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. In ole we trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Please help, who would you captain here?

    Pope
    Taa, Pereira, lundstram
    Hayden, kdb, sterling, salah
    Firmino, abraham, connolly,

    Bench, mcgovern, cantwell, dunk, simpson

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Abraham

      1. Phlajo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        This

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Tammy.

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Firmino.

  2. TM44
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Who should I captain from the three below?

    A)vardy
    B)salah
    C)abraham

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      C)

    2. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I have A and C.

      I'm going A. Arsenal can't defend.

      Also sad Arsenal supporter

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Vardy.

  3. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Doesn't it feel perfectly set up for a differential captain this week?

    1. Phlajo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Pukki gonna start a party tonight!

    2. Mr. Chimes
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I think I’m going Tammy. But something is definitely luring me into captaining TAA

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Well that would be bold for sure.

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          He's the one for next week

      • YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Sterling

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I’m on lascelles over Lundstrum think it a wiser move...

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Play LundstrAm

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Same

    4. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Deloufeu anyone to make the Friday night game worth watching?

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        expecting a watford win with clean sheet

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          0-0 incoming bro

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            hehe fine wid me as long as pukki doesnt score

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Great differentials this week. Deu, Jota, son, pukki. Unfortunatelyi have none myself

    5. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Which in each??

      A) 1. Ota to wilems, gw13 kely -4 to taa
      2. Ota to taa, kely 5th def. May upgrade later

      B) 1. Get son, next gw get jimenez
      2. Get madison, next gw get auba

    6. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      It's amazing how FPL Managers in here expect a big score line in favor of Lei in the Leicester-Arsenal game. As much as Arsenal are not good defensively this season, I expect them to come and sit tight. Could be a low scoring game.

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I agree with you. Goal and assist for Vardy in a 2-1 would be about right 😉

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Yep
        All i want is one return 😮
        I'm starved for © points from last 3 gw's bro

      3. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        George Graham would laugh if you told him this Arsenal side have the ability to sit tight

      4. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Depends on the timing of the first goal I reckon.....if Leicester score in the first half, it cud be Vardy party later on in the game

    7. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Would you guys play Zouma, Rico or VVD?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Rico

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        VVD

    8. AFC49
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Start Rico or Lundstram?

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I will be playing Lund every week. Up to you if you start Rico or not.

      2. Phlajo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Lund

      3. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I’m playing Rico.

    9. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Pick 3 to play, I am on the first 3 ATM:

      A) TAA
      B) Tomori
      C) Rico
      D) Lundstram
      E) Soyuncu

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        ACDC

      2. Phlajo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        ABD.

      3. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Agreed.

    10. Kadhai Paneer FC (TK15)
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Representing the community this week!

      Gazzaniga; Digne, Aurier, Tarkowski; Willian, Richarlison, Maddison, Son (c), Martial; C Wilson, Rashford

      Think I will beat the scout picks?

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        A few decent punts there I drew 43-43

      2. DF
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Nah

    11. Water_Pink
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Aggy and pukki to Abraham and vardy?
      Iv got sterling and kdb and soy and tielsman and tomori already

    12. DS29
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Please help
      Aguero+dilva to son+jiminez? Won't have any city cover tho
      For -4
      Or get kdb for son
      Or dilva to Maddison for free

    13. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Pukki to punish all the unfaithful sellers tonight

      This is the perfect bounce back game for him..

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

        If people having be holding him this long , then I hope so for them

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Watford will dominate Norwich imo.

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Everyone saying same for last 4/5 gw's

      4. Utd and Dallas Cowboys
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        All the players I haven’t got round to selling are going to punish people with better teams too

    14. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Oh sod it , starting Cantwell instead of Yarmolenko

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Adds a bit of interest to tonight’s game

    15. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Currently playing Cantwell for a but if excitement in tonights game with Lund and Rico 1stvand 2nd on my bench go with it?

      Cheers

    16. Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      GTG?

      Pope
      Rico Tomori TAA
      Maddison Mane KDB Mount
      Tammy Auba Jimenez (C)

      McGovern Cantwell Lundstram Soyuncu

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Sure.

    17. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Soyuncu or Cantwell first sub?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Cantwell

    18. LM00091
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Vardy or Abraham this week for Captain?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Vardy.

        1. LM00091
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers mate

    19. Alli
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      GTG or any of following moves? Already did -4

      A) Mount > Maddison/Martial
      B) Cantwell > Maddison/Martial
      C) Greenwood > Jimé

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

      Ryan - Cantwell - Dunk - Greenwood

    20. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Should I risk starting Mount over Soyuncu?

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

        Yes

      2. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I would

      3. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah.

      4. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Yes

    21. Sting
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      mount to pulisic or save?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Your call

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Pulisic

      3. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        If nothing else is more pressing your team is in a lot better shape than mine!

    22. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Choose one to bench:

      A.) Aurier (Shu H)
      B.) Rico (New A)
      C.) Landstrum (Tot A)
      D.) Tomori (Cry H)

    23. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      captain who?

      A) Tammy

      B) Vardy

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Tammy

    24. FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 23 days ago

        So who scores more this weekend.

        Salah or Mane?

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Probably Firmino...

        2. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          mane..

        3. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Mane

        4. FOO FIGHTER
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Bravo awaits unless their is a late minute change from Pep 😀

          • HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Mane

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Salah

          • Longlatini
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Mane booked for diving so Salah outscores him by 1

        5. dark91
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          1) Start Yarmolenko or Mount
          2) Do Yarmo to Martial for free and start Martial over Mount?

        6. Releasebreaks
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Who to bench ? Mount or Cantwell ??

          1. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Cantwell

          2. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Cantwell.

          3. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Good chance of a countwell cameo if he doesn’t start start mount

        7. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          D

          1. YEAH PITCH!
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Reply fail

          2. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            C

            1. YEAH PITCH!
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Lol

        8. Eastman
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          2

        9. 1569Tippins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Pope
          Trent - Digne - Lund
          CHO - Mount - Mahrez - Sterling
          Aguero - Vardy(C) - Tammy

          McGovern - Cantwell - Soy - Pieters

          1FT / £0.2m ITB

          A) Roll transfer over and have 2FT's over the IB which will give me time to see whether Bilva wll ever get banned and allow me to make 3 transfers to bring in two more Liverpool players for only -4
          B) Get rid of Mahrez but for who?
          C) Aguero and Mahrez OUT - Jiminez and Mane IN for -4
          D) Anything better?

          PLEASE HELP

          1. Arse Craic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            A)

            1. LM00091
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 23 days ago

              A)