Round up of the press conferences from injury guru Ben Dinnery ahead of FPL Gameweek 37+. All the latest team news for fantasy football managers to digest before making those all-important transfers. 

 

AFC Bournemouth

Eddie Howe has rotated while ensuring a strong nucleus to try and keep players fresh and minimise fatigue. The Cherries gave themselves a fighting chance with a win over Leicester, and while they battled at The Etihad: "It just never happened right at the end." Bournemouth enter the Last Chance Saloon on Sunday knowing that they must win. Adam Smith is "feeling better" and has a chance of returning against Southampton, but Nathan Ake is once again ruled out, although the centre-back may yet be available for the trip to Goodison Park on the final day. Chris Mepham, Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels remain sidelined.

 

Arsenal

The Gunners face Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday before a trip to Villa on Tuesday… Obviously, no team news ahead of that game, but for the weekend, this is how things stand. Bernd Leno has stepped up his recovery and is now participating in outside running with the aim of starting ball drills over the weekend. Calum Chambers has progressed to the next phase of his rehabilitation and is hopeful of a return to full training before the end of this calendar year. Pablo Mari (ankle) is off crutches and recuperating in Spain at present; he should return to Colney at the end of this month with a view to rejoining the group in September. Gabriel Martinelli is taking a little longer than initially anticipated, and Arsenal are unlikely to have the striker back playing competitively before 2021. "The consultants and medical team very encouraged with his progress." There's no change in the Mesut Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi situation.

 

Aston Villa

Were it not for a late Theo Walcott equaliser at Everton on Thursday; the run-in would have been looking a lot rosier for Dean Smith and his men who sit three points from safety. El Ghazi had a chance to put the game to bed with ten minutes remaining – missing an absolute sitter – leaving the Villains deep in the dog fight. No press conference ahead of this one, but it should be as you were in the treatment room. Involving Bjorn Engels would be a "big ask" considering the defender has been sidelined for six weeks with an Achilles injury. Danny Drinkwater has had a "slight niggle", but he might return for the final two fixtures with a decision on Kortney Hause (rib) being left until the last minute. Wesley and Tom Heaton are long-term while Matt Targett will continue at left-back with Neil Taylor injured.

 

Brighton and Hove Albion

A draw with south coast rivals Southampton all but guarantees the Seagulls another season in the top-flight and Graham Potter is delighted to secure survival – barring some freak results – with two games remaining. Adam Webster was a "bit sore" after the game on Thursday with his hip, and the defender faces a late test. "We'll see how that settles down, but hopefully he should be okay for Monday night." Alireza Jahanbakhsh is back in the managers' thoughts after missing out (GW36) due to a tight hamstring. Everyone else is fully fit except for long-termers Steven Alzate and Jose Izquierdo.

 

Burnley

 

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