Premier League team news.The Premier League is back this weekend after the international break and we’ve got all the updates below. The most anticipated Premier League game of the weekend is arguably Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur, the first game for The Magpies since they were taken over by a Saudi-led consortium. Elsewhere, Manchester United travel to Leicester City, while Watford entertain Liverpool and Manchester City host Burnley.
Plenty of Irish interest.There’s some big Premier League team news from an Irish perspective this weekend, as both Caoimhin Kelleher and Nathan Collins are set to start for Liverpool and Burnley respectively. Kelleher replaces Alisson Becker in the Liverpool goal with the Brazilian still travelling back from international duty, while Collins is set to deputise for Ben Mee against Pep Guardiola’s formidable Man City side.
FPL updates.While plenty of Fantasy Premier League players would have been banking on Ferran Torres to score big points against Burnley, the Spaniard has been ruled out due to a small fracture in his foot. Elsewhwhere, Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire’s absence for Man United almost certainly diminishes the Red Devils chances of a clean sheet against Leicester, particularly with Jamie Vardy in such good goalscoring form. To help you sort out your team before the deadline, we’ve selected three players who will feel could do well this weekend. Have a look at our FPL guide for gameweek 8 here.
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Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has faced the media this morning and he doesn't appear to be in the best mood.
He was unhappy with Curtis Jones being picked to play for England under-21s against Andorra.
The German has also confirmed that Alisson and Fabinho will not take part in their game against Watford on Saturday and will instead fly directly to Madrid for the midweek Champions League game against Atletico.
? "Atletico [Madrid] are not playing this weekend, our next opponent in the Champions League, that would never happen here. The decision is the boys will go directly to Madrid and wait for us."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 15, 2021
Jurgen Klopp confirms that Alisson and Fabinho have flown straight to Madrid pic.twitter.com/Y6BqCQAcXh