Gameweek 2 of the newPremier League season will see Chelsea and Tottenham face off at Stamford Bridge as Arsenal hosts Leicester take on Liverpool. Crystal Palace and Manchester City face newly promoted Bournemouth.
The fantasy football manager will be on the lookout for team news ahead of his FPL deadline on Saturday at 11am BST. New contracts have been signed and some players are still finding fitness. Here's a look at his news from the pre-match press conference with the major teams and predicting the lineup that will help decide theFantasy Premier League.
Fixture: Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Monday 15 August, 8pm.
Liverpool team His news: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hopes Thiago's Alcantara absence due to hamstring problem will be his only four weeks . The Spanish midfielder was forced off last weekend's draw at Fulham, and initial projections saw him out until the end of September. Not good, Klopp is confident he has plenty of options in midfield who don't have to jump into the transfer market, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) and Curtis Jones are out." 26} New signing Darwin Nunez could replace Roberto Firmino after an impressive performance off the Fulham bench, with either Harvey Elliot or Fabio Carvalho replacing Thiago Alcantara in midfield. likely to become
Liverpool expected line-up: Allison. Alexander Arnold, Matip, Van Dyck, Robertson. Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott. Diaz, Nunez, Salah.
Darwin Nunez impacts Craven Cottage and may start on Monday
Match: Chelsea vs Tottenham, Sunday 14 August, 4pm half an hour.
Chelsea team his news: Thomas Tuchel has a full squad to choose from for Spurs to visit Stamford his bridge. Matteo in place of Jorginho His Kovacic could provide more energy in midfield and Marc His Cucurella could make his first start after joining from Brighton, but he is off the bench again. may start.
Tuchel says neither Ben Chilwell nor Reece James are in full fitness after Chelsea's maiden win at Everton, meaning neither could fare well at some stage in the second half.
Chelsea Expected Line-up: Mendy. Azpilicueta, Silva and Coulibaly. James, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell. Mount, Havertz, Stirling.
Jorginho scored Chelsea's winner against Everton
Fixture: Chelsea vs Tottenham, Sunday 14 August, 4:30pm.
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Expected Spurs lineup: Loris. Romero, Dyer, Davis. Royal, Bentancourt, Hoiberg, Perisic. Krussevsky, Kane, Son.
Ivan Perisic could start after last weekend's cameo
Match schedule: Arsenal v Leicester, Saturday 13 August, 3pm Time.
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Arsenal Expected Line-up: Ramsdale. White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko. Party, Jaka. Saka, Audegaut, Martinelli. Jesus.