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. Le_Lurka
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A
    Pope
    VVD Robertson Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling Perez Robinson
    Auba Wood
    (Button Dendo Guilbert Wickham)

    B
    Ederson
    VVD Robertson Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling Perez Lucas
    Wilson Wood
    (Button Dendo Rico Wickham)

    1. ninja
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B without the expensive gk.

  2. ninja
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Perez or Moura?????
    No other Leicester or Spurs

    1. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I’ve got both but Moura is the obvious pick.

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Perez, use the 1M elsewhere

    3. Le_Lurka
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      moura - can always go down to perez

  3. Metropolis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A) KDB and Ake

    B) Moura & Robertson

    I have Sterling and VVD

    1. Jafalad
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. ninja
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Crazygopher
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B

    4. andrinho
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      a) King & B. Silva
      Or
      b) Wilson & Fraser

      1. Metropolis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B

      2. Jafalad
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B

    5. Longiss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thoughts on Norwood?

      1. Jafalad
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Never heard of him.

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Was looking at his position in last season and he was probably playing as a DM (or box to box, not sure)

        So I'm ignoring him for now.

        Changing the formation and going for E. Stevens/Holebas can work

      3. Paul 'The Party Animal…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        On set pieces and likely pens. I like him at 5m and he’s in my team

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Not in mine but the best value at 5m for sure.

        2. Longiss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Is he nailed in your first team or just for rotation?

    6. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Jafalad alright pal? On the beers. Xmas eve!

      Gtg?

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

      Ryan Ayew Dendonker Dunk

      What's your team?

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Don't recognise many people here anymore mate

    7. NoWayJose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Just can't make my mind up about Fraser Vs Siggy. If you've picked one over the other, what were the reasons? Thanks.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Fraser for first two because of fixtures

      2. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I'm leaning towards Siggy. Reasons being Everton have the fixtures and a boosted attack. Yes, they had a subpar pre-season but they can turn it around with a good run of fixtures. On pens as well.

      3. NoWayJose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Hmm alright thanks.
        I do like the idea of a penalty taker with the adjustment to the new handball rule..

    8. Paul 'The Party Animal…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      So who is the better 6.5m Leicester mid?

      A) Perez - the potentially more explosive one but could risk losing his place after some bad games?

      B) Tielemans - the nailed one who is more likely to ‘tick along’ with points

      1. dukeigthorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Perez. Live a little.

        1. norab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Perez for me

    9. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If you had room for one punty mid in your team for the first few games, while you wait and see on people like mount, Barkley or whether you should go son... how do you feel about Ozil for the first two. Never thought I’d consider him.

      With Kane and Wilson already, I don’t really want moura or Fraser. Martial was another thought. Barkley I see starting gw1 but I expect mount to start gw2 onwards possibly. They rate him highly and so do I.

      So as a punt Ozil doesn’t seem too bad right? He is nailed, cheaper than ever and in the number 10 role, surrounded by quality. I won’t be doing it I’m sure but entertaining the thought.

      Any thoughts?

      1. dukeigthorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        My thoughts are that you need to go to bed.

        1. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Haha it’s actually lunch where I’m from, but I think you might still be right, so there’s a worry

          1. dukeigthorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Where you from, buddy?

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Is he nailed though? That Ceballos could do his job.

        1. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Ceballos would play deeper I thought. I feel like my team is too boring hence the Ozil or martial thought, and it’s only for two gws. I have a clear plan for son or the option to go mount or Barkley after we see how they start.

      3. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Won’t play often

    10. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      A. KDB + King
      or
      B. Moura + Wilson

    11. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Sheffield fans! Is Lundstram 100% nailed?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Not a fan but he's not 100% nailed.

        1. FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          wow

      2. Ini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        They have been no, and they also just signed another midfielder. I'm keeping for now but paying close attention.

      3. Paul 'The Party Animal…
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        If he is , it won’t be for long

      4. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks guys. Would you say Rico is more nailed then? or Any other 4.0?

    12. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      anyone think iwobi will start for everton this weekend and be nailed or be at risk for rotation
      cheers

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Gotta be a risk

      2. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        even if he starts..he doesnt do enuff anyway

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Bench likely.

    13. MillsAU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Auba + 5.5 Defender

      Vs

      Sterling + 4.5 Defender

      1. Men in green tights
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        sterling mate

      2. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        sterling

        1. norab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Sterling

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

      Good to go?

      Pope, Heaton
      Robertson, van Dijk, Zinchenko, Montoya, Rico
      Salah, Sterling, Lucas Moura, Perez, Dendoncker
      Wilson, King, Murray

      Thank you!

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        G2g. Nice team

    15. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      KDB+Wilson
      or
      Richarlison+Firmino

      1. Ini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        A

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

        Surley the first.

        1. FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          surely?
          Liverpool have better fixtures to attack(First 3)..
          ShU are pretty good defensively..can stop Bou..
          And Cry have a terrible backline as of now..can see Everton scoring big there

      3. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        KDB + Wilson

    16. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Anything wrong with this defence?

      Gw1:
      Pope
      Robbo VVD Digne Rico

      Bench: Soyunju

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

        No, I like it.

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks.

      2. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Rico may not last long in the team with Daniels nearing fitness so it's a risk for me

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I know I just put him in if he starts. 0 or 90 mins most likely. Have soyunju if he doesn't start

    17. SCHOOL BUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thoughts?

      Ederson
      Cancelo Digne Robertson
      Sterling Iwobi Ndombele Salah(C)
      Jiménez Origi Rashford

      Button Duffy Hayden Kelly

      0 money left

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        CanceNO
        NOmbele
        NOrigi
        NOwobi

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lol

    18. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      King or Jota?

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

        coin toss.

      2. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Kink for firs two gws

      3. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Jota

    19. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      a) TAA + Robinson
      b) VVD + Barkley

      Have Robbo

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I’d go A but only because I don’t think Barkley is very nailed. Think his likely to start gw1 but from then on I think people are underestimating mount.

        1. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          I’ve got my eye on one of those Chelsea mids after I’ve seen a couple games atleast

      2. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        A

    20. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Hope all your efforts pay off tonight

    21. emerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      RMT

      Ryan
      Ritchie, Digne, V. Annholt,
      Moura, Sterling, Salah, C.Robinson, Perez,
      Auba, C. Adams

      Subs:
      Heaton, Greenwood, Cathcart, Rico

      Bank balance: 0
      GW1 bench boost played

      Pls advise.

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Do not BB

    22. MillsAU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pope 4.0
      TAA VVD Coleman Zouma 4.0
      Salah Sterling KDB Perez 4.5
      Wilson Ings 4.5

      1. Pilgrim62
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Very similar to mine. See below

    23. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I would prefer b

    24. Out of Position
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Everton fans, Does arrival of Sidibe impact gametime of Coleman? Or is he just a backup?

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        I think it eventually could, sidibe isn’t a bad player. While Coleman is more attacking, I’m pretty sure sidibe is better defensively. I expect he’d have to earn his way into the team first though.

      2. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Won’t be going on loan to sit on the bench

    25. Paul 'The Party Animal…
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Which combo is best?

      A) Che Adams and Pope

      B) Ings and Pope

      C) Lloris and Norwood

      1. Lucky Z
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B

      2. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B

    26. The Finnisher
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Last little Q;

      A. Jota + Van Dijk

      B. Wilson + KWP

      C. Wilson + Zouma

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        A

        1. The Finnisher
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Reckon Jota is the pick of the 6.5s?

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yes best one

      2. Metropolis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        A

    27. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      It's here! Would love any feedback on the following

      A. Zinchenko and Barkley
      B. Zouma and Perez

      I can go Zin and Perez if I get 0.5 by downgrading one of Robbo and TAA, but I'm being stubborn and I want both.

    28. darkness
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Hi, NEED HELP! help me decide

        Team A

        Pope
        Zinchenko, van Dijk, Digne, Chambers
        Da Bruyne, Perez, Salah (c), Setrling (vc), Stephens
        Kane

        Bench
        Button, Lundstram, Greenwood, Wickham

        Team A

        Pope
        Zinchenko, van Dijk, Digne, Chambers
        Fraser, Perez, Salah (c), Setrling (vc)
        King, Kane

        Bench
        Button, Lundstram, Greenwood, Stephens

        1. Pilgrim62
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Second one more balanced

          1. darkness
              3 months, 29 days ago

              cheers

        2. Zlatanzo
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Mings or Guilbert? Who's more nailed?

            1. Ini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Mings definitely

          • Lucky Z
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Which one for 15.5£?

            A. Vardy Perez
            B. Ings KDB

            1. Ini
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              A for me. Both from B are injury prone

            2. Pilgrim62
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              B, and KDB to Son after two GWs