The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-season 2019/20

Our detailed guide to the 2019/20 pre-season has everything you need to be completely prepared for another year of Fantasy Premier League – now that the game has launched.

This is where you can find our in-depth analysis of each position in the game based on the price list for the new campaign.

You can also find every article we will write over the summer including analyses of each team, Scout Reports on new signings and as well as research into whether those switching one Premier League club for another can retain their FPL value.

The top-flight clubs will soon start playing their pre-season fixtures and we’ve got Scout Notes on all the line-ups, goals, assists and Fantasy talking points for those in the build-up to Gameweek 1.

As the transfer window develops, you can track all the ins and outs of FPL assets throughout the summer.

Positional reviews

Pick your FPL team for 2019/20 using our list of best available players, sorted for your convenience by position and price:

The 2019/20 Fixtures

Our guide to the FPL 2019/20 fixtures:

Pre-season Minutes

How many minutes each FPL option has played during the pre-season:

Pre-season fixtures: a day-by-day guide 

Arsenal

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 16 | Colorado Rapids 0-3 Arsenal | Saka (Nketiah assist), Olayinka, Martinelli (Thompson assist)
Jul 18 | Bayern Munich 1-2 Arsenal | Own-goal (Aubameyang assist), Nketiah
Jul 20 | Fiorentina v Arsenal | TBA
Jul 24 | Real Madrid v Arsenal | TBA
Jul 28 | Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais | TBA
Jul 31 | Angers v Arsenal | TBA
Aug 4 | Barcelona v Arsenal | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon..

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Gabriel Martinelli | Ituano (£6m)

Players Out:

GK | Petr Cech | Retired
MID | Aaron Ramsey | Juventus (free transfer)
FWD | Danny Welbeck | Released
DEF | Stephan Lichtsteiner | Released
GK | David Ospina | Napoli (£5m)

Aston Villa

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 18 | Minnesota United 0-3 Aston Villa | Grealish, Lansbury (Guilbert assist), Bjarnason (Green assist)
Jul 21 | Shrewsbury Town v Aston Villa | TBA
Jul 24 | Walsall v Aston Villa | TBA
Jul 27 | Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa | TBA
Aug 3 | RB Leipzig v Aston Villa | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Jota | Birmingham City (undisclosed)
MID | Anwar El Ghazi | Lille (undisclosed)
FWD | Wesley | Club Brugge (£22m)
DEF | Kortney Hause | Wolverhampton Wanderers (£3m)
DEF | Matt Targett | Southampton (undisclosed)
DEF | Tyrone Mings | Bournemouth (£20m)
DEF | Ezri Konsa| Brentford (£12m)

Players Out:

MID | Mile Jedinak | Released
DEF | Alan Hutton | Released
DEF | Tommy Elphick | Released
MID | Albert Adomah | Nottingham Forest (free transfer)
MID | Glenn Whelan | Released
DEF | Ritchie De Laet | Released
GK | Mark Bunn | Released
DEF | Micah Richards | Released
MID | Gary Gardner | Birmingham City (undisclosed)

Bournemouth

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 16 | Bournemouth 3-2 Wimbledon | Wilson (Brooks assist), Wilson (Solanke assist), Fraser (Ake assist)
Jul 20 | Girona v Bournemouth | TBA
Jul 26 | West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth | TBA
Jul 27 | Brentford v Bournemouth | TBA
Aug 2 | Bournemouth v Lazio | TBA
Aug 3 | Bournemouth v Lyon | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Lloyd Kelly | Bristol City (£13m)
DEF | Jack Stacey | Luton Town (£4m)

Players Out:

MID | Marc Pugh | Released
DEF | Tyrone Mings | Aston Villa (£20m)

Brighton and Hove Albion

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 13 | FC Liefering 2-5 Brighton and Hove Albion | Dunk (Groß assist), Murray (Locadia assist), Locadia (Suttner assist), Trossard (Jahanbakhsh assist), Andone (Jahanbakhsh assist)
Jul 19 | Crawley Town v Brighton and Hove Albion | TBA
Jul 20 | Fulham v Brighton and Hove Albion | TBA
Jul 27 | Birmingham City v Brighton and Hove Albion | TBA
Aug 2 | Brighton and Hove Albion v Valencia | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Matt Clarke | Portsmouth (undisclosed)
MID | Leandro Trossard | Genk (undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Bruno | Retired

Burnley

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 12 | Fulham 0-1 Burnley | Wood pen (Gibson assist)
Jul 16 | Burnley 8-0 Accrington Stanley | Rodriguez (Westwood assist), Wood (Westwood assist), McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood (Westwood assist), Wood, Dunne (Vydra), Pieters
Jul 16 | Burnley 2-3 Tranmere Rovers | Vydra (Dunne assist), Vydra (Lennon assist)
Jul 20 | Crewe Alexandra v Burnley | TBA
Jul 20 | Port Vale v Burnley | TBA
Jul 23 | Fleetwood Town v Burnley | TBA
Jul 27 | Wigan Athletic v Burnley | TBA
Jul 30 | Burnley v Nice | TBA
Aug 3 | Burnley v Parma | TBA

Scout Notes: Chris Wood scored a penalty won by Ben Gibson in the win over Fulham on July 12.

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Erik Pieters | Stoke City (undisclosed)
FWD | Jay Rodriguez | West Bromwich Albion (£5m + add-ons)

Players Out:

DEF | Stephen Ward | Released
GK | Anders Lindegaard | Released
MID | Jonathan Walters | Retired

Chelsea

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 10 | Bohemians 1-1 Chelsea | Batshuayi (Kenedy assist)
Jul 13 | St. Patrick’s Athletic 0-4 Chelsea | Mount (Kovacic assist), Emerson (Barkley assist), Giroud (Kenedy assist), Giroud
Jul 19 | Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 Chelsea
Jul 23 | Barcelona v Chelsea | TBA
Jul 28 | Reading v Chelsea | TBA
Jul 31 | RB Salzburg v Chelsea | TBA
Aug 3 | Borussia Moenchengladbach v Chelsea | TBC

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Christian Pulisic | Borussia Dortmund
MID | Mateo Kovacic | Real Madrid (£40.5m)

Players Out:

MID | Eden Hazard | Real Madrid (undisclosed)
DEF | Gary Cahill | Released

Crystal Palace

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 9 | Luzern 1-1 Crystal Palace (5-6 on pens) | Benteke (Meyer assist)
Jul 13 | Young Boys 2-0 Crystal Palace |
Jul 16 | Barnet 6-2 Crystal Palace | D. Boateng (Sorloth assist), Wickham (Inniss assist)
Jul 19 | Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace | TBA
Jul 20 | Bromley v Crystal Palace | TBA
Jul 27 | Bristol City v Crystal Palace | TBA
Jul 30 | AFC Wimbledon v Crystal Palace | TBA
Aug 3 | Crystal Palace v Hertha Berlin | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

GK | Stephen Henderson | Nottingham Forest (Free)

Players Out:

GK | Julian Speroni | Released
DEF | Pape Souare | Released
MID | Jason Puncheon | Released
MID | Bakary Sako | Released
DEF| Aaron Wan-Bissaka | Manchester United (£50m)

Everton

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 7 | Kariobangi Sharks 1-1 Everton | Williams
Jul 14 | FC Sion 0-0 Everton |
Jul 19 | AS Monaco v Everton | TBA
Jul 24 | Wigan Athletic v Everton | TBA
Jul 27| FSV Mainz 05 v Everton | TBA
Jul 27| Sevilla v Everton | TBA
Aug 3| Werder Bremen v Everton | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

GK | Jonas Lössl | Huddersfield Town
MID | Andre Gomes | Barcelona (£22m)
DEF | Fabian Delph | Manchester City (undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Ashley Williams | Released
DEF | Jonjoe Kenny | Schalke 04 (loan)
DEF | Phil Jagielka | Sheffield United (free)

Leicester City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 16 | Scunthorpe United 0-1 Leicester City | Perez (Pereira assist)
Jul 20 | Cheltenham Town v Leicester City| TBA
Jul 23 | Cambridge United v Leicester City | TBA
Jul 27 | Rotherham United v Leicester City | TBA
Jul 27 | Stoke City v Leicester City | TBA
Aug 2 | Leicester City v Atalanta | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | James Justin | Luton Town (undisclosed)
MID | Ayoze Perez | Newcastle United (£30m)
MID | Youri Tielemans| AS Monaco (undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Danny Simpson | Released
FWD | Shinji Okazaki | Released

Liverpool

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 11 | Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Liverpool | Clyne (Brewster assist), Brewster (Wilson assist), Brewster (Milner assist), C Jones (Woodburn assist), Origi, Duncan (Glatzel assist)
Jul 14 | Bradford City 1-3 Liverpool | Milner (Kent assist), Milner pen (Kent assist), Brewster (Oxlade-Chamberlain assist)
Jul 20 | Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool | TBA
Jul 21 | Sevilla v Liverpool| TBA
Jul 25 | Sporting v Liverpool | TBA
Jul 28 | Napoli v Liverpool | TBA
Jul 31 | Lyon v Liverpool | TBA
Aug 4 | Community Shield: Liverpool v Manchester City | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Sepp van den Berg | PEC Zwolle

Players Out:

GK | Adam Bogdan | Released
DEF | Alberto Moreno | Villarreal (free transfer)
FWD | Daniel Sturridge | Released
FWD | Danny Ings | Southampton (£20m)
MID | Rafael Camacho | Sporting CP (£5m)

Manchester City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 17 | West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City| D. Silva (Bernabe assist), Nmecha pen, Sterling (Sane assist), Sterling (De Bruyne assist) 
Jul 20 | Wolves v Manchester City | TBA
Jul 24 | Manchester City v Kitchee FC | TBA
Jul 27 | Yokohama F. Marinos v Manchester City | TBA
Aug 4 | Community Shield: Liverpool v Manchester City | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Rodri | Atletico Madrid (£62.8m)
DEF | Angelino | PSV Eindhoven (£5.3m)

Players Out:

DEF | Vincent Kompany | Anderlecht (player-manager)
MID | Patrick Roberts | Norwich City (season-long loan)
GK | Arijnet Muric | Nottingham Forest (season-long loan)
DEF | Fabian Delph | Everton (undisclosed)

Manchester United

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 13 | Perth Glory 0-2 Manchester United| Rashford (Pogba assist), Garner
Jul 17 | Leeds United 0-4 Manchester United | Greenwood (Wan-Bissaka assist), Rashford (McTominay assist), Jones (Pereira assist), Martial pen (Chong assist)
Jul 20 | Inter Milan v Manchester United | TBA
Jul 25 | Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United | TBA
Jul 30 | Kristiansund v Manchester United | TBA
Aug 3 | AC Milan v Manchester United | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Daniel James | Swansea City (£15m)
DEF | Aaron Wan-Bissaka | Crystal Palace (£50m)

Players Out:

MID | Ander Herrera | Paris Saint-Germain (free transfer)
DEF | Antonio Valencia | LDU Quito (free transfer)

Newcastle United

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 17 | Wolves 4-0 Newcastle United
Jul 20 | West Ham United v Newcastle United| TBA
Jul 27 | Preston North End v Newcastle United | TBA
Jul 30 | Hibernian v Newcastle United | TBA
Aug 3 | Newcastle United v Saint-Etienne | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

None

Players Out:

MID | Ayoze Perez | Leicester City (£30m)
MID | Mohamed Diame | Released
FWD | Joselu | Alaves (undisclosed)

Norwich City

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | DSC Arminia Bielefield 2-2 Norwich City| Srbeny, Drmic pen (McLean assist)
Jul 16 | Bonner SC 1-4 Norwich City | Idah (Roberts assist), Idah (Heise assist), Hernandez (Byram assist), Pukki (Buendia assist)
Jul 19 | Schalke v Norwich City | TBA
Jul 24 | Norwich City v Brentford| TBA
Jul 27 | Luton Town v Norwich City| TBA
Jul 30 | Norwich City v Atalanta| TBA
Aug 3 | Norwich City v Toulouse| TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Patrick Roberts | Manchester City (season-long loan)
FWD | Josip Drmic | Borussia Mönchengladbach (free transfer)
GK | Ralf Fahrmann | Schalke (season-long loan)
DEF | Sam Byram | West Ham United (£750,000)

Players Out:

DEF | Ivo Pinto | Dinamo Zagreb (free transfer)
FWD | Carlton Morris | Rotherham United (loan)
FWD | Mason Bloomfield | Crawley Town (loan)

Sheffield United

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 12 | Real Betis 0-1 Sheffield United | McGoldrick (Lundstram assist)
Jul 16 | Burton Albion 2-1 Sheffield United| Sharp (Stevens assist)
Jul 20 | Northampton Town v Sheffield United| TBA
Jul 23 | Chesterfield v Sheffield United | TBA
Jul 27 |Barnsley v Sheffield United | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Phil Jagielka | Everton (free transfer)
MID | Luke Freeman | QPR (undisclosed)
FWD | Callum Robinson | Preston North End (undisclosed)

Players Out:

MID | Paul Coutts | Released
DEF | Martin Cranie | Released
FWD | Conor Washington | Released
DEF | Daniel Lafferty | Released
FWD | Caolan Lavery | Released
GK | Jake Eastwood | Scunthorpe (Loan)

Southampton

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 14 | SCR Altach 1-1 Southampton| Adams (Long assist)
Jul 20 | Preston North End v Southampton | TBA
Jul 23 | Guangzhou R&F v Southampton | TBA
Jul 28 | Feyenoord v Southampton | TBA
Aug 3 | Southampton v FC Koln | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Moussa Djenepo | Standard Liege (undisclosed)
FWD | Danny Ings | Liverpool (£20m)
FWD | Che Adams | Birmingham City (undisclosed)

Players Out:

MID | Steven Davis | Rangers (free transfer)
DEF | Matt Targett | Aston Villa (undisclosed)
FWD | Sam Gallagher | Blackburn Rovers (undisclosed)

Tottenham Hotspur

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Jul 21 | Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur | TBA
Jul 25 | Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur | TBA
Jul 30 | Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid | TBA
Jul 31 | Tottenham Hotspur v TBA | TBA
Aug 4 | Tottenham Hotspur v Inter Milan | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

MID | Tanguy Ndombele | Lyon (£53.8m)

Players Out:

GK | Michel Vorm | Released
FWD | Fernando Llorente | Released
MID | Luke Amos | QPR (season-long loan)
DEF | Kieran Trippier | Atletico Madrid (£20m)

Watford

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 18 | Ajax 2-1 Watford | Gray pen (Doucoure assist)
Jul 20 | Bayer Leverkusen v Watford | TBA
Jul 27 | Queens Park Rangers v Watford | TBA
Aug 3 | Watford v Real Sociedad | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

DEF | Craig Dawson | West Bromwich Albion (undisclosed)

Players Out:

DEF | Miguel Britos | Released

West Ham United

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 11 | SCR Altach 2-3 West Ham United | C Sánchez (Snodgrass assist), Antonio (Noble assist), Diop (Wilshere assist)
Jul 17 | Manchester City 4-1 West Ham United | Noble pen (Anderson assist)
Jul 20 | Newcastle United/Wolves v West Ham United | TBA
Jul 27 | Fulham v West Ham United | TBA
Aug 3 | West Ham United v Athletic Bilbao | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

GK | Roberto | Espanyol (free transfer)
GK | David Martin | Millwall (free transfer)
MID | Pablo Fornals | Villarreal (undisclosed)
FWD| Sebastian Haller | Eintracht Frankfurt (£45m)

Players Out:

GK | Adrián | Released
MID | Edimilson Fernandes | FSV Mainz (undisclosed)
MID | Samir Nasri | Anderlecht (free transfer)
FWD | Andy Carroll | Released
FWD | Lucas Perez | Deportivo Alaves (undisclosed)
FWD | Marko Arnautovic | Shanghai SIPG (£23m)
DEF | Sam Byram | West Ham United (£750,000)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Pre-Season Fixtures/Results

Jul 17 | Newcastle United 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers | Jota (Jonny assist), Gibbs-White (Jonny assist), Jota (Dendoncker assist), own-goal (Vinagre assist)
Jul 20 | Manchester City/West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers | TBA
Jul 25 | Europa League: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crusaders | TBA
Aug 1 | Europa League: Crusaders v Wolverhampton Wanderers | TBA

Scout Notes: Coming soon…

Form Players: Coming soon…

Players In:

FWD | Raúl Jiménez | Benfica (£30m)
DEF| Leander Dendoncker | Anderlecht (£12m)

Players Out:

DEF | Kortney Hause | Aston Villa (£3m)
MID | Helder Costa | Leeds United (season-long loan)
MID | Ryan Giles | Shrewsbury Town (season-long loan)
MID | Ivan Cavaleiro | Fulham (season-long loan)

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