Team News

Team news, injury updates and predicted line-ups for FPL Gameweek 6

Gameweek 6 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 – featuring Leeds United, Liverpool, Burnley, Watford, Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion – 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:

CHELSEA

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Mason Mount will miss Saturday lunchtime’s crunch match against Manchester City, with the midfielder having picked up a slight knock during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie.

“For Mason Mount, it’s too soon – he has a little, little, minor injury from the Aston Villa game. He has made a big step, huge progress, but not enough to be ready for tomorrow.” 

Thomas Tuchel

Christian Pulisic also misses out due to ankle problems, although goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (hip) has been declared fit to start after sitting out the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

EVERTON

Although Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh) and Richarlison (knee) remain unavailable, the Toffees can at least welcome back Jordan Pickford from the shoulder injury that kept him out of the defeat at Aston Villa.

“Pickford is okay, has been training, Lucas [Digne] is okay. The others are getting better but remain out.” 

Rafael Benitez

Left-back Lucas Digne netted against Queens Park Rangers in midweek cup action but was withdrawn as a precaution. Seamus Coleman (hamstring) and Andre Gomes (calf) will be absent.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Edinson Cavani (knock) is ready to play for the Red Devils, according to his manager.

“Edinson has joined in training fully after that game [on Wednesday] and he’s held his hand up and is ready. He’s so professional and meticulous and, of course, we’re glad to now have him back training with us and in the squad.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Marcus Rashford (shoulder) and Amad Diallo (thigh) remain unavailable, although Dean Henderson made his first appearance of the season during their midweek Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.

MANCHESTER CITY

Some cryptic answers came from Pep Guardiola during his press conference, with the City boss refusing to confirm or rule out names such as John Stones (muscle), Aymeric Laporte (muscle), Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri and Oleksandr Zinchenko (all knocks).

We still have a few [injuries]. Some come back a little bit in training, tomorrow we decide if they’re ready to play or not. Not all of them [are in contention], some come back, we will see how they react to training and tomorrow we will see. – Pep Guardiola

Stones, Laporte and Rodri had all been sighted in training on Thursday and have travelled down to London but Gundogan and Zinchenko weren’t spotted on either occasion.

WEST HAM UNITED

David Moyes was happy to report an almost-fit squad, as Michail Antonio‘s midweek absence was purely to prolong the rest that accompanied his one-match suspension.

“Ryan (Fredericks) is probably the only player we’ve got any real major concerns over. He felt his groin and he’s had an injury prior to it before, so he’s being assessed at the moment.” – David Moyes

NEWCASTLE UNITED

The threadbare Newcastle squad has worsened, with Steve Bruce confirming that Joe Willock (toe) and captain Jamaal Lascelles (muscle) will join Callum Wilson (thigh) in missing the trip to Watford.

“Joe Willock’s was a complete fluke. He kicked the ground and damaged his toe. He’ll not make this week and it’ll be touch and go for next week as well. Jamaal Lascelles’ is a muscle injury. He tried yesterday but it was no good so it’ll be a couple of weeks.” – Steve Bruce

Martin Dubravka (foot), Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett (both calf) remain out of action for the Magpies.

ARSENAL

Boss Mikel Arteta was delighted to report a fully available squad ahead of Sunday’s north London Derby.

“Hopefully everyone is available, so good news. We have one more session before the game, but in general everyone is feeling good.”  – Mikel Arteta

ASTON VILLA

The 21-minute cameo of Leon Bailey last Saturday brought a goal, an assist, a yellow card and an injury. Dean Smith believes his thigh problem will keep the winger out until after the next international break.

Smith will also be without loanee Axel Tuanzebe against his parent club Man United, hinting at a change in tactics.

“He will be a big loss, so we have to decide if we go to a back four or stick with a five.” – Dean Smith

Also out are Morgan Sanson (hamstring), Trezeguet (knee) and Keinan Davis (knock), whilst Emi Buendia and John McGinn should be ready to play.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Patrick Vieira announced the return of Jeffrey Schlupp from a thigh issue but Eberechi Eze (Achilles) and Nathan Ferguson (Achilles) remain out.

LEICESTER CITY

With Wesley Fofana (leg) out for the long-term, Brendan Rodgers was delighted to have Jonny Evans play the midweek Carabao Cup match at Millwall.

“He’s recovering after the game and was a little sore, like most of the players on the second day, but it’s good news for us, he’s come through it. That was his first 90 minutes since earlier in the year. It’s just managing that process and seeing how the foot reacts. We’ll find out later on where he’s at.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jonny Evans

Full-back James Justin is “a number of weeks away” from returning after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in February.

NORWICH CITY

Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Przemyslaw Placheta (match fitness), Todd Cantwell (personal reasons) and Sam Byram (thigh) are unavailable for the Canaries’ trip to Everton.

“(Todd) Cantwell is out due to personal reasons and there’s a question mark behind (Milot) Rashica after the cup game.”

Daniel Farke

Milot Rashica and Josh Sargent are minor doubts, meanwhile.

SOUTHAMPTON

Just as Theo Walcott (knock) and Stuart Armstrong (calf) edge nearer to first-team inclusion, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl received a defensive blow with an injury to Jack Stephens.

“We have now with Jack Stephens a player who is long out, 10 to 12 weeks maybe, so we need every centre-back. A long-term injury is always a blow to us. The tendon on the knee is disrupted, so it’s a tendon injury. It takes, I don’t know how long, but it will take time.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

Walcott is back in training but this game may come too soon, while Armstrong is a little behind the former Everton winger.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

There wasn’t much to report on the team news front from Nuno Espirito Santo, apart from the Spurs boss confirming that Steven Bergwijn (ankle) and Ryan Sessegnon (knock) cannot play. However, he sounded optimistic that Lucas Moura will return from the minor issue which kept him out of last Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Bruno Lage states that left-back Rayan Ait Nouri will miss the clash with Southampton because of a head injury from midweek.

“With regards to Rayan, he needs to follow the concussion protocol, which means he will also be out for seven days.” – Bruno Lage

Yerson Mosquera has picked up a muscular injury that could see him miss the next two months, adding to the longer injuries to Pedro Neto and Jonny Castro (both knee).

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500 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start Cash (mun) or Ayling (WHU)?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ayling

  2. Silver_and_Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I'm leaning towards it. Due to depleted Leeds defense.

    1. Silver_and_Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      reply fail, re: Antonio captain

  3. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Ronaldo at Old Trafford. Goals galore.

  4. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Does the Norwich Zimmerman injury mean Omobamidele is back in the starting XI?
    Also a huge relief that marcal won't be benched!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Marcal playing ruins the rest of us getting a Wolves CS, so screw you!

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Lol, just a couple of more GWs, definitely selling him after Newcastle game

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Zimmermann hasn't featured at all this season, won't affect his chances either way

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        It's showing him starting in predicted lineup, that'll be updated I guess?

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Scout picks tonight?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, very soon!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Saint max? 😀

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

    Torres play, or Antonio in for -4 ?

    Thoughts ?

    Duffy second sub.

  7. Fero1905
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Captain Gray over CR7 ? 😀

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, wish I had him

  8. Alli
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A. Torres > Benrahma
    B. Toney > ASM
    C. Ayling > Livramento
    D. Other / Save FT?

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

  9. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which one to keep, Greenwood or Jota?

    1. artvandelay316
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Jota

      • Angelic upstart
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Greenwood

      • Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        GW

      • bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Jota

    2. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Only for this gw:
      A. Armstrong
      B. Asm
      C. Pukki
      D. Jimenez

    3. Noble Pirate
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Esteemed FFS colleagues,

      Please advise:

      Sanchez
      TAA, Shaw, Marcal
      Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Greenwood
      Ronaldo, Toney, Antonio

      Planning the near template week 7 wildcard, where I plan to lose Greenwood. But for this GW, would you:

      A. Greenwood to Sarr for those next 2 Watford fixtures
      B. Greenwood to Townsend for that leaky Norwich leftside?
      C. Or just leave him for the Villa game?

      1. artvandelay316
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A

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

          Colleagues?

        • THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          B. Townsend is a good sit in that side. I'd gamble on him this week.

      2. artvandelay316
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Have Rudiger. Should I get Shaw or Alonso?

          1. Angelic upstart
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Alonso

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Alonso

            1. artvandelay316
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Cheers guys

          3. Scheister
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            This is for a deep draft league, so may seem a little silly:

            Which would you take a punt on this weekend??

            A) Iwobi (NOR)
            B) T. Roberts (WHU)
            C) Lookman (BUR)

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

              Iwobi

          4. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            2FTs, 0.2itb. I’m confused (and slightly drunk); what to do?

            A. Raph >> Benrahma/Gray/Gallagher
            B. Ings >> ASM/Jimenez
            C. Ayling >> Duffy (boring!)
            D. Burn it!

            Sanchez
            TAA. Shaw. Livramento
            Salah. Jota. Raph. Sarr
            Ronaldo. Antonio. Ings
            (Foster, Gilmour, White, Ayling)

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A

            2. yiidddoo
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Ings to jimi

            3. talk2pgb
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Raph to Benny

          5. Mr Ozil
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Hello All,

            Didn’t get replies on previous post?

            which is better?

            A- Bamford > Dennis for FT
            B- Bamford > ASM for FT
            C- svae FT and play White

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              B possibly

            2. artvandelay316
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B

            3. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              GTG even with James risk?

              Sanchez
              TAA James Livramento
              Salah Benrahma Sarr Doucoure
              Ronaldo(c) Lukaku Antonio

              Steele Sissoko Tsimikas Ayling 1FT 0.1 ITB

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Excellent. If Doucoure was Gallagher would be perfect

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Solid

              3. The 12th Man
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Looking good.

            4. HD7
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Do you think James and Raph start?

              Is Ramsdale nailed since he was bought for a good amount of money?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                James yes just about
                Raph I don’t know

                Ramsdale isn’t quite nailed in the purest definition of the term

            5. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Any help appreciated… will most likely wc in 7/8. 1FT 2m itb

              Sanchez
              TAA Shaw White
              Salah Raph Sarr Benrahma Bissouma
              Antonio Ronaldo
              (4.0, Tsimikas, Bamford, Ayling)

              Thinking maybe Bissouma to an Everton mid or Tsimikas to Liv

            6. ShaunGoater123
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Rodrigo or rondon as a 2 week punt ahead of wildcard?

              1. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Roydon could be an interesting differential

              2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Rondon, he's hungry.

            7. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A)Ayling -> Alonso for a -4

              or

              B) Play White?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B

              2. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B

              3. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B, not worth a -4 this week.

            8. The Wizard of Ozil
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Torres -> Sarr?

              Helps free up funds for Chelsea players next week

              1. Scots Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I did it and for the same reasons.

              2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Yes

              3. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I would.

              4. Geordie19
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah

              5. The Wizard of Ozil
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Cheers all

              6. talk2pgb
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Yup

            9. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Start two -

              Christensen / White / Coady / Livramento

              Currently starting Christensen and White.

              1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                CC Riders.

            10. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Lookman, Sarr or Iwobi as 1 week punt for Jota?

              1. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Sarr the obvious one. Maybe Gray vs Nor if it's just for one week.

                1. Dušan Citizen
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  He has high ownership, I want some mega diff, think Lookman could be the one

                  1. bautasten
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    What about Fornals/Bowen?

              2. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Sarr, but wouldn't sell Jota this week

                1. Dušan Citizen
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Firmino back, Brentford is well organised, can see 0:0 or 0:1 there

                  1. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Look at Brentford, they have met just rubbish teams, so that stat is going to look stupid after Liverpool been there.

            11. OLLY G
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Who should l sell?

              (A) Willock (B) Harrison

              Cheers.

              1. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Think I'd ditch Willock first.

              2. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                A

            12. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              1FT 0.5m ITB

              Sanchez
              TAA Shaw Livramento White
              Salah Jota Raphinha* Sarr
              Ronaldo (C) Antonio

              Steele - Gilmour Ayling* Bamford*

              Bamford > ASM and use the cash to move Ayling to a Chelsea defender in GW7, WC in 8? Could also just save and play White.

            13. bautasten
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A) Bamford, Sissoko -> Scarlett, Sarr (-4)
              B) Bamford -> Armstrong
              C) Save and play Sissoko

              1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                C

            14. Alexis Nonsense
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Bamford not even close to a drop...very weird

              Antonio didn't drop either, so there are no "casuals" left in this game then 😛

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Price changes are controlled by masons.

              2. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Red flag increases the amount of transfers out before a price drop I think.

                1. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Aha

            15. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Sanchez, Foster
              TAA, Shaw, Digne, Manquillo, Livramento
              Salah, Greenwood, Torres, Raphinha* Bissouma*
              Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

              2FTs, 0.4itb (will probably WC in gw7)
              1) Torres, Toney > Sarr, Jimenez
              2) Torres, Toney > Benrahma, Saint-Max
              3) Torres, Raphinha > Sarr, Pogba
              4) Torres, Bissouma > Benrahma, Townsend

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Aaaand, I just realized it can't be Pogba. [facepalm]
                Make it Jota instead.

            16. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Feel completely uninspired by Jota replacements, might just buy Raphinia...
              On a WC so want to build squad for weeks not that bothered is he misses tomorrow's game.

            17. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Sanchez
              TAA, Shaw, Semedo
              Salah, Greenwood, Benrahma, Barnes,
              Toney, CR7 (c)

              Steele, Amartey, Tsimikas, Gilmour

              1FT £1.1M itb

              My initial thoughts are to bank the transfer this week.

              Would you do anything with this or GTG?

              1. bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Yeah save for me.