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FPL team news: Predicted line-ups and Gameweek 22 injury updates

We’ve got the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) team news information in our second press conference summary ahead of Double Gameweek 22.

Many top-flight managers faced the media on Friday and you catch the headline updates from Thursday’s pressers – featuring Brighton and Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Watford via this link here.

For much more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page (which is being refreshed on Friday evening) and Injuries and Bans feed.

Az and Neale’s video round-up is below, meanwhile:

And for other help and advice, from our weekly Scout Picks to team reveals, head to our complete Gameweek 22 guide here.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Late worries about Cristiano Ronaldo‘s availability for this Double Gameweek were calmed by Ralf Rangnick, who believes both he and Harry Maguire (rib) should be fit to face Aston Villa.

“Cristiano [Ronaldo] trained yesterday, Harry [Maguire] the day before. We have to wait for the final training session this afternoon but as it seems right now they should be available.”

There are also doubts over Jadon Sancho (hamstring) and Phil Jones (calf), whilst we know that both Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are suspended for one match. Eric Bailly is representing Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and Paul Pogba (thigh) remains injured.

LIVERPOOL

The main absentees are Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita being on international duty at AFCON. Speaking after Thursday night’s EFL Cup semi-final first-leg, Jurgen Klopp mentioned knocks for Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and James Milner but nothing that particularly concerns him.

“As far as I know, no real injuries. Robbo [Robertson], Virg [van Dijk], Milly [Milner] got knocks but last night, directly after the game – the medical department told me all will be fine but there’s a night between then and now, so will see that. But no injuries, so far. It means the same squad available like for the game last night.”

Divock Origi (knee), Thiago (hip), Nathaniel Phillips (cheekbone) and Harvey Elliott (ankle) are still injured.

CHELSEA

Not much to report from Thomas Tuchel, with the known injuries of Reece James (hamstring) and Ben Chilwell (knee) joined by Edouard Mendy representing Senegal at AFCON. Their defensive injuries continue further with Trevoh Chalobah (hamstring) and Andreas Christensen (Covid) unavailable.

“No [fresh] news which is good news. Trevoh [Chalobah] will be out, James out, Chilwell out. We have one positive test with Christensen.” – Thomas Tuchel

MANCHESTER CITY

With Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko recent victims of Covid who may return at the weekend, Pep Guardiola has revealed that some more positive tests have come in. Elsewhere Riyad Mahrez is at AFCON and John Stones has a knock.

“Some people are coming [back], some people are positive again. When you test once, twice negative you can come back, otherwise, you stay at home and isolate. We have some new cases, yeah.” – Pep Guardiola

ARSENAL

Four of Mikel Arteta’s men are away on international duty – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe – plus there also doubts over attacking talents Bukayo Saka (fatigue), Emile Smith Rowe (groin) and Martin Odegaard (Covid).

Granit Xhaka is suspended, whilst Sead Kolasinac (thigh) will not play. There is further uncertainty over Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf), Calum Chambers (knock) and Cedric (knock).

“We had concerns already before the [Liverpool] match, and after, we had more issues. We haven’t been able to assess the squad yet because we couldn’t fly last night. We just arrived to the training ground and all the boys are being looked at. So we don’t know.” – Mikel Arteta

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

The muscle injury to Son Heung-min was a huge blow to many FPL managers who had recently invested in the South Korean star. Ruled out until after the late January international break, it has also been revealed that Eric Dier is out of the North London derby with “a little muscular problem”. Elsewhere, Steven Bergwijn (calf) and Sergio Reguilon (muscle) could play but Cristiano Romero (hamstring) still won’t.

ASTON VILLA

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that new signings Lucas Digne and Philippe Coutinho are both available for selection ahead of the game with Manchester United. John McGinn is suspended and both Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet are at AFCON.

There are no fresh injury concerns, just the same problems for Leon Bailey (muscle) and Marvelous Nakamba (knee).

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Chris Wood will likely make his debut for Newcastle in the huge clash with Watford. His transfer from Burnley was prioritised once Callum Wilson (calf) was ruled out for eight weeks, joining Isaac Hayden (knee), Federico Fernandez (thigh) and Jamal Lewis (hamstring) on the injury list. Paul Dummett has been out for a while so is short of match fitness, while the suspended Javier Manquillo will be replaced by new signing Kieran Trippier.

Karl Darlow and Ciaran Clark may still be out due to Covid, although goalkeeper Martin Dubravka should be fine after hurting his toe in last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Cambridge United.

WEST HAM UNITED

Aaron Cresswell made his return to the Hammers’ line-up for their midweek clean sheet against Norwich City. David Moyes is hoping to get one of Tomáš Souček (illness) or Mark Noble (knee) back for Sunday but he will be without Said Benrahma, who is playing for Algeria.

Angelo Ogbonna (knee) remains sidelined but center-back partner Kurt Zouma (hamstring) has resumed training.

“When you play Sunday-Wednesday-Sunday you’re always liable to pick up injuries. We have one or two knocks that we need to assess. Kurt (Zouma) is on his way back and has started training.” – David Moyes

EVERTON

Andros Townsend returned from a foot injury to score the winner in last weekend’s FA Cup win over Hull City. Rafael Benitez stated that the only player absent because of injury is Tom Davies, with winger Alex Iwobi at AFCON. That means that Richarlison (calf), Yerry Mina (calf), Jarrad Branthwaite (hamstring) and Fabian Delph (illness) are all playable options, as all were seen taking part in training sessions with their teammates.

“At the moment, not available [because of] injury is just Tom Davies. Everybody was on the pitch yesterday or they were training. At the moment they are fine. It’s up to us to decide who can be available for this game.” – Rafael Benitez

New loanee Anwar El-Ghazi is eligible.

LEEDS UNITED

The trip to West Ham could see returns for Patrick Bamford (hip), Rodrigo (calf) and Pascal Struijk (ankle).

“It’s probable that Pascal [Struijk], Rodrigo and Bamford are options to return.” – Marcelo Bielsa

However, duo Diego Llorente and Tyler Roberts are suspended and there are still injuries for Kalvin Phillips (hamstring), Joe Gelhardt (ankle), Liam Cooper (hamstring), Jamie Shackleton (achilles) and Charlie Cresswell (shoulder).

There was no mention of Junior Firpo and the head injury which forced him off in their FA Cup match.

SOUTHAMPTON

Tino Livramento is still out with a knee problem, with a decision to be made on whether surgery is needed. Fellow right-backs Yan Valery (back from suspension) and Kyle Walker-Peters (Covid) are available for the trip to Wolves, but Covid rules out Theo Walcott and Mohamed Elyounoussi. Alongside this, Will Smallbone has a calf injury and Moussa Djenepo is away at AFCON.

“Tino [Livramento] and Will [Smallbone] are still out with injuries. We have Moi Elyounoussi and Theo Walcott out with Covid still. Kyle [Walker-Peters] is back from Covid, Thierry Small is back from Covid.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank says that Sergi Canos (hamstring) and Rico Henry (hamstring) should be available for the Liverpool game on Sunday. Canos took part in training today but Henry will have to be assessed to see if he is fit enough to start or not.

Frank Onyeka is representing Nigeria on international duty, with the likes of David Raya (knee), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (hamstring), Charlie Goode (hamstring) and Joshua Dasilva (hip) injured. Dominic Thompson (ankle) might play.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Bruno Lage reports no new injury news and confirms that he has the same players available from Wolves’ last game, except for AFCON player Romain Saiss. That means Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring), Willy Boly (calf), Pedro Neto (knee), Jonny (knee) and Yerson Mosquera (thigh) are out.

NORWICH CITY

Todd Cantwell returns from illness in time to face Everton but Dean Smith has confirmed that Christoph Zimmermann (ankle), Mathias Normann (pelvic), Lukas Rupp (hamstring) and Andrew Omobamidele (back) remain injured. Billy Gilmour has sprained his ankle and will be out for three to four weeks.


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1,015 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    1.6itb & 1FT, obvious to WC or FH or something else?

    Sanchez
    TAA - Alonso - Cancelo - James*
    Jota - Bowen - Soucek* - Son*
    Antonio - Broja

    (Ramsdale - Manquillo* - Salah* - Davis*

    1. LC1
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      FH and do it asap

  2. Fantasy Football Friend!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Livra > Lamptey and play him over Emerson?

    1. Fantasy Football Friend!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      For -4

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      No, play Emerson

      1. Fantasy Football Friend!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Play up servers.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      +1

  4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Captain?!

    A) CR
    B) Kane
    C) Dennis
    D) Mount

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Same options going B

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 14 hours ago

        Same here at the mo

    2. Im New Here
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      If Tottenham v Arsenal going ahead, my choice is Kane.

      Because we don't know yet I've gone Dennis

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers. We don't know if Dennis second game against Burnley is going ahead either mate!

        1. Im New Here
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 14 hours ago

          Good point

    3. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      A or D

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Has someone posted a play up pompey yet?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Sort of

  6. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Start Dias or Keane? Maybe Keane has double?

  7. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Son> Bruno(C)??

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes

  8. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone know why Guaita is flagged?

  9. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    King or Dennis if funds not an issue?

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      I want to know this two. Iv got it wrong the 1st time went king over Dennis

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      King off to scandinavia cup of nations soon so get Dennis

    3. bjarnia87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      King if going bit more diffrential

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone that still has Salah just keeping him at this stage?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Yes. Makes sense imo.

  11. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Bench two
    A. Maddison
    B. Cancelo
    C. Gundogan

  12. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Start Bilva or Maddison?

  13. baines is god
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    NLD 50/50 to go ahead or more likely?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Leaning off if anything.

  14. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    I was set on Hwang Son > Dennis Maddison before the Leicester double was cancelled but don't want Maddi now. Any suggestions? Just Hwang > Dennis for free or lose Son for somebody else as part of a hit?

    DDG
    TAA Reg Cancelo White Liv
    Jota Bowen Gray
    Ron Antonio

    Bachmann Son Hwang McArthur

    1FT 2.8ITB all chips remaining

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Mount?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 14 hours ago

        Not convinced by it as an option for -4 with the upcoming blanks. I just can't seem to find a midfielder I like at the moment

  15. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Start Keane or Reguilon?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      The latter

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Loooool I have both and both are terrible

  16. winchester
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    a) livra -> cucurella and GTG?
    b) son -> kdb or bruno or mount and GTG?

    ddg
    taa - cancelo - reguilon - livra*
    bernardo - jota - bowen
    antonio - watkins - dennis

    (foster - saka - keane - son*)

  17. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Captain Dennis or Ronaldo?

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Dennis

    2. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Main question for me

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Ronaldo.

      Dennis may only have Newcastle away.

    4. Cammick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Toughy I'm similar apart from mount for ronaldo

      Leaning towards mount but in your situation is say dennis

  18. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    DDG
    TAA | Cancelo | Alonso
    Gray | Jota | Bilva | Bowen
    Dennis (C) | Kane | Antonio

    Steele | Targett | Omobamide | Son

    0.6 ITB 1FT

    1. Leave as it is
    2. Son > Mount (drop Bilva to the bench)

  19. Tmel
    • 11 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    1) Salah > Bruno(c)
    2) Salah & Antonio > Mount & Ronaldo(c) (-4)

    1. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      2

  20. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    A) Guaita > DDG

    B) Ramsdale > DDG

  21. Nespinha
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Pick one please:

    A) Son -- Fernandes (C), play Watkins

    B) Son + Broja -- Mount (C) + Dennis (-4), bench Watkins

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      B

  22. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Which one please? Was on C but not sure if DGW fever striking..

    A. Cancelo
    B. Dalot
    C. Dalot -> Brighton Defender (-4)
    D. Dalot -> Spurs Defender (-4)

    1. PScholes18
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Went C with Lamptey.

  23. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Start ?

    A) Canelo
    B) Bernardo Silva
    C) Maddison

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    NLD off smoke growing...

    Decision tomorrow!

  25. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Play KDB or Gray ?

  26. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    G2g?

    Sanchez
    TAA Dawson Cancelo Rudi
    Bowen Jota Gray Foden
    Antonio Ron(c)

    Rambo Watkins Saka Livra

    1ft 1.1 ITB

    A) G2g
    B) Swap in Watkins (for who?)
    C) Make a transfer

  27. GreatCarragherReef
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Livramento --> Cucarella (-4) and bench Cancelo (CHE)?

  28. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    A) Guaita > DDG
    B) Ramsdale > DDG

  29. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Bruno still a good c option with Ronaldo playing and on pens?

    1. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      Punty

  30. Shteve
    • 12 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Any chance FFS could upgrade their servers? Worth it, even for - 4.