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Kane and Son set to start as post-FPL deadline injury news begins to emerge

Six Premier League managers held their pre-Gameweek 30+ press conferences on Thursday, with some key quotes and injury updates emerging from the various conference calls.

It’s too late for Fantasy Premier League managers to do anything about this fresh information, of course, but those playing the Sky game can still tinker with their sides ahead of Friday’s action.

We’ll round up the main headlines from today’s virtual media gatherings in the article below.

Tottenham Hotspur

Jose Mourinho confirmed that Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko will all start against Manchester United on Friday, with that trio and Steven Bergwijn having all recovered from injuries during the lockdown period.

Speaking to the media, Mourinho said:

Kane, Son and Sissoko, they recover and they are ready to play.

I can tell you, no problem, [Kane] is going to start the game. Does Harry have 90 minutes, 80, 70, 60 [in him]? I don’t know. I think only the game will tell us that.

The three players who had surgery – Sissoko, Son and Kane – yes, they are going to start.

The Spurs boss added that he was unsure if Giovani Lo Celso will be able to start tomorrow’s match after some fitness issues but is hopeful that he can feature in some capacity.

Japhet Tanganga (back) and Dele Alli (suspended) miss out.

Manchester United

Rashford plays down injury worries after latest FPL double-digit haul

United will be down two back-up centre-halves in north London on Friday but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer otherwise reported a clean bill of health, saying:

We have two players, Phil Jones and Axel [Tuanzebe] will miss this game and the start. Let’s see how bad they are. Apart from that the rest of the squad is fit and available.

On the fit-again Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, Solskjaer added:

If selected, Marcus and Paul… they’ve been out for a long, long period but they are available. How long they’re going to play for, let’s see.

Norwich City

Why there is still more to come from Lundstram despite latest blank

Norwich City were handed a triple injury blow on Thursday as Daniel Farke revealed that Grant Hanley (hamstring), Sam Byram (hamstring) and Christoph Zimmermann (back) will miss the rest of the season.

Marco Stiepermann has returned to training having self-isolated following a positive coronavirus test but won’t be considered for the visit of Southampton.

Burnley

Ashley Barnes (hernia), Chris Wood (Achilles) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) will all miss the trip to Manchester City on Monday.

That trio may be sidelined for a little while longer, too, with Sean Dyche saying:

They definitely won’t make this early period of these games.

We’re really working hard with them and you’re going into the world of keeping your fingers crossed when you’ve got so many games in such a short space of time.

You only have to miss a couple of weeks and you could miss five or six games.

Watford

Watford have three definite absentees ahead of the visit of Leicester City, with Nigel Pearson telling reporters:

Isaac Success has ruptured his Achilles. Deulofeu won’t be available this season, he’s got a serious knee injury with his cruciate. Janmaat won’t be available this season either. But everybody else more or less is available.

Pearson confirmed that Troy Deeney was available for selection following his belated return to full-contact training.

Leicester City

Ayoze Perez and Ryan Bennett were both passed fit on Thursday, although Brendan Rodgers did reveal that Dennis Praet (calf) was a concern ahead of the trip to Watford.

Rodgers said:

Both those players [Perez and Bennett] have been back in training this week, so they’ll be available. Dennis Praet is a doubt, but we’ll see tomorrow if he’s going to make the squad or not. If he doesn’t then he should be fine for Tuesday.

The rest

We’ll hear from Jurgen Klopp on Friday ahead of the Merseyside derby but the Liverpool boss has already been speaking to the Reds’ own website and sounded fairly positive when asked about his side’s injury situation, saying:

In the moment, nobody really is ruled out for Sunday, but we have to see. A few trained more, a few trained less, most trained all [sessions], so that’s good news and in the end we will have a good team on the pitch, 100%.

Four teams have already been in Gameweek 30+ action, of course, and there were plenty of injury updates to report from the respective managers’ post-match interviews.

John Fleck (knock) and John O’Connell (knee) missed out on Sheffield United’s goalless draw with Aston Villa but the Blades may have one of those players back on Sunday, with Chris Wilder saying:

Fleck, we’ve got great reports that he trained nearly full tilt so he’ll train tomorrow [Thursday] and he’ll be available for Sunday. Fingers crossed he comes through a clearance session.

Jack [O’Connell], we’ve got a decision to make. We’ve got a specialist report on it but we’re hopeful that it’ll be short-term. He isn’t out for the season just yet, we’ll look at it, but if he is, then we’ll adjust and adapt.

Dean Smith said of Villa’s absentees, meanwhile:

Bjorn Engels has an Achilles issue. He’s not going to be around for the next week or two at least. Frederic Guilbert’s the same, he’s injured. Danny Drinkwater should be back training at the end of the week. He picked up an injury against Leicester last week.

Pablo Mari (ankle/calf) and Granit Xhaka (ankle) were forced off early in Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester City, with Mikel Arteta saying afterwards:

They are getting assessed at the moment then we will know something more tomorrow morning. Pablo’s one didn’t look very good to be fair.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported bad news on Thursday evening, tweeting:

City announced on Thursday afternoon that Eric Garcia has been released from hospital after suffering an injury during the win over the Gunners.

The defender will be monitored in the coming days, ahead of a return to training and competitive action.

Pep Guardiola hinted at changes against Burnley on Monday in his post-match interview.

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1,122 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How’s this FH team looking?

    Dubravka
    TAA Doherty C.Taylor
    Mane Son(C) Fernandes Richarlison
    Kane Vardy DCL

    Martin Guendouzi J. Robinson Kilman

    1. Shuko
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Mun playing Shu, sure there's no alternatives for Bruno?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What’s wrong with Bruno?

        Sheffield United are good defensively but gave up lots of chances to Villa. Plus Henderson ineligible to play...

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good to me

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Cheers boss

  2. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    WC draft #23462 -- Thououghts?

    Pope, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, AWB, Lascelles, Holgate
    KDB, Mane, Bruno, Sarr, Cantwell
    Tammy, DCL, Jimenez

    But also thinking of: AWB, Sarr, DCL > Saiss, Doucoure, Rashford

    1. pjanns
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Well lol.

      Look at my team 2 posts below.

      Think we are good...

      1. jdp219
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Haha! Might fine-lookin' team you got there.

  3. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A - Pukki
    B - DCL
    C - Jota

    Already have Jiménez

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Need more context. One week/wildcard?

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Wildcard

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Definitely not Jota.

          DCL had the form before the break but has tough fixtures.

          Pukki good fixtures but a poor team.

          DCL edges it for me

          1. boroie
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks!

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Teemu Pukki baby!

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  4. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Think my WC team is set. - How does it look?

    Pope
    TAA -Doherty - AWB
    Mane - Son - Fernandes - KDB
    Rashford - Jiminez - DCL
    (Martin - Guendouzi - Holgate - Lascelles)

    Rashford will only make it, if he plays, and plays well tomorrow.

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Looks good, I have the same squad except Egan for your Holgate

      1. pjanns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks.

        Got money in the bank, so can do that aswell. But Sheffield have a terrible run-in.

  5. Reg83
      1 month, 17 days ago

      a. boly & jimenez
      b. doherty & jota

      on WC

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

    • Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If I was to make two transfers now and take a -4 point hit, then later in the week play my wildcard would I get my 4 points back???

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Thank you just want to make my transfers before the price rises not sure which of two plans to go with

      3. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just don’t forget

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ahaha I’ll try not to

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Tempted to play my Bench Boost asap!

      Krul
      TAA Doherty Lascelles
      Salah KDB Fernandes Mount
      Vardy Rashford Jimenez

      McCarthy (ARS) - Sarr (bur) - Taylor (WAT) - Cahill (liv)

      A) Cahill, Sarr -> Henderson, Maguire -4 & BB
      B) Cahill -> 4.4(who?) & BB
      C) Save FT & save BB for another GW

      Thanks!

      1. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Could work but think this GW was the best choice. My BB this weak is: Leno( MC and BHA), TAA (EVE), Jimenez (WHU), Doherty (WHU). This bench is the players with the lowest projection on RMT.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Did not ask for your BB team but thanks

    • boroie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A - Doherty, Mount, Kane
      B - Saïss, Salah, Pukki

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        B

    • bluetiger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sorry for repost, got lost on the last page... What do you think of this WC draft? Would like to fit in Doherty and/or Jimenez but can’t work out who to lose to fit in either of them.

      Pope
      TAA / Boly / AWB
      Salah / Son / KDB / Fernandes
      DCL / Rashford / Abraham

      Button / Cantwell / Lascelles / Robinson

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Boly to Doherty for a start.

        Tammy to jiminez

        DCL to fodder

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'd go Maguire over AWB as more nailed for the same price.

        For me, Abraham is the one to lose. Perhaps Salah to Mane and Cantwell to a cheapie like Luiz to fund it? Or drop DCL and get a slightly cheaper mid to fund the upgrade. Grealish / Sarr / Mount rotate brilliantly until the end.

    • Phil's Stamps
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nketiah, Lascelles 3.9/Robinson

      Too light a bench to run-with? The money saved on the 3rd slot would allow a Grealish/Sarr/Mount switcheroo for the remaining games which I think would more than make up for it.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Nketiah is the favourite over Lacazette for sure.

        Lascelles is Gucci.

        Robinson is good providing O’Connell injury longish term

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Thanks. I guess with 5 subs available and paying close attention to team news/leaks you'd have to be pretty unlucky to need your 3rd bench player.

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            To be fair I disagree here. Deadlines before pressers in many cases and teams training for games as the gameweek is spread across could mean more injuries that we will find out when we can’t do anything about it.

      2. maglia rosa
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Fpl managers seem to be favouring that it will be reduced minutes for all the players we want which seems sensible but we shouldn’t rule out compete rests which would obviously be a nightmare. Kinda agree that you won’t end up needing that 3rd sub but hey stranger things have defo happened.

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Fair points both, I'll look to keep a 3rd bench player for now. Thanks.

    • Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Here we go.
      Wildcard saved!
      Bring in the price changes! 😀

      Pope. (Button)
      TAA. Lascelles. Boly. (Egan. J.Robinson)
      Son. KDB. Mane. Bruno. (Hayden)
      Vardy. Rashford. Jiminez

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Superb team.

      2. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Very good team and value. I would go Saiss over Boly and Guendouzi over Hayden = 0.4 to upgrade Robinson.

        1. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Or 0.4 to do Mane to Salah.

    • The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      See many aren't going for Sterling or Kun in their WC, including me. Feels like a mistake, both looked like they had plenty of points in them even if they get rested an odd game or two...

      1. kysersosa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I think Villa would lf bought arsenal yesterday.

      2. Reg83
          1 month, 17 days ago

          getting no city players now on wc; will get kdb back after liv game

          1. Firminoooo
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Think I have to keep KdB. ManC can get a couple of penalties against any team.

        • tm370
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I think most will go for KDB, who is the best option imo. Double City, who will have a little to play for except for the cup competitions, seems too much. It will negate too many other options.

      3. kysersosa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thoughts on either of these templates:

        A)

        Pope (Button)
        TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Taylor, Justin*
        Fernandes, Son*, Barnes, Cantwell*, Mane
        Rashford*, Jota, Vardy

        B)

        Pope (Button)
        TAA, Doherty, Lascelles, Taylor, Maguire*
        Fernandes, Bergwijn*, Barnes, KDB*, Mane
        Nketiah*, Jota, Vardy

        TIA

      4. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        My 31+ team is:

        Pope
        TAA AWB Saiss
        Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
        Vardy Jimenez DCL

        Henderson Lundstram Lascelleas Cantwell

        If I used my FT to do Henderson (doesn't play v MU) >> ?? say Schmeichel, is it worth BB:

        Schmeichel (BHA) Lundstram (mun) Lascelles (AVL) Cantwell (EVE)

        Should I:

        1. BB
        2. Hold

        Thanks

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          2

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks mate

            I suppose wait until form is more on show and lineups more assured

      5. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Alonso or Doherty, that is the question?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Much prefer Doherty for nailedness but see if Alonso plays this weekend.

      6. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Bench a bit week for first WC draft? 0.0itb

        McCarthy button
        Taa saiss egan Robinson simpson
        Mane kdb son fernandes saka
        Vardy rashford jota

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          *weak

        2. tm370
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm not sure about double SHU given their fixtures. Can you get a Burnley defender in or a goalie?

          Mad attack though. I like it.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Could potentially get Charlie taylor for Egan, reckon Robinson will keep his place?

            1. tm370
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              How long is O'Connell out for? He is the evident replacement so seems quite safe but others will know more maybe.

              1. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Will try find out, thanks for the help appreciate it!

        3. The Mighty Hippo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You could downgrade Saka to Guendouzi and then upgrade Simpson to Lascelles.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Like that idea thanks!

      7. tm370
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thoughts on the wildcard guys?

        De Gea, Martin,
        Trent, Doherty, Taylor, Lascelles, Justin,
        Salah, Son, KDB, Fernandes, Duda,
        Rashford, Jota, Nketiah.

        0.4 ITB

        Free hit and TC remaining.

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Really like it personally!

      8. Hazardous1983
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What to do with this original team.after free hit

        Mcarthy (button)
        Robbo taa doherty (stevens)
        Salah kdb sarr barnes (saka)
        Auba ings jiminez

        No wild card. Only bb left

        1. tm370
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It's nice! I think you might want to move out Auba after 33 and I'm not sure about Ings.

          I think it's lacking Fernandes/Rashford and a Spurs option. Double Liverpool defence is expensive...

      9. Negan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        first WC draft, thoughts ? 4-4-2 , 0.0£ ITB

        Pope(Martin)
        TAA-Doherty-Maguire-Lascelles(Ngakia)
        Salah(C)-KDB-Son-Martial(Guendouzi)
        Jiminez-Rashford(Nketiah)

      10. vanillasky639
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Is it better to activate wildcard now and make transfers before the remaining games play out this gameweek OR hold fire until more teams have played?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Just play it if you're sure about using it this GW.

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Yes

        2. pjanns
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Iff you know, you will play it this week.

          Then go ahead, play it. And catch the price-rises 🙂

          1. vanillasky639
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            thanks guys, much appreciated

      11. boroie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        On a WC... Any improvements?

        De Gea
        Gomez Saïss Taylor
        Salah(C) Son(VC) KDB Fernandes
        Rashford Jiménez Pukki

        Button; Lascelles Cantwell Holgate

      12. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sorry for the boring non-WC post but early thoughts? 1FT obviously and 0itb.

        Leno
        TAA Doherty Taylor
        Salah KDB Bruno Martial
        Vardy Jota DCL

        Pope Masina Saka Stevens

        I'm considering KDB > Son but it's scary, haven't decided who to play out of Leno/Pope and Taylor/Masina yet either.

        1. maglia rosa
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          In relatively the same position with the single transfer and my old team back.....if I can I really need to save. Your team looks fine for the week and as ever, another weeks info will be very helpful.

        2. maglia rosa
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’d play both Burnley players tbh

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Thanks.

      13. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        So who's activating their WC? Still a whole set of games to go...

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Done. Yesterday.

      14. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        RMM-FWCT?

        Pope Button
        TAA Doherty Fernandez Saiss 3.9
        KDB Son Salah Fernandes Cantspell
        Rashford Tammy Jimmi

        Cheers!

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          looks decent, must have a high team value

      15. Reg83
          1 month, 17 days ago

          is nyland first choice keeper for aston villa now?

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Villa have a keeper?!

            1. The Mighty Hippo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              They don't need a keeper. They just get someone to snip the wire for the goal line tech before the match starts.

        • Reg83
            1 month, 17 days ago

            just saw foyth is injured- knee injury- so aurier nailed now?

          • Hits from the Bong
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Here's my WC team... any thoughts?

            Pope Martin
            TAA Alonso AWB Fernandez Lundstram
            Salah KDB Son Fernandes Davis
            Rashford Jimenez Nketiah

          • endy919
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            seems like the Salah/Mané-Son-Bruno-KdB mid will be the same in every team , Rash-Jimmi also , so the fifth mids and third strikers will be the differentials

          • UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            That 2nd goal from Benzema - wow.

          • Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Which pair to go for?

            A) Salah, Jota
            B) Mane, DCL

            Already have Jimenez.

            1. Reg83
                1 month, 17 days ago

                i am on b but have jimenez

              • dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A. Think Wolves double attack with fixtures could really pay off