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FPL injury news on White, Raya, Mbeumo, Raphinha, Chelsea players and more

Many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers will be waking up to more yellow flags or worse on Wednesday morning thanks to some key injury updates before and after the midweek EFL Cup ties.

We’ll round up the headline news in the article below.

RAPHINHA

There was positive news from Marcelo Bielsa after Leeds United’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, with the Whites’ boss saying that he thought injuries to Raphinha and Jamie Shackleton “won’t affect their participation” in Gameweek 10.

CESAR AZPILICUETA, ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN

Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kante all sat out the penalty shootout victory over Southampton on Tuesday, with the first three of those missing out on probable starts according to their manager.

Kante had previously been passed fit for this encounter after missing Gameweek 9 as a precaution, while the news sounds positive on the other sidelined trio.

“We hope Azpi is back for the weekend. He had a shoulder injury yesterday in training when he fell on it. It’s very painful but he’s Azpi and he’s a tough guy.”

“Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] felt after training some pain in his hip joint. Hopefully, we can handle it for Saturday.

“Andreas [Christensen] needed to recover from tooth surgery and he should be back in training on Thursday if there are no complications.” – Thomas Tuchel

There were six changes to the Blues’ starting XI from the team that thrashed Norwich 7-0, with Reece James, Kai Havertz, Trevoh Chalobah, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mateo Kovacic keeping their places and all lasting 90 minutes.

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell appeared as second-half substitutes.

BEN WHITE, KIERAN TIERNEY, MARTIN ODEGAARD

There was also encouraging news on Ben White, who appeared to be injured when walking gingerly from the field of play in Arsenal’s win over Leeds.

Mikel Arteta later revealed that it was merely illness had forced the England international off, and went on to provide an update on missing pair Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard.

“There’s a bug going around. We lost Pablo [Mari] today because he wasn’t feeling great. Ben had it for the last day or two. He wasn’t feeling great so we decided to take him off.” – Mikel Arteta on Ben White

“They were both out with two different injuries. They tried yesterday but they didn’t feel great. They wanted to be involved. Hopefully in the next few days, they can feel better and be available for Leicester.” – Mikel Arteta on Kieran Tierney/Martin Odegaard

DAVID RAYA, BRYAN MBEUMO, ETHAN PINNOCK

Brentford aren’t in EFL Cup action until tonight but they have been dealt a big injury blow in advance of their meeting with Championship side Stoke City, with David Raya set to miss the next four to five months after sustaining a knee ligament injury at the tail-end of the Bees’ defeat to Leicester City on Sunday.

Álvaro Fernández, who disappointingly comes in at £4.5m rather than half a million cheaper, now looks set to deputise between the posts.

Bryan Mbeumo and Ethan Pinnock will miss Wednesday’s cup tie but could be back for the weekend.

“Bryan Mbeumo and Ethan Pinnock will be out for [the EFL Cup on] Wednesday. Hopefully, they are available for Saturday, it is too early to say yet.

“Bryan [Mbeumo] is a minor hamstring issue. It is not a big one because that would rule him out for the next couple of weeks. We took him off as it was the early stages so, hopefully, he can be available for Saturday.” – Thomas Frank

OTHER INJURIES

We should find out more on Jamie Vardy‘s knee issue before or after Leicester City’s cup clash with Brighton and Hove Albion, who will hand Adam Webster a start on his return from injury.

Liverpool have a raft of problems in central midfield, with assistant manager Pep Lijnders providing an update on several key personnel ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Preston North End.

“Millie felt something, he felt something wasn’t right in his hamstring, a little bit tight. “Then [Mason] Greenwood made this run and he decides, ‘I need to catch him’ – how Millie is, putting the team always first. And that created a bigger injury in that moment, that run.It shows a lot about his character and his will power to put the team first. This [injury] will be until the international break for sure, so it’s a long one. But we will need him in the coming period.

“Naby has a bruise in this moment, we assess it day by day. It’s looking good, so that’s good.

“Fabinho will not be ready for tomorrow’s game, we will assess him day by day still. He can make the game on Saturday hopefully.

“Then we have Thiago as well, who is closer to team training than ever. He will be later in the week with the team training. Probably Brighton comes too early but it’s good that he is back, especially in the situation we are in.” – Pep Lijnders

Matt Doherty being declared available was the only injury update of note from Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of Spurs’ trip to Burnley, who expect to have Ben Mee back after his recent Covid-19 diagnosis.


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290 Comments Post a Comment
  1. camarozz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh man did Sa➡️Raya the other nite. Wtf

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Savage

    2. PartyTime
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Poor lad

      • camarozz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Raya/Vardy/Raphina and white flagged for me. And already took a hit to get Foden + Raya.

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Raphinha should be available & maybe Vardy too

            1. camarozz
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Wat keeper would u go for now. Iv already had Martinez/Sa and now Raya ffs.
              Foster as back up.

              1. thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Still about 4 transfers away from where I want to be, but I feel my team is getting there.

                Over the coming weeks I need to do:
                Grealish > Mbuemo/ESR
                Jimi > Toney
                Marcal > Chilly
                Vardy > Kane

                Probably will do it in 2x 4pters (provided I don't get any other injuries)

                Moves looking good? Any that I need to do this week for a hit?

                1. thegaffer82
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  This site is fooked. My stand alone post just came out as a reply to someone elses post (sorry about that!). WTF???

      • DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This website has got medieval plague

        1. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Fix it please

        2. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes. Can't believe i have to see this in 2021... On regular basis

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I can't reply on peoples posts. The site seems to be having issues. They are missing out on valuable content 😉

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              There's always a silver lining. 😉

      • thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Is this site playing up or is it just my computer somehow?

        The drop down green menu bar at the top is constantly dropped down and there is even a little 'go' button where the comments begin that I've never seen before.

        Anyone else finding this too?

        1. camarozz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Common these days.

        2. mad_beer ✅
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          How do I reply to anyone on here?

          1. mad_beer ✅
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            This site is so messed up. A new post is a reply?

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

            Can't figure out how either

        3. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes. Menu at the top won't go away and the little 'go' button with a dropdown saying 'Date' - maybe meant to be a way to sort comments? Replies happening in the post comment box, which makes me nervous...

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Playing up for me for me too.

      • ViperStripes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Considering a hit this week for either:
        a) Sarr > Mbeumo
        b) AArmstrong > Toney

        Just to get ahead of the fixture swing for those players

        1. Firmino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

        2. Lionac
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I would do A after this GW

      • Rbyrne95
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        If Azpi is out for this gameweek-marcal also yellow flag-should we:

        -keep Azpi play sub (marcal or Willams sadly) hoping he may still play.
        -Sell Azip for Trent
        -Sell Marcal for Chillwell or 6.3 def and under.

        1. jackx13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Marcal might not start even if fit. So Marc to Chillwell or other starting DEF looks like the better move, maybe still keep the option to do Azpi to TAA next week?

          1. jackx13
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Or even Marcal to TAA if you can. That's what I've done. 🙂

            1. Rbyrne95
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Thanks man. I was originally looking to transfer Marcal to Chillwell then Azpi out to get in TAA somehow.

              TAA could score big again and honestly I dont think CHelsea will keep a cs against Newcastle as Wilson's back. Which is mad I know but its just this feeling.

              What's thought's on Cresswell?

              1. jackx13
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I'd say CS potential is not great in the next 5 tbf. He's still getting up the field quite a lot but Chelsea options at WB better short term I think.

                1. Rbyrne95
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yeah, I think I'll leave it to Friday regardless of price rises and decide then whether TAA or Chilwell. Hope fully Azpi is fit then it'll be easier. Thanks man.

                  1. jackx13
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Good luck. Tuchel sounded positive on Azpi fitness. Start is another thing to think about but probably more info on Fri.

      • Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger
        Salah(C) Son Foden Raphinha
        Antonio Jimenez Toney

        Foster; Christensen, Livramento, Brownhill

        0FT 0.3ITB

        Team in great shape. Unfortunately not enough money to do Christensen -> James next week. Would you do Rudiger -> Chilwell? Probably going to downgrade Christensen in GW11 to Lamptey.

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

          i wouldnt take a hit, your g2g

      • BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Foden didn't rise last night then? 100.3% on fpl price rises aswell at around 12.30am when I fell asleep. Crazy. Was gonna pull trigger on transfer because of it. Thank goodness I didn't. Lol

        1. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Probably for the best. Could easily be benched next game...

          1. TheAbear53
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Okay ? Still a good player to own...

        2. ViperStripes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Crazy indeed imagine living in such a crazy world where a player doesn't change price at 100.3%. Craaazzzy.

          Meanwhile.....world continues to get hotter and everyone dies

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You missed the point, the crazy part was him sleeping at 12:30

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Haha!

          2. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            You've a life outside of fpl and have time to save the planet?

      • Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        How's this for a WC?

        Ramsdale Foster
        TAA Chilwell Rudiger Laporte Henry
        Salah Mane Son Foden ESR
        Antonio Toney Gelhardt

        It's for FanTeam. If I wanted to upgrade Laporte > Cancelo where do I lower?

        Mane > Rashford
        Mane > Havertz
        Mane > Jota
        ESR > Kovacic

        Still think Mane is worth. He's 10.4m in the game.

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I don't play FanTeam but that looks like a great midfield. And Gelhardt looks like the pick of the fodder strikers.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          looks good, i dont know fan team but i am on WC this week and is pretty similar to what i plan to roll with

        3. Scooby75
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I’ve been eyeing Kovacic for FPL. Could be a shout.

      • TeddiPonza
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Current team:

        Sanchez (Begovic)
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento (White)
        Salah Greenwood Raphinha Sarr (Benrahma)
        Vardy Antonio (Scarlett)

        Got 2m in bank and 1 FT. What would you do?

        A. White to Chilwell (Bench Sarr, Livra or Greenwood)
        B. Greenwood to Foden/Mount/Havertz
        C. Benrahma to Foden/Mount/Havertz
        D. Sarr to Foden/Mount/Havertz

        Thanks.

      • The Alli Way
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Azpi > Cancelo or Chilwell?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Chilwell for goal potential and Cancelo for assists.

          I like the Chelsea defense but even more rotation risk. Chilwell saves you 0.5m too.

          Most on here and the game prefer Cancelo. Twice as many in fact.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          are we sure Azpi is a sell? seems like a luxury move if he is declared fit in Fridays presser. Must be a more pressing fire to put out

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            This

      • Fergymac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thoughts on Bernardo as a fantasy asset? I don’t watch much city but he seems on great form, a starter and cheap

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Proper differential and probably more secure on starts..

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          At £7m with minutes, goals and assists he's a good option into Pep's selections.

          Likely to tick along but not explode.

        3. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Good although I prefer Cancelo, Foden and Dias to him

        4. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I don't think he's a bad.

          If Raphinha is ruled out (doesn't look likely) I'll consider a hit to Bernardo. I have exact change.

      • FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Suggestions on what to do here?

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo Rudiger
        Salah (C) Havertz* Raphina* Mbeumo*
        Auba Jesus Antonio
        ____
        Foster Tomiyasu Brownhill Fodder

        0 FT with two yellow flags and Havertz maybe a rotation risk.

        A) Raphina -> Mount -4
        B) Antonio + Raphina -> Toney + Foden -8

        Won't take a hit if Raphina is fit

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          nothing. Use 2 fts next week to do Havertz and Antonio to Foden and Toney

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Will only have one FT next week

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              why not?

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                FTs already used

                1. internal error
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Ahhh. thanks. Didnt read post properly

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          if Raphinha is out, A looks fine

          1. thegaffer82
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            We already know (not with certainty, but looking good!) that Raph should be involved v Norwich. That’s gotta be a keep now surely???

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              not entirely convinced he will play. Hopefully Bielsa says something more concrete before deadline

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        It's not about saving the planet, it's about saving mankind. Our beautiful Earth will still be here after we are long gone that's for sure.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Alright, Elon. Save me a seat for Mars.

      • thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        For those experiencing problems with the site…
        I’ve switched to my phone and all the issues seem to have gone on the Mobile version.
        So I suggest you do that until (when, if) they fix it…

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It has been fixed for desktop as well, will occur again though.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I don’t have a computer. Only use phone and I get all the same problems as everyone else.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Looking at TAA's ownership of only 25%

        Assuming no injuries to him or liverpool's core defensive personnel (Allison, VVD, Fabinho etc) he's really looking likely to be smashing the 8.0 barrier at some point this season if he keeps doing what he's been doing for his last 100 or so games

        That 25% will become 30% with another haul or two, then 35% with the next haul, then 40% etc etc

        Could conceivably be approaching 8.5 by end of season

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          While I don’t disagree, do you have shares in this guy or something?! 😀

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Absolutely - he's currently got nearly 7% of my team value invested in him 🙂

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wow just 25%.
          Last season I said he should be a 8m player when the game e launched. He’s still so cheap.

        3. denial
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Surprised ownership is that low. Assumed it was higher than that.

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            The recent injury where he sat out v City would have knocked his %.

            1. internal error
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              And I think the volatile price changes and numerous injuries will have prevented some from getting him back

        4. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          yeah need to get him. Just so, so many injuries. Could be worth a hit just to get him on board.

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          25% seems quite low for him. Guessing Salah's price and mandatory must have keeps people from investing 20M+ on 2 players of the same team.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yup, as the weeks have wore on this year there are just so many cheap options doing the business that the budgetary pressures aren't what they might have been envisaged as at the start of the season

        6. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Bit higher amongst 'active' teams (EO by tier below), but definitely still room for ownership to grow given many took him out due to the injury and red fixtures. To be fair Chilwell is covering him pretty nicely for anyone who made the switch.

          TOP 1K 67%
          TOP 10K 66%
          TOP 100K 60%
          100K-200K 53%
          200K-300K 49%
          300K-400K 46%
          400K-500K 44%
          500K-600K 41%
          600K-700K 40%
          700K-800K 37%
          800K-900K 36%
          900K-1M 34%
          1M-1.5M 31%
          1.5M-2M 26%
          2M-3M 22%
          3M-6M 18%

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            That's an interesting picture alright, you can see that the managers with TAA weight more & more towards higher rankings

            That disparity should continue to grow with time assuming the likes of VVD, Allison ( and TAA himself obvs) stay fit

      • vova
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Azpi to Chilly?

        1. andre_c
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          nah

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

            Azpi might be out for the weekend, Chilly got his rest yesterday

            1. andre_c
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I mean fair enough, I've just had a bad experience with Chilly, bought him gw7, sold on wildcard for azpi before his goals. I guess that transfer is the way to go

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yeah

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Get it done

      • andre_c
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ramsdale, Foster
        TAA, Cancelo, Azpi, Livra, Duffy
        Salah, Mahrez, Mbeumo, Raph, Brownhill
        Vardy, Antonio, Armstrong

        1.1 ITB 1 Free Transfer

        Any transfer ideas here?
        Thanks

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Vardy out if confirmed out.

      • iCon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any word on when Lukaku might be back?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          No

      • Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This week makes or breaks Reece James.

        If he starts it's really encouraging news for his place in the team and he's a lock. If he is dropped then he he's worthless and probably a priority remove considering how many cameos he gets.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          James, Chilwell, Rudi triple up could even be on the cards

          Those 3x for sub 17.5 would start to look like a big pricing mistake

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sanchez
            TAA Cancelo James Chilwell Rudiger
            Salah Son Mbeumo
            Vardy Antonio

            Leaves plenty ITB too

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It really depends on the Azpilicueta situation.

          If he's not fit enough, you don't gain much new information from it. You cannot say James is a lock (I'm telling you now anyway, he isn't.)

          If Azpi is fit - then you do at least have a chance. But even then, you don't have a true picture until Azpi is 'fully' fit.

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

            I dunno. If Azpi is fit and plays RCB with James RWB that is best case scenario.

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

              Doesn't matter. Next week Chalobah or Christensen could play RCB with Azpi at wing-back.

              Basically Azpi is still very good, a leader on the pitch and he will be squeezed into the XI if he can be.

              His age will mean he needs to be managed at times (and James will be subbed on at times to help achieve this), but his availability rate across his Chelsea tenure speaks for itself.

              James is a great player but a frustrating FPL pick for a couple of reasons:

              - Azpilicueta (his competition is still very good, mensing less gametime, and Reece will cameo to manage his minutes at times)

              Also, competition in general for thst spot. CHO can play there too. Even Chilwell played there in EFL last night, even though that won't happen very much.

              - RCB situation (our RCBs, especially Chalobah have become quite dependable now, so even less chance he starts in that position unless like in EFL yesterday)

          2. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Isn't James even more likely to play if Azpi is out?

      • SKENG
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Will there be another Brentford press conference before the weekend that could give us a more clues on whether Mbeumo will be fit to start against Burnley?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Should be on Friday

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yeah. Every week the press conferences are on Thursday and Friday. So now you know.

          1. SKENG
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks 🙂

            For some reason thought the quotes from this article are from a press conference before today's Stoke vs Brentford cup game and therefore we won't have another one before the weekend.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yeah that only happened due to the cup game.
              But all the managers do a presser either Thursday or Friday.

      • andre_c
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Armstrong, Duffy to Broja (if not injured), Chillwell? -4

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yep

          1. Devos
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Hmm, then the real question is if I should risk it and wait till friday or do a Bamford > Toney transfer today, before Tony's price rise.

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Toney might not rise

              2. andre_c
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                i would wait

        2. Devos
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I kept Bamford when he got injured because of the favorable fixtures coming up, especially the NOR-game. Any news on his fitness?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              No

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Bielsa's pre-match conference on Fri (?) is usually pretty good. Wait till then.

          • Rednev1983
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            A lot of you guys seem to think Raphina will play but i have some doubt he will or that Leeds will even smash Norwich.
            Leeds are really poor compared to last year,probably because of injuries to major players but still they are just scraping by.
            Yes Norwich conceded 7 away at top of the table Champions League holders Chelsea but they are now facing a poor Leeds side at home.
            The tackle on Raphina at first didn`t look that bad but when the medical staff came on he was writhing in agony and then was helped off the pitch as he could put no pressure on injured ankle/foot,he then left the ground on crutches and in a protective boot.
            That doesn`t seem like just a slight knock and yes he has a week to recover and could have pain reducing injection but even with the Bielsa answer regarding his availability he could well not start or have to come off or just be able to play some minutes.
            Saying all this i transfered him out for Foden which in the long run should pay off but i bet if he plays he rips Norwich apart and finally i learn my lesson to wait until very late and monitor the pressers..To sum up i hope he doesn`t play now.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              You made your bed, what will be, will be.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Put simply, he’s not a priority sell so many like me will keep against Norwich and do something more important.

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

              from Phil Hay - key journo for Leeds...

              Bielsa expects that Raphinha will be fit for the weekend. Shackleton had a minor injury tonight but has a chance of being available for Norwich.

              https://twitter.com/PhilHay_/status/1453129475135311872?s=20

            4. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I think he’ll play. Leeds need him too badly, he’s head and shoulders above anyone in that team. And this game is a 6 pointer for both sides.

              I don’t think Bielsa would have made the comment he did if Raph wasn’t looking much better now. The protective boot was no doubt a precaution

            5. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              You get those injuries sometimes that hurt a lot in the moment but essentially it's just studs on skin. The swelling goes down, there's 0 structural damage and you can play again in a few days. You just can't continue in the game itself.

              I think Raph has every chance of making it this weekend especially after Bielsa seemed fairly upbeat about it in the post match conference yesterday.

              This post sounds like you're trying to justify the transfer, which tbf is reasonable anyway because Leeds indeed don't look good but as long as you know the risks of getting rid of a high potential player who's playing the worst team in the league...

            6. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Analyzing injuries from the perspective of your own changes made in your team is strange. Nobody here will say he will or will not play with certainty, its not even sure a Raphinha himself knows. Being in agony or wearing protective boot could mean anything from just pain to broken leg, and subsequently days to one year out. Keita was leaving old trafford pitch on a carrier and reports says days not weeks, which at the time i thought this is season ending.

          • Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I'll be so annoyed if Vardy misses out this weekend, only just brought him in for Lukaku. Plan is to save next week then do Ronaldo and Benrahma to Antonio and Son.

            Gallagher or Sissoko first on bench?

            Sanchez
            TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
            Salah Benrahma ESR
            Ronaldo Vardy* Toney
            Steele Gallagher Sissoko White*

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I’d say that’s the same for pretty much all of us.

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yep had Kaku for his four blanks too

            2. FantasyClub
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I feel like he’ll most likely be rested since they have Iheanacho and Daka to use if the injury is niggling not if he’s completely recovered of course. They won’t take the risk

              • thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Hopefully Rodgers is forthcoming in the pressers

            3. TeddiPonza
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Same question as last week (where I benched Livramento) 🙁

              Who to bench this week?

              A. Livra
              B. Sarr
              C. Benrahma

              Thanks

              1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                B or C

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                C

              3. ArseneAllTheWay
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                C

              4. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                C

            4. ArseneAllTheWay
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Duffy > Chilwell for exact money before price rise?

              (already got James)

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Looks good

            5. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Thinking of triple captaining Salah this week.

              I need to make some serious ground in my mini league.

              Thoughts?

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

                Should have done it last week.

                1. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I know, but I didn't 🙂

              2. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                You do know this could be the GW he blanks. Wait for a DGW.

              3. thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Not v Brighton.
                I know they’re not that good, but they aren’t that bad either.

                Surely wait for Norwich, Watford or Leeds if you want a SGW choice

            6. FantasyClub
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Does anyone have any stats for Toney with Mbeumo on & off the field?

                1. Super Saints
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  They don't exactly score much when they're on together

                  1. FantasyClub
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Are you saying they score more when separated?

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    From the eye test last week, Brentford and Toney were worse off once Mbeumo came off the pitch.

                    Those two have some really good understanding between them, which Forss doesn't.

                    Also hard to say if Wissa would be better as he's also injured, and only had smaller cameos (did score on those though, rather than Toney).

                    1. FantasyClub
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Exactly what I’m thinking. Toney isn’t as attractive with Mbeumo off the field. Kind of like Kane & Son, although Son is ticking along nicely, when they’re on song it’s different and Toney hasn’t exactly been scoring either

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

                          Yeah but also they can play a different style vs. the likes of BUR/NOR/NEW & Toney can be up top.

                  3. Dev9
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Any suggestion on what to do for my team:
                      Sanchez (Foster)
                      Digne Alonso TAA (Amarty Manquilo)
                      Salah(C) Benrahma Kovacic Raph (Saka)
                      Antonio Vardy Toney

                      1 FT and 2.8 itb

                      1. Boly Would
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Use FT on the defence and play Saka over Vardy if injured

                        1. Dev9
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Which defender to out? I can afford to out one of the cheapy's... But then who to come in?

                      2. Devos
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Current team: (0.1 ITB, WC planned between GW 11&12)

                          Merlier
                          Rudiger - Tierney - TAA
                          Kovacic - Havertz - Salah (c) - Foden - Sarr
                          Jiménez - Aubameyang
                          Bench: Bamford - Amartey - Duffy

                          What to do?
                          a) roll transfer
                          b) transfer Bamford > Toney (& who should I bench?)
                          c) transfer Sarr > Mbeumo