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FPL Gameweek 36 team news and injury updates: Thursday’s press conferences

We’ve got injury updates from five Premier League managers who held pre-match press conferences on Thursday.

The head coaches of Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford all faced the media ahead of their league fixtures this weekend.

So that means we should have a total of 15 more top-flight bosses facing reporters on Friday, after which we’ll bring you our second team news round-up of the week.

In the meantime, check out our ‘early team news’ round-up here for the clubs not listed below.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Matt Doherty (knee), Oliver Skipp (groin) and Japhet Tanganga (knee) are out until the end of the season, while Antonio Conte isn’t sure whether Sergio Reguilon (groin) will return before the end of 2021/22 as he is yet to train with his teammates.

“He is not available. He hasn’t had a training session with us. Honestly, I don’t know – because there are only two weeks before the end of the season – if it will be possible for him to come back.” – Antonio Conte on Sergio Reguilon

WATFORD

In their weekly medical bulletin, Watford confirmed that Craig Cathcart (illness) and Tom Cleverley (knock) have re-joined training this week and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace.

Cucho Hernandez (hamstring) is back on the grass and doing ball work but will miss out this weekend.

BURNLEY

Ben Mee (knee), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) and Ashley Westwood (knee) are all out of the visit of Aston Villa, while interim boss Mike Jackson revealed that Jay Rodriguez was still being bothered by the hamstring tweak that forced him out of the line-up last weekend – so a late check will be required on the striker, who hasn’t yet trained.

There was better news elsewhere, however, with Erik Pieters (knee) training all week in the lead-up to Saturday’s game and Maxwel Cornet (knee) joining his teammates on the grass on Thursday.

“J-Rod, still a little bit with his hamstring, so we’re having a little look at him. Ben [Mee] is back on the grass a little bit, he’s doing a bit more running. Erik [Pieters] is back on the grass, looking really good, trained all week. Maxi [Cornet] has been out on the grass with us today.” – Mike Jackson

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Jakub Moder (knee) and Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring) are still out ahead of the visit of Manchester United, while Enock Mwepu is a fresh addition to the injury list with a groin injury that is expected to curtail his season.

“Enock [Mwepu] will miss [United], a slight injury in his groin which is a setback for us and him – it probably means that will be him for the rest of the season. Jeremy [Sarmiento] is still out and Jakub [Moder] is long-term, everybody else is okay.” – Graham Potter

SOUTHAMPTON

Tino Livramento (knee) is set to miss the rest of 2022 with the ACL injury he picked up in the Gameweek 34 draw with Brighton but Ralph Hasenhuttl said on Thursday that there were no other known injury concerns affecting Southampton at present.

“No, so far [no new injuries]. We have no big issues with injuries except for Tino [Livramento]. That’s it.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl


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362 Comments Post a Comment
  1. whitearselane
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    best options please

    KDB or Son
    Jesus or Watkins
    Alonso or Matip or Laporte

    Thx
    On BB and 2FT

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      KDB
      Jesus
      Matp

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      KDB
      Jesus
      Alonso>Laporte>Matip

    3. Toplad
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      KDB
      Jesus
      Matp

  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    FPL unworthy pressers there.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Nearly didn't bother with the round-up!

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Wait for (better) pressers.

  3. Giovanni Giorgio
    • 8 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Need a playing defender for dgw 36 only. 4.6
    Will Fofana play both games? Sessegnon?

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Sure seems like Sessegnon will play both with it looking like Reguilon will miss the remaining games. Weirdly tempted by him actually despite the teams they face, good GW38 fixture too

  4. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Hi....2fts. 0 cash. Free hit 37....what would you do here? I'm completely stuck!!

    A...... havertz broja to gordon Jesus

    B.... havertz kane to kdb Richarlison

    C....something else

    Thanks

    Sa (dubravska)
    Taa vvd cancelo rudiger (schar)
    Salah havertz saka kulu (ramsey)
    Kane pukki (broja)

    1. Toplad
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      A

    2. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      B for me

  5. gameweek 36 members only video - tonight (thursday) at 9 p.m.
    Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Mark and Andy N are live tonight (Thursday) at 9 p.m. with a Members Only video.

    Enjoy!

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/members-only-videos/

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      This sounds a bit risque.

  6. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Best move for Bench Boost with 2FT:

    A: Mount & Geldhardt to Saka and Nketiah
    B: Mount & Geldhardt to Gordon and Richarlison
    C: Son & Geldhardt to Foden and Richarlison

    1. Toplad
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      C

    2. The Nuttman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      B, I'm not a fan of selling Son.

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      B - don't sell Son and certainly not for Foden who could be rotated

    4. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      if no FH 37, B, otherwise A

  7. Toplad
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Which one GW36 only:

    A) Holgate
    B) Holding

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Does Holding play in White recovers?

  8. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    What would you lads do with the following lot? I've got two ft and will play my remaining chip (FT) next week. All transfers seem sideways honestly, so I'd love yo hear your thoughts!

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso, Matip
    Salah, KDB, Son, Mount
    Nketiah

    Pukki, Dewsbury-Hall, 4.5

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Its a good team, so I wouldn't necessarily make any changes. Does Mount to Gordon give a decent upgrade on Nketiah or Pukki? Otherwise maybe use the FT improving /downgrading the bench ahead of 38 as you lose the FT with your FH in 37

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Very helpful indeed, many thanks!

        I just now thought of Laporte to 4.0, Dewsbury-Hall to Saka perhaps? If not that, then I'll follow your advice on improving the bench!

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          18 days, 7 hours ago

          Yeah not a bad shout - i'd expect Laporte to play twice, but so will Saka and he has better upsides, especially for the Leeds game.

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            18 days, 7 hours ago

            That is very helpful and kind of you, I realy appreciate it!

  9. Ste7ieBoy
    • 12 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Best option this week on a FH?

    Richarlison
    Mount
    Diaz

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 8 hours ago

      Diaz

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Richarlison

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Rich

  10. FC Hakkebøf
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Best Weghorst replacement max 6.8?

    Currently considering Dennis or Nketiah as a one week punt.

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Nketiah probably the best bet at that price

  11. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Who scores more, Laporte or Saka?

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Saka

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers!

  12. Golazo1357
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    18 days, 8 hours ago

    Planning to FH in GW38. 0.3 ITB. Pushing for 1st in my mini league and top 50k. Looking to drop Kane and go bigger in midfield.

    Foster
    James TAA Cancelo Alonso
    Salah Foden Saka Coutinho Gordon
    Kane

    Foster Cash Mateta Broja

    A) Kane to Richarlison + Coutinho to Sterling or KDB (which one?)
    B) Kane to Watkins + Coutinho to KDB or Sterling (which one?)
    C) Kane to Richarlison or Watkins (which one?) + Coutinho to Sonaldo

    1. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      A KDB

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Agreed but it’s a gamble selling kane. If u have him why not FH this week then keep him 37&38

        1. Golazo1357
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 7 hours ago

          Richarlison and Watkins are on the double double and my squad doesn't have great matchups in GW38 where there are some really good ones to exploit. Kane seems to be playing more of a creative role than attacking the box of late as well. I'd FH him in against Norwich GW38.

  13. popey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    1.7itb
    is it worth upgrading either of Fofana or Davies for a hit, gw38 will be11 player or 1st sub and gw37FH

    Fofana gw36 EVE, NOR gw38 SOU
    but likely to only play one game in DGW and no idea on 38

    Davies gw 36 liv, ARS gw38 nor
    Little attacking threat and tough DGW, norwich 38 is appealing

    obviously saving the hit would also give more flexibility in 38 with more cash in the bank

  14. TB303
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Is Foden the best Havertz replacement ? (8m ish) I have Maddison

    1. TB303
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Coutinho?

  15. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Stuck atm (FH37)

    0.7 in the bank anything worth a hit? James to Laporte? Tierney to Alonso? Any ideas please?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo James Digne
    Salah(c) Son Foden Saka Kulu
    Pukki

    Dubravka Weggy 4.5 Tierney

  16. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Is White likely to start?
    Thanks guys.

  17. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    A. Cucho Nketiah (-4)
    B. Play Ramsey/Cash

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      A. Is Cucho > Nketiah

  18. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Is KDB a massive avoid now due to ankle issues?

    Foden as played all the minutes

    Gundog the city golden goose for 36?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      i love the sounds of a Gundo FH punt.

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Agreed if chasing and nothing to lose

    2. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Feel kdb played every game 60 odd minutes

  19. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Which is better?

    1) Robertson and Kuku

    2) Van Dijk and Maddison

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Will Madisson play both?

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Will Robertson play both?

        1. OneArseneWenger32
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 7 hours ago

          Doubt it

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 7 hours ago

          Don't think so. Kulu and VVD maybe. Haha.

    2. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      2

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      1

  20. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    PLEASE HELP. What would u do?

    Schmeichel (Foster)
    Cancelo James Sessegnon (Keane, Tsim)
    Salah Saka Madd Mount Kulu
    Kane Dennis (Broja)

    a) BB. Kane, Broja, Tsim -> Jesus, Nketiah, Robertson (-8pts)
    b) BB. Kane, Tsim -> Jesus, Robertson (-4pts)
    c) TC Salah. Kane -> Jesus
    d) TC Salah. Kane, Mount - > Rich, KDB (-4pts)
    e) TC Salah
    f) do nothing, just C Salah

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Maybe B

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Considering Tsimikas and Robertson likely to play one each, taking a hit to switch between them makes little sense. Losing Kane - nailed to start two games and loves a goal vs Arsenal - to bring in Jesus who may not even play twice is also not particularly sensible.

      For a BB I would downgrade Maddison or Mount to Gordon and see what you can do to upgrade Tsimikas and Broja with the extra funds.

      1. Bishopool
        • 10 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        hmm. maybe

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      don't get in Robbo - he won't play both (my opinion)
      TC Salah seems smart regardless of anything else.
      I like D I think but maybe...

      Kane, Mount, Tsim > Foden, Richarlison, TAA/Matip?

    4. Bishopool
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      thanks guys

  21. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Which option:

    A) Richarlison + Dias (Have Laporte also)
    B) Foden + Alonso

    Thanks!

  22. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Is Keane starter or too risky to BB him?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Risky

  23. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Which is better to Get ?
    A- Mahrez
    B- Luis Diaz

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Both risky. I would go with Mahrez

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  24. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    I'm ready!

    Foster
    Cancelo Laporte Robertson Matip
    Salah(c) Kulu Saka Martinelli
    Jesus(v) Nketiah

    Schmeichel | Werner, Mount, Alonso | BB.

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Martinelli to Gordon?

      1. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Less chelsea so maybe Mount to coutinho or Werner to richarlison

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 7 hours ago

          I don't think any of your suggestions are worth a hit, do you?

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Good luck

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        Much obliged, squire

  25. HM2
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Bench one:

    a) Rudiger
    b) J. Ramsey

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  26. TB303
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Why are peeps getting rid of Kane??

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Pooiinnttssss

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Spurs sales confusing me a bit. Especially those FHing in GW37. Will want them back again the next GW, effectively (GW38), and Kane and Son are nailed. I just bought Kulu 3 mins ago

    3. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      No recent hauls so to Punt on kdb Sterling or sores finds for richarlison mahrez foden coutinho etc

  27. Pukkipartyy
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Is this worth -8?

    Pukki/Broja/Sa -> Ricarlison/Dobbin/Pickford

    Sets me up nice for the end of season. Pickford can be Schmeichel.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      No it is not.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 7 hours ago

        I just really want Richarlison :D...

  28. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Best option?

    A) James and Ederson

    B) Foden and Schmeichel

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      B with a possible fodenfreude experience

  29. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, Laporte
    Salah(c), Son, Saka, Mount
    Werner, Pukki

    Matthews, Davies, KDH, Dobbin

    1ft 0.4itb using FH in 37

    A Werner to Jesus
    B Werner and Pukki to Jesus and nketiah -4

    Any other suggestions?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      A

  30. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 7 hours ago

    Any news on Ben White? .He's essential to my bench boost.

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Arteta probably won’t reveal much tom..id sell on bb

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      I think you shouldn't bench boost then 😛

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 7 hours ago

      Hopefully tomorrow - on a BB with him too. Worth a hit to switch out?