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

    From GW15 to GW19 pick a keeper:

    A. Ramsdale
    B. De Gea
    C. Ederson

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

      A

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

        Cheers!

  2. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lukaku or Kane Captain guys ?

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

      Salah

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

      Kane

    3. hawkeyes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Kane

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

      Kane - Lukaku might not start

  3. Davidwes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Foden to Jota?
    B) Jimenez, Saka to King, Jota? (Free)

    Want to keep foden but at the samebtime means loosing jimenez at home to burnley

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Foden to Jota. King has Chelsea and City doesn’t he ?

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

        Yes, its the bench for him 2 gws. Mbeumo will play this one in his place

  4. Puzzle
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Foden to Son?

    1. Samiii8
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes

    2. Samiii8
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Alonso or Reguilon??!!

        1. Puzzle
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Went for Alonso, Chelsea triple up.

      • 50pipsDaily
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Play Reguilon or Toney?

        1. Samiii8
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Reg

        2. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Which one please? 2FT + 0.2m ITB.

          Sanchez
          TAA - James - Rudiger
          Son - Salah - Raphina - Gallagher
          Vardy - Antonio - Hwang

          Steele - Livramento - White - Brownhill

          A) Hwang > Broja
          B) White > 4.6m
          C) Ant + Brownhill > Fodder + Gundo/Jota
          D) Burn 2FT

        3. Randaxus
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Guys my squad is stacked do I play James as an injury doubt or Zaha who I have on the bench against leeds?

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

              James

              1. Randaxus
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  If he puts him on for a few minutes I am going to be angry, but he probably won't do that.

            2. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              2FTs, 0itb

              1) Antonio, Mbeumo > Dennis, Jota
              2) Toney, Raphinha > Dennis, Jota
              3) Vardy, Mbeumo > Jimenez, Jota

            3. Kun Tozser
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Rudiger bringing his shooting boots tonight

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

                Tomorrow

              2. No Need
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                As opposed to the rugby ones he had on Sunday

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

                Hope so

            4. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Is Bernardo Silva out? Theres no news about that right? Saw something on Andy's stream not sure if it was a troll or not

              1. Kun Tozser
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Nah Bilva is fine

            5. WibblesTeam
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Captain

              A) Salah
              B) Trent
              C) Raph
              D) Kane

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

                A

              2. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                A

            6. pauloc677
                1 month, 17 days ago

                stick with Foden. Spurs are a championship side

                1. Kryptonite666
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  City are playing Villa!

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

                  But spurs face brentford this gw

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

                  What is this, an attempted haiku? A riddle from the year 2025?
                  Also Spurs are poor but they beat little Phil on day 1.

              • Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                0FT 0.8m ITB

                Guaita
                TAA Cancelo James
                Salah (C) Son (VC) Jota Mbuemo
                Vardy Toney King

                Foster Livra White Brownhill

                Brought Jota in for Raph. Not an ideal team this week, but probably best to avoid a -4, all set?

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  GTG

                  1. Il Capitano
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Thanks, half tempted by a hit for Gallagher/Reguilon but not the ideal week to take a hit I think

                    1. Hulk Smash
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Wise not to IMO. Can you answer mine below please?

              • sthelenslad92
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Smith-Rowe or Gallagher to have for the foreseeable?

                1. Hulk Smash
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Nothing in it.

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

                  Either fine, pick the one that suits your squad best.

              • tryf88
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Best first sub, Dennis or Liv?

                1. Kryptonite666
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Dennis is injured.

                  1. tryf88
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Chance he might play?, so decision is if he does is he the better pick?

              • pauloc677
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Neither

                  1. tryf88
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    No choice..lol

                • MysticMac17
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Who to start and who to put first and second bench out of Pukki, Foden and Toney?

                  I’m thinking of starting Pukki and putting Toney first sub and Foden second sub. From Peps comments it seems that Foden won’t start and will get limited minutes. What do we think?

                  1. Kryptonite666
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Start Pukki and Toney ahaead of Foden for sure

                  2. Lord of Ings
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    sounds about right.

                • jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Should i start reece james?

                  1. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yes.

                • Hulk Smash
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  I'm sick of Mbeumo but this feels like the wrong time to get rid of him given he's second on my bench and probably less likely to be rotated than his replacement (ESR, Gallagher etc).

                  A - Mbeumo to ESR / Gallagher / upto 6.6m
                  B - save FT

                  1. Kryptonite666
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I would save if replacement will also be on the bench

                  2. Il Capitano
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Save, 2FT could be vital come the weekend

                • damiang2233
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Best 6.3 or 5.7 midfielder?I already have ESM and Gallagher.

                  Looking to get rid of Gray or Benramha?

                  1. Hulk Smash
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Cornet 6.1m

                  2. FourLokoLeipzig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    I’d be wary of transferring Gray out, Everton’s fixtures turn soon and Gray was their best player when he came on this weekend. West Ham’s turn a little sooner, but I’m not convinced Benny’s worth the extra 0.5, their points have been spread out since he got off the season to a flyer

                • Bishopool
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Keep Foden and Havertz and

                  Saka, Toney -> Raph, Wilson

                  y or n

                  1. Bishopool
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    -4pts

                  2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Not for a -4. Do you have Jota? If not, get him. If yes, maybe one of F or H to Gundogan or similar.

                  3. Randaxus
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      I personally think it is worth a -4 to get Jota if you don't have him, I view not owning Jota like not captaining Salah for me it is a giant risk, as evidenced by his brace last game.

                  4. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Thoughts on Mbeumo ---> Bernardo Silva for a -4...?

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

                      As soon as KDB, Grealish and Foden are back he'll be rested probably V Watford so no from me

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

                        Yeah... I agree

                    2. Randaxus
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        I have Gundogan I think he is a better option.

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

                      Do you think Broja might start?

                      He played 90 minutes against Liverpool along with Armstrong, Adams only played 45 minutes is the only thing worrying me

                    4. Footieboot
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Start Livra or Foden?

                    5. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Gk question-

                      Rotation/ Injury makes me think I will be getting Tomiyasu off my bench. Given that, should I start Sanchez over Ramsdale to avoid Arsenal defensive double up?

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

                      Just did Foden/Livra to Gallagher/Alonso with 2FT (0,9 itb) GTG?

                      Ramsdale
                      Alonso James TAA Reguilon Cancelo
                      Jota Salah(C) Gallagher
                      Kane Antonio

                      Bench: Hwang Mbuemo Normann Foster

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

                      Bench one…

                      A - Dier
                      B - Livramento
                      C - Toney
                      D - James

                      1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Livra

                    8. tibollom
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      g2g guys, should i roll my FT (0.5 itb)?

                      Guaita
                      taa james cancelo
                      salah(c) jota son(vc) raph esr
                      wilson antonio

                      foster dennis livra johnson

                      1. Randaxus
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          If this were my team I would change Wilson to Benteke and King maybe not this week but their stats look incredible, but I think my transfer in your team would be esr to Gallagher 5 goals and 4 assists looks great and great fixtures = fpl points and esr has a hard fixture and Palace are against Leeds.

                          1. Randaxus
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              "hard fixture" of course depending on which manchester united turn up that team is like a box of chocolates.

                        • HD7
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          “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.” – Brendan Rodgers on Jamie Vardy

                          1. Randaxus
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Red bull gives Vardy wings