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. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Current midfield+attack
    Salah Bilva Perez Trossard Dendoncker
    Kane Vardy Jota

    Option A: Bilva+Perez+Vardy to KDB+Moura+King
    or
    Option B: Bilva+Vardy to Sterling+Greenwood

    1. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Have faith in what you've got

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

      I quite like the front 8 as it is, but it’d have to be A for me.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I do too, but everyone is going on about Bernardo not being a good pick has me on the edge 😐

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

    Which option is better:
    Have already fraser
    A: Vardy+ Jota
    B: Wilson + Jota

    1. Kizza_10
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

    A) Fiminho and Trossard
    or
    B) Haller and Perez?

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

      B

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

      B

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

  4. Greek Flair
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Today’s headache is Jota versus King

    I actually think Jota is the better player, but on fixtures alone I think I’m going to roll with King for the first few

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

      Jota, he is ready, wolves is a non dependent fixture team

      1. Greek Flair
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        King to outscore Jota im the first 2 though surely?

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

          I just don't trust king.
          I have Wilson and Jota.
          Still believe Jota is a better one for the first 2 weeks but don't listen to me, do what your heart says

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      J

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

      I’m stuck on the same and agree Jota is the better of the 2. However I too am currently on King, because of their fix and also because I have no other Bournemouth

      1. Greek Flair
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I’ve also got Wilson so I’m double bourney! What could go wrong

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

          If you’ve already got Wilson then it’s a no brainer - Jota

  5. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    People happy with Dendoncker as fodder or better off with Hayden who has half the ownership, less rotation and less likely to price drop? Nothing more annoying than losing money on crap players ala Stephens last season.

    1. Greek Flair
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I’m going Drinkwater now

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

      Price drops require a certain percentage of the owners to move the player on, however big the ownership.

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

      I’m on Drinky too

  6. Druze
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Heaton
    TAA | Digne | Zinchenko
    Salah | Sterling | KDB | Perez | Barkley
    Wilson | Adams

    Button | Rico | Gibson | Greenwood

    g2g?

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

      No Barkley not 100% and none of bench is at all

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

    Torn between Zinchenko or Coleman to start... no digne...

    A. Zinchenko
    B. Coleman
    C. Downgrade my (2) 4.5 to (1) that play every game and get Digne

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

      C

    2. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      I’ve done C For a three pair of VVD Rob and Digne

  8. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Good to go, right?

    Heaton
    Robbo - TAA - Zinchenko - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Bilva - Fraser - Perez
    King

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Not massively keen on Bilva if I'm honest.

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

        Giving him 2 weeks. Then Downgroading Fraser and upgrading Silva to Son.

  9. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Heaton (McGovern)
    TAA, VvD, Digne, xxx (Rico)
    Salah, KdB, Fraser, Moura (Dendonker)
    Vardy, xxx (Greenwood)

    A) KWP and Wilson
    B) Laporte and King

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

      B

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

    3. Tangerine Army XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

    4. mrpink32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

    5. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

    6. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A for me, Wilson has been so good in preseason

  10. Evil Genius
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Fine tuning:

    A) Martial + King
    B) Fraser + Wood

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B

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

    Back to the days of 1 page per 2 mins and barely no replies!

  12. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Ings vs Adams is the debate on my mind, everything else is sorted. Montoya my nice little differential, anyone have any opinions? Ings penalties vs adams potential explosiveness, feel adams has more upside

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

      I would even send a letter with ings.

      Adams

    2. Bonita
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      On the same boat, mate. Ings or Adams??? I feel like Adams will have more minutes under his belt. He's more fluid when it comes to playing up top. Ings can only be a post or number 9 at that.

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

      Ings also more injury prone.

    4. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Real tough one. I'm going for Adams I think because he fits Hassenhuttel's style more and will go behind the defence while Ings likes to drop off. Only issue is Adams could be shifted wide.

  13. Marcin the Pole
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Think I'm set on this now. Any opinions much appreciated.

    Heaton
    Coleman VVD Robbo Zinch
    Salah Barkley Siggy Sterling
    Vardy Jota

    Button Hayden Lundstram Greenwood

    1. Kizza_10
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Not worried about no Bournemouth players, especially with there early fixtures

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Possibly, but struggling to see where I can squeeze them in. Very keen on Vardy as an option.

    2. Azathoth
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      G2G

    3. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Jota to king

  14. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Which combo do you prefer, I already own Fraser.

    A. Wilson & Tielemans

    B. King & Martial

    C. King & Lucas.M

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. bring back diop
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      A with perez,
      If you have perez then c.

  15. Lazaretti
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Made some changes dropped Kane and bought in Sterling + some more changes.

    Pope
    Digne - TAA - Rico
    Barkley - Salah(c) - Sterling - Sigurdsson
    Wilson - Vardy - Locadia
    Button - Dendoncker - O'Connell - Fredericks

    GTG? 0.0 itB

    Not sure how I am going to get Kane/Auba or Aguero in if someone starts firing but we'll see saving FT for GW3 to mini WC if need.

  16. bring back diop
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Is gibson or long 3rd choice cb for Burnley?

  17. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Which one do you prefer for a 2x4.5 rotation :

    A) Taylor / Guilbert
    B) Dunk / Guilbert
    C) Taylor / Diop
    D) Any other ?

  18. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    6.5 striker hokey kokey anyone ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Let’s see how they start the season first

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I am starting with wood.

        Will replace him with King gw2

  19. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    The Jota love now is completely ridiculous

    Just because he got 3 assists thousands of miles away to a very poor team doesn’t immediately make him a much better pick than 5 days ago.

    If you didn’t have him before yesterday’s game no idea why you would suddenly think he is essential. Equally if you’ve had him in your draft before yesterday there is no reason to take him out.

    Jota has been in my team for weeks but yesterday’s game has no impact on that.

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

      Cutrone is no 10

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        So?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      In form and can be rested in Europe.

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

      Jota on my team from the very first day too.

      Why getting upset for this love.
      Stick with him and let the rest do their job

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

        So you're saying we're all over Jota because of what he did 12 hours ago and not, like, last season? Mmmkay.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      We got reminded Wolves score goals, and 3 of the best fantasy options was rested.

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

      Recency bias is a hell of a drug. Also people will make up excuses to argue it's not recency bias,as seen above.

  20. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    King or Jota?

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

      Jota

    2. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      King if you don't have wilson

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

      Thanks both, not so clear cut.

  21. Crazygopher
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Is coleman of Everton. Nailed at right back.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      They got cover yesterday.

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

        Cover is the key word there. I think he is nailed

      2. Crazygopher
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Thank you

  22. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Mates should I go VVD and Robertson and save 0.5 or go Robertson and TAA?

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Ryan
      VVD Robertson Chenko Digne
      Perez Lucas Salah Sterling
      King Wilson

      Butron Dendoncker Greenwood Lundstram

    2. Evil Genius
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      VvD + 0.5m

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks mate

  23. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    finnal decision for me now:
    A. Play 4 at the back with Zinchencko or KWP
    B. Play 5 across the middle with Trossard?

    Cant decide! thanks all

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Good question! I am crrently 442 with Chenko

  24. Evil Genius
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Getting there:

    King or Wood?

  25. Inter Me Gran
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Am I missing something, is Lundstram injured/out??

    1. Evil Genius
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      He got found out. Apparently not the golden 4.0m nugget we thought.

      1. Inter Me Gran
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks, Montoya it is then

  26. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Hey guys, why does it say Pope can be “rested” on the watchlist? Is he equally nailed on as Heaton?

    Cheers

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Just back from injury.

  27. garriq
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A - DDG, zinc, dedonk, rashford

    B - leno, robo, martial, 4.5 up from

    rest

    g- 4.0
    d- vvd, coleman, rico, kelly
    m- mo,kdb,siggy,tielmans
    f- wilson, haller

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

    Morning,
    Have -+ 3 options:

    1) Haller Wesley Dendo
    2) Wesley Green Moura
    3) Jota Kean/Abraham Dendo

  29. Mr. Wizard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Please RMT:

    Emerson

    Robertson VVD Digne
    Sterling Salah Siggy Perez Barkley
    King Ings

    0.5m in bank.

  30. Origi-nal
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    A) AWB & Lucas

    B) Robbo & Trossard/Barkley (have VVD)

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      B