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. ver_sparda
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    A) Digne, Perez, Pulisic
    B) Zinchenko, Barkley, Bilva

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

      A

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

      A

    3. Crazygopher
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      B

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

      A for me.

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

    Too heavy defence?
    Heaton - Button
    Duffy - Wan-Bissaka - Robertson - Zinchenko - Walker-Peters
    Salah - Sterling - Trossard - Tielemans - Dendoncker
    Aubameyang - King - Greenwood

  3. Artemis Titans
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Boils Down to this. Any help appreciated. Cheers

    1 Kean , King, Greenwood
    2 Wilson, Origi, Greenwood
    3 Wilson, Wesley, Wood ( would mean downgrading a mid )
    4 Heaton or Pope

    Heaton, (Button)
    Digne, Vvd, Awb (Kelly, Rico)
    Salah(c), Eriksen, Kdb, Perez, Pépé
    Origi, Wilson, (Greenwood)
    0.5 itb

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

    Montoya or Dunk? Will rotate Diop with 1 every week.

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

      FantasyFreak has convinced me on Montoya but I am wary that they may have signed a right back to compete with him. So if you need him to be nailed (i.e. no decent bench) I would go Dunk

  5. Druze
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

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

    Button | Rico | Gibson | Greenwood

    Thoughts?

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

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

    First to 2..

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

      B if you do not play Rico

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

      B

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

    barkley or 6.5 mid (not ayoze perez) ?

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

      Lanzini

  8. eririi
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    1 itb..
    A) KWP and Perez —> Alderweireld and Zaha/Other 7.0
    B) Perez —> Fraser/Moura
    Thanks

  9. 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

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

      Lovely team

      For me - I don’t like AWB

      The rest is good

  10. enrico.palazzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Gomez? Thoughts

    And best 5.5 defender?

    Currently on Zinchenko

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

      Could start but risk.
      Gomez best 5.5 for me

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

      Don’t want to risk with Zin, he may be gone after GW1, have to thought about Gomez myself tho

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

        However won’t it be Matip spot along VVD?

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

      Thanks guys.

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

    Had to bring Sterling back for the sake of Aubameyang

    Ryan (Button)
    Robbo VVD Digne (Mings Rico)
    Salah (c) Sterling Moura Perez (Dendonkey)
    Wilson Jota Ings

    Really would like Siggy, but maybe later

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

      Really like this team, good luck

    2. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      yep excellent. Any reason for Ryan over Pope?

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

        I have access to a secret algorithm that says Ryan is better 🙂

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

    Would you go with A) Moura or B) Fraser ?

    Rest of team below :

    Henderson
    VVD Digne Taylor
    Sterling Salah --- Perez Mcginn
    Aubameyang Jota

    Button Guilbert Lundstram Greenwood

    Cheers!

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

      From those - Moura

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

    Which one? Have VVD
    A) Trent + King
    B) Zinchenko + Wilson

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

      A

  14. Jokanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Ok lads, help brother in Asia to bring a tough decision!!!!

    A) Perez and Wilson
    B) Sigurdsson and King

    xie xie

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

      A

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

      A

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

      b

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

    Best midfilder for 5.5 million or less.

    Currently torn between McGinn and Sessengnon.

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

      There are none imo

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

      McGinn

  16. enrico.palazzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Think I’m settled

    Heaton (4.0)
    Robinson - Digne - Zinchenko
    Sterling - Salah (C) - Trossard - Pérez
    Ings - Kane - King
    (Rico, Dendoncker Laudastram)

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

      You will need liv or manc defence

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

        I have both...

        Robertson *

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

          Oh robertson! Haha then thats alright!

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

    1. Guilbert, Zouma, Barkley

    or

    2. Rico, TAA, Heyden

    ?

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

      will they all play. if yes - 1.

  18. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Guys, how about stones for a pick?

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

      not 100% secure imo.

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

        Why?lol i feel he will start for sure. No one else already. Otamendi out of favour. Laporte most likely will start with stones

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Avoid imo

    3. BIGJOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 11 days ago

      Considering this myself. Surely he’s ahead of Otamendi?

    4. crossfox
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 11 days ago

      He may be ahead of otamendi but he's definitely a rotation risk - so not for me

  19. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA, van Dijk, Digne, Zinchenko (Lundstram)
    Salah (c), Sigurdsson, Perez (Dendoncker, Hayden)
    Kane, Vardy, King

    Praying that Sterling and Auba stays quiet for the first couple of weeks. Can it work, or do I have to bring in City attacker?

    Thanks 🙂

  20. Azathoth
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Latest on Laporte?Is he ok?

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

      Hear he will start. But who do you think will start aside with laporte?

      1. Azathoth
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        My guess is Stones.....only Pep knows.

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

      90% starts

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

    Any risk of Fraser being benched?
    Because he didn't played in the big friendly Vs Lyon on Saturday

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

      No, they played two games back to back and he played the first one

  22. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Bottomed, RP

    Good to go?
    Pope (Button)
    TAA VVD AWB (El Mohammady)(Rico)
    Salah Sterling KDB Tielemans Trossard
    King Wood(Greenwood)

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

      kane or auba, but kane is better with lo celso just jumped in spurs team

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

    Barkley or Trossard and why ?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      I’m on Trossard. I just don’t trust that Barkley will play ever week so waiting to see what happens.

  24. Arn De Gothia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    No pepe love here?

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

      hes nailed in my team

      1. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 11 days ago

        thanks, mine too

  25. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Choose one from each please.

    A. Perez
    B. Jota

    1. KDB + Trossard
    2. Richarlison + Fraser

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

      A1

  26. Donbilbs
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    A)Salah & Josh King
    B)Firmino and De Bruyne

  27. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Best 5.0 or under defender other than Ake and KWP for first 10 GWs?

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

    a) Ake+Dunk
    b) KWP+Adam Smith

    personally still not sure KWP will start

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

    1 - Wilson, Jota & TAA
    2 - Kane, Greenwood & Digne?

  30. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 11 days ago

    Please help me with my final decision:

    A. KWP + Perez
    B. Digne + Robinson

    Thanks guys!

    1. CHRISFF
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 11 days ago

      B easy

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

        Why?