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Goal’s Gameweek guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2021-22 campaign

One of the secrets to success in Fantasy Premier League is making sure you pay close attention to team news updates, so that you can tweak your team accordingly.

A key player may be injured all of a sudden or your best scorer might have picked up a suspension and it makes sense to keep on top of things in order to maximise your points return each week.

If you’re looking for the latest team news, or just want some advice on the best captain picks or even a suggested Wildcard squad, then Goal has you covered.


  1. Gameweek fixtures
  2. Team news
  3. Suspension table
  4. Who is the best captain pick?
  5. Goal’s suggested Wildcard squad

Gameweek 6 fixtures

Date Fixture Time (BST)
September 25 Chelsea vs Man City 12:30pm
September 25 Man Utd vs Aston Villa 12:30pm
September 25 Everton vs Norwich 3pm
September 25 Leeds vs West Ham 3pm
September 25 Leicester vs Burnley 3pm
September 25 Watford vs Newcastle 3pm
September 25 Brentford vs Liverpool 5:30pm
September 26 Southampton vs Wolves 2:00pm
September 26 Arsenal vs Tottenham 4:30pm
September 27 Crystal Palace vs Brighton 8pm

Injury news

Last updated: 24/09/21 3.48pm (BST)


Player Injury Likely return date


Player Injury Likely return date
Leon Bailey Thigh October 16, 2021
Morgan Sanson Hamstring Unknown
John McGinn Head September 25, 2021
Keinan Davis Knee Uknown
Trezeguet Knee Unknown
Matt Targett Thigh September 25, 2021
Axel Tuanzebe Other (facing parent club) October 3, 2021


Player Injury Likely return date
Joshua Dasilva Hip Unknown
Mads Sorensen Knee Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Alexis Mac Allister Knock September 27, 2021
Tariq Lamptey Thigh September 27, 2021
Yves Bissouma Knee Late fitness test
Adam Webster Thigh Unknown
Enock Mwepu Other Late fitness test


Player Injury Likely return date
Connor Roberts Pelvis Unknown
Wayne Hennessey Ankle October 2, 2021
Dale Stephens Ankle Unknown
Kevin Long Calf Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Christian Pulisic Ankle Unknown
Mason Mount Knock September 29, 2021

Pulisic Chelsea 2021


Player Injury Likely return date
Eberechi Eze Achilles Unknown
Nathan Ferguson Other Unknown
Jeffrey Schlupp Thigh September 27, 2021


Player Injury Likely return date
Jordan Pickford Shoulder September 25, 2021
Lucas Digne Calf September 25, 2021
Andre Gomes Calf October 2, 2021
Seamus Coleman Hamstring October 17 2021
Richarlison Knee October 17, 2021
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Thigh October 17 2021
Fabian Delph Shoulder Unknown
Jean-Philippe Gbamin Quads Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Patrick Bamford Ankle October 2, 2021
Diego Llorente Muscular October 2, 2021
Jack Harrison Other September 25, 2021
Luke Ayling Knee September 25, 2021
Raphinha Hip September 25, 2021
Robin Koch Pelvic Uknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Jonny Evans Foot Late fitness test
James Justin Knee Unknown
Wesley Fofana Leg Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Trent Alexander-Arnold Illness September 25, 2021
James Milner Illness September 25, 2021
Harvey Elliott Ankle Unknown
Roberto Firmino Hamstring September 25, 2021
Neco Williams Ankle/Foot Unknown
Naby Keita Knock Unknown
Thiago Alcantara Calf October 16, 2021

Roberto Firmino Liverpool Chelsea Premier League 2021-22


Player Injury Likely return date
John Stones Muscular Late fitness test
Benjamin Mendy Other Unknown
Aymeric Laporte Groin Late fitness test
Liam Delap Other Unknown
Ilkay Gundogan Knock Late fitness test
Oleksandr Zinchenko Calf Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Edinson Cavani Other September 25, 2021
Amad Diallo Thigh October 16, 2021
 Marcus Rashford Shoulder October 16, 2021


Player Injury Likely return date
Joe Willock Toe October 2, 2021
Jamaal Lascelles Muscle October 17, 2021
Paul Dummett Calf Unknown
Jonjo Shelvey Calf Unknown
Martin Dubravka Ankle October 17, 2021
Callum Wilson Thigh Unknown
Freddie Woodman Knock Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Przemyslaw Placheta Coronavirus Unknown
Joshua Sargent Thigh September 25, 2021
Todd Cantwell Personal issue Unknown
Milot Rashica Knock October 2, 2021
Sam Byram Thigh Unknown
Christoph Zimmermann Knee Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Theo Walcott Other October 2, 2021
Will Smallbone Knee Unknown
Stuart Armstrong Calf Unknown
Shane Long Coronavirus Unknown
Jack Stephens Knee Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Steven Bergwijn Ankle Unknown
Lucas Moura Ankle September 26, 2021
Ryan Sessegnon Knock Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Joao Pedro Knee September  25, 2021
Daniel Bachmann Knee October 2, 2021
Kiko Femenia Knock September 25, 2021


Player Injury Likely return date
Ryan Fredericks Groin Unknown


Player Injury Likely return date
Hugo Bueno Thigh Unknown
Jonny Knee Unknown
Pedro Neto Knee Unknown
Yerson Mosquera Hamstring Unknown
Rayan Ait-Nouri Concussion October 2, 2021

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Suspensions table

Mike Dean referee Premier League 2020-21

Player Return date…
Pascal Struijk October 2, 2021

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Who is the best captain pick for Gameweek 6?

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Newcastle 11092021

Fully rested after not being included in the squad for Manchester United’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of West Ham, Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) looks the best bet for the captaincy for Gameweek 6.

The Portuguese has made a flying start following his return to Old Trafford, scoring four goals in three games in all competitions, including in the dramatic 2-1 win over the Hammers in the Premier League last time out.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), as always, looks a more than viable alternative, although the fact Liverpool are away against Brentford, who have made an impressive start to life in England’s top flight, sways us more towards Ronaldo this week.

Goal’s suggested Wildcard squad

We’ve opted for a goalkeeper duo of Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Ben Foster (£4m), with the former facing Wolves – who were soundly beaten by Brentford last time out – at home in Gameweek 6.

Foster, meanwhile, stood in for Daniel Bachmann (£4.5m) in Watford’s 3-1 win over Norwich and, given he’s among the cheapest goalkeepers available in FPL, he makes for a decent substitute option.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m), who Jurgen Klopp has confirmed should be available again for Saturday’s meeting with Brentford, is also in, with the Liverpool right-back having already scored 34 points this season.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw (£5.5m) is another who should offer a healthy points return, with the 26-year-old currently second in the ‘Creativity’ table on FPL, a variable that tracks goalscoring opportunities made.

In picking Tino Livramento (£4.2m), you have a value player who has forced his way into Southampton’s starting XI and doesn’t appear likely to lose his spot any time soon, while Javier Manquillo (£4m) and Kostas Tsimikas (£4m) are suitable bench occupiers.

The midfield is packed with goal and assist potential, with Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) leading the way, and favourable fixtures for the likes of Harvey Barnes (£6.8m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) see them all included.

And in attack, Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has already proved he means business at Manchester United and should be a shrewd addition despite his lofty price, while he’s flanked by Michail Antonio (£7.9m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m).

Check out the full suggested squad below!

Goal Wildcard FPL

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