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. Kenny Dogleash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Has Josh King scored many in pre season?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1 last game. Solanke played the previous ones I think

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  2. Evil Genius
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm on Martial & Jota for now

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    2 Liverpool defs a must?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      nope

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Which NON Liverpool def do you rate highest?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          City obv

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Def. not

    3. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Think so. Massive ownership from them.

    4. She is Moise & Kean
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Has Laporte been passed fit now?

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Will Walker Peters be playing?

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
          1 year, 1 month ago

          How about Ake instead?

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month 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
              1 year, 1 month 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
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 1 month 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
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  Boom! You've sold me.

  5. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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.

  6. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Got 2 defenders

    2. The 5% Team
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rico
      Jota

    3. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      neither will play

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      jota and king

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not even on the bench for some Sheffield forum members

  7. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  8. Evil Genius
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just throwing it out there.

    Is Vardy worth the 9.0m?

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

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Tielesman

  9. RabMac
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best two 4 million defenders.

    Have Gibson and Lundstram just now.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Neither will likely play

    2. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rico seems popular.

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rico can be an option if you want a gw1 starter

  10. ruffpuffpastry
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Triple captain. Ballsy!

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

  11. KagKagKag
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    Already have TAA

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Have you got Fraser already?

      1. KagKagKag
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        No but have C. Wilson.

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Can you do C with robbo?

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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

  12. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) King, KDB, Zinc

    B) Wilson, Fraser, Laporte

    Help appreciated!

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B but maybe not with Fraser.

      1. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  13. theluckiest
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Help please!

    A) Sterling & Moura

    Or

    B) KDB & BSilva

    1. KagKagKag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  14. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The Dolly Parton pick. Good luck!

    2. theluckiest
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Great looking team but good luck not having Salah tonight!

  15. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. She is Moise & Kean
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B.

  16. The Curse of Falcao
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Probably Dend only starter on your bench

      1. The Curse of Falcao
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Team value over time is important

          1. The Curse of Falcao
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month 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.

  17. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Auba or Kane???

    or Auba until gw2 and reassess for gw3?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Auba till GW2 and reasses

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        thanks

    2. theluckiest
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  18. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Chances of Kean starting?

  19. Dimen
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. KagKagKag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      IMO Martial is the better pick of United attackers.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  20. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A but Lowton should be safer than Taylor

    2. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B but Montoya

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      soyuncayu from leicester and guilbert

  21. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    the best 4.5 def ? Guilbert, rigth ?

  22. weaver93
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      g2g

      1. weaver93
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        cheers ridz

  23. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    First to 2

  24. GuillermoDickero
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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 ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B just to spread the risk

    3. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Martial 😉

  25. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Zinchencko or Stones, who is more likely to start?

    1. PJCuff
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Id say Zinchencko for week 1 at least

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both will tomorrow

    3. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Zinc personally

    4. Shaw must go on
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  26. PJCuff
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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

  27. tsintisin
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best 6.0 forward?

  28. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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?

  29. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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.

  30. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jota or TAA ?

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TAA