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FPL Gameweek 25 team news and injury updates

We’ve heard from all 20 Premier League managers ahead of Gameweek 25 but the one injury update many Fantasy bosses would have been hoping for didn’t arrive on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp frustratingly didn’t provide any news on Sadio Mane (hamstring) in his pre-match press conference, although the Liverpool boss had previously said on Tuesday that the Senegalese winger would “probably not” feature against Southampton this weekend.

Klopp was more forthcoming on James Milner (muscle), Divock Origi (cramp), Adam Lallana (virus) and Xherdan Shaqiri (calf), saying:

Adam [Lallana] trained normal. Divock [Origi], was a cramp. I’ve heard nothing else so he should be in training today.

[Milner and Shaqiri] not for this game but then afterwards, hopefully.

Stuart Armstrong (hip) will miss the trip to Anfield, although Ralph Hasenhuttl otherwise had positive news to report from the Southampton camp:

Stuey [Armstrong] is injured, he cannot train at the moment. About two or three weeks I think it will take until he is back in the team. A little bit problems with his hip muscles.

The rest look good. Yan Valery is back in training since the beginning of the week, Jannik Vestergaard is back from his concussion. Everybody is fit.

Brendan Rodgers said that Leicester City would have “virtually” the same squad as the one that lost to Aston Villa in midweek, with Wes Morgan (unspecified) remaining sidelined.

Jamie Vardy made a swift return from a glute injury in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg and Rodgers said of his star striker:

He was okay. Fine, no side effects. Trained today and was good.

Asked by a reporter if Vardy could “potentially” start against Chelsea, Rodgers replied:

Potentially, yeah.

Another well-owned Fantasy asset may also be involved in the clash at the King Power Stadium, although Tammy Abraham (ankle) looks less certain to feature.

Frank Lampard said of his young centre-forward:

He’s trained today and felt ok. We need to see if there’s a reaction because it’s a pain injury, there’s a lot of pain. Even in training he has pain. I’m going to look at that one overnight and test him in the morning but he did get out there today which is a positive in the longer-term.

Lampard didn’t report any other injury news in his brief pre-match presser, although Reece James (knee) is thought to be close to a return.

Bruno Fernandes could make his Manchester United debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, meanwhile.

The Portuguese midfielder, priced up at £8.0m by Fantasy Premier League today, signed for the Red Devils in midweek and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of his chances of featuring in Gameweek 25:

He’s fit enough to play and he’ll be involved, definitely. He’ll be in the squad. Let’s get the training out of the way today. He’s had, of course, a few hectic days now and even with his little daughter’s three-year birthday yesterday, so I don’t know how much he will be involved, but he’s in the squad.

Scott McTominay (knee), Paul Pogba (ankle), Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified) and Marcus Rashford (back) are all unavailable.

Wolves can now count on Diogo Jota and Willy Boly following their return to the matchday squad in Gameweek 24 and Nuno Espirito Santo said of the pair’s fitness:

Last week they were options and now they are ready [to start]. It’s good to have them back.

Pep Guardiola didn’t provide any update on Benjamin Mendy (muscle fatigue) and Fernandinho (unspecified) but did bring us up to speed on Aymeric Laporte (fatigue), who missed out in both cup matches over the last week, and long-term absentee Leroy Sane (knee).

On Laporte, Guardiola said:

He’s OK, he had still some fatigue. He’s not injured but we didn’t want to take a risk. Maybe can play against Spurs but, just in case could not play this weekend, hopefully against West Ham.

And on Sane, the City boss added:

He started to train with us, good news. He moves surprisingly really well. Nice to see him back.

Harry Kane (hamstring), Moussa Sissoko (knee) and Ben Davies (ankle) are all unavailable for Spurs’ clash against the reigning champions but Jose Mourinho confirmed that Steven Bergwijn will be in the squad on Sunday following his midweek move to north London.

Eddie Howe reported Bournemouth’s squad will be similar to what it was for the Brighton game, although Jack Stacey (hamstring), Josh King (hamstring) and Junior Stanislas (calf) are edging closer to fitness.

Howe also revealed that Diego Rico (shin/knee) and Jefferson Lerma (groin) have had injuries that needed to be managed of late, saying:

Diego’s been carrying a couple of injuries, shin splints and a knee problem, Jefferson had a groin problem. Didn’t want to take a big risk [v Arsenal in the FA Cup] and maybe lose them long-term so hopefully that rest will have done them good.

The Cherries are up against Aston Villa this weekend, with Dean Smith reporting that the Villans’ injury situation remains unchanged and that long-term absentees John McGinn (ankle), Jed Steer (Achilles), Tom Heaton (knee) and Wesley (knee) are the only players unavailable for selection at present.

Sead Kolasinac (thigh) and Shkodran Mustafi (ankle) will be assessed ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Turf Moor, with Kolasinac having made a sooner-than-expected recovery after initially being ruled out until after the winter break.

Calum Chambers (knee), Reiss Nelson (hamstring) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder) remain out but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz are available after suspension.

Sean Dyche confirmed that Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) and Ashley Barnes (hernia) will not be available for the game against Arsenal but Phil Bardsley (back) is back in contention and new signing Josh Brownhill could be involved as a substitute.

Ismaila Sarr (muscle), Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Sebastien Prodl (knee) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) remain unavailable ahead of Watford’s game against Everton, while Tom Cleverley (heel) is not match-fit enough to feature despite a return to full training.

Nigel Pearson did confirm that Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Will Hughes (hip) would return, however, saying:

Sarr won’t be available this week. It’s disappointing to lose Ismaïla. He is making progress but he won’t be available for Saturday.

Welbeck is in the squad. Cleverley has trained today with the squad, looks really good. He won’t be included this weekend but he has made really good progress. Will [Hughes] is back in the squad.

Richarlison (knee), Gylfi Sigurdsson (groin) and Alex Iwobi (hamstring) were all passed fit by Carlo Ancelotti on Thursday, leaving only Andre Gomes (ankle) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) on the injury list for Saturday’s match at Vicarage Road.

On Gomes, Ancelotti said:

Andre Gomes did a fantastic recovery because he’s almost fit. Of course, we have to take care of him. After the Crystal Palace game we have a break, so in that period we have a possibility to prepare him well for the game against Arsenal.

Jetro Willems (ACL), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Paul Dummett (tendon), Dwight Gayle (hamstring), Javier Manquillo (hamstring), Yoshinori Muto (hip), Emil Krafth (ankle) and Andy Carroll (hip) remain sidelined ahead of Newcastle United’s match against Norwich City, although Florian Lejeune (groin) was sighted in full training this week.

New signings Valentino Lazaro, Nabil Bentaleb and Danny Rose look set to be involved against the Canaries, with Steve Bruce saying of Rose:

He’ll be involved. We’ll have to wait and see [to what extent], he walked through the door yesterday.

Emiliano Buendia (thigh), Todd Cantwell (hamstring) and Ibrahim Amadou (knee) were all passed fit by Daniel Farke on Friday but the Norwich City boss did provide a disclaimer to that news, saying:

We will have some late decisions. One thing’s for sure, I won’t play all three of them because it’s an important game and it will be an intense game. I think you can’t start a game at this level with three players who were injured recently.

Ben Godfrey (suspended) and Timm Klose (knee) remain unavailable.

Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) and Jeffrey Schlupp (muscle) have been joined on the sidelines by Cenk Tosun (hamstring) for Crystal Palace’s match against Sheffield United on Saturday but Roy Hodgson otherwise had positive news to report from Selhurst Park:

Andros [Townsend] is back, recovered from his injury, as has Joel Ward and Patrick van Aanholt, as has Christian Benteke, and Luka [Milivojevic] is no longer suspended. It’s a very different group to what we’ve had in the last few weeks.

On Tosun, Hodgson added:

He got a hamstring injury in the last game against Southampton. He’s been having treatment all week and won’t recover. The good news is he can’t play v Everton anyway so he’s got plenty of time to recover for our next game after that one.

David McGoldrick (foot) is the Blades’ only injury concern, with Chris Wilder saying:

David McGoldrick, we’re assessing this week. That took a little bit of a setback in the week. We’ll assess that today. Hopefully, he’ll be OK for the weekend. If not, we’ll go with what we’ve got.

There were no clues from Wilder as to whether John Lundstram would regain his place following a benching in Gameweek 24, with the club-record capture of central midfielder Sander Berge only adding to the worries of the out-of-position FPL defender’s owners.

Graham Potter confirmed that Shane Duffy (shin) will miss Brighton’s game against West Ham this weekend but could return against Watford in Gameweek 26.

Dan Burn (shoulder) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain sidelined.

David Moyes said of the Hammers’ injury situation:

We still have a few injuries but we’re beginning to get one or two back. We were lucky to get Lukasz Fabianski back. The likes of Felipe Anderson etc are on the grass at the moment but not quite ready at this moment in time.


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310 Comments Post a Comment
  1. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Lunds Lascelles
    Salah (c) KDB grealish Traore
    Ings Vardy DCL

    Button, soy, Aurier, mane

    Gtg?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Get Mane in XI in case he is just fine

  2. Amey
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Who would you back to score more in next 3 GW's ??
    A. Auba Traore
    B. Jimenez Son

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      A mate!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Thank you

  3. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Bottomed;
    Tempted to wildcard, thoughts please?

    Hendo, Button
    TAA, Robbo, Aurier, Lund, Williams
    Salah, KDB, Grealish, Barnes, Cantwell
    Auba, Jimi, Ings

    EXACT FUNDS.

    Players out;
    Digne, Soy, Maddi, Mane, DCL, Vardy

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Had a play around and I'm 0.1M from;

      McCarthy, Button
      TAA, Robbo, Lund, Stephens, Williams
      Salah, KDB, Barnes, Traore, Douglas Luiz
      Aubameyang, Vardy, Ings

      Any ideas/changes to squeeze in a basically similar team?

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Is cantwell to mooy for free is a good option than cantwell to greenwood?

  5. nicecat
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Alli & DCL -> Traore & Auba (-4)?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      No

  6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    GTG? Anything worth a hit?

    McCarthy
    TAA Holgate Lundstram
    Salah (C) Mane* KDB Martial
    Vardy Abraham* DCL
    ____
    Button; Hayden Aurier Reid

    0.2 ITB 0 FT

    1. Bushwhacker
        25 days, 2 hours ago

        Well there's a decent chance Lundstram, Mane and Abraham don't start. . . so are you happy with your bench?

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Is Traore the best & safest pick under 6.2? Any suggestions for a punt for upcoming weeks?

      1. Better Call Raul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Harvey Barnes the other one I'm eyeing up

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

        I went with Fleck

    3. dopellganger
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Start Ings or Cantwell?

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Ings

    4. Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Why are people selling Lund ?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Rotation

      2. Bushwhacker
          25 days, 2 hours ago

          Sander Berge . . .you don't spend 20m on a player and have his spot taken by an out of position defender . . .

      3. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        What would you do here?
        Ramsdale
        Rico-Sidibe-Gomez
        Salah-Grealish-Maddison-Martial
        Vardy-Wilson-Firmino

        Button-Hayden-Aurier-Reid
        1ft 2.4itb

        A)Aurier->Lascelles
        B)Vardy->Wood/Maupay
        C)save

      4. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Is Mane definitely out?

        1. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 3 hours ago

          I think yes this week. He's been pictured training abroad today. If it wasn't for price drops I'd actually be tempted to hold Mane through this week. Despite what most the Scouts say I think there's every chance he will be back for the Norwich game. I think Klopp will want to give him minutes ahead of the Atletico Madrid game. I have the funds to upgrade Dendoncker to get through this week. I just don't know.

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 2 hours ago

            Do you think he will start Mane against Norwich or bring him on, I if the latter that’s worse than him not starting.

      5. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Mane,Vardy > Aguero Martial (-4)?

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 3 hours ago

          dont really like martial atm with rashford he hasnt looked that good but the options in midfield are pretty awful so if ur gut says martial why not, Im going for Traore fwiw

      6. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Mahrez or Son?

        I know there’s a price difference, but somethings luring needs to mahrez!?!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Neither

            1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              Wood carding and want a differential.

              What’s your WC midfield?

              1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                25 days, 3 hours ago

                Wild*

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    25 days, 3 hours ago

                    idk im not wildcarding, my mid at the moment is KDB, Salah, Grealish and Alli (Hayden). Alli is the weak link I guess but keeping him for next three. Probably get Traore after that lol

                    Mahrez blanks in 28, no double confirmed, and already a rotation risk. Son im not convinced at the moment, not sure how he fits into the Spurs team. I probably wouldnt get a mid diff, only a forward.

            2. sunnyh
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              Son

          • sunnyh
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Really need help on this!

            Jimi + Hayden

            OR

            Wood + 5.8M or lower mid (Trossard, Doucoure, Mooy, Fleck)

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              whats the rest of ur team ?

              1. sunnyh
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 3 hours ago

                Pope - Henderson
                TAA - Gomez - Stevens - Stephens - Lascelles
                Salah - KDB - Grealish - Traore - Hayden/Mooy
                Auba - Ings - Jimi/Wood

                ITB 4.1 (Grealish --> Son next GW)

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 3 hours ago

                  Jimi and hayden

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Start
            A)Rico
            B) Holgate

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              b

          • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Would be vintage FPL-merkery if Mané makes the Liverpool bench tomorrow

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              that would be highly infuriating

            2. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 2 hours ago

              Someone above said there’s pictures of him training abroad today. Not sure if accurate or not.

          • ZimZalabim
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Need some help guys, got to decide which option is best Mane replacement for the next 2-3 weeks

            So Mane and Maupay to

            A. Traore and Aguero
            B. Traore and Auba
            C. Traore and Jiminez
            D. Aguero and Auba for -4 (vardy would be second striker sold)
            Got 2 fts

            1. sunnyh
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              A i think. Aguero is interesting differential

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 2 hours ago

                B safer both guaranteed starters and likely to give you points..

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Took a punt on mooy cantwell to mooy done..keeping mane so greenwood and mooy will be in my starting eleven

            G2g?
            McCarthy
            Taa lund rico
            SalahC Mane kdb martial mooy
            Vardy ings
            Button greenwood holgate soyu

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              well u will have 11 players playing so you have that going for you

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 3 hours ago

                Any suggestion on bench started Rico over holgate

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 3 hours ago

                  seems fine, one of the few games u can start rico, highly unlikely that either keep a CS, so its on ur preference.
                  I have rico and sidibe, benching rico.

                  1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 2 hours ago

                    Thanks

          • There's Always One!
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Gomez or Stevens? I have VVD but double pool defense looks good

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              got to be Taa or robbo as one of ur two double live defs missing too much attaking potential going for gomez and vvd

              1. There's Always One!
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 3 hours ago

                I'd lose Aguero then though!

          • Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            Guys, Who would you start, and what would the bench order be for the other three ??? Currently have Lord Lund starting.

            A, Lund.
            B, Rico,
            C, Williams.
            D, Cantwell

            1. There's Always One!
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              I'd chance A

            2. sunnyh
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              Start Lund, DBC

          • manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            A) Vardy > Jiminez
            B) Mane,Vardy > Aub,Son(-4)
            C) Mane,Vardy > Aguero,Martial(-4)
            D) Sidibe,Vardy > Lascelles,Aub(-4)
            E) Save FT

            Ryan
            TAA Sidibe Lund
            Salah Mane* KDB Grealish Traore
            Vardy Maupay

            McGovern DCL Williams Soy

          • KAPTAIN KANTWELL
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 2 hours ago

            Evening! GTG you saucy lot?

            McCarthy
            TAA (VC) | VVD | Lundstram
            Salah (C) | KdB | Martial | Grealish | Cantwell
            Aguero | Vardy

            Button | Williams | Greenwood | Reid

            1FT, 0ITB

            Thanks

          • KUN+10
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 1 hour ago

            Repost. Which lot would you rather have?

            A) Alli / Hayden
            B) Fleck / Perez or Traore plus money

            Possible benching headache with option B, good to navigate blanks and BB im gw 29.

          • Udo
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 22 hours ago

            Matt Ritchie in for Lucas Digne a good idea?

          • Udo
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 11 hours ago

            What do you guys think, is Matt Ritchie in for Lucas Digne a good idea? And what do people think about KWP?

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              24 days, 11 hours ago

              Not this week. Keep Digne for now. KWP not going to play this week, will probably be first choice when fit

              1. Udo
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 11 hours ago

                Thanks, so KWP could become an alternative for the Lord. That would suit me just finest.