Team News

The FPL Gameweek 3 team news and injury updates

After bringing you updates on the ten pre-Gameweek 3 press conferences that took place on Thursday, we continue our team news summary with this round-up of the remaining pressers that were held today.

Alisson (calf) is set to remain out until after the September international break at least, so Adrian will continue between the posts for Liverpool this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp said of Alisson’s return:

Not that close. Looks good, is in good shape, good mood, but will take time. No date really in my mind. In the beginning, he was on crutches, they are not there any more.

Earlier in the day, goalkeeping coach John Achterberg had said:

They haven’t given us a specific time he’ll be out as it’s difficult to say how quickly it will heal. That’s all with the medics. There’s an international break coming up and we’ll have to wait and see how long it takes after that.

Naby Keita (muscle) will also miss out this weekend.

John Stones (thigh) and long-term absentee Leroy Sane (knee) remain sidelined for Manchester City’s trip to Bournemouth, while Benjamin Mendy (knee) is not yet ready to feature having only just returned to training.

Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that Oleksandr Zinchenko is fit, however, saying:

Yeah, he’s fit. In training good, perfectly. It was cramp.

Asked about the prospect of Joao Cancelo playing, Guardiola said:

He can play, he’s ready. Now, one game a week. The people have time to recover. After the international break come the Champions League, Carabao Cup and everybody will be involved.

Eddie Howe didn’t bring us much in the way of fresh injury updates in Friday’s press conference, with the assumption being that Arnaut Danjuma (foot), David Brooks (ankle), Lloyd Kelly (ankle), Dan Gosling (hip), Junior Stanislas (knee) and Simon Francis (knee) remain out.

Lewis Cook (knee) is back in training but not yet ready to return.

N’Golo Kante will be assessed ahead of the trip to Norwich having picked up an ankle sprain but Frank Lampard said on Friday that Pedro is fine after having missed an open training session that Chelsea gave in midweek.

The Blues boss said:

N’Golo Kante has got an injury that he has carried all week so we’re going to assess that over the next 24 hours.

[Pedro] had a couple of aches that were nothing. He has trained the last two days.

Lampard confirmed that Antonio Rudiger (match fitness) is still not ready to feature, meanwhile, but be back in Gameweek 4.

Timm Klose (hip) and Christoph Zimmermann (knee) have returned to training this week but Zimmermann is still a week away from a playing comeback and Daniel Farke said on Friday that Klose is perhaps not ready to start.

Josip Drmic (hamstring) and Onel Hernandez (knee) remain out.

Tanguy Ndombele has sustained a minor thigh injury and joins Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) and Juan Foyth (ankle) on the sidelines ahead of Spurs’ match against Newcastle but Dele Alli (hamstring) is back in training and Son Heung-min returns from suspension

On the Korean midfielder, Pochettino said:

He was training really, really hard to keep fit and improve in different areas. We are happy in the last few weeks, he was unbelievable in the way he was available to train and compete in every single training session.

I hope it’s going to help the team from now. I think it was a good opportunity for him to build his fitness and have a proper pre-season which sometimes when you’re involved in competition is difficult.

The plan was to provide him with good quality training to try to improve in different areas and when the moment he is available to play to be in the perfect condition.

Pochettino will decide on Alli’s involvement after one final training session but Giovani Lo Celso looks unlikely to start.

The Spurs boss said of Lo Celso:

He was in extended holidays after the Copa America, he didn’t have a proper pre-season and didn’t train too much. He’s training well but is still so far away from what we expect from him and we need to give him time.

Andy Carroll (match fitness), Florian Lejeune (knee), DeAndre Yedlin (groin) and Dwight Gayle (calf) remain sidelined for the Magpies going into Sunday’s trip to Spurs but Joelinton (hip) is available and Steve Bruce is “hopeful” that Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring) will make the squad.

Christian Atsu (hamstring) has also been back in training.

Diogo Dalot was the only fresh injury concern reported by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday, with the right-back set to be sidelined until after the international break.

There were some interesting quotes from Solskjaer on the penalty-taking situation at the club, however:

I’m sure you’re going to see Paul Pogba score a penalty for Man Utd again! Definitely. Let’s see when we get the next one. We’re practising penalties still. Marcus [Rashford] and Paul are still on them.

It’s not that I’ve left it to the players to sort out. We’ve nominated two. Throughout the season you’ll have games when Rashford’s not playing [or] Pogba’s not playing. It’s not like there’s anarchy.

Robbie Brady (ribs), Steven Defour (calf) and Danny Drinkwater (match fitness) will miss Burnley’s trip to Wolves, who were in Europa League action on Thursday.

Matt Doherty wasn’t part of the 18-man squad in Turin but travelled with his teammates, with Nuno Espirito Santo saying the Irish wing-back was “OK” ahead of the game.


You can read our round-up of Thursday’s pressers by clicking here.

Predicted line-ups and more detailed information can be found in the Team News tab.

You can view a video round-up or listen to the podcast summary of today’s press conferences below.


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  1. vmang
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Salah + Bsilva --> Sterling + KDB for -4 ?

      1. Snipez21
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Never take Salah out for a hit

      2. NED KELLY
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        No Salah out scores all them

      3. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Honestly, yes. But you won’t have many agreeing with me, as taking out salah is unspeakable on these forums, especially for a hit

      4. Shark Team
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Surely

      5. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes

      6. International Richard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        The move is sound, it’s losing 4 points that makes me twitch like a dime whore going cold turkey

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Play H. Wilson or Dendoncker

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Wilson

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        dendo

      3. teddy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Dendoncker

      4. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Donk.

      5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        Wilson is an unbenchable for me

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Oh Harry - still him actually

    • S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Which one?

      A) Kane - Lanzini - Walker

      B) Haller - Kdb - Laporte

      1. Mr. Funny Name
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Tight but B just

      2. Snipez21
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        B but no Haller

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          There isn't much option other than Pukki for under 8.0

      3. NED KELLY
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        A

    • Canary_Kid
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      a) Digne Son Greenwood (4-5-1)
      b) Soyuncu Cantwell Kane (4-4-2)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        B

      2. NED KELLY
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        B

      3. Yeezy FC
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        I am thinking of changing Taa/Cantwell/Rashy to "a)"...should I?

        1. NED KELLY
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          No

    • teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 20 hours ago

      Start one of:

      A) Abraham
      B) Milivojevic
      C) Soyuncu

      1. NED KELLY
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Milly an pray for a pen

        1. Alan Stubbs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          C

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 19 hours ago

        A

    • rohaansunil
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Keep bernado Silva for one last week?

      • Gunners n' Roses
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Who to bench Pukki or Jota?

        1. NED KELLY
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          I'm playing both

        2. slamdunk
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Yeah I would play both,i reckon Jota scores this week.

      • Lets all klopp together
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 20 hours ago

        Son or kane?

        1. slamdunk
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Kane if you haven't got sterling or salah

      • rohaansunil
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Who to start Lundstum or Wilson?

          1. slamdunk
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Wilson

        • slamdunk
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Who to start?

          A-Dunk
          B-Cantwell

          1. slamdunk
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Already have pukki.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 20 hours ago

              im starting all 3 for what its worth

              1. slamdunk
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 20 hours ago

                Haha hope it goes well.Ive not got a clue.

          2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Not sure.

          3. NED KELLY
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 20 hours ago

            Dunk

            1. slamdunk
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              Thanks everyone

        • BraxterStockman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Will Gray play for Watford now? I'm tempted.

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            I think he’s nailed now Deeney being out

        • Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Sounds like the clock is really ticking more loudly on Zin and Walker's nailedness w Pep's comment about Cancelo.

          1. International Richard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Yep it’s worrying

          2. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Easy switch to Emerson when it happens.

        • It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Good to go?

          Ryan
          Robbo VVD Digne Diop
          Raz Mo Perez McGinn Dendoncker
          (K)ane

          Bench: Lowton King Greenwood
          0 FT, 0 ITB

          1. slamdunk
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Looks good.

        • Tabbara
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Who to bench :
          A: One of Liverpool defense (have Robertson and tea)
          B: Lundstram
          C: King

          1. NED KELLY
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            B

          2. slamdunk
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            B

        • Shark Team
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Who else believes that Rashford will be the differential of this gw?
          None mentions him while martial gets too much praise without being that amazing...

          1. Stoneleigh
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            27.6% ownership

            1. Shark Team
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              I watched a lot of comments this week and all these articles from experts and none mention him or having him in his team... Believe me he is a differential pick for those who are being on top 50k like me(and not used tc bb wildcard)

          2. POLSKA GOLA
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            I think he will haul this week

        • Tiki-Taka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 20 hours ago

          Is Digne worth the 0.5 more than Mina or Coleman? on WC and could use the 0.5 saved but perhaps not worth it

          1. NED KELLY
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Yes

          2. mookie
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            He is worth it imo

          3. toluthadon
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Absolutely

          4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Digne all the way my friend

          5. Tiki-Taka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Do all the stats back this up? Where is the best place to compare stuff like this? FFS members area or elsewhere?

            1. NED KELLY
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              He's the best Everton option fantasy wise imo

              1. NED KELLY
                • 8 Years
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                But I don't have him I have Laporte an 2 LFC def

        • balint84
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Drop Rico to Hanley or drop to Kelly to get a playable sub? I have 2ft

          1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Perma bench save tranny.

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 19 hours ago

          Did my coin flip and Pope beat Heaton if that helps.

          1. mookie
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Are you lucky in general?

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              Hmm. Does being lucky in love help?

        • Come on you Kante
            27 days, 19 hours ago

            Which one lads I have Salah already ?

            A - Taa + Pepe
            B - Mina + Mane

            1. HIT ME!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              A with KDB or Son

            2. Alan Stubbs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              B, bit soon for Pepe imo

          • rohaansunil
              27 days, 19 hours ago

              Keep bernado Silva for one last week?? ?

            • FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                Pope
                TAA VVD Dunk
                Salah(C) Sterling(V) KDB McGinn Trossard
                Pukki Jota

                Button Pereira Lundstram Greenwood

                Let it roll, baby roll...

                1. Fugazi➰
                  • 1 Year
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  Good luck with salah C.Soooo tempted. Going Raz

              • toluthadon
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                On a wildcard. Lowton or a Villa Def?

                1. Hint
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  Probably Lowton

              • Fugazi➰
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                WC or not?
                Current team after using 2ft and a hit!

                Pope
                Robbo* WanB* KWP Coleman
                Sterling Salah martial moura*
                Pukki vardy*

                To

                Pope
                Virgil* walker* kwp Coleman
                Sterling Salah martial trossard
                Pukki Kane*

              • Alan Stubbs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                Start Pope or Heaton?

                1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                  • 3 Years
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  See above regarding my coin toss 🙂

                2. toluthadon
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  Gotta flip a coin on this one, tougher than a captaincy pick!

              • Nightf0x
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 19 hours ago

                Start coleman or lundstram?

                1. Dribbles
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    Coleman for me easy

                    1. Alan Stubbs
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                      Definitely Coleman

                  • International Richard
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    Hasn’t Coleman had two games & two cleanses? Say no more

                    1. International Richard
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                      Cleanies .... even

                  • Nightf0x
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    Everton will concede today imo

                  • Lokako
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    Both

                2. slamdunk
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  G2G?
                  Doubts about zinchenko though so if not him then who?

                  Pope
                  Dunk AWB Digne Zinchenko
                  Salah Sterling KDB Martial
                  Pukki Rashford

                  Fodder Lundstram Cantwell Wickham

                  Many thanks.

                3. shirtless
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  27 days, 19 hours ago

                  Wavering on Kane(c). KdB up against that porus Bournemouth defence looks tempting especially after dropping points last week.. Also I'm not so keen on Sunday captains!

                  1. Artemis Titans
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    I've gone Kdb. Don't have Salah,sterling or Kane. Went the Son,Mané,Martial,Rashford,Vardy & Pukki route.

                    1. shirtless
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                      Salah KdB Martial Kane here.

                4. Dribbles
                    27 days, 19 hours ago

                    Tricky one, edging towards (b) need some help!

                    Who should i bench

                    a) Trossard
                    b) Digne

                    1. Artemis Titans
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                      Sounds like you will have this dilemma every week.

                      1. Dribbles
                          27 days, 19 hours ago

                          Thanks, that was helpful 😀

                      2. BobbyV
                        • 6 Years
                        27 days, 19 hours ago

                        play both surely

                    2. Whats the Mata?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      27 days, 19 hours ago

                      Choose one:

                      A. Barnes + VVD
                      or
                      B. Rashford + Soyunchu (Three-way rotation with Lundstram and Cantwell)

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 19 hours ago

                        take it from me that 3 ways are not always as exciting or rewarding as you imagine

                    3. lekalatch
                        27 days, 19 hours ago

                        How big are the chances of Son starting?

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          27 days, 19 hours ago

                          absolutely huge, massive, colossal

                          mammoth

                          1. Artemis Titans
                            • 4 Years
                            27 days, 19 hours ago

                            Gargantuan, Biblical

                            1. Artemis Titans
                              • 4 Years
                              27 days, 19 hours ago

                              Son (c) big balls differential

                        2. mixology
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          27 days, 19 hours ago

                          No one knows but I’d say he’s likely to play a large role. Depends what position you’re in : if you’re on WC then definitely bring him in as his future fixtures are good as well, even if he has limited minutes this weekend

                        3. NED KELLY
                          • 8 Years
                          27 days, 19 hours ago

                          Will start on the bench

                        4. International Richard
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 19 hours ago

                          I’ve made some sacrifices to bring in Son. Won’t capt him tho. I’m just not that brave