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Week 7 FPL Injuries, Suspensions and Pre-Deadline Chat

All the injury and suspension news vital to your team selection before the Friday kick off for Week 7!

How will Manchester City fair without Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham?
How will Manchester City fair without Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham?
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Another early kick off awaits us for Week 7 as Everton host Crystal Palace in Friday's weekend opener. Let's take a look at the injury and suspension news important to your fantasy selection.



Francis Coquelin is out injured meaning Granit Xhaka is expected to start in the center of the midfield. Olivier Giroud is still a doubt with a knock as Aaron Ramsey continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Alexis Sanchez is likely to retain his central striking role.


Josh King has returned to light training following a knock but is unlikely to start. Brad Smith and Ryan Fraser are both doubts with the former most likely to recover and take up a starting position on the right of the defense.


Andre Gray continues his suspension due to offensive homophobic comments on social media while Sean Dyche is likely to name an unchanged side for the visit of Arsenal.


John Terry has returned to training following his recent absence due to an ankle injury. Kurt Zouma has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury with light training but is still far from selection.

Crystal Palace:

Wilfried Zaha is back in contention after missing last week's 3-2 win over Sunderland with a minor hamstring problem. Joe Ledley is mostly likely to drop out should Zaha be given the nod, with Yohan Cabaye dropping back into the double pivot. Scott Dann and Loic Remy (shocker) remain sidelined.


Leighton Baines is a major doubt with a hamstring injury and unlikely to be risked by Ronald Koeman. Bryan Oviedo should retain his left back berth then for the visit of Crystal Palace. Romelu Lukaku has been struggling with a toe injury but is likely to start according to the manager. James McCarthy, Muhamed Besic, and Darren Gibson remain out.

Hull City:

Ahmed Elmohamady is suspended following his red card against Liverpool last game week. David Meyler may then have to fill in at right back for the visit of Chelsea.

Leicester City:

No fresh injury concerns for Claudio Ranieri's Champions and a full strength side is likely to be deployed despite Champions League exertions.


Divock Origi is a slight doubt with a knock to the foot with Roberto Firmino likely to retain his "false 9" role.. Loris Karius should retain his starting role between the sticks. Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez are on track to be fully fit after the international break.

Manchester City:

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out two to three weeks with a hamstring injury sustained last game week. Nolito continues his suspension with Vincent Kompany remaining on the sidelines. Pablo Zabaleta played at right back midweek meaning Bacary Sanga could come into contention for the trip to White Hart Lane.

Manchester United:

Luke Shaw remains a doubt due to illness with Daley Blind likely to fill in at left back. Henrihk Mkhitaryan is a doubt and unlikely to feature for Jose Mourinho's side. Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial both featured from the bench midweek and could come into contention.


No fresh injury concerns for Aitor Karanka's Boro.


Claude Puel has a full side for selection despite long term absentees. Charlie Austin, Ryan Bertrand, Jose Fonte, and Steven Davies were all rested midweek and thus should come straight back into the starting 11.

Stoke City:

Jakob Haugaard is a doubt following an ankle complaint with Jon Walters potentially returning to the bench. Ibrahim Afellay, jack Butland, and Stephen Ireland remain long term absentees.


Adnan Januzaj has been hit with a potential six week absence due to an ankle injury, a major blow for David Moyes. Steven Pienaar is a major doubt after being withdrawn from Sunderland's previous defeat due to a hamstring injury. Wahbi Khazri could then be in line for a recall to the starting 11.

Swansea City:

Frederico Fernandez is the only doubt for Francesco Guidolin's side with a groin complaint. Otherwise Nathan Dyer is the only other long term absentee of note.


Mauricio Pochettino has a handful of injuries heading into the match against league leaders Manchester City. Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, all hamstring, and Moussa Sissoko, concussion, are all doubts. Harry Kane remains on the sidelines but early prognosis indicates he many not be out for as long as feared.


Daryl Janmaat and Jerome Sinclair remain on the sidelines as Walter Mazzarri may name a largely unchanged side for the home match against Bournemouth.

West Bromwich Albion:

Brendan Galloway and Saido Berahino are available again after missing last match due to a virus. Chris Brunt has been featuring for the under 23 squad and is getting close to a return to the first team, but may be too soon for the next match against Sunderland.

West Ham:

Havard Nordveit is a doubt with a knock for Slaven Bilic's side. Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell remain out but may be back after the international break.


Good luck in your team selections for Week 7!