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FPL team news: Gameweek 22 injury updates on Ronaldo, Rashford and Castagne

We’ve got the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) team news information in a press conference summary ahead of the midweek matches that will complete Double Gameweek 22.

Featured this time are Manchester United, Brentford, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Captained by many, Cristiano Ronaldo missed Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa and many FPL managers nervously awaited the comments of Ralf Rangnick, ahead of their trip to Brentford. His update was promising, with a hint of caution.

“Cristiano and Marcus [Rashford] were training yesterday, so I suppose they will also be training today, but before the Villa game, I was also convinced that Cristiano would be available and in the end, he wasn’t. Right now I think both could be available”

Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay will return from their one-match suspension for collecting five yellow cards, as Rangnick also provided good news on Paul Pogba – out since Gameweek 9 with a thigh injury.

“What I saw in training yesterday was very promising for the future and I’m very much looking forward to having him available in two weeks time after the international break.”

Harry Maguire and Phil Jones were unused substitutes at Villa Park and Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed out due to illness. All three could play on Wednesday but Eric Bailly won’t, as he is still representing Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Son Heung-min remains unavailable until February because of a muscular injury, as are Eric Dier (muscle) and Cristian Romero (hamstring). However, Steven Bergwijn (calf) and Sergio Reguilon (muscle) have recovered and are ready to play.

LEICESTER CITY

The list of unavailable players for Brendan Rodgers’ side is huge. Higher-profile absences include Jamie Vardy – out with a hamstring problem until March – Ricardo Pereira (leg), Timothy Castagne (thigh) and Jonny Evans (hamstring).

Rodgers has at least received positive news on a few recent problems:

“Timothy [Castagne] has had an operation so he is eight to nine weeks (out). He had an issue with his thigh and he needed to go and have an operation. The ones who were available for our last game – [Kiernan] Dewsbury-Hall, [Luke] Thomas, [Caglar] Soyuncu, [Patson] Daka, [James] Justin. Those guys are available and now they have been able to train more, which is good.”

However, there remains doubts over Boubakary Soumare (illness) and Ryan Bertrand (knee).

In addition to Wesley Fofana‘s (leg) long recovery, the Foxes have lost four players to AFCON duty – Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Daniel Amartey and Nampalys Mendy.

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank says that everyone who was available for the weekend defeat at Liverpool is also available to face Manchester United. That means no new absentees on top of David Raya (knee), Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen (hamstring), Charlie Goode (hamstring) and Joshua Dasilva (hip), plus Frank Onyeka representing Nigeria on international duty.


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326 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    20k GW rank and into top 100k, unfortunately this is the high water mark and all down hill with no players tonight!

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    This top 10k FHer must now be really hoping Ronaldo doesn't feature to help mask the fact they decided to play Trossard and bench Bruno... 😮
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1051383/event/22/

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      FHitters just unlucky.

    2. Bruin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Wow what a plonker Rodney. He is 5k in world and leaves £12 million first sub on bench

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Went on form.

  3. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Trossard benching is strange.

    Owned him once in GW19 FH team. Luckily he scored, although only lasted 45 minutes. Now I think that I really got away with it.

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Trossard bench! :S

  5. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Does anyone have team links for Joe and Greyhead ?

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Joe https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4505/event/22
      What is Greyhead's actual name? Andy something?

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Graham Head

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Are you sure? I watched a video where Joe introduced him as "Andy. AKA Greyhead..."

          1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I was joking - sorry.

        2. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Worked with a guy called Richard Head before and he was.

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        cheers

        found Greyheads team, his name is Grey Head on there also

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Is Joe not in the mods and cons league?
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/366/standings/c

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        He isn't for some reason, was there earlier this season thats normally how I found his team, but wasnt there or in a couple other FFS ones, not sure what that means

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Cheers

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hope tonight's a good game with some points too.

    For most that will mean 0-0 or some well targeted goals!

  7. Dušan Citizen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Why the hell would you bench your best player(s), Potter, ffs???

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He wont get that opportunity at Everton 🙂

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    The only Time I have ever owned Trossard was in blank gameweek last season on Free hit

    26 points as (c). Great memories

    I'm sure many in the same boat

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Same - against Newcastle wasn't it. I captained him that day.

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Same. Was class when the whole game seemed to be on Kane as well.

      Was a couple of 0.1s off Bruno so plumped for Trossard instead. Could say things have a way of evening themselves out.

  9. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Seems FPL teams getting hacked more, lots of budget transfers in

  10. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    So no chance of Leicester vs spurs postponement?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I bet Spurs postpone for farsical reasons

  11. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Trossard captain fail

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      wait Trossard against tired legs might give you a point more.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        69th minute appearance
        75th minute yellow
        0

    2. james 101
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Just tell everyone your account was hacked

      Instant sympathy

    3. NorCal Villan
        3 months, 29 days ago

        As the prophecy foretold

      • Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Oh dear misguided soul - just like me. Hopefully he'll be better than Dennis(c)

    4. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Trossard benched! Ha! Gotta laugh haven't you. Lesson learned - DGW players are overrated if a SGW player like Harrison can grab a hatty in a single game

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah, but you couldn’t call that

        1. Milk, 1 Šuker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I know pal

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Lightning CAN actually strike twice too

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Ronaldo and trossard in for a hit went well, why do I even bother making moves

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        DCL and Gray in for a -8 last week, killing it with my moves

    6. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Potter's just channeling his inner Harry Potter. He's trying to do miracles and wonders.

      1. james 101
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        So wait, who is how hermoine?

        (No idea how that’s spelled)

        1. james 101
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          *who is his hermoine?

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          No idea here as well lol

        3. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          No Idea but Duffy and Dunk are definitely Crabbe and Goyle

          1. NorCal Villan
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Holding out for Luna Lovegood

              1. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Now that's a sweetie

            • james 101
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Lol

      2. Drumandbaines123
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        What a pleasant surprise to see Alonso starting. Cue a hefty 1-pointer.

      3. The Train Driver
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Looks like it took a dgw for Brighton for everyone to remember that Potter is and has always been mr tinkerman....

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          It's like Pep roulette, but with shite players and a shite team.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            They're pretty good....

      4. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        1 FT & 1.1m ITB

        DDG
        TAA - Cancelo - Reguilon
        Foden - Silva - Jota - Bowen
        Ronaldo - Watkins - Dennis

        Bachmann - Martinelli - White - Coufal

        A) Roll FT
        B) Martinelli > Raph (exact $)
        C) Other

      5. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Potter doing the hackers an easy job, flooding unnecessary transfers into our teams...

      6. MrJobby
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I’ve never ever had successful Chips on FPL . Bench boost never works, few hits are a waste on double game weeks especially these days with squad rotation and games postponed , they are better used for blank game weeks when only
          Like 6 teams are playing . Triple captain is pure luck

          1. Bruin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Agreed

        • No Need
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Maupay owners. Relax. Dat guy will ping something after ten mins or so.

        • Mmm sausages
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Wasn’t there some tube posting yesterday that he was told Leicester’s game tomorrow would be postponed because they didn’t have enough players? freddo I think it was. I think we can officially call B/S on that nonsense

          https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/leicester-city-spurs-press-conference-6509599.amp

        • gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Pleased that Alonso is playing although I'm a bit concerned he will be up against the speedy Lamptey. Can see another booking coming.

          1. james 101
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            1 or 2?

        • james 101
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Nice to hear Newcastle are making transfer moves

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Trossard owners don't panic, he will find the inner ESR in him and score when subbed on.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            We wish.

        • alimantado
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Should i bench Foden or Watkins ? Thoughts ?