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. tsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Seeing a lot of sterling in people’s team. Anyone not playing him?

    1. ninja
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He's a must have

      1. dukeigthorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        100%

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Gone KDB instead for balanced team but nervous. Don't have junk non playing bench

    3. Geezer
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling, Salah and 2 Liverpool defenders is a must have

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not if you have Kane

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2 in every 3 aren't.

    5. Twist&Shout
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      gone De Bruyne instead to accommodate Kane.

      Heaton
      Robertson, VVD, Digne, KWP
      Perez, Siggy, KDB, Salah
      King, Kane

    6. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If (and it’s a massive if) he doesn’t provide attacking returns vs West Ham and Spurs, I’ll consider the spread of funds to be a success.

      2 goals vs West Ham and I hit the WC 🙁

  2. SCHOOL BUS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is there any chance to see Iwobi lineups?

  3. ninja
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A. Robertson Digne Dendonker kane wood
    Or
    B. VVD Coleman moura Aubameyang Wickham

    1. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hard one - A

    2. semiconductor
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A with Auba for me

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aubameyang, Moura, Digne and VVD are nailed in my team, if that helps at all.

  4. Scratch
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Reasonably satisfied with this lot

    Pope (Heaton)
    Robertson, KWP, Rico, TAA
    Salah, Moura, KDB
    Jimenez, King, Aubameyang
    Subs: Dendo, Hayden, Diop

    Just slightly undecided on this part:
    A. KWP, TAA, KDB, Jimenez
    B. Vert, Cathcart, KDB, Firmino
    C. KWP, Cathcart, Sterling, Jimenez

    1. Geezer
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling is a must have. But TAA and KDB over Cathcart and Sterling so A

    2. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Love that frontline a lot.

    3. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C for me

  5. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is it better to go without City defender and wait until couple weeks to see how the rotation?

    1. ninja
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes that's what I'm doing

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        what about go with Verto?

  6. Origi-nal
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which of these 2?

    A)
    Pope
    VVD Digne AWB
    Sterling Salah Siggy Lucas Perez
    Wilson Wood

    Button Lundstram Greenwood Rico

    B)
    Pope
    Zouma Robbo VVD Rico
    Trossard Salah Sterling Perez
    Kane Wilson

    Button Dendocker Lundstram Greenwood

    1. Avo24
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      the structure for A really similar with my team
      but I have:
      Heaton instead of pope
      Robbo instead of VVD
      Martial instead lucas
      ings/adams instead of wood

  7. Phillipsturn
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Teams all set apart from 1 decision..
    (A) 4-4-2 with Zinchenko
    (B) 3-5-2 with Barkley

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  8. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    4 pints in and need to call it quits.

    Put my mind at ease FFS folks please.

    Pope
    VVD Robbo Digne Laporte
    Salah(c) Sterling Perez Robinson
    Wilson Jota

    Ryan Ayew Dendonker Dunk

    1. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Waaaay more pints in. Yer grand. Looks good.

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Lovely!!!!

    2. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bar Robinson a good team.

  9. Geezer
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope or Ryan if planning for a early wildcard (gw4)

    1. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pope. Ryan’s first 4 fixtures are better than Pope.

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I prefer Ryan/Button

  10. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Where will lo Celso fit in at Spurs?

  11. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Can loaned out players fall in value?

    I’m talking about Woodman

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No they are locked

  12. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    GTG?

    Henderson - (Button)
    VVD - TAA - Zinc - (Taylor - Lund)
    Salah - Sterling - Perez - Trossard - (Dendoncker)
    Laca - King - Barnes

    VVD could be Digne....but not sold on Everton
    Cheers!

    1. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      My thinking is to avoid any Arsenal or United players for the first few weeks.

      1. bennyp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Arsenals attack looks potent AF...

  13. Areid13
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Score predictions for these matches?

    Liverpool - Norwich
    West Ham - City
    Bournemouth - SHU
    Spurs - Villa
    Man Utd - Chelsea

    1. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      4-0
      1-3
      3-1
      2-0
      1-1

  14. CHRISFF
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Perez and sterling

    Kane and b silva

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A everyday

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  15. dukeigthorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    It's like watching a point by point for metal illness.

  16. Zlatanzo
    3 months, 11 days ago

    How nailed is Guilbert with Elmohamady lurking?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Elmo bench cover RB RM

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mings for nailed baps and goal threat

  17. Oz lotto
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Yo DZers...
    Best 5.0 defender (aside from KWP) ?

    1. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Boly. Huge lack of interest here but very solid.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Issue there is they just played 90 minutes 6000 miles away last night - will they be tired?
        Chelsea now have 2 starting 5ms.

  18. ninja
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 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. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  19. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone know PPM from last season for:

    1. King
    2. Wilson
    3. Vardy
    4. Kane

    ?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      FPL site + calculator

  20. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    overkill to have 2 leicester players ?
    Have perez and vardy currently

    1. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think so yes. Especially since the midfield scoring will be evenly spread between Maddison, Perez and Tielemans

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      3 nice fixtures in 4 have both think Pereira interesting too

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hell no. Both superb value.

  21. Help Me!
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    RMT:

    Pope-Button
    AlexanderArnold-Digne-WalkerPeters-Dunk-Kelly
    DeBruyne-Fraser-Zaha-Perez-Dendoncker
    Kane-Aubameyang-Wilson

    Any suggestions? (0m ITB)

    1. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No Salah or Sterling is the work of a madman.

    2. CHRISFF
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No salah, good luck

    3. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Also hanhe

    4. Areid13
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      no salah...no sterling...I shouldn't need to say any more

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Username checks out

    6. Kub3
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Don’t pick Zaha.

      You’re ignoring City and Liverpool’s first few fixtures

    7. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sorry was trying to say - change your name because it's silly and ridiculous. I'm a bottle of gin deep tho so mostly don't mind me.

  22. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Why not many people interest in Deulofeu? his first 3 gw looks good

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Position switch and got bulk of points in a few games

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        hmm okay, less points from him then

    2. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Because he's an absolute flake.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Only scores against Cardiff and Huddersfield. Note the striker Watford brought in on TDD.

  23. Zlatanzo
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anybody considering Max Aarons from Norwich as a rotating 4.5 ? Rotates well with Montoya.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Norwich early fixtures horrific

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Norwich will have the worst defensive record this season. Avoid.

  24. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Auba or Kane? Leaning towards Auba for form and fixtures

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Aubameyang

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      looks like Arsenal get better as they took more serious in transfer market, Auba for me

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Auba

    4. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Auba. Because he'll kill and because Kane is a mouth breather. #fookspuds

  25. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Alright, I think I am done! What's your thoughts on this team?

    Henderson
    VVD Digne Taylor
    Sterling Salah(VC) Moura Perez Mcginn
    Aubameyang(C) Jota

    Button Guilbert Lundstram Greenwood

    Any obvious changes to make?

    Cheers!

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Guilbert to Dunk

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Why? How is the rotation with Taylor tho?

        1. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Dunk always be the nailed one for 4.5 def

  26. Penang Sandman
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Aguero over Sterling for TOT GW2 anyone?
    Spurs at home is one historic fixture for Kun and City

  27. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Fraser or Lucas?
    KWP or Zouma?
    Jota or King?

    These are the choices that haunt me

    1. Areid13
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lucas KWP and King out of those for me

      1. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Fraser

        Rest unsure

        1. Areid13
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          with lucas there's both bou and spurs cover

    2. Penang Sandman
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm on Lucas,Jota over Fraser,King.

    3. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Freser Zouma King

      Jota fixtures scares me and KWP is still uncertain he will play regularly

  28. Areid13
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Start McGinn or Rico?

    I usually lean in the mid/attackers favour but i feel a bournemouth cs is more likely that McGinn doing much against Spurs

  29. Stevie B
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Murray (Brighton) not a good choice?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He's in my team - there's no real alternative imo

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        They just got Maupuy. May dislodge Murray in the near future.

  30. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Help please:)

    A) Coleman+Barkley+Murray+Aubamayang
    B) Digne+Bernado Silva+King+ Wilson

    Cheers!

    1. dukeigthorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why are you still this confused? A but in sympathy.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Keep drinking the gin, you are on fire tonight! I look forward to your next comment.