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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.

For more detailed information, keep tabs on our predicted line-ups, which will be updated throughout the afternoon.

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1,047 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fplfansss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bench one
    1. Watkins
    2. DCL
    3. Grealish
    4. Gundo

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Grealish's rumoured potential injury may make the choice automatic for you

  2. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bench Antonio or DCL?

    Or both and bring in Ings for -4?

  3. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I've had a bit of a mare transferring out Gundo for Raphinha instead of Grealish if these rumours are true

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Every chance Gundo doesn't play regardless I would say

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I know, I dont expect him to play, but he will be back next week whereas Grealish won't

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What rumours?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Twitter apparently

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      no news on twitter except one account as far as I can see. No talk on villa forums.

      I'd imagine it may have sneaked out somewhere and for such a "big" england star the press would be all over it with the friendlies to come. Will keep track for the next hour or so

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hmm true, hopefully nonsense!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          It's probably nonsense.

    4. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Rumors of Grealish out?

  4. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Play Gundo or DCL?

  5. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone planning to do Salah or Bruno > KDB next week?

  6. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Drop Watkins with Grealish out? On WC

    1. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is that confirmed?

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        NO

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What evidence do you have other than unsourced and unsubstantiated rumour that Grealish out

      1. mwa1t
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No sight of him in training pics

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Think people underestimate the length of time Jack has to spend at the hairdressers.

    3. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      McCarthy,
      Stones, Cancelo, Tarkowski
      Salah, Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Soucek
      Antonio, Bamford (c)

      Forster, DCL, Coufal, Mitchell

      2ft 4.3itb

      A) Antonio> Ings
      B) Antonio + Soucek > ings + raphina (bench DCL)
      C) any other suggestions?

      Probably going to WC next week now with no gw26 fixtures out and look to play the BB in a single gw later in the season.

    4. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2 hours till the deadline

    5. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      whars the most likely gw for a bb now, I was under an impression that the big dgw was gw26, is it now seen as gw27 ? If gw26 then what is everyone doing about their wc please ?

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Grealish to Raph...

      YES OR NO?

      1. Laurel and Vardy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just did it.

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        same dilemma

      3. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeeep

      4. Jonesy5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’m trying to decide between this or Sterling/Gundo out for Ralph. Thinking Grealish out

      5. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hey fam

      1. Sterling to Salah for free?

      2. Play Martinez or Areola?

      3. Play DCL or Antonio?

    8. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Are Grealish rumors true?

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No one knows for sure

    9. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      whats going on after page refresh?? It jumps up

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tweets loading in the article

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Afternoon folks.

      I have Cavani* & Gundogan* in my XI, with Soucek/Coufal/Digne on the bench.

      A) Soucek > Harrison [-4]
      B) Coufal > Dallas [-4]
      C) Cavani > Vardy [-4]
      D) Cavani > Kane [-4]

      I'd likely be benching Gundogan owing to Pep comments, mostly as Cavani seems more likely to play (better fixture), but the reality is both could miss out & bench isn't ideal.

      Have listed C/D too. No doubles, but may do next week. Vardy arguably a better fixture this week.

    11. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bench 1

      A Gundogan
      B Grealish

    12. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      With the Grealish rumours (I have him), would you do the following FT:

      a) Antonio => Ings (DCL first on bench)
      b) Save

    13. Jonesy5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sterling or Grealish out for Raphinha?

      1. Jonesy5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Or Gundo?

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm considering sterling out to fund Kane

    14. Johnny too hotty
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is the general vibe to save wc for now. Can’t decide if I’m in ok shape for this game week what do you think ?

      Martinez
      Dias maguire Dallas
      Bruno salah grealish sterling
      Cavani Antonio bamford

      Coufal. Mitchell. Bissouma.

    15. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Gundo owners, holding, selling or playing?

      I have Foden & Gundo wanted Raphinha?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tough one man. I keep being told to hold him. But he won’t play...

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          This is the problem non playing players are not what I need. 🙂

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Holding onto him, but about to take a -4 to do Soucek to Raphina and bench Gundo

        1. smash
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Out for Raphina for me I think

    16. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hold Crellin

    17. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bamford vs Raphinha for the armband....

      Stats are neck and neck over last few with Bamford having slight edge.
      Bamford has the EO sewn up.
      Raphinha more exciting and has looked more dangerous last couple.

      I'm at 79k OR

      Who do I give it to?!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’d go Raph

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        More baps for a goal, maybe a penalty?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Hmm. It’s only EO that scares me otherwise I’d be 100% Raph

    18. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I've been looking at that Purslows' Pursetrings account (who reported the Grealish news) and sounds like not the most reliable.

      One user said he has a reputation for posting fake rumours and apparently three months ago he said Cash was out for the whole season and wasn't.

      Hard to sell based on one Twitter account I think.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        BS then?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What did you get from this post then?

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Grealish gave an interview today to Villa tv by the looks of the local paper, and is interviewed on the website previewing the game this weekend... would be a weird thing to do if he was crocked.

      3. mwa1t
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nobody actually knows at this point. Only evidence is that he wasn't in training pics

      4. Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chose 1 to bench
        A. Stones
        B. Mee
        C. Watkins

      5. OleBall
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Martinez
          Dias Dallas Shaw
          Maddy Gundo Salah Raph Bruno
          Kane Bamford(c)

          Areola Stones Watkins Targett

          G2G?

        • NED KELLY
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Everyone's got the same team

        • Sturridge Wars
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Luke Shaw or Harry Maguire

        • Teahupo'o
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Which one to bench out of Sterling Gundogan or Cavani?

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Gundo

            1. Teahupo'o
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thanks

        • greggles
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Play Cancelo AND Stones, or just one of them? And which one??

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm playing both

        • Davemc23
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kane or Salah for this week only? Will have both for 26

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'd prefer Salah this week.

          2. aborg
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Kane with Son are deadlier then Liverpool trio at the moment

        • aborg
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          On a BB for dgw26 would you get rid of Stones or Cancelo ? One of them will surely not play a fixture.