FPL injury update: Martinelli, Son, Nkunku, Alisson fitness latest for GW16


Chelsea signing Christopher Nkunku is still waiting to make his competitive debut for the club, and FPL managers will be reluctant to purchase the France international until Mauricio Pochettino is more positive in his assessment of the playmaker. Asked about the availability of the ex-RB Leipzig star earlier this week, the Blues boss explained: “Still assessing day by day, see tomorrow. I don't believe that he will be involved but we need to assess day by day. We see also if Malo Gusto can be available."

With Ivan Toney out until late January, Bryan Mbeumo has proved a popular FPL selection – and he has rewarded the faith of many with several goals and assists. However, Brentford’s injury crisis is continuing to worsen as the winger is ruled out for the next few weeks with an ankle injury that he sustained against Brighton in midweek.

Speaking about his new absentee, Thomas Frank explained: “It is bad. He'll have a scan later, but we don't know the exact number of weeks he will be out. He will definitely not play on Saturday [against Sheffield United]."

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