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The latest FPL injury updates and team news for Double Gameweek 32

Double Gameweek 32 is a tough one to plan for from a Fantasy perspective, given the drawn-out nature of the fixtures.

Only 11 managers have held their official pre-Gameweek 32 press conferences and although we have heard from the head coaches of Southampton, Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester City today, the fact that this quartet of clubs are in FA Cup semi-final action before their next Premier League fixture further clouds the water.

The respective bosses of Brighton, Aston Villa, West Brom and Liverpool will only face the media after tonight’s deadline has passed, meanwhile.

What we do know we will round up in our weekly press conference summary below.

For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

A video recap with Neale and Andy can be viewed at the bottom of this piece.


TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v EVERTON/SOUTHAMPTON

Jose Mourinho says that Matt Doherty is “not ready” for the Friday night clash with Everton but is nearing a return, having joined in the warm-up on the training ground before carrying on with individual work.

Ben Davies is further away from a comeback, however.

Those are Spurs’ only two fitness concerns at senior level for Double Gameweek 32 at the time of writing.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (groin), Yerry Mina (muscle), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee), Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot), Bernard (unspecified) and Fabian Delph (tendon) are still sidelined for the Toffees although all bar Doucoure and Gbamin could be in line for a return in Gameweek 33.

There was further good news on the injury front, too, with Carlo Ancelotti revealing that Allan, Andre Gomes, Jordan Pickford and Joshua King would all be fit for the Friday night game at Goodison Park.

Saints don’t have new injury concerns heading into their FA Cup semi-final against Leicester, with Michael Obafemi (muscle) back on the grass but not ready for a playing return.

ARSENAL v FULHAM

Kieran Tierney (knee) and David Luiz (knee) will sit out the visit of Fulham, while Martin Odegaard and Pierre-Emile Aubameyang remain doubts at the time of writing.

Odegaard has complained of discomfort in his ankle of late and sat out the win over Slavia Prague on Thursday, while Aubameyang has been diagnosed with malaria and spent time in hospital earlier in the week.

Mikel Arteta said of Aubameyang:

We just spoke with him. He’s at home, he’s fine, he’s completely fine at the moment. He had two days in hospital to get the right treatment but he’s feeling good now.

We’ll see how he recovers. I think he will need a few days to recover from that. He wants to be back as soon as possible, that’s what he said to me.

As for Fulham, they have been boosted by the return of Ademola Lookman (hamstring).

Scott Parker also confirmed that Terence Kongolo will be out for the season, while Tom Cairney (knee) is back on the grass and improving but will need to be assessed on a week-to-week basis.

LEEDS v LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp won’t face the media until Saturday morning, so any fresh injury updates that the Liverpool head coach provides will only arrive after Friday’s FPL deadline has been and gone.

Of the fitness news we do know, Jordan Henderson (groin), Joel Matip (ankle), Virgil van Dijk (knee), Joe Gomez (knee) are long-term absentees, while Divock Origi (muscle) and Caoimhin Kelleher (abdomen) have also been missing from the first-team picture of late.

Curtis Jones wasn’t involved against Aston Villa or Real Madrid as a precaution because of muscle tightness.

Liam Cooper will begin a three-match ban after his sending off against Manchester City last weekend, while there is a degree of uncertainty about the availability of Rodrigo (muscle) and Raphinha (knock).

Marcelo Bielsa would only say on Thursday:

Raphinha’s recovering from a knock at City. His evolution, we will see in the next couple of days. Rodrigo is in the process of recovering from a muscular injury obtained last week.”

ASTON VILLA V MANCHESTER CITY

Dean Smith’s pre-match media briefing will take place long after Friday’s FPL deadline has passed, so the availability of Bertrand Traore (rib) and Morgan Sanson (knee) is unknown.

Trezeguet will definitely miss out after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week.

It would also be a surprise to see Jack Grealish back given that Smith had said ahead of Gameweek 31 that a recurrence of his injury in training “will probably put him back at least a couple of weeks”, although the vagueness of the Villa manager’s recent updates on his talismanic playmaker does leave open the slim possibility of a return.

Sergio Aguero is the only injury concern for City heading into their FA Cup semi-final, with Pep Guardiola saying:

No, not yet. [The rest of the squad] are okay. Tired, but in a good mood.

MANCHESTER UNITED v BURNLEY

Another week and another flag for Marcus Rashford (foot), with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying after the win over Granada:

Big bonus that he didn’t have to put any pressure on his foot [against Granada], yes. I have got to hope he can be available and not make it worse, that is the decision I have got to make, so fingers crossed.

He wasn’t due to be on the bench really, he didn’t train but, just in case, he put his hand up and said if needed, I could do a job. So it is a decision I have got to make on Sunday morning. But he is important for us. It is a difficult one.

 Eric Bailly (COVID-19) is back in the UK after a spell in self-isolation, meanwhile.

Nick Pope (shoulder) is “touch and go” for this clash, with Sean Dyche saying:

The ones who were missing will still be missing: Longy, Brady and Barnesy. Popey is touch and go, we’ll have a call on that one. He’s made good progress this week. Dwighty’s got a knock, so we’ll see on him. Jay Rodriguez, everything is fine with his new little’un, so he’ll be back.

NEWCASTLE V WEST HAM

Declan Rice (knee) and Michail Antonio (hamstring) remain out ahead of West Ham’s trip to Newcastle, while Aaron Cresswell (hamstring) is a “doubt” heading into the weekend.

David Moyes said that the Hammers will make a decision on Cresswell on Friday and was hopeful of his recovery.

Jamaal Lascelles (foot), Isaac Hayden (knee), Fabian Schar (knee) and Ryan Fraser (groin) are still sidelined, so Newcastle United’s injury situation is effectively the same as it was in Gameweek 31.

Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin have been back involved recently after injury-enforced absences, with Steve Bruce saying today:

They’re both available, they’ve both trained and are unscathed. Obviously, the clamour is to start the pair of them, but we’ve got to look at the situation and manage it because they’ve both been out for a long time with muscle injuries.

We have to guard against it (a recurrence) because they both rely so much on their pace and their power. They’re both available, so that’s good news for everybody concerned.

LEICESTER v WEST BROM

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Caglar Soyuncu and Cengiz Under are available for the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton this weekend.

Harvey Barnes (knee) is still a “number of weeks” away, however.

We did benefit from a fitness update of sorts from Sam Allardyce following the excellent win over Southampton, with a further trio of players – along with the sidelined Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring) – now flagged.

There doesn’t seem to be too much concern at this early stage regarding Ainsley Maitland-Niles (knock) and Kyle Bartley (calf) but Robert Snodgrass is more of a doubt after undergoing an epidural in a bid to address a long-standing issue.

CHELSEA V BRIGHTON

Thomas Tuchel said ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Man City:

We have the green light for N’Golo [Kante] because we had three days in between and that makes a huge difference for him. Mateo [Kovacic] is unfortunately still out but feeling already better. Andreas Christensen is out, cannot be in the squad.

Graham Potter’s pre-Gameweek 32 press conference will fall after Friday’s FPL deadline has passed, with the Seagulls not in action until Tuesday night.

Fresh injury updates are still awaited, then, but we do know that Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) and Solly March (match fitness) remain sidelined and Florin Andone (knee) will be unlikely to feature after a playing comeback with the under-23s was cut short due to a precautionary substitution.

Percy Tau, who has been self-isolating after representing South Africa during the March international break, and Aaron Connolly (foot) could return.

WOLVES V SHEFFIELD UNITED

Ruben Neves is in isolation after a positive COVID-19 test and Pedro Neto and Jonny are long-term absentees for Wolves after knee surgery.

Willy Boly is back involved after his own spell in quarantine.

The fact that Nuno Espirito Santo said that Wolves’ injury situation remains unchanged suggests that Marcal (thigh) and Raul Jimenez (head) aren’t yet ready for a playing comeback.

The 2020/21 campaign is over for Oli McBurnie (foot) and Billy Sharp (thigh), who join Sander Berge (hamstring), Chris Basham (hamstring), Jack Robinson (unspecified) and Jack O’Connell (knee) on the sidelines after undergoing surgery this week.

John Fleck (groin) is a fresh injury concern and will have to be assessed after missing training all week.


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482 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Pick one from each set:

    A) Gundo -> Bowen for FT
    B) Save FT (start Gundo with only DCL as bench cover)

    1) Start Stones
    2) Start Holding

    Thanks!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      For B you say DCL is your only bench cover, but you have one of Stones/Holding too surely?

      Given Stones or Gundogan could both miss out Bowen is worth a punt I suppose, but it might not be the worst thing if Stones & Holding started.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, DCL is the only attacking cover. As you said, good chance of Stones missing out alongside Gundo, which could leave me a player short and they have a blank next GW anyway.

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B1

    3. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B2

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Who is really for El Crapio tonight?
    Two teams in delicious form!

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Mourinho VS Ancelotti, except both, are in charge of crap teams! Sounds like a great TV show

  3. andrewrichter
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Which 2 should I p

    A) Aspi + Holding
    B) Aspi + Regulion
    C) Holding + Regulion

    Interested in thoughts

  4. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed. Good to go?

    Leno
    Trent Cancelo Stones
    Son Bruno Lingard(v) Gundo ESR
    Kane(c) Iheanacho

    McCarthy | Richarlison, Digne, Targett

    1FT. 1.1 ITB. WC next GW.

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      You know it is lol. Solid for this GW

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        It's true

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      0FT*

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      If you’ve got 1FT and are wildcarding next week, why not use it?

      I’d get rid of one of Cancelo or stones for a Chelsea or Wolves defender. As if one of them doesn’t play you sub defenders aren’t ideal this week

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Good point! Unfortunately, I made a typo. Thanks anyway

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Good to go then! Not worth a -4.

          Good luck 🙂

  5. HellasLEAF
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    I know Jota is cheaper and in bit better form, but want to do KDB to Salah anyway for rest of season.

    Is Salah still on pens though? If not then Jota in..

    Thoughts on Jota vs Salah in general

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Yes and Yes, Salah over Jota, nailed, on pens, Pool lots to play for and great fixtures for the run in. Getting him in for Son next week, also have Jota and TAA

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      After Milner he is on pens. And perhaps also if the game is already won. But if it's tight I expect Milner to take them.

  6. LABILLETHEGOAT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Who would you guys bench?
    A. Fofana
    B. Holding
    C. Rudiger

    1. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Easy A

      1. LABILLETHEGOAT
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        cheers guys

  7. andrewrichter
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Triple Kane this week?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Of course

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I will

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Oui

  8. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Correct starting 11 and bench order?

    Mendy
    TAA, Shaw, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Jota, Lingard
    Kane (C), Nacho

    Forster, Holding, Fofana, Vydra

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

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

      Nice team. Same as my team ( except I have Leno Alonso over your Mendy Shaw). Fofana first on bench for me as clean sheet odds better and Söyüncü back in Leicester defence

      1. Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

  9. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Play

    A) Bamford
    B) Watkins

    1. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A

  10. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Worth bench boosting this squad? I think they all have nice fixtures and should probably start.

    Patrício Mendy
    Alexander-Arnold Castagne Reguilón Semedo Holding
    Salah Son Jota Smith-Rowe Neto (soon to be replaced)
    Kane Vardy Iheanacho

  11. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Cress and lookman to Coady and Lingard -4?

  12. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Saving TC for now, other then that GTG?

    Mendy
    Robbo Castagne Coady
    Bruno Jota Gundo Lingard
    Kane(C) Vardy Lacca

    3.9 Raphinha Dias Mitchell

  13. BurnMyBread
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno or Jota for long-term?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Bruno

  14. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Start one of Gundo, Philips, Masuaku?

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Gundo has higher ceiling

  15. damiang2233
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Son in for Salah or Fernandes?

    Triple Captain Kane or Son?

    1. damiang2233
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Already have Jota btw for Liverpool

    2. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Salah

    3. Inter Me Gran
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Son for Salah. maybe think about Jota for cover?

      Son/Kane is the dilemma, son would be a differential as everyone will have Kane as C. This could work out big time or be a disaster If son is rested over the 2 games

  16. Romford Pele - Don't w…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    I am bringing in Salah and Maddison this gameweek and next. Who is the priority to bring in first?

    a) Salah (lee)
    b) Maddison (WBA)

    1. Inter Me Gran
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Prob Salah as Maddi may have minutes managed after the injury

  17. andrewrichter
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Which 2 should I play

    A) Aspi + Holding
    B) Aspi + Regulion
    C) Holding + Regulion

    Interested in thoughts

  18. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Why is there so many Kane TC? Isn’t there a chance of rest vs Southampton with the final coming up?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Who would you rather triple captain and when? Time is running out

      Kane last missed a league game when fit on 2018

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A chance, yes. But which other dgw player is more likely to haul this season?

    3. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Because it's reasonable to use it now for many reasons. Leave "what ifs" for later.

      1. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        We're just playing against the odds and have no influence on the outcome. That's exactly why FPL should never be taken dead seriously.

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Kane wants The Boot. He wants to play. If he isn't allowed to play, he will leave Spurs 😉

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Frankly he's a good TC option as a single gameweek player this week considering his form against both teams. Similar story for Son.

      Doesn't meant it'll play out that way, mind.

  19. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Pick one to bench :

    A) jota (Lee)
    B) rudiger (BHA)
    C) mount (BHA)
    D) holding (FUL)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      D

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Holding

  20. paulfantham
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Bring in Laca or Cavani? I am currently without any Man Utd / Arsenal attackers

    1. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Both good options. Laca more nailed I guess

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Lacca

  21. Manu5
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Does anyone know if there will be more dgw coming?

    1. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      One more I think.

      1. Manu5
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        And for which teams?

  22. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Hey guys who to Triple Captain?
    1) Son
    or
    2) Kane
    Son played better vs Manutd and past record vs Eve and Soton
    Kane on penalties and more nailed

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      It’s Kane based on pretty much everything

      Son if you want to be different

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

  23. Pompey5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Who to start?
    A. Holding (FUL)
    B. Rudiger (BHA)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B

  24. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Bench one?

    A Rudiger
    B Holding
    C Coady

    * Have Mendy as gk

    1. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B

  25. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Please help lads! What's the best move for this GW?
    A) Sterling -> Bruno/Greenwood
    B) Sterling -> Maddison
    C) Play Sterling and save FT

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A Bruno

  26. Mattador
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    who would you transfer out on a one week punt to get Son in?
    A) Mount
    B) Jota

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      A

  27. roghippo
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling to Greenwood or James

    Cheers

  28. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Am I GTG?

    Lloris
    TAA Digne Dallas
    Salah Son(VC) Jota Lingard
    Kane(C) Vardy Nacho

    (Sanchez ESR Dunk Targett)
    0FT 0.3ITB

  29. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    First on bench Phillips or Masuaku?

  30. damiang2233
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Son in for Salah or Fernandes? Have Jota just an FYI

    Triple Captain Kane or Son?