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FPL Daily: Firmino injury update

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of the day in FPL Daily, a series that services weekdays where there is no press conference round-up or Premier League match.

KLOPP ON FIRMINO

Salah’s return, Leicester’s set-piece issues and Martinelli’s ban: FPL notes 4

Roberto Firmino (£8.7m) is likely to miss the first-leg of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with Villarreal, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The Brazilian is set to remain sidelined with the foot injury that has kept him out of the Reds’ last two Premier League fixtures.

However, there are no other fresh fitness concerns following Sunday’s Merseyside derby win over Everton.

Offering an update ahead of Wednesday’s encounter at Anfield, Klopp said:

“I don’t think (he is ready) yet. He is running outside and that’s good, obviously, but I am not sure. Maybe somebody will surprise me afterwards and tell me, ‘Yes, Bobby is in.’ (I will have) open arms, but I don’t think so. Apart from that, no (new injuries) that I know yet.” – Jurgen Klopp

JAMES/RUDIGER BACK IN TRAINING

The best FPL defenders for a Gameweek 28 Wildcard 2

Reece James (£6.4m) and Antonio Rudiger (£6.1m) have both been spotted in training, offering encouragement that they could yet still be involved in Double Gameweek 34.

James was a surprise absentee against West Ham on Sunday, with Thomas Tuchel saying that he had felt some discomfort in his hamstrings, while Rudiger has missed Chelsea’s last two fixtures with a groin injury.

LIVRAMENTO OUT UNTIL 2023

Armstrong ends goal drought as Livramento keeps up fine FPL form 1

According to reports, Tino Livramento (£4.3m) is set to miss the rest of 2022 after scans revealed he has an ACL injury which will require surgery.

The 19-year-old was stretchered off and required oxygen after picking up the injury against Brighton and Hove Albion in Gameweek 34, an incident which has seemingly brought his excellent debut season in senior football to a premature end.


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539 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Jesus ready for another hat trick at the weekend 🙂 🙂

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      *rested

  2. Isco Disco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What a game! 4-3 at Etihad is a decent result. Not disappointed for sure coz could’ve been a worse score line.
    Bring on the 2nd leg at the Bernebeu! I’m sure Real will play way better with Casemiro back and the huge Bernebeu crowd being their 12th man. I feel Real can overturn this deficit and make it through to the finals. Hala Madrid! Vamanos!

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      City also get Cancelo back though. I think City are very favored but Madrid have some magic about them which should make it a very good game.

      I was hoping City would bury them a bit so they could play a stronger team vs Leeds and perhaps not have to go all guns blazing in Madrid.

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If there was ever a doubt that Real's name is on the cup it was silenced with Mahrez hitting the post and the rebounded shot being cleared off the line. Some supernatural entity steering them to be European champions.

    3. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Lucky, lucky Madrid...what a poor defence....City will get a few more in the second leg.
      Liverpool v City final very likely

  3. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So ?

    A Keep Sterling (maybe w/o KdB creativity)
    B Sterling to Son

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      same predicament, how likely is he to start do you think

  4. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How on earth this guys come away with a narrow defeat after being thrashed they way they did. Amazing.

    1. Isco Disco
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Coz we’re Real Madrid…The kings of Europe! We never give up and we fight till the end, till the last minute.

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Madrid the luckiest team I've seen for a while...
        Madrid score a toe poke in off the post, gain a fortunate penalty...multiple easy chances missed by City.
        Madrid defence mesmerised by City

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          If City doesnt beat them, and they should, Pool will.

    2. Fintroy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Biggest one man team since Portugal a few years ago.....

  5. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    39 behind ml leader. He doesnt have saka pope.weghorst or robbo

    I dont have kane.

    Whose my priority to get in if fh in 37

    Coutinho
    Laporte
    Watkins
    Foden

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

    Has there been any new Saka injury news? Surprised he shows as falling on FPLstats tonight

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah seems quite kneejerky..I'm keeping for sure.

  7. Hazardous1983
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with this 1.8 in bank. 1ft

    Pope
    Taa robbo james (ait nouri schar)
    Saka salah havertz mount kulu
    Weghorst broja (wood)

    1. redsallstars
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cash for schar and bench broja, then get dennis/pukki for broja next week

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A Hold Sterling
    B Sterling to Son
    C Sterling to KDB

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Surely he starts versus Leeds.

    2. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 10 days ago

        B or C work for me

      • Rog.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Think I’d hold

    3. Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Captain salah or coutinho if i get him in

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Go with your gut. And what best suits your ML narratives. Coutinho could be a good punt this GW, IMO.

        1. Hazardous1983
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          39 behind leader. Guy whose 3rd il 50 ahead.of him but.he has a tc chip

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I'd consider using this GW as a chance to go a bit different.

    4. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      At the rate that some of my players are dropping I'm gonna be pushed to sell the likes of Salah for KDB, or something like that... 🙁 🙁 🙁

    5. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Benzema's confidence must be sky-high. He had the audacity to do a panenka in a game like this and after missing two penalties in previous match. Unreal player.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What a penalty that was. I was shocked!!!

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        We're they panenka's. I'd be fuming if I was the manager...so risky against a top keeper

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He scored. Fume if he misses. He knew what he was doing.

          1. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Sorry, don't like the risk when your teams progreession in the Champions League.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah know what you mean, he only scored because the keeper decided to dive.

              Then again I’ve always been for keepers to stay rooted until the ball is struck, I’m convinced more penalties would be saved if they did, plus Jorginho/Bruno run ups would be useless.

    6. Bobadoba
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      James or Alonso if both start next game?

      1. Rog.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I like Alonso, no real competition for his place, gets forward a lot + James injury risk and RCB position. If I had James I’d wait for the United game and hold if he plays though

    7. Rog.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Do we think Jesus gets a rest at the weekend? Was surprised to see him start tonight.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        No nailed on every game now 100%

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I’m buying him and Bruno G this week

        2. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Jesus nailed?

            Too soon

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Or too late

            2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I’ve noticed something different with Pep’s treatment of Jesus, I think he’s a similar level to what Aguero’s nailedness was, but without another out and out striker to compete with like he did with Jesus

              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Compete/*rotate with

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                His starts and minutes have been sporadic since GW16, not sure what pattern you can possibly be on about - unless your basing your finding purely on the last 2-3 fixtures?

                1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Back then he had players like Silva in good scoring form plus still giving Grealish lots of settling in time - I think now he realised how important it is to have that goalscorer in there

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    I'm not saying Jesus won't start this weekend but so think your comment on a 'pattern' is a load of rubbish. There hasn't been enough time to measure a proper patter that fits what you're saying.

                    Just your opinion because you're buying him.

                    He scored 4 goals this weekend. Of course you'll want to play a forward with high confidence in the upcoming UCL matches & season run-in.

        3. da Beeeez
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          53% chance that Jesus rests, but accurately predicting Pep on any consistent basis is an impossible task.

      2. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Doherty, Lacazette --> Alonso, Pukki for -4? (building a bench boost team)

        1. Bggz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Yes

      3. KeanosMagic
          2 months, 10 days ago

          One city slot free in my team.
          Chasing in my ML.

          Which one?

          Laporte (most likely to be blocked by others bringing him in)
          Mahrez
          Foden
          Or Jesus?

        • Sal8
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Any news on city v wolves?

        • Bggz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Is nuno for arsenal nailed for the rest of the season? Who is he in for?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Not nailed because he can play a right stinker, but he's the most natural LB replacement for Tierney who is out injured.

            Xhaka has played LB but he's needed in midfield. Last match showed that; he played alright.

            Perhaps at risk of rotation if arsenal play wing backs as Martinelli could start there, but not sure that'll be their Plan A given they've won two big games with the latest formation.

            If Tomiyasu is back it massively helps out Tavares/Arsenal because it plugs a defensive hole (2 defensively weak fullbacks vs 1 weak one).

            Doesn't make a ton of sense to play Cedric LB as he's more of a RB and has been just as poor if mot worse. Tavares at least offers more going forward.

            I think/hope he'll play most now - but he's not nailed.

            I brought him in last week as low in funds at the back due to Doherty/Cucho drops - sadly was 3rd on bench!

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Nice Summary

              Will it be before GW35 before Havertz/Werner etc will rotate or GW36

              Will sell Havertz for Coutinho I think but keep Werner, or is Pulisic now a threat?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I'm not sure I follow the first question, or how the second relates to my question?

                Couldn't possibly tell you the Chelsea forwards for United (and therefore Everton).
                For United either we go strong again or there is rotation:
                Werner > Pulisic; Mount > Ziyech > Havertz > Lukaku.

                Would rate Havertz & Werner starts more likely vs. United, partly because of early sub & partly because Mount has been a bit poor the last two. However could be totally wrong.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Got no City players in my team.

          Risky?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Neither have I. Really don't want to lose players for them, either. Is a tricky one!!!

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Of course it is

          3. McGurn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Dont think i have had a city player all season (except for Bernardo for 10 weeks with no goals and no assist). Not essential this year year unless you get lucky with the timing.

            1. McGurn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 13 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Sorry, forgot Cancelo!

        • Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          What to do if I'm gonna BB 36 and FH 37?

          Foster ¦ Raya
          Alonso Cash White Taylor
          Salah Son Sancho Zaha
          Kane Pukki
          ¦ Broja Gordon Amartey

          2.1 ITB, 2 FT's

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Broja to DGW forward, Sancho to DGW Mid, then maybe take a -4 hit GW35

            1. Sal8
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Maybe sancho to coutinho?

          2. redsallstars
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Sancho to coutinho then next week you can do broja to Dennis, Amartey to robertson/cancelo

        • Bggz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Do we think it’s Stirling in the league now and not the CL?

          1. JT11fc
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Sure hope so, hel have the armband

        • FCSB
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          When will we find out when city DGW, 36 or 37 ?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Nobody knows. If it is GW36, probably needs to be by ~4th March-ish. Potential we won't get an answer ahead of deadline in any case(?)

            Remember Ben Crellin commenting on advance notice for fans RE: Chelsea fixtures & it being around 8 days or so, which would be ~8 or so before the GW36 fixture would fall if moved there.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              ~4th May*

            2. FCSB
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              thanks mate

        • POTATO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Play one from this match:

          Weghorst (wat) v Dennis (BUR)

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Bookies' odds favour Weggy. He is 15/8 to score anytime, whilst they have Dennis at 9/4.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Where do you get anyscorer odds? I used to find them on paddypower but that site is unusable nowadays.

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Just went onto B365, mate.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Cheers

                2. McGurn
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Ha ha you are lucky. Bet365 been down all way through the Man C v Real game. Loads of people really piss*d off!

                  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Yeah, heard about that. I only use it to look at fixtures and odds etc., but have noticed that happening a few times. Think it started during The Grand National. They must have lost massive amounts of money!!!

            2. POTATO
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Thanks, I had picked Dennis at home but noticed another site favouring Weghorst. Watford poor at home in terms of goals conceded and Burnley with something to play favours Weghorst but his lack of involvement like many CF is concerning. Whereas Dennis when picked has had a decent season overall but Watford...

        • klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Assuming James and Saka are fit. (Also BB36, FH37)

          a) Roll
          b) Sterling to Son
          c) James + Sterling to Alonso + KDB (-4)
          d) Other

          Foster
          TAA | Matip | Cancelo | James
          Salah | Sterling | Mount | Saka
          Werner | Nketiah

          Schmeichel | B.Davies | Pukki | KDH +0.6m

          1. POTATO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            It's a good week to roll the transfer and optimise GW36 instead. I'll be rolling even though I really should upgrade a forward this week.

        • McGurn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Just seen a sneaky peek at the future. After 41 goals in the Champ, Mitrovic's performance tonight against Forest is a clue to next year ha. Good player though, hope i am wrong.

          1. JT11fc
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Surely if Fulham keep the same team and creativity hel chip in with a few

        • Pepeye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Justgot back from the Etihad What a fab football feast that was
          Walker Cancelo and an unfit Stones for 35 minutes meant Real were always going to core goals

          1. POTATO
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            You should have scored a couple more goals but good match for the neutrals.

          2. tokara
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            If only Mahrez less selfish

        • JT11fc
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Pretty stumped here....
          This is my current plan, any thoughts much appreciated
          Ederson
          Robbo Alonso James Cancelo
          Salah Saka Sterling Barnes Havertz
          J Rod

          Foster Schar Broja ASM 1.6itb

          Current plan is
          GW35 Schar to Cash - bench Barnes
          GW36 ASM to Rich - bench Cash
          FH38

        • FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Maddison owners watcha doing?

          Best to sell and be done with Leicester assets given crazy schedule or just bench him this week for Matip and hope he starts both/gets major minutes for BB36?

          Do you think Sterling is more likely to play vs Leeds given he didn't start tonight? I sold Kane for him last week and probably wise to just hold rather than switching back...?

          1. JT11fc
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I sold Son for Sterling last gw, am gonna hold Sterling

          2. redsallstars
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Maddison I would deffo hold and play matip. Leicester great games dgw. He will start at least 1 of those if leicester make final, conference league final 3 days after gw38 so there be mass rotation then

        • the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          any news on LIV v SOU match as yet?

        • Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I'm replacing Che Adams (finally).

          Who do you reckon would be a good replacement for the last few weeks (probably FH in gw37).

          A. Nketiah (risk of Lacazette?)
          B. Dennis
          C. Weghorst
          D. Pukki

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Im stuck between A & B myself but think Dennis is more nailed right?

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah, with lacazette lurking that's probably true, but Nketiah higher upside...

              It's a coin toss, innit

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                thinking so lad

          2. Ruth_NZ
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Dennis or maybe Toney.

        • FCSB
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Ramsdale
          TAA Alonso Schar
          Salah Son Saka Mount KDH
          Kane Nketiah

          Dubravka Broja Kilman Doherty

          1FT, 0.5itb

          1. Kilman Doherty >> Laporte 3.8 (-4)
          2. Son Doherty >> KDB Tavares (-4)
          3. Doherty Son >> Cancelo Coutinho (-4)
          4. Save FT