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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. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Why everyone moving out Vardy here?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably because doubts he plays midweek and weekends - lot of games coming up and its a lot of money to have benched every other week

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Should I do Vardy to Kane for a hit or just Play Vardy then?

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I'm keeping Vardy - just saying thats why i think he's a popular choice for being transferred out

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Maybe because the next Watford fixture is in gw37

    3. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Rodgers hinted he could be rested. I kept with other priorities. I see people mostly going for Kane so requires a bit of money in the bank

    4. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy, "That's the juggling act with him at the age that he’s at: if he plays in midweek, it’s tough for him because then he’s maybe not quite got the energy."

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      rotation risk over congested fixtures … but so is just about everyone.

      Of all players coming off the bench for a 20 minute cameo against tired legs, Vardy is probably the player you want

  2. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bamford & Ayling played against MCFC U23's on Monday night. City reduced to 10 men but Cole Palmer scored twice in 3-2 win and ran Ayling dizzy. Palmer on coach to Villa tomorrow & could come on from bench

  3. damiang2233
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Callum Hudson Odoi??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Run of starts will end soon

      1. damiang2233
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Even with Tuchel comments today?

  4. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Captain
    A) Alonso
    B) Wilson

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Really your best options?

      I’d go with quite a lot of others over either. Eg guys we all have such as Salah. TAA.

      1. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Have both of them but tempted to go rogue this week!

  5. Calculated Risks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bottomed

    How many subs do you think you need tonight? (Team dependent obviously but what you would be happy with on your bench for no shows)

    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) All 3 outfield
    D) Benches are for weaklings

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      For a midweek round of fixtures I think you need 2 decent subs to cover rotation.

  6. darkmatt3r
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bench one
    A Toney
    B Smith Rowe
    C Gallagher

  7. donbagino
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best Foden replacement:
    a) Silva
    b) Gundo
    c) Raphinha
    d) Gallagher

    1. darkmatt3r
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C

    2. W
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A or B

    3. darkmatt3r
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Or Jota

  8. W
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Manquillo > Playing defender up to 4.8M (e.g. Dier)
    B) Manquillo + Mbeumo > Alonso + Gilmour/Brownhill (-4) (Change to 4-4-2)
    C) Save and hope for not too many no-shows from James/Cancelo/Vardy

    1FT, 0.8itb

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah(C) Jota Son Raph Mbeumo
    Vardy Toney
    Foster Livra Manq Davis

    Help is much appreciated!

  9. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Who to start?

    A. ESR
    B. Gilmour

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Legit q, but ESR I think still

  10. Esh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone tempted to give Jota the armband? Mo every week is getting boring!

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      My rival captained Jota over last Salah last GW and it worked.

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      It is tempting.
      But penalties.

  11. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ronaldo dropped in price again lol he is properly destroying my team in every way possible!

    1. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What

  12. Shack
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    This one is doing my head in, would really appreciate some feedback
    Ait Nouri + Mbeumo > Alonso + 4.5/4.4 for a FT
    a) Yes or No
    b) Who is the cheapie - Brownhill, Bissouma, Gilmor or Allan

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Yeah I reckon do it, and either Allan or Bissouma have most FPL upside probably

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      hmmm not for me, Johnson and a small midfield upgrade (ESR/Cornet/Gallagher) a possibility?

  13. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any early teams news rumblings for tonight???!!

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What to do here, in your opinion? 1FT 2.1m ITB:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo James** (Livramento Manquillo)
    Salah Jota Gallagher ESR (McArthur**)
    Vardy Jimenez Toney

    Cheers and good luck all 🙂

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Very nice team. You tempted on Alonso or Rudiger for Manquillo?

    2. Shack
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sure Manq to Alonso!

  15. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How many of your starting 11 are you concerned about starting this GW. And who?

    For me it’s James. Maybe Cancelo.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James and Cancelo.

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James, Vardy. Maybe Cancelo

      1. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Vardy at risk?

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Those two, plus Alonso.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James.

      City are guaranteed top of their UCL group so Cancelo should rest next midweek.

      Cancelo getting booked and missing Watford is the worry...

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Ramsdale
    James Cancelo Taa Reguilon
    Gallagher Salah Raphinha
    Kane Heang Antonio

    Foster - ESR - Livra - Foden

    G2G ???

  17. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How nailed is Tavares? Is he too risky to get over White?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think we'll see Tierney sooner rather than later.

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        thanks mate. Thats what I was thinking.

  18. Tshelby
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Livra to B.Williams?

    2ft's and 0.0 itb - Still got my WC

    Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, Christensen
    Salah, Son, raphina, Jota
    Jimenez, Wilson, Antonio

    Foster, White, Gilmour, Livra

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why would you ditch Livramento?

      1. Tshelby
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Don't know what to do with my 2ft's and Williams is nailed so cash in on Livra

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Williams is not nailed.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Keep
      Fixtures ok.
      You’re stuck like I am.
      It’s weird I’ve never seen so many people with 2 FTs!

  19. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Is Muembo to Maddison too knee-jerky given Leicester won't face Watford every week?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Or maybe ESR even if he's benched this week...?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Muembo... That's a new one 😛

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd go Madders for a 5-week spell sure why not?

  20. boroie
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A - Duffy -> Dier/Tomiyasu/Lamptey
    B - Mbuemo -> Gallagher
    C - Jesus -> Wilson

  21. Chris_White
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Get Walker, Toney 1st bench

    B) Save and play Toney

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Free?
      I’d do it

      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yep, cheers

  22. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How not to waste a transfer….

    Ramsdale
    Rudiger Cancelo TAA Semedo
    Salah Jota Raphinha Son
    Antonio Armstrong

    Foster Gallagher Toney Livramento
    .8 itb
    A. Foster to 4.8 GK and play over Rams (none have good fixture)
    B. Antonio to Wilson (leaves 1.2 for upgrades next week)
    C. Toney to Wilson (leaves 0 itb)
    D. Burn it
    E. Livramento to another cheapie (though fixtures are good soon)

    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Armstrong to King? And play Gallagher

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Interesting. Gallagher stats are dropping though. MacArthur out and Milli in isn’t helping him
        Armstrong threat is super high too

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wilson has been woeful since i got him a couple of weeks back.
      I agree with the below but maybe Dennis if fit.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Should have had a pen though last week

  23. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Gundo
    B) B.Silva

    1) King
    2) Pukki

  24. boroie
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best defender at £4.8m or under?

  25. fridge
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Foden/ Havertz + Livra > Gundo + Alonso

    B) Foden + Havertz > Son + Gallagher

  26. ManUtdFan977
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Jimenez or jota

  27. Davew88
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bissouma, Gilmour or Brownhill?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bissouma always looks class whenever I see him. Gets forward quite a bit too these days.
      Gilmour will get you the odd assist from set pieces, but I fancy Bissouma to chip in with 4 or 5 goals this season if he stays fit.
      All of them will pick up yellow cards!

      So, Bissouma.

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

    Who to start-

    A James
    B Lamptey

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  29. sfcspartans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bench order?!
    (a) Saka
    (b) Dennis
    (c) Mbeumo

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Correct

  30. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Guaita Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Reguilon Livramento
    Salah Jota Gallagher ESR Brownhill
    Kane Antonio Toney

    Transfer suggestions? 2FT's + 0.3m

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Playing 442 this week?

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would have thought so but don't know where to use a transfer?