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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. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Mount or Havertz for the double please guys?

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

      Mount

    2. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mount

    3. cruzex
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      m

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

    Start 2 please?

    A dewberry-hall
    B Rudiger
    C Cash
    D DCL

    Thanks

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

      BC

  3. XX SMICER XX
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Afternoon

    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

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

    Do you prefer Foden or Madisson this week?

    Why?

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

      maddison

    2. Klaren
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Foden easily. Plays for the better team, has easier games, team is playing to win the league while Leicester have nothing left to play for.

      Also Maddison is just as likely to get rotated as Foden. Rodgers always rotates the team heavily in tight schedules.

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

        Not certain about the easier games, but agree with everything else you say.

        Thanks mate.

    3. lugs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison, much better double and if he gets rested it will be in the first game which means he plays against Norwich, also Foden could be rested too in the first game after that grueling CL match so they might both end up with around equal minutes

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Leaning towards B1. Thoughts appreciated. Planning on BB36 and FH37.

    A) Schär >
    1) Amartey
    2) Fofana
    3) Holgate
    4) Other max 4.4m

    B) Schär and Kane for -4 > Cancelo and
    1) Jesus
    2) Richarlison
    3) Werner
    4) Other max 9.6m

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

      B1 easy

  6. Simon69
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Worth holding Havertz? Really tempted to go with Mahrez for a -4 but risky with Pep roulette - Thoughts appreciated.

    1.1m ITB.

    Ramsdale

    TAA - Cancelo - James - Matip

    Salah (c) - Maddison (vc) - Saka - Havertz

    Richarlison - Watkins

    Subs: Dubravka - Kulusevski - White - Broja

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

    No jorginho or kante even better for James! means RLC in midfield not Right back

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

      90 and 70 mins incoming!

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It would be Azpi playing RWB...

  8. turd ferguson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A.
    Schmeichel
    Robertson
    Foden

    B.
    Ederson
    Robertson
    Maddison

    C.
    Foster
    Dias
    Diaz

    Which one? 🙂

  9. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Will FH in GW37

    Which option do y'all prefer?

    A. Get KDB in gw36 and then get Son (C) in for KDB in gw38
    OR
    B. Get Son in gw36 itself and make a different transfer in gw38

    Cheers

    1. Andrew
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  10. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which option would you prefer:

    A. Coutinho Kane > KDB Richy
    B. Coutinho Broja > Brownhill Richy

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A is 451
      B would be 442

    2. igotzemoveslikeagger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i would keep Coutinho & Kane as they are nailed to start both games
      KDB might get rotated as he was bad the other night and Richy is carrying a slight injury

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  11. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hi....anything for a hit here please? 0.8mitb. Fh37

    Broja to nketiah - 4 and bench kulu?

    0.1m short of sa to ederson

    Sa (dubravska)
    Taa vvd cancelo rudiger (schar)
    Salah kdb saka kulu (ramsey)
    Richarlison pukki (broja)

    Thanks

    1. Flynny
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Or rudiger to laporte - 4 ?

    2. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I expect you are looking at GW36 and 38 together. Soo Ramsy Broja Pukki Richa and Sa are your weak links. Sa is probably the 1st to go.

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah no looking at sa to Schmeichel for a hit

        Might go Jesus instead of rich

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Just tried to set up a FH DGW 36 team. But so many of us alredy have many good DGW players, didn't think my team ended up much better than the first 11 in a BB.

    So still on BB this week.

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

    Going to captain Laporte .
    Please talk me out of it.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cramped up in the end vs. Real

    2. Salah and Vinagre Chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't.

  14. J to the T
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    B) Ronaldo and Elanga to
    A) KdB and Dennis (-4)
    B) Kane and Gordon (-4)

    Plan is FH37

  15. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    My options are down to 2, please help me decide which one?
    Aiming to do the transfers today and log off...

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

    1. Dan D
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bb, past caring now it is a horrible chip

      Foster
      TAA Cancelo Royal
      Salah Son Mount Coutinho Maddison
      Richarlison Watkins

      Pickford Nketiah Lamptey Johnson

      Thoughts?

    3. tinear
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A) -12 with BB
      Kane to Richarlison
      Kulu to Mahrez/Foden
      Schar to Laporte
      Gelhardt to Nketiah

      B)-8 with BB
      Kane to Nketiah
      Kulu to KdB
      Schar to Matip

      Team is:

      Ramsdale
      TAA Alonso Cancelo Cash
      Salah Mount Saka Maddison
      Kane Mateta

      Dubravka Kulu Gelhardt Schar
      1ft, 0.3 itb

    4. Flynny
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      https://twitter.com/LivEchoEFC/status/1522532127228710912?t=mTuaSg6D-SQVZGoaF4K4sA&s=19

      Richarlison didn't train today. Makes me a bit more worried about bringing him in following Frank comments

      May go Jesus

      1. A19
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Title is misleading. Richarlison trained, its VDB who did not

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Any hits worth taking or gtg? 1.8 itb

      Ramsdale
      TAA VVD James
      Salah Son Raphinha Saka
      Nkethia Watkins Pukki

      Sa Coady Ramsey Doherty

    6. DARWIN'S DINOSAURS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Havertz to Maddi and Weg to Richa? No FH and I hope to get 2 from 3 out of Maddi.

    7. Miguel
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is it worth a 4-point hit to swap out Justin for Laporte?

      Both play twice but Laporte seems more nailed and more likely to get two clean sheets.

    8. toystory2wasok
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      should i be upgrading bernado silva to someone else? not seen him mentioned much this GW. is the general consensus that he's clapped from CL and due a rest?

      swapping him for foden, mahrez, or (indirectly) jesus seems a bit sideways.

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Transfered him out this GW myself

    9. GoonerGirl
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thought I was set but now I have to decide between Laporte or Dias as Laporte could get rested in one of the games. Who is everyone going for out of the two?

    10. How I met your Mata
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maddison or Jesus?

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Jesus

    11. Dan D
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Will Foden play? Alternative ?
        Will Laporte play? Alternative ?

        have two free transfer with no cash at all .

        Schmeichel
        AA Cancelo Laporte Matip
        Foden Son Sana Salah
        Nketiah Recharlison

        Pickford Gordon Watkins Amartey

      • manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        GW36 only, please rank best to worst

        A) Robbo Foden Kane
        B) Dias Diaz Kane (-4)
        C) Robbo KDB Rich (-4)
        D) Robbo Son Jesus (-4)
        E) Matip Mahrez Kane (-4)

        1. Fish up a tree
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          D
          C
          E
          B
          A

      • sentz05
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Y or N

        White and Weghorst out for Matip and Nketiah

        Already have TAA Salah Martinelli and Saka

      • atkinsg88
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Im about to play my wildcard for this GW, who would you change out of my 11? My bench choice is for next weeks DGW.

        Kasper, Cancel, Matip, Robertson, Alonso, KDB, Salah, Mahrez, Kulus, Saka, Iheancho

        Subs - Vydra (DGW) Mateta (DGW) Clynn (DGW)

        1. Dan D
            2 months, 1 day ago

            hm ...in similar situation

            My team

            Sheimchel
            AA Cancelo Matip Laporte
            Foden Son Sana Salah
            Nketiah Recharlison

            Pickford Gordon Watkins Amartey

        2. Dan D
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who will score more ( have two free transfers)

            1) Foden and Matip /
            2) Luis Diaz and Migns(or any 5 point defender like ( holdate / digne Mikolenko ) /
            3) Mount and Matip

            worry about Foden min