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. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Remember to look at the Watchlist on the site when you are asking for advice on selection.

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks bro

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

    Afternoon all.

    Sanchez
    Alonso / Semedo / White
    Salah / Jota / Raphinha / Traore
    Ronaldo / Antonio / Bamford*

    Steele // Livramento / TAA* / Bissouma

    Few question marks for me. Danger Alonso/Jota/Traore(?) are benched.

    A) Bamford > Toney
    B) Bamford > Jimenez
    C) Bamford > Other?

    Jimenez may do better than Toney over the next few, but triple Wolves is a choice... Semedo & Traore will be gone soon regardless.

    Toney allows for Semedo > Cancelo next week. Jimenez leaves less.

    I was considering something like:

    1) GW7: Bamford/Jota > Jimenez/Gallagher or ESR, then GW8: Semedo > Cancelo (maybe Traore > Torres too, or hold 1 GW for Mount vs. NOR)

    2) GW7: Bamford > Toney, GW8: Semedo > Cancelo (and maybe sell Jota, or Traore.)

    Issue really is that I think Jota is a serious risk of stating in GW8 due to no Firmino international break.

    Ideas? 🙂

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

      I would go for option 2 dude.

  3. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which is a better option for gw7:

    A - Rudiger & Azpi
    B - Rudiger & Burnley defender

    Will be a -4 for TAA & James.

    Wildcarding in gw8 and know I shouldn't take a hit the week before WC or take a hit for a defender but my other defenders are Shaw, Digne and Marcal and is a mess right now.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I don't see the appeal in a Burnley defender currently. Better fixtures upcoming but MCI/SOU/BRE/CHE after... super likely to concede in most of those.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Sorry you're WCing. I mean even then I'm not sure I'd trust a Burnley defender.

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          So double Chelsea defence the way to go?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            We've looked iffy the last two but tough opposition. Only 2 conceded.

            Chelsea defender could get more in 1 game than a Burnley defender might get in 4 GWs.

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

    My punty move is Dennis, TAA, Jota > Lukaku, Christensen, ESR (-4). Pls talk me out of it!!

    Sanchez
    Shaw Digne White
    Gray Salah Benny Kovacic
    Dennis Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele Jota Livra TAA

  5. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GTG on WC?
    Ramsdale
    Rudiger Azpi Mee
    Salah Raphina Saka Benrahma
    Lukaku(c) Antonio ASM
    Foster Gallagher Cancelo Livramento

    1. Boyd to Sven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks quite similar to mind. Although I've left money in the bank for Ronaldo gone with Luiz in midfield to avoid benching headaches. Good team though, only question is whether there's a Trent plan?

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Was thinking might be better to have a better bench with IB round the corner. No plan for TAA unfortunately. Next week especially will be tricky

        1. Boyd to Sven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Good luck. Hope it pays off for you!

  6. FantasyFooty01
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA- Dias- Digne
    Fernandes- Salah- Sarr- Raphinha
    Jiminez-ASM- Antonio
    Subs- Foster- omobamidele - Gilmour- Amartey
    1 FT 0.4 ITB
    Comment suggestions!
    TAA>Alonso?

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

    Irish chaps out there. Do you use ‘quid’ to refer to prices of things in Euros in Ireland?

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No

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

      Sometimes

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

      Approximately 50-50.

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

    Jota to :

    A) Saka
    B) ESR
    C) Gallacher
    D) Benrahma

    Thanks

    1. smix
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Saka

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

      Saka

  9. smix
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Start Gallagher or Benrahma ?

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

      Benrahma.

  10. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How is this team looking? Not WC.

    Sanchez
    Alonso / Rudiger / White
    Salah / Raphinha / Jota / Saka / Benrahma
    Ronaldo / Antonio(c)

    Bench:: Livramento / Hoever / Bamford

  11. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who would be your number 1 defensive pick for this game week please?

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Rudiger

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

      Alonso. If he starts.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have 10 men at the moment.

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

      Alonso if I knew he started

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah same.

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        why wouldn't he? started every game

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Lots of rumblings that he will now rotate

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would actually say Cancelo you know, all things considered

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No Trent is huge chunk of Liverpool’s creativity gone

        And wouldn’t be a massive stretch for that game to be 0-0 at half time & then the minutes start to tick on

        Cancelo will always be in the mix for a sneaky goal, assist and/or baps

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oof. That’s probably too big a risk for me this week as it’s for a hit.

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

          5 goals scored away to Porto.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Porto aren’t exactly a Man City level defensive unit

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Digne

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah right.

    6. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Azpilicueta

    7. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      For this gameweek Rudiger

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

      Still Rudiger, tbh

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

        ...or try your luck with Burnley, if it's for one week only

  12. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bamford to ASM for a hit or
    Play Livramento vs Chelsea or
    Play Allan vs ManU

    Am already on a -4 unfortunately

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Play Allan

  13. G054
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is a triple Chelsea swap for a -4 a really bad idea?

    Shaw for Rudiger
    Bruno to Kovacic
    & Armstrong to Lukaku

    2FT 0.5 ITB

    Sanchez
    Tierney Shaw Coufal
    Salah Bruno Benrahma Odegaard
    Antonio Ronaldo Armstrong

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not at all

  14. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    A or B please guys?

    A - 2 FTS - TAA to Azpi and Gray to Son before a GW8 WC

    B - WC GW7

    Sanchez/Foster
    TAA/Dias/Shaw/Dunk/Livra
    Salah/Benrahma/Raphina/Gray/Gilmour
    Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlett

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A surely

  15. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If you knew Alonso would start every game, would you pay 7.5m for him?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      yes … TAA and Alonso playing every match … they would be better picks than any of the current 7-10m midfielders currently

    2. The Kopite
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Probably. When he plays he is very explosive.

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

        Alonso is the only player with the same route to points as TAA, with the exception being rotation: open play attack, indirect set-pieces, direct free kicks, many clean sheets

        Very similar value if both are nailed (more assists for TAA, more goals for Alonso), so it's a yes from me

      • Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ever thought on getting him and Chilwell for 11.5m? Which is effectively getting a 7.5 Alonso/Chilwell and a 4m sub

    3. FPL ElasticO
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm looking for some punty picks for this GW...
      Which of these are worth transfer in?

      A. Alonso & Rudiger
      B. Rudiger & Wood
      C. Alonso & Saka
      D. Townsend, Alonso & Rudiger for -4

    4. KneejerkJoe
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A) %-chance Alonso starts?

      B) Play Armstrong vs Chelsea or Sissoko vs Leeds?

      C) Digne out for a hit? (Alonso?)

      D) Traore to Son for -4?

      WC is used.

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

        60
        Armstrong
        No
        No

    5. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jota owners, what are you doing?

      0ft 1,9itb

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He Went for Raphinha mate!!

      2. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Selling for Sarr I think

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

        Keeping him for the foreseeable. He's a great cheap asset playing up front for the best attack in the league.

      4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Pondering over selling for raph

    6. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      any nailed 4.1 defender?

      1. The Kopite
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Find additional 0.1m to get Livra.

          1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thia

          2. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            own Livra

      2. damiang2233
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thought please on Raul Jimenez? Worth bring in for bambford?

      3. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If you got news of Greenwood benched would you

        (A) Sell him instead of Jota
        (B) Bench him for Livramento
        (C) Play him anyway

        1. Mozumbus
            2 months, 3 days ago

            B

        2. Siva Mohan
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          A. CR7 + ESR
          B. Vardy + Saka

          Please suggest, thanks

          1. Jealous Viper
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'll go A, just.

          2. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A

          3. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            cheers

        3. Jealous Viper
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          A. Torres and Saka
          B. Grealish and ESR
          On WC and have half a mind to take punt on Grealish (c) next week

          1. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Prefer B

        4. Sacked in the Morning
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          My favourite WC draft - what do you think?

          Ramsdale
          Cancelo Rudiger Semedo
          Salah Raphinha Sarr Benrahma
          Lukaku Vardy Antonio

          (Foster, Duffy, Livra, D.Luiz) £0 ITB.

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

            Yeah that looks awesome

            1. Sacked in the Morning
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers, wanted to squeeze Ronaldo in but just destroyed any balance.

          2. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            needs CR7

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

          Kovacic or Mount?

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

            What would you do with the spare cash? I'd go Mount though.

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

              It’s either straight swap for Jota or dump TAA too and double up on alonso and mount…or get kov and alonso for ayling and jota

          2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Kova is not an fpl option

        6. FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          11th man transfer.

          Bachmann > Ramsdale

          Or

          TAA > Rudiger (replaces Gray in the starting 11)

          1. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            A

          2. Sacked in the Morning
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            B for me.

        7. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Jota to raphinha for a -4 yes or no?

        8. JayKay1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          WC RMT:

          Tierney | Rudi | Cancelo | {Livra} | {Manq}
          Saka | Salah | Benrahma | Raph | {D Luiz}
          Vardy | Luka (C) | Antonio (VC)

          0.5m ITB...

          ?

          1. JayKay1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Oh, suppose I need some GKs ;o)

            Currently Ramsdale and Foster...

          2. Sacked in the Morning
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Like it, very similar to mine above.
            Wasn't sure about doubling up on Arsenal def so went with Semedo

            1. JayKay1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              With you on the ARS DEF dbl up, but gonna give Tierney a couple of GWs to deliver, otherwise I'll ship him and just hold Ramsdale (who looks like the best £4.5m GK for the next 6/8 GWs)...

          3. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            ronaldo needed imo

            1. JayKay1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Can't do Luka | Salah | Ron | Antonio and decent DEF (even without TAA), without completely unbalancing squad (crap MID or DEF)... Basd on fixtures, planning on Luka / Ron rotation policy ;o)

        9. Lh909
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          evening all, what are people doing with Coufal doing? My plan was to shift him next week for Cancelo.

          current defence is:

          TAA**, Coufal*, Amartey**, Rudiger, Livramento

          -4 to a playing 4.4 defender worth it? thinking Lowton or white. Then have to pray that Cancelo does not rise otherwise priced out.

          tia

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

          G2G or take a hit? £1.6m ITB

          Sanchez
          TAA, Rudiger, Cresswell
          Greenwood, Salah, Gray, Sarr
          Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

          Bissouma, White, Tsimikas

          1. JayKay1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            TAA is out, so play White...