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FPL Gameweek 14 team news and injury updates

Confirmation that Tammy Abraham will miss Gameweek 14 was perhaps the headline story from Friday’s press conferences.

The most-owned player in Fantasy Premier League suffered a hip injury in midweek and will be unavailable for the visit of West Ham United, with Frank Lampard saying:

We’ll know [more] by the end of the weekend. He’s got some pain. He won’t be involved tomorrow. We’ll see by Monday.

There wasn’t much else in the way of team news from Lampard, who gave us the latest on Antonio Rudiger (groin/match fitness):

He’s getting closer, had a really good week’s work. The reality is that he’s not played for a very long time, so it’s a mini pre-season now the injury seems to be over. Now we need to get him properly fit. Days and weeks rather than months.

Liverpool were dealt their own injury blow on Friday, with the news that Fabinho (ankle) is set to be missing until the New Year.

Jurgen Klopp said of the Reds’ injury latest:

We are not sure 100% [about Fabinho’s injury]. Looks pretty sure that he will not be involved in the Christmas fixtures. It obviously takes a while.

After the [Napoli] game, from the guys who were involved in the squad, all good. Nothing else apart from Fabinho. Naby [Keita] is OK.

Pep Guardiola didn’t bring us much in the way of team news, saying only:

Normal situation. Long injuries are long injuries, so the other ones are fit.

Sergio Aguero is the latest addition to the injury list, of course, having picked up a groin issue in the win over Chelsea.

On Monday, Guardiola ruled out the Argentinean striker for “a few weeks”.

Manchester City next face Newcastle United, who will be without Matt Ritchie (ankle) and Jamaal Lascelles (leg) until the New Year.

DeAndre Yedlin is rated touch and go after picking up a hip problem.

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that Ben Davies (ankle), Erik Lamela (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Michel Vorm (calf) are all still sidelined ahead of the match against Bournemouth.

The Cherries will still be without Josh King (hamstring), with Eddie Howe providing us with an update on Ryan Fraser (dead leg) and Dominic Solanke (hamstring):

Solanke felt his hamstring in the warm-up when he was having a shot on goal. He was then warming up again at half time and felt that he couldn’t sprint. He had a scan on Monday and that came back all clear, so he should be ok.

Ryan Fraser got a knock on his leg, a dead leg really. We didn’t see him at training in the early part of this week, but hopefully, he’ll be ok.

Leicester City have a clean bill of health going into Sunday’s game against Everton.

Brendan Rodgers said of Jonny Evans (cramp):

He has trained. He had one day free because his wife, Helen, gave birth to a baby boy, so he’s had an eventful few weeks! He was fine. It’s a combination of being away with the international team and being out and everything. He’s trained for a few days so he’s fit and ready for the weekend.

Marco Silva isn’t blessed on the injury front, however.

The Everton boss said:

Morgan [Schneiderlin] is a big doubt, Theo [Walcott] the same. Fabian Delph, will be really difficult for him to be fit for the next match. Richarlison will be OK, you know about Andre [Gomes] and JP [Gbamin]. Coleman will be out as well.

Bernard (knee) has returned to training, however, and could feature.

Daniel Farke confirmed that Grant Hanley (groin), Josip Drmic (muscle) and Timm Klose (knee) remain sidelined ahead of the visit of managerless Arsenal, while Alex Tettey will be unavailable for “private reasons”.

Jamal Lewis (knee) and Todd Cantwell (ankle) have returned to training, however, and come back into contention.

The Gunners, who sacked Unai Emery earlier in the day, reported that David Luiz (ribs), Shkodran Mustafi (foot) and Hector Bellerin (hamstring) are all being assessed ahead of Sunday’s match with Norwich.

Dani Ceballos (hamstring) remains out but Sead Kolasinac (hamstring) is available for selection.

Chris Wilder says that he “should” have John Egan (calf) back from injury for the trip to Wolves and gave some positive news on Lys Mousset (muscle):

We should have John Egan back, so he’s got to to oust Phil Jagielka, who I thought was outstanding on Sunday. But no issues, the full group travels down to Wolverhampton.

He’s recovered, thankfully. We all feared the worst when Lys pulled up. He’s been outstanding for us the last couple of games.

Dean Henderson returns after being ineligible to face his parent club last weekend.

Asked about Paul Pogba‘s (ankle) recovery, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

He is stepping up his recovery and let’s see how soon he’ll be match fit and available. We want him back as soon as possible.

Sunday, no. I can’t say now [when he’ll be back] because I’ve not been home and seen him. Let’s see where he’s at when we comes back and when he starts training with us.

On Scott McTominay (ankle), Solskjaer added:

We hope Scotty will be back as soon as possible. He’s also been back home and I’ve not seen him. Maybe Villa, maybe Spurs, hopefully for Sunday.

Asked about the battle for the left-back position, the Norwegian replied:

The performances of Brandon [Williams] have been a big, big plus. I’ve been very pleased with Brandon, he scored a great goal. Great to have Luke [Shaw] through 90 minutes, let’s see what we do for Sunday.

Dean Smith said of Villa’s injury situation:

Bjorn [Engels] is fine, he’s trained every day so far. He just felt that he wasn’t right to give us 90 minutes if required against Newcastle so I didn’t put him on the bench. But he’s trained all week, so should be available for selection.

Jota has been training fairly regularly for the last two/three weeks, he’ll probably need some match minutes now. Keinan Davis starts jogging on Monday, so that’s great news. He’s pain-free so hopefully he’s back in the next two/three weeks.

There were no reports of any injuries from Nuno Espirito Santo following Wolves’ Europa League exertions, although Romain Saiss is suspended.


A round-up of Thursday’s press conferences can be viewed here.

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

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637 Comments Post a Comment
  1. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Decided, not rolling FT..

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB son tielemans
    Abraham* Vardy jimenez

    Pieters, Cantwell, Kelly 1.6 ITB 1FT

    A kdb, tammy => pulisic, kane/jesus/ings (-4)
    B tielemans, tammy => pulisic, ings (-4)
    C pieters to aurier

  2. Pépé Pig
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    Either of these worth a -4?

    A) Tammy to Laca (fixtures, new manager bounce)

    B) Tammy to Jesus (better team)

    C) Hold

    1. Pépé Pig
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      C) would mean playing Cantwell or Lund

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Play the lord

    2. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      What is the alternative on c?

      Otherwise jesus i think

      1. Pépé Pig
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Cantwell or Lund

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 19 hours ago

    My friend has a front line of LacaKaneVardy!
    Who to captain?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Just definitely ur second account tho isnt it? 😉

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        No, don't have the time to manege two accounts.

  4. 4-4-2
      8 days, 19 hours ago

      Sorry if i have missed it but have the qualifiers for the scout cup being published yet?

      1. 4-4-2
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          *been

      2. balint84
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        gametime predictions in the next two for Jimenez & Ings? how many points?

      3. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        According Footbal London Mount will start. Either Kovacic or Jorginho will miss out. I was all set for -4 Mount to Pulisic now don't know what to do.

        Thoughts?

        1. st4rty
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          I hope so. I have Mount and can't afford to do Mount > Puli this week.

      4. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Is there any detailed news on Janmaat? Fpl says he'll be fit by midweek, but can't find anything to suggest so elsewhere?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          There is usually an injury update article on their home page.

      5. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Pope
        TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Chilwell
        Mane KDB Sterling Mount
        Vardy Abraham

        Button Rico Dendoncker Greenwood

        1 FT, 0.3 itb

        Tammy >>

        1. Jimenez
        2. Ings
        3. Batshuayi
        4. Hold

        Thanks

      6. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        For the below wildcard team would you rather have:

        a. 3 4 3 with Jiménez (and Hayden)
        b. 3 5 2 with Maddison (and Greenwood)

        Henderson
        TAA, Lundstram, Aurier
        Salah, Son, KDB, Pulisic
        Vardy, Ings, player X

        Martin, player Y, Tomori, Williams

      7. balint84
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        A) 4-5-1 with Rico
        or
        B) 3-5-2 with -4 Jimenez/Ings

      8. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        Abraham/Sterling to

        Lacca/Son
        Rash/Son
        Lacca/De Bruyne
        Rash/De Bruyne

        Cheers

      9. checkit_j
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Put tammy on the bench and bring Taylor on for 442?

          Or get Ings/ wood/ barnes for - 4

          Gazza
          Taa soy Lund
          Mane martial puli kdb
          Vardy jimmi Abraham

          Mcgov. Taylor. Rico. Dendo.

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Hanging on to Tammy.

          Lowton > ...
          1) Soyuncu
          2) Aurier
          3) Tomori

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Wouldn't go Tomori now, might be a future rotation risk with Rudiger almost back especially seeing as he was benched midweek

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Soy is the safe pick. Aurier has a lot of potential, looks very attacking just whether spurs can keep clean sheets or not..

        • adams_6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 days, 19 hours ago

          Sorry, bottomed.

          I’ve decided to ditch Tammy. To be replaced for free with ;
          A Jesus
          B Firmino
          C Lacazette
          D Rashford.

          Give me a letter and a reason if you can be bothered. I thank you.

          1. Free Hat
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              I did D. Will play every game when fit plus pens and form

          2. Doolittle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Sterling and Greenwood to Son and Jimenez, or just Tammy to Jimenez and bank a FT?

            2FT, 1m ITB. Bought Tammy at 7.3.

            Pope
            TAA/Soy/Lundstram/Rico/Willems
            Sterling/KDB/Mane/Mount/Cantwell
            Vardy/Abraham/Greenwood

            I still have a WC to use in a few weeks should that make a difference to my decision.

          3. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            2FT's and unsure what to do with Abraham? Bought at 7.3.
            A) Hold, play Tomori this gw and just do Saka > Dendonker
            B) Abraham Saka > Pulisic 4.5
            C) Abraham > Ings (1.5ITB)
            D) Other?

            Any help is greatly appreciated 🙂

            1. Free Hat
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                If you have 2 other playing strikers id play tomori for sure.

            2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Any news on Hudson-Odoi?

              Affects my Pulisic captaincy...

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                I was trying to find this out also

            3. Totti
              • 3 Years
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              who do u rather guys to have in the coming gameweeks?

              A) son
              B) Kane

              1. KDB4PREZ
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  A but I’m biased I love sonny

                • Free Hat
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    If there wasnt a price difference Kane.

                  • Totti
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    so A and B 🙂
                    1 and 1
                    what to do then 🙂

                    1. Free Hat
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        Both good. Depends on your current strikers and midfield I suppose

                        1. Totti
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          pope ryan
                          TAA soyüncü tomori lundstram kelly
                          mane KdB mount mcginn cantwell
                          vardy jimenez abraham

                          4.5 in the bank 1 FT

                          1. Totti
                            • 3 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            A) Abraham -> kane
                            B) Abraham and mount -> kane and pulisic (-4)
                            C) abraham and mcginn -> ings and son (-4)

                            1. Free Hat
                                8 days, 19 hours ago

                                Just mcginn to son and 4 4 2?

                                1. Totti
                                  • 3 Years
                                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                                  and abraham??

                                  1. Free Hat
                                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                                      Might as well be back for next gw. 4 4 2 with your line up seems good for this week and no need for a hit?

                      • KDB4PREZ
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Iv only gone and f****ed up!
                          0Ft 1.1 ITB... NO WC to play.
                          Some help would be great plz and thanks.

                          Gaza
                          Taa/Lundy/Rico*(Spurs)
                          Mane(VC)/Son/KDB/Martial
                          Vardy(C)/Jimmy/Tammy*

                          Lowton*/Janmaat*/Hayden(Vs city)

                          Asterisks have lost place or inured.

                          Realy duno what to do as I always c ppl say don’t take hit for defender but I can go mental and do Lowton&Tammy>Robo/Ings for -8 🙁

                          Other option is Lowton>Söyüncü and play 4-4-2 with Rico and Söyüncü.
                          Or play Rico and Hayden!!!
                          Disaster go easy tho first time player haha

                        • HD7
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          1 FT, 0.3 ITB

                          Gazza
                          TAA Lund Robbo
                          Mane KDB Maddy Pulisic
                          Abraham* Jimenez Vardy

                          Subs: Button, Willems, Hayden, Rico

                          Selling Tammy so 7.8 for an alternative

                          A) Tammy to Ings - boring one

                          B) Willems, KDB and Tammy to Soyuncu, Traore or some other 6M Fodder, and Harry Kane as Captain in 4-3-3.
                          ( -8 but hopefully good choice for December)

                        • HD7
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          1 FT, 0.3 ITB

                          Gazza
                          TAA Lund Robbo
                          Mane KDB Maddy Pulisic
                          Abraham* Jimenez Vardy

                          Subs: Button, Willems, Hayden, Rico

                          Selling Tammy, so 7.8 for an alternative:

                          A) Tammy to Ings - boring one

                          B) Willems, KDB and Tammy to Soyuncu, Traore (or some other 6M Fodder) and Harry Kane as Captain in 4-3-3.

                          It is -8... but hopefully a good choice for next month)

                        • grooveymatt65
                          • 6 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Hi guys

                          With Abraham out there are several options for me

                          Team value is 0.0 and I have 2ft. 

                          Pope Button

                          TAA Tomori Lundstrum Rico Kelly

                          Mane De Bruyne Sterling Maddison Stephens

                          Vardy Abraham Ings

                          1. Abraham to Jiminez and Sterling to Son
                          2. Sterling to Pulisic and Abraham to Kane
                          3. Abraham to Jiminez for free
                          4. Abraham to Jiminez, De Bruyne to Son and Sterling to Pulisic for -4
                          5. Save

                          thanks guys!!! 🙂 🙂

                        • ddfc
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Tammy >>

                          1. Jimenez
                          2. Ings
                          3. Batshuayi
                          4. Hold

                          1. Kip
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            I’m leaning towards 1

                            But it depends on your bench + the added value you have tied up in Tammy

                            1. ddfc
                              • 3 Years
                              8 days, 19 hours ago

                              Rico first sub then Dendoncker and Greenwood...

                              Not too fussed about the value, I got him at 7.4 but he will drop at least 0.2 and more if our another week...

                              What’s your bench??

                          2. Spark Dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            8 days, 5 hours ago

                            Similar problem here, already have Jimenez so thinking about Ings or Rash in for Tammy but leaning towards holding this game week.

                        • Robbieblob
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Sterling and Tammy > son and Jesus -4? Feels risky but hopefully abraham is out for the villa game (in the nicest possible way) 🙂

                        • Salah Daze
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Wild Wednesday evening of transfers here - Pieters to Aurier at 6.20, Sterling + Abraham to Maddison + Kane at 8.30. -4 hit and still going to captain Vardy..... Foolish or astute? Time will tell.

                        • Robbieblob
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          Abraham and sterling > Jesus and son? Tad risky but could pay off.
                          Also what do people think mounts chances of starting are? Thanks 🙂

                          1. Spark Dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            8 days, 5 hours ago

                            Think Mount will start after recent rest. Like your Son move but not so sure on Jesus.

                        • tbhogal
                          • 10 Years
                          8 days, 18 hours ago

                          Best Sterling replacement guys ?

                          1. Spark Dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            8 days, 5 hours ago

                            Son, Mane, Pulisic (if you don't already have them)

                        • FPL_is_Life
                          • 3 Years
                          8 days, 15 hours ago

                          Tammy, Connolly, CHO ->

                          a) Tammy + Cantwell + Ings + .3 ITB
                          b) Jimenez + Greenwood + Zaha

                        • Spark Dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 days, 5 hours ago

                          Good Morning Everyone (although evening here in NZ),

                          Starting XI today, Tammy for Rash or Ings for -4? Already made Sterling to Mane switch this week.

                          Pope (Button)
                          TAA Soy Mendy (Lund, Rico)
                          Mane KDB Mount Grealish Maddison
                          Jimmy Vardey (C) (Tammy)

                        • VAR-SENAL
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 17 hours ago

                          What's the deal with Liv - West Ham in GW 18?
                          Do we have good guesses when that may be played?