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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. GROBARI
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Play 3 of them...
      A) Coady
      B) TAA
      C) Rudiger
      D) Shaw
      E) Fofana

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        B
        C
        D

      2. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        ABD

      3. CAP
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        B, C, D

      4. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Which 3 would you play and why?

        TAA and Shaw are complete no brainers to start

        Then based on bookies odds I’d be starting Coady with Rudiger first sub

        1. GROBARI
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Im thinking also like this tbh. As i have already Mendy at GK position i fancy to bench Rudiger more than Coady. Thanks

        2. GROBARI
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Thanks all!

        3. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Who would you play please chaps?

          A. Dallas (Liverpool H)
          B. Coufal (Newcastle A)

          Many thanks

          1. CAP
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Tough but would go with Dallas probably

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              26 days, 10 hours ago

              Cheers. Yep think it's virtually a coin flip ...

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 10 hours ago

            Coufal

        4. CAP
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          G2g here? Obviously no Son but not really any way in for me without a -4.

          Martinez
          Shaw, Dias, Rudiger
          Gundo, Mount, Salah, Bruno, Lingard
          Nacho, Kane (TC)

          Sanchez, Watkins, Dallas, Cresswell

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Gtg

          2. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            GTG

        5. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Would you guys take a hit here? I have £4.2m ITB

          Johnstone
          Creswell, Dias, Rudiger
          Lingard, Son, Bruno, Jota
          Bamford, Nacho, Kane (TC)

          Martinez, Gundo, Veltman, Konsa

        6. PukkiBlinder
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Is it worth doing Neto > Saka when I have Coady and Holding on the bench?

          Or just roll the FT?

          1. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Roll

          2. CAP
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Save FT

        7. ManUtdFan977
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Start 1 from:
          Fofana (wba)
          Rudiger (bha)
          Holding (Ful)
          Btw I have mendy in goal

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Rudiger

        8. lelou881
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Play Rudiger or Holding? I have Leno.

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Rudiger

            1. lelou881
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 10 hours ago

              Thanks!

          2. CAP
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Rudi

            1. lelou881
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              26 days, 10 hours ago

              Thanks!

        9. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Love this team

          https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3997355/event/31

          Great rank really for that TV. Not quite the season to be able to play all the premiums though.

          Wonder what he'll do with the 13.2 itb

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            That’s one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen

            To have that rank with the number of hits he took early on to build TV

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              He used to have the highest TV prize up to a few weeks back

              Think he's slowed down - understandably - to get good OR.

          2. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            He can genuinely have 4 big hitters in his team.
            Most can get 2 or 3 at max.

          3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Multi team cheat by the looks of it

            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/782519/standings/c

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Gah

              Good spot - takes all the gloss off it

        10. Siva Mohan
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          start one..

          A. Rafa
          B. Bamford
          C. Keane
          D. Dallas

          Thanks!

        11. Fantasy man on the top
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Start Stones or Rudiger?

          Mendy in goal

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 10 hours ago

            stones

        12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Repost sorry

          Honestly not sure if I'm gonna get better chance to BB? Is this worthy of a chip or wait?

          Mendy,Forster
          Coady,Phillips,Shaw,Fofana,Holding
          Salah,Jota,Son,Bowen,Bruno
          Kane,Iheanacho,Vydra

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Got to reply to some questions to get answers to questions

            I’d be bench boosting

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Okay. Thanks!

        13. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 11 hours ago

          Gtg?
          Will shift Neto next week for free.

          4.8 itb. 0ft

          Mendy
          TAA Rudiger Azpi Holding
          Son Lingard Jota Salah
          Kane (c) Nacho

          Pope Masuaka Neto Vydra

        14. jammie26
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Kane TC let's go baby.

          • George James
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Defence not great but anything worth a hit or GTG?

            Ederson
            Dallas / Dunk / Shaw
            Jota / Bruno / Lingard / Son
            Kane / Bamford / Nacho

            Areola / Gundo / Targett / Lowton

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Start Gundo over Bamford for the upside potential??

          • Sid07
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            On wc which wolves def to get
            1) saiss
            2) coady
            3) semedo

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              1 or 2

            2. Dele
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              3

          • LABILLETHEGOAT
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Do you guys know if liverpool will have a double GW soon? Thinking of saving my TC for that potentially

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              No DGWs for Liverpool in GW35.

              https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1380235296336445442?s=19

              Think the only way they could would be due to fans at fixture in last 2 GWs, if the fixture scheduling causes DGWs or not.

              1. LABILLETHEGOAT
                • 8 Years
                26 days, 10 hours ago

                right ok. Cheers

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Still can't get over the fact I had a green arrow with Gundogan (C) and no Dallas points last GW 😆

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Don’t know how I got a green arrow too with no Dallas

          • Sollado14
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            WC this lot or just do Raph to Bowen/Jota and WC next week?

            Martinez
            Dias Phillips Shaw Coady
            Sterling Bruno Son Raphina
            Kane Bam

          • jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Dias to TAA isnt worth a hit is it?

            If Dias is no show, then I have Lowton (Man Utd away) coming on.

            1) Dias -> TAA -4
            2) Save, start Dias and hope he plays.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Save and do for free next week

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                26 days, 11 hours ago

                Yeah, its happening next week for sure, just wasnt sure if it was worth biting early and taking the hit. Its probably not, but you never know!

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Long term it probably is worth a hit

          • FCRS1991
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            g2g?

            Patricio
            Shaw Holding Rudiger
            Salah Son Bruno Lingard Gundogan
            Kane (C) Bamford

            Martinez Watkins Dallas Phillips (LIV) in that order

            Would you change the anything or the order on the bench?
            Gundo is a risk of not playing I guess.

            1. Legohair
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Good team

          • Legohair
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Would you sell auba for a hit?

            1. janowsc
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              I think so, too much cash not playing

              1. Legohair
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 11 hours ago

                Jota, Pepe or rashford

            2. Dannyb
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Yeah, Jota

              1. Legohair
                • 4 Years
                26 days, 11 hours ago

                Thanks

            3. FCRS1991
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              If he's at risk of not playing then YES...otherwise keep, they are facing FUL

          • Dannyb
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Sterling and Neto to Son and Bowen - 4? Might bb

          • janowsc
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            DCL and Digne—> Reg and Cavani worth a -4 yeah think? Cheers

          • The_FF_King
            • 8 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            What to do with Gundo?

            More likely to be sub this week and come on for a 1 point cameo?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Personally reckon he doesn't start but don't listen to me as I captained him last GW.

            2. FCRS1991
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              I'm leaving him in just in case, but have subs ready

            3. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 10 hours ago

              Suspect there's a fair chance he might actually start this time

              He's more disposable than KdB and Pep might not choose to lose them both again

          • Noob
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            My failed GW26 wildcard and subsequent chopping and changing of plans have left me with an annoying amount of value on my bench.

            Which two of these players would you start:

            Ricardo Pereira / Rudiger (FYI don't own Mendy) / Digne / Saka / Bamford

            (needs to feature at least one defender).

            I'm currently starting Ricardo + Saka.

            Cheers!

          • Luton_Fan
            • 11 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            A. play sterling
            B. Play castagne
            C. Sterling to madds

            Tia

            1. FCRS1991
              • 4 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              I would do C...but it really depends on the rest of the team

            2. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              You can’t seriously be considering B over A?!

              A or C

              1. Luton_Fan
                • 11 Years
                26 days, 10 hours ago

                Stetling may come on for cameo. Will likely start in fa semi

          • Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Which one to start?

            A) Holding v Fulham
            B) Dias v Villa
            C) Castagne v WBA

            Thanks I’m advance!

          • Eirern
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            A) Do we think KDB bench?

            B) Why?

          • Lecky Legs FC
            • 5 Years
            26 days, 11 hours ago

            Reckon it's worth triple captaining Kane for his DGW? I'm 200+ points behind anyway so I'm hugely considering it.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              Why does being 200 behind matter?

              Kane is an obvious TC this week but everyone will captain him. So if you want to do something different TC son, Iheanacho or Lingard

          • Echoes
              26 days, 11 hours ago

              -8 taken.
              TC Kane locked.
              Here we go.

              Goodluck all!