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. TheSpecialOne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 23 days ago

    RMT

    Template

    thoughts??

    1. Over The Mounié
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Nice team. Well researched.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      The one player I don't like in the template -> a player I prefer

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      So meta and edgy

    4. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      10 / 10 very nice

  2. FantasyHero
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Is Zaha gonna play? given all the transfer complications.

    Also, for Everton, will Kean start off in gw1?

    1. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Zaha looking like 75%
      Kean will come off the bench imo

    2. Jimmy Floyd
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I’d say Zaha will have the week off and come back next week. Jean to be eased in off the bench for 20 or 30 minutes

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Choose:

    A) Jota
    B) Deeney

    1) Heaton
    2) Pope

    1. Bialystrzelec
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A1

    2. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A 1

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A2

    4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Hey mate, you not considering Ryan?

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I am but not so confident about him.

    5. Loyal Subject
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A2

    6. She is Moise & Kean
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A2 for set and forget but B2 and transfer to A when fixtures get better

  4. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Cancalo at 5.5?? Could be bargain.

    1. squirrelbean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Interesting.. will he play from the off though?

  5. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    pick one pls

    A) McGinn
    B) Robinson
    C) Trossard

    1. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      C

    3. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

    4. She is Moise & Kean
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B or C but I'll go w C (Good fixtures, attacking manager, set pieces)

  6. Bialystrzelec
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A. Jota
    B. King
    C. Other

    1. TAA
    2. Robertson

    1. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A 2

    2. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A2

  7. meksss
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A or B?

    A. Fraser + King

    B. Perez + Wilson

    B'mouth fixtures are nice

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      If the newly promoted teams are terrible but they aren't then Man City Leicester Everton

    2. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

  8. BIELSA
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Happy with this, thoughts?

    Pickford
    VVD - Robertson - KWP
    Salah - KDB - Siggy - Fraser - Perez
    Wilson - Jota

    Greenwood - Montoya - Diop

    1. Hurry Can
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Great team only concern, no sterling. Salah, Wilson, KDB captain?

      1. BIELSA
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Salah (c)

  9. Front 442
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    There seems to be very little mention of Aguero on here despite him having 19.4% ownership.
    I know originally he was thought not to start GW1 due to his inclusion in the Copa America this summer but he is mentioned in quite a few predicted lineups on other sites.
    He's usually the first name down in my squad so I'd like the thoughts of some clued up Man City fans please.

    1. biju
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Keep calm n have faith

    2. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      It's a good point, I guess not having Aguero as an option for GW1 was 1 less headache for us all.

      1. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Hes a legendary a figure in FPL and always been in my team. I guess the bandwagon has overlooked him.

    3. Offside
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Supposedly Sterling does better than Aguero against City’s early fixtures?

      For me GW4 Aguero has hatrick potential against Brighton at home. Kane v Newcastle GW3.

      So Salah first 2 weeks, Then Kane gw3, It might make sense to have Aguero in place instead of Sterling. But Jesus might play. So Sterling with the missed transfer in gw3. Switch Sterling for Aguero.

      Sterling. See how it goes.

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Is it worth starting with Aguero than Sterling?

  10. ninja
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Im set. Thoughts???

    Pope Henderson
    Robertson Digne Montoya Gilbert Rico
    Sterling Salah Perez Robinson (Dendonker)
    Auba King Wood

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      You might only have 2 starting defenders.
      Get rid of King and get a defence
      Team is that unbalanced and you still find the cash for 2 rotation keepers. Each to there own. GL it might be needed or Auba scores 4 and makes up for 4-5 poor ones and your a genius.

      1. ninja
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Im pretty confident that all 5 defenders will start. Can't believe this team can be viewed as unbalanced????

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Could be gold if it works. Definitely a differential team though which is not a bad thing at all. Defence does look a bit weak imo and rotating keepers are just a nightmare.

  11. dmkp
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    I think this will be the team I will go with

    Pope McGovern
    TAA Robbo Rico (Zouma Montoya)
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez (Dendonker)
    Wilson Jota Wood

    Any tweaks ?

  12. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Pick one please:

    Ryan (Button)
    Robbo VVD Laporte Lundstram (GUILBERT)
    PEREZ Moura Salah Sterling Fraser
    Wilson (Nketiah, Greenwood)

    or

    Ryan (Button)
    Robbo VVD Laporte COLEMAN (Lundstram)
    Moura Salah Sterling Fraser MCGINN
    Wilson (Saa)

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      So close to my dilemma with front 8 the same.
      I will post back here when infinalnmake a call on the defence.
      NB Nketiah is dead get Wickham instead of going A

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        How annoying right? I see sooooo many 4-4-2 formations and it keeps messing with my head but i'm determined to start with the current. So you pick option A with Wickham instead of Nketiah? Thanks mate

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      So what I have at the back now is in your A version is
      Robbo VVD Digne KWP Luadstaum
      What you think?

      Your A looks good but 4 and 5 defender very weak. Laudstraum is not nailed
      I wanted to see Villa once or twice before jumping on McGinm as per your B

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I'm not fussed about rotating Lunds and Guil as long as they are both 80% nailed which i think they are?

        Great back line imo mate. Can always downgrade Digne to Coleman and upgrade Lunds for a bit more peace of mind? KWP is a really good shout.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Guilbert pretty nailed. Lund not at all

        2. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking but Coleman now has Sidibe for company
          Could do this and at least hope Coleman holds it short term

        3. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Also watch on Laporte he is yellow flagged with a knock. Still not confirmed definite starter even if he should be ok.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Yeah that would be the only worry with Coleman but hes the captain. Has to be nailed for the first few gws. And yes definitely monitoring the Laporte situation. The city presser should be before the deadline right? Thanks again for the tips guys. Much appreciated

  13. fantasydan
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Best combo:

    A - Wilson and Sigurdsson
    B - King and De Bruyne

    1. Shake n Bake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      tough call, i'd go A assuming you have Sterling

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

  14. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Guys, do you think pereyra or barkley will be a better pick?

    1. Shake n Bake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      i'd take the risk and go with Barkley

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I'd go with a starting 6 mid then switch

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Which is barkley i suppose?

  15. Shake n Bake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Zinchenko + (Dendoncker) play 4-4-2

    B) Trossard + (Rico) play 3-5-2

    1. DD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Facing a similar dilemma. I'm fancying option B but in my case it would mean having a bench of Rico, Kelly and Greenwood.

  16. tokara
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Will Ederson start?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Should do no1

  17. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A) Auba, Rico
    B) Vardy, Digne

    For GW1 & 2?

    Was set on A but starting to have my doubts now.
    Gamble or go safe?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I like Aubameyang but B will probably win

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      One awesome vs two quality, B for me Rico weak.

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers lads

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts? Which is better team?

    Pope,
    Trent, Virgil, Montoya, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson,
    Jota, Kane

    Button, Guilbert, Dendo, Greenwood

    Pope,
    Trent, Virgil, Digne,
    Salah,Sterling, Moura, Perez, Trossard/Barkley
    Wilson, Jota

    Button, Montoya, Lundstram, Greenwood

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Prefer A team

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers.

  19. Newsman70
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Heaton Pope
    Robertson Coleman Dunk Wanbisaka Diop
    Salah Sterling Zaha Neves Dendoncker
    Kane Jota Long

    Or
    Heaton Pope
    Robertson Coleman Dunk Wanbisaka Diop
    Salah Sterling Zaha Neves Dendoncker
    Firmino Wilson Long

    Or
    Heaton Pope
    Robertson VVD Dunk Wanbisaka Diop
    Salah Sterling Zaha Fraser Dendoncker
    Wilson Jota Long

    Thanks!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Last one, though Kane is appealing.

  20. biju
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    RMT -442
    Pope( Button )
    VVd . Bissaka . Coleman. KWP. (Lund)
    Moura . Salah . Ster. Barkley . (Tross )
    Rash . King . ( Ayew )

    Comments most welcome

  21. Foolio
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A) Fimino / Trossard / Dendonker
    or
    B) Haller / Perez / Barkley

    1. Foolio
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      This is season draft league

  22. ver_sparda
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Good for GW1?

    Ryan
    Zouma-TAA-Zinchenko
    Salah(C)-Barkley-KDB-Perez-Siggy
    King-Auba

    Button-Montoya-Wickham-Lundstram

  23. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Go both 5.0s KWP and Zouma
    B) Downgrade 1 of them to 4.0 and upgrade the other one to Skaw or Cancelo?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Both A should play.

  24. Brunsvigeren
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Ryan Heaton
    Digne, Coleman, Zchienko, TAA, Lundstrøm
    Salah, KDB, Perez, Sigurdsson
    Wilson, Firmino, Grennwood

    Hmm, Im not happy with this. I really like to have Firmino, but guess I need to downgrade

    Any Thoughts?

    1. ninja
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      You don't need Digne and Coleman. Downgrade Coleman to Montoya to save yourself 1m. You're missing a 5th Midfielder

      1. Brunsvigeren
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Aah, I have Dendoncker

  25. Zlatanzo
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Is a Wilson King double up too much? Planning to transfer 1 out after gw2

    1. ninja
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Yes too much because it is Bournemouth after all

    2. upforgrabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Not really, considering the plum couple of fixtures they’ve got.

  26. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Last chance that i’ll have to post before deadline. G2G?

    DDG
    Robbo VVD Digne Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    Jota King

    Button Dendonker Greenwood Kelly

  27. Tinker Nat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Quick one: Moura or Martial

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Moura

  28. Legohair
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Which team???

    A.
    Ryan
    TAA-VvD-Zinchenko-KWP
    Salah-Sterling-Perez-Trossard
    Kane-King

    Button, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Greenwood

    B.
    Ryan
    TAA-VvD-Digne-Zinchenko
    Salah-KdB-Maddison-Perez
    Kane-King

    Button, Ibe, Lundstram, Greenwood

  29. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    I can't decide between a 6.0 def (4-5-1) or a 6.0 mid (4-4-2)

    Heaton
    TAA Laporte VVD Digne _
    Salah KDB Perez _
    Auba Jota

    Bench: Button, Dendoncker, Greenwood, _

  30. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    This is the day!!!

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I'm so happy the season starts today and I can stop the endless tinkering of my team

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        You looking forward to seeing how real life is getting along as well?