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. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is montoya nailed?

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. Solano's Trumpet
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I have him as I believe he is

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Yea or Nay?

    Pope
    Robbo, TAA, Zinchenko
    Salah(c), Sterling, Ayoze, Robinson
    Wilson, Wood, Jimenez
    Bench: Ryan; Dunk, Kelly, Dendoncker

  3. Yossi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hey guys, all good to go? 🙂

    Alisson,

    TAA, Ake, Mina

    Sterling, Maddison, Mane, Richarlison

    Haller, Jota, Kean

    Subs: Button, Aarons, Drinkwater, Lundstram

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      think Haller and Kean is one punt too many

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Punts R Us

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      nice team

    4. Atletico Junior
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nice punt Mina, now that he is settled i believe he will get 4-5 goals this season.

  4. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Rico better than Lunds?

    1. Over The Mounié
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not really.

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Any basis to people jumping ship from Lunds as bench warmer?

  5. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pick one lads, playing 3-5-2:

    A) Moura+Deeney

    B) Moura+Jota

    C) Vardy+Dendoncker

    1. openerhm
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      b

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

    4. Point-one short
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

  6. JoeSnowUK
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Che Adams or Danny Ings and why?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Adams. Looks a beast. Hasenhuttle or whatever his name is will get the best out of him. Can see him scoring 15 - 20 goals with the right service.

    2. TomSaints
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Adam’s looks good on paper and I expect him to score well, but runs risk of unproven at this level.

      Ings is a proven quality player, on penalties and made of glass.

      Ings is probably the safer pick in short term but Adams will get better as season goes on.

  7. Skyrocketing
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jesus everyone is freaking out we had 2 months. Me included, I’m running out of time. 5 value mids please? Which one to play every week

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Try Jorginho or Camarasa. Noble when fit

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Lol! Took the week off work as I wasn't happy last season with what I started with. I'm sorted this year after plenty of tinkering. 😀

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          lol, that's dedication.

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          What you got then. 😀

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I am not freaking out and I started looking at my team properly this afternoon.
        I

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Im sure you are the perfect duck on the water. 😉

        2. james 101
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Bemba is so chilled he doesn’t even finish his sentences. In fact, barely starts them.

      4. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You need to get a life mate.

    • Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Can't believe I have Origi in my side

      1. Scratch
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same number of CL medals as Neymar

    • lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A: Digne & King

      B :Charlie Taylor & Wilson

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A.

      4. james 101
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A. Because in my head it rhymes.

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ok. To start the season (because I’m not yet convinced by any 6.0mids):

      A) Haller Jota (433)
      B) Wesley Richarlison/Sig (442)
      — Both 0.5 ITB. In B I can’t decide on the mid.
      C) Jota Richarlison (442)
      — less keen on this as there’s no real punt in there, but another option

      Pope
      TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling Perez
      Wilson

    • MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dunk or Montoya?

      1. openerhm
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        montoya

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Montoya for a wee punt

    • DavidKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hi guys,
      Ive got 1.5m in the bank and I’m not quite happy.

      Downgrade Barkley to upgrade Wickham into a playing 2nd striker, such as Wood?

      Pope/Heaton
      Robertson, Digne, Maguire, Zouma
      Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez, Barkley
      Wilson

      Bench: Montoya, Greenwood, Wickham

    • Outatime
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Any thoughts on Iwobi?

      1. Point-one short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Could be decent at 6, but won't get him from the off.

        1. tomin
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah he’s not 100% gonna start yet

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This

        2. TomSaints
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I’ve put him in as my 5th mid gamble. Has 3 games to prove himself

          1. TomSaints
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I think he starts. You don’t pay that much and then immediately bench

      2. Point-one short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A) Robbo, Digne, Perez, King
        B) VVD, Coleman, Fraser, Jota

        1. openerhm
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          b

        2. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

        3. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

        4. DavidKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

      3. openerhm
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A) Fraser + Jota
        OR
        B) Siggy + King
        ???

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

      4. AFBS_1991
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A
        Pope (Button)
        TAA VVD COLEMAN Dunk (Lundstram)
        Salah Sterling Fraser TROSSARD (Dendonker)
        Wilson Vardy (Greenwood)

        B
        Pope (Button)
        TAA ROBERTSON DIGNE Dunk (Lundstram)
        Salah Sterling Fraser HAYDEN (Dendonker)
        Wilson Vardy (Greenwood)

        A or B, what do you think?
        Simple question, difficult aswer!

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          B but wouldn’t expect much from Hayden

        2. Solano's Trumpet
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          toon fan, would not have hayden

        3. AFBS_1991
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I have 0.5 to upgrade Hayden, but don't like any 5.0 mids... Hojgberg, Jorginho, Mctominay, Camarasa, don't know...

      5. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A) Robertson, vvd, 5mil defender, Bernardo, Jimenez.

        B) Robertson, vvd, digne, Bernardo, jota.

        C) Montoya, vvd, digne, kdb, Jimenez.

        D) Robertson, digne, 5mil defender, kdb, jota

        Pick 1 please guys

        1. Andy Ftw
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          b

        2. Skyrocketing
            1 month, 14 days ago

            C for me

        3. Zahara Desert
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kane + Barkley + Digne

          OR

          Wilson + Moura + TAA (+£0.5m)

          1. openerhm
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            a

        4. sean 2099
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Hi last and only RMT any advice !

          Pickford button

          Walker digne zinchenko Shaw Duffy

          Salah Sigurdson b.silva martial zaha

          Jimenez King greenwood

          Thanks!

          1. Holteenderinthesky
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Get Sterling somehow

        5. Holteenderinthesky
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          With Sane ruled out I feel Bernardo becomes a very good option. What's everyone's thoughts ?

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He was agood option anyway i would of thought.

            1. Holteenderinthesky
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Gets overlooked because of the other city options. Players like Siggy also offer a decent other option. I feel with him playing constantly out wide he could get alot more attacking returns

          2. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Really don’t know if I’m honest with you. Fantastic player, should almost always play, but wasn’t the best FPL option in terms of consistent returns. Any consistent returns this year and I’ll probably get him though

            1. Holteenderinthesky
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              But he wasn't always on the wing. Sane being ruled out means he has to get forward more.

          3. magnet
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I'm on the BSilva train. He plays almost all games (unlike Sterling)

        6. lordkippe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A : King, Trossard, Bilva

          B : Che Adams, Ceballos, KDB

          1. openerhm
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            a

          2. MrFrodo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

        7. OneMan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Anyone going with 3 pool defenders ?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Wow, eggs in one basket and no Salah!

          2. MrFrodo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Just the two

          3. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            not seen anyone on here going for that.

        8. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

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

          Subs: Button, Greenwood, Kelly, Wickham

          GTG?

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            G2G

        9. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Wilson & Montoya (bench Greenwood) vs King & Jota (bench Rico) is gonna do my head in tomorrow - I have big FOMO with Wilson but I'm just not sure it's a good idea

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I could do Wilson and then do Wilson & Greenwood -> Jota & Wesley GW3..?

          2. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            pick the team that allows you to field 2 up top.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              one is 442 the other is 343

        10. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Is Hanley an option for the 4m defender slot?

          1. Cookie Kid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Short term sounds like he will start but could be in line for a low score tomorrow night!

          2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I would have thought so. Injury crisis, and club captain.

        11. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1. Ederson and Callum Robinson
          2. 4.5m GK (Heaton) and Lucas Moura

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            2

        12. Namtox
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hi all
            A or B
            Or any changes grateful

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

            Button.. greenwood.. Dendoncker.. Lundstram

            0.5 ITB

            B
            Ryan
            Robertson. VVD. Zinchenko. Dunk
            Salah (C) sterling (VC) Milivojevic. Siggy
            Vardy. Jota

            Button. Greenwood. Dendoncker. Lundstram

          • HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            G2G?

            Ryan
            Digne VVD TAA AWB
            Salah Sterling KDB Perez
            Jota King

            Subs: Button, Rico, Greenwood, Dendonker

          • MrFrodo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            2

          • Outatime
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A) Vardy + Martial/B.Silva
            B) Auba + Tross