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Gundogan, Calvert-Lewin and Kane injury updates in Gameweek 25 team news

After rounding up Thursday’s press conferences in our first team news summary of the week, we finish the job with a recap of the virtual media gatherings that were held on Friday.

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  1. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone know the status on Cavani?

    1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Married

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I'm wondering the same. Have to start either him or Antonio

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Sold Antonio for Ings :/ Need at least Cavani or Grealish to start.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I'm starting him.

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Same atm

  2. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Ings in with the confirmed double over Kane this GW?

    A. Antonio to Ings in 25 and Ings to Kane in 26 (can't afford Barnes in 26 without - 4 hit)
    B. Antonio to Kane
    C. Other suggestion

    Plan to TC26, WC30/31, FH33

    2FT 5.7itb
    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio DCL
    (Martinez Soucek Digne Holding)

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I went for it

      Antonio > Ings with my second FT

      Feel like I'll regret it now but YOLO

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        haha we can only make decisions with confirmed info so will probably bring Ings in, roll the 2nd FT and deal with 26 when it comes

        1. Sean
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Didn't notice you had 2FT's, just go for it then

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers Sean

    2. Sean
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Probably just B, you will need the transfers to put out a full team in GW29

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    With all the uncertainty and shenanigans, what's best?

    A) Ings & Konsa (Son on bench). Ings & Raphinha -> Watkins & Barnes (-4) in GW26
    B) Son & Targett (Watkins on bench). Raphinha -> Barnes in GW26

    Cheers.

    1. Quan MisTaka
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Just in-case Villa don't have double in 26?

        1. Quan MisTaka
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          A has higher ceiling both weeks imo

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      With DGW26 fixtures confirmed, may as well attack 25 and get Ings

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        fixtures NOT confirmed**

      2. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers - was heading towards B earlier but must admit A is making more sense now.

  4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining?

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Grealish 😉

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bam

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bamford

    4. Slurpy
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Raph

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bamford

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Currently Raph over Bamford but getting itchy palms

    7. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Raph

    8. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Bamford

    9. Machine_Gunnerz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Wham bam thank u m’am

    10. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Reluctantly Bam Bam

    11. Huckfead
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Having a punt on Raph. Low ownership

  5. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Start 1

    A) Pereira (avl)
    B)Sudiger (sou)

  6. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    bottomed
    1. Which trio to finish WC
    A) Ederson - Davies - Jorginho
    B) Martinez - Elmohammody - Foden

    2. Play which defender
    C) Cancelo (ars)
    D) Burn (CRY)

    3. Play who
    E) Foden (ars)
    F) DCL (liv)

    Thanks all

  7. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Stones, AWB
    Bruno, Salah, Sterling, Grealish, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford
    (Button, Antonio, Coufal, Mitchell)

    2 free transfers, do I do the following?
    Sterling, Soucek, Antonio - Gundo, Raphinha, Kane (-4)

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Gundo may be out, can you just do Soucek -> Raphinha?

  8. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    play dias or targett?

    definitely playing lowton and cresswell

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Dias

    2. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Dias

  9. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    What was the story behind Kane missing in midweek?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      He felt something and so wasn't worth the risk. Mourinho has said he will be fine for the weekend.

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      He's finally not insisting on playing every game and starting to manage his recovery/mins properly.

    3. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Harry's decision.
      based on his feelings

  10. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Transfers made, captain and bench sorted. See you on next page.

    1. mwa1t
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Me too, good luck

  11. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    G2G?

    McCarthy
    Mee, White, Dallas
    Salah, Fernandes, Gundo, Raphinha, Sterling
    Bamford, Antonio

    (Martinez, DCL, Cancelo, Coufal)

  12. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Play two of this bunch:

    A Cancelo (ars)
    B AWB (NEW)
    C Mee (WBA)

    Ta lads!

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A B

    2. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B C

      1. faux_C
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        If you don't play Mee at home to West Brom I don't see when you play him.

  13. Fergymac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I'm a moron and can't figure out Crellin's spreadsheet. Is someone able to say what the GW26 doubles are likely to be? Planning the WC to BB

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      “Surprised pikachu face”

  14. smash
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Would anyone do Gundogan to Raphina (then same in reverse next week probably)

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I have

      1. smash
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Reassuring will probbaly do the same, with Champions league coming up they shoud keep him wrapped in cotton wool etc

        cheers.

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Ben's latest spreadsheet: 'best I can do':
    https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1362798711995301905/photo/1

    Recommends saving FT if you can and no WC

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I recommend putting on your big boy trousers and making your own decision.

    2. mwa1t
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Where does he recommend no WC?

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      The guy has one purpose, messes it up and then wants to hand out transfer advice

    4. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Damn already played wc

    5. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Too late WC activated! Lol.. oh well.. may as well go for it

    6. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      So Ings isn't a good choice now?

    7. kinghenry14
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      he says save FT or prep for dgw25...and i can't read anything of him saying no wc...

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        He doesn't say it explicitly but it's not ideal if we have no idea what the fixtures are etc.

    8. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Interesting that Ful double with Spurs is more likely than Southampton. Looks like Ings will only get SGW 26

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        But dgw27

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          against City, GW25 against Chelsea. I may be wrong, but Ings just feels like it isn't the best pick for me with a SGW 26

  16. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    DCL to ings worth a hit for the next few gws?

    1. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Can't say until doubles are confirmed

  17. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Start?

    A Antonio
    B Gundo

  18. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Leeds TC anyone?

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      No.

  19. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Have I missed some news on Grealish?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      don't think so

    2. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Twitter rumour 4-6 weeks out

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Oh no

  20. Vjm6891
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I wanted to WC this week and BB next week but i think i'm going to hold off as not certain of the fixtures.

    I do want Ings and Bamford in. I have Barnes, DCL & Antonio. Which 2 to take out?

    Also need to take Sterling out (either him, Salah or Fernandes) to fund this. Gundogan has become a player you can't not have so Sterling for Gundogan then those 2 changes.

    -8 points but hopefully worth it?

  21. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Soucek to Raphina and G2G?

    Meslier (Marty)
    Dias Cancelo Tarko (Cresswell Holding)
    Son Bruno Foden Raphinha Barnes
    Bamford Barnes (Watkins)

  22. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I've chosen:
    * Pope over Martinez
    * Raphinha cap over Bamford
    * DCL first on bench before Stones

    Am I certifiably crazy or correct?

  23. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Was hoping fixtures would be out - but what can you do.

    Forward line
    DCL, Bamford, Adams

    1) Play Adams
    2) Adams -> Ings
    3) Save FT and play one of

    a) Dias
    b) Roberson
    c) Soucek

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Save FT and play Dias

  24. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Play 1
    a) Foden
    b) Cavani

  25. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Start Cavani or Antonio?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Cavani

  26. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Been away for 10 mins and return to noise about a 5 pm announcement. Just speculation or was something said?

  27. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Best move here? All chips & WC left

    A) Save FT
    B) Martinelli -> Raphina (bench Gundo)

    Pope
    Tarkowski, Cancelo, Targett
    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundogan
    Bamford, Ings, Watkins

    Forster, Coufal, Martinelli, Mitchell
    Bank 1.2m, 1FT

  28. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Scrolling through comments on here when it's crowded is like having those dreams where you are running but not going anywhere.

  29. Weilong7
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    which one to play?
    1) DCL
    2) Antonio
    3) go 4-5-1 (bamford)

    which one to bench?
    A) Targett
    B) Coufal

    thanks!

  30. tinear
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Antonio Stones to Kane/Ings and Dallas for free or just any one of the transfers and save FT?