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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.

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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. Parsnips
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Should I captain Kane if my rank is at 20,000? I have a feeling that Kane will do well against Wolves

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      My rank is similar. Captain the lad that you think will bring the most pts imo

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      1-0 Spurs - Son

    3. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Salah and Kane are the obvious choices. If you only have Kane then C him.

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed so repost. Team in the link

    Help lads.

    Option A: Bruno and Veltman out Dallas and Bale in (4 pt hit)
    Option B: Bruno to Raphinha, Nacho to Kane, Shaw to Dallas (8 pt hit)
    Option C: Nacho and Shaw out Dallas and Antonio in

    Options A and C don't have Kane, Option C means keep Bruno for C against Fulham in GW 37. Option A will make me struggle for captain in `GW 37 will be probably on ~Bale. ~I am tempted by `bale though.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      option c is also 4 pt hit

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      C

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Well that is my last option somehow don't trust Antonio against Brighton and it will be for a while until he plays at home. hmmm.. I am scared of no Kane

        anyone else?

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        A means no Kane and hoping Bale to outscore him 🙁 Scary for me. but means 4 pts gained. I am leaning towards getting Kane after all

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    One more sorry, who would you be most happiest benching:

    A) El Ghazi (seems Grealish won't start but could come off early)
    B) Lingard (weaker recent form)
    C) Raphinha (doubts whether starts but good fixture if he does feature)

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Ghazi for me. Please help above

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      yeah, A

  4. DRIZ ✅
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    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.

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Sorry ignore

  5. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Going with Foden and Mahrez on free hit means the gameweek could be ruined by 7pm tonight

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Or made by 10pm

    2. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      YOLO
      Good luck

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      ...and it was

  6. Cesc Pistols
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Fofana, Bruno, Vardy ➡ Dallas, Son, Kane (-8)

    Don't like dropping Bruno, but only way to squeeze both Spurs assets in (would still have Greenwood for next weeks).

    Yay or nay?

    1. Cesc Pistols
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      PS: For those interested, it's either that or Greenwood and Vardy ➡ Raphinha and Kane for -4, which would see me fielding 8 players.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yay!

      1. Cesc Pistols
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Time to have some fun, right? Thanks!

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Yep, why not!

  7. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    GTG? (-8)

    Forster
    TAA Dallas Coady
    (vc)Salah Jota Lingard Siggy
    (c)Kane Antonio Watkins

    Mendy Veltman Bruno Holding

    Captain
    A: Kane
    B: Salah

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      7/10 g2g

  8. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    I transferred in Foden.... looks like hes not playing 🙁

    1. A Moon Shaped Pool
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Where did you get the info?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Not confirmed of course, but just from City reporters at the Athletic's live Q&A

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Should start, rumours untrue

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        fingers crossed mate!

  9. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Which move to get 11 this week?

    A) Bruno > Son
    B) Nacho > Bamford/Antonio

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      BBamford for me

  10. GE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Best def up to 6.1 except Dallas and Shaw?

    Worth it for Rudiger (-4)?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Digne or Coleman

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Digne is 6.2 🙁

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Coufal

    3. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      yeah Coufal has a higher ceiling, but Philips if money can make a difference elsewhere

  11. Whatever100
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Is Aguero going to start later do we think? Ta

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I reckon he does

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Not this week

  12. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Pls help and pick one

    A- Bruno and Maguire to Mané and Dallas
    B- Zaha,Bruno,Maguire to Mahrez Ayling Mané -8
    C-Zaha,Bruno,Maguire to Mané Digne Foden -8

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      C looks good

  13. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Start Pickford or Carson? haha serious question!

    1. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Pickford. Even without Wilson Newcastle can surprise, and with a backup keeper that's even more likely

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Is Son to Bale worth a 4 pt hit?

    1. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      It's unlikely to pay off. It is more exciting though.
      depends if you prefer living life on the edge or sitting about.
      I wouldn't though (and I didn't).
      I do sit about a lot though.

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Who to bench Raphinha, Lingard or Watkins?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      or Jota maybe?

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Watkins

    3. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Probably Raphinha for me, he just feels like a less likely starter.
      I'd be grumbling about Lingard all the way through the game until he scored though.

  16. FPL failure
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Play 2 from:
    A) Godfrey
    B) Lingard
    C) Phillips
    D) Raphinha

  17. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    Bench:
    A) El Ghazi
    B) Lingard
    C) Raphinha
    D) Dallas

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Too late

  18. Weilong7
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 9 days ago

    good luck all