There are a whopping 16 pre-match press conferences taking place today – and we’ve got the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) team news for Gameweek 10 here.
This is a ‘live’ article and will be updated as and when the pressers are staged on Friday. Make sure to hit refresh for the latest injury updates.
The managers of Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Burnley all faced the media on Thursday, with the headlines from those press conferences to be found in a separate round-up here.
GAMEWEEK 10 TEAM NEWS: INJURY UPDATES
FRIDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE TIMES
Alexander Isak (groin) and Jacob Murphy (shoulder) could both miss out after picking up issues in the midweek loss to Borussia Dortmund, while Elliot Anderson played no part in that match because of a back injury that will now rule him out for eight weeks.
Murphy will see a shoulder specialist on Friday, while Isak will have a scan on the same day – but the good news is that the Swede’s issue is not thought to be serious and just a minor recurrence of the problem he suffered during the international break.
“Alex’s [injury] is a groin, which we don’t think is serious, but it is a recurrence of the groin [problem] that he suffered when he was playing for Sweden. We need to assess that, I think he’s having a scan today. We don’t anticipate that is going to be too bad.
“Jacob’s is totally different. It’s a dislocation of his shoulder. It’s not clear what we’re going to do – I think he’s going to see a specialist today. You can play with these injuries, or the other side of it is that he’ll need an operation and he’ll be out for some time.” – Eddie Howe
Harvey Barnes (toe), Lewis Miley (illness) and Sven Botman (knee) are also out but Joe Willock (Achilles) made his first appearance in five months against Dortmund and Sandro Tonali‘s 10-month ban hasn’t yet been ratified, so he’s expected to travel to Molineux.
“Sven is improving, he’s out on the grass. He’s not training with us yet. We’re hopeful we can get him back pretty quickly but we have to be careful with the injury he’s got.” – Eddie Howe
“We haven’t had official confirmation as a football club yet. We’ve heard the news, the speculation, the statement, but we haven’t had anything from the Italian authorities at the moment. We’re sort of in limbo, really, waiting for that official confirmation to come through.
“I think there’s a high chance again that he could be available for us. I still think there are a few things that have to happen before the ban is imposed, so let’s see.” – Eddie Howe on Sandro Tonali
WEST HAM UNITED
Back-up full-backs Ben Johnson (groin) and Aaron Cresswell (hamstring) made their returns from injury as unused substitutes in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash with Olympiacos.
Their returns could be timely as Emerson Palmieri has to serve a one-match ban in the Premier League, while Vladimir Coufal has some muscle tightness that caused him to miss the trip to Greece.
Reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski missed out on Thursday with an illness but there was no update on him, Coufal or anyone else in Moyes’ press conference on Friday.
Tyler Adams (hamstring), Ryan Fredericks (calf) and Emiliano Marcondes (foot) are still some way from a return, while Lewis Cook begins a three-match ban after being sent off for violent conduct in the defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Goalkeeper Murara Neto (ankle) has joined the injury list after picking up an injury in training, so Ionut Radu will start between the posts.
“Probably from the past week, we are going to lose Neto. He has been injured this week. It was an ankle injury, two, three days ago. He will be out I think at least until the international break for sure. And if everything goes well probably after the break he can be again with the team here.”
“Tomorrow, Radu will play for sure.” – Andoni Iraola