FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Live updates from Friday’s pressers

FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Live updates from Friday's pressers

We’ve got all the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) injury updates, squad news and key manager quotes from today’s Premier League press conferences.

There are eight in total, including Pep Guardiola’s.

Six more executives faced reporters on Wednesday and Thursday, and you can read headline updates from those press releases here.




Aymeric Laporte is not quite ready to face Wolverhampton Wanderers despite returning to training this week, while Pep Guardiola said he was unsure whether Kyle Walker would be available for Gameweek 8.

“Aymer is back in training but he’s not ready. Kyle is getting better, I don’t know if he’ll be ready tomorrow.” – Pep Guardiola


Mikel Arteta gave us very little on Arsenal’s latest injury news, saying a decision on the players’ participation against Brentford would be made after training tomorrow.

“Unfortunately that day will be tomorrow when we have the last training, there’s not much to give today.” – Mikel Arteta in team news

No more question marks Emile Smith Rowe (groin), who suffered an injury in the warmup after Week 6, and also Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has reportedly been ruled out of international duty with Ukraine due to a calf problem.

We don’t know how the match is adjusted Thomas Partey (thigh) is, too, after the midfielder returned to training this week.

Reiss Nelson (muscle) i Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) stay out.


Eddie Howe also did not reveal anything in his pre-match presser regarding the fitness of Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin i Bruno Guimaraesall of whom have been absent lately with muscle problems.

None of those players were seen in “official” training camp footage on Wednesday, but Guimaraes would have been on the pitch all week.

“Everyone has improved. But I will leave news of my team when we get it. It’s been a bit of a difficult period for us, but hopefully we’ll get through it. They are great players, we need them back quickly.” β€”Eddie Howe

John Shelvey is still on the sidelines, but ahead of schedule in his recovery from a hamstring problem, while Emil Krafth (knee) won’t be seen until 2023 and Karl Darlow (ankle) is now unavailable for the next 6-8 weeks.


David Moyes reported that there was no fitness issue for last night’s game against Silkeborg, with the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Craig Dawson i Tomas Soucek All this after recent injuries.

Nayef Aguerd (ankle) and Ben Johnson (hamstring) remain out, however.


Frank Lampard said this Dominic Calvert-Lewin he was “close” to a return ahead of Sunday’s meeting with West Ham.

Abdoulaye Doucoure is fit to be involved, but Everton are in a different way than they were after Week 6, with Jordan Pickford (thigh) joint Mason Holgate (knee), Andros Townsend (knee), Yerry Mina (ankle) and Ben Godfrey (leg) on ​​the sidelines after that goalless draw with Liverpool.

“Close, we will see on Sunday if he is ready to start the game or not, to be careful, obviously, because he had a difficult injury. We’ll see at the weekend.” – Frank Lampard on Dominic Calvert-Lewin


Bruno Lage confirmed this summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic will be out for at least six months after having knee surgery, while Raul Jimenez will not appear this weekend due to “fatigue”.

The Wolves boss said “we’ll see” when asked if Diego Costa could take part in the matchday squad against Manchester City.


Sergio Canos will be available for Brentford’s game against Arsenal on Sunday, having recovered from the hamstring injury that has kept him out all season.

Ethan Pinnock (knee) and Christian Norgaard (Achilles) remains outside, though.


Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neil revealed David Brooks has suffered a setback in his recovery, after the Wales international picked up a hamstring strain during his comeback game with the development team.

Brooks has been sidelined for the better part of a year after successfully battling cancer.

Ben Pearson (knee) and Joe Rothwell (thigh) are not yet available in Gameweek 8, however Junior Stanislas (groin) has returned to training and could be in contention.

β€œThe game comes too soon for Joe Rothwell and Ben Pearson, they will still be missing.

“David Brooks had a slight setback in the development game he played. Just a slight hamstring tightness, a bit of hamstring soreness, which is obviously initially disappointing for him, but not unusual for any player who has been off the turf for so long with a long-term injury, or whatever.

“So, yeah, it’s not a huge surprise, but disappointing, especially for Brooksy. But anyway, we never planned on bringing him back. It was always in David’s best interest, so, we’ll see how he recovers of this

“The youth has trained well. He’s been on the lawn with us for a good few days, maybe since the end of last week. It’s so good to have Junior back, obviously he has great quality, he can help us, no doubt.” – Gary O’Neil

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