We’ll have all the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) injury updates, team news and key manager quotes as we cover Friday’s Gameweek 3 press conferences in this live blog.
There are 15 managers in total speaking to the media today, with the other five facing questions yesterday.
The major updates from Thursday’s pressers can be found here.
- Liverpool: Firmino fit, Nunez suspended
- Aston Villa: Carlos has surgery
- Newcastle United: Late decision on Targett
- Manchester City: To follow
- Arsenal: To follow
- Chelsea: To follow
- Manchester United: To follow
- Everton: To follow
- Wolverhampton Wanderers: To follow
- Crystal Palace: To follow
- Brentford: To follow
- West Ham United: To follow
- Fulham: To follow
- Leeds United: To follow
Friday’s presser times will be listed here when we receive them.
Darwin Nunez begins a three-match ban following his sending off in Monday’s draw with Crystal Palace but Roberto Firmino has been passed fit and looks set to lead the line at Old Trafford in Gameweek 3.
“Bobby has trained, completely normal, is ready.” – Jurgen Klopp
Klopp went on to add that “nobody [else] came back” when reporting on Liverpool’s fitness situation, so Thiago Alcantara (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Caoimhin Kelleher (muscle), Ibrahima Konate (muscle), Joel Matip (groin), Calvin Ramsay (muscle) and Curtis Jones (muscle) are all set to remain sidelined.
“Getting closer but no chance for this game.” – Jurgen Klopp on Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones
Naby Keita has another week of training under his belt after missing Gameweek 1 through illness and sitting on the bench on Monday, while Joe Gomez looks set to start at centre-half.
“He had only a little thing, he only came back to team training the day before the game.
“Big opportunity and he looks great in training. He was in the squad last week but now’s back in complete normal training. Hopefully it stays this and then he will start.” – Jurgen Klopp on Joe Gomez
Diego Carlos underwent surgery on Thursday after his ruptured Achilles tendon, so is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Kortney Hause (knee) is back in full training with the rest of the group, however.
We are awaiting further news on Matthew Cash and Philippe Coutinho, who suffered what their manager guessed was “a bit of tiredness, cramp or tight muscle damage” in the match against Everton. Given the lack of update in the weekly Villa medical bulletin, we assume all is fine on that front.
Eddie Howe said that he hopes Ryan Fraser (back spasm) will be fit to face Manchester City after training all week, while a “late decision” will be taken on Matt Targett (hamstring).
Howe said he didn’t have any other concerns but medium-term absentee Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) remains out.