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. murkymagpie
      1 month, 13 days ago

      anyone think this is looking good?

      Pope / Button
      VVD / Digne / Schar/ Ake / Kelly
      S.Maximin / Salah / Sterling / Perez / Dendoncker
      Aubameyang / Jota / King

      1. DVassell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks good

        1. murkymagpie
            1 month, 13 days ago

            thankyou!

      2. How I met your Mata
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Repost...Watford fans kiko nailed??

      3. scoreonemore
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Leno?

        Hear me out - if arsenal defence are as bad as told, does he get equal save points to a 4.5 with increased potential for clean sheets?

        1. TomSaints
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I actually do like Leno or an arsenal defence, but not great first several fixtures so seems minimal reward for risk at this point

        2. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Fab is a far better option at 5.0

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Perez or King?

        1. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Perez

        2. OLLY G
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Perez

        3. DVassell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Perez, but they are in diff positions- I assume you will change formation with whichever one you pick

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks all, yes 4-5-1 with Perez

      5. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A) King + Digne + Stones

        B) Wilson + Zouma + Walker-Peters

        1. DVassell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

      6. DVassell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        RMT? Thanks!

        ______________Ryan________________
        Digne__________VVD___________Taylor
        Salah(c)_Perez_Robinson_Moura_Sterling
        __________Auba____Jota____________

        Subs: Button, Greenwood, Lundstram, Diop

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Looks decent if a bit short term.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lundstram won't play

      7. Dacra
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        If Laca is fit, this is my team. Don't copy it.

        Pope (4.0)
        VVD - TAA - Zouma (Rico, Lund)
        Salah - Sterling - Perez - Barkley (Dendo)
        Laca - King - Haller

        1. fajmonkey
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          i like it. tho barkley may not be nailed

          1. Dacra
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Can become Trossard or someone if it goes wrong.

      8. fajmonkey
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        please rate out of 10

        pope/heaton - rotation
        Coleman, KWP, Gomez, Zinchenko, (rico)
        Salah, Sterling, Martial, Trossard, (dendoncker)
        Kane, Jimenez, (greenwood)

        cheers guys

        1. Z
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          1st time to see that WHOLE defense is NOT nailed.....change that

          1. fajmonkey
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            cheers ill re-look

        2. lfc6
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Defence not nailed in long term..unless playing early wildcard

          • Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Good team if u planning early wildcard, if not that defence could hurt you

          • Dacra
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Defence is a problem.

          • tyiocoyg34
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            8/10

            Don't fancy KWP & Zinch bit of a risk later on? Don't know bout martial either

            1. fajmonkey
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              i like martial.. dont think united have any other option but to play him. agreed with the def. ill have to re think that.

              cheers for your help guys

          • stuarto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            8.0

            Worried about Wolves start with European play. Had Jota in early drafts but had to have Bournemouth striker with their fixtures. Also not sure Gomez is nailed. Will Raul>King and Gomez>VVD work for you?

            1. fajmonkey
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              i like this alot.... its that or my option below - big thanks!

          • fajmonkey
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            how about dropping heaton to a 4.0
            then:
            coleman, KWP, VVD, Zouma, (rico)

        3. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A) Ings
          B) Murray
          C) Joelinton

          1. fajmonkey
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            ings with no austin imo, jurys out on joelinton. murray will be bit player at his age

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Cheers

        4. Demel
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          So it's finally going to come down to..

          King/Ederson vs Wilson/Ryan

          So far I am leaning towards the 1st two.

          1. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Agreed

          2. Nunoooooooooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Wilson Pope

        5. lfc6
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Likelyhood of H.Wilson starting?

          • Canary_Kid
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Is Kean expected to start at the weekend?

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              don't know so don't go there

          • ZakyJ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Let's rate the best 4m Def and 4.5m Mid:

            1 Def
            A)Kelly
            B) Lund
            C) Rico

            2 Mid
            A)Dendo
            B)Hayden
            C) Stephens
            D) Drinkwater

            So I have:

            1CBA
            2ADBC

            1. Canary_Kid
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              1. CBA
              2. A*E(Leitner)*BCD

              1. ZakyJ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Forgot to say add extra, thanks, will have a look

              2. ZakyJ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Does leitner even start?

            2. nelluckram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Great post. Discuss

            3. nelluckram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I have Lund, A, B, C on the bench in a 523. Should I be on the Rico train?

              1. nelluckram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Delete above

              2. ZakyJ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Think rico more likely to start. All 3 ahead of Drinkwater?

          • Jimbo Jones XI
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Anyone know what we're looking at for the 4.0M options at the back?

            1. ZakyJ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              See above post

              1. Jimbo Jones XI
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Just saw that, cheers!

            2. nelluckram
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I think it goes Lundstram, Rico, Kelly unless I've missed a trick

              1. Jimbo Jones XI
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Cheers

              2. ZakyJ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Think Rico is more likely to start first game

              3. nelluckram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Above post is very helpful

              4. Gentle_Turks
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                It's Rico, Lundstram, Kelly now I think.

            3. NED KELLY
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Lundstram

          • nelluckram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            All this Barkley love is gonna end in broken hearts

            1. Z
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I ll risk...CFC need to score...

            2. ZakyJ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yup I took him out for Jota

            3. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yes

          • konrad.sygula95
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Hi guys!
            Please RMT

            Pope/Heaton
            Robbo/Digne/Ake/Montoya/Lundstram
            Salah/Kdb/Perez/Pulisic/Dendoncker
            Aubameyang/King/ C.Adams

          • United2603
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Please help guys:

            A.Moura & Digne
            B.Siggy & Coleman

          • shearer9
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Ings nailed when fit?

            1. TomSaints
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yep and penalties

              1. shearer9
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Cheers pal

            2. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yep

          • Sunden
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A) Fraser, Deeney (or other 6.5) + 0.5m
            B) Wilson, Perez

            (Already got King)

          • Danno - Emre Canada
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Evening all, so Lundstram or Hanley for the 4m Def or any others?....

          • Kingtekkerz
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thoughts on this team?

            Heaton
            VVD Robbo Digne KWP
            Salah KDB Bilva Perez
            Kane Wood

            Button Dend Lundstram Greenwood

          • Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            If Salah has half the chances he had in the charity shield, I fancy a brace tomorrow.

            1. kj3llern
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Im considering the TC chip actually.

            2. Scratch
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Liverpool do have a habit of giving Norwich a pasting

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Depends if Mane starts.

            4. barracuda
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              C?

          • TOBY1
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Talk me out of Deulofeu ...

            1. SaintBegbie
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              He's in my team.

              Some would think that would be enough to talk anyone out of him...

            2. NED KELLY
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Injured

            3. UnitedFan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Could end up reverse OOP with Welbeck signing?

          • FPL_DON
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Who gets more points

            A) Diop (WHU) & Taylor (BUR) rotation

            or

            B) Tossard -

            1. iammitch
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A

              1. FPL_DON
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Cheers mate

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What’s with the love for Trossard?

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Scoutcast influence.

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              They need a cheap player because of too many premiums

          • Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            What i should change here fellas ?
            0.0 ITB
            Ryan
            Robbo-Digne-VvD-Zinchenko
            Salah-Sterling-Fraser-Moura
            King-Deeney

            Button-McGinn-Greenwood-Lundstram

            Thx in advance 🙂

          • Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Best possible team?

            Ryan
            TAA VVD Laporte Digne
            Salah Sterling Moura Perez
            Jimenez King
            Button Dendonker Lundstram Greenwood

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Sexy

          • iammitch
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A) KDB + McNeil
            B) Sigurdsson + Deulofeu

          • NED KELLY
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Watch Mane start tomorrow night an smash it

          • kj3llern
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A: Murray and AWB
            B: Digne and Origi

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              A: Ings and Shaw