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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  1. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is putting a team together with Sterling/Salah/Kane/Auba madness??

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Stupidity rather

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

        Yep

    2. _nod
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yup.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That's absurd.

        1. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Why? The teams with 3 premiums look awful, I can only imagine what one with 4 will look like.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      no

    4. Stokelona
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Let’s see it!

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ryan
        VVD/Wan Biss/KWP/Montoya
        Sterling/Salah/Robinson/Camarasa
        Kane/Auba

        Button/Dendoncker/Greenwood/Rico

        Changes would be Sterling/KWP/Robinson>>KDB/Digne/Perez .5

        Have went back and forth 5 times at least

        1. Stokelona
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That’s actually not too bad.

    5. Operation FPL
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Definitely unbalance it

    6. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I mean if you are doing it, it would probably be my team below but KDB>Sterling, Zaha> camasara and taking 0.5m of a defender

      1. GloryManUnited
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Very similar, yes.

    7. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      yes

    8. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What have come up with ?

    9. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This?

      Pope / Button
      Zouma/ KWP / Digne / Montoya (Rico)
      Salah / Sterling / Perez / Camarasa (Dendo)
      Kane / Auba (Wickham)

    10. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      As I’m settled, I think I might have a crack at it.
      I’ll post what I come up with.

    11. El Tel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’ve finally managed 3 of them

    12. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Maybe, maybe not . It’s like playing with 9 or 10 players instead of 11 with the hope that your big premium boys rattle up big double digit scores and on top you nail your captain.

    13. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I'll play:

      Henderson (Button)
      C.Taylor, Diop, Cathcart, Montoya, Soyuncu (3 starting each week)
      Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson (Dendo)
      Kane, Auba, Ings

  2. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    RMT:

    Pope / Button
    Zouma/ KWP / VVD / Montoya (Rico)
    Salah / KDB / Perez / Zaha (Dendo)
    Kane / Auba (Wickham)

    Is the weaker defense (although starting Liv, Tot and Che with a wing back) worth it?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Would worry about Zaha.

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice

  3. WannabeScout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Do we know anything about bournemouths backline?

      1. WannabeScout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanx mate comparing it to other sites.. Think only Ake is safe bet.. Idk if to go with rico or Smith

  4. Operation FPL
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Moura or Frazer
    DCL or Che Adams

    1. gemmalmr92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Adams for me as I think he will start more games

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fraser and Adams

    3. El Tel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fraser
      Adams

  5. Nespinha
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    am I that crazy to think its a good team, especially from gw2 onwards?

    Pope
    Robertson, VVD, Zouma
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, Buendia
    Aguero, King, Wesley

    1. _nod
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A wild Aguero appeared!

      1. Nespinha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        LOL do you like it?

        1. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I don't like the KDB pick (he's hurt me too many times in the past), but could be good if he gets rotated less with Sane out.

          Otherwise looks strong.

          1. Nespinha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            if he gets injured I can easily remove him, harder it would be to add him

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Buendia very underrated, good team

      1. Nespinha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        so im not crazy right? do you prefer the team below?

        Lloris
        VVD, Robertson, Laporte
        Salah, Siggy, Perez, Lanzini
        Aguero, King, Wesley

      2. scruchy
          1 month, 8 days ago

          is Jesus nailed now given Sane is out for 6 months?

          1. Nespinha
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            no, mahrez will play more

    3. Frozen Mukluks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Any thoughts folks...GTG?

      Heaton
      VVD Digne KWP Zouma
      Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez
      Kane, King

      Button Lundstram Dendoncker Greenwood

    4. Manani
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      anyone going with the Bourmeth midfielder Wilson?

    5. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      2 GWs only

      Zinchenko or Ake? Or any other 5.5 defender?

      1. El Tel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Zin

      2. gemmalmr92
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Zinchenko

      3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Maitland-Niles or Coleman

    6. WannabeScout
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      G2G?
      Pope
      AWB Robertson Rico Walker
      Salah (c) Martial Bilva Hendo
      Kane Laca

      Gunn carhart Ganduzi parrott

      1. El Tel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No, start again

    7. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      please help
      RMT

      Pope
      Arnold/Walker Peters/Zinchenko/VanDijk
      Sterling/Salah/Fraser/Perez
      Jota/Vardy

      Heaton/Greenwood/Dendoncker/Simpson

      and is double leicester too much ?

    8. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Deulo or Jota now that Gerard looks to be fit to play and Jota was tested after 60?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jota.

      2. El Tel
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jota

    9. Salarrivederci
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What do you think about this?

      KWP will be benched in tough fixtures like Man City in GW2 with Ayew coming on instead.

      Pope
      TAA - Robertson - Digne - KWP
      Salah (C) - Sterling - Martil - Moura - Pérez
      King

      (Heaton, Ayew, Greenwood, Lundstram)

    10. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Perez & 4.5 striker
      Or
      King & Dendoncker

      Latter benched

      1. POLSKA GOLA
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        I prefer B

    11. scruchy
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Please RMT

        Pope, Heaton
        Digne, Robertson, TAA, Zinch, Lund
        Salah, Moura, Perez, Robinson, Dend
        Auba, Jesus, Greenwood

        Given Sane is out, I think Jesus is nailed?

        1. WannabeScout
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Jesus will never be nailed imo.... Only to a cross o.o

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Jesus is not nailed imo

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Is Mahrez out too?

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            He has trouble with some medicine he took after international duty. He was left out of charity shield as they were worried he would fail a doping test

          2. scruchy
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Cheerz guys

        4. DenDanskeDuo
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Struggling with the last funds. Any advise or suggestions?

          A) AWB, Fraser, King

          B) 5.0 def, Pérez, Wilson

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            B

          2. gemmalmr92
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            A imo. king on pens

        5. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ryan
          Van Dijk, TAA, Digne, Walker-Peters
          Moura, Salah (c), Sterling, A.Perez, Fraser
          Wilson

          Bench: Button, Greenwood, Lundstrom, Wickham

          GTG?

        6. The Rock
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pope, Heaton
          TAA, Van Dijk, Digne, Montoya, Lunstram
          Sterling, Salah, Perez, Fraser, Deondonker
          Wilson, Jimenez, Greenwood

          Thoughts? Not convinced fully on Jimenez. Think Wolves won't do as well but no better options!

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I agree with Wolves prediction.

            I need to see how Haller or Kean do before getting them though.

          2. POLSKA GOLA
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            I would prefer Rashford+Pukki/Barnes ahead of Wilson+Jimi

        7. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          best combo?

          A KDB King
          B Bilva Wilson

        8. gemmalmr92
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ready to go folks?

          Ryan - Button
          TAA - VVD - Toby - Coleman - Lundstram
          KDB - Salah - Perez - Barkley - Norwood
          Auba - King - Adams

        9. Namtox
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Hi all
            Any thoughts on changes would be helpful

            De gea
            Robertson.. vvd.. Zinchenko.. Dunk
            Salah (C).. Siggy.. Sterling (VC).. Perez
            Jota.. Wilson

            Button.. greenwood.. Dendoncker.. Lundstram

            0.5 ITB

            1. gemmalmr92
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Not keen on Jota myself but the rest looks great

          • mackan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Wilson or Jiménez??? Plz help

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Wilson for me.

            2. Aubaaaaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Wilson

          • Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Jimenez anyone? Scored 2 tonight

            1. _nod
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A) Pope + Jiménez
              B) Lloris + Jota

              1. Aubaaaaa
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                B

          • WannabeScout
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            With Lukaku gone isn't Martial going to be played up front?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Rashford as lone striker perhaps. Martial on left Im thinking.

          • Penguin
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Which team sirs ?

            Pope

            Van Dijk, digne, zinchenko, Robertson

            Siggy, salah ,sterling ,Perez

            Wilson delefeou

            OR

            Pope

            Van Dijk, dunk, Robertson, zinchenko

            Salah,sterling,March, siggy

            King, Kane

            Cheers.

            1. wattonjack
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A. Same as mine except Dele -> Wood

          • GloryManUnited
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            For people asking to see my thoughts on 4 top premiums...

            Ryan
            VVD/Wan Biss/KWP/Montoya
            Sterling/Salah/Robinson/Camarasa
            Kane/Auba

            Button/Dendoncker/Greenwood/Rico

            Changes would be Sterling/KWP/Robinson>>KDB/Digne/Perez .5

            Have went back and forth 5 times at least. Not like I couldn't change after 1/2 weeks easily and get one out. May have a go opening week.

          • Canadian Football
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            no love for Benteke ?

            1. The Nuttman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I couldn't be less interested even if I tried, poor guy really.

          • just a man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Chances of FPL going down tomorrow?

          • Our Tiny Servant
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            So many to play GW1!?

            1. Our Tiny Servant
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Mane.

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Last remaining issue. Which 7.5 mid?

            A Moura (as presently in team)
            B Fraser
            C Martial

            Pope
            TAA Van Dijk Digne
            Salah (c) Sterling Moura Pérez Trossard
            Wilson King

            McGovern Diop Greenwood Lundstram

            1. The Tinkerman
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              C for me, Moura feels like a transfer waiting to happen. Could be great in GW1 though

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Go for the Moura punt.

          • BadgersBoys
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            No love for Deulofeu?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Competition up front.

            2. Canadian Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              in my squad!

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

                Yurt.