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. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Cheeky Buendia punt this week?

  2. Energetics
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Bench one.

    A. Soyuncu
    B. Lundy
    C. Rico

    Thanks!

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    2. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      C for me

    3. Roger's Canaries
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A for me

    4. Lokako
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

    5. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

    6. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      I've gone B but i'm always wrong

    7. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    8. Energetics
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Thanks all!

      Had Rico on bench but scout picks convinced me otherwise.

      Reluctant to bench Lundy as benched his 21 points (and all his hauls) last week.

      Currently swaying towards Soy

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

    Play 1
    A) lund
    B) maupay

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A easily

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Thank you mate, leaning towards that myself

    2. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

  4. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Help to bench 2 player guys...

    Ryan
    Tomori TAA Soy Lund Lowton
    Salah Sterling KDB McGinn
    King Abraham Jimenez

    Button. ... ... Cantwell

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Soy lowton

  5. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Risk and start Cantwell instead of Mount?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      No, IMO.

      But I have started Cantwell instead of Lundstram. Hope to have a team lineup before the deadline.

      1. Energetics
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        I haven’t even considered this.

        Been agonising which two to start out of Lundy, Rico and Soy.

        Cantwell bench fodder to me at this point.

  6. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    With both TAA and VVD, should I bench VVD this week?

  7. DontPiqueTooSoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Benching question -

    1st sub Lundstram or Connolly or bench Mount outright??

    Team
    Pope
    Chilwell, Tomori, Rico
    Mane, KDB, Sterling, Mount, Mcginn
    Vardy, Abraham

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Play Lundstram and bench Tomori.

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Not for me. Tomori at home vs Palace. Much better chance of a clean sheet IMO

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          agreed

        2. Arse Biscuit
          • 10 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Chelsea aren't great at clean sheets

          1. 4-4-who?
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Do they have ANY?

    2. Arse Biscuit
      • 10 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Play Lundstram and bench Tomori

  8. Dribbles
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      I'm releasing funds to fund a team trip

    • PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Is Yarmolenko a doubt?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        I would like to know this also

    • 4-4-who?
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Does anyone have the definitive information on why the points deduction associated with Son's rescinded red card haven't been added back in?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Have they not? Maybe be added after todays points update.

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm feeling we won't see them again. Frustrating when you are in Top 5k...

      2. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Points are confirmed an hour after the GW finishes.
        Any retrospective action is not reflected in FPL points.

        That ship has sailed I’m afraid.

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          So much for VAR on red card decision eh! Total farce lol!

          1. Brimble82
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Don’t get me started!
            Still fuming over FPL’s decision to award Dilva the goal against Villa - costing me both KDB and Mendy points!

            1. 4-4-who?
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              I had KDB and Silva so worked for me!

              1. Brimble82
                • 1 Year
                3 days, 2 hours ago

                I lost two on KDB, but it was the six I lost on Mendy (assist + BPS) that really smarted!

              2. RealVirg
                  3 days, 2 hours ago

                  Then you deserve to lose Son points this time then

                  1. 4-4-who?
                    • 9 Years
                    3 days, 1 hour ago

                    *Deserve???

            2. Brimble82
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              It explains it here in the rules, under Scoring>Finalising assists:
              “For the avoidance of doubt, points awarded in-game are subject to change up until one hour after the final whistle of the last match of any given day. Once the points have all been updated on that day, no further adjustments to points will be made.”

              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

              1. 4-4-who?
                • 9 Years
                3 days, 2 hours ago

                Thanks

      3. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        All set?
        0FT 0ITB
        Pope
        TAA Tomori Rico
        Mane KDB Son Martial
        Vardy(c) Tammy Jimenez

        Button - Lund Soy Saka

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

        Help plz :'(
        Last Question and i think its a good moves
        Kün + Sterling + Mount >
        Kane + Mané + Marital
        For just -4 pts
        Yaaaaay
        Naaaay

        1. Neves say Never
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Losing both raz and Kun long term is risky, but might be a good idea this week. I’d lose Kun and maybe Mount but not to martial, maybe to Pulisic?

      5. FOO FIGHTER
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Bravo, Bravo 🙂

        • 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Also interested in views on Mount starting and whether to transfer out?

          1. Yome
            • 7 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            May as well keep and start.
            He will be fully fit after the international break

        • DENZ
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Play Connolly or Tomori ?

          1. DontPiqueTooSoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Tomori

        • Dare Do The Punt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Really struggling with this deciaion, who to captain guys?

          A) Martial

          B) Vardy

          C) Tammy

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 2 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I'm with B

          2. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            The majority will go B, depends whether u want a gamble or not. Tammy a good option imo but its a difficult call. I'm going B.

          3. DontPiqueTooSoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            B

          4. 4-4-who?
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I'm on Jiminez - fancy a big day for Wolves

        • ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Bench order right?

          Cantwell Soy Lund

          1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I’d go Lund Cant Soy

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Reckon Cantwell could start?

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I’d have the complete opposite order

            It’s a real lottery this week - they are all too close to call

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              True that. Got Mount in the XI, so this is important

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

            Get Lund playing!

        • corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Any last minute transfers?

          1FT + 0.5m

          Pope Button
          TAA Robertson Tomori Soyuncu Lundstram
          Sterling Martial Maddison Mount Dendoncker
          Vardy Aubameyang Pukki

        • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Who to bench? Need to choose 2 from these 3

          1. Soyuncu
          2. Lundstram
          3. Rico

          1. DontPiqueTooSoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            1 & 2

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I would play 2 and 3.

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          8/11 Scout pick. I’m doomed.

          G2G though? 😆 3.5m ITB, 0FT.

          Pope
          TAA Lundstram Rico
          Mane KDB Mount** Maddison
          Vardy(c) Abraham Jimenez

          McGovern Soyuncu Dendoncker Kelly

          🙂 thanks!

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Play your bench 😀

          2. PlayPercentage
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            If Mount is in the squad, then he is obviously fit to play.

            1. Arse Biscuit
              • 10 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Play a part. Yes

            2. Hughes the Daddy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              I doubt he'll be risked. Cho will start imo.

          3. The Yorkshire Pirlo
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I know Lundstram has been incredible this season, but right to bench?

            Pope
            TAA - Willems - Rico
            Sterling - KDB - Maddison - Mount
            Auba - Vardy(C) - Abraham(VC)

            McGovern - Lundstram - Cantwell - Soyuncu

            1. PlayPercentage
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Yes. You would expect Spurs to score at least one.

            2. DontPiqueTooSoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Same dilemma. I’ve gone Rico too. I can’t see Sheff United keeping a clean sheet vs Spurs.

              1. Hughes the Daddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 days, 2 hours ago

                Potential of attacking returns though. Cleanie would be a bonus.

          4. davies
            • 5 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Start CHO?

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              I’m going to - although a 3rd consecutive score of less than 2 will cause me a lot of anger

            2. Lord Flashheart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Yes

          5. gooner_112233445566
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Who to be first sub?

            A) Dendo
            B) Soy

          6. myteamissheeeeeeeet
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Play Rico or Janmaat?

            Captain Vardy or Tammy?

            1. Evasivo
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Rico Tammy imo

            2. DontPiqueTooSoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Rico & Vardy

            3. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Same questions here. Currently playing Rico and captaining Vardy.

              1. myteamissheeeeeeeet
                • 9 Years
                3 days, 2 hours ago

                I’m on that pal. If Tammy blanks it’ll spoil my Saturday on the lash ha!!

          7. ElBuffalo20
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Salah + Mount > son + pulisic
            Good move?

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Not for me, i'd keep Salah

            2. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Keep Mo

          8. STRANGER INGS
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Start dunk (MUN) or Lundy (TOT)

            1. KICKandRUSH
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              lundddy

            2. Evasivo
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Lord

            3. 4-4-who?
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Both?

          9. 4-4-who?
            • 9 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Thoughts?

            Hendo
            Rico-Doherty-Lund
            KDB-Mane-Sterling-Mount
            Vardy-Abraham-Jiminez

            Dunk Kelly Guendouzi

            Rico over Dunk?
            Mount or transfer to Traore?

            1. 4-4-who?
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Overall rank 4627 atm

            2. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Gtg. Good old Doc on XI is always nice to see.

              1. 4-4-who?
                • 9 Years
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                Thanks. Bought Doc just before he had his big GW - nothing better than being in the crowd and your fantasy player scores and he's on your PL team!

          10. gooner_112233445566
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Captain this week?

            A) kane
            B) Abraham
            C) Maddison
            D) vardy

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              D

          11. KUNingas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            I know lot of people have asked this but I will ask anyway, so bench two

            A) Mount (CRY)
            B) Tomori (CRY)
            C) Lundstram (tot)
            D) Soyuncu (ARS)
            E) Rico (new)

            1. DontPiqueTooSoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              C & D

            2. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              B and D for me.

            3. BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Bd