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Everton manager Marco Silva confirmed that winger Richarlison played through pain over the weekend.

The upstart Brazilian attacker suffered a foot injury in the first 15 minutes of a 3-1 win over Brighton where he went on to score two goals. However, the knock is not expected to keep Richarlison out for the weekend trip to Chelsea. The winger looks like a steal in fantasy circles as he currently serves as the club's lone striker, but is listed in FPL.com as a midfielder, in a similar vain as Wilfried Zaha and Marko Arnautovic last season. Said Silva: "It shows you his resilience. He played the second half with pain in his feet. Possibly tomorrow it will be worse. Richarlison performed well. It is important not just for him but our strikers when they can score. It was a very good moment for the first goal, the offensive transition. The second goal he has this capacity to press high and put pressure on the centre-backs. His quality was high."
Source: The Times
Nov 8 - 1:12 AM

Jordan Henderson could be at the centre of club versus country row after Gareth Southgate revealed the Liverpool skipper has aggravated a muscle issue.

Henderson only made his Liverpool return last weekend, coming on as a second half substitute in the win over Fulham, having missed the previous four matches with a hamstring related problem. Henderson then joined his international team-mates at St George’s Park before, he was once again introduced from the bench in the Rooney swansong at Wembley against the United States. However, Henderson was absent from the matchday squad in UEFA Nations League on Sunday and Southgate confirmed his withdrawal from the squad to face Croatia was forced. "Jordan has been carrying a bit of an injury and had some game time the other night and wasn't really happy with it. He is someone who always wants to play so I had to make that decision." The setback is guaranteed to irk Jurgen Klopp who will be concerned that his captain was risked in a meaningless friendly ahead of a busy festive fixture period.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 18 - 10:21 AM

Victor Lindelof is expected to be okay for the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace after being cleared of injury.

The Manchester United defender was replaced at half-time in Turkey on Saturday with early reports suggesting Lindelof had suffered a muscle related problem. However, following Sweden’s Nations League win, head coach Janne Andersson moved quickly to allay growing fears. "Victor did not feel well but he finished the first half." Then, speaking on Swedish sports television channel SportExpressen, team-mate Andreas Granqvist revealed. "I think he felt a little bad before the match and felt a bit dizzy when he started. He felt drowsy and without energy and could not continue. It was a cold. He felt ineffective." The 2018 Swedish Player of the Year has faced many critics since his arrival at Old Trafford, but the 24-year-old is enjoying his best run in the side, only missing the win over Newcastle this season. Lindelof was praised for his outstanding performance in Turin recently after United secured a famous win over a Juventus side led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Source: The Mirror
Nov 18 - 9:50 AM

Paul Dummett picked up an injury while representing Wales on Friday evening which could leave Newcastle United without a specialist left-back for the game at Turf Moor.

Dummett was making his first start for the senior side, but his night ended on a sour note when he was replaced in the 39th minute following a cynical challenge on Yussuf Poulsen. He injured himself in the tackle which also earned him a caution – Chris Gunter came on in his place and the Reading defender will play in Albania on Tuesday. There is no word on the extent of his injury, but if Dummett does miss out in game week 13, then Rafa Benitez may decide to alter his formation against Burnley. Both Kenedy and Javier Manquillo have deputised on the left in a back four, but given the form of Frederico Fernandez and Fabian Schär recently, plus the expected return of captain Jamaal Lascelles, Benitez could opt for three centre-halves with DeAndre Yedlin and Kenedy providing the width in a 3-5-2.
Nov 17 - 3:23 PM

Antonio Valencia marked his return to competitive action with a goal in Ecuador’s 2-0 win over Peru during the early hours of Friday morning.

The Red Devils captain started for the first time since October, and speaking after the friendly, Valencia suggested that his recent absence from the United squad was a tactical decision, rather than injury-related. "The relationship with Mourinho has always been a good one," he told Area Deportiva radio. "The player who has been in my place [Ashley Young] has been playing well. You have to respect the decision." However, this contradicts Mourinho’s comments from earlier this month which suggested Valencia was unavailable for selection. "I watched something funny in his Instagram where he says 'work, work, work' in the gym," he said. "He should say 'work, work, work’ alone because I am injured, and I cannot train with the team." Jose criticised Valencia’s lack of fitness at the start of the campaign after he limped off after just 7 minutes in a pre-season friendly against San Jose because of a calf problem.
Source: Football365
Nov 16 - 10:42 AM

Romelu Lukaku has failed to recover from a hamstring related problem ruling the Manchester United striker out of Belgium’s UEFA Nations League fixture against Iceland.

The 25-year-old returned to Jose Mourinho’s matchday squad on Sunday having missed the two previous games with a muscle/tendon injury which he sustained on the eve of the trip to Bournemouth in game week eleven. Initially, United had hoped that Lukaku could recover in time for the trip to Turin in the Champions League four days later, but he wasn’t cleared to rejoin the group until later in the week. "He could be back," Jose said ahead of the derby. "We have one more session [to see if] he is ready." Lukaku was passed fit and entered the game at the Etihad as a substitute, but it appears that he aggravated the problem once more during his 30-minute cameo and he has been unable to train with the national team. Belgium face Switzerland on Sunday and it remains unclear whether Lukaku is fit enough to feature in Luzern.
Source: Reuters
Nov 15 - 3:46 PM

Shane Long looks set for a spell on the side-lines as he may need surgery to cure a longstanding ankle problem.

The Southampton striker was poised to line-up against Watford last weekend, but suffered a setback in training on Friday, and now Mark Hughes believes that an operation may be the only answer. "He might need a small procedure on his ankle to address that problem he had had for some time," he said. "If he does, and it's not confirmed as yet, it could be a little bit of washout to free out the ankle. That would be two weeks maybe." However, the Saints boss went onto add that if the problem is more serious than initially thought, then Long could be missing for up-to six weeks, ruling him out until the new year. With Danny Ings currently nursing a hamstring problem, Southampton would potentially head into game week 13 relying on Charlie Austin as the only experienced out-and-out striker available.
Source: Daily Echo
Nov 14 - 4:23 PM

Brighton's former record-signing Jurgen Locadia wants to leave the club in January according to reports in his homeland, The Netherlands.

Locadia claims he "never had the chance" to show his ability for the Premier League club, whilst also claiming that he is not sure why he hasn't been playing nor does he believe the situation will improve. Locadia spoke about his initial good form after his January move but aired his frustration at how that didn't translate into game-time, with his pre-season efforts apparently going without notice. Judging by Locadia's quotes, it seems it will be very difficult for Chris Hughton to bring Locadia into the first team without appearing to bow to player pressure even though the team are performing well. A move away, or at least a loan, seems likely in the winter transfer window.
Source: The Argus
Nov 15 - 10:58 AM

Veteran Brighton striker Glenn Murray has signed a one-year extension to his current contract which will keep him at the AMEX until the end of next season.

Murray, 35 since September, is the Seagulls' top scorer so far this term with six Premier League goals - just two short of Golden Boot leader Sergio Aguero. Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: "We are delighted to have extended Glenn’s contract. He has proved a vital member of the team and his goals have been crucial to us." Murray recently passed the 100 goal milestone for Brighton, and he is now just 23 short of taking the all-time record. Many expected Murray to fade out of the Brighton side this season but so far, he has successfully made himself undroppable.
Source: The Argus
Nov 15 - 11:28 AM

Manchester City confirm Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery in Spain.

The France international was released from the national team on Monday due to what the French Federation called a left knee sprain and meniscal lesion. It is not the same knee which was subject to reconstructive surgery back in September 2017. On Tuesday, Mendy hinted that a visit to see surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat was in the offing following an Instagram post from Barcelona, after reports from his homeland suggested he would need an operation to remedy the problem. Although there has been no official timeline given by the club, you can expect the player to remain side-lined for at least a month, with a view to Mendy returning to the training pitches within four-to-six weeks. So, barring a setback, he could play again before the end of the year. Pep Guardiola may look to Fabian Delph or Oleksandr Zinchenko to fill the void, alternatively, Danilo is fully fit, and the right-footed full-back has been called upon before to switch flanks.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 15 - 11:32 AM

Charlie Austin will not face any disciplinary proceedings from the FA after his explosive criticism of referee Simon Hooper after the Saints' 1-1 draw with Watford in GW12.

Southampton are struggling at the foot of the Premier League table and had what would have been a game-winning goal by Austin ruled out on Saturday due to offside. Southampton centre-back Maya Yoshida was incorrectly adjudged to have interfered with play. Austin also lamented the lack of VAR in the Premier League, so he will be doubly happy to hear that the technology is to be introduced next season.
Source: Daily Echo
Nov 15 - 11:42 AM

Brighton and Hove Albion officially announced that forward Glenn Murray has signed a one-year contract extension.

It's remarkable that the Premier League journeyman continues to produce at the rate he is, leading the team with six goals to put him behind only Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season. The 35-year-old is now guaranteed a contract through the summer of 2020 after scoring his 100th goal for the Seagulls. Said Murray: "It means a lot that the club has shown another year's faith in me. I just want to carry on in the form I'm in at the minute and continue scoring goals at this level for Brighton. I don't think at any stage of my career I'd have believed I would be getting another contract in the Premier League at this age, but you just never know what can happen in football."
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 13 - 10:18 PM





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