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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. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Did Toney & Tierney > King & Alonso for free. King bench this week. Was really stressed so hope the transfers are good/ok

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice moves. Good luck

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    Newcastle : Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Clark, Lewis, Fraser Shelvey, Willock, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Joelinton.
    Subs: Darlow, Hayden, Hendrick, Krafth, Fernandez, Murphy, Almiron, Gayle, Longstaff.

    Norwich : Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley, Williams, Rupp, Sargent, Gilmour, McLean, Tzolis, Pukki.
    Subs: Gunn, Dowell, Placheta, Kabak, Sorensen, Lees-Melou, Giaanoulis, Idah, Omobamidele.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Where’s Normann?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Injured, pelvic issue

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thanks both

    2. G B
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      442 from Newcastle?

      Would make ASM POO at LM.

      1. F4L
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        yeah looks like it, seems like Howe is trying to shoehorn Fraser in

      2. F4L
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        honestly what are managers seeing in Joelinton, a front 3 of ASM Wilson and Fraser would be much more dynamic and work better ffs

        1. G B
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I disagree. I think a 442 will allow them to keep it tighter at the back, while also giving Wilson more support on counter attacks.

          1. F4L
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            fair enough, there was just such a lack of attacking intent vs Arsenal in the same set up, but obviously tougher fixture. I guess wait and see how it goes tonight

    3. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lets go Gilmour

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dave Gilmour?

    4. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Dubravka at 4.4 could play a role this season

  3. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Newcastle team news
    Team to play Norwich: Dubravka, Manquillo, Schar, Clark, Lewis, Fraser Shelvey, Willock, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Joelinton.
    Subs: Darlow, Hayden, Hendrick, Krafth, Fernandez, Murphy, Almiron, Gayle, Longstaff.

    Norwich team news
    Team to play Newcastle: Krul, Aarons, Gibson, Hanley, Williams, Rupp, Sargent, Gilmour, McLean, Tzolis, Pukki.
    Subs: Gunn, Dowell, Placheta, Kabak, Sorensen, Lees-Melou, Giaanoulis, Idah, Omobamidele.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Great to see Manquillo back 🙂

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      damn, is that a flat back four for Newcastle ? ASM pushed out wide again, hopefully he can interchange with Joelinton

    3. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Copycat

  4. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Played Toney over Foden. Hope it works out.

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Couldn't do Saka to Jota this week as I still own Tsimikas and am saving the wildcard to use prior to GW16 for the fixture swings. Sold Toney for Wilson instead. Good Luck everyone!

    1. pauloc677
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Should have taken a hit to get Jota in, gold at the moment

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          maybe, but the other part of hit would have been Tsimikas > 4m defender and I am going to be wildcarding soon anyways. Everton might raise their game for the derby too!

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hopefully Gilmour (c) pays off

      1. pauloc677
          1 month, 18 days ago

          LOL

        • RUN DCL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Should do. It is Newcastle after all

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pukki to outscore Salah

      3. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Callum Wilson has been given the Newcastle captaincy. Hopefully he’ll step up and get 4

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ooo yes please!

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          *get a 5th yellow card

      4. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Come on Callum Wilson!!!

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          As long as he passes to ASM for a tap-in.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I'll take that.

      5. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I’ve got the exact cash and 2FT for this move. Sound good?

        Duffy & Toney > Reguillon & King

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Annoying there's price changes but two rubbish games today. Antonio out and Alonso in are in on my watchlist but both changing in price this evening!

      7. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Eyes on Gilmour. If he plays as the advanced midfielder yet again tonight, Mbeumo -> Gilmour will be locked for me.

        1. Yordan Letchkov
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He still is my 5th midfielder and I believe he has something to offer for that price…

      8. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA Cancelo James Alonso(VC)
        (C)Salah Son Jota
        Jesus Benteke Hwang

        Matthews | Livra Foden Brownhill

        1.0m ITB. Down to 600k from 300k after a horrible GW, undoing my steady rise as my season finally recovered
        1 FT on Gallagher to Jota

        It's gonna be quite the gameweek. Great fixtures with great rotation risk. Good luck, one and all

      9. Jacktastic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Did Foden & Duffy to Gundogan & Alonso for a -4. Fingers crossed!

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Great moves.

          1. Jacktastic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cheers, Don’t like taking hits but felt like a decent upgrade

      10. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Updated.

      11. Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Updated

      12. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I’d been banging on about how I was getting St Maximin to go with Wilson last few days. Went to do it today and was priced out after he got a rise.

        Swapped Ronaldo to Kane instead.

        This is what happens when you wait for team news.

        I still want St Max to do well tbh.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          You sold Ronaldo NOW?

          ...for Kane?!

          1. DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Easily switched back in 2

      13. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Updated.

      14. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Dated.

      15. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Manquillo starts! Real possibility of getting an actual point from him!

      16. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        MANQUILLOOOOOOOOO!

      17. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Missed the deadline and stuck with captain on Salah

        1. james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Why is this an issue?

        2. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Why would you have changed it?

        3. Indpush
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          How horrible

        4. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Always next season….

      18. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Based on the transfers made by my ML rivals I really need a Watford goal.

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Could be a lot of surprises in that Chelsea lineup dont worry

      19. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        4-3-3 might be good for Willock

        1. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Really? think he does better in a 4-2-3-1 system behind wilson

      20. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Early transfer thoughts for GW 15:

        Jimi > Davis
        Sissoko > Jota

        Have 2x free transfers and will move to 3-5-2

      21. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Outdated.

      22. Jet5605
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Best 6.1 or less defender to get for the next GW? Already have TAA, Cancelo, James & Livra

        1. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Rudi

      23. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Anyone else find that they could make any obvious transfer and so decided on rolling - despite two injuries and a couple of other dodgy selections? Expecting a below average score this week but at least I'll have two at the weekend.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          *not make an obvious transfer

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Rolled and kept Foden, not sure it's the optimal play but stopped me taking another hit.

          1. grumpyman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            8% ownership and dropping. One hell of a differential during City's upcoming great fixture run.

      24. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Azpi Rudiger Christensen Chalobah Alonso

        Would be my guess.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sarr might get a game.

      25. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Carbon…