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
      9 months, 20 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
        9 months, 20 days ago

        If he's ever fit

      2. thompe
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Mendy's injured though isn't he

      3. ninja
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

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

      4. tsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

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

    • Habs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 20 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
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 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
          9 months, 20 days ago

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

    • thompe
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 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.

    • ninja
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 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
          9 months, 20 days ago

          2

        • semiconductor
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

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

      2. Wielki Mateo
          9 months, 20 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
            9 months, 20 days ago

            a and d

          2. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 20 days ago

            a
            and
            c

          3. Geezer
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            a and c

        • Lav
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

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

        • Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 20 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
            9 months, 20 days ago

            KdB, King, Jota + 1.5m

            1. Jeanz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

              Now you’re confusing me even more!

          2. True Deadzoner
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            Kane Jota Trossars

          3. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            Same issue I'm facing

          4. ninja
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            A for me

        • AshtonJ
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Siggy/Jimenez or Dendonker/Kane ?

        • some witty pun
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Whats with the love for Zinchenko? Is he nailed?

          1. Scratch
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            For the time being

          2. Geezer
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            Nailed for gw1

        • Lignja
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Delufeu anyone?

          1. Zlatanzo
              9 months, 20 days ago

              nope rotation threat

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 20 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. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

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

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                9 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 months, 20 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
                    9 months, 20 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
            9 months, 20 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
              9 months, 20 days ago

              With only Salah of course sterling needed so B for me

          4. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

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

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

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

            2. Areid13
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

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

            3. Corn Eto'o
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

              A

            4. panda07
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 20 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
            9 months, 20 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
                9 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. Areid13
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 20 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
              9 months, 20 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
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                Was 350ish

              2. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

              3. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                What does your horoscope say?

                1. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

            3. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

              Best Midfielder with 4.5 M ?

              1. True Deadzoner
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                Hayden

              2. Areid13
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                ^ or dendonker

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Currently Donkers but may soon be Drinkwater.

                  1. True Deadzoner
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 20 days ago

                    Is he 4.5?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      9 months, 20 days ago

                      yeh

              3. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                I'm going with Dendoncker

              4. OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                Cheers Thank Yoooou

              5. Geezer
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                I`m going safe With Dendoncker

            4. Srv210
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 20 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
                9 months, 20 days ago

                a

              2. Wielki Mateo
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  a

              3. True Deadzoner
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  *Spurs

              4. MikeLowrey
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 20 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
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

              5. The Man Pastore
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                How do you see Henderson as a GK prospect ?

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Ok internet stream or sometimes pictures on internet

              6. Wakanda
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  very strong

                2. Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

                  You may be a psychopath 😛

              7. Geezer
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                Who to choose?

                A: KDB and Wood
                B: Martial and Rashford

                1. Scratch
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Who knows, either could come good

                2. tsm
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  A

                3. There Can Be Only One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  A

                4. Areid13
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 20 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
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  A

              8. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                With only Salah of course sterling needed so B for me

                1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Reply fail

                  1. True Deadzoner
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 20 days ago

                    Why

              9. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

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

                1. True Deadzoner
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Why will anyone sell him

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Guess plenty are Ryan owners so no.

                3. Mc3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

                4. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

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

              10. Nas
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

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

              11. There Can Be Only One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                G2G?

                Ryan
                Robbo VVD Zinch Digne
                Salah Sterling Siggy Perez
                Wilson King

                Button Dendoncker Lundstram Wickham
                0ITB

              13. De Gea is GOAT
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Fraser will, that's why he costs more.

                  1. De Gea is GOAT
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 20 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
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Wilson. Not interested in the other 2

                  1. De Gea is GOAT
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 20 days ago

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

              14. Stevie B
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 20 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
                9 months, 20 days ago

                Should I start with Cancelo?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Make sure you have a good sub.

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  Very unlikely to start tomorrow.

                3. Geezer
                  • 9 Years
                  9 months, 20 days ago

                  No