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International Football

Which FPL assets are in Nations League action this week?

A selection of Fantasy Premier League assets will be involved in the UEFA Nations League this week.

The semi-finals are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings before the third-place play-off on Saturday and final on Sunday.

While the proximity to the Champions League final has proved problematic for some, Fantasy managers can be quite satisfied with its dates.

It means that European players will have their summer international duty over before the half-way point of June.

The only other commitment for international sides under UEFA’s jurisdiction this summer are two rounds of Euro 2020 qualifying matches.

Therefore, the effects of the next few days on FPL 2019/10 should be relatively minimal, providing there are not too many serious injuries.

With just over two months to go until the start of the new campaign, there is plenty of time for some potential knocks to abate.

Here are the total number of FPL 2019/20 assets that have been named in UEFA Nations League squads.

Arsenal

  • Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)

Aston Villa

  • None

Bournemouth

  • Nathan Aké (Netherlands)
  • Callum Wilson (England)

Brighton

  • Davy Pröpper (Netherlands)

Burnley

  • Tom Heaton (England)

Chelsea

  • Ross Barkley (England)

Crystal Palace

  • Patrick van Aanholt (Netherlands)

Everton

  • Jordan Pickford (England)
  • Micheal Keane (England)

Leicester City

  • Ben Chilwell (England)
  • Harry Maguire (England)

Liverpool

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (England)
  • Joe Gomez (England)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands)
  • Jordan Henderson (England)
  • Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands)

Manchester City

  • John Stones (England)
  • Kyle Walker (England)
  • Fabian Delph (England)
  • Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
  • Raheem Sterling (England)

Manchester United

  • Jesse Lingard (England)
  • Marcus Rashford (England)

Norwich City

  • None

Newcastle United

  • Fabian Schär (Switzerland)

Sheffield United

  • None

Southampton

  • None

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Danny Rose (England)
  • Eric Dier (England)
  • Dele Alli (England)
  • Harry Kane (England)

Watford

  • None

West Ham United

  • Declan Rice (England)

Wolves

  • Rui Patrício (Portugal)
  • João Moutinho (Portugal)
  • Rúben Neves (Portugal)
  • Diogo Jota (Portugal)

As mentioned, England’s first Nations League game is being played just five days after Liverpool and Spurs’ involvement in the Champions League final.

That might mean that some of their players are not so heavily involved for the Three Lions on Thursday night.

Harry Kane made his first start since early April against Liverpool on Saturday and looked fairly rusty after such a long time out.

The national media are reporting that he is still considered fit for England duty so he might actually be one of the most likely to feature for the Three Lions.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Gareth Southgate is making judgement calls on each Liverpool and Spurs player in his squad as to whether they are in the right physical and mental state for the Nations League semi-final.

Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum are also among the list of players who played Champions League football and could get a game on Thursday.

Perhaps the Premier League team most likely to be a little concerned by the Nations League is Wolves.

They have four players involved in the tournament over the coming days.

They are Rui Patrício, João Moutinho, Rúben Neves and Diogo Jota.

Matt Doherty and Romain Saïss have also been included in squads for the Republic of Ireland and Morocco as the two countries compete in Euro 2020 qualifiers and the African Cup of Nations 2019 respectively.

Meanwhile, Raúl Jiménez has been named in the provisional Mexico squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup between June 15 and July 7.

Losing seven players to relatively short international duty over the summer doesn’t look too disruptive on the surface, although Wolves are a special case for 2019/20.

As they finished seventh in the Premier League, and Watford were defeated in the FA Cup final, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will enter the Europa League at the second qualifying stage.

That means their first competitive match of 2019/20 will take place on July 25, just over a month after the upcoming internationals – not a huge turnaround time for those playing for their countries.

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168 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo hattie....wowzers!!

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    A Portugal vs Holland or a Portugal vs England final looks rather tasty either way.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      VVD vs Ronaldo. That will shackle the one-man team that is Portugal.

  3. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ronaldo has scored 53 hat-tricks.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Not even close to Pele. Loser.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        You misspelt Rondon

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Born on a Mondon

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Can’t imagine players being happy hanging around for third place play off when they could be off on their hols 😀

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Never liked 3rd place playoffs. Fingers crossed it's Netherlands v Switzerland.

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Seems a complete waste of time

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      If I was them I would just go on a 3 day bender and turn up on Sunday morning 2 hours before kick off

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Alright Rooney, calm down.

  5. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    It’s coming home !!!

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Nah! I don't want it.

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Doesn’t have far to travel

  6. Make America Greta Again
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ron is looking ovine and Lionel more caprine!

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sorry meant Ron caprine!

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I'm the sheepish one.

  7. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hey!

    Who stole the truth? _ I want it back.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      You cant handle the truth

    2. Vitamin C
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I thought that truth has gone extinct since the days of dinosaurs.....

  8. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    7 days 5 hours, 34 mins until fixtures are released................................

    not that I'm bored of waiting or anything

  9. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I can see another 2 horse race for the title with city and pool going for it again

    just can't see utd pulling themselves together, Arsenal are well short in terms of squad strength, transfer ban and losing Hazard and maybe Sarri for Chelsea, Spurs won't spend enough to get the squad strength they need

    my predictions at this point:
    1-City
    2-Liverpool
    3-Spurs
    4-Man Utd
    5-Chelsea
    6-Arsenal

    with maybe Everton/Leicester/Wolves getting into a 5th or 6th spot

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Aguero's fitness determines City's fortunes, assuming De Bruyne won't be as injury-prone this season.
      Pool need a striker to push Firmino. Need more creativiity in midfield though Keita might be the man.
      Depending on who Spurs sell they'll have a decent sum for transfers, rumoured to be 100m before exits.
      United should improve some of what they have before throwing good money after bad.

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        yep, I agree with all of what you say - for Spurs 100m doesn't buy too much these days, but if they can get 2 top level players they can push on (but if you straight away have to replace for example Eriksen then that's already 60m ish of the transfer kitty gone), Kane seemed slightly below par (plus injuries) this season so if he's back to 100% that will help them

        I think Utd need to clear out some below par players and seemingly bad apples, have a good refresh

        Pool should have the Ox back too, but they could do with a couple of signings, one attacker, one in the middle

        With City I think they have such a spread of players that can score that even without Aguero they are still such a threat, and they seem to have tightened their defence, as long as the players are hungry they will be there or thereabouts imo

  10. bryant
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I’ve created a women’s World Cup fantasy league if anyone wants to join
    https://sheplays.com.au/my-leagues?join=chick1304

    1. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Already made a team, joining your league now.

      The format / layout of this website is awful

      1. bryant
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It is pretty awful

    2. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I lied. I need a league code please

      1. Diva
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Click the link he provided, or input the text after the = sign.

    3. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I think i joined the League. Im in a League Named Chicken Wings.