Team News

Team news, injury updates and predicted line-ups for FPL Gameweek 5

Gameweek 5 is upon us and we’ve got all the important team news information in our second press conference summary of the week.

You can catch the headline updates from Thursday’s pressers in the link below:

For much more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed plus Joe and Neale’s video:

LIVERPOOL

Roberto Firmino (hamstring) and Harvey Elliott (ankle) will be unavailable for the visit of Crystal Palace, with the former set to return to training next week but the latter poised for a long period on the sidelines.

“He’s not ready. Bobby [Firmino] didn’t even start training with the team, it will happen sometime next week. Then we will have to see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Divock Origi will be assessed, meanwhile, after suffering cramps in the win over AC Milan.

“Sadio looks really good, really sharp. We talk about these kinds of things when strikers miss some chances. The amount of chances he had, that’s actually the important stuff. Sadio’s in a good moment.” – Jurgen Klopp

MANCHESTER CITY

Aymeric Laporte and John Stones will both miss the visit of Southampton because of muscle problems, so Nathan Ake looks set to line up alongside Ruben Dias providing a midweek family bereavement doesn’t affect his availability.

“They are] injured. [It’s] muscular. John Stones didn’t play with us and then played 90 mins with national team and came back injured and Laporte came back with a little disturbance, some niggles.

“He wanted to play against Leicester, where he made an extraordinary game, but after that game his niggles were worse and we did not want to take a risk.

“Both are not able to play. I don’t know [if they will play] against Wycombe or Chelsea but hopefully, they can be ready after. Right now, I don’t know.” – Pep Guardiola

ASTON VILLA

Carney Chukwuemeka (groin), Jaden Philogene-Bidace (ankle), Trezeguet (knee) and Keinan Davis (knee) will all miss the visit of Everton, while Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia will return from their spells in quarantine on the day of the game and be assessed. 

“We’re expecting them to join us tomorrow morning. I’ll assess it then and see whether they’re involved or not.

“We’ve got the numbers of what they’ve been doing each day, that gets sent straight to our performance department and passed onto our coaches. They’re in a good place physically.” – Dean Smith on Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Nuno Espirito Santo has a selection crisis on his hands ahead of the visit of Chelsea, with Japhet Tanganga‘s suspension the tip of the iceberg.

Nuno’s tight-lipped nature plus the lack of a dedicated pre-Gameweek 5 press conference thanks to Thursday night’s involvement in the Europa Conference League means that we are in the dark over many of the walking wounded, with the Spurs boss saying he didn’t know if Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn would be fit for Sunday after their midweek fitness issues.

“I cannot tell you. They are being taken care of by the medical department. But it’s been tough.” – Nuno Espirito Santo on Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn

With the conditions of Eric Dier (dead leg), Son Heung-min (calf) and Ryan Sessegnon (knock) unknown, plus the previously quarantining trio of Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez only set to return to training on Saturday, there is a great deal of uncertainty over who will get the nod against the Blues.

CHELSEA

Christian Pulisic (ankle) will miss the trip to Spurs but N’Golo Kante has been passed fit and should come back into contention.

“No fresh injury concerns, Christian [Pulisic] is in individual training and trying to come back as fast as possible to team training. He will not be in the squad. N’Golo [Kante] is back in full shape and ready to play.” – Thomas Tuchel

LEICESTER CITY

Ayoze Perez (suspended), James Justin (knee) and Wesley Fofana (leg) remain out, while Brendan Rodgers said after Thursday’s Europa League clash with Napoli that Jonny Evans would “probably” miss the trip to Brighton with a recurrence of his foot problem.

“We just need to wait and see. He’ll probably struggle for the weekend, I would say. He’s felt his foot again, so we’ll see medically how that looks over the next couple of days.” – Brendan Rodgers

WEST HAM UNITED

David Moyes declared a clean bill of health ahead of Thursday’s Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb and there doesn’t seem to have been any fresh injuries picked up from that clash, with the Hammers’ only previous absentee, Arthur Masuaku, making his first matchday squad appearance of the campaign.

“I see him playing [numbers] 7, 10 or 11. I think we can use him in all those positions. What I want is his goals, I want his assists. I want all that, whether he plays 7, 10 or 11.

“What I’ve seen just now I really like the look of. I think we need to give him a bit of time to settle with us, our speed, the movement, how we play. But he’s a brilliant boy. Fantastic attitude, committed, determined, he’ll be good for us.” – David Moyes on Nikola Vlasic

NORWICH CITY

Christoph Zimmermann (ankle) and Przemyslaw Placheta (illness) will miss the visit of Watford, while Daniel Farke said he had doubts over whether Josh Sargent (hamstring), Pierre-Lees Melou (illness) and Jacob Sørensen (dead leg) could last 90 minutes despite declaring them all available for selection. Dimitrios Giannoulis (back) is fully fit.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Eberechi Eze (Achilles), Nathan Ferguson (Achilles) and Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) will all miss the trip to Liverpool, with Schlupp set to rejoin training next week. 

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Tariq Lamptey (hamstring), Adam Webster (hamstring) and Pascal Gross (self-isolating) will all miss the visit of Leicester but Enock Mwepu and Dan Burn have been passed fit, with Graham Potter reporting no other fresh concerns from the Gameweek 4 win over Brentford.

“Pascal Gross and Adam Webster will miss the game, Dan Burn is back in contention, as is Enock Mwepu. 

“Tariq Lamptey has made really good progress, he’s looking better and better each day. He’s still on target to be involved in the Carabao Cup next week.

“Adam [Webster] will probably be back the other side of the international break – it’s not the best news, but not the worst news.” – Graham Potter

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Long-term injury victims Jonny (knee) and Pedro Neto (knee) remain sidelined for Wolves but there are no other fitness issues ahead of the visit of Brentford.

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank has also declared no new fitness concerns ahead of the trip to Molineux.

“Everyone that was available for Brighton is available for Wolves.” – Thomas Frank

767 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Ramsdale Arsenal's number 1 now or is it just temporary?

    1. O12
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wait and see. Not sure about that

  2. Mata of opinion
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What do you think of this team? Any help would be great!

    Sanchez (Steer)
    TAA Shaw White (Duffy Williams)
    Salah Pogba Torres Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Bamford (Dennis)

    2.0mil itb

    1. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Reliable source?

      1. Silecro
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Supposedly yes

        1. The Train Driver
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Nice, back in on my WC.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Typically yes

  3. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Boring but play Gilmour or Williams?

    1. Khark
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Williams has higher upside just

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Williams

  4. ballsy_b
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Final call on WC:

    A) Duffy - Torres - Scarlett
    B) James - Traore - Scarlett
    C) Duffy - Traore - Pukki

    Thanks

    1. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I like the Pukki one - fancy him to hit some form

  5. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Start Rudiger, Marcal or Williams? (only need one)

    1. Khark
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Marcal out of those

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate

  6. Reinhold
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Deadline in how long?

    1. Khark
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      45 minutes

  7. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Sarr or Gallagher?

    Have a feeling about Sarr. On pens as well. The next 3 are as good as they get.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sarr

  8. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Current Team:

    Sanchez
    TAA, Shaw, Ayling
    Salah, Mahrez, Benrahma, Raphinha, Sissoko
    Ronaldo, Toney

    Foster | Veltman, Tsimikas, Antonio*

    £0.3m ITB 1FT

    A) Hold
    B) Antonio —> Bamford
    C) Toney —> ASM
    D) Mahrez —> Torres/Jota/Gray
    E) Mahrez + Toney —> Gray/Torres + Bamford (-4)

    Or any other suggestions ??

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      D Jota

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      D - Torres

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any news on Son?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Probably doesn't get any returns even if he does start.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        So no news today from Nuno on him?

        1. G B
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Nope. And not been shown in training so far.

          I got rid today.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks, strange he didn’t comment on him

  10. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    WC dilemmas.....

    A Benrahma
    or
    B Gallagher

    1 Doucoure
    or
    2 Gray

    Thanks for the feedback!

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A2

  11. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Strange. Why is Lukaku only 4th choice Captain this gw vote? do people know they are playing Spurs this weekend?

    1. Gunneryank
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Chances are Salah and Ronnie represent slightly easier fixtures on paper. Yeah i think Spurs are probably going to get gashed open too.

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      on WC

      A: Sanchez White
      B: Ramsdale Duffy

      1. cobybaby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        B looks a good short-term punt, A the more long-term

        1. cobybaby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Although Ramsdale could be getting hella save points...

        2. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Why is B only short term?

          Just an added note White and Duffy will both be bench players most weeks

          1. cobybaby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            A) Sanchez more established in the team, and White sorely needed in ARS backline.
            B) Duffy may not keep his spot long-term as more CBs come back from injury, Ramsdale just getting his footing at ARS.

      2. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A

    3. cobybaby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Why is Torres a rotation risk? Would like to captain him against SOU. CRY quite strong defensively, and WHU pretty poor... For the captaincy:

      A) Ronaldo (WHU)
      B) Salah (CRY)
      C) Torres (SOU)

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        B

    4. Mahesh_Kumar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Any photos of Dier training?

    5. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Benrahma to Gray or save?

      Schmeichel
      TAA Coady White Shaw
      Jota Salah(C) Barnes Greenwood Ben
      Ronaldo

      1. Maeki2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Save

    6. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Repost Lol

      Pick one on WC

      A Go with Lukaku and save a transfer down the line

      B Go with Ronaldo and Switch to Lukaku (GW7)

      1. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        A

    7. Alli
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Benrahma > Raphinha for free?

      Sanchez - Steele
      TAA - Shaw - Ayling - White - Tsamikas
      Salah - Torres - Greenwood - Benrahma - Bissouma
      Ronaldo - Antonio - Toney

      1. Rhys85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Seems a good move this week and the rest of your team is solid.

    8. Mata of opinion
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Gallagher+Dennis>Sissoko+Jimenez?

    9. TheTrickyTrees
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Gray or Traore?

      1. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Same dilemma.. Going with Gray

    10. Gunneryank
        2 months, 15 days ago

        WC (with coffee):

        A) black
        B) just sugar
        C) sugar and milk
        D) that flavored creamer stuff

        Leaning C but worried about lactation.

        Cheers lads.

        1. G B
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          E) Just milk

          It rounds off the bitter edges to enhance the coffee flavour.

          Drinking milk doesn't make you lactate, don't worry.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Milk. No sugar.

        3. Zalk
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          E)

        4. Maeki2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          BLACK ofc!

      • FPL Brains
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Who you captaining?

        1. OLEgend
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Salah

        2. Gunneryank
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Salah. Anfield factor. Playing it safe.

            1. FPL Brains
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I'm with you

        3. Rhys85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Play Dunk (LEI) or Ayling (new) this week?

        4. Checko
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Play two of:

          Ayling (Newcastle)
          Veltman (Leicester)
          Williams (Watford)