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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. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    13 days, 16 hours ago

    Hello Lamptey my old friend...
    I see you're on the bench again :'-(

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      😆 terrible top post!

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        Super top post!

    2. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Should get Cucurella

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Read this with the tune

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        so did i 😆

      2. Jump in Micah
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        I had visions of him sweeping
        And goal alerts kept on beeping ☹️

    4. Dammit_182
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        I transferred you in on my free hit,
        Looks like my transfer plans have gone to S***

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Keep going…. This could be a brilliant cover!!!

        2. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          And Graham Potterrrr doesn't seem to know
          the s**tshow
          within the FPL community

          1. Dammit_182
              13 days, 13 hours ago

              And the sound, of the ball crashing to the net, not who you’d expect..
              It’s the sound, of Maupay..

      • Utopsis
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Chances of the winter break being scrapped to catch up on games?

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Slim to none

          1. Utopsis
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Surely there's an argument to be made that a large number of teams have had "breaks" already

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Impossible, it's an international break and all the S. America countries have games, so clubs will lose those players on top of the Africans. It's only a winter break for European players.

          Maybe a few clubs with no South Americans could play a game but it won't be universal, put it that way.

          1. Utopsis
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah good point there, cheers

        3. Hairy Potter
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Newcastle players off to Saudi Arabia for warm weather training.

        4. im1974
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          What winter break?

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        I missed the 'old' FPL 🙁

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          How old?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Old enough without bloody last minute postponements

        2. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          When we need to wait for 1 hour after game to find out who get the bonus pts?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Sounds about right, at least decision made instantly in the game and not 5 min silent preceeding goal jubilation these days ...

            1. polroger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 15 hours ago

              2022 FPL is 2022 FPL 🙂 sure i is miss Tony Pulis defence, Drogba cap, Suarez on top and Yaya Toure! But now is game one GW 22 😉

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Sanchez pen save coming..

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Even if he did he would somehow find a way back to 2 points

          1. Lucky Z
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            He is doing well lately and keeping saves

          2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Na..he improved a lot in recent times.. 3 points in loosing cs and racking up bonus while keeping cs.

      • Gandalf
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        One benching and suddenly wanting palace to score, the fun of fpl

        1. fplgaruda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          No. I want Potter to be sacked. Lol

      • im1974
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        I had 4 red dorito’s + Foden (who knows his status) so had no choice but to FH. Triple BRI & MUN - what could go wrong............

        1. NorCal Villan
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            (Insert drooling Homer Simpson) DORITOS!!!!

        2. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Why is it taking so long to update? I want to see what my competitors have done to their teams.

          1. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Honestly sometimes worse than fifa servers

          2. Shark
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Super slow tonight.

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Jai-Mie—Tartt -doodoo -doodoo -doodoo Jaime Tartt doo doo doo
          Jai-Mie—Tartt -doodoo -doodoo -doodoo Jaime Tartt doo doo doo

          1. AIRMILES
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Tracey Banks?

          2. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Baby shark?!

            1. AIRMILES
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 15 hours ago

              Oh that's it.

          3. Viprin
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Nah Dani rojas is better

        4. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Last minute -4 for Lamptey went well

          1. fplgaruda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Same boat

          2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Will come in to play against tired legs with his not so tired muscles

            1. Werner Bros
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 15 hours ago

              Fingers crossed

        5. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          UPDATED

        6. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Uodated!

        7. No Need
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          So i really did cap Bruno. Thought id had a bad dream…

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Fabio Borges and Magnus Carlsen did too. You are in good company!

        8. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Updated

        9. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          What have I missed in the last hour?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            60 minutes

        10. Captain Beefheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Arsenal requested postponement against Spurs

          1. AIRMILES
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            And they announced it just a few minutes before the deadline. It was chaos for us FHers.

        11. Geriatric Unathletic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Letting me change anything and evertthing still for GW22

        12. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Yeah the fpl site hasn't updated correctly I think

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Rinse and repeat from the last 2 months or so

        13. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          The great thing about all these Covid postponements is the amount of footy there is on TV when they're rescheduled.

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Yeah. GW39 could be a feast, at this rate

        14. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Top 10k effective ownership stats from LiveFPL:

          Ronaldo 111%
          Alexander-Arnold 98%
          Bowen 98%
          Jota 93%
          Cancelo 81%
          Antonio 69%
          Dennis 60%
          de Gea 54%
          Alonso 44%
          King 43%
          Fernandes 42%
          Gray 31%
          Reguilón 26%
          Foden 22%
          Kane 20%
          Lucas Moura 19%
          Mount 19%
          Maddison 17%
          Watkins 16%
          Sánchez 16%
          Coufal 16%
          Rüdiger 14%
          Bernardo 13%
          Calvert-Lewin 13%
          Lloris 12%
          Trossard 12%
          Raphinha 10%

          7.4% of top 10k played FH, 1.6% WC, 0.8% BB and 0.3% TC

          Looks like a hack as the most popular TCs are Cox and Smallbone...
          https://www.livefpl.net/top10k

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 15 hours ago

              go to the transfer history, see it made like 500 transfers in one minute, its obviously a bot they are using but im surprised its that fast and that someone went to the effort of making a bot to do this. Worrying really, fpl need to sort this out somehow or i think we are going to start seeing thousands of teams affected

          1. djman102
            • 12 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Yay-I can root for all my players to score without worrying about a rank drop!

        15. DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          MISSED THE DEADLINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

          My team as it stands:

          Sanchez
          Cancelo TAA Dawson Keane
          Son(VC) Bowen Jota
          Dennis(C) Antonio Ronaldo
          Gray Galagher Livra

          Saved the FH for a more exciting DGW tough!