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Bielsa and Hasenhuttl’s injury updates ahead of Double Gameweek 25

Ralph Hasenhuttl and Marcelo Bielsa revealed key team news ahead of two fixtures for their teams in Double Gameweek 25.

The Leeds manager announced that talisman Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) would not be available for their first game against Wolves, which could have an impact on their fortunes against Wolves at least.

(Mateusz) Klich (£5.2m) and (Diego) Llorente (£4.4m) are available, Phillips and Rodrigo (£5,7m) are not. “

Marcelo Bielsa
Phillips' return boosts Leeds' clean sheet potential as Arsenal fail to impress

Bielsa was also unable to confirm if the pair would be available for their second match of Double Gameweek 25 against Southampton.

“I could not give you a sure answer. If I tell you ‘no they won’t play’, one could make it for one of those games. If I tell you ‘yes’, I can’t say with certainty.”

Marcelo Bielsa

With Phillips such a key player in Leeds and Bielsa’s system, it remains to be seen if this will affect the number of FPL managers bringing in their assets for Double Gameweek 25.

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Southampton will be without Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m), with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl ruling him out for a “few weeks”.

“With Kyle Walker-Peters we have another guy who is out definitely for the game, for a few weeks maybe, and that hurts us because he was important when we had that good run and he was not there when we had a bad run. This is the never-ending story of the season that we have problems with injuries.”

Ralph Hassenhuttl

Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) and Theo Walcott (£5.8m) remain long-term absentees, which could force one of Southampton’s central defenders to play at right-back.

Burnley are likely to be missing several first team players for their match against West Brom, according to Sean Dyche.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.4m) and Robbie Brady (£5.0m) limped off against Fulham, and both are unlikely to be involved at the weekend.

“I’ll find out news by tomorrow morning but it doesn’t look great with Johann and Robbie going off. We’ll probably get them scanned, just as a precaution. (Gudmundsson’s) will probably need a settling down period.”

Sean Dyche
Mee boosts Burnley clean sheet potential as Welbeck impresses for Brighton

But there was better news on club captain Ben Mee (£5.1m), who went off against Crystal Palace with a head injury.

“Ben Mee comes back. Matej Vydra (£4.8m), so long as he comes through training today, should be back in and around it. I don’t think Dale Stephens (£4.2m) will be available. Erik Pieters (£4.3m), doubt it as well, we’ll see. Woody (Chris Wood £6.2m), a close one, but yet again I’m having to make judgements on these players

Sean Dyche
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Both Daniel Podence (£5.3m) and Willy Boly (£5.4m) will miss Wolves’ game with Leeds, manager Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed.

Nuno also gave fans some positive news on striker Raul Jimenez (£8.2m), who is recovering from a fractured skull.

“He (Jimenez) is training, he has been able to integrate into some of the training sessions and he is improving and doing well. We have to be very careful and follow the protocols but keep positive because he is doing well. We are delighted, but know it’ll take time. He is going in the right direction. He will keep improving his fitness, follow the protocols and do consultations with the neurosurgeon. It requires patience but it’s moving in the right direction.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

Crystal Palace will once again be without star player Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) for their match with rivals Brighton.

Worryingly for Eagles fans, with the team scoring no goals without him in the side, manager Roy Hodgson was unable to give a timeframe for Zaha’s return.

One positive for Palace fans was news of James McCarthy (£4.3m) returning to training.

“James McCarthy trained today which is positive. A few other knocks to keep an eye on for the weekend but not much change on injuries.”

Roy Hodgson

Brighton manager Graham Potter confirmed FPL favourite Tariq Lamptey (£4.6m) will be back in training last week after suffering from a long-term injury.

Both striker Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.4m) are both available after recently recovering from injury.

Centre-back Adam Webster (£4.4m) is still being assessed but has been deemed “unlikely” to play.

847 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Probably going to start Mee, which do l do please:

    (A) Double up with Pope
    (B) Play Martinez

    Thanks.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'd play Marty.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      The legend that is Emiliano Martínez

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Who has more chance of a clean sheet....

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Pope, clearly.

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Exactly! If you ain't playing Pope home v West Brom....

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            ... why own him? 😉

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

  2. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Percentage chance of these starting against arsenal?

    A) Cancelo
    B) Sterling

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Fifty fifty for both.

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Have both. More confident of Sterling starting, less confident of him actually doing anything.

        1. Manani
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          why Cancelo may not start?

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Triple Leeds enough for the weekend? Or worth a -4 to get Ingsy in as well? Don't think it is worth it given that I will not captain him

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Same boat. Who would you bench instead of him?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Would have to be Grealish v LEI

    2. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Who would you be selling?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        DCL, who himself is likely to have a double in 26. Less and less keen on getting Ings in tbf

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Yep, I’d probably stick

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I used my FT to get in Raph. Debating on getting Ing on -4. Would mean benching Mee. It is tough.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Fancy Ings to outscore Mee and make up the hit to be fair. Would always prioritise the attacker over the defender usually

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    A lot of peeps doing WC this week with aim of BB on gw26. Are there double games in 26 that we are pretty much assured of (95% probability)? If so, which ones?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I don't there are

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Sorry pal, all my spoons are in the wash.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nothing is confirmed mate

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Just get a draft ready in case fixtures are released tomorrow

  5. Bam Saka Laca
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Martínez
    Cancelo Shaw Cresswell Maguire
    Salah Fernandes Son Gündogan
    Ings(c) Bamford

    Johnstone DCL Digne Soucek

    A) Gtg
    B) Soucek -> Raphinha (-4)

    Cheers

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A gtg

      1. Bam Saka Laca
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Thank you

  6. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    All set?

    (No Bruno because my city leagues don't allow for it. OR no worry)

    Pope
    Dallas Cancelo Stones
    Son Salah(c) Raphinha Grealish Gundo
    Bamford(v) Ings

    Martinez Dcl Digne Chilwell 2.4m itb OFT

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What a bad mini league 😉

  7. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Would you play Pope and Lowton this week?

    Or spread the risk and go Martinez in goal instead? I don’t own Leicester and I do think they’ll score so I’m thinking Burnley double up but no Mee...

    Help, thoughts please?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'd double up because I think Leicester will score

      1. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Agree.

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Very excited by my Leeds treble

    Raphinha (c) Harrison bamford

    Just feel like sharing my optimism before it all goes wrong 🙂

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      That is nice

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Hehe, could go both ways, but the best triple IMO. I have Messlier, Dallas and Bamford :/

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Really like that. I have to contend myself with Dallas as my 3rd Leeds. 2pts overall score incoming from him

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Well, he got me -1 last time. 2 would be an improvement.

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Same mate. From SECOND on my bench haha!

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks all and Gl

  9. GE
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    What would you do here with 2FT for this GW? Really want Kane for next GW though.

    (2FT, 2.8 itb)

    Messlier
    Cancelo/Dias/Mee/Dallas
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo*
    Bamford/Cavani*

    Bench: Martinez, Antonio*, Soucek, Digne

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani, Antonio -> Kane and ***?

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Not Ings..?

  10. james 101
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Are many people still WCing this week and bench boosting 26?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      It seemed like the popular move a few days back

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Everybody was planning for it and hoping the DGW26 fixtures would be confirmed by today. No fixtures announcement though..........

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'm WCing and TC'ing.

      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Bush I dont think you can use two chips within the same game week

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Plan to WC after BGW 29. Use TC or BB in 26.

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Less and less appealing to me personally. Would rather WC in 30 and just BB down the line

    5. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Can't wildcard when I don't know for certain who has DGWs

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

    Would you play Antonio (if fit) against Tottenham or bring Raphinha(for Soucek)?

    It would be for free but would be nice to have 2FT before GW26 and somehow fancy Antonio against Spurs.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Go with your gut feeling!

  12. ajk1211
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Best use of FT;

    A) Cavani->Ings
    B) Sterling->KDB

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        A defo

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

  13. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Who to PLAY?

    A) Son (whu)
    B) Foden (ars)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      A

  14. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    People considering Ings over Bamford are you not concerned by a strong CHE defense? There is an argument that CHE have not played a strong forward. The team kept a cleanie away at Spurs with Son playing.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I don't think many are considering Ings over Bamford, are they? Both of them alongside each other surely?

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Ings loves goals v Chelsea. Look it up.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Bothing ; if it was one it would be Bam

    4. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      With Kepa seemingly back in net anything is possible

  15. Bam Saka Laca
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Ne article posted

  16. TheBiffas
    8 months, 10 days ago

    A) keep pope and get dallas
    B) keep pope and get bamford
    C) sell pope and get ings

    (have raphinha)

  17. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I can get this BB team in GW26 with a hit, but I can't have Bamford in GW25 and Kane in GW26. Should I still look to build this team or wait for another week for BB?

    DGW25 players - Rafinha (c), Dallas (No Bamford or Ings)

    Transers in DGW26 - (4.0GK + Dallas + Rahfinha ➡ McCarthy/Areola + Rudiger/Shaw + Son)

    Martinez McCarthy
    Dias Cancelo Digne Mee Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon Son (c)
    DCL Watkins Wood

  18. im1974
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    When is the next fpl black Box episode? I’m not on twitf*ck or instw*nk so no idea how to find out.....

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You tube

      1. im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I know it’s on you tube but when is next show?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Normally Thursdays so maybe this eve??

  19. Captain_Shirokov
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    god the fixture swings after gw 29 for Leeds, Villa and Spurs are HORRIBLE

    that has changed my mind, no point wild carding now

  20. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    On wc with this currently, then raph to barnes with 1.5itb for BB26 but feel a bit lost with it!

    Martinez areola
    Cancelo shaw rudiger konsa strujik
    Salah Bruno son gundo raph
    Kane bamford watkins

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      top team that
      I might have picked Sanchez instead of Areola, but hat is nitpicking.
      Another twist could be Not having Son, but trying to find money for Vardy by adding a cheaper mid like Neto/Saka.

  21. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone watching the Perservance landing? It's happening live now.

  22. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Leicester can get lots of cleanies after this gw but I can't find any good defensive options nailed with attacking potential. Wish Justin was there 🙁
    Maybe Soyuncu only? Ricardo is injury prone so he is protected

  23. Hunting for points
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    WC or not? 2 FT and 7.3m itb

    my team:

    Martinez, Meslier

    Cancelo, Stones, Cresswell, Mee, Mitchell

    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Grealish, Romeu

    Antonio, Bamford, DCL

  24. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Which one to drop from my WC team?
    A) Dallas
    B) Dunk
    C) Targett

  25. Blens
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Hi guys,

    Any news on Gundo? Apologies if you've covered it before.

  26. Davros
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Any news on Kane?- see he didn’t play tonight

  27. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    My squad is in really good shape for this week. But I am looking to GW26 and if the DGW are confirmed as we expect then I will have to use -8 to get Kane. I am pretty much thinking just to WC tomorrow, hopefully if we hear something about fixtures. But even if not, might just take a chance

  28. vanpanman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Pope or Meslier (double)??