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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. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Tempted by both but should I just be sensible and do one before a GW31 WC. Which?!

    A) Dunk > Alonso
    B) Bale > Bruno
    C) Both -4

    1FT 6.6itb Only WC remaining (prob play in 31)
    Martinez
    Dallas, Shaw, Dias
    Son, Bale*, Raphinha, Lingard
    Kane, DCL, Bamford
    (Pope) (Gundo, Coufal, Dunk*)

    Cheers and GL all!

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

      B all day

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers!

  2. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which 3 would you play this gw?

    A) Dallas
    B) Strujik
    C) Cancelo
    D) Targett
    E) Coufal

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

      ACD

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A, C, D, but if you've got Martinez I'd prefer double Leeds, to Villa.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Acd

    4. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks yall

  3. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    Shaw, Rudgier, Dias, Struijk
    Bruno, Son, Raphinha,
    Kane, Bamford, Watkins

    McCarthy, Auba, Gundo, Veltman

    1.2m ITB, 1FT

    Is it worth doing McCarthy to Mendy then using BB ?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nope

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Gundog, Richarlison, Saka -> Son, Adams, Rice -8 anyone?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rice in for a -8 is juicy

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Rice is a -4, which has to be done to afford the other two...

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So practically a -8 just for Son? Definitely not considering Richa’s good fixture

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

        I’d stick to just Son unless you need a second for funds

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gundog -> Son is quite difficult without chopping someone else

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah not -8

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ta

    3. Il Capitano
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nope

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          cheers

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      BB this lot?

      Aerola Dias Konsa Trossard

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        definitely yes

      2. Il Capitano
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          The fixtures aren't great I'd wait for a better GW.

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Martinez
        Dias - Dallas - Shaw
        Bruno - Bale - Son - Raphinha
        Kane - Bamford - Antonio

        (Pope) (Lingard - Stones - Dunk) 1 FT - 2.4 ITB

        A) Dunk -> Azpi
        B) Pope -> Mendy
        C) Bale + Dunk -> KDB + Rudiger (-4)

        Cheers!

      4. Il Capitano
          1 month, 11 days ago

          1 FT - 8m ITB - Only TC remaining

          Martinez
          Targett Digne Cresswell
          Raphinha Bruno Lingard Gundo
          DCL Kane Bamford

          Fabri - Stones ESR White

          Worth getting a Chelsea defender in this week or just roll with what I've got?

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I would get a Chelsea defender in for the freebie

            1. Il Capitano
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Ta, thinking the best switch would be Azpi for White and bench Targett/Gundog?

          2. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

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

            Bale > Son a no-brainer?

            Would you BB then?

            1. Wicked Weapon
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Probably yes

            2. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Wcing next week
              A) dunk to alonso
              B) lingard to bruno
              C) both - 4

              1. lets talk about 6
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                both

            3. bigdip
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              0 FT with 2.6mn itb

              Mcarthy (Pope)
              Christensen Rudiger Dallas (Konsa, Lewis)
              Fernandes Gundo SON BALE (Soucek)
              Bamford Kane (c) Antonio

              For a -4 hit, Son or Bale to:
              A) Jota
              B) Mount
              C) Lingard
              D) Grealish
              E) KDB

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                If I didn't have Son it would be Bale to Son. Madness to get rid of him when he's a definite starter and playing Newcastle and even moreso for a hit. I'm not sure if I like any of those for a hit but if money no object then I think KDB will defy the rotation most of the time and is the best of the lot

            4. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Bale to Bruno or nah?

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yes

              2. Zen Arcade
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                How much is nah?

            5. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Which Chelsea defender should you transfer in for long term?

              A. Rudiger
              B. Azpi

              1. Eightball
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Both solid picks. Azpi seems slightly more nailed but obviously more expensive so depends on your budget. Work out if you need the extra 1 million.

                • Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I am going Reece.

              2. Wicked Weapon
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Martinez, Johnstone
                  Dunk, Cancelo, Coufal, Stones, Mee
                  Gundogan, Bruno, Salah, Saka, Soucek
                  Bamford, Antonio, Kane

                  2FTs with 3.5 ITB

                  What should I do with this lot folks ? (taking in to consideration the most likely plan of WC GW 31) any and all advice welcome..

                • The Wizard of Ozil
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Still have Dias, Stones & Cancelo

                  Take one out for Shaw or keep all 3 and take Dunk out?

                  If I do Concelo it leaves me with funds for either Antonio -> DCL or Lingard -> Mount/Jota

                • ZoumasBloomers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Think Gundo will cameo? Or rest all 90?

                  1. Silecro
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Cannot be sure, he had both cameos and full rests this year when benched

                  2. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Likely depends on the score.

                • dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Got myself in a right benching headache, can you look over it, any changes?

                  Lloris
                  Alonso cresswell Digne
                  KDB son raphina Lingard
                  Watkins Kane Bamford

                  Ederson Dias struijk Trossard

                • tbos83
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Best cap of these?
                    A) Son
                    B) Bruno
                    C) Bamford
                    D) DCL

                  • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    A or B?
                    A. Bale -> Son + Dias
                    B. Veltman -> Alonso + Gundo

                    Cheers.

                  • pwill40
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    wildcard and FH left - any thoughts on the best game week to play them?

                    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      WH 31

                  • Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Anyone else going with Reece James over Alonso?
                    Just think he is more nailed than Alonso and has less competition for his place as Tuchel clearly sees CHO as a player to be used in the front 3.

                    1. Indpush
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      I am. R. James, Azpic, Mendy. If you had Lloris also, would you tripple up with Chelsea in D or double plus Lloris away to NC?

                  • DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Anybody on Alonso (C) with me?

                    1. tbos83
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Too many ther options this week

                    2. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Who to get out for a Chelsea defender.
                      A Toby
                      B Cancelo

                      WC in 32/33

                      1. Weeb Kakashi
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Also playing BB this week.

                      2. NULL-X-VOID
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        who's toby, you mean Alderweireld? If yes, then him

                    3. Rolls-Royce
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Who would you start here gents?

                      A) Aubamayang
                      B) Bale

                      1. Weeb Kakashi
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Auba.

                    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Any chance Cancelo starts? I feel that he’s played 4 games in a row and will play v Dortmund midweek

                      If not then which Chelsea to bring in??

                    5. Corona is not good 4 U
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        I. What is better?

                        A) El Ghazi -> Son or
                        B) El Ghazi -> Mount

                        II. Play Lacazette or Gündogan?

                        Thank you!

                      • Jimbo-Jones
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        1 transfer to burn before WC.
                        4.1itb.

                        1. Dunk to Azpi/Alonso (bench Cresswell)
                        2. Bale to Son
                        3. Soucek to Havertz (bench Gundo)

                        Martinez
                        Digne Cresswell Dallas
                        Salah Bruno Bale Gundo
                        Kane DCL Bamford

                        Stones Soucek Dunk

                        1. NULL-X-VOID
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          I'd bench bale ahead of Cresswell, WHU can get a CS against WOL

                      • BobbyDoesNotLook
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        A) Son or Bruno C?
                        B) Azpi in and bench one of Stones/Cancelo/Antonio?

                        1. NULL-X-VOID
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          A) Bruno
                          B) Antonio

                      • NULL-X-VOID
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        posted this on Twitter so thought of posting it here as well.

                        took a -4 to get in Bruno this GW. I had a dream where Utd scored 6 against BHA, Bruno and Gwood both bag braces. And Moura scores for Spurs. It's stupid, I'm well aware, but the dream was so lucid, I'm going to go for it cuz why not lol.

                        hope y'all get good green arrows, cheers lads

                      • Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Sorry...bottomed...what would you do here, ahead of gw31 wildcard?

                        Don't see Bale starting and perhaps mount also given his 3 England starts....

                        Martinez
                        Dias coufal dallas (cancelo dunk)
                        Son mount lingard raphinha (bale)
                        Kane dcl watkins

                        A....Bale to bruno (bench lingard)

                        B...dunk to alonso (bench coufal)

                        Thanks

                        1. lets talk about 6
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          b

                        2. NULL-X-VOID
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          A. Perfect move for you, Wolves def has got way better

                          1. Flynny
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            Cheers.....feels like a tough decision

                      • Corona is not good 4 U
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Transfer Son or Mount in for El Ghazi?

                          Thank you!

                          1. OleBall
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Son