FPL team news: Haaland injury latest – Fantasy Football Scout

  • October 27, 2022

Pep Guardiola has provided an injury update after Erling Haaland (£12.2m) was substituted at half-time of Manchester City’s goalless draw with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Norway international and Joao Cancelo (£7.4m) both came off at the interval in Germany, with Pep Guardiola bringing us the latest on his in-form forward in his post-match press conference.
“Three things. [Firstly], I saw him so tired. The second one he had a little bit influenza in his body, like Joao, Joao played with a fever. The third, he had a knock in his feet. That is why he was not able to play in the second half.
“I don’t know right now [about the severity of the injury]. I spoke [with the medical team] at half-time, they were a little bit concerned but I saw him walking more or less quite good at the end. We will see what happens.” – Pep Guardiola on Erling Haaland
The City boss had made similar comments in an interview with BT Sport immediately after full-time.
“Erling, he didn’t feel good, he had a little bit of fever before the game, Joao as well. Have a knock in his feet. I saw him tired, Joao as well. That’s why we change it. In that period, we struggle a lot.” – Pep Guardiola
Unless we’ve misheard Guardiola (you can watch the press conference here), there were also some slightly concerning quotes for owners of Phil Foden (£8.4m), who started on Tuesday after being benched in Gameweek 13.
“Today we were exhausted, the game against Brighton drained us a lot. Was so demanding, man to man, was physically so demanding. And [the] next Tuesday, we had a game now where we saw with Phil, he was so tired, so not clever. Joao, with fever, make an incredible effort. I want to say thank you to Joao because we have a problem with our full-backs, we don’t have Sergio [Gomez] or Kyle [Walker]. John [Stones] made an effort to come back.” – Pep Guardiola
City ensured that they would finish top of their Champions League group with a point in Dortmund and Guardiola confirmed that next Wednesday’s match against Sevilla, along with the following week’s Carabao Cup third-round tie, would feature some more peripheral squad players.
“Now we are going to play Sevilla with fresh people, people who don’t play regularly is going to play – the same with the Carabao Cup – and focus in the Premier League these three finals that we have.” – Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is expected to next face the media on Friday afternoon (UK time) in his pre-Gameweek 14 press conference.
It’s Leicester City away for the reigning champions and perhaps significantly, the clash at the King Power Stadium is the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.
There is always an increased (if not guaranteed) chance of early, pre-deadline team news with those 12.30pm BST matches, should there be any ambiguity about Haaland’s availability after Guardiola’s pre-match presser.

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Pep was talking about the last UCL game where he saw he was tired and rested him.

He was benched the last PL game so he’s pretty well rested
Regarding Foden, should have said sorry
Coufal > Dalot or Shaw for a FT?
Dalot. He's more nailed on.
Dalot is on 4 yellow cards.
Play one in defense and midfield:

A: Zouma (mun)
B: Guehi (SOU)
C: Webster (CHE)

A: Andreas (EVE)
B: Trossard (CHE)
Cancelo Trippier Doherty
Salah Foden Saka Martinelli
Haaland Toney Mitrovic

(Iverson Andreas Guehi Patterson)
1 FT & 0.7m

Saving FT the best move here?

Or sell Doherty for Arsenal defender?
Save but perhaps start Guehi if Doherty gets 90 minutes tonight and not in predicted line up for weekend
Haaland will have more than a month off shortly with the World Cup break…………..
Haaland will start against Lei?
Lol why ask this? what do you want to hear? read the quote above and decide for yourself. it sounds like if he was going to give alvarez a chance this would be it
Would he not give Alvarez a chance in the dead rubber CL game next week?
I would speculate he could do both games with Alvarez.
I have Saka BTW
Zaha > Martinelli
For free
Give Zaha a chance at home against SOU
No, keep Zaha
If there's doubt over Haaland playing, which it sounds like there will be…

Who are you going to captain?

Think the low risk option is to stick it on Haaland and just pick a good VC then hope he doesn't come on at all.
If I'm seriously doubtful of him starting (and this will likely be hard to gauge with Pep), I'll captain someone else I think. Darwin or maybe Kane if I get him (not selling Haaland, will still start him)
Don't understand peps comment about foden
He didn't play mid-week last week & subed on v Brighton so why would he be tired in CL match?

Also if Cancelo/haaland had a fever why play them this match when they had already qualified & just needed 1 point to top the group! They have a good squad
I don't believe any of it. It's a way of justifying subbing the more important players
Try deciphering a single sentence out of Klopps mouth
Bowen for next three:

A Saka
B Antony (have Martineli)
C keep
D something else

Trippier Dalot Mings
Martinelli Bowen Salah Foden
Mitro Darwin Halland

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