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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.

Our YouTube/podcast round-up can be viewed below.



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830 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Deserves to be top of the page

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      What has she done now.

  2. DS29
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Son is a top move.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    is leicester pereira overpriced ?

    1. Neves say Never
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days 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

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    maddison or martial? Already have vardy

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Tony Marshall

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Martial

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Maddy

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Martial

    5. Yome
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Maddison

    6. Oven Glover
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

    7. Hughes the Daddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Maddison for me

  5. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Really struggling with this price point for a defender also

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Cancelo > bench (behind Soy)
      Rico > XI

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Ok have 2FT so may aswell use

  6. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      2. Sterling will punish sellers

    2. Benjustjamin
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days 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.

  7. davies
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Which two to bench?

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

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      D and E

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        C and E

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Never bench Lund

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Ermmm bit too late no?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Look at when the OP posted

  8. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Maddy long term

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      pulisic more explosive

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I think I’ll have both soon

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Hi all.

    Son (c)?

    Play a, b or c?

    A) Yarmolenko
    B) Cantwell
    C) Perez -4

    1. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      can Spurs crack the deep line of Sheffield?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        At home, I think so

    2. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Ok haha

  10. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    GTG?

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

    Button Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Yep , great team

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers. Good luck

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Gl to you to

  11. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Heaton to:

    1. Pope
    2. Gazzaniga
    3. Ramsdale

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Gazzaniga I think

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days 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!!

  12. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    Soyuncu Rico Lundstram

    Have TAA and Tomori starting

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Lundstram over Tomori IMO

  13. 4-4-who?
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on Rico or Dunk as a starter please?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Rico yes. Dunk depends on what other options you have

    2. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Have to think MU score so Rico

  14. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. 4-4-who?
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days 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
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Let's scratch together then lol

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Would keep especially if you have a decent sub

  15. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      F) Otamendi > Janmaat

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      B

  16. Kroos Kontrol
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Wait I mean 2 to start*

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        A & B then

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

  17. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Keep
      Jimmy this week maybe. Rash longer term

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks

  18. Yome
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Cheeky Mount to Pulisic?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      cheeky no

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Why when mount likely starts?

      1. Yome
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 22 days 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
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Stats say otherwise.

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Ëð
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Tielemans much better.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        thanks

  20. Ëð
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Cantwell

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days 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
        6 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

  21. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      upgrades all round

    2. JoeSoap
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Looks good

  22. kuzser
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      6 months, 22 days ago

      3

  23. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Daniel picks which will easily beat Scout Picks

    Tammy Rashford Jimmy

    Richarlison Son Martial Tielemans

    Emerson Mina Jonny

    Gazzaniga

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Way bellow budget too

  24. DS29
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    Or shd I get kdb?

  25. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Boring question

    Fifth mid -Dendoncker? Hayden? Someone else?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Donker

    2. Manani
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Den

    3. MaRooney 5
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Hayden

  26. MaRooney 5
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days 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
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      CHO to Mane

  27. RoboVanBasten
    6 months, 22 days ago

    CHO or Cantwell?

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Cantwell

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      CHO

  28. Zlat-man
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

  29. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Me

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        A Lord benching a Lord. Phenomenal.

    2. RoboVanBasten
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Not me!

  30. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days 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!
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        All out attack *