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Mark Bowen believes Jack Butland could be sidelined until Christmas after suffering a broken finger while training with England.

The assistant Stoke City manager revealed on Tuesday that he has spoken to Butland who said the break "is almost identical to one that Asmir Begovic sustained a couple of years ago" which incidentally, kept the goalkeeper out for around a month. "He seems to think the time limit, at the very worst, will be around six weeks," mused Bowen. "But if it manages to knit itself together, like we are all hoping it will, then he could be back before then - possibly in around three or four weeks." Lee Grant will deputise in his absence. And there was more bad news as Bowen also confirmed Geoff Cameron is unlikely to feature at Brighton as he is yet to train after sustaining a head injury during the build-up to game week 11: "He’s still had one or two problems with the concussion situation. We are waiting on him and are hoping on better news on him in the next 48 hours."
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Petr Cech is back in training but still not training with the first team so Monday's Week 9 clash with Leicester City will come too soon for the Czech shotstopper. Bernd Leno will deputize again.

Bernd Leno has been very good in replacing Petr Cech. Unai Emery hasn't had to make a choice between his goalkeepers yet because Cech is still out injured. When the former Chelsea man does return, Emery will have a legitimately difficult choice. Cech didn't lose his spot due to poor performance, he has actually been very good so far this season, but Leno has looked even better and looks much more comfortable playing out from the back as is Emery's want. This will be a fascinating choice by the manager once both goalkeepers are healthy.
Oct 19 - 5:17 PM

Sokratis is one of a very few potential missing players for Arsenal on Monday against Leicester City as the Greece international faces a race against the clock in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Reading between the lines of Unai Emery's press conference, it seems more likely than not that Sokratis will miss out. His exact words were "Only Sokratis had one problem, one small injury. Maybe for Monday it's difficult." That sure sounds like he's more "doubtful" than "probable". If you're in a position where you have to make a decision on his status it is best to assume that he won't be playing. Likewise, there is enough wiggle room in that statement that you probably don't want to count on Rob Holding either.
Oct 19 - 5:31 PM

Nathan Chalobah played for England over the international break but a setback in training has him questionable ahead of the Hornets' Week 9 trip to the Molineux.

Chalobah arrived at Watford with some fanfare as a high potential Chelsea academy product who was touted as being very good but not quite good enough to go straight into the Chelsea first team. After loan after loan he made a permanent move to Watford in search of a regular job. No sooner did he get his move away from Stamford Bridge than he suffered a significant knee injury. Even at his best and playing regularly, he is unlikely to be a major fantasy contributor but his availability and talents may improve the value of other Watford players. His recovery is definitely worth watching closely.
Oct 19 - 5:48 PM

Fulham have a pretty healthy squad heading into their weekend match with AFC Bournemouth, with only Tom Cairney and Joe Bryan ruled out as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who had been out with a dislocated shoulder, is expected to be available for selection against the Cherries, though Slavisa Jokanovic has yet to find any combination of defenders to be effective. After being a central figure in last season's promotion from the Championship, Cairney has been out of action after starting the first three weeks, save for a substitute appearance in Week 7. He and Bryan will aim for a Week 10 return, but neither are oozing much fantasy relevance at the moment.
Oct 19 - 3:40 AM

With Stephen Ward having undergone surgery to repair his damaged knee, Charlie Taylor looks to have an extended chance to impress, but has yet to do so in fantasy terms.

The left back role has been Taylor's exclusively since Week 4, and now that we know Ward is going to be out for quite some time, one has to consider Taylor as a cheap route to the Burnley defense. Burnley have only kept one clean sheet since the opening weekend though, and that was the only game where Taylor scored above two points in the traditional FPL format. There seems to be little to get excited about in terms of attacking returns either. Taylor logged nearly 1,000 minutes last season and between then and now has yet to register an assist. With Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the left flank, all the chances are coming from the foot of the Icelandic international. Still, if you have a draft league that needs a starting defender, Taylor could provide a bit of help.
Oct 19 - 3:54 AM

Christian Eriksen is definitely back in the squad this weekend when Spurs travel to West Ham, but Mauricio Pochettino is not sure whether the Danish playmaker will go straight back into the XI or only make the bench.

There has been plenty of intrigue around Eriksen's stomach muscle injury, which has been referred to as a "chronic" situation by the manager of Denmark, much to the consternation of the club and fantasy owners. One has to wonder how much it will play into his production going forward, as he has already been off to a slow start by his standards before the injury came to light. Draft owners will simply have to hope for the best and should be monitoring the events against West Ham closely.
Source: The Guardian
Oct 19 - 4:02 AM

Danny Rose has been ruled out of contention for Tottenham's match against West Ham this weekend as the full back has yet to fully recover from a groin strain.

The injury was deemed minor enough to allow Rose to join up with the Three Lions over the break but he was scratched from England's two matches. Mauricio Pochettino feels Rose needs another week before getting him back onto the pitch. Ben Davies will almost certainly start this weekend, but these days it looks to be Rose's gig when he is fit. Key players Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli also remains sidelined, though the latter is aiming for a return to training next week ahead of Tottenham's big matchup against Manchester City.
Source: Ham High
Oct 19 - 4:13 AM

Huddersfield Town midfielder Phillip Billing could be fit for this weekend's clash against Liverpool despite suffering an ankle injury while on international duty.

The defensive midfielder returned early from Denmark Under 21 duty because of the ankle injury but could be available for the visit of Liverpool after returning to first-team training on Thursday. Speaking to the press on Thursday, Huddersfield boss David Wagner said: "Phil had treatment over the last few days and worked with our rehabilitation coaches. He will train today with the team and hopefully he’s fine after training. At the minute, all the signs are positive, that he’s available for Saturday." Billing's availability would be a huge boost against the joint league leaders considering he's been one of the first names on Wagner's team sheet so far this season. The 22-year-old is averaging a club-best 3.4 successful tackles per game while his 11 shots are bettered only by striker Steve Mounie.
Oct 18 - 8:09 PM

Many, many times, it appeared that Luke Shaw's Manchester United career was going to come to an end when his contract expired. Today, the left-back signed a new long-term deal with the club.

Shaw, whose old deal was to end at the end of the season, would have been free to talk to other clubs from January. However, the 23 year-old has now committed the next five years of his career to the club. "Since I came to United it's been a whirlwind four years. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club," Shaw said. Shaw's time at United has been turbulent to say the least. He arrived from Southampton as one of the world's most expensive teenagers, but failed to establish himself in the team as a series of injuries and fall-outs with José Mourinho blocked him from taking to the pitch. In 2018/19, he has established himself as United's first choice left-back ahead of Ashley Young, starting seven of United eight league games this term.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 18 - 11:33 AM

Winston Reid is "training and pushing harder everyday" but the West Ham United defender still has a long way to go in his recovery following knee surgery.

Reid, 30, damaged knee ligaments in March, but had been confident of a return at the beginning of 2018/19 before suffering a setback on the club’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland. "Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee," Head of Medical Richard Collinge confirmed. "He is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area. We have decided that this is the best course of action." Although there has been no definitive timeline on when Reid will be ready for action, he is hopeful of a return in early 2019. "I’m doing gym work, rehabbing the quad and the leg and getting the bulk back," he confirmed. "To be fair, everything after the operation has gone really, really well and there has been no swelling. We’re training and pushing harder every day to get fitter and get my knee better, so I can get back on the pitch as soon as possible."
Oct 18 - 5:49 AM

Liverpool confirm Sadio Mane has successfully undergone surgery after injuring his hand while on international duty.

Speaking ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Sudan on Tuesday, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse revealed Mane wouldn’t be considered for the return game in Khartoum after breaking the first metacarpal [thumb] in his left hand. Although the injury was not thought to be serious, Mane was assessed on his return to Melwood and it was agreed that surgery, conducted at a north-west hospital, was the best course of action. Despite the operation being a success, his involvement at Huddersfield hangs in the balance and his recovery will be monitored over the next couple of days. With Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah [both hamstring] also at risk of missing out on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp could be forced into a tactical switch at the John Smith’s Stadium with Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge pushing to be included in the starting XI.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 17 - 6:00 PM




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