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. Kenny Dogleash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Has Josh King scored many in pre season?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      1 last game. Solanke played the previous ones I think

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I don't understand the love for him in here...

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Me neither except people think Sheff U and Villa are going to leak goals or something

  2. Evil Genius
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    A) Fraser + Wood
    B) Martial + King
    C) Moura + Wesley
    D) Any combo from above players?

    Pope
    VvD, Digne, KWP
    Salah, Sterling, 7.5m, Perez, Trossard
    Vardy, 6.5m

    Button, Greenwood, Diop, Mings

    0.5m ITB

    1. squirrelbean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I'm on Martial & Jota for now

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    2 Liverpool defs a must?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      nope

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Which NON Liverpool def do you rate highest?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          City obv

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Def. not

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Think so. Massive ownership from them.

    4. She is Moise & Kean
        6 months, 11 days ago

        I'd say no. Pick 1 and see their form in a couple of games before making changes. Go w Laporte/Digne/Coleman meanwhile

        1. squirrelbean
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Has Laporte been passed fit now?

    5. Shark Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      After a great top 2k finish last year this is my team for the new season:

      Pope
      Walker Peters Van Dijk Robbo Digne
      Salah(C) Sterling Fraser Perez
      Wilson Jimenez
      Bench:Button/Dendocker/Lundstram/Greenwood

      I appreciate any opinions on this and I really like to know what are your thoughts about it...
      Thanks A LOT(and good luck)

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        I think it looks a very well balanced team. The risk is walker peters but as the rest of your team is nailed you've limited the risk.

        Good to go!

      2. Mookty
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Will Walker Peters be playing?

        1. Shark Team
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          He is my punt for a rocket start as you see my team is balanced so I don't need to make other early transfers except him

          1. Mookty
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            How about Ake instead?

            1. Shark Team
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 11 days ago

              I wouldn't prefer it because Bournemouth was always leaky defensively... Someone like Zouma could have been more of an option

              1. Mookty
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 11 days ago

                Ok. I like the way it gets Greenwood and double Bournemouth in the front six with a Spurs player in defence and without Hayden. Here could be an alternate:

                Pope
                Robertson, Zinchenko, Digne, TAA
                Salah, Steeling, Perez
                Jiménz, Wilson, King

                Button, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Hayden

                1. Shark Team
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 11 days ago

                  TAA and Zinchenko can both be rotated so the problem with kwp is not solved yet furthermore I believe Fraser is much much better than king and don't forget that he is also a midfielder

                  1. Mookty
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 11 days ago

                    Boom! You've sold me.

    6. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Southampton are expected to announce the signing of CB Kevin Danso from Augsburg.
      The delay of the announcement is due to Augsburg having to notify and officialise things with the relevant footballing bodies.
      So excited, we've been crying out for a CB the whole window. Have no idea who he is, but Im buzzzing haha.

    7. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Best playing 4.0 defender. Currently got Rico and Kelly. Will have to play one.

      Best 6.5 million or less striker. Currently got vardy and greenwood.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        No 4m defender is a certainty. God help you if one is in your 11

        1. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Got 2 defenders

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Rico
        Jota

      3. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        neither will play

      4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        jota and king

      5. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Lundstram, I believe. Although also a risk of not starting gameweek 1

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Not even on the bench for some Sheffield forum members

    8. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      A) Ings (montoya,Lundstrom sub)
      B) AWB/Zinc (montoya,4.5def sub)
      C) KWP (zouma,greenwood sub)

    9. Evil Genius
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Just throwing it out there.

      Is Vardy worth the 9.0m?

      Or better to take Perez and downgrade to spread that love?

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Tielesman

    10. RabMac
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Best two 4 million defenders.

      Have Gibson and Lundstram just now.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Neither will likely play

      2. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Rico seems popular.

      3. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Rico can be an option if you want a gw1 starter

    11. ruffpuffpastry
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      My last chance for tinkering of the day! What do you guys think? Good luck all!

      Pope
      Digne, VVD, Robbo
      Salah (TC!), Moura, Sterling (VC), Fraser
      King, Wood, Deeney

      Subs: Heaton, Rico, Dendoncker, Lundstam

      Would rather have Wilson in there but don't see a starting 4.5/5 striker to replace Wood/Deeney.

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Triple captain. Ballsy!

        Agreed with the statement about wilson. Just have to criss your fingers amd hope for penalties...

    12. KagKagKag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      A) Martial + Robertson
      B) Siggy + VVD
      C) Moura + VVD

      Already have TAA

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Have you got Fraser already?

        1. KagKagKag
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          No but have C. Wilson.

          1. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Can you do C with robbo?

      2. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        B, Siggy scored 180 pts last season and he had really slow start + fixtures

      3. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        A and B are long term options from which I prefer B... If you want a short term for a rocket start then surely C

    13. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      A) King, KDB, Zinc

      B) Wilson, Fraser, Laporte

      Help appreciated!

      1. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        B but maybe not with Fraser.

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Why? Best creative stats last year, better than Hazard?

    14. theluckiest
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Help please!

      A) Sterling & Moura

      Or

      B) KDB & BSilva

      1. KagKagKag
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        A

      2. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Maybe A both good options. Moura not nailed long term so maybe would try to find some other midfielder

      3. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 11 days ago

        A

    15. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Ok here goes - now locking in. Went with my conservative variation.

      Good luck all.

      Pope
      Vvd TAA Stones Coleman
      Sterling Fraser Perez Trossard
      Kane Auba

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        The Dolly Parton pick. Good luck!

      2. theluckiest
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Great looking team but good luck not having Salah tonight!

    16. fpork
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      A) VVD + Lundstram
      B) Digne + 4.5
      I already have Robertson

      1. She is Moise & Kean
          6 months, 11 days ago

          B.

      2. The Curse of Falcao
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Think i'm done. G2G?

        Pope
        Robertson VVD Maguire Digne
        Salah(c) Steling B.Silva Perez
        Wilson King

        Button|Rico|Greenwood|Dendoncker

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Probably Dend only starter on your bench

          1. The Curse of Falcao
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            Good thing i'm not playing any of them then aye 😉

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 11 days ago

              Team value over time is important

              1. The Curse of Falcao
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 11 days ago

                Greenwood is going to get minutes, every non owner will jump on him the second he gets any return at 4.5, his price will rise.

      3. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Auba or Kane???

        or Auba until gw2 and reassess for gw3?

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Auba till GW2 and reasses

          1. RIDZ
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            thanks

        2. theluckiest
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Looking at the first 2 weeks as a whole I'd go Auba

      4. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Chances of Kean starting?

      5. Dimen
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Why no love for Rashford on here? Sole attacker for united, 8.5 seems cheap?

        1. KagKagKag
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          IMO Martial is the better pick of United attackers.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Martial could be the sole attacker, 1m less and OOP.

      6. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Which one do you prefer for a 2 x 4.5 rotation :

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

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          A but Lowton should be safer than Taylor

        2. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          B but Montoya

        3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          soyuncayu from leicester and guilbert

      7. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        the best 4.5 def ? Guilbert, rigth ?

      8. weaver93
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Good or shite..
        Ryan
        Robbo,VVD,Laporte,Taylor
        Salah,Sterling,Perez, Trossard
        Vardy, Wilson
        Button,Rico,Dendonker,Greenwood
        Cheers

        1. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          g2g

          1. weaver93
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 11 days ago

            cheers ridz

      9. Fernando Torres
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        A) TAA, KDB, Digne
        B) VVD, Sterling, Rico

        First to 2

      10. GuillermoDickero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Which 7.5 mid would you go for if you already had Wilson?

        A) Fraser
        B) Moura

        I see people saying Moura will only be mailed for the next 3 etc but isn't there an argument that he could nail down a starting position this year, especially if Eriksen is on his way out?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          B

        2. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          B just to spread the risk

        3. The Tinkerman
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Martial 😉

      11. fpork
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Zinchencko or Stones, who is more likely to start?

        1. PJCuff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Id say Zinchencko for week 1 at least

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Both will tomorrow

        3. RIDZ
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          Zinc personally

        4. Shaw must go on
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 11 days ago

          zinc will play until Mendy is back at least...

      12. PJCuff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        I haven't changed my team for the past two days which is a first this summer and I am still without any Man City players and I intend to not get any for the first two game weeks
        After that I intend to get Aguero or Sterling and a City defender (when I work out who is playing)

        Risky move I know but for the first two weeks I have Kane, Aubeyang and Wilson (Fraser, Moura and Salah, supporting them) up front as I cant not have those strikers in for their first two weeks due to their fixtures

        Watch City Smash 4 past West Ham again lol

      13. tsintisin
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Best 6.0 forward?

      14. BrutalLogiC
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Ederson / Button
        Walker / Digne / TAA / vanD / Bednarek
        KDB / Zaha / Sig / Salah / McGinn
        Jota / King / Costa Silva

        Any major flaws? Picked this a month ago, seems Zaha and KDB fallen out of favour on here?

      15. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Thoughts on this team?

        Pope/Button
        Robo/Digne/AWB/Rico/Lund
        Salah/Sterling/Martial/Moura/Perez
        Wilson/Jota/Green

        Moura can be out with 2FTs after 2GW if needed and could then switch to 343.

      16. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        Jota or TAA ?

        1. Gringo Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 11 days ago

          TAA