Team News

FPL Gameweek 12 team news and injury updates

After previously rounding up Thursday’s eight pre-Gameweek 12 press conferences, we now turn our attention to the remaining media gatherings that were held on Friday.

Liverpool v Manchester City is the stand-out fixture this weekend and there was important news from both camps.

Ederson (muscle) will miss Sunday’s clash, with Pep Guardiola saying:

He is not able to play tomorrow. I don’t know [how long he will be out].

Aymeric Laporte (knee), Leroy Sane (knee), Oleksandr Zinchenko (knee) and Rodri (hamstring) remain missing while David Silva (muscle) – who there was no mention of in Friday’s presser – also looks likely to miss out, with Guardiola having said last Sunday:

I didn’t speak with the doctor but when he has some muscular problems and can’t play more minutes it’s because he has something, and muscular problems normally means 10 to 12 days.

Asked about his “defensive” tactics at Anfield last season, Guardiola added:

The plan for Anfield last season was not like this. Let them play maybe the first step but push and try to play as always. But the people forget you sometimes can’t do it because we play against the champions of Europe.

Defensive was not the plan, it’s because they were so good. We are not going to play 90 minutes there because they are an exceptional team. Sometimes you have to defend deep, sometimes you can’t make a build-up as usual because they are incredible.

Jurgen Klopp had more positive news from the Liverpool camp, saying:

Virg [van Dijk] was for other reasons not here [on Thursday] but is completely fine. Jordan [Henderson] is completely fine. Joel [Matip] still out, like Shaq, like Clyney.

Mason Mount (ankle) has been the cause of concern among Fantasy managers over the last 48 hours but Frank Lampard offered his owners a glimmer of hope in Friday’s press conference when saying:

Ross [Barkley] has got an ongoing issue so he’s not in the squad tomorrow. With Mason [Mount], he’s in the squad, we’re giving him another 24 hours, and we’ll make a call on that one in the morning.

Antonio Rudiger (groin) faces another three weeks on the sidelines, however.

Crystal Palace are in good shape as they prepare to visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Roy Hodgson saying that all of his squad are fit.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t deliver a press conference today but we have had some of his post-Europa League comments lifted from their embargo.

Asked whether any of his injured players could return this weekend, the Norwegian said:

Hopefully Scott [McTominay]. Hopefully Victor [Lindelöf] as well. He hasn’t trained this week. It’s his foot.

When probed about whether Brandon Williams could start in place of the suspended Ashley Young, Solskjaer replied:

There are options. I’m not going to give the team out now. Ashley is suspended and I felt we needed a strong team tonight and an experienced team. We just wanted the win.

Solskjaer again seemed to suggest that Mason Greenwood wouldn’t be involved on the domestic front, adding:

Sometimes it’s not the right time to play him. We’re taking our time with him. It’s been a difficult period, Anthony’s been away, but to put all the weight on his shoulders wasn’t right. He needs to learn the man’s game.

Brighton’s Adam Webster will miss the trip to Old Trafford after damaging his ankle ligaments.

Spurs reported that Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen (both hamstring) remain unavailable this weekend as they continue their rehabilitation, while Hugo Lloris (elbow) is a longer-term absentee.

Asked specifically about another start for Giovani Lo Celso, Mauricio Pochettino said:

I need to assess tomorrow morning, it is a very short period to recover. Some players suffer some small issues and are maybe not fresh enough to play. We are going to play three games in six days.

Across north London, Unai Emery said that Granit Xhaka won’t be considered for a first-team return after the public fallout between the erstwhile club captain and Arsenal’s fans.

Dani Ceballos is also unavailable after picking up a hamstring injury in the draw with Vitoria on Wednesday.

Dean Smith expressed some doubt about Jack Grealish‘s (calf) chances of featuring against Wolves this weekend, saying of his midfielder:

It’s 50/50, to be honest. I expected him to be training by now but unfortunately, the bleed on his calf was a little bit bigger, so he’s still got a lot of pain.

He’s physically OK. He just needs to make sure that he can get through the training session tomorrow. We’re hopeful but he’s a 50/50 one at the moment.

Nuno Espirito Santo said that Morgan Gibbs-White remains a doubt with a niggling back problem.

Ahead of Bournemouth’s trip to Newcastle, Eddie Howe said:

Dan Gosling has trained and trained well. Still no David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Charlie Daniels. Andrew Surman is still out, so we’re missing some key players but the squad is still in good shape.

The Magpies will again be without Fabian Schar (knee), Matt Ritchie (ankle), Florian Lejeune (match fitness) and Sean Longstaff (suspended).


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

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830 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Itching to do kelly to a norwich defender so I cud watch tonights game 🙂

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Get Watford defender instead, helps in long run as well

  2. LEFT-FIELD
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Play Dunk or Lascelles?

  3. Alli
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    A) Cantwell > Maddison/Martial (-4)
    B) Greenwood > Jimé (-4)
    C) Save

    Heaton
    Lundstram - Diop - Rico
    Mané - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Vardy(vc) - Tammy(c)

    Ryan - Söyüncü - Dunk - Greenwood

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

      B

      1. Alli
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        For a hit? I've already done -4.

  4. SerieD
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Help needed!

    A) Aguero-->Kane
    B)Aguero-->Auba
    C)Aguero-->something else?
    D)just keep Aguero

    2ft 0itb
    Fowards i have Tammy(C), Vardy(vc), Aguero
    Thanks for opinions!

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

      D unless to Jiminez and upgrade elsewhere

      1. SerieD
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        True.

        Pope
        Rico, tomori, lund
        Mount, Mane, maddison, KDB
        Aguero, Vardy, Tammy

        Dendoncker, dunk, soy

        A)Aguero, Mount---> Jimenez, Martial 3.5 ITB
        BAguero, Mount---> Kane, Martial 0ITB

  5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Repost sorry
    Start
    A) janmaat
    B) Rico

    1. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      B - on some set pieces

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks

  6. Belli2007
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Shipping Otamendi as he will go down tonight...

    Have TAA, Lund, Soy and Rico (as do many) and so thinking I free up funds for use elsewhere....

    a) Kelly (4.1) - people are shipping out so could go down in not too distant future, may also have to settle for bench with others back

    b) Hanley (4.0) - injured but due back after international break, likely to play and prefer to have playing bench where possible, gives me an extra 0.1

    Gives me 1.7 in the bank so can upgrade Hayden to CHO/McGinn/Grealish who I will rotate with Connolly

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      I went with Reid (3.9), not close to price fall, 0.1 extra saving and might get some gametime when he returns.

      1. Belli2007
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        Hadn't spotted that, that is a good shout and puts Daniel James into my price bracket for mids too

        1. Belli2007
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          Thanks

  7. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Have 2FT with the following current squad:

    Pope (Gazzaniga)
    TAA, Tomori, Lundstram, Rico (Soyuncu)
    Sterling, Mane, KDB, Mount (Dendoncker)
    Vardy, Abraham (Connolly)

    Do I:

    A. Swap Mount to Pulisic (have exact cash) and roll 1 transfer forward,
    B. Use both transfers to do KDB and Connolly > Martial and Jimenez?

    1. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      That's tough. I would probably do a) with Mount being a risk and despite Man City being away at Liverpool I don't think you should ship KDB

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      B more reasonable 2 nailed players with good form and fixtures. Go A and you will be wondering if Pulisic is playing or benched each week.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Thoughts on Ozil as a differential?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      For 1-week, its fine. After that you never know what Emery will do

      1. Belli2007
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        He probably had his best match of last season against Leicester and scored .....

  9. Belli2007
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Play Connolly (away at Man Utd) or Hayden (home to Bournemouth)

    Currently on Hayden

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      Hayden

  10. Slam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    KDB -> Son for a -4
    Yay or Nay

    1. yer old da
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 4 hours ago

      No way

  11. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Botomed

    My def. Kely ota lund Lowton soy
    Which

    A) ota to taa, keep kelly 5th def. May upgrade him later
    B) Ota to wilems, gw13 kely -4 to taa

  12. Slam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Don't forget that Bravo played vs Liverpool already this season...
    The game ended 1-1 with a Matip header

  13. Slam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Mendy - Lundstram - Mings - Rico
    Salah - KDB - Mount - CHO - D.Luiz
    Vardy - Abraham - Haller

    0 FT
    3.0 ITB

    Any move would be for a hit.
    Currently thinking Haller -> Firmino. Any other thoughts?

  14. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 4 hours ago

    Is this too flexible on a WC?

    Current team

    Pope/Heaton
    VVD,Mendy,Cresswell,Lundy,Rico
    KDB,Salah, Mount, Tielemans, Dendo
    King, Aguero, Abraham

    Thinkng of going to

    Gazza/Button
    TAA, Chilwell, Willems, Lundy, Rico
    Mane,KDB, Mount, Tielemens, Pulisic
    Vardy, Jiminez, Abraham

    Fed up with VVD 2's every week.

    Dont like chelsea triple up, but they look so good going forward then i plan to bring in Trossard and free up some cash? Or get Pereira and Trossard now? Form over fixtures?) Even Janmatt so to be able to avord a more expensive midfielder if Son explodes

    Good idea? Or Wait?

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

      You cant play 2-5-3 so one premium mid will go to waste every gw. Downgrade Pulisic do willems to taa,

  15. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    mount to pulisic for -4?

    1. FPL Motty
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Mount may still play, probably hold for a hit

  16. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Pope
    Lundstram, TAA, Rico
    Salah, KDB, Pulisic, Tielemans
    Abraham (vc), Vardy (c), Pukki

    Heaton, Dendoncker, Söyüncü, Otamendi

    That’s me locked in for this GW. I will WC over the IB.

    All the best, folks.

  17. Jehstafari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Last minute panic transfer, does this look any good?

    Aguero & Yarmalenko > Kane & Maddison

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Why not

  18. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Tomori Rico
    KDB Sterling Mane Pulisic Martial
    Jimenez Abraham

    Lundstram Soyuncu Connolly

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Don't play Lund at your peril.
      The ownership alone should force your hand; never mind the easy fixture vs Spurs

  19. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 3 hours ago

    Clues on how long to the update?
    Knackered but I must do my Sterling Mane tfr. tonight and I need to sleep
    Anyone realized what a waste of time the pressers have been lately.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 3 hours ago

      Fortnight.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 3 hours ago

        Just Love you brother!