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FPL Gameweek 6 team news: Injury updates on Rodriguez, De Bruyne, Vardy and more

It was another busy day of press conferences on Friday, with Fantasy managers having little time to react to today’s developments ahead of the earlier-than-usual deadline of 18:30 BST this evening.

Our second and final pre-Gameweek 6 press conference summary rounds up the headline injury news and stand-out manager quotes from the conference calls that were held today.

For a recap of the virtual media gatherings held on Wednesday and Thursday, click here.

MANCHESTER CITY

Gabriel Jesus (thigh), Benjamin Mendy (muscle) and Fernandinho (muscle) will all miss the trip to West Ham but Aymeric Laporte (muscle) and Kevin De Bruyne (muscle) could be fit to feature, having returned to the training ground on Thursday.

Sadly we have had no help from Pep Guardiola, who, when asked about Laporte, De Bruyne and Nathan Ake (minor groin niggle), would only cryptically reply:

Some of them will be involved, some of them no. You will know tomorrow.

EVERTON

Seamus Coleman (hamstring) has joined Jonjoe Kenny (ankle), Mason Holgate (toe), Jarrad Branthwaite (ankle), Cenk Tosun (ACL) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) on the treatment table ahead of the trip to Southampton, while Richarlison is suspended.

Having said he was a huge doubt just days earlier, Carlo Ancelotti revealed on Friday that he was “confident” that James Rodriguez (bruise) would be involved after a partial return to training. 

The Everton boss said:

No he’s not definitely out, fortunately, I think his recovery was really good. He trained today, just a partial training session. I hope that he’s going to train tomorrow and we will see if he is in condition to play on Sunday. It’s really better now and we are confident that maybe he can play. He had a big hematoma and was not able to train until today.

LIVERPOOL

Virgil van Dijk (knee) faces a long spell on the sidelines following his injury in the Merseyside derby and the Dutchman joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) and Kostas Tsimikas (thigh) in being unavailable for the Sheffield United game.

There is plenty of uncertainty elsewhere, however, with Jurgen Klopp failing to rule Joel Matip (unspecified), Thiago (knock), Naby Keita (illness) and Alisson (shoulder) either in or out until he had seen his players in training.

Klopp told the media:

My last information was that the boys who played the other night [in the Champions League], they are all fine. The rest, we will see.

Apart from Ox and Virg obviously – and maybe Kostas, who gets closer and closer but who is not at all in contention for this game or the next one – all the others we have to see day by day pretty much. A lot of conversations with the medical dept.

We have training after the press conference, so we will see who is out there. You can only be in contention if you are training. I don’t want to rule anyone out until someone tells me.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard will be sidelined for a “few weeks” with unknown fitness issues but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday that he expects Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood to recover from undisclosed injuries in time for the Chelsea match and added that he was confident of Edinson Cavani‘s involvement as the Uruguayan edges closer to full match fitness.

Solskjaer said:

I hope and expect all three of them to be available for selection. Edinson wants to tick all the boxes that he’s gone through in his programme. It seemed positive yesterday with both Mason and Harry.

LEICESTER CITY

Caglar Söyüncü (abductor), Daniel Amartey (hamstring), Wilfred Ndidi (adductor) and Ricardo Pereira (ACL) remain out but Brendan Rodgers said after Thursday night’s win over Zorya that he things that Jamie Vardy (calf) will be available, with a final assessment to be made in training before the clash with Arsenal. 

Rodgers said:

We’re thinking that he will be available, but we just need to confirm that over the next couple of days. He’s responded really well this week to treatment and he’s been out on the grass, so we just need to see how he is.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Jonny (knee) remains out but Nuno Espirito Santo was typically non-committal with the rest of Wolves’ team news, saying only that the club were “assessing a few things” ahead of the visit of Newcastle.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Roy Hodgson said on Friday that Gary Cahill (knock), Jack Butland (illness) and Jordan Ayew (illness) will miss the trip to Fulham, with that trio joining James McCarthy (hamstring), Connor Wickham (muscle) and Wayne Hennessey (muscle) on the sidelines this weekend.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

A scan on Karl Darlow (knock) hasn’t revealed any serious damage to the Newcastle United goalkeeper but Steve Bruce said on Friday that his stand-in shot-stopper was still “sore” and that a decision on his involvement against Wolves would go “down to the wire”.

Mark Gillespie will be on standby to deputise if Darlow does miss out, with Martin Dubravka (heel) a longer-term absentee.

Isaac Hayden is a slight concern after his withdrawal against the Red Devils and, although a scan revealed nothing but cramp, Bruce said care would need to be taken whenever hamstring injuries are involved

SOUTHAMPTON

Theo Walcott will be ineligible to face his parent club but Stuart Armstrong is back in training following his period of self-isolation and Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed on Friday that the Scotland international “was an option” for the visit of Everton.

Injuries to Will Smallbone (thigh) and Moussa Djenepo (hamstring) keep those two midfielders out.

WEST HAM UNITED

David Moyes said that “everyone is in pretty good order” heading into the weekend’s game against Manchester City, which presumably means that the precautionary withdrawal of Michail Antonio (hamstring) in the six-goal thriller against Spurs has helped the striker avoid any significant damage.

Moyes also confirmed that Sebastien Haller (knock) is expected to be available after his no-show in Gameweek 5

ARSENAL

Rob Holding (hamstring) is out for three weeks and joins Calum Chambers (match fitness), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) on the sidelines for the clash with Leicester.

Willian (calf) and Dani Ceballos (ankle) will also need to be assessed after missing the win over Rapid Vienna but Shkodran Mustafi returned to full training this week and is available for selection

CHELSEA

Kepa Arrizabalaga (shoulder) and Billy Gilmour (knee) will miss the trip to Manchester United but Chelsea otherwise have a clean bill of health heading into Saturday’s game.

Frank Lampard told reporters:

[Pulisic and Thiago] are both fine. We’ve got a pretty clean bill of health other than Kepa, who has a shoulder issue so won’t travel to Manchester. The only other player out is Billy Gilmour, who is long term, but he’ll be back soon.



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467 Comments Post a Comment
  1. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    1FT is this gtg ? Pondering Targett in for Justin to bench Chilwell or Mccarthy > Martinez but would like to save.

    Mccarthy

    TAA - Chilwell - Reguillon

    Salah(C - Sterling - Son - Podence

    DCL - Jimenez - Mitrovic

    Button - Bissouma - Mitchell - Justin

  2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Areola
    Robbo Lamptey KWP
    Salah(C) Son Pulisic Barkley
    Kane Jimenez Watkins

    Dallas Stephens

    G2G??

  3. C_G
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    my team. GTG?? took a -4:

    Martinez

    TAA Lamptey Mitchell

    Podence Salah Son JRod

    Kane DCL Jimenez

    Steer Jorginho Zouma Justin

    1. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane(C)

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      G2G - who'd you transfer? Kane I'm guessing for one ...

  4. FPL FAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    McCarthy

    Saiss Robbo TAA
    Salah Son ASM Jorginho
    Kane Mitro Vardy

    Button Justin Mitchell Stephens
    1FT available
    GTG?

    1. noone
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      would upgrade ASM/Jorgi by downgrading TAA

  5. ragsyboys
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who is the better pick ? Reguilon or Aurier ?

    1. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Reg all day long, better player and Doc more of a threat to Aurier thanks Davies to Reg

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Pages FLYING BY! Don’t make any last minute panic moves guys, and please play Rodríguez 🙂

    GL ALL!

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Absolutely not. Everyone should be transferring James out!

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Holding steady 😉 Good luck!

  7. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is there any last minute changes that I should make to this WC team

    Martinez Areola

    Semedo Keane Chilwell Lamptey Dallas

    Son Grealish Havertz Lookman Trossard

    Kane Aguero DCL

    0.3 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keane lookman and troussard

  8. derdourily
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sterling > Salah (c)
    Or
    stick with sterling as i already have Mané ?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Stick

      1. derdourily
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How about Mo ownership ?

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mane a better option IMO

          1. derdourily
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yep agree , but salah on pens could be a huge red arrow if he hauls !

    2. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Stick

  9. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Barnes out for a hit worth it? Thinking of foden or zaha as a replacement

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Keep

    2. Gleys11
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Keep, although you have just convinced me to play Foden and bench Barnes.

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is it dangerous to go Kane captain over Salah? So little in it for me this week

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Nope.

      2. The Mighty I
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not much in it for me, Spurs high on confidence.

      3. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not dangerous at all.

      4. OleGGMU
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Unless you have Son aswell, think follow your gut. Most are seeking the safety option of Salah and I understand why , but personally (as a Son and non Kane owner) I chasing up and going Sterling capt.
        If you DO have Son then cap Salah imo without hesitation

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Just changed from Salah to Son captain.

      Kane will drop deep and feed in Sonny. Looking at Shef results they rarely get rolled.

      Good luck all.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        RB position for Burnley is weak too, gl.

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          You too Flair.

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You could probably say the same about Burnley though, no?

    5. tabby98
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mccarthy (Nyland)
      TAA, James, Mitchell, Justin (KWP)
      Salah, Rodriguez, Son, ASM (Stephens)
      DCL, Ings. Jimenez

      2.6m itb 1ft

      A) Ings/Jimenez --> Kane
      B) ASM --> 7.9m Mid
      C) Hold FT

      Or any other suggestions?

      1. noone
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Get rid of James first maybe

    6. boomshakeboom
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      anyone captaining Sterling?????????

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        If I had him I would.

        1. boomshakeboom
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          wish me luck buddy...

    7. The Mighty I
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Pulisic or Hamez for the last midfield slot?

      Already have DCL, gut feeling is Pulisic won’t be 8.3 forever and once Chelsea hit top gear he might become a real asset.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Hamez is already a real asset and will still outscore puli if he hits form. Werner and Havertz will take all his goals. Don’t see why everyone wants him so bad...

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Puli on form is lethal..showed last year..injury is the only concern..if he is fit all season he will easily outscore hames I guess..

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I went with havertz over james last week wc..with injury dbt go with puli

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Pulisic hasn’t even made FFS Chelsea team prediction

    8. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Reasons to play Kilman over Saiss:
      -more nailed for this game(imo)
      -if he's benched then he will probably don't subbed in while Saiss can play multiple positions so if he's benched he can provide 1pt

      Reason to play Saiss over Kilman:
      -last two games as LWB he could get:
      2A Vs FUL
      1G-1A Vs LEE
      So he can haul

      Who to start then and who should be 1st sub?

    9. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Werner to Kane for FT? Y or N
      All ready have Son

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Y

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes

      3. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        yes im making same move this week

    10. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save FT? What’s the story with James? Also captain Salah or Kane?

      Martinez
      Robertson • Semedo • Dallas
      Salah(C) • Son • James • Grealish
      Kane • DCL • Maupay.
      (4.0 / KWP / Masuaku / 4.5)

    11. Tmel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      a) Jimi > Kane
      b) Werner > Kane

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

    12. YEAH PITCH!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A) Barkley

      B) McGinn

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

    13. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Anyone with KDB and JRod?

      What are you doing?

      1. noone
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Got Mane for KDB, JRod on my team with Mitchell as first sub

      2. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        sold De Bruyne to fund Kane. Starting Rodriguez.

      3. boomshakeboom
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        kdb out for sterling

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Removed KDB for Mane (C) and starting JRod

    14. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Grealish brace Plus Martinez pen save and cs cmng tdy...

    15. Triffic
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Really torn between Grealish/Barkley in for Podence. Are we any nearer to knowing who the villa penalty taker is?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Grealish the better player and more safe. If you want the funds bad go Barkley

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ask me in three hours time

    16. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Does Kilman start?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        think so yes

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        His place to lose right now.

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

      Gtg or anything worth a hit?
      1.4 m in the bank

      Martinez

      Saiss Lamptey Digne

      Son Salah Podence Rodriguez

      Kane DCL Jimenez

      Steer Klich Mitchell Justin

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        GTG

    18. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      People getting Foden not worried about Citys poor form?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        City are too good not to bounce back.

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Same number of draw/defeat as Liverpool. Are you worried about Liverpool assets? 😉

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          More about them scoring fævery few goals.

    19. Alli
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A) Holding > Targett
      B) Something else
      C) Save FT

      McCarthy
      TAA - KWP - Mitchell
      Mané - Salah - Son - Zaha
      Wilson - DCL - Jimé

      Nyland - Justin - Stephens - Holding*

    20. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Help me out here guys do i start

      A) Reece James (MUN (A)
      B) James Justin (ARS (A)
      C) Stuart Dallas (AVL (A)

      Apreciate any thoughts

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        C

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Still C if I’m also playing Barkley?

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        C

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Still C if I’m also playing Barkley?

    21. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bench one please:

      A Ayling
      B Bissouma
      C Mitchell

      1. noone
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Ayling

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        C

    22. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      What formation you guys playing this week?
      Im on 3-4-3

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I suspect it'll be 3-5-2 all season bar injury subs

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yep default mode

      2. Zrinkec
          1 month, 2 days ago

          same as most weeks though

        • Henning
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Same here .

      3. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Villa v Leeds score predictions tonight?

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          2-1