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. Codetto
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    1) sterling + king

    2) kane/auba + fraser

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. Totally !rre!evant
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      2

    3. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1

    4. KAR
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      2

    5. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I went with 1 and was on 2 until a couple of days ago

  2. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Help is needed please

    In your opinion who is the best 5.0 DF to have out of

    Zouma
    Walker-Peters

    for the first few (2-4) GWs

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Zouma

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Kwp for now as we don’t really know who frank wants start yet.

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

    Jota or Wood..??

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Jota

      1. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        +

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Wood, switch to Jota later

  4. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Why are people punting on Moura when it’ll be 3/4 GWs at the most, and one of them is vs City, is there something I’m missing?

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1 week and we'll know a lot more than we do now, hes a great placeholder

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He could be a good punt and there are alternatives ready in that price bracket if it doesn't work out

    3. Typo
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Scores hattricks. Juciy opening

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Makes them feel better about not having Kane from the start?

    5. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I plan to just keep him for one GW, not sure if it's worth the 7 to 12 points he'll score vs AVL.

  5. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A) Montoya, rashford

    B) vvd, 6.5 midfielder or forward?

    I already have Robertson and have josh king and Perez

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Rashford
      VVD

    2. Totally !rre!evant
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B, Jota?

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Already had Jiménez. If have jota, need to change Jiménez to either 7.5 forward or midfielder?

  6. tristanabc
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A) Kane and Siggy
    B) Kean and Sterling

    1. Totally !rre!evant
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A. Kean still an unknown

  7. Teomi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    team number 125 ish... need som sleep now and I think I finally are settled. How does it look?
    stick it to me 😉

    Pope (button)
    Robbo VVD Digne Söyüncü (montoya)
    Salah Sterling Siggy Barkley (hayden)
    Vardy King (Greenwood)

  8. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I'm going for Almiron in my side. Watch him fly

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      One goal and the floodgates might open.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Was nonsense overhyped last season. Now playing for worst manager in the league

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Was insane in Brazil during the summer though.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          For Paraguay?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            hold on mister 'Robinson couldn't even score upfront for Ireland'

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              What's the point? I'm asking about him playing for Paraguay as haven't followed

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                😀 😀

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Overhyped? What you on about? He played well when he joined last season and did well. I don't think he's great for FPL at the minute, but he does a good job for the team on the pitch.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Right. I thought this is FPL community page not Newcastle fan page

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            and yet all you do is big up Villa, try and belittle their opposition and your former manager.

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Steve Bruce is a cabbage

              1. Hairy Potter
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Haha, we'll see how he does. Now try and post without the endless Villa wankathon.

    3. StevieBerko
        3 months, 14 days ago

        awful fixtures though

    4. Typo
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Considering going without Sterling first 2 weeks. Utilizing Aubas 2 games

      Heaton
      Taa, vvd, zin, dign
      Salah, kdb, trossard, perez
      Auba, wilson

      Button, rico, dendon, wick

      What you think?

      1. KAR
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Looks almost identical to my team so i like it. I have fraser bournemouth cover not wilson but anyway.

        1. Typo
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Hmm, interesting with the fraser option. Might tinker some more

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I considered it too. But essentially it's planning 2 transfers for GW3 and that's counting no injuries, suspensions, surprise omissions, lack of form etc with the rest of the team. Just not worth it imo, I'm getting Sterling to keep for the for the forseeable.

      3. KAR
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Im thinking going with 3 premium defenders. So 3-5-2

        ryan (button)
        vvd, taa, digne (rico, lundstram)
        salah, kdb, fraser, trossard, perez
        auba, wood (greenwood)

      4. MASTER ROSHI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have the same team but I'm massively struggling between KDB/Wilson and Sterling/Ings, i'm on the second one at the mintue as I just don't think i'll be able to start the season without Sterling

    5. Congers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Haven’t seen Firmino in many drafts. Great opening fixtures and nailed.

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Long summer with Brazil, long season at Liverpool. I think Klopp will manage his minutes for a while, especially with Origi now being trusted

      2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Poor pick out of the three Liverpool slots you can get.

      3. Podge
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        he'll get similar to what he got last year, 16-18 points per million and less than any of the main back 3 who are 2.5-3.0 cheaper

    6. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Perez or trossard?

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Perez imo

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have both but just Pérez

    7. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone going for Tierney at 5.5m?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        out for two months

      2. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hes injured isnt he?

    8. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just as I thought my team was locked in Iwobi joins Everton

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I know... I shouldn’t be but I’m tempted. I was gonna have Zaha

      2. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Don't think he plays from the off. Maybe a good option at 6 in a few weeks.

      3. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        he hits row z and more than the net

    9. The Sun'll Come Out To…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not a lot of Fraser love going on around here.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        i love martial more

        1. The Sun'll Come Out To…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I dont know. Bournemouth score more than MU. Fraser unquestionably nailed.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            hey bro - but they don't. okay?

            1. The Sun'll Come Out To…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Over the full season, no. But I expect Bourne to score more over the first few fixtures. Bro.

      2. Olivier Bernards watch
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        i have him -- can't quite find the extra for siggy

        1. Podge
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          count yourself lucky, everton have lost the ability to score it seems

      3. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I think there is actually

      4. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Sheffield and Villa aren't pushovers then fixtures are horrible

        1. The Sun'll Come Out To…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You mean, if 2 of the promoted teams ARENT terrible? And then facing only 2 top 6 teams until November? Thats horrible?

    10. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      watford were pretty solid in preseason

      they only conceded 2 against an ajax team that had a lot of first team players... meanwhile watford had a sub goalie in net

      they only conceded 1 against leverekusen and sociadad

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Clean sheets is what counts, and they can't get these.

    11. AandyzZ
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Last decision:

      De Bruyne + Haller

      Or

      Barkley + Kane

      1. ElBuffalo20
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I have Barkley Kane

      2. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

      3. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        B

    12. LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Taylor and KBD
      OR
      VVD and Moura/Fraser

      1. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        VVD +

    13. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      doesn't seem to be as many cit def in the teams im seeing now
      ederson laporte etc

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hard to fit them in when you've gone for Liverpool premiums

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yeah, seems few with double pool, + digne
          cheers

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Don't see a CS in the first three

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          good
          cheers point, may leave till after tot game gw2

      3. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        True. I guess having a City def is a sort of a differential right now.

        1. kopite65
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          yeah and so many had ederson as set an forget
          laporte was popular, maybe doubts over some of the others

    14. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone else going with bench boosted team with the likes of Martial and Murray on top of the first 11 to increase the chances of catching a haul, keeping the team for as long as it can go, and then wildcarding early to benefit from 2-3 GWs worth of data and from early price rises?

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yep 🙂

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          See you at the top bro.

          1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            100%

            What’s your bench boost team look like then?

    15. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on Kean or Abraham?

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Better off going with someones who proven to be consistent in the league

      2. Robe Wan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I’ve gone Kean

    16. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Evening all,

      Are these 5/6 changes (*) worth it all or not?

      current team;
      Ryan
      Robertson - Digne - *VVD - *Zinchenko
      Salah(c) - Sterling - *Perez - *Siggy
      *Jota - King

      Subs: Button, *Wesley, Dendonker, Lundstram

      ----------------- to this -----------------

      Ryan
      Robertson - Digne - *Diop - *Taylor
      Salah(c) - Sterling - *Maddison - *Zaha
      *Kane - King

      Subs: Button, *Ayew, Dendonker, Lundstram.

      thanks in advance

      1. LFC4EVER
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No!

    17. shearer9
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is Zaha being overlooked? Tempted to get him over Fraser as I have Wilson.

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Zaha will get his head down now he knows a move is out the question.

        1. shearer9
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Get him or Martial?

    18. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Which combination?

      A) VVD + Bilva
      B) TAA + Moura

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Two long-term picks vs two rotation risks

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks bud

    19. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who do you think is most nailed for the next few weeks, Stones or Zinchenko?

      1. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Stones

    20. Caboose
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A) Pope + 6.0 MID (Tross / McNeil)
      B) Ederson + 4.5 MID (Hayden)

    21. methos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Just can't decide:

      A: KDB-Martial-Kane
      B: Sterling-Rashford-Moura

      I suppose A is more solid/safe?

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A, because Marcus "The Big Miss" Rashford is a weak link. He burned out seven months ago.

    22. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Haller Trossard or Wesley Moura 🙂

      1. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        H + T.

        Moura too short term for me

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks!

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        First lot

    23. Clueless_91
        3 months, 14 days ago

        GTG?
        4 5 1
        Ederson Button
        Robertson KWP VVD Montoya Rico
        Bilva Salah Sterling Martial Moura
        King Greenwood Wickham

      • Ranj
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        After a million changes I’ve pretty much settled on this…

        Please RMT 🙂

        Ederson
        TAA VVD Zinchenko Digne A.Smith
        Serling Salah Pérez Trossard Dendoncker
        Wood King Murray

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Don't personally like to see both Wood and Murray there

          1. Ranj
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I like to think 2/3 strikers gives me good options ...

            1. Ranj
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Depending on fixtures I mean

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          So you'll be rotating FWs?

          A perfect way to miss out on an away haul IMHO.

        3. theswallow1965
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Im assuming you are playing 442?
          If so I’d take a 4.5 striker and use 1.5 to upgrade King to maybe Wilson. Otherwise you’re leaving too much money your bench each week

          1. Ranj
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks a lot that makes more sense

      • Uncle John from Jamaica
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Chaps

        AWB + Tielemans or £4.5m (say Bednakre) and Marital?

        Thanks

        1. theswallow1965
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          AWB & Tiel