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After being a late scratch for the Manchester Derby, Robin van Persie is fit to return to the United line-up for Week 6 against West Brom.

The way the item is written there appears to be at least a slight doubt as to whether van Persie WILL feature but there is no doubt that he is healthy enough to do so. With United needing Premier League points in the worst way, it seems likely that RvP will be restored to the starting eleven. If the phrasing of the update makes you a little uneasy though, there are lots of alternatives.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Francis Coquelin looks set to spend to a number of weeks on the sidelines after injuring his knee during a dominant Arsenal display against Chelsea at the Emirates.

The defensive midfielder failed to shake off the after-effects of a brave block at the edge of his area leaving him unable to continue. Coquelin has started all but one of Arsenal's Premier League games this season but this latest setback could mean an extended period out: "He has a knee injury at the same place he had last year at West Brom," mused Arsène Wenger. "That's the negative of the day." The Arsenal boss was referencing a medial knee ligament injury suffered in November last year which keep Coquelin out for two-months. Fortunately, the Gunners have an adequate replacement in the form of Granit Xhaka, although with the news that Aaron Ramsey is likely to miss out again this weekend, they can’t afford too many more injuries.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 26 - 4:51 AM

Crystal Palace were forced into a slight switch of personnel for Saturdays’ trip to the Stadium of Light following injuries to key players.

Alan Pardew had made a raft of changes for the midweek EFL Cup match at Southampton [eight in total], but of the three first team regulars who played, two left St Marys’ injured ruling them out of the Sunderland game. Ever-present [and joint top scorer] Scott Dann limped off after just 19 minutes due to a muscular problem while Wilfried Zaha completed the match but minor hamstring discomfort meant the winger did not travel to Wearside. Fortunately, the Eagles were still able to secure three-points despite finding themselves 2-nil down after an hour. Christian Benteke grabbed a last-gasp winner deep into injury time leaving the Black Cats firmly rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Sep 26 - 5:13 AM

Last weekend's huge win against Leicester got United back to winning ways but it also highlighted even more of Daley Blind's versatility and class.

Blind was dropped for the Watford game, but bounced back with a superb performance at left back in Luke Shaw's absence. His ability to read the game and skillfully attack make up for his lack of pace - his link up play with both Pogba and Rashford was clinical. Blind also nullified Mahrez in the first half before he was hooked off, building off his success in the game's early duels. Lets not forget his corner taking too, three of United's goals came as a result of Blind corners. This will probably strip Rooney of this duty too, and allow United properly utilise their big, physical squad.
Sep 26 - 7:14 AM

Jon Flanagan is still waiting to make his first league appearance for Burnley after arriving on loan from Liverpool this summer.

Sean Dyche insists that Flanagan is "in contention" and "training with the group" but it is unclear as to why, after nearly eight weeks with the club, he has yet to make an appearance in league play. He did feature for the Clarets in their EFL Cup tie with Accrington Stanley a month ago, so one would assume he is up to fitness by now. The whole idea behind his loan move was that he would be assured more playing time than if we would have remained with Liverpool, but so far that has not been the case. Perhaps we will see a glimpse of him this evening when Burnley host Watford, but for now, he is off the fantasy radar.
Source: HITC Sport
Sep 26 - 7:16 AM

Sean Dyche revealed that Ashley Barnes will miss Burnley's Monday night match against Watford, but insists that the forward his close to returning to contention.

According to Dyche, Barnes is "still struggling" but that it is "nothing too serious." With Andre Gray absent until Week 10, it leaves Sam Vokes as the only real option to lead the line for the Clarets. We should see then the same 4-5-1 formation that Dyche went with last week, unsuccessfully, against Leicester City, with Steven Defour playing an advanced role "in the hole". Burnley have shown little to attract investment in fantasy leagues but Vokes and Defour could deliver nice returns this evening considering Burnley are playing at home against a side that has yet to register a clean sheet.
Source: HITC Sport
Sep 26 - 7:22 AM

Southampton comprehensively outplayed West Ham at the London stadium, heaping even more pressure on Slaven Bilic.

The 3-0 scoreline actually served to flatter West Ham, who were dreadful for long periods of the game, mustering a single shot on target in the whole 90 minutes. They sit in the relegation zone on 3 points. Charlie Austin opened the scoring with yet another goal, a left footer into the bottom corner after a Bertrand cut-back. Austin next put Tadic in one on one with a through ball, the Serb passed by Adrian without touching the ball. Ward-Prowse added a deserved third in injury time. If the Saints were as clinical as they should be, they could have had 7. Lanzini and Noble were particularly disappointing for the Irons, though Antonio and Payet also failed to influence the game too much.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 25 - 12:56 PM

Summer signing Moussa Sissoko seems certain to miss Tuesdays’ trip to Moscow in the Champions League after he was replaced at the Riverside because of a head injury.

"Moussa is a doubt," said Mauricio Pochettino post-match. "He has….. Yes, yes, a possible concussion." If confirmed, then Sissoko would miss at least one game due to the Football Associations concussion protocol which stipulates ‘the player should not be allowed to play for at least 6 days after the injury.’ Erik Lamela is expected to fill the void having found himself on the fringes of the starting XI in the league, no starts since August, after Heung-Min Son became Pochettino’s go to man following a string of sparkling performances.
Sep 25 - 10:28 AM

Kevin de Bruyne is hoping the hamstring injury he suffered at Swansea on Saturday will only keep him out for a couple of weeks.

The City playmaker will have a scan today to help determine the extent of the damage but De Bruyne is almost certain to miss Wednesdays’ Champions League tie against Celtic and next weekends’ trip to White Hart Lane. Speaking post-match, Pep Guardiola had this to say: "From the way her reacted, I think it's a muscular injury but I am not a doctor. I don't know how serious it is so we will travel back and then see what the doctor says." With Nolito suspended until after the international break, the absence of De Bruyne could see Jesus Navas return to the side unless Guardiola fancies a slight change of formation with Kelechi Iheanacho partnering Sergio Aguero in a 4-4-2.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 25 - 9:47 AM

Sergio Aguero returned in fine form after a three-match ban, as he scored twice in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Swansea City.

Aguero once again proved why he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League. The Argentine opened the scoring against Swansea with a superb strike in the 9th minute and added a second with a composed spot kick in the 65th. The victory was then sealed in the 77th minute when Raheem Sterling scored after a well worked counter-attack. Aguero has now scored five in four matches, while Manchester City remain atop the table and unbeaten this season.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 24 - 12:48 PM

Alexis Sanchez scored a goal and recorded an assist as Arsenal disposed of Chelsea at the Emirates, 3-0.

Arsenal were firing on all cylinders in a first half that saw Sanchez wreck havoc on Chelsea's defense. The Chilean made his first contribution of the match in the 11th minute, when he picked up a poor back pass, and chipped Courtois to take a 1-0 lead. Arsenal went on to extend their advantage three minutes later, through Theo Walcott, and again in the 40th minute. The third goal was a work of beauty as Sanchez clipped a ball, over Gary Cahill and David Luiz, to Meshut Ozil who struck a splendid volley over Courtois and in off the post. Sanchez's man of the match performance was central to Arsenal's fourth straight victory, while his goal saw him extend his scoring streak (three goals in his past two matches).
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 24 - 2:58 PM

Cesc Fabregas made his first start of the season in Chelsea's 3-0 loss at Arsenal on Saturday.

Fabregas earned the start after scoring twice in the EFL Cup on Tuesday, but his inclusion in the starting XI wasn't enough to save Chelsea against his former club. The Blues were outplayed by Arsenal in the first half, conceding three goals before the interval, while the former Gunner was replaced in the 55th minute by defender Marcos Alonso. Fabregas, who started 33 matches and assisted on seven goals last season, has played just 87 minutes for Antonio Conte this campaign.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 24 - 3:21 PM





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