Team News

Injury updates, team news and predicted line-ups for FPL Gameweek 7

Gameweek 7 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, Southampton, Burnley, Watford 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 Az and Neale’s video below:

CHELSEA

Thomas Tuchel has dismissed the suggestion from Gareth Southgate that Reece James may be available to face Southampton. James picked up an ankle injury 29 minutes into last week’s defeat to Man City and was expected to miss several weeks of action.

“Maybe Reece goes with the water polo team for England? Reece is training in the pool right now, so my understanding, my last information, is that he will not go [to England duty].” – Thomas Tuchel

He confirmed that Mason Mount is back from a minor issue and ready to play. Christian Pulisic (ankle) and N’Golo Kante (Covid-19) miss out.

LIVERPOOL

Trent Alexander-Arnold is this week’s high-profile casualty after missing Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Porto with a groin injury. Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the right-back and midfielder Thiago Alcantara (calf) for facing Man City.

“No ‘news’ means they are doing well but they won’t have enough time for being back against City, but I expect them both to be back after the international break.” – Jurgen Klopp on Alexander-Arnold and Thiago

MANCHESTER UNITED

Another defensive injury for FPL managers to be concerned about involves Luke Shaw (shoulder). The highly-selected left-back missed the late heroics against Villarreal in the Champions League and may not face Everton.

“Luke [Shaw] feels better in himself. He’s been ill but he’s still got the shoulder injury. We’ve got to make a decision on him.”

Marcus Rashford (shoulder) and Amad Diallo (thigh) remain unavailable, with Harry Maguire (calf) also out.

MANCHESTER CITY

It’s as you were with Manchester City, with Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko the only players on the sidelines.

“Everyone is fit except [Oleksandr] Zinchenko and [Ilkay] Gundogan. I expect both back after the international break, hopefully.” – Pep Guardiola

EVERTON

Although Jean-Phillipe Gbamin is available after a thigh problem, there will still be no Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Andre Gomes (calf), Seamus Coleman (hamstring) or Richarlison (knee) for Everton’s trip to Manchester United.

“Seamus Coleman and Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] are not ready yet, they are training, they are starting on the pitch, little by little, but they are not ready for this game. Exactly the same [for Richarlison and Andre Gomes].” – Rafael Benitez

Alex Iwobi is a doubt.

WEST HAM UNITED

Right-back Vladimir Coufal missed Thursday’s Europa League tie with Rapid Vienna with a slight groin problem and David Moyes won’t commit to his availability to face Brentford.

Ryan Fredericks (groin) is also a concern.

“Coufal has a chance I am not sure about Fredericks., They’re both not bad and there’s a chance they could both be available.” – David Moyes

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Joe Willock was a surprise name on the Magpies’ teamsheet at Watford, considering he had previously been ruled out with a toe injury. He emerged unscathed and is able to continue in the side.

There is still no return for Callum Wilson (thigh) or Jamaal Lascelles (muscle) though, with Martin Dubravka (foot), Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett (both calf) also out.

With the international break coming up, then we’re hoping that three [of those injured] at least will be taking part in training. It’s still a bit too early for the weekend.” – Steve Bruce

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Bruno Lage has confirmed that Rayan Ait Nouri is back from a concussion problem but Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Pedro Neto and Jonny Castro (both knee) are long-term absentees.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Eberechi Eze (Achilles) and Nathan Ferguson (Achilles) are the Eagles’ only absentees, with Patrick Vieira not revealing any fresh concerns.

NORWICH CITY

There will be an assessment over Billy Gilmour‘s availability on Friday afternoon, as confirmed by Daniel Farke.

Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Todd Cantwell (personal reasons) and Sam Byram (thigh) are unavailable, with Gameweek 7 coming too soon in Przemyslaw Placheta‘s bid to return to match fitness.

“There’s a little question mark behind Gilmour, who got a knock on his foot this week. Zimmermann is still out, as is Cantwell. I hope they’ll be available after the international break.“– Daniel Farke

BRENTFORD

There was no word from Thomas Frank on the fitness of Ethan Pinnock (hip) who was forced off in the first half against Liverpool. However, the defender’s call-up to the Jamaica squad suggests he was replaced as a precaution.

LEICESTER CITY

Wilfred Ndidi missed Thursday night’s Europa League trip to Warsaw with a hamstring strain and looks set to miss out again.

“He had a bit of an issue at the beginning of the Burnley game so he’s a big doubt for the weekend. He’s felt a little bit in his hamstring. We’ve got good players, but specifically the job he does in breaking up play and just his overall defending and in the box, he’s irreplaceable for us.” – Brendan Rodgers on Ndidi

Jonny Evans is also poised to miss out due to illness and Justin Justin (knee) is still weeks away from a comeback. Wesley Fofana (leg) is out for the long term.

ASTON VILLA

Dean Smith faced media on Friday but his key team news update on Morgan Sanson (hamstring) and Leon Bailey (thigh) came a day earlier, when he spoke to Villa TV.

“They’re recovering well, they’ve both had muscle strains – only minimal muscle strains but we have to make sure they’re right. We’re hopeful that they’ll be back sooner rather than later.” – Dean Smith

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689 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Balls of Steel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Hey guys can I get away with a -4 this week or play the WC?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger White Duffy
    Salah Benny Sarr Greenwood Gilmour
    Ronaldo(C) Antonio(VC)

    Foster, Tsimikas, Bamford, TAA

    A) TAA to Cancelo/Azpil for a -4
    B) Bamford to Jimi for a -4
    C) WC

    Can see Greenwood and Gilmour benched so very tempted to pull the trigger on the WC this week instead of GW8 as planned before injuries!

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      I wouldn't take a hit just before a WC

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      I am worried about Jota/Greenwood rotation too.

      But i want Cancelo and a Chelsea full-back, which is not helping my decision, was thinking James this morning lol.

      I prefer B to A, more upside

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes, thinking B also if I don't WC..

    3. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Don’t think you need a hit but B out of those

    4. PastaConcerto
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      B would probably pay off now. Would not WC.

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      So you're looking at fielding 10 players, possibly 9.

      What are the positives of holding the wc - when do you plan to play it?

  2. Punty McPuntface
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Cancelo still a rotation risk?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Still?

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Nope and he has gotten 42 points for my team since GW2. Just get him in if you want him.

    3. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Not really as we only have 3 senior fullbacks. Can see him playing 90% of games

  3. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Bring in one of:-
    A)Rudiger
    B)Alonso

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Strong bench, Alonso
      Weak bench, Rudiger

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Only Brandon Williams as backup
        Rudiger it is. Thanks!

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 22 hours ago

          Yup lol agreed

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      A for security

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    You remember Ferguson of palace 4m last season? We are still waiting for his first start right? What type of injury is that? 2 years!!!

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Lol yes, i held him until Christmas! Thing he did his ACL but then did his achilles whilst jogging / running as part of the rehab. Very sad tbh as big things were expected of him. Hopefully he still has a good career.

  5. Gazpilicueta
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    scout picks out but no article? weird.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Weird picks too. I think this might have gone up too early

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      That has to be an error. They’ve got TAA …. McCarthy in goal …. Leicester defender … must be an error.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Looks like last weeks Scout Picks

    3. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      And why have TAA in the scout picks when they know he’s out?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah … and no Chelsea …. Has to be a malfunction

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      "GW6"

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Learn to read

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        GW6 picks with GW7 above it.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      That’s week 6 picks? Not seeing week7

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Title is GW7 … but yes gotcha … just a editorial poo poo then.

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          18 days, 22 hours ago

          Now changed back to GW6 …. But was GW7 for a few minutes which explains the confusion.

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            18 days, 22 hours ago

            Still reading GW7 for me but obviously wrong.

        2. ted mcnure
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 22 hours ago

          Maybe they´ve been hacked..

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 22 hours ago

          That just changed- was GW 6 few minutes ago so must be updating and expect article imminently

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            18 days, 22 hours ago

            Yeah back to GW7 now …. It’s a ploy to build anticipation and excitement lol

    6. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      GW7 picks now out and new article.

  6. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Bench:

    A) Greenwood (Eve)
    B) Jota (City)

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    3. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    4. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Conclusive, cheers

  7. SKENG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    A) Azpi & Harrison
    B) Christensen & Saka

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Azpi and ESR?

  8. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Was all set to do Jota + TAA to Smith Rowe + Rudiger for free.

    But now James is definitely out too, should I sell him instead of Trent?

    Either way, still have money to do Williams to Cancelo GW8, which is the plan.

    Cheers

    2FT 0.0ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA* James* Marcal
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Lukaku Ronaldo

    Steele Williams Livramento Street

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      TAA is only out for one gw perhaps and then ahs Watford when he can mega haul, I wouldnt sell tbh

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        Cool, thanks. Was selling Trent with a heavy heart as it was

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Marcel a rotation risk too.

      Man City defence is so good.

      If you don't take a hit before WC, I would stick to your original plan.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        WC gone unfortunately. Happy to wait a week for Cancelo. Keeping an extra 0.1 to be safe

  9. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    TAA is the perfect captain pick vs Watford, hope he is back for that

    1. SKENG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      I would never choose TAA over Salah as captain

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 22 hours ago

        This

  10. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    A. Wood vs Norwich
    B. Azpi vs South

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Don't know what the question is but the answer is Chris Wood.

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      A

  11. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    No Chelsea in the picks because it is a FACT that NONE of them are nailed?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      😀

    2. tets mcgee (Bachmann an Rob…
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      i see 3 chelsea.. mendy rudi luka

  12. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Defence of TAA, Ayling, Shaw, Marcal and Digne.

    Should I hit WC or just do 1FT to Chelsea (Azpil / Rudy most nailed?) and pray one or ideally both of Shaw and Marcal play?

    Also have Jota starting but otherwise happy with team

    1. George James
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      WC

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Wildcard. You need to shift 3/4 of your defenders

  13. George James
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Best option?

    A) Christensen / Jota

    B) Azpil / Saka -4

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      Probably A

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      B

  14. pwill40
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    wild card team with Salah, Ronnie & Lukaku... Do I ned to ditch one to strengthen elsewhere??

    Sanchez / Ramsdale
    Liv / White / Dias / Rudiger / Duffy
    Grealish / Salah / Raph / Sarr / Allan
    Ronnie / Lukaku / 4.5

    1. Farteta
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      Cancelo instead of Dias for me....and perhaps have just one playing GK and use the 0.5 to upgrade Allan?

    2. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Cancelo for Dias and saka for sarr

  15. Metropolis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Taking into consideration the next 6 fixtures, is Jimenez worth 1.5m more than Armstrong?

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 22 hours ago

      I am going Jiminez until game week 10 then to Toney (if I WC)

  16. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    Transfer in for this GW only:

    A) Rudiger
    B) azpilicueta

    Play either:

    1) Duffy
    2) Veltman

  17. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 22 hours ago

    New Article up

  18. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 21 hours ago

    choose 1

    1) Son and Toney
    2) Jimi and Saka
    3) Vardy and Gallagher

    1. Farteta
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 21 hours ago

      2....just!

  19. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 21 hours ago

    Why is there so much love for Saka? He had only one good game? Thank you!

    1. EugeMurts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      He’s quality, attacking position, cheap and Arsenal could go on a run

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        Which would improve their cardiovascular fitness

        Which in turn would help them play well

  20. King Henrik
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 16 hours ago

    Can anyone name me 4 or 5 wildcard essentials please?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 16 hours ago

      Not necessarily essential but

      Salah
      Lukaku
      Chelsea defender (rudi?)
      Antonio
      Ron (if you want big three)
      City defender
      1 or 2 Budget defenders (live duffy etc)
      5-5.9m mid (gray gal kova etc )

      Worthy of mention: Raph Greenwood Jimmy

      *I would normally say TAA first but…

      1. King Henrik
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        Awesome buddy cheers.

  21. Corn Eto'o
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 15 hours ago

    Play Shaw or Cancelo?

    HELP!