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. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lundstram no longer appealing after the Besic signing? Which 4m defender is the best choice now?

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

      Rico possibly

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rico?

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who does this Rico guy play for?

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bou

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bou

      2. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Stop your messing around.

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Oh no 🙁

  2. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Have -+ 3 options

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

  3. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jota owners, do the fixtures/EL worry you? Or do you think the fixtures aren't as bad as they look on paper?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not for me. Nuno has a XI and sticks to it, Jota is nailed imo. 🙂

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

      I'm not worried at all. The boy will do better than last year, he's class. And moreover, has virtually no replacement possible. I guess he'll eventually be rested in the EL rather than in PL. So be optimistic.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jota is safe for now. Will reassess around GW 4 (possibly WC).

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fixtures are fine, imo.

    5. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nopes, got a wonderful 60 min practice today.

  4. Vpan
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Vardy + Laporte

    or

    B) Kane + Montoya/Dunk

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  5. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Best 6.0 mid in your opinion?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      & why if possible

    2. Greative
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Looks like Trossard could be it.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Would you prefer Trossard Haller or Moura Wesley

        1. Greative
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Think they’re all 4 punts. Probably go with the first just because it’s more fun.

      2. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A little punty, but I agree. Could do well with their opening fixtures.

    3. Blue Moon Rising
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barkley?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Want to see he’s nailed first I think, but him or mount could prove to be good

    4. Caboose
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      McNeil, could supply assists for the top 2 and chip in with the odd goal

    5. Schurrle You Can't Be …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      McNeil or Pereyra. Seem pretty assured of starts. Watford decent opening fixtures.

    6. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Robinson - 4 goals and an assist in preseason (playing as a striker), and saves 0.5 on the 6.0 options.

  6. Greative
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Zinc + Perez
    B) Walker + Trossard

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Prince of Persia
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  7. MrFrodo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Quick question for you...

    A KDB, Ings (Cathcart) playing 3-5-2
    B: Kane, Cathcart (Dendoncker) playing 4-4-2

    Thanks

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

  8. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Got a few questions...

    1. Pick one:
    A) Moura
    B) Fraser
    C) Martial

    2.
    A) Zinchenko
    B) Digne

    3. Best 4.5 defender (not WHU)?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C
      B
      Montoya

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C B Montoya

    3. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Thanks both - exactly what I'm on! 🙂

  9. Steve McCroskey
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Bernado Silva or Moura?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Moura if punting, BSilva longer term

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

        this.

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone starting with Haller? Why/why not?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Had him in my team for a couple of hours today but tough first fixture and I need to see how West Ham gel together.

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No because WHM

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    My team is just horrible when I try and put Kane in it with Sterling and Salah.

    Also I got it in my head that Arnold is essential but ia he though?

  12. Mike2795647
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Shameless repost. A or B folks

    A would rotate between 352 and 442, B would typically be a 343

    Pickford / Button
    Zouma / Ake / Digne / VVD / 4.0m
    Salah / KBD / Pérez / Moura / Barkley
    Kane / King / Greenwood

    Pickford / Button
    Ake / Digne / VVD / Dunk / 4.0m
    Salah / KBD / Pérez / Moura / Dendoncker
    Kane / King / Origi
    1m in bank to upgrade Origi in GW2

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B but save a million on Origi and bolster backline, Dunk to Zinc?

  13. Pegilagi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I got 0.5mil to upgrade Boly or McGinn. Any ideas?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      McGinn to Barkley, Boly to Zouma 😀

      1. Pegilagi
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        can't afford that.. Boly and zouma both 5.0

        1. Pegilagi
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          haha my bad thought barkely is 6.5.. not bad idea thanks!

  14. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Many people going for Pope/Heaton rotation?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah I am

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

      Yes. Either one or both of them

    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not me. Heaton & Henderson.

    4. AnyLaporteinastorm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I am

    5. The Albatross
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      o/

    6. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yeah boy.

  15. RS333
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lads i think im settled what do you think ?

      Ryan
      AWB, VVD, Digne
      Salah, B.Silva, Martial, Perez
      Kane, Vardy, King

      1. MrFrodo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Its a nice team seems well balanced

    • Igz88
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pope
      TAA VVD KWP Digne
      Sterling Salah © Fraser Barkley
      King Haller

      (Heaton Zinch Dendoncker Greenwood)

      Would you rather:

      A) Zinch, Dendoncker, and Heaton (subs, rotating in)

      B) 4.0df, Perez and Button (same as above, perhaps Perez becomes a starter over Barkley

      C) something different

    • aydeepee69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bottomed...

      Who would you go without?

      Salah or Sterling

      Or are both 100% essential?

      (Im thinking of swapping ot Sterling or KDB and then improving strikers to incl Auba)

      1. aydeepee69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        *Sterling FOR KDB

    • Shteve
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      RMT out of 10 please

      Heaton
      VVD Robbo Zinchink AWB
      Salah Sterling Perez Mcginn
      Wilson Vardy
      (4.0 dunk Dendonk 4.5)

    • borko
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Norwood or ibe? Could ibe be starter?

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Harry Wilson signing relegates Ibe to a non-option imo

        1. borko
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thx man, I thought ibe for game or two...bou play two good games than change him for sth else

    • OneMan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Zaha is nearly non existent on RMT's. Is his inclusion in my team a risky idea ?

      1. Fring
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He has played a grand total of 0 minutes in pre-season. And just been denied a transfer. Probably best wait on him.

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Here we go.

      GK Heaton/4 Mil
      DEF Robertson ,VVD, Wan Bis, Zouma, Rico
      MID Salah, Perez, Sterling, Barkley, Deondonker
      FWD Kane, King, Greenwood

      Been a bit of a struggle, started to panic about no Liverpool Fullback, Siggy was sacrificed which is upsetting.

      Hows it looking?

      1. Drogo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I got the same, except I got Pope, Taa, coleman instead of Heaton, WanB and Robby

    • L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think this is it for me...

      Heaton/Button
      Robbo/VVD/Laporte/Digne/Montoya
      Salah/Sterling/Siggy/McGinn (Donck)
      Wilson/Ings (Greenwood)

      Still having a really hard time with Zinc/Deeney vs Laporte/Ings tho...

      Feedback welcomed.

    • Disco Stu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who starts alongside Rudiger when he's healthy, Zouma or Christensen?

    • Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cancelo 5.5m !!

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

        So overestimated a player!

      2. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Now that’s interesting

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not yet.

      3. Zilla
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ban :c

        1. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Oh it's on twitter alright mate

      4. Fring
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Added? Doesn't show on the list for me yet, strangely.

      5. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Where are you seeing that?

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

          Fpl twitter

      6. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Oh boy... if only he was nailed

    • tibollom
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      king and awb or jimenez and cathcart?

      1. tibollom
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        heaton button
        Digne Montoya VVD Kelly X
        salah sterling perez fraser
        auba greenwood X

    • Tommo1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      So any of these new singing likely to make us rethink our choices?

      Lundstram is out for Besic. What about the spurs new boys ? Etc

    • EMcL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which would you pick (or tweaks to either)?

      A.

      Pope (Button)
      Robbo Digne Laporte (Lundstram Kelly)
      Siggy Salah Sterling Frazer Pérez
      Jota King (Greenwood)

      B. (with 0.5 ITB)

      Pope (Button)
      Robbo Digne Laporte (KWP Montoya)
      Trossard Salah Sterling Frazer Pérez
      Jota King (Greenwood)

      Cheers

    • Zilla
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who's your 7m mid?

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Moura. 😉

      2. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        None. €7.5m mids galore.

    • Nespinha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      PICK ONE TEAM (yes I am going with Aguero)

      A)
      Lloris
      VVD, Robertson, Laporte
      Salah, Siggy, Perez, Lanzini
      Aguero, King, Wesley

      B)
      Pope
      Robertson, VVD, Zouma
      Salah, KDB, Siggy, Buendia/Trossard
      Aguero, King, Wesley

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

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

        You're crazy.

        1. Nespinha
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          lol man why?

    • Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pope
      Zinchenko Robbo VVD Digne
      Salah(C) Sterling Pérez Fraser
      Wilson Adams

      McGovern, Dendonker, Lundstram, Wickham.

      Thoughts?