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Which FPL players are on international duty ahead of Gameweek 24?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) takes a backseat over the next fortnight, with Burnley v Watford rounding off Double Gameweek 23 at the beginning of February and the Gameweek 24 deadline following in the midweek after it.

The next two weeks will be a ‘winter break’ for most FPL assets but it’s instead an international fortnight for those Premier League players who represent countries outside of Europe.

There are FIFA World Cup qualifiers taking place in North America, South America and Asia, while the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) continues with the knockout rounds and Chris Wood‘s (£6.7m) New Zealand have a couple of friendlies to contest.

A total of 30 FPL players are in World Cup action over the next week, including Raphinha (£6.6m), Philippe Coutinho (£7.0m), Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) and Emerson Royal (£5.0m). Around about the same number have been away at AFCON, although these players are gradually starting to return home as their respective countries are eliminated.

The likes of Richarlison (£7.4m), Douglas Luiz (£4.4m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) haven’t been called up by their nations, while Son Heung-min (£10.6m), Hwang Hee-chan (£5.4m), Cristian Romero (£4.8m) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.7m) miss out because of injury.

It remains to be seen if Raul Jimenez (£7.4m) hooks up with Mexico, after missing Gameweek 23 with a calf problem.

Late returns from around the globe shouldn’t be an issue, with Gameweek 24 not kicking off until Tuesday 8 February – not far off a week after the international action comes to a close. Injuries could be picked up, however, so it’s worth monitoring the fortunes of those involved and holding fire on any early transfers.

WHEN FPL PLAYERS ARE IN WORLD CUP QUALIFYING/FRIENDLY ACTION: A CLUB-BY-CLUB GUIDE

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ARSENAL

  • Gabriel Magalhaes – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2

ASTON VILLA

  • Emiliano Buendia – Argentina – Jan 28 + Feb 1
  • Philippe Coutinho – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Emiliano Martinez – Argentina – Jan 28 + Feb 1

BRENTFORD

  • Saman Ghoddos – Iran – Jan 27 + Feb 1
  • Ethan Pinnock – Jamaica – Jan 27 + 30 + Feb 2

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Steven Alzate – Colombia – Jan 28 + Feb 1
  • Moises Caicedo – Ecuador – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Alexis Mac Allister – Argentina – Jan 28 + Feb 1

CHELSEA

  • Christian Pulisic – USA – Jan 27 + 30 + Feb 2
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2

EVERTON

  • Yerry Mina – Colombia – Jan 28 + Feb 1
  • Salomon Rondon – Venezuela – Jan 28 + Feb 1

LEEDS UNITED

  • Raphinha – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2

LIVERPOOL

  • Alisson – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Fabinho – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Takumi Minamino – Japan – Jan 27 + Feb 1

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Ederson – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Gabriel Jesus – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Zach Steffen – USA – Jan 27 + 30 + Feb 2

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • Edinson Cavani – Uruguay – Jan 27 + Feb 1
  • Fred – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Alex Telles – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Miguel Almiron – Paraguay – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Chris Wood – New Zealand – Jan 28 + Feb 1

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Giovani Lo Celso – Argentina – Jan 28 + Feb 1
  • Emerson Royal – Brazil – Jan 27 + Feb 2
  • Davinson Sanchez – Colombia – Jan 28 + Feb 1

WATFORD

  • Yaser Asprilla – Colombia – Jan 28 + Feb 1

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Michail Antonio – Jamaica – Jan 27 + 30 + Feb 2

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Raul Jimenez – Mexico – Jan 27 + 30 + Feb 2

AFCON LATEST

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CountryPremier League Players at AFCONNext Fixture
Burkina FasoBertrand Traore (Aston Villa)v Tunisia (quarter-finals, Jan 29)
GuineaNaby Keita (Liverpool)v Gambia (last 16, Jan 24)
SenegalEdouard Mendy (Chelsea), Cheikhou Kouyate (C Palace), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Ismaila Sarr (Watford)v Cape Verde (last 16, Jan 25)
MoroccoAdam Masina (Watford), Imran Louza (Watford), Romain Saiss (Wolves)v Malawi (last 16, Jan 25)
GhanaThomas Partey (Arsenal), Jordan Ayew (C Palace), Daniel Amartey (Leicester)ELIMINATED AT THE GROUP STAGE
NigeriaFrank Onyeka (Brentford), Alex Iwobi (Everton), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), William Troost-Ekong (Watford)ELIMINATED IN THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS
EgyptMohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Trezeguet (A Villa), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)v Ivory Coast (last 16, Jan 26)
Ivory CoastNicolas Pepe (Arsenal), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley), Wilfried Zaha (C Palace), Eric Bailly (Man Utd)v Egypt (last 16, Jan 26)
AlgeriaRiyad Mahrez (Man City), Said Benrahma (West Ham)ELIMINATED AT THE GROUP STAGE
MaliYves Bissouma (Brighton), Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)v Equatorial Guinea (last 16, Jan 26)

A third of the Premier League players who were called up for international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations are already back or returning to the UK, with Ghana, Algeria and Nigeria making earlier-than-expected exits.

Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.7m) Egypt could be out as soon as Wednesday, meanwhile, with opponents Ivory Coast the bookies’ favourites to progress from their round-of-16 meeting.

Sadio Mane‘s (£11.7m) Senegal, by contrast, are generally 7/2 second-favourites (behind hosts Cameroon) with the oddsmakers to win the tournament outright. Should any Premier League progress to the final or third-place play-off, they will be in action on the Sunday immediately before Gameweek 24.

StageDates
Group stageJan 9-20
Round of 16Jan 23-26
Quarter-finalsJan 29-30
Semi-finalsFeb 2-3
Third place play-off/FinalFeb 6


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365 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PartyTime
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Gino Pozzo strikes again!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Broke the Italian brotherhood code though. The mafia is unhappy.

        1. PartyTime
            3 months, 28 days ago

            He is trying to fix it tho

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Pozzo realised that Ranieri was fugazi.

          1. PartyTime
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Absolutely 🙂

        3. The Red Devil
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Current team-
          Ddg/steele
          TAA/cancelo/Dawson/Tomiyasu/Guehi
          Kdb/foden/Bowen/sissoko/jota
          Ronaldo/king/Dennis

          WC team-
          DDG/Sanchez
          TAA/Robbo/Cancelo/Laporte/Ait Nouri
          Salah/Kdb//Coutinho/Ramsey/Bowen
          Maupay/Edouard/Broja
          This would be with the intention of a BB soon
          Thoughts?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Raph in place of Cout?

            1. The Red Devil
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Interesting, but apart from that? Is the WC strategy sound? Just feels like my current team needs a few transfers than I'd wanna do

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Yes. I see 8 to 9 changes in your current team.

                1. The Red Devil
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Lol, I could see atleast 7 anyways

          2. james 101
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Solid

            I agree with loon also

            1. NorCal Villan
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Coutinho & Ramsey? That’s a lotta Villa on a WC. I’m not sold on Coutinho (will be ecstatic if he proves me wrong) but that said, I would do one or the other, not both

                1. NorCal Villan
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Especially with you skimping on forwards. You can get a better midfielder (lots of options) over the two Villa

            2. User Unknown
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Anyone with all five chips - when are you playing them? If there's a DGW25 might use a free hit but otherwise, thinking an all out assault on GW30+ sounds like fun.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                WC this week. BB probably in 25. The two FHs based on future DGWs. TC when Salah has a double.

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Once again, good plan.

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Thank you. Been hovering around the 12k - 14k OR. ​Really want to beat my best ever finish.

                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      I am trying to be you and get to your rank and finish top 10k.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        I am sure you will. All the best!

              2. Yes Ndidi
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Just hit the WC button. BB probably in 36 if it looks like being a biggie. FH in BGW30. Not sure on the other FH yet. TC whenever Mo gets a DGW.

              3. snow pea in repose
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Planning on gw28, when fixtures change and we have a better idea of team's non-fpl schedules. Maybe even free hit into the wildcard...

            3. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Wonder is Watford’s new manager will make it to the end of the season?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Who cares? As long as he names Bachmann for the next game.

                1. Red Red Robins
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Oh THIS!!

                2. Salarrivederci
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Yes!
                  Sanchez 4 pointer would be great

                3. Salarrivederci
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Oh and he got to start (K)ing up top

                4. Gazwaz80
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Don’t be like that Wild Rover, you know we all want Forster to start 😀

                  1. Gazwaz80
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    + King bench would be nice 😉

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Not a chance with Dennis out

                5. TheTinman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Yeah let's pray he is Austrian 😆

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      The “# of Watford managers since their last CS” list keeps growing

              2. Salarrivederci
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Any users on here with a take on Lowtons chances against Watford?
                Would get Coufal in should he warm the bench again.

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Slim imo

              3. Little Red Lacazette
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Hmm, that 3-0 Norwich loss was unforgivable for Claudio.

              4. Lord of Ings
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                In other news Comoros are being forced to field a left back at goalkeeping position tonight..
                How on earth did partey and Co lose to this lot..

                1. NorCal Villan
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Comoros eating its own tail

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Comoros have no recognised goalkeeper for their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie against Cameroon tonight.

                  Kinda kills the game really.

                  One injured, one with covid and one had covid but didn’t pass protocols so can’t play.

                3. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  So who's gonna be the lucky guy who'll be Watford's 15th manager under the Pozzos in a span of 9 years?

                  1. Yes Ndidi
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Me. I'll have a go. The next couple of months could set me up for life

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      GL and let us know who's gonna be your first choice GK 😉

                      1. Yes Ndidi
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Bachmann. Only because I started him against Norwich.

                    2. Yes Ndidi
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Have any clubs ever had 4 permanent managers in a season? There's no guarantee the next one will make it past GW30 or so if the players don't buck their ideas up.

                  2. snow pea in repose
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Big Sam ( on a short term basis)...

                4. manu4life99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Ronaldo,ESR > Salah,Broja worth a 4pt?

                  1. FPL Brains
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Yessir

                  2. Little Red Lacazette
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Yes

                  3. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Yea

                5. OLD Rafiki
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  what have you people done with my jota?

                  1. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    Stuck him in Lukaku's dream

                6. Finding Timo
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  Is it now very unlikely be DGW24?

                7. Damien Sartip-Zadeh
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Game week 24 is going to be awsome