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. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 41 mins ago

    Top twitter trend in Norway right now is "Vardy". We're ready to party here

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 40 mins ago

      Deserves to be top of the page

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 25 mins ago

      What has she done now.

  2. rohaansunil
      7 days, 40 mins ago

      Aguero+dilva to son+jiminez? Won't have any city cover tho

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          7 days, 39 mins ago

          Son is a top move.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 38 mins ago

            is he though ? international break soon, might be rested after that. plus we all know about the blades defence

        • Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 31 mins ago

          Good IMO but you will want Citeh asset in 2 weeks.

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 40 mins ago

        is leicester pereira overpriced ?

        1. Neves say Never
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 32 mins ago

          I’m pondering this too. Got him on wc and returns have been less than soy. Considering downing him to chil or soy... let’s see what the weekend brings first

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 40 mins ago

        maddison or martial? Already have vardy

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 39 mins ago

          Tony Marshall

        2. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 39 mins ago

          Martial

        3. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          Maddy

        4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          Martial

        5. Yome
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          Maddison

        6. Bemba’s Dad
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Adopting a new “son” I see. Wish I could do the same...

        7. Hughes the Daddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 8 mins ago

          Maddison for me

      4. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 40 mins ago

        Afternoon all. What to do with 2FT and 0.1m ITB? Cancelo > ???

        Pope
        Cancelo - Robbo - Lund
        KDB - Sterling - Mount - James
        Kane - Abraham - Vardy

        McGovern - Rico - Soy - Nakamba

        1. Dele
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 38 mins ago

          Really struggling with this price point for a defender also

        2. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          Cancelo > bench (behind Soy)
          Rico > XI

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Ok have 2FT so may aswell use

      5. Puzzle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 39 mins ago

        1FT. Have KDB and Vardy.
        1. Sterling -> Mane
        2. Yarmo -> Tielemans.

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 39 mins ago

          2. Sterling will punish sellers

        2. Benjustjamin
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          I've done Sterling to Mane this week, so 1. Thinking was Sterling hasn't produced and Mane will continue to punish me, also have Salah.

      6. davies
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 39 mins ago

        Which two to bench?

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

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 39 mins ago

          D and E

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 37 mins ago

            C and E

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 33 mins ago

              Never bench Lund

        2. n14mul
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 9 hours ago

          Ermmm bit too late no?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 9 hours ago

            Look at when the OP posted

      7. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 38 mins ago

        Pulisic or Maddison? I really can't decide...

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 38 mins ago

          Maddy long term

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 38 mins ago

          pulisic more explosive

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          I think I’ll have both soon

      8. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        Hi all.

        Son (c)?

        Play a, b or c?

        A) Yarmolenko
        B) Cantwell
        C) Perez -4

        1. Bookkeeper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 37 mins ago

          can Spurs crack the deep line of Sheffield?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 36 mins ago

            At home, I think so

        2. Boxwoods
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Well, I sold Son, so yeah he’s due to haul.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 35 mins ago

            Ok haha

      9. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        GTG?

        Pope
        TAA Robbo Tomori
        Sterling Martial Maddison Mount
        Vardy(C) Aubameyang Pukki(vc)

        Button Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Yep , great team

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 36 mins ago

            Cheers. Good luck

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 35 mins ago

              Gl to you to

      10. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        Heaton to:

        1. Pope
        2. Gazzaniga
        3. Ramsdale

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Gazzaniga I think

        2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          I have Heaton an guna give him Wolves away and Newcastle at home then switch to Henderson conveniently after Sheff United vs Man United where he’s ineligible to play!!

      11. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        Who to put first & second sub, playing the other?

        Soyuncu Rico Lundstram

        Have TAA and Tomori starting

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Lundstram over Tomori IMO

      12. 4-4-who?
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 37 mins ago

        Thoughts on Rico or Dunk as a starter please?

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Rico yes. Dunk depends on what other options you have

        2. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 36 mins ago

          Have to think MU score so Rico

      13. ChelseaGuy
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 36 mins ago

        Hands itching to do Mount to Pulisic/Tielemans for a hit

        1. 4-4-who?
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          Scratch it! I bought Mount in early to enable me to get Mane in a triple change and now have a dilemma...

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Let's scratch together then lol

        2. JoeSoap
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 27 mins ago

          Would keep especially if you have a decent sub

      14. Benditlike
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 36 mins ago

        Using WC next week so looking for the best transfer this one week.
        Will do one of theese:

        A) Sterling -> Mane
        B) Sterling -> Son
        C) Sterling -> Martial
        D) Otamendi -> Chilwell
        E) Otamendi -> Maguire/AWB

        Help?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 34 mins ago

          F) Otamendi > Janmaat

        2. JoeSoap
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 32 mins ago

          B

      15. Kroos Kontrol
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 36 mins ago

        Deciding to just have an 11th non-playing player rather than taking a hit. Pick one to start:

        A) Hudson-Odoi
        B) Mount
        C) Cantwell
        D) Otamendi

        1. Kroos Kontrol
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          Wait I mean 2 to start*

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 35 mins ago

            A & B then

        2. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          B. If he's fit he starts, if not he's unlikely to come on

      16. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 36 mins ago

        WC queries

        1. Keep or Sell Mount on WC (Will lose 0.4 and have Soyu, Lund or Rico as cover if I keep, have Abraham)
        2. Jimmy or Rashford

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 33 mins ago

          Keep
          Jimmy this week maybe. Rash longer term

          1. JoeSoap
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 28 mins ago

            Thanks

      17. Yome
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 35 mins ago

        Cheeky Mount to Pulisic?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          cheeky no

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 34 mins ago

          Why when mount likely starts?

          1. Yome
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 32 mins ago

            Mount kinda lost his form and lack of returns is worrying.
            Long term this move would pay off

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 30 mins ago

              Stats say otherwise.

      18. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 35 mins ago

        was all set on tielemans..shall i go for h barnes instead and save the cash? thanks

        1. Ëð
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 34 mins ago

          Tielemans much better.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            thanks

      19. Ëð
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 35 mins ago

        Do we think Cantwell will start tonight? Or should I transfer out to McGinn for a hit?

        1. YEAH PITCH!
            7 days, 32 mins ago

            Cantwell

          • pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 31 mins ago

            Really keen to get McGinn back. Made a few horrid moves recently but the one I regret most is losing McGinn. Worth a hit? Probs not depending on bench and the way this season is panning out with unlikely returners

            1. Ëð
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 28 mins ago

              I got rid of him for CHO... big mistake. Thanks for the advice though, will probably go for it next week.

          • korbendallas82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 29 mins ago

            I play McGinn in 3 man midfield. But im also 2.500.000 OR

        2. Kaiser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          Just had a mad moment. Got rid of Sterling, Cantwell and Cancelo for Maddison, Martial and Robbo.

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            upgrades all round

          2. JoeSoap
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 29 mins ago

            Looks good

        3. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 35 mins ago

          This is my current squad for gw 12
          1ft, 2.4 itb

          Pope 
          Soy taa lundstram 
          Sterling kdb maddison mount 
          Vardy (c) Jiménez Abraham

          Button, saka, Ota, Hanley

          Do I need to use my 2nd ft?
          1) sterling ->mane
          2) kdb->mane
          3)ota-> willems/tomori 
          4) gtg

          1. Birds of Prey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 31 mins ago

            3

        4. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 34 mins ago

          Daniel picks which will easily beat Scout Picks

          Tammy Rashford Jimmy

          Richarlison Son Martial Tielemans

          Emerson Mina Jonny

          Gazzaniga

          1. Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Way bellow budget too

        5. rohaansunil
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Aguero+dilva to son+jiminez? Won't have any city cover tho

            Or shd I get kdb?

          • Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Boring question

            Fifth mid -Dendoncker? Hayden? Someone else?

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 32 mins ago

              Donker

            2. Manani
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 32 mins ago

              Den

            3. MaRooney 5
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 32 mins ago

              Hayden

          • MaRooney 5
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 34 mins ago

            Any worth a hit, any formation changes:

            Ryan
            Rico, Robbo, TAA
            CHO, KDB. Martal, McGinn
            Jimi, Tammy, Vardy(c)
            (Button, Lunny, Digne, Hayden)?

            6.4m ITB

            Thanks in advance!

            1. Phlajo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 10 mins ago

              CHO to Mane

          • RoboVanBasten
              7 days, 33 mins ago

              CHO or Cantwell?

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  7 days, 32 mins ago

                  Cantwell

                • ChelseaGuy
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 32 mins ago

                  CHO

              2. Zlat-man
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 33 mins ago

                Play one:
                A. Rico (new)
                B. Cresswell (bur)
                C. King 'Lundstram' (tot)

              3. YEAH PITCH!
                  7 days, 33 mins ago

                  Ok come on, who's benching Lord Lundstram and going to regret it come 1901?

                  1. Lord Flashheart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    7 days, 32 mins ago

                    Me

                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                        7 days, 29 mins ago

                        A Lord benching a Lord. Phenomenal.

                    2. RoboVanBasten
                        7 days, 28 mins ago

                        Not me!

                    3. AC Yew
                        7 days, 33 mins ago

                        Was planning to do OTA---> Lundstram. However with Ederson being out I'm considering bringing in TAA to double up on Pool defence instead?
                        Thoughts?

                        1. YEAH PITCH!
                            7 days, 29 mins ago

                            Pool will concede. Surely Man City will go all ok attack. They're not in a position to sit back.

                            1. YEAH PITCH!
                                7 days, 29 mins ago

                                All out attack *