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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. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Oh dam, I thought the deadline was in 15 mins. I tried to do Son > Sterling but the game is updating. Hey ho, I was planning to save all day, and changed my mind over the last 10 mins. Hope at least one of the Spurs and Watford games go ahead

  2. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Well well, what a deadline! As another poster alluded on here, this chaos is welcome anytime, I personally love it!

    1. Gunneryank
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Agreed!

      • Gazwaz80
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Yay, that was me 😀

          1. Gazwaz80
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            😀

      • FredrikH
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        This randomness rewards luck not planning and I'm not a fan.

        1. dansmusen
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          True but its so much more fun then Salah template

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Antonio to Dennis -4 6:29 there seen the ant man rumours and have an injured bench so had to do it to get 11 although Antonio will probably play and score a Hattie now

      1. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        did the same move at same time.

        1. Babit1967
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Good luck mate

          1. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            same to u well us..

    3. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Do I qualify as maverick for going without United, Spurs and Chelsea attack this week?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Same plus utd for me... red arrow incoming

      2. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Only if you captained De Gea .

      3. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        I only have DDG from those teams

      4. Mo Mane Mo Salah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Samesies

      5. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Could be fine. I've got a double Spuds defence for their one game.

      6. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Chelsea plays City (best defence) and Brighton (6th best) and away, not looking like a goal fest. villa and Brentford away to me does not look like the best, the latter could have a dat they slip so could be dangerous without, Spurs is Kane and probably only one game.

    4. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      That’s it fellas, good luck and let the chaos commence:D

    5. HD7
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Did Watkins to Ronaldo instead of Antonio... really hope Antonio is okay and its only rumors

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Bruno(C)

      1. BIG TONES
        • 7 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Good luck. Could bang

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Cheers

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        I have both Ron and Bruno but kept the cap on Ron7

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Yeah I would do the same in your position

      3. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Good luck Bubz. I went Bruno (c) too.

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Good luck to you too!

    7. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Went with Reguilon instead of Cancelo and King instead of Dennis

    8. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      I still managed to not get rid of double Chelsea defence lol

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        same here

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        If i had i would actually think that was ok ish, not after the double but could be gold if Tuchel decides to close the shop.

    9. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Pants down boys

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        My priest used to say this all the time.

    10. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Dennis (c) and a hit for a Brighton double up. It's either COVID or DGW fever but think I need some paracetamol....

      1. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Ha ha, i ended up with a - 8. With Foden and Antonio still yellow, i expect both to play really, but you never know and White and Livra as my fourth and fifth def, Son and Broja (last one possible not need to go but awful fixtures for soton) had no clue what to do with Son spot, a route from Rashford, a Mount ended up with Trossard.

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Viva Ronaldooooo

      How has it come to this 😆

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        I got Ron for -4 and then captained ! We pray

    12. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Went with Liv > Lamptey last minute for a (-4) GL everyone!

      DDG
      TAA Cancelo Reg Lamptey
      Bowen Jota Gray
      (c)Ron (vc)Dennis Antonio

      Bachmann White Son McArthur

      1. fricky_
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Good luck!

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Took a hit to get Lucas Moura as hoping he can cover Kane (got Ronnie instead). I think the Leicester game is still a good opportunity if Arsenal game gets called off.

        1. Podge
          • 11 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Leicester game unlikely too

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Why so?

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Why?

          3. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Why? Leicester problems cleared up.

      3. fricky_
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Bowen backtoback cap let's gooo

          1. hitenabler
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Bowen (c) here too form plus fixture just had to, Bruno (vc)

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          FPL right now is like trying to navigate a thick morning fog. Never know what's going to emerge from it.

        • fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Went for no utd. Here's to hoping they continue to be awful

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Did you double up on Watford attack in the end?

        • Echoes
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Anyone else went against perma cap Bowen? Ronaldo here.

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            I went ronaldo in the hope plays 1.5 games!!

        • Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          That's it. I'm dead. Bought Jorginho and captained Dennis. It's all over for me. Or is it?

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Dennis looks in the swing this season. Goodluck for the GW..

          2. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Look on the bright side. You've got 9 other players....

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              At the moment. My Spuds pair will be down a game and there are doubts over Foden. Guaita suddenly got flagged late on but ge's on my bench.

          3. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Same cap 😀 GL

        • dansmusen
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          What a crazy GW this could be. FPL have never been this fun.

        • Podge
          • 11 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Did Salah to KDB
          Feck the Double

        • The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          In the end I simply did nothing.....

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Best course of action this week.

          2. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Haha same, anticlimax

          3. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            You will win

        • Camzy
          • 11 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Horrible last minute bench decision of Maddison, Cancelo, Emerson and Bernardo.

          I ended up starting Cancelo and Emerson. Let's hope it pays off.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            You benched Maddison?!

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Yep. Reluctantly. Hated to do it.

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            I benched Maddison too … felt horrible. I can’t even look at him. He looks so hurt. I know he now wants to hurt me back.

        • Mweene
          • 8 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Can't believe I'm ranked at 20k and I've captained Jadon Sancho... this will go horribly wrong.

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            so many wild captain picks this week haha

            Im on Jorghino, you Sancho, Bruno someone else, Lamptey someone else, Cucurella another and I think some even capped DDG lmao

            1. DNML
              • 5 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Jota here 😀

          2. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            For real?

            1. Mweene
              • 8 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Can't see how it's any worse than Bruno!

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 days, 11 hours ago

                Bruno far more likely to start

          3. OneArseneWenger32
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            rashford captain here so it can't be worst that me!

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Spent the last 10 mins weighing up Davies v Cancelo (basically hoping the NLD goes ahead). As soon as the deadline passed the choice was clear as day. And I've benched the wrong one.

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Hah I was sweating over same question. And I already know mistake was made.

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Cancelo haul.

          3. DA Minnion (Former great)
            • 9 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            The deadline will do that.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Your benchees will prolly step up anyway when further +/ve tests are apparent.

        • FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          That was stressful. Last-minute hit to get Dennis in for Antonio and put the (C) on him instead of Kane. Hope it pays off. GL all!

        • tennomikado
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          very tough decision GW ever

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Hardest all season for me

        • fricky_
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Bowen captainers?

          • Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Just realized it's gonna be the first GW of the season I'm not gonna own Antonio. Sad times. Only TAA left in the team of the season keepers.

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Ahh, and Foster too.

            2. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Yeah will probably want him back in a couple of games time!

          • pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            Did Son + Watkins ➡ Fernandes + Dennis for -4

            DDG
            TAA - Cancelo - Dawson
            Fernandes (c) - Jota - Bernardo - Bowen
            Antonio - DCL - Dennis (vc)

            Foster - Foden - Livramento - Manquillo

            Good luck all 🙂

            1. OneArseneWenger32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              great captain pick

            2. Podge
              • 11 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Think I’d have played Foden over Bernardo Antonio or DCL

            3. JJO
              • 9 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              Good luck with captain 🙂