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. sweglet
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    triple captain salah?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      not for me

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Might be benched. Make sure you have a good VC.

    3. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nope, too risky this week

    4. mitsubachi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Quite risky. Not sure if he will play 90 with the 2 matches after that

  2. Halmari Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 23 days ago

    First

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      *not

    2. Taking one for the team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Fail

  3. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    anyone know anything on Hernandez? likely to play?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don’t know but it could very well be Carrolls first 90 in a very long time.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        cheers. still trying to decide on my ft

  4. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which Man Utd asset are you bringing in, if any?

    1. Champione
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brought in Rashford last week and Pogba this week. Pogba over Martial because of pens, assist potential and minutes over Christmas

      1. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        didn´t lingard scored a pk last week?

      2. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Martial is heads and shoulders above Pogba as a fantasy asset.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Brought in Rashford as I think he is less of a rotation risk with Lukaku out. As everyone else I’m monitoring Lingard, Martial and Pogba.

    3. Amey
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Got Martial.

      • Taking one for the team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Got Shaw, Lingard and Rash

        Bit overkill I know but WC next week and 2 x FT this week

        1. Klaren
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          It's not overkill, they are playing the worst team in the league at home.

    4. Champione
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bench
      A) Jimenez
      B) Richarlison

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

      2. Taking one for the team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        B

      3. fattfattygavgav
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        B

    5. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Any latest news on Chicharito?

      Wilson or Chicharito to Rashford?

      1. Taking one for the team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Wilson, Bournemouth got a tough run of fixtures

        1. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Wilson

      2. Amey
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Chicha
          He's flagged & Arnie is back to training

      3. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which move would you prefer to bring some ManU

        A) Snoddy > Martial
        B) Kamara > Rashford
        C) Snoddy + Jiménez > Martial + Rashford for -4

        Attack atm:
        Hazard Sane Son Richarlison Snoddy
        Kane Jiménez Kamara

        1. Amey
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I did A

          • Taking one for the team
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

          • TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

          • Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            B

        2. Atimis
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Saving FT - GTG?

          Fabianski
          Alonso/Robbo/Doherty
          Sterling/Hazard/Son(c)/Martial(vc)/FAnderson
          Auba/Jimenez

          Hart/WB/Kamara/Balbuena

        3. Taking one for the team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Fab
          Robbo, Shaw, Alonso
          Hazard, Sane, Anderson, Lingard
          Kane, Jimi, Rashford

          Subs: Paterson, Doherty, AWB

          Any changes or GTG?

          1. Lyonnais
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Looks good but would put Paterson behind Doherty and maybe AWB on the bench.

          2. Amey
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Doherty atleast 1st sub if not playing.
              What was your transfer this week ? Curious to know.

              1. Taking one for the team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Wilson and Fraser out / Rash and Lingard in. Had 2 x FT so no hits

                Wild carding next week so trying to capitalise on fixtures beforehand, I may still end up keeping some Utd assets long term but probably not 3

                Why do you ask?

          3. Lyonnais
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Wildcard team good to go?

            Fabianski
            Alonso, Robertson, Shaw
            Salah (C), Sane, Son, Richarlison, Snodgrass
            Kane (VC), Rashford

            Button | Wan-Bissaka, Bednarek, Kamara

            1. Taking one for the team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              GTG

          4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What’s your thoughts on last weeks essential Hazard? Been awfully quiet about him on here. Still worth bringing in?

            1. Amey
                1 month, 23 days ago

                He was unlucky.
                He also hit the post 😛
                I have him & keeping him.

              • Lyonnais
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Would like to get him in but tricky with Salah and Kane.

              • Holmes
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                yep, worth bringing in

              • Taking one for the team
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Get him in

              • fattfattygavgav
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                I've just brought him in. Compared to other premiums I think he's a great option for less rotation risk, bonus, pens and main player in the team.

            2. GXNG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Sterling+Diangana to Martial+Richarlison for free sound good?
              Two rotation risks for two pretty nailed on players.
              Would’ve played Brooks but he would now drop to the bench

              1. Klaren
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Everyone is a rotation risk during the Christmas fixtures but seems like a good move regardless of that.

            3. Atimis
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Which United def would you consider as FPL option? Shaw?

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  None tbh.
                  Shaw is best of the lot.

                • Klaren
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Young would be my 1st choice as he can play both sides and has more attacking threat.

                • Taking one for the team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Shaw

              2. Liber
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Would you be happy to be around 40k overall and half of the season gone?

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Yes

                  • SPorting
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I would, yes.

                  • kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    yes. that's a grand spot

                2. The Alli Way
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Liverpool fans, is Lovren nailed for the foreseeable future whilst Gomez and Matip are our, or could we see Milner or Fabinho play there? I’m thinking of going Fraser to Martial and getting in Lovren for Alonso to fund it, or should I just get Trent?

                  1. Maritime Marvin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Neither Milner nor Fabinho will play CB.

                    1. Mysterion
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Probably not but wouldn't rule it out, Fabinho that is (in a back 3)

                      https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/331058-jurgen-klopp-liverpool-defence-fabinho

                      1. Maritime Marvin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Interesting. Wasn't aware of this comment. However in a back 3 who is the third CB?

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            VVd,Lovren, Fabinho

                            1. Maritime Marvin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              In which case, in terms of the OP's question it makes no difference.

                            2. Mysterion
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              No, the whole point of the back 3 would be to give Lovren a rest

                          • Mysterion
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            "We may have to think about other options like three at the back with two midfielders or stuff like that."

                            So Gini-VVD-Fabinho similar to last season at Brighton when it was Gini-Lovren-Emre and Gini "didn't know what to do" 😀

                            https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42119933

                            1. Maritime Marvin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              So 2 midfielders in the back 3. Interesting. I'd be surprised to see this deployed. Good info though.

                              1. Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Basically a compromise for when there aren't enough fit CBs similar to that Brighton game when Gomez and Matip were out, even Emery did this recently when Sokratis and Mustafi were out

                                Unlikely vs. Arsenal and City but definitely possible GW22 onwards until Joe and Joel are back fit...

                            2. The Alli Way
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 23 days ago

                              Hmm thanks, this is interesting, thinking I should just go for Digne just in case, have Robbo already

                              1. Mysterion
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Yeah Digne or Trent both good options, but prefer Trent long term

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      lovren will play every minute

                    3. bench boost for every gamew…
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Lovren plays if not for injury which occur from time to time. Fairly safe until late january. Gomez first choice this season

                  2. Disco Stu
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    With Chicharito looking out and the Team News making it look like Auba won't start, would you do those two > Kane and Ings for a -4?

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Looks good since you'll Cap Kane

                    2. Maddamotha
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      2FTs. Which one, if any?
                      A) Laporte, Anderson > Martial, Shaw
                      B) Laporte > Shaw

                      1. Hansel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Anderson -> Martial, keep Laporte?

                        1. Maddamotha
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Cant afford that unfortunately.

                    3. LOLarov
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Fabianski
                      Doherty Alonso Laporte
                      FAnderson Son Salah (C) Richarlison
                      Kane Jimenez Rashford

                      Hamer AWB Bednarek Hojberg
                      1.9 ITB

                      Salah or Kane for (C)??

                    4. Colonial
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Sterling to Hazard if you have Sane for a few GWs'

                      1. Hansel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Sounds good!

                    5. Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      A) Ings + Holebas
                      B) Jimenez + Bednarek

                      1. BenDavies
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        easy A

                        1. Hansel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Bednarek would just be fodder but could be handy to have Holebas to cover rotation

                      2. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        a medium term but not yet

                        1. Hansel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          On WC

                    6. Bumbaclot
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Merry Christmas everyone I need to drop one of jiminez (ful) or snoddy (sou) thanks!

                      1. Hansel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Snod

                      2. BenDavies
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        snod

                    7. Maritime Marvin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Woke up today with the crazy notion of captaining Pogba. What do people think?

                      1. Taking one for the team
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Depends on what other options you have to captain

                        1. Maritime Marvin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Salah, Aubaneyang, Martial? Could be the brandy hangover but I thought Pogba could be a maverick move for captain.

                      2. Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I'm more likely to captain 80's children character Pob. 😀

                      3. Confused123
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        I captained him last week 🙂
                        He is not that bad of a captain option

                      4. mitsubachi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Last week was only Pogba’s 2nd double digit haul

                    8. Samurai Blue
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Merry Christmas to all the FFS community!

                    9. mitsubachi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      RMT pls

                      Hart
                      Robertson-Kolasinac-AWB
                      Richarlison-Sterling-Sané-Pogba
                      Jiménez-Kane (c)-Auba (vc)

                      Button-Doherty-Bednarek-Billing

                      1. Shark Team
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        9/10

                      2. Taking one for the team
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Maybe start Doherty over AWB

                    10. Shark Team
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      I'm gonna WC next week so only for this week
                      1)Out Sterling Wilson
                      In Martial Auba (-4)
                      2)Out F.Anderson Wilson
                      In Martial Rashford (-4)
                      3)Out Wilson
                      In Rashford

                      1. mitsubachi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        3 for me. Sterling most likely will play

                    11. Trane84
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Got Firmino, Auba and Sterling and worried none of them will start.

                      Debating Sterling+Firmino - > Kane+Pogba/Martial (4pt hit)

                      Thoughts?

                      1. Shark Team
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Do it but Sterling will start

                      2. mitsubachi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Think Sterling should be starting

                      3. Klaren
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        1 of Sterling or Sane won't start and Sterling slightly more likely to be benched based on recent minutes, so I'd do it. I'll probably get rid of him or Auba for a -4 as well.

                      4. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Why fo people think auba won't start? Yes he played a lot of games but his physique is different than many in that he can play a lot because he recovers awfully fast. Almost 3,5 day since they played early saturday and have a late match wednesday. There is achance he gets benched but doing transfers just based on speculation seems unwise

                    12. Ravager
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Merry Christmas to all (again)

                      Was up earlier and had a discussion with Kiwi about my side. I hit the WC button on Saturday but then feels like I really didn't have that many changes to make on my side. Wanted to fit in Kane but I'd have to sacrifice form players (e.g Sane and Son) to do so. Interested to hear your thoughts.

                      Old side:
                      Fabianski (Hamer)
                      Alonso Dunk Robertson (Balbuena AWB )
                      Salah Sane Son Richarlison (Camarasa)
                      Murray Jimenez Aubameyang

                      Currently on:

                      Fabianski (Button)
                      Alonso Robertson Kolasinac (AWB, Bennett)
                      Salah Son Sane Richarlison (Camarasa)
                      Auba Rashford JImenez

                      1. Klaren
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Not worth getting Kane when you have Son imo. I'd personally upgrade Richarlison to Pogba or Martial by downgrading Robertson due to upcoming fixtures but overall looks very good.

                        1. Ravager
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Thank you, yeah was thinking if any major change, I'd drop Robertson or Alonso and use the cash somewhere else

                    13. as33
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Playing WC this week, any good: Fab/Hart
                      Robbo, Kola, Jonny, Tomkins, WB
                      Salah, Hazard, Anderson, Fraser, Camarasa
                      Kane, Rashford, Jeminez?

                      1. as33
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Done couple changes Tomkins>Bednarek and Fraser>Marial

                        1. as33
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          So no team looks like that: Fab/Hart
                          Robbo, Kola, Jonny, , WB, Bednarek
                          Salah, Hazard, Anderson, Martial, Camarasa
                          Kane, Rashford, Jeminez?

                    14. thunder_mike
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Fab
                      Robbo Digne Doherty
                      Sterling Sané Richarlison Snodgrass
                      Wilson Kane(C) Aubu
                      Button WanB Holebas Hojbjerg

                      GTG and Save my FT?

                    15. unitednations
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Suggestions? 1ft and 0.2m itb

                      Fabianski • Button
                      Digne • Kolasinac • Alonso • Doherty • Schindler
                      Hazard • Sané • Rich • FAnderson • Son
                      Kane • Rashford • Kamara

                      A: Save Ft but can’t see major improvements to team apart from salah who I will get in gw22
                      B: Sane >> Pogba + 1.5m for future use
                      C: Anderson >> Martial