Team News

FPL team news scant ahead of Gameweek 19

Our Team News and predicted line-ups are all updated and ready for your Gameweek 19 research.

As it’s Christmas Day, I don’t want to keep you any longer than is necessary.

For that reason, I shall prefer to direct you to the Team News tab above, where you can find all the latest information on all 20 Premier League sides.

Only a select few clubs gave press conferences on Christmas Eve to keep us in the loop.

They were Cardiff City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool. To these three clubs we extend our collective Fantasy Premier League thanks!

Six other sides doubled-up their post-match press conferences in Gameweek 18 to give their pre-match thoughts on Gameweek 19.

They were Arsenal, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Leicester City and Newcastle United. Again, we thank these clubs too.

All others were unable to give us completely accurate up to date information, which is the unfortunate disclaimer we have to put out at this time of year.

I hope you find the Team News page helpful to you as you make your Gameweek 19 transfer decision.

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1,410 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 9 hours ago

    Doesn't matter who you bench, with all the rotation they will most probably get subbed in..

    1. Amey
        24 days, 9 hours ago

        Top of the page post of the week !

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 9 hours ago

      Who scores better this week

      A) Auba + AWB
      B) Jimenez + AWB
      C) Hazard + Jimenez (-4)

      1. Amey
          24 days, 9 hours ago

          A

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 9 hours ago

            Possibility that Auba is rested though?

            1. Amey
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                Then C 😛

          2. ImPasta
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 9 hours ago

            Not much in it between A & C....B prob lowest.

        • Nespinha
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 9 hours ago

          How does this WC team look?

          allison - stekelenburg
          rudiger/trippier - robertson - digne - doherty - wan bissaka
          salah - sane/bruyne - anderson - siggy - billing
          auba - wilson - ings

          1. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 9 hours ago

            No United, No Spurs...hmm

            1. Nespinha
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              one united game doesnt bring me any confidence

          2. Greenbackbøøg…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 9 hours ago

            Bad time to get Wilson imo

            1. Nespinha
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              already have him, for quite a while

          3. Amey
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              Auba+Wilson> Jimmy+Kane

            • AndyCook
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              Don’t like it personally

          4. Greenbackbøøg…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 9 hours ago

            Can anyone think of a transfer to make here cuz I'm stumped.

            Fab / Hamer

            Robbo / Digne / Kiko / Schindler / AWB

            Sterling / Sane / Richarli / Fraser / Felipe

            Kane / Auba / Kamara

            2 fts

            1. LǝgleSs e|even
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              Sterling/Sane/Rich/Felipe to Martial/Son/Hazard

            2. Fantasy_King02
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                Mmm Fraser and Kamara are the ones i would opt to transfer out,you could maybe bring in Townsend or Jimenez

              • AndyCook
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                Fraser to Camarasa and Kamara to Ings

            3. Camzy
              • 8 Years
              24 days, 9 hours ago

              Have 2 fts and gotta use one.

              A) Sterling > Hazard
              B) Anderson > Lingard

              1. LǝgleSs e|even
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                C) Anderson> Martial

              2. ChelseaGuy
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                A if you must
                I'm sure you can do other moves though..downgrade a keeper or something

              3. Amey
                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                  Ando to Martial
                  OR Burn a FT & get higher gwr

                  1. TeachYouAlisson
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 18 hours ago

                    Why are people getting rid of F.Anderson? Surely he will punish his sellers with their run of fixtures?

              4. Sheeno
                • 5 Years
                24 days, 9 hours ago

                Is Targett nailed on? Bednarek is on the watchlist but it's tempting to choose Targett for the attacking returns. What's your preference between the two?

                1. ChelseaGuy
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                  When AWB Jonny is in that price range, why settle for less
                  Plus Bertrand will come back soon right?

                  1. Amey
                      24 days, 9 hours ago

                      Exactly this

                    • Sheeno
                      • 5 Years
                      24 days, 9 hours ago

                      Thanks! I already have AWB and Bennett, but I'll go with Bednarek if he's more nailed on. Merry Christmas!

                  2. Sea the Frankel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    24 days, 9 hours ago

                    Bertie back soon so one to monitor

                2. Feed tha Sheep
                  • 6 Years
                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                  Best 5.0 defender?
                  A. Shaw
                  B. Lovren
                  C. Digne
                  D. Other

                  1. ChelseaGuy
                    • 2 Years
                    24 days, 9 hours ago

                    C

                  2. Ode
                    • 1 Year
                    24 days, 9 hours ago

                    A

                  3. Amey
                      24 days, 9 hours ago

                      Digne

                      1. ChelseaGuy
                        • 2 Years
                        24 days, 9 hours ago

                        We think alike a lot lol

                        1. Amey
                            24 days, 9 hours ago

                            Ha ha.

                      2. AndyCook
                        • 2 Years
                        24 days, 9 hours ago

                        B for now

                      3. Devo-McDuff
                          24 days, 4 hours ago

                          Opted for Holebas myself (though will be tail end of bench this week). Digne was my pick with fixture and possible attacking returns but Everton are shipping lots of goals lately, even before Spuds mullered them.

                      4. DV8R
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        24 days, 9 hours ago

                        Which differential combo before GW20 WC?

                        A) Pogba + Ings
                        B) Martial + Zaha
                        C) Rashford + Shaqiri

                        1. Amey
                            24 days, 9 hours ago

                            B

                        2. LǝgleSs e|even
                          • 2 Years
                          24 days, 9 hours ago

                          Auba > Kane
                          Yay or Nay?
                          Have Son..

                          1. ChelseaGuy
                            • 2 Years
                            24 days, 9 hours ago

                            Yay

                          2. Fantasy_King02
                              24 days, 9 hours ago

                              Its a Yay for me,Auba can be a bit inconsistant at times and so as Kane but with kane you are guaranteed of atleast an assist if it comes to the worst..

                              Son is a risky option..
                              -he might not start cz thrs a lot of options on the bench eg Lamela & Lucas
                              -he doesnt play 90 mins of which if he fails to deliver a goal or an assist tht would be really devastating

                            • acesingh
                              • 3 Years
                              24 days, 9 hours ago

                              Yay

                          3. bjarnia87
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            24 days, 9 hours ago

                            Sterling + fraser to

                            a) hazard + lindgard
                            b) son + martial
                            c) siggy + snoddgrass +$ bank

                            1. Amey
                                24 days, 9 hours ago

                                A

                            2. AzzaroMax99
                              • 2 Years
                              24 days, 9 hours ago

                              I don't know who to bench here?

                              Fabianski
                              Laporte, Wan-Bissaka, Robertson
                              Martial, Schürrle, Felipe Anderson, Hazard
                              Rashford, Aubameyang (V), Kane (C)

                              Foster, Doherty, Balbuena*, Kenedy

                              I would get Doherty in but for who???

                              1. Amey
                                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Laporte

                                • Ode
                                  • 1 Year
                                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Bench Laporte, City won't keep a cs against Leicester

                              2. Fantasy_King02
                                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Does anyone else feel like Marcos Alonso might be benched or its just me,should i consider subtituting him?

                                  1. AndyCook
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 9 hours ago

                                    I would play him

                                  2. Gregor
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    24 days, 6 hours ago

                                    Yeah, he might be, probably wouldn’t come on if he was benched though so I’m starting him.

                                • Crunchie
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  24 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Merry Christmas!!

                                  Fabs (Hennessey)
                                  Lovren,Kola,Trippier (AWB,Peltier)
                                  Richarlison, Sane, Anderson, Son (Brooks)
                                  Kane Auba Jimenez.

                                  2FT's

                                  2.4m in bank.

                                  A. Auba to Salah (Brooks to Ings)
                                  B. Auba to Hazard (Brooks to Ings)
                                  C. Sane to Hazard
                                  D. (Keep) Downgrade keeper to Button or Steele

                                  Waiting on Utd. They will win but will need to see again how they perform. West Ham was a blip (Arnie to return soon, which will help).

                                  So really just wanting to cover rotation risk

                                  Cheers

                                  1. Crunchie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    24 days, 9 hours ago

                                    Sorry also like Salah and Hazards form atm.

                                • Forza Papac
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  24 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Merry Crimbo fellas. Who to bench from this lot?

                                  A) Laporte
                                  B) Luiz
                                  C) Doherty
                                  D) WanB
                                  E) Digne

                                  Genuinely edging towards benching Laporte and Luiz

                                  1. Fantasy_King02
                                      24 days, 7 hours ago

                                      Laporte,City is conceding big time nawadays

                                  2. Jet5605
                                    • 4 Years
                                    24 days, 8 hours ago

                                    Thoughts on this WC team? No City but can get Sane or KDB in a week or two if need be. 0.1 ITB

                                    Hart - Patricio
                                    Robertson - Shaw - Doherty - Digne - AWB
                                    Salah - Son - Pogba - Martial - McArthur
                                    Kane - Ings - Jiminez

                                  3. Jet5605
                                    • 4 Years
                                    24 days, 7 hours ago

                                    Hey guys, thoughts on this WC team? No City but can get Sane or KDB in a week or two if need be. 0.1 ITB

                                    Hart - Patricio
                                    Robertson - Shaw - Doherty - Digne - AWB
                                    Salah - Son - Pogba - Martial - McArthur
                                    Kane - Ings - Jiminez

                                  4. JCrosbie
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    24 days, 7 hours ago

                                    Laporte to Shaw for free?

                                    1. Gregor
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 9 Years
                                      24 days, 6 hours ago

                                      I have.

                                  5. Kewell Asa Cucumber
                                    • 2 Years
                                    24 days, 5 hours ago

                                    Merry Halloween people 🙂

                                    I'm having real trouble picking my starting 11 for the week! Which 11 would you start? Any advice would be awesome. Cheers!

                                    Patricioahe Monch - Fabolouski

                                    Alonso 3000 - Dr. Droherty - Kolasnye - HoleBasta Rhymes - Wyclef Wan

                                    Richkwon - Rakim Sterling - MF Eden - F. Anderson Paak - Juicy J Lingard

                                    Chicharito XL - Aubzy - Jimenem

                                  6. Gaztafari
                                    • 7 Years
                                    24 days, 4 hours ago

                                    Bench Mitrovic (WOL), Jimenez (ful) or Wan-Bissaka (CAR)?

                                    Thanks and Merry Boxing Day!

                                  7. The_Bucc
                                      24 days, 3 hours ago

                                      Guys, Bednarek or Valery - who's the better pick?

                                      1. Austin 3:16
                                        • 1 Year
                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                        Who's Valery?

                                    • Vasshin
                                        24 days, 31 mins ago

                                        I am on wildcard. Please suggest on my team:

                                        Speroni fabianski
                                        Robertson TAA trippier wanbisaka bednarek
                                        Hazard salah richarlison martial camasara
                                        Ings kane rashford

                                        Doubling on Liverpool defence might not be good idea when they have arsenal and city after this gw. Ings also have 2 difficult game after this week and martial/rashford might not start when lukaku/sanchez are back

                                      • Austin 3:16
                                        • 1 Year
                                        23 days, 23 hours ago

                                        Fpl stat shows chicha and Anderson drops.. But not reflecting in fpl site.Any idea guys?

                                      • AF90
                                        • 6 Years
                                        21 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Anyone considering getting Vardy in? I have Lacazette so it’s a similar price....

                                        1. Son(G) Kane(A)
                                            21 days, 12 hours ago

                                            Well I had Aub and Laca, so I didnt want both for the LPool fixture. I did Laca>Vardy quite quickly. Then I was bored and when look at Leicester fan forums, read like 18 pages of Cardiff pre match. And the general consensus on there is this:
                                            There is a high chance Vardy gets benched, with the likes Of Maddison, Nacho, Gray possibly being strarters.
                                            Agaisnt teams who sit back Vardy cant really get in behind so they think they need someone like Gray to actually go past players. And with the Everton game only like 2/3 days later they expect quite a few changes to the side that beat Man City.

                                            Hopefully Vardy starts but its far from guarenteed, most of them seem to think what I have written above and the rest think that they should go full strength vs Cardiff and bring off the betetr plaeyrs when they egt like 2-0 up.

                                            1. AF90
                                              • 6 Years
                                              21 days, 11 hours ago

                                              Great info, thanks. May keep Laca then as it was probably going to be for a -4 & Laca will probably start v Fulham (H)

                                              1. Son(G) Kane(A)
                                                  21 days, 11 hours ago

                                                  np man, I mean I took a -4 to do that ffs so I hope he does start. They could be wrong, they dotn seem to like or understand Puel much haha

                                                  1. Son(G) Kane(A)
                                                      21 days, 11 hours ago

                                                      Maddison seems like a good shout no matter what tho