Team News

The headline FPL team news from Thursday’s press conferences

There were nine Premier League manager press conferences held on Thursday ahead of the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

The headline team news came from Liverpool, where Jurgen Klopp provided fairly positive news on Sadio Mane (£11.5m) ahead of Friday’s encounter with Norwich City.

Klopp said:

Looks fit. Yesterday was his first session with the team. Yesterday now with the team first time, looks absolutely OK, in good spirits. Yes he’s an option, but we will see.

The Reds’ boss said of James Milner (£5.5m):

Millie trained yesterday with the team, 100%. He will be fine.

The Reds opponents have problems at centre-half, with stoppers Christoph Zimmermann and Timm Klose (£4.5m) sidelined for Gameweek 1.

Defensive midfielders Alex Tettey and Ibrahim Amadou (both £4.5m) are also unavailable for tomorrow’s encounter.

On the subject of newly promoted clubs, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder revealed a clean bill of health at today’s presser.

Dean Smith only ruled out James Chester (£4.5m), meanwhile, as Villa prepare to take on Spurs.

Robbie Brady (£5.5m) looks set to miss out for Burnley against Southampton, whose manager Ralph Hasenhuttl didn’t disclose any injury concerns.

Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m) was passed fit by Javi Gracia but Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) won’t be ready to feature against Brighton.

The Seagulls will be without Jose Izquierdo (£5.5m) and Yves Bissouma (£5.0m).

Mark Noble (£5.0m) hasn’t recovered from a dead leg in time to face Manchester City but Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) is fit to face the reigning champions.

We’ll have updates on Friday’s 11 press conferences in advance of the 19:00 BST deadline.

 


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7,365 Comments Post a Comment
  1. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    any draft game i join?

  2. Druze
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    any of the new transfers worth finding a spot for?

    1. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cancelo after some time looks good for City at 5.5m

      1. Druze
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        wow, very surprised he's 5.5 thought he could've been priced at 6.5

  3. llopesso19
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pope;
    Robertson, Dijk, Walker, Digne;
    Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Martial;
    Jota, King;

    Button, Rico, Dendoncker, Greenwood;

    1. Shrimpy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nice.

  4. Shrimpy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Recommend Pope or Ryan? Note I am rotating Diop and Montoya in defence so would be a double up on Brighton.

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pope

    2. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ryan

  5. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A. Wilson, TAA, Locadia
    B. Kane, Walker-Pieters, Greenwood

    1. Georgecarter37
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A) but with King (pens and 1.5m cheaper) and spend elsewhere

  6. Georgecarter37
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any advice on this team?

    Pope;
    Robertson, VVD, KWP, Digne;
    Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Trossard;
    Vardy, King;

    Button, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Greenwood;

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      King. > Jota

      Trossard over hyped. Perez better choice.

      But that's just my humble opinion.

      Lund > Rico has been mooted.

  7. lugs
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    and for something completely different, i think i'll start with this team, there's no Pool defense, but there is decent rotating options here that can somewhat fill the gap for the first few weeks, the strong bench is also a safety net for when the likes of KWP gets drooped or rotated, and which point i can just buy his replacement for the same price 🙂

    Ryan
    Digne, KWP, AMN
    Salah, Rich, Moura, Martial
    Auba, Jimmy, Haller

    Button, Drinkwater, Zouma, Fredericks

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You need Liverpool defender imo

    2. Johnny Leghorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      They've leaked goals all summer. Worth a punt to go without for a while with an easy plan to get one in. Like the different thinking!

      1. lugs
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        that's exactly my thinking, cheers 🙂

  8. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hi, anyone here have Moura?

    1. Jay Dal
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

  9. Farke Sake!
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Alisson
      TAA, Zinchenko, KWP, Digne
      Salah, KDB Perez, Siggy
      Jiminez, King

      (Button, Rico, Martial, Greenwood)

      Thoughts?

    • Stoler6
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'm wondering whether Iwobi could be a good 6 m value at Everton? Surely will have more starting opportunities than at Arsenal? Worth keeping an eye on

    • Shackalackaboomboom
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Re post for more feedback

      Rmt
      Ederson
      Taa/robbo/vvd/laporte/zinch/
      Perez/siggy/
      King/auba/kane(c)

    • Jay Dal
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Trossard & Locadia
      or
      Dendoncker & King/Jota

      1. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        second

    • Newsman70
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Heaton Pope
      Robertson Coleman Dunk Wanbisaka Diop
      Salah Sterling Zaha Neves Dendoncker
      Kane Jota Long
      Thoughts please !

      1. Jay Dal
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Can’t imagine Zaha will be playing this weekend

    • Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A. Martial, King, Zinchenko
      B. Dendo, Wilson, Robbo

    • gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hi guys- Started an instagram page purely for fun on all things Fantasy football- just for the love of the game!
      Last season 2,105 OR with 2xtop10k finishes and 4xtop 50K finishes.
      Happy to help with teams/questions and give my advice if needed.
      follow me on: mr_fantasyfootball

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A Lundstram or
      B Rico
      as 4 m 5th defender mostly on bench

      1Guilbert
      2 Montoya or
      3 Balbuena
      as best 4.5 m 4th defender largely for bench but may play on occasions

    • RohanVaswani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vvd Zouma

      Or

      Taa/Rob Dunk?

    • RohanVaswani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Tielsman or Pérez?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        P

      2. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Perez for moi

    • Igz88
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Start one:

      A) Zinchenko

      B) Haller

      If B, worth downgrading Zinch to Lundstram?

      1. Swanremainsthesame
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If one of them has to start on the bench then yeah, one of them needs to be sold for a budget.
        Otherwise we only likely know the answer a few games in

    • Sourav_07
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      GTG? TIA

      Pickford (4m)
      Zinchenko - Gomez - Rico - Zouma - Dunk
      Salah - Martial - L.Moura - KDB - (4.5m)
      Auba - King - Kane

    • Bullhorn_11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      KWP vs AMN ?

      Currently on AMN as diffetenital.

      Aby thoughts? Better 5.0 options?

    • Taegugk Warrior
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A. Sigurdson King
      B. Fraser Jota

      Note : Vardy is my other forward

    • _nod
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah owners all very smug at the moment, as if picking the most expensive player in the game and captaining him against at team hotly tipped to go back down somehow makes them FPL geniuses.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Who have you captained?

      2. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ah you're like my mate. When he loses he can pull out the "Yeah but I didn't have Salah" card.

    • West Hammered
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Moment of silence for those that tried to cover Sterling with De Bruyne

      1. West Hammered
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Or worse Bernardo Silva

    • Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Well Sterling won't score a hat-trick every GW 🙂

    • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 8 days ago

        need Trossard to come on for at least 30mins please

      • DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Average?

      • GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Pool boys bailed that GW out