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Fantasy football: Premier League team news, injuries, captain picks and more

19:00 EAT 14/01/2022
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GOAL's guide aims to assist your selections over the course of the 2021-22 campaign

One of the secrets to success in Fantasy Premier League is making sure you pay close attention to team news, so you can tweak your team accordingly.

A key player may be injured or your best goalscorer might be suspended, and it makes sense to keep on top of things in order to maximise your points return each week.

If you're looking for the latest team news, just want some advice on the best captain picks or even a suggested wildcard squad, then GOAL has you covered.

Contents

  1. Gameweek fixtures
  2. Team news
  3. Suspension table
  4. Who is the best captain pick?
  5. GOAL's suggested differential picks

Gameweek 23 fixtures

DateFixtureTime (GMT)
January 21

Watford vs Norwich

8pm

January 22

Everton vs Aston Villa

12.30pm

January 22

Brentford vs Wolves

3pm

January 22

Leeds vs Newcastle

3pm
January 22

Man Utd vs West Ham

3pm
January 22

Southampton vs Man City

5.30pm
January 23

Arsenal vs Burnley

2pm
January 23

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

2pm

January 23

Leicester vs Brighton

2pm

January 23

Chelsea vs Tottenham

4.30pm

February 5

Burnley vs Watford

6pm

GAMEWEEK 23 CHANGES DEADLINE: January 21, 6.30PM (GMT)

Injury news

Last updated: 14/01/22 4:00pm (GMT)


ARSENAL


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Groin

Late fitness test

Cedric Soares

Hip

Unknown

Calum Chambers

Knock

Unknown

Emile Smith Rowe

Calf

Late fitness test

Martin Odegaard

Covid-19

Unknown

Bukayo Saka

Knock

Late fitness test


ASTON VILLA


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Leon Bailey

Thigh

Unknown

Marvelous Nakamba

Knee

Unknown

Ashley Young

Unknown

Late fitness test

Jaden Philogene-Bidace

Pelvis

January 22


BRENTFORD


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Julian JeanvierKneeUnknown
Joshua DasilvaHipFebruary, 2022

Mathias Jorgensen

Hamstring

Unknown

David RayaKneeUnknown

Rico Henry

Thigh

Late fitness test

Charles Goode

Hamstring

Unknown

Sergi Canos

Hamstring

Late fitness test


BRIGHTON


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Enock Mwepu

Thigh

February 5

Jeremy Sarmiento

Hamstring

Unknown

Lewis Dunk

Knee

January 18


BURNLEY


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Ashley Barnes

Thigh

Unknown

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Other

Late fitness test

Multiple players

Covid-19

Unknown


CHELSEA


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Ben ChilwellKneeUnknown

Trevoh Chalobah

Hamstring

Unknown

Reece James

Thigh

Unknown

Andreas Christensen

Covid-19

Unknown


CRYSTAL PALACE


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
James McArthurHamstringUnknown

Vicente Guaita

Wrist

Late fitness test

James Tomkins

Other

Unknown


EVERTON


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Tom DaviesThigh

Unknown

Richarlison

Calf

Late fitness test

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Thigh

Late fitness test

Fabian Delph

Illness

Late fitness test

Yerry Mina

Calf

Late fitness test

Jarrad Branthwaite

Hamstring

Late fitness test


LEEDS


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Liam CooperHamstringUnknown
Pascal StruijkFoot

Late fitness test

Patrick Bamford

Hamstring

Late fitness test

Rodrigo

Heel

Late fitness test

Jamie Shackleton

Achilles

February, 2022

Kalvin Phillips

Hamstring

Unknown

Charlie Cresswell

Shoulder

February, 2022

Joe Gelhardt

Ankle

Unknown

Junior Firpo

Head

Late fitness test


LEICESTER


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Jamie Vardy

Hamstring

March, 2022

James JustinKneeJanuary 19
Wesley FofanaLegFebruary 2022

Jonny Evans

Thigh

Unknown

Ricardo Pereira

Broken leg

February, 2022

Boubakary Soumare

Illness

January 23

Ryan Bertrand

Knee

Unknown

Timothy Castagne

Thigh

January 23

Luke Thomas

Knock

January 19

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Calf

January 19

Caglar Soyuncu

Thigh

January 19

Patson Daka

Hamstring

January 19


LIVERPOOL


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Harvey Elliott AnkleFebruary, 2022

Nathaniel Phillips

Head

Unknown

Thiago Alcantara

Groin

Unknown

Divock Origi

Knee

February, 2022


MAN CITY


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Liam DelapAnkleUnknown

Multiple players

Covid-19

Unknown

John Stones

Knock

January 15


MAN UTD


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Paul PogbaThighUnknown

Anthony Martial

Knee

Unknown

Cristiano Ronaldo

Thigh

Late fitness test

Phil Jones

Knock

Late fitness test

Jadon Sancho

Hamstring

Late fitness test

Diogo Dalot

Foot

Late fitness test


NEWCASTLE


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Federico Fernandez

Thigh

February, 2022

Jamal Lewis

Hamstring

Unknown

Callum Wilson

Calf

March, 2022

Multiple players

Covid-19

Unknown

Isaac Hayden

Knee

March, 2022

Chris Wood

Groin

Late fitness test

Martin Dubravka

Toe

Late fitness test


NORWICH CITY


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Christoph ZimmermannAnkleUnknown

Mathias Normann

Groin

Unknown

Andrew Omobamidele

Lower back

February, 2022

Billy Gilmour

Ankle

February, 2022

Josh Sargent

Personal reasons

January 15

Lukas Rupp

Thigh

February, 2022

Todd Cantwell

Illness

Late fitness test


SOUTHAMPTON


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Alex McCarthy

Thigh

Unknown

Armando Broja

Head

Late fitness test

Multiple players

Covid-19

Unknown

William Smallbone

Calf

Unknown

Valentino Livramento

Knee

Unknown


TOTTENHAM


PlayerInjuryLikely return date

Heung-Min Son

Other

February, 2022

Steven Bergwijn

Calf

January 16

Cristian Romero

Thigh

January 23

Sergio Reguilon

Other

Late fitness test

Eric Dier

Other

Unknown


WATFORD


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Peter EteboThighMarch, 2022
Christian KabaseleThighLate fitness test
Kwadwo BaahAnkleUnknown

Ismaila Sarr

Knee

Unknown

Nicolas N'Koulou

Thigh

Unknown

Ben Foster

Groin

Late fitness test

Kiko Femenia

Thigh

Late fitness test

Emmanuel Dennis

Other

Late fitness test


WEST HAM


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
Angelo OgbonnaKneeUnknown

Mark Noble

Knee

Unknown

Kurt Zouma

Hamstring

Unknown

Tomas Soucek

Illness

Unknown

Ryan Fredericks

Other

Unknown


WOLVES


PlayerInjuryLikely return date
JonnyKneeUnknown
Pedro NetoKneeUnknown
Yerson MosqueraHamstringUnknown

Hee-Chan Hwang

Hamstring

February, 2022

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Suspensions table

PlayerReturn date

Javier Manquillo (Newcastle)

January 22

Tyler Roberts (Leeds)

January 22

Diego Llorente (Leeds)

January 22

John McGinn (Aston Villa)

January 22

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)

January 23

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Who is the best captain pick for Gameweek 23?

Last week's suggestion of Emmanuel Dennis (£6.1m) - now selected by a massive 40% of FPL managers -backfired spectacularly, with the Watford forward returning just two points after seeing one of his games from the anticipated double gameweek postponed.

That fixture against Burnley (A) has been rearranged and slotted into Gameweek 23 although with there being no guarantee that both of the Hornets' games will go ahead, it's probably a better idea to revert to a 'safer' captain option who is more likely to produce a big score in their single fixture.

Diogo Jota (£8.4m) would therefore be our pick for this week - the Liverpool forward was in devastating form against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final and the fixture against Crystal Palace (A) is an appealing one.

Three differential picks for Gameweek 23

Jack Harrison (Leeds) - Midfielder - £5.5m

With four goals from his last two games, it's surprising that more FPL bosses haven't jumped on Harrison and brought him in ahead of Gameweek 23, with his price remaining at £5.5m as a result.

While he's unlikely to repeat his 20-point hat-trick heroics from last week, a home fixture against struggling Newcastle gives him a decent opportunity to add to the 58 points he's managed in total in the 2021-22 season.

Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) - Midfielder - £4.6m

We've mentioned Ramsey before in this section and, if you watched his performance in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United in Gameweek 22 - where the 20-year-old recorded 12 points - it might make you wonder why he's selected by less than 3% of FPL managers.

Indeed, at £4.6m, Ramsey is an absolute bargain and with Villa having as many as six consecutive fixtures against teams in and around or below them in the table, now would be the perfect time to invest in the young midfielder.

Rayan Ait Nouri (Wolves) - Defender - £4.3m

Last week's differential suggestion of Jose Sa paid dividends, with the Wolves goalkeeper claiming seven points from the 3-1 win over Southampton, and we'd implore you to follow a similar strategy this week and consider transferring in Ait Nouri.

The left-back seems certain to keep his place in the starting XI, regardless if Marcal is fit enough to return, after laying on two assists against the Saints, with Brentford up next for Bruno Lage's side, who boast the second best defensive record in the league.

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