Injuries

Injury updates, team news and predicted line-ups for FPL Gameweek 9

A Friday night match gives an early start to Gameweek 9 and we’ve got all the important team news information in our latest press conference summary of the week.

You can catch the headline updates from Thursday’s pressers – featuring Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Leeds United, Southampton and Watford.

For much more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed plus Az and Neale’s video here:

CHELSEA

Thomas Tuchel provided a Friday update on the injuries of Romelu Lukaku (ankle) and Timo Werner (thigh), ruling them out of Norwich (H) and their midweek Carabao Cup tie.

“No big news for Romelu [Lukaku] & Timo [Werner], the thing I can say is that they are out for tomorrow, they will be out for the Southampton game. Then we will see what’s next, I don’t think that it makes any sense to go into speculation about how long.”

Christian Pulisic is still out with an ankle injury.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for Sunday’s clash with Liverpool after receiving some rough treatment from Atalanta in midweek. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to rule him out of proceedings.

“Games like Wednesday night will always bring knocks and bruises. Bruno [Fernandes] might be a doubt but he’s doing everything he can to be fit. I’m not going to rule anyone out from Sunday but I’m not sure if everyone’s going to be fit.”

Anthony Martial (knock), Marcus Rashford (dead leg) and Fred (hamstring) may also miss out, with Raphael Varane (groin) still injured from international duty.

MANCHESTER CITY

Apart from Ferran Torres (foot), there seems to be a fully-fit squad for Pep Guardiola. When asked if Man City have any fresh injury concerns, he replied:

“No, the team is in really good condition”

LIVERPOOL

Alisson and Fabinho are both back in action, after returning from international duty too late to face Watford. Harvey Elliott (ankle) is out long-term but Curtis Jones (hip) could return this weekend.

“Curtis [Jones] will train today with us completely, he did already parts of training before we went to Atletico. He should be in contention. Thiago, not, he is not in team training yet, will not be this week for sure.” – Jurgen Klopp

LEICESTER CITY

James Justin (knee) and Wesley Fofana (leg) remain injured, as is Wilfred Ndidi (hamstring).

Brendan Rodgers confirmed Marc Albrighton could miss a few matches because of a “horrendous challenge” in Moscow on Wednesday night. Timothy Castagne (hamstring) should be okay and Ayoze Perez is likely to overcome an illness in time.

“He had a spasm towards his lower back. He looks fine. He’s on a recovery work today with the medical team, but he looks fine.” – Brendan Rodgers on Youri Tielemans

With three in-form strikers in Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka, Rodgers has discussed how he will continue to manage their game-time.

“We’ve been keeping Jamie fresh for PL games; hoping he becomes more involved in the latter stages of UEL. That’s kept him full of energy. Kelechi is now a consistent performer. Patson was one we wanted to give time to.”

EVERTON

It was announced on Tuesday that midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has stressed a bone in his foot and will have a spell on the sidelines. He joins Andre Gomes (calf) and Fabian Delph (shoulder) on the injured list.

Whilst Rafael Benitez believes Richarlison is now available for selection, he admits “the match fitness is an issue” and has also ruled out Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh) for longer.

“How long he will be out, we need to see. It depends on how he reacts to the treatment. We will not see him for four or five weeks.”

Yerry Mina tweaked his hamstring in training, so will not take part against Watford.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Pedro Neto and Jonny Castro (both knee) remain long-term absentees, although Francisco Trincao has recovered from the positive Covid-19 test that kept him out of the win over Aston Villa.

Willy Boly will miss out and Bruno Lage will assess Raul Jimenez‘s energy levels before deciding whether to start him.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Interim manager Graeme Jones is without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey, while Martin Dubravka (foot) and Paul Dummett (calf) aren’t yet ready to return.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Nuno Espirito Santo is still without Matt Doherty (knock) and Ryan Sessegnon (knock) but Steven Bergwijn (ankle) and Ben Davies (abdominal) both took part in Spurs’ Europa Conference League defeat to Vitesse.

WEST HAM UNITED

Vladimir Coufal missed the win at Everton because of a groin injury that forced him to withdraw from international duty. It is believed that the Czech right-back will be out for another couple of games.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Eberechi Eze (achilles) and Nathan Ferguson (achilles) remain the Eagles’ only absentees, with Patrick Vieira confirming that Wilfried Zaha is back from the illness that kept him out of Monday’s trip to Arsenal.

“Wilf [Zaha] is good – he started training with the team a couple of days ago. He will be in the squad tomorrow. We are looking good.”

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank had little to say in terms of team news, just commenting that:

“Yoane Wissa will be out for a few more weeks with an ankle injury. The others are closer and will be assessed before the game.”

He refers to Mads Bech Sorensen (knee), Josh Dasilva (hip) and Shandon Baptiste (shoulder), as well as Vitaly Janelt, who has missed the last two matches with a thigh problem.

NORWICH CITY

Owners of Billy Gilmour will hope it’s not another weekend of rotations and surprise benchings, as the Chelsea loanee is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Christoph Zimmermann has yet to play this season and Daniel Farke has confirmed the defender will remain out for a while longer.

“I can confirm he needs ankle surgery that will take place on Monday coming and think he will be out for 6 weeks or so.”

Sam Byram (thigh) and Todd Cantwell (achilles) remain out.


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1,023 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Start: TAA vs United (A) or Livra vs Burnley (H)

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Never bench TAA

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TAA

    3. Bod
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hard to say, Man U have just conceded 4 and Liverpool are scoring for fun, but doubt TAA will get a CS.

      Safer option is probably Livramento

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That's what I'm thinking but you never know with Trent. Dilemma!

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'd probably start the guy who has 89 returns and 83 bonus in his last 102 league starts

      But that's just me

    5. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Probably Livra, but I'm starting both.

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I have James Dias and Cancelo as my other defenders. Other potential candidates for the bench are Mbeumo, Toney and Antonio.

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'd start TAA just because of his attacking threat, but I do think Livramento will outscore him because of the CS. It's close this GW.

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes I think I will just bench Trent and hope for the best! Going for the more nailed on CS!

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Southampton's defensive record at home has been great, while Burnley's attack have been invisible. Hopefully, it stays that way this weekend. Good luck to us both!

    6. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TAA. Even Liverpool they concede, reckon he will terrorize the United defence and may get an assist

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        As he has proven time and time again...

  2. Bod
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Schmiechel
    Alonso Rudiger Reguilon
    Raphinha Benrahma Salah SmithRowe
    Antonio Vardy SaintMax

    Sanchez Jansson Kilman Gilmour

    Any changes here worth a hit?

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

    Which should I go for guys?

    A. Permalink
    B. Open Controls
    C. Turn Server off & on again

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C usually does the trick

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Worked a treat - thanks 🙂

    2. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Always C. First move is turn something off and on innit

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hold this GW.

  4. GoonerGirl
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hi,
    A,B or C?

    A) Keep Ronaldo (no hit)
    B) Sarr > Havertz and keep Ronaldo -4
    C) Ronaldo>Vardy and keep Sarr -4

    Thanks

    1. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Probably A

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Bod
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C, but who’s your 3rd striker?

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks

        I'm in a 3-5-2
        Sanchez
        TAA Rudiger Cancelo
        Salah Sarr Mbeumo Grey Benrahma
        Ronaldo Antonio

  5. bitars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Have 3 City players but I am afraid all will be benched. With that in mind who should I start and bench?

    Start: Laporte, Foden, ESR

    Bench: Livramento, Hwang, Cancelo

    Is this alright or should I change something here?

    1. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Start Cancelo, Livra, Foden imo. Hwang first sub

  6. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Score prediction for Chelsea v Norwich?

    I'm wondering if the early kickoff and Norwich being tighter at the back will keep the score low this week.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3-0

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3-0

    3. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2-0

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah 3-0 sounds about right with probably equal probability of landing either side of that with a 2-0 or a 4-0

      Be really suprised if Norwich score, and really suprised if Chelsea don't score at least 2 put it that way

      So actually probably 1-1 then is usually what happens in these situations

    5. rdpx
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      6-1

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Pukki right?

  7. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bench one:

    A. Livra
    B. Benrahma
    C. Sar

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm going C but it's close.

  8. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Clear your cache — navigation/replies fixed for me,

  9. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    which under 8.3 fwd. to get ? have antonio

  10. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ramsdale,
    TAA, Azpilicueta, Cancelo
    Salah(c), Mbeumo, Foden, Raphinha
    Vardy, Antonio, Toney

    Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Duffy

    Would you drop anyone to play Livramento?

    1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Possibly Mbuemo- double Brentford is maybe a bit much v Leicester. But yes, tough call.

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I’m on salah (c) but really am quite tempted by Antonio (c)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Are you actually a potato or is your username a reference to you being a Spurs fan?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’m a spurs fan mate although the Mrs did say I was behaving like a potato earlier

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not sure on the Antonio captaincy and always sucks to root for a player against your own team.

    2. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Big risk. Will drop massively in rank if Salah outscores Antonio. Besides, haven't really been impressed by Antonio recently.

  12. Alexis Nonsense
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Need to play one of

    a) Semedo
    b) Traoré (Wol)
    c) Jota

  13. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wanted to (c) Havertz but have no balls so probably will go with Salah after all. Should owning Havertz be punt enough itself?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Owning should be enough but I think his effective ownership will be surprisingly high tomorrow

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you think he'll outscore Salah, captain him. Simples

    3. Men in green tights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have got him in on a hit so he is now my captain fingers cross

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        same

  14. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ramsdale (Sanchez)

    Cancelo Azpi Livra Marcal (Tomiyasu)

    Salah Foden Townsend Saka (Kovacic)

    Vardy Antonio (Maupay)

    Any of these worth a hit?

    A. Saka to Havertz
    B. Foden to Son
    C. Marcal/Tomiyasu to Chilwell
    D. Maupay to Edouard/Jimi
    E. Any other suggestions (2.6 itb)

    Cheers guys!

  15. afs2239
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jimi (c)
    Good idea or just swap it to salah or KDB or Vardy

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He could easily be benched this GW, swap to Salah

  16. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Someone with some sense throw me a bone please!

    A) Bank my FT, play Livramento
    B) Ronaldo to Vardy (FT)
    C) Ronaldo to Vardy + Jota to Havertz (-4), bench Livramento

    Current front 8 is:
    Salah (c) - Raphinha - Mbeumo - D Gray (Jota)
    Antonio - Ronaldo (Scarlett)

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ronaldo to Auba & Jota to Havertz (c)

      Thank me at 14:30 tomorrow

      1. JabbaWookiee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Dear me, no. Rather Toney than Auba. Will thank you now though for taking the time to reply.

  17. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pick one to starr

    A) Livra
    B) Semedo
    C) Sarr

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C

  18. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Start one please:

    A) White
    B) Marcal
    C) Livramento

  19. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Watching so many Salah C on twitter making me dizzy. Is Vardy/KDB C gonna bite me?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Freck it. Gonna do it anyway 😀

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Most probably Vardy

  20. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who should i start:
    a) Tierney
    b) Livramento

    Will Jimenez play tomorrow??

    1. Ady87
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B and Yes

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Oh so the tweets and rumours are wrong ? You have some insider knowledge that Jimenez starts?

  21. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What to do this week first?
    A) Sarr to Mbuemo
    B) Ronaldo to Kane
    C) Tierney to Chilwell/Rudiger

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  22. Krafty Werks
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Mmm? Which duo do you prefer for until the next ITB?

    A - Son & Mbuemo
    B - Havertz & Foden

    Thanks.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  23. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Got 2 FT and Alonso/Jota.

    Any help? Sarr in? Rudiger? Don’t want to lose an FT especially as I’ll be lucky if even one starts.

  24. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Start:

    A. A. Armstrong
    B. Livramento

  25. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Plan was CR7 to Kaku and Coufal to city def for -4 but everything changed. What should be my priority for this week?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudi Coufal White Livra
    Salah Grealish Saka Raph Bisso
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    1.8itb, 1ft

  26. OLEgend
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Score prediction for United vs Liverpool please?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4-3

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Hahaha never laughed so much at a comment , ridiculous!!

        1. rdpx
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You need to get out more

    2. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2-2

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      3-2. I honestly have a feeling a shock United win is on the cards.

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lwicester not exactly lit up the Pl so far, 4 goals vs United, Atalanta missing their 5 best defenders and lost one during the game plus injury striken up front too scored 2. A team Liverpool beat 5-0 in Bergamo. Strange feeling

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I know right?!

    4. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      0-0

  27. Yozzer
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jota to Havertz -4 ( rules me out of Chillwell)

    Or play Livramento?

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who to put first on bench

    Armstrong or livra ?

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ask Ralph

  29. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Alonso captain anyone?

    Hopefully, he isn't subbed if he isn't starting...

  30. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hi guys!

    Current team:
    Sanchez
    TAA, Regulion, Marcal
    Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Gray
    Ron, Antonio, Asm
    (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

    2 FT’s 1.1m in bank, which option?
    A) Shaw > Cancelo
    B) Shaw & Gilmour > Christensen

    1. Slim25
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Christensen & Mbeumo**

      Cheers!