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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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283 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fusen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I moved up 500 places in OR last week by burning my transfers but LiveFPL only suggests I'll move up 17 places this week after burning a transfer again. Either LiveFPL isn't as good as predicting the movements for level points vs number of transfers or the game is well and truly dead 😐

    I was hoping people would continue to make transfers and I could ride up a couple of thousand places, but may as well just ignore the site if it's going to be like this. No point actually making transfers as the end of the season is a complete lottery.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Because Coronavirus mate

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      As long as this FPL season resumes at some point, there is surely at least *some* merit to making transfers. Keeping Rico instead of getting Taylor could hurt you a bit in the long run.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Agree. If I fall 300 places making those FT let be it, I dont care as much will I finish 15432 or 15732 etc.
        But if season will continue than those moves can give me big OR boost.
        Only reason to burn FT for me is situation when in some (esp cash) ML someone has same points as his opponent and by making those FT I could lose it.

    3. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      LiveFPL should be exact at your rank up to 1-2 places or so.

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

        I've never spotted a mistake in my predicted OR mate.
        It's a brilliant model you've created !

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks Amey! Hope you're staying safe

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

            I am.
            Scared for the family but situation isn't completely out of control here atm. Fingers crossed the vaccine is available anytime now.

            I hope you're safe too Sir 🙂
            TC

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Who is the best GK till end of season (if this season will be finished obv)?

    I always had 4.5 + 4.0 GKs (hate rotating) but wonering is there any reason to have 2 playing GK now?

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      There could be a huge GW 38, so if you still have your bench boost then having two playing GKs could be essential. Ederson, Leno, Reina and Henderson have the GW 28 blank to make up for, so they'll have and extra fixture if the season continues.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I have BB, WC and FH so even if there will be big GW38 I will WC in GW 37 probably.
        Now I have Pope + Henderson and thinking to sell one to 3.9 and upgrade defender to premium one but not sure its good idea.

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          FH36 if it’s on.
          WC37 to get the team you want with 15 starters.
          BB38.

          So it doesn’t matter what transfers you make. Unless chasing price rises/avoiding falls.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            If they add GW 39, GW 40 etc it will matter

      2. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        One of Sheff Utd games is against Man Utd, so he won’t play that one

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, I forgot about that, plus he's only on loan until the end of May.

  3. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Plenty live sport overnight, and early morning televised on BT. All from Oz. AFL, Football, and Rugby League, all going ahead behind closed doors.

  4. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    TO ALL THE SHOPPERS OUT THERE STOP BEING SELFISH AND JUST BUY WHAT YOU NEED. MOTHERS ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND FORMULA MILK BOXES FOR THEIR KIDS BECAUSE SELFIESH C***S BUY THEM FOR THEIR TEA AND COFFEE . C'MON !!!!!!!!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Who has been doing that?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        o/

        Don’t like my tea or coffee without milk, but there’s no milk so I’ve resorted to using formula milk boxes. It does make the drink spill over the side a bit, but needs must.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I just use breast milk. The only hard part is finding mothers to get it from every day.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            😮 😛

          2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Hahaha lactate when you see EF ...

          3. Fantasy Gold
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            😆

          4. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Take the 10th upvote.
            Although i didn't like the joke too much 😛

            1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              What joke?

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

                😀

    2. Mikeharbrw
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Is this the best forum to get this message across?

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Owners should put the limit in quantity of purchase

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        *a limit on quantity of

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        100% !

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I agree bro. I hope we get out of this horrible time 🙁
      But it's the fear that is doing this to all of the world. I'm not saying they are right, but they aren't in their fully functional minds IMHO. (They are being selfish yes !!)

    5. Prisoner B5160-8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      That's us told.

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Two days ago I had to use a packet of jammy dodgers instead of pasta to make my carbonara. Tasted rank.

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Bourbons with squid ink for me last night. Also rank.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          😀

    7. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      How do you know that Canadians are to blame ?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Flag on their mask?

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Maybe it’s Celts mate. Maybe he’s a massive Rangers fan.

    8. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Also. Prince Philip is dead and Area51 is real and 9/11 was an inside job.

      Don’t spread lies.

      No one is buying formula for their tea and coffee. It’s for too expensive and tastes rubbish.

      Mums and dads are buying it for their own kids. Maybe grandparents are buying it for their grandkids. They are scared so they buy more than they need to be set for the next few months, because boxes of formula powder only last a month before it’s all used up.

      Shouting at them on forums like this doesn’t help.

      Reassure people. Maybe take the time to get in touch with Cow and Gate or Aptamil and find out how their supplies are and spread that good news. Help people, reassure them and ask them to put their shoes on the other foot. Don’t be angry at them right now. It’s not fair to be angry at legitimately scared person.

      Most of all, donate spare panic bought food to foodbanks, when come December, we realise we have too much tinned soup.

    9. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      *selfish

    10. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      OK mate. I’ve been hearing this from each news and media outlet every day for the last fortnight but each time I just thought ‘I’ll wait until Ajax Hamsterdam from Fantasy Football Scout says it in full block capitals’. I’ll stop buying all the baby formula now.

    11. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I have loads of bog roll . Just saying . Jelous?

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Geez, I end up watch so odd stuff on YouTube. Did anyone know this was a thing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GDwVXxYbLeM

    1. Sánchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I saw that in a film once.
      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    2. humanowen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Wow - and I thought I'd exhausted every sporting video YouTube had to offer… little did I know there was the clown olympics still to watch. Thanks Jafooli !!!!

  6. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What are you plans for GWs 39 and 40?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Imaginary gw's ?
      I'll get GW rank 1 in both !!

      (Saying that because FPL guys are probably lazy. Naivety in dealing with these unforseen circumstances makes me feel that. IMO they will just extend the GW 38 deadline until the last whistle goes for the last fixture of PL for 2019-20 season.)

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I bet they don't even extend it. The GW might just start even withouut the games.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Ha ha
          I hope not 😀

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I suspect that we will see no more gameweeks this season.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Head to the beach maybe,how about you?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Trying and buy more toilet paper. It's rarer than gold.

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Pro tip,use both sides ftw. 😉

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            I use all 4 on my underwear. 😉

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Should save one for a rainy day 😉

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bulk buying pasta, rice, soap, hand wash & formula milk.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Are you the c...s Ajax Hamsterdam saying above ....

        😀

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 26 days ago

          One of the*

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I am, with big ears.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Ha ha

    5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      FPL computer says no

    6. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I think they have more concerns than creating more gameweeks . Like staying alive maybe..

  7. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I think that most leagues will finish this season. Behind closed doors but football will return before next season.
    Maybe as mini tournaments, maybe game time will be reduced etc but leagues simply have to play.
    (Bookmark this)

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      This is like me thinking I found something new and now I can finally claim that my PhD research adds to the existing body of knowledge, only to find that some other papers were already published on that 10 years ago.

      Sadly, at this point what you said isn’t a new claim to bookmark but more of a common sense that many have already discussed days/hrs earlier 😛

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I read everywhere (esp here) that season is finished. So for all those saying that I have this to say: No, it isnt.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Game time reduced to 10 mins a half, play games every 2 days, should finish the season easily.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I see some weird decisions to be made but football mus be played. No doubt.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          It doesn't need to be played. There are a few things bigger than football.

          1. Stoichkov#8
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Of course but if football isnt played than MANY people lose their job, many clubs will bankrupt etc.
            I can make a bet that many leagues will finish season cuz they simply have to.
            Maybe it may look like mini tournament like World Cup behind closed doors and players will be isolated for few weeks. There are few scenarios how to do it.
            You wanna bet?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Seeing you don't have membership, nah. 😉

              1. Stoichkov#8
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 26 days ago

                Dont need one 😉
                Looking farward to stay in LMS till last GW 😉
                TM, It isnt over yet.

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 26 days ago

                  Will be doing well to get a LMS winner tbh with the highest chance being a 279 player one where winner takes all in GW38.

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    I hope not.
                    Don't want to compete against 277 BB vs my FH 😀

                    1. Stoichkov#8
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 26 days ago

                      My WC, FH and BB just wait to be used!

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 26 days ago

                        Don't know how to react tbh

                  2. Stoichkov#8
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 26 days ago

                    Im ready!

          2. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Wouldn't be surprised if the PL look on FPL as a monster they have created, which they can now do without. Too much hassle for them maybe?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 26 days ago

              It's a money raking one maybe ?
              Sponsors etc lot of money.

              I can tell you managing data of 7m'ish people for that is peanuts !!

              It's a reason it's still free IMO. It's a successful business model -& they won't stop that.

              1. Monkey Hanger
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                It's probably free, with no cash prizes, because it is popular in a lot of countries where any form of gambling is deemed an evil.

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

                  Yeah

                2. Monkey Hanger
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  It may be peanuts, but getting thousands of emails about whether Lukaku's plait touched the ball or not must be a pain.

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

                    Ha ha ha ha
                    I'm not downplaying their work let me clarify 🙂

                    It's one of the most important part of my life atm.

                    All I'm saying as a programmer myself, it's not a difficult task. It's way more interesting than most things though so kudos

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Football will return this sesosn not because FPL must be finished or because people are bored on the weekend. It will return because it gives work to millions of people in hundrets of different trades.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That won't be the reason it returns. It will return because it makes the bigwigs lots of money.

        1. Monkey Hanger
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Finishing the remaining fixtures is their priority. Whether that includes finishing FPL, I don't think they could care less.

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Red arrow 😆

  9. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    793 more deaths in Italy in the last 24hrs. That’s a lot!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      🙁
      Poor people. We're so helpless !

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      🙁

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      We are only 2 weeks behind 🙁

      1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        The whole world needs to practise 'social distancing'. That means restricted movement, lockdown, etc. For 2 weeks, or maybe up to a month,

        That also means no flights or other travel. Just stay home.

        Only the essential suppliers keep doing their deliveries to the markets/supermarkets/convenience stores/food outlets, everybody else stay home.

        One person per house to go out once per day to buy food & supplies for the day, better of for 2 days at 1 go.

        Not everybody will be able to follow this (e.g. the hardcore poor & homeless and the selfish covidiots who can't f**k**g understand this is damn serious), but the more people stay away from each other at this time, the flatter the curve for the spread of this virus and each country's healthcare system won't be overwhelmed as is what is happening in Italy now.

        Help flatten the curve and stay safe people!

  10. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Thunderstorms and hailstorm now! Freak weather here

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

      God's showing no mercy atm i guess.
      We've done lot of sins 🙁

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      April = Aliens or a massive meteor, it’s the only logical next escalation of 2020

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

        Huge 5d spaceships becoming visible in the sky suddenly would be fun.

  11. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Southampton's chief executive has suggested Premier League matches could be on television every day while people are still confined to their homes because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51990101

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He's a bit deluded.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        If they can play, then they can play everyday

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

          Two games per day, easy. Ten days per GW.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Thats 5 days per gw.

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

              True.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        People arent confined to homes unless vunerable or able to work from home.

        1. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          IMHO everybody needs to stay home except the essential ones (healthcare, policing, food supply, etc.)

          Take it from me here in Malaysia, this is day 5 of our Restricted Movement Order, still early days yet, but i think its the only hope to break the chain of infection.

          Stay home 2-4 weeks, if all goes well and the infection curve is flattened, then talk about having footy and other stuff again.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Talking about fight & people...
      Thinking about money.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Businesses are supposed to be running as well as they can in the circumstances. They arent supposed to just stop. Thats government advice.

        Football needs to find a way to carry on same as everything else.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          That's fine dont have an issue with it but he could just be honest and say "if we dont play we are f***d financially" rather then sell stories about lifting nations mood.

          1. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Would certainly lift my mood.

          2. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Playing games that won't be televised means some clubs will be fkt financially. Apparently PL clubs would need to pay back >800m to TV companies if the season is abandoned. As if the TV companies didn't have a strong enough hold over PL clubs already. Cynically I think they might even try to rejig the fixtures to string out the relegation , European places and hype up '6 pointers'.

  12. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    FPL season invalidated imo. Having all games in three weeks is a joke, put chip strategies out the window. Don't waste your time and energies on this. Absolute waste of time.

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      I’m most likely going to win the whole thing so definitely going to carry on.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      No need to waste energy on it anyway. It'll be the easiest thing ever to navigate if/when it starts back up.

  13. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Replacement for Rico:
    a. Taylor
    b. Williams

    Pope Ryan
    TAA Saiss Lasc Stephens Rico*
    Salah Mane Fernandes Traore KDB
    Jota DCL Ings

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Really ?

    2. Sánchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Definitely B.
      Do it tonight before the price rise too

  14. fusen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    "At this stage, the June 1st start date in ten weeks time is a target rather than a set plan but represents the best-case scenario, following UEFA’s announcement that the European Championships will be postponed until next year."

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/how-football-return-under-new-17960697

    As a few people have said, realistically the most likely scenario going forward is all gameweeks are allowed to stay on their current schedule which means we get up to gw38 with 0 games played, the FPL season is then marked as finished with essentially our current ranks the final positions used and then the actual PL games are rushed through to official finish the season.

    FPL done and dusted as soon as the first game was cancelled

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      GW38 is open ended though. There doesn't need to be games for it to start. It's crap but it is what it is.

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Gw38 has a set start and finish date, just like all of the current gameweeks. Gw38 will finish on the Sunday night.

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          It’s only set cos people didn’t see a pandemic coming

        2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          All GWs have a set start, but their finish isn't set in stone. The finish is just whenever the last ball has been kicked and before the next GW starts.

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

          They can move both gameweek start dates & times and gameweek finish dates & times though - they do it every season when fixtures are moved around for TV

          I’d say the bigger thing they’re trying to wrestle with is their sponsors & advertising revenue contracts

          Theoretically they unlock an advertising revenue windfall by adding extra gameweeks

          But it depends on the legality of the current contracts - do their sponsors still have to pay for a ghost site with no hits/clicks from GW30-38, then pay AGAIN for beyond GW38 etc

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah this is it. When FPL first opens all the [Saturday] games have a 3pm kick off time, then this is revised once the TV stuff has kicked in. They know the dates of the deadlines though.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              They actually move dates too - Friday games are an example

  15. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Is it time to just accept season is over ?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      You're a disgrace to real FPL players.

      The rest of us are praying to the FPL Gods because we have faith. FPL moves in mysterious ways.

      1. britzdubb
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        In the last days will be false prophets

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yet here you are... 😉

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Liverpool has apparently bought the FA so it seems the season will be finished somehow. Sad sight seeing one club dictate what happens to the detriment of everyone else.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Everyone except FPL players

    4. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Nah, not just yet. I foresee at least some games to be played, but maybe later in the year e.g. August / September.

      For next season, cancel the league cup and maybe the FA cup too and some pointless internationals, start the season by October and still finish by May 2021, in time for the Euros.

      Assuming a large number of us aren't in the hereafter by then ...

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Asked yesterday

    What to do with 2 FT and 0 ITB?
    Henderson
    TAA B.Williams Cahill
    Mane Salah Bruno Sarr
    Jiminez Auba Jota

    Bench:McCarthy,Boly,Fleck,Lascelles

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Give it a week.

      Need to know chips left for better advice.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Same answer as I gave you yesterday.

    3. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      You have to do Jiminez to DCL. Now.

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Have you done it yet?

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Ffs, it’s too late now

  17. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    How’s this look for 36 onwards..

    McCarthy
    TAA / Saiss / Maguire
    Salah / KDB / Fernandes / Martial / Rich
    Jiminez / DCL
    Pope / O’Connell / Lascelles / Ayew

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Looks ok fixture wise.

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Price Changes - 22nd March 2020

    🔺  H.Barnes (6.2)

    🔻  Chilwell (5.5), Sidibé (5.0)

    1. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      These are still happening? Well 1-0 I guess.

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Thanks Rainy

    4. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Get 19pts, wait 13 days for a price rise!

    5. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      After no price changes for 7 days, we have now had 7 in 3 days. Thresholds changed maybe or just coincidence ?

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I trust the number of active managers has decreased so the threshold for price rises and falls is lower.

      2. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Players with transfers are using them to shape teams for a potential return. 3-X-X surely the formation of choice as DGWs are going to be many. You'll see defenders dropping while midfielders are bought

  19. Weilong7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    There are still pple making trf when season is frozen currently? How does the FT work? What if I make transfers now to get rid of the players I do not want now using the “free transfers” while waiting for it to resume (not sure when though)? Will it deduct points in the future?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Deducted every GW.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      The game isn't frozen, the original GW's and deadlines are still in place with one new FT added each GW like normal. You can also use those FT's like normal and as long as you don't take hits no points will be deducted. You may whoever see a slight reduction in overall rank compare to others on the same scores, because number of FT's used comes into that.

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/03/20/what-should-fpl-managers-do-with-their-free-transfers/

  20. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Anyone seen this? Might be a bit long but worth the watch.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gMTZu6_TjU8

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Have been on a massive run of YouTube documentaries the last few days - Will watch this later thanks

        And to be honest - Cui Bono (among many other theories) does (sometimes) spring to mind when thinking about this whole thing though, possibly just because we have so much time to think about it these days, rather than it being likely - but still

        [*Cui bono, in English "to whom is it a benefit?", is a Latin phrase about identifying crime suspects. It expresses the view that crimes are oftentimes committed to benefit their perpetrators, especially financially. Which party benefits may not be obvious, and there may be a scapegoat]

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

          what stuff have u been u watching ?

          Any recommendations ?

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Watched this yesterday - how psychedelics were possibly the catalyst for the psychological evolution of human beings https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjqiye1TYx0

            Also Jordan Peterson/Helen Lewis arguing for 90 minutes was great https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yZYQpge1W5s

            Joe Rogan Michael Osterholm is almost mandatory given Covid19 (he wrote books on infectious disease pandemics) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw (anything with Randal Carlson is also worth watching, in some cases multiple times - he’s very interesting to listen to)

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TbKxUYl3WSE - what Silicon Valley doesn’t want you to know

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Diya00SEU - forbidden archaeology - about advanced civilisations existing before the last ice age

            YouTube must be booming at the minute 🙂

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

              nice stuff
              Ive seen alot of similar stuff but will check out peterson and helen lewis

              havent got round to watching that JRE pod

              Agree with randall carlson and even any of the graham hancock stuff with Rogan is great to watch.

              will check out the silicon valley one as well.

              Cheers for this, need some quality stuff to watch right now.

      2. Indpush
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Interesting idea to isolate and care for the elderly and the compromised and let the rest carry on "normally".

        Thanks for posting that link Foo.

      3. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 25 days ago

        MAXIMUS AND FOO
        watch this..
        https://youtu.be/9n1lJks00Zo

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Good stuff - it's a longer version of the David Icke doc? Will watch later during breaks in PS4 🙂

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

      In: Auba, Sancho
      Out: Pogba, Lingard, Pereira,

      ———Fred, McTominay——
      —Sancho, Bruno, Rashford-
      —————-Auba—————

      With Matic, Mata, Martial, James, Greenwood as cover

      This would be a half decent attacking unit - and would leave them maybe two signings (centre back, aggressive central midfielder) away from being proper champions league place contenders/even a push for higher

      Then again look at the players utd were linked with last summer - probably pie in the sky

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That's looks good, haven't Fred's fortunes changes. This time last year he was out in the cold, and was only picked to play against PSG because they had no other fit first team options and he's taken full advantage of it.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Fred & Tommers are quite a decent high energy all action B2B midfield pair

          They must be absolutely horrible to play against for the vast majority of opposing midfields, neither of them make any bones about the fact that they are there to destroy, not to create

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

        That'd be a dream transfer window.
        But i think we need a CDM too.

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

          That attack can win United a trophy next season at least bdw. 😉
          Don't think that'll happen though

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Look at what happened the last time they signed a striker from Arsenal

            Auba could be the short term (he is coming 31 after all) catalyst that ignites them

            Wouldn’t cost an arm & a leg given his age either, and I’m sure he’s sick of being played POO at Arsenal (lord knows his FPL owners are anyways)

            Ole could give him assurances he’ll be the main CF & then he’s also a good role model for Greenwood to learn from for 18-24 months, then Mason takes over

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

              That can be a dream scenario. Re Mason, yeah i think he can develop into a world beater. Awesome finisher !!

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Weve been here before.. RVP.

              Short term solutions are rubbish.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                I'd gladly accept a repeat of the RVP short term scenario tbf, with Greenwood understudy to Auba it turns into a much longer term solution - everybody wins 🙂

                Fast forward 2 years just as Auba is stepping down/Mason is stepping up & its a young, yet experienced attack of:

                Sancho (21) Bruno (27) Rashford (24)
                Greenwood (20)

                Probably pie in the sky though unfortunately, neither Sancho nor Auba will be easy signings

    • Jernau M Gurgeh
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Btw there is a new article, so if you want to be first....

    • ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Conspiracy theories anyone..
      https://youtu.be/9n1lJks00Zo

    • Omar kamal
        1 month, 5 days ago

        https://t.co/UyLQHtHcD2
        Football quizzes