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Which FPL players are on international duty ahead of Gameweek 1?

Fantasy managers are faced with the unusual situation of an international break taking place immediately before the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

A week of international fixtures got underway in midweek, with many key top-flight players in action for their nations and missing out on pre-season preparations with their clubs as a consequence.

The positive news is that only those representing European countries will be away from their clubs, as UEFA tries to play catch-up with the Nations League.

The likes of Mohamed Salah (£12.0m), Sadio Mane (£12.0m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) will be staying put, then, while those European players who are on international duty at least won’t have to endure an arduous trek back from further afield given that all Nations League matches will take place on the continent.

This article gives a club-by-club rundown on which assets will be away from their sides during this period, also detailing the dates in which these players will be competing for their respective countries.

ARSENAL

  • Bernd Leno – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kieran Tierney – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sep 4 + 7
  • Granit Xhaka – Switzerland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Bukayo Saka – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Reiss Nelson – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Eddie Nketiah – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Matteo Guendouzi – France under-21s – Sep 4 + 7

ASTON VILLA

  • John McGinn – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Jack Grealish – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tyrone Mings – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Conor Hourihane – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Orjan Nyland – Norway – Sep 4 + 7

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Aaron Connolly – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Joel Veltman – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Leandro Trossard – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tariq Lamptey – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

BURNLEY

  • Robbie Brady – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Nick Pope – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7

CHELSEA

  • Mason Mount – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Tammy Abraham – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Andreas Christensen – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Antonio Rudiger – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Timo Werner – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jorginho – Italy – Sep 4 + 7
  • N’Golo Kante – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Olivier Giroud – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Mateo Kovacic – Croatia – Sep 5 + 8
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Wayne Hennessey – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • James McCarthy – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6

EVERTON

  • Seamus Coleman – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Moise Kean – Italy – Sep 4 + 7
  • Tom Davies – England under-21 – Sep 4 + 8
  • Michael Keane – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jordan Pickford – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Lucas Digne – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Andre Gomes – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jonas Lossl – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8

FULHAM

  • Stefan Johansen – Norway – Sep 4 + 7
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic – Serbia – Sep 3 + 6
  • Marek Rodak – Slovakia – Sep 4 + 7

LEEDS UNITED

  • Mateusz Klich – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Gjanni Alioski – North Macedonia – Sep 5 + 8
  • Stuart Dallas – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Illan Meslier – France under-21s – Sep 4 +7
  • Liam Cooper – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Kalvin Phillips – England – Sep 5 + 8

LEICESTER CITY

  • Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Youri Tielemans – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Dennis Praet – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Çağlar Söyüncü – Turkey – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jonny Evans – Northern Ireland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Danny Ward – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • James Justin – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

LIVERPOOL

  • Neco Williams – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Harry Wilson – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Joe Gomez – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Rhian Brewster – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Virgil van Dijk – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Andrew Robertson – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Kostas Tsimikas – Greece – Sep 3 + 6*

    *missed the first match through illness
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MANCHESTER CITY

  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Raheem Sterling – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Phil Foden – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Kyle Walker – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Germany – Sep 3 + 6
  • Ferran Torres – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Eric Garcia – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Rodri – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Nathan Ake – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Bernardo Silva – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Joao Cancelo – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko – Ukraine – Sep 3 + 6

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • David de Gea – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Daniel James – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Donny van de Beek – Netherlands – Sep 4 + 7
  • Scott McTominay – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Dean Henderson – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Mason Greenwood – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Bruno Fernandes – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Anthony Martial – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Victor Lindelof – Sweden – Sep 5 + 8

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Emil Krafth – Sweden – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jeff Hendrick – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6

SHEFFIELD UNITED

  • Sander Berge – Norway – Sep 4 + 7
  • John Egan – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Enda Stevens – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Callum Robinson – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • David McGoldrick – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • John Fleck – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Aaron Ramsdale – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Shane Long – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Jan Bednarek – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Stuart Armstrong – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Danny Ings – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • James Ward-Prowse – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Jannik Vestergaard – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Ben Davies – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Matt Doherty – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Steven Bergwijn – Netherlands – Sep 4 +7
  • Ryan Sessegnon – England under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Gedson Fernandes – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Eric Dier – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Harry Kane – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Denmark – Sep 5 + 8
  • Toby Alderweireld – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Hugo Lloris – France – Sep 5 + 8
  • Moussa Sissoko – France – Sep 5 + 8

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

  • Hal Robson-Kanu – Wales – Sep 3 + 6
  • Kamil Grosicki – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Dara O’Shea – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Oliver Burke  Scotland – Sep 4 + 7

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Declan Rice – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Lukasz Fabianski – Poland – Sep 4 + 7
  • Andriy Yarmolenko – Ukraine – Sep 3 + 6
  • Darren Randolph – Republic of Ireland – Sep 3 + 6
  • Tomáš Souček – Czech Republic – Sep 4 + 7*

    *currently self-isolating

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Conor Coady – England – Sep 5 + 8
  • Adama Traore – Spain – Sep 3 + 6
  • Rui Patricio – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ruben Neves – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Joao Moutinho – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Diogo Jota – Portugal – Sep 5 + 8
  • Leander Dendoncker – Belgium – Sep 5 + 8
  • Ruben Vinagre – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8
  • Pedro Neto – Portugal under-21s – Sep 4 + 8

WITHDRAWN THROUGH INJURY

  • Reece James – Chelsea/England under-21s
  • Brandon Williams – Manchester United/England under-21s
  • Marcus Rashford – Manchester United/England
  • Tyler Roberts – Leeds United/Wales
  • Harry Winks – Tottenham Hotspur/England
  • Oli McBurnie – Scotland – Sep 4 + 7


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1,807 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RWB_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Do we think Doherty is nailed, as Aurier is in the predicted Spurs lineup?

    1. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Should be nailed

  2. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sorry bottomed.

    How does this look. I understand the risk of two 4.0 defenders and planning transfers ahead.

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo KWP
    Salah Auba ASM JWP
    Werner Mitro Ings

    Button. Mitchell 4.0 Biss.

    GW2: Salah to Fernandes
    GW3: Auba to KDB
    GW4: JWP to Chelsea mid (8.5-)

  3. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Anyone have a link to all epl pre season friendlies?

  4. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Should I activate WC of my squad below ? Or any change ?
    McCathy/Nyland
    TAA/Justin/Mitchel/Douglas/Vinagre
    Salah/Aub/ASM/Gordon/Pulisic
    Werner/Wilson/Ing