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FPL Gameweek 36 injury news: Latest on Raphinha, Grealish, Pope and more

Ahead of tonight’s Fantasy Premier League deadline, we’ve got injury updates on all 20 top-flight teams in our weekly press conference summary.

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

A video recap with Neale and Andy can be viewed here:

CRYSTAL PALACE V ASTON VILLA

Matty Cash‘s season could be over after he suffered a hamstring injury in the goalless draw with Everton, so he will very likely join Trezeguet (knee) on the sidelines for the trip to Crystal Palace as assessment continues.

Dean Smith confirmed that Jack Grealish wouldn’t yet be ready to start at Selhurst Park after a cameo appearance on Thursday but Ollie Watkins is back from suspension.

On Grealish, Smith said:

He won’t be ready to start at Palace. We’ll see how he recovers. It was great to see him out of there against Everton. I’ll sit down with him (today). It’s small steps at the moment. He looks fresh. He just loves playing football. We’ll try and get 90 minutes into him against either Tottenham or Chelsea.

Mamadou Sakho, Nathan Ferguson and Connor Wickham (all match fitness) remain out, while Patrick van Aanholt is a major doubt for because of a “family issue”.

Roy Hodgson was also downbeat on James McArthur‘s (calf) chances of featuring and added that Nathaniel Clyne would have to be assessed after picking up a “24-hour illness”.

James Tomkins may be back involved, at least, having featured for the under-23s at the beginning of this month as he builds up fitness following an eye injury.

BURNLEY V LEEDS UNITED

Sean Dyche confirmed on Thursday that Robbie Brady (Achilles) and Kevin Long (calf) will miss the rest of the season and, with Premier League safety now assured, added that Burnley’s walking wounded – including Nick Pope (shoulder/knee) will have pre-existing issues seen to:

Bardo’s the main one, Popey has had a couple of niggles with his shoulder and knee – we’ll wait and see on him. Robbie Brady and Kevin Long are not going to be right. Dale Stephens has got a situation we’re checking with his ankle.

Helder Costa (back), Adam Forshaw (back) and Joe Gelhardt (unspecified) are Marcelo Bielsa’s only injury concerns for the trip to Burnley, with the Leeds boss confirming that Raphinha, Rodrigo and Kalvin Phillips were all fit following substitute appearances last weekend.

As to whether they will start, Bielsa said:

Yes, they are fit. It’s important to consider that to be healthy is the primary condition to opt for a space inside the team. But to be ready sportingly, is not only to be healthy and have a good physical performance but to transform this into a football performance. There’s the difficulty that we need for the practise and to transform onto the field.

It’s not the same for an player who’s been out for an long time. After 10 days, the sporting part, they start to lose it. The one who spends a lot of time out, first they’re healthy and then they get to good, apt physical levels. Then they develop football activities in the training, 11 against 11. Then if they are able to perform with the under-23s they also improve their form, but a game in the Premier League is above all of that. The demand is a lot higher.

The finesse to play in the Premier League, you get that by playing in the Premier League, but also by accumulating games. For a player, apart from being a starter, they have to be a starter but also play well. And for the team you have to measure if the quality of the player who is coming in with respect to the player who is coming out, if it’s fair the difference and the weakness in the sporting form that they have.

EVERTON V SHEFFIELD UNITED

James Rodriguez (calf) has been passed fit ahead of the visit of Sheffield United but Yerry Mina (adductor) will sit this one out and joins Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee) on the injury list.

Oliver Burke‘s season is over after he suffered a fractured foot, while Ethan Ampadu (pelvis) is “probably out” for the rest of 2020/21 and Sander Berge “won’t be risked” after picking up a niggle.

Oli McBurnie (foot) and Billy Sharp (thigh) remain sidelined.

NEWCASTLE UNITED V MANCHESTER CITY

Kevin De Bruyne (muscle) looks set to miss the trip to Newcastle United after failing to train this week but Pep Guardiola otherwise has a fully-fit squad, with even John Stones available following the completion of his three-match ban.

Guardiola said of De Bruyne:

He’s still injured, he’s getting better. When he will be fit he will be coming to training.

Callum Wilson (hamstring) has joined Jamaal Lascelles (foot), Isaac Hayden (knee), Karl Darlow (knee) and Ryan Fraser (groin) on the injury list, with the Newcastle striker set to be sidelined for up to three weeks and consequently missing the season run-in.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION V LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp said that he wasn’t aware of any fresh fitness concerns heading into the Sunday afternoon clash against West Bromwich Albion but the Reds do have a lengthy pre-existing injury list, with the long-term absentees still sidelined and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (unknown), James Milner (unspecified minor injury), Naby Keita (muscle), Ozan Kabak (muscle) and Ben Davies (muscle) all having missed out in at least one of the Double Gameweek 35 matches.

On Thursday’s on-field dispute with Sadio Mane, Klopp said:

We had so far no real chance to talk about it but we will. There will be nothing left, it will be fine.

Robert Snodgrass (back) and Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring) are the only injuries we know about from West Brom, with team news thin on the ground from Sam Allardyce.

Loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles is available again after missing out in Gameweek 35.

SOUTHAMPTON V FULHAM

Harrison Reed‘s return to fitness is well-timed, as loanee Mario Lemina will be unable to face parent club Southampton this weekend.

Scott Parker said there were “no new injuries” he could think of when grilled on the latest fitness news, with Terence Kongolo (knee) out for the season and Tom Cairney (knee) being continually assessed as he makes his way back from a long-term lay-off.

Ryan Bertrand (calf), Oriol Romeu (ankle) and Will Smallbone (knee) remain out, while Jan Bednarek is a doubt after limping off with an ankle injury in the midweek win over Crystal Palace.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION V WEST HAM UNITED

Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay begin two-match bans, while Graham Potter told reporters that the visit of West Ham would “probably come too soon” for Joel Veltman (calf) and Davy Propper (ankle).

There was better news on Adam Lallana, at least, with the former Liverpool man training fully as of Thursday and available for selection providing he comes through the next 48 hours unscathed.

David Moyes gave yet another ambiguous team news update in Friday’s press conference, saying only that he was hoping to get some of his previously injured players back but that he “wouldn’t want to give anything away”.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Ben Davies (calf) is the only confirmed absentee for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their clash with Wolves, with the left-back set to miss the rest of the season.

Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee) and Raul Jimenez (head) remain on the injury list ahead of Wolves’ trip to Spurs, with Nuno Espirito Santo hinting at more “problems” on the injury front without naming names.

He did at least have the grace to let us know that Willy Boly (long COVID-19) and Marcal (groin) were back in training, although the former is still having “individual issues” and the latter has only just returned from a three-month lay-off.

Owen Otasowie missed out with a knock last weekend, meanwhile, but wasn’t namechecked by his manager on Friday.

 

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491 Comments Post a Comment
  1. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Which combo?
    a) Jota and Bamford
    b) Antonio and Foden

    1. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A for me, but it is very tight.

    2. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A, just about. Very little in it.

    3. justmatt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I like A

    4. jones711
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Can't believe all the A's. Way more upside in B

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    BOTTOMED

    Thoughts on this FH team gents

    Pickford
    Robbo TAA Digne
    Salah Son Mahrez Foden
    Kane DCL Ings

    Bench: Button, Mitchell, Elmo, Burke

    0.0 ITB

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Same 10 starting players. Good luck for us 🙂

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Percentage chance of Struijk starting ?

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Interested in this too with no bench.

      Forums not helping with some saying he’s playing well with Llorente and others suggesting he comes back in as captain.

  4. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    How useful does everyone think 2FT's are at this stage? I have 2 and debating to keep them for the last gameweek or not. These are the two options I'm toying with.

    A - Iheanacho > Bamford (Hold an FT)
    B - Iheanacho & Watkins > Bamford & Antonio (Use 2FT's)

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Watkins is playing so A

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Why sell Watkins vs Palace?

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Hmm, yeah true. Just undecided between Antonio and Bamford so was being greedy trying to get both!

  5. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A) Bruno -> Son/Bale -4

    B) Nacho -> Antonio -4

    C) Both for -8

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B.

      Bruno armband next week?

    2. Crabwalk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B if you'd be playing with 10 otherwise, to set you up best for next week

    3. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B, you'll want Burno back next week

  6. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is this true

    https://twitter.com/fplbhuna/status/1393235905847209990?s=21

    Early reports coming through from sources close to the club suggesting Scott Carson is being given the nod today. Aguero, Foden, Mahrez and Dias starting from bench.

    (via @spbajko)

    1. Life_Ban
      4 months, 12 days ago

      What the actual???

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Reliable source ??

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No it’s a wind up !

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        How do you know for sure it’s a wind up lol

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Read every response and tweet authors other tweets

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah I saw. It got me so good I even doubted your confidence lol

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Read the tweet author. He's laughing at how many people he caught with his **** bait ffs

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Phew I got foden and mahrez on my WC

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Who do you not own & fear?

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bale

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Son

  8. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone ?

    A: Kane Raphina
    B: Antonio/Bamford Lingard

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. justmatt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

  9. Life_Ban
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Jeez tripled up on man city players

    Make or break time

    Stones
    Mahrez
    Foden

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Why not !

      1. Life_Ban
        4 months, 12 days ago

        See a few posts above...Twitter!!?

  10. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    For a minus 4

    A Rudiger to Coufal
    or
    B Shaw to Dallas

    Can't quite afford the planned Striker move from Nacho by bringing in Dallas for Rudiger

    1. Redranger
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

  11. ChippyT
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Greenwood to Bale for free ?

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah

  12. smix
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Welbeck to Bamford for -4 ?

  13. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this Free Hit Team?

    Ederson
    TAA / Dias / Dallas
    Mahrez / Salah / Lingard / Son
    DCL / Kane / Bamford

    Bench: Steer, Phillips, Struijk , Burke..

  14. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Shaw + Nacho to:

    A) Coufal + Bamford
    B) Coufal + DCL (-4)

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

  15. smix
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Welbeck or Zaha to score more this week ?

  16. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bale or Salah captain,

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Slaah

      1. wheato
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Or Salah

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is there a nicer way to set this team up?

    Meslier
    TAA Shaw Targett Castagne Robertson
    Jota ESR Mahrez(c)
    Benteke Kane(v)

    Sanchez | Foden, Bale, Aguero
    0FT. 0.6 ITB.

    1. wheato
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Play Bale

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Don't worry, he'll play 🙂

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Benteke instead of bale. You look more of a slick pro having Benteke bench points come on lol

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        That's a very good point!

    3. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Be honest. Bench who u would normally bench.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Haha honest?

  18. justmatt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Worth the risk of going without Kane to keep Bruno? Can field 11 this week either way.

    A. Bamford, Antonio & Bruno
    B. Kane, Bam/Antonio & Greenwood

    Already have Salah, Jota & DCL

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Keep Bruno. He’ll probably get 3 bonus points and a goal this GW.

  19. The_FF_King
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Is willock a good option to free up funds

  20. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A. Lingard + Bamford + Dallas
    OR
    B. Lingard + Antonio + Dallas
    PLEASE HELP

    1. jones711
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'd go B

  21. LABILLETHEGOAT
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    guys 48pts behind leader, he has salah, who should I captain?
    A. salah
    b. dcl
    c. kane

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Flip between A and C. So that means B?!

  22. Luton_Fan
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ive got 55 pts to make up. Leader will get son and probably captain. He also has kane and i dont.

    Go all out with Mahrez and bale differentials? Or get one with son?

  23. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A) Bruno and Nacho to Jota and Kane -4?
    B) Bruno and Nacho to Son and Bamf -4?

    1. justmatt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

  24. Wicked Weapon
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I hope I'm just in time to catch the template FH team.

  25. GE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    1) Shaw -> Digne (-4)
    2) Rudiger/Holding -> Coleman/Coufal (-4)
    3) Bruno -> Bale (-4)
    4) None

  26. Holgate1967
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Nacho and Bruno to DCL and ???? Lingard?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'm benching Lingard. Considered selling in WC

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Benching Lingard vs a severely decimated Brighton defence?

    2. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Raphinha

      1. Holgate1967
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        will Raphina start?

        1. AK_FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Actually scratch that, looking like not yet in team news. Lingard is probably the best other shout in that price bracket.

    3. big_cliff
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Son or Bale, if you don't have them

  27. smix
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Welbeck or Salah to score more points this week ?

    1. smix
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Sorry meant Zaha

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Zaha was a flog in DGW on my FH

  28. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Have Mendy/Forster in goal. Is it worth a hit for a playing GK?

    A) Mendy > Meslier/Pickford
    B) Play Forster and hope he starts

  29. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Which? (Have ayling lingard kane)

    A) ihncho fofana -4 to antonio/bamford - alioski/4.6 def.
    B) ihncho bruno fofana -8 to antonio/bamford - raphinha/bale - dalas/coleman
    C) ihncho bruno -4 to antonio/bamford - bale/raphinha

  30. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    For rest of the season:

    A) Martinez+Raphinha
    B) McCarthy+Lingard (have Forster as backup)