FPL Team News and Injury Updates | Gameweek 30

FPL Team News and Injury Updates | Gameweek 30

In today’s round of pre-gameweek 30 press conferences, we’ve got the scoop on key FPL injury updates straight from the head coaches themselves.

In this article we will cover injury news and predicted XI for all 20 Premier League clubs.

Chelsea

Christopher Nkunku
Nkunku for Chelsea (Credits: Getty)

Chelsea’s injury list remains a concern as they gear up for Gameweek 30. Romeo Lavia (thigh), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Levi Colwill (toe), Reece James (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (knee), and Christopher Nkunku (hamstring) are still sidelined.

Adding to the woes are fresh additions Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, and Robert Sanchez. Ben Chilwell, who returned from international duty with England, will require assessment due to a knock.

However, there’s some positive news as Cole Palmer and Malo Gusto are expected to be fit after returning to training. Gusto has been recovering from a virus, while Palmer dealt with a minor injury during his time with England. Stay tuned for further updates as Chelsea prepares for the upcoming fixtures.

Predicted XI: Petrovic, Gusto, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Moises Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer, Mudryk, Sterling, Jackson

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Bournemouth

Manager Andoni Iraola provided positive updates on Dominic Solanke’s fitness, expressing confidence in the striker’s recovery from a niggly knee injury.

Unfortunately, Marcos Senesi (hamstring) hasn’t recuperated in time to face Everton, while Ryan Fredericks (calf) remains sidelined.

Adding to the injury concerns, Luis Sinisterra (hamstring) joins the list and is expected to be out for at least a month.

However, there’s a silver lining with Lloyd Kelly (hip) making progress and Max Aarons (hamstring) declared fit. Aarons has been given the green light, while Kelly, back in training this week, stands a chance of being involved. Stay tuned for further updates as Bournemouth prepares for the upcoming fixtures.

Predicted XI: Neto (Murara), Smith (Adam), Zabarnyi, Mepham, Dango Ouattara, Christie, Cook (Lewis), Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier, Solanke

Luton Town

Unfortunately, the injury woes persist for Luton Town as manager Rob Edwards confirmed that the situation hasn’t improved. Additionally, Chiedozie Ogbene (hamstring) has been added to the list of sidelined players.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Joe Johnson (illness), Gabriel Osho (knee), Elijah Adebayo (hamstring), Amari’i Bell (hamstring), Dan Potts (hamstring), Jacob Brown (knee), Mads Andersen (calf), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), and Tom Lockyer (health) were all absent in Gameweek 29.

However, there is some positive news as Alfie Doughty (hamstring) and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu (knock), who were both substituted off in the previous clash against Nottingham Forest, have been deemed fit for selection. Stay tuned for further updates as Luton Town navigates through the upcoming fixtures.

Predicted XI: Kaminski, Burke, Mengi, Hashioka, Issa Kabore, Ruddock Mpanzu, Barkley, Doughty, Clark, Chong, Morris

Fulham

Manager Marco Silva provided a positive update on Fulham’s injury situation ahead of their clash with Sheffield United. There have been no changes to the team news since their last fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, where they boasted a clean bill of health.

However, Silva noted that there were a few players who arrived late from international duty, and their fitness would need to be assessed during training sessions. Despite this, Fulham seems to be in a good position in terms of player availability as they prepare for the upcoming match. Stay tuned for further updates as the team gets ready to take on Sheffield United.

Predicted XI: Leno, Castagne, Tosin, Bassey, Robinson, João Palhinha, Lukic, Iwobi, Pereira, Willian, Rodrigo Muniz

Everton

Good news for Everton fans as Idrissa Gana Gueye (groin) is declared fit for Gameweek 30 after his return to action for Senegal during the break. However, there are still concerns over Arnaut Danjuma (ankle) and Dele Alli (groin), who continue to remain sidelined. Adding to the injury list is Lewis Dobbin (ankle), a new addition who will be unavailable for the upcoming fixtures.

Despite these setbacks, Everton will look to navigate through these challenges as they prepare for their upcoming matches. Stay tuned for further updates as the team progresses through the season.

Predicted XI: Pickford, Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Harrison, Garner, Mvom Onana, McNeil, Doucouré (Abdoulaye), Beto

Sheffield United

Manager Chris Wilder provided updates on Sheffield United’s injury situation ahead of the upcoming fixtures.

George Baldock’s availability remains uncertain as he is deemed “touch and go” after sustaining a calf injury while on international duty with Greece. On a positive note, Cameron Archer (calf) and Anis Ben Slimane (unspecified), who were expected to return after the international break, could be back in contention.

Additionally, Mason Holgate returns from suspension, bolstering the defensive options for the Blades.

However, Sheffield United continues to be without the services of Rhian Brewster (hamstring), Max Lowe (ankle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (hamstring), Chris Basham (leg), and John Egan (leg) who remain on the long-term injury list.

As the Blades prepare for the upcoming matches, they will aim to manage their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team gears up for Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Grbic, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Trusty, Bogle, Vinicius Souza, Arblaster, Hamer, Osborn, McBurnie, Brereton

Burnley

Burnley received positive news as their internationals returned to the club unscathed, boosting their squad ahead of the upcoming fixtures. However, loanee David Datro Fofana is ineligible to face his parent club this weekend, affecting Burnley’s selection options.

On the injury front, Aaron Ramsey (knee), Nathan Redmond (leg), and Luca Koleosho (knee) remain on the long-term injury list, continuing their rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, and Han-Noah Massengo have been absent recently, with Beyer out for three months due to a muscle injury. However, the Burnley boss has provided little information regarding their conditions.

As Burnley prepares for the upcoming matches, they will aim to manage their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team gears up for Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Muric, Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Taylor, Vitinho, Berge, Cullen, Bruun Larsen, Foster, Odobert

Nottingham Forest

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo remained tight-lipped on the team news front during his press conference.

In the previous Gameweek 29 draw with Luton Town, Nuno Tavares (muscle), Gonzalo Montiel (hamstring), Ola Aina (muscle), and Taiwo Awoniyi (muscle) were all sidelined.

Unfortunately, Willy Boly picked up a muscle injury while on duty with Ivory Coast during the break, adding to the defensive concerns.

However, there seems to be optimism regarding Chris Wood, who was taken off in the Luton match as a precaution. Nuno hinted at Wood’s fitness, indicating that the Kiwi striker may be available, especially in Awoniyi’s absence.

As Nottingham Forest prepares for the upcoming fixtures, they will continue to monitor the fitness of their squad and aim to field a competitive lineup. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Sels, Williams (Neco), Omobamidele, Murillo, Toffolo, Ibrahim Sangaré, Nicolás Domínguez, Origi, Gibbs-White, Elanga, Wood

Arsenal

Bukayo Saka
Saka in action for Arsenal (Credits: Getty)

Arsenal’s injury situation ahead of Gameweek 30 comes with mixed news.

Bukayo Saka (hamstring) and Gabriel Magalhaes (Achilles) both left their national team camps during the March internationals, although it’s believed their withdrawals were precautionary in nature.

Thomas Partey opted out of international duty with Ghana to focus on fitness and was involved in a behind-closed-doors game during the break.

Gabriel Martinelli (foot) has been sidelined since early March with what was initially described as a “slight cut.” However, recent sightings of him on crutches raise concerns about the extent of his injury. Despite this, there’s been no official update on his condition.

None of the aforementioned players were seen in training images this week, but it’s noted that the club photographer often avoids snapping images of injured players to maintain secrecy.

Jurrien Timber (knee), sidelined since August, has resumed training in recent weeks with hopes of featuring before the end of the season.

On a positive note, loanee David Raya, ineligible for Arsenal’s last match, is available for selection.

As Arsenal prepares for upcoming fixtures, the availability of key players remains uncertain, and the team will likely manage their squad carefully. Stay tuned for further updates as the team progresses through Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Ramsdale, White (Ben), Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice, Saka, Havertz, Trossard

Aston Villa

John McGinn
John McGinn during Villa action (Credits: Getty)

Aston Villa faces several injury concerns as they prepare for their upcoming fixture. John McGinn will be unavailable due to suspension, serving the second game of a three-match ban.

Joining McGinn on the sidelines are Boubacar Kamara (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), and Emi Buendia (knee), all of whom are on the long-term injury list.

The latest update is awaited on Jacob Ramsey (foot), who has been sidelined since hobbling out of the win over Luton Town in Gameweek 27. While Unai Emery indicated that Ramsey did not suffer a significant injury, his availability for the upcoming fixture remains uncertain. A fresh concern arises with Matty Cash, who sustained a hamstring injury during Poland’s win over Estonia last Thursday. Reports suggest he could be out for up to three weeks, adding to Villa’s defensive woes.

As Villa prepares for the upcoming match, they will hope for positive updates on the fitness of Ramsey and Cash while managing their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Martinez, Konsa Ngoyo, Lenglet, Torres, Álex Moreno, Bailey, Tielemans, Douglas Luiz, Rogers, Diaby, Watkins

Brentford

Brentford faces a mix of injury concerns and potential returns as they prepare for their upcoming fixtures. Rico Henry (knee), Josh Dasilva (knee), and Ben Mee (ankle) have all been ruled out for the season, while Sergio Reguilon serves a one-match ban following his red card in Gameweek 29.

Aaron Hickey (hamstring) remains sidelined after five months of unavailability. On a positive note, long-term absentee Kevin Schade (muscle) has returned to training over the international break after being out since September.

Additionally, there’s optimism surrounding the potential returns of Ethan Pinnock (ankle) and Christian Norgaard (back). Pinnock, previously ruled out until “after the international break,” could make a comeback, while Norgaard’s situation is being managed “week by week.”

As Brentford prepares for the upcoming matches, they will hope for the return of key players while managing their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI:Flekken, Zanka, Ajer, Collins, Roerslev, Onyeka, Janelt, Jensen, Lewis-Potter, Toney, Wissa

Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion continue to navigate their injury concerns as they prepare for the upcoming fixtures.

Jack Hinshelwood (foot), Solly March (knee), and Kauro Mitoma (back) remain sidelined for the Seagulls.

However, there’s positive news on the horizon as Joao Pedro (hamstring) and James Milner (muscle) are nearing a return to action. Pedro was sighted in a midweek training gallery, indicating progress in his recovery. Additionally, Pervis Estupinan has been dealing with ankle issues but was spotted in training this week.

In a further boost, Billy Gilmour returns from a three-match ban, providing additional depth to the squad. As Brighton and Hove Albion prepare for the upcoming matches, they will hope for the swift return of key players while managing their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Verbruggen, Veltman, Van Hecke, Dunk, Lamptey, Gros, Gilmour, Adingra, Lallana, Ansu Fati, Ferguson (Evan)

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace faces several injury concerns as they prepare for the upcoming fixtures. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is reportedly out for the season after undergoing surgery on his elbow, as per media reports. He joins Matheus Franca (groin), Marc Guehi (knee), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (hamstring), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), and Rob Holding (ankle) on the Eagles’ injury list.

Daniel Munoz’s status is also uncertain after being taken off in the first half of Colombia’s friendly with Romania. However, there is some positive news as Jeffrey Schlupp (groin) should be available, having returned to training before the break and featuring in a friendly during it.

Michael Olise (hamstring) was targeting a return in late March or early April, so his availability for Gameweek 30 remains to be seen. As Crystal Palace prepares for the upcoming matches, they will aim to manage their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Henderson (Dean), Ward (Joel), Andersen, Richards (Chris), Muñoz, Lerma, Adam Wharton, Mitchell, Ayew (Jordan), Eze, Mateta

Liverpool

Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones after sustaining an injury (Credits; Getty)

Liverpool continues to manage several injury concerns as they prepare for the upcoming fixtures.

Curtis Jones (foot), Diogo Jota (knee), Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee), Thiago Alcantara (muscle), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Ben Doak (knee), Joel Matip (knee), and Alisson (hamstring) are all expected to remain absent. However, there is hope for Jota and Alexander-Arnold to return around Gameweek 32, with Alisson potentially returning a week or two after that.

On a positive note, Ibrahima Konate (hamstring) recovered to feature for France over the last week. Darwin Nunez (hamstring) missed Uruguay’s internationals but was seen at the training ground on Thursday, indicating promising signs for his availability against Brighton.

There is also optimism regarding Andrew Robertson (ankle), despite being injured during Scotland’s match against Northern Ireland. While awaiting official scan results, early indications suggest Robertson may only be sidelined for days rather than weeks.

As Liverpool navigates through these injury concerns, they will aim to manage their squad effectively and maintain their competitive edge in the upcoming matches. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Kelleher, Bradley, Konaté, Van Dijk, Gomez, Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai, Salah, Núñez, Díaz

Manchester City

Manchester City faced setbacks during the break with John Stones, Kyle Walker, Matheus Nunes, and Manuel Akanji picking up injuries. Walker’s hamstring injury puts his participation against Arsenal in doubt, while Stones’ issue from England’s match needs further assessment. Akanji has a minor knock, while Nunes also has a similar minor problem.

Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne had preexisting muscle injuries but are not seriously injured, with hopes for their return in the upcoming busy week. Ederson, De Bruyne, and Nunes were seen training on Thursday, but Walker, Stones, and Akanji were not spotted.

Predicted XI: Ederson, Rúben Dias, Aké, Gvardiol, Lewis (Rico), Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Haaland, Grealish

Manchester United

Tyrell Malacia
Tyrell Malacia with an injury blow (Credits: Getty)

Luke Shaw (muscle), Tyrell Malacia (knee), and Anthony Martial (groin) remain sidelined, while Amad Diallo is suspended for one match. Lisandro Martinez (knee) continued his rehab in Argentina during the break, awaiting updates on his progress.

Jonny Evans, Casemiro, and Harry Maguire’s statuses are uncertain. Evans and Casemiro missed their countries’ matches, while Maguire left England duty early. Altay Bayindir (muscle) could return after being ruled out for a fortnight before the FA Cup victory over Liverpool.

Predicted XI: Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Mainoo, Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Højlund

Newcastle United

Newcastle United faces significant injury concerns as they prepare for upcoming fixtures. Sven Botman’s recent addition to the injury list necessitates surgery, sidelining him for 6-9 months. Joelinton (quad), Sandro Tonali (suspended), Callum Wilson (tendon), and Nick Pope (shoulder) remain unavailable. Lewis Miley may also face weeks on the sidelines due to a back issue, having withdrawn from the England under-20 camp.

Kieran Trippier (calf), Tino Livramento (calf), and Harvey Barnes (hamstring) are nearing a return, but their availability remains uncertain as they were not seen in the midweek training gallery. As Newcastle navigates through these injuries, they will aim to manage their squad effectively and maintain competitiveness in upcoming matches. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Dubravka, Livramento, Schär, Lascelles, Burn, Longstaff (Sean), Bruno Guimarães, Willock, Murphy (Jacob), Isak, Gordon

Tottenham Hotspur

van de Ven
Micky van de Ven with a horrific injury (Credits: Getty)

Tottenham Hotspur is monitoring the fitness of Micky van de Ven (hamstring), who could make a return after missing Gameweek 29. Manager Ange Postecoglou expressed confidence in his quick recovery. However, Manor Solomon (knee), Fraser Forster (foot), and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) remain sidelined for Spurs.

Richarlison (knee) is available, but his involvement is uncertain. Despite being a substitute in his recent comeback, he didn’t feature for Brazil during the break. His national team coach emphasized cautiousness in his recovery, leaving his extent of participation in doubt.

As Tottenham prepares for upcoming fixtures, they’ll hope for the swift return of key players while managing their squad effectively amidst these injury concerns. Stay tuned for further updates as the team approaches Gameweek 30.

Predicted XI: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Destiny Udogie, Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison, Kulusevski, Son, Johnson (Brennan)

West Ham United

Mohammed Kudus
Mohammed Kudus sustains minor knee injury (Credits: Getty)

Mohammed Kudus reportedly missed Ghana’s internationals due to a minor knee issue, with updates awaited on his condition. The reason for Michail Antonio’s withdrawal from the Jamaica squad is unclear, whether injury-related or not. Maxwel Cornet may return from a hamstring problem, while Edson Alvarez is out serving a two-match ban.

Predicted XI: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Lucas Paquetá, Kudus, Antonio

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-chan are still sidelined with hamstring injuries for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Craig Dawson and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde’s availability for Gameweek 30 is uncertain due to groin and knee issues, respectively. On a positive note, Matheus Cunha is expected to be back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Predicted XI: José Sá, Kilman, Bueno, Toti, Semedo, Doyle, João Gomes, Ait Nouri, Sarabia, Matheus Cunha, Lemina

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