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The latest injury situation at all 20 Premier League clubs

With there likely to be no Premier League football until May, several players who are currently sidelined through injury could be nearing a comeback by the time we see a ball kicked again.

We take a closer look at the fitness situation for all 20 top-flight sides in the article below, summarising the latest updates on each player and documenting any possible return dates.

Arsenal

Calum Chambers (£4.3m) is a long-term absentee for the Gunners, with his rehabilitation from a knee injury sustained in December expected to take six to nine months.

Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) sustained a fractured ankle at the beginning of this month, meanwhile, and was ruled out for eight to ten weeks.

That gives the Uruguay international a chance of returning just in time for the resumption of Premier League football, with Mikel Arteta having expressed confidence in him featuring again in 2019/20 even before the COVID-19 outbreak put the season on ice.

Bukayo Saka (£4.6m) will likely have two challengers for his shirt when we do resume, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) expected back in full training at the end of March following a shoulder injury and Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) already involved with the first team following a lengthy lay-off.

Cedric Soares (£4.8m) is now available for selection, meanwhile, after recovering from a knee problem.

Aston Villa

Tom Heaton (£4.3m) and Wesley Moraes (£5.5m) both suffered knee ligament injuries in January and were subsequently ruled out for the season.

With the Premier League on hold for the time being, the pair could potentially be nearing a return by the time the 2019/20 campaign reaches a delayed conclusion.

However, the pair were not included in Aston Villa’s revised 25-man squad at the beginning of February – so can’t play even if fit.

A former Fantasy favourite we will likely see again this season is John McGinn (£5.4m).

The Scotland international has resumed full-contact training after a three-month layoff and was reportedly set for a place on the bench in Gameweek 31, had it gone ahead.

A potential April return for back-up goalkeeper Jed Steer (£4.3m) had previously been earmarked, meanwhile.

Bournemouth

David Brooks (£6.2m) and Arnaut Danjuma (£5.8m) have rejoined training with the Cherries, along with Lloyd Kelly (£4.4m).

Chris Mepham (£4.3m) is not far behind them, meanwhile, having already done rehab work on the grass.

Simon Francis (£4.4m) and Josh King (£6.1m) missed the defeat to Liverpool in Gameweek 29 with knee and hamstring injuries respectively, although King’s issue was described as “minor” by Eddie Howe.

Philip Billing (£5.0m) came off with a back problem in that match at Anfield, while Steve Cook (£5.0m) departed early with a hamstring strain.

Howe said afterwards that Cook would be out of action for “a number of weeks”.

Charlie Daniels (£4.2m) has been sidelined since August with a dislocated patella and the veteran left-back was expected to be out of action for the remainder of 2019/20.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Jose Izquierdo (£5.4m) has been injured since the end of last season but is “making progress” and has already had some training time with the Brighton squad.

Two of Albion’s young players have used the downtime to go under the knife: Steven Alzate (£4.5m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.3m) have undergone groin and ankle surgery respectively but are expected to make a swift return.

Burnley

Ashley Barnes (£6.1m) should be in contention when the Premier League finally resumes, having already played an hour of a behind-closed-doors match earlier this month following his recovery from hernia surgery.

Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m), who took his place in the Burnley starting XI, is the latest addition to the Clarets’ injury list.

Sean Dyche said Rodriguez’s knee injury is “not as serious as it could have been” but no timeframe has been put on his return.

Matthew Lowton (£4.2m) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) had both been ruled out of Gameweek 30 with ongoing knee and calf problems but again, there has been no comeback date set for the pair.

Chelsea

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Jorginho (£4.9m) will miss Chelsea’s next league match through suspension but Frank Lampard should be able to welcome back a host of players from injury when the Premier League returns.

N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) were both expected to be ready to feature after the March international break, while Lampard previously said that Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) would miss the Gameweek 29 clash with Everton but “not be long after that”.

The Chelsea boss had reported that Christian Pulisic (£6.9m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.3m) had featured in an in-house match earlier this month, meanwhile, as they attempt to build up their match-fitness.

That leaves Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.2m) as the only real uncertainty.

The Chelsea winger is making progress in his recovery from COVID-19 but had previously suffered a relapse in his recovery from a hamstring problem, with Lampard saying at the beginning of March that he would be out “longer than expected.”

Crystal Palace

The Eagles have, so far as we know, a clean bill of health at present.

Injured loanee Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) has returned to parent club Everton to have knee surgery but there are otherwise no known issues at Selhurst Park.

Everton

Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) had been ruled out for “at least the next two games” ahead of Gameweek 29, which would have seen him sidelined until after the March international break with a thigh problem.

The Ireland international ought to be fine by May, then, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£4.8m) may also be available, given that he was expected back eight weeks after undergoing surgery in late-January.

A return date for Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.4m) is unknown after the midfielder underwent knee surgery, while Bernard (£6.4m) was taken off at half-time of the defeat to Chelsea in Gameweek 29 with a knock.

Leicester City

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Even with a delay to the season, we may not see Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) again in 2019/20.

The Portugal international has been ruled out for four to six months with an ACL injury, which will mean a return in mid-July at the very earliest.

Daniel Amartey (£4.3m) is currently sidelined after having ankle surgery, meanwhile.

James Maddison (£7.5m) ought to be fit by the time the Premier League is back underway again, with Brendan Rodgers having said of the England midfielder just over a week ago:

Maddison will be out for a few weeks, probably until after the international break. It’s his calf, a tightness in his calf.

It’s not too serious, but probably he’s got the next week and then the international break, and then he’ll be fit after that.

Liverpool

Adrian‘s (£4.0m) latest stint between the posts will be a short-lived one, with Alisson (£6.2m) likely to be fit by the time Gameweek 36 – should we be in a position to proceed – comes around.

Jurgen Klopp said of the Brazilian shot-stopper a fortnight ago:

I would say after the international break he is back 100 per cent.

Nathaniel Clyne, Caoimhin Kelleher (£4.4m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£6.3m) were all sidelined as of Gameweek 29, although Clyne has returned to training after a long-term absence.

Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) was ruled out for three to four weeks at the very end of February, so should be nearing full fitness soon.

Leroy Sane (£9.3m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) both took part in an 11 v 11 training match on the day that Manchester City’s postponed Gameweek 29 clash with Arsenal was due to take place, meanwhile.

Manchester United

Rashford hauls again while Alli's resurgence continues

The mouth-watering prospect of Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) being able to join forces with Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m) and Anthony Martial (£7.9m) this season is a very real possibility now that the 2019/20 campaign is likely to drag on into the summer months.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been typically vague about when Rashford will return but had previously expressed hope that the England international would be able to play a part this season, even before it was extended.

Paul Pogba (£8.3m) is also nearing a comeback, with Solskjaer having said that the Frenchman would be “ready” to train with the Red Devils after the postponed Gameweek 30 clash with Spurs.

Elsewhere, Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) missed the 5-0 win over LASK earlier this month with what are thought to be minor injuries, while back-up goalkeeper Lee Grant (£4.8m) is expected to be fit by May.

Newcastle United

Mousset benched as Carroll gets his first league start of the season

Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) was ruled out for “at least a month” with a knee injury ahead of what would have been Gameweek 30 but may now return without missing a match if a May restart is possible.

Much like Heaton and Wesley at Aston Villa, Paul Dummett (£4.4m) and Jetro Willems (£4.4m) were not named in Newcastle’s revised 25-man squads in February after sustaining what the Magpies thought were season-ending injuries – so even if they make swift recoveries (as Dummett might) and 2019/20 is still ongoing, they won’t be able to feature.

Ciaran Clark‘s (£4.3m) ankle surgery would likely have ruled him out of Euro 2020 had it gone ahead, so there is no guarantee that the Ireland international will feature for the Magpies even if 2019/20 finishes in June.

Emil Krafth (£4.3m) is back in training with Steve Bruce’s side, with the Newcastle boss also confirming that Andy Carroll (£5.4m) was in contention ahead of what should have been an FA Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester City his weekend.

Norwich City

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Onel Hernandez‘s (£5.3m) injury was fairly well-timed, as his eight-week layoff from knee surgery should see him returning by early May.

Sam Byram (£4.4m) is some way behind his teammate in terms of a recovery, with his hamstring injury ruling him out until mid-June.

Timm Klose (£4.3m) is back in full training after recovering from knee damage sustained in August but will likely need some match practice before he is back up to full speed.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United’s sole injury concern should be resolved long before the Premier League is back in full swing.

Enda Stevens (£5.1m) was ruled out for just a “couple of weeks” by his manager ahead of Gameweek 29, so will have adequate time to recover from his niggling calf injury.

Southampton

Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) will be suspended for Southampton’s next three matches after being sent off for violent conduct against Newcastle United a fortnight ago.

Southampton’s only injury concern at present is Nathan Redmond (£6.2m), who was ruled out for one to two months by Ralph Hasenhuttl back in mid-February.

Tottenham Hotspur

The Kane injury latest as Ings continues his fine run of form against sorry Spurs

We could have two heavy-hitters back for the resumption of the Premier League, with Harry Kane (£10.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) potentially in line for a return for the delayed conclusion of 2019/20.

Kane had previously stated that he anticipated to be back between the “start and middle of April”, a sentiment that Jose Mourinho recently echoed.

Son was expected back in rehab at the start of last week, meanwhile, and Mourinho had recently floated the possibility of the South Korea international playing with a cast on his arm in order to feature before the end of the regulation season.

Moussa Sissoko (£4.8m) and Ben Davies (£5.3m) are already back in full training for the Lilywhites, meanwhile, with Davies having recovered from a minor hamstring problem.

Sissoko has been out since January but said that he was “fine” on Friday and building up his match-fitness.

Steven Bergwijn (£7.4m) was ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining an ankle injury against Burnley in Gameweek 29 but, with 2019/20 now extended, it remains to be seen if the Dutch winger can now play any sort of part in Spurs’ stuttering campaign.

Watford

The Hornets’ 3-0 win over Liverpool in Gameweek 28 came at a cost, with Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) suffering a knee injury that was set to keep him out for the rest of 2019/20 – although whether he could now feature at any point in the reshaped season is another question.

Watford have no real other concerns, with Daryl Janmaat (£4.0m) back in full training after four months on the sidelines.

West Ham United

Ryan Fredericks (£4.4m) is on course for a return by mid-April after sustaining shoulder damage in Gameweek 26, while Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.2m) is back in full training and has already featured in a practice match after recovering from a thigh problem.

Jack Wilshere (£4.7m) has reportedly been training with the under-23s but there are no guarantees that he’ll feature again in 2019/20.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jonny (£5.4m) and Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.7m) are the two players on the treatment table at Wolves at present, with no return date set for the pair.

Nuno Espirito Santo said this week that Gibbs-White was “getting better” but “not good”, while earlier this month said that Jonny would “need time” to get back up to full fitness.

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282 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gav's Gunners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    BOOM

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Congrats mate!
      Top of page for the next 7 hours... 🙂

      1. Gav's Gunners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Something to add to the CV 😛

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I definitely forgot to use my FT before yesterday's GW deadline 😆

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I burnt one aswell. Looking at my team last night i didn’t have a clue what i was doing, would have been making a move just for the sake of it so i just left it as it was.

    2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      LoL it was yesterday?? I clearly forgot this.

  3. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    798 wildcards played. This is crazy.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Idiots. Although that’s not a lot, out of over 7mil players.

  4. konzi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    With Redmond back Ings might be firing again. I'm a little puzzled now as was considering swapping Ings for Chris Wood.

  5. ninja
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    2 fts, I can do
    Aurier and Rico > Alonso and Dann
    Thoughts????

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What's the point? The season is most likely over and spending FTs will only cause your rank to drop

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        If the season's over does it matter if his rank drops?

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Would you rather finish at your current rank or add a few hundreds/thousands to it?

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            If no more matches are played I suspect FPL Towers will void the season anyway.

  6. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    “The latest injury situation at all 20 Premier League clubs”. Timely article FFS. Thanks.

  7. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Second green arrow in a row. I'm getting better at this game.

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    How can I be getting a red arrow, no transfers made this week & no players played for two weeks?

    Got 2FT

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Your linked team has made one transfer this week?

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    my first grey dot

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I don't think the game is updated yet.

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Not sure what they are waiting for ... was a game originally scheduled for Monday night

  10. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    2 freebies, probably nice time to get rid of Pepe and Williams, right? (for Bruno and Taylor)

  11. BNMC
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Do we think next season will be able to start on time?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I think they'll allow teams to optionally withdraw from domestic cups to create rest weeks.

        1. BNMC
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I heard the EFL Cup as a whole might not happen next season

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No because they'll be finishing this season.

        3. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          It has to start on time doesn't it? Cos of Euro 2021

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            It could start before the Eurors and finish after them.

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              *Euros

        4. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes, and this season nullified

        5. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Realistically? - January 2021!

        6. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I heard one proposal to finish PL by end of the year. Then have two consecutive February to November season's to try and sync with next World Cup. It wasn't stated as a reason but that way you might have more games in better weather with pitches in better condition.

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Not sure what is meant to be happening with the 2022 world cup and fine tuning the "winter" break ... could be factors that they also need to account found

        7. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Seems very unlikely

      2. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A lot of transfers are through boredom. Long-term recoverers aside, what is changing?

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          side ways swaps - e.g. Boly to Dohery, GK upgrades

          I've done one transfer the last two weeks but it will make sense to get a FT in the bag next week and keep that going until they restart

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            meant to say, one transfer in each if the last two weeks

        2. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Most of the Pro Pundits have made one or two transfers (without taking any hits) - bringing in Bruno Fernandes, replacing deadwood, upgrading goalkeepers or other minor players, or starting to change the shape of their squads.
          It's a chance to deal with any weaknesses in your squad and make it closer to your ideal team.
          Even if nothing changes, most of us have a few fires to put out or positions that could be improved, so it's a chance to improve our squads.

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Morning people. Would you do the following.

        Jota, and Ings out for Auba and Ayew ?? Keeping Jimenez.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Wait 2 weeks and assess.

      4. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Wonder how many have made transfers and even taken hits?

        Looking forward to a green arrow this GW!

      5. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lads, can ye recommend some good podcasts, football, other sports and miscellaneous?

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Joe Rogan

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            This
            Hotboxin' With Mike Tyson
            True Geordie

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Johnny Vaughan podcasts on Radio X - he does two - The Kickabout & On Radio X

          Both are meant to be sports related, neither hardly touch on sport, at least not in a serious manner - perfect!

      6. jimmy.floyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Best 5th mid?

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          The most expensive ones

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            With the highest points 😉

      7. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Serious question - would Liverpool fans be happy with being awarded the title before it’s mathematically certain, if the season was not completed?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I like that you have to confirm that a post of yours is actually serious. 😀 >

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Years of practice......

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              ....I mean misinterpreted.

        2. Tim Canterbury
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          It wouldn’t mean anything

      8. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How to use this FT? Replace Soy maybe?

        McCarthy McGovern
        TAA Soyuncu Saiss Stevens Fernandez
        Salah Mané KDB Fernandes Hayden
        Jimenez Jota DCL

        1 FT, 1.1 ITB

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe keep Soy, Leicester could come good again ... I'd do something about you goalies

          1. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            What changes do you suggest for my goalies?

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              McGovern to Pope if you have BB. Otherwise maybe McCarthy to Pope.

              1. Major League Shocker
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 11 days ago

                If you do want to get rid of Soy though, then Soy to AWB/Maguire is worth considering.

        2. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I had Henderson and Ryan. Ditched Ryan for Pope this week. I like the idea of 2 decent playing GK's.

        3. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I've got Pope and McC and thinking I will still take this opportunity to update McC ... maybe to Leno

      9. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just check LiveFPL to see how many took hits and if I got a sneeky rise, however I have dropped by guts of 520 places???

        I have 2FTs and burnt them so 0 point for the GW?

        Only thing I can think is more transfers then the people on the same points???

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Hard to sneak anything past you...

          1. LOLarov
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Is that why ye?

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Up 39 for me which must be people taking hits - I did 1 free transfer but have done 80 of them this season, so was expecting a small red

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            When will we know for sure if our OR has been effected by transfers made ? I assumed the game would have been updated last night, but mine is still the same as last GW at the moment.

          2. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah, you're in an unusual position. As long as LiveFPL is correct as usual, generally people who used any transfers and are on 30-40 transfers for the season are going to get red arrows.

            I'm down about 100 places with 1 FT used (38 total transfers for the season).

        3. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          That's right, you used 2 FT so people who didn't spend FT gained on you. You didn't "burn" transfers -- burning a transfer means to not use it when you have 2 FT (you could have used one and got one back, but instead you used none, so you lost an opportunity to use one).

        4. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You made 2 transfers this week, and so same points transfer tie breaker kicks in and you drop in rank

      10. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        @Jafooli - looks like you were right and i was wrong. (no change there then)

        You are going to get your extra WC - if only by stealth over a few weeks..

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          😉 I’m wiser than I sound...... 😛

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Although I don’t need it, still my second WC, FH & BB remaining....so bigger fool me 😆

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yes - going to be an orgy of chips in the last few weeks if it ever gets that far.

      11. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I'm glad to see that FFS are still publishing articles like this that are helpful for those using the FT's we will get between now and the recommencement of the season (if it happens), what I'd really like to see however are articles similar to those we get in preseason about who to purchases with those FT's. The best budget, mid priced and premium options for all four playing positions would be great.

      12. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How does Zaha have over 50 central London properties?! And why are they all vacant???

        1. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Waiting to fill them with all his league and cup winners trophies, I would imagine

        2. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Think mainly business lets and not much business going on in London town at the moment.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No. If they were business lets, they wouldn't have all become free just now nor could business just decide to stop letting because of the virus. They'd have contracts. And secondly, they're not business lets because he is giving them away to NHS staff to stay in during the crisis so must be residential. Also, I was in London last weekend and you wouldn't even know there was a pandemic. Idiots.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah I dunno but I hope he just doesn’t have them sitting around collecting dust when’s we have a housing crisis. Well I own two flats that we just let to big business at the moment, one on a month to month basis for people coming down in the week for meetings etc etc and one of ours will now be empty but we will also lend it to NHS workers as it’s very near a hospital. I’m typing this from London and it is dead. I’ve been up here every other day and apart from some ignorants in the pubs and restaurants yesterday it’s eerily quiet especially today.

              1. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                He must do because of the leasing issue, otherwise he must AirBnB them which for 50+ properties would be a ridiculous amount of effort.

                Fair play to you mate!

                1. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yeah I would have thought it would be through an AirBnB kind of place but then of course you have time limits with them in Borough of London

                  1. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Still what ever it is 50 properties is obscene eh

                    1. JohnnyRev7
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      If he's plowed his earnings into London property, then he's a very astute guy.

                      As oppossed to spending it on drink, drugs and gambling.

      13. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Which to buy, AWB or Maguire?

      14. davies
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Who would you sell from this lot?

        Henderson Pope
        TAA VVD O’Connell Lascelles Taylor
        Salah KDB Bruno Barnes Cantwell
        Auba Jimenez DCL

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          VVD to Doherty

          1. davies
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Alonso?

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Could be good, just seems riskier than Doherty to me. I have Doherty and am considering VVD to Alonso. A 4-man defence of TAA-Doherty-Alonso-Utd def would be pretty amazing!

      15. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I cant believe its still 0-0 Chelsea are being ran ragged and I TC Aguero and hes missed 3 pens, story of my season.

      16. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        may as well do bellerin to lundy.....bored

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes, think I will also get Lundstram back during the next weeks/months/years

      17. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        If the season does ever get underway again, expect the relegation threatened teams to be refreshed and have a bit of revival. Grealish has looked fatigued of late but this break plus McGinn back means he could be worth owning again. Norwich largely struggled due to injuries too, and they could regroup and pick up a few results.

        Spurs may benefit the most though with Kane, Son, and maybe Bergwijn back.

        1. Tinkermania
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yes, Son back will make a difference. Not sure about the other 2.

          • Ole Trafford
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            United have been on such a good run, Pogba and Rashford to be a boost again too. Spurs getting the biggest boost I guess.

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yeah, I'm looking to own 3 United players. Who would you recommend for 2 other United players to own, in addition to Bruno?

              1. Ole Trafford
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I currently own Maguire and Fernandes. I suppose the best options left for me to decide on is Martial or Rashford. Their defence has been on fantastic form also if you wanted to risk a double up in defence for a cheaper option

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers, much appreciated!

                  I think I'll definitely get Maguire. With 1.7 ITB, I'm 0.1 short of Perez to Martial and 0.4 short of Ings (6.8 SP) to Rash.

                  The more I think about it the more I like Rash as a differential.

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Pereira to Maguire done! Cash banked, Auba-Rash-Jimi strikeforce now within budget.

                    1. Ole Trafford
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Nice one. I chose Maguire over AWB myself but it was a tough call. That is a lovely strike force. I’m looking at a big midfield, currently own Salah, Manè, Kdb and Fernandes. Not sure if I want to get in Martial in a 352 or Rashford and stick to 343.

                      1. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Interesting, I tend to not like most of the midfield options right now as I expect heavy rotation from Pool/City with almost nothing to play for in the league. My "slow WC" team will probably be a 4-3-3 either way:

                        Pope
                        TAA Doherty Alonso Maguire
                        Salah Bruno XXXX
                        Auba Jimi XXXX

                        with either Martial/DCL or H.Barnes/Rash filling the empty slots.

                        For your team, I generally like the 3-4-3, but what sacrifices would you have to make to afford Rash?

                        1. Ole Trafford
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          I like Martial/DCL in that team looks great.

                          I don’t see as much rotation for Liverpool as others do. Out of the CL now so all they have to play for is the record points. City I’m not so sure on rotation so KDB for me only.

                          I’d have to lose Jiminez but I won’t do that I’m sure.

                          Still have my WC to change anyway before a BB so depends how all of this is going to pan out fixture wise

                          1. Major League Shocker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            Sounds good! You are in good shape with the WC left to play!

        2. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Can anyone explain how I have gone down 200 places but without a points hit??

          1. Ole Trafford
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Did you make a transfer

          2. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Did you make a FT or burn a FT (i.e. you had 2 FTs and didn't use one)?

            1. Tommyg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Had two free and used both.

              1. diesel001
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                When people have the same number of FPL points, then OR is decided by transfers used. Fewer transfers used means a higher OR compared to the player with the same FPL points but who has used more transfers.

                By using transfers you have probably used more transfers than your opponents who have the same number of FPL points as you and therefore they have overtaken you in OR.

                1. Tommyg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Thanks diesel. That makes sense in a tie breaker situation. Everyday us a school day....

              2. Ole Trafford
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                There you go then

            2. Tinkermania
                2 months, 11 days ago

                How does not making a transfer when you have 2 lead to a fall in rankings?

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  See Diesel001 reply above^

          3. Pu-li-sick (sic)
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            How are the fpl pros doing at this uncertain time? Anybody still paying em for whatever it is you pay them for?

          4. davies
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Lundstram an option again?

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yes, I might get him in as a 5th defender on BB.