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

    Help! last minute decision please...

    Shall I bench boost?
    Ramsdale, Dalot, Bernardo, Gallagher.

    Rest of team
    Lloris
    Alexander-Arnold, Cancelo, Lamptey, Rudiger
    Jota, Gray, Bowen
    Ronaldo(c), Dennis (vc), Calvert-Lewin

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

      No

    2. Scotch Jock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Nope.

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

      Nope

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

      No. Arsenal may blank. Dalot rotation.

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

      Thanks everyone for your replies. Unianimous no it was. See you on the other side.

    6. Shankly Gates
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      do you know what the bench boost chip does? if the spurs arsenal game is called off, you won't have Ramsdale/LLoris playing why would you risk BB with that info?

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

        Yes, but next week I plan to sell Ramsdale, so there will be zero chance of a playing keeper. This week, there was a slight chance of one playing keeper (aka 2 points) if the game goes through - better than zero chance. Bernardo and Gallagher are solid players this week. And Dalot is a rotation risk, but he will have two attempts of appearance. So, overall, it was quite reasonable to think of a bench boost. Also, it cannot be combined with a free hit, so I may not be able to use it with a reasonable team going forward.

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

    Trossard, King or DDG captain?

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

      King.

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      DDG and I'm not even kidding!

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

    Kane on FH or no?

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Lukaku

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Depends if you have the space for a good sub in case the NLD gets cancelled.

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

      Yes, on FH.

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

    (C) Kane or Ron?

    1. W
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      kane

      1. Podge
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        Might not have a game

    2. Podge
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Ron

    3. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Ron

    4. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Ronaldo, easy

    5. GlasgowFF
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Ron. Spurs game likely to be off.

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

      Ronaldo.

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

      Changed from Kane to Ronaldo (C)

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

      Thanks all!

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

      Ronny

  5. Hulk Smash
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Son, Broja to Maddison, DCL.
    Trent (c)
    Bowen (vc)

    Let's gooooo.

  6. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Woooooohooooooooo

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

    Any defender less than 5.7 worth a -4?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Bit of a broad question for 18:29 mate

  8. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Play Reguilon or Cancelo?

    1. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo

    2. Hulk Smash
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo

  9. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bachmann, Coufal, Bilva & Broja worth a bench boost?

    1. Podge
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Not even close

  10. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Dalot ok or no

  11. GlasgowFF
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Just saw Arsenal v Spurs most likely off. Glad I never brought in Kane for a hit.

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

      Bet it’s off

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

    Confirmed meeting tomorrow to analyse ARS request for postponement

  13. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    GL people!! See you on the other side...

  14. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 5 days ago

    All done for a -4.

    DDG*
    TAA, Reguillon*, Alonso*
    Jota, Bowen, Mount*, Gray
    Ronaldo*, Dennis* (c), Watkins

    Foster, Foden, Cancelo, Johnson

    Good luck all!

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck, that's a very good team for this GW!

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

        Cheers Frank! I’d like a good week for a change too!

  15. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Livra > Alonso for -4?

  16. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno C letsgo

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

      SAME

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Fortune favours the brave

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

      Didn't quite have the stones to cap him, but i did bring him in for a hit. Clean behind those sofas boys! Let's go lol!

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

    Captain Lamptey. Here we go!

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Good luck brave choice

  18. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    WILDCARD ACTIVATED.

  19. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    panties down phew!!!!

  20. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Pens down, keyboards away!

  21. Shankly Gates
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    couple of hours ago all the negative against FH.... teams had many issues... now even more.... using the FH and adjusting on breaking news... MASTERSTROKE lol
    can pick best available from the carnage

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

      Who you FH to? Just about every good option for the DGW has a question mark over whether they'll actually get a double. Best to keep it small and hope the inevitablecancellations work in your favour

      1. Shankly Gates
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 5 days ago

        well it was a hectic coupl of mins... I took out 3 spurs and brought in Bruno, Jota and rudiger
        Yes you are right but going by what we knew at 10 mins before deadline made sense to get more UTD and dump spurs... not saying it will work but all I read in the morniung was loling at the FHitters ... maybe it will work after all... and my Team had issues so was either WC, or maybe a -8 or the FH... chose the FH and gave me some room to manuerve in the last mins
        Gladly circle back see how it goes end of GW

  22. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Deadline done

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

    Captain Cucurela here we go!!

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

      nice, I played Cucurella over Lamptey, not sure it was the right call, but he is more nailed then Lamptey, less injury and card prone also

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

    Pants shirts everything down

  25. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Lets go!
    DDG
    TAA Alonso Cancelo
    Bruno(C) Bowen Jota Gray
    Dennis (V) Antonio DCL
    Foster Foden Dawson Livramento

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

    That was crazy

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

      Ended up captaining Lamptey and vice captaining DDG

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

        Now that's crazy....

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

        ha good luck

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

        I'm a maverick boys

  27. Stram Dunk
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Ron(c) here

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

    Bowen(C). Play, Pause, Repeat!

    1. Stram Dunk
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Bold. Good luck!

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

        Thanks. Good luck to you too

  29. King Carlos
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 5 days ago

    Kane to DCL my maverick move of the week!

    Who wid me?

    1. Tactical Frank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I like it. Thought about it myself but didn't pull the trigger. Hope it pays off for you

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

    Panties down. Most stressful GW deadline ever 😀

    1. King Carlos
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 5 days ago

      I must've had some 35 different players rotating in n out of my FH team! Lol...