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FPL team news: Gameweek 14 injury updates on James, Foden, Foster and more

We’ve got all the important Fantasy Premier League (FPL) team news information for Gameweek 14 in our Tuesday press conference summary.

You can catch the headline updates from Monday’s pressers – featuring Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Norwich City and Southampton via this link here.

For other help and advice, from our weekly Scout Picks to team reveals, head to our complete Gameweek 14 guide below:

And for much more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.


CHELSEA

There could be doubts over Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner, judging by the comments of Thomas Tuchel on Tuesday. Whether they have knocks or are victims of tiredness, Tuchel wouldn’t say.

“We have some players in doubt, maybe we need a bit more time, more examinations. Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner: they all trained today with us and there will be some last-minute decisions about the three.”

Mateo Kovacic (hamstring) and N’Golo Kante (knee) are still out, with Romelu Lukaku ready to build upon his eight-minute cameo against Manchester United. Although Ben Chilwell (knee) is injured for the foreseeable, Tuchel’s comments on Marcos Alonso could concern new owners.

“Does Marcos now have to play eight matches every three days? Is that possible? Maybe not. We still have Callum [Hudson-Odoi] who can play on the left side as a wing-back and we have some other ideas that we can maybe try. But first of all, Marcos is the one in charge – he’s the specialist, he will prove how much he can bring to the team.”

MANCHESTER CITY

Although Kevin De Bruyne has returned a negative Covid test, he has not yet returned to training so will be unable to face Aston Villa. Phil Foden and Jack Grealish missed out at the weekend and Pep Guardiola was non-committal about their availability.

“Maybe tomorrow they can play but not a lot of minutes.”

Aymeric Laporte is suspended for picking up five yellow cards.

LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp had no new worries to report ahead of the Merseyside derby, saying that Roberto Firmino (hamstring) is close to a return but probably not until Gameweek 16. Joe Gomez (calf) and Naby Keita (hamstring) are making positive progress.

“Everyone came through [the Southampton game] well, as far I know. All the [injured] boys are getting closer. Bobby [Firmino] needs probably another week to do more football stuff. Joe [Gomez] and Naby [Keita] are not too far away from team training.”

Curtis Jones (eye) and Harvey Elliott (ankle) remain out.

ASTON VILLA

As well as the continued absence of both Bertrand Traore (thigh) and Trezeguet (knee), there will be no Danny Ings (thigh) against Manchester City.

“Danny, unfortunately, won’t make tomorrow. We were protecting him at the weekend. He’s had a little bit of a setback – a previous injury – nothing major, but we had to put the brakes on for a few days at the least.” – Steven Gerrard

WEST HAM UNITED

Apart from the long-term injury to Angelo Ogbonna (knee), all David Moyes had to report was a doubt over Aaron Cresswell (back).

“We’ve got a doubt about Aaron Cresswell but he’s been out today so we’re hopeful that he’s not too bad. We’ll see how he is.”

EVERTON

Still no return for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh), Tom Davies (knee) or Yerry Mina (hamstring) but at least Andre Gomes (calf) is back in training. Everton were boosted by the early return of Abdoulaye Doucoure at the weekend and will also be able to welcome back Richarlison from suspension for Liverpool’s visit, although Mason Holgate is still banned for one more match.

“The group of players is the same but Andre Gomes is training. Dominic [Calvert-Lewin], Yerry Mina and Davies are not available but at least we have players training. They will need some time to have match-fitness.” – Rafael Benitez

WATFORD

The injury situation at Watford is getting worse by the day. As well as Ismaila Sarr‘s knee ligament injury meaning he will be absent until at least his further scan in one month’s time, goalkeeper Ben Foster will be out until New Year with a groin strain.

FPL’s third-highest scoring striker Emmanual Dennis is a doubt for the visit of Chelsea after being withdrawn during Sunday’s match, with further uncertainties over Adam Masina (knock) and Juraj Kucka (knee).

Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring) will be sidelined until 2022, alongside long-term absentees Peter Etebo (thigh) and Kwadwo Baah (ankle). Franciso Sierralta (hamstring) and Ken Sema (knee) are nearing a return but Christian Kabasele is available again.

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank won’t face the media until shortly before the Gameweek 14 deadline but the Brentford boss said on Sunday that he was confident of Rico Henry, Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard all recovering from minor issues they picked up in the 1-0 win over Everton.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Ruben Neves is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the season. Willy Boly (muscle) and Daniel Podence (Covid) will not play against Burnley, with no timeframe set on the returns of Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Pedro Neto (knee) and Jonny Castro (knee).

SPURS, ARSENAL AND MAN UTD

The managers of the above clubs won’t address the media until Wednesday, so we won’t know anything new about injuries until after the FPL deadline has passed.

Cristian Romero (muscle) is definitely out for the Lilywhites, while Giovani Lo Celso (knock) and Dane Scarlett (ankle) had been major doubts for the postponed clash with Burnley.

Granit Xhaka (knee) and Sead Kolasinac (ankle) are definitely out for their north London rivals, while Bukayo Saka (muscle) will have to be assessed.

“It was an action where he said he felt something muscular. He wasn’t comfortable to continue and we’ll have to assess him” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka

Paul Pogba (thigh) and Raphael Varane (hamstring) are still sidelined for the Red Devils, with the availability of Luke Shaw (head) and Edinson Cavani (tendon) still uncertain.


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1,463 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    See how this week goes bit thoughts on the following for -4

    Antonio and Gallagher to Toney and foden

    Thanks

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I wouldnt swap Antonio for Foden even for free

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      You'll do the opposite next GW.

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wait you want to get foden for a -4? People have been doing the opposite this gw

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes if fit I want foden back definitely

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Would find another way then..Antonio after Chelsea and Gallagher should be easy holds imo

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers

  2. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vardy + Foden > Lukaku + Gundo(-4) last minute.

    Hope they are rested and dont punish

    1. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lukaku. The sole reason I am languishing 60 odd points behind in my ML.

      #troll

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes had him all the time,hope he gets better

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Top 10k ownership, Jota was nice for one week lol

    Salah 196%
    Alexander-Arnold 99%
    Cancelo 93%
    Jota 90%
    James 84%
    Ramsdale 61%
    Raphinha 58%
    Antonio 54%
    Alonso 46%
    Kane 43%
    Toney 37%
    Jiménez 37%
    Gallagher 30%
    Vardy 26%
    Son 23%
    Sánchez 23%
    Rüdiger 18%
    Rowe 16%
    Hwang 14%
    Reguilón 14%
    Foden 14%

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doesn't concern me 🙂

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Alonso, Toney can really hurt my rank out of that lot

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thank God I'm not in the top 10 K.

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Need to dodge Raphinha and Kane yet again.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ugh, Jota. Points the last two weeks were nice but now another dead pick.

      4/5 dead spots in teams...

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yep, 88% of managers have all three, Liverpool's team EO is 387% so practically 4 of the 12 players including captaincy are all taken up. Need Ronaldo, Lukaku, Kane, Son and KDB to start firing to shake it up!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          The premiums need to go big to tackle Salah & his captaincy.

          DCL & Bamford needed to shake things up lower down.

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Son and Wilson are my differentials

  4. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on benching Jimenez vs Liverpool away?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd just sell him.

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Depends who you might start instead but would be looking to get rid personally..fixtures turn quite dramatically

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    ML rival has TCed Salah. Big GW coming up.

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      One of those weeks where he gets a 20 + pointer and we will still be waiting for a dgw to triple captain him

  6. Tshelby
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Only person in my ML not to captain Salah..

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      One on Kane and another on Alonso in mine. Was very close to Alonso myself but reverted

  7. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Jota differential status lasted for 1 GW....

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Two since the Firmino injury.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      And what a GW it was 🙂

  8. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Come on ASM. Let's do this!!!

    (low expectations)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Monaco fan ?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Lol.

  9. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I need Harry Kane to kickstart my season with two hauls this week. Fact.

    1. pauloc677
        1 month, 22 days ago

        LOL. Wont get out of the driveway then

        1. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Harsh. Out the drive way. Down the street , onto the motorway and full steam ahead.

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Need the same with Son.

      • Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Did you captain him?

        1. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not this week but will against Norwich if they show any sort of form .

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yeah i decided to captain him for these two homefixtures.

            1. DA Minnion (Former great)
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Best of luck with it. Big call .

              1. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Thanks

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sa & Jimenez owners holding or shipping?

      Who to?

      1. El Matador
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jimenez to King to enable TAA

        1. Disco Stu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Going Sa > Ramsdale

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Him or no laughing DeGea has amazing fixtures for months

            1. Disco Stu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              You're not wrong about DDG. Just don't trust their defense

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Want to ride the train like Sa before ownership explodeds

            2. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Hendo at least gets a game over festive period

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Like King, already got Trent, Cancelo, James, Rudi, Livramento

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Holding Jimenez till DCL is fit.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          How far away is DCL?

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

            40 miles

      3. Jimbo74
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I was thinking Lloris but they've 1 or 2 tricky games in the next 6, as does Ramsdale although he's cheaper. I might go Ramsdale and wait and see how the Spurs defence gets on.

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is Gallagher injured?

      Wayne Hennesey has transferred OUT his own teammate Gallagher for Jorginho?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Odd?

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        My bad. Hennesey plays for Burnley now.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Go and sit on the naughty step!

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Who wouldnt get a Ballon Dor runner up?

    4. Coaly
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Best Semedo replacement for 5m or less?

      a) Tomiyasu (eve, SOU, WHU, lee)
      b) Guehi (mun, EVE, SOU, wat)
      c) Dier (NOR, bha, lee, MUN)
      d) Cash (LEI, liv, nor, BUR)

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Can you squeeze another .1?

        Shaw is only 5.1 😉

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A.
        I would keep an eye on D.

      3. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Alonso

        1. Coaly
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not 5m or less

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Can you call it a relegation "6 pointer" in November?

      1. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        For sure. Would have been in August too.

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yes

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Gonna get 4pts today. Wilson and Benteke

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        3

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          2, Benteke sub and Wilson yc.

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

            Negativity as always

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Relegation battle. Do you think Newcastle will win?

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

        Probably a Pukki party tonight

    8. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hwang to king GW15 (bench) or if can wait til GW16 no brainer right ?

    9. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      3 skulls on fpl live ,ramsdale,cancelo,jota

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1 with Raphinha & 3 red from Kane, Galla and Jimmy.

    10. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lukaku
      Top10k: 0.68%

    11. kbaby901
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Foden to gundo? Only have cancelo for City. Other options, bowen, Sancho, Bernardo, or -4 for son.

    12. Shark
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      There goes my Guiata clean sheet.