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FPL Gameweek 37 team news, injury updates and predicted line-ups

We’ve got all the key team news and injury updates from all the Premier League pre-match press conferences ahead of Double Gameweek 37.

It’s a big round, containing 12 matches, five teams playing twice and a blank for Manchester United. Only one manager spoke to the media on Thursday – Newcastle United‘s Eddie Howe. Ralph Hasenhuttl won’t hold a presser before the deadline because Southampton aren’t in action until Tuesday.

Furthermore, it is currently unknown when Arsenal‘s Mikel Arteta will face the media, as the Gunners only played last night and won’t again until Monday.

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

A round-up with Az and Neale can also be viewed below:

GAMEWEEK 37 TEAM NEWS – FRIDAY

LIVERPOOL

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp only passed comment on Fabinho‘s hamstring injury. The rest of his squad is available, including Roberto Firmino (foot).

“He will definitely be back for the Champions League final, before we will see. We don’t know.” – Jurgen Klopp on Fabinho

CHELSEA

For the Blues, Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) and Ben Chilwell (knee) remain injured, although there is a chance that both Mateo Kovacic (ankle) and N’Golo Kante (knock) will make the Wembley showpiece.

“There is no new injury but heavy pain and was heavily swollen. We’re hoping that maybe time is enough, that he makes it. We will try in training and then we will know more about it.” – Thomas Tuchel on Mateo Kovacic

MANCHESTER CITY

Back to Premier League action, Pep Guardiola will make a late decision on whether Aymeric Laporte can play. A rough challenge from Raul Jimenez hurt the centre-back’s knee but the situation isn’t helped by the other defensive injuries to Ruben Dias (hamstring), Kyle Walker (ankle) and John Stones (muscle). The trio will miss the season’s final days. There is also doubt over Fernandinho (muscle).

“[Laporte] is in treatment, two days. We will see tomorrow, which players can play on Sunday. Until the day of the game we will not be able to decide.” – Pep Guardiola

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Antonio Conte’s post-match quotes were embargoed from last night. Upon release, he has revealed that Cristian Romero missed out with a hip injury, joining Sergio Reguilon (groin), Matt Doherty (knee), Japhet Tanganga (knee) and Oliver Skipp (groin) in the treatment room.

“Sergio [Reguilon] is out and not available for the rest of the season as there are 10 days left. It’s the same for Romero, he’s not available because he received a hit on his hip at the end of the game v Liverpool.”

Additionally, Conte reassured fans that neither Son Heung-min nor Dejan Kulusevski‘s second-half substitutions were due to injury.

“I wanted to give him and Deki [Dejan Kulusevski] a bit of rest because on Sunday it will be a sporting war. So to rest players for 20 to 25 minutes was important for us.”

ASTON VILLA

Steven Gerrard doesn’t think Ollie Watkins‘ ankle issue is problematic but admits he hasn’t trained since the midweek defeat to Liverpool. With mid-table security going into these final two Gameweeks, it’s hard to say how many minutes the forward will play.

At least their cheap midfielder Jacob Ramsey (knock) is back for the Double Gameweek against Crystal Palace and Burnley, although Leon Bailey (ankle) and Kortney Hause (abdominal) are out.

“Ollie [Watkins] hasn’t trained yet since the game but he’s still got a chance to be involved. We’re hoping he’s going to take part in tomorrow’s session. He’s got a knock on his ankle. I don’t think it’s too serious. All being well, he’ll be available. Jacob [Ramsey] is back in the group, he’s trained for the last couple of days and is looking good. So, that’s a big positive for us. Buendía left training yesterday but [worked] today.”

EVERTON

Heavy investment has gone into Everton assets for a pair of home matches against Brentford and Crystal Palace. Fabian Delph (muscle) has been added to their injury list, which also contains Yerry Mina (calf), Andros Townsend (knee) and Nathan Patterson (ankle).

Either Sunday or Thursday should see a return for both Donny van de Beek (groin) and Ben Godfrey (thigh).

“Fabian [Delph] won’t be fit for the game against Brentford, we’ll see for the rest of the season. It’s a small muscle injury. Ben Godfrey is very close, he’s possibly going to be in the squad. Donny van de Beek is getting closer, I’d like to think he might be involved on Sunday – if not, on Thursday.” – Frank Lampard

WEST HAM UNITED

David Moyes says that Said Benrahma is doubtful, after following up his two goals at Norwich City by hurting his ankle. With Angelo Ogbonna (knee) a long-term absentee, the only other injury-related news from Moyes is that Michail Antonio (knock) and Craig Dawson (calf) should be fine to play.

“Saïd [Benrahma] is a bit of a question mark. He’s out doing some light jogging so maybe not as bad as we thought, but I’m not quite sure if he’s fit. We’ll see tomorrow. It’s an ankle injury.”

LEEDS UNITED

Both Double Gameweek 36 outings brought a red card for Leeds United, with Luke Ayling and Daniel James both suspended for the weekend. There is good news for Raphinha and Jack Harrison, as they should be passed fit to face Brighton and Hove Albion.

The season is over for Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (knee), Tyler Roberts (hamstring) and Crysencio Summerville (ankle) but possibly not for Patrick Bamford (foot).

“Jack Harrison, with the contusion, looks positive, like he should be in training tomorrow and be ready to go. Raphinha is fine. Patrick Bamford – it’s a little bit too early to tell where he’s at” – Jesse Marsch

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Their opponents should have the same group available as last Saturday’s 4-0 win over Manchester United. That means Jakub Moder (knee) is out and it’s probably the same for Enock Mwepu (groin) and Jeremy Sarmiento (hamstring).

“Enock [Mwepu] did a little bit today but Sunday will come too soon. Jeremy [Sarmiento] is making progress but I think we will have the same group as we had against Manchester United.” – Graham Potter

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Max Kilman (knee) is expected to return for the start of next season, whilst Nelson Semedo (hamstring) has undergone successful surgery that should also heal by August. Meanwhile, Daniel Podence (foot) is unlikely to take part against Norwich, with Romain Saiss (knock) also missing.

LEICESTER CITY

Very little to report from Brendan Rodgers, who expects Wesley Fofana (calf) to return at Watford on Sunday. Just like before, the main injuries are to Wilfred Ndidi (knee), Ricardo Pereira (thigh) and Ryan Bertrand (knee).

BURNLEY

Matej Vydra managed to play 60 minutes at Watford with a torn anterior cruciate knee injury. He has since had reconstructive knee surgery, ending his season abruptly. Mike Jackson also has Ashley Westwood (ankle) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) out, although there is hope that Jay Rodriguez (hamstring), James Tarkowski (hamstring), Ben Mee (leg) and Jack Cork (knock) can get minutes during the Clarets’ Double Gameweek clashes.

“Jack Cork is back training today. Tarky [Tarkowski] we’re still waiting on with his hamstring. J-Rod [Rodriguez] is out running, Ben Mee is starting to do some running as well. Vydra has had to have a knee operation.” – Mike Jackson

BRENTFORD

After missing the last four matches with a hamstring injury, Thomas Frank has confirmed that Sergi Canos is available for the trip to Goodison Park. Yet Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Zanka (thigh) and Frank Onyeka (ankle) will all miss out for the Bees. Hope remains that Saman Ghoddos (ankle) could participate at some point.

CRYSTAL PALACE

James McArthur (calf) and Nathan Ferguson (hamstring) won’t be taking part in the Eagles’ Double Gameweek 37 trips to Aston Villa and Everton. There are question marks over whether Marc Guehi (ankle) will play but Patrick Vieira did not mention goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, who missed out last weekend.

NORWICH CITY

Dean Smith says that he will have the same squad as at Leicester City, with no new injuries. Josh Sargent (ankle), Kenny McLean (foot), Adam Idah (knee), Ozak Kabak (hamstring) and Andrew Omobamidele (back) are out for the season, with a thigh injury keeping Mathias Normann on the sidelines. The match against Wolves also comes too soon for Christoph Zimmermann (groin).

WATFORD

A series of problems have plagued Roy Hodgson’s squad over the last week. He has confirmed that Watford will be without Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, Juraj Kucka and Imran Louza due to knee injuries, whilst Kiko Femenia and Joshua King are still ill.

A start is unlikely for Cucho Hernandez (hamstring) and Tom Cleverley (knock) but at least they can welcome Hassane Kamara back from suspension.


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681 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Last day pick?

    A) Diaz
    B) Foden
    C) Jota
    D) Mount

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Too early to tell

  2. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Pretend that you have Watkins and Ramsey on your team already and no FT…..play, bench or sell for a hit? Protecting 25 point lead against a FH

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Play

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers, I guess I might as well go for it

        1. Paulo67
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          I have Watkins myself I’m not willing to take the risk on spending another transfer and he could play a game and a half

  3. Louis99
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    If trent plays 90/120 tomorrow do we think he'll be rested against southampton ?

    1. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes imo

    2. mdm
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      If 120, for sure

    3. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I’d say so Gomez is a good replacement

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 5 hours ago

      Robbo might also be rested I reckon if he has a tough 90/120.

  4. simong1
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Best combination for FH37?

    A)
    Clyne, Diaz, Kane, Vardy

    B)
    Robertson, Diaz, Maddison, Kane

    C)
    Robertson, Salah, Maddison, Ings

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      C

    2. Sailboats
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      c

  5. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Watkins to Richarlison (C) -4

    or

    Keep watkins and Captain Son

    1. Gunnerssss
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Dunno why it seems 2nd one sounds better

    2. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Second option

    3. harrysponge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      second option!

  6. All Leeds Aren’t We?
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Is this worth -12 hit?

      Gives me 7 doubles

      Kasper

      Cancelo
      TAA
      Digne (for James)
      Holgate (for Tavares)

      Coutinho
      Salah
      Maddison (for mount)

      Kane
      Mateta
      Richarlison (for Eddie)

    • I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Captain Salah, Son or Pickford?

      1. Gunnerssss
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Pickford hahahaha

      2. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Im going son

    • NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Watkins & KDB to Ings & Son -8, yes or no?

      1. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        No

    • Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Sch (foster
      Taa can alonso (laporte taylor)
      Salah son mads mount (gordon)
      Toney nktiah richar
      1 ft, FH 37 or keep it for final day ? Focusing on getting in vardy kane mane robbo & che. City. Assets

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      FH Draft. Thoughts?

      Pickford
      Cash Digne Mykolenko
      Salah Son Zaha Maddison
      Kane Richarlison Ings

      Steele, Brownhill, Tsimikas, Kelly

    • User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Seems to be flip a coin territory based on the articles but any thoughts on which sub 7.9m forward?

      1) Richarlison
      2) Watkins
      3) Ings
      4) Toney

      2 and 3 are a transfer waiting to happen in 38 aren't they? One direct rival has Richarlison, others have struggled on with the usual Weghorst/Dennis/Broja crap

      1. CABAYE4
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        1 is surely the obvious pick.

        2&3 are minutes risks and as you say have a dud 38.

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers, yeah think I'll just do it, not convinced I'd want to captain him tho

    • Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      These conferences didn't help in the slightest.

      Still have no idea if Watkins, Laporte, Guaita or Guehi will start...

      1. CABAYE4
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        The Palace press conferences seem particularly useless.

        Do they have even ask him if injured players are available?

      2. Chris_H
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Guaranteed if we sell they play and if we hold they don't...

    • Norco
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Quick vote:

      1. Cancelo Salah Anderson (4-4-2)
      2. Cash Maddison Kane (3-4-3)

      1. Louis99
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        2

    • Gunnerssss
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Omg Because of watkins news,
      I now need to sell watkins and sterling to vardy and zaha but wont have son

      Or jus do sterling saka to son zaha and keep watkins ?
      Both will be -4

    • mdm
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Who to captain:

      A. Coutinho
      B. Maddison
      C. Watkins
      D. Keane

    • DF Team
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Werner and Weghorst to Ings and Richardlison -4?

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      (C)outinho, got to try something different

    • CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      White, Mount and Richardson to Mykolenko, Gordon and Richarlison (-8)?

      Feels odd buying an Everton trio but that lot should pay off the hit in appearance points and seem to be the best DGWers.

      Yay or nay?

    • The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Torn on what to do here. Chasing by about 50 points.

      Current team is:
      Schmeichel
      TAA Cash Digne (Cancelo Matip)
      Salah Son KDB Zaha Gordon
      Watkins Richarlison (Dobbin)

      1) Play my FH and get the 'template' team - although my league rivals will likely FH as well
      2) Play my FH and go rogue on my doublers to try and get differentials which might do better in a one off GW
      3) Save my FH for 38 - less upside maybe, but could get triple Spurs, Liverpool and City

      Head says 1, heart says 3. The gambler in me says 2.

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Im going 3 final day city chelsea kane son mane robbo vardy

      2. CABAYE4
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Your team is already basically a FH team.

        I’d save to 38 in your position.

        1. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          This

          1. The-Red-1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            Thanks!

        2. Pukki Pies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Definitely. Who would you even change if you FH 37?

    • Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Laporte to

      A) cash
      B) digne
      C) mayko

      1. ryanfpl
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          A

      2. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Start ONE:

        A. Mahrez
        B. Saka
        C. Coutinho
        D. Watkins

        All of them could start just one.

        Thanks.

        1. mdm
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          C or D

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            You think Coutinho starts both?

            1. Gunnerssss
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Nope i think coutinho start one

            2. mdm
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Yes as Buendia didn't train yesterday because of some issues

      3. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        A) Bench whom alonso or cancelo ?
        B) start whom gordon or toney

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Alonso, Toney

      4. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        low TV but try to fit 4 premiums
        3-5-2
        Pickford
        Digne Mings Clyne ( 3.7 3.8)
        Salah Son KDB Kulu Gordon
        Richa Kane ( Richardson)
        Good
        Or
        Bad

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Looks good to me.

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            Thxx Dude

      5. Cal1umz
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Jota or Diaz for GW37 only

        1. Gunnerssss
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          I have jota but have to see how many mins he play for fa cup?

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Depends on tomorrow.

      6. Stimps
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Maddison or Coutinho on FH?

        1. putana
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          id go maddison

        2. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Zaha>Maddison>Coutinho for me

      7. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Sch
        Taa alonso laporte (cancelo taylor)
        Salah son mads mount (gordon)
        Toney richar nketiah

        Will FH38, Which?

        A) toney laporte -4 to ings cash
        B) laporte to cash/digne
        C) salah toney -4 to diaz vardy
        D) mount laporte -4 to zaha/cout cash/digne/vvd

        1. Pukki Pies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          A or B seem sensible unless you're chasing?

          1. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            Leading with 13 pts

        2. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          a

      8. Pukki Pies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        FH options. Currently 2nd in ML by 6 points, after leading all season. He TC'd KDB last week! 🙁

        Option 1 (aggressive):
        Pickford
        Robertson Digne Cash Mykolenko
        Son KDB Zaha
        Kane Vardy Richarlison

        Option 2 (safer):
        Pickford
        TAA Digne Cash Mykolenko
        Salah Son Zaha KDB
        Ings Richarlison

        2nd place has TAA, Salah, KDB

        1. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          a

          1. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            not much between them*

        2. Pukki Pies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Meant 1st place has TAA, Salah, KDB (and Zaha). He's got no chips left.

      9. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Pick just one for DGW 37
        A- Richa BRE (H), CRY (H)
        B- Ings CRY (H), BUR (H)

        1. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          a

          1. Catastrophe
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            not much between them

      10. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        A) Richarlison, Cash, Saka (-4)
        B) Richarlison, Watkins, Holgate (-4)
        C) Watkins, Cash, Saka

        (Have Coutinho and no other Everton)

        Thinking A given Watkins is a doubt?

        Cheers

      11. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        On a FH...
        A) Coutinho and Vardy
        B) Gordon and Kane

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          A