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FPL injury and team news updates as Mourinho clears Son for Gameweek 30

Son Heung-min (£9.4m) has recovered from a hamstring injury in time for Gameweek 30.

José Mourinho confirmed in his Friday press conference that the Fantasy Premier League midfielder had trained with the first team and that he would feature against Newcastle.

That will come as welcome news to the 42.1% of managers invested in Son, as well as those who had been considering Harry Kane (£11.6m) for a Gameweek 30 captaincy.

“Sonny is good. He will be selected. He trained with the team fully, first time, this morning. Yesterday he was doing partial exercises. Last week he didn’t train at all, so it was impossible for him to play internationals.” – Jose Mourinho

Meanwhile, Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) “could be involved” against Spurs but does not think Callum Wilson (£6.5m) will be available, despite a return to training. Martin Dubravka (£4.8m) is expected to recover from a stomach illness.

How Aston Villa fared without Grealish ahead of Double Gameweek 26

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) could finally be back in action for Aston Villa when Fulham visit on Sunday afternoon.

On Thursday, the Villa boss said he was “hopeful” he would be involved and on Friday revealed he had “put himself up for selection”.

“I am [hopeful that he’ll be involved v Fulham]. That was the aim. When it first happened, we thought Fulham would be the first game. There was always the possibility [for sooner] but it wasn’t the case. “The pain is under control now, we still have to manage him to make sure that his loading isn’t too much but his tolerance levels are really good. We’ve had scans that have come back really positive, as well.” – Dean Smith

Wesley (£6.0m) is to be involved for Aston Villa’s Under-23s on Friday while Kortney Hause (£4.4m) is back in full training.

Upcoming opponents Fulham continue to enjoy good fortune in the injury department with Scott Parker revealing no new problems as a result of the international break.

“We are all good. The players have come back fine.” – Scott Parker

In the wake of Diogo Jota‘s (£6.7m) impressive form for club and country, Roberto Firmino (£9.1m) is available for selection in Gameweek 30.

“Bobby is back, all the others not.” – Jurgen Klopp

Mikel Arteta will have to check on Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) and Emile Smith Rowe (£4.2m) ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Liverpool.

“(Saka) hasn’t trained with the team yet. He’s been doing some individual work. We had to pull him out of the England squad. He’s feeling better but hasn’t trained with the team yet.” – Mikel Arteta

“(Smith Rowe) has some discomfort in his hip. That’s why [England under-21s] decided to keep him out. We will see today, will speak with the doctors and the physios and see if he’s available for training tomorrow.” – Mikel Arteta

Marcelo Bielsa made no specific reference to Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) in his Thursday press conference ahead of a Gameweek 30 meeting with Sheffield United.

However, he did clarify “the group is healthy”, suggesting their centre-forward is ready to be involved on Saturday afternoon.

The Leeds manager also confirmed Liam Cooper (£4.3m) is available after illness although Rodrigo (£5.7m) and Pablo Hernández (£5.7m) are still short of match fitness despite being injury-free.

Sheffield United are not expecting to have any of their injured players back in time for the trip to Elland Road. John Egan (£4.7m) has returned to training but is not yet ready to start while Billy Sharp (£5.5m) and Sander Berge (£4.9m) are a few weeks away.

Enda Stevens (£5.0m) had to return early from international duty with the Republic of Ireland but according to caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom, he “should be fit to train”.

Thiago Silva (£5.6m) is back in contention for Chelsea, perhaps complicating the conundrum of how to cover them in defence moving forward.

Meanwhile, N’Golo Kanté (£4.9m) is set to miss the Gameweek 30 meeting with West Bromwich Albion and is a doubt to face Porto midweek.

The Baggies will be without Conor Gallagher (£5.5m) at Stamford Bridge as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Hal Robson-Kanu (£5.2m) will be available though, having produced a negative COVID-19 test after his departure from the Wales squad for disciplinary reasons.

Everton should have James Rodríguez (£7.7m) at their disposal when they host Crystal Palace on Monday evening while Tom Davies (£5.2m) and Ben Godfrey (£5.0m) will have to overcome knocks to be ready in time.

Rodriguez passed fit to start as Sigurdsson returns to the Everton side for Saints clash 1

Fabian Delph (£4.8m), Bernard (£5.7m) and Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.2m) will miss the Gameweek 30 clash while Robin Olsen (£4.5m) is free to deputise for a still-injured Jordan Pickford (£4.8m).

“Delph and Bernard are not available. Doucoure is out. Davies and Godfrey had little problems but I think they will be available on Monday. Not available Jordan Pickford, he still has problems. Olsen is OK. James is well and in good condition.” – Carlo Ancelotti

Roy Hodgson reported that the Crystal Palace players who travelled for international duty “appear” to have returned without injury. Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.8m) has not been looked at yet but the Eagles manager “believes” he is fit.

Tyrick Mitchell (£3.8m) could be back for the trip to Goodison Park while James McCarthy (£4.3m) and Nathaniel Clyne (£4.5m) are still being assessed.

Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) could be involved when Manchester United host Brighton although they have to get through the next training session first.

“[Marcus and Mason] need to get through the session tomorrow. They both joined in this morning and, hopefully, they don’t get any reaction. If they complete the session tomorrow they’ll be available for selection.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Anthony Martial (£8.6m) and Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) are also doubtful after missing training on Friday.

“Neither of them trained this morning. We are still waiting for final confirmation on how they are.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Brighton’s injury situation has not been altered by the international break, Graham Potter revealing on Friday that Adam Webster (£4.3m) is “making progress” on his way back from an ankle problem.

As they prepare to host Manchester City, interest in Leicester assets may not be particularly high for Gameweek 30, although there are still important updates coming out of their camp.

Gundogan fit to start as De Bruyne returns to City XI and Foden drops to bench 1

In his Thursday press conference, Brendan Rodgers confirmed James Maddison (£7.1m) and Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) are available for Saturday’s top-four clash.

The Leicester manager does not want to rush Harvey Barnes (£6.7m) back while Cengiz Ünder (£5.7m) remains sidelined with a thigh issue.

Manchester City have a clean bill of health regarding COVID-19 tests, Pep Guardiola confirming on Friday his whole squad came back negative.

However, the Citizens manager did add during his latest media briefing that he would need to further assess any of his players who were on international duty over the last two weeks.

Ahead of hosting West Ham, Wolves could be without João Moutinho (£5.2m) as well as Daniel Podence (£5.3m) although Rui Patrício (£5.3m) has recovered from the head injury sustained against Liverpool.

“We have some issues. Joao Moutinho and some of the players have returned with small problems but we still have a couple of days to assess and decide. Daniel Podence has joined part of the session and is progressing well. I’m very positive he will join the squad soon. We will see (for the West Ham game).” – Nuno Espirito Santo

“That moment was scary. Rui Patrício is okay and trained well this week which is good news.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Meanwhile, David Moyes reported a “few knocks and bruises” among the West Ham players who travelled for international duty.

After extensive time on the sidelines with a knee injury, Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m) is to be assessed for match fitness ahead of Gameweek 30 while Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.5m) and Angelo Ogbonna (£4.7m) remain out.

Ralph Hasenhüttl revealed on Friday that he would have to assess James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m) for a calf issue sustained during the international break.

If the player can train on Saturday, the Southampton midfielder is more should be okay to face Burnley on Sunday morning.

“So far, everybody was returning from their international teams quite okay. Prowsey had a little problem with his calf, still not training, we rest him. Hopefully tomorrow he can train with the team and then he’s an option for the weekend.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Burnley are still without Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) who is making good progress but still some way off a return while Robbie Brady‘s (£5.0m) absence is expected to last “weeks” after picking up an injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

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585 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wicked Weapon
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Quick little survey : Any one with all chips still unused ? if yes, What is your OR ?

      I have all chips remaining and my OR is 216K (Not great by any means but not entirely terrible as well)

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why haven't you used any chips? You're rank would be higher probably

        1. Wicked Weapon
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I've been asking myself the same question lol

        2. Abaddon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Only FH left. Rank 35k. Time to dig into that chips bud

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          So you missed the big DGW, better start playing them chips running out of games.

        4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          120k but have used BB

        5. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          25000 FH and TC left wish I had used FH in the blank GW would have been in top 10000 now

        6. Wicked Weapon
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Is WC 31 TC 32 FH 33 a sound plan ? if there are no other big DGW's ?

          • Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Odd HB

        7. tabby98
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Martinez
          Cancelo, Azpi, Digne
          Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphinha
          Kane, Bamford Antonio

          Johnstone | Stones, Lingard, Dallas

          GTG?

          1. tbos83
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I'd be tempted to to Lingard in for Gundo, or at least at 1st sub

          2. Igz08
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Marti or Pope this week?

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Which one would you bench from each group?

            A) Dias
            B) Coufal

            1)Gundo
            2)Lingard
            3)Watkins
            4)Raphinha (have Bamford also)

            1. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B2. Watkins it's a really bad player / Gundo probably 20 min cameo (3 starts with Germany)

              1. Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Grealish back in contention might increase his output.
                Gundo, yeah, i can see him benched, hopefully rested

            2. trinzoo
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              People are captaining Raphinha!

              1. Silecro
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                i'll probably bench Gundo

            3. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B1

          4. gonzalocampos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any changes?

            Martinez
            Shaw - Alonso - Dallas
            Raphina - Fernandes - Salah - Son
            Kane (C) - Antonio - Bamford

            Steer - Gundogan.- Coufal - Veltman

          5. Sho-kun
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A) Sterling/Tarkowski --> KDB/Rüdiger
            B) Sterling/Tarkowski --> Son/Azpi

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B

              Are you japanese?

              1. Sho-kun
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                yes u too?

                1. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  India. Big admirer of Japan.

          6. Lost in fantasy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any updates on Sons injury?

            1. #Swish41
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Did you read the article?

            2. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              The article itself has Son and what update do you want?

            3. Lost in fantasy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Haha, Sorry guys! I was in a rush. Did not read The topic of the article.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                You are clearly lost in your own fantasy

          7. JVALDEZ
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bale to Son for a hit?

            1. Sho-kun
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              no

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yes

          8. Manani
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Which 1 to bench?

            A. Grealish
            B. Bale
            C. Gundogan

            1. gonzalocampos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B

            2. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              C - i really think he misses this leics game

          9. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Playing BB.Who is the least likely to start from the following 3. Have 1FT

            Forster
            Mount
            Toby

            1. rjcv177
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I have Mount and thinking of options for him. Beside city trio (dias, cancelo, gundo) he is the one causing more doubts

          10. SomeoneKnows
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Current team:

            Martinez (Fabri)
            Azpili, Cancelo*, Dallas (Stones*, Coufal)
            Bruno, Bale*, Grealish*, Raphinha (Gundo*)
            Kane, DCL, Bamford

            G2G or should I WC this week instead of the next to the following:

            Mendy (Fabri)
            Rudiger, Shaw, Dallas (Coady, Tierney)
            Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raphinha (Jota)
            Kane, DCL, Bamford

            1. Avery
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Save your WC this week.

          11. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hard to pick one to bench from the front line this GW

            Bruno Gundo Son Bale Lingard
            Kane Bamford Watkins

            1. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Watkins personally. Fulham more defensive, and keep scores low. So has a lower ceiling.

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Thanks this is what I was thinking as well. On Watkins atm.

          12. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Hows it looking for this week? 0FT left.

            Martinez
            Stones Cancelo Dallas
            Salah Fernandes Son Lingard Raphinha
            Kane(c) Bamford

            Pope; Antonio, Coufal, Mee

            1. FF Dirtbag
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Salah is actually KDB...

          13. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cancelo and Auba should start right?

            1. mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Auba - Lacazette - Pepe who i think will play

          14. Connor's Calling
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A) ESR -> Jota
            B) Dier -> Rudiger
            C) Auba & Dier -> Son & Rudiger (-4)

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B

            2. rjcv177
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Honestly none.
              ESR can be great first bench option when EL around.
              Rudiger might miss this one.

              Auba to Son only?

              (Please help below)

            3. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              C

            4. Avery
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              B

          15. rjcv177
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Finishing BB30. Help guys

            A) Alonso, vestegaard
            Mount, Bruno

            B) dias, Diop
            Mount, kdb

            C) dias, vestegaard
            Mount, Bruno

            D) dias, Alonso
            Bruno, jwp

            Thkx in advance

            1. ritzyd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              C

            2. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A

          16. krishgorwani
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Martinez Forster
            Dunk Dallas konsa lowton branthwaite
            Son Bruno lingard auba raphina
            Kane(c) Bamford dcl
            0.7 in the bank

            Planning to do dunk to alonso with 1FT

            A) who to bench in attack, current thinking is lingard or auba, feel wrong benching a premium

            B) play Martinez/konsa , Martinez /lowton , Forster/konsa ?

            Dallas and Alonso are locks

            1. krishgorwani
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Also have wc left to play

          17. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Current team:
            Martinez, Pope
            Stones, Cancelo, Mee, Dallas, Coufal
            Gundo, Bruno, Bale, Lingard, Raphinha
            DCL, Kane, Bamford

            So, that's Bale > Son, then? And maybe BB?

          18. OLLY G
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Anyone else have 3 Spurs and considering not using the WC next GW?

            Got:

            Martinez/Pope

            Reguilon/Dias/Cresswell/Dallas

            Son/Gundo/Lingard/Bruno

            Kane/DCL

            Seems a little pointless to WC that.

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You have 5 blankers for 33, with Dallas vs MUN, Cress and Lingard vs CHE, DCL vs ARS. Just set yourself up imo

          19. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Got 8m to spend on an ESR replacement. Best option please?

            A KDB
            B Bruno
            C Mahrez
            D Other

            Rest of midfield: Raphinha, Son, Gundogan, Lingard

            1. Fintroy
                1 month, 12 days ago

                100% B - easier Fixture than Man City, Guaranteed to Start (unlike A & C)

                1. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Cheers. I like the City options next week though when Bruno has Spurs...

            2. n-doggg
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              This G2G? Anything worth a hit?

              Areola
              Azpi, Dallas, digne
              Bruno, bale, son, raphinia(c)
              Kane, bamford, Antonio

              Stones, mee, trossard, Johnstone

              Thank you

            3. jai1212
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Emi (Fabri)
              Shaw Konsa Rudiger
              Son Raphinha(c) Bruno Auba
              Kane DCL Bamford

              Subs: B.Traore Tierney Veltman
              0 FT and 0.3 itb

              A. Do I play B.Traore ahead of Auba?
              B. Should I take out Veltman for Dawson and play BB?(-4)

            4. Hazardous1983
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Start watkins or gundogan

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Watkins.

              2. Jo Melon
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Gundo, and put Watkin on 1st bench.

                • Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Pep will decide.

                • Fintroy
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Depends if you want 1 or 2 points ? - if 2 points, start Watkins, if 1 point start Gundo for his 15 min Cameo.....

                • Goonermeister
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Bench boost this lot??

                  Forster (BUR) Strujik (SHU) Coufal (wol) Gundogan (lei)

                • Connor's Calling
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Any chance that Dier starts this weekend? Just with Doherty and Davies out. Or will it just be:
                  Airier Sanchez Alda Reguillon?

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    A chance but not a great one

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Aerola Konsa Dias Trossard

                  Worth a BB? Yes or no?

                • Jo Melon
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Sorry repost, got lost in previous article:
                    Tempted to BB this lot:
                    Mendy Martinez
                    Dallas Dias Stones Konsa Tark
                    Raph Gundo Bruno Mount Salah
                    Bamford Kane Richarlison

                    But not sure on Salah and Tark, or Pep rotation. Should I BB?

                    1. aleksios
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      No,keep BB.

                  • Hazardous1983
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    How does this look

                    Areola (sanchez)
                    Dallas rudiger targett (stones dawson)
                    Bruno salah son rafhina (gundogan)
                    Kane bamford watkins

                    0 ft. 1.5 in bank

                    1. aleksios
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      As good as it can be.

                  • aleksios
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Worth BB?

                    Johnstone--Alonso--Targett--Gundo.

                    Thanks.

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Thoughts? 2.5ITB

                    Martinez
                    Shaw • Dawson • Struijk
                    Salah • KDB • Son • Raph
                    Kane(C) • Bamford • Antonio
                    (3.9 / Gundo / White / El Mo)

                    Thinking El Mo to Alonso and start over Struijk? Any other moves? Do I start Gundo over Antonio?

                    1. aleksios
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Start Alonso-Antonio.