FPL Draft Sit vs Start WK2

FPL Draft Sit vs Start WK2
Neal Thurman brings you recommendations for players to Sit vs Start in your Fantasy Premier League draft league ahead of Week 2.
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Leicester City will be without striker Shinji Okazaki for Saturday's clash with Wolverhampton at King Power Stadium.

The Japan international did not make the match-day squad for the season opener at Manchester United and, due to fitness issues, won't be available for the clash with Wolves. "Okazaki is not match fit," Puel said on Thursday. "We will see if he can come back in the under-23s' next game on Monday. We will see if it's possible. He needs game-time and to come back step-by-step." Okazaki's absence isn't a significant concern this week with Jamie Vardy in line to return to the starting XI. Kelechi Iheanacho, who led the line at Old Trafford, will either partner with Vardy or start from the bench.
Aug 16 - 3:37 PM

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed Jamie Vardy has a "good chance" of starting Saturday's match against Wolverhampton.

The England international didn't make the starting XI in Leicester City's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United last Friday but still made an impact off the bench, salvaging a goal two minutes into injury time. Vardy was back in full training with the first-team this week though and is well-placed for a start berth when Wolves visit King Power Stadium. "Jamie [Vardy] is training well this week with his teammates, and he is available [for Saturday]," Puel said on Thursday. "He has a good chance to start." The 31-year-old's return could see Puel make a couple of changes to the XI that started last time out. James Maddison put in a solid performance on his debut in the season opener and is unlikely to be dropped, meaning Iheanacho could make way for Vardy up front.
Aug 16 - 2:45 PM

Arsenal holding midfielder/center back Krystian Bielik has been sent to Charlton on a year loan the club announced today.

Initially seen as a high-potential recruit to the Arsenal academy, we haven't heard much about Bielik in the last couple of seasons. A shoulder injury scuppered his loan to Walsall last season and his loan to Birmingham City two seasons ago only yielded 10 appearances, so he will try again. There's no reason to think the 20-year-old can't still be an up-and-comer but he desperately needs some football to push his development forward.
Aug 16 - 2:04 PM

Unai Emery has backed Petr Cech as Arsenal's starting goalkeeper heading into the Gunners' Week 2 match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Despite some questionable decisions and actions with the ball at his feet against Manchester City, Petr Cech has his manager's faith heading into the weekend against his former club Chelsea. The cynic in me says that Emery is letting Cech take the two tough bullets early in the schedule rather than throwing his long-term solution at goalkeeper into nearly impossible circumstances. It could be that Cech is simply better than Leno but my suspicion is that the German will start playing a larger part come September and be the full-time starter not long after that. It is a respectful way to handle the decline of a legend as well as a wise handling of a new arrival you hope is going to be in place for years to come.
Aug 16 - 12:57 PM

David Ospina has joined Napoli on a year-long loan from Arsenal.

Two's company and three's a crowd the old saying goes. With Petr Cech still hanging on as the starter at Arsenal (for at least one more week) and newly arrived Bernd Leno waiting to take the job, David Ospina was the odd man out. Rather than letting him languish on the bench, Arsenal have moved Ospina to Napoli for the season. Presumably, he will have a chance to come back next season with Cech retired.
Source: The Guardian
Aug 16 - 6:53 AM

Arsenal reserve right back Carl Jenkinson injured an ankle in training and will be out for approximately two months.

The injuries are piling up at the back for Arsenal with Jenkinson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles joining Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny as injury absentees. Nacho Monreal could return easing the burden as the Gunners prepare to face Chelsea on Saturday.
Source: Espn.com
Aug 16 - 6:38 AM

Joel Matip is progressing nicely as he continues to build fitness following his recovery from an injury setback.

The Liverpool defender spent almost four months on the sidelines after undergoing thigh surgery before limping off just 22 minutes into his first-team comeback game. But on Wednesday, Matip came through a 60-minute behind-close-doors workout at Melwood as the Reds put five past a West Ham academy side. The game also included Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge who all managed to get on the scoresheet while Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno and Fabinho were handed some valuable game time. Liverpool don’t play again until Monday and it’s uncertain whether Jurgen Klopp will risk Matip at Selhurst Park, although a place on the bench appears more realistic at this stage with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez continuing in the heart of defence. Ragnar Klavan [hamstring] was not involved, suggesting this weekend will come too soon, and Dejan Lovren remains sidelined due to an abdominal injury which was exacerbated during the World Cup.
Aug 16 - 5:45 AM

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Ivan Cavaleiro’s Premier League debut will have to wait as the player struggles to overcome a troublesome back complaint.

Manager Nuno Espírito Santo confirmed the club have been managing the players minutes in pre-season due to a back problem which restricted his involvement. "He's injured. He had a problem a couple of weeks ago," the Wolves boss revealed following the 2-2 draw with Everton. "We have to manage his time because he's not totally 100 per cent fit. That's one of the reasons why he wasn't available. He needs to rest. First, he needs to feel free of pain, then we can start training him again." Initially, it is believed that Cavaleiro will spend up-to a month resting before his gradual reintegration onto the training pitches. Helder Costa, who was given the nod in week one, is expected to fill in during the interim. Saturday may come too soon for Adama Traore as he continues his recovery from the dislocated shoulder he suffered while at Middlesbrough.
Aug 16 - 5:14 AM
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