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Early Gameweek 6 team news: Injury updates on Digne, Bamford and Firmino

The third round of the EFL Cup got underway on Tuesday evening and there were a number of key injury updates to note for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers ahead of Gameweek 6.

We’ll have our usual round-up of pre-match Premier League press conferences on Thursday and Friday but in the meantime, here’s what we have heard from managers up and down the country over the last 24 hours or so.

For a list of all the current fitness concerns affecting top-flight clubs, visit our Injuries and Bans tab.

PATRICK BAMFORD, LUKE AYLING

Patrick Bamford (£8.0m), Luke Ayling (£4.5m) and Raphinha (£6.5m) all picked up injuries or exacerbated existing problems in Gameweek 6 and missed out on Leeds United’s EFL Cup tie against Fulham on Tuesday.

“Bamford has an injury in his ankle and Ayling in his knee. [Their availability against West Ham] is subject to the evolution that they have.” – Marcelo Bielsa

There was no further word from the Leeds boss on Raphinha’s hip problem, however.

LUCAS DIGNE

Lucas Digne (£5.4m) and Andre Gomes (£4.9m) were both substituted with calf injuries on Tuesday night but Everton boss Rafael Benitez doesn’t seem too concerned about either player and suggested the withdrawals were of a more precautionary nature.

“A little problem with the calf, both. So we will see. I don’t expect they will be serious but, just in case, I think it was much better to be cautious with that.” – Rafael Benitez

Everton, of course, are set to be without the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.1m), Seamus Coleman (£5.0m), Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) and Richarlison (£7.5m) for Gameweek 6 at the very least.

ROBERTO FIRMINO

Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) isn’t a well-owned FPL asset but his fitness status very much impacts the appeal and pitch-time of a more popular player, positional rival Diogo Jota (£7.7m).

The Brazilian is now back in training, although it remains to be seen if he is ready for the clash with Brentford after a month on the sidelines.

“Bobby [Firmino] trained yesterday, the first time, parts with the team, so it is not too far away when he will play again.” – Jurgen Klopp, speaking on Tuesday night

Naby Keita (£5.0m) was withdrawn in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Norwich on Tuesday, meanwhile, but Jurgen Klopp isn’t unduly worried about his midfielder.

EMILE SMITH ROWE/KIERAN TIERNEY

Both Emile Smith Rowe (£5.3m) and Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) seemed to be in discomfort when they left the field in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Burnley, with Mikel Arteta confirming the latter had been “cramping up”.

Neither player was listed in Arsenal’s medical bulletin on Tuesday, however, so it doesn’t appear as if either issue has amounted to anything.

We may get a clearer picture of this when the Gunners face Wimbledon on Wednesday.

EDOUARD MENDY

Edouard Mendy (£6.0m) faces a “race against time” to shake off a hip problem and be fit for Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City, according to his manager.

“Mendy cannot play [in the EFL Cup]. He has not been in training so far so we will try to do everything for Saturday, to reintegrate him tomorrow for individual training and hopefully Thursday’s team training, but not yet.

“I think Saturday is possible but it’s a race against pain and a race against time. So let’s see. I hope he will be back in team training on Thursday and if this goes well he can be ready for Saturday, but I don’t know right now.” – Thomas Tuchel

TARIQ LAMPTEY/YVES BISSOUMA

The 17.3%-owned Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) is a slight concern for next Monday’s M23 derby, while Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) – who was on the bench in Gameweek 5 – should see pitch-time in Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie against Swansea.

“Yves [Bissouma] is recovering quite well, we’re hopeful that he will train at the back end of the week… and play against Crystal Palace.”

“[Tariq Lamptey] is in the squad, he will be in the 18 so there’s a good chance [he will face Swansea].” – Graham Potter

Potter went on to express caution about Lamptey’s playing comeback.

INJURY ROUND-UP

Marcus Rashford (£9.4m) isn’t likely to return until after the October international break but Alex Telles (£5.0m) and the lesser-spotted Phil Jones (unpriced) will be involved in Manchester United’s EFL Cup tie against West Ham on Wednesday night.

Lucas Moura (£6.5m) and Steven Bergwijn (£6.0m) will both miss Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek, meanwhile, with Nuno Espirito Santo characteristically uncertain over whether either player would feature in Gameweek 6.

Bench fodder favourite Josh Brownhill (£4.5m) has “got a chance” of featuring in Gameweek 6 despite a dead leg but ever-present Saints stopper Jack Stephens (£4.5m) will miss the next 10-12 weeks with a knee injury he picked up in the 0-0 with Manchester City on Saturday.

Ilkay Gundogan (£7.3m) also appears to have suffered an issue in that stalemate, as he joined a quartet of previously missing players on the sidelines for City’s 6-1 win over Wycombe on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola commented on Phil Foden (£7.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£11.9m) fitness after that midweek thrashing:

“Phil was injured for two months after the national team. Phil doesn’t need many games to get his rhythm because he lives for football 24 hours a day. He is sharp.

“Kevin needs time for a proper pre-season. He was injured in the Champions League final and for the national team. He needs his rhythm to be fit. That’s why it was so good for him to play 90 minutes today. Knowing he is not in the right condition. Now is the moment for Kevin to start to be ready.” – Pep Guardiola

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM GAMEWEEK 5

516 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    https://mobile.twitter.com/goweramg/status/1440649561177878529

    "% of PL games started under Tuchel that Chelsea DFD have been available for:

    Rudiger 91%
    Azpi 88%
    Silva 73%
    Christensen 70%
    James 61%
    Alonso 54%
    Chilwell 48%"

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks Patrick - seems pretty clear who the 2 to get are.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Really I'm still confused.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Any Chelsea wingback, Alonso, James or Chilwell is rotation hell.

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I like this

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ooof, I think I may ditch having any CHE defenders. Rudiger is your best bet!

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I don't want to up vote to keep it a secret

    5. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      wonder if they are counting Silva vs Liverpool, for example - he was on the bench and came on, but think that's because he returned late?

      would like to see the cameo appearances too, pretty sure Silva has hardly any

    6. StingRay
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      That’s helpful thx.

      However, this is a new season and other than really Rudiger, who is a dead cert to start?

    7. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Tuchel loves playing Rudiger, that much is clear. Thanks for putting that into numbers to consolidate my thinking.

    8. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I wonder how Alonso's knee is shaping up with his teammates watching on. Does he bend it or not? HAs he pissed off the dressing room? 🙂

    9. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sorry to be that guy but I'm not sure this should be a hot topic when we don't know any assumptions this guy made.

      How is he determining available?

      Its misleading data unless you're looking at fully fit and available.

      I don't expect the results would be much different but the % might be closer. But we knew the overall result anyway.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A hot topic has a title.

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Oh so this is not actually a hot topic? Didn't realise that there were just bolded comments also. My bad.

      2. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Oh it's that guy 🙄

    10. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Is a game almost a year ago as relevant as a game last week?

  2. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Will digne start vs Norwich?

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Likely

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes and will bag double digits

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        😆

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I’d keep him for that Norwich game if I had him. You will be kicking yourself if he hauls. Have someone decent on the bench in case he doesn’t play.

    4. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I am feeling optimistic today so yes and he will finally reward patient owners.

  3. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Score prediction for Chelsea v Man City?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      1-1

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sorry, should have added both own goals.

        1. dshv
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Haha

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

          with no assists...Dias and Rudiger each passing into their own net

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      its time for city to get some point against chelsea?

    3. ANGRY PERSON
        2 months, 11 days ago

        2-1

      • mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Boring but 1-0 chelsea again

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1-0 Chelsea

      • Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1-0 chelsea

    4. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who scores more this week?

      A) Vardy (BUR) and Duffy (cry)
      B) Saint-Max (wat) and Robertson (bre)

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A

      3. mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Feels like a vardy party coming

    5. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      1 FT - 1.2m ITB and plans to WC wither GW 7 or 8. Looking for best 2-3 week punts

      Sanchez
      TAA - Shaw - Regulon
      Salah - Raph - Torres - Benrahma
      Ings - Ronaldo- Toney

      Foster - Veltman - Tsim - Brownhill

      A) Toney > ASM
      B) Ings > Antonio
      C) Torres + Toney > Sarr + Antonio (-4)

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      2. StingRay
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      3. Cynical
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        In a similar position and I'm thinking just Ings to Antonio. If Torres doesn't play then Veltman can come in, potential clean sheet there imo. I'm probably more hit adverse than the average fpl player though.

        1. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I don't mind the odd hit, but not as big a fan if I'll be wildcarding soon. Also, just brought Torres in recently and would feel foolish shipping him out so soon even if it's the right thing to do

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Better to be foolish and do the right thing, than be stubborn and do the wrong thing? *Shrugs*

            Having said that, B lol

          2. Cynical
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah same. Brought in Torres for the blank and swapping him straight out feels hasty when I'm going to WC 7 or 8. Starting this week with Toney and Torres is bleak though ngl. Realistically they're probably getting 3 points combined. Ugh maybe take the hit lol.

    6. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I personally think Bamford will start, as will Trent even though they're both flagged.. I've already used my FT to do Traore > Gray, any suggestions here do I need to take a -4 to ship Torres to someone else or leave?

      Sanchez
      Trent - Rudiger - Livra
      Salah - Jota - Torres - Gray
      Bamf - Antonio - Cr7

      Bench: Steele - Sissoko - Marcal - Williams 0.8m in the bank!

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Hooooooooooold

      2. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You think they will start BECAUSE you've already used your FT

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Hahah nah nothing to do with that, Bamford played the remainder of the match after picking up his injury so I doubt it's incredibly serious, he's been pictured at a charity event walking on it, not strapped up or anything so he's probably just had a rest last night in the Carabao Cup.

          Trent was just unwell? Not Covid related so doesn't have to isolate or anything, would assume he would be okay after a week, but maybe not.. I'm still confident!

          1. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I agree fwiw, just like teasing now and then

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Trent definitely. Bamford I’m not so sure.

        1. Hryszko
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          See my reply above ^ I don't think it's that serious, I may be wrong but it takes a LOT to keep big bamf out of the starting 11.

          1. pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            He starts but does he finish? The minutes toward the back end of last season read like this

            28 - 34 minutes
            29 - 76
            30 - 64
            31- 44
            32 - 90
            33 -90
            34 - 58
            35 - 78
            36 - 57
            37 - 90
            38 -45

            Not a pretty picture. Also worth noting that he played injured in 29 (when he hauled)

            1. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Like me after half a bottle of whiskey. He starts but does he finish...?

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Do you remember?

          2. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Didn't Bamford have something strapped around his ankle in that photo?

      4. StingRay
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Torres for Benrahma
        Or Torres for Gallagher

        Both are very taking midfielders and guaranteed good minutes.

        Im just wondering why you have played your FT so early, is it to beat the price rise for Gray? Seems a bit gung-ho, if u don’t mind me saying so, in the light of your players potentially getting injured during the League Cup games

    7. Libs977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Doucoure or Townsend if you have 5.5M to spend ?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Doucoure

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Doucoure probably longer term but Townsend for Norwich.

      3. Libs977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        cheers, both, edging towards Doucoure too as long term option. Worried Andros gets benched once DCL, Richarlison etc back

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Townsend, Norwich very weak on left side

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          conceded 10 goals in the league down that side.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            there's an argument that their best left defender is actually on loan.

      5. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        townsend

    8. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      From GW7 onwards:

      A. Grealish
      B. Havertz

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        not keen on both

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        None

      3. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        this a pole for who not to pick?

        A and B then.

      4. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I’m interested in Grealish. He seems pretty settled in the City team, and with KDB back I’d like to see what his role is.
        8.0m could be good value for a City mid playing every game just about.

        Still seem to be teething issues with the attack at Chelsea since Lukaku arrived - not sure Havertz is part of the answer so I’d steer clear of him till me know more.

        I’m hopeful of wanting Grealish from gw8 onwards.

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah me too. Would be a nice differential.

          I am worried about Man City attackers "sharing the points" but KDB might free Gralish up a bit, and be more of a goal threat

      5. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A

      6. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers all

    9. Fpl_Ludwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      G2G?
      Have 0.5 itb so i can get a city or chelsea def gw7

      Sanchez
      TAA / Duffy / Marcal / Shaw
      Gallagher / Raphinha / Salah
      Ron / Rom / Antonio

      Bench: Foster / Gilmour / Ayling / Mendy

    10. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I get dennis mainly for sub appearance but he has newcastle this week make my choice a bit difficult
      Which one to bench
      a)Dennis
      b)Gallagher
      c)Jimenez

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        d) Doucoure

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I would honestly bench Jimmy.

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          im still thinking to give jimmy chance if not i would directly transfer to antonio

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I would make that move now for Leeds 🙂

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Do this IMO

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      4. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Have to say C, he's not looked good, was very sloppy against Brentford and played very deep.

      5. StingRay
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C for me

        Jimenez is not firing yet and Gallagher & Dennis have good fixtures.

        I’m not crazy about Dennis. Have you thought about bringing in ASM?

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          actually just wc last week so dennis mainly be on sub

      6. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Not C

    11. carbonv1
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sanchez/Steele
        TAA-Shaw-Coufal-Duffy-Henry
        Salah-Bruno-Pogba-Sarr-Gilmore
        Lukaku-Toney-4.5
        2FT 0ITB

        Any suggestions would be appreciated

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          bruno to mid price midfielder
          and get antonio

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Get Ronaldo in for Toney

      • Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Watford have won more PL points against Newcastle then any other club they have faced. Nananana 19.

        1. Maverick 11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Personally I’m captaining Sarr this week

          1. Mutter's Munters
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yes Geez! Sarr saved my gw and I reckon he'll haul again. Tempting...

        2. klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Ron vs Antonio or both is eating me up

          a) Toney -> Antonio + 1m - means most likely have to play WC GW7
          b) Toney + Bruno -> Ronaldo + Sarr + 2m (-4) - can hold off WC till GW8
          c) Toney + Bruno + Scarlatt -> Ronaldo + Antonio + 4.6mid (-8) YOLO

          2.6m, 1FT

          Sanchez
          TAA | Shaw | White
          Salah | Bruno | Jota | Raph | Benrahma
          Bamford | Toney

          Gunn | Livra | Scarlett | Hoever

        3. C_G
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          pick the best combo for long term:

          A) Alonso & Cancelo

          B) TAA & Shaw

          1. klopptimusprime
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Anything with Trent

          2. carbonv1
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Both are good B is a little more nailed

            • Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              TAA & James/Rudiger?

          3. tbos83
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Having gone round in circles with this think I finally have a plan, which is to sub Torres > Gallagher this week then to Ronaldo, Jota > Lukaku, Son. Does that sound right?

            Sanchez
            Shaw Digne TAA
            Gray Salah Jota Benny
            Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

            Steele Torres White Livra

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

            I think people are going to be annoyed when they get the likes of Rudiger over Azpi/Alonso, despite the nailedness.

            I may very well be wrong here and only time will tell, but people are fickle with bonus/attacking returns.

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Probably but he is the best long term choice no?

            2. TheTinman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Alonso 50% of matches will most likely outscored Rudiger 75% of matches.

              I have to run a spreadsheet to check this but it's just a gut feeling.

            3. Maeki2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Its 5 gws they are just going to rotate Rudiger from now

          5. C_G
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Rondon anyone? lol

            1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              You answered your own question perfectly

          6. DIMITRIS
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hi people. I would appreciate any thoughts.
            The question is, would it be unreasonable to ship out Bamford for Antonio when I just did the opposite before last week. I had him since the beginning and I sold him for 7.7. If I buy him back, it's a straight lost of 0.2. On the other hand, if Bamford is injured and unavailable for Saturday, then it's gets itchy.
            I really don't wont to sit and watch Antonio having fun against the decimated Leeds. Hell, he can haul a double digit score if Leeds play their usual Kamikaze-like style of going forward and playing with a high press for all 90 minutes.
            What do you think, is it worth it to get Antonio straight back in if Bamford is injured?

            1. DIMITRIS
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              than it gets itchy* sorry for the spelling mistake

            2. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              If Bamford is injured, and you don't bring him in, what else would you do? Have a sub come in or still trade? That will answer your question

              1. DIMITRIS
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                On the bench are the likes of Sissoko, Livramento and Williams. I guess they all score a 2 pointer unless something extraordinary happens. I regret getting rid of Antonio, but I chased the upside of Bamford hauling against Newcastle. It didn't play out well for me.
                I'm leaning towards getting Antonio back in.

            3. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              It’s hard but you should ignore last week and do what you think is best this week and going forward.

              A free transfer to move Bamford to Antonio makes sense to me. Injury or not.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                This

              2. DIMITRIS
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Cheers! Thanks for answering. I know I'll lose 0.2 but the transfer makes so much sense if Bam is injured or even if he's fit. I made the mistake last week while chasing the upside with Bam against New. It seems that I'll have to pay 0.2 for that mistake sadly.

            4. StingRay
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I did the same & it hurts.

              I’m taking the 0.2 hit and bringing Antonio back into the fold...too dangerous to be w/o him for the Leeds game imo.

          7. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            with the sudden interest in City options, are people forgetting Gundo? He seems as likely as any of the mids (maybe outside KDB and Grealish) to hold position, and has dropped tastily in price. Yeah he hasn't done much yet, but we know he can.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Injured

              1. Harry the Hack
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                he should be right this weekend

            2. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Waiting to see how the midfield lines up with KDB, Grealish and Gundo all together.
              But good point 7.3 is pretty cheap.

            3. DIMITRIS
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I think he's injured. Nonetheless I don't think it's smart to get City options before this : CHE, PSG, LIV . Perhaps wait for GW8 and then re-asses. Plus, if anyone get's injured on international break than you'll have a clearer picture of who to get. Cheers!

              1. Harry the Hack
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I'm not in the market myself, but there's alot of posts looking at Chelsea/City from 7/8 onwards

                1. DIMITRIS
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Personally I'd look at Gundo / Torres / Foden for the run from GW8-GW11.

                  1. Harry the Hack
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah i agree.. unless kdb is on all cylinders, then i would seriously consider shipping Salah. But latest trend around here is heading towards Grealish due to his better job prospects

          8. StingRay
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Pls can you help me with my G5 team below, where l used my WC & have 0.0 itb.

            I was frustrated to only get 44 pts, esp as I thought I’d easily double this. Life of a FPL player heh.

            Everything that cud have gone wrong did, eg TAA & James didn’t play, Jota blanked again, Marçal gave away a pen, at the last min l switched my 1st bench sub from Livra to Williams & l captained Lukaku ( thinking he’d get a big haul). Thk in hindsight l was too greedy having CR7 & Rom # amateur !!

            Any useful suggestions where can l improve my team.

            My GW 5 team:

            Sanchez
            TAA - James - Livra
            Salah (V) - Raph - Gray - Benrahma - Gallagher
            Lukaku (C) - Ronaldo-

            Steer Marçal - Williams - Scarlett
            0.0 itb

            Options are:

            (A) Take out Lukaku, Scarlett & Jota for Dennis, Antonio & Benrahma = -8 pts

            (B) Take out Lukaku for Antonio only = w/o taking a pts hit

            (C) Take out Lukaku & Jota for Antonio & Benrahma = -4 pts

            (D) Do nothing ..(.but I’m aware that the Hammers take on Leeds this GW)

            Or any other suggestions.

            Thx

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              nice team, don't do anything

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              1. I would not cap Lukaku.

              2. You team looks good except James could be a troll again.

              3. I do not fancy any CHE or City defenders GW6.

              4. Perhaps shift James to Shaw for GW6 and then after that decide which CHE defender would be best for you.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                that was his team, assume he will cap Salah or Ronaldo this time

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  These long posts just to much to read.

            3. mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Rough week (me too) but you still have a really strong team, I'd stick with it. Taking out Lukaku before Chelsea's great run could be a big regret later. Cant have a striker playing Leeds every week!

              1. mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Assume the C refers to last week. Would go Salah or maybe Trent this week

                1. StingRay
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yes l captained Lukaku (C) for GW 5

                  This week I’ll most probably captain CR7.

                  Thank you for your thoughts.

                  Seems too tempting though not to bring in ANTONIO and BENRAHMA.

                  I suppose when you’ve had a bad week, the immediate reaction is to make changes to catch-up in your own league. In my league lmdropped from 2nd ton5th....early days l know.

                  1. Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    So you have Jota right now?

          9. RedJive79
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Start Ayling or Livra this week?

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Livra easily. Plus Ayling sounds least likely to get up this week. Look to move him, his CS potential is low

              1. RedJive79
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Cheers!

                1. StingRay
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yes my midfield shud read

                  Salah Jota Gray Gallagher Raph.

                  I want Jota out....hell prob score if l do though

          10. GreenAmberRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            How many of you are genuinely considering dropping Ronaldo in the next couple of gameweeks?

            1. grumpyman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I’m bringing him in this week, then wildcarding him straight out again.

            2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Dunno. Saving FT this week and will assess everything next week.

              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                This for me too. Though I will say that keeping Ron over getting Rom and picking up CHE defenders and maybe a midfielder (Mount,maybe but it's a bit of a lottery) for their good run could be a good option.

                1. StingRay
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  I’m keeping an eye on KOVACIC....looking a cert and is stacking up the points

            3. StingRay
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Nope.
              CR7’s got a weakened EVE at home and then a defensively weak and underperforming LEICESTER away.

              Possibility of transferring him out for LUKAKU in GW9 onwards, when he faces LIV, tot & MCI.

              IN GW 9 & 10 LUKAKU faces NORWICH at home and then NEWCASTLE away, which are far too good to ignore, esp. as you can only captain 1 at a time

          11. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Start two of these three

            A) Cancelo v CHE
            B) Rudiger v MCI
            C) Duffy v CRY

            1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              All very close. I'd probably reluctantly bench Rudiger.

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Agree with Jarv. Maybe there is someone else in your team you can bench.

          12. noahzark22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Sanchez
            Shaw, TAA, Tierney, Digne, Tsimikas
            Salah, Brownhill, Pogba, Benrahma, Mbeumo
            Antonio, Ronaldo, Jimenez

            2FT 0.2 ITB

            No idea what to do. Matchups pretty good. Not enough to upgrade Brownhill or Tsimikas. Pogba seems most likely out but seems a waste. Burn a transfer?!

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Tsimikas to Duffy ?
              Sanchez to Ramsdale ?
              Get rid of Digne if he isnt playing this GW

              1. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                That's right, possible injury concern. But it's Norwich! That's moved up my list

            2. mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Brentford have a pretty tough run coming up, could consider mbeumo replacement rather than burning?

              1. noahzark22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Good idea

            3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              give another chance to jiminez?or try to get rid

            4. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Mbeumo>Gallagher

          13. Kryptonite666
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts on this team - 1FT

            Sanchez
            TAA Rudiger James Marcal (Livramento)
            Salah Jota Raphinha Gray (Mendy)
            Ronaldo Lukaku (Perica)

            Plan to get off threemium team when Ronaldo hits difficult fixtures in GW9. Any one thinking similarly?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I am keeping Ronaldo.

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Fixtures mean nothing to Ronaldo.

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                And everything UTD do goes through him.

            3. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Love this team. Only thing I would change is potentially getting Antonio in? Might hurt not having.

              I won't be removing CR7 barring an injury. He can bag two anytime, and will do it often it seems.

              1. Kryptonite666
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Cant afford him sadly. No way to get him.

                1. Threat Level Midnight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Jota/Perica>Antonio/cheap next week

          14. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Do you think fact Bielsa not given Raphinha update means he should be ok or that he is well and truly crocked and no hope for him?

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Run Forrest, run...

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Initial thought - he's OK.

            3. tokara
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              50-50

            4. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I can wait until Friday Press Conferences if I was bothered...

          15. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Begovic
            TAA Reguilon Tierney
            Salah Bruno Jota Raphinha Benrahma
            Bamford Antonio

            Sanchez Cash Ayling Perica*

            1FT, 0m ITB
            What to do? Wc available.

          16. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Who are best 4.5m ish goalkeepers ?
            Looking at Ramsdale (primary choice) with Guita (back up) on my unexpectedly 🙂 played wild card.

            1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Raya for long term

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I am considering Guaita. Having 2 4.5 GK's at this point of the season is money down the drain.

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                *at any point of

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  True

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    😆

                  2. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Is it ?
                    With covid still around and in case of injury it's important to have back up.
                    Ask Mendy owners.

                    1. G-Whizz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      You crack on then and do it, I'd rather take the 'risk' and have the money to spend...

                      £4.5m and a £4m will do me just fine, que sera sera...

                      1. el polako
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Fair enough but then you wasting gk points for that week and more importantly you may be forced to use precious transfer.

          17. 15men1cup
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Can anyone tell me if Ramsdale is nailed please.
            Looking for a swap for Bachmann

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Just spoke to Arteta, said he is doing well so far

              1. 15men1cup
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Good to hear 🙂

            2. StingRay
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              No = as a Gooner and from what I’ve read from Arteta.

              He implied that Leno cud play this weekend

              See which goalkeeper starts tonight against AFC Wimbledon

              Wait and see for more info....see who starts against Spurs.

              I hope Ramsdale get’s the shirt as he’d be a great 4.5 goalkeeper with good fixtures ahead and I thk his price will soar.

              1. 15men1cup
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                thanks mate

          18. Ste75
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Any advice on what to do with this team?
            1FT £0.0
            A) Roll FT
            B) Suggested transfer?
            C) WC

            Sanchez
            TAA* Shaw Livra Semedo
            Raph* Salah Torres Jota
            CR7 Antonio
            (Steele Toney Coufal Brownhill*