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Jonathan Walters was substituted at half-time of Stoke City's loss to Norwich City with a groin injury.

Walters will have a scan to determine the extent of the injury, but at the very least he will be a doubt ahead of next week's match at Fulham. Jermaine Pennant could see himself restored to Stoke's starting lineup should Walters miss the match.
Source: The Sentinel
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Arsenal have been dealt yet another injury blow as coach Arsene Wenger confirmed Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina will be ruled out until the New Year after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury.

Ospina is yet to appear for Arsenal domestically since his move from Nice - a thigh injury suffered during the World Cup ensured he spent most of his time on the treatment table with a grade three tear and it now looks like he could be out for a further three months after suffering a recurrence. The injury leaves Arsenal short with Damian Martinez expected to provide the back-up to first choice Wojciech Szczesny but should anything happen to either then Wenger would have to choose between teenage keepers Ryan Huddart or Josh Vickers.
Source: Daily Mirror
Oct 21 - 4:44 PM

Swansea City have a favorable matchup next as they host Leicester City in Week 9, but the sledding after that is rough, calling into question the value of their star midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson was highly touted in the preseason when his move back to Liberty Stadium was announced, and his praise was validated with a fantastic start to the season. However, he was quiet in the Swans loss to Stoke City and the club is amid a five game stretch without a win. After this coming weekend, the schedule shows: away to Everton, home to Arsenal, away to Manchester City. It is a tough call depending on what you stand to lose by selling him, but if you do plan to hold, limit your expectations over the next month.
Oct 21 - 12:08 PM

Kieran Trippier came up with another quality fantasy performance, despite the lack of a goal, assist or clean sheet in Burnley's weekend loss to West Ham.

Trippier is shaping up to be a solid buy in any week thanks to his ability to stuff categories that don't necessarily require a positive result from the Clarets. Most noticeably, he delivered six successful crosses, a testament to his forward runs and role in creating chances. The assists will eventually come, but one can view them as a pleasant bonus - he looks to be safe for healthy returns either way. With a 15 point effort in the Yahoo game against the Hammers, Trippier is now the 3rd highest scoring defender and is still priced below 10m.
Oct 21 - 11:11 AM

Ross Barkley was immediately reinserted into Roberto Martinez's starting XI after recovering from a knee injury, and the prized midfielder provided an assist Everton's 3-0 thumping of Aston Villa.

The Toffees have arguably the most appealing schedule over the next six weeks, and with the lofty price tags of Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Romelu Lukaku, Barkley may provide the best bang for your buck if you are looking for a multiple week investment. With all four healthy and on the pitch together for the first time this season, Everton are shaping up to deliver positive results no matter which of their players you choose.
Oct 21 - 11:28 AM

Liverpool's defensive struggles are probably best represented by Martin Skrtel as he was not involved in the Reds only clean sheet to date.

What a difference a year makes for Skrtel, who was a must own at one point, leading all defenders with seven goals last season. Now, after six starts in this season's first eight gameweeks, Skrtel has a grand total of 8 points. Liverpool were not defensive juggernauts last season, but their attacking prowess spearheaded by Luis Suarez masked their problems at the back. Dejan Lovren's arrival was thought to help tighten things up but so far, not so good.
Oct 21 - 11:43 AM

Tim Krul notches his second clean sheet of the season and enjoyed a rare productive fantasy day, but the odds are he will not be able to keep it up over the next few weeks.

At home against a promoted side is usually the best recipe for a clean sheet for clubs that normally struggle to keep them, and that is exactly what Newcastle did to Leicester City over the weekend. Unfortunately, the Magpies travel to Tottenham next, then host Liverpool, then a trip to the Hawthorns where the seemingly unstoppable Saido Berahino will be waiting for them. Krul cannot be recommended for any of these fixtures and you should have another option in place if he is currently in your squad.
Oct 21 - 11:54 AM

Eduardo Vargas scored twice after coming off the bench against Liverpool.

QPR dominated the majority of the match with Liverpool but were guilty of missing a host of chances, in the first half in particular, and it wasn't until the introduction of Vargas with just 11 minutes remaining that they were able to breach Simon Mignolet's net. The Chilean striker scored with two instinctive finishes (reminiscent of former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez) and it was only a crazy lapse of concentration in the 94th minute that prevented Harry Redknapp's side from taking a point from the fixture. Vargas showed enough in this brief cameo to secure a starting spot for QPR's Week 9 home match against Aston Villa, and he could prove an interesting option for your fantasy team if you're looking to do something a bit different.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 21 - 4:18 AM

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Redknapp criticised Taarabt after QPR's defeat to Liverpool, claiming the midfielder was not named in his squad because he was "three-stone overweight", but Taarabt has refuted the claims in a scathing interview. The Morocco international stated that Redknapp does not regularly take training sessions, and slammed the way the QPR team was set up for matches, with no clear game-plan for the players to follow. Don't expect to see Taarabt back in the QPR squad any time soon.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 21 - 4:32 AM

Saido Berahino continued his torrid start to the Premier League season as his sixth goal of the season as West Brom led twice and came away with a draw against Manchester United.

The England youth international has been staking his claim for bigger things in the near future with his goals for Alan Irvine's squad. West Brom can consider themselves unlucky not to get all three points after leading until the 87th minute. Stephane Sessegnon opened the scoring on a flowing attacking move that saw Angel Di Maria and Luke Shaw out of position on the left allowing Andre Wisdom acres of space to cross or Sessegnon. After a Marouane Fellaini equalizer, Berahino caught Rafael playing too deep and beat the central defense for a one-on-one against David De Gea that he converted. Daley Blind kept the Baggies from a win with a late goal but Albion will be feeling the better of the two about the result.
Oct 20 - 4:58 PM

Marouane Fellaini hasn't played much under Louis Van Gaal due to injury and uncertainty of where he fits but he came on at halftime to score a crucial equalizer.

Manchester United's recent momentum was halted as they dropped two points against West Brom on Monday and looked poor in doing so. United may have controlled possession but Albion were more dangerous and Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino caught United's defense out of alignment on long balls on either side of halftime. Marouane Fellaini came on at halftime and did a nice job to convert a Angel Di Maria cross that still required the big Belgian to do some work to score. Daley Blind's 88th minute shot found it's way through multiple diving defenders to level the score but United couldn't mount a successful late rally and had to settle for a single point from a match that they would have expected to win.
Oct 20 - 5:03 PM

Jose Mourinho will welcome Slovenian Champions Maribor to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as Chelsea aim for another win in round three of the UEFA Champions League.

However despite their lowly ranking Mourinho will not be taking the game lightly as the minnows of Eastern Europe are currently unbeaten having already taken points from Sporting CP and Schalke 04. A victory would see Chelsea retain top spot and control Group G but the Portuguese coach must contend with a number of key injuries while considering their crucial tie at Old Trafford on Sunday. Diego Costa [hamstring] is currently rated as a big doubt while Andre Schurrle and Ramires did not train on Monday - neither will be considered for tomorrow. John Obi Mikel [foot] has also been ruled out after picking up an injury playing for Nigeria, despite making the bench at Selhurst Park he was not fit enough to train today.
Source: London 24
Oct 20 - 4:31 PM






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