FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Live updates from Thursday’s pressers

There may only be 14 clubs in action in Gameweek 8 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) but there is still plenty of team news to dissect ahead of Friday’s deadline.

We’ll be covering all of the injury updates and key manager quotes from the Premier League press conferences being held over the next two days, starting with this round-up of the media gatherings on Thursday.

Marco Silva faced reporters on Wednesday, meanwhile, and we’ve got the headline injury news from the Fulham camp in this article, too.

  • FulhamRobinson a doubt
  • Southampton: Still to come
  • Tottenham HotspurStill to come
  • Leicester City: Still to come
  • Aston VillaStill to come 
  • Nottingham ForestStill to come




Long-term absentees Manor Solomon (knee) and Harry Wilson (knee) remain out, while Marco Silva admitted on Wednesday that it would be “difficult” for Antonee Robinson (ankle) to recover in time for Gameweek 8.

“Still in doubt. It will be difficult, I have to be honest. We still have some more hours until the game and we have to check him, like we are doing every single day, and we have to take the decision.” – Marco Silva on Antonee Robinson

Summer signing Layvin Kurzawa could make his Fulham debut in Robinson’s absence.

“In that moment [in Gameweek 6], he wasn’t fit. He had just signed. Kurzawa was a different situation than Vinnie [Carlos Vinicius], Daniel James, players who had a pre-season, who played friendly matches or official matches. Kurzawa didn’t have a pre-season with his teammates [at PSG]. He was apart from the group. Of course, it would take time after the Tottenham game. It’s been 15 days and now the situation is different. It’s up to me to decide [to select him].” – Marco Silva on Layvin Kurzawa