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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  1. aydeepee69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Evertons Kean 1st choice striker anyone?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would be but won’t start for a few matches imo

    2. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes.

  2. Lion-O
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Why have people mostly gone Perez over Tielemans?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      More goal threat

    2. _figu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Plays oop

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        does he though?

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He plays behind vardy and switches. So yeah at times he is oop

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            what does Albrighton do?

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Sits on the bench

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                either of you got a predicted lineup? please

              2. thepeen555
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                What he said

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Basically will play behind vardy

  3. as33
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hi rmt: Ryan
    WB, Robertson, Coleman
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez, Hojberg
    Auba, King?

  4. Casp123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This is my 14th season in FPL and just signed up to FFS membership for the first time.
    What the devil do I do with all these stats?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ignore them all and go with gut

    2. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lol
      For now just use the Projections and the Season ticker pages.

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Live by the xG.

    4. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Player comparison tool also extremely useful for those otherwise tricky decisions when trying to decide on one player over another.

  5. Unai Emery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    First time with five at the back. RMT if you are nice.

    Heaton
    TAA Laporte VVD Luiz Digne
    Salah KDB Perez
    Auba Jota

    Bench: Button, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Douglas Luiz (or another 4.5 mid)

    1. Bolivian Seaman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      great team tbh but change luiz to someone else

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Laporte fit?

      1. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes, Ron.

  6. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Cancelo can play LB right?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Played 23 times as RB, 1 time as LB last season (via Whoscored).

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      From what they said on sky yes. But not sure he will, will wait to see

    3. il Brutto
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

  7. Reckoner.
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    8th pick in a 10 man Draft, how do you think I did?

    Alisson | Gunn
    Pereira | Mina | Mendy* | Holebas | Guilbert
    Martial | Alli* | Barkley | Robinson | Pereyra
    Lacazette* | Vardy | Pukki

  8. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Dendoncker still nailed on?

    1. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

  9. XX SMICER XX
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Evening All

    What do you prefer??

    1. Zouma Perez Auba - this leaves me with 5-4-1 & no bench (Doncker & 2* 4.5M FWD)

    2. Fraser Moura 6.5 FWD - with 4-5-1 & 1.5M for bench / upgrades

    1. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I dont like to have money sitting on the bench so I would easily pick 1

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thanks. Risk is I have 2 Brighton players. Team would be:

        Pope (Heaton)
        Digne VVD Robertson Duffy Zouma
        Salah Sterling Perez Tossard (Doncker)
        Auba (Greenwood + 4.5)

  10. F5jason
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Two choices below

    A) Stong attack

    Pope / McGovern*
    VVD / Zinchenko / Walker-Peters / Dunk / Lascelles
    Salah / KDB / Perez / Trossard / Hayden*
    Kane* / Vardy* / King

    B) Strong midfield and GK rotation

    Pope / Heaton*
    VVD / Zinchenko / Walker-Peters / Dunk / Lascelles
    Salah / KDB / Perez / Trossard / Sterling*
    King / Jota* / Greenwood*

    Thoughts?

    1. F5jason
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Or...
      A) McGovern, Hayden, Kane Vardy
      B) Heaton, Sterling, Jota, Greenwood

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      or terrible defences

  11. Fultz20
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Finished up my team for the time being. Gtg?
      Pope/Heaton
      Robbo/VVD/Zinchenko/Coleman/Diop
      Sterling/Salah/Fraser/Perez/Dendoncker
      Wilson/Jota/Greenwood

    • jimbobmij
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lamela or Daniel James in draft?

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        DJ

      2. Don Van White Jam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        James more exciting option.

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A) Kdb, King, Jota
      B) Moura, Wilson, Ings

    • Zola
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      10 spots sealed for me. Any thoughts on which combo of 5 looks best:

      A) Kane, Ings, Trossard, KWP, Taylor
      B) Wilson, Murray, Moura, Lundstram, TAA

      B would give a Liverpool double up at the back with VVD and a Bournemouth double up up top with King

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        b but not king

        1. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          or murray or moura

          1. fantasyfog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            dont like lundstram much either

    • MaxAAO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I am stuck!
      Wilson or Vardy?
      Got Fraser and Tielemans

      Cheers

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Vardy

        1. Bakra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Because he is on penalties

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      With Spurs not signing striker, Parrott not going out on loan and impressing preseason is Parrott better option as 4.5 striker to warm bench than Greenwood less likely to fall in value as low ownership. Or go Greenwood given United did not not sign striker?

    • michudagawd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I can't afford Digne with my current setup so who is the best 5.5 defender to go for?

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If you fancy Everton's fixtures then it's gotta be Coleman hasn't it? But I'd try to find the cash for Digne.

        1. Shteve
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'd avoid Coleman after they signed a new RB..

      2. Shteve
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Awb

        1. michudagawd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm a United fan and he's a player I love. However he has massive ownership so if we get off to a bad start then he'll get loads of price drops so not sure about AWB.

          1. Shteve
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He's very easy to transfer out if that happens though..

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thinking about punting on Wesley, anyone else got him?

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’ve got Wood and have been thinking about getting Wesley and upgrading Coleman > Digne. Just don’t know anything about him...

      2. Nespinha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I GOT TANK WESLEY ALSO

    • Garlicbread
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ok...best 6.5 striker (not King)?
      Thanks.

      1. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wood

        1. Bakra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes

        2. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This is a sign. Look up one. 😆

    • Atimis
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Have -+ 3 options:
      1) Haller Wesley Dendo
      2) Wesley Green Moura
      3) Jota Kean/Abraham Dendo

    • Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barkley still in my team as 4th mid. Still have my doubts but time running out and think he's likely to stay cause just can't see a solid alternative at his price.

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Unnecessary gamble

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          How much of a gamble really though? Worst case he gets 70 mins? Who's your alternative 6/6.5?

          1. Bakra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Worst case is that he doesn't play and Lampard starts Mount in that role. Perez and Mcginn are good options

            1. Bakra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              P. S. Nobody in the public can predict if Lampard will start barkley or mount

          2. sunnyh
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            There's so many in that price range.... They are all good shouts who are starters

    • Nespinha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      TELL ME IM CRAZY IF THIS TEAM IS CRAP

      Pope
      Robertson, VVD, Zouma
      Salah, KDB, Siggy, Buendia
      Aguero, King, Wesley

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You're crazy.

        1. Bakra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Agree

        2. Nespinha
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          is it that bad? awww man

    • tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is Pope nailed ?

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        100%

    • Geordie19
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      0.5 ITB
      A) Coleman to Digne
      B) VVD to TAA
      C) Save

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B, that's what I did

      2. RS333
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

      3. Agamenmon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I have Coleman but am concerned about new signing

        1) Stick
        2) Twist

        If 2 who would you go for

        1. Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          It's Colemans place to lose so he is nailed for now

      4. Coaly
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        a) Zouma Che Adams
        b) Guilbert Jota

      5. Crinix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A. Salah , Jota, Robinson
        B. Kane, Sigurdson, Origi

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

      6. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1) Bilva; Jota, Greenwood
        2) Fraser; Jimenez, Greenwood
        3) Robinson; Jimenez, Wood

        Notables already in squad: Mo, Raz, Ayoze, Donck; Wilson

      7. adstomko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No Sterling, but am I good to go?

        Heaton
        Trent, Robertson, Laporte, Digne
        Salah, Lucas, Pérez
        Aubameyang, Wilson, Adams

        Subs: McGovern, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Nakamba (0.5m ITB)

      8. aydeepee69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who would you go without?

        Salah or Sterling

        Or are both 100% essential?

        (Im thinking of swapping ot Sterling or KDB and then improving strikers to incl Auba)

        1. pompeyupnorth
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Both essential imo

        2. LangerznMash
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sterling - playing left mid, not on pens, has a funny run.