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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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1,017 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Reacher
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    I removed all my spurs FH players at last minute, daft decision or the right decision?

    We shall see..

    1. tennomikado
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      same here

    2. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Right decision imo. I really think the NLD will be off

      1. Reacher
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        I agree I think the Prem will bow down to Arsenals request

    3. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I took one out jsut incase. Removed Reg, kept Kane and Sanchez.

    4. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Should still have one fixture. Dunno.

    5. GinjaWhinja
      • 13 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      With the press releases, they did everything they could (Arsenal and the Premier League) to tell everyone it was off without actually being called off

    6. Kun Tozser
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Wait and see. Who for out of interest?

      If It does go ahead against a weakened Arsenal side then Spurs players could profit

  2. boc610
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    One Game Kane

    1. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I avoided for that reason

  3. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    I suggested someone had started drinking very early when they suggested DDG for captain this afternoon …. Well, someone must have been spiking my orange juice, because I’ve just handed him the armband. Apologies to whomever it was for my earlier derisive tomfoolery.

    1. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Me too! I'm drinking mayonnaise

      1. Echoes
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        A masala tea here

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      To be fair, I looked at their clean sheets this season and they all pretty much seem to be in their away games … so who knows, double away matches …

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I did too. Back on the wagon on Monday.

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      It’s going to be odd posting ‘DDG captainers unite’ over the next few days … words I never thought I’d utter ….

  4. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    I've taken a -4, but feels like a GW where people without hits will gain well. Hope the hit pays off.

  5. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    What's the thinking behind FPL rejecting Arsenal's request for cancellation? Is it that they can't include their AFCON players in 'not available' camp?

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      It’s rejected? I would’ve free hitted if the game was going ahead

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Has it been rejected?

    3. boc610
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      It hasn't been rejected

    4. Hooky
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      | BREAKING NEWS

      The Premier League has received a postponement request from Arsenal for their Gameweek 22 fixture against Tottenham. The Premier League Board will meet on Saturday to review the request.

      #FFScout #FPL https://t.co/966x6JzHeV

    5. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Didn’t they just submit it and PL will handle it tomorrow?

      1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Yeh. We had to make our decisions with it still an open question.

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Ah I understood from OPs post that PL would have already rejected the appeal.

        2. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Sorry wasnt clear. It's being assessed tomorrow - but my question was what are the grounds for (potentially) rejecting it?

    6. Ron_Swanson
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      FPL don't make the decision 🙂

    7. GinjaWhinja
      • 13 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      An announcement of an announcement.

      It’s 99.99999% off. Very unusual for them to be that transparent otherwise.

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Can’t imagine someone telling me I’d do Son -> Bruno(C) 2 weeks ago. Funny how things change

  7. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    King (c), Trossard (vc). You gotta believe in new signings. Put your money where your mouth is.

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Board back you.

  8. Game of Throw_ins
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Missed the bus feeling.. maybe should have captained a SGW player like Jota, TAA or Bowen instead of Kane, VC is Dennis (don't have Ronaldo).

    Looks like only Chelsea and MUN DGWs will go through.

    1. Slouch 87
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      And Brighton.

  9. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed

    Did Son + Watkins ➡ Fernandes + Dennis for -4

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

    Foster - Foden - Livramento - Manquillo

    Bruno captainers UNITE. 😀

    Good luck all 🙂

    1. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      good luck

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      This week we feast. I can feel a Ronaldo pen miss and Bruno rebound running through my veins

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Out of interest, why Watkins out with such juicy fixtures coming and doubts over second WAT fixture?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Will do Antonio ➡ ings next gw

        Antonio has the better fixture this gw

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Makes sense

  10. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    LetstalkFPL Andy went with Trossard and King?? wow

    1. Esalman
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I also did the same.

    2. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      What do you mean? What's the wow?

      1. Lindelol
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Dennis getting all the points

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Possible SGW, sadly

    3. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Smart fella.

  11. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    First time I've ever captained a goal keeper.

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I actually tried it once, captaining Jääskeläinen at West Ham aeons ago…

    2. DeuloRad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Second for me! Captained Cech in a DGW once. Think he got 8-12 points, and I couldn't have done much better that week.

    3. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      You think captain Cech the year they started with a double?

      1. ilikewud
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 5 days ago

        *Didn't

      2. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        I remember Ivanovic hauling that dgw

  12. soumyeah
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Dennis (C)
    Ronaldo (VC)

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Sums up the madness!

    2. Stranger Mings
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I went Ron c and mount vc

    3. tennomikado
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      yeah! may the force be with us

  13. HD7
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Is the Antonio new a fact or there is hope he plays?

    1. AndyLet'sNotTalkSocial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      The news is he got a knock. Moyes doesn't know if he'll start. Looks like a 60/40 chance to me.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        He’s trained today

        1. HD7
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Hope you are right:)

  14. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Dylan RCM is an underrated fpl Youtuber. Just sat in on his deadline stream

    1. fricky_
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Agreed.

  15. dshv
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Ronaldo(c) let’s go

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I'm with you

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Cool
        Kids did

  16. Thanos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Kaku captain here 😆

    Time for me to retire after one season 😛

  17. Esalman
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    I may have left the (C) on Kane ama

  18. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Dear Arsenal, you absolute joke of a club only one COVID case, complete farce if NLD is called off.
    Yours sincerely,
    3x Spurs for a hit.

    1. Lindelol
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      just reguilon but same thoughts *100

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Hardly their fault that you took in 3 Spurs.

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Think you’re misunderstanding what I’m blaming them for

        1. DA Minnion (Former great)
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Lol

    3. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 5 days ago

      They don’t have 13 senior players. Think you should be complaining about the rules not the 1 of many clubs that have requested a game be called off for their rules.

  19. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno (C). Screw it

    1. fricky_
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck! Bowen here.

      1. xvavl
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Bowen here too….let’s go

    2. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Scenes! Tbf this is all so much more interesting than Salah (c), good luck all!

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Thank God 2. Bundesliga is back!! GO Kiezkicker!!

      #FCSP

    4. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Did Ramsdale to Sanchez last minute. Dennis cap. Who knows.

      Good luck all!

      1. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Should’ve capped Sanchez.

    5. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      De Gea captain is just ridiculous. But that has been my season.

      1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Done the same, feels odd

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Oh my

    6. rjcv177
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Oh well, benched reguilon and b.silva
      Lets just pray it doesnt end on tears

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Coady reguilon and b.silva

    7. Reinhold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      William Hill gave MacAllister great (low) odds for scoring.
      Fingers crossed
      Probably gonna turn out a disaster

    8. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Chickened out of a Dennis captaincy. Just can't trust Burnley to show up, and for them to then roll over.

      1. NorCal Villan
          7 months, 5 days ago

          How you feeling, Hammer? Hope all is well

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Rather than removing Salah for this

        Cr7 bruno trossard -8 , I went with cr7 raph lamptey for broja son livra -8. Took minus 8 cuz I have salah white on my bench. Good decision?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Sounds okay to me

      3. SH1M1
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        So glad the deadline is over, what a shambles of a gameweek lol

        1. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Until next time!

      4. Seahawk
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Regretting captaining Lucas Moura already. How has it come to this?

        1. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Wtf. Why would you captain that flop. He is filthy trap

        2. NorCal Villan
            7 months, 5 days ago

            Rock bottom. Time for an intervention 😎

        3. TimoTime
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 5 days ago

          Five pints deep, sat on the bus, suddenly remember 6.30pm deadline after days of nonsense.

          Thank god!

          Good luck on a stupid GW lads