang/Jiminez

    Is best which leaves no room

  12. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Can Gazzaniga be my keeper till xmas with just a 4.0 second keeper?

    1. David Lo Pan
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        CHeers

  13. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Time to sell Jimenez?

    1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Why's that ?

      1. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        77 minutes without scoring

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          So a striker who goes 77 minutes without scoring should be sold ?

          1. fr3d
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            81 now

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              You only give strikers 77. Must be taking hits every week.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 23 hours ago

                ...

            2. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              Pity that you would have sold him. Too late for you.

    2. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      I don't get why people are rushing to bring him in when he has EL commitments. He blanked after his last European match.

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        That he blanks again in no way follows

        1. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Yeah but post-EL fatigue is a well documented phenomenon that has affected pretty much every English team ever

    3. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      he got a pen this match

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      build the wall

  14. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Last question please:

    A soy and McGuire
    B chillwel and willems

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Soy & Willems?

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Chil not worth the 0.8over soy?

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      a

  15. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    jwp, perez, trossard or other (6.1m avail)

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      daniel james could be a shout

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        have a no welsh policy

  16. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Jimenez goal

  17. WrightnBright
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Already done Sterling to Mane, still left with a non playing DSilva - should I...

    A) play a 4.5 def (Diop or Soyuncu)
    B) Maddison -4 (have Vardy)
    C) Martial -4

    1. TB303
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Thinking the same re mane. What’s your reason?
      Cheers

      1. WrightnBright
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Going for the Salah/Mane double up, no liv def.

        It’s an easy swap back if it goes balls up, which I doubt it will!

        Made a big mistake getting in DSilva last week

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Liverpool have had a hard time scoring goals lately. Two midfielders seems excessive given the price of 24+ millions

          1. WrightnBright
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            I’ll take the chance with the better fixtures for a few games and can easily swap back to Sterling when he inevitably starts hauling!

            Im one of few with no Liv defs, just seeing so much value in the cheapies - I may be proved wrong!

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Go back in time and sell Silva instead of Sterling.

      1. WrightnBright
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        If I could go back in time I wouldn’t have got him in last flipping week - disaster!

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          In all seriousness I'd play Soyuncu this week and reassess over the international break.

  18. TB303
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    I have Dilva, Sterling & KDB

    Should I do sterling -> mane on a free?

    1. WrightnBright
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Had same 3, KDB staying for me - DSilva price a good enabler for likes of Martial,Maddison,Jimenez,Liv def etc

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      I'd sell the injured one first.

  19. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Chances Jimenez gets rested?

    1. Stuck Matip In
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      High chance he'll be rested for villa

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        He never really misses a match. No International call up.
        Big game. I’m just trying to find a reason to go Rashford instead.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      50%

  20. Stuck Matip In
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 22 hours ago

    Whoever I captain out of Mane or Vardy will definitely blank

  21. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Pope
    Taa, Lundstram, Rico, Soyuncu
    Mane, Kdb, Mount
    Aguero, Abraham, Vardy

    Cho, Dendoker, Kelly

    1ft 0.3 itb, Save ft? Start Mount or Cho or both and bench Soyuncu?

  22. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Wilson out for Jiminez or keep?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 19 hours ago

      I’d keep vs Newcastle

  23. KDB4PREZ
    6 days, 18 hours ago

    First time player and wondering how valuable the BB chip is? I have CHO, Rico, lowten for this week all with great fixtures and I’m very tempted

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 18 hours ago

      nononono