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FPL Gameweek 3 team news: Injury updates from Thursday’s pressers

Five Premier League pre-match press conferences were held on Thursday as the countdown to Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) continues.

We’ll have all the injury updates, team news and key manager quotes as they come in.

As well as the five managers speaking to the media today, 15 more will follow on Friday and we’ll be bringing you a round-up of those pressers in another piece tomorrow.


KEY UPDATES

Thursday’s presser times are listed below: 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Antonio Conte has confirmed that Sergio Romero will miss the Saturday lunchtime clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers after feeling “a bit of pain in his adductor” following the draw with Chelsea last weekend.

Oliver Skipp (foot) remains out but Conte expects him to start running next week, while Clement Lenglet is available.

Conte was asked whether any of his new signings could start this weekend, with Ivan Perisic the main name of note from an FPL perspective.

“We are playing one game a week and for this reason, I think especially at the start, I am trying to play with the players who know me much better and know our idea of football.

“But we are exploiting this time to bring players like Richie, Lenglet, Bissouma, Perisic and Spence… to understand to go into our idea of football.

“But I am really pleased because we are doing the right steps and we are ready when we have game every three days to make rotations.” – Antonio Conte

LEICESTER CITY

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Harvey Barnes is back from injury and should be available for selection this weekend.

Ryan Bertrand (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) remain out.

“Harvey Barnes, it’s great news for us, he’s been back in training. That’s really good for us. He’s looked excellent and fit and had a really good pre-season. It was a blow to lose him for the opening few games but he should be available.

“We will decide whether he will be in from the start. He’s looked good in training. He’s had a really good pre-season. He may be available to start, maybe not [play] the full 90 minutes, but we’ll assess that tomorrow after the final session.

“It certainly opens up that possibility [of changing formation to a 4-3-3] when you have at least one winger who gives you that pace and width in the game.

“It’s always important for how we play, that width. We always try to be flexible in how we play. But of course, when you’re limited, when he was out, we had to adjust.” – Brendan Rodgers

SOUTHAMPTON

Romain Perraud (leg), Tino Livramento (knee) and Theo Walcott (match fitness) all remain sidelined for the trip to Leicester City but Che Adams is available for selection despite missing training earlier in the week.

“After the last game we had only a problem with Ché [Adams], he wasn’t training until today. Today he was stepping back in the session. Missed a few sessions this week but is available.

“The longer-term injuries… Romain [Perraud] is still not available because he was also out for the last game, and Tino [Livramento].

“[Theo Walcott] is also not training with the team. He missed the whole of pre-season with injury and is on his way back with the team, every day training.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

Ralph Hasenhuttl hinted that he would stick with a wing-back system in Gameweek 3, despite switching to his previously favoured 4-2-2-2 in the closing stages of the comeback draw against Leeds United.

“We have invested a lot of energy to play in this [3-5-2] shape. What we played at the end of the last game [a 4-2-2-2] was an ‘all-in’, what is also sometimes working, but you have to be careful when you use it.” – Ralph Hasenhuttl

BOURNEMOUTH

Dominic Solanke (ankle) will be assessed tomorrow after missing out last weekend but Joe Rothwell (thigh), David Brooks (match fitness) and Ryan Fredericks (match fitness) are not available.

 “David [Brooks]… is with the team in modified training. I’d like to think that maybe over the next week to 10 days we can start pushing him into full training and then from there, try get him up to a level and speed to participate at Premier League level.

“Team news is probably similar to last week. Dominic Solanke, maybe. We’ll assess that tomorrow. Regarding Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks, it will be too early for them to come back in at the weekend. Other than that, everyone else has come out of last weekend all good. We’re fully fit in that sense.” – Scott Parker

“There’s definitely a chance. Obviously Marcos came in, we didn’t think [the Man City defeat] was the right game for him and certainly he’d barely had any work with us. We feltt it was a good decision to let him watch from afar. He’s had another week of training. He’s in a better place to maybe get a shirt at the weekend. But again, we’ll see exactly where we are tomorrow. I’ll make that call on it.” – Scott Parker on whether Marcos Senesi could start

NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Steve Cooper confirmed on Thursday that Ryan Yates and Steve Cook are back in training after injury; Cook actually made the bench last weekend despite being ruled out of the game by his manager.

Jack Colback is still suffering with illness, however, and Omar Richards (leg) is a longer-term absentee.

“Ryan Yates is back in training, that’s positive. Steve Cook is back in full training. Jack Colback is still suffering with his illness.” – Steve Cooper

Moussa Niakhate, who appeared to come off last weekend with a muscle issue, wasn’t spotted in the midweek collection of training ground images, and Cooper would only say “we’ll see” when asked how long the defender would be out.

“Maybe. We’ll see!” – Steve Cooper on whether his latest new signings could feature this weekend


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419 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jia you
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Last GW I brought in Darwin(-2), Mitrovic(-1) & Saliba(-1) on wildcard.

    This week I've brought in Perisic and Jesus so brace yourself Jesus owners...red card or own goal incoming 😉

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Good luck mate!

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Cheers mate, can hardly have worse luck than last GW anyway at least...it was seriously depressing!

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Tough going.

      Early days tho and it can easily swing back in your favour.

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah hopefully, only way is up from 6m OR! I almost deleted my team after the Liverpool game tbh!

    3. FPL Daniel
      • 15 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      not Perisic please noooooooo mate take your words back 😉

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Ryan S was shite last weekend, Perisic starts and gets DDs!

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Wow, and that would have cost you -8 points as well!

    5. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Are you still doing the "no Mo" or was that jist last year?

      1. Johnny 8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Sorry, can see below you have him.

  2. Ohh1454
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Is Robbo > Cucurella worth a hit ?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nope

    2. Digital-Real
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Robbo is a proven FPL asset. Cuca isn't

    3. BeWater
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No.

    4. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Wouldn't be surprised to see Robbo get a double-digit haul this week, could even see Chilwell come in for Cucurella. Even for free I'd be wary

    5. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      No.

      Robbo could easily get double figures next GW.

  3. Thanos
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Best defensive pick from Arsenal. On WC, so can afford both options.

    1. Ramsdale
    2. Zinchenko

    1. BeWater
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I have 1 but would go 2 on WC now.

    2. Fish up a tree
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Zinc

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      2

  4. BeWater
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Perisic to:

    A. Cucurella
    B. Walker
    C. Ake

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      A

    2. jia you
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I was convinced that Perisic starts this weekend and bought him in (even considered captaining him)...ugh gonna be a rough season I feel!

    3. banskt
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      A

  5. Pukkipartyy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Is this mad?

    Robbo + Archer -> Toney + Sanchez (spurs def) for a -4

    I would go for Saliba/Dunk, but that would price me out of the next week Iversen -> Sanchez/Raya move.

    Thanks.

    1. BeWater
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I wouldn't do that. Romero might not be out as long as initially feared. Could only miss one match so Sanchez is an instant problem.

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Yeah supposedly Romero's camp are saying he'll be back in 2 weeks

      2. Pukkipartyy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        What about, Robbo/Arch -> Toney/Saliba -4?

        1. BeWater
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Not sure I would do that either.

  6. jia you
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I'm not getting any notifications of replies by email over the past week or so, anybody else having this issue?

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The little tick box above your reply as you're typing it out seems to be auto-disabled lately for some reason

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        No, even ticking that I'm not receiving emails which is odd as I always got notifications up until recently

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          You sure it’s not just that people are not replying?

          1. pavlev
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            A great _reply_ 🙂

          2. maglia rosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            😆

      2. maglia rosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        This

  7. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Just thought I'd show off my fancy new wildcard team. Gone slightly maverick but not too much (no trent or salah)

    Mendy
    Saliba cancelo James
    Zaha KDB Martinelli Diaz
    Toney Jesus Haaland

    Ward Trippier Andrea's Neco.

    1. stooshermadness
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      TAA is probably the best value in the game. Look at his history, look at Liverpool's near term schedule, and re-assess. Saliba may or may not be nailed; White may come into CB when Tomiyasu returns. Zaha is a card magnet and nothing in his history suggests he's a great option. His best EVER season was 150 points. Normally between 120-140. He's overpriced imo. You could drop Zaha down to a 4.5 (DaSilva) and move Mendy to Sanchez or Raya and do Saliba >> TAA. And play 4-3-3. Anyway, that's what I'd do if you like the rest of this team. Which I think is very credible.

    2. pavlev
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Don't not have Trent. Every time he hauls or even gets a clean sheet or assist, which will be most games, you will hate it. I went Dias over cancelo on the basis of similar points per game and I've already admitted my failure and got cancelo back

  8. OverTinker
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Who to Captain
    1. Mohamed
    2. Jesus
    3. Monk

    1. Thanos
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Who is Monk??

    2. OverTinker
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The one who does Monk Celebration

      1. Mona Lisa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Oh I thought you meant Garry.

    3. Mancini
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      You mean Buddha

    4. Zaruto
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Budha!!!

  9. FDMS All Starz
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Thoughts on Zaha vs the 8M mids? Has city the week after this but very integral to Palace’s attack and generally has nice fixtures

    1. Fish up a tree
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yeah I am looking at bringing him in after City game so go for it

    2. Mona Lisa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yep I like him a lot, top of my wish list after GW5

      1. FPL Daniel
        • 15 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Why players are being considered right after the score the previous GW is beyond me

        1. Mona Lisa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          I've considered him since before the season kicked off?

        2. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Because that's not the only time he is going to score points?

        3. pavlev
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Because scoring a goal is a good indicator that they have a chance to score again. This idea of chasing points I find quite peculiar, I think the average player who scores is more likely to have scored the previous game than one who doesn't....

          1. maglia rosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 year, 10 months ago

            I’m not sure this is true tbh…..I’ve spent many years chasing last weeks points and it never seems to work that way for me 😆 Could be wrong of course.

            1. pavlev
              • 13 Years
              1 year, 10 months ago

              I think you have... For example you were arguably chasing last week's points when you first decided to buy a Mahrez lundstram gundogan Antonio etc and then kept them for ages... Just feels different from when it doesn't work.

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Maddison for me

    4. Rudi Van Disarzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Frustrating player to own so it's a no from me , but if you can catch a purple patch then all is good

    5. stooshermadness
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Nothing in his history suggests he's a good option. First, he's a card magnet. Second, his BEST fantasy season was 150 points. He's normally been between 120-140 points which at 7M is a bit of a joke.
      It's possible with a more advanced position and Viera's apparent belief, he could exceed 150 points. But his history suggests otherwise.

    6. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I expect Palace to beat my Villa so considering Zaha and hold 1m to upgrade next week if 8m must buy reveals himself

    7. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      He’s my likely upgrade for Neto and I’m prob going to do it this week vs Villa

  10. FPL Daniel
    • 15 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Come oooooon Perisic, we need a haul this weekend and then you are out.

    A Farewell gift is needed !!!

    Conte statement was the final nail in the coffin.

    Perisic owners what are your plans?

    1. OverTinker
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      If you are keeping him this GW then you should keep him after this GW too

      1. Gooner Kebab
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Plenty of cheaper def to choose from, i'd get rid if he's not starting

  11. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Robbo and Neto to Cucurella and Diaz for free? That would give me 11 players from top5 teams. I think Robbo is good but Neto doesnt offer much so the combo make up for it, agree?

    1. BeWater
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      I would.

    2. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Yeah smooth mouth

  12. Who let Udogie out?
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I used to watch relegation battle between Newcastle and Sunderland. This year it is United vs Liverpool.

    1. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Hogwash

      1. Who let Udogie out?
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        Same hogwash as piggs boson unless you spelled it wrong and coincidentally chose picture of the pig. 😀

  13. jia you
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Locked & Loaded (doesn't look like a 6m OR team does it lol), GL for GW3 all...

    Ederson
    Robertson Cancelo Perisic
    Salah Saka Martinelli Aaronson
    Haaland Jesus Mitrovic
    (Ward Neco Andreas Patterson)

    *Darwin + Saliba to Jesus + Perisic (-4)

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Why Perisic after Conte's comments mate?

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        did it earlier in the week mate as was sure Perisic would get the nod this weekend

        1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          What made you think he would start?

        2. Gooner Kebab
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 10 months ago

          Tough luck lol

  14. 2hotty
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    KDB & kulusevski or Son & Gundogen

    1. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      A

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      A

    3. Thanos
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      KK

    4. Rudi Van Disarzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      KDB and Kul

    5. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      KK

    6. PelePelz9
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Easy A

    7. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      The former...

  15. g40steve
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Looking at some of the recent Salahless teams I can see the pain arriving this weekend end?

    1. Who let Udogie out?
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Some say their knees are already jerking.

    2. stooshermadness
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      It depends on KdB(c).

  16. ChelseaBlueLions
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Captain dilemma. Swaying towards Salah…thoughts on team also welcome, pretty set.

    Sanchez (Ward)
    Trent James Walker (Neco, Vestergaard)
    Salah Martinelli Neto D-H (Andreas)
    Haaland Jesus Kane

  17. putana
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    who would you rather play this gameweek:

    1)robbo
    2)cucu
    3)walker

    1. Fuom99
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Robbo

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      1

  18. sirmorbach
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Should I play one of Neco/Andreas over one of Trippier/Bruno Guimarães?

  19. Fuom99
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 10 months ago

    I picked Vardy for an early differential looking specifically today's GW3 and then transferring out GW4. Am I crazy for thinking about captaining him?

  20. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 10 months ago

    Am I crazy in doing Digne out for Gabriel tonight? Want to cover Arsenal defense for the next 3 plus Digne falling in price before the GW deadline

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 10 months ago

      Well Digne just dropped tonight to 4.9 so would have been better doing it earlier today

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 10 months ago

        I actually did it one minute before the price change happened. Look at my Twitter @somar0197 . Really got away with one there