FPL Daily Injury Updates PART II (15/12/2023):
🏙️ Man City – Erling Haaland will arrive back at Man City’s training centre today and will be assessed by doctors having received treatment away from the Club, but Pep does not expect him to play against vs Crystal Palace this weekend.
Haaland is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia, but it’s not clear whether he will be able to play in that tournament either.
Jack Grealish took a knock against Crvena zvezda in the Champions League on Wednesday, he was replaced at half time by Phil Foden, but wasn’t mentioned in the press conference today and has been in training so he’s expected to be available for this GW
Jeremy #Doku also wasn’t mentioned, so he will be a big doubt. Kevin De #Bruyne is the only concrete absentee.
🔲 Newcastle – Some mixed injury news today for Newcastle United, obviously the players who are coming back from long layoffs are not in the best physical condition yet.
The coaching staff will check on Anthony #Gordon today, Gordon left the field on around the hour mark on Wednesday night with a slight hamstring complaint.
Kieran #Trippier also went off at the same time through injury, but he is suspended anyway for this gameweek.
Dan #Burn and Sean #Longstaff returned to the squad in midweek, the former is expected to start at left back (if he is deemed fit enough), with #Livramento, moving to right back in the absence of Trippier.
Joe #Willock is in a period where he has had a couple of injections and a difficult injury but he won’t be back till after the New Year, Harvey #Barnes will also be missing for a while, he has had a setback, and may even need an operation at worst case scenario.
No mention of Sven #Botman probably means he will miss out again, but the likes of Matt #Targett, Elliot #Anderson, Sandro #Tonali, Jacob #Murphy and Nick #Pope are all definitely out.
Javier #Manquillo seems to have disappeared off the face of the Earth.
⚒️ West Ham – From the storm we come to the calm, not much from David Moyes today, regarding injuries as usual.
The Scotsman did say that Edson #Alvarez will be assessed today (as will all the other players), he came off with a slight knock last night.
Alphonse #Areola returned to the squad last night, and is likely to start against Wolves the gameweek, Michail #Antonio is still a big doubt with a hamstring injury.
🍒 Bournemouth – Andoni Iraola has confirmed he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Luton Town, #Randolph is training with the group so he could be available. But he’s only Bournemouth third choice, goalkeeper so may not be in the squad anyway.
Hamed #Traore remains sidelined with an illness that kept him out of the Last few games.
Alex #Scott and Max #Aarons were seen taking part in some group training sessions, however, the duo won’t be ready in time for this weekend.
#Marcondes could be available for a place on the bench, but #Fredericks and #Adams remain out.
🧿 Chelsea – Chelsea officials have confirmed that Marc Cucurella, Reece #James and
Robert #Sanchez are set for spells on the sidelines following medical results this week. All three of these players were injured in the Everton game last week.
Robert Sanchez will be missing for a few weeks, substitute goalkeeper Djordje #Petrovic will play in his place, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is a goalkeeper with huge potential.
Christopher #Nkunku is back in full training, along with #Gusto, the former will make his Chelsea debut tomorrow.
Trevor Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Carney #Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu and Noni Madueke are all still injured.
Romeo #Lavia has returned to partial team training, but the game will come too quick for him.
🦅 Crystal Palace – Tyrick #Mitchell is available to face Manchester City.
Dean #Henderson has trained this week, he may play, even though he’s not 100% fit, because Sam Johnston is out injured,
#Eze has train this week to and may play, more likely from the substitute bench though if deemed fit enough.
As well as Johnstone, #Lerma and #Edouard have joined the injury list that already consisted of Rob #Holding, Cheick #Doucouré and Jesurun #Rak-Sakyi, Jordan Ayew is missing with a suspension.
Crystal Palace will have four young Academy players on the bench due to the injury and suspension crisis.
🔫 Arsenal – Gabriel #Martinelli is feeling good and will be available to play for Arsenal this gameweek, he has recovered from .
There was no other injury news, so #Timber, #Tomiyasu, #Partey, #Vieira and #Elneny miss out once more, Emile Smith-Rowe, returned to the squad in midweek.
🦁 Aston Villa – Due to Aston Villa European participation last night, there is no press conference today. What we did find out yesterday was Leon #Bailey and Youri #Tielemans were slight doubts to be fit for the weekend.
Bertrand #Traore is likely to miss out again, Tyrone #Mings and Eli #Buendia are definitely out, and Lucas #Digne and Douglas #Luiz are suspended, having both picked up their fifth caution of the season.
Alex #Moreno is expected to play at left back in the absence of Digne.
🍬 Everton – Seamus Coleman and Ashley Young are both out of Saturday’s trip to Burnley, while Michael #Keane should overcome a knock.
Jarrad #Branthwaite is suspended as he picked up his fifth caution of the season against Chelsea on Sunday. Michael Keane and Ben #Godfrey have both trained very well, if the Toffees choose to play with two central defenders then one of those two will come in to replace Branthwaite.
Idrissa #Gueye is also suspended for this gameweek, Vitalii #Mykolenko has a minor niggle, but should be ok. #Dele and Andre #Gomes still not ready to be considered.
🐔 Spurs – Giovani Lo #Celso has picked up a knock in training and will join the other injured players this week, none of the injured players are ready to return, but Lo Celso is the only fresh injury.
So that means Manor #Solomon, Rodrigo #Bentancur, James #Maddison, Ashley #Phillips, Ryan #Sessegnon, Eric #Dier, Ivan #Perišić, Micky van de #Ven and Alfie #Whiteman will all unfortunately miss out.
🏠 Fulham – Tim #Ream and Adama #Traore are both injured and will miss the game at Newcastle on Saturday.
Everybody else should be available for selection except #Dibley-Dias who might miss out also due to a lack of match fitness.
#Willian trained today and is likely to be available, the Brazilian midfielder came off injured in the last game.
Issa #Diop will likely be on the bench, as it’s probably too early to start him as he returns from injury.
🐺 Wolves – Rayan #Ait-Nouri managed a small bit of training before the Forest game and even more this week as he creeps closer to a return from an ankle injury, he should be back and available this gameweek for a place at least on the bench.
Pedro #Neto is closing in on a timely return to action after a hamstring strain, he won’t make this weekend though, but is likely to be available for the Chelsea game on Christmas Eve.
Joe #Hodge isn’t yet in full training and again won’t be available, however Mario #Lemina has recovered from a minor hamstring issue and will be in the squad
Lastly #Jonny Otto has likely played his last game for the club and won’t be considered due to an internal disciplinary issue.
🍷 Burnley – Lyle #Foster is making progress, but will still miss out for an indefinite period due to his mental health situation, despite being named in South Africa’s preliminary African cup of Nations squad.
Left back Charlie #Taylor picked up his fifth booking of the season and will therefore miss out this gameweek, #Koleosho will be injured for a good few months, maybe until April at the earliest.
Michael #Obafemi and Aaron #Ramsey are both doubts and will be checked tomorrow to see whether either or both will be available.
⚔️ Sheffield United – Jack #Robinson misses out at Stamford Bridge this weekend after picking up his fifth caution of the season,
but they welcome back Oli #McBurnie and Ollie #Norwood after their own suspensions.
George #Baldock is nearing full fitness after his recent hamstring injury, having trained most of the week, Ben #Osborn will be involved after tweaking his groin earlier in the month.
Rhian #Brewster and Rhys #Norrington-Davies are back on the grass after spells on the sidelines, it remains to be seen if Eva player will be available after long layoffs
Chris Wilder must decide whether to keep faith with the back four he has utilised in both his games since returning to Bramall Lane, or revert to a back three, with Max #Lowe on standby to replace Robinson and Auston #Trusty moving inside to his more natural centre-half position.
#Egan, #Basham, #Jebbison and Tom #Davies are all out.
🌳 Nottingham Forest – Taiwo #Awoniyi is the only Forest player definitely on the sidelines for tomorrow’s game against Spurs
#Murillo and Serge #Aurier are both doubts
👹 Man United – United’s captain Bruno #Fernandes is suspended after accruing five yellow cards.
Both Luke #Shaw and Marcus #Rashford should be available for this game, however, Anthony #Marcial and Harry #Maguire will be missing.
Lisandro #Martinez, Tyrell #Malacia, #Casemiro, Mason #Mount and Christian #Eriksen look certain to remain out, #Amad and #Lindelof are both maybes, and Jadon #Sancho will again be missing due to disciplinary issues.
🧣Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp didn’t bring us much fresh team news in Friday’s pre-match presser but earlier in the week had ruled Alexis #Mac Allister out of the visit of Manchester United.
Andrew #Robertson, Stefan #Bajcetic, Thiago #Alcantara and Diogo #Jota are thought to remain out, while Joel #Matip went under the knife this week.
🐝 Brentford – Massive blow for the Bees and Cameroon as Thomas Frank has confirmsed Bryan #Mbeumo will have an operation on his ankle today and will be unavailable for 12 weeks.
🕊️Brighton – Again due to Brighton European exploits last night there is no press conference today for the seagulls.
Danny #Welbeck, may be fit enough for a place on the bench , #Mitoma might have to be managed due to player fatigue.
🎩 Luton – Rob #Edwards confirmed that Gabriel #Osho and Chiedozie #Ogbene are both available after missing GW16.
#Marvelous Nakamba is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card.
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