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FPL Gameweek 36 team news, injury latest and predicted line-ups: Friday updates

We’ve got all the key team news and injury updates from all the Premier League pre-match press conferences ahead of Double Gameweek 36.

It’s a big round, containing 16 matches, 12 teams playing twice and no blanks. Five managers spoke to the media on Thursday – those of Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford – and you can read all the headline news from those pressers via this link here.

For much more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

GAMEWEEK 36 TEAM NEWS – FRIDAY

ARSENAL

Owners of centre-back Ben White are no closer to finding out whether he’ll participate against Leeds United, having missed last weekend’s win because of a hamstring issue. Out for the final weeks are Kieran Tierney (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh).

“Ben White is still in contention, he needs to train tomorrow to make sure that he is available to play. For the rest, no news, everybody should be OK and ready to play.” – Mikel Arteta

MANCHESTER CITY

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne‘s withdrawal on Wednesday night was tactical, rather than injury-related. He’s waiting for news on Kyle Walker (ankle) and John Stones (muscle) but Aymeric Laporte (cramp) should be fine.

CHELSEA

Saturday comes too soon for N’Golo Kante (knock) and Jorginho (knock), alongside long-term absentees Callum Hudson-Odoi (achilles) and Ben Chilwell (knee). Illness ruled Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley out of Sunday’s defeat to Everton but could make the squad this time.

“For N’Golo [Kante], it comes a little bit too early, the match. Jorgi is out as well. Callum [Hudson-Odoi] is still out, Ben Chilwell is still out. That’s pretty much it, the rest is available.” – Thomas Tuchel

MANCHESTER UNITED

Harry Maguire (knee) is set to return from a three-game absence for the Red Devils’ trip to Brighton. Meanwhile, there are doubts over Eric Bailly (back) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (knock), whilst Marcus Rashford has been ruled out because of bronchitis.

Also missing is Jadon Sancho (tonsilitis), Luke Shaw (leg) and Paul Pogba (calf).

“Harry [Maguire] is back in training. He trained the whole week, since the [first] or the second day after the Brentford game. So, he will be available for tomorrow and be part of the group.” – Ralf Rangnick

LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp has an almost fully-fit squad for Liverpool’s Double Gameweek matches against Tottenham Hotspur (H) and Aston Villa (a). It’s just Roberto Firmino (foot) causing a headache.

“He’s back in training, so now we have to make a decision about that. The foot thing didn’t let him do a lot, we had to let it settle. Now we have to make sure he has a few proper sessions. It might be possible that it makes more sense to train through the weekend, a big step closer for Tuesday, for example.”

EVERTON

Richarlison was withdrawn with cramp during the latter stages of the win over Chelsea. Additionally, Frank Lampard believes that the Brazilian forward’s recent ankle strain is still manageable. Donny van de Beek (groin), Andre Gomes (groin), Ben Godfrey (thigh), Andros Townsend (knee) and Nathan Patterson (ankle) remain injured.

“Richarlison is a bit sore from the ankle he twisted at Liverpool, that’s been around since then, but hopefully he will be fine. We’ve had a pretty good week, a bit of recovery time for the lads. A couple of little niggles but hopefully we’ll be the same as we were.”

LEICESTER CITY

Wilfred Ndidi and Ryan Bertrand both have knee injuries but Jamie Vardy played all 90 minutes of the defeat to Roma, as he regains match fitness.

ASTON VILLA

Popular cheap midfielder Jacob Ramsey is “a big doubt” for Saturday’s trip to Burnley. According to Steven Gerrard, this is one of several issues that have developed over the week. Leon Bailey was taken off early against Norwich City last week with an ankle problem, whilst Kortney Hause (abdominal) remains unavailable.

“[We’ve had] a few disappointing situations that we’re going to have to deal with in the next 24 hours. Leon Bailey won’t make the game. He left the pitch last week and unfortunately this game will come too soon. We had an issue in training with young Jacob Ramsey as well, so we’re analysing his situation and he’s a big doubt as we stand.”

However, Morgan Sanson (knock) is back in training and will return to the matchday squad.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

An unexpected boost was revealed in this week’s training pictures, showing both Callum Wilson (calf) and Kieran Tripper (foot) back with the first team. There’s even “a good chance” that Wilson makes the squad at Manchester City, with Trippier slightly further behind in his recovery.

Elsewhere, Ryan Fraser (hamstring) likely won’t be risked again this season and there’s uncertainty over Fabian Schar (foot).

“We hope he’ll be back available but he’s not trained yet. He got a knock on the top of his foot so went for a scan after the Liverpool game because it was swollen. Fortunately, there was no fracture.” – Eddie Howe on Fabian Schar

LEEDS UNITED

Jesse Marsch has given an update on the broken leg suffered by Stuart Dallas during the 4-0 defeat to Man City.

“He had a successful [but long] surgery [around] five and a half hours. The outcome was very positive and they say it will be a long, but a full recovery.”

He remains “cautiously optimistic” that Patrick Bamford will return imminently, with Tyler Roberts (hamstring), Adam Forshaw (knee) and Crysencio Summerville (ankle) “heading in the right direction”.

Liam Cooper (knee) and Diego Llorente (knock) are back in training.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Speaking on behalf of Bruno Lage was Tony Roberts, as the head coach has caught COVID. Roberts confirmed that Nelson Semedo (hamstring) and Max Kilman (knee) are out for the season. Midfielder Daniel Podence (foot) will be assessed.

WEST HAM UNITED

The Hammers have a quick turnaround from Thursday night’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt but David Moyes has acknowledged that his side need to win games in order to have another European adventure next season. Craig Dawson returns from suspension, with Angelo Ogbonna (knee) the only known injury.

“I think we’re okay. There are a couple of niggles, but overall everybody’s okay.”

BRENTFORD

Thomas Frank says that Ethan Pinnock (hamstring) and Sergi Canos (hamstring) aren’t quite ready to return for Brentford against Southampton tomorrow. Regarding the others, both Zanka (thigh) and Frank Onyeka (ankle) are likely done for the season, although Saman Ghoddos (ankle) could appear.

CRYSTAL PALACE

Almost nothing to worry about for Patrick Vieira, with just Nathan Ferguson (hamstring) ruled out for this weekend.

“Everybody trained this week and the only one [out] is Nathan Ferguson who is following his individual training on the field. Hopefully, he’ll train with the group before the end of the season.”

NORWICH CITY

The season is over for Josh Sargent (ankle) and Kenny McLean (foot), joining Adam Idah (knee), Ozan Kabak (hamstring) and Andrew Omobamidele (back) on the sidelines. Sargent made a brief return last week but subsequently suffered a recurrence.

Dean Smith has also ruled Christoph Zimmermann (groin) out of the Canaries’ Double Gameweek.

“Kenny [McLean] and Josh [Sargent] are out for the rest of the season. Like Andrew [Omodambiele] and Adam [Idah], they will work to get ready for pre-season. Zimmermann is still out with a groin problem.”


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883 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GoonerGirl
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would Rodri play both games for Man City? I'm trying to find a cheaper way into the city midfield. Would allow me to get Laporte in as well for a -4.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Very good chance, yeah.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah but he's way too defensive to be a good FPL asset

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah, I think you're right, just did a player comparison between himself and Foden. Doesn't look like a great option. I just really want Laporte, so the only options money-wise to bring in so I can get Laporte, would be either Rodri, Gordon or Maddison.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rodri isn't a FPL option. Look at Gordon instead

    4. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Kante

    5. COLLIN QUANER
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes he'll play both. He's actually my captain this week.

      1. GoonerGirl
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Is he really your captain or are you joking? lol

  2. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    *Pencils in Callum Wilson for final day punt*

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      there r many other better options u koe

  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So Richarlison not pictured in latest Everton training pics. Has Lampard spoken yet...??

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Just cramp he said

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        There now???

    2. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wow, glad I held off getting him!

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Frank Lampard: "No [team news] changes for us. We've had a pretty good week, a bit of recovery time for the lads. A couple of little niggles but hopefully we'll be the same as we were."

    4. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He literally was in a training pic a couple hours ago what you on about?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        There now???@joe_thomas18 Tweet.

        https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1522558387975766018?t=ibyI96gymlRag4ijOIx8wA&s=19

        This sounds more promising...

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          look at everton twitter, there is a pic with him and frank few hours ago

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            This guy Joe Thomas spouting nonsense, then!!

    5. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Richy is fine guys

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

      Was he just obscured by blue smoke?

    7. No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He will be fine, big Dunc has a plan to spring him from jail tonight

    8. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sore ankle but "hopefully will be fine"

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        good, save him for dgw37

  4. Wheato182
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Cancello with the TC armband a bit too spicy?

    1. Wheato182
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Or thinking Jesus.....

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      nah, should be good enough for 10(x3)

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is nketiah now nailed ? What happened with laca?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      probably not in Arsenal's plan anymore

    2. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nketiah is actually just a better player, honestly

  6. Mr Bird
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Trent Robbo Cancelo Laporte James
    Salah(c) Saka Mount Kulu
    Kane

    Dubravka Martinelli Gelhardt 4.5

    Really need Son (mini league) which gives me three options. Which would you do?

    A) Kane - Mount >> Son - Richarlison

    B) Mount - Robbo - Kulu >>
    Son - Dias - Gordon -4

    C) Kane - Mount - Kulu >> Richarlison - Son - Foden -4

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B. Would want to keep Kane for gw38 v norwich

  7. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is the below worth another hit (-8)

    Mount > Maddison

    hanks

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mount’s a funny one this week.

      Seen people getting him on FH, asking whether they should keep him or whether to transfer him out as part of a -8…

      Personally don’t see the point of that move unless it’s with next week in mind as well?

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

    3. Ëð
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

    4. ToffeePot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'd say Mount plays more minutes than maddison this week

  8. Ziyech on the Bench
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hi chaps on FH:

    A) Foster/Krul, Richarlison

    B) Mendy, Dennis

    Current FH:

    Mendy,

    Laporte, Cancelo, TAA

    Salah, Son, KDB, Saka, Gordon

    Dennis, Nketiah

    1. Ëð
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

  9. Ëð
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Best move here for BB? Need to use the transfer as FH next week. £0.4m ITB

    A) Watkins -> Richarlison
    B) James -> Dias
    C) Other
    D) Burn FT

    Schmeichel, Foster
    Robertson, Cancelo, James, Alonso, Holgate
    Salah, Son, Saka, Mount, KDH
    Watkins, Dennis, Pukki

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

    GW36/38 only (FH37)

    A) Richarlison KDB
    B) Jesus Son

    1. Ëð
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

  11. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    In your opinion who is the best 4.5 DF for this BB36 back 7

    Schmeichel Ramsdale

    Cancelo Rudiger Laporte Castagne xxxxxxx

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Ëð
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Save some money and go with Holgate.

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Clyne?

  12. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    A- Kane-Havertz > Jesus-Son
    B- Havertz > Foden

    Both for free

    1. Ëð
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      AAAAAAAA

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    4. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers All

  13. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who's the number 1 4.0 or below option for this week?

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Tsimikas

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Tsimikas or Amartey but likely to play 1 game only

  14. AdamJ91
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Plan to BB; G2G?

    1FT; 0.8ITB

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Robbo, Laporte, Cash
    Salah, Mount, Havertz, Zaha, KDH
    Jesus, Pukki, Nketiah

  15. Igz08
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    A) Laporte + TAA

    B) Cancelo + Virgil

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Very tough one. Was there possible issue with Laporte's health mentioned?

      1. Igz08
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not that I’ve heard of. Currently leaning to B as more guaranteed to start imo

  16. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Castagne or Matip?

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      M

  17. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on buying richarlison this week with his sore ankles?

    Is he a no go zone now?

    Thanks

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      depends for who

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Kane!!

  18. No Professionals
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Havertz and Kane to KDB and Richarlison (-4)?

    scared of selling Kane...

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'd keep if you've hung onto until now. I own him and just know if I get rid it'll bite me on the a$$!!

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I'm planning this

  19. jaywills
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hello All,
    I have 2 FT, do I:
    A) Mount to Kulusevski, Pukki to Richarlison?
    B) Pukki to Nketiah?
    C) Hold?

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't sell Pukki now

      1. jaywills
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        How comes?

        1. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Whu might be on the beach and I expect Canaries to play entertaining football without pressure. Lei is good at conceding also. Pukki has a point to prove now since he may want to play in PL next season.

          1. jaywills
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Makes sense I suppose; thanks!

  20. Baps hunter
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I was prepared to sell Maddison for KdB, but now I don't know what do. I lack 0.5 million to sell Kulu for KdB. Any ideas? Kulu to Mahrez? Kane (-4) out for Salah doesn't feel right when chasing. Thx in advance!

    Ramsdale / Dubravka
    TAA, (C?) Cancelo, James, Alonso / Cash
    Son, Saka, Maddison, Coutinho, Kulu
    Kane / Broja, Gelhardt

    No chips left, 1 ft, 5.2 mitb

  21. umerlfc
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is Holgate nailed?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      for this GW yes. Keep an eye on Godfrey injury progress

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      nailed at being rubbish yes

      1. Scheister
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Him in particular, or Everton backline in general?
        I’m honestly tempted by Mina and Mykolenko

  22. Scheister
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    On BB… Best replacements for Telles and Hwang?

    Currently on Mykolenko/Digne and Nketia.

  23. XX SMICER XX
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one to bench:
    A. Tarkowski (VIL)
    B. Barnes (EVE/NOR)
    C. Weghorst (VIL)

    Who scores more over the final 3 gameweeks:
    1. Havertz
    2. Zaha -4

  24. cruzex
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mount or havertz or Diaz??

  25. COLLIN QUANER
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
    Give me oil in my lamp, I pray

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Is this sexual?

  26. Junks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    On FH.... My brain hurts... Pick one??

    A.
    Pickford
    James Robbo Matip Cancelo
    Mahrez KDB Salah Kulu
    Nketiah Richarlison

    B.
    Pickford
    James Robbo Cancelo Mina
    Saka Salah KDB Mahrez Kulu
    Richarlison

    C.
    Pickford
    TAA Alonso Robbo Cancelo
    Saka Gordon Salah KDB Kulu
    Richarlison

    D.
    Pickford
    Alonso Robbo TAA Cancelo
    Gordon Mahrez Salah KDB Kulu
    Nketiah

  27. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Help please:

    Martinelli or Gordon?

    Cheers.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      martinelli

    2. TopBinFC
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Gordon,

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This week only -

      A) Luis Diaz, James, Ederson

      B) Son, Gordon, Schmeichel

      Seems very close to me... any thoughts?

    4. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Play 1;

      A) Coutinho - Burnley, LIVERPOOL
      B) Gordon - Leicester, Watford

      Cheers.

    5. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A) White, Mahrez, Kane
      B) Laporte, Mount, Kane
      C) Dias, Son, Richarlison -4
      D) Cancelo, KDB, Nketiah -4