Early team news and injury updates for FPL Double Gameweek 37

We’ve got the early team and injury news for all 19 Premier League clubs who are in action in Double Gameweek 37, a round-up that will also include the latest quotes from Tuesday’s pressers.

The Team News and Predicted Line-ups tab remains the most-visited page on the Fantasy Football Scout site even when the next Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadline is several days or weeks away, with the Injuries and Bans section not far behind.

The pre-match press conferences on Thursday and Friday are where we get the bulk of our team news information and it’s after the Premier League managers have faced the media that we properly update the tab and finalise our predicted XIs. We also bring you a round-up of the pressers in article form on those days.

But given the aforementioned demand, and for those Fantasy managers thinking of making early transfers or wanting to hear the latest in advance of the end-of-the-week pressers, we’re posting this initial summary straight after the weekend’s action.

It’ll also be updated after the midweek Premier League matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the press conference round-ups on Thursday and Friday superseding it.


Kieran Tierney (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh) look set to miss the north London derby on Thursday and potentially the rest of the season but Mikel Arteta said he “thinks” Ben White (hamstring) will be back for the clash with Tottenham Hotspur, so the center-half should be fit for Gameweek 37 barring any setback.


Steven Gerrard reported no fresh concerns ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Liverpool but Leon Bailey (ankle), Kortney House (abdomen) and Jacob Ramsey (groin) remained out of that match.

Ramsey has a “decent chance” of recovering for Gameweek 37, at least.


Saman Ghoddos (ankle), Ethan Pinnock (hamstring), Sergi Canos (hamstring), Zanka (muscle) and Frank Onyeka (ankle) were all on the sidelines for the win over Southampton. Pinnock and Canos could be back for Gameweek 37 and Ghoddos has had his protective boot removed but Zanka and Onyeka’s seasons are over.


Jakub Moder (knee) and Enock Mwepu (groin) are out for the season but Jeremy Sarmiento could be back in the running, as he is now past the 10-day prognosis for his “slight” hamstring injury.


Ben Me (knee) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) won’t return for the weekend, while Ashley Westwood (ankle) and Matej Vydra (knee) have season-ending injuries.

Further news is awaited on James Tarkowski, who complained of hamstring tightness in Saturday’s defeat to Aston Villa, while Jay Rodriguez was absent for the second week running with a similar problem.


Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles/back) and Ben Chilwell (knee) were again absent for the draw with Wolves, while N’Golo Kante and Jorginho were sidelined with minor injuries. Jorginho has since been sighted back in training and could return against Leeds on Wednesday.

Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Marcos Alonso‘s half-time withdrawal on Saturday was tactical in nature rather than injury-related, meanwhile, with Chelsea denying rumors of a bust-up between the pair.


Patrick Vieira confirmed that Vicente Guaita missed the 1-0 win over Watford through an unspecified injury, while Marc Guehi‘s availability for Gameweek 37 is in some doubt after he limped off with an ankle injury. Media reports suggest he won’t be out for too long, however.

Nathan Ferguson (muscle/match fitness) won’t feature again this season.


Andros Townsend (knee) and Nathan Patterson (ankle) are out for the season, while a Gameweek 38 appearance is probably the best that Yerry Min can hope for after he picked up a calf injury on Sunday.

Ben Godfrey (thigh) and Donny van de Beek (groin) could return for Gameweek 37however, while Vitalii Mykolenko will be fit for the midweek clash with Watford after Frank Lampard confirmed that it was only cramp that forced him out of the win at Leicester.


Crysencio Summerville (ankle), Stuart Dallas (leg), Adam Forshaw (knee) and Tyler Roberts (hamstring) are out for the season but Patrick Bamford (foot) is scheduled to return to full training this week and should feature by Gameweek 38 if not this weekend.

Liam Cooper is expected to be back against Chelsea in midweek after minor knee troubles.

Luke Ayling will miss the run-in after his straight red card against Arsenal, however.


Wilfred Ndidi (knee) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) remain out for the long term, while Ricardo Pereira‘s season is also likely over after he missed the Everton game with an unspecified issue.

Brendan Rodgers was hopeful that James Maddison would recover from a hamstring issue to feature in Wednesday’s match against Norwich and was also optimism that James Justin would be involved at some point in the final two Gameweeks despite a shoulder dislocation.


Jurgen Klopp had an almost fully-fit squad going into Tuesday’s match against Aston Villa, with Roberto Firmino on the cusp of a return from a foot injury.


Manchester City were hit by a triple defensive injury blow in the hours after the 5-0 win over Newcastle United, with Pep Guardiola confirming that Kyle Walker (ankle), John Stones (muscle) and Ruben Dias (muscle) were out for the season.

The City boss explained in the same update that Nathan Ake – an unused substitute on Sunday – was playing through an ankle niggle and may not feature against Wolves in midweek but could be back in the reckoning for Gameweeks 37 and 38.


Kieran Trippier (foot) and Callum Wilson (calf) made their long-awaited returns from injury on Sunday, with Fabian Schar (ankle) joining them on the bench.

Ryan Fraser (hamstring) is touch and go to feature again in 2021/22, however, and the seasons of Jonjo Shelvey (calf) and Joe Willock (knee) could be over after they suffered the recurrence of old injuries ahead of Gameweek 36.


Ozan Kabak (hamstring), Adam Idah (ankle/knee), Andrew Omobamidele (back), Christoph Zimmermann (hip), Kenny McLean (toe), Mathias Normann (thigh) and Josh Sargent (ankle) were all ruled out of Wednesday’s match against Leicester, although we haven’t got a timeframe on Zimmermann or Normann. The rest are likely out for the season.


Tino Livramento (knee) is the only Southampton player on the sides at the time of writing: he was stretchered off in the two-all draw with Brighton and Hove Albion and has since been ruled out for the rest of 2022.


Matt Doherty (knee), Oliver Skipp (groin) and Japhet Tanganga (knee) are out until the end of the season, while Sergio Reguilon also remains on the injury list, with groin pain putting paid to his involvement in the last two Gameweeks.

We haven’t yet got a timeframe on the Spaniard’s recovery.


Relegated Watford were without Imran Louza (knee), Juraj Kuka (knee) and João Pedro (groin) for their final-nail-in-the-coffin defeat to Crystal Palacewith Tom Cleverley (unknown) and Samir (unknown) limping off later in the game. News is awaited on all five of those players.

Hassane Kamara was also sent off for two bookable offences and will miss the Hornets’ second Double Gameweek 36 fixture, at home to Everton, before returning on Sunday.

Cucho Hernandez (hamstring) was back on the grass ahead of that loss at Selhurst Park, with the hope being that he may be back in action before Gameweek 38.


Angelo Ogbonna (knee) was the only West Ham player on the sidelines ahead of the thumping win at Norwich but the Hammers have three new concerns after Gameweek 36.

Michael Antonio (hip), Said Benrahma (ankle) and Craig Dawson (calf) all picked up injuries at Carrow Road but David Moyes was at least hopeful that the problems aren’t too serious.


Max Kilman (muscle) and Nelson Semedo (hamstring) are out until August, while Daniel Podence (toe) “still has some restrictions” despite a return to training and no date has been placed on his return.

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