There are up to 15 more pre-match press conferences to get through before Saturday’s Gameweek 27 deadline, following on from the five we had yesterday.
As usual, we’ll be bringing you all the key quotes that you need for your Fantasy Premier League (FPL) teams.
Erik ten Hag, Mikel Arteta and David Moyes do not feature in the list below, with their Gameweek 27 previews taking the form of embargoed quotes given in the aftermath of Thursday’s European ties. Hopefully, they will be released today.
For the updates from the press conferences of Thomas Frank, Javi Gracia, Brendan Rodgers, Sean Dyche and Steve Cooper, check out our Thursday round-up.
KEY UPDATES FROM FRIDAY
PRESS CONFERENCE TIMES
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
Adam Lallana (muscle) and Jakub Moder (knee) remain out and Tariq Lamptey is a doubt with the injury he picked up in the win over West Ham United but the Albion team news is otherwise positive.
Levi Colwill (muscle) is back in training and could come into the squad, while Solly March is “on the [squad] list” – the midfielder has had a couple of knocks in recent weeks – and Yasin Ayari (illness) has been back in training this week.
“Solly March and Levi Colwill will be on the list for tomorrow. Tariq Lamptey we will have to see. Levi played with the under-21s and I was there to watch – he looked good, I want to see how he is today.” – Roberto De Zerbi
There were also quotes from Roberto De Zerbi on the Seagulls’ goalkeeping situation, following on from Robert Sanchez’s much-discussed benching in Gameweek 26.
“One of the best relationships I have in the dressing room is with Robert Sanchez. At this moment though I prefer Jason [Steele], only for our style – Robert can improve this part [of his game]. I have been clear and honest.” – Roberto De Zerbi
Fabian Schar (concussion) could be back in the Newcastle squad after returning to training this week, leaving only Emil Krafth (knee) on the injury list.
Joelinton begins a two-match ban, however, after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season.
“We hope [Fabian Schär will be in the squad]. He’s trained well this week so I’m pleased to see him back.
“We have got a couple of knocks from the Manchester City game, we hope nothing too serious.” – Eddie Howe
Eddie Howe also downplayed any suggestion that Bruno Guimaraes‘ recent ankle injury is an ongoing issue.
“I think he is fine, I don’t think he has missed any training from that [injury]. I think it was sore initially against Man United but he was back training no problem. The initial one [against Fulham], that kept him out of some training. But touch wood I don’t see any long-term problem for him.” – Eddie Howe on Bruno Guimaraes