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. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sane' injury will most likely mean Mendy comes in to play the attacking LB role like he did last season, makes Zinch less appealing

      1. Scratch
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If he's ever fit

      2. thompe
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Mendy's injured though isn't he

      3. ninja
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Zinchenko was only ever going to be first choice until Mendy was fit.

      4. tsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        If zinch loses his spot and Everton actually start getting cs my exit is zinch to Coleman

    • Habs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Hey Guys. Thoughts? Doubt creeping into mind if this is the way to start at forward. But I like the midfield a lot. I like this through GW 6 and then could move off Sigurdsson and one of the strikers

      Ryan Heaton

      Robbo Walker Coleman Dunk Cathcart

      Salah Sterling B Silva Sigurdsson Hayden

      Murray Ings King

      1. iL PiStOlErO
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Actually very nice team, just instead of double city mid maybe try Martial/Moura for Bilva. Especially since Tot has some nice fixtures...

          1. Habs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks. I have thought about Moura a lot based on fixtures.

      2. thompe
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        What do you think?

        Pope Heaton
        Robertson Alexander-Arnold Zinchenko Coleman Kelly
        Salah Sterling Moura Pérez Dendoncker
        Wilson King Martinelli

        0.0 in the bank

        This is the best I've come up with so far and still feel like I will have to use my wildcard inside the first month or two.

      3. ninja
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Pope Henderson
        Robertson Digne Montoya Gilbert Rico
        Sterling Salah Perez Robinson (Dendonker)
        Kane King Wood

        Or

        Pope Henderson
        VVD Coleman Montoya Guilbert Rico
        Sterling Salah Perez Moura Robinson
        Aubameyang King Wickham
        .

        1. Wielki Mateo
            3 months, 7 days ago

            2

          • semiconductor
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B but not Coleman for me. There are man city, utd and spurs better options at same price

        2. Wielki Mateo
            3 months, 7 days ago

            What do you think is better option:
            a) Robertson + Sigurdsson
            b) Gomez + De Bruyne

            and also another question, which one from this players would you choose:
            c) Digne
            d) Ayoze Perez
            e) Jota
            f) Wesley
            g) Trossard
            h) Lanzini

            1. Areid13
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              a and d

            2. iL PiStOlErO
                3 months, 7 days ago

                a
                and
                c

              • Geezer
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                a and c

            3. Lav
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Off now for good and locked in. Now good luck DZ.

            4. Jeanz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              This is killing me. Which one would you go with?

              A) Kane King Trossard
              B) KDB Wilson Jota

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                KdB, King, Jota + 1.5m

                1. Jeanz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Now you’re confusing me even more!

              2. True Deadzoner
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Kane Jota Trossars

              3. DV8R
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Same issue I'm facing

              4. ninja
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A for me

            5. AshtonJ
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Siggy/Jimenez or Dendonker/Kane ?

            6. some witty pun
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Whats with the love for Zinchenko? Is he nailed?

              1. Scratch
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                For the time being

              2. Geezer
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Nailed for gw1

            7. Lignja
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Delufeu anyone?

              1. Zlatanzo
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  nope rotation threat

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                My defence struggles but I'm loving the rest of the team...

                Pope (Button)
                VVD Montoya Rico (Guillbert Lund)
                Salah (C) Sterling Ttossard Perez (Dendonk)
                Auba Jimenez Wilson

                1. T-BOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Horrible defence, not worth it. Downgrade Jiménez to beef it up

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I know, my reasoning is that there aren't many CS at the start of the season usually. Jimenez > Jota would give me Coleman or Shaw in def which isn't such a big upgrade and I think Jimenez will outperform most of the strikers, including Jota

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Jimenez isn’t the problem; All 3 of Salah, Sterling and Aubameyang is.

                    1. T-BOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      3 premiums can be done.. but not in addition to an 8.0 and 7.5 striker combo

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        It can be done, but potentially limits the points of your team as a whole. Quite interested to see how the 6-6.5m players turn out.

              3. Corn Eto'o
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                HELP!

                1) KDB & B.Silva
                2) Sterling &

                Rest of team
                Ryan Pope
                AWB Montoya Robbo VVD Digne
                Salah Perez Moutinho ? ?
                Wilson Jota Greenwood

                1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  With only Salah of course sterling needed so B for me

              4. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                A) Aubemeyang + Fraser + Montoya
                Or,
                B) Wilson + KDB + coleman

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A but I would try to fit Wilson in there as well...

                2. Areid13
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  assuming you don't have sterling b...however, if you do then a

                3. Corn Eto'o
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  A

                4. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I would go B but I think Coleman could lose his place soon to Sidibe. Maybe a different 5.5 defender?

              5. Areid13
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Think I might had reached my final team...thoughts?

                Pickford
                VVD Zinchenko KWP Rico
                Salah (c) Sterling Perez
                Kane King Jota

                McGovern McGinn Dendonker Diop

                Can do Zin -> Cancelo if/when he becomes a regular and would start McGinn after gw 1

                1. Wielki Mateo
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Jota might be rotated with Cutrone, but it's looks fine for me.

                    1. Areid13
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      i thought about that however wolves won away today so they're in a good position so cutrone might start the home leg meaning more pl game time for Jota. of course I could be wrong

                2. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  What score has your current team got on RMT in the member's area? 352 for 6 weeks here.

                  1. tsm
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Was 350ish

                  2. T-BOX ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Pretty much a useless tool this time of the season. Anything 330+ is fine

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Why is it any more or less useful at this time of year?

                  3. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    What does your horoscope say?

                    1. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      A bit unfair, if it's used correctly it can be beneficial

                3. OptimusBlack
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Best Midfielder with 4.5 M ?

                  1. True Deadzoner
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Hayden

                  2. Areid13
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    ^ or dendonker

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

                      Currently Donkers but may soon be Drinkwater.

                      1. True Deadzoner
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Is he 4.5?

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

                          yeh

                  3. panda07
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I'm going with Dendoncker

                  4. OptimusBlack
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Cheers Thank Yoooou

                  5. Geezer
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    I`m going safe With Dendoncker

                4. Srv210
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Can someone help???

                  Pope
                  Coleman, TAA , walker peters, lundstram, ______
                  Salah,Sterling, Perez, Robinson, ______
                  Aubameyang,Wickham ,____

                  A) Mings, Wesley, Fraser
                  B) Gibson , Trossard , Wilson (no bench player sure to start)

                  Auba will be switched gw3 ..but want to keep the big 3 for now.

                  1. Areid13
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    a

                  2. Wielki Mateo
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      a

                  3. True Deadzoner
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    How will line up with Celso signing? Tempted to get Kane over Salah because Eriksen Celso Sezzynon will make Kane better

                    1. True Deadzoner
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      *Spurs

                  4. MikeLowrey
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Stones & Wickham (Bench)
                    or
                    Dunk (Bench) & Jota

                    I want a share of City defense but still unsure, so might go with a 3-4-3 over 4-4-2

                    1. Areid13
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      i think jota will get more points than stones so for that reason the latter

                  5. The Man Pastore
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    How do you see Henderson as a GK prospect ?

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Ok internet stream or sometimes pictures on internet

                  6. Wakanda
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Any changes required ?

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

                    Heaton/Greenwood/Dendoncker/Simpson.

                    1. Areid13
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      very strong

                    2. Twisted Saltergater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      If a computer was to pick a fantasy team this would be it.

                      You may be a psychopath 😛

                  7. Geezer
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Who to choose?

                    A: KDB and Wood
                    B: Martial and Rashford

                    1. Scratch
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Who knows, either could come good

                    2. tsm
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      A

                    3. There Can Be Only One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      A

                    4. Areid13
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      as much as I hate to say it, I don't trust man u players anymore. a the definite choice for me

                    5. Victor6359
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      A

                  8. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    With only Salah of course sterling needed so B for me

                    1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Reply fail

                      1. True Deadzoner
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Why

                  9. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    With button high ownership, will he likely to get price drop ?

                    1. True Deadzoner
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Why will anyone sell him

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Guess plenty are Ryan owners so no.

                    3. Mc3
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Possible, but shouldn't matter if you're not going to transfer him

                    4. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      If tens of thousands transfer him out, but why would you use up a transfer for an unused player?

                  10. Nas
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Mcginn, trossard or Barkley?
                    Considering fixtures, nailedness and price.

                  11. There Can Be Only One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    A) H. Wilson and C. Wilson

                    Or

                    B) Lanzini/Fornals and Jimenez

                    Rest of the team

                    Pope
                    VVD, Robbo, Azpi, Diop, Lundstrom
                    Salah, KDB, Tielemans, Moura, H. Wilson*
                    Vardy, Greenwood, C. Wilson*

                  12. Mc3
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    G2G?

                    Ryan
                    Robbo VVD Zinch Digne
                    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez
                    Wilson King

                    Button Dendoncker Lundstram Wickham
                    0ITB

                  13. De Gea is GOAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    King or Fraser guys? Don't really care about saving cash. Who gets the most points?

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

                      Fraser will, that's why he costs more.

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        You'd think the opposite based on the amount of drafts with King instead of him. But yeah agreed. Fraser it is. Thanks mate

                    2. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Wilson. Not interested in the other 2

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Thanks Kiwi. I just have this strong feeling both Wilson and Fraser will start strong.

                  14. Stevie B
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    What is better?

                    A)
                    Ederson, Button,
                    Robertson, van Dijk, Montoya, RICO, LUNDSTRAM
                    Salah, STERLING, Lucas Moura, Perez, Dendoncker
                    Wilson, King, Jota

                    B)
                    Ederson, Button,
                    Robertson, van Dijk, Montoya, DIGNE, CATHCART
                    Salah, DE BRUYNE, Lucas Moura, Perez, Dendoncker
                    Wilson, King, Jota

                  15. SCHOOL BUS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Should I start with Cancelo?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Make sure you have a good sub.

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

                      Very unlikely to start tomorrow.

                    3. Geezer
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      No