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
      3 months, 10 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

      2. Scratch
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hernandez will likely be sold

      3. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 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
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Haller will be first choice

      5. Soto Ayam
          3 months, 10 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

        • Tiamani Warrior
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

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

      6. steven8991
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        Cheers

        1. Steiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

        2. Isaac.m94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

      7. pelle9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Best keeper to go with Button ?

        A) Ryan
        B) Pope
        C) Heaton

        Thanks guys.

        1. Sahil.....
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

          1. Sahil.....
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Sorry its B

        2. Isaac.m94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B

        3. dukeigthorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Ryan for sure.

      8. JRO093
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Who has the higher chance of starting gw2:

        Hanley from Norwich
        Rico from Bournemouth

        ?

      9. steven8991
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A. Wilson + Trossard
        B. Wood + Moura

        Have King

        1. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          easy B if you have King

      10. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 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

      11. Sahil.....
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 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
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Pepe not playing

          1. Sahil.....
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Emery said so?

            1. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Still weak muscles.

              1. Sahil.....
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Should i go for kdb ?

                1. Jacky boy
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  I have kdb

      12. bigmattp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 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
          3 months, 10 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
          3 months, 10 days ago

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

      13. Isaac.m94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. Chelseaaaa
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          A

        2. Sahil.....
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          B

      14. Giggsy_11
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 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
          3 months, 10 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
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

          • Sahil.....
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

        3. Zlatanzo
            3 months, 10 days ago

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

            1. Isaac.m94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Siggy

            2. waldo666
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Martial

          • Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Who will start you guess?
            Rico or Daniels??

            1. Rude Reviewer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              If daniel is fit... he will start.

              1. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 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
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  You think i should swap Lundstram for Rico ??

                  1. Jacky boy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    I would

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Cool
                      Will do it

                  2. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Lund barely makes any Sheff U fan forum team

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Thank you for information kiwi !

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Daniels tbh

          • reddick16
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 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
              3 months, 10 days ago

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

          • Soapy
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 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
              3 months, 10 days ago

              A

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 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
              3 months, 10 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
                3 months, 10 days ago

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

            2. Zlatanzo
                3 months, 10 days ago

                No, the new signing will play in U23s

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Ha ha
                  Yeah. One for the future gw's

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

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

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

                Read the transfers article.

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Thank you TM

            3. Chelseaaaa
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Which one is better:

              1) Gylfi and Eriksen
              2) Kane and cheap one

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Kane and Perez/Lanzini looks good

                1. Isaac.m94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Agreed

            4. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Vvd 50%

              1. Isaac.m94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                It’s crazy hey!

            5. AC Tomasso
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

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

              1. Isaac.m94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Maddison and Rashford?

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

              A. KDB + King
              or
              B. Moura + Wilson

              1. Isaac.m94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                A

            7. Nuno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Sterling KDB Bilva triple up?

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Nope

              2. Rude Reviewer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I am on Sterling + kdb

              3. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                I prefer barkley perez to bilva

              4. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                No

            8. Sweetboi
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              a) KdB + 4.5 Def

              Or

              b) Fraser + Digne

              1. Rude Reviewer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                if you have wilson then A

              2. Vasqujg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 10 days ago

                B

                1. Vasqujg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 10 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
                3 months, 10 days ago

                B

            9. Phillipsturn
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Would you prefer Zinchenko or Barkley?

                1. Rude Reviewer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  zinche

                2. iL PiStOlErO
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Zinchenko. Barkley is weird type of animal

                3. Rude Reviewer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 10 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
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    A imo

                  2. Sahil.....
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    C with pulisic

                  3. Rude Reviewer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    martial playing as a striker. nobody fency him?

                    1. Sahil.....
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

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

                      1. Sahil.....
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 10 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. Rude Reviewer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 10 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
                            3 months, 10 days ago

                            What changes would u do?

                            1. Rude Reviewer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 10 days ago

                              downgrade Wood.
                              upgrade diop to Pool or City defence?

                        2. Rude Reviewer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 10 days ago

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

                    2. waldo666
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      I'm with him, looks value for mine.

                4. Coldplay
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 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
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Not bad. Not a fan of Ings though.

                    1. Coldplay
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Is there a better option at that price?

                      1. Rude Reviewer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        wesley may be.

                5. DV8R
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

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

                  1. Coldplay
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    B

                  2. iL PiStOlErO
                      3 months, 10 days ago

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

                      1. DV8R
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        I have Digne.

                  3. Jacky boy
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 10 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
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Am*

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      Are we 100% sure that he will start ??

                      1. Jacky boy
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Yes

                  4. Crazygopher
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      A Zouma wesley
                      B zinch locadia

                      1. Coldplay
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        B

                    • LloristheHounds
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 10 days ago

                      A) Wilson + kwp
                      Or
                      B) king + vvd

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                          3 months, 10 days ago

                          b

                        • Coldplay
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 10 days ago

                          A

                      2. The Red Devil
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 10 days ago

                        Last 2 spots
                        TAA + 5.5 Mid
                        Or
                        VVD + Barkley

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                            3 months, 10 days ago

                            TAA + Mcginn

                          • Coldplay
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 10 days ago

                            TAA + Robinson

                        2. RohanVaswani
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 10 days ago

                          Vvd siggy king

                          Or

                          Taa 6.5 Wilson?

                          1. Coldplay
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 10 days ago

                            B with Perez

                          2. iL PiStOlErO
                              3 months, 10 days ago

                              tough one, maybe try one with Siggy