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
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B without the expensive gk.

  2. ninja
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Perez, use the 1M elsewhere

    3. Le_Lurka
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      moura - can always go down to perez

  3. Metropolis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    A) KDB and Ake

    B) Moura & Robertson

    I have Sterling and VVD

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. ninja
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

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

      B

  4. andrinho
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Metropolis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

  5. Longiss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Norwood?

    1. Jafalad
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Never heard of him.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 6 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. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 6 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
        11 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Longiss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

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

  6. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Don't recognise many people here anymore mate

  7. InvertedWinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Fraser for first two because of fixtures

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 6 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. InvertedWinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

  8. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Perez. Live a little.

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Perez for me

  9. Helia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      My thoughts are that you need to go to bed.

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 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
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Where you from, buddy?

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Won’t play often

  10. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    A. KDB + King
    or
    B. Moura + Wilson

  11. De Gea is GOAT
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Sheffield fans! Is Lundstram 100% nailed?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        wow

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

    3. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      If he is , it won’t be for long

    4. De Gea is GOAT
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 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
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Gotta be a risk

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      even if he starts..he doesnt do enuff anyway

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Bench likely.

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

    Auba + 5.5 Defender

    Vs

    Sterling + 4.5 Defender

    1. Men in green tights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 6 days ago

      sterling mate

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      sterling

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Sterling

  14. Stevie B
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      G2g. Nice team

  15. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    KDB+Wilson
    or
    Richarlison+Firmino

    1. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Stevie B
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Surley the first.

      1. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      KDB + Wilson

  16. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Anything wrong with this defence?

    Gw1:
    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Rico

    Bench: Soyunju

    1. Stevie B
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      No, I like it.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks.

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 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
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      CanceNO
      NOmbele
      NOrigi
      NOwobi

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Lol

  18. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    King or Jota?

    1. Stevie B
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      coin toss.

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Kink for firs two gws

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Jota

  19. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 6 days ago

    a) TAA + Robinson
    b) VVD + Barkley

    Have Robbo

    1. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 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
        11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A

  20. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Hope all your efforts pay off tonight

  21. emerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Do not BB

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

      Very similar to mine. See below

  23. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    I would prefer b

  24. Fantasy_Football
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

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

  25. Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Which combo is best?

    A) Che Adams and Pope

    B) Ings and Pope

    C) Lloris and Norwood

    1. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B

  26. The Finnisher
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Last little Q;

    A. Jota + Van Dijk

    B. Wilson + KWP

    C. Wilson + Zouma

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A

      1. The Finnisher
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Reckon Jota is the pick of the 6.5s?

        1. Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Yes best one

    2. Metropolis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A

  27. Ini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 6 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
    11 months, 6 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
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Second one more balanced

      1. darkness
        11 months, 6 days ago

        cheers

  29. Zlatanzo
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Mings or Guilbert? Who's more nailed?

    1. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Mings definitely

  30. Lucky Z
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Which one for 15.5£?

    A. Vardy Perez
    B. Ings KDB

    1. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A for me. Both from B are injury prone

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      B, and KDB to Son after two GWs