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FPL Gameweek 33 live team news: Bruno latest + Wednesday updates

Six more pre-match press conferences have taken place today ahead of Thursday’s Premier League fixtures.

While these updates are in the “fat use now, Scout” envelope when it comes to the current Gameweek of Fantasy Premier League (FPL), they’re newsworthy all the same – especially with another Double Gameweek nearly upon us.

KEY UPDATES FROM WEDNESDAY

MANCHESTER UNITED

Erik ten Hag confirmed that Bruno Fernandes (ankle) is a doubt for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, although again stressed the point that the sight of a player in a protective boot is not necessarily bad news.

“There are some unavailable. [Lisandro] Martinez, [Raphael] Varane. We have to see how Bruno Fernandes is. We don’t know yet, he is a question mark. I think for the rest, we are quite okay.

“It’s more often [than not] that players [wear the boot], that we protect them. But it [the ankle] has to settle down so we all have seen he played the full [90-minute] game and it happened in the first half.

“But [the game is] Thursday, so tomorrow is quick but we have to see what is possible.” – Erik ten Hag

Ten Hag said much the same in an interview with the club’s in-house media.

“Bruno, we have to wait. He is obviously a question mark. He had a big kick in the first half but he played the game, over 90 minutes, and even in extra-time. But then he went off. We’ve all seen. He’s not excluded for tomorrow but he is a question mark.” – Erik ten Hag

Raphael Varane (foot), Lisandro Martinez (fractured metatarsal), Scott McTominay (knock), Tom Heaton (ankle), Alejandro Garnacho (foot) and Donny van de Beek (knee) are all on the injury list.

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Emil Krafth (knee) and Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring) will miss out on Newcastle’s trip to Everton, while Fabian Schar is set to face assessment on a hamstring injury he picked up in the win over Spurs.

Bruno Guimaraes should be fine despite ongoing ankle niggles.

“We’ve got a couple of knocks. Bruno (Guimarães) we think will be okay – no problems. Fabbby (Schär)’s one that we will have to check and make a late call on the same situation with a couple of the others.

“I think that there’s a obviously a slight issue there (with Bruno) where he’s twisted his ankle initially and it was quite a nasty injury. When he has an action in the game, whether it’s a kick or a twist, there’s a slight bit of pain in his ankle for a period of time and then it really settles down quite quickly.

“He’s in consultation with the medical team. He went through a spell where for two weeks it didn’t bother him at all, but he obviously aggravated it again on Sunday. We don’t see it being a long term problem, but that’s for the medical team and Bruno really to hopefully find a solution.” – Eddie Howe

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Emerson Royal (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) remain out but Lucas Moura returns from suspension, while Ben Davies (hamstring) and Clement Lenglet (muscle) could come into contention after being deemed fit enough to be on the bench for the humiliating 6-1 loss to Newcastle United.

Hugo Lloris came off at half-time of that game, saying afterwards that his muscle injury “doesn’t sound good”, and is a concern.

 “For the game on Thursday, we are still unsure. Obviously [he] had a muscle problem so we are still seeing how that is settling down. Time will tell on that one.” – Ryan Mason on Hugo Lloris

“We’re going to review them today, we have training in the afternoon. We’re going to have to see them today. Both of them have been out. Clem came off in a game recently and Ben’s been out for a period of time, so I think we will have a better idea on that one after training today.” – Ryan Mason on Ben Davies and Clement Lenglet

SOUTHAMPTON

Long-time absentee Juan Larios (hamstring) remains out for Saints, alongside more recent casualty Mohammed Salisu (hip). Tino Livramento (match fitness) also needs more reserve game-time before being considered for a comeback.

Jan Bednarek will have to be assessed for a head injury picked up last Friday, although the concussion protocol ends tonight and he’ll be free to play on that front.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is at least back, having been ineligible to face his parent club Arsenal in Gameweek 32, while Ché Adams (calf) has also been passed fit.

EVERTON

Mason Holgate (suspended) has joined Ruben Vinagre (Achilles) and Andros Townsend (ACL) on the sidelines ahead of Thursday’s game but Abdoulaye Doucoure is back from a three-game ban and Amadou Onana (groin) and Seamus Coleman (hamstring) could also be available after returning to training.

“Seamus and Amadou have been on the grass, we’ll make a decision on them. Andros is still a bit away but he’s been on the grass with the sports science team.” – Sean Dyche

BOURNEMOUTH

Hamed Traore (foot) remains out for the visit of West Ham United, while loanee Jack Stephens can’t feature against his parent club.

Joe Rothwell is a doubt because of a minor hamstring issue but Gary O’Neil said he was “hopeful” about his midfielder being fit.

Ryan Fredericks (calf) and Junior Stanislas (unspecified) have been sidelined for some time.


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196 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Friends, any early thoughts for DGW34?

    Steele
    Trippier, Gabriel, Mee
    Salah, Grealish, Rashford, Mitoma
    Haaland, Isak, Watkins

    Raya, Chilwell, Ødegaard, Burn.

    Plan is Chilwell to TAA. Reasonable? Any other move requiring a hit?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good move

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks, mate!

    2. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Solid move, I would just go with that. Don’t see anything worthy of a hit.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Much appreciated, sir, many thanks.

    3. Camzy
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Your team seems a bit light on doublers.

      I'd look at replacing Odegaard or Watkins for a hit personally. That team won't be doing great next week in the top 100K considering the strength of the template imo.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That actually makes a lot of sense. Many, many thanks.

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Very good team without FH

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thank you very much indeed! Hope the Haaland TC pays off!

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Was going to the same as Camzy really. Its solid but I would get a little more aggressive & Ode/Watkins is the spot for that

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Lovely! Thank you very much indeed!

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      How much do you have if you sell Watkins or Odegaard?

      1. sirmorbach
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Depends if I get TAA or Shaw/Estupiñán.

        If I get TAA, I'd get 7.6 for Øde and 8.5 for Watkins. If I get one of the others, I could then get e.g. Diogo Jota.

        I seem to be down to one of the following:

        A. Chilwell to TAA, Øde to March (- 4)
        B. Chilwell to Shaw/Estupiñán, Watkins to Jota (- 4)
        C. Chilwell to TAA, Burn/Mee to Shaw/Estupiñán (- 4)

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bruno Watkins to Salah and

    A Isak (uses all budget and probably on bench for 34 double and 35 v Arsenal so possibly better to get for Jota in 36)
    B Solanke and 1 m in bank
    C As played BB tank position to Greenwood (perma 3 on bench) and good amount of money to play with

    Raya
    Trent Trippier Shaw
    Bruno F* Grealish Mitoma Rashford March
    Haaland Jota

    Kepa Watkins* Trippier Botman

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      * If Bruno fit Grealish to Salah and Watkins to Greenwood an option

    2. sirmorbach
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like C.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C. Too hard to choose between starting Jota/Isak. I'm taking the 3 home games for Jota then moving to Isak for the DGW

  3. Deulofail
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    FH

    A) Ederson + Robbo + Estupinan + Martial
    B) DDG + TAA + Stones + Mac Allister

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    2. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B comfortably

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C. Ederson TAA Estupinan mac allister?

      1. FPL Emu
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Likely has march mitoma

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Right

    4. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B, but prefer Estupinan and another mid over Stones and Mac

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That would be Estupinan and a 6.2 mon-Brighton mid. Hmm

    5. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    6. GC123
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B because it doesn’t have Martial in

  4. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Free Hit now active. Xl doublers with Isak first sub. Would you consider starting him and benching March or leave it as is?

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Leave it

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks mate

    2. sirmorbach
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Go with Solly!

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thank you sir, much appreciated.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Replied previous page- hold Solly

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers!

    4. Atimis
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      March

    5. Float
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You're wasting the free hit if you don't have a full XI of doublers imo

  5. Tcheco
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Got this FH team with exact money. What would you change?

    ————Ederson
    ——-TAA Shaw Estupinan
    KDB Salah Rashford Mitoma March
    ———Haaland Jota

    1. JBG
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nothing tbh, looks good.

      1. Tcheco
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thank you

    2. Radulfo28773
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Have the same but with Fernandes and Grealish instead of KDB and March.

      1. Tcheco
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Interesting. I just figured it will be my last chance to field a threemium so went KDB. Bruno does have a knack for delivering in doubles though hmmm

  6. Tinslinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Percentage chance of any of the following not playing this week?

    Estu, TAA, Burn
    Salah, Rash, Grealish, Mitoma, Gakpo
    Toney, Haaaland

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not playing at all I think doesn't happen barring injuries

    2. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      4%

      1. Tinslinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        So you’re saying there’s a chance

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          A 4% chance

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Small chance of one of the Brighton players and Gakpo not starting

  7. FPL Emu
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Geez, I have Grealish benched. Might actually need a bit of sofa for that

  8. Atimis
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Avoid hit and play Trippier?

    That means I have one spot left in the team for either TAA, Mitoma or Jota.

    Raya
    Shaw/Estupinan/Trippier/(Chilwell/Botman)
    Salah/Grealish/Rashford/March/(Martinelli)
    Haaland/Isak/(Watkins)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can't wait for the games tonight. Got eight players playing...

  9. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do you think Middlesbrough will be promoted via the playoffs this season or do you think Luton or one of Sunderland/Blackburn/Millwall have a shout?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If Luton go up, I think they are reported to need to spend £10m just to get Kenilworth Road up to PL requirements!

    2. Float
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think Boro /SHOULD/ go up, but the playoffs are absolute chaos so really could be anybody

  10. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Still unsure if I should brng in Rashford on free hit.

    Which combo would be the best do you think out of the beow?

    1. Grealish
    2. Mitoma
    3. Rashford

    Thanks

  11. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I currently have 9 players with 1 game next week. Plan has always been to BB in 34. With a hit I’d be down to 6 with just 1 game. Considering that and the City appealing fixtures in 34, would you forego the BB and TC Haaland instead?

    This is my current team.
    Steele
    Trip Pinnock Moreno
    Salah Grealish March Mitoma
    Toney Haaland Watkins

    Kepa Saka Chilwell Tarkowski

    Transfers would probably be Saka, Chilwell and Toney to Rashford, TAA and Jota.

  12. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    NEW ARTICLE POSTED

  13. Fit_to_drop
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is there any advantage (from a price perspective) of activating your FH now and going for a first draft of players?

    If definitely doing FH in 34?

    1. Dunster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Only to avoid price rises between now and deadline