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. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    anyone having a 5.5 mid in starting 11 and who ? i m tempted by neves.

    1. Kellz86
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      McGinn seems to be a common choice for that price bracket

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks

  2. King Huth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    My 5 def (play 3)

    Current: VVD Coleman Taylor Diop Lundstrum

    Should i

    A. Coleman to Zinc
    B. Downgrade one of taylor / diop to Montoya to fund 0.5 and Coleman to Digne
    C. Keep Coleman

    1. BarrowAFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B doesn't work. They are all 4.5 aren't they?

      I would go A

      1. King Huth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        B mean that instead of having 2 rotate 4.5 for 1 position i just go wid 1 and have 0.5 itb to upgrade other places or keep.

  3. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So not only is Daniels a threat to Rico. Stacey could start RB and Smith LB. Is that about right?

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Correct.

    2. SH
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lundstrum better pick then?

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I don't think he will play either. Rick is probably the best pick just don't be surprised if he doesn't start.

        1. SH
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Needed a 4m fodder. Would you suggest to Dinge>Zinch or KWP>4.5 to upgrade Rico? TAA and Robertson are the other two def

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lund doesn't even make bench for done Sheffield forum fans

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          *some not done

  4. Demel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A)
    Ryan
    Zilchenko - Maguire - AWB - Christensen - Zouma
    KDB - Sterling - Salah - Perez
    Kane

    Button - Dendonker - Greenwood - Wickham

    Or.

    B)
    Ederson
    Zilchenko - TAA - Robertson - Digne - Coleman
    Sterling - Salah - Siggy - Perez
    King

    Button - Dendonker - Greenwood - Wickham

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Greenwood Wickham not starting/playing is too much risk for me

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The other 2 strikers should be nailed on and Dendonker covers the bench.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nailed on bench? They aren't in many predicted line ups

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Or you mean Kane/King?

          1. Demel
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Sorry. My bad. Yes King for 2 weeks or Kane.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A team with only King starting striker assuming he's not under any threat from Solanke no way

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He is a 2 week punt before he moves to the best option in that price point in GW3.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      b, a defence is far too risky

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I think that is the sensible call.

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  5. mlm
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA Robertson Digne Coleman Zinchenko
    Salah(c) Sterling Perez
    Wilson King

    0.0ITB

    GTG?

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks good. I currently have Siggy over Wilson but similar team.

      1. mlm
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haha, just saw above, all the same

        1. mlm
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          But i prefer wilson because it can be downgrade to jota to get fund for somewhere else

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Digne Coleman is too much and they signed Sidibe,
      So Coleman to AWB

      1. mlm
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Understand, if not perform well in gw1, i may get AWB/Maquire/Zouma

      2. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will Sidibe take Coleman's place.
        Don't think so as he is so attacking

  6. SH
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Can anyone give a clear idea about Bournemouth's current LB situation?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Daniels, Smith or Rico could start according to Bournemouth forum. Only Howe knows

      1. SH
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Daniels fit?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Unless Bournemouth fans clueless yes

          1. SH
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thank you for the info! Thinking of changing Rico now

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A)KDB+Zinchenko+Pope
    B)Martial+Digne+Ederson

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  8. JAYPEE
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What do you think?

    Pope
    Robertson, Zouma, Digne, Zinch
    Salah (c), Sterling, KDB, Perez
    Wilson, King

    Button, Greenwood, Lundstram, Dendoncker

    Brought in Zouma for VVG after hearing David Luiz was on his way out. Chelsea have a few tough games but hard to look past 5.0 def. I upgraded Fraser to KDB as part of the deal

  9. Tabbara
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on
    Pope (Button)
    TAA Robertson Zinchenko Coleman (Lundstram)
    Sterling Salah Perez Siggy (Dedoncker)
    Wilson Jota

    Thx

  10. Snipez21
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Siggy + King
    Or
    B) Fraser + Jota

    Already own Wilson

    Thanks.

  11. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Barkley or Trossard in gw1?

  12. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on this final draft 🙂

    Pope (Heaton)
    Robertson-VVD-Digne-Zichenko (Rico)
    Sterling (VC)-Salah (C)-Perez-Fraser (Dendoncker)
    Wilson-Jota (Greenwood)

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This is the template since 2 weeks

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Great then thanks 🙂

    2. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I fancy Jota to Haller.. Still good pick tough

      1. Bavarian
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate

  13. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which 6.5 FWD of those 3:
    A) Deulofeu
    B) Deeney
    C) Wood
    ??

    thx!

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  14. Kellz86
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Are people really overlooking the value of attack for Liverpool especially week 1? I'm very tempted for a double in attack instead of defense and considering a flier on Origi if not pay up for Firmino.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Consistency and value for money.

    2. tokara
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Agree w u but some times we also need consider the longer term

  15. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Martinelli at 4.5....could he get more minutes than Greenwood? Lower ownership currently as well...

    1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I would say it’s unlikely he’d be on the bench to be honest

  16. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Are the following downgrades worth it in order to get Vardy in my team?

    Lloris —> Pope
    Duffy —> Dunk
    Lucas —> Lanzini

    1. tokara
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes to me

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes I think so

  17. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Template and GTG?

    Pope
    Robbo - VVD - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Barkley - Martial - Perez
    Wilson - Jota

    (Button - Greenwood - Montoya - Rico)

    A bit concerned with Barkley and Martial. But I don't see many great options.

  18. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Repost. Hopefully @kiwivillian can answer this
    Why is Guilbert part of the first choice 4.5*2 rotation. Elmohamedy is back soon and is also a very good player. Am I missing something? Preseason really means very little

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Elmo played RB last season when Hutton was injured and did very well. Guilbert was already bought and loaned back to Caen. He suits managers system better than Elmo. Elmo can cover RB and RM from bench

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This means he could share minutes or actually be benched if he has a bad game, correct?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Guilbert implements Smith system better. Elmo is a good senior player to have around that's it. Smith is ruthless doesn't care about what's gone before. Will drop senior players if they don't fit the system

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What about Mings? More nailed plus BPS and goal threat?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yes I'm leaning towards him

  19. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Why is everyone going Montoya over Dunk?

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He is wingback in 343

      1. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This

  20. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Martial or Moura?

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    27m budget, 4 slots but 3 starters. Options include:
    Wilson
    Moura
    Martial
    Pérez
    Siggy
    Barkley
    Ings

    Currently thinking between
    A) Siggy Wilson Pérez + Dendoncker

    B) Martial Moura Ings Barkley means
    - stronger bench option when one of these has a tough fixture or gets rotated plus
    - have King so Wilson too might be too risky
    - better probability of a player hitting form as this has 4 players compared to 3 in option A

    C) some other combo

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Too many risks in B in my opinion. I’ve got A right now.

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  22. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Zinchenko + Wilson / 442
    B) Fraser + King / 352

    Would you prefer A or B ?

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A but with another 5.5DF

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Coleman? KWP at 5.0?

  23. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is this team G2G or are there any changes that I should make

    Pickford Button

    Van Dijk Wan-Bissaka Robertson Zouma Targett

    Salah Sterling Perez Tielemans Dendoncker

    Wilson Ings Wesley

    0 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No sure on the Leicester midfield double up... a bit of tweaking and downgrade Wilson to King and you could afford to upgrade Tielemans to KDB

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wide bench, I kinda like it

  24. tokara
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who to get for city def?

    Walker or Zinc?

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Walker

    2. ddfc
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably zinc to save 0.5 but neither nailed I’m afraid so if you can handle the risk of rotation go for it

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Walker

    4. maratus
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I would avoid all city def but Laporte and Ederson

      1. Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This

      2. tokara
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        But ederson didnt play CS,....i am fearful if he play gw1

  25. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is this GTG?

    Pope
    Robertson VVD Digne KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    Jota King

    Button Montoya Dendoncker Greenwood

    Comments appreciated?

    Thanks

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Same as my team except i have Robbo Rico over VVD Montoya. So yes, gtg!

  26. Bavarian
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Jota or Deulofeu?

    1. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jota

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jota

    3. Loyal Subject
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jota

  27. SosTiramFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pope
    Digne-VVD-Robbo-Walker-Peters
    Fraser-Sterling-Salah-Perez
    Jimenez-Wilson

    Button-Lundstram-Dendoncker-Greenwood
    0m ITB.

    Good to go?

  28. Brimble82
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) King + Norwood + Lundstram
    B) Locadia + Barkley + Lundstram
    C) Long + Barkley + Diop

  29. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What % of chance starting gw 1-5 for
    a) Lundstram
    b)Rico?

    I heatd about some new signings that might affect Lund atleast. I would like save 0.5itb and have and play one of the above instead of Montoya for example.

    1. danlynch13
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  30. danlynch13
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Moura + Zinchenko
    B) Trossard + Trent

    I have Robbo and digne aswell!

    Thanks!

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B imo

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    3. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B