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. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    A) Kane Mount Cantwell
    B) Son Ceballos Pukki

    Best option lads?

    Getting cold feet about Son now. Everyone on here putting me off!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I’m on A

    3. FPL Ultras
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Sigh!

  2. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    How’s the Wildcard looking?

    Ryan
    Digne AWB Dunk
    Sterling(C) Mane KdB Martial Mount
    Rashford Pukki

    Button Lundstram Söyüncü Wickham

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      No Spurs and unsure on double United

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Spurs aren’t really needed with so many good fixtures for teams elsewhere, just preference though at the end of the day.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Great team, we have 12 of the same players! The mid is exactly the same as mine, stellar.

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks mate. Good luck

    3. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Needs Spurs in there somewhere for this fixture

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Double Utd attack when we don't know how they play much v deep defending teams gives me doubts. Utd fan

  3. mcgrejam
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    How’s this WC looking....

    Ederson
    Montoya, AWB, Digne
    Ceballos, KDB, Sterling, Mane, Martial
    Pukki, Rashford

    Subs- Kelly, Lundstram etc - team good enough?

  4. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Montoya or Lunds ?

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Already have Rashford and Greenwood. Would you lose one of Moura/Perez to get Martial on free transfer? Other option would be to upgrade Cathcart > AWB instead.

    1. FPL Ultras
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Stay on Rashford

  6. FPL Ultras
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Repost

    Guys I have been thinking about my captain for a while... currently I am backing Salah. Who would you CAPTAIN?

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Dunk
    Salah (C), Sterling, KDB, Perez, McGinn
    Deulofeu, Rashford

    Thanks!

    1. FPL Ultras
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Any help really appreciated

    2. AandyzZ
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I’d be more tempted by Sterling or even KDB, Bournemouth don’t look great

      1. FPL Ultras
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks man

    3. Marvin.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm on Sterling

      1. FPL Ultras
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Cheers mate

  7. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Final team. GtG?
    Bench right?
    Pope
    Digne,Maguire,AWB,Lundstrum
    Sterling(vc),KDB,Mane,Mount
    Kane(c),Pukki

    Button,Cantwell,Elmohamady,Wickham

    1. FPL Ultras
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Very balanced team!

    2. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      It’s good 😉

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        All the best with Bobby and Martial. Hope that way comes off.

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Same to you pal...

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I like it, tho i prefer Martial Rashford to Mane Lundstrum right now.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        No Liverpool attack?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Can always change Kdb or Kane to pool in 2 transfers when fixtures swing.

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Umm. Risky.

    4. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Would prefer Martial over double united defence, but it’s a great team

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks, I’ve tried my hardest to get Martial in but want KDB,Mane,Kane more.
        It can be done with those but my defence was pants.

  8. Pjota Lamas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    AWB + Dendonker or Maguire + Cantwell

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Toss up.

      1. Pjota Lamas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I know... Soon closing so Good luck!

  9. Yiod14
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Best two 4.5 defenders?

    1. Adam Bullard
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Soyuncu and montoya

  10. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    On a wildcard

    A) Salah
    B) Mane

    Which would you go for?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      a

    2. Visionaries
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Prefer Mane

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      If you can afford, Salah.
      I changed to fund others.

  11. El Magico5
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Play dendonks or lund?

  12. lugalooch
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Taking a minus -4 but not sure what the best move is.. having no pool attack or pukki is worrying me

    Gomes, B.Silva, Wilson >

    A) Digne, Martial, Pukki
    B) Lundstram, Mane, Ings/Chicarito
    C) Lundstram, Martial, Ings/Chicarito (then move Siggy for Mane next week)

    Thanks

  13. Visionaries
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Struggling with the final touches to the WC.

    Pope, Button 0.8 ITB
    Pieters*, AWB, Soyuncu, (Kelly, Lund)
    Martial, Sterling, KDB, Mcginn, Mane*
    Kane, Pukki, (Wickham*)

    A * Walker, Cantwell, Firmino +1.3?
    B McGinn & Pieters > Cantwell & Walker/Digne
    C G2G

  14. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Best Enabler:
    Kelly or Hanley??

  15. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Playing Robinson AND Lundstram over King and Soyuncu is okay .... isn’t it...?

  16. Ludde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Zinc Fraser Sigurdsson Wilson to
    AWB, Martial, Rashford, Ceballos for -8?

    1. Visionaries
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Tempting, I'd probably do it

  17. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Kane or Sterling for cap?

  18. Gunner Boy
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Bench two please:

    A- Dendoncker
    B- King
    C- Cantwell
    D- Lundstram
    E- Zouma

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      cantwell and dendonker

  19. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Predictions for tonight's game?

    1-1

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      1-2

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      1-0

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      0-2

    4. STEP ROVERS
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      0-0

  20. mcgrejam
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Kane essential this week?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Never essential.

    2. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Can't just be essential for one week

    3. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yep

  21. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    A Button Montoya Cantwell Rashford or

    B Pope KWP Ceballos Barnes

    Have Martial

  22. Kunai red army
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Rate my wc team :

    Pope
    Digne awb kwp
    Kdb sterling mane martial
    Rash jota pukki

    Or

    Above except
    Digne and rash for montoya and son

    Thanks

  23. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Set on this WC.

    Pope
    VVD - Laporte - AWB - Digne
    Mane - KDB - Sterling - Martial
    Pukki - Barnes

    4.0 - Lundstram - Cantwell - Wickham

    Any changes y'all suggest? G2G?

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Looks good

    2. Visionaries
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Apart from adding Spurs it looks good

    3. Superhoops
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Scary - I'm on WC too with the exact 15 - so I love it

    4. Pjota Lamas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      The new template! I have the exact same team except from AWB - Maguire and Pope - Ryan. Good luck! Only thing is... Salah and Kane

  24. AandyzZ
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    How does this look? Still unsure

    Pope

    Digne, Soyuncu, Dunk

    Salah, Mount, Sterling, Son

    Pukki, Barnes, Jota

    Button, Lundstram, Ceballos, TAA

    Any thoughts appreciated

  25. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    A) Son + Digne/Walker + Mina
    Or
    B) Mane + 2 4.5m defs

    3-5-2 with Kane, Sterling and AWB, no liverpool.

    First to 2....

  26. 2GUNPETE
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Calling the managers of the hall of fame top 1k!Join the Top 1k hall of fame league!Code is ‘beeps2’!We’re almost at 100 managers already joined!

  27. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Zaha to Lanzini for free ?
    Have Martial, Mcginn, Sterlig and Salah

    1. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes

  28. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    How has Joelinton played so far this season? Is he adjusting, getting into good sports, etc? Or does it look like he'll have a rough welcome to the epl?

    1. Zlatanzo
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Pre season was on fire, PL season not so great so far...

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Had a couple of chances including a missed sitter against Norwich. Doesn't help that Newcastle won't create much. Feeding off of scraps.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Stay away.

  29. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    A) Salah, Cantwell
    B) Mane, Cebellos

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Mane, Cantwell

  30. Adam Bullard
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Bench one :

    A. C.Wilson (MCI)
    B. Fraser (MCI)
    C. Lundstram (LEI)

    Thanks

    1. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      B