There’s much Gameweek 24 team news to dissect as 14 more pre-match press conferences take place on Friday.
All the injury updates and key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points will be covered in this ‘live’ article.
Hit refresh for the latest news from 1pm GMT as this piece will be updated as and when the pressers take place.
The main headlines from Thursday’s half-dozen media gatherings are available to read here.
GAMEWEEK 24 TEAM NEWS: KEY INJURY UPDATES
GAMEWEEK 24 TEAM NEWS: FRIDAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE TIMES
Anthony Gordon (ankle) hasn’t trained this week, Eddie Howe revealed on Friday.
The winger isn’t thought to be seriously injured, while Howe didn’t say for absolute certain that Gordon would miss the trip to Nottingham Forest.
“He hasn’t trained this week. We don’t think the injury is serious. We’re very hopeful that he can be back sooner rather than later.
“No [I don’t have an idea of when he can train again], not at this moment. Slightly unclear.” – Eddie Howe on Anthony Gordon
It’s a similar situation for Alexander Isak (groin), who will sit out Gameweek 24’s clash at the City Ground.
“No, Alex won’t make this game. We hope he won’t be too far away for the following games but he doesn’t have a fixed return date yet. He’s making good progress, the injury isn’t as serious as first feared.” – Eddie Howe on Alexander Isak
Callum Wilson looks set to start up front in Isak’s stead.
“He’s trained well this week, we’ve been really pleased with him. I thought he did well last week in a 45-minute cameo. Prior to that game, he hadn’t really trained a great deal with the team so he was thrust back into action. But he looks good, he is getting his sharpness back and has had a good week in front of goal. So yeah, I’d say he is [ready to start].” – Eddie Howe on Callum Wilson
Joelinton (quad), Sandro Tonali (ban), Nick Pope (shoulder), Joe Willock (Achilles), Elliot Anderson (back) and Matt Targett (hamstring) also remain out.
Jamaal Lascelles (calf) was said to be “close” to a return by assistant boss Jason Tindall last week but failed to feature against Luton Town in the eight-goal thriller on Tyneside.
Away from injury news, Howe launched another defence of Dan Burn amid calls for Tino Livramento to come in at left-back.
“Dan has been such a big player for us. He’s pivotal to how we play in lots of different ways. That’s why he was such a big miss when we lost him through injury. He’s also a huge leader of the group, a very big presence physically but also vocally. That leadership can’t be underestimated.
“That doesn’t guarantee him a place in the team, of course, but it’s just to understand his qualities.
“[Tino] is an outstanding player. That’s why I fought so hard to sign him, a real talent. Of course, his best years are ahead of him. I’m the biggest fan of Tino that there can be.
“His challenge is his primary position is right-back and he’s fighting with Kieran [Trippier] – we’ve spoke at length about Kieran’s qualities and what he brings to the team. But he will no doubt get his time and hopefully play a lot of games for this football club.
“I do love him at left-back, as well. I think he’s done extremely well there when you consider that’s not his strongest side. I think he’s been incredible in that position, as well.” – Eddie Howe