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. Mork calling Orson
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Was going for Dias over Cancelo purely for certainty of starts - but do City even have any other left backs available that can put Cancelo at risk ?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Zinch after IB

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Zinchenko approaching fitness.

    3. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Zinchenko will be back soon but won’t be fit. Cancelo also plays RB so makes more appeal.

    4. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Can Zinchenko be a reason for benching Cancelo?

  2. Fred the Red
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any comments/suggestions for this WC draft?

    Sanchez Foster
    Rudi Alonso Cancelo White Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Grealish Jota Luiz
    Antonio Lukaku Maximin

    0.0

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Actually really good, no TAA isn't the end of the world. Template but would go Rams over Sanchez

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

    Anyone else thinking of Greenwood to Mount for a hit?

    Greenwood played 90 mins and probably due a benching with cavani up to speed

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No way mate

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No, doubt Mount starts

  4. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Evening

    One week punt befor WC

    Grealish, TAA, Ings to ESR, Rudiger, Lukaku -4

    Yay or nay?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah

    2. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Great

  5. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What to do with this team?

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Rudiger Tomiyasu Livra Manquillo
    Salah Sarr Gray Gallagher McCarthy
    Vardy Ronaldo Antonio

    A) TAA to Dias/Cancelo
    B) TAA to Azpil
    C) Vardy/Ronaldo to Lukaku
    D) Save FT

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A Cancelo

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. rjcv177
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would go vardy to lukaku

  6. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Does this team loom ok?

    Sanchez Steele
    Cancelo Rudiger Chistensen Matip Livra
    Salah Raph Gallagher ESR Mendy
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Fine prefer Sa or Ramsdale to Sanchez

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Will need a few more transfers.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Perfect for this week, no red flags 🙂

    2. Salah and Vinagre Chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lukaku and Ron both loom exceptionally well over defenders.

  7. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What would you do here?
    Taa, Ayling > Alonso, Rudiger?

    2 FT 0.0 ITB

    Sanchez Ward
    Taa Shaw Ayling Livramento Semedo
    Rapinha Salah Jota Greenwood Bissouma
    Toney Antonio Ronaldo

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

    Who scores more this week?

    A: Salah

    B: Lukaku (-4)

    1. George James
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rather Salah

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I would love a big shaw haul tomorrow

    1. Strchld
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This.

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same, sold him though

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

      Would be a big kick in the nuts to all those of us who knee-jerked him out for Rüdi. Then expect Chelsea to concede as well.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah, it would be lovely 😀

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

      I can see it happening too, a huge 1 pointer this time

  10. Matt42
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Help please.

    Raya
    TAA*, Semedo, Christ, Duffy, Liv
    Salah, Jota, Benny, Sarr, Allan
    Ronny, Antonio, Bamford*

    1.2m ITB and 1 FT.

    A) Bamford > Jimi
    B) Bamford > Lukaku, TAA > Tomayisu
    C) Bamford > Vardy, TAA > Cancelo or Alonso
    D) Stick

  11. George James
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So it’s come down to this

    A) Play Williams

    B) do TAA >> Alonso / Azpil -4

    1. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I might have to ride it out and play Williams - Have both James and TAA and already on -4

      I can't sell TAA for another Chelsea as I also have Mendy and Lukaku
      I can't upgrade James to another Chelsea play as that would lock me out of Williams to Dias next week

      Looks like Douglas Luiz and Williams will have to be my auto-subs, and hope everyone else turns up

  12. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed

    Should I play Cancelo or Marcal? Currently on Rudi, Alonso and Marcel - Cancelo and Liv on the bench.

    Cheers

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo he has huge scores in him, Marcel is a liability

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Got problems, need a hit or two?

    Thoughts or ideas?

    A Trent > Cancelo or Rudiger -4
    B Bamford > ASM or Jimenez -4
    C Both A & B -8
    D Trent & Bamford > Cancelo & Auba -8

    Sa
    #Trent, Alonso, Tierney, Semedo
    Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
    Lukaku, Antonio

    4.0, Sissoko, Livramento, #Bamford

    .7

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not sure I'd hit. Probably ride Trent over the IB and play Sissoko

    2. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      One at most, Bamford to Jimenez if anything.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Semedo to christenson

  14. winchester
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who to bench? and who to C?

    a) esr
    b) greenwood
    c) sarr

    1) antonio
    2) cr7

    1. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A
      2

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. Will greenwood even start?

    2. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      b on form
      2 but nothing in it

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers. b out of form?

  15. Alexis Nonsense
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Alonso a big doubt now, but Rudiger is such a boring asset

    I might go without Chelsea defence until R. James is back

    Crazy?

    1. Totti
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why alonso is a big doubt?

  16. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Two free transfers this week but a lot of flags and Torres uncertain minutes. Help!

    A) Shaw and Ayling to Alonso and Cash
    B) Torres and Ayling to Rapinha and Alonso

    Team is
    Sanchez (Steele)
    Trent* Shaw* Ayling* Marcal Livra
    Salah Torres Greenwood Benrahma gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

  17. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    One week punt before WC.

    Which Chelsea defender? Azpi? Have to get someone who start, so Alonso is not an option. No bench.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Considering the same and Azpi is the one I want

      1. Strchld
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Are we sure he will starts?

    2. nikzgfx
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I went Azpi

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

    Doubt it will matter but its forecast to be absolutely horrendous weather in the South tomorrow

    Pitch likely to get pretty heavy at the bridge

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

      To be honest the way things are I’d take 0-0!! Livramento my only bench option!!! Haha

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

    Repost;
    When can we expect Scout picks ?
    Thanks 🙂

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

      Mods all asleep?

  20. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    On wildcard and getting double Chelsea and ManC def. Need to find 0.5 to get second playing gk. Which one should I have?

    Azpi and Laporte or Christensen and Dias

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A and L

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks Flynny

  21. Pi
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why are people selling Jota? Did I miss any information about him?

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Many thonk he will be benched v City with firmino starting

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Firmino is back

  22. nikzgfx
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Jota to:

    A) Grealish
    B) Zaha
    C) Mount
    D) Benrahma
    E) Sarr
    F) Saka/ESR

    No wildcard left 1ft.

    Thanks

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Saka long term

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

      D

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Shaw and Bamford ➡ Rudiger and Jimenez. You like?

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Totti
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers!

  24. Totti
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Did raphinha joined brazil national team before?

  25. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hi....2fts and 1.5mitb....wildcarding tomorrow.

    A...ayling and jota to rudiger and raphinha

    B......taa jota king to rudiger luiz lukaku (c)  - 4

    B means I have both Ron and Rom this week for their decent home games. Think lukaku best captain option....

    Sanchez
    Shaw white livra (taa ayling)
    Salah greenwood jota benrahma (gilmour)
    Ronaldo (c) Antonio king

    Thanks

    1. Totti
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

  26. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    My back 3 is Taa Christensen rudiger

    Imagine if none of them started lol

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sorry, shaw Christensen rudiger

      Taa bench

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

        Many people own em so its no problem

  27. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why will transfer so many people Jota out? Last week he scored a goal. Did I miss something? Thank you!

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Scared of city defence, wildcards, Bobby back

      I’m holding for Watford

    2. nikzgfx
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bobby is back

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Traoré > Raphina
    Yeses
    Nope
    But it cost -4 pts

    1. atkinsg88
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’m thinking of this transfer myself but it’ll be a minus 8. Traore not getting the numbers I hoped for.

  29. Apollo Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    RMWCT

    Ramsdale
    Alonso, Cancelo, Marcal
    Salah, Sarr, Saka, Benrahma
    Antonio, Jimenez, Lukaku

    (Foster, Brownhill, Livramento, TAA)

    Looking to do Jimenez to Toney/Armstrong in upcoming weeks and bring in the likes of Raphinha/Mbeumo/Townsend etc. depending on fitness and fixtures.

  30. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Gw7 only. CR7 captain
    A) salah and Jimenez
    B) raphinha and lukaku (-4)

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

      B, reluctantly

    2. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I expect Raphinha and Jimenez score the most this week 🙂