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

    Pellegrini's comments:
    "If you compare our squad this season with last, we lost three strikers. We brought [in] Sébastien Haller, and now Albian. He’s a good striker to compete with Javier Hernandez and Antonio for that position."

    Does this mean 4 strikers are competing for 1 spot? Worried about Haller's nailedness

    1. steven8991
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      I think we should wait after GW1, as WHU will face MCI first

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

      Hernandez will likely be sold

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      I dunno, I read that as Haller is the main man and the other 3 will fight it out for an additional spot. Certainly open to interpretation though...

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

      Haller will be first choice

    5. Soto Ayam
      9 months, 20 days ago

      No. Haller start I'm sure. Record signing. Team seems set up to support attackind miss, so Hernandez won't be first choice. Antonio I love, but he's no striker and the new guy I doubt it

    6. Tiamani Warrior
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Overthinking things. Haller is nailed. I’m wAiting a few weeks though because of city first up.

  2. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A. Ederson + Jota (no MCI defenders)
    B. Pope + Jimenez

    Cheers

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

      A

    2. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      A

  3. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Best keeper to go with Button ?

    A) Ryan
    B) Pope
    C) Heaton

    Thanks guys.

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

      A

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

        Sorry its B

    2. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

      Ryan for sure.

  4. JRO093
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Who has the higher chance of starting gw2:

    Hanley from Norwich
    Rico from Bournemouth

    ?

  5. steven8991
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A. Wilson + Trossard
    B. Wood + Moura

    Have King

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      easy B if you have King

  6. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Just try to fit with only 1 player above 10.0

    Ederson
    TAA VvD Keane Alderweireld
    Salah Pepe KDB Fraser Trossard
    Jimenez

    Stekelenburg Lundstarm Greenwood Wickham

    weak bench but planning on wc around gw5

  7. Sahil.....
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Balanced or am i missing something?
    Pope heaton
    Montoya awb digne - diop lundst
    Salah sterling pepe pulisic - dendo
    Wilson wood ings
    M going for 343

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Pepe not playing

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

        Emery said so?

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          Still weak muscles.

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

            Should i go for kdb ?

            1. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 20 days ago

              I have kdb

  8. bigmattp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this rabble

    G: Pope | Heaton
    D: A-A | Digne | Walker | Stevens | Lascelles
    M: Salah | Moura | Maddison | Perez | Foden
    S: Vardy | King | Benteke

    +2 mill in the bank

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Not sure about Foden. Think there’s other options and you can wait and see if he gets minutes

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

      What's the point of keeping 2m in the bank?

  9. Isaac.m94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A) TAA, KDB, King, Kane, donk 0.5m
    B) VVD, Sterling, Trossard, Wilson, Jota

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

      A

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

      B

  10. Giggsy_11
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    RMT please.

    Allison (Ryan)
    Wan bissakan / Robertson / Stones (kelly , reid)
    B.Silva / Erikson / fraser / perez (lemina)
    Auba / Rashford / wilson

    Do i spend too much on defenders?

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Drop Ryan to a 4.0 as Allison is a set and forget choice. Think maybe drop Rashford or Wilson so you can get a premium midfielder?

    2. Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Weird spread of money. Not saying bad though. No Salah or Sterling is very bold.

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

      If ur not going for salah and sterling ....u atleast need firmino/mane and kdb

  11. Zlatanzo
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Have Wilson and King. Should I put Martial or Siggy in midfield?

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Siggy

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Martial

  12. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Who will start you guess?
    Rico or Daniels??

    1. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      If daniel is fit... he will start.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        He was fit in last friendly, but he played with reserve for 78 mins. And Rico started with first team most of summer and the last friendly

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 20 days ago

          You think i should swap Lundstram for Rico ??

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            I would

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 20 days ago

              Cool
              Will do it

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

            Lund barely makes any Sheff U fan forum team

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 20 days ago

              Thank you for information kiwi !

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Daniels tbh

  13. reddick16
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Guys...
    A) Moura + Fraser +0.5 ITB
    B) Moura + Bilva
    C) Fraser + Bilva

    Current team:
    Ederson (Button)
    Robbo, TAA, Digne, Rico (Lundstram)
    Salah (C), Sterling (VC), Perez, Fraser, Moura
    King (Greenwood, Wickham)
    0.5 ITB

    Help! Thanks

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

      Taa rico fraser moura -> 5.5 def 4.5 def 9.5 mid 6.5 mid

  14. Soapy
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Any advice here please?

    A) Wilson Moura Jota 3-5-2 (Montoya on bench)
    B) Auba King Montoya 4-4-2 (Dendonker on bench)

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne ***
    Salah Sterling Perez Barkley ***
    *** ***
    Button Greenwood Rico

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      A

  15. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Morning guys.
    Cancelo at 5.5 😮
    Tempting isn't it ??
    Also, do we know anything about Brighton signing a new RB ??
    I have Montoya & Guilbert rotating for last spot in my team so bit worried whether Montoya is nailed or not

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      I'm going KWP and 0.5 or Vertonghen and swapping to a 5.5 city defender by gw 4. Very tempting.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Yep.
        I sold Zinchenko after CS. Will wait till Cancelo looks like nailing down his position.

    2. Zlatanzo
      9 months, 20 days ago

      No, the new signing will play in U23s

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Ha ha
        Yeah. One for the future gw's

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Oops. Sorry, i get that you are responding for Brighton RB.
        Good to know that mate.
        Thank you 🙂

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

      Read the transfers article.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you TM

  16. Chelseaaaa
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Which one is better:

    1) Gylfi and Eriksen
    2) Kane and cheap one

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Kane and Perez/Lanzini looks good

      1. Isaac.m94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Agreed

  17. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Vvd 50%

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      It’s crazy hey!

  18. AC Tomasso
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A) Pedro + Rashford OR B) B. Silva + Jiminez

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Maddison and Rashford?

  19. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A. KDB + King
    or
    B. Moura + Wilson

    1. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      A

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

    Sterling KDB Bilva triple up?

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

      Nope

    2. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      I am on Sterling + kdb

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

      I prefer barkley perez to bilva

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      No

  21. Sweetboi
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    a) KdB + 4.5 Def

    Or

    b) Fraser + Digne

    1. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      if you have wilson then A

    2. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

        A) is 200 to 300 points for the season if you pick the right 4.5, and only one starts typically - KBD can be a 200 player, potentially

        B) is 300 to 350 points for the season with permanent nailed positions

    3. Isaac.m94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B

  22. Phillipsturn
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Would you prefer Zinchenko or Barkley?

    1. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      zinche

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

      Zinchenko. Barkley is weird type of animal

  23. Ashwatthama hai apun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A. Digne + Perez + Ings
    or
    B. Montoya + Perez + Martial
    or
    C. Zouma + Trossard + Martial

    (in short... Digne or Martial??? I don't feel Everton will keep many CS)

    1. Coldplay
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      A imo

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

      C with pulisic

    3. Ashwatthama hai apun
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      martial playing as a striker. nobody fency him?

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

        Only rashford is nailed ....man u midfield is not sorted

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

          Pope heaton
          Montoya awb digne - diop lundst
          Salah sterling pepe pulisic - dendo
          Wilson wood ings
          M going for 343
          Hows my team rude reviewer?

          1. Ashwatthama hai apun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            too light defence... and you don't need 3 cheap striker imo.
            Get only 2 striker... after few weeks some cheap striker will emerge

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

              What changes would u do?

              1. Ashwatthama hai apun
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 20 days ago

                downgrade Wood.
                upgrade diop to Pool or City defence?

          2. Ashwatthama hai apun
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 20 days ago

            pepe and pulisic are punt... can get rewards but I will wait for 2-3 weeks.

      2. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        I'm with him, looks value for mine.

  24. Coldplay
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    How's it looking DZ?

    Pope Heaton
    TAA Robertson Soyuncu Dunk Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez Dendoncker
    King Ings Wood

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

      Not bad. Not a fan of Ings though.

      1. Coldplay
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Is there a better option at that price?

        1. Ashwatthama hai apun
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 20 days ago

          wesley may be.

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

    A) Auba + King + Trossard
    B) Wilson + Jota + Siggy + 1.0m (Jota will be Haller later on)

    1. Coldplay
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B

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

      B mainly because of Siggy if you dont have any other Everton attack

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

        I have Digne.

  26. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Ami I the only one with soyunju? 4.5 seems a good value for a leicester defender. Best 4.5 I think

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Am*

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Are we 100% sure that he will start ??

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Yes

  27. Crazygopher
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A Zouma wesley
    B zinch locadia

    1. Coldplay
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B

  28. LloristheHounds
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    A) Wilson + kwp
    Or
    B) king + vvd

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

      b

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

      A

  29. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Last 2 spots
    TAA + 5.5 Mid
    Or
    VVD + Barkley

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

      TAA + Mcginn

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

      TAA + Robinson

  30. RohanVaswani
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Vvd siggy king

    Or

    Taa 6.5 Wilson?

    1. Coldplay
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      B with Perez

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

      tough one, maybe try one with Siggy